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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: 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: 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 & 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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