Re: CYOA - Best Improvements to make
Thanks, but others on this list will jump in with other specific
questions. For example, what engine does she have? Depending on that, there are
specific areas of inspection such as fuel filters, packing glands, exhaust manifold
weak areas, thinks like that. The keel bolts need to be checked out too. Keep
the questions coming. This list loves to get projects they can armchair.
Challenger # 74, "Ouroboros"
Los Lunas, NM
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> Thank you for the specifics. You 'll probably be getting future emails from
> me for thoughts/suggestions. In the meantime I'll check out the names and
> companies you've recommended.
> Thank you very much.
> Ian Zimmerman
- I just ordered the book- This Old Boat. I look forward to the chapter on "prioritizing" tasks.
I'm going to have my boat hauled out in the next few days so that the work can begin.
I think it only fair that every American do his or her share to help this sluggish economy along. That's what I'm telling my wife but I get the distinct impression that she doesn't love this country like I do. What's a patriot to do?
--- On Mon, 12/1/08, welshman@... <welshman@...> wrote:
From: welshman@... <welshman@...>
Subject: Re: CYOA - Best Improvements to make
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008, 10:37 PM
There are a lot of C-45 owners on the list so you will get a lot of input from
them. You really need to get your hands on "This Old Boat"by Don Casey. He has a
whole chapter on quantifying and prioritizing tasks that is worth the price alone.
There is a new addition due out in April of next year but the current addition is
fine. Your library might have a copy.
> Folks I'm new to this site so please forgive me if I'm asking a
> question that either too broad or one that has already been answered.
> But here goes:
> I'm finalizing the purchase of a 1972 45'Columbia and I'd like to
> bring her up to date both cosmetically and functionally.
> What recommendations would you make regarding the functional
> improvements? I've purchased the boat at a decent price so I have
> some money for improvements. TO be specific I'd like to add both
> roller furling for the jib and main (I'm told in boom are the better
> of the options). How much should I expect to pay for each?
> I'd like to put a navigation/GPS all in one screen both in the
> cockpit and one in the Nav station. Any recommendations for
> the "glass cockpit" look?
> Auto pilot recommendations - simple and dependable is prefered as I
> intend to use the boat allot and most of the time it will be short
> AC installation? I hate to sleep in hot muggy air.
> Any recommendations in the event I decide to change out the fixed or
> running rigging. I know particularly little about rigging. Is there a
> Cadillac when it comes to rigging mfgs? Does anyone have experience
> changing out most if not all the hardware that came with their
> original boat. I'd like the boat to have new, solid, strong stainless
> wherever possible.
> You can see that I have a lot to learn- I acknowledge that but any
> tips along the lines set out above would be most welcomed.
> Finally can anyone recoomed a project manager to oversee the work? Or
> even a dependable yard. The boat is on the North east coast and I
> intend to sail it down the ICC to the Bahamas eventually so I have
> some flexibility when it comes to where and when I would have the
> work done.
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