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Erin Brownig
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A weekend out on the hook - Finally
Howdy Folks, If you've managed to make it through a few of our blog posts, chances are you've asked yourself..."Do these guys ever actually get out and use their boat?" Fair question, I know Kara and I have been joking with each other and most of our boatin...

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Project update - Stern Seats, Davits and a new Dink
Howdy Folks, Just a quick update on our progress to date.  We're now finished with the new stern rail seats and they turned out even better than we where hoping. New stern seat - 3 coats of Cetol natural and 3 coats of gloss Getting there - We've since repl...

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Progress and more projects
Howdy Folks, Been a while since the last update, but we've been super busy.  First the saga of the arch, stern seats and swim platform is finally complete.  We're super happy to be done with that one and the quality that Jason over at JZ custom rails came u...

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Surprise - Leak
Howdy Folks, Since our last update, we've been busy both with Vela and at home.   On the Home front, we've begun the process of moving back into the condo (now that our renters have moved out) in preparation for the sale of the lake house.  We still don't h...

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Adding an Arch
Howdy Folks, As I've mentioned a few times here, we've been planning an arch for our solar panels and mounting our new wind generator.  To ensure we got this done as early as possible this spring, we even dropped a deposit with the local craftsman that's cu...

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Financing the mast pull (aka - selling the Harley)
My old 2002 Softail Deuce Howdy Folks, Kara and I spent yet another weekend away from Vela.  That's two in a row now and if we're going to ever get her ready to go, we can't afford too many streaks like that.  Particularly when you consider we'll likely mis...

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Ripping Vela a New One and nstalling a Buzzkill - By Erin
Friday afternoon sail  Howdy Folks, Kara and I just got back from a LONG weekend with Vela.  From a calendar perspective, it was just a normal weekend but we where both pretty tired at the end of it, so it felt much longer. Since we where both down in Houst...

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Tough Decisions
My Chicky and Buster, with a few Texas Bluebonnets. Howdy Folks, It's been a while since we've posted and that's mainly due to the fact that Kara and I have had our hands full with a ton of projects both at home and on Vela.  Most of the time we're pretty u...

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15 minute boat jobs
Howdy Folks, As mentioned in the previous post, today was a busy day of meeting with boat contractors, to plan our refit.  Between meetings we decided to knock out a few "quick' projects...when will we learn? Kara, spent a couple hours brushing on 303 prote...

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Welcome to 2016 - A look ahead
Howdy Folks, I'm sitting here in front of a nice warm fire New Year's morning, in Marble Falls TX.  All our friends have just left after our annual New Year's party and some homemade breakfast tacos.  Now, it's time to kick back relax a bit and absorbe the ...
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