Reining in Costs & Simplifying
The fuel tank replacement and all the associated smaller projects cost about $10,000 and it was not planned as part of my 30-year retrofit. So, I feel the need to strip down my list of future boat projects or we will never be able to retire and go cruising. So, I have created another list--"Frivolous" boat projects. I will simply transfer projects that I can do without onto this new list. There is also something to say for "simplifying"--it means less things to go wrong.
|Dinghy davits on the stern of S/V Irish Melody, a sister ship,|
shown here cruising the South Pacific.
|Used Barient #22 Winch Just Purchased|
for the second jib halyard which will be used
to lift the dinghy onto the foredeck
A Maxwell Anchor Windlass
|A close up view of the surface of the hull|