The first picture shows a few updates I have done:
Harken roller furler, new fiberglass front hatch, 40 watt solar panel
the second picture
shows the Spirit 23 when reefed is a good sailboat
than just light air (shown here in 20 to 24 kt. wind) standing on her feet.
I sail out of Mystic Ct. Fishers Island Sound Long Island Sound and
Block Island Sound are my regular areas for everyday sailing.
Fishers Island sound is the best because it has a SSW 10/15 kt. breeze
all summer. Block Island and Long Island Sound can get nasty very quickly
and I carefully
pick the wind and tides that don't exceed my sailing ability. I converted
ODYSSEY to a masthead rig when I added the furler. The jury is
still out as to weather it was worth the trouble. I also added a topping
lift and a good mainsail reefing system. Because I single hand much of the
bit the bullet and installed a ST 2000 AUTO Tiller ( good move ) . If anyone
is interested to make any of these mods. Would be glad to share with them.
Thanks again please keep in contact I will check the site to see if more
23 owners are found. Regards, Ed