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Jan 29, 2024

WANTED: Long lost Chris Craft 26 feet

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I am looking for a 26 foot Chris Craft built in 1968. Was owned previously and am very interested in getting it back for sentimental reasons. It was

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Jan 21, 2024


My grandfather bought a boat and transported it to Hobart in the late 60's early 70's. Apparently it was built in either Stanley or Smithton and travelled

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Dec 28, 2023

Drain plug for wooden hull

Would be useful. What are proven ways?

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Oct 14, 2023

preparing wooden hull for painting

I am a new owner of a 18 ft chris craft mahogany boat and my issue is that the boat as been out of the water for 2 full years, and showing sigh of shrinkage

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Sep 21, 2023

1959 McNiel 18’0” wooden mahogany boat

My wife inherited this boat this year. We are trying to ascertain whether or not the boat is worth restoring. Anyone have an idea what a boat like

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Sep 19, 2023

For Sale: Howard Hughes Sportster Dinghy

Howard Hughes Sportster Dinghy In excellent condition. These boats were built in the 1940's. and are very rare. I have a rowboat version. I have

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Aug 23, 2023

Lindy Helen

Built 1963 by JH Taylor and sons Chester England, 32ft, 6'10 beam, 18 inch draft, mahogany on oak, Lister powered.

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Aug 23, 2023

Beautiful Vintage Cedar Strip Guide Boatt

15 foot wooden strip rowboat. Was built as a three seat guide boat. There are two lidded storage bins one on each side of the seats. Two sets

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Aug 17, 2023

Longitudinal cracks in ribs: Glue and clamp, or lamination necessary?

We're restoring my South Coast One Design (SCOD) yacht (mahoganny on oak, 1956) and I had an idea for an alternative rib repair: I know that usually cracked

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Jul 20, 2023

Insulating the top (sun exposed) of my house boat

The top of my houseboat is 1/2 inch pvc panels / what is considered a good method to insulate the sun exposed top area (approx 60 sf) to get a good R value

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Minimax (?) 12' plywood runabout 
I built this 12' flat bottom plywood runabout from Popular Mechanics plans in my senior year of high school, 1964. I'm looking for copies or photos …

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