This morning (Monday) I was determined to get some fiberglass work done before the heat became too unbearable. I got up around 5:45 and got ready. After my daily coffee and smoothie was made I hit the road and got down to the boat while it was still pleasant out – about 75 degrees and … More The last few layers of fiberglass
The propane locker has been used primarily for storage over the last couple years. It was in rough shape when we bought the boat and it certainly hasn’t gotten any better. Recently some uninvited guests took up residence and made themselves several nests. Whenever I’d come around and disturb them they would fly around and … More Propane Locker Removal
Over the past month I have been sanding the aft deck. After about 4 or so hours of sanding in the 90 degree weather with the sun beating down I usually have to pack it in. I’ve been trying to go out early in the morning but by 11am it really starts cooking out in … More Sanding the Aft Deck
It’s hard to believe its been a full year since I last had to do a serious fiberglass grinding session! I had almost forgot what a joy it is! No, not really, it’s not fun at all! haha. Yesterday I decided that the weather was OK enough to do some work on the aft deck … More Back to the Grind…
Several readers have asked us to describe the process we went through when selecting an engine to repower. I should have written about it a year ago when I was doing the research and we made the decision but I felt it was jumping the gun a bit at that time. I won’t repeat some of … More Why a Beta35?
Over the last three or four weeks I have meticulously spread anti-weed ground cover all around the boat and jack stands so that no grass or weeds will grow and therefore need to be maintained. I had no clue it was going to be such a pain or take so long but its done and … More Cleaning up the engine room
Yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning up our Catalina 25. Sadly we have not been sailing since before the car wreck and after a long period of deliberation we have decided to sell our beloved little boat on the lake. Erin and my first boat together was a Hobie Holder 14 that we kept … More Sad Day