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Sep 20, 2016

cresset 1929 classic

I am selling Cresset (the one from good boats, and recent winner of best restoration at Victoria classic boat show). I have spent 7 years restoring her

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Sep 14, 2016

Is it OK to dry stack a wooden cabin cruiser?

I'm looking to purchase a Chris Craft 27' cabin cruiser. The boat is in excellent condition, but is currently being kept at a dock. Is there any

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Sep 14, 2016

Registrarion Numbers

I just finished my wood runabout with five coats of Interlux varnish. Now all I need to do is apply numbers to the hull to make her legal. I'll be

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Sep 12, 2016

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta April 19-25, 2017 Preparations are in full swing for the 2017 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, which

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Sep 12, 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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Sep 11, 2016

Clock & Barometer

Matching pair 6inch diameter Brass, from Ladyline (years ago). The Clock is quartz. I am afraid both are in used but serviceable condition. £20 The

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Sep 11, 2016

William Osborne, Kestrel,

William Osborne, Kestrel,

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Sep 05, 2016

Side board repair

New boat with deep ding in side board from rough docking. Swear bad weather! Can you repair a 10 cut without refinishing the whole side?

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Aug 31, 2016

Marine plywood treatment

I have a plywood boat ('66 Chris Craft Cavalier) and it has been painted several times over the years. I noticed that some of the sanding processes have

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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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