I have always liked small boat trailers, and have pretty much given up cartopping because small trailers are so easy to use for transporting and storing just about any type of boat. When I get home from the lake, it is just so simple to unhook my trailer and wheel it around. I find that a 500 lb boat is about the biggest I can wheel thru my yard, and 1800 lbs is the biggest that I can push around the street and up my driveway. Depending on what boats I have in stock at the time, I roll them around in various spots, hiding them from my wife. Luckily she can't tell the difference between them, so whenever a new one arrives and that curious statment comes from her mouth "Is that a new boat over there"?
I just try to play it off as the boat that was over there behind the other one, and I just re-arranged.
It is the smallest trailer I have seen so far, basically just a tongue with a cross bar attached to it. They are very skinny, if you had a very narrow side yard or just a little bit of space in your garage, this would be an ideal trailer. One of the problems with trailering small and light boats is that most trailer springs are built to carry atleast 1000 lbs (rather a pair carries that). So if your boat only weighs 100 lbs, the stiffness of the springs makes it seem like there are no springs at all and all the jarring force from pot holes is transmitted directly to the hull. Making a good set of bunks such as the ones in the Holder 12 sailboat bunk board article can help distribute this force around the hull making it an easier ride. When hauling multiple types of boats on a trailer, the distance from the winch post to the axle needs to be adjusted to get the proper tongue weight. Most trailers have an adjustable winch post, but there are others that have a movable axle instead. Like this one, the axle is often attached to a simple rectangle frame which is u-bolted to the main frame or just a stick for a tongue. You then slide the axle assembly forward or aft till it is the proper weight for the boat you are carrying. I have seen bed frames at thrift shops that could be purchased for almost nothing, have wondered about making a trailer from that. It was constructed of various pieces of trash metal, such as fence posts and parts off industrial machines. The axle assembly was also of an interesting nature, there was only one spring in the middle which the bed rested on. Needless to say, they overloaded the trailer and blew a tire, bent the axle and abandoned it in my cul-de-sac.
The smallest and cheapest of the Harbor Freight trailers sure gets around, here is one example where a long tongue and cross supports were added to turn it into a viable boat trailer.
You can either back the trailer and launch one boat, then back some more and launch the other boat, or just hand carry them to the water since you probably have a 2nd person with you anyway.
Also I have seen a lot of utility boxes and sail storage tubes built onto the frame of trailers.
The thing to keep in mind is that everything left in the box gets wet when you launch your boat.
If you are a boat-aholic like me, you need to learn to weld, so you can make various boat dollies from scrap materials and a kids bike from the thrift shop. You can see the welder I have, it is a very simple 110 volt welder that uses a special flux core wire. Inside the welder it holds a spool of the special wire, then the welder will feed that out the nozzle which is used for the welding.
My original need was for something to build cardboard boats on, and then to carry the boats to the race.
I carry the dolly and race boat on top of my harbor freight trailer, then at the race I can slide the dolly off and wheel it over to the pit area.
I was at my daughter's football game and saw some interesting trailers behind the school we were at. There were various pieces of equipment for maintaining the fields, and this simple trailer that was made from the axle of a car.
It didn't have any springs or suspension, just looked like it was the axle with some angle iron welded on top. Make your own quick and easy zip tie & ply mini boat - maximum fun for the least money! Intro, Braving the elements?I'm entering this build for the 'brave the elements' contest as this project has enabled me to get out there and experience the elements in my local environment. I have recently finished building a cedar strip canoe, and had barrels full of thin, small pieces of cedar and ash left over.
Spring was just starting to arrive in northern Minnesota, and after a long winter, I was getting anxious to get back out into my little wood shop and start another project.
Salt water, sunshine, and thousands of miles on a car roof rack can shorten the life of any boat.
I have a 13-foot kayak and a crowded garage, and horizontal storage (using a pulley system intended for a bike) was problematic. This Instructable will describe the construction of a heavy duty milk jug raft built out of recycled materials and capable of supporting over 700 lbs.
Have you ever stood on the shore and looked out at people boating and wished you could be out there too? This Instructable documents how I built a small sailing boat out of a mussel float, and advice on how to build your own!
Today we're going to do a very quick, but functional, repair on a broken hand caned seat in a canoe. I tried to build the lightest and cheapest (~150€ total material bill) sail-boat I could come up with. I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I thought I'd build a boat. I set out to make a simple rudder that did not cost the typical $250 but at the same time was a bit more effective than a plank on a stick.
Browsing Imgur one day I saw some guys that made a duct tape canoe, and decided to try my hand at the same. Hello guys, today I am gonna teach how to build a box to carry your fishing supplies using things you might have laying around almost from free. It seems many people are forgetting the variety of jigs out there today and how some match very well with Soft Plastics! What better way to enter the water then with a Fishing Lure!!Being an avid fishermen and living in Canada I experience fishing withdrawal in the early winter months when its too cold to open water fish and there isn't enough ice yet to ice fish. I've always been someone who tries to make things myself, fix anything broken and do things on the cheap. In the world of Paracord, it is a big statement to claim to have made The Ultimate Survival Bracelet.
After the positive feedback for my Pocket Survival Kit Deluxe Instructable I decided to revisit a project I made a few months ago.


This handy 3D printable fishing rod can fit in a pocket and is great for camping or hiking. In this tutorial I'll show you how to make the ultimate 5-in-1 survival watch for around $20.00.
Did you know that Dungeness Crabs are named after the port of Dungeness, Washington where they were first commercially fished? There's nothing so valuable as a piece of personal memorabilia, with all of the history that goes with it, and nothing as sad as when it reaches its end of life, or no longer has a practical use. This instructable includes detailed instructions to create fully functional lipless crankbait fishing lures out of wood. Fishing from a pontoon boat or float tube during late Fall, Winter, or early Spring can be tough on your feet, which are usually hanging in the water. A standard paracord bracelet can be useful in regards to the cordage it provides while being an every day carry(wear). If you like to spend time outdoors, whether camping, fishing, hunting, etc., you probably already have one or more of the Thermacell insect repellant devices. This is a whimsical walking cane made from a simple wood cane and some old fishing equipment. This lure can be made in under an hour (not counting the painting process) and for about the price of a piece of cedar kindling. Epilog Challenge VI: I have entered this into the Epilog challenge please vote on it if you like the build. I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this kayak invention; I have seen tank wheelchairs that go everywhere.
So the big question is, why even do this?Well it is rather simple: we all snag gear, tie a bad knot or simply put lose our lures at one point or another. In this instructable I will be teaching you how to build a compact self contained fishing kit that is perfect for a survival kit and could mean the different between having something to eat or going hungry in an emergency situation.
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. This instructible will get you out on the water to fish without pulling too much cash out of your pocket.
I recently purchased a 14' aluminum Springcraft with EZ loader trailer from a local classified site for $500.00.
In this part of the Greenland kayak instructable you will be getting the gunwales ready for building the deck of the kayak. Cut a patch from a shower curtain and use PVC pipe cement from your dad's garage to patch a leak in a PVC air mattress, inflatable boat, dry bag, etc.
I'm starting this topic to both log my experiments and to petition contributions and ideas from others. I have a large canoe (approx 17 feet long and 4 feet wide at the middle) and more often than not I am the only one physically able to move it (at least until the wee ones get bigger MUH HAHAhahahaha). This instructible will teach you how to build a 17 foot long Greenland kayak that will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds and cost less than $300 in materials. Alright, Finally got a little time to do some work so I made new seats and motor box for the back of the boat. This is a small cabin boat that sleeps 1 person with lots of space and great to have for kids to play in even in the swimming pool.
Sometimes I like to get on the water by myself and sometimes a canoe will suit me just fine. Living in Cambridge near the historical Charles river and watching people kayak down it's length, I nurtured a growing desire to be able to interact with the natural structure on my own schedule. 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! We haven’t really used this dinghy much in Vizag, the water here is just too polluted (and smells of ammonia and sulphur) to want to go sailing in harbour and the beach surf is too rough to risk putting to sea from the beaches.
A "Stick Trailer" is a slang term for basically a long stick of tube steel, with a set of wheels on the back end. This same concept can be seen scaled to semi-tractor size, and on the highways carrying long loads like utility poles and other long loads. This is the frame and axle left over from my project of joining the HF boat trailer with a HF utility trailer. But since bolted on, I can seperate the tongue from the frame later if I have to move, and pack this away with my other household stuff.
I had a koi rescue come up, so this trailers first trip out of the house was carrying a barrel of water so I could retrieve some fish.
It was a simple matter to shorten the length of the box so it would fit in the new configuration of this trailer. I had a number of concrete flat work projects in my yard to work on, so I pickup concrete from Home Depot like this.
I have carried 12 bags in one load, but I backed it down to 10 bags as shown in the picture, becuase when I get home, that is the most weight I want to push through my yard to get to the back where I was doing the work. A friend of mine pointed out that the springs and axle are the same as their 1100 lb rated trailer, so I didn't worry that I was overloading it's rating a bit. The only problems I ran into is that sometimes other idiot drivers wouldn't notice the concrete and once a guy almost hit my trailer. I park the trailer in my back yard along a fence, so the boat sitting on top of it plus the fence shades one of the tires.
The little block of wood on the ground is my wheel chocks, so the trailer doesn't start rolling on it's own.
This instructable is to show you how i have built the Dumas Dh4 balsa RC plane and the challenges that i faced and how i figured out a solution for them.
The goal of this ible is to show you how to fix the most common problem with small electric scooters. If you want to control RC car with your android smart phone without using Bluetooth module and programming android application, you can use 1Sheeld instead of them .Basically, 1Sheeld consists of two parts. Inside the pdf you can find simple instructions to build a tray to help someone carry his things around.
This instructable is perfect for someone with a razor MX650 or MX500 looking for the optimal way to modify their motorcycle. Body and chassis for EVs null null null null CNC electric car Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform Good open source EV chassis! How it all startedI just recently tried getting into the drone market about mid June of 2015. So since i started flying my UAV around i always fly in the same place because i don't have a safe way to move the drone.
Its now the year 2015 and humanity is beginning to make significant advances in the production and application of alternative fuels. This was a race car that I designed and cut out using a laser cutter to cut out the pieces perfectly. This is how we build the 20s10p battery pack we made for the Nobuo-01 solar assisted electric vehicle.


We are going to teach you how to make a 6-Wheel Splatter Vehicle that splatters people with ink (it doesn't have to be people). This video instructable will show you how to build a brushless DC motor with minimal tools and materials.
The Spark E-Bike from Shocke is just hitting the streets and pretty much comes ready for the commuter to go out of the box. A wind powered car is an interesting and fun project that captures the power of wind and uses it to propel a vehicle. Anderson power pole connectors are used on a lot of devices that you buy, rent or make yourself. I first decided to build an Electric Motorcycle and found the experience rewarding and I learnedso much I decided to build an Electric Jeep. One thing I wanted to do was build a kayak cart for when there is a distance from the car to the water.
Unfortunately by their nature they tend to be rather utilitarian and bulky looking and are not always very aesthetic to have sitting on your deck or dock. I live in a town which is surrounded on three sides by water, in the middle of a river estuary. The pieces of wood were so small and thin I had been burning them in our patio fire pit just to keep them from taking up space in the garbage.
A hand crafted ultra-light weight or wooden canoe needs specific preventive care at least twice a year. These big buttons let you do it even faster because you don't have to wrap anything or poke them through holes. It's always fun, whether you're putting around the cottage dock, paddling through white caps in the ocean or going on river trips. We got an idea to make a sailboat out of items that we had around the house and bamboo that grew next to us. This project took me about four days working on and off and in a rush, so there were many corners cut and compromises made. Although this is not the correct way to repair these seats, it definitely works and will get you through until you can buy a new seat or properly hand cane the broken one. Item's neededHot glue gunWaterproof led strip from ebay12v 6800ah lithium battery The project cost's $40 total.
When a regatta starts the box sounds the horns at predetermined intervals: 5 minutes before the start, 4 minutes before the start, 1 minute before the start and at the instant of the start. It's a simple design where the boat sits inside of the loop and stays on by being pushed forward. The camp and canoeists were running into trouble keeping themselves dry while launching and retrieving the boats! Why you should make this fishing float and use it:Fishing for pike in winter with dead baits requires some sort of bite indicator.
So, when it comes to fishing that means making lures, and I think trout spinners are one of the easiest out there to make. However, I feel justified in saying this due to the fact that this bracelet has several features that are not found on any other bracelet. Those of you who watch the video and read the following steps will notice some differences.
It has a hollow handle with threaded cap for storing hooks and lures so that you can always be prepared. Just the sound of that can get the attention of just about anyone,I have had this idea for some time now and finally got the chance to try it out.
So when a family member asked me to refurbish his favorite fishing rod, I knew I had such an item. I would use the laser to help me with some really cool projects like laser cut wood objects, led illuminated signs, engraved tile and much much more.
Well, I would like to extend my offer to my fellow veterans who I served with a chance to be able to kayak with your families again. While we can't always retrieve our broken gear it only makes sense to try to limit the impact of the lost equipment.
You can save a lot of money and build a comparable frame with as many options as you desire!
You will be shaping them and you will also be marking them for later installation of the deck beams.
The hardest decision was to design my own or build from a set of plans that were already available. 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).
We will show step by step the entire process using materials and techniques proven over many successful rebuilds.
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 proper Drone hardcase is expensive and hard to come by in my area so i decided to make one. Although using the laser cutter makes it extremely easy to cut out pieces that would be nearly impossible with a normal saw, I decided to use a simple and easy design for my race car. It can be done in an afternoon or less, and costs almost nothing (the materials are things that are on the edge of being garbage or not garbage if you have them laying around). Wind powered cars are a very clever idea and are different from sail cars because they can travel in any direction with respect to the wind. It was really beat up on the outside but the inside showed it had some good bones, ribs to be more specific.
I have to look at the water every time I cross a bridge or pass a lake, and I envy the people I see on the water. And the ability to put the bait where you need it is pretty important if you want to be successful. With the amount of screen you could make about 5-6 of these for $10!The second picture is what I caught over night on my first try!
It's time to float the river with your family, your fishing pole, and your beer with the all-new, make-it-yourself beer cooler and baby float! The cell configuration and nickel pattern took a great timelooking for the best shape and current sharing. A few days later it came to me as I was working outside in my shop: I would build an RC Car!



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