Category Archives: 2016 Re-Rig

Shipyard Vid 3: New Coupling & Rot Repair

Calling all boat project fanatics, this one’s for you! Boy, did we have a time trying to get our engine aligned. While Phillip and I knew we had some kind of issue going on with our prop shaft, the key … Continue reading

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Shipyard Vid 2: Removing the Quadrant & Replacing the Cables

Maybe they should change that B.O.A.T. saying to “bonded or about to.”  The hardest part of our rudder drop was getting the stinking quadrant off! Heat, impact, cheater bars, nothing would work.  So, the creative guys at Perdido Sailor had … Continue reading

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#79: How to DIY Inspect, Repair & Replace Rigging

Thank goodness we went with the hi-mods, as we were able to change these out ourselves and get our (newly-stepped) rig back up and going again on our own, without having to call in a rigger.  Just some fun tips … Continue reading

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#78: How to Budget (and Brace) for BIG Boat Repairs

Unexpected mast pulls can happen to you!  While we’ve dealt with our fair share of boat projects here at HaveWindWillTravel, it’s good to be reminded there will always be more and you need to know “How To” be ready — … Continue reading

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#74: Splash Day! (Season Three Finale)

Take that “Hard Times on the Hard!”  We are out of the yard!  Looking back, though, it almost seemed easy.  Almost.  But it was definitely worth it.  After three months in the yard, Phillip and I are better boat owners … Continue reading

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#73: Raising the New Rig — Part 2

Here comes the Hotstepper!  And here comes the hi-mods.  Watch as we step the mast and install mechanical fittings (hi-mods) on each of the stays and shrouds to complete the final phase of replacing our original 1985 rod rigging with … Continue reading

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#72: Raising the New Rig — Part 1

Three months in the yard and we are finally (in video time) ready to raise the new rig.  Watch as we assemble the shrouds and stays, put our first hi-mod mechanical fitting on the forestay and complete all of the … Continue reading

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#71: The 847 Other Projects

They say: “If you’re going to haul out, be sure to do this and that and this while you’re out of the water.”  Well, trust me.  We did.  I have spared you for quite some time but I now think … Continue reading

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#70: Turnbuckles, Tangs, Taps … Oh My

If any of you have re-rigged your own boat, you know — there are so many crucial, critical pieces that must all fit together and offer fair leads for each shroud and stay.  In short, a LOT of work goes … Continue reading

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#69: Meet Hydraulic Auto (a.k.a. Mr. Roboto!)

“Don’t nobody got no Mr. Roboto!”  This is a really fun video guys.  You’ll get to see, from start to finish, the installation of our below-decks hydraulic auto-pilot.  Video Annie loves her some new steering! Enjoy the show and if … Continue reading

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