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Aug 29, 2015

17' Vintage Wood Boat Project 1958 McNiel

I have a 1958 McNiel 17' boat. My research shows it was sold by Western Auto. It has mahogany seats which I had begun to strip and sand. I have all

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Aug 28, 2015

Caulking and Painting the Bottom of 65ft Douglas Fir Fishing Boat

I have a 65 ft commercial fishing boat in Alaska. She was built in 1944 and we are planning to replace some fasteners and properly coat the hull. Any

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Aug 28, 2015


Just bought this boat and would like to know more about it. All I know is that it is wood and probably built between 1955 - 1960. Construction is birch

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Aug 28, 2015

Graefin 10

I built this boat back in the '70s, and was generally pleased with it. The one change I'd recommend is the addition of a skeg; the boat tended to wander

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Aug 27, 2015

'63 Chris Craft 17'motor mounts wallered out.

I have a '63 Chris Craft cavalier 17' 283, etc. It has been restored except the motor mounts seem to have been stripped, wallered out, or what ever the

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Aug 27, 2015

Boat Launch

Mike! Have to finish the story...I would say rowing is certainly an art. This morning I feel like I was beat up by apes - but we got her in the water

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Aug 27, 2015

Doing much with little.

It has been years since I messed around with boats. My latest thinking.. I keep seeing pallets laying around FREE for the taking. I figured with resurfacing

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Aug 27, 2015

Wolverine Touch-Up

The bottom painting is done, so next is the side touch-up. Is it possible to match the stain, sand, and varnish this small area. Or should I just

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Aug 25, 2015

Caulking mallot repair

Looking for info on replacing metal rings on old caulking mallots.

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Aug 18, 2015

"Snow White"

'Snow White is a ~16' version of Sea Angler from svensen's free wooden boat plans. It was modified from a cabin cruiser to a center console fishing

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