Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
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I've got to add my $0.02. I bought my boat last June and have been working on her (improving) ever since. Yes, I also feel the need to sail instead of work, and I am almost there.
Since last June I have added the following safety items: two new bilge pumps (primary and dewatering) with switches, hoses and wiring, MOB pole/flag, lazy jacks, all new running rigging, a forward hatch, re-ran all lines to cockpit, high water alarm, LED lighting throughout, telltales on sails, Garmin 545 GPS, and a ditch bag.
Non-safety items are: new head, insulation around cooler, port side flag (radar reflector) halyard, bow roller, Xantrex 40amp batt charger, new VHF radio, new stereo, rope clutches, deck organizers, BBQ, carpeting, water pump impeller and return line bypass, new bottom paint, new SS hand rails on cabin top, etc. etc., you get the idea.
Yes, I love working on her, but I am going to sail this summer and only fix what breaks (yeah, right).
Good luck, Bill
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."