The never-ending boat projects

We bought Chip-Chip in the fall of 2015. At first we thought that we would want to redo the electrical systems and maybe get some new sails, but of course there’s always some hidden issues when you buy a boat. The first winter ended up with a number of projects. Continue reading

Renovating the rudder

We new from the beginning that our Great Dane had previously had issues with small blisters on the rudder. But it sucked a bit that the few small blisters that were there when she was lifted on land in the fall just seemed to increase as the winter went by. As our  Great Dane was built in 1970, and thus is currently 46 years old, with the original rudder still on, it’s really no surprise that rudder issues are starting to show up. But it’s a lot of work. Continue reading