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First of all, safety projects;
-> I'm going to install a mounted radio since my handheld's range is not really useful out on the LIS...
I picked the Standard Horizon Gx3000S which is about $200. It has all the bells and whistles I can use around here like loud hailer with fog signals. Being under fog is not a entertaining experience with a 22 footer , especially if the route is going through ferry lines
-> New stanchion bases with wide base plates.
-> I'm going to check and change needed rigging.
-> Buy a smaller anchor and use the one I have for over nights and emergencies. The one I have is about 18 pounds danford, too bulky and heavy to use for quick stops...
And then there are cosmetic projects;
-> I'm going to renew the old cushions... And make new cockpit cushions.
-> I'm going to build a front hatch from fiberglass once I build a cast from the broken piece.
-> I'm going to build a nice looking teak or mahogany frame for the port lights. For both inside and outside looks. And install new lexans...
-> I'm going to build a custom fresh water tank to fit beneath the cooler which would be around 8-10 gallons with a water pump installed on it.
-> Buy a new porta potty... The one I have is getting stinky...
-> Install new headliners with wood trim effects.
Those are pretty much what I plan to do. So far all those projects are going to lighten my wallet about $800 and add about 100 lbs on the boat.
This summer I hope to sail slow in style
Oh shoot! i forgot the bottom paint, add another $300 to the total... Darn!
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Materialism: Buying the things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people who don't matter.