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May 25, 2016

restoring a 1962 boat Named JUST-A-BOAT

This boat was just about to be burned in 2003. Found in a grove of trees. This boat has been many places from that time, the Missouri, the Mississippi,

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May 24, 2016

HouseBoat 20

This is my firs boat and I built it from plans that I ordered trough internet. It took two and half years to build because its too cold during the winter

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May 20, 2016

Sandy Bottom

Hi. I just bought a 1963 Owens Cabin Cruiser. She has been in a barn for 30 years. I want her floating in 2 weeks. What is the best method for sealing

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May 07, 2016

1961 Modified H-28

Built and purchased in Japan in 1961. Sailed to Hawaii, then to Morro Bay. Eventually ended up in Seattle where I bought her. 5000 hours later

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May 06, 2016

Cotton cloth for first sail?

I'm intending to make my own sails, and am currently reading The Sailmaker's Apprentice with an eye to practicing the techniques involved. For my first

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May 03, 2016

Skin on frame catboat?

Hello DIYhard boat builders! I'm back again with another question. Last summer my daughter and I built the Bolger dory and much rowing ensued. We explored

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May 02, 2016

1955 Helton Runabout - want to replace plywood bow deck with planked wood

Just bought a 1955 Helton Runabout - it has a plywood bow deck. I would like to change this to plank deck. Does anybody have recommendations? where

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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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