+1 on what PaulOz writes
This is what we did.
Options from Lagoon:
- cruiser package or whatever it is called including
- electric winches.
- plotter up and down
- both fridges
- anchor remote
- spinnaker gear
, can be all done by solar and we use a LOT of power on our boat
- air con, only need it if you are a marina guy. At anchor there is always enough wind
and it is a lot cooler out there. We are only in marinas
when we need repairs
Our own options
, 25 Delta
is way too small and tends to plough the anchorages
- portable Dometic 100L freezer
- counter top ice maker, costs about $150
- domestic washing
- spectra water maker under port fwd cabin bed
. Keeps all water tanks
- 3kW inverter, adding 2nd 3kW this fall
- replaced lead batts with 1400Ah LiFePo
- installed Vesper AIS
8000 with display at nav station inside
- kept the original chargers but disconnected from boat power. Just run extension cord to it when in different voltage marina. You can plug
in anywhere in the world as they are 100-250V 40-70 Hz. We can run everything we need from our inverters, so only need to charge the batts when in a marina.
- also ICOM VHF radio
as it interfaces with Vesper which lets you make DSC
call directly to AIS
target without entering number
- two I70 instruments and second P70 autopilot
at nav station inside for night and bad weather
- VHF remote at fly bridge
- more solid spinnaker mast
- extra,spinnaker halyard
with rope clutch
next to main halyard
- 3rd reef luff line led to the cleat at main halyard rope clutch
. I don't want to have to climb the mast
to put the reef hook in with 3m waves on the nose
- made our own full bridge-width bimini
One thing I changed now on 3 L450s - the main dousing line is rigged from the main head
board coming down beside the cars.
In a strong aft wind
the line can wrap around the radar
or any of the shroud
strongpoints at the mast and you can not lower the main. The dousing line needs to be fed THROUGH the slots in the batten car attachments and the block at the foot of the mast located directly under the main track. No more tangle problems and climbing the mast to free the dousing line.
- NOT solar can be done better and much cheaper yourself. We installed 1800W for about $3000 including 2Outbacks and all support structure and cabling.