Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:27:22 PST BLOX v1.01 Build a Greenland kayak part 6 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Greenland-kayak-part-6/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 12:47:09 PST
Winterizing a Boat with a I/O http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterizing-a-Boat-with-a-IO/
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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:23:56 PDT
Digital Anemometer (wind meter) http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Anemometer-wind-meter/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2005 06:52:14 PDT
Slick Shoes - No More : Retread Your Old Kicks http://www.instructables.com/id/Slick-Shoes-No-More-Retread-Your-Old-Kicks/
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Tue, 15 May 2012 22:06:31 PDT
How to build a Bass Boat side console for little money! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boat-side-console/
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:02:54 PST
DIY styrofoam catamaran http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Styrofoam-Catamaran/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:07:57 PDT
How to Build a Boat out of Two Sheets of Plywood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Boat-out-of-Two-Sheets-of-Plywood/
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:14:12 PDT
How to row a canoe for fishing or excercise, the cheap, fast row boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-row-a-canoe-FAST/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:34:35 PDT
The Best Bluetooth for your Boat (v0.1) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Bluetooth-for-Your-Boat-v01/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:11:36 PDT
Cardboard duck tape boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-duck-tape-boat/
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Wed, 30 May 2012 21:47:07 PDT
Canoe Sail http://www.instructables.com/id/CanoeSail/
Canoe Sail - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CA3Q/FGUX7NVO/FZCCA3QFGUX7NVO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CA3Q/FGUX7NVO/FZCCA3QFGUX7NVO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/CA3Q/FGUX7NVO/FZCCA3QFGUX7NVO.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson This 5 meter spritsail rig makes a canoe go really fast.It's easy to build, easy to control, easy to put up and take down. It tolerated gusts well and can be tuned for really light winds also.I use an aluminum sign as a leeboard and steer with a paddle.If you don't have a canoe yet, try these comple...
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Fri, 30 May 2008 13:29:11 PDT
Construction of Two Portuguese Style Dinghies (Small Boats) http://www.instructables.com/id/Construction-of-Two-Portuguese-Style-Dinghies-Sma/
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Mon, 10 Jul 2006 18:17:39 PDT
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Top-2-Kayak-Rack-roof-rack-cars-only-About/
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SMALL.jpg bphoenix If you have kayaks and a car with roof racks, here's a simple and economical solution to get your yaks to the water and back without having to spend big bucks on a rack from Thule' ... I have just finished an RV trip of 4,000 miles where I towed my Jeep with my two kayaks strapped to this rack and ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:45:02 PDT
Adding a Mounting Point to a Vehicle That Has Nowhere to Tie Down a Canoe or Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Mounting-Point-to-a-Vehicle-That-Has-Nowh/
Adding a Mounting Point to a Vehicle That Has Nowhere to Tie Down a Canoe or Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/YGNV/IRHV5TCI/F3YYGNVIRHV5TCI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/YGNV/IRHV5TCI/F3YYGNVIRHV5TCI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/YGNV/IRHV5TCI/F3YYGNVIRHV5TCI.SMALL.jpg MrExcitement Our 2000 Explorer has mostly plastic parts on the front of it. This means there is nowhere to tie the bow of our canoe in place. We found some fairly expensive straps from several companies online but nothing local. It was cheap and easy to make them ourselves. They mount to the fender bolts under...
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Sun, 7 Aug 2016 06:29:19 PDT
Learn How to Barefoot Waterski http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-How-to-Barefoot-Waterski/
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Wed, 2 Aug 2006 16:58:12 PDT
Build a Greenland kayak part 7 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Greenland-kayak-part-7/
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Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:29:47 PST
Built your own boat from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Built-your-own-boat-from-scratch/
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:48:08 PDT
How to get a Jet Ski off a trailer and into the water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-a-Jet-Ski-off-a-trailer-and-into-the-wa/
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Thu, 8 Jul 2010 20:38:46 PDT
Vertical Kayak Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Kayak-Storage/
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:59:37 PDT
Sailing Rig for a Fiberglass Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailing-Rig-for-a-Fiberglass-Canoe/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:17:13 PDT
Anti-theft Kayak Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-theft-Kayak-Cable/
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Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:04:40 PST
How to build a cardboard kayak for less than 40$ (Updated with template) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-cardboard-kayak-for-less-than-40/
How to build a cardboard kayak for less than 40$ (Updated with template) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/PRBF/FYYNDWWX/FRMPRBFFYYNDWWX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/PRBF/FYYNDWWX/FRMPRBFFYYNDWWX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/PRBF/FYYNDWWX/FRMPRBFFYYNDWWX.SMALL.jpg msd8 I decided to build a kayak out of cardboard using a plywood lamination technique in order to make the cardboard strong enough. Basically cardboard has a grain like wood, so you just change the grain direction with each layer, like they do when they make plywood, and viola, you have "plyboard". As a ...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:57:42 PDT
How to Construct a Simple Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Construct-a-Simple-Boat/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:14:23 PDT
Rigging a SINK (sit-in-kayak) for fishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Rigging-a-SINK-sit-in-kayak-for-fishing/
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 20:15:10 PDT
Sit On Kayak Pedal System http://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Power-Pontoon-Playboat/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:41:27 PDT
DIY Kayak Trolling Motor (YAK Board) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Trolling-Motor-YAK-Board/
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 07:54:08 PDT
How to build a river raft frame http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-river-raft-frame/
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:10:24 PDT
Make Oars from Two by Fours http://www.instructables.com/id/twobyfoars/
Make Oars from Two by Fours - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/LJ5D/FUNOXM5F/FBQLJ5DFUNOXM5F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/LJ5D/FUNOXM5F/FBQLJ5DFUNOXM5F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/LJ5D/FUNOXM5F/FBQLJ5DFUNOXM5F.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Oars are expensive. Scrap lumber is free. Here's a quick way to make oars out of two by fours and other scrap lumber. It's a lot quicker to do it than to read about it.  More paddle and oar making projects:Here's the quickest way I know to make a paddle.How to make an Eskimo style kayak paddle from ...
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Wed, 20 May 2009 16:44:42 PDT
PVC Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/PKC-PVC-Kayak-Cart/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:35:47 PDT
Jon Boat To Bass Boat Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Jon-Boat-To-Bass-Boat-Mod/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:49 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/
Seafoam Kayak, the Unsinkable Foam Kayak Anyone Can Build, 16 Pounds and Eight Feet of Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/YDCY/IJ0A41KO/FNTYDCYIJ0A41KO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/YDCY/IJ0A41KO/FNTYDCYIJ0A41KO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/YDCY/IJ0A41KO/FNTYDCYIJ0A41KO.SMALL.jpg rowerwet can you cut a crusty bagel with a knife, stick a sandwich together with mayo, grate cheese, cut thin fabric with scissors, stretch wrinkles out of bed sheets, and roll paint onto a wall? Then you can build this boat! I've built seven small kayaks over the years, all have been from the design type ca...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:33:54 PST
Making a West Greenland style Kayak Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-West-Greenland-style-Kayak-Paddle/
Making a West Greenland style Kayak Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/9PGF/GHTLLHQN/FIO9PGFGHTLLHQN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/9PGF/GHTLLHQN/FIO9PGFGHTLLHQN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/9PGF/GHTLLHQN/FIO9PGFGHTLLHQN.SMALL.jpg rentmej The following is the process of building a West Greenland style Kayak Paddle, designed to your personal dimensions and based on an Inuit design that evolved over thousands of years.  This is a paddle bred for speed, endurance and stealth. Buying one of these can cost from $250 to $500, I made mine ...
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Sat, 18 Dec 2010 13:49:18 PST
Converting Aluminum boat to Bass boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Aluminum-boat-to-Bass-boat/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:33:44 PDT
Simple foldable kayak trolley in 20 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-foldable-kayak-trolley-in-20-minutes/
Simple foldable kayak trolley in 20 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F82/EU1R/FW5H08QN/F82EU1RFW5H08QN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F82/EU1R/FW5H08QN/F82EU1RFW5H08QN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F82/EU1R/FW5H08QN/F82EU1RFW5H08QN.SMALL.jpg chusgs A simple kayak trolley, made in PVC tubing. Easily to disassembly for transportation. It is lightweight and fits perfectly an Ocean Kayak Malibu II sit-on-top kayak. If you have a different kayak, only need to adjust the distance between holes in the frame to make it fit.Enjoy it ;-) Materials Tw...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:27:34 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EMPM/IIRTWAU5/FH1EMPMIIRTWAU5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EMPM/IIRTWAU5/FH1EMPMIIRTWAU5.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Kayak Car Topping Helper (because They Can Be Heavy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Car-Topping-Helper-because-They-Can-Be-Heavy/
Kayak Car Topping Helper (because They Can Be Heavy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/LO57/IIJGV6EN/FJQLO57IIJGV6EN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/LO57/IIJGV6EN/FJQLO57IIJGV6EN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/LO57/IIJGV6EN/FJQLO57IIJGV6EN.SMALL.jpg darlingtom My mother is approaching 80 and has decided to take up kayaking. She can handle everything about the boat, except getting it on and off the roof. After some searching on the internet, she found some ideas that could work but did not quite satisfy her needs. Then, she passed the whole thing on to ...
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:25:06 PST
Build a Greenland kayak part 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Greenland-kayak-part-2/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 13:46:09 PST
Make a Dacron Sail http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dacron-Sail/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:36:48 PDT
Patch a Leaky Air Mattress, Inflatable Boat, etc. http://www.instructables.com/id/Patch-Inflatable/
Patch a Leaky Air Mattress, Inflatable Boat, etc. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/U85I/FB7FPTW9/FRUU85IFB7FPTW9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/U85I/FB7FPTW9/FRUU85IFB7FPTW9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/U85I/FB7FPTW9/FRUU85IFB7FPTW9.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Cut a patch from a shower curtain and use PVC pipe cement from your dad's garage to patch a leak in a PVC air mattress, inflatable boat, dry bag, etc. Garbage Santa will reward you for learning this skill. He'll put all kinds of nice inflatable stuff out at the curb for you. Inflate Air mattre...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:22:25 PST
Homemade Inflatable Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Inflatable-Boat/
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Sun, 3 Sep 2006 11:15:12 PDT
Boat Fender, DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-Fender-DIY/
Boat Fender, DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/JEE2/GBOTJK91/F6GJEE2GBOTJK91.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/JEE2/GBOTJK91/F6GJEE2GBOTJK91.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/JEE2/GBOTJK91/F6GJEE2GBOTJK91.SMALL.jpg cwith6c4810 Boat fenders are one of the many great arts in seamanship.  They are designed to protect the boat from hitting the dock, other moorings, and other boats.  In this modern, disposable culture, there are many fenders that are cheap and readily available, usually made from plastic.  Far from being a way...
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:55:30 PDT
Building my cedar strip canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-wood-strip-canoe/
Building my cedar strip canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/5CV0/IHS3PFH4/FU65CV0IHS3PFH4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/5CV0/IHS3PFH4/FU65CV0IHS3PFH4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/5CV0/IHS3PFH4/FU65CV0IHS3PFH4.SMALL.jpg cherokeerunning Spring was just starting to arrive in northern Minnesota, and after a long winter, I was getting anxious to get back out into my little wood shop and start another project. Having more time than money on my hands, the project had only two criteria..#1..use up existing wood I already had on han...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:25:41 PST
Build a Greenland Kayak Part 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Greenland-Kayak-Part-3/
Build a Greenland Kayak Part 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BD3K/FA190V0U/FLQBD3KFA190V0U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BD3K/FA190V0U/FLQBD3KFA190V0U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BD3K/FA190V0U/FLQBD3KFA190V0U.SMALL.jpg nativewater Now that the gunwales are done, the next step is to build the deck. To build the deck we join the ends of the gunwales and spread them apart in the middle to establish the shape. Then we put deckbeams in between the gunwales so they hold the shape that we created. What we end up with will look s...
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Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:56:49 PST
Air Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Boat-1/
Air Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/MLSJ/IG3WWSTC/FVEMLSJIG3WWSTC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/MLSJ/IG3WWSTC/FVEMLSJIG3WWSTC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/MLSJ/IG3WWSTC/FVEMLSJIG3WWSTC.SMALL.jpg kushal kumar Hi guys i am kushal from Banjarapalya Makerspace. Today i will show you how to build a Air Boat using simple home waste items.Materials:Cola cans with capsLamination sheetMetal stripMotorToy fanWireSwitchNylon tie cableAA Battery or 9v batteryBatter holderBattery capHot glue Take two cola bottles ...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:36:52 PDT
Build a Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Boat/
Build a Boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/8ZS3/GW88L8F1/F7C8ZS3GW88L8F1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/8ZS3/GW88L8F1/F7C8ZS3GW88L8F1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/8ZS3/GW88L8F1/F7C8ZS3GW88L8F1.SMALL.jpg 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
Beertoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Beertoon/
Beertoon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/JJNR/IE22335P/F0FJJNRIE22335P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/JJNR/IE22335P/F0FJJNRIE22335P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/JJNR/IE22335P/F0FJJNRIE22335P.SMALL.jpg BryantM A fun little project for a leisurely summer day. Acquire the building materials This build will need: (1) beach chair (I got mine from ALDI) (2) 1" Dia x 4ft wooden dowel rod (14) 1" O.D., 3/4" I.D. x 45" PVC tubing (10) 2" O.D., 1" I.D. x 4ft pool float (52) 1/4-20 x 1" SHCS(4) 1/4-20 x 3" SHCS...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:51:37 PDT
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Low-Cost-Canoe-Rack-for-Your-Truck/
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's prime canoeing weather and our Maker Space  "The Rabbit Hole" planned a canoe trip, awesome! Problem is, I had one canoe of our own, and a truck, but no canoe rack (and didn't want to drive all the way to the river with a 15 foot canoe hanging out the back). Commercially made racks for a pickup...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:02:47 PDT
Portage cart for canoes and kayaks http://www.instructables.com/id/Portage-cart-for-canoes-and-kayaks/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:08:18 PDT
Build a Milk Jug Raft! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Milk-Jug-Raft/
Build a Milk Jug Raft! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/VDPR/ID0PUPW3/FEUVDPRID0PUPW3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/VDPR/ID0PUPW3/FEUVDPRID0PUPW3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/VDPR/ID0PUPW3/FEUVDPRID0PUPW3.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will describe the construction of a heavy duty milk jug raft built out of recycled materials and capable of supporting over 700 lbs. The product is a fun craft for lakes, rivers, and swimming pools alike.I've actually entertained the idea of building a milk jug raft for a while, b...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:20:43 PDT
Build a Greenland Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Greenland-Kayak/
Build a Greenland Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/4ZW7/FA190Q9K/FI94ZW7FA190Q9K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/4ZW7/FA190Q9K/FI94ZW7FA190Q9K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/4ZW7/FA190Q9K/FI94ZW7FA190Q9K.SMALL.jpg nativewater This instructible will teach you how to build a 17 foot long Greenland kayak that will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and cost less than $300 in materials. Compare that with the 45 to 60 pound weight and $1000 to $3000 of a commercial plastic kayak.The Greenland kayak is one of dozens of different ...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:26:36 PST