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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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Ch. 1: The “Human Factor”

I don’t toy with the idea; it toys with me, pecking and picking at the back of my brain.  “You should go,” it says.  And I should.  At least I believe I should.  Maybe not believe, but think.  I think … 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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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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#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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#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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#59: A Boatyard Break to Sail the Chute

(And a “worm dance” to boot … do NOT miss that!)  We were headed to the shipyard to work on a Sunday but Brandon said it was too pretty not to sail.  Watch as we take a well-deserved break from … Continue reading

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To Be On the Water

I almost forgot how it feels.  I was standing in our saloon yesterday afternoon, looking out through the cockpit, and I saw the backdrop move.  The water, the buildings, a bird squatting on a piling─they all moved about an inch … 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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#14: Sailing with Bottom-Job Brandon

Come along as our good friend Bottom-Job Brandon with Perdido Sailor, Inc. tries to bury the rails, give us some hell and challenge us to sail right into the slip!  “What would you do if the engine went out?” Brandon … Continue reading

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