Middle Bay Sailing

Middle Bay Sailing: Sheet-To-Tiller Steering

Sitting at the helm for long stretches of time isn’t my favorite thing to do while sailing longer distances. In…

New Navigation Lights and Mounting Board

The entire nav light assembly on Cay of Sea was in an advanced state of decrepitude about 4 years ago.…

Middle Bay Sailing: Annual Marine Toilet Rebuild

Yes, annual. Why? Because I don’t want to have to rebuild it in an emergency – been there/done that/didn’t like…

A Senior Moment or. . . Rust-Stained Sails? Try This: EDITED

In the previous post “Rust-Stained Sails? Try This:” I claimed to have use TSP (trisodium phosphate)as the rust-removal agent. I…

Rust-Stained Sails? Try This

Last winter one of my dock neighbors found a bagged sail floating in the marina.  He thought it was a…

Middle Bay Sailing. “Launched, Unexpectedly…”

I was hoping to paint my boot stripe before launching. So on the Friday morning of the week I was…

How to clean up an old stuffing box on the wire wheel

I cleaned up the old (probably the 35 year-old original) stuffing box on the wire wheel. Although it’s scared, it…

Bottom Prep for Paint, and A New Prop Shaft

I spent an afternoon on the hull this week, sanding in preparation for new bottom paint. I quickly smoothed the…

“I spent another hour crouched over my engine, and…”

I spent another hour crouched over my engine yesterday, with very satisfactory results. With minimal effort, the shaft slid out…

Winter Break is Over

I’ve been on winter break. . .  which ended today!  Back on the boat for a couple of hours this…

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