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Old 23-03-2006, 18:09   #1
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upgrading charter cat

Own a 45 catamaran coming out of charter. Want to fix her up for cruising but am mechanically and electronically ignorant, but with a wish list of additions, all of which have been selected from reading, web, etc, no idea if on the right track i.e. Generator (Panda 8) Water maker (spectra Newport 400), air compressor (Brownie yacht pro light duty). Then other, miscellaneous, electronic, plumbing, rigging upgrades. This indicates I need to hire a professional. No idea of where to contract such a consulting service. As yacht is coming out of charter in Belize, prefer to restrict Geographic area to South (preferably Honduras) and North (Ft Lauderdale). Recommendations, thoughts, ideas welcome
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missed this post when it was first added. I cant help you with an actual name. However, there are a number of acknowledged hurrican season bolt holes even used by the charter companies. This would be the time of year that the charter people would do their maintenance, so likely to be reasonable facilities. I would start my search by establishing a contact with charter companies and getting a clue to where they go and who they use. IIRC southern Grenada (even since the hurricane) has some good tradespeople.

Dont forget that a cat should be as light as possible. There are combined generator/compressors available. You will also need to get strong attachments to hold your tanks
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Maybe it comes under your heading of miscellaneous electronics but, if not... I would add an inverter - at least 2kw.
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