Instructables: exploring - outside - boat - featured Thu, 28 May 2015 09:30:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build a Mussel Float Boat
Build a Mussel Float Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> cpomeroy2 This Instructable documents how I built a small sailing boat out of a mussel float, and advice on how to build your own! This project took me about four days working on and off and in a rush, so there were many corners cut and compromises made. If you are an advanced DIY person/ boat builder you can...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 06:57:47 PDT
$5 Canoe Seat Repair/Snowshoe Weave
$5 Canoe Seat Repair/Snowshoe Weave - More DIY How To Projects]]> brokerolla Today we're going to do a very quick, but functional, repair on a broken hand caned seat in a canoe. Although this is not the correct way to repair these seats, it definitely works and will get you through until you can buy a new seat or properly hand cane the broken one. I'll mention, I'm a pretty ...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:56 PDT
Kayak Cart
Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> asnyder6 This tutorial will list all the steps needed to make a simple, slip on kayak cart. It's a simple design where the boat sits inside of the loop and stays on by being pushed forward. I designed the cart to carry my Dagger Spector 15' touring kayak, but could be adjusted to fit most other shaped h...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:52:11 PST
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive
240cm skin on frame sailing pram with Mirage Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Build a Wood Sailboat - More DIY How To Projects]]> captainskully I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I thought I'd build a boat. It's got classic lines and looks so dazzling in the sunshine that people constantly stop me at the boat ramp to ask me about it. There's something unbelievably rewarding a...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:01:24 PST
Duct Tape and PVC Canoe
Duct Tape and PVC Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> woodmanzee Browsing Imgur one day I saw some guys that made a duct tape canoe, and decided to try my hand at the same. I saw a few other Instructables on this site that made kayaks or canoes, but they seemed a little smaller in scale and I wanted to build one I could use more than once and for it to be comfort...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:48:56 PST
How to Winterize a Boat
How to Winterize a Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ron0Fez This Instructable will teach you how to prepare a boat for a harsh mid-western winter.Here's what you need:Combination screw driverA boat - in this case it is a '97 Malibu Response with a Black Scorpion engineAnti-freeze, 3-5 bottlesA garden hose connected to a spigotA 5 gallon bucket, ours has 2 fe...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:52:30 PST
Portuguese Style Dory - REMIX
Portuguese Style Dory - REMIX - More DIY How To Projects]]> cammers Hello Instructablers,It is with much appreciation to rook999 that I create this remix of his awesome i'ble "Construction of Two Portuguese Style Dories".Credit also goes to the designer of this boat Hannu Vartiala, who generously shares his designs on line here.Without rook999 and Hunnu Vartial...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:32 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
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
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
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
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
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
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction - More DIY How To Projects]]> Z.Backas The "Stitch and Glue" method of boat construction is one of the most popular methods of plywood boat construction today. It allows for easy test fits, fast assembly, and simple fixes. I recently modified the Mini-Cup Sailboat plans, normally calling for assembly with wooden stringers, to stitch and ...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:45:19 PDT
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 Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat 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
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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. I also now have an instructable for a cedar strip kayak: for more informa...
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 PDT
The Whittaker paddle wheel
The Whittaker paddle wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Captain Robert The Whittaker style paddle wheel uses off-axis blades to increase efficiency and eliminate fouling. It is ideally suited for amphibious projects and applications where weeds would tangle in a normal propeller. It is low-draft and works well whether the blades dip just 3" into the water or go as deep...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:57:18 PDT
Make a Kayak Paddle!
Make a Kayak Paddle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> theredsurfer After this Instructable you will never be up a creek without the means of building a paddle. I recently bought a sit in kayak to explore the clear Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania(Highly Recommended!). I had a $200 budget, which was pretty tight to get into kayaking. I was able to secure a ...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:41:28 PDT
Bike Kayak Trailer
Bike Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> a.doovz I built this kayak hauler for a friend. I spent a good bit of time thinking about the hitch.  My favorite part is using a short piece of automotive heater hose to wrap around the bike seat post.  It flexes a little, absorbs small shocks, and attaches and removes quickly with no tools.  I like it. ...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 08:16:01 PDT
How to make a coroplast boat BATbuilder What did you make? I made a coroplast boat.  What is coroplast?  Coroplast is a plastic material that you can fold just like cardboard, but it is waterproof.  The hull is made from a folded piece of coroplast with a piece of plywood for the transom (the flat part on the back of the boat).  I used P...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:44:43 PDT
Unusual Boats zazenergy "Unusual Boats" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 10 different fun boating projects. Make your own hovercraft, build a boat out of duct tape or cardboard and much more! All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each s...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:40:02 PDT
From Inflatable to Infallible
From Inflatable to Infallible - More DIY How To Projects]]> jobard Hello everyone. I've always enjoyed fishing, although I'm not very good at it, and a few weeks ago I bought an inflatable boat to go fishing with it. The obvious problem that I faced was the fact that I was on an inflatable boat and at the same time, I was carrying my fishing gear (hooks, blades, sc...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:10:26 PST
Tackling Fishing SHIFT! Fishing!  One of the oldest past times of our culture, fishing has evolved from purely a hunting tactic to a legitimate sports.  Methods and techniques have been passed down for generations and our "Tackling Fishing" guide collects some of our best Instructables the avid  fisherman.  Learn how to ea...

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Tue, 22 May 2012 13:25:34 PDT
Easy wooden boat cleats
Easy wooden boat cleats - More DIY How To Projects]]> vectorges I built a Polynesian outrigger canoe last year, and seems like I am always coming up with modifications for it. This week the mods are for more cleats to be able to tie things down. I could buy cleats at the marine store, but that is too easy (and expensive). So I built some. I started with some scr...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:57:44 PDT
Easiest raft ever, it seems.
Easiest raft ever, it seems. - More DIY How To Projects]]> MN218 Hello, here's another type of raft I've built for small explorations, this time for the purpose of exploring islands in the rivers north of Montréal.  Both rafts took only an hour or so to make and were totally fine for short little journeys.  It is not the most seaworthy design, but would be totall...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54:23 PST
Building a wooden boat
Building a wooden boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> msil3070 This Instructable contains my plans and method for building a boat.  It is written as a  journal. I'm a novice so please don’t expect  exact and 100% correct boat building plans/ advice or terminology.  Experts, please feel free to constructively correct and participate.. Quick notes.. 1. If you'r...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:36:28 PST
pvc kayak
pvc kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellokeller First it was the PVC marshmallow gun, then it was the willow tree kayak then came the PVC Kayak. I was inspired by the first two projects and they happily came together. I used {10} PVC pipes (1/2in) each 10ft long from Home depot, {28} 45 degree elbows, {2} rolls of duct tape, {1} 11' by 15' tarp...
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again!
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> jskingry So there I was minding my own business driving home from the store sipping on my Polar Pop and jamming to Conway Twitty on the FM Radio when I saw it!  A plain and boring yellow kayak sitting on a box in someone's front yard with a sign on it.  At first I though nothing of it, I live in a waterfront...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:54:43 PST
Make a Dacron Sail
Make a Dacron Sail - More DIY How To Projects]]> plasticvicar There are several excellent Instructables about making sails from poly tarps and traditional cotton, but so far none for Dacron. Well, time to fix that! In this Instructable, I will be making a sail for a Buzzards Bay Rookie, a small one-class sailing dinghy that was popular in Southeast Massachuse...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:36:48 PDT
Barrel Boat
Barrel Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> gmckee1399 My first boat I ever built. Best for kids Originaly built in 2010 by my brother and I to explore the small pond at the end of the street.Total construction takes arond 1 hour with very little skill needed.Very simple construction requiring basic tools and materials to build. Can be built for free or...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:45 PDT
How to Build a Boat audreyobscura Canoes! Sailboats! Kayaks! Pontoons! One has so many options when deciding to build a boat. Ambitious builders set their hopes a-float and construct a (hopefully) buoyant vessel to relax on, fish from, or even to get some exercise! This guide meshes some of the best Instructables on how to build bo...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:00:45 PDT
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones.
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> When in doubt, duct tape! WARNING: WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT ALL TIMES. GLOVES, BOOTS, AND WHEN PAINTING A GAS MASK. DO NOT TRY TO SAIL THIS ON THE SEA OR IN DEEP WATER WITHOUT A LIFE VEST. This boat is made for calmer water, and rough waves may shred the boat.  DO NOT sail if you cant swim! Hi guys, I'm publishing yet a ne...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:13:36 PDT
PVC Kayak Cart
PVC Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> darrennie After looking around quite a bit, here is a PVC Kayak Cart I made from various different designs I found online to suit my needs. Thanks to all who helped (whether you realized it or not) . Parts List. Parts List (all ¾” PVC unless noted): Top Half: 4 – 90-degree elbow fittings. 2 – 45-degree el...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:35:47 PDT
A bike for the desert and for the water
A bike for the desert and for the water - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random23      Last year I decided to go to Burning Man and knew I needed a bike.  Rather than decorate an existing bike I chose to make one that could fit two people and carry anything else I wanted with me.  Also important was durability, I wanted as few delicate parts as possible and to keep it as simple a...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:55:34 PDT
How to recreate boat registration numbers
How to recreate boat registration numbers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. In the process of painting a boat the registration digits got scraped off for a clean smooth look. Without these the boat is illegal to be in the water. This is how to recreate them: Save your registration digits And do it somewhere they...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:00:56 PDT
Painting a boat!
Painting a boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! If you get a chance to get your boat out of water, you may as well give it a new look by painting it. I choose the color pink!  Scraping Using a razor blade, scrape off any unwanted stickers. If you're removing your regi...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:33:55 PDT
Concrete Boat! thuglife305 Concrete Boat: Materials List-  Concrete Water Rubber Gloves Silicone Spray Boat shaped mold (I used a Tupperware bowl but almost anything can be used)  Bucket to mix concrete in Step 1:  First create a mold of the shaped boat you want. My mold was a medium sized plastic Tupperware bowl, but you c...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 18:34:59 PDT
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1
Building a "Pintail" Duckboat Pt 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArtisanEclectic ******Please Note: The woodworking part of this project is complete. Pt. 2 will be on Prepping and Painting the boat.  My name is Greg and I am a wood scavenger. I was trained as a 6093 Aircraft sheet metalsmith In the Marine Corps, Most of my lifetime ago. When I got out of the Corps I spent a c...
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Mon, 28 May 2012 17:32:35 PDT
How to open and clean an outboard motor carburetor
How to open and clean an outboard motor carburetor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park's automotive area! A clean carburetor improves the performance of your engine. This instructable will show you how to take it apart and clean it. Unscrew and open The screws are visible on the face of the carburetor. Take them out completely and ...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:37:58 PDT
Skin-on-Frame Canoe
Skin-on-Frame Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> balloondoggle I want a canoe.  I want one really badly.  New, it's going to run me $400 or more.  Used, well, I just don't like Craig's List and haven't found any other listings in my area.  So what's a boy to do?  Build one!!! There is no shortage of guidelines and tips and hints and clues and allusions to cano...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:00:57 PST
Hull Assembly Methods (Overview)
Hull Assembly Methods (Overview) - More DIY How To Projects]]> E-boat We use different panel assembly methods for our stitch and glue and composite boats: from the simple sharpie to the basket mold for larger hulls. You can use almost any method for any boat but each system has its advantages and is better fitted to a certain type of boat. Sharpie method: Well adapte...
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:44:00 PDT
Sailmaker's Whipping - Step by Step
Sailmaker's Whipping - Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> cammers Whippings are put on the end of a rope to prevent the rope from unlaying. Whippings are most necessary for natural fibre ropes that can't be melted. Whippings are preferable to back-splices whenever there is a need for the rope's end to pass through an eye or a block. I think a whipping is always p...
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 05:01:07 PDT
Optimist sailboat build
Optimist sailboat build - More DIY How To Projects]]> superdave.morris Building the Wood/Epoxy Optimist In 1947 a gentleman named Clark Mills designed a small sail boat for kids to learn to build and sail called the Optimist.  This boat was designed to be built from 3 sheets of plywood, with basic woodworking abilities.  As time progressed, builders began to modify th...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:19:31 PST
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1]
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> frits297 We are two students from the Technical University of Eindhoven and we are currently working on Protei, an open-source initiative to develop sailing drones to clean the oceans.  We designed and built a sailboat that could be easily adapted to different designs, we also took into account to built it ...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Boat Repair with Carbon Fiber
Boat Repair with Carbon Fiber - More DIY How To Projects]]> schkip1973 This instructible is to show you how to make small repairs to watercraft eg. cracks or chips on kayaks, surfskis, surfboards etc. If you have ever paddled or lifted a kayak across rocks like these, you will probably need to do a repair. This 'ible will work for: - small wooden boats or kayaks - fi...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:13:38 PST
Best of 2011: Outside Penolopy Bulnick I am happy to report that we've managed to survive in the outdoors for yet another year!  The Outside category received some amazing projects and we thought we would take a moment to highlight some of our, and your, favorites.  Congratulations to the authors below, and thank you to everyone who publ...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:58:47 PST