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Old 01-22-2015, 07:07 PM   #14
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City: California Delta
Country: Lodi
Vessel Name: St Jorge
Vessel Model: 1986 Ponderosa 47
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 19
Wood Boats
Wood boats have a lot more personable feel than the fiberglass mold type which almost everyone has including me. Trees are selected, wood is graded and cut, experience craftsman shape each part and assembles them according to what the nautical architect envisioned. That is why I could not let this boat go to the Sea God! Are there going to be any wood boats built 50 years from now?,....... maybe but with robots.
My survey was done at Ladd's marine. I went through the shop and saw that very unusual saw which looked home made. Very deep throat just as you mentioned. It's great to see tools and plans 80 years old and still available.
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