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a sound boat…

The nice thing about most classic plastic boats is the fact that they were mostly built like tanks. Fiberglass and polyester resin were cheap and did not require much in the way of expensive labor to slap together so, for the most part, a lot of very strong boats got made in the late 60s …

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Three books…

While it would seem that a lot of folks no longer read and prefer their boat building education to be administered via YouTube, I’ll point out a few books that cover just about everything you need when taking on a VolksCruiserish project. Dan Spurr’s Boatbook is the first book I brought on to the Islander …

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Boat bucks…

Most of my time the last couple of days has been devoted to cleaning out the previous owner’s stuff, trying to grok his rather interesting thought processes, and making lists of things to do. The downside is I’m also having to make lists of stuff to buy, replace, and repair. Or in other words I …

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Eleven factors that come together to make a VolksCruiser…

I’m often asked just what a VolksCruiser actually is in terms of solid definition and, for the most part, my answers to that particular question tend to be somewhat vague. It’s akin to Justice Stewart’s famous quote on what pornography is… “We know it when we see it” Which is pretty much how I’ve approached …

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