Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houghton, MI
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Updating an Older Boat
My soon to be father-in-law has a Pearson Invicta that he keeps quite regularly upgrading, but never seems to update. For example, all the winches have been replaced with nice new two speed self tailers, the autohelm has been replaced, it has new electrical systems, new auxiliary, new GPS, new instrumentation, but essentially the same rigging as when he got it in 1972.
So my question is, what could be done to make the boat a better cruiser? I know this is very vague, but I am mostly thinking about its rigging.
My soon to be father-in-law has moved on to an obsession with sport class float planes, so he has graciously allowed me to live aboard next summer and generally act like the lazy bum I am until I get dragged to the alter (no I'm not in it _just_ for the boat). But in return I'd like to do a bit of updating but not sure where to start.
Thanks in advance for all your help!