Spirit Project/Upgrade List:


Date completed 
(X if date unknown)

Project or upgrade 
(click link to see a picture of the finished project)

(links to manufacturer/supplier web site if available)

July 2014 Install Nexus Autopilot control unit at helm (Polycarbonate box from Mouser) Defender / Mouser
July 2014 Upgrade Nexus Server to NX2 FDX server (and replace depth transducer with 200 khz sounder) P2 Marine
July 2014 Install MSI Wind NetTop 100 computer (with Windows 7 Professional, Nexus Race, and OziExplorer software) Micro Star International / NewEgg
June 2014 Replace 3 dome fixtures with Lumitec TouchDome sealed LED fixtures Lumitec Lighting / Defender
June 2014 Replace bulkhead fixture bulbs with LED bulbs Marinebeam.com
August 2013 Replace 2 Group 31 Gel Cells with 1 Group 31 and 1 Group 4D AGM Batteries Tri-State Battery
June 2013 Replace VHF Radio - Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2150 Defender
June 2013 Add 8 foot VHF whip antenna on stern (alternate) West Marine
Fall 2012 Replace Bellows on PSS shaft seal Hartge Yacht Yard
April 2010 Replace bilge/sump pump and switch West Marine
October 2006 LED "bulbs" for bow and stern lights Four Winds Enterprises
July 2006 Tapered battens Annapolis Performance Sailing
July 2006 Replace Delta Faucet in Galley Plumbersurplus.com
July 2006 GFCI outlets in cabin McMaster-Carr
June 2006 "Icesaver" Ice box insulation blanket Standout Yacht Fittings
June 2006 "Backsiders" Lifeline Cushions (photo 2) Standout Yacht Fittings
June 2006 Hatch Screens Me (fabric from Sailrite, netting from Casual Adventure store, lead sinkers from Boaters World)
May 2006 Replace LifeSling bag Landfall Navigation
May 2006 Canvas Bag for Drop Boards Me (fabric from Sailrite)
May 2006 Canvas Cover for Cockpit Table Me (fabric from Sailrite)
May 2006 Xantrex Remote Monitoring Panel (photo 2) Xantrex Technology, West Marine
April 2006 Xantrex Truecharge 20+ Battery charger (photo 2) Xantrex Technology, Blue Lake Tackle
April 2006 Replace Gel-Cell battery Fawcett Boat Supplies
April 2006 Standard Horizon HX370S VHF PlanetGPS
September 2005 Replace exhaust elbow and waterlock muffler Centek Industries
Summer 2005 New curtains (photo 1, photo 2) Me
June 2005 Replace US flag BOAT/US
June 2005 Fabricate new (fiberglass) bracket for salt feed tank McMaster-Carr
May 2005 Replace Gel-Cell battery Fawcett Boat Supplies
April 2005 Replace lifelines Rigging Only
April 2005 Foldaway boarding ladder Mystic Stainless and Aluminum
April 2005 New boat lettering and hailing port MyBoatSign.com
Fall 2004 Magellan Differential Beacon Receiver eBay seller
August 2004 Galvanic isolator Fawcett Boat Supplies
March 2004 Replace right hip with Corin Cormet 2000 Dr. Tom Gross
January 2004 Refinish steering pedestal, add S/S quick release knob, brake knob, and top plate, re-line wheel brake, replace steering cables, add drink holders Edson International, Sailnet
January 2004 Replace steering (idler) sheaves (new model with alloy baseplate) Edson International, Sailnet
Underway - Fall/Winter 2003 Install Nexus below-decks autopilot (Finally started - See 2014) Defender Industries, Inc., PYI Inc., Jefa
October 19, 2002 Covers for handrails (view 1, view 2) Me (fabric from Sailrite)
September 2002 Electric pump for draining Ice Box West Marine
June 2002 New wheel and compass cover Me (fabric from Sailrite)
June 2002 36 inch Edson Destroyer wheel Private seller (N.F. Long)
April 3, 2000 Replace Sen-Dure heat exchanger BOAT/US
March 31, 2000 Replace Seacock (head intake) Spartan Marine
March 19, 2000 Replaced binacle compass with Ritchie Supersport
February 17, 2000 Lectra San Type 1 MSD BOAT/US
June 3, 1999 New Shurflo fresh water pump, accumulator tank BOAT/US
June 1, 1999 GPS - Garmin GPS 36 TracPak (OEM Sensor) Defender Industries, Inc.
June, 1999 Batteries - #31 Gel cell batteries Fawcett Boat Supplies
May 6, 1999 New fixed cabin ports (main salon) Bomon Equipment Inc.
June 29, 1998 Quantum tri-radial genoa (135%) Quantum Atlantic
May 9, 1998 Mini Contest bulkhead compass West Marine
April 10, 1998 Profurl R35I headsail furling system Johnson Sails, Inc. (JSI)
April 10, 1998 Furling line blocks
April 2, 1998 GAM SS2 VHF Antenna Defender Industries, Inc.
February 16, 1998 Aqua Signal Masthead/Deck combo light Fawcett Boat Supplies
January 22, 1998 Nexus Multi, Wind, Tactical, Trim, Remote Layline Incorporated
January 19, 1998 Replace all standing rigging (all Sta-Loc ends) Marine Exchange Corporation
December 15, 1997 Nexus 3000 System, Instrument Panel Layline Incorporated
November 18, 1997 Quantum tri-radial mainsail Quantum Atlantic
October 21, 1997 Vang - Hood performance vang (HPC 400) Defender Industries, Inc.
October 5, 1997 Convert whisker pole to line drive Fawcett Boat Supplies
June 3, 1997 Teak cockpit table Teak Concepts
April 17, 1997 Lewmar #40 CST primary winches Marine Exchange Corporation
July 4, 1996 Forespar RailFast horseshoe bracket (300H) West Marine
April 20, 1996 ABI SS Cowl vent (replace Martec Dry Vent) Fawcett Boat Supplies
February 26, 1996 Martec Folding Prop (14D X 12P X 1) M & E Marine Supply Company
July 16, 1995 Hella Turbo Fan cabin fans (2) BOAT/US
June 3, 1995 Batteries - Deka 8G30H Gel cell battery Fawcett Boat Supplies
May 5, 1995 New propeller shaft (Before After) Buedel's Marina & PropShop
March 16, 1995 Bronze strut (propeller shaft) #19363 Sabre Yachts
March 13, 1995 PSS Shaft Seal (HS 1, log 1 3/4) PYI, Incorporated
October 9, 1994 Radar reflector - Firdell blipper BOAT/US
October 8, 1994 Teak holder for handheld VHF BOAT/US
October 8, 1994 Apelco VXL 501 Handheld VHF (remanufactured) BOAT/US
June 5, 1993 Heat Transfer hot water heater Coast Navigation
September 30, 1992 Motorola Triton II VHF Coast Navigation
April 7, 1992 Harken adjustable lead car system The Rigging Company
April 17, 1991 Replace Jabsco 2760 raw water pump Washington Marina
March 13, 1991 Polished SS throttle lever Edson International
April 30, 1990 Harken traveler system Layline Incorporated
May 24, 1989 Replace steering cable/chain Edson International
X Aqua Signal bow and stern lights (replaced Perko)
X SS Dome lights (replace corroding Perko units) West Marine
X Made new cover for emergency tiller (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
X Run halyards aft
X Replaced genoa sheet turning blocks with Harken
X Adjustable reefing blocks on boom
X Replaced bilge/engine exhaust fan
X Replaced fresh water foot pumps, head and galley
Re-cover or replace cushions
External speaker for VHF in cockpit (RCA plug)
Larger circuit breaker panel
Remote oil change pump (a la Early Light)
Lewmar #30 CST halyard winches (cabin top)
Nexus Nav-Center
ATN Spinnaker sock
ATN "Tacker"
Backstay adjuster
Spinnaker track and car
Spinnaker pole
Symmetrical spinnaker

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