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How to clean a marine water strainer

This week, we bring a blog post to you from the Last Affair. Many of you that watch our Youtube Channel know that we have DreamChaser (our 51′ Formosa) as …

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Seeing the Sailing Yacht Zero (and Tall Ships)

Work took me to San Diego last week. It was a great time and a fantastic business conference; However the boating highlight of the week was taking a little walk …

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How to adjust a Single Lever Gear Shift Lever

On DreamChaser we have had a problem where the gear shifter lever does not quite go into gear before the throttle starts to accelerate. The way the single throttle lever …

How to troubleshoot and repair an HPF error on Marine Air Conditioner

If you have a boat with air conditioner or heaters, you have likely seen the dreaded HPF error (High-Pressure Freon or High-Pressure Fault) error. Depending on the manufacturer or your …

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Easter and trip to Margaritaville

It seems like an odd combination doesn’t it? Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead by coloring eggs brought by a mythical rabbit. Give gifts of candy laid in wicker baskets …

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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 …

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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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How to apply FRP Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester – Follow up to Epoxy test

Last week I performed a mechanical bond stress test on an epoxy joint. The personal goal and reason I ran these tests are to determine if I must grind the …