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Monthly Archives: November 2013


The boot stripe is coming along nicely. Today I was able to sand the primer, tape and get one coat of paint applied. I am using the roll and tip method so I have to wait to recoat. I took these pictures literally right after tipping so the paint hasn’t had a chance to smooth … Continue reading »

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Every Little Bit Counts

Although not very interesting I did make progress today. The weather here has been unpredictable so it is difficult to get outside work done. I gambled today and decided to push forward with fixing the stripe at the water line and also cleaning up the prop and shaft. I sanded, wiped down and solvent washed … Continue reading »

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Progress and Pictures

We made another trip to the boat today making further progress on necessary projects. Technically she is seaworthy but we still want another coat of bottom paint before launch. The hull patch came out perfect, better than I could have expected and we were able to get the new seacock and thru hull in today. … Continue reading »

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Launch Date!

Although we’re not cruising abroad this season we’re excited to be going back in the water. December 6 we splash and head south to a new marina closer to our home. Right now Dea Latis is on Merritt Island, almost an hour from the house which makes it difficult and expensive to get anything done. We found a very … Continue reading »

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Time For an Update

Well, it’s November and the original plan was to head back out again this fall. As with most cruising plans, we are now on Plan B! We’ve decided to hang out in Florida until the next cruising season. We’ve been working for the last few months adding some cushion to our cruising kitty. So next … Continue reading »

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