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|James is restoring his William Osborne Kestrel, 28'6" motor boat by the Thames||Gordon’s 28ft double ended Gaff Rig Cutter is based on Colin Archer's Kattegat design.|
|"Viscount Star" an ex swansea fishing launch built by James Lewis Boyd & Son in 1948, restored by Jo & Sandra in Australia||Jim’s 1963 18' Old Town Lapstrake Runabout, 28hp Johnson outboard|
|1962 Youngquist 30'LOA Cabin Cruiser owned by Donald in the USA||William osbourne Kestral class cruiser being restored by Graham|
|Grace is a 45ft Downeast Lobster Yacht being restored by Don and Silvana.||Ness Yawl (build in 2005) by François Chanson in Switzerland|
|Supergaijin's Maldivian 'bokkura'. Based on a dhow design it was constructed in the mid-90's from coconut wood.||Caroline’s 1901 18 ft sloop "Herald" was originally a yawl but the mizzen mast was removed in the 1930s|
|“Enola” is a 1928, 50 foot motor cruiser now being restored by Adrian in the UK||This 1962 20ft ‘American Finn’ Runabout is being restored by Jeffrey, in Hopedale, MA.|
1965 Stauter Built boat is Kyle’s latest project.
|Free form 15'9" runabout barrellback by Dennis Julius|
A first coat of epoxy on foredeck by Pamela Tilstra
|Wojo is restoring this 1956 18' plywood boat with Atomic 25HP inboard.|
Captain Dick Burkhard’s 1955 Chris Craft 37' Commander
Steven’s 1913 George Lawley 46' Cruiser
|“Zeus” was built in 1933. She has been rescued by Peter in the UK||Barry’s 54ft ‘one off’ was designed by Otto Ranft and built in 1948|
|“Marsude” is a 43 year old triple diagonal, cold molded, mast head sloop being restored by Lesley and Dennis in NSW Australia.||This
boat is what Maltese call a “Firilla”.
She is 100 year old carvel built traditional boat owned by Silvano.
|This 1955 Monk 36 ft command bridge cruiser owned by Brian and his son.||Marc’s Ketch rigged, 46' Wharram ORO, Polynesian Catamaran.|
|Ted has restored this 1960 Hi-Liner Fleetstar that was originally owned by his Mother.||“Iona” a one off 21ft clinker cabin cruiser built in 1970, now being restored by Steve.|
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|A Star Class 3909 built in 1958 by Milton in western red cedar from the ISCYRA plans at 22'8".|
|This 43 ft Laurent Giles design wooden cutter built in Vancouver belongs to Ron in Oregon City||This is a 16' Crescent Sailboat that is being built by Mike in the USA|
Greg built his Pintail with free plans from Svensons
|“Dulcie” owned by David in Jersey was built in 1902 (approx.) she has pitch pine planking on oak frames with pine decking.|
|M/V “Bold Venture” is a 1956 Youngquist Viking 36 owned by Keith.||This 32 foot Hartley was built by Alan in the 80's in Cape Town South Africa|
35' Topsail schooner. Built in 1975 - 1990 in Bayou George Fl by Marvin Boase. Launched July 1998
|Kyle is now a member of the new DIY Wooden Boat Club this is his early 1970's Stauter Built boat.|
|30ft John Hanna Tahiti Ketch built 1957 lying near Turo, Cornwall, UK|
|Liam is refurbishing his 28ft, mahogany and teak boat, built in 1967 and used mostly on the west coast of Ireland.||Peter’s boat is a 21' Maltese Luzzu fishing boat converted to a twin masted lateen rig, fore and top sails.|
|Byron’s 1956 12' homemade plywood boat made from “PM” plans.|
|Stephen from Dublin is the proud owner of this 12ft clunker punt, and her ‘crew’.||“Peregrine” is a “i550” a fleet racing sportboat being built form a kit by Chris.|
|Robert is busy cleaning up this superb motor cruiser.|
the PM 38 from Carl in Durban South Africa.
Carl is now planning to build another one.
12', homemade, row boat that Bryon has renovated.
Possibly made using the 1950's “Mustang” DIY plans?
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We are about to begin a complete, a full restoration on a 1928 twin screw twin mast 50 foot motor cruiser built by John Thorneycroft at Hampton Middlesex. …
Purchased on ebay 31.12.12 $600 nsw toronto Ex commercial swansea fishing launch 1948? Built by James lewis boyd & son We built cabin & cleaned up …
Clinker Fishing Boat Fully Restored and Working
Clinker fishing boat 25ft approx., 100 years old fully restored and working. Good old wooden boat with straight stem front and clipper stern. Weight …
Rum Runner aka Cat Nap
The "Rum Runner" is a 1957 32' Chris Craft Commander. She was purchased four years ago after spending many years neglected under a tarp. After a …
We bought a 1944 coast guard cutter, 83', that someone tried to refit and build into a house boat. She is in the water, but has some wood rot in places. …
Hello folks, I own a 1939 S&S sloop "Weekender" built in South Boston by Lawley and son. We just completed a 8 year restoration on her and photos …
1952 23' Hacker "Overnighter"
"Water Dancer" 1952 23' Hacker Craft Overnighter. Just finished and started showing. Complete restoration, keel up. Last known Overnighter. …
1956 12' Homemade Row Boat
Hi all, I picked this 12' row boat last year. It came with a 1961 Johnson 5.5hp. It was in really good shape. It was very well taken care of. …
12ft Clinker Punt
For my first wooden boat project, well first boat actually, I picked up a very distressed old 12ft clinker rowing boat in August 2011 off an old guy in …
Just got a 1931, 32 ft trawler from the Wick Bros boat yard Amityville New York. Full restoration needed. We got the motor running, had to rebuild …
1960 Chris craft sportsman restoration project
Guys, I'm new here, but have been working on this 17' CC sportsman for a year. It was stored in a storage garage near the California delta and was …
I just received a wooden boat.. For the cost of moving her. She is a 1961, 34 ft Chris Craft Cabin Cruiser with a Flying Bridge. Unfortunately, …
No Idea What I Have
I went to an auction today and purchased a 14' runabout for the 1950s Mercury Mark 30 that was on the back. The boat has a four inch hole where the …
Big 'D': A cabin forward Day Cruiser
Big 'D' is a 16' forward cabin Day Boat with an open cockpit. She features a vee berth for two and simple amenities. Her unique feature is a …
Express Cruiser ("Truscan"?)
Hello, I am trying to identify the manufacturer of an wood express cruiser my father owned in the 1950's. Part of the name of the builder was "Truscan" …
"Adria", Scandinavian design South Australian Cray Boat
Adria was built in 1956 by Axyl Stenross. Axyl was born in Finland and was shipwright on the last of the sail powered grain traders of South Australia. …
I have two major issues with the boat. I want to take it down to the bare mahogany and that means sanding or using Strip-Ease. I have to assume …
1952 George Stadel Ketch "Lark"
Restoration and repair of "Lark" , a 41' 1952 George Stadel Ketch, built by Herbert Baum in KennyBunkport Maine. Lark is oak framed with mahogany planking. …
My First Wooden Boat Project
I have recently taken on the task of restoring a small sailboat from the early 60's. Right now I've stripped all the paint off of the boat and have …
IF YOU ARE SMART,,,, BUY A SET OF GOLF CLUBS! WELL, SOMETIMES I FEEL THAT WAY, THIS IS A 1906 REAL CHINESE JUNK THAT WAS SUNK IN 2002, …
Westlawn Grey-Dawn series?
I am told she is a "Westlawn,,,,Grey-Dawn series ,, 40 ft ketch" Please help... Just trying to find any information that might be out there,, on …
Motor Yacht Scamp
Scamp; 40' timber schooner. Based on a design by C.D.Mower in 1926. Built in Sydney around 1950. Home in Tasmania for the past 40 years. …
s/y Moshulu was built 1948 for the Eriksons family (Åland Finland) as their private yacht. At that time Eriksons owned the largest fleet of sailing …
Building the 'Ashley Grey', an Arch Davis designed Penobscot 14
In researching which wooden daysailer to build. I came across Arch Davis' website and loved the look and description of his designs. I had settled …
Lymaka is a 1963 Herreshoff H-28, with the bow sprit the total length is 31.5 ft. I bought her February 11 2012 and I am already working on bringing …
"ENDIL" an Oakleaf 28
Though she needs some work She is largely pretty good. Endil The name is that of a Scandinavian Sea Deity one of the Kings of the Sea. She is …
1956 Yellow Jackett
Found this boat in a barn. The hull is sound and will turn to be a good boat. The main problem I had so far was that someone stacked some bags …
25ft old clinker fishing boat
25ft old clinker fishing boat sheafed with grp just bought her
8 of Hearts
This is a 29' Chris-Craft Cruiser, completely stripped her down, bleached, sanded, stained and started over with the varnishing.
"Salty" on the Comeback
This is my new /old Harkers Island Net Boat. She is a 1960 vintage wooden boat that's 26'LOA and 9'Beam. Just got the bill of sale today and …
The name came from what I wanted from this little boat, to get on the lake to do a bit of fishing and relax, thus giving me...a "little sanity" :) …
I am rebuilding the 40 foot 1929 cutter "Cresset". She was built by Gorge Askew in false Creek Vancouver B.C Canada. She was owned by RVYC members …
"Highland Lass" is a John Atkin "Maid of Endor" gaff sloop. 20'3" overall, 18'6" DWL, 7'8" in beam, draft 3'4" and 1100# of outside lead ballast …
The 1940 Rhodes project
Hello this is a first for me… I already own a vintage fiberglass sailboat. However, there’s something about wood that attracts me a lot… This …
A Skerry sailboat and an Apple Pie pram.
I have built 2 stitch and glue boats. My first boat ever was a Chesapeake Light Craft Skerry. It is still my first love. I sail her in Lake …
1960 Chriscraft Constellation
This is a 1960 32 FT Chris Craft Constellation with flight bridge. Two new 6 cylinder engine both have less then 75 hours each. Everything in it …
1920's Wooden Boat
Hope someone can help identify my 16' row boat. All I know about it is from verbal history. It was built in the 1920's and has been stored since …
ATLI kbh - S-Cruiser 29 food Kings Cruiser
We bought ATLI in HAMBURGSUND Sweden summer of 2009 That summer we sailed her to Copenhagen Denmark, and a bit roundabout in Denmark. Just to get …
Dawn til Dusk
We bought this 1938 Chris Craft 18’ Runabout in 1983. She had been sitting out in the AZ sun and the wood was rotted and broken. We put her …
Stauter-built. "Cedar Point Special"
Bought her from man in ALberta Al. It is a 1976 Stauter-Built "14' Cedar Point Special" made in Mobile, Al. by Lenard Stauter. Been in the weeds …
8ft Classic ‘Squadron’ Clinker Dinghy
I thought you would like to see some pic's of my 8ft Classic ‘Squadron’ Clinker Dinghy that I have just recently completed. I have had numerous traditional …
"Cholita Mia" is a William Atkin designed 32' cutter. The design was based on the Colin Archer designed rescue boats of the Norwegian fishing fleet …
What to do with dad's Skee Craft?
I have been in the possession of my late father's 1961 Skee Craft runabout for about 20 years. It has been my dream to see it back in it's original …
96' 1944 TP Class Tugboat being Refurbished in Juneau, Alaska
Tugboat Challenger , a 96' TP Class tugboat, is currently being refurbished in Juneau, Alaska. The keel was laid in March of 1944, in Wilmington, …
I am new to the wood boat world. I have owned 17' - 28' glass sail and power boats. I purchased "Crap Shoot" a year ago and fell in love. "Crap …
Side by side, a mahogany runabout
She was built from plans from Sandy Point Boat Works. , mahogany plywood over oak frames. A report about the build can be found here, at in the …
"Splash of Lime"
1967 59'.6" Carolina (70'Overall) she was a fishing headboat (49 passengers), now converting to live aboard. So far it is mostly original. I have …
Lindy was built for the British Admiralty in 1944. She found me in 2000 in Charleston S.C. Navy shipyard. We went to the Bay Islands in Roatan …
Hard Luck (name to be changed)
28 foot beached boat that just doesn't seem like her time is done yet. At a minimum could be a show and tell for the local kids here. Had a lovely, …
Stony Lake Sailing Canoe
Known History: One of a kind sailing canoe designed and built around the turn of the century (1900). I was able to secure it from outside storage …
"Illusion" is a 1958 35ft Constellation Bullnose. I am the 4th owner. The previous owner had her for 40 + yrs. She has been boat house …
"Norseman" (the boat formerly known as...)
I'm restoring "Norseman" - name to change before she is relaunched, on request of the previous owner. Here is an article he wrote in December 2010 …
Chesapeake Bay Deadrise I purchased Miss Janet January 29 this year. She is a 1979,26 foot 9'beam Chesapeake Bay deadrise. Built by Fred Ajootian …
1954 Whirlwind 15' mohagany boat
I bought a whirlwind 15' mahogany boat from the original owner a couple of years ago. I was excited about getting started on restoration and had the …
1958 14' Mohawk. She has a molded plywood hull. The boat has been in the family since new and always garage kept. My Great Uncle Joe purchased …
Vixen 27ft Williams (Australia)
I purchased “Vixen” a 27ft Williams built (gentleman’s day cruiser and ladies luncheon vessel) about 3 years ago. She was built, I am told, in 1935 …
"Sigi" is a 20' clinker built, cedar on oak frame. She was built by Chip Stulen in the early 1980s but has spent the past 25 years high and dry in …
1953 Lap Streak made by Hubert&Joshson. I have been redoing it for the last 4 years while enjoying it all now that I have it on the water. I live …
32' Ex Canadian navy clinker pre-1946, 4 cyl Isuzu. Sitting in a field 1 1/2 years. Starting work soon. 01/01/2011
1947 Chris Craft Express Cruiser
http://www.phildanrestoration.info/article-chris-craft-1947-express-cruiser-restoration-nov-up-to-march-2011-63297905.html Full restoration in long …
Descanse II is a 1968 CC Constelation that will be rebuild over the next few? years. Any help / advise is welcome. Back to Top …
19xx? Yellow Jacket Boat 14'
I'm in the process of restoring this boat but am in dire need of finding someone who has a listing of the hull numbers and the year associated with them. …
1965 King's Cruiser 28 restoration
The first boat I ever really wanted was a Folkboat. And that was 20 yrs ago! So when this King's Cruiser 28 came up, designed by the same designer …
1962 Youngquist 27 foot express cruiser style
I bought this boat in 15 minutes two weeks ago, and have invested about $3000, so far in her purchase, tow, etc. I will meet with a local boat-wright …
59 Richardson Express Crusier,31 ft
My name is Rick, I just bought this boat. It needs repair, some rot, mostly in the bow. I need advice, as to how to proceed, where to get wood …
Building the Popular Mechanics PM-38 from the August 1962 issue.
A few people have asked about the popular mechanics PM-38 boat that I built so I thought I would tell a little about it. I got the idea from my …
"Patience", a Sam Rabl-designed Picaroon II
I recently acquired a Sam Rabl-designed Picaroon II sailboat built by Jamie Little (launched in 2006) of St. John, New Brunswick. She is built almost …
Semper Fi - 46' LOA, 1960/2007 Richardson Boats - Tonawanda, NY This classic motor yacht was built in 1960 and refitted in 2007. …
Teak Launch...Alice's "Cotton Top"
Here is my buddy Murray's boat I have worked on for a few years now. A one off, custom built in 1984, 24' Brunsnell ply with Dynel fabric on hull. …
1953 penn yan challenger
This is a 14 foot 1953 Penn Yan Challenger powered by a 1954 16 hp Scott Atwater Bail-O-Matic. This boat was purchased in 1953 at a Penn Yan …
1947 Larson Speed Runabout
Blogging on the restoration beginning April 2010 at This Olde Bote A Norsk Saga Back to Wooden Boat Projects Page
s/v Reunion (building a Tideway 14)
The s/v Reunion is being built to the hard chine Tideway 14 design by Paul Fisher. However she is unique as she only has one birth below and will be …
1959 Andress 26' utility boat
Hi all, just found this forum so I thought I'd post. I am presently restoring a 1959 Andress boat made in Rockport On Canada. My first big boat …
1966 CC Constellation. Two 350 GM engines. Double planked carvel. 1200 hours. 100 gal fuel cap. Project boat. Back to Wooden Boat …
I'm buiding a Welsford Houdini. I had longed to build a wooden boat for many years but kids and work intervened. Finally, at age 67 I decided …
Precious a Sam Rabl designed Picaroon.
Hi Mike, here are some stats on Precious. I've owned her for 25 years and keep her in tip top shape. I bought her from her builder, who is …
Just retired, thought it would be a good idea to buy an old wood boat that needs a little TLC. I've got a place on a small lake (750 acres)in mid Michigan. …
Drying out in Eastern Washington State.
This is my 1973 30' Carver Mariner. The "decolam" laminate decking wore out and water penetrated the plywood. The fasteners for cleats, etc rusted …
Fairey Marine Duckling with No Name Yet
My boat is a Fairey Marine Duckling. It's little. It has oars, but no mast. I don't mind, I love rowing, I find it very therapeutic. Not that …
We found her in Co. Clare covered in white interior house paint. We don't know how old she is. We were told she is over one hundred years old. …
She is multi-skin glued, I guess 30 to 40 years old. I want to rig it to teach our children sailing. (See some of Peter's previous work in the comments …
Patience a C&N Bucket of Rot Restored.
Clikc here to see the original of the above photo of Patience Patience, A Shipwright Yesterday, Peter Radclyffe, copyright 2009. The yacht …
Star Class 3909 built in 1958
I built the Star Class 3909 in western red cedar from the ISCYRA plans at 22'8". I fiberglassed it before it every hielt the water. It was a fairly …
1953 Wolverine Wagemaker 14ft outboard. Located on Claytor Lake Virginia near VT Blacksburg. I'm looking for a referral of someone in the Blacksburg-Roanoke …
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