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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 …

Cruising Kemah TX to New Orleans (Part 1)

Taken by our friend as we went under the Kemah Bridge heading out We decided to take “Last Affair” off the market and sail her to our current location near …

The crew goes deep-sea fishing

The morning started at about 50 miles an hour heading south down the Mississippi River out into the Gulf of Mexico. To back up a little bit, let me share …

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Galley Repair, Great Pasta and Dinghy Exploring

Life on board has been very different for Deb and I the last 6 months.  With the grandkids moving aboard the boat, we have been doing a lot more things …

Chasity Swims with Dolphins

Site Seeing in Destin Florida with the Grand Squids

We decided it would be a nice thing to do over spring break to take the girls for a little bit of a vacation. We opted for a trip to …

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Rigid vs Flexible hose for Drains

There are many debate amount boaters and do it yourself lovers of good old boats.  One that I have heard many times has to do with plumbing and whether or …

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The Crew Checks out a local Cemetery

One of the things we like most about this adventure of Semi Cruising / Living aboard / Still working, is that we don’t typically stay in one place long enough …

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Leaking Temporary Port Repair

If you recall, I had put in a temporary Lexan port when the port window cracked.  I decided to make a temporary repair because we had intended to replace the …