Instructables: exploring - outside - boat - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:44:05 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
Boat BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-BBQ/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:16:27 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
PVC Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Boat/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:19:47 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
Build Your Own PVC Johnboat for minimal cost and time. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-PVC-Johnboat-for-minimal-cost-and-t/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:51:04 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
Cheap One-and-a-half Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-One-and-a-half-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:13:07 PDT
How to fix a plastic kayak or canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-plastic-kayak-or-canoe/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:25:50 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
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
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
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
Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Incredible-Soda-Bottle-Pontoon-Boat/
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Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:13:39 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
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
pvc kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/pvc-kayak/
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Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:22:12 PDT
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
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 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
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
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
Skin-on-Frame Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Skin-on-Frame-Canoe/
Skin-on-Frame Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/IX1H/GZACIFCC/FJ5IX1HGZACIFCC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/IX1H/GZACIFCC/FJ5IX1HGZACIFCC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/IX1H/GZACIFCC/FJ5IX1HGZACIFCC.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hull-Assembly-Methods-Overview/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:44:00 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/
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SMALL.jpg 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
The BO-AT Single Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BO-AT-Single-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
The BO-AT Single Sheet Plywood Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/7MZW/GQ5QCJ2T/FSE7MZWGQ5QCJ2T.SMALL.jpg PaleoDan My son and I built this simple one sheet plywood boat following the plans and sage advice provided in the following link  http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/07/the-blue-crab-one-sheet-plywood-boat-tiny-yellow-house.html.  We saw this in a recent eNews from Make Magazine.  This is Not our design b...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:51:24 PDT
How to Make a Cardboard Canoe for your Kids in the Pool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cardboard-Canoe-for-your-Kids-in-the/
How to Make a Cardboard Canoe for your Kids in the Pool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/9RN6/GQ5PW757/FJZ9RN6GQ5PW757.SMALL.jpg vatosupreme This instructable shows how my friend Jared, my brother, and I  built a cardboard canoe for his kids to play with in the swimming pool. Materials Used: -Packing Tape - 1 1/2" - (lots(3 rolls)) -Cardboard - 1 sheet - 40" x 84" -Utility knife (to cut the patterns out of the cardboard) ...
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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:51:33 PDT
Duct Tape Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Kayak/
Duct Tape Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CP6D/GP7IF7U6/FRZCP6DGP7IF7U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CP6D/GP7IF7U6/FRZCP6DGP7IF7U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/CP6D/GP7IF7U6/FRZCP6DGP7IF7U6.SMALL.jpg ineverfinishanyth After watching the Mythbusters episode on Duct Tape Myths, I decided to take a whack at creating my own duct tape boat. Rather than the two-man sailboat that Jamie and Adam designed, I went for a much slimmer one-man kayak. Only $20 of supplies and a day or two of work; this Kayak makes for a great ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:53:20 PDT
Duct Tape and PVC Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-and-PVC-Kayak/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:00:40 PDT
"Building a One sheet boat" Alternate Building http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-One-sheet-boat-Alternate-Building/
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:30:04 PDT
Buying a boat online: Adventures of Lil Putt Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Buying-a-boat-online-Adventures-of-Lil-Putt-Resto/
Buying a boat online: Adventures of Lil Putt Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/C5AC/GKLJ2O7B/F42C5ACGKLJ2O7B.SMALL.jpg station420 Lesson 1: Too Good to be True? A friend of mine found this boat online for $1500, so we went to have a look.  Initially, it was going to be a flip, but upon laying eyes on her, all entrepreneurial ideas went out the window.  My girlfriend and I fell in love with her and after some discussion ab...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:29:24 PST
Duct Tape Boat! http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-boat/
Duct Tape Boat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/8GY7/GE056U9F/F2T8GY7GE056U9F.SMALL.jpg lselse3 This weekend project will amaze your friends and provide loads of enterianment. It proves that duct take can do any thing.  Project time: About 5 hours Materials 20 rolls of duct tape. Hog panneling. About 200 zip-ties. Four (to make the inside not sticky). Optional trolling motor. The Frame. ...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:24:21 PDT
8' Folding Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/8-Folding-Kayak/
8' Folding Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/2RVR/GDPPMAUS/FRK2RVRGDPPMAUS.SMALL.jpg wizgirl I made an 8' Folding Kayak for around $100 based on plans by Jess E. Rathburn originally published in Popular Mechanics in 1963. The plans have been modified by multiple people and instructions are available online for free in various locations: http://www.vintageprojects.com/boats/folding-kayak.pd...
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 19:38:05 PDT
Building a Rowing Shell http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Rowing-Shell/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 14:25:27 PDT
Building a One sheet boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-One-sheet-boat/
Building a One sheet boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/X2ZC/GCJ0YB4H/FPWX2ZCGCJ0YB4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/X2ZC/GCJ0YB4H/FPWX2ZCGCJ0YB4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/X2ZC/GCJ0YB4H/FPWX2ZCGCJ0YB4H.SMALL.jpg Verga Warning: Woodworking is inherently dangerous. You are using sharp tools some of them spinning at large RPM's. You need to be wearing eye protection at all times, hearing protection as needed and because you are going to be working on some very small pieces you must use a push stick. Niether I or Ins...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:02:58 PDT
Stitch and Glue Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitch-and-Glue-Kayak/
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:29:07 PDT
Foamboat construction http://www.instructables.com/id/Foamboat-construction/
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Sat, 16 Jun 2007 13:02:56 PDT
How to Get a Free Yacht http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-a-Free-Yacht/
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Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:19:23 PDT
How to tie various knots http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tie-various-knots/
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Tue, 8 Sep 2009 03:17:32 PDT
Floating Dock with Barrels (UPDATED) http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-with-Barrels/
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Tue, 26 May 2009 10:19:22 PDT