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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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#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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#53: Buttered Up and Built Back Anew

Here we go kids!  From hot glue sticks to a plywood template to no-sh&* Coosa stringers buttered up and good as new!  Thanks as always to the hard-working crew at Perdido Sailor who allowed us DIY’ers to work beside them … Continue reading

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#52: A Little Stumped by the Stringer Repair

Start of the stringer repair!  I know you guys have been excited to see this.  The guys at Perdido Sailor finally busted out some proper (oscillating) tools on our rotten stringers so we could start repairing her up right.  Oh, and … Continue reading

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Dropping Hook at the Shipyard

You know that sound, that unmistakeable rattle nearby that tells you someone is about to drop the hook near you and become your new boat neighbor for however long.  It’s kind of an impluse, but something inside makes you want … 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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#48: Bad News, Big Decision

Seems our hack job didn’t really pass muster and we have, in the words of Brandon with Perdido Sailor, “a lot more to do.”  So, bad news and now a very BIG decision to make.  What do you think we should … Continue reading

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#42: Taking Some Hits at the Yard

It seems the boys at the shipyard like to pick on the DIY’ers.  But, we can take a few light hits.  We’ll probably need their help along the way when it comes time to disassemble and fix all this stuff, … Continue reading

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