#57: When Re-Torquing Keel Bolts: 250 = 180

At least that’s the decision we made after we broke the torque wrench hammering these guys down.  It was a bit of a project all told but we got ‘er done and were glad we did because we ended up discovering and righting some hardware wrongs once we’d dug into the project.  Note to viewers: Check your keel bolts every 3-5 years.  Thanks to the boys at Perdido Sailor, Inc. for coaching us DIY’ers along.  Enjoy!

Hope everyone has been enjoying the content.  I’m excited to get the next Gift of Cruising posted.  It’s been a crazy busy week at the yard.  But, look what I got some badassery footage of for you yesterday …

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Yep, our stick is back in the air.  I’m so happy I could just about get my own erection!  Ha.  I had to.  (You’re welcome Brandon.)  If you’re enjoying the show, get inspired and get on board and I’ll get my next Gift up soon.  Thank you!!


#55: First Gift of Cruising Winners!

This is it!  Our first Give the Gift of Cruising Giveaway and I’m so excited I could almost fart!  Almost …  Congratulations to Lance and Shelly Hopson, winners of our first Gift of Cruising: Pam Wall Cruising Consultant’s “Find Your Boat” Package!  I have unleashed Pam on Lance and Shelly and will be providing an update soon on their boat-shopping journey!  And a big thanks to Lance and Shelly for being such good sports about their video contribution.  (You’re going to die laughing!)  Enjoy!

I am super pumped now about giving my next gift.  Get inspired, get on board and let me know in the comments below what you think it should be!

I’ll pick a new gift soon and put it up on the website so you all can watch the new countdown.  THANK YOU to all who supported this awesome cause.  Plenty more gifts to come!


Boat #1: 1982 Pearson 36 Cutter

First boat tour kids!  We’re going to set foot on different boats to help you find yours.  This beauty is our broker, Kevin’s, boat and not only did he give us a tour but also some great advice for those who may be boat-shopping.  Thank you again Kevin, with Edwards Yacht Sales for taking the time to show off your exquisite 1982 Pearson 36 Cutter.