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Nov 22, 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 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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Nov 20, 2014

Deck Crown

I was reading a book and he mentioned some thing about deck crown what exactly is deck crown? Thanks

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Nov 20, 2014

Anchor with a Kellett

I have often added a small weight(7 to 10 lbs) to the beginning of the anchor chain where the rode attaches to the chain. I have recently read on several

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Nov 18, 2014


Mold preventioni

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Nov 16, 2014

roller and tip

Brilliant article, and the comment on getting everyone involved is more serious than perhaps you meant it to be. My lovely long suffering wife Christ

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Nov 16, 2014

UV Protecting Your Furled Sails

I sew my own sails, and I built a sock to cover my furled jib. The sock is 30 feet long, constructed of sunbrella and uses a series of 6 ft. zippers

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Nov 13, 2014

I Will Give You my Little Ship!

This is what we're going to do. I will GIVE you my little ship the Salvation! It is a good boat, needs work. First you have to help us fix her up

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Nov 13, 2014

Finishing an Alansboat designed by Jim Michalak

I was attempting to build one of these last year. I had the boat stitched up and preliminary thickened epoxy glue in place on the seams, and was going

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