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DreamChaser goes up on the hard

As you likely saw last week, we sailed !!!  Yeah.  But where were we sailing to?  We were sailing to the Shipyard.  We needed some work done on the boat. …

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S/V DreamChaser Sails

It has been 3 years ago to the month that we bought our Formosa 51. I remember driving back from where it was located with the euphoric glow and enthusiasm …

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How to Make a Fiberglass Deck Box for your Boat – Part 2

This is Part 2 in the series where we will start with applying fiberglass over the wooden mold, frame, and structure.  If you haven’t read Part 1, I will encourage …

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How to Make a Fiberglass Deck Box for your Boat – Part 1

Have you ever wished you had just a little more confidence in doing fiberglass repairs or felt comfortable fabricating parts for your boat?   Well me too, But to make it …

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3 Steps to a dry boat and solid deck core

If you are reading this article, I hope you have come here from Part 1 that covers Removal.  It can be found here at “How to Fix a Leaking Hatch …

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How I stopped a leaking hatch that kept hundred of dollars in my pocket

  Drip-Drip gives way to drizzle-drizzle, and if you don’t do something, it turns into pour-pour.  This is the cycle of an above the water leak on a boat and …

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Everything you need to know about bedding a new hatch lens

One day it will happen, if it hasn’t occurred yet, it will.  Sitting down below in a good rainstorm or with green water flowing over the deck and you will …

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Results from Epoxy & Polyester testing

Well, The results are in. We have done several tests as most readers of this blog will now. After removing the teak from our deck, we had some core to …

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How to make a vacuum bagging system for deck core

Learn how to make a vacuum bagging system for boat deck repairs with supplies you already have. It’s a great way to improve boat deck repairs.

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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 …