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First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath-Pt 3

On July 5, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Power Cruisers, Steel Construction, by Dan Hennis
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You can read Part One of this blog here Part Two is here To read the newest post of June 29, 2018 click here Feb. 2, 2018 – Installed the fantail deck edge angle. I had to notch the 1/8″ X 1″ angle to match the curve of the boat. Finished forming and installing the aft […]

Carefully review all plans and instructions….

On June 18, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Builder Tips, Plywood Construction, by WalterH
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“Carefully review all plans and instructions….” Whenever we start a “do-it-yourself” project, we invariably receive the sage advice, “Carefully review all plans and instructions before you begin construction.” But what does that really mean? I’m reminded of the certified document examiner who was testifying in court. After stating he had examined a particular document, the […]

Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait

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Latest additions to the Blog   A note on the blog notes; I’m building the blog notes – latest at the top, oldest at the bottom.  So if something doesn’t make sense, scroll down and pick the story up where it starts, then work your way back to see where it finishes.  I am also […]

Outboard Comparison

On June 14, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Outboard Powered, by WalterH
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I’m wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build.  My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I’ll use, some motor installation issues, and some other design questions.  So I went to the Houston Boat show to get some information. Outboard decision I compared the size, weight, horsepower, and cost […]

The Zip on the River Nile

On June 12, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Plywood Construction, by Ayman
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I was born and lived all my life by the River Nile, Cairo, Egypt. I share many of my childhood memories with the Nile. I swam, fished, rowed, and sailed on the Nile. Building my Zip will reinforce my relationship with the river and make me happier. Few years ago, I got introduced to a […]

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