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Aug 29, 2014

Make an Alaia or a Paipo.

After going to a local surf shop in Leucadia, CA, Christine discovered the paipo and became inspired to find a different experience in the water.

With an artistic background, making her own boards was inevitable.

She dove right in and is now making and riding her own paipos as well as various other surf craft.

Aug 27, 2014

R2AK - Are you ready?

Unsupported boat race from the lower 48 to Alaska.

Sail, Row, Paddle.

Are you ready?

Learn more at

Video by Zach Carver and Big Face Films…

Aug 27, 2014

Quick Canoe

This is the video of the Polish Quick Canoe build. It is the best one yet.

Aug 27, 2014

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

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Aug 26, 2014

This Week's Wooden Boat Events

26th to 30th August 2014

Mahon, X Copa del Rey de Barcos de Epoca Club Marítimo Mahon and Real Club Nautico , Barcelona , Spain

28th to 31st August 2014

La Belle plaisance sur l’Erdre Nort-sur-Erdre to Nantes , France

28th to 31st August 2014

Kongelig Classic Aabemraa - Sønderborg - Flensburg , Denmark

28th to 31st August 2014

Camden Windjammer Festival Camden , ME , USA

29th to 31st August 2014

Newport, Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta Newport , RI , USA30th August

Hyundai Cup Nynäshamn , Sweden

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Aug 26, 2014

Bottom Protection

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good tough bottom coat for a wooden hull that gets moved on and off the trailer several times a month. I am loosing

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Aug 26, 2014

Non-profit helps New York kids build boats

Aug 25, 2014


Frolic is now floating in the San Juan Islands and is needing TLC. She is a Classic Island Clipper built by Fellows and Stewart. She is 44 feet with

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Aug 25, 2014

Menehune's gaff rig

Hey everyone...does anyone have any tips on sail shape on a gaff rig? I took Menehune out this past weekend in about 10-15 knots she handled well but

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