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sa   BUOY
xx   BOAT

Sewing a private signal (flag) for your boat.
BOAT JOURNAL #74 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 52

Tip on converting an inexpensive rip-stop nylon tent into such marine accessories as an awning, windcatcher, hatch screen, etc.
BOAT JOURNAL #77 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 49

Trim tabs for your boat. A brief look at their purpose, cost and installation.
BOATING WORLD #98 Mar 1994 pg. 79

Adding comfort to a cuddy runabout. Photos show how an efficient galley, better storage lockers, a portable shower facility, inverter, air conditioner, and hot water heater were added for cruising.
BOATING WORLD #105 Jan 1995 pg. 76
Added Info BOATING WORLD #106 Feb 1995 pg. 17

Simple canvas projects. How to make your own weathercloths, cockpit awning, forward hatch wind scoop, and other canvas projects for your boat.
BOATING WORLD #110 Jun 1995 pg. 74

Tips on storing and using boat fire extinguishers.
BOATING WORLD #111 Jul 1995 pg. 68

Simple steps to making acrylic accessories for your boat. Advice on selecting the correct acrylic plastic, cutting, drilling, edge finishing, bending, cementing, and painting.
BOATING WORLD #114 Dec 1995 pg. 60
Added Info BOATING WORLD #116 Feb 1996 pg. 10
Added Info BOATING WORLD #119 May 1996 pg. 11

Tip on using an Acrilian weather cloth (dodger) with a clear panel in the center to improve visibility.
BOATING WORLD #119 May 1996 pg. 76

Tip on using a wire mesh screen over your boat engine to serve as a dryer for wet clothes.
BOATING WORLD #124 Dec 1996 pg. 63

Tip on using shock cord and boat railings to serve as a clothes dryer.
BOATING WORLD #130 Jun 1997 pg. 77

Tip on protecting a furled yacht club burgee (pennant) using a turnbuckle boot.
BOATING WORLD #130 Jun 1997 pg. 79

Selecting and using portable fire extinguishers on a boat.
BOATING WORLD #137 Mar 1998 pg. 94

How to optimize your marine stereo system. An introduction to the essence of a boat entertainment system.
BOATING WORLD #140 Jun 1998 pg. 92

Tips on selecting and installing a Bimini or navy canvas top to provide protection from the spray and/or sun.
BOATING WORLD #141 Jul 1998 pg. 79

Installing a properly designed and located baitwell on a boat is easier by following these tips.
BOATING WORLD #143 Nov 1998 pg. 96

Trimming out. Improve your boat's speed, fuel economy and seaworthiness by installing trim tabs.
BOATING WORLD #148 Apr 1999 pg. 103

For maintenance or emergency, these 15 tools are must-haves for every boater.
BOATING WORLD #157 Mar 2000 pg. 116

Using boat trim tabs.
BOATING WORLD #170 Jun 2001 (v.22) pg. 40

Troubleshooting blown fuses on boat trim tabs.
BOATING WORLD #173 Nov 2001 (v.22) pg. 72

Advice on getting the best electronics package (GPS, radio, telephone, sonar, etc.) for your boat.
BOATING WORLD Mar 2002 (v.23#3) pg. 26

An overview of various space heaters suitable for use on boats.
BOATING WORLD Dec 2002 (v.23#10) pg. 82

Saving money on optional boat equipment. A guide to which add-ons your dealer should install and which ones you can do for yourself.
BOATING WORLD Feb 2003 (v.24#2) pg. 84

Make a throw bag for canoe or boat. Nylon stuff bag holds 50 feet of rope with closed-cell foam on one end. This becomes an easy-to-carry, tangle-free rope that is instantly available in an emergency.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1986 (v.76#7) pg. 54

Small plastic file box serves as a waterproof compartment for boat registration, wallet, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 86

Built-ins for boats: table, tray, book retainer, stowage boxes, and galley tray.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #443 Apr 1965 (v.61) pg. 85

Speedometers for all types of boats.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #478 Mar 1968 (v.64) pg. 93

A look at some sensible accessories for a boat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #546 Nov 1973 (v.69) pg. 20

A look at trim tabs, what they do for your boat and tips on installing them.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #547 Dec 1973 (v.69) pg. 17

Tips on installing hydraulic trim tabs on your boat. Est. cost (kit): $300.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 92

Folding deck for car-top boat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1963 (v.119#4) pg. 167

Built-in shelves and racks hold loose items found in galley, on bridge, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.121#3) pg. 152

Storage space for all that loose gear.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 128

Ice breaker prow.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 159

Tool box under helmsman's wheel swings down to form a step for short skippers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1965 (v.124#3) pg. 183

Pictures of a variety of boating accessories made from PVC plastic pipe including ladders, boathooks, flagstaffs, fishing rod holder and chart storage tube.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 104

Build reclining sun-seats for your runabout. Plywood framework (with built-in storage area underneath) is topped with polyurethane cushions covered with naugahyde. Est. cost: $25 each.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1975 (v.143#3) pg. 140

Add trim tabs (transom wedge shims, adjustable wedges, etc.) to your motorboat. Results in a safer, softer ride and greater fuel economy. Both home-made and commercial units are described.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 117

Easy to make swim steps for boats.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1963 (v.183#3) pg. 149

Make your own boat handrails.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1963 (v.183#6) pg. 99

New systems to steer your boat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1963 (v.183#6) pg. 106

Tips on storing gear in boats utilizing convenient but out of the way places.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 110

How to build powered trim tabs for your boat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1969 (v.194#1) pg. 110

A tent designed for a pickup truck can also be used on a boat trailer or on the boat itself.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 106

Drop-leaf swim deck fits on the stern of a power boat. It raises up out of the way when the boat is moving. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1981 (v.219#1) pg. 86

Hardboard prow serves as ice deflector for small boats.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.35#2) pg. 97

Several table designs for use in small boats.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #46 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 58

Gunwale and hull cushioning. How to install plastic, foam, rubber, and wooden strips to protect your boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #47 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 85

Make your own macrame "thump mats" to keep lead blocks from damaging the deck of your boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #47 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 94
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 7

Build a handy utility tray for your boat. Use it to clean fish, cut bait, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 88

Tip: Make a removable boat numbers (registration) plaque from plastic.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 89

Tip: Make an all-weather cockpit log (writing slate) from white plastic or similar material.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 92

Low-cost sculling clogs are inexpensive to make and easily jettisoned in a capsize.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #50 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 73

Custom building lockers, bins and storage compartments for your boat. Tips on both deck compartments and below-deck compartments.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 81

How to make and use a "chip log" to calculate the speed of a boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 93

Pivoting instrument panel for mounting a barometer, clock, thermometer, etc. Lets the instruments be viewed from either the cabin or the cockpit.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 46

Folding table for a boat features glass and hors d'ouvres holders on the bottom side.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 46

Removable fiddles (table rails) keep dishes and glasses from sliding off.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 47

Tip: Use bungee cord hold-downs to secure all sorts of things onboard a boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 94

Exterior deck and cabin beams, rails and moldings. How to make both laminated and sawn beams. How to attach the beams to the boat so they are either permanent or removable.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #67 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 69

How to fabricate and install leather- or fabric-covered moldings and rails on the countertops and tables found in boats.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #68 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 59

Inexpensive, removable drink holder for a small sailboat straddles the centerboard trunk. Est. cost: $1.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #71 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 59

Device for calculating the speed of a boat is made from a length of line and a tennis ball.
STEAMBOATING #46 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 29

Traditional teak grates for boats. Photos show step-by-step how they're made at the Henry R. Hinckley Co. in Maine.
WOODENBOAT #62 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 53

A locker for the main cabin. How to design and construct a wooden boat locker (a long, narrow box with three compartments and slatted doors which installs over the bunk). Part 1.
WOODENBOAT #76 May-Jun 1987 pg. 89

A locker for the main cabin. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #77 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 87

Carving a nameboard for the transom of a small yacht. Tips from a professional sign carver.
WOODENBOAT #140 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 50

How to make a ship's wheel with four spokes drilled centrally into four felloes.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 55