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Looking Sharp and Ready to get Wet

Ben-Varrey is looking Sharp with a new coat of bottom paint and freshly installed seacocks! Advertisements

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Let’s Try Something New

The best bottom paint I have ever used in this are is Pettit’s Trinidad. It is an expensive paint. Perhaps one of the most expensive, but the incremental cost isn’t that much compared to other paints. And, most importantly, it

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Steering

If keeping your boat flaring is number one, then steering is number two! You need to keep a boat pointing in the right direction to get anywhere you would like to go, otherwise you may as well just hop on

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New Seacocks and Thru-Hulls

The priority on a boat is to keep it floating. If it is not floating, it is no longer a boat. The 45 year old seacocks and through hulls needed to be replaced. Instead of going with bronze, I opted

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Aries Windvane

With a lot of luck I found a used Aries Windvane at a local shop for a steal. With the help of a friend, we tore it completely down, rebuilt it, and anodized it. Good as new! I can’t wait

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Replacing Portlights

The main saloon portlights were in rough shape. They let in limited light and were leaking a bit. Not to mention, they were showing signs of corrosion. It was time to swap them out. Look at the difference! These are

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Time to get Hauled Again

It’s said to leave our new home, but moving ashore for the winter will let us get more work done on Ben-Varrey.

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