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mpickering 07-26-2010 03:07 PM

Restoring a Snark

Rather than look at the big projects, why not see what a small one is like? I picked up an old Snark daysailer for free off Freecycle and decided to use it as an educational restoration project. Rather than talk about big, expensive project boats, let's see it done in miniature.

For those interested, here's my chronicle of dinghy restoration: Mini-Heeler: There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Boat.

It's amazing what you can do with a local West Marine and a Home Depot.


TQA 07-26-2010 04:14 PM

Love to see some one with a command of the three Rs


Great looking job. I want a sailing 'toy' for my liveaboard and althouigh I am thinking sailboard a Snark might be a better option. [ Act your age TQA!]

CalebD 07-26-2010 07:10 PM

Nice job on the old Snark. Should be fun for exploring parts of the Rhode that you would not take your C27. What is the island that is only visible at low tide called? Low Island, Sand Island?
You are not at the Blue Water marina by any chance?

Lolrus 07-29-2010 02:36 PM

Awesome write-up! Not enough is said about these little boats. My first sailboat was a snark and I still have it. I learned a lot in mine, chiefly being don't sail it during a small craft advisory unless you want to spend the day swimming and paddling back in a bathtub full of seawater. This makes me want to take her out this weekend!

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