Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:10:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 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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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:06:40 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/
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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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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 04:24:03 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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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]]> 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
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
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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/MLSJ/IG3WWSTC/FVEMLSJIG3WWSTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/MLSJ/IG3WWSTC/FVEMLSJIG3WWSTC.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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By: hiedadam

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/JJNR/IE22335P/F0FJJNRIE22335P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/JJNR/IE22335P/F0FJJNRIE22335P.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
Portage cart for canoes and kayaks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/VPQQ/GPVEVVJK/FFMVPQQGPVEVVJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/VPQQ/GPVEVVJK/FFMVPQQGPVEVVJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/VPQQ/GPVEVVJK/FFMVPQQGPVEVVJK.SMALL.jpg Lorddrake I have a large canoe (approx 17 feet long and 4 feet wide at the middle) and more often than not I am the only one physically able to move it (at least until the wee ones get bigger MUH HAHAhahahaha). It probably weighs close to 100 lbs empty.  I can pick it up and carry it but it is really awkward...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/VDPR/ID0PUPW3/FEUVDPRID0PUPW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/VDPR/ID0PUPW3/FEUVDPRID0PUPW3.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: PopsicleGhoul

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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/4ZW7/FA190Q9K/FI94ZW7FA190Q9K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/4ZW7/FA190Q9K/FI94ZW7FA190Q9K.SQUARE.jpg http://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 ...
By: nativewater

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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:26:36 PST
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
Transom Replacement with a plywood core http://www.instructables.com/id/Transom-Replacement-with-a-plywood-core/
Transom Replacement with a plywood core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/PJQV/H12SVF7V/FDSPJQVH12SVF7V.SMALL.jpg E-boat This tutorial will focus specifically on the most common type of transom job; how to replace/rebuild a plywood cored transom. We will show step by step the entire process using materials and techniques proven over many successful rebuilds. Following this guide will result in a rebuilt transom that i...
By: E-boat

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:21:39 PDT
Making new marine vinyl boat seats http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-new-marine-vinyl-boat-seats/
Making new marine vinyl boat seats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/P8TJ/GP7IFLMF/F7BP8TJGP7IFLMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/P8TJ/GP7IFLMF/F7BP8TJGP7IFLMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/P8TJ/GP7IFLMF/F7BP8TJGP7IFLMF.SMALL.jpg jskingry Alright, Finally got a little time to do some work so I made new seats and motor box for the back of the boat.  The plywood for the original motor box and seats was rotten to the the core so everything had to be rebuilt including new plywood, cushions, and vinyl.  This is how I did it, take note, t...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:49:54 PDT
SOF Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-On-Frame-Canoe-Free-Lassie-/
SOF Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/7MPT/IAWC4DR7/FYW7MPTIAWC4DR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/7MPT/IAWC4DR7/FYW7MPTIAWC4DR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/7MPT/IAWC4DR7/FYW7MPTIAWC4DR7.SMALL.jpg C_D_SPURGEON Pictures of the progress of my Skin-On-Frame canoe Study Plans Build the Strongback Cut Stems Rip Stringers, Ribs, and Floor Place Keelson and Stringers Lash Keelson and Stems Build a Steam Bender Steam bend Ribs Place Ribs Lash Stringers to the Ribs Tr...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:31:01 PDT
Duct Tape Boat v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Boat-v20/
Duct Tape Boat v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M78X/IA1IY0XS/FF6M78XIA1IY0XS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M78X/IA1IY0XS/FF6M78XIA1IY0XS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M78X/IA1IY0XS/FF6M78XIA1IY0XS.SMALL.jpg CuriosityMachine Duct tape is a "magical" item because you can build some of the coolest things with it.This is the second boat in our duct tape boat series. We designed and built this in our engineering club, HEAT, to race in a local duct tape boat competition.note: we are a non profit organization dedicated to eng...
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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/
Build a Mussel Float Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/KZGG/ICP0XKI8/F9MKZGGICP0XKI8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/KZGG/ICP0XKI8/F9MKZGGICP0XKI8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/KZGG/ICP0XKI8/F9MKZGGICP0XKI8.SMALL.jpg cpomeroy2 This Instructable documents how I built a small sailing boat out of a mussel float, and advice on how to build your own! This project took me about four days working on and off and in a rush, so there were many corners cut and compromises made. If you are an advanced DIY person/ boat builder you can...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 06:57:47 PDT
Mini Cabin Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cabin-Boat/
Mini Cabin Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/0QHK/GY18R76I/FJD0QHKGY18R76I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/0QHK/GY18R76I/FJD0QHKGY18R76I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/0QHK/GY18R76I/FJD0QHKGY18R76I.SMALL.jpg jrbanker This is a small cabin boat that sleeps 1 person with lots of space and great to have for kids to play in even in the swimming pool. The total cost was about $300. The price can vary if you decide to use more expensive materials. (Ex: thicker plywood) Here are the materials used: (Note: an apostroph...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:17:28 PST
DIY Kayak Led Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Led-Lights/
DIY Kayak Led Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SMALL.jpg hitandrepair It's very easy to do this. Item's neededHot glue gunWaterproof led strip from ebay12v 6800ah lithium battery The project cost's $40 total. The led strip The led strip has a sticky backing to it already, You can peel and place this into the bottom channel of the kayak, fits perfectly till you get...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:11:24 PDT
kayak storage http://www.instructables.com/id/kayak-storage/
kayak storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/O6Y2/I622K7O2/FRDO6Y2I622K7O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/O6Y2/I622K7O2/FRDO6Y2I622K7O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/O6Y2/I622K7O2/FRDO6Y2I622K7O2.SMALL.jpg janetty16 Okay. I love kayaking and I have just recently purchased one. The difficulty was finding a way to store it that met several criteria. 1 - Ease of access2 - Varmint and dust free3 - Out of the way4 - Aesthetically pleasingWhile I can't claim originality on the design I can say I found no suitable pla...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:27:08 PST
Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Cart-1/
Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/EHG0/I5UXC7NE/FYMEHG0I5UXC7NE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/EHG0/I5UXC7NE/FYMEHG0I5UXC7NE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/EHG0/I5UXC7NE/FYMEHG0I5UXC7NE.SMALL.jpg asnyder6 This tutorial will list all the steps needed to make a simple, slip on kayak cart. It's a simple design where the boat sits inside of the loop and stays on by being pushed forward. I designed the cart to carry my Dagger Spector 15' touring kayak, but could be adjusted to fit most other shaped h...
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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/
How to Build a Wood Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/UMQJ/I4YS8PSJ/FG8UMQJI4YS8PSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/UMQJ/I4YS8PSJ/FG8UMQJI4YS8PSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/UMQJ/I4YS8PSJ/FG8UMQJI4YS8PSJ.SMALL.jpg Midnight-Maker 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...
By: Midnight-Maker

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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/
Duct Tape and PVC Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/STLW/I3H79CHH/FYKSTLWI3H79CHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/STLW/I3H79CHH/FYKSTLWI3H79CHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/STLW/I3H79CHH/FYKSTLWI3H79CHH.SMALL.jpg woodmanzee Browsing Imgur one day I saw some guys that made a duct tape canoe, and decided to try my hand at the same. I saw a few other Instructables on this site that made kayaks or canoes, but they seemed a little smaller in scale and I wanted to build one I could use more than once and for it to be comfort...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48:56 PST