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Old 31-10-2008, 15:23   #1
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I wonder if it is a good idea to start a DIY space enabling all to learn from amateurs or professional craftsmen or women who are willing to share their know how and boat improvement ideas by posting illustrated projects in this forum
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Old 31-10-2008, 16:18   #2
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Boat DIY 101 : To do or not to do...

To me the key action in undertaking a boat renovation project is to decide if it is practicable.

That is : Analyse the benefit to be gained against the cost and effort required.

If I had realised just how much it would cost to fit out Boracay, and how long it would take and what the boat would be worth at the end of the process I might not have started at all.
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Old 31-10-2008, 20:07   #3
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Lots of folks already doing it..

There are lots of folks already doing so. Sometimes I will post excerpts here and elsewhere but mostly for the in-depth stuff I post them in the "how to" section of my personal sailing site.

My How To Articles (LINK)
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Acoustic- Just checked out your website. Very nice!

I have a website that I am creating, the one in my signature, that has a page dedicated to sailboat restorations and modifications. I am linking other websites from my webiste so that people can find alot of information from one site.

Wait, is PBase your website or do you have your articles posted there? (I just went back and looked at them again)

Anyways, they are great articles and I was wondering if you wouldnt mind me linking to them in the near future?
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A magazine that I recommend for DIY work is 'Practical Boat Owner'. It has plenty of cheap projects.
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I've spent the last seven years (and way too much money) refitting my boat, and have documented the projects at s/v Stella Blue To Do List
It's almost done, and I'm getting out of here next year.

I agree that if I'd known how much work it would be, I never would have started. However, I know where every bolt and wire is, it's rigged just the way I want it, and I know the systems are sound.

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Amen to Wal! There is nothing like having a eighty or hundred grand in a boat worth say substantially less. However we do have peace of mind, knowing every last detail, condition and function of our vessels. By the way I have done this for myself and my safety...not to have resale. I certainly have less invested than a new boat that still needs much of the work anyway!
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Acoustic- Just checked out your website. Very nice!

Wait, is PBase your website or do you have your articles posted there? (I just went back and looked at them again)

Anyways, they are great articles and I was wondering if you wouldnt mind me linking to them in the near future?
Feel free to link to my site. I use Pbase as my host site for my photographs and DIY blogs. Pbase is like SmugMug, or PhotoBucket only better. It's only $23.00 per year and well worth every penny!
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