Category Archives: My Boat

Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: What’s a ‘Hockle’? Blog# 153

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. What is a hockle? I didn’t know until I saw it and discovered that there’s a technical name for it.  It’s basically a situation where three strand braided rope starts to unbraid and twist. Time … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: More Head Cabinetry Blog# 152

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Cabinetry work. I am no carpenter, but I think I did a fair to passing job on this. Might even call it ‘spiffy’.   Yup, that’s ice. ICE! So much for global warming.  More like … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Cabinetry & A new dingy seat Blog# 151

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Time to get busy repairing the dingy seat along with some other little chores. Chore one: plumb the fresh water intake for the head.  The hose that I had originally installed would have worked but … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: New Electro Scan Blog# 150

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Out with the old, in with the new.  The new Electro Scan unit arrived and I’m going to install that bad boy. Or good boy as the case may be.  This is an expense I … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Of Holes & Head Blog# 149

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The holes be plugged – yaaaay.  They need some cosmetic sanding, fairing and so on but the holes are plugged. When I get going on the interior refit, the hole near the head will get … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: More Glass! Blog# 148

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Glass glass wonderful glass.  So satisfying to work with. Quick, easy, and forgiving.  If you make a mistake with glass work, you have easy options to deal with it. Great stuff. Today’s project is to … Continue reading

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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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