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Why your local lumber yard might be your first stop…

I’ve got a couple of pieces of wood that have been sitting out in the open for the last couple of years as sort of a “when-will-this-stuff-rot/fall-apart” test. Now, I’ll admit it’s not a serious scientific test and more a simple bit of satisfying my curiosity but it has been enlightening. The wood in question …

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Solving the cost per pound equation one step at a time…

Most people don’t realize it but it is really rather easy to make building or rehabbing a sailboat a whole lot more affordable… For example, let’s look at hatches since I recently replaced a few on “So It Goes”. My options were to buy new hatches, try and find used hatches, or build new hatches. …

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