View Full Version : Googe saves folkboat!

Jeff Kelety
07-21-2001, 11:14 AM
Ya all remember my gushing leaks at the transome? I ended up stuffing the seams near the transome with underwater seam compound. Used an old credit card to press the goop in there. Well, I heeled her over pretty good yesterday for a long while, and just the slightest hint of dampness appeared along the two offending seams. So it's off to the islands this summer! But I'm keeping the goop can on board, remembering the story of Farley Mowett's Happy Adventurer.


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ken mcclure
07-21-2001, 06:40 PM
And remember the card. "Don't leave home without it."

07-22-2001, 11:46 PM
I seem to remember Mowett's book by another title . . . . have a dry voyage.

Jeff Kelety
07-23-2001, 01:08 AM
<I seem to remember Mowett's book by another title>

"The Boat Who Wouldn't Float". And I correct the spelling of the author's last name: Mowat. Wonderful book.

martin schulz
07-23-2001, 03:33 AM
...wish you also a nice voyage.

Its nice to know that those wonderful folkebåd (folkboat) are even sailing far away from their birthplace. I just came back to home (Flensburg/Germany close to the danish border) from a short trip and saw about 20 folkebåd along the way. Over here in the danish south they are truly the "peoplesboats" - the volkswagen on water.