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June 20, 2012

The Handy Andy Folding Boat: A DIY Boat That Stores Easily

Filed under: Boating — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Here is another idea for a folding boat. It’s called the Handy Andy and the plans have been around for ages and you can download them here:

kulpatp on YouTube, made a video of his:

Here he is on his maiden voyage:

If you’d rather purchase a folding boat, the Porta-Bote looks to be a similar plan, but it’s made with lightweight polypropylene (plastic) instead of plywood.

Of course, setting it up could be a little embarrassing:

The price for the Porta-Bote is difficult to find and I needed to register with all my information to get it. Unfortunately, even the least expensive Porta-Bote is FAR outside my price range at $1599.

Porta-Bote Prices 2012

In the end, a little woodworking skills and elbow grease is worth the extra time to make your own boat. Download the plans and get started today!

Boat plans via: RowBoats HandyAndy

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