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Mar 03, 2015

Good luck.

Hello, that's a lovely old trawler, will you be putting her back in soon? from Marti in uk.

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Mar 03, 2015

Wooden sloop 7 metre restoration project

Sadly I have for sale a beautiful 4 berth 23 foot wooden sailing sloop. She was built in the 1980's on the River Tigne, I believe she is one of three

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Mar 03, 2015

1989 Sea Ray Bowrider boat 135 horsepower Mercury outboard motor

I have restored this boat from a the bottom up, including trailer, hull and motor. The single problem I have with this boat is the motor will not run.

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Mar 02, 2015

Fixing a rough boat cheaply in order to move it

There is an old long keel sailing yacht in poor condition in the yard of a UK marina. The yard is destined to become a high rise luxury hotel so the

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Feb 27, 2015

Hardchine Construction using Diagonal Planking

I may be getting a substantial quantity of ex-laboratory teak worktops this summer. The tops are 750mm wide and 27mm thick. I would like to use this

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Feb 27, 2015

Lapstrake Clamping Aid

This gadget is designed for building the boat the right way up.

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Feb 27, 2015

Gorilla and other PU glues

Hi, guys, I have discovered a couple of failings with the foaming type PU glues such as Gorilla and Lumberjack. It seems that these glues are not very

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Feb 26, 2015

Buying a Boat with Rot

I was wondering if breathing the mold/rot is dangerous. Disinfecting it with the product you mentioned would, I suppose be adequately safe if one wore

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Feb 21, 2015

14' RKL Little Rangley

RKL Boatworks 14' rowboat fiberglass model. origanal owner bought it in 1989 - I am the 2nd owner. It is in excellent condition and has been kept

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Feb 19, 2015

Wooden Boat Events and Festivals Calendar

Wooden Boat Events a quick guide calendar to 2015 wood boat, traditional and classic boat festivals and regattas from around the world.

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