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Jun 03, 2020

A Happy Obsession

The first real sea trials in Newport Harbor on the newly-acquired and nameless O’Day Widgeon confirms the potential of this once neglected craft. For the cost of new ropes, two trailer wheels, and a few days of cleaning and epoxy work, there’s freedom in this “free” boat. Jen Brett


When I adopted this derelict boat, it was impossible to ignore the possible.
When I cleaned off the grime and cut away the old rigging, I couldn’t stop the triage.

Read more by Dave Reed at Sailing World

Jun 03, 2020

How to Build a Boat

Classic boat plans from a 1937 issue of Popular Mechanics, updated for the 21st century.


It was a long time since anyone in my family had built a boat.

Read more by Roy Berendsohn at Popular Mechanics

Jun 03, 2020

Breaking into boatbuilding: A traditional craft offers nontraditional entry

PHOTO / PETER VAN ALLEN Elisa Schine, a canoe builder at Northwoods Canoe Co., called up Rollin Thurlow, right, for an internship and has now been there seven years.

Maine’s boatbuilding tradition goes back centuries, some would say back to the early 1600s building of the Virginia on the banks of the Kennebec River near what is today Popham Beach.

Read more by Peter Van Allen at mainebiz.biz

May 31, 2020

Wooden rudder

I am not a boat enthusiast so I know very little. We are moving house and in the shed we have a solid wood rudder which has been there for years. I

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May 29, 2020

Racing in Japan with BOATRACE

Racing in Japan with BOATRACE

The first race held in Japan was back in April 1952 at the BOATRACE Stadium in Omura City, Nagasaki and was launched during great economic and social hardship in the country as it worked to recover from the destruction of World War II.

The sport is rooted in tradition from this time, most noticeably by utilising the original wooden boat design since inception.

Read more by John Moore at Powerboat Racing World

May 29, 2020

1939 Port Carling Seabird

1939 Port Carling Seabird 21 foot Mahogany No Motor Includes Trailer Pulled from a barn and I have gotten as far as I can. Many pieces have been replaced

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May 26, 2020

Inspecting and tightening clinker fixings on a lovely but old 26ft wooden cruiser

Hi all I've got my eye on a lovely looking Owens Sea Skiff, clinker built. She's a generous lovely fitted out period boat, the hull presently held together

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May 18, 2020

Comments for 1948 23' Bemister?

I am the current owner of 'Sarah'.She is currently lying in our garden and is being stripped back to basic with the view of restoring her to her former glory.

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May 18, 2020

Artist Ross Ryan on going the extra (nautical) mile to capture Scotland's dramatic seascapes

Ross Ryan painting on board Sgarbh Copyright: Other 3rd Party


When artists talk about working “en plein air” they usually have calm, sunny conditions in mind. For Ross Ryan, however, it often means squalls, gales and very cold hands.

Read more by Roger Coxat at The Scotsman

May 18, 2020

Huckins Sportsman 40

Huckins Sportsman 40


One owner learns that working on a boat built in 1947 is one reason tolove a classic

Read more by Steve Knauth at soundingsonline.com

 

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