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Woodboat Building Questions

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thwart

Don would appreciated any advice concerning the joint between the thwarts and the supporting risers on the ten foot, wooden rowboat he is building.

John is looking for cedar strip, sailboat plans.

Where to find a “Personal Watercraft” kit or plans?

Can anyone suggest a source of small wooden boat plans for a first time boat builder who wants to build a wooden boat without using plywood?

yee gull

Help or information would be appreciated on building a floatable transom mount for a 90-115hp motor on a 20' Vee Gull.

Lewis is looking for any information the “Beer Lug Rig” method of tacking a dipping lug.

How can Stuart strengthen his Wooden Cabin top in order to be able to step the mast.

Patrick in Florida wants to know how to work out the scantlings for deck and cabin top beams.

Jerry from San Diego has a question about using the 'diagonal scale'.

PM 38 runaboutDavid in Melbourne, Australia, would love hear from anyone who has built or has any info on the ‘Popular Mechanics PM 38 13ft runabout’.

How do you join the timber to make a large timber keel in simple terms? Asks Ian from Sydney Australia.

What does

"build in the traditional time honored, painstaking method of the talented ship-builders of western USA" mean? Asks Daniel.

David from Little Rock Arizona wants to know more about mixing thickened epoxy for his stripper canoe.

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Nate's woodboat questions is about the best choice of wood is for a 1" X 1" curved dory gunwale or rub rail.

Moreno in the USA is planning to build a Cape Cutter 19, he wants to know how far apart the ribs/frames should be placed.

Should Mike use acrylic or lexan to make a portlight for his forward hatch?

How do you determine the size of the center board needed for a 29'8 Motor-sailor?

How can Bob patch a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of his plywood optimist pram dinghy?

Is strip planking a suitable method for building a 15 foot planning hull boat?

Stuart, from Cape Town, South Africa, wants some advice on Wiring a Small Boat’s Cabin.

Keel Type?

Stuart from Cape Town wants to know your views on the choice of keel type, bilge, drop or long, for his 19' day sailer modification.

Could a 15” sailboat be constructed using 4mm 3 ply Meranti if the hull is completely encapsulated in fiberglass-epoxy?

FazackerlyAny one know where Robert can fine plans for a 12ft clinker dinghy similar to a Fazackerly?

To Ballast or not to ballast that is the question?

Should Eddie compensate for the extra weight of larger scantlings and deck house on his SeaHawk planing fast fisher?

Hamza from Peshawar in Pakistan wants to know if he can successfully waterproof non- marine grade plywood for boatbuilding.

 Sandy from Fort St. James, BC Canada, wants to know what is the best wood to use for ribs?

Barbara in Sydney, Australia, wants to know what the best timber for making wooden bungs is.

SeaEddie in Ireland would like to know if he can use 3- ply marine plywood to finish off his Sea Hawk instead of the 5-ply he has been using.

Varnish or Oil?

Al Hubbard would like opinions on which would be best for the interior of a small drift style pram made of stained, marine plywood.

Which would you elect from a maintenance/upkeep stand point?


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