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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    Turns out the rot at the back of the bowsprit is much further along than I had originally anticipated. We were originally thinking of doing an epoxy soak to bring back the structural integrity, but now it looks like the rot is so bad that the cleat (that was poorly installed) was able to be...
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    Greetings and Salutations, at the moment, I hail from Mid-Michigan, in the area of non-concrete, wooded, bird curpin', cold @ssed winters, and too much snow! (U.S.) .. (pls. don't hold it against me!) ;) Obligations and responsibilities, now complete, the sea calls back to me. From years...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Boat maintenance is an ongoing chore. Every few years there has to be a major refit. We have had several in the 25 years I have owned Lealea, now 40 years old. She needed a new engine in 1993 and a major engine overhaul In 2010. The standing rigging was replaced in 1996 and again in 2007...
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