ACK customers won’t stop sharing their creative DIY projects with us, and we definitely don’t mind. Keep ’em coming, and we’ll keep featuring them on our blog!
Recently, we had a couple submissions describing quick fixes to add stability to tippy canoes (or just calm fears about the possibility of tipping) using foam floats purchased from our online store.
1. Homemade Outriggers For The “Marauding Mermaid”
Using ACK 5 x 11 Foam Floats
ACK Customer James Spaulding shared photos and this breakdown of his project with us:
PVC Pipe… $53
Promar PVC Foam Float (Crab Pot Floats)… $32
Mounting outriggers onto the “Marauding Mermaid” so every canoe trip doesn’t devolve into a swimming meet… Priceless.
2. Stable Boat = Happy Canoeing Family
Using ACK 6 x 14 Foam Floats
ACK Customer John McDaniel:
To note: Though this blog is about canoes because of the nature of the recent submissions we received, ACK foam floats are great for adding outriggers to your kayak for increased stability as well.
And for anyone who’s not into DIY projects but is still very much interested in investing in an outrigger kit, we’ve got those. Take a look at the Hobie Sidekick Ama Outrigger Kit, Yak-Gear Outriggers, or the Scotty Kayak Stabilizer 302.
Happy (stable) paddling!