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  1. New Lifelines

    We’re trying to make Luffalee safe, easy and fun to sail,and comfortable in that order, so an obvious choice was to replace the lifelines. The ones that came on the boatwere probably the original ones and they showed it. They were sagging and didn’t have anything leftin the turnbuckles to pick up the slack. The gate on the starboard side wouldn’t open and there were multiple locationswhere rust was visible under the vinyl coating. With the discovery of CS Johnson splice line terminals and the ...
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  2. Back Stay Rebuild

    I’m quickly learning nothing on a boat is as simple as it seems and nothing goes exactly as planned. The most recent lesson came in the form of tensioning the rig after the compression post was rebuilt. All was going well until I attempted to tighten the backstay…

    I like taking the hands-on approach when learning, but maybe not so much when it comes to galling. The Navtec turnbuckle threads ...
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  3. Splicing


    I’d love to say I found my interest in splicing and rigging by reading Brian Toss’s Rigger’s Apprentice or listening to Andy Snell discuss the elegance and simplicity of textile rigging, but the truth of the ...
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  4. It's a beautiful evening in the new neighborhood....




    (probably the shortest blog-post I've ever written....)


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    Updated 12-30-2015 at 06:51 PM by bgary

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  5. Boat haulers.... a long, strange trip

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    A couple of people have contacted me offline to ask how I ended up picking the boat-hauler I used.

    The short answer is... I didn't. In fact, I'd never heard of them until they called *me*.

    As Hunter S. Thompson once said, "the truth is weirder than any fiction I've seen"....

    ...but there may still be some tidbits worth passing along.


    I started out just doing a simple web search for "boat mover" or "yacht ...

    Updated 12-29-2015 at 09:50 PM by bgary

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