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1977 Seafarer 22

Hello everyone, I am not sure if this is an active forum anymore or who posts on it still, but I have recently acquired one of these beauties. She was in horrible shape when I found her and the dockmaster simply gave her to me. Being my first boat ever, I had a lot to learn and am still learning a lot, hence the search for forums. Since I have owned her, 3 months ago, I have hauled her out, painted her underside, bondo'd some rough spots, popped a few blisters and dried them out then epoxied them, replaced the rub rail, cleaned her topside and above the waterline. I have added an 8.0 HP Suzuki Sailmaster, replaced all of her running rigging, replaced the forestay and parts to the shrouds, replaced all masthead blocks and done some major work on the boom. I have installed a bilge pump system and restored the sink and electrical and interior/exterior lights. I have cleaned out the inside and redone the cockpit hatches and latches. I have replaced all the windows and caulking and front hatch sealants. New anchor and rope, the sails were already in good condition, and she now has starboard and wood seating areas in the cabin. The tiller needs to be replaced and perhaps the bearings around the shaft of the rudder need a little replacing as well at some point. The biggest thing right now is the need for a cabin hatch. She has none and she has no weatherboarding. I can upload before's and after's if anyone is interested, but I wasn't going to go through that if this was a dead forum. Thank you to all who have gone through and read all of this. Sorry if I am boring anyone. I have some more ideas for electrical components I want to add but I would like input before I purchase if possible. Garmin or Something else? Do I need a secondary GPS other than iNavX on both my wife's and my iPhone 5. We have lifeproof cases and the flotation devices attached. I want to see the bottom with a fishfinder, and I would like something that won't get kicked or be in the way when running around on deck, so I looked into in-dash pieces... expensive! Any ideas would be great, any pictures of systems you have installed would be even better! Thank you all!
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