Instructables: exploring - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:51:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Un-seize a Piston: British Seagull Outboard engine + Change Impeller, Gearbox Oil Seal & Carburetter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Un-seize-a-Piston-British-Seagull-Outboard-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/ZV3L/HTLEACOI/F7MZV3LHTLEACOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/ZV3L/HTLEACOI/F7MZV3LHTLEACOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/ZV3L/HTLEACOI/F7MZV3LHTLEACOI.SMALL.jpg AndrewKFletcher How to un-seize a rusty piston using heat and dismantling fluid.  Fully seized 2 stroke Seagull Outboard Engine Restored and Running. Gearbox removal and seal replacement, Water pump / impeller change and carburetor repaired. The principles are the same for most seized piston engines, be it a l...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:10:12 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
Boat Update - Swanzilla - Feet Propulsion & Model Test http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-Update-Swanzilla-Feet-Propulsion-Model-Test/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/YUJ2/HT5CUM1J/FGUYUJ2HT5CUM1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/YUJ2/HT5CUM1J/FGUYUJ2HT5CUM1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/YUJ2/HT5CUM1J/FGUYUJ2HT5CUM1J.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva A little introduction into some boat building the guys and I are doing.
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:43:47 PDT
The hat keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-hat-keeper/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:21:25 PDT
LongBoarding Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/LongBoarding-Paddle/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:35:32 PST
1976 Crestliner rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/1976-glastron-reuild/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CE7/HRBNBLVN/FV68CE7HRBNBLVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CE7/HRBNBLVN/FV68CE7HRBNBLVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CE7/HRBNBLVN/FV68CE7HRBNBLVN.SMALL.jpg wlabreeze Started new business, along with my property service I now offer boat refurbishing. Specializing in older completely thrashed power boats. I do it all. From engine to detailing, upholstery to wiring ,at a reasonable price, enough where owner can recover upon sale. Done quite a few, now I'm starting ...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:30:55 PST
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-Winch-Covers-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:45:08 PST
Floating Key Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Key-Chain/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:29:27 PST
raft http://www.instructables.com/id/raft/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GJH0/HQA0CZUN/F6YGJH0HQA0CZUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GJH0/HQA0CZUN/F6YGJH0HQA0CZUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GJH0/HQA0CZUN/F6YGJH0HQA0CZUN.SMALL.jpg adamaero null null null null null null
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:49:35 PST
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
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
Simple canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.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
Make a Super-Comfortable Kayak Seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Super-Comfortable-Kayak-Seat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RUK2/HP0CRHA3/FD1RUK2HP0CRHA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RUK2/HP0CRHA3/FD1RUK2HP0CRHA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RUK2/HP0CRHA3/FD1RUK2HP0CRHA3.SMALL.jpg Guillemot A seat is a pretty basic need in a kayak. A good seat is the key to comfortably sitting in a kayak for hours at a time. The seat is the primary contact between the paddler and the boat and as such it is the primary tool for controling the kayak. There are some pretty nice pre-made seats availabl...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:54:43 PST
DIY Boat side console http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boat-side-console/
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:02:54 PST
Viking Unmanned Solar Rescue Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-Unmanned-Solar-Rescue-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/OQ2D/HNICKM6E/FSVOQ2DHNICKM6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/OQ2D/HNICKM6E/FSVOQ2DHNICKM6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/OQ2D/HNICKM6E/FSVOQ2DHNICKM6E.SMALL.jpg valasoft Unmanned Solar Rescue Boat is a Global Rescue Project starting in Caspian Sea But In Fact project knowledge Will continue to increase and spread for all countries and mainly for The Red Crescent or is better to say rescuing peoples around the world.i am designing a unmanned remote control boat and ...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:02:40 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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/0ZR7/HN4ZYKCI/FQF0ZR7HN4ZYKCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/0ZR7/HN4ZYKCI/FQF0ZR7HN4ZYKCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/0ZR7/HN4ZYKCI/FQF0ZR7HN4ZYKCI.SMALL.jpg MakeItWithJason Every time we go camping at Clear Lake near Mount Hood in Oregon, I used to jealously walk past all of the canoes, kayaks and rowboats dotting the shoreline of the lake, waiting to be taken out into the water for hours of fishing and paddle-borne awesomeness. I have a more extensive build blog o...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:14:12 PDT
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
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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
Modify a model boat: Fairey Huntress http://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-Model-Boats-Fairey-Huntress/
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 04:43:59 PDT
Build a model boat: HMS Ajax http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Model-Boats-HMS-Ajax/
Build a model boat: HMS Ajax - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SMALL.jpg MyHobbyStore One of Model Boats Magazine's South African readers, Pat Keogh describes his latest model. When I think back over the years and when I started in 1975 purchasing my first set of plans from David McGregor, it strikes me as quite as humorous that it has taken so many years to actually start building ...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:19:59 PDT
Build a Model Boat: Telectra http://www.instructables.com/id/The-then-and-now-Comparison-in-Model-Boatings-Tele/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:08:28 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
Build a Handheld GPS Mount for Your Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Handheld-GPS-Mount-for-Your-Boat/
Build a Handheld GPS Mount for Your Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SMALL.jpg RangerJ Whether it's in my boat or kayak, I practically never go on the water without my GPS. Not only can I use it to determine where I am, I can also use it to find my way back home and download my tracks to show where I went. I spend a good amount of time on the water exploring new paddle trails, and the...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:57:28 PDT
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-cheap-boat-handles-boarding-steps-or-grab/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:45:46 PDT
Make a Transducer Mount for Your Boat's Depth Finder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Transducer-Mount-for-Your-Depth-Finder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/MDP9/HK6XHMG6/FNDMDP9HK6XHMG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/MDP9/HK6XHMG6/FNDMDP9HK6XHMG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/MDP9/HK6XHMG6/FNDMDP9HK6XHMG6.SMALL.jpg RangerJ This isn't a very complicated project, but it is much better than drilling holes in the transom of your boat, only to find you made a mistake and have to drill more. I've done that. For this project, you will need a piece of polyethylene at least 3 x 6" in size and at least 1/2" thick (5/8" or 3/4"...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:36:30 PDT
Converting Aluminum boat to Bass boat (Camera date is factory) http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Aluminum-boat-to-Bass-boat/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:33:44 PDT
Easy Sail Repair with 3M 5200 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Sail-Repair-with-3M-5200/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SUMO/HJKC0GEV/FTSSUMOHJKC0GEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SUMO/HJKC0GEV/FTSSUMOHJKC0GEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/SUMO/HJKC0GEV/FTSSUMOHJKC0GEV.SMALL.jpg stangtime I had a couple small holes in an old mainsail that needed patching.  Over the years I've used sail tape as well as had holes stitched up "properly" with uv thread and Dacron material.  I stumbled onto a few websites where people had patched their holes with 5200 and scraps of old sail.  So for less ...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 14:10:21 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE.jpg http://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
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
Modifying my boat for night fishing, bow and spear fishing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-my-boat-for-night-fishing-bow-and-spear/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/748F/HJKC54B7/FJK748FHJKC54B7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/748F/HJKC54B7/FJK748FHJKC54B7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/748F/HJKC54B7/FJK748FHJKC54B7.SMALL.jpg geronimogo This is a video where that shows you how I modified my portabote to have a spot light and navigation lights as well as be able to steer a trolling motor up front.  This method might work for a multiple types of small boats.  
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:47:14 PDT
Quick and Easy Kayak Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Kayak-Repair/
Quick and Easy Kayak Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NQ5W/HJKC574S/FFLNQ5WHJKC574S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NQ5W/HJKC574S/FFLNQ5WHJKC574S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NQ5W/HJKC574S/FFLNQ5WHJKC574S.SMALL.jpg zap1998 I have an old hand-me-down kayak that has been leaking and taking on water.  What to do?  I saw some instructables that showed melting a new piece of plastic onto the yak.  Too complicated!  I needed a quick fix with minimal time and effort. Gather Tools 1.  Heat gun 2.  Duct tape (gorilla tape i...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:44:55 PDT
rc model wing catamaran http://www.instructables.com/id/rc-model-wing-catamaran/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/USLA/HJKBWIG1/FGZUSLAHJKBWIG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/USLA/HJKBWIG1/FGZUSLAHJKBWIG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/USLA/HJKBWIG1/FGZUSLAHJKBWIG1.SMALL.jpg barry marmion The model is a 5ft , I/5 scale model of c class catamaran edge. the wing is a two element with a slot between. I am about to water trail it here's hoping it goes  
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:53:28 PDT
Building a Cedar Strip Canoe Slideshow http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Cedar-Strip-Canoe-Slideshow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5IM8/HJGE44GV/FV15IM8HJGE44GV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5IM8/HJGE44GV/FV15IM8HJGE44GV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5IM8/HJGE44GV/FV15IM8HJGE44GV.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 This is the second canoe I built. It was done in a hurry to get ready for a Canadian fishing trip. I started in late February and finished in early May. For details start with and follow the links: http://Building a Cedar Strip Canoe: The Details: Lofting the Plans no flashplayer? try the youtub...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:45:00 PDT
How to Build a Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Kayak/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/VSZL/HJF2JZ76/FOQVSZLHJF2JZ76.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/VSZL/HJF2JZ76/FOQVSZLHJF2JZ76.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/VSZL/HJF2JZ76/FOQVSZLHJF2JZ76.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose Kayaking and Canoeing are great activities, but buying a boat can be expensive. Why not make your own custom boat by checking out these awesome posts on how to build a kayak or canoe! null null null null null null null null null null null
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:29:07 PDT
How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Pop-Pop-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/8Z6F/HJAHW6G5/FDG8Z6FHJAHW6G5.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax This video guide shows you how to make a simple model pop pop steam boat out of a few household items. Great fun craft idea. Items needed are: 1 Drinks Can 1 Juice Carton 2 Straws Blu-Tack
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:32:05 PDT
How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kayak-Portage-Yoke/
How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 This is simple homemade portage yoke that is inexpensive and simple to construct. It works well with no slippage and is quick and easy to attach. When I carry my kayak from my car top to the lake I can usually just rest the lip of the cockpit on my shoulder with my head inside and carry it the shor...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:50:31 PDT
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 A practical account of my experiences and a brief guide to building a cedar strip canoe. It includes links to stories of using the canoe for wilderness camping and fishing. for more information see: http://hubpages.com/_3v4wkz561vqja/hub/Bulding-a-Cedar-Strip-Canoe-The-Basics estimating epoxy cost...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 PDT
How to Build a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Boat-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/V0JA/HJ5ZIIC0/FWFV0JAHJ5ZIIC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/V0JA/HJ5ZIIC0/FWFV0JAHJ5ZIIC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/V0JA/HJ5ZIIC0/FWFV0JAHJ5ZIIC0.SMALL.jpg crazydragonking99 Guides for building a boat. These boats are made out of some very interesting materials. null null A duct tape boat-who would have thought this could happen? null null null What an unusual idea. null null null null null null null null null nul...
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:01:26 PDT
Free skin on frame canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-skin-on-frame-canoe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZTZG/HINO5VPB/F67ZTZGHINO5VPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZTZG/HINO5VPB/F67ZTZGHINO5VPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZTZG/HINO5VPB/F67ZTZGHINO5VPB.SMALL.jpg camping crazy This is a skin on frame canoe I built for free it is 9 feet long and would be a kayak if it had a deck. I built it from 4in strapping,some heavy tarp,lots of screws,and staples. Thanks for looking!! Please comment,like and vote!!
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:42:05 PDT
The Whittaker paddle wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Whittaker-paddle-wheel/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:57:18 PDT
Easy canoe/kayak portage cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-canoekayak-portage-cart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/MF79/HIGFK4F2/FXJMF79HIGFK4F2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/MF79/HIGFK4F2/FXJMF79HIGFK4F2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/MF79/HIGFK4F2/FXJMF79HIGFK4F2.SMALL.jpg camping crazy This is a super cheap super easy canoe cart I made for portaging our canoe. It is made out of a large milk crate,a golf bag caddy,a pool noodle,and zipties. It was easy to make and is made out of salvaged materials. Thanks for reading! Please comment and vote. P.S I will make an instructable on how ...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:11:54 PDT
rigging kayak anchor trolley http://www.instructables.com/id/rigging-kayak-anchor-trolley/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:15:13 PDT
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-the-gunwales-and-other-wood-work-on/
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SMALL.jpg btm An old canoe can be refurbished and look almost as good as new, if the plastic is in good shape.  All the wood work can be removed and replaced, leaving your canoe looking great. Remove old wood Anything that is dry rotted needs to come off.  Very helpful if you clearly mark the placement of seat...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:33 PDT
Kayak Step Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Step-Cart/
Kayak Step Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SMALL.jpg 3D-NM8OR An alternative to the DIY PVC cart - easy to make, doubles as a step for loading / unloading and folds for convenient transportation / storage.  It doesn't get much easier than this. Folding Step Stool Needing a kayak cart, I was looking for alternatives to measuring / cutting / gluing (cursing*&...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:55:09 PDT
Easy Magazine Rack For (small) Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Magazine-Rack-For-small-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/5YW4/HI3U0W0G/F265YW4HI3U0W0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/5YW4/HI3U0W0G/F265YW4HI3U0W0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/5YW4/HI3U0W0G/F265YW4HI3U0W0G.SMALL.jpg stangtime All of the big sailboats have magazine and/or book racks.  So, I wanted to build one for my little 17' sailboat.  This design was quickly sketched and cut out of very cheap pine.  The tools were just a miter saw and circular saw.  It was assembled with 2" finishing nails and construction adhesive.  ...
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:27:02 PDT
DIY Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/9E36/HI3U0ZTK/FXC9E36HI3U0ZTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/9E36/HI3U0ZTK/FXC9E36HI3U0ZTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/9E36/HI3U0ZTK/FXC9E36HI3U0ZTK.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose Want to get out on the water in a sailboat or kayak but dont have the money to buy one? Check out these great DIY boat posts to help you build your own! null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null nu...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:07:27 PDT
Boat Swing Mount For GPS or Sirius Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-Swing-Mount-For-GPS-or-Sirius-Radio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/IQPE/HHS99WMP/F6MIQPEHHS99WMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/IQPE/HHS99WMP/F6MIQPEHHS99WMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/IQPE/HHS99WMP/F6MIQPEHHS99WMP.SMALL.jpg stangtime This project was pretty easy just using scrap wood.  I wanted a better mount for my portable Sirius radio for use on the boat.  The goal was to have a mount that would permit the radio to be used either in the cabin or the cockpit.  I used a $5.00 speaker found at a flea market and then some little ...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:42:38 PDT
Self-Sailing Yacht http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Sailing-Yacht/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:11:09 PDT
Sirius Radio (DIY) Portable Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Sirius-Radio-DIY-Portable-Mount/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/VA25/HHMHZTUW/FNBVA25HHMHZTUW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/VA25/HHMHZTUW/FNBVA25HHMHZTUW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/VA25/HHMHZTUW/FNBVA25HHMHZTUW.SMALL.jpg stangtime I like to have satellite radio on the boat but I didn't want to have it permanently installed.  I came across an old xm2go unit in a consignment shop for $25 and then built a portable carrier for it.  (These old units are all over eBay and can be located pretty cheaply)   This project is nothing co...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:45:38 PDT