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Rediscovering WoodenBoat

On board our trawler is my collection of well over 100 books on anything ranging from “This Old Boat” by (Casey) to “The Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical Manual (Calder) to a book simply titled “The Western Flyer” (Bailey) Steinbeck’s … Continue reading

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Project List 2014 V1.0

Subject:  Project List 2014 V1.0 Even though I haven’t posted in sometime the Western Flyer is not only getting “some use” as in the (boating) sense of the word but, the cosmetic portion of the refit is still ongoing.  So … Continue reading

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The real world

Subject:  Almost done, surprise   Should this project have ended a long time ago?  Two years now seems like an awlful long time to be plugging away on the same project.    After all, a project is a project is a … Continue reading

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Dock Talk

Yesterday three boaters were outside my boat, admiringly talking about my fly bridges new paint job.  The trio, all boaters but former  body shop owner, trucker and an engineer.   I suddenly popped up from my settee, stepped out onto the … Continue reading

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Boat Survey – IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED

The New Boat Survey – To be continued The story below (Bare Asset) was first published on April 30, 2014.  On Monday, March 21, 2016, the Western Flyer, receives a new “in the water” insurance survey.  Among the major changes, … Continue reading

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And yet another project list

BARE ASSET PROJECT LIST:           PRIORITIZED A/B/C TUESDAY – TRAVEL DAY Checklist:  Lucy’s food; wet weather gear; SUV emergency equipment; ARRIVE WEDNESDAY WORKDAY 1  DEWINTERIZE Water batteries Schedule TACH install Schedule Racor meter install in lower helm Measure water tank … Continue reading

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Boat yard costs!!!!

After purchasing “Bare Assets” and a short sea trial she was taken to the boat yard for a refit of some of her systems to include: Pressure washing – bottom and top sides to include teak floors New Copper Bottom … Continue reading

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