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Successful jib

I can now officially call the new balanced jib a success! I spent a good portion of the Memorial Day weekend sailing and the jib worked great – Venti didn’t miss a tack.  The larger jib has increased her power noticeably. … Continue reading

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The third time is a charm

I’m still toying with this balanced jib, trying to get it right. On the first outing with the new jib – she would not tack at all.  So I moved my pivot point forward about 4 inches, and finally got another try at … Continue reading

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Marlinspike ropework

I tried my hand at some fancy rope work on the tiller. I think they call it a French whipping or something similar to that. This looks hard at first but it’s actually pretty simple – just half hitch, after … Continue reading

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Officially named

The name graphics arrived today and they were on in literally a matter of minutes. Super easy to put on. As long as they stay stuck where they belong I’ll be a happy camper boater!

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What’s in a name

After a very brief attempt at painting the name on the transom, I realized I don’t have the skills for that!  So -( insert Clint Eastwood quote “A man’s gotta know his limitations” ) –  I ordered vinyl graphics online … Continue reading

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Fresh look

Got some painting done so now she is just about ready for fun this summer. The decks are now the same creamy tan as the interior. I like the contrast better than with the green decks. I hope it will … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning

Oh how I wish the spring winds would stay around for summer when the water temperature is warmer. It has been just a bit too windy to risk going out until the water warms up some. Too bad 😦 But … Continue reading

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