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is looking for cedar strip, sailboat plans.
to find a “Personal Watercraft” kit or plans?
anyone suggest a source of small wooden boat plans for a first time
boat builder who wants to build a wooden boat without using plywood?
or information would be appreciated on building a floatable transom
mount for a 90-115hp motor on a 20' Vee Gull.
is looking for any information the “Beer Lug Rig” method of tacking a
can Stuart strengthen his Wooden Cabin top in order to be able to step
in Florida wants to know how to work out the scantlings
for deck and cabin top beams.
from San Diego has a question about using the 'diagonal scale'.
do you determine the size of the center board needed for a 29'8
can Bob patch a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of his plywood optimist
in Melbourne, Australia,
would love hear from anyone
who has built or has any info on the ‘Popular Mechanics PM 38 13ft
How do you join the timber to
make a large
timber keel in simple terms? Asks Ian from Sydney
strip planking a suitable method for building a 15 foot planning hull
Little Rock Arizona wants to know more about mixing thickened epoxy for
his stripper canoe.
from Cape Town, South Africa, wants some advice on Wiring a Small
Nate's woodboat questions is about
the best choice
of wood is for a 1" X 1" curved dory gunwale or rub
from Cape Town wants to know your views on the choice of keel type,
bilge, drop or long, for his 19' day sailer modification.
in the USA is planning to build a Cape Cutter 19, he wants to know how
far apart the ribs/frames should be placed.
a 15” sailboat be constructed using 4mm 3 ply Meranti if
the hull is completely encapsulated in fiberglass-epoxy?
know where Robert can fine plans for a 12ft clinker
dinghy similar to a Fazackerly?
To Ballast or not to ballast that is the
Should Eddie compensate for the extra weight
of larger scantlings and deck house on his SeaHawk planing fast fisher?
from Peshawar in Pakistan wants to know if he can successfully
waterproof non- marine grade plywood for boatbuilding.
Sandy from Fort St.
BC Canada, wants to know what is the best wood to use for
in Sydney, Australia, wants to know what the best timber for making
wooden bungs is.
Ireland would like to know if he can use 3- ply marine plywood to
off his Sea Hawk instead of the 5-ply he has been
Hubbard would like opinions on which would be best for the interior
a small drift style pram made of stained, marine plywood.
would you elect from a maintenance/upkeep stand
preparation and primers should Alan use to ensure that the fiberglass
doesn't delaminate on his plywood sailboat?
size copper nail should Fred use and how far apart they should be
spaced for planking his 18ft lapstrake launch?
needs help planning a lugsail to replace the bermudan rig on a
weekender he is considering building.
Poplar strong enough for optimist dinghy mast and sprit?
the best wood is for building the frame of a boat?
is considering building a junk rigged St Pierre dory and wants to know
if anyone had any experience with such a critter?
is thinking of building a 19ft flats boat with planking using dowels
What do you think?
Has anyone else
tried using Plastic Nails for plywood or strip plank nailing?
wants some advice on which timber to use to build a 25ft
woodboat building questions
New Zealand wants some advice on bending Plywood.
from Washington wants to know;
What the best product is for covering the screw heads on his plywood 9'pram?
Ma. would like some advice about the finish to the inside of his
magnificent lapstrake boat.
would like to know how you use your boat.
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