I'm debating my list, but these things are "high" on the list... Note, I have 3 obvious leak locations on my boat right now, one is foredeck under the hatch (Vberth gets wet)... one is starboard side quarter berth, which MIGHT be coach roof winches leaking, it doesn't appear to be portlights, and last is around the sliding hatch, that I know has a missing gasket under the slider)
1. order a new mainsail (done, epsails, Flex 13 - roughly $2600)
2. order and install a new triple rope clutch for at least the port side cabintop (I have 3 individuals now, one is broken, and I need 3), main halyard, vang, and jib halyard ($185 for new lewmar D1 triple clutch shipped)
3. remove all cabintop (coachroof only) hardware (except tabernacle), overdrill, fill with resin, and rebed. The final portion of this would require a repaint of the coach roof, and likely nonskid (kiwigrip?). I'm on the fence whether I kiwigrip it, or re-gelcoat it, and add nonskid to the gelcoat like I did my cockpit seat. (mostly labor, but $100 for kiwigrip and paint, or gelcoat and non-skid). To me the labor is about the same, it comes down to which is a better long-term solution (NO I am not going to do the non-skid with a form/pattern, THAT IS too much work).
4. I'm debating this or not, but I was thinking of moving up my traveler about 18 inches. I single hand a lot, and the boat sails infinitely better when the skipper sits further forward. I technically know HOW to do the traveler move, but it's a lot of glass work, and more gelcoating, however I despise the seating on the boat, so this would be a welcome improvement in functionality. Moving the traveler forward may require me to install a boom bale though as now the attachment point for the mainsheet will need to be moved aft as well. 18 inches on a 12 foot boom won't make a huge difference, and the mainsheet is VERY easy to use now (at
5:1), so I doubt it'll make it hard to use. The problem I have with this whole project comes down to, I'd much rather also install a new traveler. That's big bucks and WAY beyond what I'm willing to spend this year. So do I suck it up for another year (and NOT do this) or do I half-a$$ it and move the OLD traveler, with intentions of replacing that traveler with something better down the road (decisions decisions)... Mind you, if I start this project, I have to have everything done in about 2 months (see the project above, which is also quite labor intensive). (mostly labor, but probably $150 in gelcoat, and resin, I have the glass and core)
5. Install a RAM 3 remote microphone... I ordered the RAM3... just have to install it. I can barely hear my VHF even though its in the compaionway, the RAM3 will first make it easier to grab the mike from the skippers position (see I single hand a lot) and second should also provide a way for me to hear the VHF when its blowing stink. ($100 already spent)
6. compound, clean, and perhaps poliglow my boat. I've attempting to wax my boat, and shine it, many times, but so far, all my club mates are using poliglow, and it looks 1000% better, and lasts longer. I'm done screwing around, and just want it to look good. ($45)
7. Replace gear oil, and spark plugs on my outboard... Love that thing, and I wanna keep it healthy (runs like a top did the impeller last year). ($30)
8. Replace main sheet, traveler line, and backstay adjuster line as part of my ongoing running rigging upgrade. ($100)
9. Longer term (mid-season) I'd like to get a rate compass and install it, and perhaps an IS 20 Simrad compass display. (compass $500, Display $400)
10. New safety chains on the trailer. ($35)
11. Mid-summer, brake actuator, disc brakes and new rollers on the trailer (perhaps add a leaf to the trailer too, since I'm at max cap on it). ($1000)
12. New winch for trailer, with strap instead of cable. ($150)
13. Replace U bolts on trailer, across the board, most are rusted, and I wanna get ahead of them before they start to fall apart.
14. If I get board (you see my 2 month list above? hehehe) maybe replace the entire COAX in the mast for the VHF. It's decent RG8, but connectors or something are making it so that it doesnt' transmit as well as it should, I blame the connectors, but best to replace it all to be sure.
15. Uninstall forward hatch, overdrill, resin the holes, redrill, and reseal hatch. Bow (bowmar I think) hatch is leaking for some reason, and I believe the seal has failed at the deck level. A quick fix might be to remove the seal, butyl tape it and put it back.
Boat goes in the water by May1, but will attempt to splash 1-2 weeks before that (lake is already thawed, and I know our dockmaster will have docks in by April 1 if he has his way).
Time to hussle. To add insult to injury I'm finishing up a tile floor in my house (just grout left to do now), and painting that room. Also we start our field trial season next week (horses and dogs, on the road), and are gone every weekend from now until mid May. So I have to do ALL this work during the week
What you all think I'll actually get done?