Ok from when we joined CF we spoke about buying
a 440, then i started various threads discussing mod's that would be desirable/sensible given that the 440 we bought is in CROATIA
and our home country is Australia
We have the Atlantic and the Pacific to deal with so our thinking is over the next 2 years we shall totally ready the boat.
So these are the projects for this winter, i shall update with photo's and drawings for those interested just ask.
1) Upgrade anchoring:-
Ultra swivel and Ultra chain grip for new 25mm nylon bridle
length to be beam width so it forms equilateral triangle deployed.
Repair broken badly designed anchor
roller and install SS brace to prevent future problems.
2) Fit Staysail to boat:-
This requires a Spectra rope
luff, changing walkway bolts at bow and fit a suitable eye to accomodate staysail connection. Fit a halyard
exiting level with aft stays just above radar
. Fit staysail self tending arrangement including a track.
Fit a tilting panel aft above walkway holding 3 panels
giving around 810 watts.
Remove inside Gear/Throttle setup and re-install on Portside aft of cockpit
steps so i can single
handed back up and secure lines.
650, Lifetags x 4, Scanpod so i can fit E120 plotter vertically instead of the stupid horizontal spot where with poloroids you cannot read it etc etc.
Fit Raymarine camera
at first spreaders so we can see the reef passages when motoring into Lagoons etc.
Get twin matched headsails in 6.5oz so we can set them tradewind-sailing/goosewing.
Fit FFR, a reaching sail from '1Sails'.
7) PC Nav:-
Get a program running Navionics
onto my MacBook Pro with GPS
dongle so if Raymarine
goes down we have back up using same charts
8) Folding props:-
Decide and fit on slip in new year.
New sail cover
with longer skirt suiting the Profurl boom more, Shoe bag under cockpit
table connecting to table legs and Re-place large diameter washers behind docking cleats
with 8mm ally backing plates
So that's the jobs for this year's winter season prior to heading off to Greece
in late March.
That's the result of owning a boat = WORK!