Sailing to New Orleans – Part 6

In the last blog post we had made it to the Harvey lock and into the Mississippi River after dark. The idea of going through the ICW, and even more …

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Refinishing the Butterfly Hatch

We decided we needed to see a little more progress on the boat given that boat projects have slowed down quite a bit with the grandsquids moving in with us. …

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The Plan B – the “Oh Crap, we have a problem at sea” repair manual

OK, seriously tongue in cheek here, but when in an emergency and at sea, there is a sad amount of truth to the concept of fix it quick, keep it …

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Awards, Show and KeyWest’s “Duval Crawl”

This blog is a continuation of last weeks post from a cruise we took in the Bahama’s and Key West.  This is the Key West portion.  For any of you that …

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Rebuilding and Refinishing a Teak Dorado box (Part 3 of 3)

In this final portion of the 3 part series on removing, rebuilding/repairing a dorade box, polishing and prepping the bronze as well as all of the reinstallation, this entry will …

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How to re-bed or bed Deck Hardware on a Boat.

The boats made in the late 70’s and early 80’s in Taiwan that had Teak decks are often referred to affectionally by their owners as “Leaky Teaky’s.”  This is due …

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How to avoid a disastrous return to your boat (Preparing the boat for time away from her)

 From time to time Deb and I leave the boat and travel, sometimes together and sometimes only one of us at a time.  As I think most readers of the …

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Making new Floor Panels (Great weather equals great progress)

During the Plumbing project on DreamChaser, we installed a water distribution manifold for all the plumbing lines and located it right under the cabinet floor panels in the upper salon/galley. …

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All about the Poop – ElectroScan Low Amp Electrode Warning

 One of the things that have been convenient on DreamChaser is an onboard waste treatment system.  Like most things in the boating world, the “nautical term” for this is a …

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. …