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Day two .. Bring on the to do !

Posted on Sun 04 July 2010 in Projects

When it comes to list it’s important to remember that length doesn’t matter as much as the magnitude of the accomplishment. Here are today’s magnum sized check marks:

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Rocking the list…

Posted on Sat 03 July 2010 in Uncategorized

It’s Day one of a three-day-to-do-athon-weekend. Because of my day job, I couldn’t have the rigger come down last week so we are home on the dock for the 4th this year. That gives us time to rock the to do list.

Saturday’s Accomplishments:

  • Finished the ash …

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Dremel Tools are Good !

Posted on Tue 29 June 2010 in Projects, Tools


Both sides of this used to look like the right side. A little stainless steel wire brush action with the Dremel and we're approaching nautical beauty. Do you own a boat? Go buy a Dremel tool !

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Big Weekend

Posted on Mon 21 June 2010 in Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging

I love to update the blog with checkboxes as we go. Feels good to celebrate the wins and document our progress. As you know we’re working toward stepping our masts on Thursday 24 June.

I got all the pins from Andersen Machine Shop in Port Townsend and they were …

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The date is set for re-stepping the masts ! ! !

Posted on Thu 17 June 2010 in Projects

I called the yard and set the date for re-stepping the masts ! By this time next week we should have the rig back up !

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Custom Clevis Pins Ordered

Posted on Tue 08 June 2010 in Systems - Rigging

I only need this pins and then we can re-step the masts!!


+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | A | .625” (5/8”) | .269” (7/16”) | +----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | B | .719” (23/32”) | .563” (9/16”) | +----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | C | .125” (1/8”) | .125” (1/8”) | +----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | D | .875” (7/8”) | .625” (5/8”) | +----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | E | 1.125” (1-1/8”) | .75” (3/4”) | +----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | F | .125 …

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A Little History Lesson about Shilshole & Ballard

Posted on Fri 04 June 2010 in Destinations - Puget Sound

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Happy Birthday Admiral Dawn

Posted on Fri 28 May 2010 in Landlubber life

Dawn DSC_5478 Munkynap

Happy 29th Birthday (again?) !

Love,\ Cpt. Peaboy

P.s. Dawn is “The Admiral” as the lady of the boat is so frequently called in the world of sailing, but she’s not a web guru so I can post whatever pics I want of here and there’s little she …

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Installing Rebedding Chainplates

Posted on Tue 25 May 2010 in Projects, Systems - Rigging

DSC_7136\ Before\

  • The chainplates were previously pulled and cleaned up with a Scrotchbrite pad and water.
  • They were then polished by sanding with progressively finer grades of sand paper starting at 120 grit and going up to 1200 grit.
  • DSC00328 DSC00324 DSC00323\ Plates were then dry fitted and marked with tape so we knew …

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Things are coming along !!

Posted on Tue 25 May 2010 in Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging


Dawn has finished re-installing the chainplates. She used leftover butyl from the portlight installation to seal the chainplates as they go through the deck and then put the cover plates on with 4200 and screws. The picture is is before she’s pushed all the butyl in.

She’s also …

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