Fixing Leaky Thru-Deck Fills

We are three short weeks away from our (hopeful) June 1st departure and we both are wondering how we will make it all happen. On the plus side we are almost done with all the major leak repair work. One of the major source of leaks on the boat were the port side thru deck fills/hardware. We have three of…

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New Diesel Tank!

The more I work on this boat the more I scratch my head in wonder: “why oh why did they decide to build [insert pretty much any part of the boat] in such a crappy way? I am learning that this applies to most boats too, save maybe for the really, really high-end ones. Thirty-six years ago the Taiwanese boatyard…

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Workshop Projects

We have been working very, very hard on Leela as of late. Big life changes happening as well, subjects for another post coming soon. Who knew that buying a 38-year-old forest of teak boat was so much work? We actually do enjoy the work very much. It’s a  change for me to be doing manual work as opposed to crunching…

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Sail Removal – Easy Peasy!

We’re only 2 weeks away from the boat going in dry storage for the final 2 months of the refit! Some of our waterproofing projects require a dry dock and that’s impossible to achieve with the boat being outside in the Pacific Northwest. And of course, they don’t have covered storage tall enough to handle our boat with a 50′…

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