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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Bowsprit Platform on! Blog #132

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. This episode is all about getting the platform installed and aligned. There was a bit if a curve-ball I had to deal with but nothing that liquid joinery didn’t take care of! Oh the wonders … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Bowsprit On! Blog # 113

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. This time the bowsprit gets put back in place. All the prep work is done, all the finishing and fussing is in the past. It’s now time to put the sprit back where it belongs. … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Bowsprit Reinstall Preparation Blog # 112

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. I had to do a little adjusting of the bowsprit before reinstalling it. I also needed to finish bolting the sampson posts in place. The bowsprit and sampson posts are integral so they need to … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Boomkin Reinstall Blog # 111

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. At long last … actually everything about the boat refit seems to be ‘at long last’ …. it’s time to put the rudder cheeks back on. They were one of the first pieces of wood … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Bowsprit final fitting Blog #100

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The bowsprit has been drilled, filled, and re-drilled. I’ve done a final fitting and now it’s ready to mount. There is more to be done for the installation of the bowsprit, but the sprit itself … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Bowsprit Test Fit Blog #99

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. This part of the project has been a bit intimidating. If I make a mistake cutting or measuring, a very expensive piece of wood that represents a lot of time invested becomes kindling. Bonfire fuel. … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Sampson Posts reinstall pt.1 Blog #98

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. I intended to get the sampson posts mounted. But… no. In this episode I overcome various problems and find solutions for things I haven’t encountered up till now. While I was working on the posts … Continue reading

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