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May 01, 2016

Transverse planked clinker built boats.

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a question about Clinker built boats. Normally, the planking is longitudinal on transverse ribs. But what

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Apr 25, 2016

Dry rot

I recently acquired a thomson lapstreak 18 ft with a 100 hp Evinrude outboard. My brother who recently passed away was the previous owner. His belief

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Apr 21, 2016

Coast guard rescue boat 30

I am looking for a restorable 30ft coast guard rescue boat made in the 1940s of lapstrake construction.

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Apr 16, 2016

Texas Resorter

I have recently purchased a 1962 Century Resorter. The previous owner had problems with the bottom taking on water,can you refer me to anybody in Dallas/Ft

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Apr 15, 2016

North House Folk School Boats to Tools Auction

18th June 2016 North House Folk School Boats to Tools Auction North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN, USA We’re on the Lookout – From Boats to

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Apr 11, 2016


I have a few questions concerning a old century I have. First, the motor in the boat is a Chrysler marine flat 6 M46. I was wanting to convert the

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Apr 07, 2016

Self Steering Gear

Hello, I have one question concerning self steering gear presented in the attached picture (copied from your site). I cannot understand the reason for

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Apr 05, 2016

Shifiter Linkage Questions

Please help need bushing for 1956 chris craft shifter linkage.

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Apr 04, 2016

Wagemaker Project

Hello; I'm ready to stain and seal this '52 Wagemaker. The bottom is fiberglassed. There is some dry rot on the inside floor that I want to seal for

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Mar 24, 2016

Brand New HUON PINE Sailing Dinghy

You are looking at a superb opportunity of a brand new sailing dinghy. Everything is new, boat, new sails, new trailer, new oars. This has been built

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