Coro Speedboat III

February 16, 2024

This is the original Coro Speed boat just before the first launch. I had a lot of fun scooting around with my 1.2 hp Gamefisher motor. I’ve had build plans for this for some time now. I used a 6mm thick fluted plastic sheet for the hull. A little later I added this arced decking…

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Coro Speedboat / Cabin Cruiser

February 16, 2024

This is my favorite boat so far. If you haven’t noticed yet, I like small spaces, and this collapsable cabin is a fun add-on to the Coro Speedboat.   It swings out of the way, resting on the back of the boat. This makes entering and exiting the boat fairly easy. If your battery dies,…

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Gas Motorized Kayak

October 29, 2023

  I’ve owned this Gamefisher 1.2 horse power motor for a decade. I’ve used it on several boats I’ve built in the past. It only weighs 15 pounds and sips gas. It works like a dream, when it wants to. On the day I tested out this set-up, the motor was successfully  started at home,…

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Nomad Pedal Camper

June 4, 2023

I am a proud American, but these flags are more about RedNeck protection when navigating rural roads. This was my original idea when thinking of a pedal camper. The idea came after reading the article below back in 1992.   I later met and became friends with Steven Roberts as he settled just up the…

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Human Powered Vehicles (Ebook)

February 27, 2023

For those of you who love human power for fun or transportation, this 82 page very unique Ebook takes a deep dive into my past thoughts on alternative transportation and toys. The following are a few sample pages. You can purchase this $15 Ebook on my plans page HERE. This is the first volume of…

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Nomad Bicycle Camper (first mock-up)

February 6, 2023

  Ever since towing my first bicycle camper in strong headwinds at the Burningman festival did I realize the importance of having a round or small front end. But this camper required aluminum framing to support the body, bringing the dry weight to about 100 pounds. I was thinking of the easiest way to reshape…

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Recumbent Moped/Motorcycle

December 16, 2022

I’ve always thought the Honda 90 Cub, with it’s low mid frame, would make a great recumbent conversion. I couldn’t find a Cub for sale, but did find this TOMOS moped which had a similar frame design. 1/2″ square tubing was used to make an attachment point for the aluminum seat pan. Foam was double…

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Driftwood raft

December 14, 2022

Here’s something I put together one sunny morning. A driftwood raft. Easy you may think, but it took a little pre-planning as you will see… First, I decided to assemble bits of a frame in my shop. Instead of salvaging wood from the beach I used wood I had kicking around. This simplified things. For…

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Coro Kayak 2

June 12, 2022

  This is the Coro Kayak. I built this about 10 years ago. It folds up into a nice package for easy transporting. I sell PDF plans for this boat if you’re interested. I like this boat but wanted something a bit more hydrodynamic and more sturdier in construction. This was the first prototype. I…

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2″ square tubing rocket stove

April 23, 2022

Using 2″ thin wall tubing for the vertical stack and 1-1/2″ for the feeder shoot the stove performed OK, It had a screen on the bottom of the stack. The ash build-up made it difficult to draw air to keep the flame going, so I cut out a side opening. It started drawing a bit…

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