Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring Projects

The warm winter has made me long for spring. I am hoping is it just around the corner. We are after all nearing the first of February and I trust the worst of the winter is behind us. We took a great vacation to the British Virgin Island over Christmas with the kids and were able to do a little sailing while we were there.

It is time to start making the wish lists for spring projects on the boat.  I completed several last year, getting the bottom painted, replacing the hatch slides, replacing the deck hatch, replacing halyards and installing the Raymarine ST40 depth and speed.

This year my wish list includes a few things to improve the sail handling and comfort of the boat. As always time and money have to be considered.

1. New spinlock rope clutches
2. Refinish the hatch boards
3. New self tailing winches
4. Stearn rail
5. Repaint trailer
6. New trailer tires
7. Bluetooth speakers for iPad stereo
8. Swim ladder
9. Porta potty