Sailing with Dad 2.0

Dad came one for a week, helped me fix the head and change fuel filters, as well as scrape the prop. Here are the highlights:

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Shitty Jobs

Went sailing for a couple of days, was going to anchor out and enjoy the weather, instead spent my Sunday fixing this…FullSizeRender 26

Sometimes owning a boat sucks.

Soft Shackles

“Marlin Spike Seamanship” like electrical systems, has never clicked with me. I can do all of the important knots for sailing, Sheet Bend, Rolling Hitch, Bowline, etc. and have completed a few rough looking  three strand eye splices, but the double braid stuff and the decorative wrap never seem to work out.

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Anti-Fouling and Deck Paint

As luck would have it Petit Anti-Fouling was on sale at West Marine  a few weeks back, reduced from $179 per gallon to $120! Still very pricey but I was very happy with West Marine Brand water-based that I used last time so I grabbed a gallon.

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I moved the waterline up by a couple of inches as well to try to take care of the barnacles on the water line.

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