Testing for Rotted Deck Core

One of the things we have done previously on our boat was to inspect the core in the deck.  We were pleasantly surprised when we did it because the core …

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Painting the new Coachhouse

When I got to the boat today, the first thing I noticed was that there was some masking paper covering the side of the toe rail. Because of the giant …

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Getting the salon ready for new varnish

We have been contemplating sanding the entire interior down to bare wood and varnishing it all since we bought the boat.  Initially, we were going to do it in sections …

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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

“Let the Good Times Roll” as they say down here in New Orleans.  Happy Mardi Gras.  Today is Fat Tuesday, and for a city like New Orleans, it is the …

Solid wood Masts – Beautiful Timbers

We popped into the boatyard over at Mayer Yacht Service and saw these masts sitting on horses along the side of the building. We got to know the owner of the …

5 Crazy things we found this week

We had a host of tasks and projects this week on the boat. Join us as we; cut holes in the roof of the boat, trim fiberglass around the ports, …

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Deisel, Water, and Waste. Oh My!

With all of the new fiberglass work we are having done on the deck, it means we had to remove and will have to reinstall a lot of hardware and …

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3 easy steps to repairing wood trim while maintaining the beauty of the grain

Dreamchaser has wonderful teak trim.  It is one of the things we love most about this style boat.  But with all things of beauty they can break and need upkeep …

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How to make rotted wood strong and last a lifetime

On DreamChaser while working to replace the fixed ports in the coach house, we ran into an issue with rot in the core.  The coach house on a Formosa built …

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Preparing the Port openings for glass

With the new fiberglass skin going on the Coachhouse it is essential that we consider the edges of the openings and how well they will receive new ports.  On most …