Miscellaneous Boating Questions

Below is a selection of Miscellaneous Boating Forum questions.

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Reggie wants to know the name for that section (piece) which connects the keel to stem piece on larger carvel boats.

Coast Guard 26 ft cabin launch

Rachel Would like to know more about the 26ft Coast Guard, cabin launch from the 1930's that she is in the process of restoring.

Does anyone know anything about the origin of this boat that Chris is restoring?

Does anyone know anything about the origin of this boat that Chris is restoring?

1962 chris craft
Does anyone recognize this shop rumored to be in NJ.?

Any suggestions as to how much Jason should offer for a Dan kidney duck boat he has found?


Anyone recognize the logo in the middle of this steering wheel?

Jim is looking for original or reproduction parts for 1964 Thompson mahogany lapstrake boat.

Jim plans some minor DIY hull repairs on his 1954 OT 13'6" Cedar Lapstrake hull and is looking for recommendations for books or online resources.

Kris wants to know if he should keep his wooden punts in water during the winter.

Is it OK to dry stack a wooden cabin cruiser?

Scott is looking for information on the Owens Flagship he has just acquired.

Jim would like to know if there would be an advantage to adding diamond plate to each side of the transom where his motor will mount

Simon has a question about Clinker boats built with transverse planking on stringers.

Ray Craft

Who made "Ray Craft's"?

Where can Jim find Parts for his 50's Elgin Trailer?

Mike would like help with connecting his steering and transmission to a fly-bridge.

Can anyone help Richard to identify his wooden boat.

Can anyone help Richard to identify his wooden boat.


Val just bought this birch and teak ply boat and would like to know more about her.

1957 Richardson salon cruiser

Should Michael buy this 1957 Richardson salon cruiser?

wooden boat questions

Does anyone know what kind of boat it is and who the maker is?

1961 Thompson 16' Tomboy
Anyone know the approximate weight of a 1961 Thompson 16' Tomboy?

Does anyone have info on the Sagstadt Boat company, Seattle area?

What would a punt like wooden boat but with a flat (upright) stern for an outboard engine be known as?

How much can Chris get for his 1950's 16ft catamaran blue prints?

wooden boat

Anyone know how much a 1962 16 foot all wooden Chris Craft ski boat weighs?

Dan wants information on a "hydrovane" for his 1880's hull for a model sailboat.

An easy way for a 10 year old to fix small leaks in a wooden skiff?

Gary has a question about navigation lights on a 28' sailboat.

gaff rig

Terry wants to know how to remove the long crease from the front of the gaff to the end of the boom on "Menehune's" gaff rig?

Randy is looking for design plans to rig a sail and/or outriggers on his 18ft Chestnut Freighter Canoe.

Anas wants to know “what exactly is deck crown?”

Rafe would like to know anything about the boats found hanging from the ceiling in an old house he bought.

wooden boat

Can anyone help to identify this boat and who manufactured this her?

Can anyone help with information on a 19' "Cruisers Inc." lapstrake wooden boat with a1968 Evinrude Starflite X 85hp motor?

Lewis is looking for any information the “Beer Lug Rig” method of tacking a dipping lug.

Do any of you ol'salts have an opinion on the use of a 'kellett' (anchor weight)?

Dave needs advice on the prepping and insurance needed to transport his 'connie' from WA, to Houston.

Sarah B

Susan is seeking your experiences and any info, re getting insurance on an old Woodie.

Karmina would like to know how you use your boat.

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