Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - sailboat - boat Sat, 1 Aug 2015 13:21:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Build a Wood Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> captainskully I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I thought I'd build a boat. It's got classic lines and looks so dazzling in the sunshine that people constantly stop me at the boat ramp to ask me about it. There's something unbelievably rewarding a...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:01:24 PST
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles - More DIY How To Projects]]> rowerwet Over the past few years I've built seven mouseboats . I've tried different ideas for handles to carry the boats by and tie a bow line to,  In keeping with their cheap build most have gotten a simple screen door pull handle. On one boat I put real stainless m...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:45:46 PDT
Self-Sailing Yacht
Self-Sailing Yacht - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations This yacht model is fun both to make and to use and it is made almost entirely of rubbish. It also has a self-correcting mechanism in the form of a sail-operated rudder. I made and corrected many mistakes while building it but even so, it only took me about 5 hours to make. A problem faced by uncon...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:11:09 PDT
How to install a trolling motor receptacle on a sailboat stangtime I use my sailboat on a small lake that does not permit gas motors.  And using a small electric trolling motor connected to a 12 volt battery in the cockpit was both a tripping hazard as well as not all that attractive.   Another disadvantage was that one battery would not give me the range that I wa...
By: stangtime

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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:56:09 PDT
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1]
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> frits297 We are two students from the Technical University of Eindhoven and we are currently working on Protei, an open-source initiative to develop sailing drones to clean the oceans.  We designed and built a sailboat that could be easily adapted to different designs, we also took into account to built it ...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Build a Boat!
Build a Boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> hiedadam Over about a six month period I built a boat. The hardest decision was to design my own or build from a set of plans that were already available. I chose the latter because there were already many, many plans available. The plans I built from are included in the book instant boatbuilding with dynam...
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:55:32 PST
repairing a headsail
repairing a headsail - More DIY How To Projects]]> josh Recently, on an overnight sail to relocate a boat to a different marina, we tore the headsail on our catalina 37. While we planned to replace the sail this winter, there are still many weeks of sailing yet this season. We also have not quite saved the money to replace it yet. This sail is a Kevlar s...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:43:46 PDT
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction - More DIY How To Projects]]> Z.Backas The "Stitch and Glue" method of boat construction is one of the most popular methods of plywood boat construction today. It allows for easy test fits, fast assembly, and simple fixes. I recently modified the Mini-Cup Sailboat plans, normally calling for assembly with wooden stringers, to stitch and ...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:45:19 PDT
SAILBOAT .- Trimaran Foam ppsailor Sailboat.- Toy from trash. Trimaran foam. Video navigation:
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:23:25 PDT
outrigger canoe with freestanding mast
outrigger canoe with freestanding mast - More DIY How To Projects]]> damonv A sailboat built out of luan plywood, fiberglass, epoxy, and a little mahogany. Mostly plywood though. It's an outrigger canoe modeled roughly after a proa, but with a more western style hull shape and sail. I think it took around 200 person-hours to finish, although a boat with less finish work and...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:00:23 PDT