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We have done SO much to the boat to get it ready!!  We purchased the boat in 2002 down in Panama.  Since then, we have done pretty much a total refit.  There is very little that we haven't replaced, sometimes multiple times, or restored.  We joked that we recycled the hull!  Here's what she looks like today....and a few pictures of where she came from.  Lots more pictures are located in the Photos area..  After a few bucks & a few months, here's what she looks like as of May 5th 2005 sitting at dock.  We are having the boom repainted for the mizzen currently and will have updated pictures when it's put back on.

I couldn't begin to list everything that has been added, but a few of the highlights are:

bulletNew 75hp Yahmar Diesel Engine
bulletAll new Standing & Running Rigging
bulletRefrigerator & Freezer rebuilt, new compressors (separate compressor for each) & lines
bulletWasher & Dryer
bulletNew, full set of sails
bulletCanvas sailcovers, bimini , dodger, & cockpit cushions
bulletNew Dinghy & 9hp Yamaha motor
bulletSolar Panels - giving us approx 9v an hour of electricity
bulletNew electronics:
bullet    ICOM Marine VHF & Handheld VHF radios
bullet    Garmin GPS
bullet    NX2 Gauges & Autopilot
bulletShuttle computer with large screen TV/monitor, DVD recorder w/VHS player, printer/copier
bulletPactor 3 modem which allows us to use our SSB/Ham Radio license to send/receive emails
bulletHot Water Heater
bulletInverters & Sine Wave Converter for electronics
bulletLiferaft & EPIRB
bulletPrincess Stove/Oven
bulletPortable ice maker (very important in Mexico!)
bulletOne manual head, one electric head w/macerator
bulletDeck washdown pump
bulletTwo anchors - a Bruce & a Delta with 300' of chain & 300' of rode.
bulletDinghy Davits, Surfboard rack, & Solar Panel Holders

Here are a few pictures of the boat in Panama.  Michael says she was the "prettiest boat in the yard".



There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do.  But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make. - Anonymous quote