Instructables: exploring - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Mon, 25 May 2015 21:03:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Duct Tape Boat v1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Boat-v10/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 15:12:45 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
$5 Canoe Seat Repair/Snowshoe Weave http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Canoe-Seat-RepairSnowshoe-Weave/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:56 PDT
Revell 1:1200 Scale RMS Titanic Assembly Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Revell-11200-Scale-RMS-Titanic-Tutorial/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:40:11 PDT
PVC pipe + tarp kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-pipe-tarp-kayak/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:20:47 PDT
Tarp Tiedown http://www.instructables.com/id/Tarp-Tiedown/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:03:03 PDT
Build your own Countdown Regatta Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Coutndown-Regatta-Ollie-Box/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:18:48 PST
Easy PVC Fog Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-PVC-Fog-Horn/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:51:42 PST
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
Fixing a broken kayak / easy plastic welding http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-broken-kayak-easy-plastic-welding/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:30:35 PST
Outboard Motor Stand From Walker http://www.instructables.com/id/Outboard-Motor-Stand-From-Walker/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:43:40 PST
Dinghy trolley http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinghy-trolley/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:21:10 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
Yet another set of kayak wheels! http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-set-of-kayak-wheels/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:43:17 PST
Kayak rod holder mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-rod-holder-mount/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 13:41:41 PST
Small compact kayak wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-compact-kayak-wheels/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:54:44 PST
Kayak hatch installation http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-hatch-installation/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:44:43 PST
Custom boat refrigerator and chart table cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-refrigerator-and-chart-table/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:37:56 PST
Kayak leashes http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-leashes/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:13:50 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
Rebuild / repair a PWC throttle lever http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-repair-a-PWC-throttle-lever/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:17:59 PST
How to Winterize a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Winterize-a-Boat/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:52:30 PST
Construction folding boats from polypropylene sheet http://www.instructables.com/id/Construction-folding-boats-from-polypropylene-shee/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 11:57:43 PDT
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
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
Repair a sailboat sail using a tent rain fly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-sail-from-an-old-tent-rain-fly/
Repair a sailboat sail using a tent rain fly. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/7TT6/HZQTGLFK/FBG7TT6HZQTGLFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/7TT6/HZQTGLFK/FBG7TT6HZQTGLFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/7TT6/HZQTGLFK/FBG7TT6HZQTGLFK.SMALL.jpg pixelfundi I acquired an old Super Snark Sailboat that had a dirty, dry rotted sail and decent hull. Most of the holes in the sail were small, but there were some long tears as well. The first thing I tried, of course, was to apply a bunch of duct tape to make sure the boat would float. It sailed quite well, ...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:43:16 PDT
Embark-A-Lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Embark-A-Lounger/
Embark-A-Lounger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/AQ30/HZ9O3LJZ/F4QAQ30HZ9O3LJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/AQ30/HZ9O3LJZ/F4QAQ30HZ9O3LJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/AQ30/HZ9O3LJZ/F4QAQ30HZ9O3LJZ.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON The only bad thing about relaxing in a pool is having to get out for a refill. Enter the Embark-A-Lounger! With a folding lawn chair and a few ice chests, you can float to your heart's content with your favorite ice-cold drinks within reach. Tools and Materials ToolsA drill, drill bits, and dri...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:57:30 PDT
Canoe & Kayak Launch http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Kayak-Launch/
Canoe & Kayak Launch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SMALL.jpg Gregmink A local camp has several canoes that are routinely used by novice canoeists. The camp and canoeists were running into trouble keeping themselves dry while launching and retrieving the boats! Additionally there were concerns about some erosion of the bank and wear and tear on the bottom of the fiberg...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:51:48 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Skin-on-Frame-Kayak/
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/8K41/HYWT72DX/FNN8K41HYWT72DX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/8K41/HYWT72DX/FNN8K41HYWT72DX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/8K41/HYWT72DX/FNN8K41HYWT72DX.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Living in Cambridge near the historical Charles river and watching people kayak down it's length, I nurtured a growing desire to be able to interact with the natural structure on my own schedule. I decided to build a boat, but I didn't know how to get started. I soon received an email from a friend ...
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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/
Aluminum Boat Fishing Conversation and Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/1XUL/HYU89LZX/FOD1XULHYU89LZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/1XUL/HYU89LZX/FOD1XULHYU89LZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/1XUL/HYU89LZX/FOD1XULHYU89LZX.SMALL.jpg granato.m Epilog Challenge VI: I have entered this into the Epilog challenge please vote on it if you like the build. I would use the laser to help me with some really cool projects like laser cut wood objects, led illuminated signs, engraved tile and much much more. As an engineering student I have programme...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:20:52 PDT
Rope Splicing Fid http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Splicing-Fid/
Rope Splicing Fid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SMALL.jpg BST1 This is to make rope splicing fids. Quick simple and easy. Yes, you can buy them for about $10 ea. except here on Maui where I am, and shipping to Hawaii costs more than the item. You will need: 5 inches for each fid so I made three so 15" of tubing per size. Marker/Sharpie Dremel Cutoff wheel Dr...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:42:42 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
Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Boats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ZS92/HYC6C00W/FQXZS92HYC6C00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ZS92/HYC6C00W/FQXZS92HYC6C00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ZS92/HYC6C00W/FQXZS92HYC6C00W.SMALL.jpg British Badger Build a robot boat using water bottles Barrel Boat Boat Bed with secret compartments A little boat Make an open kayak from recycled bottles
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 02:08:56 PDT
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
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/
Paddleboat using recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/0X4D/HY0DOEYH/FTG0X4DHY0DOEYH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/0X4D/HY0DOEYH/FTG0X4DHY0DOEYH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/0X4D/HY0DOEYH/FTG0X4DHY0DOEYH.SMALL.jpg goyo81 A friend who runs a maker summer camp contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be up for doing some welding at her camp. When I found out the details, I was definitely up for it: help some kids build a human-powered paddle boat out of recycled materials! Finding materials The first step was...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:18 PDT
PDRacer model http://www.instructables.com/id/PDRacer-model/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:54:18 PDT
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-Deterrent-for-Boathouse/
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SMALL.jpg gigemags We have a two-slip boathouse in East Texas. It is a convenient respite from the sun, wind and rain for the birds. Unfortunately with it comes bird poop all over the dock, deck, and boats. When we are away we have the boats covered but they are usually peppered with poop on our return. I have tried a...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:50:22 PDT
$100 Hardware Store Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Hardware-Store-Sailboat/
$100 Hardware Store Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/G6HK/HXRWO73H/FE1G6HKHXRWO73H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/G6HK/HXRWO73H/FE1G6HKHXRWO73H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/G6HK/HXRWO73H/FE1G6HKHXRWO73H.SMALL.jpg Captain Robert Best weekend project ever!Build a sailboat for $100 with easy-to-find parts!http://threefeetofair.wordpress.com Grab your notepad and take notes, this video Instructable is information-dense! Here's the list of things to buy/find/scavenge (parentheses is where I got the item) One Inflatable twi...
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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 boat lumber cart addition to trailer dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/kayak-boat-lumber-cart-addition-to-trailer-dolly/
kayak boat lumber cart addition to trailer dolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SMALL.jpg jleslie48 So moving around my kayaks, rowboats, with those cheap flimsy wheel things, really doesn't work all that well. I also have a trailer, and recently got the "trailer dolly" from harbor freight to drag it around. I thought well the trailer dolly works so nice, how can I use it to move around my boats...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:34:13 PDT
Beer Balance http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Balance/
Beer Balance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SMALL.jpg ThijsOostenbrink We always had the problem that when we were sailing and the boat went skew our bottles of beer felt. This makes the boat sticky and besides that we didn't want to spill the beer. So I decided to design something that would hold the bottles straight. Milling the parts First thing you have to do i...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:10:26 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
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 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
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