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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Cabinetry & A new dingy seat Blog# 151

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. Time to get busy repairing the dingy seat along with some other little chores. Chore one: plumb the fresh water intake for the head.  The hose that I had originally installed would have worked but … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Glass & Biley wiring Blog# 147

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. More bilge pump wiring, and more liquid joinery. Some discussion about the price of electronic parts. Quite ridiculous. Obscene even. But it is what it is and if I want to get things done and … Continue reading

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Little Bear Westsail 32 goes for a sail! Blog # 142

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. I enjoy working on Little Bear. Really, I do. But after two years I’m really itching to get out there on the water.  So, even though the boat isn’t really ready, although there are tools … Continue reading

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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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