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Dec 03, 2016

What kind of boat is this?

We found this boat in a field abandon the other day and we were thinking about getting permission from the state to claim it and take it home. We have

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Dec 03, 2016

Replacingof teak decking

I have a 1989 trawler the teak decking is done, the the majority of screws have been removed and epoxied. I have been looking for sub for teak, IPE,

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Nov 17, 2016

planks opening after drying out

Hi I have a 30ft wooden bermuda sloop. She was built in 1964 and the planks are splinned not caulked. She has been out of the water for a while and

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Nov 07, 2016

Need Supplier for Misc Parts for 1964 Thompson Wooden Boat

Looking for original or reproduction parts for 1964 Thompson mahogany lapstrake boat. Thanks. email Jim at:

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Nov 05, 2016

1954 Old Town Runabout

I brought this beauty home on Oct 23, 2016. 1954 OT 13'6 Cedar Lapstrake hull with 50s Mercury Mk25E (electric start). I plan some minor DIY hull repairs

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Oct 29, 2016

Help for a novel

Hi! My name is Denice Hughes Lewis. I am writing a young adult fantasy novel. I have no experience with sailing at all. One of my characters has

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Oct 19, 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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Oct 13, 2016

New 4 inch Anchorfast Monel Nails

New 4 inch Anchorfast Monel nails, approximately 200 pounds, $1600, Contact or call John (813)203-5717

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Oct 08, 2016

Winterizing Your Wooden Boat

Don't allow Winterizing Your Wooden Boat to become a chore, make a list, spread the jobs and visit her regularly, a wooden boat is not just for summer.

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Oct 05, 2016

Is it better to keep wooden boats in water when not in use (during the winter and they're fresh water boats)?

I have 2 punt boats and was wondering if I should leave them in the water, in a boat house, during the winter or take them out? Any advice would be most

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