Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:39:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 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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By: Raybourne

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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:11:34 PST
Build Your Own PVC Johnboat for minimal cost and time. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-PVC-Johnboat-for-minimal-cost-and-t/
Build Your Own PVC Johnboat for minimal cost and time. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/MWPH/F2H0OWKH/FZUMWPHF2H0OWKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/MWPH/F2H0OWKH/FZUMWPHF2H0OWKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/MWPH/F2H0OWKH/FZUMWPHF2H0OWKH.SMALL.jpg zmatt Inspired by the PVC KAYAK, I thought I could build one up making it differently with a simple design that I have used previously in a small 1.5 foot boat which I built out of Plexiglas. I also plan on attaching a trolling motor with 34lbs or thrust to the rear of the boat. I ended up with a 55lbs th...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:51:04 PDT
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:52:34 PST
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
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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/
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:06:23 PDT
Cheap One-and-a-half Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-One-and-a-half-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:13:07 PDT
Copper Pipe Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Boat/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:08:28 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:39:36 PDT
How to fix a plastic kayak or canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-plastic-kayak-or-canoe/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:25:50 PDT
Car-Top Kayak Rack for Around Ten Bucks http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Top-Kayak-Rack-for-Around-Ten-Bucks/
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:31:55 PST
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
Dugout Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Dugout-Canoe/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:15:45 PDT
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
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/
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:33 PDT
Kayak Step Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Step-Cart/
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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/
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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/
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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
Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Incredible-Soda-Bottle-Pontoon-Boat/
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Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:13:39 PDT
From Inflatable to Infallible http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Inflatable-to-Infallible/
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:10:26 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
Easiest raft ever, it seems. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54:23 PST
pvc kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-kayak/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
Building a wooden boat http://www.instructables.com/id/My-wooden-boat-story/
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By: msil3070

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:36:28 PST
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...
By: unclesam

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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:53:29 PDT
Free Yacht Chapter 7: Get an Even Better One and Fabulize it. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Yacht-Chapter-7%3a-Get-an-Even-Better-One-and-F/
Free Yacht Chapter 7: Get an Even Better One and Fabulize it. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/VRTM/4WREV2Z7PDP/FZMVRTM4WREV2Z7PDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/VRTM/4WREV2Z7PDP/FZMVRTM4WREV2Z7PDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/VRTM/4WREV2Z7PDP/FZMVRTM4WREV2Z7PDP.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson continues the Free Yacht saga begun at How to Get a Free YachtOn the first of the month I went to the marina office to pay the rent.I apologized for not paying on the 29th and asked about a free dinghy that was up for grabs.me: "And what's the story about the trimaran next to it?"he: "That's the mar...
By: TimAnderson

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Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:25:24 PST
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...
By: gmckee1399

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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:45 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...
By: When in doubt, duct tape!

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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:13:36 PDT
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pintail-Duckboat-build-log/
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By: ArtisanEclectic

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Mon, 28 May 2012 17:32:35 PDT
Making small fiberglass parts... http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-small-fiberglass-parts/
Making small fiberglass parts... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/0IB1/H337KWI1/F7Q0IB1H337KWI1.SMALL.jpg cavelamb There has been a small but obnoxious rain leak in the aft cabin of my small sailboat. It looks like the source is where the outboard motor control cables pass through in the cockpit foot well wall.  There was just an open hole there and the rain was getting in. That ought to be easy to fix. It just...
By: cavelamb

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:00:03 PDT
Hull Assembly Methods (Overview) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hull-Assembly-Methods-Overview/
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By: E-boat

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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:44:00 PDT
Hardware Store Plastic Roller Bearings http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardware-Store-Plastic-Roller-Bearings/
Hardware Store Plastic Roller Bearings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/W7D7/GYZNV26P/FANW7D7GYZNV26P.SMALL.jpg Goodluck I've not actually used this for anything, just built a prototype from materials on hand. I've posted pictures, hopefully pretty self explanatory. The pictures aren't exactly what I describe. Again, just what I was able to work up as an example given materials I already had available. One should be ...
By: Goodluck

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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:22:01 PDT
Optimist sailboat build http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimist-sailboat-build/
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By: superdave.morris

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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:19:31 PST
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-easy-sailboat-Protei-0091/
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SMALL.jpg 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 ...
By: frits297

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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Making a Plywood Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Plywood-Kayak/
Making a Plywood Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/SJZ1/GWDXEUEN/FCHSJZ1GWDXEUEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/SJZ1/GWDXEUEN/FCHSJZ1GWDXEUEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/SJZ1/GWDXEUEN/FCHSJZ1GWDXEUEN.SMALL.jpg Guillemot The Jupiter Point series of kayak designs are intended as easy-to-build, fun-to-paddle, versatile collection of kayaks. With a simple 3-panel hull and unique 3-panel deck, the boats are quick to assemble, have a lot of character and perform very well. Plans are currently available for Ganymede a 13'...
By: Guillemot

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Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:54:31 PST
The BO-AT Single Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BO-AT-Single-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
The BO-AT Single Sheet Plywood Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SMALL.jpg PaleoDan My son and I built this simple one sheet plywood boat following the plans and sage advice provided in the following link  http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/07/the-blue-crab-one-sheet-plywood-boat-tiny-yellow-house.html.  We saw this in a recent eNews from Make Magazine.  This is Not our design b...
By: PaleoDan

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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:51:24 PDT
How to Make a Cardboard Canoe for your Kids in the Pool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cardboard-Canoe-for-your-Kids-in-the/
How to Make a Cardboard Canoe for your Kids in the Pool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SMALL.jpg vatosupreme This instructable shows how my friend Jared, my brother, and I  built a cardboard canoe for his kids to play with in the swimming pool. Materials Used: -Packing Tape - 1 1/2" - (lots(3 rolls)) -Cardboard - 1 sheet - 40" x 84" -Utility knife (to cut the patterns out of the cardboard) ...
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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:51:33 PDT
Duct Tape and PVC Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-and-PVC-Kayak/
Duct Tape and PVC Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/IJW0/GPBD2SZ8/FSUIJW0GPBD2SZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/IJW0/GPBD2SZ8/FSUIJW0GPBD2SZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/IJW0/GPBD2SZ8/FSUIJW0GPBD2SZ8.SMALL.jpg hyroc346 This light-weight and easy to make kayak can be built in a few hours, weighs less than 20 pounds, and best of all, costs under $50.  While I wouldn't recommend taking it out in any rapids, it works great for calm water, so get out there and explore! Materials: Five 10' long, 3/4" Outer Diamete...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:00:40 PDT
"Building a One sheet boat" Alternate Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-One-sheet-boat-Alternate-Building/
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:30:04 PDT
Inflatable Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Inflatable-Sailboat/
Inflatable Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/NCQF/GLE1RRKG/F5LNCQFGLE1RRKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/NCQF/GLE1RRKG/F5LNCQFGLE1RRKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/NCQF/GLE1RRKG/F5LNCQFGLE1RRKG.SMALL.jpg j_enzo One day I wanted to build an inflatable sailboat but I had no money, so I tried a cheap solution, I used PVC pipe. Visit my Blog http://microveleiros.blogspot.com Materials An inflatable boat, I used a Intex Seahawk 300 inflatable boat bad either will work, just adjust the measurements a...
By: j_enzo

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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:49:14 PDT
Buying a boat online: Adventures of Lil Putt Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Buying-a-boat-online-Adventures-of-Lil-Putt-Resto/
Buying a boat online: Adventures of Lil Putt Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SMALL.jpg station420 Lesson 1: Too Good to be True? A friend of mine found this boat online for $1500, so we went to have a look.  Initially, it was going to be a flip, but upon laying eyes on her, all entrepreneurial ideas went out the window.  My girlfriend and I fell in love with her and after some discussion ab...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:29:24 PST
Duct Tape Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-boat/
Duct Tape Boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SMALL.jpg lselse3 This weekend project will amaze your friends and provide loads of enterianment. It proves that duct take can do any thing.  Project time: About 5 hours Materials 20 rolls of duct tape. Hog panneling. About 200 zip-ties. Four (to make the inside not sticky). Optional trolling motor. The Frame. ...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:24:21 PDT
8' Folding Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Folding-Kayak/
8' Folding Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SMALL.jpg wizgirl I made an 8' Folding Kayak for around $100 based on plans by Jess E. Rathburn originally published in Popular Mechanics in 1963. The plans have been modified by multiple people and instructions are available online for free in various locations: http://www.vintageprojects.com/boats/folding-kayak.pd...
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 19:38:05 PDT
Building a Rowing Shell http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Rowing-Shell/
Building a Rowing Shell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/8A19/FMZADC1M/FY18A19FMZADC1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/8A19/FMZADC1M/FY18A19FMZADC1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/8A19/FMZADC1M/FY18A19FMZADC1M.SMALL.jpg damonv How to build a rowing shell using a hot-wire cutter and hand-layup fiberglass Cut foam Foam cutting is an easy way to get a smooth 3D shape. Pink housing insulation foam is also very cheap. If I remember correctly, it took about 10 sheets of 2inx2ftx8ft to build this boat. The process is simple. ...
By: damonv

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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 14:25:27 PDT