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Mar 31, 2015

40 foot Shantyboat / Houseboat

Update May 2014 Update June 2014 Update August 2014 Update September 2014 Update October 2014 Update December 2014 Update January 2015 Update February

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Mar 31, 2015


Perahu Lambo built by myself and Bugis boat builders of Sulawesi Indonesia in 1984. Massively constructed from best native hard wood. LOA 72 ft and

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Mar 28, 2015

Abie Porpoise

I love this site! Thank you for your hard work. Great resource! I think I would like a balanced lug on this J. Atkins dory that I intend to build.

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Mar 27, 2015

ALDAN (the wave). Restoring a Faroese fishing boat.

I am restoring a Faroese fishing boat, which I got from my brother. The boat name is (ALDAN) in English it means the wave. The boat dimensions. L. 29

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Mar 25, 2015


I think epoxy is fine but I'm not an expert. You may ask and check out Dalchem. I usually get my supplies from them

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Mar 21, 2015

Wanted: F.H Lovell brass bulkhead light

I have a 1940 wooden tugboat - 57ft. I have some brass fixtures and I'm looking for more. Can you help? I'm looking for 61/4 inch brass lights

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Mar 17, 2015

Surface protection for a bathroom vanity

Hello! I am looking for the best practical surface protection for a vanity/sink surface in a bathroom environment. I would imagine I need the typical

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Mar 15, 2015

Frozen Stopcock on Ticon30

Does anyone have any tips to loosen up a frozen bronze stopcock on a through hull fittin? I had two stuck in the open position. I got one closed with

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Mar 14, 2015

Does anyone know who manufactured this boat?

A friend of mine just bought this boat and we have searched the internet and can't figure out who manufactured it. Hopefully someone on this site will

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Mar 12, 2015

computer chip controlled bilge pumps

I used to keep a 42 foot (including bowsprit)auxilery in Glochester Mass. I had a computer controlled Rule 500 gph pump, emptying down a cockpit drain.

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