Instructables: exploring - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:36:30 PST BLOX v1.01 240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/240cm-skin-on-frame-sailing-pram-with-Mirage-Drive/
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/1PL6/I52CKMLN/F0C1PL6I52CKMLN.SMALL.jpg heavyweather I tried to build the lightest and cheapest (~150€ total material bill) sail-boat I could come up with. Space was an issue. I keep this boat upright on my parking lot in summer and on the back wall of my grandmothers garage in winter.The boat would have to be light enough to get it up on my car on my...
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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/
Yet another set of kayak wheels! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/BG18/I4IXGWKG/FK7BG18I4IXGWKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/BG18/I4IXGWKG/FK7BG18I4IXGWKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/BG18/I4IXGWKG/FK7BG18I4IXGWKG.SMALL.jpg yakhack Yes, there are many designs out there with either rigid or folding frames that the kayak needs to be secured to or need to be inserted into the scupper holes. Wheels that handle loose soft sand well have to be large diameter or wide. Due to the width of some kayaks this makes the assembly quite tall...
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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/
Custom boat refrigerator and chart table cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/CCPA/I4IX2DJT/FTECCPAI4IX2DJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/CCPA/I4IX2DJT/FTECCPAI4IX2DJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/CCPA/I4IX2DJT/FTECCPAI4IX2DJT.SMALL.jpg joachimba First of all, this is my first instructable after many years of joyful and inspiring reading. Our 28' sailing boat needed a fridge. When we bought the boat, the only place to store cold food was under a folding chart table, in a peltier cooled portable cooler (the type you bring for camping). This w...
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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/
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-sail-from-an-old-tent-rain-fly/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:43:16 PDT
Embark-A-Lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Embark-A-Lounger/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:20:52 PDT
Rope Splicing Fid http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Splicing-Fid/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:49:27 PDT
Boat BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-BBQ/
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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/
Kayak trolling motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MTZZ/HWH2GKCD/FXVMTZZHWH2GKCD.SMALL.jpg 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 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
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Dock-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-In-Black-O/
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Palette-Boat/
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/JPG2/HVYQ9Q31/FUOJPG2HVYQ9Q31.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Boats-You-Can-Build-Yourself/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/PZCE/HVVKM5LA/FLLPZCEHVVKM5LA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Raft-1/
Raft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Jon-Boat-To-Bass-Boat-Mod/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:49 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-on-recycled-tidycats-and-2liters/
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunfish-Boat-Rudder-Build/
Sunfish Boat Rudder Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/G03Y/HVFL6J2A/FLIG03YHVFL6J2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/G03Y/HVFL6J2A/FLIG03YHVFL6J2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/G03Y/HVFL6J2A/FLIG03YHVFL6J2A.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-open-kayak-from-recycled-bottles/
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SMALL.jpg 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
Kayak Cart, Small, Storable, Cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Cart-Small-Storable-Cheap/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:15:56 PDT
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SMALL.jpg 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 www.techshop.ws Cut up ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:22:31 PDT
How To Cruise http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cruise/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/L641/HUFK2KV2/F2LL641HUFK2KV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/L641/HUFK2KV2/F2LL641HUFK2KV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/L641/HUFK2KV2/F2LL641HUFK2KV2.SMALL.jpg 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
What if this is a really long name http://www.instructables.com/id/What-if-this-is-a-really-long-name/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LBH8/HU0590HE/FGBLBH8HU0590HE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LBH8/HU0590HE/FGBLBH8HU0590HE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/LBH8/HU0590HE/FGBLBH8HU0590HE.SMALL.jpg mmmelroy this is an example of a long description. it will be a total of 250 characters. this is an example of a long description. it will be a total of 250 characters. this is an example of a long description. it will be a total of 250 characters. 0987654321 More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus mor...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:52:13 PDT
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