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Major mast work

In the last year I have had a number of issues with items in or on Grace’s mast. During a recent trip to Blake Island, the anchor light stopped working, and that was the last straw. It was time to dig deeper into fixing all of the issues. By this time, I had the following problems: VHF quality […]

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Non-skid paint: What worked for us

A year ago we wrote about our experiences with KiwiGrip non-skid paint and how we were pretty unhappy with it because the sharp ridges trap dirt very tenaciously, making the paint appear  permanently dirty, even after cleaning. For our next non-skid experiment, we had a few ideas of other kinds to try. Finally a year […]

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Maintaining an AutoProp propellor

This post is a bit more technical and more for other sailors interested in propellers. Hopefully it may come in handy someday for those with AutoProps, because there isn’t a whole lot of community info on them that I could find. We have an AutoProp propeller on our boat. It’s like a MaxProp, which is […]

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