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We have been sailing for over 40 years, mostly on fresh water but we recently bought a boat on the salt chuck. Ricky T is a 49' custom built cutter rigged sloop. We are trying to recondition Ricky T for ocean cruising so we are always on the hunt for things we need to add, i.e. autohelm, water maker, plotter, life raft, etc... , i think you get the idea. I don't mind buying new stuff but I'm not to keen on buying something expensive and finding out it was a waste of money.

Ricky T has hydraulic steering because she has a pilot house and a steering station at the stern. We've decided to go with the hydrovane system but since Ricky T has an odd shaped stern mounting the hydrovane offers some challenges.

She has a Volvo AQ40 iron jib, which seems to work very well for it"s assigned job, however it is still a lot of Hp for a 28,000 sailboat.

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Re: old sailor new to Sailnet

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