Boat Building for Free

by Chris
(Leicester UK)

I'm building a boat for free as I'm using thing I have found discarded.

This is true and as a skilled rigger and engineer I must add that anyone can do this so go on get the boat done free!!!

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Water Splashing up the Centerboard Trunk of Dinghy

IF you have water splashing up your centerboard trunk cut a length of Swim Noodle split it tie a small string around the center and shove in the slot the string is for removing.

It worked for me

Capt Ron Hermitage, Tennessee.

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28' Carver Yacht Website

by Tim
(Endicott, WA)


But there is a lot of great info for any boat.

Paul Mitchell, from the province of Quebec, Canada shares his for passion Carver boats, especially the mid 1970's, Carver Mariner 28 models with other owners and enthusiasts.

Read how his love affair for Carver Mariner 28's all started.

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The beginning of wisdom is a firm grasp of the obvious...

by Don
(NE Victoria, Australia)

Over the years, I've boiled it down to just a few lines.

They come from production engineering, but they apply widely...

Preventing troublesome designs:

* Avoid complexity wherever possible.

* Seek simple ways to prevent assembly errors.

* Minimise the number of different types of components.

* Know the limits of your production capabilities and design in margins for error.

Happy building, and smooth sailing!

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Chinese metal protection

by Darrell
(UK)

This remedy works on old rusted shackles and metals not galvanised.

Heat item to blood red temperature then using a thin wire hook dip the item into a tub of pre-melted pitch.

Shackles are best done with the pin fitted.

It must have been the first type of metal protection for Junks!

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