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Shipyard Project #2: (Re)moving the Quadrant: Bonded Bolts and Other Obstacles

Maybe they should change that B.O.A.T. saying to “bonded or about to.”  I’m sure many of you have faced this.  One of the hardest parts of a boat project is the initial disassembly. Trying to get bolts that have been in … Continue reading

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Shipyard Project #1: Reinforcing Our Rudder

Let’s talk about our rudder.  While Phillip and I are quite pleased with the majority of the systems on our boat and their original design, this was one where—if we could have been there at the factory in Ontario when … Continue reading

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Video Annie Writes, Too?: Book Giveaway #1

“Why yes, yes I do!  I did long before the Tube of You.  And here’s a Writer Annie gift for you!” Okay, maybe the exchange wasn’t quite as sing-songy and rhythmic, but that’s about how it went down last weekend … Continue reading

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Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Our Top 10 Varnish Tips

There they were.  Dozens of bobbing boats.  Striking reds to canary yellows. Their hulls glistening from the wet shine of the water.  Then, hours later, they were laid over on their side in the dismal mud.  Looking more dismal themselves … 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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Boat #4: 1985 Gulf Star 44

Come aboard as I get a full on-the-water tour of this impressive 1985 Gulf Star 45 Hirsch model, only 1 of 30 built, a moderate-sized, comfortable coastal cruiser suitable for a family of four.  Thank Brandon with Perdido Sailor, Inc. … Continue reading

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