ARGH --- I hate sideways pics.
I recently purchased my first sailboat (and boat). It's a 1985 S2 9.2C (center cockpit). It sat on the hard
for 3 years. The Seller to me purchased it in Nov, 2016 and did 5 months of work
including new head
, painted mast
, upgraded the electronics
, installed AC, replaced all the hoses and belt on Yanmar 2GM
, and painted the bottom. This has been a freshwater boat
for a few years.
I'm planning on a few upgrades to the galley
and I also need a bimini
. My plan is for this to be lake (Pickwick) boat
and sail as much as I can. I'm self-employed (under and unemployed, at present), so I can get to the boat during the week. The old CNG stove
; I've removed it along with the CNG bottle. YIKES! The sink is useless to me....it's deep, but not wide enough. And then, there is the original icebox
I have purchased a Plastimo
Gulf 2000 propane
2 burner stove
. My plan is to add a propane
tank to the stern rail. The stove control knobs are on the front, so a few modifications are necessary to the galley
cabinet. No big deal for me. I'm a genuine handyman with a touch of perfectionist.
Summary: I have three challenges: Icebox
, Sink, and Bimini
The icebox is probably the biggest challenge. I've read numerous refrigeration
mod/upgrade threads. I don't need a freezer
; however, some type of powered refrigerator
is necessary. I've already bought a portable ice maker because how can you have a drink without ice
. I don't plan on being away from the dock
for more than a week; however, it would be nice to leave some stuff in the fridge for next week.
A few questions:
Should I tear out the existing icebox and rebuild
Or should I add insulation
to the inside of it?
I don't know the current
dimensions of the icebox; however, I have to believe that 2018 insulation
is better than 1985 insulation.
I'm leaning toward trying a KECO Eco Cooler because of my location, lake water
temperature, ease of installation
and use, etc.
Sink: I have pressured water
and even a hot water heater
(although, I think the element is burned out). I have a non-functioning foot pump
that will probably just be removed. I'm planning on putting a smallish sink back in, but it doesn't have to be so deep. Anyone have any input?
Bimini: Here's the challenge with a center cockpit
. The 9.2C traveller is located at the back edge of the cockpit
. I can stand behind the wheel
and have about 1.5 inches between the boom and the top of my head
. A bimini frame and cover may just barely fit. Should I attempt to make a model out of PVC to figure out best placement of various upright poles/stanchions/braces ? The 9.2C does have a dodger
, at present. Ideally, I'd like the bimini collapsible and the dodger
removable for certain sailing days.
I will attempt to add some pics to this post.