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How-tos


Restoring – the basics

• How to plan a boat restoration project:
www.docksidereports.com/fundamentals_of_restoration_proj.htm

• The best way to approach your boat restoration depends on your aims:
www.macnaughtongroup.com/pleasure.htm

Individual techniques

• Anchors – how to make them. Page 1 http://www.practical-sailor.com/newspics/charts/881sketchbook.pdf; page 2 http://www.practical-sailor.com/newspics/charts/882sketchbook.pdf; http://www.practical-sailor.com/newspics/charts/883sketchbook.pdf

• Boatshed – building one of your own www.duckworksmagazine.com/08/howto/shed/index.htm

• Bouyancy in small boats – a key component of safety:
www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/Reference%20buoyancy.htm

• Bowsprit setup:
www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/rigintro.htm

•Bowsprit setup and fittings:
www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/Bowsprit%20Article.htm

• Canoe sailing rig:
www.enter.net/~skimmer/building/building.html

• Cartopping small boats intheboatshed.net/?p=703

• Canvas canoe – how to build http://intheboatshed.net/?p=527

• Carvel planking:
http://trawler.ca/planking.htm

• Caulking:
www.boats.com/content/default_detail.jsp?contentid=1941

• Clinker boatbuilding:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinker_(boat_building)

• Decks:
www.rovcom.co.uk/traditional_decks.htm

• Dinghy trestle – how to make one
http://intheboatshed.net/2009/02/19/free-plans-for-making-a-handy-dinghy-trestle/

• Engine maintenance, outboards:
http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/outboard.htm

• Glueing www.hevanet.com/kg7pv/gluesandwood.pdf

• Helm impeder by Huntingford:
http://www.woodenboat.org.au/index.php/articles19/highlights-from-the-log/27-huntingford-helm-impeder
and

• Knots, as described and animated by Grog:
www.animatedknots.com/

• Living aboard:
www.macnaughtongroup.com/living.htm

• Mast-making the birdsmouth way:
http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/06/howto/birdsmouth/index.htm

• Moustache and fender making the traditional way: http://intheboatshed.net/?p=690

• Oar making:
www.instantboats.com/oarmaking.htm

• Oar making:
http://www.boatbuilding-links.de/Jim-Michalak/oar-building-and-rowing.htm

Oarleather

 

• Oar leathers:
www.duckworksmagazine.com/07/howto/leathers/index.htm

• Outboard basics:
www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/091098tip2.htm

• Painting boats:
www.boats.com/content/boat-articles.jsp?contentid=1942

• Painting a canal boat:
www.canaljunction.com/boat/painting.htm

• Reference articles from Classic Marine – understanding fittings and riggint: www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/Reference%20start.htm

• Roof rack extension – making and using Kellan Hatch’s wonderful gizmo: www.duckworksmagazine.com/06/howto/helper/index.htm

• Hatches (Maurice Griffiths-style):
www.practical-sailor.com/newspics/charts/856griffithshatches.pdf

•Sail a boat
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizv4cHIHg9L80LLp8yrHbA?feature=watch

• Sail types and sail trimming (mainly modern):

www.ukhalsey.com/LearningCenter/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.asp

• Sailmaking:
www.sailrepair.co.uk/makingsail.htm

• Sailmaking for a small canoe
http://intheboatshed.net/?p=741

• Sail design basics:
http://www.myrc.org/Library/saildesg.htm

• Screws – removing old ones, including those that break:

http://eweandme.com/boatblog/index.php/2008/01/21/screwing-around/

• Small boats – an essay in their defence:
www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/small.htm

• Topmasts – repairing rot:
www.epoxyworks.com/24/pdf/Appledore_topmasts.pdf

• Varnishing:
www.clcboats.com/shoptips/shoptips_varnishing.php/

• Wood as a material:
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Wood_Handbook.html

• Wykham-Martin furling gear:
www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/WMgear.htm

 

5 thoughts on “How-tos”

  1. Huge thanks Mark – I've been hoping something like these would turn up at some point.

    That two-foot in beam punt is used for racing on the Thames – there used to be a really good pic on the Wikipedia entry on punts, but it's been taken down, sadly, and I can't find another.

    Maybe a member of a rowing and best boat racing club might help out here, if any of you are out there please?

    In the meantime, I loved this image from the Thames Rowing Club site:

    <a target="_blank" title="http://www.thamesrc.demon.co.uk/images/henley93.jpg&quot; href="http://www.thamesrc.demon.co.uk/images/henley93.jpg&quot; rel="nofollow"&gt <a href="http://;http://www.thamesrc.demon.co.uk/images/henley93.jpg” target=”_blank”>;http://www.thamesrc.demon.co.uk/images/henley93.jpg

    Gav

  2. Hello,

    Does anyone know where this great image from the Thames Rowing Club site (it is offline now, I already mailed them) is coming from. Where is this painting hanging?

    Marc

    Utrecht, Netherlands

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