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Apr 26, 2015


I built this boat with 1/4 marine plywood but neglected to observe the garboard that became moist and rotted. The piece I have removed is 12 inches long


Apr 24, 2015

Snekke Rope Fenders

Where can I purchase these fenders?

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Apr 18, 2015


I am about to prime my boat, is it alright to use hempel under water primer all over the boat?

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Apr 17, 2015

A 67 Year Old Man build the Canvasback

My name is James H Sadler and as a teen I built the Canvasback Kayak. My dad (Milon Willis Sadler) had this Popular Mechanics or Science mag with this

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Apr 08, 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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Apr 08, 2015

1964 Chris Craft sport ski boat

1964 Chris-Craft sport ski boat, completer boat needs restoration, hull solid, engine 283 chevy recent re-built engine. Price $6,500.

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Apr 07, 2015

Is it possible to re-veneer the outside of my boat?

The wood is sound but someone painted it and it looks like crap! I have striped the paint as good as I can, but it has stains and discolored! I want

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Apr 06, 2015

Wooden Boat Women

Wooden Boat Women, this is where all you DIY girls can show off your skills, your beloved boats and encourage other environmentally friendly female boat builders.

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Apr 06, 2015

"Lady Like Me", 1958 Sea Babe Restoration

My father-in-law built this boat in 1958 in his garage. This 15-ft. cabin cruiser was designed by William D. Jackson, N.A. She has been passed around

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Apr 05, 2015

Hardchine Construction using Diagonal Planking

I may be getting a substantial quantity of ex-laboratory teak worktops this summer. The tops are 750mm wide and 27mm thick. I would like to use this

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