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So after a thorough inspection I have an idea what my boat needs, it really doesn't "need" anything for sailing but I'm very anal about things, so I will replace all lines, make them organized, color coded, and led aft. It needs new windows ($150pr from D&R) the old ones are cracked. It needs new forward hatch plexiglass, the rest of the hatch is ok, but the plexiglass is only attached on 2 sides, and just flaps around. It needs new sliding hatch runners ($58 ea) and new teak toe rails ($33ea). Also the cusions inside are deteriorating and falling apart at the zippers, not crucial, but will be fixed.
The carpet headliner shows signs of leaks, so I will remove every piece of hardware and rebed them. The gelcoat on deck is ok, not great, I will try buffing that and patching the spots that were chipped. There is very little crazing but the boat is only 19 years old, so there shouldn't be. It seems very solidly built this boat.
And I may need some advice, like do I really need 4 winches on a 19' boat? It has 2 on the cabin top for the halyards, and 2 for the jib/genoa. The jib is so small I don't see the point, it has a decent sized genoa too but even that is not any larger than the one on my Siren, and that was easily handled by my wife without winches. the other 192 that was at that marina had none and just looked much cleaner without them. And the mainsheet attaches to a triangle on the backstay, can I put a traveler on the transom instead?
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Technician, RCR Yachts Buffalo.