Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:31:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portuguese Style Dory - REMIX http://www.instructables.com/id/Portuguese-Style-Dory-REMIX/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:32 PDT
Canoe & Kayak Launch http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Kayak-Launch/
Canoe & Kayak Launch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SMALL.jpg Gregmink A local camp has several canoes that are routinely used by novice canoeists. The camp and canoeists were running into trouble keeping themselves dry while launching and retrieving the boats! Additionally there were concerns about some erosion of the bank and wear and tear on the bottom of the fiberg...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:51:48 PDT
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Cedar-Strip-Kayak/
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 Sometimes I like to get on the water by myself and sometimes a canoe will suit me just fine. Other times the weather is not suitable for a canoe, too windy, too wavy or I just want to cruise the waterways a little more efficiently. A kayak can handle a bit of rough water and can cruise along at spee...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:35:52 PDT
Embark-A-Lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Embark-A-Lounger/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:57:30 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Skin-on-Frame-Kayak/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:51:28 PDT
Aluminum Boat Fishing Conversation and Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Boat-Fishing-Conversation-and-Restoration/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:20:52 PDT
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-Quiet-Electric-Canoe/
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SMALL.jpg comsa42 If you are not looking for super-speed, or want a quiet way to fish, get around the lake, or extend your camping trips, an electric canoe is the way to go! This canoe modification is easy to build and will get you a top speed of 6km/h, or 10km/h if you paddle as well. You can also expect to get up t...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:31:32 PDT
Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Termite-Eaten-Dinghy-Transom/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:41:13 PDT
Paddleboat using recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Paddleboat-using-recycled-materials/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:18 PDT
$100 Hardware Store Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Hardware-Store-Sailboat/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:49:27 PDT
Kayak trolling motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-trolling-motor/
Kayak trolling motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SMALL.jpg karrman1984 I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this kayak invention, I have seen tank wheel chairs that go every where. Well I would like to extend my offer to my fellow veterans who I served with a chance to be able to kayak with your families again. Big boats are nice, but it is not th...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 PDT
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-A-630-Freighter-Out-Of-the-Thickest-Ice/
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SMALL.jpg amenough Ok. Let's knuckle down everybody. You thought November was long and cold? That was just pre-game. Button up butter cups, double up your long johns and put your parka's on and let's take a trip to the arctic. AKA: Northern Michigan. From here on out, consider it January. Now if you're a Yooper, you'r...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:31:25 PDT
How To Stop A 630' Great Lakes Freighter On A Dime http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Stop-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-On-A-Dime/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:39:56 PDT
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-Into-The-Old-R/
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SMALL.jpg amenough So the number one rule in the Cuyahoga river is to check for traffic. Luckily for us, the Alpena already left and is out of our way. So long suckers! Don't Forget To Slow Down! Because it's happened before, I've seen it! This also a good time to call NS1 railroad bridge and give them a heads up t...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:38:33 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II http://www.instructables.com/id/Palette-Boat/
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SMALL.jpg pzwing It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars. Gathering the materials and the first steps Materials :- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)- almost any kind of wood- PVC ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
20 Boats You Can Build Yourself http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Boats-You-Can-Build-Yourself/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink It's getting warm again, so why not build yourself a boat for some summer adventures? The authors on Instructables have you covered with all sorts of amazing boats you can build yourself!These boats range from easy to advanced, and some can be built in as little as an afternoon. Have a look through ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:05:21 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-on-recycled-tidycats-and-2liters/
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SMALL.jpg lon.jacob.johnson I set out to build a floating dock for a local music festival on the bayou. Bayou Boogaloo is my favorite festival in New Orleans, primarily because of its vicinity to and the capable use of Bayou St. John to enjoy this growing free festival. For years we have tied up my pirouge and various other...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:55:55 PDT
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-open-kayak-from-recycled-bottles/
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Thu, 8 May 2014 11:20:17 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitch-and-Glue-Boat-Construction/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:45:19 PDT
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Kayak-Roof-RackCarrier/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:11:34 PST
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
Simple canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown There have been a few canoe like objects put up on instructables but this one is really a pirogue- or flat bottom canoe. There is actually a lot of theory on boats like this one  but the basic idea is you take two planks, stick them together at the ends with a frame or two in the middle, fill in the...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:52:34 PST
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
Bicycle Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SMALL.jpg bwriedt For a while now I've been wanting to be able to tow kayak with my bicycle. This summer all the pieces came together. Used Bicycle Trailer Kid Carrier A friend had a used trailer that was just sitting in the backyard. I did purchase the connector to the bicycle to trailer from Amazon. Kayak doll...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:22:37 PDT
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pair-of-Bunk-Glides-for-Your-Boat-Trailer/
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SMALL.jpg RangerJ Trying to launch my 18' boat has always been a strain. It would be easier if my trailer had rollers, which it doesn't - it has carpeted bunks. It's all I can do to push the 1400 pound boat and motor combination, especially when I'm perched on top of the trailer tongue, trying to keep my feet dry. T...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:06:23 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:39:36 PDT
How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Pop-Pop-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax This video guide shows you how to make a simple model pop pop steam boat out of a few household items. Great fun craft idea. Items needed are: 1 Drinks Can 1 Juice Carton 2 Straws Blu-Tack
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:32:05 PDT
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 A practical account of my experiences and a brief guide to building a cedar strip canoe. It includes links to stories of using the canoe for wilderness camping and fishing. I also now have an instructable for a cedar strip kayak:http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Cedar-S... for more informa...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 PDT
The Whittaker paddle wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Whittaker-paddle-wheel/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:57:18 PDT
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-the-gunwales-and-other-wood-work-on/
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SMALL.jpg btm An old canoe can be refurbished and look almost as good as new, if the plastic is in good shape.  All the wood work can be removed and replaced, leaving your canoe looking great. Remove old wood Anything that is dry rotted needs to come off.  Very helpful if you clearly mark the placement of seat...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:33 PDT
Kayak Step Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Step-Cart/
Kayak Step Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SMALL.jpg 3D-NM8OR An alternative to the DIY PVC cart - easy to make, doubles as a step for loading / unloading and folds for convenient transportation / storage.  It doesn't get much easier than this. Folding Step Stool Needing a kayak cart, I was looking for alternatives to measuring / cutting / gluing (cursing*&...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:55:09 PDT
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-tape-and-Tarp-Kayak/
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SMALL.jpg shaneoh3 In the start of my junior year (High School), I decided to make a boat with a friend. After a month, the kayak/boat was complete, and we tested it out in the school pool. It was a great success - I was able to stand on the kayak and not flip it over! I also wrote an article, Tungstite the Kayak: Si...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:21 PDT
How to make a coroplast boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-coroplast-boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SMALL.jpg BATbuilder What did you make? I made a coroplast boat.  What is coroplast?  Coroplast is a plastic material that you can fold just like cardboard, but it is waterproof.  The hull is made from a folded piece of coroplast with a piece of plywood for the transom (the flat part on the back of the boat).  I used P...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:44:43 PDT
Kayak Anchor Trolly http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Anchor-Trolly/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:11:27 PDT
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Sailboat-Rudder-from-Scratch/
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SMALL.jpg Ellen the Generous This particular rudder is built off of the original rudder for a ~20' Bayliner Buccaneer sailboat.  The original had cracked and rotted pretty badly.  The owner of the sailboat cut the top of the rudder off and made a wooden 'boot' to cap the rudder.  However, it wasn't water sealed with fiberglass,...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:41:51 PDT
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-a-light-car-top-able-outri/
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SMALL.jpg Wade Tarzia (Comment on the Photos: Short Dragon is a good boat, but it started rather heavy and gained weight as I added new features such as watertight compartments.  He has undergone many revisions, but the revision to very light kayak-replacement and car-top-carried sailing canoe is impossible.) There is ...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:48:36 PDT
PVC AND DUCT TAPE KAYAK http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-AND-DUCT-TAPE-KAYAK/
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:47:09 PST
From Inflatable to Infallible http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Inflatable-to-Infallible/
From Inflatable to Infallible - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/JNXQ/HCV99T4E/FHFJNXQHCV99T4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/JNXQ/HCV99T4E/FHFJNXQHCV99T4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHF/JNXQ/HCV99T4E/FHFJNXQHCV99T4E.SMALL.jpg jobard Hello everyone. I've always enjoyed fishing, although I'm not very good at it, and a few weeks ago I bought an inflatable boat to go fishing with it. The obvious problem that I faced was the fact that I was on an inflatable boat and at the same time, I was carrying my fishing gear (hooks, blades, sc...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:10:26 PST
Easy wooden boat cleats http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wooden-boat-cleats/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:57:44 PDT
Easiest raft ever, it seems. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/
Easiest raft ever, it seems. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/U2GV/G1VD7TER/FQ1U2GVG1VD7TER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/U2GV/G1VD7TER/FQ1U2GVG1VD7TER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/U2GV/G1VD7TER/FQ1U2GVG1VD7TER.SMALL.jpg MN218 Hello, here's another type of raft I've built for small explorations, this time for the purpose of exploring islands in the rivers north of Montréal.  Both rafts took only an hour or so to make and were totally fine for short little journeys.  It is not the most seaworthy design, but would be totall...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54:23 PST
Build a Short Dragon (16 foot 3-Board Outrigger Sailing Canoe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Short-Dragon-16-foot-3-Board-Outrigger-Sa/
Build a Short Dragon (16 foot 3-Board Outrigger Sailing Canoe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/4NIQ/G4D61TPJ/F8Y4NIQG4D61TPJ.SMALL.jpg Wade Tarzia NOTE: Version 4.0 May 12, 2011 -- Added step 7 about a brief trimaran conversion for the Everglades Challenge. I talk more about sailing (and other things)  at my blog, Tristram Shandy in the 21st Century, www.tristramshandy21st.blogspot.com --wt Foreword    According to the philosophy of "one boa...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:00:04 PST
Easy Kayak Trailer/Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Kayak-TrailerCart/
Easy Kayak Trailer/Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/Z1NK/GQYGLKGS/FVJZ1NKGQYGLKGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/Z1NK/GQYGLKGS/FVJZ1NKGQYGLKGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/Z1NK/GQYGLKGS/FVJZ1NKGQYGLKGS.SMALL.jpg kingsmanname Hello fellow kayakers! Here's a pretty simple kayak trailer/cart that requires very few materials and tools to make. I never intended to make this into an Instructable, but after using it, I figured I had too share the idea. The great thing about this is that it can be tweaked and redone to suit any...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2011 23:25:45 PDT
Building a wooden boat http://www.instructables.com/id/My-wooden-boat-story/
Building a wooden boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SMALL.jpg msil3070 This Instructable contains my plans and method for building a boat.  It is written as a  journal. I'm a novice so please don’t expect  exact and 100% correct boat building plans/ advice or terminology.  Experts, please feel free to constructively correct and participate.. Quick notes.. 1. If you'r...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:36:28 PST
pvc kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-kayak/
pvc kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/YSTO/3ZHES9J4P3P/FZ0YSTO3ZHES9J4P3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/YSTO/3ZHES9J4P3P/FZ0YSTO3ZHES9J4P3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/YSTO/3ZHES9J4P3P/FZ0YSTO3ZHES9J4P3P.SMALL.jpg hellokeller First it was the PVC marshmallow gun, then it was the willow tree kayak then came the PVC Kayak. I was inspired by the first two projects and they happily came together. I used {10} PVC pipes (1/2in) each 10ft long from Home depot, {28} 45 degree elbows, {2} rolls of duct tape, {1} 11' by 15' tarp...
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
Fiberglassing tools and tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiberglassing-tools-and-tricks/
Fiberglassing tools and tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/67WB/F2NOBRG9/FMM67WBF2NOBRG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/67WB/F2NOBRG9/FMM67WBF2NOBRG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/67WB/F2NOBRG9/FMM67WBF2NOBRG9.SMALL.jpg unclesam If you need to do some fiberglassing with cloth and epoxy resin, this Instructable can save you some mess and grief. Manufacturers of fiberglassing and epoxy materials offer booklets that can provide you with instructions for success. However, through my own experience I have developed helpful tools...
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:53:29 PDT
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Kayak-Paddle-Leash-never-loose-your-pa/
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SMALL.jpg jskingry So there I was minding my own business driving home from the store sipping on my Polar Pop and jamming to Conway Twitty on the FM Radio when I saw it!  A plain and boring yellow kayak sitting on a box in someone's front yard with a sign on it.  At first I though nothing of it, I live in a waterfront...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:54:43 PST
Make a Dacron Sail http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dacron-Sail/
Make a Dacron Sail - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/JLMF/H5IRV7W7/FL5JLMFH5IRV7W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/JLMF/H5IRV7W7/FL5JLMFH5IRV7W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/JLMF/H5IRV7W7/FL5JLMFH5IRV7W7.SMALL.jpg plasticvicar There are several excellent Instructables about making sails from poly tarps and traditional cotton, but so far none for Dacron. Well, time to fix that! In this Instructable, I will be making a sail for a Buzzards Bay Rookie, a small one-class sailing dinghy that was popular in Southeast Massachuse...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:36:48 PDT
Barrel Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Boat/
Barrel Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SMALL.jpg gmckee1399 My first boat I ever built. Best for kids Originaly built in 2010 by my brother and I to explore the small pond at the end of the street.Total construction takes arond 1 hour with very little skill needed.Very simple construction requiring basic tools and materials to build. Can be built for free or...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:45 PDT
How to Build a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Canoes! Sailboats! Kayaks! Pontoons! One has so many options when deciding to build a boat. Ambitious builders set their hopes a-float and construct a (hopefully) buoyant vessel to relax on, fish from, or even to get some exercise! This guide meshes some of the best Instructables on how to build bo...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:00:45 PDT
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-sail-boat-that-is-much-cheaper-than-retail/
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SMALL.jpg When in doubt, duct tape! WARNING: WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL TIMES. GLOVES, BOOTS, AND WHEN PAINTING A GAS MASK. DO NOT TRY TO SAIL THIS ON THE SEA OR IN DEEP WATER WITHOUT A LIFE VEST. This boat is made for calmer water, and rough waves may shred the boat.  DO NOT sail if you cant swim! Hi guys, I'm publishing yet a ne...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:13:36 PDT
PVC Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/PKC-PVC-Kayak-Cart/
PVC Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SMALL.jpg darrennie After looking around quite a bit, here is a PVC Kayak Cart I made from various different designs I found online to suit my needs. Thanks to all who helped (whether you realized it or not) . Parts List. Parts List (all ¾” PVC unless noted): Top Half: 4 – 90-degree elbow fittings. 2 – 45-degree el...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:35:47 PDT