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Location: Eastern long Island, NY
Website: Ancorayachtservice.com

I've been a boat builder/repairer for 30 years (yikes) and started my own business Ancora yacht service 25 years ago. It been fun if not lucrative. Been married twice and have two great kids and I live in the Hampton's what more could one ask for?

For a full photo tour of my workbench, click on this link for the build process:
http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/workbench/

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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surfin2

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 05:19 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 05:28 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 08:31 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 02:49 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 11:27 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help one another with woodworking. Feel free to ask members for advise. But Be aware…This site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 01:22 PM

Boatman, welcome to LJ, Cant wait to see some pictures of your work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 07-02-2012 02:59 PM

Welcome Jim. It’s good to have another boat builder here. We are a distinct minority but please show us some of your work. There are many more here who appreciate them than there are who build them.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Napaman

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 12:28 AM

woot…another boat builder!!! Check out Shipwright’s oat building blogs…and we would love it if you showed us some of your work over the years…Paul (shipwright) did a nice series…

I am building 2 boats as a beginner…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 03:28 AM

Hello Neighbor, welcome to LJ. I volunteer at LI Maritime Museum boat shops. We build boats (for rafle) and repair boats from the collection.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 11:42 AM

Hi Jim. Welcome to LJ. I’m glad to see boatbuilders like yourself and Shipwright on the site. My knees ache just thinking about actually building a boat and my wife doesn’t like the water, but I still buy Wooden Boat magazine every month anyway just to admire the builders skills and to enjoy the great stories about building and sailing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Napaman

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 03:13 AM

where are the projects!!!!????

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 05-15-2013 08:31 PM

Hi Jim,
Enjoyed all the pictures at photobucket on your bench build, nice bench!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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