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Maine Sail
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The devil you know..

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Originally Posted by jarcher View Post
Its whether that money is better spent on another boat that won't have issues. Er, will have fewer issues.
It's the devil you know and there is no such thing as a boat that "won't have issues"...

My boat would be, and was considered in the top 2% condition wise, when I bought her. But still I have managed to plunge thousands and thousands of dollars into her and still need to address some dry deck delamination that I knew was there when I bought her.


A lot depends on your level of satisfaction and attention to detail. Much of what has been done on our boat would have never been done by 80%+ of sailors. Unfortunately I grew up around concourse show cars and don't seem to settle..

Here's a short list of what i have done in the last three years. When your wallet is feeling empty just open up my list and view it one more time and you'll feel better..

CS-36T Upgrades

2009

2009 - Bottom stripped, faired & barrier coated 5 coats IP2KE
2009 - Keel joint wrapped, keel faired and bolts torqued
2009 – New 3 blade Campbell Sailor Prop
2009 – New Raritan PH II head
2009 – New Raymarine ST-60 wind system
2009 – New Raymarine ST-60 speed log
2009 – New main sail (top two battens full)
2009 – New Sailcover
2009 – New halyards Yale Vizzion (main, genny & spin)
2009 – New LED bow light Aquasignal 32
2009 – New stern light AS 25 with Dr. LED bulb
2009 – New Aquasignal Series 40 anchor light with Dr. LED Polar Star 40 Bulb
2009 – Repacked rudder stuffing box / Teflon impregnated flax, four rings
2009 – Aligned steering, replaced cable
2009 – New cockpit speakers
2009 – New cockpit mounted VHF speaker
2009 – New Lewmar folding steering wheel
2009 - Lubed & cleaned Seacocks
2009 – New battery charger
2009 - New cast acrylic lenses in both Goiot hatches


2009 Engine Work

2009 - Replaced rear main engine seal
2009 - Rebuilt alternator
2009 - Rebuilt starter
2009 - Replaced all four motor mounts
2009 - Replaced every hose and hose clamp in the engine compartment
2009 - Rebuilt Perko sea strainer
2009 - Replaced two piece 90's with one piece bronze sweeping ells
2009 - Replaced valve cover gasket
2009 - Removed, cleaned & pressure tested HX
2009 - Flushed engine with water forwards and backwards
2009 - Flushed engine with Rydlime de-scaler forwards & backwards
2009 - Flushed engine with water forwards & backwards
2009 - Flushed engine with distilled water
2009 - Filled engine with new non-Dex-Cool antifreeze
2009 - Replaced t-stat
2009 - Rebuilt raw water pump (complete re-build)
2009 - Replaced impeller
2009 - Stripped and painted most any engine components I could get at
2009 - Replaced battery cables
2009 - Added ground jumper from starter to main ground point on engine
2009 - Replaced anti-siphon valve
2009 - Changed petcocks on HX, Strainer & t-stat housing with 1/4 turn valves
2009 - Changed both fuel filters
2009 - Changed transmission fluid and flushed four fresh quarts through it.
2009 - Painted transmission
2009 - New Campbell Sailor Prop
2009 - Replaced PSS bellows, o-rings and set screws re-machined stainless rotor
2009 - Had prop shaft trued and checked for fit & face
2009 - Replaced every nut and bolt I removed from the engine with new
2009 - Adjusted valves
2009 - Replaced cutlass bearing
2009 - New Harken furling line
2009 - New complete Harken furling lead block kit

2008

2008 - Eight new 316 cast stainless steel New Found Metals ports
2008 - New Garmin 3205C plotter
2008 - New Garmin GMR 18GHD radar
2008 - New Raymarine S1 autopilot
2008 - New Raymarine S-100 remote control
2008 - New Raymarine ST 60 depth
2008 - New Navpods - 4 way swivel pods for ST-60’s & Garmin 3205
2008 - New Starboard drink holder
2008 - New Garhauer genny cars
2008 - New Garhauer main sheet blocks
2008 - New Ultra Suede interior cushions’
2008 - Refinished cabin sole
2008 - New LED cabin lighting throughout (Sensibulbs)
2008 - New ABI cabin lighting fixtures
2008 - New 12v 19” LCD DVD/TV combo
2008 - New sanitation hoses (replaced 100% of them)
2008 - New 12V macerator
2008 - New fresh water manifold with shut off valves
2008 - New anchor rode (300 feet 5/8” double braid)
2008 - New 5/16" anchor chain - 70 feet
2008 - New Sunbrella pedestal cover
2008 - New genoa sheets ˝” Sta-Set
2008 – Rebuilt sink / new cast brass strainer / new mounting studs
2008 – New faucet
2008 – New water filtration system (two filters)
2008 – New fresh water pump
2008 – New diaphragm tank for fresh water pump to reduce cycling

2007

2007 - New through bolted seacocks utilizing Groco bronze flanged adapters
2007 - New solid fiberglass backing blocks for seacocks
2007 - New anchor roller
2007 - New Harken MK-IV roller furler with new head stay
2007 - New 316ss 1X19 standing rigging (swaged at top mechanical at bottom)
2007 - New start and house batteries
2007 - New Xantrex XBM battery monitor
2007 - Replaced nearly 60% of the wiring on board using UL 1426 tinned marine grade wire
2007 - Painted hull - Awlcraft 2000 / Stars & Stripes Blue
2007 - New stereo with iPod input (Pinoneer)
2007 - New cabin speakers (Bose 151 Environmental)
2007 - New 80 watt solar panel and charge controller
2007 - New Lifelines
2007 - New primary anchor (Rocna 33)
2007 - New bilge pump & hose
2007 - New bilge pump switch
2007 - New prop shaft & coupling
2007 - New Lewmar self tailing head sail winches (ST-46's)



I'm sure there is a bunch of items I have missed..

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-Maine Sail / CS-36T


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