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Upgrade Summary

Which upgrades surprised me by completely exceeding my expectations, and provided the largest return on my investment?

  • Lenco Autoglide

  • Solar Upgrade to 400 watts.

  • LiFePo4 Upgrade to 320amp-hours.

  • Ceramic Coating

I frequently get asked to provide a complete list of upgrades I've completed on the boat. Here's the list, in no particular order.

House Battery Bank

  • (1) Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor

  • (1) Lithionics LiFePo4 battery (320aH total, 270ah usable) - UL Approved.

  • (2) Victron Smart Battery Sense (engine, thruster banks)

  • (1) Kisae 60 Amp Battery Charger dedicated to the house battery.

  • (1) Victron CerboGX

Solar Power Upgrade - Go Green!

  • (2) Custom Marine Products 200 Watt Mono Panels

  • (1) Victron 150/35 MPPT SmartSolar Controller


  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

    • Vesper XB-8000

    • S160 VHF Splitter

  • Garmin GPS 24XD Nema2k External Antenna

  • Garmin GXM 54 Satellite Weather Antenna

  • Garmin Inreach Mini


  • Rocna10 Anchor

  • Mantus Marine Anchor Guard, bridle, snubber and mooring snap shackle.

  • Marked anchor line with line whipping every 30 ft (5 fathoms).

  • Upgraded to an LED Anchor light

Boat Upgrades

  • Trim Tabs - Lenco Autoglide for Trim Tabs

  • Shorepower - Smartplug 30amp

  • Ceramic Coating of the entire boat

  • Propulsion - Powertech 4 Blade Stainless Prop

  • Sirius XM Antenna (music)

  • Helm Switch upgrade

  • USB Outlet upgrade to 60watts

  • Internet for the boat (LTE/5G and WIFI) 

  • 12 volt Soundbar for the TV

  • Roku for the TV to stream YouTube at anchor.

Last Updated: Aug 7, 2023

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