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Boat Name and Hailing Port 0 D. Davis This is a shout out for superior, friendly, quick service from Signature Signs at 833 American Legion Highway, Westport MA 02790. Needed new hull numbers and they had the files on the original font and color from six years ago, the hull numbers, name, and hailing port were in perfect condition but changed registry state.  They provide service to Marshall Marine and others. Old time fantastic service, I recommend them over any other competitor, they're the best. Dave, MERRYHEART
by D. Davis
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Need the centerboard design plans for Molly 17 0 A. Cochran   I recently purchased a 17’ Molly Catboat (build in Richmond, CA 1988).  Much to everyone’s surprise (owner and buyer) a diver determined that the centerboard was missing!  I’m looking for another owner of the same boat with drawings of the centerboard measurements or a pattern (or someone willing to make one) to have a new fiberglass one shaped and installed.  Fortunately, she has a keel, but we know she’ll sail better with a centerboard!  The boat is located in the San Francisco Bay area. Please contact me at  Thank you!
by A. Cochran
Friday, October 11, 2019
What to do with your old sail 1 R. Roddewig That's pretty cool! Love the details.Another option, I believe that Nat Benjamin from Gannon and Benjamin collects old sails and takes them down to Haiti each year and donates them to sailors. They are working on building a marine railway.CheersKent and Audrey
by K. Lewis
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Tohatsu 5hp propane motor for HA 18 0 I. Robinson Last year I bought a Tohatsu 5hp motor for the well of my HA 18 which I have spent the last couple of years getting ready for the water.  G. Somers asked how I found it but I didn't have time to install it until this year - so here is my experience so far - and a couple of questions resulting from it. The Tohatsu 5hp is apparently identical in size to the 6hp gas model which I have heard others use in the well of HA 18s.  Mine fitted in the well, but required some modification to the port in the back of the cockpit combing to house both the motor and the tiller  - it was just a fraction too tight a fit - I have no idea whether the tiller is original or not.  There was already some damage to each end of the port, and the eventual size looks bigger than really necessary because of this - and also to accommodate the rise in the tiller when pushed over fully to each side - aternative would have been a smiley face appearance but a straight line is easier to cut! Actually the Tohatsu is surprisingly tall for its size - see pic of the Tohatsu side by side with a Johnson 15hp mounted on the transom of a small runabout.  It comes well above the level of the cockpit seat, so that the seat extension provided to fill the gap cannot be used - but I expect that is the case with most motors - despite the pictures in the original brochure of an engine fitting in the well completely under the seat! In use there is little smell, which is nice, but the engine is not as quiet as I expected and also vibrates more - not excessively and may be due to its one cylinder construction.  It certainly seems powerful enough, although the prop is very small - the 'sailpro' version comes with a larger, lower pitched prop - but is only available in long shaft which does not fit in the well.  I may consider changing the prop next season.  So my conclusions are: 1) check if the height of the motor mounted will fit under the tiller before purchase 2) propane fuel works well, and there is plenty of power.  You do need to invest in the lightweight resin fuel tanks as standard steel propane tanks do not fit under the seats and will leave rust marks all over the paintwork.  Also probably best to have two tanks so you can have a spare - you can't just top up the tank like you can with a gas tank. 3) noise and vibration are acceptable but a little disappointing - not sure how it compares with the gas tohatsu 6hp, but seems noiser than other modern four cycle motors although I have not been able to do side - by side comparisons.  There is very little smell of either raw fuel or exhaust, which is nice. Questions: 1) what do people do with their motor when sailing - leave in neutral or in gear - either way the prop does rotate and I wonder about wear on the engine - also about wasting fuel if left in gear - so I tend to turn the fuel tank off whilst sailing 2) any comments about longevity with the shaft and prop constantly in the water - I was surprised at the aggressiveness of the corrosion on the anode, and marine growth - I was hoping that lifting it up and giving the shaft a scrub every couple of weeks would avoid the need for spraying antifouling on a brand new motor - but was soon disillusioned of that idea. It seems there are pros and cons to having a motor mounted permanently in the well compared to on the transom, and am interested to hear opinions and experiences  
by I. Robinson
Sunday, July 22, 2018
👀 for....Centerboard winch for a 22’ Catboat 0 W. Watson I’m trying to find where I can purchase a winch like the one in the picture. If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks 🙏🏻 Bill Watson,, 757-695-1353
by W. Watson
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
outboard for well of HA18 3 I. Robinson I did get the propane Tohatsu but unfortunately was not able to use it last season - will find out this season how it performs...
by I. Robinson
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Traditional Boat Hardware for Menger and others 0 M. Clark Toplicht is a great source for traditional bronze hardware.  I found many "OE" parts for my Menger 19 including replacement rudder gudgeons and pintles, fuel filler cap, faucets, cleats, etc.  They have a very large catalog and are based in Hamburg, Germany but will ship to the USA.  
by M. Clark
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Replacement sail for a HA 2 D. Demchak You might be able to find a good used one. If interested, set up a daily search at recommend you set BRAND to Herreshoff,HA18Good Luck!Doug
by D. McQuilken
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Herreshoff America Centerboard 4 C. Huberman Some just showed up on ebay that might work -
by D. McQuilken
Thursday, September 3, 2015
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