Power Cruisers

Tahoe 19 by Marshall Lovein , Macon, Georgia

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I first suggest starting any boat project before the age of 69. It was a great deal of fun and will give me a large amount of pleasure. The first suggestion I have is to disregard stapling through waxed cardboard or wooden ply squares. Go to your local lumber yard and ask if you can […]

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 […]

Boatbuilder Tip: Using the Versatile Block Plane

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Using the Versatile Block Plane   Roundovers Edges are simple to shape with the block plane. For chamfers less than 1/8″ you can usually eyeball the cut as you move the plane along the edge of the board.  For wider chamfers, first draw a layout line on the workpiece as a guide. Flush Trimming There […]

A Perth Riviera #11 – to end January 2014

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With the interior carpentry completed, everything was removed so that pieces of plywood could be sent off to the trimmers to be made into real seats and large numbers of ceiling planks varnished.  With the insides of the boat once more accessible, flotation foam was installed.  In Australia, there is a statutory requirement for flotation […]

Building the Glen-L Yukon by Wayne Milner

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Building the Glen-L Yukon by Wayne Milner Editor’s Note: This project, undertaken by a Nova Scotia backyard builder, shows what can be done with a little cash, lots of ambition, and a good-sized backyard. I got past the armchair-to-workshop barrier a long time ago. The Yukon project is my fifth backyard-built boat. After the first one, […]

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