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The Journey Begins

Somewhere in the ether is a draft posting, which tried to capture the activity and emotions of the last few days before our departure.  Those days were so stressful that I probably deleted the post accidentally.  There were multiple trips … Continue reading

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Brightwork Rehab

With less than a month to go, I finally finished a project that began in February – refinishing Cirila’s exterior teak.  Admittedly, June – September was spent in the pool rather than “on the teak” because Texas summers are oppressive. … Continue reading

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The Great Saltwater Washdown Saga

When we bought Cirila, a minor point on our marine survey was that the saltwater washdown valve on the foredeck had seized. For you non-boaters, the saltwater washdown refers to a system by which seawater is routed via a “thru-hull” … Continue reading

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Counting Down Days and Projects

On August 1, we crossed the 3 month threshold in the countdown to our ready date.  (If your memory or math are good, November 1 is our target ready date) Since we solidified our Great Loop ambitions earlier this year, … Continue reading

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The Bow Thruster

Since these are some early posts and I have no following yet, I’m going to assume that some of my early readers might not be quite as fluent in boatspeak, as say my neighbor, who lives on a 56′ yacht. … Continue reading

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Transom Door

A few weeks ago, we had a few screws pull out of the upper hinge on the transom door.  It was letting go – the wood behind the glass was rotted.  We removed the door, then I cut a way … Continue reading

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