Houseboats

A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box

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A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box by Jack Dice, Stonington, Maine I needed to bend some wood the other day. I was installing new gunwhales and inwales on a fiberglass skiff (an old “Plastic Pete’s”) that was molded with a rounded bow as many of those fiberglass skiffs are. The original wood had rotted […]

Latex Paint for Boats???

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Latex Paint for Boats by Dave Carnell When I bought my first yacht (27′ auxiliary sloop) for $300 in 1951 I quickly learned that if it’s for a boat, the same material costs several times as much as if it is for your house. Oakum was $1/lb. at the marine supply store compared to five […]

First Steps in Building Your Boat: Setting up – The foundation for building a boat

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  A boat, unlike a house or garage, does not have flat areas such as a level foundation with vertical uprights (studs).  A boat is curved from most any direction you view it so an artificial foundation must be created. We’ve developed a method of using a “building form” to substitute for the “foundation” in the analogy […]

Jubilee House boat Build

On April 26, 2012, in Builder Blogs, Houseboats, Inboard Powered, Plywood Construction, by Lowka53
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The Build By Rod Hughes Ogden, Utah Jubilee House Boat Spec’s My plans come from Glen-L Marine Characteristics Length overall 29′-0″ Modified Length overall 40′ Length waterline 26′-3″ Beam 10′-2″ Modified beam 14′ …Hull draft (with skeg) 14″ Hull weight 2100 lbs. Displacement 7310 lbs Height overall 10′-0″ Headroom 6′-3″ to 6′-7″ Freeboard 3′-6″ Fuel capacity […]

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