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  • Cleaning a Sailboat Hull Underwater; How do the Pros do it so Fast?!?

    TweetCleaning a sailboat Hull, underwater, and the tools that you need: Cruisers around the world have different ways of cleaning their hull. Different tools, different process, and techniques. But how do the professionals do it? The ones who are paid to do it and want to do it quickly and… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailboat vs TUG! Anti-collision tactics

    Sailing 180 miles from Belitung to Lingga in the Java Sea was a first, made more interesting by the anti-collision tactics we had to employ for the fishing platforms, floating debris and crazy tugs in the water. We had checked out of Indonesia, but there was still a long way Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to use a hookah (not a hooker!) at anchor

    Just yer average life at anchor next to a tropical island: boat work, beach walking, beer drinking… using a hookah (that’s hookah, not hooker!) for boat maintenance. White beaches, gin-clear water and thriving coral fringe this green and lush island, while granite rocks straight out of a Henry Moore sculpture Click here for full post: […] More

  • Whale Strike on a Sailboat -What If you hit a whale while sailing??

    Tweet It is actually extremely rare that a whale intentionally sinks a sailboat. But an accidental collision with a whale can leave a sailboat damaged and cause the loss of its rudder. It does seem though, that there is an increase in incidences of sailboats hitting whales. Part of that… Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to Repair a Bulkhead On a Sailboat to Support Titanium Chainplates

    TweetPatrick rebuilds the starboard bulkhead where the titanium chainplates attach to. He explains a bit about why we upgraded to titanium chainplates when we lost the mast and replaced everything from the chainplates to the mast, and everything that attaches to the mast. He gets to ripping out old tabbing,… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Titanium Chainplates on Sailboats…

    Tweet        Titanium Chainplates on Sailboats started to be installed on sailboats, before Brick House was dismasted in 2011, because that’s when we replaced our stainless steel chain plates with titanium chainplates, titanium Clevis pins, titanium tangs, and although we were semi early adopters, we were not the… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Our Boat Cat Lily, and our new kitten, Coati.

    TweetLily was our boat cat. We got her when she was barely 8 weeks old, and the boat has always been her home. She was afraid on land. She liked it best when we were underway and flying fish were presenting themselves to her for dinner. She liked standing on… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Replacing Anchor Chain, Anchor Windlass, and Chain Locker Modifications

    Tweet Replacing Anchor Chain, Anchor Chain Windlass, and Chain Locker Modifications we made to Sailboat Brick House. We finally found ourselves replacing anchor chain on Brick House. It was a long time coming…the anchor chain is 26+ years old and was getting rusty… so it was a much needed upgrade!… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Pirates, Opportunistic Fisherman, or Just Thirsty? A Quiz…

    TweetPirates or Opportunistic Fisherman (or thirsty, innocent fisherman) and a quiz… Pirates? Opportunistic fisherman? Innocent fisherman just looking for water or booze? How do you know? What do you do when you feel you could be in a position to be attacked? You can’t just over-react, be paranoid, and shoot… Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailboat Security

    TweetThis detailed article is from a guy who had his C&C 37 robbed decades ago…It’s very well written, and explains a lot about why we too, chose this company to protect our sailboat. And this is just what it could do in 2015..just think what it does now!!! A Great… Click here for full post: […] More

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