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Sep 19, 2014

Question from John Thompson

After witnessing the 2014 Edensaw Boat-Building challenge a couple of weeks ago, I plan on entering next year.

So, my question to the forum is what style of boat building lends itself best to building a 8-10' dinghy in 2 1/2 looong days?

I want it to be a real boat that has a long useful life, rather than a throw-away boat built just for the competition.

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Sep 19, 2014

'City One' Dinghy Launch

'City One'

Limerick's long tradition of boat building has entered a new phase with theinnovative 'City One' design from the Ilen school and network for wooden boat building taking to thewater this weekend...........Continue reading at "Limerick's Boat Building Tradition Enters New Phase With'City One' Dinghy Launch"

Sep 18, 2014

Restoration of a 1949 43' Wood Boat

This boat has been out of the water for 8 years and is going to be transported from a dry climate to a humid climate. How long should I wait and let

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Sep 17, 2014

Can't find ANY info on my new old boat. 1955 19' Cruisers Inc.

I recently purchased a beautiful 19' Cruisers Inc. lapstrake wooden boat with a1968 Evinrude Starflite X 85 hp motor. As you can imagine I would like

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Sep 16, 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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Sep 15, 2014

I think I found a Wooden Mast in My Garage

I think I found a wooden mast in my garage. It's about 24' long and tapered. The narrow end is about 2.5 inches diameter. The wide end is about 5

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Sep 12, 2014


historic wooden steam launch Phoebe

DON’Tshrink-wrap the historic woodensteam launch Phoebe

Shrink-wrappinga 48-foot wooden boatthat is under a large timber framed shelter is not a good idea.

WHY NOT? Continue reading at steamlaunch

Sep 12, 2014

Adult Maritime Skills at The Center for Wooden Boats

Learn: Adult Maritime Skills at The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union in Seattle employs experienced and talented boatbuilders and craftspeople to pass along their traditional skills through hands-on workshops designed for people of all skill levels. Classes on offer this fall include:Continue rading "Learn Adult Maritime Skills at The Center for Wooden Boats"

Sep 11, 2014

rowlock hardware

Hello fellow wooden boat builders! I have a simple question about installing the rowlock sockets on the edge of a wooden rowboat. I have some Perko

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Sep 10, 2014

"Frolic" 44ft Classic Island Clipper

This beautiful boat is floating in Friday Harbor, WA. I bought her for $1,750 and am willing to donate her to anyone willing to restore her. She

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