Woodboat Materials Questions Forum

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Thomas wants to know if Red Cedar could be used to plank a hull.

What would be the best choice for rreplacing the teak decking on a 1989 trawler?

What fabric would you recommend that Jim used to make his first sail?

1955 Helton Runabout,
advice wanted on replacing the plywood bow deck with planked wood.

Does anyone know about a product called "Tight and Seal" used when applying a canvas to a deck?

What is the best alternative to the use of the traditional linseed oil putty with red lead powder?

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Dennis has some questions about the fiberglass for his Cedar strip canoe.

Where is the best place to source such things as steering wheels and hydraulics?

Is the hull on a 1968 30ft Owens Princess constructed of double "Planking" or is it planking "Over plywood"?

Charles wants to know what kind of wood to use to replace the transom of a beautiful wooden boat he has been given.

Where do you place an anode on the outer hull of a wooden boat?

1966 Pacemaker 34

Can Claude replace the Oak frames of his 1966 Pacemaker 34 with another type of wood?




Bill’s ex-lifeboat seems to have been originally painted with what looks like ‘bitumen’, is it necessary to clean it all off?

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