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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Size matters

August 31, 2017

Size does matter. So you're thinking of an outrigger for your canoe or kayak and you aren't sure what size hull to go with or if you should do one side or two. Well, here's a few guidelines to help you make the right choice.  First, how and where do you plan to use your boat? The farther you go, the heavier your load, the larger your sail, you should increase the…

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New Canoe Connector Kit

May 17, 2017

Here's our new Expandacraft canoe adapter kit that attaches the cross tubes to almost any canoe gunnel. The basic idea is to clamp the two 1/4 inch thick Starboard plates on either side of the canoe to spread the shock load and stress to a larger area. This connector kit is $25.00 per corner with all the stainless bolts and the aluminum mounting bracket. It includes everything you need to…

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Own an Expandacraft rental biz

Have you ever wanted to work for yourself doing something you actually love to do? Expandacraft owner, Wesley Stevenson, does just that and wants to spread the joy. He makes it easy for other entrepreneurs to get set up as an Expandacraft rental business in their areas. The premise is simple, Expandacraft sets you up with an entire rental fleet of different craft without requiring you to purchase the fleet….

May 2, 2017
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Canoe outrigger by Rick from RUNNING SPRINGS, CA

April 13, 2017

Take a look at how Rick from Running Springs, CA has used Expandacraft hulls as outriggers on his canoe. He chose the neutral Sand color and added decking on top of the aluminum cross tubes for extra space. Thanks for sharing, Rick! We love getting photos!     

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