Originally Posted by thepalmersinking
Tell us about the boat?
The boat is a 1980 Tartan 37 Sailboat. We have been working on outfitting the boat and have been doing mostly day sailing and a few longer weekend type trips to Catalina Island. The Catalina Island trips have been overnight sailing to either Avalon Harbor or Two Harbors. Staying for a few days then heading back to our home port. A good way to shake down what works and what doesn't on the boat.
I built a navigation system out of a Raspberry Pi running Openplotter/OpenCPN. It's really cool and also receives AIS. Seems to be a great little system.
We've done quite a bit of work to the boat and still need to get a few major projects completed.
Still to do
Windlass to help raise the anchor - right now it's powered by my back.
Solar Panels - Charge the house battery bank.
Most of the other items we want to do are nice to have and aren't critical for leaving, but would be significantly easier to accomplish with more time.