Category Archives: Boat Work

Another Gemini Rudder Repair

Another Gemini Rudder Repair

When we ran aground in that storm last year, the starboard rudder got buried in the mud, and landed on top of a rock. This caused the pivot arm to break. Unlike the last time, when I beached the boat, and the pivot points broke out, the entire arm broke off. This is how I… Read More

How To Fix Your Noisy Refrigerator

How To Fix Your Noisy Refrigerator

Over the last few months the fridge on the boat has been getting louder and louder. I’ve had no problem sleeping aboard even in some rough weather over the years, but at this point the fridge actually wakes me up at night. It sounds like I’m on a tarmac whenever it’s running. Noise from a… Read More

Outboard Conversion On A Gemini 105M

Outboard Conversion On A Gemini 105M

I recently repowered my Westerbeke and Sillette equipped Gemini with a Honda 15 HP high thrust outboard. Overall the outboard conversion wasn’t that complicated but it did take a few days of work to complete. The work was all done with the boat in the water. Here is a summary of the entire process. I’m… Read More

The Engine Is Dying…Time For A Honda

The Engine Is Dying…Time For A Honda

This isn’t anything new. We limped into Palm Beach…err came into Palm Beach entirely under sail, with an engine that wasn’t running. I’ve definitely procrastinated a little bit over the last few months, partially because I didn’t think we were going to have to move again, because I thought I would have found a job… Read More

Repairs On The Boat – All Half Way Done

Repairs On The Boat – All Half Way Done

It seems like one thing after another has been breaking on us over the last few months. A bunch of the parts that I’ve been waiting on finally came in, so today it was time to finally start putting things back together. Charger Remote Panel I picked up a small generator the other week to… Read More

Gemini Rudder Repair

Gemini Rudder Repair

The Gemini comes equipped with kick up rudders. What they don’t tell you is that the degree to which your rudders kick up may vary depending on what day of the week your boat was built. I beached the Turtle stern up, to do some bottom work, in almost the exact same spot that a… Read More