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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: Finishing thru-hulls & helping a neighbour Blog #86

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Today was day five of the intensive refit. I didn’t get as much accomplished as I’d wanted to, but that’s ok. Sometimes you have to put your projects on hold for others. In this vid … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Day 3 Blog #84

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Today we take a side trip to a local shop where we get our G-10 cut. I took a little time to show how a waterjet cutter works. Unfortunately, the sound quality kind of sucks. … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Removing old backing plates Blog #73

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The time has come to get down and dirty inside the bowels of the boat. The seacocks are gone but the old backing plates are not. The old seacocks were through-bolted with bronze bolts with … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Thru Hull recessing Blog #67

Arrrrr me hearties, welcome aboard. The long awaited task of getting the through hulls recessed has begun. I’ve been procrastinating on this job because it’s a bit intimidating. I am NOT a craftsman of any sort and I’m particularly bad … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: More Loot! Vlog #65

Arrrrr me hearties! Welcome aboard. Today we get yet more loot… er, hardware. I had the stainless steel pieces polished and now they’re back from the shop all shiny and beautiful. Why polish? Well using steel or iron tools on … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Clean Teak Vlog #64

Arrrrr me hearties! Welcome aboard. Now you get to see the result of the teak cleaner and the beginning of the bowsprit treatment.     Fair winds, following seas, and God  bless.

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