DIY Canoe Made out of PVC Pipe & Duct Tape!

Canoe Made out of PVC Pipe & Duct Tape!

One of my best friends from college is a fully-redneck dude who will use duct tape for anthing that leaks.

He also told me if you duct tape anything, it’s probably redneck.

Here’s a canoe made out of PVC pipe and duct tape that’d definitely qualify as redneck boat.

I wanted a boat that would allow me to cast into the shore instead of from the shore. Being a mechanical engineer, one thing led to another and as the years passed I decided I would build a skin-on-frame kayak. The final kayak would be wood framed and fabric skinned. I searched for additional ideas and eventually made a balsa and tissue paper model of an 18 footer. Not wanting to invest more money and time than necessary in a prototype, I began thinking of a simple and quick way to test a design.

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3 Responses to DIY Canoe Made out of PVC Pipe & Duct Tape!

  1. Nicole Price says:

    Great innovation. Great photographs too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hi, is this good for use in sea?

  3. matt beilke says:

    I am also studying to become a mechanical engineer and wanted to make a boat for the same reason. i made my models from balsa and cardboard. i just purchased pvc to make a full scale prototype boat (all of this was before i saw this site, amazing how similar our steps were) Anything else that would help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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