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Oct 07, 2015

New product

Dear Sirs, I would like to bring StopLossBagsā„¢ to your attention. They are a specially formulated three-ply bag made for storing and dispensing woodworking

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Sep 30, 2015

7'2" Auklet Yacht Tender

This new, fine little dinghy is an Ian Oughtred design and was recently built by a boat builder with 20 years experience. The hull is okkume mahogany.

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Sep 30, 2015

Simmons 18

I've got the plans & am getting ready to notch the strongback. It's a bit ambiguous. The floor plans say G= O.C.* distance aft of the next lower floor

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Sep 28, 2015

Wooden Enterprise Restoration

Hi All, I've just taken on an abandoned wooden Enterprise from my sailing club with the intention of restoring it to it's former glory. I spent some time

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Sep 28, 2015

17' Vintage Wood Boat Project 1958 McNiel

SOLDI 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

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Sep 28, 2015

Fire Fly or Mustang 14 build with PWC jet power

Has anyone built either of these boats? What does anyone have to recommend if we attempt to power with a 650/700cc Yamaha PWC propulsion system? This

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Sep 24, 2015

Arcadia 4 good

I found her in bad condition. She is totally made in plywood and mahogany. Now she's back to sea ;)

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Sep 24, 2015

1961 Krogen 42' motorsailer

Ruggedly built of teak, mahogany and ipol by American Marine in Hong Kong this classic vessel is one-of-a-kind. She is currently floating and running

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Sep 23, 2015

Boat Books for Wooden Boat Builders

Boat Books a series of boat books based on some of the 1960's, classic, Free Boat Plans that were published in magazines such as "Popular Mechanics", "Popular Science" and the "Boat Builder Handbook".

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Sep 15, 2015

Marine Grade Plywood - high quality available

We have Marine grade G2S Plywood - 3/4 @ $ 110.00 per 4 x 8 sheet and 1/2 - 4 x 8 @ $ 95.00 Cnd Funds - located in Toronto - email me at

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