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…
Client picture from Georgia of Expandacraft outriggers on a canoe with aluminum planks for side decking and a Bimini top. Doesn't it look stable and comfy?! Thanks to Rocky for sharing!
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…
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….
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!
Check out what a client shared with us: John says, “This boat was in that car. WHAT !!!!”
Work on the pedal drive is going well and even though these photos are of the ugly prototype, you may get an idea of what we plan to have soon. First, THIS IS A PROTOTYPE and not what the end product will look like. This is only a test bed for the components which we plan to use to determine what size and pitch prop is right and if the…
Just a reminder that we offer rentals of all sorts and we teach sailing on our little Pocket Cats. Plan your Florida vacation with an Expandacraft that fits your needs. Call 813-810-2554
This is your opportunity to have an Expandacraft in almost any color or combination you wish. What are your team colors? We will be starting another production run soon, and if you get your payment in before 10/21 your custom Expandacraft will be ready for you before Christmas. Our standard colors are, Safety Yellow, John Deere Green, Deep Blue and Desert Sand.
So, you want an outrigger on your kayak or canoe. Well, you have some options to consider before ordering the kit or components that are right for you. There are so many options it can be confusing, but here is a good guideline. 1. to stabilize a kayak and add a small motor on one side, you could get away with the minimalist rig. A bow to bow configuration on one side with a single cross tube….