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Nov 26, 2014

24' Custom Coldmolded Pocket Cruiser

Double ended cutter rigged, new substantial refit concluded 2 years ago. 10 hp sole' diesel. Sitting headroom. Double axle trailer included

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Nov 26, 2014

Seventy ft yack ex navel traning boat

You can find pictures of this class of vesil under vancover island navy boats at asqimalt. This boat has had the hull redone but needs paint. They are

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Nov 24, 2014


I have some rot in my stem on a classic double ender I acquired. Rather than letting it meet it's demise I would like to fix it.

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Nov 24, 2014

Rib Seperation

I just purchased a 1960 pennyan 17 runabout with an outboard. The boat has been sitting on a trailer with the interior removed,for about ten years.

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Nov 24, 2014

storing cedar strip boat?

I just received cedar strip row boat and it needs some refinishing. I don't have time to do it until next year and I would like to know the best way to

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Nov 24, 2014

Deck Varnish

Should I varnish the deck before I apply the caulk, or apply the caulk, sand, then apply varnish?

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Nov 24, 2014

I think I found a Wooden Mast in My Garage

I think I found a wooden mast in my garage. It's about 24' long and tapered. The narrow end is about 2.5 inches diameter. The wide end is about 5

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Nov 24, 2014

Striping Plywood Laminate Deck

1957 Cadillac cold moulded hull with veneer deck. Factory stripping on deck needs to be redone post sanding. There are no seams or caulk since this

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Nov 21, 2014

boat design

I have used a 3D boat design software and have, through trial and error, achieved a boat design which i like. Do I now need a naval person to verify

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Nov 20, 2014

Rotted rib ends

I just bought a 1949 Penn Yan Trailboat. In the process of removing the gunwales, I found that several of the ribs are rotted at the very ends, where

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