A Special Message from the Skipper

A hearty Ahoy! to all you stingy sailors out there who have followed this blog this year. I’m not sharing a project with you this week to pass along a few personal comments and ask for your opinion.

Please Vote for Summer Dance!

If you haven’t already voted for Summer Dance in the Sailrite 2014 Summer Project Photo Contest, please take a moment to vote for our photo now by clicking the preceding link. That should take you to a page with our photo. Then click the big green Vote button. Some friends have reported problems voting from…

Finally, a Name!

It’s been just over a year since we purchased nameless C-22 #10330. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to come up with a name. That is, unless you want a name that isn’t already on somebody else’s boat and one that both you and the first mate like.

We’re Celebrating Our 1st Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I started this blog. The projects alone have been a lot of work, but building this blog has also been worth the effort. It’s gone from an undiscovered notebook on the fringe of the blogosphere to the fastest growing DIY sailboat improvement blog in the world!…

How to Maintain an Anchor and Rode

Our original anchor was crusted with barnacles and moderately rusted. The chain was rusted nearly into a solid mass. And the rode, besides its metal thimble being equally rusted, had soaked up rusty water and acted as a sponge that badly stained the bilge.

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