I'll answer a couple of posts here.
Alan, I will vent it when cooking
. And it's a propane
gas stove. The heater is direct vent so no worries there but I'm going to buy an carbon monoxide detector. I saw the dinghy
roller setup on the Searunner
thread and it looks good. I'm trying to find a used dinghy
. I don't want to pay $2000 for new. Compost head
is an option but another $6 bills. I don't expect to do much more than daysailing this winter and the porta potty will have to do. The autopilot
will be ahead of the new toilet (head!). Ahead of the head
The boat is a Buccaneer/Kraken hybrid. I looked at both designs and can't really see any one thing that stands out. The seller told me that the PO said it was modified with input from Kurt Hughes
. I contacted KH and he said he doesn't recall
and if he did any engineering it would have been minimal. It's possible that Lock Crowther also had some input if the boat was in the construction phase before 93 when he died. I'm not too concerned about the design changes because it's been that way for 20 years. It has lines and hardware
everywhere so I can really tweak the sails
. The boat does have an acceptable level of funk which I like. The inside is more like when I used to use the camper shell on my truck decades ago. Pretty basic.
Jay and Scout, it does have a Kiwigrip style nonskid. The R2A is a possibility and this boat could be a contender. We'll wait and see on that.
She's still up in Orcas. There's heavy rain high winds and flash flood warnings until tomorrow. After that the weather
is decent. I gotta get my baby down here.