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  • jemmans1 commented on elking's instructable Convert a Wooden tugboat to liveaboard2 years ago
    Convert a Wooden tugboat to liveaboard

    Brought back memories of building a large fishing boat in the Philippines. The keel was basically a whole tree and the wooden members quite substantial. I regret not using a second hand metal hull, this is so much better way to make a boat. I fixed a Yanmar marine diesel with 3 cylinders and three separate heads. A very useful design. It was such a pleasure to build but I used local carpenters which are very very good value. I just did the electrics and engine, epoxy painting and glazing. One thing amazed me was how cheap epoxy paint is in the Philippines compared to the UK.

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