Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - sailboat http://www.instructables.com Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:52:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Removable Drain Covers for Sailboat Cockpit Drains http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Drain-Covers-for-Sailboat-Cockpit-Drains/
Removable Drain Covers for Sailboat Cockpit Drains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/ESIV/IDUR0P9Y/FBIESIVIDUR0P9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/ESIV/IDUR0P9Y/FBIESIVIDUR0P9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/ESIV/IDUR0P9Y/FBIESIVIDUR0P9Y.SMALL.jpg gpiwowar If you moor your boat where there is signifcant snow and ice, you should be careful that your cockpit drains remain open, and don't ice over resulting in standing water (and a rising water level) in the cockpit.In Alaska, some people permanently remove the covers so the drains don't ice over.The dow...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:59:53 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
Got wind? Got an Hour? Make a Sailboat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Got-wind-Got-an-Hour-Make-a-Sailboat/
Got wind? Got an Hour? Make a Sailboat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SMALL.jpg dreamcoyote One day, while I was visiting my grandma on a river, it was a really windy day. We got an idea to make a sailboat out of items that we had around the house and bamboo that grew next to us. After we were done we went sailing all along the river. We had so much fun with it that I wanted to share it wi...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:46:46 PDT
Build your own Countdown Regatta Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Coutndown-Regatta-Ollie-Box/
Build your own Countdown Regatta Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/QB4C/I6RSDRVN/F1JQB4CI6RSDRVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/QB4C/I6RSDRVN/F1JQB4CI6RSDRVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/QB4C/I6RSDRVN/F1JQB4CI6RSDRVN.SMALL.jpg harriken An countdown "box" is a box with horns. When a regatta starts the box sounds the horns at predetermined intervals: 5 minutes before the start, 4 minutes before the start, 1 minute before the start and at the instant of the start. There are two types of sequences: 3 minute and 5 minute. In this instr...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:18:48 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
$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
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-canvas-sailboat-cover-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable will go through the process to sew up a canvas sailboat cover.  You can use the Industrial Straight Stitch or Walking Foot sewing machine available at TechShop Detroit.  This is a cover that is for a 14 foot Collegiate FJ Sailboat.   I made it at TechShop www.techshop.ws Cut up ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:22:31 PDT
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-Winch-Covers-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This is an instructable that will show how to make covers for sailboat winches.  These are really expensive if you have to go and buy them from a traditional canvas shop or generic ones from WestMarine.  They will easily set you back $30-$50 each.  They can be made with about $5 in materials.  It's ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:45:08 PST
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-cheap-boat-handles-boarding-steps-or-grab/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:45:46 PDT
Self-Sailing Yacht http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Sailing-Yacht/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:11:09 PDT
How to install a trolling motor receptacle on a sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-trolling-motor-receptacle-on-a-sa/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/79SV/HHMI8RF7/F5479SVHHMI8RF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/79SV/HHMI8RF7/F5479SVHHMI8RF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/79SV/HHMI8RF7/F5479SVHHMI8RF7.SMALL.jpg 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...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:56:09 PDT
Sailboat Deck Hole Repair (access plate installation) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-Deck-Hole-Repair-access-plate-installati/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/JGE8/HFD1FHUI/F0SJGE8HFD1FHUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/JGE8/HFD1FHUI/F0SJGE8HFD1FHUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/JGE8/HFD1FHUI/F0SJGE8HFD1FHUI.SMALL.jpg stangtime I'm slowly restoring a 1975 Venture 17 sailboat.  Somewhere along the line this boat had a bow pulpit that was torn off or was destroyed in an accident.  The boat was pretty much abandoned with two big holes in the forward deck.  Rain and time made the holes bigger and caused some wood rot between t...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:38:46 PDT
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Sailboat-Rudder-from-Scratch/
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:41:51 PDT
PVC Tiller Extension Swivel http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Tiller-Extension-Swivel/
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:37:01 PDT
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-easy-sailboat-Protei-0091/
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Build a Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Boat/
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:55:32 PST
repairing a headsail http://www.instructables.com/id/repairing-a-headsail/
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:43:46 PDT
sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/sailboat/
sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MXLK/GR3935DA/FJOMXLKGR3935DA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MXLK/GR3935DA/FJOMXLKGR3935DA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/MXLK/GR3935DA/FJOMXLKGR3935DA.SMALL.jpg j1moris •Construction: Stitch and glue plywood/epoxy/fiberglass •LOA: 10m/32’-9” (One double-bed cabin) •Beam: 5m/16’-5”  (3m x 3m bridgedeck with tarp) •Sail area: 18 sq. m/194 sq. ft. crab claw + 2 jibs •Mast: 8m/26’ aluminum •Location: Australia, Qld, Hervey Bay •Steers like a sailboard (mast rake, etc),...
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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:24:52 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
bottle sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/bottle-sailboat/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:03:17 PDT
Inflatable Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Inflatable-Sailboat/
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:49:14 PDT
SAILBOAT .- Trimaran Foam http://www.instructables.com/id/SAILBOAT-Trimaran-Foam/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:23:25 PDT
1981 Catalina 30' Sailboat Basic Operations Manual http://www.instructables.com/id/1981-Catalina-30-Sailboat-Basic-Operations-Manual/
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Sun, 16 May 2010 12:05:11 PDT
outrigger canoe with freestanding mast http://www.instructables.com/id/outrigger-canoe-with-freestanding-mast/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:00:23 PDT
WINDEX 15 (Davis Instruments) Storage-Transport Container http://www.instructables.com/id/WINDEX-15-Davis-Instruments-Storage-Transport-Co/
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Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:11:46 PDT