Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:15:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portuguese Style Dory - REMIX http://www.instructables.com/id/Portuguese-Style-Dory-REMIX/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:32 PDT
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Cedar-Strip-Kayak/
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/A75P/HZV3QVMR/FMQA75PHZV3QVMR.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 Sometimes I like to get on the water by myself and sometimes a canoe will suit me just fine. Other times the weather is not suitable for a canoe, too windy, too wavy or I just want to cruise the waterways a little more efficiently. A kayak can handle a bit of rough water and can cruise along at spee...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:35:52 PDT
Repair a sailboat sail using a tent rain fly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sailboat-sail-from-an-old-tent-rain-fly/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:43:16 PDT
Embark-A-Lounger http://www.instructables.com/id/Embark-A-Lounger/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:57:30 PDT
Canoe & Kayak Launch http://www.instructables.com/id/Canoe-Kayak-Launch/
Canoe & Kayak Launch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/TEBA/HZ88O1C0/F2ZTEBAHZ88O1C0.SMALL.jpg Gregmink A local camp has several canoes that are routinely used by novice canoeists. The camp and canoeists were running into trouble keeping themselves dry while launching and retrieving the boats! Additionally there were concerns about some erosion of the bank and wear and tear on the bottom of the fiberg...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:51:48 PDT
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
Rope Splicing Fid http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Splicing-Fid/
Rope Splicing Fid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/5C5W/HYS0Z6PM/FQH5C5WHYS0Z6PM.SMALL.jpg BST1 This is to make rope splicing fids. Quick simple and easy. Yes, you can buy them for about $10 ea. except here on Maui where I am, and shipping to Hawaii costs more than the item. You will need: 5 inches for each fid so I made three so 15" of tubing per size. Marker/Sharpie Dremel Cutoff wheel Dr...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:42:42 PDT
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-Quiet-Electric-Canoe/
Electric Trolling Motor Canoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/ZQX6/HYLDL68C/F8EZQX6HYLDL68C.SMALL.jpg comsa42 If you are not looking for super-speed, or want a quiet way to fish, get around the lake, or extend your camping trips, an electric canoe is the way to go! This canoe modification is easy to build and will get you a top speed of 6km/h, or 10km/h if you paddle as well. You can also expect to get up t...
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Fri, 8 Aug 2014 16:31:32 PDT
DIY Kayak Led Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kayak-Led-Lights/
DIY Kayak Led Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/MEAX/HYC67G3L/FB0MEAXHYC67G3L.SMALL.jpg 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
Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Termite-Eaten-Dinghy-Transom/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:41:13 PDT
Paddleboat using recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Paddleboat-using-recycled-materials/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:13:18 PDT
PDRacer model http://www.instructables.com/id/PDRacer-model/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:54:18 PDT
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-Deterrent-for-Boathouse/
Bird Deterrent for Boathouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/WOE2/HXXFT4QS/FVPWOE2HXXFT4QS.SMALL.jpg gigemags We have a two-slip boathouse in East Texas. It is a convenient respite from the sun, wind and rain for the birds. Unfortunately with it comes bird poop all over the dock, deck, and boats. When we are away we have the boats covered but they are usually peppered with poop on our return. I have tried a...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:50:22 PDT
$100 Hardware Store Sailboat http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Hardware-Store-Sailboat/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:49:27 PDT
Boat BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Boat-BBQ/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:16:27 PDT
kayak boat lumber cart addition to trailer dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/kayak-boat-lumber-cart-addition-to-trailer-dolly/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:34:13 PDT
Beer Balance http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Balance/
Beer Balance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/MK4U/HWRC91QV/FQJMK4UHWRC91QV.SMALL.jpg ThijsOostenbrink We always had the problem that when we were sailing and the boat went skew our bottles of beer felt. This makes the boat sticky and besides that we didn't want to spill the beer. So I decided to design something that would hold the bottles straight. Milling the parts First thing you have to do i...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:10:26 PDT
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-A-630-Freighter-Out-Of-the-Thickest-Ice/
How To Get A 630' Freighter Out Of the Thickest Ice In 40 Years. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6RUJ/HW8SZP3K/FUE6RUJHW8SZP3K.SMALL.jpg amenough Ok. Let's knuckle down everybody. You thought November was long and cold? That was just pre-game. Button up butter cups, double up your long johns and put your parka's on and let's take a trip to the arctic. AKA: Northern Michigan. From here on out, consider it January. Now if you're a Yooper, you'r...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:31:25 PDT
Kayak trolling motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-trolling-motor/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 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
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-Into-The-Old-R/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:38:33 PDT
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Dock-A-630-Great-Lakes-Freighter-In-Black-O/
How To Dock A 630' Great Lakes Freighter In Black Out Fog - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/NY8N/HVZHXIDT/FVPNY8NHVZHXIDT.SMALL.jpg amenough So you're at anchor in black out fog and your company is breathing down your back about getting into the dock. Let's use that pressure to get in so we don't have to spend the rest of the day answering emails about when the weather is going to change or justifying to someone 600 miles away if it's re...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:33:48 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
Raft http://www.instructables.com/id/Raft-1/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 12:41:43 PDT
Jon Boat To Bass Boat Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Jon-Boat-To-Bass-Boat-Mod/
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Fri, 23 May 2014 19:53:49 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Dock-on-recycled-tidycats-and-2liters/
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/PS1R/HVFL0X7W/FW9PS1RHVFL0X7W.SMALL.jpg 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
Sunfish Boat Rudder Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Sunfish-Boat-Rudder-Build/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:43:07 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
2 hour, $30 paddle catamaran http://www.instructables.com/id/sit-up-paddle-board/
2 hour, $30 paddle catamaran - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/BML4/HVMP2OAS/FJPBML4HVMP2OAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/BML4/HVMP2OAS/FJPBML4HVMP2OAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/BML4/HVMP2OAS/FJPBML4HVMP2OAS.SMALL.jpg jerry jaksha Got up this morning and decided to build a sit up paddle board.Two hours later I was in the water, paddling around. Version 1.0 construction Liberated the folding deck chair from the patioTook 2 - 4" x 20' light wall- appx. 30 mm or 1/16" sewer tubes and glued end caps on. I'm not sure the lightw...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 22:26:11 PDT
Kayak Cart, Small, Storable, Cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Cart-Small-Storable-Cheap/
Kayak Cart, Small, Storable, Cheap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/2IFA/HUMRWB3T/FOA2IFAHUMRWB3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/2IFA/HUMRWB3T/FOA2IFAHUMRWB3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/2IFA/HUMRWB3T/FOA2IFAHUMRWB3T.SMALL.jpg ggmex4wd5sp I paddled the famous “Great River Rumble” (http://www.riverrumble.org/) in 2013 and plan to paddle both the 2014 Great River Rumble and the St. Croix Paddle (http://www.riverrumble.org/ this year. Several stops on last year’s paddle required storing the boats a long way from the river. The standard...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:15:56 PDT
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-canvas-sailboat-cover-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable will go through the process to sew up a canvas sailboat cover.  You can use the Industrial Straight Stitch or Walking Foot sewing machine available at TechShop Detroit.  This is a cover that is for a 14 foot Collegiate FJ Sailboat.   I made it at TechShop www.techshop.ws Cut up ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:22:31 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Pontoon-Boat/
Homemade Pontoon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/FXH9/HT9B1CMA/FH2FXH9HT9B1CMA.SMALL.jpg 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
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/
LongBoarding Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/LCDQ/HRTKI3O5/FXBLCDQHRTKI3O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/LCDQ/HRTKI3O5/FXBLCDQHRTKI3O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/LCDQ/HRTKI3O5/FXBLCDQHRTKI3O5.SMALL.jpg wiscdoledino Theses stand up paddle board paddles are pretty cool. They are made for longboards for controls and for pushing off for speed. They are pretty easy to make and cheap to make also compared to the store bought ones. The tennis ball grips the road to steer or push off. Tools and Supplies: Tools:j...
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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/
Floating Key Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1AQU/HQBI71GD/FSY1AQUHQBI71GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1AQU/HQBI71GD/FSY1AQUHQBI71GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1AQU/HQBI71GD/FSY1AQUHQBI71GD.SMALL.jpg xwania Floating key chain criteria - Not bulky, fit in my shorts pockets without bulking up - Floats - off course :-) - Inexpensive and easy to build - Can be returned if found If you follow the instructions it will take you 5 mins of actual work, but a few hrs of drying time. See pictures and you wont n...
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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/
PVC Kayak Roof Rack/Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/JH80/HPO2G1CW/FYPJH80HPO2G1CW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/JH80/HPO2G1CW/FYPJH80HPO2G1CW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/JH80/HPO2G1CW/FYPJH80HPO2G1CW.SMALL.jpg 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
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
How to build a Bass Boat side console for little money! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boat-side-console/
How to build a Bass Boat side console for little money! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/BAD5/HYG048S3/FOJBAD5HYG048S3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/BAD5/HYG048S3/FOJBAD5HYG048S3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/BAD5/HYG048S3/FOJBAD5HYG048S3.SMALL.jpg cliffyd In this Instructable I am going to share an idea for a home built side console that should look like it came from a Ranger, Skeeter, Stratos Bass boats. The Image here is only a idea I was going for, NOT the finished product! It is also just the build of the console, it is not showing it done becaus...
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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/
Copper Pipe Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/CQ4Z/HLPS35E6/F7XCQ4ZHLPS35E6.SMALL.jpg gi_joe77yo Materials You Will Need Small copper pipe, scissors, lighter, tea candle, hot glue gun, pipe cutters, a drill and the bottom of a ice cream container The Boat Cut of the bottom of an ice cream container about 1 to 2 inches from the bottom. The Engine Cut about 2 feet (24inches) of copper...
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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/
Modify a model boat: Fairey Huntress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/T6EO/HL5FA3UA/FPFT6EOHL5FA3UA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/T6EO/HL5FA3UA/FPFT6EOHL5FA3UA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/T6EO/HL5FA3UA/FPFT6EOHL5FA3UA.SMALL.jpg MyHobbyStore Ron Rees modifies Glynn Guest's Fairey Huntsman for Model Boats Magazine. The snow was thick on the ground, the workshop out of bounds because of the cold weather and I was recovering after an operation stuck indoors in an armchair with orders not to do anything silly. So yes, you have guessed it, ...
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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/
Build a model boat: HMS Ajax - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/7C22/HKZ9L56Z/FH67C22HKZ9L56Z.SMALL.jpg MyHobbyStore One of Model Boats Magazine's South African readers, Pat Keogh describes his latest model. When I think back over the years and when I started in 1975 purchasing my first set of plans from David McGregor, it strikes me as quite as humorous that it has taken so many years to actually start building ...
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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/
Build a Model Boat: Telectra - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3DKV/HKVL9WNC/FWJ3DKVHKVL9WNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3DKV/HKVL9WNC/FWJ3DKVHKVL9WNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/3DKV/HKVL9WNC/FWJ3DKVHKVL9WNC.SMALL.jpg MyHobbyStore Radio control has been around for some time and was first suggested by Patrick Alexandra in 1888 and Nicola Tesla demonstrated his radio controlled system in 1898 for which he was granted a US patent. This article was first published in the hobby magazine www.modelboats.co.uk and was written by Ton...
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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 Mount for Your Handheld GPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Handheld-GPS-Mount-for-Your-Boat/
Build a Mount for Your Handheld GPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/DG66/HK6XB7XX/FBMDG66HK6XB7XX.SMALL.jpg RangerJ Whether it's in my boat or kayak, I practically never go on the water without my GPS. Not only can I use it to determine where I am, I can also use it to find my way back home and download my tracks to show where I went. I spend a good amount of time on the water exploring new paddle trails, and the...
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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/
simple cheap boat handles, boarding steps, or grab handles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/9XOX/HK1DFSJG/FH29XOXHK1DFSJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/9XOX/HK1DFSJG/FH29XOXHK1DFSJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/9XOX/HK1DFSJG/FH29XOXHK1DFSJG.SMALL.jpg rowerwet Over the past few years I've built seven mouseboats http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mouseboats/ . I've tried different ideas for handles to carry the boats by and tie a bow line to,  In keeping with their cheap build most have gotten a simple screen door pull handle. On one boat I put real stainless m...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:45:46 PDT