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March 29, 2011

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I have been reading this blog for quite sometime now, and this is my first comment. I would like to tell you that I enjoy reading this blog, and that I love thought provoking articles like this!

Gediminas

...more about wooden boats built in Lithuania: www.classicboats.lt

mark

I don't know much about sailing, but I would like to learn more. I just finished reading a book called Unsinkable, about a 16-year old girl who attempted to sail around the world solo and was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean. Here's a link to the Amazon page: http://dld.bz/VXHn

Sand Sock Girl

I like the carving on the boat. How many months did you make it?

Mark Brown

Skilled boat builders are a vanishing breed. The number of people who take an interest in this craft is also diminishing. Let us just hope that a new generation of boat builders can emerge before the art of boat-making becomes forever lost.

Lake Mead boat rental

Lithuanian built dinghies have been on sale in France and Italy since 2006, however the early boats were not built in accordance with the Dutch or Italian rules and were sold as 'being in the style of an International 12-foot Dinghy'. Since 2007 the International Association has encouraged the Lithuanian constructors to build boats which conform to the Class rules and regulations, and recently a Lithuanian-built boat has been granted a class certificate.

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