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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Instructable will describe the construction of a heavy duty milk jug raft built out of recycled materials and capable of supporting over 700 lbs. 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. Have you ever stood on the shore and looked out at people boating and wished you could be out there too? 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 Instructable documents how I built a small sailing boat out of a mussel float, and advice on how to build your own! 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. 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. 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. Epilog Challenge VI: I have entered this into the Epilog challenge please vote on it if you like the build.
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 friend who runs a maker summer camp contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be up for doing some welding at her camp. I LEAVE THE KINGDOM DOING ENOUGH PLOWING SO THE CAT IS NOT GETTING STUCK AND THE TIRES ARE WORKING GOOD AS A DRAG TO GET RID OF THE SNOW.
WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE MUSKEG -- SWAMP, I STOPPED THE CAT NEARTHE EDGE TO CHECK IF THIS SWAMP IS FROZEN. OVER THE YEARS I HAVE GOTTEN SMART AND LEFT THE TIRE DRAG UP ON HIGH GROUND INCASE THE CAT GOT IN TO TROUBLE. A SHORT WALK OUT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE SWAMP WHERE THE WATER IS FLOWING UNDERNEATH THE SNOW AND IT IS NOT FROZEN. NOW THAT I KNOW THE GROUND IS NOT FROZEN I USE THE VEE PLOW ON THE KOMMUNIST KAT TO SEE HOW IT IS NOT FROZEN.
NOW I TRAVEL AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SWAMP AREA BY USING THE OLD RAILBED WHICH IS NOT AS FUN AS TRAVELING THROUGH THE BUSH ON A CAT TRAIN TRAIL -- WINTER ROAD. THE TIRE DRAG IS WORKING GOOD ON PUSHING THE SUGAR SNOW BACK OUT OF THE WAY AND LEAVING A SMOOTH SURFACE TO FREEZE.
I LEAVE THE TIRE DRAG BACK OUT OF THE WAY AND TRAVEL OUT CHECKING THE SWAMP WHICH IS NOT GOOD. Quick update:Bought a bunch of wood for framing, a seat pedestal and some bases, and a can of spar urethane. I finished cutting out 3 of the hatches for the front deck, still going to add another hatch in the middle of the bench for a trolling motor battery.


I live in a town which is surrounded on three sides by water, in the middle of a river estuary.
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. This project took me about four days working on and off and in a rush, so there were many corners cut and compromises made. Item's neededHot glue gunWaterproof led strip from ebay12v 6800ah lithium battery The project cost's $40 total.
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! 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. 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.
When I found out the details, I was definitely up for it: help some kids build a human-powered paddle boat out of recycled materials! OVER THE YEARS I HAVE SEEN HOW THE WEATHER PLAYS A BIG PART IN THE SNOW CONDITIONS AND FREEZING OF THE GROUND.
THE CAT TRAIN TRAIL -- WINTER ROAD HAS A LOT OF FROST ON THE TREES FROM ALL THE WARM DAYS WE HAVE BEEN HAVING IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH.
THE 14" OF SNOW IS NOTHING BUT SUGAR WHICH MAKES FOR GREAT FUN TO PLOW BECAUSE IT JUST FLOWS BACK IN BEHIND THE CAT. THE NON FROZEN GROUND CAN'T SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE VEE PLOW AND WATER FLOWS UP UNDER THE SNOW. NOTHING IS FROZEN SO IF I USE A DRAG MADE FOR CUTTING AND LEVELING I WOULD HAVE A DIRT ROAD WITH NO SNOW COVER. I stripped all the paint off the bottom portion of the boat because the previous owner just sprayed some paint over the old stuff that was chipped and flaking so it looked terrible.Here's some pictures of the insideI flipped the boat over today and filled it with water to see if she leaks. Got some framing done on the boat today, hopefully I can get the majority of the framing done tomorrow and finish by Friday.Still having trouble finding self etching primer. I finished framing the front deck and cut out a template for the plywood floor that still need to go in. I added the battery box in the seat at the rear of the front deck, just need to put a bottom in it. 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. USUALLY IT TAKES 4 GOOD TAPS TO GET THE BAR TO BREAK THE FROZEN LAYER ON THE SWAMP BUT NOT THIS YEAR. I found some zinc chromate primer but I've read some horror stories abut that stuff online. A buddy of mine helped me pick up some plywood tonight so hopefully I can begin to put in the decks and then coat everything in some spar urethane, carpet and possibly paint this weekend. I wanted more room up front for another hatch so I took out the front seat but left in the aluminum cross member.
I decided to make a hatch for the battery in the middle seat.This was a lot of work to do because I had to remove half of the framing I had already constructed in order to remove the bench top. I added some 2x3 bracing along the sides of the box, it helped make the front deck so sturdy now. Over the weekend I was able to get a coat of spar urethane on almost all of the wood, should be able to finish that up tomorrow.
I took it out for a test drive on the river before I bought it and everything seemed to work well. After building up some of the frame, shown in the last post, I realized that the cross member had tears in both sides of it and it creaked a lot when stood on. Then I had to rip out all of the foam that was inside of the bench in order to make room for the battery. It's awesome!Here are some picsI made a minor miss cut in the corner of the one plywood side. I never got the boat done for the long weekend, but I still went to the cabin to do some fishing. AS MORE AND MORE SNOW CAME WITHOUT OUT THE COLDER TEMPERATURES, THE SNOW ONLY ACTED LIKE AN INSULATING BLANKET TO KEEP THE HEAT IN THE GROUND.
Then when I got it home and looked more thoroughly at it I noticed that part of the keel guard was missing and the head of one of the bolts was sheared off and that left a wide open hole in the boat once I removed the bolt.


The water is getting between the two layers of sheet metal and pouring out the bottom, as shown in the pics.Any suggestions how to fix this? I thought the creaking would piss me off so I ripped it out and put in another 2X3 instead. I started cutting some scrap aluminum into some aluminum angle pieces so that I could put a tray for the battery to sit on within the bench. Not a big deal though, you will never see it once the hatch is closed.I can't decide whether to use sheet metal from the seat or a piece of plywood for the bottom of the battery box. I'm hoping to have it fishable by Friday so this week will be a lot of work to get it all done. Ended up catching a small pike and perch and 4 decent sized walleye when fishing off of my dock with my girlfriend.
THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015 WAS A VERY WARM WITH SOME OF THE BIGGER LAKES NOT FREEZING OVER.
Should I get a piece of aluminum to fix the keel guard or just leave it and fill in the hole and the minor tear with some JB Weld?I started stripping the paint from the hull today.
I was thinking either jb weld right around the inside of the hole or use a more flexible sealer.
The seat and pedestal from the front will plug into here while driving so that it will be way saferanother shot of the front deck. I couldn't get my mind around how I was going to fit the plywood for the bottom of the battery box into the bench because there is a lip on the bench that makes the opening narrower than the bench.
THE SMALLER LAKES DID NOT HAVE ANY ICE FORMING THICKER THEN 3-4 INCHES AND THEN SNOW ON TOP OF THE ICE. Suggestions are definitely welcome.The front seat mount was also torn so I glued it back together with some JB marine weld, hopefully it holds.beforeafterAnyone have any suggestions for the keel guard as well( in previous post)? I don't have a trolling motor or battery right now but I plan on buying one once I get my first pay check.
Instead of wasting time thinking, I switched projects and traced the cardboard template onto the plywood and cut it out. I sanded everything down on the inside so the paint looks terrible but I will paint it in the summer eventually.
THIS COMBENATIONS MAKES FOR VERY BAD ICE WHICH IS NOT SAFE TO TRAVEL ON BY SKI-DOO OR VEHICLES.
I WATCHED THE WEATHER AND KNOWING MY PAST EXPERIENCE WITH MY WINTER ROAD BEHIND THE KINGDOM. I went to cabelas today and the Trogan batteries were $235 Walmart and costco do have cheaper batteries but I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on these batteries, so it's a tough call to spend $100 now on a cheaper battery and have to replace it or spend $235. As seen in the picture, I have to add of two little pieces on each side of the front deck because the boat is wider than a 4 feet so the plywood wasn't quite large enough.
Installed hinges on all of the hatches and put back all of the flotation foam back under the decks. I will have to think about it.Although, I did score a cabelas prodigy casting rod for 50% off to go along with my bps pro qualifier reel.
Should be an easy fix, hopefully I can get it all done this week and then cut out all of the hatches as well.The end is in sight! I will leave those things for the future and just fish for now.Last weekend I took the boat out for the fishing derby at my work with my girlfriend.
The middle bench and half of the rear bench was removed and it had a flat floor and a casting deck out in front. The problem is, it was all pressure treated plywood so I thought I'd be better off taking it all out and redoing it. I ended up catching 3 walleye's and a 20" pike and my grilfriend caught 5 walleye and a small mouth bass.
It must have been a tough day fishing because my 20" pike put me in 7th place out of 150 people, so I won a rod and reel!I also purchased the Garmin echo 200 the other day. I have 9 days to work on it before I start my new job so hopefully I can get it done in time! They had just gotten them in stock at Cabela's, so I scooped one up before they were all gone. I wanted to buy a Garmin echo 200 but they don't seem to be available now until the second quarter of 2011, so that sucks.
I also want to buy a bow mount minnkota trolling motor, something along the lines of a powerdrive v2.



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