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    Enjoying some morning coffee and thinking about upgrades for 2012, and thought to start a thread on the topic. Any big plans for this year?

    For Personal Space;


    1. Complete sanding and oiling the wood outside
    2. New carpet everywhere, adding to flybridge and cockpit
    3. move the batteries out of the engine area
    4. replace rat fur with something not rat fur
    5. clean the engine bay
    6. windlass (if I can afford it)
    7. New gps/depth for the flybridge
    8. new windshield




    #2
    2012 Upgrades...

    1. New props, ( already got just not installed )

    2. Replace all bulbs to LED ( completed )

    3. Add the Victron Energy Battery Monitor

    4. Replace the sanitation hoses, not looking forward to that

    5. New speakers in the radar arch, old ones only lasted a year and a half, garbage

    6. Hot water tank hoses

    7. A few coats of Cetol on the railings and steps

    That is all I can think of for now, but I am sure their will be more, always is!

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      #3
      So, what are you going to do with all of the other weekends because it looks like one of them is shot, for sure?

      We plan to redo some outdoor wood, also.

      Install, or have installed, a new water heater.

      Replace some of the clear plastics of the bridge enclosure (have done most of it already)

      Replace the starting battery

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        #4
        Why move the batteries out of the engine area? Group 27 starter below the main switches and four golf carts between the stringers against the transom under the steering bar keep them out of the way, easy to service and vented away from living quarters.
        1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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          #5
          As we have just purchased our boat in October the list will probably span more than 2012.

          1) Install Splendide stackable washer and dryer which includes enlarging the washer compartment in height

          2) Replace refrigerator

          3) Enclose cockpit with canvas

          4) Enclose fly-bridge with canvas

          5) Replace the ugly box someone built to house the propane tank that is used to support the bridge helm seat. Talk about But# Ugly. This will require conversion back to pedestal seat and adding a propane storage box.

          6) Replace or re-upholster the bench on the fly-bridge

          7) Replace the VHF radio on the fly-bridge

          8) Eliminate the extra antennas that have collected over the years

          9) Install a Garmin 4012 GPS chartplotter with remote on bridge

          10) Strip and varnish exterior wood work

          11) Repair numerous items not working

          12) Remove old and outdated electronics and clean up wiring

          13) Haul out for: Bottom paint, replace shaft seals and rudder shaft packings

          14) Clean bilge

          15) Replace mini blinds in salon

          16) Remove old installed CRT TV and replace with electric fireplace

          17) Pull chain from locker and verify footage, ensure secured to boat and mark last 20 feet (boat is equipped with a counter so no need to mark footage)

          18) Install hatch in salon between mains for easier access

          19) Replace carpeting

          20) Replace the Mathers control handles in cockpit with new chrome ones. Got these for free from NHD out of their trash bin. The handles on mine are corroded these new to me ones look like new chrome.

          21) Replace pilothouse table with folding type and sturdy base leg

          22) New curtains

          23) Eventually new upholstery in the pilothouse and in the salon.

          24) Replace bolster around cockpit

          25) Wire defroster control in pilothouse that is fed from Hydronic system to be controlled automatically like the rest of the heaters for the system or manually (independent from the rest of the system thereby not requiring the Webasto to be running)

          26) Work on the pilothouse and salon sliding doors to make them work easier.

          27) Various canvas pieces to add privacy to the boat; Salon door, pilothouse triangle windows.

          28) Rewire inverter system. They have too much stuff on it and it puts too much going through one of the three lines on the boat and almost nothing going through the other two. Don't know what they were thinking. I will isolate the inverter fed systems to a stand alone distribution panel. Panel is already there but not everything is run to it.

          29) Pull exhaust risers and manifolds to inspect and clean. Need to know where I am at with them.

          30) Autopilot stopped working on the way home. Need to find out why and fix.

          For the upholstery and small canvas jobs we are looking at taking those on ourselves. The wife and I are pretty handy. May need to get a used industrial machine but would surely pay for itself over time. Almost all of the work I can do myself. Just takes time.

          As I said, we purchased the boat in October and haven't had a lot of time to do much with living on board and the winter. All these things will take time so this is a long term list.
          Patrick and Patti
          4588 Pilothouse 1991
          12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
          M/V "Paloma"
          MMSI # 338142921

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            #6
            Uncle Bob wrote:
            Why move the batteries out of the engine area? Group 27 starter below the main switches and four golf carts between the stringers against the transom under the steering bar keep them out of the way, easy to service and vented away from living quarters.
            Yeah I should have been more specific. They are staying in the compartment - just away from the motors back towards the stern as you recommend. I have a big Westerbeke in front the steering bar, so I will have to fabricate some kind of platform for either side. I don't have golf cart batteries....yet.

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              #7
              iceclimber wrote:
              Enjoying some morning coffee and thinking about upgrades for 2012, and thought to start a thread on the topic. Any big plans for this year?

              For Personal Space;
              • 1 wrote:
              • Complete sanding and oiling the wood outside
              • New carpet everywhere, adding to flybridge and cockpit
              • move the batteries out of the engine area
              • replace rat fur with something not rat fur
              • clean the engine bay
              • windlass (if I can afford it)
              • New gps/depth for the flybridge
              • new windshield

              Lets see, I did order some 2012 tides and currents data for my laptop Offshore Navigator software, which include Canada-last years did not for some darn reason. My wife wants me to add a hand hold for the transom on each side of the transom so she has something to hold onto with both hands while going from dock to boat. Got photos of some great ones on another 47 from last summer. Already have some staples on swim step. Worst job is removing 7 months of bird droppings from boat, they seem to sit in overhead rafters in covered moorage. I plan to get a prawn pot puller for the dingy. Then there is the long list of tasks we do every spring getting the boat ready for our summer trips.
              Started boating 1965
              Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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                #8
                mmichellich wrote:
                Lets see, I did order some 2012 tides and currents data for my laptop Offshore Navigator software, which include Canada-last years did not for some darn reason. My wife wants me to add a hand hold for the transom on each side of the transom so she has something to hold onto with both hands while going from dock to boat. Got photos of some great ones on another 47 from last summer. Already have some staples on swim step. Worst job is removing 7 months of bird droppings from boat, they seem to sit in overhead rafters in covered moorage. I plan to get a prawn pot puller for the dingy. Then there is the long list of tasks we do every spring getting the boat ready for our summer trips.
                Tack some heavy visquine to the rafters above the boat.
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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                  #9
                  Cut my swim platform in half and extend it 20-24". Then finish the top with this stuff. Does not get hot like Faux Teak and is soft on the feet. http://www.seadek.com/default.aspx
                  Cheers, Hans
                  2007 Carver 41 CMY
                  Twin Volvo D6-370
                  Montreal, Canada
                  Midnight Sun I Photos

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                    #10
                    Water maker

                    New chart plotter for Dinghy

                    Replace AIS Receive with Send and Receive

                    With the normal Maintenence That should put me way over the 10% of hull value again this year

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                      #11
                      MidnightSun wrote:
                      Cut my swim platform in half and extend it 20-24". Then finish the top with this stuff. Does not get hot like Faux Teak and is soft on the feet. http://www.seadek.com/default.aspx
                      Looks like an interesting product and the prices dont seem too bad. I look forward to seeing it on your boat at the marina this summer

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                        #12
                        We've spent the fall and winter trying to get our 4788 into like new condition.

                        After the watermaker goes in this week we're down to installing a crab pot puller.

                        Before we sail north I'm also going to replace the anchor rode with 600' of rode and probably 50-100' of chain.

                        I am a much poorer person than I was last summer, but my boat is in tip top shape. :surr

                        KEVIN SANDERS
                        4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                        www.transferswitch4less.com

                        where are we right now?

                        https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                          #13
                          ksanders wrote:
                          We've spent the fall and winter trying to get our 4788 into like new condition.

                          After the watermaker goes in this week we're down to installing a crab pot puller.

                          Before we sail north I'm also going to replace the anchor rode with 600' of rode and probably 50-100' of chain.

                          I am a much poorer person than I was last summer, but my boat is in tip top shape. :surr
                          That may be Kevin, but look at what you got. You will no doubt enjoy her for many years to come. There is a lot to be said for comfort. It will be good for you to get her home and start to enjoy the fruits of your labor or bank account.
                          Patrick and Patti
                          4588 Pilothouse 1991
                          12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
                          M/V "Paloma"
                          MMSI # 338142921

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                            #14
                            Papa Charlie wrote:
                            That may be Kevin, but look at what you got. You will no doubt enjoy her for many years to come. There is a lot to be said for comfort. It will be good for you to get her home and start to enjoy the fruits of your labor or bank account.
                            You must be refering to the bank account I used to have.

                            Actually I'm glad for every project NHD's done. Great group to work with.

                            KEVIN SANDERS
                            4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                            www.transferswitch4less.com

                            where are we right now?

                            https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                              #15
                              Items on my (wish) list:

                              Teleflex CH1752 Osprey Side Mount Control, Trim and Tilt

                              Full lenth swim platform

                              Replace rotted wood in engine cover and aft seats

                              9-13HP Kicker motor

                              LED light (Blue) accents

                              Fish/Depth Finder (No idea which one)

                              Chart Plotter (No idea which one)

                              VHF Radios (mounted and handheld, no idea which ones)

                              Antenna

                              Replace complete starboard side glass (completely missing)

                              Camper for aft area

                              Snap on covers

                              more to come I'm sure ...

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