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Polyester Testing – 3rd time is a charm !!!

If you are an avid reader of this site, you likely know we are removing our teak deck and going back down with a nonskid Fiberglass deck. The big question …

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Adding Fiberglass to the Deck where the Core has been replaced

After all the work on the deck with replacing the core, it was time to start to get the glass laid down over the core. While this post is a …

Exploring the Core on the Deck

“Run she may, but Shine she Must” – Dorade Polish and rebuild

This week was another good week of progress. For those that have been following some of our earlier blog posts on the deck core replacement, you know that we patched …

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Installing new Deck Core

It is never an easy decision to embark on this kind of work as a DIY project or hiring it out. The sheer economics of this one made the decision …

Exploring the Core on the Deck

Testing for Delamination or Core rot on your boat.

  To a sailor or boater more pause than cutting holes in their boat. It is one thing to drill a hole through the vessel for a new through hull …

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Insulating to prevent Condensation

This week we decided to start working in the V-Berth as a way to continue projects after dark and when there is just not enough motivation to take another screw …

Removing Teak

Teak Deck Removal – Part 7

It is time to get some motivation back. It is interesting how there are times in a boat owner’s life where things are going well, and you’re excited and motivated, …

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Fiberglass Lay-up Test – Failed attempt 1

Rejuvenated, Invigorated &  Motivated We are starting to feel rejuvenated after the holidays. We have a new vigor and want to start getting back to our projects.  The last two …

Coffee Making on a Boat

Coffee on Board the boat (American Press, JavaPresse Manual Grinder, AeroPress Coffee Maker)

I like Coffee.  Period. There is no apology here; it is just a fact.  I enjoy trying different coffees and coffee drinks but am still a purist at heart.  I …

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Sailboat Plumbing Replacement Project (Part 4) – Bonus – Adding always available filtered water.

Welcome to the last and final post on the 4 part plumbing replacement series.  In the first three posts we learned how to plan and draw out the project details, …