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April 19, 2017

A few years ago, I did an article on project creep using one of my project boats as an example. As we are contemplating the coming boating season and the resulting commissioning projects, I thought it worthwhile to revisit the concept of “Project Creep”. The definition...

March 2, 2017

Well, winter has finally arrived and it’s too cold to actually work on boats. Time to do some planning and design inside where it’s warm.

When we acquired Daydream, one of our project boats, it had no sanitation system aboard. There were two seacocks installed, one for...

February 3, 2017

Yes, I know we ran this article before. But observing boater’s practices last fall and thinking about the upcoming spring commissioning prompted me to revisit the topic of boatyard safety once again. Boatyard safety is a topic most of us don’t pay a whole lot of attent...

January 12, 2017

Boat Yard Safety by Paul Esterle

Yes, I know we ran this article before. But observing boater’s practices last fall and thinking about the upcoming spring commissioning prompted me to revisit the topic of boatyard safety once again. Boatyard safety is a topic most of us...

November 7, 2016

In a prior article, I had discussed the types, uses and fabrication methods for StarBoard® polymer lumber. I covered the different types of polymer plastics commonly used aboard boats along with some of the fabrication tips. I think the best way of demonstrating the ve...

September 28, 2016

It is a busy time for most of us northern boaters. Prepping boats for winter storage, arranging haul out times, preparing storage frames and covers are all on our minds right now. Soon, though, the frantic pace will slow and we will be looking at things to keep or mind...

September 1, 2016

As I write this article, boatyards are starting to think about prepping for the onslaught. of boats destined for winter storage. The jack stand threads are greased, the keel blocks stacked and the travel lift serviced and ready to go. As sure as death and taxes, the wi...

August 1, 2016

Paul Esterle has been building or repairing watercraft, of all descriptions, for longer than he cares
to admit, from hovercraft to power and sailboats. Paul specializes in boat improvement and repair
projects utilizing wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.If you have any questi...

July 1, 2016

Paul Esterle has been building or repairing watercraft, of all descriptions, for longer than he cares
to admit, from hovercraft to power and sailboats. Paul specializes in boat improvement and repair
projects utilizing wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.If you have any questi...

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