Tag Archives: British Columbia

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 goes for a sail! Blog # 142

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. I enjoy working on Little Bear. Really, I do. But after two years I’m really itching to get out there on the water.  So, even though the boat isn’t really ready, although there are tools … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Splish Splash! Blog #139

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. At long last! A major milestone has been reached. The day I have been looking forward to for a very long time – launch day. As always fair winds, following seas, and God bless.

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Tiller Rebuild Blog #137

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Rebuilding the tiller was a couple of days worth of work. First I had to deal with the delamination problem, then I sanded it down and gave it a coat of epoxy to protect it … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: SAILS! Blog #138

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The suit of sails I inherited with the boat are original equipment. That means that the sails are 41 years old. The genoa had been left to the wind and was tattered and torn. It … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Cape Horn Windane pt.1 Blog #133

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. With his episode, I get to install a bit of hardware that Little Bear has never had before: a windvane. I chose Cape Horn Windvane for a few reasons: Price Simplicity of construction Reputation Proven … Continue reading

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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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