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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Post Splash Projects Blog # 140

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. “Moonch up”. That’s the operative term for this video.  I thought the projects would be well suited for a collage of video clips.  I was wrong.  Each of these projects, in typical boat-land fashion, have … 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: Tiller project Blog #136

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The tiller on board Little Bear is a beautiful piece of wood. Unfortunately, time & weather have taken their toll. The tiller has actually delaminated. It would not do to go to sea with a … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Cape Horn Windvane pt.2 Blog #134

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. In this session I complete the installation of the hardware for the windvane. And the sun comes out! Yaaay. It’s always a pleasure to see the sun! I apologize for not getting a better close … 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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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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