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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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Completed navigation panel

A few weeks ago I posted about redesigning the nav and electrical panel, and after a lot of planning and discussion, I made my final choices, placed orders, and submitted my front panel to be made. A week later everything arrived, and it was time for an epic weekend project to remove the old one, and […]

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