Instructables: exploring - outside - boats Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:15:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Building a Cedar Strip Kayak
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> jimmar57 Sometimes I like to get on the water by myself and sometimes a canoe will suit me just fine. Other times the weather is not suitable for a canoe, too windy, too wavy or I just want to cruise the waterways a little more efficiently. A kayak can handle a bit of rough water and can cruise along at spee...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:35:52 PDT
Repair a sailboat sail using a tent rain fly.
Repair a sailboat sail using a tent rain fly. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 fav...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:57:30 PDT
Canoe & Kayak Launch
Canoe & Kayak Launch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Aluminum Boat Fishing Conversation and Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Rope Splicing Fid - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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
DIY Kayak Led Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom - More DIY How To Projects]]> vu2aeo We haven’t really used this dinghy much in Vizag, the water here is just too polluted (and smells of ammonia and sulphur) to want to go sailing in harbour and the beach surf is too rough to risk putting to sea from the beaches. So most of the time, our dinghy remained in storage in our garage. Wh...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:41:13 PDT
Paddleboat using recycled materials
Paddleboat using recycled materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
PDRacer model - More DIY How To Projects]]> yachtsman Model of PDRacer in size 1:10 from balsa and plywood.
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:54:18 PDT
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
$100 Hardware Store Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Captain Robert Best weekend project ever!Build a sailboat for $100 with easy-to-find parts! 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
Boat BBQ - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
kayak boat lumber cart addition to trailer dolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Beer Balance - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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.
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Kayak trolling motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> karrman1984 I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this kayak invention, I have seen tank wheel chairs that go every where. Well I would like to extend my offer to my fellow veterans who I served with a chance to be able to kayak with your families again. Big boats are nice, but it is not th...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 PDT
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]]> 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
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Palette Boat B.O.T. II
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
20 Boats You Can Build Yourself jessyratfink It's getting warm again, so why not build yourself a boat for some summer adventures? The authors on Instructables have you covered with all sorts of amazing boats you can build yourself!These boats range from easy to advanced, and some can be built in as little as an afternoon. Have a look through ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:05:21 PDT
Raft - More DIY How To Projects]]> edaly2014 This is how to make the skeleton of a Bucket raft. You can add different things on to it and make a raft really personal. Gather Materials Planks of wood about 2 inches thick pvc pipe screws home depot buckets Allign wood Align the wood so that it is in a square shape Drill Drill throu...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 12:41:43 PDT
Jon Boat To Bass Boat Mod
Jon Boat To Bass Boat Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> justintime1998 This instructible will get you out on the water to fish without pulling too much cash out of your pocket. Not only will it be an affordable way but the results are very satisfying Get A Cheap Alluminum Boat The boat can be either a "v" bottom hull or a flat bottom boat. With this kind of modific...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:49 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Sunfish Boat Rudder Build
Sunfish Boat Rudder Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> stangtime I picked up a couple Sunfish hulls but they didn't come with anything. New (and even used Sunfish rudders) are not cheap. So I built one for under $20. This build is for protected waters and for recreations use. Be safe. Thanks for taking a look.
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:43:07 PDT
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
2 hour, $30 paddle catamaran
2 hour, $30 paddle catamaran - More DIY How To Projects]]> jerry jaksha Got up this morning and decided to build a sit up paddle board.Two hours later I was in the water, paddling around. Version 1.0 construction Liberated the folding deck chair from the patioTook 2 - 4" x 20' light wall- appx. 30 mm or 1/16" sewer tubes and glued end caps on. I'm not sure the lightw...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 22:26:11 PDT
Kayak Cart, Small, Storable, Cheap.
Kayak Cart, Small, Storable, Cheap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> ggmex4wd5sp I paddled the famous “Great River Rumble” ( in 2013 and plan to paddle both the 2014 Great River Rumble and the St. Croix Paddle ( this year. Several stops on last year’s paddle required storing the boats a long way from the river. The standard...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:15:56 PDT
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> misailor28 This instructable will go through the process to sew up a canvas sailboat cover.  You can use the Industrial Straight Stitch or Walking Foot sewing machine available at TechShop Detroit.  This is a cover that is for a 14 foot Collegiate FJ Sailboat.   I made it at TechShop Cut up ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:22:31 PDT
How To Cruise HowToLou A bunch of helpful tips, for first time cruisers, from my last cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas.  If you have other tips, please add comments.  Thanks.
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:01:02 PDT
How to Un-seize a Piston: British Seagull Outboard engine + Change Impeller, Gearbox Oil Seal & Carburetter 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
Homemade Pontoon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Boat Update - Swanzilla - Feet Propulsion & Model Test 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
The hat keeper - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 The hat keeper, You might be wondering what it is but you will soon find out. I was out boating recently and to avoid sunburn on my face I took a hat, my hat nearly blew off several times. I wanted to put my head in the fast wind stream without losing my hat so I came up with the idea of the "...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:21:25 PDT
LongBoarding Paddle
LongBoarding Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> wiscdoledino Theses stand up paddle board paddles are pretty cool. They are made for longboards for controls and for pushing off for speed. They are pretty easy to make and cheap to make also compared to the store bought ones. The tennis ball grips the road to steer or push off. Tools and Supplies: Tools:j...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:35:32 PST
1976 Crestliner rebuild 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
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> misailor28 This is an instructable that will show how to make covers for sailboat winches.  These are really expensive if you have to go and buy them from a traditional canvas shop or generic ones from WestMarine.  They will easily set you back $30-$50 each.  They can be made with about $5 in materials.  It's ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:45:08 PST
Floating Key Chain
Floating Key Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> xwania Floating key chain criteria - Not bulky, fit in my shorts pockets without bulking up - Floats - off course :-) - Inexpensive and easy to build - Can be returned if found If you follow the instructions it will take you 5 mins of actual work, but a few hrs of drying time. See pictures and you wont n...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:29:27 PST
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:49:35 PST
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raybourne INTRODUCTION Roof racks for carrying 1+ kayaks can get pretty expensive (at least $100) for a transporting a single kayak and even more additional kayaks. This Instructable will show you how to build and mount a PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier to your vehicle that can carry one or two kayaks. The t...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:11:34 PST
Simple canoe
Simple canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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
How to build a Bass Boat side console for little money!
How to build a Bass Boat side console for little money! - More DIY How To Projects]]> cliffyd In this Instructable I am going to share an idea for a home built side console that should look like it came from a Ranger, Skeeter, Stratos Bass boats. The Image here is only a idea I was going for, NOT the finished product! It is also just the build of the console, it is not showing it done becaus...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:02:54 PST
Viking Unmanned Solar Rescue Boat 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 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
Bicycle Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bwriedt 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