The Betty Glennn

I bought her home 2 weeks ago.

 She has been allowed to fall into a sad state but Plywood boats are not that hard to restore and she is basically sound......Continue reading "The Betty Glennn"

Mast available

It is with great regret that we are being forced to dismantle our 105' wooden topsail schooner that was built in lowestoft England in 1885.

The main mast is original and the aft mast is from late 1960's .....Continue reading "Mast available "

My friend and I restored this last year, built in 1959.

My friend and I restored this last year, built in 1959.
Merlyn Reed

1966 Owens Classic, Gorgeous, 28 foot Cabin Cruiser

For Sale.

A gorgeous and well equipped classic.

 Recently overhauled small block Chevy with direct drive.

 Garmin GPSMAP 225, Standard Horizon VHF, fathometer......Continue reading "1966 Owens Classic, Gorgeous, 28 foot Cabin Cruiser"

Stockholm Tar supplies that will not break the bank

I promised a few days ago to start sharing a few of our tricks for basic survival as old wooden boat owners.

So, here goes for the first money saving....Continue reading "Stockholm Tar supplies that will not break the bank"

"Niska"

1965 40' Owens Tahitian

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

It's a Fishin' Mission
April 26 & 27, 2014

Wooden Boat Challenge

Wooden Boat Challenge

Does your team have what it takes to build a boat in three hours (with materials provided), race it around a short, marked course (without sinking) and do it faster than any other team? If so, be at:

Westside Park, Saturday, April 26th >>>


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PS Canally paddle-steamer restoration refloated

The group restoring a historic paddle-steamer which sank at Morgan last year says the decade-long project is back on track.
The group is set to have the partly-completed paddle-steamer ready to show at a wooden boat meeting in Morgan in June. "It's been supported by the Canally Restoration Committee and the Mid Murray Council, so we should get a few wooden boat ...read more >>>>>

Viking vessels engage in river race to mark Battle of Clontarf millennium

Four replica Viking boats described as “swift on river and fearless at sea” will take to Dublin’s Liffey next week to mark the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf. The “gandelows”, as the craft are known, are in training on the Shannon. They were constructed as part of a Limerick City of Culture project by the Ilen wooden-boat-building school and network.
The three-crew, fixed-seat rowing boats are 23ft long and described by Gary McMahon of the Ilen project as “very graceful”. The Limerick gandelow is a “beautiful, vague and floating thing”, McMahon says, but there will be nothing vague about the plan to to take on several crews from Dublin on April 23rd...... Read more>>>>

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