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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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What to do with a Teak Deck Sailor…. (Sung like drunken sailor) – Teak Decks (Part 1)

From the day we bought this boat almost 2 years ago now, we have contemplated, thought, discussed, debated, researched, and waffled on what we would do about the teak decks. …

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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 …

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Rebuilding and Refinishing a Teak Dorado box (Part 2 of 3)

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

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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 …

Low Galley Water flow – New Faucet re-prioritized

We had planned on replacing the fixtures throughout the boat over time, but we what worked well in our other boat was that we would keep an eye out for …