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Wooden boat restoration (or so I hope!).

The number one thing I know about wooden boats is that my dad has said we are to hit him over the head with a shovel should he ever buy another one. 588 more words

Boat Maintenance

My First Attempt at Paint Removal

Painting a 26ft boat is no small task, and as any wooden boat owners out there will know, the thought of sanding it back to the bare wood every season or two is just too tedious to face sometimes. 335 more words

Boat Maintenance

The dream.

“There is but a plank between a sailor and eternity.”
– Thomas Gibbons

I’ve always admired wooden sailboats. They are filled with charm, nostalgia, craftsmanship, history and a great sea-story or two.

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Buzzards Bay

Never Say Never Again: Another boat project!!

It is said to be a thing of legend…the fights the Fabulous Dorsey’s had!  I’m talking about Jimmy and younger brother Tommy.  Both fiery Irishmen from Pennsylvania…they we’re brother’s who were musical geniuses.  3,367 more words


A long way from open water

So it’s 2017 and here I am writing in the dark by the Hillsborough River at the oldest shipyard in America. The interstate buzzes in the distance, the loudest thing in the shipyard is a dripping hose and my iPhone playing electric jazz reminiscent of the late 1990s. 2,058 more words

New Year

Wine flu on New Year’s Day prompted a leisurely explore of the boat in the cold and wet. With a rain squall on the horizon we decided to use the afternoon to see if the gas worked, the hob worked, the lights worked and the woodburner worked! 232 more words

Bowls, Boats, and Baby!

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and a relaxing weekend that followed. Things here at the shop have been in full swing! 104 more words