- I’m replacing the rod rigging, because I have no idea how old it is, and it is showing some signs of wear. I’ll feel much better if I know where I stand on that one.
- I don’t have a holding tank. A previous owner put in a macerator pump, whcih discharges the waste directly overboard, which is a big no-no pretty much anywhere I’m going to be sailing. I need to add a holding tank, but I think I’m going to keep the macerator pump on one side of the Y-valve downstream of the holding tank as an option for pumping waste overboard if needed.
- I was thinking about keeping the wheel for the first year to see if I like it, but I just can’t do it. I’m removing the wheel, replacing the lower rudder bearing, and adding a tiller, engine throttle, and compass. This is the one I have a question about. Do you have a picture of your tiller you could send, including the attachment to the top of the rudder post? Also, do you know how long your tiller is?
Yes, I was a little stunned when I saw the long one!