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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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Serious Wind Storm & How to troubleshoot and rebuild a Fresh Water Pump

On The Last Affair, our 43′ Gulfstar Sloop, we have a Jabsco VFlo variable speed fresh water pressure pump. We had it on the boat about five years as it …

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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 …

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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, …

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Sailboat Plumbing Replacement Project (Part 3) – Running the lines and connecting fixtures

In today’s blog, we continue the 4 part series on replacing the plumbing in your boat.  The is part 3 of 4 and at the end of this part, most …

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Sailboat Plumbing Replacement Project (Part 2) – Removing the Old system

 This blog post is a continuation of our 4 part series on completely replacing the fresh water plumbing system in your boat. Welcome to installment #2.  When we left off on …

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Sailboat Plumbing Replacement Project (Part 1) – Planning the Project

This will be the first of a 4 part series on completely replacing the fresh water plumbing system in your boat.  If you have a boat that is over 20 …

Coming Soon – 4 Part Series on Replacing the fresh water plumbing system.

Since we bought DreamChaser, we have noticed that we can’t leave the fresh water pump on all of the time, due to the many leaks in the fresh water system. …