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  1. Day 94, Happy Talk's reveal...

    Gear & Maintenance
    After 94 days, we rolled Kettenburg 50, hull number six, "Happy Talk" out of the tent. Once we found out the owner couldn't meet his timelines or the PT Festival, we slowed down and did a little more than freshen up her topside. I'll post some pics of the topside tomorrow evening. Here are...
  2. How to repair a pulled forestay tang on a classic yacht...

    Gear & Maintenance
    As some of you folks recall, the Lady suffered a forestay tang failure while under sail to windward. Luckily she didn't lose the rig and was able to limp back to us under power for repairs. Here's a look at the damage: Once we got her hauled and the rig down, the hard part came. How...
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