Originally Posted by sailingdog
I can do twice that on a good day.
...and feel like you're on a barge while doing it!
Thanks ALL for the info...! Awesome.
Max RPM on the engine is 2850 rpm.
She cruises well at about 2000 - 2100
Mark II Hull speed just over 7.1 ...
BOATUS membership number etc. (Wait.. where is my card?)
Insurance (Allstate also covers towing costs with policy)
hand held VHF
New instruments wind, depth, speed (ST60 thanks Giu or Gui)
New standing rigging
new bottom (14 coats of Epoxy - thanks Dog)
Garmin 478c (thanks for the recommendation cd)
back-up hand held GPS
New inflatable life jackets
Harnesses / jacklines (there will be a wee bit of night time sailing up the pamlico)
New foulies (Henri Lloyd TP2000 or whatever that number is...)
Warm clothes per "Staying Warm and Dry at Sea" thread.
Loads of guides and charts
Loads of flashlights
Beer (Erdinger Dunkles Weizen)
Spotlight and 2 - 12V outlets in the cockpit (one forward to limit night blindness)
Cleaned and serviced Seackocks / plumbing
Good German Bread
My Centerboard IS NOT STUCK... But if it did.. Who cares... I can fix it while underway....!!!!!!
and and and...
Full wiring check and redid (some) grounding / rewired some nav lighting (including masthead light)
Spare bulbs for everything.
Load of hose clamps of random sizes
New engine compartment ventilation fan
New Dock lines
Serviced engine new oil... ran 16 hours already. Purrs like a kitten - Steady temp. Oil pressure behaving well!
New bottom paint - 1 hard 2 ablative - (thanks Fastbottms and chef(s)...or was it SailorMitch?)
Water pump impeller
iPod(s) / charger / FM transmitter
There is a bunch of stuff I didn't mention here.. suffice it to say.. I'm much better prepared having hung out here for the last 6 months or so....
Oh... and my brother and Dad drink some weird stuff.. called Scotch? or something... I dunno.. they told me to bring a Gallon of 18 year old Glen Livet(sp) or something. All I know is that it's not beer.... yik.
I'll call the yard tomorrow and tell them to throw in an alternator belt. Thanks for that tip.
Already signed up for the Chessy raft-up....! Wherever the heck it happens to be....!