Hi from the beautiful Gulf coast of Mississippi! We (Al and Peggy) live on a 55' Defender Expedition Trawler. In the last year we have installed an entire reverse cycle A/C system, a type 1 marine sanitation system, a 40 gal. solar water heater and are in the process of installing Exturn bow and stern thrusters. We're going in the yards next month to scrub her belly, add another intake and install the thrusters. I look forward to getting some much needed advice form all of you old wise yachters.