Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - outside - boats http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:55:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bird Deterrent for Boathouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-Deterrent-for-Boathouse/
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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/
kayak boat lumber cart addition to trailer dolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/79XT/HX7OXSSK/F3Y79XTHX7OXSSK.SMALL.jpg jleslie48 So moving around my kayaks, rowboats, with those cheap flimsy wheel things, really doesn't work all that well. I also have a trailer, and recently got the "trailer dolly" from harbor freight to drag it around. I thought well the trailer dolly works so nice, how can I use it to move around my boats...
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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/
How To Stop A 630' Great Lakes Freighter On A Dime - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/WL04/HW4OGHUK/FZCWL04HW4OGHUK.SMALL.jpg amenough At glance it may not look as exciting as the twisting river of the Cuyahoga but, today we are going to land the guys on the end of the dock at Marblehead Ohio. I can't emphasize enough how difficult this can be. Today is an extremely rare calm day. More often than not, the wind and sea make th...
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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/
Getting A 630' Great Lakes Freighter Into The Old River Bed, Cleveland,Ohio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/Q036/HW0FU6T8/FETQ036HW0FU6T8.SMALL.jpg amenough So the number one rule in the Cuyahoga river is to check for traffic. Luckily for us, the Alpena already left and is out of our way. So long suckers! Don't Forget To Slow Down! Because it's happened before, I've seen it! This also a good time to call NS1 railroad bridge and give them a heads up t...
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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/
Raft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/62JW/HVP6USKQ/F9D62JWHVP6USKQ.SMALL.jpg edaly2014 This is how to make the skeleton of a Bucket raft. You can add different things on to it and make a raft really personal. Gather Materials Planks of wood about 2 inches thick pvc pipe screws home depot buckets Allign wood Align the wood so that it is in a square shape Drill Drill throu...
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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/
Make an open kayak from recycled bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/UQGY/HUYBC5BA/F8IUQGYHUYBC5BA.SMALL.jpg 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
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/
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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/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
The hat keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-hat-keeper/
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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/
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, ...
By: MyHobbyStore

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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/
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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/
Build a Handheld GPS Mount for Your Boat - 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
Converting Aluminum boat to Bass boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Aluminum-boat-to-Bass-boat/
Converting Aluminum boat to Bass boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/E2FN/HK4835N1/FLYE2FNHK4835N1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/E2FN/HK4835N1/FLYE2FNHK4835N1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/E2FN/HK4835N1/FLYE2FNHK4835N1.SMALL.jpg cliffyd I recently purchased a 14' aluminum Springcraft with EZ loader trailer from a local classified site for $500.00. I was happy with the overall solid shape of the both of them but did need some major reconstructive surgery to the boat.         I apologize for the lack of pictures taken during the cons...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:33:44 PDT
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Top-2-Kayak-Rack-roof-rack-cars-only-About/
Car Top - 2 Kayak Rack (roof rack cars only) About 30 bucks... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/4LRU/HJKBX9QT/FYA4LRUHJKBX9QT.SMALL.jpg bphoenix If you have kayaks and a car with roof racks, here's a simple and economical solution to get your yaks to the water and back without having to spend big bucks on a rack from Thule' ... I have just finished an RV trip of 4,000 miles where I towed my Jeep with my two kayaks strapped to this rack and ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:45:02 PDT
Kayak Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-Wheels/
Kayak Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/D7HS/HJKBJGMG/FD6D7HSHJKBJGMG.SMALL.jpg rolfskylark Need wheels to easily roll you kayak from your car to the shore but do not want to pay 200$ ? Than this is the instructable for you. Materials - 6-8 feet of 1" PVC pipe - 4 1" PVC T joints - 6 1" PVC end caps - 2 8" rubber wheels w/ 1/2" hole - 1 2' long threaded bolt 1/3" wide - 4 washers * -...
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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/
How to Make a Kayak Portage Yoke - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JTQG/HJAHW24R/FY0JTQGHJAHW24R.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 This is simple homemade portage yoke that is inexpensive and simple to construct. It works well with no slippage and is quick and easy to attach. When I carry my kayak from my car top to the lake I can usually just rest the lip of the cockpit on my shoulder with my head inside and carry it the shor...
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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/
rigging kayak anchor trolley - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/2AZ2/HIGF4Q84/FRR2AZ2HIGF4Q84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/2AZ2/HIGF4Q84/FRR2AZ2HIGF4Q84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/2AZ2/HIGF4Q84/FRR2AZ2HIGF4Q84.SMALL.jpg fuego316 Rigging a kayak for fishing, paddle out and need to stay put. I didn't want to drill into my new yak yet so clip on anchor trolley. The trolley is removable/ reconfigure to put the anchor where it is needed. Parts Simple parts, I found mostly everything but the anchor in my junk box. Buying ever...
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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/
Kayak Step Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/TY9S/HIAQ8621/FY9TY9SHIAQ8621.SMALL.jpg 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
Self-Sailing Yacht http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Sailing-Yacht/
Self-Sailing Yacht - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/IMS4/HHS9RHUQ/FR0IMS4HHS9RHUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/IMS4/HHS9RHUQ/FR0IMS4HHS9RHUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/IMS4/HHS9RHUQ/FR0IMS4HHS9RHUQ.SMALL.jpg awesomecreations This yacht model is fun both to make and to use and it is made almost entirely of rubbish. It also has a self-correcting mechanism in the form of a sail-operated rudder. I made and corrected many mistakes while building it but even so, it only took me about 5 hours to make. A problem faced by uncon...
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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/
Kayak Anchor Trolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LDMN/HFD1FSUX/FRYLDMNHFD1FSUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LDMN/HFD1FSUX/FRYLDMNHFD1FSUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/LDMN/HFD1FSUX/FRYLDMNHFD1FSUX.SMALL.jpg Kayak Kid       Hey this is an instructable I am making about how to make an anchor trolley, for under five dollars.  An anchor trolley is what allows you to basically tie off your anchor line at the front or back of your kayak.  This I would say is for one of those times when the wind is blowing hypothetical...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:11:27 PDT