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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: Sail Loft Blog #130

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. This episode is the documentation of a trip to the sail loft. Some months ago I contacted about three different lofts asking for quotes for the boat. I asked a high-end loft, North Sails, and … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Out with the old! Blog #129

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. This post should have come before the previous post but in a fit of air-headedness, I got them reversed. Ces’t la vie. I got the old zinc’s off, and I took out the old speed-log … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Of Zinc & Holes Blog #128

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. With the major projects on Little Bear winding up, I have a minor project to get done: New Zinc’s. Not much mystery surrounding this project – take the old ones off, put the new ones … 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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