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Nov 23, 2020

32ft wooden boat needs lots of TLC

Bought this boat 3 years ago as project but never did get the time to do the work. In my world she’s worth restoring. The boat is an empty hull and I

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Nov 13, 2020

1959 Elgin 14ft Deluxe Runabout

This was a barn-find and has been out of the water for a good 30 years. Most of the parts are intact, including a 40hp Elgin Outboard. The only rot

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Nov 13, 2020

Boat/marine Nomenclature

I am restoring a '59 Elgin runabout and most parts are intact but some missing. One of the problems I have is knowing what some thing is actually called

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Nov 02, 2020

1944 Antique Packard"Peconic Star II"

This historic vessel was well cared for and carries like a dream. Built as an Air-Sea Rescue Boat by the U.S. Army to save downed pilots. Sold at auction

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Oct 14, 2020

1956 Penn Yan Swift. Barn Sleeper

I found this penn yan swift on craigslist in western ny state. It has been sleeping in a barn since 1964, hanging from the rafters. Came with a mercury

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Oct 14, 2020

Registration Sticker Removal

I have to replace the registration stickers on a boat I purchased from a different state. Any ideas how to remove the old stickers with out damaging

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Oct 02, 2020


Wonderful Site

Came across your site while researching repairing of my '57 Lyman 15.5" Runabout.

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Sep 28, 2020

Comments for Sea Rover: 25 HP outboard engine really enough?

Building this boat turned out to be a great experience despite of some serious challenges to your endurance and patience.

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Sep 22, 2020

Maintenance Varnish

How can you tell when it is time to add maintenance coats of varnish? When it is time to add, what is the process?

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Sep 17, 2020

has no name yet but will be called The Lady Janet

Its 32 double skinned oak planked. No idea of year of build but if anybody can tell me anything about it would be welcome, year who made it what its

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