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We are pretty much ready to go

Work has been ongoing.  Football season slowed us down since we halt all work when the Longhorns or A&M are playing or if there is a particularly good game that weekend.  As it stands right now, the boat can cross oceans, take us anywhere we want to go.  We’ll be sailing this Thanksgiving around the […]

Why does it take so long?

How does it happen that all these refit projects take so long?  I can tell you, just like in large software projects:  one day at a time. Question: How does a large software project get to be one year late? Answer: One day at a time! Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month Let’s walk through a example. […]

The refit on the head

Haven’t posted much because we’ve been doing the same thing for several weeks while enduring the heat.  Houston is a wet heat, it’s miserable there in July and August.  So we decided to do a little indoor work that would take the boat up to standards for full time liveaboard.  Up first was the aft […]

LIfelines for the last time

Finally.  after 6 weeks of weekend trial and error (about $200 of error) here’s the solution – figured somebody might be facing something similar and may benefit from my solution. Throughout all of this, I had the “solution” of cutting out the headliner which would have been acceptable with a teak blank to cover the […]