Gheenoe with outriggers

October 11, 2018

This is a customer shared photo of his Gheenoe on the beach with outriggers by Expandacraft.  He shared it to show how nicely it beaches with the outriggers. He got in touch and shared a few pics with us here at Expandacraft after hearing about the tragedy with a Gheenoe at the Mizner bridge here in St. Petersburg.  Stay safe out there folks! 

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Expandacraft Customer Videos Playlist

We are experimenting with adding playlists to the Expandacraft YouTube channel. The first one we added was Customer Videos featuring videos from our customers they have posted on their own YouTube channel.  Check it out and tell us what you think! Customer videos  Other playlists from Expandacraft: Outrigger kit videos Fishing with Expandacraft videos

October 11, 2018
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Dimensional weight and international shipping

Why do we say, "For international orders, you must arrange your own shipping"? Simply, we have had too many issues with both package forwarding services (like myus) and with direct carriers like Fedex and DHL. Overcharges have cost us more than the sale price (so we lost money to sell a boat kit). Walk through a shipping exercise with us.  All shippers use a formula called "dimensional weight." Go to this…

October 8, 2018
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Tiny motors

Finally, we have found an appropriate sized motor for most small Expandacraft modular craft.  Kayak Buddys http://www.kayakbuddys.com/ offers a line of small, ultra lightweight motors for kayaks and watercraft like Expandacraft.  Check out this YouTube video for a little more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffp3DQvLDQs&t=8s This 1.5 HP motor moves our outrigger canoe at 5 MPH with ease and comes in a half the cost of the 2.3 Honda outboard motor we tested before. I can't wait…

September 22, 2018
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Pedal Drive

Pedal Drive for your Expandacraft. We have incorporated a pedal drive from H2ProPed onto our Expandacraft wide glide 16 and plan to use two of them on a triple 12 side by side. The design is very close to what Expandacraft has been developing but this one is ready for purchase now. Perhaps later, Expandacraft will come out with our own drive unit, but for now, this one works very…

June 25, 2018
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Shipping cost just got lower

Good news for everyone in the USA and Canada. Greyhound has started shipping the big boxes we usually shipped with traditional trucking companies but for MUCH LESS. Most boxes have shipped with Greyhound have been less than 1/2 the cost of traditional trucking. It does usually take a bit longer and we can't ship the 8 foot deck planks with Greyhound but the boxes of hull parts are downright cheap. So, if you…

May 1, 2018
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Why make a BIG modular boat?

Our 21x8ft Expandacraft modular boat has hit a nerve with a number of people, most LOVE it, but some are haters. I don't get it, Expandacraft is not trying to be a traditional pontoon boat, you're not gonna hang a 250 HP motor on it and pull a skier. No, Expandacraft is intended for those who need a stable platform, lots of space with a minimum of weight and draft. Not…

April 18, 2018
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Smallest Outrigger kit we offer

February 16, 2018

Expandacraft was developed so you could configure the hull parts in a number of ways. That's why the Bow/Stern can connect to a center o part or another Bow/Stern. However, when doing the Bow to Bow set up, you don't have the same connection points as with the center hull part. With the Bow to Bow set up, we provide a 1/4 inch Starboard plate which is riveted to the…

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DIY

Expandacraft modular hulls and other components do lend themselves to the (do it your self) kind of person, even if you can buy a ready to go kit. If you are going to build your own deck and crosstubes, here are a few things to conciser.  1. Use 1.5 inch square tubing of 1/8 inch wall thickness at the minimum for Crosstubes. Make sure to get the radiused edge kind. NEVER use…

November 19, 2017
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Registering your Expandacraft.

I get this question a lot, How do I register my Expandacraft? Well, it depends on your state rules and if you are using your Expandacraft hulls as an outrigger on another craft or a stand alone watercraft. Simply put, if you are using Expandacraft hulls as an outrigger for any other craft, You register the hull of the main craft, be it a kayak, canoe or home built hull, not…

September 27, 2017
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