Admittedly, a long day's trading is only 5 1/2 round trips and along the way I sold my ship and purchased my first new ship: A hauler.
I have outfitted my shiney new hauler with:
- Updated frame shift drive: C2
- A docking computer. It has made life so much easier and I haven't suffered anything like a glitch with it so far so I am continuing to use it.
- enhanced cargo pod. swapping the E2 (4 tons) with a E3 cargo rack of 8 ton capacity.
- Selling the weapons and using the shields slot for the docking computer.
By selling the guns, I reduce my weight and so extend my range a bit. As I plan to run in the case of any problems, this is not an issue.
As a result, my cargo capacity is now 12tons and range is 16.55LY (laden) to 11.97 LY (laden).
A key new aspect is that I now need to keep an insurance fund of 3810 Credits to buy-back my ship if it gets destroyed.
With this new ship I have started well on my trading career.
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