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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 […]

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 […]

Brand new Belle Isle

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Hi All, I finished my Belle Isle in Feb 2014. What a great boat. I get so many people looking and asking questions. Thanks Glen-L. I have uploaded some pictures in my gallery Belle Isle by Dean Berry, Phoenix, Arizona. My next project is a 1956 Hydroplane by Ron Jones Sr. I will get some […]

A Perth Riviera #12 (and final) – April 2014

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With the boat completed and ready to be launched, all that remained was a long and frustrating wait for a trailer to be completed.  And long and frustrating it was.  But all things (good and bad) come to an end and so finally dawned the day when then trailer was to arrive and the boat […]

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 […]

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