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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Splish Splash! Blog #139

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. At long last! A major milestone has been reached. The day I have been looking forward to for a very long time – launch day. As always fair winds, following seas, and God bless.

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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: 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: 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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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: More Mast Fun Vlog #122

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. It’s time to run the i70 instrument pack cable through the mast. This proved to be a bit trickier than anticipated due to the bundle of connectors that needed to be run through the conduit. … 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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