how to build a row boat?

How to build a row boat

Asked by BAJAROTT 9 years ago


how to build a low cost boat?

I need a durable boat made of cheapest fiber glass and cardboard.?

Asked by jaybsce 8 years ago


how to build a rc electric boat from a rc electric car?

How to build a rc electric boat from a rc electric car?

Asked by jazz chong 8 years ago




how to make a remote control boat from a remote control plane?

I am trying to find instructions on how to make a remote control boat from a remote control plane . this is for a high school project. the project requires making a rc boat from a rc plane. Please help if you can.

Asked by trillentertainment 9 years ago


how to paint camaflague?

Asked by bear007 9 years ago


power question ? Answered

I need to get 36volts for something in my boat. How can this be done? Cant fit anymore battires. Easiest way to stepup 12volts to 36 volts.

Asked by kurt1968 6 years ago



Voltage question

I'm building a electric anchor for my boat. I'm using an electric actuator thats rated at 24v to 36v. I need to step up the power. my boat is only 12v. I was going to use a stepup converter. Found one  12v in and 48v out. Is there a way to control the voltage so i can tune it down to 36v. Also would there be a big difference running it 24v verus 36V?

Asked by kurt1968 6 years ago



SOLAR POWERED BOAT FOR TECHFEST...URGENT HELP NEEDED...?

 hey we'r makin a solar powered boat for a techfest...it needs to run on solar power provided by 3 500 W halogen lamps..motor is 6V..we'r usin 6 solar panels of 6.5 V and 900mA..ther's a tunnel for a distance of 400mm(4cm) which means we hv to use capacitors for charging when energy is there nd to discharge when solar cell is not workin...also wer're connecting a diode in series with the solar cell ...we'r usin 5 capacitors of 4500uf each..the problem is that the dischargin time of the capacitor is only 2 sec..i dn think tht will b sufficient for runnin in the tunnel...do we need to add mor capacitors or change the circuit...also suggest if we need to add mor than one motor to increase the speed .plz suggest nd giv us sum tips nd answers..plz event is only 2 days away..plz reply fast....

Asked by adipdaniell 8 years ago


Where can I get those panels that they make walk-in coolers with?

I saw a home-made houseboat for sale on Craigslist and he said the floor and walls were made of "cooler panels".

Asked by dibbyb 8 years ago


Hi I was wondering where you got your pump and how much is was? thank?

I want tomake a small live well and don't know where to get a pump for air could you tell me where, and as cheap as i can find one thanks kay

Asked by 9 years ago


how to build a rc electric boat design of it and what material to be used ?

having a design of a rc electric boat which will be looking similar to speed boat

Asked by dittu 6 years ago


Styrofoam motor boat for 5th grade project ??

Hi, How to make a styrofoam motor boat for a school project?

Asked by vidhyaa74 8 years ago


how can i make a small fold-able boat? Answered

I want to make a one man boat that folds and so its not too hard to make.

Asked by martex 7 years ago


cheapest and lightest boat possible

I want to know how to make a lighweight weight potable boat thats cheap, and also small yousing materials like plastic 44 gallon drum maybe. can you help me?

Posted by JACKBARRY 5 years ago


Wooden Boat

I've always wanted to make a little wooden boat. It just so happens that I have a bunch of quality balsa wood and the Idea came across to make one, any Ideas how and what kind of glue or water proofer I would need. I wasn't able to find an iBles on how to make one. It just needs to be simple, I might turn it into a sail boat too.

Posted by acer73 10 years ago


Rc Boat making?

Hi i have decided to make a rc boat i have the motor all sorted out its just the body. I was hoping to make one from styrofoam or polystyrene dose any one have some tips. Will this be water safe in other word's no water seaping througth . Thanks

Asked by walterh9 7 years ago


Motorising boat

Any tips, please, on adding motor power to a 14ft Shakespeare speed boat hull without the high cost of a conventional outboard. I only need about 4mph for use on lakes and canals, so perhaps a lawnmower engine driving a paddle wheel or prop might do it, eg with a design like the fast boats in the Far East fitted with a car engine directly driving an outboard prop with the whole unit acting as tiller steering..

Asked by cfhaynes 9 years ago


I am looking for a used open top life boat with a running diesel engine. I live in Central Texas.

Looking for something inside texas, ie Houston, gluf coast, etc.

Asked by brunoman 4 years ago


can someone help me with ?

I am working on a toy boat with a motor under water and I have a budget of  $10 

Asked by zhengguang 6 years ago


Pontoon boat sundeck as a noise shield over the outboard engine.

I have an older pontoon boat and there is nothing to defuse sound from the engine. I have seen them for sale but of coarse prohibitive in cost. It would have to be as light as possible.(don't want to add much weight). It would need access from the boat to the motor. If there was ever a problem with the engine ( It would be difficult to work from the water I'm very short). If anyone has any thoughts I would be very happy to hear suggestions.   

Asked by rsdtgt 4 years ago


Taken - Free Boat - Blaze of glory, 24ft wharram-style hull trimaran

The boat has gone on to its new home now, hopefully they'll post their adventures and mishaps!here's the history of the boat.http://www.dilworth.org/writings/now.shtmlTo give away to good home, or rather for sale for $2 (two u.s. dollars).It comes on a roadworthy trailer but you'll need your own trailer plate.It's in Alameda California.post in the comments as to why you'll actually have a use for it and how soon you can take it away. Include your email address and phone# so I can contact you.Don't be discouraged by the proposals already here, none of these people has managed to take the boat yet. Get permission from your wife or girlfriend ahead of time.thanks,tim

Posted by TimAnderson 10 years ago


Dose anyone know where i can get free plans to build a seaworthy boat?

I want to move to Hawaii and am looking to build a boat to live on and use to move down.  It needs to have a place to store a motorcycle and room to live comfortably while still being easy on my wallet.  I was thinking of using a truck engine for power and a 2 stroke generator with a plywood hull like older boats.  to keep cost low and arranging the living space like an RV to make best use of the space.  i will be grateful to anyone that can help

Asked by abadfart 7 years ago


What size Mig welder would i need to buy to weld 5 mm sheeting & fill pitting in hull of boat ? [mild steel] Answered

I will be preping the hull with wire brush & Needle descaler , cut and grind V for patches.

Asked by Joe Pryor 8 years ago


Bike Boat needs some help

Hi, fora raft race contest for charity i would like to design something like this:http://www.edenvillage.com/Pond%20and%20Grounds/bike_boat.jpgfor two people!It has to be made from bits that can be readily available and for not too much moneys because the more cash that goes into the build the less there will be for the charity organising the event.Just wondering if anyone had any ideas, mostly for building the wheels, as, i hope the frame can be made from a modified bike.Thanks

Posted by drummer ian 10 years ago



Convert 48V battery bank to 12V for boat appliances - Is this inefficient?

I need a 48V bank for an electric motor on my boat. I also need 12V for my appliances. Obviously keeping both a 48V and 12V bank would be most efficient but the space required and cost of maintaining 2 banks is a bit much. So I was thinking of using a 48V DC to DC convertor to convert a 48V bank to 12V for my boat appliances(lights, pumps, etc.) http://pt.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Murata-Power-Solutions/HPQ-12-25-D48N-C/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtwaiKVUtQsNaluUzA10QGezHFBNv8sYMI%3d But how much would I lose in terms of efficiency? Would the losses be too great? Would the bank of 4 x 12V 100AH batteries connected in series give me roughly 4800W ( 4 x 12 x 100 = 4800) or 16 hours of 300W use when drawing only 12V after the conversion?  Or would the available AH be much less due to the losses from the conversion?

Asked by mchin2 4 years ago



fun stuff

Lol my uncle took out his 47 foot boat and tied a beer keg to it and once he was in 780 foot deep water he let it down and it imploded and wen they took it up it was all crushed it looked like a giant egg timer and they opened it and drank it they said it tasted like salt lol if any1 has done this or something fun like this plz share

Posted by thesab 10 years ago


Arduino Motor Shield Question

Hey, I'm looking to build an RC boat using an arduino uno and a motor shield. My motor shield power source is an 18v dewalt drill battery. I want to use this motor : http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8595__2040SL_4800kv_Brushless_Inrunner_WaterCooled_.html but the max voltage is 11. How can I compensate for that? Could I just turn down the PWM? a resistor maybe? Thanks for the help, -Ian  

Posted by catdawg426 5 years ago


Plastiki crosses Pacific

Plastiki, the boat made with 12,500 plastic bottles, has successfully sailed across the Pacific Ocean. The journey started in San Francisco and has ended in Sydney after 130 days and 8,000 miles on the water. The goal was to raise awareness about the problem of plastics in the oceans, such as the Pacific Garbage Patch. Congratulations to David de Rothschild and the rest of the crew. Plastiki Completes 8,000 Nautical Mile Journey Protesting Plastic Pollution

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


how to make a remote controll boat ?

How to make a boat engine

Asked by heads187 8 years ago


how to make a steam powered boat using candle while keeping the candle away from the boat?no wax should be on the boat?

The boat should be travelling atleast 10 metres keeping its dimensions limited to length-30cm,breadth-10cm,height-15 cm

Asked by 8 years ago


Bathtub boats?

I've seen some people build boats using bathtubs as a base. Anyone know anything about that? Also,how come we have such a lack of houseboat instructables?

Posted by Bondo_Red 8 years ago


what colour should me pt boat be? Answered

I got a model pt boat, but its molded in a very dark green, so  i was wondering what color, if any, it should be.

Asked by the poodleo 7 years ago



where can i get free sail boat plants?

Im looking for sites on the web that offers free DIY sail boat plans.

Asked by kevin22 8 years ago




Free Boat Building Classes in Berkeley Marina

Free Boat building Classes for Youth Mon.-Wed. from 3 to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Boathouse, 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Classes cover woodworking, boatbuilding, and boat repair. 644-2577. www.watersideworkshops.org

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Time for a free boat!

Times are tough. People don't have the money that they used to. Some of those people own boats.According to the New York Times, boat-owning Americans are abandoning their boats in droves by sanding off the names and serial numbers and setting them afloat.Do you know what this means? It's ripe time to get yourself a free boat like Tim Anderson did some years ago in much more prosperous time.

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


how to set up a rc for a device?if i have a boat how can i modify it such that i can cntrol it using a remote/joystick

I have a project to make and my prof has asked me to make this boat which can be controlled using a joystick...and i have no idea how to set up the radio control..plz tell me how to do it..how to control the boat using a joystick???

Asked by whamsy 8 years ago


Is there any one out there that is building or has built the aquarama riva 1:10 scale RC boat from John-toms.com? Answered

I have been working on this boat for a couple weeks now and the body of the boat was fairly self-explanatory, but I Am having trouble trying to figure out the interior. Is there anybody out there that can help?

Asked by Angrierbeaver 5 years ago


Speaking of a boat made from recycled bottles.....

Here is an article and a video about a couple that wishes to sail their boat made of plastic bottles, from San Francisco to Australia. David de Rothschild is preparing to sail from San Francisco to Australia in a raft made of 12,000 recycled bottles. Among other things, he is hoping to convince the world to take better care of its waste.The Link and video are here

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Boat Chandlery Question...

I've had a senior moment. You know those widgets that they use on boats to fasten ropes?  What are they called? Two ridged, rotating sections, lay the rope between them, and tension makes them turn in and lock the rope in place, pull the other way and they open to release it. What are they called? I thought they were "cleats", but that turns out to be the roughly T-shaped fittings that you knot rope around.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Life Boats 30 Ft For Sale

   2 30 Ft Lifeboats with cradles, Lying Wilmington, California (Los Angeles)   One has Lister Diesel. One is hand propelled. As described in my Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sell-Lifeboats/  Please E-mail me if interested.

Posted by sodiumcanine 7 years ago


electric motor conversion for my ski boat. Help!

Here is my plan: - remove big v8 motor from 19 foot ski boat - install 6 standard size solar panels (40x65) above the boat lift and plug in the boat when not in use. - 20 kw motor, 96 V, rated current 98A (30-150A), turning 3300 rpm. - 4 batteries on board each producing  3.4 Kwh   24V.  continuous current 110 A. Questions: 1.   Does it sound like the batteries match the power requirement of the motor? 2.   Am I correct in assuming the batteries can be wired in series to produce the 96 V? 3.   If so, how long would you estimate the batteries will run the motor? 4.   Will the 6 panels at about 330w produce about 10 -15 Kw per summer day into the batteries? Cheers, Bruce.

Asked by bruce_kent5 4 months ago