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  1. #36
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    Default Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    Yes, ten years is great service! I'm in the brutal tropics, so my failure times have been shorter...if glassing panels, I've had success with 4 oz. Maybe where you are, epoxy soak and awl grip primer n topcoat will get it done. Underlying problem is DF ply, moves a lot. Every square centimeter you can protect from sun will make a difference, canvas is worth the trouble and cost! Cool boat, much appreciated, carry on...

  2. #37
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    BBG thanks for the feedback. I think in the cockpit I'll try my idea of the epoxy soak - its protected by a hard top, and on the cabin sides I'll go with the 4 oz cloth. Honestly if I'm doing it right and wooding the house sides anyway, it shouldn't be a horrendous amount of extra time.

  3. #38
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    I found a picture that made me smile on this cold winter day. It's the chart plotter reading 20.5 knots when I was running the boat back from Rhode Island the day I purchased her. Taking really ez in a 65 year old boat I didn't know taking a four foot chop on rhe nose. What a hoot! As you can see the depth finder is a little pessimistic registering 15' in about 60-70' it's on my to do list.
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    Simon

  4. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by LISC View Post
    My "winter shed". Anybody know how to rotate the images so they don't attach sideways? Thanks!
    Are you uploading from a smart phone? I know Apple iPhones are historic for flipping photos on message boards. I always send my iPhone photos to my PC via email, download to my photos and upload from there. Beautiful boat, love the lines.

    Huckins.jpg..........Huckins 2.jpg

  5. #40
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    Great boat. Kind I like.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Default Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    A few years ago I was riding the current westward between the islands along Maine's Muscle Ridge Channel on a sunny, calm day. Coming the other way was a Huckins 40' Ortega. It was skimming along throwing a flat wake looking the picture of efficiency. The couple on the flybridge, sitting close together, wind in their hair waved and smiled as though they were having the time of their lives. Heading Downeast on such a day, I'd say they were right.
    "It's a pirate's life for me. Savvy??"

  7. #42
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    Default Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    Thanks guys. I’ve had fancier boats but none I liked as much as this one. I always turn and look back when I leave the dock. That’s the test right?
    Simon

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    I love Huckins -- and it's always great to see one in good hands and looking Bristol.

    Reasonable beam, clean design, light weight, exceptional performance -- they were way ahead of their time 70 years ago -- and they still are.

    Thanks for sharing her with us.

    Tom

  9. #44
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    Default Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    Quote Originally Posted by LISC View Post
    Thanks guys. I’ve had fancier boats but none I liked as much as this one. I always turn and look back when I leave the dock. That’s the test right?

    That test works well for me.

  10. #45
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    Default Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    Quote Originally Posted by LISC View Post
    Thanks guys. I’ve had fancier boats but none I liked as much as this one. I always turn and look back when I leave the dock. That’s the test right?
    Amen!

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