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Nov 27, 2022

wooden row boat

Hi - i have a 14 wooden row boat in need of some repairs. I am not sure how to proceed, I was thinking I would start by stripping off the old layers

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Nov 23, 2022

What ‘canoe’ do?

What ‘canoe’ do?

By Jake Cleaver, in Algarve, Lifestyle

Well, you could go down to the Oficina Mar Vivo and see if nautical carpentry floats your boat.

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Nov 22, 2022

10’ Lapstrake/Clinker Style Row Boat Refinishing

How to best approach refinishing the exterior hull of this lapstrake? It’s 25+ years old, never touched water, hung in the rafters as a prop, looks like

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Nov 21, 2022

Handy Pensioner Builds Budget River Barge Out Of Recycled Wood

Handy pensioner builds budget river barge out of recycled wood

Jade Beecroft, The Belfast Telegraph

Downpatrick pensioner Francy Morgan has always been a handy man — but his latest creation takes some beating.
The great-grandfather has built a 25ft river barge on a budget of less than £2,000, entirely out of pallets and other recycled materials.

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Nov 19, 2022

Boat with Rowan, Elvis connection wins prize in Southport

Boat with Rowan, Elvis connection wins prize in Southport

By Amanda Wilson For the Salisbury Post

It was late in the summer of 1977 and a C-60 Chevy flatbed truck kicked up a cloud of dust as it rumbled out of the Rowan quarry. The truck was on a long journey to Memphis, carrying in its wooden truck bed the granite stone that would mark Elvis’s final resting place.

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Nov 15, 2022

Brava 25, a small wooden sailboat to revive the spirit of Muscadet

Brava 25

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The Brava shipyard has taken over the exclusive construction of the Muscadet and Corsaire since 2019. The specialist in wood and plywood construction is launching its first own model, the Brava 25. With its 7.50 m length, it revisits the spirit of the original Muscadet, built by Harlé in 1963.

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Nov 11, 2022

OPUS

28’ Ralph Winslow Foresum 1954 . Built by Elmer Collemer in Camden Maine. Double headsail sloop. Needs refastening, repowering. She popped a garboard

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Nov 11, 2022

Wooden boats return To Lake Talbot

A range of wooden boats from the Classic Australian Wooden Powerboat Association recently took to the waters of Lake Talbot. Photo: Narrandera Argus

Narrandera Argus

Like a scene from yesteryear, a number of timber-built boats recently descended on Lake Talbot. The Classic Australian Wooden Powerboat Association members are fond of Narrandera and have had their “annual gathering” at Lake Talbot since 2002.

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Oct 26, 2022

Restoration of 65foot John Alden Schooner - Classic wooden sailboat Florence Richmond -

Good day! Sailors and wooden boatbuilders, We (Lotte and Benjamin) just came onto this forum, we’re from the Netherlands and want to share that we’re

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Oct 21, 2022

Scraped Keel

Hello everyone. I have a an older (1970) 27' wooden cruiser. We slid up on a rock ledge and it left a long moderate scrape along the starboard edge of

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