Instructables: exploring - outside - boat - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:46:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:39:56 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II http://www.instructables.com/id/Palette-Boat/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-on-recycled-tidycats-and-2liters/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:55:55 PDT
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-open-kayak-from-recycled-bottles/
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Thu, 8 May 2014 11:20:17 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
Stitch and Glue Boat Construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitch-and-Glue-Boat-Construction/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:45:19 PDT
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:52:34 PST
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/
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:06:23 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
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:44:42 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
Make a Kayak Paddle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Kayak-Paddle/
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:41:28 PDT
Bike Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Kayak-Trailer/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 08:16:01 PDT
How to make a coroplast boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-coroplast-boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/HMRR/HFD1F5VG/FN1HMRRHFD1F5VG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Unusual-Boats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/0FK7/GMNR91RJ/FPD0FK7GMNR91RJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/0FK7/GMNR91RJ/FPD0FK7GMNR91RJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/0FK7/GMNR91RJ/FPD0FK7GMNR91RJ.SMALL.jpg 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 Instructables.com, 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Inflatable-to-Infallible/
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 17:10:26 PST
Tackling Fishing http://www.instructables.com/id/Tackling-Fishing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/LG8E/H2MYJRH9/FDMLG8EH2MYJRH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/LG8E/H2MYJRH9/FDMLG8EH2MYJRH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/LG8E/H2MYJRH9/FDMLG8EH2MYJRH9.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-wooden-boat-cleats/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:57:44 PDT
Easiest raft ever, it seems. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-raft-ever-it-seems/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:54:23 PST
Building a wooden boat http://www.instructables.com/id/My-wooden-boat-story/
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:36:28 PST
pvc kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-kayak/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Kayak-Paddle-Leash-never-loose-your-pa/
Creating a Kayak Paddle Leash, never loose your paddle again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/OHAQ/H9G11QVM/FZ3OHAQH9G11QVM.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dacron-Sail/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:36:48 PDT
Barrel Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Boat/
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:24:45 PDT
How to Build a Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/Q4Y6/H6S41E4Q/FP5Q4Y6H6S41E4Q.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-sail-boat-that-is-much-cheaper-than-retail/
How to Build a sail boat that is much cheaper than retail ones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/KGLA/H672XEXR/F7TKGLAH672XEXR.SMALL.jpg 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
PKC - PVC Kayak Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/PKC-PVC-Kayak-Cart/
PKC - PVC Kayak Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/5713/H63P3VN9/FJE5713H63P3VN9.SMALL.jpg 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 e...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:35:47 PDT
A bike for the desert and for the water http://www.instructables.com/id/A-bike-for-the-desert-and-for-the-water/
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:55:34 PDT
How to recreate boat registration numbers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-recreate-boat-registration-numbers/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:00:56 PDT
Painting a boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-boat/
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:33:55 PDT
Concrete Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Boat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/R88D/H2TIBBOY/FYCR88DH2TIBBOY.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pintail-Duckboat-build-log/
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Mon, 28 May 2012 17:32:35 PDT
How to open and clean an outboard motor carburetor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-open-and-clean-an-outboard-motor-carburetor/
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:37:58 PDT
Skin-on-Frame Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-on-Frame-Canoe/
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:00:57 PST
Hull Assembly Methods (Overview) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hull-Assembly-Methods-Overview/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:44:00 PDT
Sailmaker's Whipping - Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailmakers-Whipping-Step-by-Step/
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 05:01:07 PDT
Optimist sailboat build http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimist-sailboat-build/
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:19:31 PST
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-easy-sailboat-Protei-0091/
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Boat Repair with Carbon Fiber http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-Repair-with-Carbon-Fiber/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:13:38 PST
Best of 2011: Outside http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-of-2011-Outside/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/MW24/GX718WLK/FXYMW24GX718WLK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/MW24/GX718WLK/FXYMW24GX718WLK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/MW24/GX718WLK/FXYMW24GX718WLK.SMALL.jpg 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
Build a Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Boat/
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:55:32 PST
Swivel Boat Seat For Real Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Swivel-Boat-Seat-For-Real-Cheap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/Q05A/GTCP470Z/FHHQ05AGTCP470Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/Q05A/GTCP470Z/FHHQ05AGTCP470Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/Q05A/GTCP470Z/FHHQ05AGTCP470Z.SMALL.jpg DoDo729 Well after a beautiful two week European vacation, it is back to the grind so to speak.  So here is my next submission. When I bought my cabin, there was a 12' aluminium fishing boat included.  I already had a boat, so I gave this one to my son.  It did not have boat seats, so I decided to build so...
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Tue, 4 Oct 2011 05:41:32 PDT
repairing a headsail http://www.instructables.com/id/repairing-a-headsail/
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:43:46 PDT
The Incredible Paper Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Incredible-Paper-Canoe/
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:44:31 PDT
Sit On Kayak Pedal System http://www.instructables.com/id/Pedal-Power-Pontoon-Playboat/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:41:27 PDT
One sheet Jonboat http://www.instructables.com/id/One-sheet-Jonboat/
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 14:02:29 PDT
The BO-AT Single Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BO-AT-Single-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:51:24 PDT
Go Rafting (on the cheap!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Go-Rafting-on-the-cheap/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:22:54 PDT