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My name is Rick and my wife is Valerie, and we just became classic wood yacht owners.
To be more exact, we recently traded a 1969 …
Self Esteem and Dry Rot
This story is one of a dozen or so boating 'yarns' I recently posted at
Some boat tales and winter reading …
S/V "Salvation" Baja to New Zealand
Hi Folks, After falling victim to the 2008 to 2012 GEC we dreamt about finding a boat to fix up and sail to New Zealand, Where my wife Deborah is from. …
Buying a Legend
It all started when a sailing friend introduced the notion of my buying a wood/epoxy boat that was just what I wanted.
What I had said was that I wanted …
Simple Boating “Kalista”
The Tale continues
I bought this 17 ft open ply boat, single …
Only Left Turns
Our E Bay Adventure-with Left Turns Only
Some people think E Bay is the greatest digital success story since DOS. I personally am going …
A Wooden Boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long …
Jerkish gullet or the best
Company has expensive, no experience in boatbuilding, we dont have the nessry, facultys, kipment, or person, We dont no how …
Rat’s Eyes on the French Canals
'Bill! Bill! Wake up, Bill, I can hear something on deck. Bill!' Whispered Lyn urgently as she nudged her partner.
'Umm, yes love, ' murmured Bill snuggling …
I Will Give You my Little Ship!
This is what we're going to do.
I will GIVE you my little ship the "Salvation"!
It is a good boat, needs work.
First you have to help us …
Understanding Boat Repair
Ask any boat owner what he likes most about his vessel.
Some will mention beauty, others will like the speed or handling ability.
A few like their …
I remember Expo 67!
I was the cox of the whaler, (a 21 foot fiberglass replacement of the old clincker built whalers).
I was then a Leading Seaman in the Canadian Navy. …
1964 40 ft Carvel Kauri Yawl Refit
Ahoy there DIY, I've always loved the water and boats.
As a boy of eleven years old I'd take the really nice days of school in the summer.
I remember …
Interlude in Atlantis
‘Hey, is this real?' laughed Natàlia as she tentatively touched Alistair's hair.
'You die your hair this colour?' she asked in almost perfect English, …
Good ol' Gerty
It was a beautiful day down at the moorings on Saturday.
The sun was shining, a force 4 gusting 5 blowing, a perfect day for a sail.
But there …
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