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Removable inner Forestay for flying a small storm jib. Hate the sail shape of a partially rolled genny.

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What changes would I like. CABLE TV.
We signed up for cable this year.
Only $150.00 for the season. We'll see what happens. Probably only basic no HBO or Playboy Channel but it certainly will be an improvemnt from the three snowy local channels we got last year.
Now a trac vision receiver and full satallite coverage would be a huge upgrade, but I am not willing to pay that price.

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I have many changes I want to make to the javelin before spring.
  • I am changing out the sheets and halyards
  • All the blocks, and going to a 4:1 mainsheet
  • Adding a Jiffy reefing system to the mail
  • Add an electric motor so I can motor in/out of the pier and not have to deal with all the weeds that are out in front on my sailing area
  • Probably repaint the haul as well
  • Rename the boat
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If I end up keeping the Hunter
1. New Hatch Boards for the companionway.
2. New grab rail on the cockpit to replace the one I broke last summer.
3. Finish installing LED lights.
4. Replace the 2yr old Gel Battery that wn't hold a charge.
5. Tune up for the outboard.

If I get a bigger "new to me" boat
Squirell as money away so the Admiral won't know how much I'm spending on it.

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Install Lazy Jacks
Switch nav lights to LED (maybe this spring)
Install Nicro Day/Night vent (already bought)
New sails would be nice
Install new chartplotter (Lowrance 5200C)

The biggest thing I would like to change is to move the boat from the cold, cold Canadian winters and sail it all year in the sunny south. 24 months and counting until retirement, then look out Giu, I might just show up in a drunken stupor at your dock!


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This thread is for us to write what things would you change in your boat, and why...
Leave it to Giulietta to come up with a great thread!

Things I would have like to have been different from the builder:
  • the holding tank under the V berth, moved aft below a cockpit locker, do I need to say why?
  • improved access to the engine, especially the port side. the body contortions needed to access some things are not pretty...or comfortable.
  • currently the interior teak is oiled, it should have been varnished from the start IMO, MOLD?
  • deeper seating in the salon
  • a better protected shaft and prop, especially sailing in crab pot infested waters
I haven't done a major modifications to the boat, I'm still trying to keep up with regular maintenance , but I will be installing Nicro Vents & a hydraulic back-stay adjuster this spring. Love the roller furler, new head sail, and davits.

I intend to this season:
  • move the batteries to the centerline
  • add a windlass
  • install rope clutches

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A solent stay might do the trick...and because it attaches near where your forestay does, it doesn't require running backstays.
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Removable inner Forestay for flying a small storm jib. Hate the sail shape of a partially rolled genny.

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