Instructables: exploring - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:19:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY styrofoam catamaran http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Styrofoam-Catamaran/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:07:57 PDT
Barrel Raft (Soapy Schooner) http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Raft-Soapy-Schooner/
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:31:53 PDT
Diaphragm Pop-pop Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Diaphragm-Pop-pop-Engine/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:40:01 PDT
AHOY! Cardboard Boat for Racing http://www.instructables.com/id/AHOY-Cardboard-Boat-for-Racing/
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Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:28:20 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
How to make a Thule Portageā„¢ canoe carrier for about $11 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Thule-Portage-Canoe-Carrier-for-Abou/
How to make a Thule Portageā„¢ canoe carrier for about $11 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/QMDN/ISCB64Y0/FBHQMDNISCB64Y0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/QMDN/ISCB64Y0/FBHQMDNISCB64Y0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/QMDN/ISCB64Y0/FBHQMDNISCB64Y0.SMALL.jpg chilihook When I went to see about buying one of Thule's fine Portage canoe carriers, I simply couldn't justify spending $120 on a device that I might use 2-3 times a year at most. So I made my own for a little over $10. Where the inspiration came from I'd love to say that the carriers I made were made f...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:30 PDT
How to Build an Artboat! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Artboat/
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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:56:37 PDT
bamboo canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Canoe/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:43:06 PDT
Adding a rear tie-down to the back of a car for safely carrying a canoe or kayak... or anything else for that matter. http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-a-Rear-Tie-down-to-the-Back-of-a-Car-for-Sa/
Adding a rear tie-down to the back of a car for safely carrying a canoe or kayak... or anything else for that matter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/43ED/IRRY68AV/F5G43EDIRRY68AV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/43ED/IRRY68AV/F5G43EDIRRY68AV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/43ED/IRRY68AV/F5G43EDIRRY68AV.SMALL.jpg chilihook Every try to tie something down to the roof of your car? Without anchor points under the front and back of the car, it's just not safe to carry anything on the roof whether it be a canoe or a Christmas tree. I think that this rear tie-down will do the trick for just about any automotive rear anchori...
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:05:58 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
Kayak Rack - Custom and Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Rack-Custom-and-Cheap/
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 13:12:57 PDT
Repair the Cap Rail on a Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Cap-Rail-on-a-Sailboat/
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:42:40 PDT
Canoe Spray Deck With Releasable Cockpits http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Spray-Deck-With-Releasable-Cockpits/
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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:26:38 PDT
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles http://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Shaft-Canoe-Paddles/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:27:39 PDT
Topographical Lake 3D Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Topographical-Lake-3D-Print/
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Thu, 7 Jul 2016 20:59:13 PDT
Racing scull rowing boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Racing-Scull-Rowing-Boat/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:31:17 PDT
Kayak Transportation http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Transportation/
Kayak Transportation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PAG6/IPZMQL9R/FTRPAG6IPZMQL9R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PAG6/IPZMQL9R/FTRPAG6IPZMQL9R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/PAG6/IPZMQL9R/FTRPAG6IPZMQL9R.SMALL.jpg ellason1 So I finally made the decision to buy a fishing kayak after much back and forth. Fishing and/or just being out on the water is a necessity in my life. If you own a kayak and drive a tin can like I do without a roof rack, then you know the struggle of transporting your kayak. This instructable will e...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:31:43 PDT
Spiffify Paddles http://www.instructables.com/id/Spiffify-Paddles/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:35:19 PDT
Repairing a Fiberglass Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Fiberglass-Canoe/
Repairing a Fiberglass Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VNZU/IPY0SH6P/FCZVNZUIPY0SH6P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VNZU/IPY0SH6P/FCZVNZUIPY0SH6P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VNZU/IPY0SH6P/FCZVNZUIPY0SH6P.SMALL.jpg LisaCMacDonald At the end of May last year I was online looking for jobs and wondering what I was going to do with my summer. Just before preparing to head to bed I decided to log into Facebook. Here in our little city we have a Buy and Sell Facebook page for folks in the area wishing to hawk their wares. While...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:32:45 PDT
Bicycle Canoe Cart 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Canoe-Cart-20/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:28:12 PDT
pontoon boat picnic table http://www.instructables.com/id/Pontoon-Boat-Picnic-Table/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:37:49 PDT
How to Pack a Sea Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Pack-a-Sea-Kayak/
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 11:23:04 PDT
kayak truck rack works with Tonneau Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Truck-Rack-Works-With-Tonneau-Cover/
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Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:05:52 PDT
Fixing the Portage Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-the-Portage-Cart/
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:27:49 PDT
Lightweight solar panel (12V battery charger) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightweight-Solar-Panel-12V-Battery-Charger/
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Thu, 12 May 2016 11:06:09 PDT
Kayak storage rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Storage-Rack/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:32:37 PDT
DIY kayak carts (from a stroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Carts-from-a-Stroller/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:08:30 PDT
Canoe Sailing and Upgrades http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Sailing-and-Upgrades/ https://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/B4HU/IMP4P2Q1/FNXB4HUIMP4P2Q1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/B4HU/IMP4P2Q1/FNXB4HUIMP4P2Q1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/B4HU/IMP4P2Q1/FNXB4HUIMP4P2Q1.SMALL.jpg joshua.artist My canoe has an electric motor, comfy seats, now it needs a sail and some solar power. null Sailing Canoe Chapter X: Maiden Voyage outrigger canoe with freestanding mast Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [March 2016 update] Build a Short Dragon (1...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2016 21:02:28 PDT
How to Easily Open a Soda Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Easily-Open-a-Soda-Can/
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:35:14 PDT
No Spill Fuel Pourer http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Spill-Fuel-Pourer/
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:07:12 PDT
Quiver Paddle bag, keeping a bundle of paddles safe and organized http://www.instructables.com/id/Paddle-Bag-How-I-Keep-All-My-Paddles-in-One-Place/
Quiver Paddle bag, keeping a bundle of paddles safe and organized - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/N5DB/ILWL9D9W/F1ZN5DBILWL9D9W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/N5DB/ILWL9D9W/F1ZN5DBILWL9D9W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/N5DB/ILWL9D9W/F1ZN5DBILWL9D9W.SMALL.jpg rowerwet Being a frequent boat builder (I expect to launch my 16th boat this spring) and the father of four kids who love to go kayaking. Just getting the whole family of six, in the car, with water bottles, snacks, sun screen, bug repellent, towels,etc. is bad enough. On top of that, it is up to me to get t...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:50:57 PDT
Arbor Boat Lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Arbor-Boat-Lift/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:02:30 PDT
Canadian Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Canadian-Canoe/
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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:21:04 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
7ft Wooden Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/7ft-Wooden-Sailboat/
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:51:17 PST
How to make a PT-Boat out of a Syma RS700 White Stealth Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-PT-Boat-Out-of-a-Syma-RS700-White-St/
How to make a PT-Boat out of a Syma RS700 White Stealth Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7NT8/IKY6J7A2/FZW7NT8IKY6J7A2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7NT8/IKY6J7A2/FZW7NT8IKY6J7A2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7NT8/IKY6J7A2/FZW7NT8IKY6J7A2.SMALL.jpg yuzuru otanashi First things first, I am new to making instructables, so if my instructions seem to be a bit vague, please don't make rude comments. Also I apologize for not having any pictures of the build process. This is because it did not occur to me that it would be a good idea to document the build. I will ev...
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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:33:23 PST
Jon Boat Trailer from a Harbor Freight 40 x 48 trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Jon-Boat-Trailer-From-a-40-X-48-Trailer/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:54:19 PST
Replacement tiller extension http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacement-Tiller-Extension/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:32:59 PST
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
12' Stand Up Paddle Board http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Stand-Up-Paddle-Board/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:31:11 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
GPS Boat Speedometer http://www.instructables.com/id/GPS-Boat-Speedometer/
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:54:25 PST
Portable Kayak Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Kayak-Stand/
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:21:00 PST
Canoe Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Projects/ https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/QDJ5/IHZ6RT0G/F5RQDJ5IHZ6RT0G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/QDJ5/IHZ6RT0G/F5RQDJ5IHZ6RT0G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/QDJ5/IHZ6RT0G/F5RQDJ5IHZ6RT0G.SMALL.jpg jjthephotoguy Having recently acquired a free fiberglass canoe, I went straight to instructables for helpful hints and tips. Hopefully this is a useful collection for your canoe work as well! null null null How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe Free Canoe Re-build. H...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 11:37:52 PST
Make your own Canoe Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Canoe-Paddle/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 13:25:41 PST
40-Gallon Raft http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Gallon-Raft/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 07:47:22 PST
On The Pontoon http://www.instructables.com/id/On-The-Pontoon/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:37:08 PST
Trials and Tribulations: building a collapsible Kayak with PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/Trials-and-Tribulations-building-a-collapsible-Kay/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 18:41:33 PST
The Pop Bottle Boat (Fail) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pop-Bottle-Boat-Fail/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 06:33:25 PST
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