Category Archives: journey

Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Glass & Biley wiring Blog# 147

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. More bilge pump wiring, and more liquid joinery. Some discussion about the price of electronic parts. Quite ridiculous. Obscene even. But it is what it is and if I want to get things done and … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Glass & Bilgey Blog# 146

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Some more lovely liquid joinery. I just love working with epoxy. Oh the wonders of modern chemistry.  It makes all-thumbs schlubs like me able to fix things. Good thing I have a background in electronics.  … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Take off! You hoser. Blog# 145

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Pulling hose. What fun. Hideous, wonderful joyful hose pulling. Ha! Nothing a little dish washing detergent won’t fix.  I am now a bona fide hoser. 😀 I explain it in gory detail in the vid: … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Paint ON! Blog #95

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Time to paint. A bit of last minute puttying and then, at long last, paint. I decided to spray rather than roll because the finish of spray is much nicer than roll & tip. I … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Through-hull removal tool Vlog #43

  Ahhhrrrrr me hearties! Spring is in the air. I can smell it. I can feel it. In spite of the onslaught of rain, Spring is coming. And I for one, am looking forward to it. Work on Little Bear … Continue reading

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Cap Rail Removal Pt 2: Refit #16 Vlog #32

Arrrrr me hearties! Welcome aboard. The learning curve proceeds unabated. As is usual with boaty projects anticipated problems have surfaced. In trying to remove the cap rails, a simple undoing of screws turns into the quest for a tool that … Continue reading

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Pirate on the Chain Gang Pt. 2: Vlog #29

Arrrrrrr me hearties! Another day spent in the bowels of Little Bear. Today I had the company of Dread Pirate Vlad. He helped me remove some of those evil nuts. And then vented his frustration by pounding the plates off … Continue reading

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