Oh brother, this could take a while. I chose the 21SE for the performance and seaworthiness. My wife and I sail it only for day sailing. Here's the list.
Cheetah bracket with 2 HP Honda- love it. 6 kts and excellent harbor maneuvering, weighs 28 lbs., but $$$. We can venture way out and not worry about calm conditions, not unusual here in summer late afternoon.
9"x12" Bomar hatches- excellent, fits folding chairs and small coolers, wetsuits, drybags, camp stove and steaming pot for lobster, steamed clams, gas can, etc.
Shroud extenders, the really long ones not just the hyfield levers. This has been very valuable when I've had masthead problems. Releasing the extender on one side makes it easy to pull the boat over with the main halyard in shallow water (after the wing is removed on that side). Since the upper hull (when capsized) never goes over center it's easy to send it back upright.
Big tramp bag hold the rest of the stuff.
Pentex squaretop and dacron jib from Whirlwind sails- the originals were finally just totally gone, I didn't realize how much better the new sails would be. Chip did a great job on these, and wife likes the white sails' appearance.
Single reefpoint on mainsail just above the first batten, we are overpowered with only two crew, really settles the boat in a breeze. Reefs the 21SE main down to 21SC size.
Forward tramp- excellent for anchoring, we don't beach the boat, and dealing with headstay rigging, or lounging for crew on a long flatwater motoring stretch. Handy for fishing gear.
Hooter on second headstay roller furler- new this year, great for light air, can close haul or broad reach, excellent performance but adds a LOT of extra rigging, it's a big sail, 19'-6" at the foot.
Modified (this is a safety must) gin pole for mast stepping, a self braking winch really helps.
We just got two folding seats from West Marine. They're kind of bulky but make long slow sailing tacks much more comfortable for our aging bones. They are foam cushioned with backs that sit on the hulls and lean against the wings, then fold fairly flat for storage. Great for creaky backs and awesome for lunching, cocktail hour at achor.
Stabilizers on the trailer crossbars- boat sits on trailer mast up for season, extra width and five point stance keeps her upright.
I made the trailer, boat did not come with one. Real PIA fighting the salt air attack on the steel trailer parts. It has inner and outer vertical bunks to guide and hold her on the trailer. I use screw drives to articulate the sliding roller bunks when expanding and contracting the hulls. I drive them with a 12V cordless impact driver, works like a charm, but loud.
I recently had quite a time dealing with a loose crossbar bearing. If you see a lot of movement at the crossbar joint to the hull tube your bearings have probably come loose. Contact me and I can help with that.
Brian C. (Dog) at Mariner Sails in Dallas has always been very good at helping me with parts and advice. Matt has chimed in and supplied old parts quite a few times too. Pretty cool for a twenty year old boat, she's heavy by modern standards but has held up very well. A really well made boat.
We broke out some champagne on the beach this year to celebrate her twentieth birthday.
The pins are a critical area. A good heliarc welder should be able to weld the worn holes down smaller then you can re-cut them so the pins are tight again. This is only a job for someone with machining experience. The pins should be greased to prevent galling and enlarging the holes.
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