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  1. Repair dry rot laminated wood tiller

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am restoring my tiller, made (I believe. edit: I have no idea what it's made of, and teak/oak is probably on the optimistic side!) of teak and oak laminates, and I had to remove a fair bit of rotted material near the forward end if it. How can I fill this portion and reinforce it with epoxy...
  2. Hello fellow dreamers!

    Introduce Yourself
    An introduction is the best start to any conversation, so let me begin. (be warned this will be quite lengthy) My name is Benjamin, Ben for short but my grandfather called me Benji. I am not 100% sure if I want to be known as Ben or Benji for my future sailor name, but I will let you all...
  3. Free boat =how much $$

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Im just learning to sail, I have a chance to acquire a Rebel 16. It has sat in a barn for a number of years (7 or 8 yrs?) It's all there. There is light crazing all along the bottom and white chalking as well from waterline below. I have two questions? Is it still sailable for the season? And...
  4. First time bottom painting

    Gear & Maintenance
    I am in the process of restoring a macgregor Venture 25 and I am going to attempt to paint thebottom this week. Does anyone know how many gallons a 25 foot boat needs? Is there an advantage to doing more than one coat? Any general tips will be much appreciated. Thanks
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