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

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

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

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

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…



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

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

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…


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…