Monthly Archives: February 2016

#51: The Rod to Wire Riddle

Lots of decisions to make here on the rigging kids.  Going from rod to wire is going to take a lot of modifications on the upper fittings and the forestay … don’t even get me started.  And, taping?  More taping? … Continue reading

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#50: Rig Quotes and Wrong Notes

Let’s KICK OFF this third season, shall we!  With a trip to Ft. Lauderdale where we get a great visit in with the super-knowledgeable Pam Wall, get some initial rigging hardware quotes on rod versus wire and … well a … Continue reading

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BOAT TOUR QUESTIONS!

Kids I need help.  It’s obvious.  I crack myself up with the stupid questions I keep asking in these boat tours.  I have to admit it is far more difficult than I imagined to both 1) keep an engaging conversation … Continue reading

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Boat #2: 1992 Catalina 34

Boat Tour No. 2!  Follow along as Bob aboard s/v Partager (meaning “to share” in French) shares a tour of his boat, some system upgrades, some lessons learned and how he came to be called “Backwards Bob!”  Let me know … Continue reading

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#49: D.I.Y. = Do It (at the) Yard

Okay, you all called it.  It’s time to haul out.  “Uncle!” we cried.  But, we were proud of the demo we accomplished DIY style.  Now it’s time to take that same attitude to the shipyard and do this job with … Continue reading

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Oh the Places You’ll Cruise!

Hey kids!  Little cruiser’s ditty for you here.  I’ve done Dr. Suess style on the blog before (shout-out to Cara and Eddie on s/v Danseur du Vent!), and found it to be challenging, inspiring and fun.  Here is another Suess-style musing while … Continue reading

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#48: Bad News, Big Decision

Seems our hack job didn’t really pass muster and we have, in the words of Brandon with Perdido Sailor, “a lot more to do.”  So, bad news and now a very BIG decision to make.  What do you think we should … Continue reading

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