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Puffin update

So the old Stuart sole 8hp engine has been donated to NARPO a charity in Plymouth that teaches disadvantaged young people marine engineering. In return they are going to do some stainless steel rudder pintle work for me.

Need to start…

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Rudder for Puffin

So this is the original rudder. The boats are launched stern first down the the steep beach and the rudder is fitted once afloat hence the long lower pintle to help locate above the waterline. This can be quite difficult in anything other than a…

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2 old gals

Hello Members, Just a quick introduction.

I am now in my mid 50's and other than a Hobie 16 and an 18' Formula deep vee I have no boat experience, however in the last year I have become the proud owner of 2 large veteran wooden…

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my current boat build

Dear Members,

My current boat build is to be named the Pamela Marie after my wife, and is a 22 foot SeaHawk designed by William Jackson in 1960 and published in Science and Mechanics magazine.

This plan is listed on the DIY website…

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"CLASS of 66"

Having recently purchased a 28 ft, 1966 Trojan Express "woodie", with a lapstrake planked hull and teak deck, …

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The Restoration of 'Mignonne'.

The photograph below only shows some of the damage that I needed to repair.

So why did I take her on?

First, I must admit that there was a certain amount of gut instinct involved, there was just something about the…

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