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.

cartop carrier folding boat - woman and man in boat
The cartop carrier in folding boat mode, locked open to its eight-foot length.
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