The most frequently asked question of Expandacraft.

“What size outrigger do I need”? I get that question all the time. Well here is the long answer. 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,…

April 28, 2020

Making money with your Expandacraft

April 13, 2020

Hello everyone,  I just thought I’d share a few photos of a client who uses his Expandacraft wide glide in his business. Even without the Bow/Stern parts on, he still has enough flotation to stand up and use his limb trimmer at the seawall. Some dock builders use Expandacraft to do work under the docks and at water level which is cumbersome to do from a Jon Boat. An added…


Finance your Expandacraft

Have you been wanting to buy an Expandacraft paddlecat, trimaran, or outrigger kit but don’t have the money up front? You have options. Paypal lets you break up your payments over 6 months with zero interest. Learn how you can finance your Expandacraft purchase by clicking on the following link.

April 6, 2020

Get Outside

March 24, 2020

Beaches around here are closed, but you can still get out on the intercoastal waterways and the bay on an Expandacraft or standup paddleboard. To help you stay active, we are offering families two craft for a full day for just $50 through April 15. Normally it would cost $90 to rent two Expandacraft paddlecats or SUPs for a full day. You can pick the Expandacraft rentals up from the shop,…


Project time

Hello Expandacraft fans, With all this virus craziness going on, it’s the perfect time to get that Expandacraft project you’ve been thinking about done. Expandacraft offers more than just parts, we have a few designs of our own and loads of technical support to help you design your special craft. Give us a call to discuss your project and we can advise you on the parts and components you’ll need. Oh, and remember to wash your…

March 19, 2020

Sailing Trimaran Design

February 20, 2020

These old Catamaran hulls will be converted into two Trimaran sailboats. The plan is to have Expandacraft 20 foot outriggers with a folding arm which will allow the two boats to go on one trailer. These boats will be part of my rental business and the design should be easy to replicate for those of you who tinker with boats. Subscribe to my Youtube channel and follow the build.    


Go Glamping with Expandacraft

November 17, 2019

Fully equipped 2020 Coleman Lantern 300TQ toy hauler trailer that sleeps 6 people with 2 separate bedrooms, plus a foldout couch. For rent from $129 a day. Add on bikes, paddleboards, and Expandacraft from just $10 per day (see below). We bring it to any Tampa Bay area campsite and set it up for you. Just arrive with your suitcase. We even pick up groceries for free if you order…


Sea Robotics

August 1, 2019

Expandacraft customers often build unique watercraft with our hulls. In the case of Sea Robotics, they are using Expandacraft hulls to build an autonomous research vessel (branded with their own logo), which they will ship anywhere in the world.  


Expandacraft Outrigger Kit on a Hobie 14 Pro Angler (Hobie PA)

In this YouTube video, we show a client-installed a one sided outrigger kit on his Hobie Pro Angler (Hobie PA) kayak. Why put an outrigger and motor on a Hobie PA kayak with peddles you ask? Well, he wants to take his wife out too and doesn’t want to flip the Hobie PA kayak over and lose thousands of dollars of gear. Some people add an Expandacraft outrigger kit to…

May 19, 2019