Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:44:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
The hat keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-hat-keeper/
The hat keeper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/CHH0/HT3E0TAB/FDXCHH0HT3E0TAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/CHH0/HT3E0TAB/FDXCHH0HT3E0TAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/CHH0/HT3E0TAB/FDXCHH0HT3E0TAB.SMALL.jpg JM1999 The hat keeper, You might be wondering what it is but you will soon find out. I was out boating recently and to avoid sunburn on my face I took a hat, my hat nearly blew off several times. I wanted to put my head in the fast wind stream without losing my hat so I came up with the idea of the "...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:21:25 PDT
LongBoarding Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/LongBoarding-Paddle/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:35:32 PST
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-Winch-Covers-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Sailboat Winch Covers. I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/ORM9/HQVLBBEF/FZAORM9HQVLBBEF.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This is an instructable that will show how to make covers for sailboat winches.  These are really expensive if you have to go and buy them from a traditional canvas shop or generic ones from WestMarine.  They will easily set you back $30-$50 each.  They can be made with about $5 in materials.  It's ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:45:08 PST
Floating Key Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Key-Chain/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:29:27 PST
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Kayak-Roof-RackCarrier/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:11:34 PST
Simple canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-canoe/
Simple canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/L589/HPCE8EZI/F26L589HPCE8EZI.SMALL.jpg 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
DIY Boat side console http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boat-side-console/
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:02:54 PST
Bicycle Kayak Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Kayak-Trailer/
Bicycle Kayak Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/C2IF/HMMF6ST3/FX7C2IFHMMF6ST3.SMALL.jpg bwriedt For a while now I've been wanting to be able to tow kayak with my bicycle. This summer all the pieces came together. Used Bicycle Trailer Kid Carrier A friend had a used trailer that was just sitting in the backyard. I did purchase the connector to the bicycle to trailer from Amazon. Kayak doll...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:22:37 PDT
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/
Make a Pair of Bunk Glides for Your Boat Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/EM78/HLSHJ2X6/FKDEM78HLSHJ2X6.SMALL.jpg 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
Cheap One-and-a-half Sheet Plywood Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-One-and-a-half-Sheet-Plywood-Boat/
Cheap One-and-a-half Sheet Plywood Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/9B96/HLOBZMVD/FN09B96HLOBZMVD.SMALL.jpg dydaying Want to go sailing or fishing, but don't have the money to buy a fancy new boat? Well, you've come to the right place! Like you, I am also a wannabe sea captain on a tight budget. You won't learn how to build a luxury yacht here, but you will have a unique, durable, little boat at the end of this tu...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:13:07 PDT
Copper Pipe Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Pipe-Boat/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:08:28 PDT
Modify a model boat: Fairey Huntress http://www.instructables.com/id/Modifying-Model-Boats-Fairey-Huntress/
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 04:43:59 PDT
Build a model boat: HMS Ajax http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Model-Boats-HMS-Ajax/
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 04:19:59 PDT
Build a Model Boat: Telectra http://www.instructables.com/id/The-then-and-now-Comparison-in-Model-Boatings-Tele/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:08:28 PDT
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Low-Cost-Canoe-Rack-for-Your-Truck/
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's prime canoeing weather and our Maker Space  "The Rabbit Hole" planned a canoe trip, awesome! Problem is, I had one canoe of our own, and a truck, but no canoe rack (and didn't want to drive all the way to the river with a 15 foot canoe hanging out the back). Commercially made racks for a pickup...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:02:47 PDT
Build a Handheld GPS Mount for Your Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Handheld-GPS-Mount-for-Your-Boat/
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:57:28 PDT
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-cheap-boat-handles-boarding-steps-or-grab/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:45:46 PDT
Converting Aluminum boat to Bass boat (Camera date is factory) http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Aluminum-boat-to-Bass-boat/
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:33:44 PDT
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Top-2-Kayak-Rack-roof-rack-cars-only-About/
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SMALL.jpg bphoenix If you have kayaks and a car with roof racks, here's a simple and economical solution to get your yaks to the water and back without having to spend big bucks on a rack from Thule' ... I have just finished an RV trip of 4,000 miles where I towed my Jeep with my two kayaks strapped to this rack and ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:45:02 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:39:36 PDT
Quick and Easy Kayak Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Kayak-Repair/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:44:55 PDT
How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kayak-Portage-Yoke/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:50:31 PDT
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-A-Cedar-Strip-Canoe/
Building A Cedar Strip Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/WDP4/HJAHVT0B/FPSWDP4HJAHVT0B.SMALL.jpg 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. for more information see: http://hubpages.com/_3v4wkz561vqja/hub/Bulding-a-Cedar-Strip-Canoe-The-Basics estimating epoxy cost...
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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/
The Whittaker paddle wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/U6CQ/HINOECLP/FXHU6CQHINOECLP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/U6CQ/HINOECLP/FXHU6CQHINOECLP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/U6CQ/HINOECLP/FXHU6CQHINOECLP.SMALL.jpg 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
rigging kayak anchor trolley http://www.instructables.com/id/rigging-kayak-anchor-trolley/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:15:13 PDT
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-the-gunwales-and-other-wood-work-on/
How to replace the gunwales and other wood work on your canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/4J81/HIGFJ5PN/F2N4J81HIGFJ5PN.SMALL.jpg btm An old canoe can be refurbished and look almost as good as new, if the plastic is in good shape.  All the wood work can be removed and replaced, leaving your canoe looking great. Remove old wood Anything that is dry rotted needs to come off.  Very helpful if you clearly mark the placement of seat...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:33 PDT
Kayak Step Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Step-Cart/
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:55:09 PDT
Self-Sailing Yacht http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Sailing-Yacht/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:11:09 PDT
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-tape-and-Tarp-Kayak/
Duct tape and Tarp Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/7B0E/HGU2PHFL/FJT7B0EHGU2PHFL.SMALL.jpg 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
Kayak Anchor Trolly http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Anchor-Trolly/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:11:27 PDT
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Sailboat-Rudder-from-Scratch/
How to Build a Sailboat Rudder from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8G6J/HET0ZT6K/F8I8G6JHET0ZT6K.SMALL.jpg Ellen the Generous This particular rudder is built off of the original rudder for a ~20' Bayliner Buccaneer sailboat.  The original had cracked and rotted pretty badly.  The owner of the sailboat cut the top of the rudder off and made a wooden 'boot' to cap the rudder.  However, it wasn't water sealed with fiberglass,...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:41:51 PDT
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-a-light-car-top-able-outri/
Designing and building a light, car-top-able outrigger sailing canoe [6/21/13/update] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/HSNP/HE7DAEJY/FYWHSNPHE7DAEJY.SMALL.jpg Wade Tarzia (Comment on the Photos: Short Dragon is a good boat, but it started rather heavy and gained weight as I added new features such as watertight compartments.  He has undergone many revisions, but the revision to very light kayak-replacement and car-top-carried sailing canoe is impossible.) There is ...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:48:36 PDT
How to Make a Tow for Your PVC Pipe Boat Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Tow-for-Your-PVC-Pipe-Boat-Cradle/
How to Make a Tow for Your PVC Pipe Boat Cradle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/BVO1/HE07P5YT/FMQBVO1HE07P5YT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/BVO1/HE07P5YT/FMQBVO1HE07P5YT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/BVO1/HE07P5YT/FMQBVO1HE07P5YT.SMALL.jpg jreeve17 This instructable will show you how to make a tow for the PVC boat cradle that I made in a previous instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-PVC-Pipe-Boat-Rack/). Materials: Hot Glue Remote Control Car Boat Cradle 3 LEGO wheels 1 foot of wire Paper Clip Tools: Drill Small drill ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:00:20 PST
How To Make A PVC Pipe Boat Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-PVC-Pipe-Boat-Rack/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:31:03 PST
PVC AND DUCT TAPE KAYAK http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-AND-DUCT-TAPE-KAYAK/
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:47:09 PST
Cork Sail Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Sail-Boat/
Cork Sail Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/XRRC/HD4VFHKN/FTCXRRCHD4VFHKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/XRRC/HD4VFHKN/FTCXRRCHD4VFHKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/XRRC/HD4VFHKN/FTCXRRCHD4VFHKN.SMALL.jpg mark.glickman In this instructable we will show you how to make a sail boat from cork. You will need:  - cork  - elastic (rubber band)  - thin stick  - a material for sail  - saw  - vice  - scissors Cut the cork in half Use the saw to cut the cork in half. Cut the sail material Use scissors to cut the sa...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:29:19 PST
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
Building a wooden boat http://www.instructables.com/id/My-wooden-boat-story/
Building a wooden boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/PQ4R/HANAZY7S/FH6PQ4RHANAZY7S.SMALL.jpg 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
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
Winterizing a Boat with a I/O http://www.instructables.com/id/Winterizing-a-Boat-with-a-IO/
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Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:23:56 PDT
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/
Barrel Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/5ETN/H742YPFF/FUM5ETNH742YPFF.SMALL.jpg 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
The Clothespin Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Clothespin-Boat/
The Clothespin Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/B4XD/H71GXSRO/FDDB4XDH71GXSRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/B4XD/H71GXSRO/FDDB4XDH71GXSRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/B4XD/H71GXSRO/FDDB4XDH71GXSRO.SMALL.jpg Lman113 This boat is really fun to build and floats really well. It fixes itself if it tips over too! Required things: Scotch tape 16 clothespins 3 straws Required tools: None Grab your clothespins and put them on one of the straws in this pattern. Keep doing this until you reach the end of the st...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:08:19 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
Activated carbon odor killer filter for RV's and boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Activated-carbon-odor-killer-filter-for-RVs-and-b/
Activated carbon odor killer filter for RV's and boats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/QX4W/H6MF3TGI/FEQQX4WH6MF3TGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/QX4W/H6MF3TGI/FEQQX4WH6MF3TGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/QX4W/H6MF3TGI/FEQQX4WH6MF3TGI.SMALL.jpg Bill WW If you have an RV or a boat, you likely have a holding tank for sewage. If you have a holding tank, you have a problem with odor.  Right? It's the price we have to pay for having some of the necessary comforts of home in our RV or boat. These holding tanks all have a vent, or they would explode, an...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:07:04 PDT
Sail Boat: Limpiapiscina http://www.instructables.com/id/Sail-Boat-Limpiapiscina/
Sail Boat: Limpiapiscina - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/RAL2/H6DWQAEY/FR4RAL2H6DWQAEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/RAL2/H6DWQAEY/FR4RAL2H6DWQAEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/RAL2/H6DWQAEY/FR4RAL2H6DWQAEY.SMALL.jpg cgaule Introducción: SailBoat es un aparato de limpieza de piscinas autoconstruido con materiales sencillos y baratos Materiales necesarios: -6 botellas de 500 CC como balsas de flotación -1 tabla de 40 x 30 (o a gusto), será la base para montar todos los componentes -8 amarras de cable según el tamaño ...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:03:00 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
Detroit Diesel Valve Cover Clean Up! Boat Bling on a Budget. http://www.instructables.com/id/Detroit-Diesel-Valve-Cover-Clean-Up-Boat-Bling-o/
Detroit Diesel Valve Cover Clean Up! Boat Bling on a Budget. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/9EZN/GSLJR95S/FK89EZNGSLJR95S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/9EZN/GSLJR95S/FK89EZNGSLJR95S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/9EZN/GSLJR95S/FK89EZNGSLJR95S.SMALL.jpg sodiumcanine    I am currently helping restore A 73 ft Alden MotorYacht in So-Cal. The Main Engines are GM Diesels ( AKA Detroit Diesel)  12-71NA These 2-stroke slobbering Beasts are Rated at 550 HP @ 2250 RPM. The Vessel can "Sprint" to 16 Knots and Cruises  at 12 Knots. This instructable focuses on a cosmetic...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:17:34 PDT
DIY kayak paddle drip rings http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-kayak-paddle-drip-rings/
DIY kayak paddle drip rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/9YQ5/H4AGJ424/FIQ9YQ5H4AGJ424.SMALL.jpg DconBlueZ The cheap kayak I bought came with a two-piece paddle that dripped water all over my lap and ran down my arms the first time I took it out on the water. A little bit of web research revealed that you can buy "drip rings" to put on your paddle which causes water from the paddle blades to drop off be...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:17:26 PDT