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Oct 22, 2014

Aged Decor Mock/Real Gunwale panels

For sale at Monterey/Sand City CA 4 wood panels made of aged fence boards fastened to aged plywood. Origin unknown, stored in a dry indoor loft for years.

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Oct 21, 2014

Deck Covering

Love the comment about fake teak being for plastic boaters who want to look like a wooden boater. Thinking about it you really are spot on. Will have

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Oct 21, 2014

Riveting Comments

Comments on Rivets and Roves for Wooden Boat Building

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Oct 19, 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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Oct 17, 2014

Steam Bending Wood in a Microwave

Oct 14, 2014

14' Brutal Beast Class Sailboat

14' Brutal Beast Class sailboat. This is a cat boat style boat that was designed by renowned designer Starling Burgess for his children when they sailed

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Oct 12, 2014

16 foot Customline

Hey guys, here are a few pics of a 16 foot customline runabout I recently bought. It is my first bigger boat and needs much repair. There is a sizeable

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Oct 12, 2014

"Bill Collector"

Hi all, this is my 12 foot duck boat I call Bill collector. Made for fishing rather than waterfowl. I made this in the spring from Sneakbox plans found

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Oct 11, 2014

1957 Hi-Liner Speed-Star Resoration

Shane is in the process of restoring a 13' 1957 Hi Liner Speed Star

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Oct 11, 2014

Striping Plywood Laminate Deck

1957 Cadillac cold moulded hull with veneer deck. Factory stripping on deck needs to be redone post sanding. There are no seams or caulk since this

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