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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: 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 Platform Prep Blog #131

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. After leaving everyone hanging in regards to how I expanded the thru-hull hole, I reveal the mystery of how I did it. A simple enough tactic and it worked very well. The next project is … 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: Stainless cleaning Blog # 110

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Very compelling and exciting stuff this. It’s time to put the rudder cheeks on. However, when I broke out the hardware (nuts & bolts) I’d forgotten how nasty looking they were. So I purchased some … Continue reading

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