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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: Boom Install Blog #127

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Putting the boom back in place should be a simple and straightforward little chore. Not so. Once again, my ingenuity has been challenged and my DIY skills have been tested. The issue with this project … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Le Boom! Vlog #126

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The mast is up but it has no boom! Fortunately the boom is a much smaller bit of hardware, one which can be easily handled by one old pirate. I started by stripping it, cleaning … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: The Stick goes up! Vlog #125

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Today is the long anticipated day – the mast goes back up today. What a huge milestone. There was much stokage, and much excitement on this day; let me tell you! Steve Wight Rigging was … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Spreader lights & Nav lights installed Blog #124

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. With the lights attached to the spreaders, it’s time to get the spreaders on the mast. The challenge with this project, was the grommets. Firstly, it was a surprise to me how rare these beasties … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Spreader LIghts Vlog #123

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. When I bought Little Bear, the spreader lights had been removed. The wires were still hanging ragged off the spreaders but the lights were long gone. The cost for anything with the word ‘marine’ attached … Continue reading

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