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Relocate, Rebuild and Rebed the Mainsheet winch

Posted on Thu 09 December 2010 in Projects, Systems - Rigging

New winch

In it’s original, more outboard location, a handle in the mainsheet winch could only be rotated about 1/2 way round because it hit the dodger. to grind in the sheet you had to saw back and forth on the handle. I like to get up on the winch …

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Chain Locker Bulkhead Design and Material Issues

Posted on Wed 08 December 2010 in Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle, Systems - Hull

Preparing to make a huge

I’m hemming and hawing a bit on the chain locker bulkhead. I need to make a removable panel that keeps the chain and water out of the v-berth. There probably won’t ever be any substantial amount of water in the chain locker, just the normal mess from brining …

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Wishing for digital updates?

Posted on Mon 06 December 2010 in Gear, Geek, Photography

Are you wishing for better photos and more amazing updates when we go sailing? Well I added a couple of things to our Amazon Wish List that you might want to check out. I’m not really begging you to buy them for us, more of just a way for …

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Dreaming of far away places getting closer

Posted on Mon 06 December 2010 in Destinations, Web Stuff

If you’re dreaming of going to far away places it can be fun to learn about them while you’re still at home. Radio Australia has an excellent daily show called Pacific Beat which covers the news of the island of the S. Pacific which available online and as …

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Awesome retro “sailor” dress

Posted on Mon 29 November 2010 in Geek

This is an awesome dress… I think Dawn needs one.  ;-)

\ [aisling grace photographed by doralba picerno]

More pics and other awesomeness at Limb Clothing

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Replacing gate valve with proper seacock

Posted on Mon 22 November 2010 in Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Gate valve

On the left is a shot of the original thru-hull for my shower sump. It has a bronze thru hull with a gate (common household hose bib) type valve. It is situated above the waterline unless you’re on a port tack then it’s well underwater. I don’t …

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Windlass Update

Posted on Fri 12 November 2010 in Fiberglass, Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

Board to fill the anchor locker door

Saturday morning we’re going back into the yard to have the foredeck fiberglass work completed. I’ve done a lot of the prep work, but I want this structural work to be done by skilled professionals.

When it’s completed the foredeck will be closed off completely, removing the …

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Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine

Posted on Thu 11 November 2010 in Projects, Tools, Web Stuff

I’m in the market for an LSZ-1 if you’re selling one contact me! I was looking at an older unit on online and contact Matt at Sailrite who sent me this great video about the difference between the version 1 and 2 of their machines. Also, here’s …

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Cruise Cruise Baby

Posted on Thu 11 November 2010 in Oceans, Web Stuff

Check out this awesome video from the Coastal Ocean Observing Center at University of New Hampshire

It’s K-Lassic !

Thanks to Kurt at UNH for the link

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Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

Posted on Mon 01 November 2010 in Review

Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

This is a great book for cruisers who want to see all the little things you will have to deal with while out sailing. No matter that Dick’s pockets are deeper than a lot of cruisers; you’re still going to have …

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