No matter how skilled you are with your own boat DIY projects, or if you even work in the industry yourself (as Chad does), there will always be some type of work that you end up having to hire out to professionals to get a job done. For example, in Southern California painting your own […]
Yet another project on the ever long list of to do’s for Whistlin’ Riggin’, our 36’ Union Polaris can now be crossed off: PAINT THE BILGE. This project took us the better part of three days, between the extensive prep work required to rid the bilge area of dust from other boat projects and the […]
When Chad and I were given Whistlin’ Riggin’ we had to pinch ourselves. It was a better opportunity than we knew to even dream for. Time and time again since that day, we find ourselves in awe of the kindness others have shared with us.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, the demolition phase of this refit seems to never end but for all intents and purposes, for good reason. Now the whole salon has been ripped out and reglassed, I thought it was only proper that we tear out the entire cabin headliner and finish grinding the delaminating fiberglass from the […]
Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” That ladies and gentlemen for us is the restoration of Whistlin Riggin’ a Union Polaris, double-ender, cutter rig manufactured by the Union Yacht Company in 1979. Following our wedding, Abby and I headed cross-country from our home at Port Annapolis Marina in Maryland to Newport […]
Our trip around the world starts with a trip across the country. With over 3,000 miles under our tires and at least a mile upward through the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, we made our way to Newport Beach, California where Whistlin’ Riggin’ was getting ahead of the game as her refit begun the week before we started driving.