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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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Starter Problems – Diagnosing and removing the Starter

In last weeks blog and youtube Video we talked about anchoring out with our friends at Brady Island. It was great fun, but as I think I mentioned in that …

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Paris France – Been a whirl wind trip, but always great to see the sights and share them

I had a bit of work to do in Paris last week and given my travel schedule, it made sense to go from Paris directly to my other business trip …

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Hurricane Patricia – 1200 miles from landfall and 6 foot storm surge

We always watch the weather fairly closely, especially as it relates to Hurricanes.  We do this in a variety of ways.  The weather on the radio and TV, but also …

Gassing Battery and the Warning Signs of a potential Fire

I went down the companionway steps like so many times before, only this time something was a bit different.  There was this smell but I was not sure what it …

Preparing the Dinghy for the Season

Before each season it is important to have a list of maintenance items that need to be done to prepare for it. We certainly have a list for Dream Chaser, …

Little Surprise in the Dink today…

We have been keeping our dinghy tied up in the water at the stern of our boat lately since we have been using it as a platform for buffing the …

Taking time from the live-aboard lifestyle to fly the drone over a local bayou

Deb and I have been working on some projects on the boat since she has been back aboard, and it was time to take a bit of a break.  We …