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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 …

Merry Christmas – and the Teak Deck projects continues

Deb, Myself, Chasity and McKinlee want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Good Kwanza and Happy Holidays.   It is the time of …

Getting ready for Christmas aboard S/V DreamChaser

Last weekend we did the decorating of the boat in preparation for the Christmas holiday.  This is the first year with the Grandsquids living on board with us that we …

Wire rat nest

Hey honey wake up, I smell something burning…

It got pretty cold this week in Southern Louisiana.  I guess I should say that it is all relative but it was down in the mid to high 30’s overnight. …

Making Yogurt on the boat

Making Yogurt on Board the boat

We are all fans of yogurt on the boat.  We eat it as breakfast with fresh fruit, the kids have it as a mid day snack at times and we …

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Be Nautical – How we whip the ends of a line

There is a great pleasure I get in doing something in a nautical way, or in a way that shows seamanship (keep snickering down please).  This holds true with treating …

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Splicing Anchor chain to Rope (3 strand in this case)

When we bought DreamChaser the anchor chain was connected to an “eye” screwed into the based on the Anchor Chain locker. The survey called out an error in this stating …

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How to Varnish – (Part 1) Shooting just shy of perfection

Classic Sailboat = Varnish jobs.  Period.  End of Story.  No way to Avoid it. But that is ok, if it were not something we anticipated we would have looked for …

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Teak Decks (Part 4) and a nice weekend Anchored out with friends

Sadly this week started like the last several and that meant I was covered in dust from sanding, chipping, pulling screws, pulling teak, and filling screw holes with epoxy. I …