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Propane Outboards
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Cruising World has an item on a new line of propane-fueled outboards.  Available in 2.5 and 5.0 HP…Continue

Tags: outboard, propane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Young Feb 19, 2012.

Carbon Repair? (Sailboard mast?)
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One frustration in my Melanesia build has been a dearth of suitable timber for the spars and outrigger poles in my area.  Trees around here tend to be dense and twisty, rather than long and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin Aug 23, 2011.

Okay to coat before butting panels?
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Hi, everyone.  Quick question: it would be slightly easier for me to coat the interior surfaces of all panels, then glue the butt joints. It's just harder to find a safe place to let them cure if…Continue

Tags: coating, epoxy, joints, butt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Aug 27, 2011.

Error on Melanesia Plans
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This one cost me a lot of brain power before I figured it out, so I'm posting here in hopes it will save another Melanesia builder a headache.The Imperial (inches) figure given for the side panel…Continue

Tags: error, plan, melanesia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Stanley Feb 11, 2017.

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Just starting a Melanesia build. Also finishing up a Bolger Teal build with my younger brother. I have an El Toro dinghy and three boys.
Country, City, and State?
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
About me or us?
I've been dreaming about Wharrams for several years now. This build is a test of my abilities as a boatbuilder, and a chance to see whether the result supports the idea of building a larger Wharram design.
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Share build and sailing tips with others.

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At 8:17am on September 1, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…
Welcome to the group...post some photos of your melanésia building.

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