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Scraping and testing a new Exterior Finish

This week I wasn’t able to get a ton of stuff done. I ended up going out of town and because of that had limited time on the weekend with …

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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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We get a new Sun/Rain Awning

We have long realized that we wanted to put on some kind awning or cover. Mainly we wanted something that when at the dock or anchor we could put it …

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 …