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I would like to know what upgrades people have done to their boats.

Depth Finder?
Wind Meter?
GPS?
VHF?
full bar?

Just curious.
 

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Everything but the full bar ( I find my bottle of grouse and some ice and a cup sufficient) and the GPS.
 

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Supporting Singlehanding

From what I've seen on the model-specific Web sites and from around the local marinas and harbors, most of the mods for your boat tend to facilitate operating solo or short-handed.

To wit:
- roller furling genoa w/luff foam
- running all lines to cockpit, incl halyards, vang, and mainsail downhaul
- single-line reefing for mainsail
- lazyjacks
- autotiller and/or Tiller-Tamer (or similar tiedown for tiller)
- stern-launch anchor
- jacklines and in-cockpit tether-attachment point
- VHF in-cockpit mike or handheld VHF
- cupholder
 

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From what I've seen on the model-specific Web sites and from around the local marinas and harbors, most of the mods for your boat tend to facilitate operating solo or short-handed.

To wit:
- roller furling genoa w/luff foam
- running all lines to cockpit, incl halyards, vang, and mainsail downhaul
- single-line reefing for mainsail

- lazyjacks
- autotiller and/or Tiller-Tamer (or similar tiedown for tiller)
- stern-launch anchor
- jacklines and in-cockpit tether-attachment point
- VHF in-cockpit mike or handheld VHF
- cupholder


I have all of the above that is bolded. I didn't install the roller furler as I don't want to take the performance hit so for now I'm using hank on. I don't think I'd ever want to anchor from the stern. Since I don't single hand and I sail in a lake, I don't need the jack lines. lazy Jacks would be nice. I picked up the floating ICOM IC-M34 VHF Marine Transceiver and I'm very happy with it.

IC-M34 VHF Marine Transceiver - Features - Icom America


My traveler is also mounted on the cabin house and I have an adjustable back stay. I have a solar panel mounted aft to trickle power to my battery. I have a full spin set up that runs to the cockpit on the port side, all my main and jib halyards run to the starboard side. You can see the halyards in this pic as well as the traveler. I actually have 8 winches, 2 on each side of the cabin house and 4 more in the cockpit. I also have some really nice instruments as well, digital knot meter and anemometer with wind direction indicator. All of this was installed by the PO.




So the next step is to get a bottom job and a nice light air 155 and I'll be racing in B Fleet.
 

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Fold away sink in head, Shore power, 110 volt fridge (small cube size), Full size bed in salon (table drops and floor rises so Aero bed can lie on), Microwave, Pressurized water, Pantry in quarter berth, Cabinet for dishes and pots and pans, Bimini with awning (curtains and screens to attach to awning, this make a complete enclosure) plus the other stuff mentioned above. Please note I have owned her for about 20 years, and my wife runs a marine canvas shop. So little by little you will think of what works for you, and add your own mods. _/) Glen
 

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Last lay-up season we removed the center portion of the stern rail, adding right-angle connectors to tie port and starboard quarter sections to the uprights. Missing 1-in. stainless tube was replaced by a 2-ft.-long lifeline with a pelican hook.

Now, getting on and off the swim ladder is Much easier.
 
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