Woodboat Restoration Questions Forum.

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1949 William Atkins Double Ender
Ben is seeking help and advice on restoring a 1949 William Atkins Double Ender.

Is this $400 boat with a twist in the keel a bargain or firewood


Is this $400 boat with a twist in the keel a bargain or firewood?


1963 Greavette, Executive Model, Shelley Ann;

Is this the early stages of rot on the 1963 Greavette, Executive Model "Shelley Ann"?


1961 Cruisers M202


Elaniece would like some advice on restoring this 1961 Cruisers M202 project boat.


Mike has questions about the restoration of his McKenzie Drifter

Jason is concerned about splits and cracks appearing on his 18" wooden clinker sitting on a trailer in his drive way.

Mike needs advice on reinstalling the windshield on his 63 Chris Craft Ski Boat.

The splined seams of Allan’s 30ft sloop have opening after drying out, should he worry about it?

Fred has a question about caulking his old classic boat built in 1947.

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Can you repair a 10" cut without refinishing the whole side?

What kind of preparation/sealer should Bernie use to seal damaged plywood?

Bob would like any advice on the repair or replacement of the transom on his wooden sailboat.

What is the best method for sealing the plywood hull of a 1963 Owens Cabin Cruiser?

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Gene has a rot problem on his 18ft Thomson Lapstreak, any advice would be greatly respected and appreciated.


Can anyone refer Hugh to someone in Dallas/Ft Worth that is familiar with repairing a 1962 Century Resorter?

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Dave wants to know if he should replace the canvas when replacing the decks of his Chris Craft.

Dan is wondering the best way to remove the fuel tank from his Owens Sea Skiff for cleaning.

Michael wants to know how to add new ballast to a wooden sailboat.

What is the best way for Terry to free up a frozen stopcock on his Ticon30

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

Lyn need's advice on the transom repair of a 1963 Thompson Sea Lancer.

George is wondering if "Glovit" will cure the leaks in his 1955 16' Pen Yan Commander


David is looking for advice on replacing hull planking on his 1956 Century Resorter.

Should small cracks in the transom of a 1956 Peterborough be caulked or glued before varnishing?

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