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  1. New to sailing

    Introduce Yourself
    We recently purchased a '68 C&C Redwing 30'. We actually won her in an auction. She needs some work, so it's a good thing I like restoring, building and repairing things. I've restored or rebuilt 4 Ford Bronco's ('74, '78, '79 & '84) and most recently a '76 Hobie 16, "Spirit of '76" model. I...
  2. Restoration of a 1968 Columbia 50'

    Gear & Maintenance
    I just thought, after some suggestions that I should start a new post to document the progress of the refit/restoration of SV Siren(formerly Music, Doric and Elutheria and a few other names). I am sure this will be ongoing for quite some time, and right now I am just beginning this week, so it...
  3. New Member - Old Boat

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    I'm a new member. Restoring an Allied Sloop 39' in southern NJ. Hope to have spring launch in 2016. Looking for Westerbeke parts, good supply tips for marine hardwoods and some hardware. Kieran
  4. $1500 Catalina 27

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey guys, I have come across a '76 Catalina 27 for $1500. I guess the guy bought it as a derelict at a marina auction a year ago or so for a friend. Said friend never decided to buy the boat from him, so he is trying to get rid of is so that he doesnt have to pay slip fees anymore. I'm...
  5. Ranger 22 - Restoration Need Help!

    Hi! I just joined this forum i hope some of you could help me with some information. I recently acquired a 1978 Ranger 22 Sailboat. It is mostly there but it is still a restoration jobs. I'm having a hard time finding any information to help me on my efforts. Here are some of the questions I...
  6. Resealing veneer seam?

    Gear & Maintenance
    The back of my cabin is covered with strips of veneer with varnish over them. Over the years water has gotten into the seams and the veneer has expanded the varnish is peeling away. Anyone have any good ideas to restore this? My latest idea is to sand it down and use an epoxy coat to harden the...
  7. B24 (sailstar model) fix her up or else, HELP!

    So I inherited my father's B24 when I was too young, dumb and broke to restore her. Now that she's sat in the yard being neglected for 5 years, I've decided to take her on. However, because I left her abandoned in the yard for 5 years without any word or payment my yard owners are being...
  8. Rethana 27

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I am looking for a boat this size for some day sailing and maybe some longer trips along the East coast of Florida. I came across this boat for a great price and was wondering if anyone knew anything about the model. I did some research but all I could find out was that the boat was German made...
  9. New to sailnet/ restoring a '76 columbia32

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    Hello all, My Name is Mark. I acquired a 1976 Columbia 32 last year and have been working to get her restored. This year Im attacking the soft deck spots. Anyone ever used the 8lb foam method for larger voids and then Epoxy inject the boarders? Thought I'd give it a shot in a select...
  10. Newbie-ish finally starting posting!

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello to all! I have been lurking around here and reading posts for a long time now. I am a newer member to the sailing community, and have been sailing for about the last three years. Sailing is no easy feat to accomplish here in New Mexico, where I currently reside.We have a ton of beach and...
  11. Examining Catalina 22

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I have gotten the chance to get an older Catalina 22 fixed keel. I have quite a bit of experience around power boats (especially commercial fishing boats in the 30-45 foot range), I have sailed sunfish and small sailboats some and I am a fairly capable carpenter and handyman. This boat has not...
  12. Shark 24 Keel

    Gear & Maintenance
    Just got my first boat, an old shark 24! In addition to this being my first boat, its also my first restoration...Unfortunately the keel is in need of some TLC. Essentially I have one week to get the bottom all squared up before she's water-bound again. From the research I've done it seems...
  13. Hello from Vermont

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    Hi all, I recently bought a 1977 RK-21 for a winter project and have been finding a lot of good information on this site. I'm looking forward to being more active through the winter. This old boat needs lots of TLC and I'll need a lot of help as I work through some of its problems. Thanks in...