Sarah's Equipment
Here is the list of equipment currently installed or carried on Sarah.  I inherited a fair amount of equipment from the Previous Owner (PO).  Although that equipment was in fair to good working order at the time of the sale, I completed a fairly massive equipment upgrade to prepare Sarah as a live-aboard vessel in 2003 and as a trans-Atlantic cruiser in 2005. 
After I returned to the USA in 2007 I started another round of upgrades to prepare Sarah for further cruises.
This page documents some of the history of the many upgrades I have performed on Sarah.
See Equipment Upgrades and Electronics menus on the left for detailed information on some of these changes.  Where I have documented an upgrade with pictures I have also provided a link to the upgrade page in the listing below.
The equipment is grouped into the categories shown on the right.  Each cagegory is Hyperlinked to the potion of the page that deals with that equipment.
Cabin Equipment
Galley
Head
Electrical Systems
Electronics
Deck Equipment and Rigging
Mechanical Equipment and Pumps
Cabin Equipment
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented/Upgraded with Upgraded in
Air Conditioner Oceanair, currently in good working condition Added a 5,000 BTU window A/C that temporarily mounts in the cockpit companionway when dockside during the hotest months. 2014
Cushions The aft and main cabin cushions were 4" foam covered with white vinyl (Naugahyde) and forward cabin cushions are also 4" foam with the original covers. The aft cabin cushion has been replaced by a 7" latex foam mattress from HMC in 2003.  The main cabin cushions were replaced in 2005.  The V-berth cushion was replaced with 7" mattress from HMC in 2015. 2003
2005
2015
Cabin Lighting All light fixtures were original equipment as delivered by Pearson. Replaced all existing light fixtures.  Added new lights to all cabins.  Replaced the West Marine overhead dome lights with Alpenglow fixtures.
Upgraded the reading lamps in the main cabin with LED bulbs from DrLED.  I began replacing the Dr LED cabin light bulbs with SensiBulbs in 2008.  Replaced galley fixtures added lighting to head in 2010.  Installed additional Alpenglow in Saloon.
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2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2007
2008
2010
Storage Pearson designed in a great deal of storage space, which is one reason the 424 is such a popular cruising boat Still you cannot have too much storage space on a cruising boat, so like nearly all of the other 424 owners I have adapted much of the unused space on Sarah for storage.
Added hatches in the cabin sole to gain access to space on top of the keel.
Cut access hole in aft settee bulkheads to gain access to space aft of the water tanks.
2003
2005
2008
2010
2012
Curtains and Awnings The PO installed what appear to be commercially made curtains on household curtain track. By 2009 most of the orginal curtains had rotted away.  I made new curtains using Sunbrella Shade material.  Also made awnings for all deck hatches with the same material. 2009
Galley
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
Refrigeration Grunert engine-drive with AC motor drive attached Compressor seized on way to Bermuda.  Replaced with Sea Frost Engine Drive w/Shore Assist III 2002
Fresh Water Pump PAR 36900-0400 12v, 20-40psi The original freshwater pump failed in the first year of my ownership.  I replaced it with a PAR 36900-0200 which is identical except that it has a 10-20psi pressure switch. 

The PAR pump body cracked and started to leak during our trip down the ICW in the fall of 2004.  I couldn't get a replacement in Beaufort, NC.  I purchased a JABSCO Sensor MAX
VSD pump. 

In 2008 after several problems with the VSD pump I installed a more conventional JABSCO MAX 4 pump

2002
2004
2007
2008
Hot Water Heater Generic 6 gal tank Raritan 1700 series 6 gal tank.  I didn't properly winterize the old tank in 2000 (forgot about the check valve) and it cracked.  Installed the new Raritan tank in Spring, 2001.  2001
Galley Faucet and mixer. Appeared to be a low-priced household faucet. Replaced with moderate-priced unit from Home Depot.  The faucet can be pulled out and used as a sprayer.
The Home Depot faucet started to leak in 2008 and it was replaced by a Price Pfister faucet purchased at Loew's.  That faucet lasted only 3 years and was replaced in 2011 by Moen faucet.
2002
2008
2011
Manual galley pumps Whale foot pump Unit was not operational.  Found cracked fitting in hose line and it now works fine. 2001
2002
2006
2007
2008
Hand pump for ice box Pump had broken hose barb..  I removed this pump from the counter behind the galley sink and filled the hole with a liquid soap dispenser.
Hand pump for seawater This pump is identical to the one for the ice box.   I connected the ice box evacuation hose to this pump with a Y-valve so this pump now supports both functions. I replaced that original pump with a Finnspray pump in 2007.  The Finnspray pump was replaced by a Jabsco Topsider pump (similar to the original) in 2008.
Galley Stove Kenyon 3 burner stove w/oven Replaced with Force 10 3-burner stove with oven/broiler in 2003.  Replaced the Force 10 with a Force 10 Euro Standard stove in 2014. 2004
2014
Propane System Propane Locker Fiberglass locker on the port quarter of the cockpit.  Overboard drain on the transom.  Copper tubing between the solenoid in the locker and a solenoid above the stove. Original Equipment
Regulator Sarah came with a single stage regulator in the propane locker.  Replace that with a 2-stage regulator in 2002. 
In 2014 had difficulty getting the stove to light and stay lite.  Replaced the regulator with an indentical one that was my spare.
Within a few months that spare regulator developed a leak and was replaced with new Trident regulator.
2002
2014
2015
Propane Tanks Sarah came with 15+ year-old 6# tanks.  Replaced those tanks in 2007 and 2008 with new.  Added  additional tanks in 2009 and 2010. 2007
2009
2010
Head
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
Shower Mixer Tempo Faucet The original mixer was actually a galley faucet mounted vertically on the shower wall.  This was not very efficient for controlling the water temperature and flow, but also looked clunky.  I replaced it with a standard shower mixer from Home Depot. 2004
Shower Sump Pan Fiberglass tank located on top of keel aft of mast step. This was never an efficient installation due the nearly horizontal hose run from the shower drain to the sump tank, which is located just aft of the mast step under the main cabin sole.  Consequently, even when the system was working properly, the shower drained very slowly into the sump until the pump was turned on.  One of the hose barbs on the tank has broken off so the sump cannot be pumped dry.  I intended to remove the sump tank, but it is nearly inaccessible and appears to be glassed onto the top of the keel area.  I  left the tank in place, but reran the sump hose directly to a whale macerator overboard pump.
Since I installed the original Whale pump I've had three failures with two pumps.  I replaced the Whale pump with a Jabsco pump (non-macerator with filter) in 2008.
2003
2008
Basin Faucet Unknown manufacture This faucet was functional, but its low profile made it difficult to use.  I replaced it with another Home Depot purchase. 2004
Toilet & Sewage Handling PAR PHE II Marine Head.  Raritan LectraSan treatment tank. After having to clear clogged sewage hoses on more than one occasion, and having to deal with replacing the LectraSan, I replaced the entire toilet and sewage system with an Airhead Composting Toilet. 2008
Electrical Systems
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
Batteries (2) 4D batteries of unknown manufacture. One of the batteries failed to hold charge in summer of 2000.  Replaced both batteries with West Marine AGM batteries before Bermuda Trip.  One of those batteries failed the next spring and was replaced by West Marine under warranty.  Still evaluating whether AGM batteries are the way to go.  Their specs (no liquid electrolyte, more efficient charging, etc.) make them seem ideal for cruising boats.  They do not appear to be as robust as flooded cell batteries, but they certainly are a major improvement over Gel Batteries.

The other battery started to fail in 2004 on the way down the ICW.  I replaced the AGM batteries with Rolls wet cell batteries in 2005 before departing for Europe.

In 2006 I destroyed the Rolls batteries by leaving the battery charger in high output mode (cold temp batteries setting) and ran them dry.  The batteries were under warranty, but I was in Portugal and the Rolls dealer was in Florida.  I purchased a pair of Tudor batteries in Portugal.

In 2008 one of the Tudor batteries failed to hold charge.  I temporarily replaced those batteries with a pair of Group 27 batteries from Wal-Mart while I decided what type and brand of battery I will install next.

In September, 2008 I replaced the Walmart batteries with (4) Dekka 6-volt batteries.

In 2012 I added a Group 24 starting battery and re-wiredthe 6-volt batteries into a single house bank.

In 2014 one of the 6V battery banks failed and I replaced that bank with identical Deka batteries from West Marine.  The other battery bank failed during a Bahamas cruise that winter.  When I returned to the states later that year I replaced all of the batteries with Trojan T-105 batteries.

2001
2005
2006
2008
2012
2014

Battery Charger

Raritan

This unit was still working, but I replaced it with a Statpower charger to accommodate the AGM batteries and to provide a charge for the generator starting battery.    The Statpower (Xantrex) charger also can run on the 50 Hz power in Europe.

2002

Shore Power

110VAC shore power is provided through a Marinco receptacle to a 50A breaker on the electrical panel.  Power is distributed to various on board circuits by the AC breaker panel over the Navigation Station. The original deck receptacle showed signs of burns and arcing.  Replaced that deck receptacle with an identical Marinco item.  Then added a Mastervolt Isolation Transformer as part of my plan for European 230VAC/50hz power.  I replaced and moved the AC power selector switch in 2008. 2000
2005
2008
Electric Fans None Installed Hella Turbo fans in galley. forward cabin and the aft cabin.  Replaced the aft cabin Hella fan with a Cafrano fan in 2008.  Added 2 Cafrano fans in the Saloon, 1 Cafrano in the head and another at the Nav Desk.  One of the Cafrano fans in the saloon failed and was replaced with another Cafrano in 2011.
One of the Cafrano fans in the saloon failed and was replaced in 2013.
The Cafrano fan in the head failed in 2015 and was replaced.
2000
2005
2008
2009
2011
2013
2015
Inverter 600w inverter was wired in an unsafe manner. The 600W inverter was removed and sold on eBay in 2005.  Still (2015) trying to decide what type of inverter to use.  
Electronics
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
EPIRB None ACR 406mhz unit
In 2007 the battery on the EPIRB was out of date and needed to be replaced.  I elected instead to replace it with a new unit.  This EPIRB has a GPS interface.
2001
2007
Radio Receivers/Transceivers Sarah was equipped with an old, but working Apelco VHF radio.  There is a cockpit speaker; however, when it is connected the speaker in the unit is muted.  When motoring it is very difficult hear the radio, even with my head within 3 feet of the internal speaker. I replaced the VHF with in ICOM M402 with Remote Commander.  The Remote Commander provides a full-power handheld for the cockpit, replacing the cockpit speaker arrangement.
The cord on the Remote Commander was deteriorating so I purchased a new unit in 2012.
2004
2012
Purchased a used ICOM M700 and SGC 230 Antenna Tuner from Dick Juppenlatz (Cruising Services & Supplies).  Added Pactor IIex modem (w/Pactor III upgrade)

Replaced the M700 with an ICOM M802 in 2005.

Added a Furuno NAVTEX receiver in 2005.

Added a Horizon HX-750S handheld VHF radio in 2007

2001
2004
2005
2007
Entertainment Old Panasonic FM/AM/Cassette unit installed at the navigation station.  Speakers in the main cabin are working.  The speakers in the aft cabin were disconnected. Replaced the Panasonic with a Sony AM/FM/CD unit.  Added CD changer. 

In 2003 added 17" Samsung LCD TV and Sony DVD player to my Boat Entertainment Center.  That TV died in 2010 and was replaced with a 26" Samsung LCD TV.  That unit only lasted 2 years and was replaced by a Toshiba 24" LED unit in 2012.

In 2006 replaced the Sony stereo receiver with an Alpine 9847 with an iPod interface.  See iPod discussion here.

Relocated the stereo to the main cabin in 2007.

The Alpine died in 2007 and was replaced by another Alpine model.

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2003

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2006

2007

2010

2012

Sailing Instruments Signet knot meter and depth sounder.  Datamarine wind instrument. All sailing instruments were replaced with Raymarine ST60 instruments.
The ST60 knotmeter display was replaced in 2007 after it was damaged on the sail back from Europe.
The wind display failed and was replaced in 2012 by a used ST60+ display.
Repaced the knotmeter sending unit in 2013.  My repeatedly forgetting to pull the sender when dockside resulted in one of the vanes in the sender being broken off by either a diver or power washer cleaning the hull.
In 2015 the bearings on the masthead wind sender seized. I replaced the bearings with ones from a used, non-functional sender purchased on eBay.
2003
2007
2012
2013
2015
AIS Engine None Added NASA AIS Engine in 2006.  Replaced the NASA AIS Engine with the SR161 in 2007. 2006
2007
Autopilot Autohelm 3000 Wheel pilot. Raytheon (Autohelm/Raymarine) ST6000+ w/ST600R Remote controller installed in 2000.

Replaced the drive motor in 2006.  Also replaced the Type 300 course computer with the S3 course computer.  Added wireless remote controller.

In 2012 replaced the ST600R with a ST6002 mounted on the mizzen mast.  The ST600R still works, but the LCD backlight does not work and there is no repair offered by Raymarine.

The ST6000 control unit at the nav station failed in 2012 and was replaced by a used ST6001+ controller.

2000

2006

2012

Radar Sitex T100 CRT burned out in 2000.  No replacement parts from Sitex.  Could not find an electronics shop willing to work on it.  Removed from boat and discarded after return from Bermuda.

Replaced with Raymarine Pathfinder 24" Radome Scanner and C-120 LCD display.  This display also provides an Electronic Chart Plotter (see Navigation Instruments, below).

2004
Navigation Instruments Apelco Loran We apparently fried the loran while unit testing the M700 SSB radio just prior to our departure for Bermuda. 

I finally got around to installing a fixed mount Raymarine GPS as part of the Radar and Chart Plotter upgrade.  The Raymarine C-120 LCD display supports both the Radar (see above), Navionics Electronic Charting as well as all of the other Raymarine instruments connected to the SeaTalk bus (Autopilot, wind, depth, speed, GPS).

I also purchased the Fugawi Electronic Chart System for my PC.  I intended to use this system primarily for voyage planning rather than actual navigation, although it is a backup to the Navionics system.  It is also the source for most of the chart images I have published on this web .

In 2005 I added the Softwar-On-Board (SOB) navigation package to my computers.  I ugraded this product repeatedly over the next 5 years and used it exte nsively in Europe, where electronic charts are not free.
In 2015 it is apparent that Digiboat, the company that published SOB, is out of business.  I've removed SOB from my navigation computer.

In  2010 I started to use OpenCPN as my PC chart plotter.

I purchased two refurbished Dell Latitude laptops from the Dell Auction web-site in 2005.  They are identical 1GHz computers  These will provide my primary onboard computing for navigation, email and general computing.  The computer which I maintain this website (Dell Studio XPS) is secured when underway.

The Raymarine Raystar 120 GPS receiver started to fail in 2007 and was replaced by a Raystar 125.  In 2011 that GPS started to report an incorrect COG when the heading was between 350 and 360 true.  Replaced the 125 with a Raystar 125 Plus.

The hard drive on one of the Dell laptops failed in 2008.  I purchased two more Dell laptops (1.6 GHz) from the Dell Auction site.  The old Dells ran under Win2K, the new ones run under WinXP.  The keyboard on one of the WinXP Dells lost several keys and was replaced with a newer Dell running Win 7 in 2012.

I will always have paper charts for whatever cruising area I am in.  In addition, I will always carry my 30-year old plastic Davis sextant on off-shore trips.

2004
2005
2007
2008
2010
2012
2015
NMEA Multiplexer None Added a Brookhouse NMEA multiplexer in 2005 to help integrate all of my electronics.  In 2007 I upgraded the Brookhouse Mux to their AIS-C model.  In the process of this upgrade I acquired a backup multiplexer. 2005
2007
Man Overboard Life ring on stern rail. Replaced the life ring with a Life Sling system.
Added Raymarine Lifetag system in 2007.
Replced the original Life Sling in 2008 with one in a hard canister.
2001
2007
2008
Deck and Rigging Equipment
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
Winches Cockpit: Lewmar 48 3-speed Andersen 46ST 2-speed self-tailing 2003
Mainsheet: Lewmar 25 2-speed    
Mainmast: (1) Lewmar 25 2-speed, (1) Lewmar 16 2-speed (2) Andersen 16 2-speed 2003
Mizzenmast: (1) Lewmar 16 2-speed, (1) Lewmar 10 single speed At the suggestion of Jack Tyler I added a small mainsheet block set to the aft end of the mizzen boom.  This replaced the previous arrangement of the mizzen sheet running through a block on the stern pulpit back to the mizzen boom and forward to a winch on the mizzen mast.  This dinky little sail does not need a winch for trimming the sheet.  Making this change will allow the bimini to be higher and extend to the back of the mizzen mast.  It also allows the previous mizzen sheet winch to be used as a halyard winch for a future mizzen staysail.
I added a second set of tackle in 2012.  This allows on of the tackle sets to operate and the sheet and the other as vang/preventer.  This change also made it easier to the use one tackle as a crane for the outboard with other holding the boom jin place.
2004
2012
Deck Hatches 4 Bomar hatches; one small in the shower stall, one medium in the galley, one large in the main cabin, and one large in the forward cabin. The forward, main cabin and galley hatches have been replaced with Lewmar Ocean Hatches.  An additional hatch was installed over the berth in the aft cabin.  I don't intend to replace the hatch in the shower stall unless it breaks. 2001 - 2003
Openning Port Lights One on port side in the forward cabin.  One on starboard side in main cabin.
Main Mast Standing Rigging Original Pearson rigging Added Solent Stay 2005
Replaced all of the main mast rigging in 2007 using Sta-Lok terminals. 2007
Mizzen Mast Standing Rigging Original Pearson rigging Replaced all rigging in 2013 with Sta-Lok terminals 2013
Roller Furling Harken Still working fine in 2015.  
Dinghy Davits Caste aluminum cantilevered from cockpit rear deck. I removed the davits and sold them on eBay to make room for the Monitor Wind Vane.  2004
Lifelines Double vinyl covered SS wire rope with turnbuckles at each end.  Mid ship gate with Pelican hooks. Replaced by Mack Sails Rigging in Stuart, FL in 2005.  Those lifelines were replaced again in 2012.  This time with uncovered SS wire cable. 2005
2012
Mainsheet System 6:1 mid-boom purchase on a vertically radiused traveler beam track between two aluminum risers.  Main sheet led to swivel deck block then to cheek block and winch on cabin trunk.  Fixed blocks on boom.  Replaced fixed boom blocks with Lewmar swivel blocks.  A few years later I realized that I needed a combination of fixed and swivel blocks.  The forward block which leads to the turning block on top of the cabin trunk, needs to be on a swivel to allow it to align with the deck block.  The other two mainsheet blocks need to be fixed to prevent the mainsheet from twisting and creating additional friction.  I lost the pins that were used to convert the Lewmar blocks to fixed blocks, so I replaced the aft blocks with Schaeffer blocks. 2000

2004

Main Sail Preventer Boom vang attached to rail Added a permanently rigged preventer system. 2011
Mizzen Sheet System The original arrangement of the mizzen sheet running to a winch on the mast always was overkill for this miserable little sail.  When I ordered a bimini from Leonard Canvas in Solomons, Clark Mckinney pointed out that this arrangement restricted both the height and forward extend of the bimini.   I took Jack Tyler's recommendation and put the entire sheet arrangement on stern rail.  I also added a double rope clutch on the mizzen boom for the reef line and outhaul.
In 2011 I added a second block and tackle to the mizzen boom to allow me to move one  takle to leeward while still maintaining control of the mizzen.   In 2012 I added a single rope clutch for the topping lift.
2004
2011
2012
Halyards and sheets. Serviceable, but aged rope.  Halyards were wire-rope. Replaced all halyards with NE Rope Sta-Set X.  Replaced Genoa and mizzen sheets, main sail reef lines with Sta-Set.  Replaced main sail sheet, and traveler control lines with NE Rope Regatta Braid.  Regatta Braid is my preferred rope where a little stretch is acceptable.  It is by far the easiest braided rope to splice and handle.

Replaced the main mast halyards with 1/2" Sta-Set X again in 2003 after replacing the masthead sheaves and converting the mast to internal halyards.  The previous halyards  were too large (9/16").  Also added 2nd jib halyard and a topping lift for the boom.  At the same time I added rope clutches for all halyards on the main mast.

In 2012 replaced the Genoa sheets with 7/16 Sta-Set rope.

Replaced the Genoa halyard with 1/2" Sta-Set X.  Needed the two jib halyards to be the same size so they can go through the same double rope clutch on the mast.  The old Genoa halyard will become the stay-sail halyard on the Solent Stay.

In 2009 added track and cars to the top of the cabin trunk to allow the re-cut stay sail to be sheeted inside the shrouds.

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2003

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2009

2012

Sails 135% Genoa, Working Jib, Fully Battened Mainsail, Full Battened Mizzen. Added Asymmetrical Spinnaker, ATN Gale Sail storm jib. 2001
Replaced Genoa with a laminate from Quantum Sail in 2002.
The Sunbrella cover on the leech came loose on the way back from Europe in 2007 and was replaced.
The spreader chafe protection material came loose in 2011 and was replaced in 2012.  The tack fitting broke in 2012 and was replaced.
2002
2007
2012
Replaced Mainsail with a laminate from Quantum Sails.  The foot of the mainsail was torn on the way to Europe in 2005 and was repaired in Horta.  The luff of the sail tore in 2011 on the way south to Florida and was repaired by Pat's Canvas and Sail Repair shop in Jacksonville.
Finally replaced the mainsail with a Dacron, loose-footed sail from Neil Pride in 2015
2003
2005
2011
2015
Added staysail for Solent Stay in 2005, recut the sail in 2008.  Modified the ATN Gale Sail by removing the sleeve that wraps around the furled head sail and added hanks so it can be set on the Solent Stay.
2005
2008
Replaced the original mizzen sail with a loose-footed, batten-less sail from Neil Pride in 2015. 2015
Navigation Lights Running: Perko bow and stern lights embedded in hull Added Aqua-Signal masthead tricolor in 2003.  Added Aqua-Signal stern light to stern rail in 2005 because the Monitor Wind Vane obscured the original light mounted on the transom.
Replaced the bow lights with Aqua-Signal Bi-Color light on the bow pulpit.
Replaced the incandescent bulbs in the masthead tricolor with Dr LED bulbs in 2007.
2003
2005
2006
2007
Anchor: Perko Replaced by tricolor.  The DrLED bulb in the tricolor dimmed to the point of almost complete failure by 2013.  I know use a portable anchor light from Bebi Electronics. 2003
2013
Deck: Small Perko spreader lights on main mast, Forespar floodlight on mizzen mast Replaced spreader lights with larger Perko units.  Added Aqua-Signal foredeck light.
Added LED lights to cockpit in 2010.
2003
2010
Windvane Self-Steering I retained my Aries Windvane when I sold my Columbia 8.7, but never installed it on Sarah.  The Northern Lights generator blocks access to the portion of the transom where the Aries mounts would have to be installed.  I eventually sold the Aries on eBay. After looking at virtually all of the windvane products on the market, I finally settled on the Monitor Windvane and installed in spring, 2004. 2004
Dodger & Sun Cover Black Sunbrella dodger in poor to fair condition. 
Black sailcovers
Dodger was discarded after Bermuda trip. 
Had new covers (Sunbrella Toast) made for the main sail and mizzen at the same time I purchased the new Genoa from Quantum.  These covers lasted until 2010 when they were replaced with covers made by Custom Canvas in New Bern, NC.
In 2004 I acquired a dodger and bimini from Leonard Canvas in Solomons, MD (Quantum).
In 2011 the Dodger was replaced by Pat's Canvas and Sail Repair shop in Jacksonville, FL.  At the same time I added sun awnings to the Bimini.
In 2012 the Bimini was replaced, also by Pat's Canvas and Sail Repair shop.  The new Bimini has an insert between the Bimini and the Dodger, providing more protetion from the sun and rain.
In 2013 I added a deck awning with fittings for collecting rain water.
2002
2004
2010
2011
2012
2013
Boarding Ladder Stern ladder.  This ladder was difficult to climb as the stand-offs were too short, and it had to be moved to make room for the Montior Windvane I replaced the stern ladder with a removable ladder that mounts on the genoa track. 2005
Passerelle None.  A passerelle is a necessary feature of cruising in Europe as few marinas have finger piers to allow one to get on or off the boat. I purchased a Passerelle in Gibraltar, but did not install it until I arrived in Almerimar, Spain.  The Passerelle wass sold before departing Europe in 2007.  I have retained the mounting bracket on the bow as it provides a place to set my foot when hauling the anchor onboard.
The mounting bracket was removed in 2013.
2006
2007
2013
Mast Ascension Bosun chair Added ATN Top Climber and steps on main mast 2001-2003
Steering Edson Quadrant Wheel Steering Replaced original 32" Destroyer Wheel with 40" Wheel.  I like to stand  on the cockpit benches when steering into a dock, raft-up or anchorage.  When standing on a bench I had to lean down to steer with the 32 " wheel.  The 40" wheel allows me to stand erect on the bench giving me greater visibility of the bow.  Subsequently I have negated this advantage by covering the cockpit with a Bimini.  I can no longer stand erect on either bench.  I knew there were reasons I didn't want a Bimini.
The brake on the Edson steerer was replaced in 2008.
The light in the Ritchie compass was replaced with an LED light in 2009.
Purchased replacement chain, cables and fittings for the Edson steerer in 2015 - not yet installed.
2000
2008
2009
Aluminum Emergency Tiller I added two sets of block and tackle to the Emergency Tiller to make it more manageable should I ever have to use it. 2005
Life Raft None Purchased a Switlik MD-2 raft 2004
Ground Tackle Lofrans Royal manual windlass.  One rope gypsy (port) and one 3/8" BBB chain gypsy (starboard) Purchased 3/8" proof coil chain wheel from Imtra for the chain rode on the Bruce anchor.  Added chain wheel for 5/16" chain in 2008.
Replaced by Quick Hector 1500W electric windlass with remote control and chain counter.
2005
2008
2013
44# Harborfast, Chinese CQR-Type plow anchor, 6' chain, 150' rope.

12# Danforth anchor, 6' 1/2" chain, 150 rope

Added 44# Bruce anchor, 50' 3/8" Proof Coil chain, 400' 3/4" rope in 2001..
Added 60# Manson Supreme anchor in 2009.  Sold the CQR-type anchor in 2010.
Replaced the 50' of 3/8" proof coil chain with 375' of 5/16" G40 chain and 200' of 3/4" rope in 2008.  This also required a new chain wheel on the windlass. 
The Bruce anchor was sold in 2012.
Added a Fortress FX-23 in 2012 as a backup anchor to the Manson.  Shortened the old anchor rode to 12' of 3/8" chain and 200' of 3/4" rope.  This anchor and rode are stored in the Port cockpit locker.
Replaced the starboard anchor roller with a Kingston QR-30 roller in 2013.
2001
2008
2009
2010
2012
2013
Anchor Locker Installed deck pipe in foredeck anchor locker to allow chain to run into anchor well then to the chain locker below.  Previously I used the deck vent for the chain locker to run the rode below. 2010
Modified the locker hatch to allow the Quick  windlass to overhang the locker 2013
Mechanical Equipment and Pumps
Equipment Item Original Equipment Replaced by or Augmented with Upgraded in
Deck and Ground Tackle Wash Down None Installed Shurflo pump under V-berth in the forward cabin.  Seawater pickup is from the unused seacock previously used for a second air conditioner.  Deck plug is in the anchor well where the hose is stored. 2001
Bilge Pump Manual diaphragm pump in cockpit.  Medium performance electric pump and float switch. Replaced electric pump with larger capacity Rule pump.  Replaced float switch with USS switch. 2003
Generator Northern Lights 4.5 KVa Replaced water pump, waterlift muffler and brushes in 2009 2009
Engine Westerbecke 60, 54 hp Repowered with Yanmar 4JH4-AE 2008
Transmission Paragon Repowered with Velvet Drive 71C Direct Drive
The VD was rebuilt in 2010 and the damper plate replaced.    Due to an installation error, the damper plated was replaced again in 2011.
2008
2010
2011
Fuel Tank Original steel tank Replaced with aluminum tank during repower 2008
V-Drive Walter RV-20 Unit was factory rebuilt in 2000.
The RV-20 was replaced by a RV-26 in 2010.
2000
2010
Propeller Michigan Wheels, 3-Blade, 20x10 20" Maxprop Classic 2003
Dinghy Fiberglass sailing dinghy I donated the dinghy provided by the PO to the Town Creek marina and retained the 10' RIB from my previous boat.  That dinghy was replaced by a 10' AB RIB in 2004.  That RIB was replaced by an AB 8.5' Aluminum RIB in 2014.  I created a page on the maintenance of the RIB. 1996
2004
2014
Outboard Motor None I retained the Mariner 9.9 HP outboard from my previous boat. 1997