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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: Copper Coat Sanding Blog #135

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Months and months ago I decided on using coppercoat to treat the bottom of Little Bear. The keel is relatively deep at 5′ and long. Cleaning that much underwater real-estate doesn’t really turn my crank … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: i70 Unboxing Vlog #120

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. And now for something completely different.  In a previous episode (118) I mentioned that I was waiting for a new piece of electronics.  Well, here’s the big reveal: I admire well engineered and thought out … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Mast Refit pt3 Vlog #119

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Now that the mast is painted it’s time to get the hardware ready to put back on.  I used a wonderful little device to clean up the stainless steel and it worked quite well… With … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Blog #118

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. The mast was one of the first things I took off the boat. It is one of the last things for me to refit. I’ve decided to redo all the wireing inside the mast, repaint … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Jacked! Blog #116

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. 20,000 lbs is a lot of anything. 20,000lbs of boat finely balanced on smallish bits of wood and 6 metal stands is intimidating to work under. Jacking up that 20,000lbs so that it is resting … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Cap Rail ReInstall Blog # 109

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Oh, the trials and tribulations of a wanna-be boat-wright. A lot of trial-and-error could be avoided with a bit of know-how and experience. Two ingredients that you can’t buy down at WestMarine. Can’t get it … Continue reading

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