Instructables: exploring - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Sat, 6 Feb 2016 10:38:51 PST BLOX v1.01 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 2-sheet plywood 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 2-sheet plywood 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* If you like it, please vote for me * (Just click the orange flag in the top right hand corner) Thanks.I'm entering this build for the 'brave the elements' contest. It's a boat I made using just two sheets of plywood as I live in a town which is surrounded on three sides by water, in the middl...
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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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/QDJ5/IHZ6RT0G/F5RQDJ5IHZ6RT0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/QDJ5/IHZ6RT0G/F5RQDJ5IHZ6RT0G.SQUARE.jpg http://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 How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe Free Canoe Re-build. How to make a canoe...
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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/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:25:41 PST
Cheap kayak fishing rod leash http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-kayak-fishing-rod-leash/
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:22:29 PST
Keep it simple outboard motor rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Keep-it-simple-outboard-motor-rack/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 21:51:23 PST
intex kayak sailing http://www.instructables.com/id/intex-kayak-sailing/
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:47:22 PST
Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak/
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:14:35 PDT
DIY Motor Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Motor-Boat/
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:24:22 PDT
Air Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Boat-1/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:36:52 PDT
My Floating Home http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Floating-Home/
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:22:34 PDT
How to clean a canoe after ocean use http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-canoe-after-ocean-use/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:24:47 PDT
How to build small model ship from kits http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-small-model-ship-from-kits/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 13:24:58 PDT
Windsurf Tear - DIY Emergency Sail Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Windsurf-Tear-DIY-Emergency-Sail-Repair/
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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:39:48 PDT
Free Canoe Re-build. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Canoe-Re-build/
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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:02:29 PDT
CONCEPT: Raft from Kitty-Litter Buckets http://www.instructables.com/id/CONCEPT-Raft-from-Kitty-Litter-Buckets/
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:33:19 PDT
Sustainable EURO Box Raft http://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-EURO-Box-Raft/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:44:44 PDT
Vertical Kayak Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Kayak-Storage/
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:59:37 PDT
Beertoon http://www.instructables.com/id/Beertoon/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:51:37 PDT
Removable Drain Covers for Sailboat Cockpit Drains http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Drain-Covers-for-Sailboat-Cockpit-Drains/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:59:53 PDT
Bayonet Plug Compatible LED Bulb for Older Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/Bayonet-Plug-Compatible-LED-Bulb-for-Older-Sailboa/
Bayonet Plug Compatible LED Bulb for Older Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/1PAE/IDUQZT48/FSP1PAEIDUQZT48.SMALL.jpg gpiwowar Do you have an old sailboat, trailer, RV or off-grid cabin that uses bayonet-style (12 V) light bulbs?Are you worried about running down your battery bank, and not being able to start your engine when it's time to move on?LED bulbs draw very little power compared to older incandescent bulbs, so chan...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:34:49 PDT
Re-Entering a Kayak After Flipping http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Entering-a-Kayak-After-Flipping/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:53:55 PDT
Got wind? Got an Hour? Make a Sailboat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Got-wind-Got-an-Hour-Make-a-Sailboat/
Got wind? Got an Hour? Make a Sailboat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/M9WK/ID5SC5LG/FH6M9WKID5SC5LG.SMALL.jpg dreamcoyote One day, while I was visiting my grandma on a river, it was a really windy day. We got an idea to make a sailboat out of items that we had around the house and bamboo that grew next to us. After we were done we went sailing all along the river. We had so much fun with it that I wanted to share it wi...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:46:46 PDT
How To Lock You Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Lock-You-Kayak/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:12:32 PDT
Dry Box (Kayak/ Boat/ Tubing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Box-Kayak-Boat-Tubing/
Dry Box (Kayak/ Boat/ Tubing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/2Q0U/ID1SRLJQ/FK52Q0UID1SRLJQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/2Q0U/ID1SRLJQ/FK52Q0UID1SRLJQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/2Q0U/ID1SRLJQ/FK52Q0UID1SRLJQ.SMALL.jpg Withered Perception Yeah so I got this great waterproof bag for my DSLR camera online. Now I can take my camera into the kayak without worries... or under water for that matter.The only issue is I have no waterproof storage for a spare lens, my smart watch, my phone, keys.... etc... My solution is this simple inexpensi...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 18:01:39 PDT
Kayak Lock (Simple and Strong) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Lock-Simple-and-Strong/
Kayak Lock (Simple and Strong) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/BLM0/ID1HXI0H/F9IBLM0ID1HXI0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/BLM0/ID1HXI0H/F9IBLM0ID1HXI0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/BLM0/ID1HXI0H/F9IBLM0ID1HXI0H.SMALL.jpg Withered Perception I was looking for kayak locks in multiple sporting goods stores and online.I get that $30-$40 isn't much to spend on the security of your kayak. Me being me I thought I'd go home and do some research to pick the best one for my aplication.No im not a burglar/ robber but personally know first hand ho...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:22:52 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...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:20:43 PDT
Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:54:00 PDT
Emergency Kayak Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Kayak-Rack/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:48:07 PDT
Sawfish, a lightweight foam kayak (23 lbs). Free DIY kayak plans for a hardware store sourced boat. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawfish-foam-kayak-build-a-funtional-light-wieght-/
Sawfish, a lightweight foam kayak (23 lbs). Free DIY kayak plans for a hardware store sourced boat. - 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 Have you ever stood on the shore and looked out at people boating and wished you could be out there too? I'm one of those people. I have to look at the water every time I cross a bridge or pass a lake, and I envy the people I see on the water. I really hate it when I'm traveling and don't have acces...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:29:44 PDT
Barton skiff... http://www.instructables.com/id/Barton-skiff/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:01:22 PDT
Turn a Golf Cart into Kayak Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Golf-Cart-into-Kayak-Dolly/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:42:18 PDT
Canoe rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-rack/
Canoe rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UYU2/IBGD9LXP/FM2UYU2IBGD9LXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UYU2/IBGD9LXP/FM2UYU2IBGD9LXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/UYU2/IBGD9LXP/FM2UYU2IBGD9LXP.SMALL.jpg jsumler All you need is (2) cinder blocks and (2) 2x4's. First step. Place cinder blocks the appropriate length apart. Last step Place 2x4's inside cinder blocks and place canoe in the rack. And your done.
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:01:41 PDT
Drying the dry specialist dry bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Sea-kayaking-drying-radio-bag-paddle-float/
Drying the dry specialist dry bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/H50S/IBFSJABM/FKIH50SIBFSJABM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/H50S/IBFSJABM/FKIH50SIBFSJABM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/H50S/IBFSJABM/FKIH50SIBFSJABM.SMALL.jpg agatornz As we all know salt water paddling means.. lots of gear rinsing and drying when we get home...Two pieces of gear in particularly continued to frustrate me in the drying process,(see picture above) by virtue of their particularly design, are both essentially bags.When hung up by their tips with the o...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:30:50 PDT
Landing Craft for a Motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Landing-Craft-for-a-Motorcycle/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:37:56 PDT
Anchor weight for fishing boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Anchor-weight-for-fishing-boat/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:18:48 PDT
SOF Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-On-Frame-Canoe-Free-Lassie-/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:31:01 PDT
Make a simple, inexpensive Kayak Stand in under 15 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-simple-inexpensive-Kayak-Stand-in-un/
Make a simple, inexpensive Kayak Stand in under 15 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/57Z2/IAJH50U6/FXT57Z2IAJH50U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/57Z2/IAJH50U6/FXT57Z2IAJH50U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/57Z2/IAJH50U6/FXT57Z2IAJH50U6.SMALL.jpg jamesburkefan I don't know about you, but I've priced kayak stands on a number of different websites. I did not like what I saw. Some of these vendors want to charge hundreds of dollars for a lightweight, portable, collapsible stand. Why pay that much when you can build one on your own (using very simple tools...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:41:57 PDT
Repair a Racing Fibreglass/Honeycomb Rowing Shell http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-Racing-FibreglassHoneycomb-Rowing-Shell/
Repair a Racing Fibreglass/Honeycomb Rowing Shell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/P2EM/IAHP9OYA/FGDP2EMIAHP9OYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/P2EM/IAHP9OYA/FGDP2EMIAHP9OYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/P2EM/IAHP9OYA/FGDP2EMIAHP9OYA.SMALL.jpg achong0 G'day All,This is my first ever instructable, so we will see how we go!I was in a predicament, that I had several small crushing marks, a couple of bits of pitting, and some grazed parts on the exterior and interior of my Rowing carbon fibre/honeycomb mould, and I did not want to pay the $500++ it w...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 23:22:49 PDT
how to make a paper boat http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-paper-boat-4/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 19:19:02 PDT