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Can You Make A Wooden Canoe, Without The Wood?

Can You Make A Wooden Canoe, Without The Wood?

When an engineer gets curious about whether or not a thing can be done, typically we get some interesting results. Xyla Foxlin had previously made some fantastically beautiful wooden canoes and found herself wondering, at the fiberglass covering step, if she could forego all the fancy woodwork and end up with a somewhat clear fiberglass […]

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This Guy Built a Canoe from Scratch Inside His Apartment

This Guy Built a Canoe from Scratch Inside His Apartment

For under $300, Joel Watson built a full-sized 16-foot canoe inside his small two bedroom apartment.

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Building a Maker’s Island Paradise

Building a Maker’s Island Paradise

What would you make if you had your own island? Here’s how Jaimie Mantzel makes life work on his island.

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Building a Traditional Kayak with Polyester Skin and Plywood

Building a Traditional Kayak with Polyester Skin and Plywood

Maker Trevor Akin has been building boats for himself for years. Now with the “Kidyak” he’s built a child-sized, skin-on-frame kayak for his daughter.

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When the Family Car Is a Solar Powered Boat

When the Family Car Is a Solar Powered Boat

What do you do if you live off the coast of Panama and you need to get the family around? If you’re Jaimie Mantzel, you build yourself a solar powered boat… or three. Mantzel had previously built a 16′ catamaran sailboat with a plywood and fiberglass hull, which he later converted to a solar powered […]

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6 Ways to Build Your Own Boat

Boats can be a lot of fun, but most are constructed in time-tested traditional methods. This usually works quite well considering the thousands of years of development that has gone into them. If, however, you want to buck tradition, here are six boats that can serve as inspiration for something truly unique! Pop Pontoon Pontoon […]

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