Upgrades and Maintenance

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I’ve made considerable upgrades to Madsu in order to make her a proper cruising sailboat.

Her previous owner kept her on a small fresh water lake; she was well taken care of, but not equipped to be a salt water pocket cruiser.

I’ve chronicled some of the work done on Madsu on my personal website.  Since Madsu.ca is meant to display photos and only short bits of text,  it isn’t practical to move that information here.

However, I realize that one of the reasons you are here may be to get some ideas on how to customize or upgrade your own boat.

So, here are links to relevant posts that you might find useful:

or search all the posts on my blog related to Madsu.

I try to source most of my parts and rigging at Martin Marine in North Vancouver, with side trips to Steveston Marine and West Marine.

Standing rigging and lifelines by: Pro-Tech Yacht Services Ltd., North Vancouver (thanks Pip)
Keel work and other heavy lifting by: Performance Yacht Services, West Vancouver (thanks Jordan, Murray, Bev and the gang)