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Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Plugging holes Blog # 141

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard. So many projects, such little time. Actually, I have all the time in the world. If I don’t mind spending all my time doing DIY projects on the boat. I continue working on the wiring … 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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