I agree labor is cheaper in Mexico
. So are real estate prices which is why it is so surprising to see comparable prices to here in the Pacific Northwest
where I am paying $5.50 a foot per month to keep my boat.
As for what I am having done: Brion Toss is reworking mast
. Carol Hasse is working on new sails
. We are working on a main with about 22% more area. Since we have a double headed cutter
, the new genoa
will be huge but light. The Solent will also be bigger but meant to be our everyday sail since that stay is 1/2 wire. That is massive.
New back stays will be synthetic with the ssb antenna
threaded inside. We will also use synthetic for the runners and removable staysail stay. The twin spinakker poles will get new ends and control rigging
. Topping lift
will also will now be synthetic with lighly leveraged control on the aft end of the boom. The lazy jacks and bag will be changed to synthetic with no more bag but a truly UV resistant sail cover
. All in all a lighter and user friendly rigg.
Other work will include a hard aluminum dodger
, solid top rail lifeline and two synthetic lifelines
. Finally I will tear the drive train apart to check and service
it. Probably re-prop for greater efficiency.
On the interior
........stand by, that comes this winter.