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Aug 24, 2016


I have a wooden sailboat with a cracked transom. I have two choices: 1) remove the old transom and replace it; 2) patch the original transom with fiberglass/epoxy.

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Aug 21, 2016

24 1/2' Owens Flagship

I have just took possession of a Owens Flagship and was wondering if anyone has any information on this boat. I can't find any pics or information on

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Aug 18, 2016

Grand Banks 1969

32' Grand Banks, needs some TLC. Great 120hp Lemann ford engine. Best call for details if interested 513 474 1620. Very resonable.

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Aug 11, 2016

Dan Kidney Duck Skiff

I have a Dan Kidney duck skiff (1910-20s) that I haven't used in 50 yrs. (garage stored). Is there a buyer's market for such a craft in great condition?

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Aug 08, 2016

My PM 38

This is my version of the pm 38. I have changed the deck and added a center deck and added a back seat. Have not decided on what horse power will be

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Aug 04, 2016

The Grey Dawn Named Shiloh

This adventure is about a wooden boat I fell in love with in the1970's and owned for almost 25 years. She was a home built 37' gaff rigged center board

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Jul 19, 2016

Anyone restoring a StauterBuilt boat?

I have been working on a 15-6 StauterBuilt Cedar Point special for about a year. I am near complete and have a lot of experiences both good and not so

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Jul 11, 2016

Canoe plans

Where would I find plans for a strip plank canoe 15'+/- 38 to 40 inch beam. Similar to the old Mansfield or the Osprey.

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Jul 08, 2016

hull building

I am ready to start building the solar house boat I have designed. I have gone with a hull shaped like a jon boat. I am building it out of wood and

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Jul 08, 2016

Diamond Plate Transom Bracket

I would like to know if there would be an advantage to adding diamond plate to each side of the transom where my motor will mount. Transom is solid but

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