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  1. Project_Mayhem

    Project_Mayhem

    Joined Sep 24, 2018
    75 posts, 18 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Waukegan
    Trolling motor. That little guy has saved me from engine trouble a number of times
     


  2. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,597 posts, 1,259 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I just ordered me --- one of these....

    [​IMG]
     


  3. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,002 posts, 468 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    Remote adjustable Genoa cars
     


  4. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    589 posts, 74 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    Ya’ll come join us.....sometime.[/QUOTE]
    I would be Happy to check out your neighborhood-It looks beautiful, But It would take us a LONG time to sail there or getting the boat trucked would be a little expensive also!
    There are no mountains on the Great Lakes and we are salt free.
    Beautiful Photos though-Nice Boat also!
     


  5. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,795 posts, 1,189 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Absolutely! They are on the spring outfitting list. Probably going with Garhauer as the Harken require new tracks.
     


  6. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    1,002 posts, 468 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    You may want to checkout the site Yacht Shop, they are in Halifax, pricing and the exchange may make it a very worth while visit.
     


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  7. DArcy - Islay Mist

    DArcy - Islay Mist

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    236 posts, 183 likes
    C&C 27 MkII
    Ca Ottawa
    Self tailing winches were a huge improvement.
     


  8. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,795 posts, 1,189 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    I would love to get new Harken towable genoa leads, however, they no longer make the cars that work on standard T-Track. So, when you add the cost of the CB track, the cars and related equipment, it just too pricey, even with the exchange rate. Because the Harken use ball bearings they work much easier than the Garhauer and the old Harken that fit on T-Tracks.

    The Garhauers are only $500 if you include the swivel cam cleats. That puts them in almost affordable range. After the upgrades this past year, Susan now looks more closely at UPS deliveries. She now compares household improvements to boat improvements, "I found a new living room rug, it costs less than that new mainsail you just bought." :rolleyes:
     


  9. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    1,027 posts, 489 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    Great plan! All we need now is May 2019 and good health. Currently, May is the problem.
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,216 posts, 2,753 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Sailing like the “Golden Years” without an iPhone, chart plotter or gps is not they same as racing around the world in a 36 foot boat. The boats of the race demasted and no longer competitors were sailed in Southern Ocean conditions that most sailors would be ashore tucked away happily saying “nothing on the earth could entice me to go to sea today”. It is weather even Maine Lobstermen, given the choice, would rather be tied up in port then in a sea of confusion 6-9 meters high.

    My comment was to say that a chart plotter is nice, but not essential. With a current chart, a working compass, and a depth sounder a skipper can safely navigate a boat out and back to port. Do we become dependent on the electronics? Probably. Should we expect them to be 100% reliable? No.

    Why an occasional trip with them turned off would be good for our seanmanship and maybe even our soul.
     


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  11. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Sort of like a whole summer, short as it was, enjoying regular emails with the folks at Navionics trying to get the chart card replaced, without a plotter? Yeah, just like that.
     


  12. Sailavie1

    Sailavie1

    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    197 posts, 175 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    How about we now change this question just a wee bit to;
    What is the best thing you are GOING to buy for your boat that you are currently doing with out? After all, Christmas is coming. ;)
     


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  13. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Santa @Sailavie1 ? Cool. I’ll forward the list.
     


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  14. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,826 posts, 2,025 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Adding me to your boat wi
    whats up with May? Not that I’ll be in NY then. Are you ok?
     


  15. Mikem

    Mikem

    Joined Dec 20, 2009
    475 posts, 82 likes
    Hunter 466
    US Bremerton
    Full enclosure. It allows us to sail year round. It also protects the helm console, chartplotter, leather wrapped wheel, engine instrument console, and compass. It is like adding another half a boat.
     


  16. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    1,016 posts, 238 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    One of the best upgrades that I have done is adding a “smart plug.”
    No more fumbling to get the plug inserted and no more fuss with the retainer ring. I purchased a second one to use for a yet to be installed A/C circuit.
    Going to take it easy for Christmas this year;
    Reskinned the dodger & replaced the panels as well as added a connector between the dodger & Bimini during Spring and just completed a haul out for bottom paint and compound/wax last month....that’s enough for one Year!
     


  17. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,597 posts, 1,259 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    :worthless:
     


  18. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,807 posts, 809 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Here is Herb clark on his c270 in Alaska
    IMG_0434.jpg
     


  19. Gene S

    Gene S

    Joined Nov 29, 2015
    170 posts, 37 likes
    Delphia 37
    US Tacoma
    200 watts of solar and upgraded battery bank. It's nice not having to run the engine so much.
     


  20. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    869 posts, 150 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    Type 1 linear drive to replace wheel pilot.
     



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