King’s Pride Refit Blog

Ever want to buy an old sailboat, fix it up, and sail away? Slow down and read all of these blog posts: it’s much more work, time, and money than you might think. We are going to try and get weekly blog posts put up for students and followers to see our progress, ideas, and learning in action.

Bob Perry Book Signing

Bob Perry Book Signing

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogThis was a great week! Bob Perry is such a class act and wonderful person to visit with. As part of the "Sail Away" package Bob agreed to...

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Fall Update 2021

Fall Update 2021

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit Blog,Fall has been good to us and the King's Pride project! We have 28 new technicians in training and lots of students returning for their...

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Summer 2021 Update

Summer 2021 Update

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogI thought we should give everyone an update - sorry for the lack of communications from the SVC Skallywags. This is relatively normal for...

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March Update

March Update

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogMarch - another busy month, but different. Students were studying for final exams and taking ABYC tests, so we had less hours on the...

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February Update

February Update

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit Blog February was another productive month and we managed to spend less money! Our funding is still OK, even though we are predicting 15-20%...

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New Drivetrain

New Drivetrain

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogThe past 6 weeks or so has been spent on figuring out the running gear for the boat. We know the engine will be the Yanmar 4JH 45 HP, but...

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December Update

December Update

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogDecember was another expensive month - two months in a row! We are working on the many un-answered questions - many items have been...

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Painting The Mast

Painting The Mast

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogWe had only planned to remove the mast, re-rig, new wire, and put back up - simple, As if.... Once we had it down in the shop, we all...

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November Update

November Update

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogTurning the corner, we hope. It’s been a long couple of months since we started taking apart King’s Pride. So far, not too many...

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Shrink Wrap

Shrink Wrap

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogRain, and more rain mixed with wind. After removing the mast we realized that we had more deck hardware to remove (all of it) and that...

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Removing the mast

Removing the mast

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Rudder, Part 2: Looking good

Rudder, Part 2: Looking good

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogWe didn’t know the construction of the rudder, and no information was available, so we drilled the first 2” hole, to have a look. The...

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