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May 23, 2015

Picaroon - a Labor of many moons will finally hit the water this summer

I think that this Sam Rabl designed 21 footer has very nice lines and likely even more so in the water. The story goes that Sams brother or uncle sailed

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May 22, 2015

1966 27' Chris Craft Cammander

Wanted: Boarding Ladder/Step that is mounted between the rear deck & top of the gunwale. It consists of 2 stainless steel rails & 1 teak step.

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May 22, 2015

painting an old row boat

I pulled an old two-person row boat from the crawl space of a cabin. Floor was rotted but sides and insides are in good shape. I've taken off the

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May 18, 2015

Just got a 24 foot Owens sea skiff to restore.

I was wondering the best way to remove the fuel tank from my Owens Sea Skiff. It has been sitting for 30 years and I want to remove it and clean it out

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May 16, 2015


Just was given a beautiful wooden boat. Its 16 feet long, 8 feet wide. It's in realy beautiful shape,except the transom was all rotted out. Ineed

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May 09, 2015

computer chip controlled bilge pumps

I used to keep a 42 foot (including bowsprit)auxilery in Glochester Mass. I had a computer controlled Rule 500 gph pump, emptying down a cockpit drain.

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May 04, 2015

Standing lug info.

STANDING LUG INFO: I am restoring a Navy 3-1 27ft whaler. When I got the ship it was a wreck and had no mast, some odd bits of rigging and two sails.

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May 02, 2015

18 ft Chestnut Canoe - Freighter

I am refinishing an 18 ft Chestnut Freighter, replacing gunwales, new canvas, the works. The canoe did not come with a sail or outriggers and I am looking

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May 02, 2015

1950?? Criss Craft

All original, including the motor, with the exception of the interior Wanted to see about possibly selling. Was in my father-in-law's estate.

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Apr 30, 2015

My Boat 1965 Owens Tahitian

1965 Owens Tahitian Double plank mahogany Double Cabin/Flybridge Yacht From the looks of it, it all looks good to go, BUT LOOKS ARE DECEIVING

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