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I was reading a book and he mentioned some thing about "deck crown" what exactly is deck crown? Thanks
I just purchased a 1960 pennyan 17 runabout with an outboard. The boat has been sitting on a trailer with the interior removed,for about ten years. …
Why does Old Town 16.5' Lapstrake loose control and cavitate at 20 mph+/-
Long story short. Had beautiful 1999 Malibu Sunsetter for the last 13 years, but it needed to go where it could be used more. Purchased the required …
Seeking Insurance Info
Ahoy All I am thinking about trying a short feature on the U S boating magazine "Wooden Boat", re getting insurance on an old Woodie. We DID IT! …
Personal Watercraft-where to find kit?
In 1960's either Mech Illustrated or Popular Mechanics had a build your own boat-watercraft where you stood on a platform powered by an outboard motor …
Is Fiberglassing Necessary?
Is it necessary to fiberglass over marine plywood for a boat used in salt water? Both outside hull and transom as well as inside? If it still needs …
The MOANA NUI Project
I am Christophe Mercier, journalist, photographer and researcher, and after investigating many years in the Pacific area for UNESCO, on the revival of …
Varnish and it's protection
I have just put 10 coats of varnish on after sanding off all the old varnish. It's one of the biggest jobs I have done on the boat. Does anybody …
Scaling measurements from a photo or sketch??
The page on this website that goes through the process of explaining the use of a 'diagonal' as the scale take off of measurements derived from the photo …
To Ballast or not???
Hi Folks. My 21-ft 60s SeaHawk planing fast fisher (New build) is coming along just fine with me just fitting the glass to the wheelhouse. My …
Joining short frames to the keel under the centerboard trunk Not rated yet
I am planning to begin restoration of a 26' Monomoy whaleboat. I have a partial copy of the plans including lines and some details, but not a complete …
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1947 Chris Craft Express
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Jul 25, 14 05:50 AM
Nice.article, I just bought a 1958 Chris Craft. I am trying to figure do I calk or install a 5200 bottom on. Sounds to me this may be the answer.
Jul 23, 14 11:11 AM
With a boat which has been laid up for the winter, it's a good idea to have some sawdust and a broom on hand. After the boat is in the water, cast sawdust
Jul 22, 14 07:10 PM
I wanted to build a stitch-and-glue boat, but started small to get some experience. Clark Craft has plans for a 13 foot canoe/kayak built from 1/4 plywood.