Category Archives: Sea Dogs

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: 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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Vlog # 14 The SeaDogs come aboard, battery power, anchor dragging

Dread Pirate Vlad & I went to the boat today.  I wanted to confirm whether the cranking battery held a charge and if it did, did it hold a good charge.  As it turned out, it did hold a charge … Continue reading

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