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Cockpit Repair

The story of repairing the cockpit area on Papoose

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Inspecting Wood Boats

Guidance on Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance of Wooden Hulls. Compiled By The Joint Industry/Coast Guard Wooden Boat Inspection Working Group. August 1995.

This is a clean PDF of this document which is a treasure chest of information.

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Repairing a pulled up rail track

Papoose pulled up the port rail in the Jessica Cup. Here is the repair

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Repairing cabin top leak on Papoose

Repairing extensive cabin top leak on Papoose required jacking up the cabin top, drilling many holes to fill with West System, then putting a layer of fiberglass over the top.

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Wood Boom Repair

A series of pictures documenting the repair of a spruce boom that had 6 feet ripped out of the bottom. This repair has held for 7 years as of 2010 without any sign of trouble.

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