Instructables: exploring - outside - kayak - popular Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:23:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Crabbing Basics for Puget Sound
Crabbing Basics for Puget Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> Two Paddles Design Did you know that Dungeness Crabs are named after the port of Dungeness, Washington where they were first commercially fished? Big, meaty and delicious these crabs are plentiful in the Puget Sound region and we will give you the knowledge you need to catch, clean and cook these as well as their un...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:45:16 PDT
Skin-On-Frame Canoe ( Free Lassie )
Skin-On-Frame Canoe ( Free Lassie ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> C_D_SPURGEON This is my journey through my first canoe build. I have learned a great deal about the history of canoes, canoe crafting, and boatbuilding as a whole. The plans for this canoe were purchased from Dreamcatcher Boats ( , I encourage anyone that wants to complete this p...

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:31:01 PDT
Backyard Duct Tape Kayak
Backyard Duct Tape Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> bravoechonovember1 This project uses my favorite materials PVC pipe, duct tape, and fun!Kayaks usually cost around $200 dollars I made this one for $50 dollars!I made this by myself!I'm trying a new way to write an instructable so tell me what you think! Gather Materials materials four 10 ft long 1/2 in diameter...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 15:32:57 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
Boot dryer
Boot dryer - More DIY How To Projects]]> drosenkranz cheap DIY boot dryer with parts from a leftover plumbing project parts needed are four, 2"elbows two, 2" T's one, 2" Yone, 2" fernco ci/plastic/copper/steel to ci/plastic/copper/steeland at least 3 feet of 2 inch PVC pipe cutting and assembly cut 1 length of PVC pipe 16 inches long then cut t...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:36:18 PST
kayak storage
kayak storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> janetty16 Okay. I love kayaking and I have just recently purchased one. The difficulty was finding a way to store it that met several criteria. 1 - Ease of access2 - Varmint and dust free3 - Out of the way4 - Aesthetically pleasingWhile I can't claim originality on the design I can say I found no suitable pla...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:27:08 PST
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
Solo Kayak Camping
Solo Kayak Camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> jimmar57 A summary of my experience using my home built cedar strip kayak for wilderness camping in Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. You cram all of your camping gear into the hull or hatches of a kayak and paddle off to a distant remote campsite, then unpack, set up camp and enjoy the solitude. Pretty sim...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:49:43 PDT
Kayak rudder
Kayak rudder - More DIY How To Projects]]> yakhack I set out to make a simple rudder that did not cost the typical $250 but at the same time was a bit more effective than a plank on a stick. This was designed for my Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 but could be adapted for any kayak. The focus is more on the rudder design than the various different steering m...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 14:12:59 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
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
Sharked kayak trailer
Sharked kayak trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Everybody who likes kayak fishing must have the same big problem: STORAGE. What to do with the caught fish? Where to stock rescue stuff, fishing gear & fishing beer? Just put & fix & wrap it on the kayak? Yeah right. It's a kayak, not a carrier! Use the kayak's trap? Yeah..., even my drinking bottl...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:48:02 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
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
Turn your office into a kayak
Turn your office into a kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> johntonta In an effort to explore low cost and sustainable ways of taking to the waves, I have developed this kayak build (based on a traditional Inuit Qayaq), which uses or rather re-uses the most readily available materials. This is instead of relying on expensive and polluting polymers, exotic plywood or e...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 07:11:25 PDT
Fixing a plastic (polyethylene) kayak with a hole in it
Fixing a plastic (polyethylene) kayak with a hole in it - More DIY How To Projects]]> WayfinderAli I work for Pamlico Sea Base ( ) as a sea kayaking guide. One of our trailers is built for canoes and doesn't have fenders over the tires. Unfortunately someone wasn't paying attention when loading it with kayaks and the sides of a few boats sat on the tire for a 2 hour tri...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 22:25:02 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
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
Paddle Board
Paddle Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> donedirtcheap I wanted a paddle board. If you have been to a beach this summer you have seen someone on one. But even the very bottom end Stand Up Paddle board (hereafter SUP) starts at $350- and that is for a what is essentially a really big plastic milk jug. Plus, that hollow plastic weighs a crazy amount. Even...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:50:58 PDT
How to fix a plastic kayak or canoe
How to fix a plastic kayak or canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> jinnan_tonnix This is an instructable describing a really easy and cheap way of effectively repairing cracks in your kayak or canoe, using nothing more than a drill, cloth tape and a hair dryer.I was given a kayak but it had six cracks in the hull and would eventually take on lots of water.I had two options: scra...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:25:50 PDT
Car-Top Kayak Rack for Around Ten Bucks
Car-Top Kayak Rack for Around Ten Bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> mdlmusic This instructable will show you how to make a car-top rack for hauling your kayak for about ten dollars. Get some pool noodles. I bought two pool noodles from the dollar store.  Then I used a sharp knife to cut them to that each piece was approximately as long as the width of my car's roof. Put...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:31:55 PST
How to turn a harbor freight trailer into a Kayak/Camping trailer
How to turn a harbor freight trailer into a Kayak/Camping trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frkzila This is my first instructable but I have posted this on some kayak forums with positive feedback so I wanted to post it here and enter it into the outdoors competition. I wanted a trailer I could haul our three kayaks on and our camping gear but all the trailers I found for purchase were $1000 plus....
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:29:02 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
Kayak Step Cart
Kayak Step Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> 3D-NM8OR An alternative to the DIY PVC cart - easy to make, doubles as a step for loading / unloading and folds for convenient transportation / storage.  It doesn't get much easier than this. Folding Step Stool Needing a kayak cart, I was looking for alternatives to measuring / cutting / gluing (cursing*&...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:55:09 PDT
How to make a Kayak drainage port
How to make a Kayak drainage port - More DIY How To Projects]]> CBGjr I've been Kayaking for several years.  As much as I love getting out onto the water I don't look forward to the necessary cleanup.  Oh, for the most part it's really straight forward but the way kayaks are designed drives me absolutely bonkers.  They mold the kayaks to create a deep cockpit that is ...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:58:30 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
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> shaneoh3 In the start of my junior year (High School), I decided to make a boat with a friend. After a month, the kayak/boat was complete, and we tested it out in the school pool. It was a great success - I was able to stand on the kayak and not flip it over! I also wrote an article, Tungstite the Kayak: Si...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:21 PDT
PVC AND DUCT TAPE KAYAK - More DIY How To Projects]]> furryZdog47 I made this kayak last summer, but I have just recently joined Instructables. This will be my first time doing this so bear with me if my instructions aren't perfect. I really enjoyed making this and I also enjoyed riding it. It turned out to be quite stable, enough that I could stand in it and not ...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:47:09 PST
Kayak Gig Spear
Kayak Gig Spear - More DIY How To Projects]]> CrLz Night kayaking + giggin' = good ol' fun! I lived in the Carolina low country for a while and heard of gig fishing.  Fishers go out at night in flat bottom boats and cruise the salt water marshes looking for flounder lying along the river banks.  Using a lantern, you can see the fish on nights with ...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:20:29 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
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
Making a Plywood Kayak
Making a Plywood Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> Guillemot The Jupiter Point series of kayak designs are intended as easy-to-build, fun-to-paddle, versatile collection of kayaks. With a simple 3-panel hull and unique 3-panel deck, the boats are quick to assemble, have a lot of character and perform very well. Plans are currently available for Ganymede a 13'...
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Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:54:31 PST
Duct Tape Kayak
Duct Tape Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Duct Tape and PVC Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> hyroc346 This light-weight and easy to make kayak can be built in a few hours, weighs less than 20 pounds, and best of all, costs under $50.  While I wouldn't recommend taking it out in any rapids, it works great for calm water, so get out there and explore! Materials: Five 10' long, 3/4" Outer Diamete...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:00:40 PDT
"Building a One sheet boat" Alternate Building
"Building a One sheet boat" Alternate Building - More DIY How To Projects]]> lazarus441 Hello, I build myself a "One sheet boat" like Vegra did but with some minor changes as seen on the last pages (btw: please ignore my grammar etc etc) First one of my changes My first change was that I cut down the Support frame from Vegras Origi...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:30:04 PDT
ADAPTIVE PADDLING FIXTURE FOR KAYAKING - More DIY How To Projects]]> kayakdiver My adaptive paddling fixture for sit-on-top kayaking is (aguably) the most successful design created to date, being reproduced by univerities, inclusive recreational and physical therapy providers, and other such organizations across the United States and around the world. Those unfamiliar with the...
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Wed, 1 Dec 2010 16:08:06 PST
Stitch and Glue Kayak
Stitch and Glue Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> LongToe Although I had never actually kayaked before, one day I decided to make a stitch and glue kayak. For a non-kayaker I'm not sure why, but it had to do with a rowing class I had taken once, and I wanted to get out on the water on my own boat. Also, building a rowing shell seemed difficult, better to...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:29:07 PDT
Water Bottle Kayak with Outrigger
Water Bottle Kayak with Outrigger - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrL33TPenguin  Ok, ok, this is a first instructable that I'm going to be publishing here and I hope that it isn't my last. This is going to be something like a journal / part instructable, so please bear with me. And now, I'm proud to present to you all......... HUNK O' JUNK!!!! UPDATE January  9, 2010; Guam T...
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Fri, 8 Jan 2010 03:26:11 PST