Build a Cartop Carrier/Folding Boat

Confronted with two unfavorable alternatives — buying an expensive boat or doing without one on camping trips — the author decided to build a cartop carrier that also functioned as a folding boat.



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In its fully folded position, the 65-pound craft is a weatherproof cartop carrier light enough for two people to move; the oars double as handles.
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On the ground the carrier can be used as temporary storage and accommodates about 30 cubic feet of equipment.
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The cartop carrier in folding boat mode, locked open to its eight-foot length.
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