'Poppet' The Leisure 17 - Modifications

We have lots of modifications planned for our Leisure 17 before we set off across the Atlantic. Some of these include:

  • New mast and boom (Sponsored by Z-Spar)

  • Standing rigging upgraded to 4mm all around (sponsored by STA-LOK)

  • A Lewmar 70 Ocean Hatch to replace the companionway

  • Glass in the forward window

  • Glass in the small port and starboard circular windows

  • Upgrade the two remaining windows to polycarbonate

  • LED Navigation Lights

  • Windvane self-steering

  • A new skeg, rudder, and tiller

  • Extra watertight internal bulkheads between storage compartments and quarterberths

  • Lockable locker lids

  • Install two cockpit lockers

  • New running rigging

  • Antifouling (Sponsored by Coppercoat)

  • Upgrades bow-eye

  • Jacklines on deck

  • Harnesss points in the cockpit

  • Dorade box ventilation

  • SOLAS reflective tape on the topsides

  • SOLAS reflective tape on the top of the mast

  • Upgrade cockpit drain size and install isolation valves

  • Glass up instrument throughulls and move the instruments to a sealed locker

  • Install a watermaker (desalinator)