Instructables: exploring - outside - boats - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:31:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:26:36 PST
Sawfish, DIY foam kayak, build a functional light weight boat from stuff found only in the hardware store http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawfish-foam-kayak-build-a-funtional-light-wieght-/
Sawfish, DIY foam kayak, build a functional light weight boat from stuff found only in the hardware store - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X230/ICLS0J8X/F1OX230ICLS0J8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X230/ICLS0J8X/F1OX230ICLS0J8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X230/ICLS0J8X/F1OX230ICLS0J8X.SMALL.jpg rowerwet Kayaking has become a popular activity here in the US and around the world. I am on a FB page dedicated to kayaking (church of the double bladed paddle) and love to see the pictures of people on the water, especially during our cold FROZEN New England winters.I am someone who loves to build, boats b...
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:49:54 PDT
Skin-On-Frame Canoe ( Free Lassie ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-On-Frame-Canoe-Free-Lassie-/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 7 May 2015 06:57:47 PDT
Mini Cabin Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cabin-Boat/
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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/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:11:24 PDT
kayak storage http://www.instructables.com/id/kayak-storage/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:27:08 PST
Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Cart-1/
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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/
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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
Kayak rudder http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-rudder/
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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/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48:56 PST
Portuguese Style Dory - REMIX http://www.instructables.com/id/Portuguese-Style-Dory-REMIX/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:32 PDT
Canoe & Kayak Launch http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Kayak-Launch/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:51:48 PDT
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Cedar-Strip-Kayak/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:35:52 PDT
Embark-A-Lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Embark-A-Lounger/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:57:30 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Skin-on-Frame-Kayak/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:51:28 PDT
Aluminum Boat Fishing Conversation and Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Boat-Fishing-Conversation-and-Restoration/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:20:52 PDT
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-Quiet-Electric-Canoe/
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SMALL.jpg comsa42 If you are not looking for super-speed, or want a quiet way to fish, get around the lake, or extend your camping trips, an electric canoe is the way to go! This canoe modification is easy to build and will get you a top speed of 6km/h, or 10km/h if you paddle as well. You can also expect to get up t...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:31:32 PDT
Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Termite-Eaten-Dinghy-Transom/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:41:13 PDT
Paddleboat using recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Paddleboat-using-recycled-materials/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:18 PDT
$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
Boat BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-BBQ/
Boat BBQ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/OXV0/HXIKBYQV/F5AOXV0HXIKBYQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/OXV0/HXIKBYQV/F5AOXV0HXIKBYQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/OXV0/HXIKBYQV/F5AOXV0HXIKBYQV.SMALL.jpg profesor_ng A simple and cheap grill on boat. Reuse existing standard grill or, like in ths case, not operating electrical grill - just remove electrical part. This is very cheap comparing to similar comercial products. And it is DIY easy. Attach wooden console to grill It is enough to find old wooden beam...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:16:27 PDT
Kayak trolling motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-trolling-motor/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 PDT
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-A-630-Freighter-Out-Of-the-Thickest-Ice/
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SMALL.jpg amenough Ok. Let's knuckle down everybody. You thought November was long and cold? That was just pre-game. Button up butter cups, double up your long johns and put your parka's on and let's take a trip to the arctic. AKA: Northern Michigan. From here on out, consider it January. Now if you're a Yooper, you'r...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:31:25 PDT
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Dock-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-In-Black-O/
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SMALL.jpg amenough So you're at anchor in black out fog and your company is breathing down your back about getting into the dock. Let's use that pressure to get in so we don't have to spend the rest of the day answering emails about when the weather is going to change or justifying to someone 600 miles away if it's re...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:33:48 PDT
How To Stop A 630' Great Lakes Freighter On A Dime http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Stop-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-On-A-Dime/
How To Stop A 630' Great Lakes Freighter On A Dime - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SMALL.jpg amenough At glance it may not look as exciting as the twisting river of the Cuyahoga but, today we are going to land the guys on the end of the dock at Marblehead Ohio. I can't emphasize enough how difficult this can be. Today is an extremely rare calm day. More often than not, the wind and sea make th...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:39:56 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II http://www.instructables.com/id/Palette-Boat/
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SMALL.jpg pzwing It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars. Gathering the materials and the first steps Materials :- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)- almost any kind of wood- PVC ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-Into-The-Old-R/
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SMALL.jpg amenough So the number one rule in the Cuyahoga river is to check for traffic. Luckily for us, the Alpena already left and is out of our way. So long suckers! Don't Forget To Slow Down! Because it's happened before, I've seen it! This also a good time to call NS1 railroad bridge and give them a heads up t...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:38:33 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-on-recycled-tidycats-and-2liters/
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SMALL.jpg lon.jacob.johnson I set out to build a floating dock for a local music festival on the bayou. Bayou Boogaloo is my favorite festival in New Orleans, primarily because of its vicinity to and the capable use of Bayou St. John to enjoy this growing free festival. For years we have tied up my pirouge and various other...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:55:55 PDT
Fixing a plastic (polyethylene) kayak with a hole in it http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-plastic-polyethylene-kayak-with-a-hole-/
Fixing a plastic (polyethylene) kayak with a hole in it - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/ZHG5/GALKYKQ3/F4SZHG5GALKYKQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/ZHG5/GALKYKQ3/F4SZHG5GALKYKQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/ZHG5/GALKYKQ3/F4SZHG5GALKYKQ3.SMALL.jpg WayfinderAli I work for Pamlico Sea Base ( http://pamlicoseabase.org ) as a sea kayaking guide. One of our trailers is built for canoes and doesn't have fenders over the tires. Unfortunately someone wasn't paying attention when loading it with kayaks and the sides of a few boats sat on the tire for a 2 hour tri...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:25:02 PDT
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-open-kayak-from-recycled-bottles/
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SMALL.jpg bugcatcherjake A few years ago I was inspired by a very short video of a man making a small boat from recycled bottles. No matter where I looked, I couldn't come up with any instructions on how to make one of my own, so I had to set out without much guidance. I decided it would make a great dorm project because ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 11:20:17 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
Homemade Pontoon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SMALL.jpg Dr. Lazer Monkey UPDATE:  The canopy was too weak and a strong wind knocked it over, luckily I have some materials to build a new and improved one. This one will come with see though plastic curtains that we can use to block out the wind. I will buy a second hand gas motor, but keep the electric one as back up. I am...
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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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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/
Simple canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/PXPS/I21R9MC0/FOQPXPSI21R9MC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/PXPS/I21R9MC0/FOQPXPSI21R9MC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/PXPS/I21R9MC0/FOQPXPSI21R9MC0.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown There have been a few canoe like objects put up on instructables but this one is really a pirogue- or flat bottom canoe. There is actually a lot of theory on boats like this one but the basic idea is you take two planks, stick them together at the ends with a frame or two in the middle, fill in the...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:52:34 PST
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
Bicycle Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SMALL.jpg nebyaker For a while now I've been wanting to be able to tow kayak with my bicycle. This summer all the pieces came together. Used Bicycle Trailer Kid Carrier A friend had a used trailer that was just sitting in the backyard. I did purchase the connector to the bicycle to trailer from Amazon. Kayak doll...
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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/
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SMALL.jpg RangerJ Trying to launch my 18' boat has always been a strain. It would be easier if my trailer had rollers, which it doesn't - it has carpeted bunks. It's all I can do to push the 1400 pound boat and motor combination, especially when I'm perched on top of the trailer tongue, trying to keep my feet dry. T...
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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/
Cheap One-and-a-half Sheet Plywood Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SMALL.jpg dydaying Want to go sailing or fishing, but don't have the money to buy a fancy new boat? Well, you've come to the right place! Like you, I am also a wannabe sea captain on a tight budget. You won't learn how to build a luxury yacht here, but you will have a unique, durable, little boat at the end of this tu...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:13:07 PDT
Copper Pipe Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Boat/
Copper Pipe Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SMALL.jpg gi_joe77yo Materials You Will Need Small copper pipe, scissors, lighter, tea candle, hot glue gun, pipe cutters, a drill and the bottom of a ice cream container The Boat Cut of the bottom of an ice cream container about 1 to 2 inches from the bottom. The Engine Cut about 2 feet (24inches) of copper...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:08:28 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
Kayak Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SMALL.jpg rolfskylark Need wheels to easily roll you kayak from your car to the shore but do not want to pay 200$ ? Than this is the instructable for you. Materials - 6-8 feet of 1" PVC pipe - 4 1" PVC T joints - 6 1" PVC end caps - 2 8" rubber wheels w/ 1/2" hole - 1 2' long threaded bolt 1/3" wide - 4 washers * -...
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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/
How to fix a plastic kayak or canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/RCQV/FWYHVAWB/FGMRCQVFWYHVAWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/RCQV/FWYHVAWB/FGMRCQVFWYHVAWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/RCQV/FWYHVAWB/FGMRCQVFWYHVAWB.SMALL.jpg jinnan_tonnix This is an instructable describing a really easy and cheap way of effectively repairing cracks in your kayak or canoe, using nothing more than a drill, cloth tape and a hair dryer.I was given a kayak but it had six cracks in the hull and would eventually take on lots of water.I had two options: scra...
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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/
Car-Top Kayak Rack for Around Ten Bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/AIYS/GJQEBN26/F9XAIYSGJQEBN26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/AIYS/GJQEBN26/F9XAIYSGJQEBN26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9X/AIYS/GJQEBN26/F9XAIYSGJQEBN26.SMALL.jpg mdlmusic This instructable will show you how to make a car-top rack for hauling your kayak for about ten dollars. Get some pool noodles. I bought two pool noodles from the dollar store.  Then I used a sharp knife to cut them to that each piece was approximately as long as the width of my car's roof. Put...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:31:55 PST