Category Archives: 2016 Re-Rig

Written Interview on SailNator.com!

This was pretty cool.  I had a fellow sailing blogger reach out to me and ask me to do a written interview for his blog — SailNator.com “Learn to Sail Online.”  I found the questions he asked were really fun … Continue reading

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#68: How NOT to Run Steering Cable

Another valuable lesson from Video Annie: “Don’t Shoot the Messenger!”  I keep telling myself I’m learning how to fix things at sea if they break in the most inopportune way (like back up in the steering column). Hope you’re enjoying … Continue reading

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#67: How NOT to Re-Bed a Bow Pulpit

That’s right.  I’ve shared a few “hows” from our stint at the yard, now it’s time for a few “how nots.”  Watch as we re-bed the bow pulpit not once, but twice (because it was so much fun the first … Continue reading

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#66: Re-Bed with Butyl and Magic Bolts

Ooooh, says Video Annie.  Magic bolts!  Watch as we get our frames blasted and painted and get “real creative” (Brandon term) making custom bolts to fit the stupid binding posts for the windows.  Thanks, as always, to the boys at … Continue reading

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#65: Worst Project of the Re-Fit

You might have thought it was the rigging, or the bottom job, or the (oh yeah) falling-off keel but you’d be wrong.  It was the horrendous job of popping our our windows, scraping away the mess, replacing the crackled lexan, … Continue reading

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You’re Not Going to Blast it on YouTube?

Why would you sign up for the passage then? While I have received approximately 93.8 questions since I shared the exciting news that I will be crossing the Atlantic on a non-stop voyage this June, many ranging from the comical to … Continue reading

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#62: No Water in the Bilge!

How will we do it?  With a sump box.  The sump box rocks.  But, we had to seal up the anchor chain locker first (quite the chore) and run all the hoses.  Thanks to Brandon with http://www.perdidosailor.com/ also for devising … Continue reading

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#61: Machined Blocks and a Magic Bilge Box

Why is there always a part of the rigging that does not fit?  Why?!  Watch as we battle more custom machining woes on the tie rod rigging, finish up the bottom job after a minor Annie meltdown, and reveal how … Continue reading

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25 Lessons Learned at the Yard

(All lessons are free today!) #1  Use the right tool for the job. #2:  Wear the right pants for the job. #3: Acetone is good at removing the outer layer of plastic and skin. #5:  Wear gloves.  Nuff said. #6: … Continue reading

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#60: 5/16 Wire and the Angle of the Dangle

Okay, let’s go with wire.  5/16 all around.  Now what?  A thousand necessary modifications and little pieces that must all fit together is what.  Not to mention the almighty Angle of the Dangle!  Fun stuff re-engineering the rigging here kids. … Continue reading

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