My first build ( Freedom )

Hi there guys,
I've been at sea and in freshwater fishing, and the least I can say is that the sense of freedom you get when you are on a boat are indescribable....Continue reading "My first build ( Freedom )"

Baycraft History

by: Roland Dechert 


Baycraft boats were built by Ted Davies who lived within a block or two of downtown Lake Meritt in Oakland, California.

He built mostly hydros, but also a few runabouts for outboard racing.

Prior to racing boats he built sailboats for use in San Francisco Bay and ocean sailing near the coast.................continue reading
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1959 Andress 26' utility boat
For Sale

1959 Andress 26' utility boat.

Deck Varnish

Should I varnish the deck before I apply the caulk, or apply the caulk, sand, then apply varnish?

Falmouth Pilot 6 tonner


I have for sale a restoration project-

Complete 1959 built 26ft. 6 ton Falmouth Pilot Sloop-

She is laying ashore at Troon yacht haven north of Glasgow............Continue reading "falmouth pilot 6 tonner"

Navarro Canoe

I have a lovely wood and fiberglass Navarro canoe that needs some repair work to the outer wood gunnels and decks.

I have no skills in this and wonder............Continue reading " Navarro Canoe"

Crack in stern

We have been working on restoring a 16 ft wood lapstrake cat boat and have run into an issue with a crack in the stern.

The previous owner had filled..............Continue reading "Crack in stern "

Wanted---Boat Needing Restoration In South Carolina.

I am looking for old wood project boat to restore in south carolina area.

Needs to be 17-25 feet long and narrow enough that it can be kept on trailer.........Continue reading "Wanted---Boat Needing Restoration In South Carolina."

New Old boat owner

I just bought a 1958 Chris Craft. I am trying to figure do I calk or install a 5200 bottom on.

Sounds to me this may be the answer.........Continue reading "New Old boat owner"

Launch Day

With a boat which has been laid up for the winter, it's a good idea to have some sawdust and a broom on hand.

After the boat is in the water, cast sawdust...........Continue reading "Launch Day"

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