Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:50:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bicycle Canoe Cart 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Canoe-Cart-20/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:28:12 PDT
pontoon boat picnic table http://www.instructables.com/id/Pontoon-Boat-Picnic-Table/
pontoon boat picnic table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/K9ZF/IPBF2ENC/FAEK9ZFIPBF2ENC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/K9ZF/IPBF2ENC/FAEK9ZFIPBF2ENC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAE/K9ZF/IPBF2ENC/FAEK9ZFIPBF2ENC.SMALL.jpg drosenkranz a great way to enjoy a day on the lake cutting and shaping foam I started off with 2 inch 4x8ft sheets of foam board and cut them into thirds then glued them together with glidden gripper exterior paint. making sure to stay about 2inches away from all edges so it didn't interfere with the hot wir...
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:37:49 PDT
How to Pack a Sea Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Pack-a-Sea-Kayak/
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:23:04 PDT
kayak truck rack works with Tonneau Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Truck-Rack-Works-With-Tonneau-Cover/
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Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:05:52 PDT
Fixing the Portage Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-the-Portage-Cart/
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:27:49 PDT
Lightweight Solar Panel (12V Battery Charger) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightweight-Solar-Panel-12V-Battery-Charger/
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Thu, 12 May 2016 11:06:09 PDT
DIY kayak carts (from a stroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Carts-from-a-Stroller/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:08:30 PDT
Arbor Boat Lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Arbor-Boat-Lift/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:02:30 PDT
Seafoam Kayak, the Unsinkable Foam Kayak Anyone Can Build, 16 Pounds and Eight Feet of Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Seafoam-Kayak-the-Unsinkable-Foam-Kayak-Anyone-Can/
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:33:54 PST
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 PDT
7ft Wooden Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/7ft-Wooden-Sailboat/
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:51:17 PST
Make your own quick and easy zip tie & ply mini boat - maximum fun for the least money! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Quick-and-Easy-Zip-Tie-Ply-Mini-Boat/
Make your own quick and easy zip tie & ply mini boat - maximum fun for the least money! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EMPM/IIRTWAU5/FH1EMPMIIRTWAU5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EMPM/IIRTWAU5/FH1EMPMIIRTWAU5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EMPM/IIRTWAU5/FH1EMPMIIRTWAU5.SMALL.jpg PaulA42 Intro, Braving the elements?I'm entering this build for the 'brave the elements' contest as this project has enabled me to get out there and experience the elements in my local environment. I live in a town which is surrounded on three sides by water, in the middle of a river estuary. I am not a goo...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:30:00 PST
Jon Boat Trailer from a Harbor Freight 40 x 48 trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Jon-Boat-Trailer-From-a-40-X-48-Trailer/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:54:19 PST
Kayak Car Topping Helper (because They Can Be Heavy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Car-Topping-Helper-because-They-Can-Be-Heavy/
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:25:06 PST
GPS Boat Speedometer http://www.instructables.com/id/GPS-Boat-Speedometer/
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:54:25 PST
Portable Kayak Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Kayak-Stand/
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:21:00 PST
Make your own Canoe Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Canoe-Paddle/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 13:25:41 PST
40-Gallon Raft http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Gallon-Raft/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 07:47:22 PST
Building my cedar strip canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-wood-strip-canoe/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:25:41 PST
DIY Motor Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Motor-Boat/
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:24:22 PDT
Air Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Boat-1/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:36:52 PDT
How to clean a canoe after ocean use http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-canoe-after-ocean-use/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:24:47 PDT
Free Canoe Re-build. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Canoe-Re-build/
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:02:29 PDT
Outrigger Lashing Buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Outrigger-Lashing-Buttons/
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Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:33:43 PDT
Sustainable EURO Box Raft http://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-EURO-Box-Raft/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:44:44 PDT
Vertical Kayak Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Kayak-Storage/
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:59:37 PDT
Beertoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Beertoon/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:51:37 PDT
Bayonet Plug Compatible LED Bulb for Older Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Bayonet-Plug-Compatible-LED-Bulb-for-Older-Sailboa/
Bayonet Plug Compatible LED Bulb for Older Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SMALL.jpg gpiwowar Do you have an old sailboat, trailer, RV or off-grid cabin that uses bayonet-style (12 V) light bulbs?Are you worried about running down your battery bank, and not being able to start your engine when it's time to move on?LED bulbs draw very little power compared to older incandescent bulbs, so chan...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:34:49 PDT
Removable Drain Covers for Sailboat Cockpit Drains http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Drain-Covers-for-Sailboat-Cockpit-Drains/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:59:53 PDT
Re-Entering a Kayak After Flipping http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Entering-a-Kayak-After-Flipping/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:53:55 PDT
Got wind? Got an Hour? Make a Sailboat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Got-wind-Got-an-Hour-Make-a-Sailboat/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:46:46 PDT
Build a Milk Jug Raft! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Milk-Jug-Raft/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:20:43 PDT
Dry Box (Kayak/ Boat/ Tubing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Box-Kayak-Boat-Tubing/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:01:39 PDT
Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:54:00 PDT
Sawfish, an unsinkable, lightweight, foam kayak (23 lbs). Free DIY kayak plans, the hardware store boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawfish-foam-kayak-build-a-funtional-light-wieght-/
Sawfish, an unsinkable, lightweight, foam kayak (23 lbs). Free DIY kayak plans, the hardware store boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/YT5B/ILWL9RED/F8OYT5BILWL9RED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/YT5B/ILWL9RED/F8OYT5BILWL9RED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/YT5B/ILWL9RED/F8OYT5BILWL9RED.SMALL.jpg rowerwet Do you really want a kayak? Want one so bad you can taste it, but can't afford one, or think you don't have the skills to build one? Then I have a few questions for you. Can you cut a crusty bagel with a knife, stack blocks, stick a sandwich together with mayo, skewer meat and veggies for kabobs, gr...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:29:44 PDT
Anchor weight for fishing boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Anchor-weight-for-fishing-boat/
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By: Korvinst

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:18:48 PDT
SOF Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-On-Frame-Canoe-Free-Lassie-/
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By: C_D_SPURGEON

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:31:01 PDT
Duct Tape Boat v1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Boat-v10/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 15:12:45 PDT
Duct Tape Boat v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Boat-v20/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 20:57:50 PDT
Build a Mussel Float Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Mussel-Float-Boat/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 06:57:47 PDT
$5 Canoe Seat Repair/Snowshoe Weave http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Canoe-Seat-RepairSnowshoe-Weave/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:56 PDT
DIY Kayak Led Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Led-Lights/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:11:24 PDT
Build your own Countdown Regatta Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Coutndown-Regatta-Ollie-Box/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:18:48 PST
Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Cart-1/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:52:11 PST
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/240cm-skin-on-frame-sailing-pram-with-Mirage-Drive/
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SMALL.jpg heavyweather I tried to build the lightest and cheapest (~150€ total material bill) sail-boat I could come up with. Space was an issue. I keep this boat upright on my parking lot in summer and on the back wall of my grandmothers garage in winter.The boat would have to be light enough to get it up on my car on my...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:40:48 PST
How to Build a Wood Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Wood-Sailboat/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:01:24 PST
Kayak rudder http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-rudder/
Kayak rudder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/5ELW/I48CWSD4/FAB5ELWI48CWSD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/5ELW/I48CWSD4/FAB5ELWI48CWSD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/5ELW/I48CWSD4/FAB5ELWI48CWSD4.SMALL.jpg yakhack I set out to make a simple rudder that did not cost the typical $250 but at the same time was a bit more effective than a plank on a stick. This was designed for my Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 but could be adapted for any kayak. The focus is more on the rudder design than the various different steering m...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:12:59 PST
Duct Tape and PVC Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-and-PVC-Canoe/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48:56 PST
How to Winterize a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Winterize-a-Boat/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:52:30 PST
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