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Feb 10, 2016

WANTED
Any Small Boat, seaworthy enough to be used on St. Clair River near Port Huron, Michigan

This is a shot in the dark but, I'm moving back to Michigan from Montana. I'm 57 years old & I've been Perm. Disabled for the past 20+ years. I know

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Any Small Boat, seaworthy enough to be used on St. Clair River near Port Huron, Michigan"

Jan 22, 2016

Green wood boat finishing

I want to build a house boat with green wood. I know there will be shrinkage and I was thinking of using something like rhino liner to waterproof it.

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Jan 21, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT WAKE OF THE DUTCHMAN ABOUT OLD BOATS WAITING FOR REBIRTH

I N V I T A T I O N TO WAKE OF THE DUTCHMAN Photography Exhibit by Virginia Mallon Presented by the Alfred Van Loen Gallery, SHPL 145 Pidgeon Hill

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Jan 19, 2016

Great Boat Jokes!

Really enjoyed these boatyard jokes. I also have been lured into making a funny boating page. I organized a bunch of funny boat names into all the classic

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Jan 19, 2016

LATEX EXTERIOR HULL PAINT

Been told that exterior latex porch/deck paint is hard and durable enough for a trailered boat. Any experience?

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Jan 19, 2016

Plywood sheet sizes!

I want to build the Handy Andy, but find that the only size sheet of plywood is 8' by 4', is it a good idea to scale down the measurements by 1'? From

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Jan 14, 2016

To Epoxy or Not to Epoxy?!, that is the question.

I have an old, 15' wood strip rowboat with curved hull and wineglass transom. The exterior has been fiber-glassed. The interior has not. Time to

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Jan 12, 2016

Sweep oar

Building an 18 ft San Francisco Pelican cruising sailboat. Planning a sweep oar. It'll be 12-14 ft long, hard to stow, so I will make it a 2 piece

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Jan 12, 2016

The Vancouver International Boat Show

The Vancouver International Boat Show Wooden Boat Alley Meet some of BC's finest craftsmen, demonstrating traditional wooden boatbuilding maritime

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Jan 11, 2016

home built small 8 foot hydroplane

I am looking for plans for a hydroplane boat I built in the sixties. It was only 8 feet long and I clocked it at 33 mph with a 9.8 hp Mercury outboard.

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