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Old 02-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #21
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RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Glad to see younhave gone with the transom door and not the ocean access type self cleaning back deck.
I think the agents unit may have a minor problem in a big following sea.
Not my idea of a secure set up.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:56 PM   #22
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Hi Benn,

The photo*wasn't the best angle for the agent's boat and the Admiral has just pointed out there*are two gates on his version. If you get out the magnifying glass you can just pick out one of the hinges on the port side in the photo we posted.

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:47 PM   #23
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RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Gee I'll have to apologise to him as it sure did look like a couple of open accesses.
Any how one transom door is enough.
Kekada looks like she is comming along nicely.

Had a look at the Seahorse site and the Coot 35 looks like a great buy for the money and would not be a bad proposition to drive home from China if anyone was interested.

I'll just have to stick with the woodie and hack around the Aussie coast.
I think I got enough of the rest of the world by sea at work and I am pretty sure the Boss doesn't want to spend days at sea doing ocean crossings.

Your trip sounds like a doosie.

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:01 PM   #24
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Your trip sounds like a doosie.

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Yes.* I can't believe*that the Admiral has agreed to yet another one. I have been very lucky with the choice of partner and the voyages we have been able to do. Even both of our kids are still keen to join us whenever they can.

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:13 AM   #25
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Just received announcement of Australian agents next boat being launched. Also some pics showing the cockpit. Being next in line we are now in countdown mode for our 'splash' date.
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Don, the anticipation must be becoming palpable.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:14 PM   #27
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Don, the anticipation must be becoming palpable.
Hi Mark,

Even tho' I have been lucky enough to do a couple of voyages when younger this will also co-incide with my retirement so will not have the 'return to work' bogey hanging over me this time. Just have to get used to living on our savings*with a greatly reduced income*until I reach pension age which is still 10+ years away for me.

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Don, I've been retired for nine years but still*have recurring nightmares of returning back to work from retirement (becoming "unretired").**It is a great relief to wake up.
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I'm another newbie with a Seahorse. Purchased in Dec 2010,* Any issues you care to share would be appreciated.

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I'm another newbie with a Seahorse. Purchased in Dec 2010,* Any issues you care to share would be appreciated.

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Hi Mike,

You may be interested in joining the Seahorse Owners Yahoo group

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Will Do, Thanks,
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:12 AM   #32
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We have uploaded lots of new construction photographs to our website for anyone interested.

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Old 02-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #33
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RE: Seahorse 52 LRC anyone?

Wow Don she is really comming together now.
End of Feb are you still expecting completion June there abouts.
I know how fit out can drag on, it's so fiddly and takes for ever.

Lookin Good.

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End of Feb are you still expecting completion June there abouts.
I know how fit out can drag on, it's so fiddly and takes for ever.

Lookin Good.

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Hi Benn,

Yes, still looking at a June finish although I would be okay for it to slip a month or two from a weather perspective

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The painting has commenced.* The Admiral gets the credit/blame for the colour selection.
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Don - didn't mean to hijack here. Your vessel is absolutely beautiful, the paint looks great, but talk about anxiety.........can't imagine the journey both you and Mark have been on with building these projects! The "what will go wrong" factor must have kept each of you up some nights! Hats off to you both.
There is of course a little bit of concern sending large sums of money to another country but we felt very comfortable selecting Seahorse Marine to do the build based on the feedback we received from existing owners with ALL of the ones we contacted being very positive.*SHM have been around for a long time and the steel yard still has a large backlog of orders so we were confident that they could carry the fibreglass yard*through*any*bad times. SHM stand behind their product and have been extremely flexible and responsive to our requests. Existing owners also report great after sales service. We haven't reached that stage yet but it is comforting to know as it is*very rare that a new boat*doesn't have something that needs attention.*Our only real stress has been the value of the US$ which is what the contract was signed in. When we signed our dollar was worth 0.85c and fortunately it*has steadily increased to be worth more than $1 so that has meant we could afford a few more "toys" within the same budget we had originally set. It could equally have gone the other way which is what many of the "experts" were saying at the time.

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Mark - Don't mean to change the thread, but now that your vessel is complete, and all that anxiety is behind you, how do you feel about retirement? You took on such a huge project that it would be hard to seperate that from any recurring questions about retirement. I trust a state of peace will come upon you once your vessel is delivered to you and you won't have time to worry about going back to work.

*Sure hope so.* But the Coot has at least four more crane movements ahead before it gets into Oakland waters.
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The painting has commenced.* The Admiral gets the credit/blame for the colour selection.
Love the looks of dark-hulled boats like yours and mine.

My Coot after first coat in January 2011:



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paint stage completed !
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Shouldn't be too much longer before she's launched.* My Coot was in the water for a month or so while the interior was being completed.




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