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Jan 16, 2017

Cold Water Boating

Safety precautions for cold water boating and winter sailing

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Jan 13, 2017

Summer Breeze Sail/Dagger board placement

I am preparing to build a David Beede Summer Breeze, I intend to make two changes. First is to place a single sail, Sloop, perhaps using the originals

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Jan 11, 2017

Medina Scow Dinghy. Plans and Patterns

An easy to build epoxy/ply classic design. Build time about 120hrs. Detailed building instructions and FULL SIZE PATTERNS. Coming SOON. Register your

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Jan 10, 2017

1959 16' Hunts Unique Clinker Custom Interior

A friend of mine is restoring a 1959 16' Hunts Unique Clinker custom of which there were only 6 made. He is struggling to find any reference online to

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Jan 09, 2017

Pompie clinker

Hi all, I have a question I have a 18 wooden clinker it's sitting on a trailer in my drive way. I bought it 4 months ago and it's starting to split in

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Jan 07, 2017

rudder size

How do I calculate the rudder size in square inches or ft to have proper size for small centerboard sailboat, flat-bottom approx 10 ft at waterline?

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Jan 05, 2017

Lifting Keel

I'm working on the design for an 18ft trailer/sailer for DIY builders. As readers will be aware a centreboard case takes up valuable cabin space and bilge

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Dec 31, 2016

PlasTurko Pet Bottle Boat

Many people’s dream is to own a small boat to go fishing. Due to the economic conditions do not occur often those dreams. It is possible without money!

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Dec 28, 2016

63 Chris Craft Ski Boat windshiel install

I am re-installing my 63 windshield and I would like to know if glass setting tape is used on this boat. The windshield panels are glass but I am pretty

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Dec 28, 2016

1962 Chris Craft 16 ski

I'm trying to find info on this restoration. Does anyone recognize this shop? It's rumored to be in NJ.

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