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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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