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post #9 of Old 01-20-2009
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To ask the OP's question on the wooden boat forum would be dangerous! I love boats, and wooden boats in particular, but realized many years ago I'd have to concertrate my wish to build on small boats only. I found myself building clear fiberglass strip canoes. After 5 of those I got tired of the sticky stuff and started applying my efforts to restoring traditionally built wood canvas canoes. Then a couple of plywood kayaks, and a one off 15ft wood canvas canoe of my own design. Then bought an old house. That pretty much put my love for wooden boats on hold.

If someone were really really that in love with building a boat there are hundreds (maybe thousands) in barns, yards, garages that have never been finished! Then of course restoration of a boat always makes sense too. There are lists and organizations like "wooden boat rescue , good old boat, and bone yard boats". I still think the best thing to do is find a fiberglass boat that needs TLC. My oday gets a few wood items fixed or changed every year. It quells the nagging wish to have a "real wooden boat"


I did sell off my 9ft plastic dinghy with the intent of building my next dink. It's going to be a 12 ft "semi dory" I may make it 11 ft though. I'll be using marine plywood for the "strakes" (planks that look like house siding) steam bent ribs and a mahogany transom. Maybe even a dagger board and sail rig!
why? because I love wooden boats! if you don't know that feeling I could never impart the passion upon you! I could buy one cheaper for sure. You can say I am building my next boat! her name will be be " A lil keeled over"

"Next best thing to not having a boat? The knowledge from having one!" Denise, Bristol PA, On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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