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Jun 28, 2015

Clamps Anyone?

I appreciate this is a long shot but is there anyone in southern England who has recently completed a wooden boat project and now has a collection of heavy

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Jun 25, 2015

Source for Boat Building Mechanical Items?

I am building a wood runabout and need to know a source for things such as steering wheels, hydraulics for the wheel, and other mechanical items. Thanks

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Jun 23, 2015

1948 Wood Sloop built in eastern Washington

I would like to know more about my new home. Knowing can help me have a better idea of the quality and kind of wood used and how to keep her in top shape.

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Jun 22, 2015

Wooden sailing boat building project to finish, new built hull

The sailing boat construction project described here is looking for a new owner to take up. It is currently located in Brittany, France. This wooden

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Jun 22, 2015


All very good information. I do have one question. I have a 28' sailboat. Many boats in my length have a steaming light/ deck light combo just

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Jun 21, 2015

Mildew under Cetol

I spent hours stripping and refinishing the wood seats and combing on my sailboat. I took it down to the bare wood, put three coats of Cetol on it and

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Jun 21, 2015

Boat Naming Ceremony

Boat Naming Ceremony comments

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Jun 20, 2015

Pen Yan Hull Leaks

I have a 1955 16' Pen Yan Commander. I took the hull down to the bare wood, 3 coats primer 3 coats bottom paint. I've had it three years in which it

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Jun 18, 2015

Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre, UK

Ridge Wharf Yacht Centre, Ridge Wareham Dorset BH20 5BG Telephone: 01929 552650 Fax: 01929 554434 email: Absolutely fantastic

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Jun 16, 2015

Looking for advice on replacement hull planking

Guys, I'm not sure if I've posted this in a correct or proper way - please forgive me. I have a 1956 Century Resorter, for the most part in very good

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