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Old 05-31-2014, 07:29 AM   #41
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Quick update - the build is complete! She's strapped into her cradle (the same one they built her in) and ready for loading on a freighter, which is supposed to happen in about a week.

Can't wait to get her states-side and get going on all the final preparations. My wife and I have been slowly staging everything that goes on the boat. A large chunk of it came off our Grand Banks, which is now cleaned out and ready for showing in what-you-see-is-what-you-get condition. But there is a lot of other stuff specific to the Nordhavn. Seats for the salon (we got them ourselves rather than using the standard issue seats), linens, dishes, power cables, spare parts, nav monitors, kayaks.

Oh, yes, and the tender. That's an interesting one. I bought it ahead of time to give the business to a local dealer. I have to register the tender somewhere, which means paying sales tax somewhere, so I figured it might as well be my home state. Plus, having the boat in advance has given me the opportunity to test it out, install a small chart plotter and depth sounder, fit an anchor, etc, etc. It's one less thing to deal with during the heat of commissioning. It also allowed me to template and procure chocks in advance, and I'm using those same chocks as a transport cradle.

Mattresses will be part of this equation too. The PAE-supplied mattresses are more like camping ground mats. I gather they are typical for Asia, but not what we are accustom to here. The mattresses are all odd sizes and shapes so will be custom made, and we have had great luck with Gardner Mattress here in the Boston Area. We've done numerous boats and regular beds through them and know exactly what we want and what we will get. That, to me, is the most important thing, so when the boat gets to the States we will template the spaces and have the mattresses made here. They will then come out in the trailer with us too. Oh, and Gardner is significantly less expensive than the usual suspects for "Marine" mattresses. I highly recommend them.

Transport will be via an enclosed trailer that I have for moving cars around (I play around with old cars as another hobby). This trailer was one of the best investments I ever made, and has moved us and our kids numerous times. It probably has carried more cargo than cars so far. All our stuff will get loaded up, and we will make a cross-country adventure out of the drive to CA. It will also give us a vehicle while out there which will save on rental costs, and we can move stuff from the trailer onto the boat in stages as it is convenient. The only downside is that we then need to drive the whole rig back east when we are done, but we will deal with that.

Anyway, more can be followed at MVTanglewood.com
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:58 AM   #42
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Well you certainly have built a very beautiful vessel. I wish you both the best with the Nordhavn. I have always felt these were fantastic purpose built vessels. Good luck on the personal touches.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:20 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=twistedtree;200275]I think at some point I mentioned that we are building a Nordhavn 60, but I don't think I mentioned that I've got a blog that shows the whole process, or at least what's been completed so far. It's probably 3/4 of the way done.

Being a geek, I find the who process fascinating, so hopefully some other readers will too.

The main blog is here www.MVTanglewood.com

The build is intermixed with our current Grand Banks cruising, but it shouldn't be too hard to pick out the relevant posts. If you want to start at the beginning with the thought process that led to switching boats, it begins here Adventures of Tanglewood: A New Boat?

Sir, did you visit the yard recently and if so when were you there? Thanks

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:56 PM   #44
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Sir, did you visit the yard recently and if so when were you there? Thanks

John T.
Hi John,

I was last there the week of April 14th. My boat is finally en-route across the pacific, riding piggy-back on a freighter. Due San Diego (your home port, right?) 6/30. We plan to be there for the off-loading.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #45
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Hi John,

I was last there the week of April 14th. My boat is finally en-route across the pacific, riding piggy-back on a freighter. Due San Diego (your home port, right?) 6/30. We plan to be there for the off-loading.

Sir, would you be available for a short phone call today to discuss the logistics of your trip to the yard and your build process? If so I will forward my cell phone number to you off line. thanks

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Old 06-15-2014, 04:18 PM   #46
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Sir, would you be available for a short phone call today to discuss the logistics of your trip to the yard and your build process? If so I will forward my cell phone number to you off line. thanks

John T.
Sending you a private message now....
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:02 PM   #47
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Our boat was launched in San Diego today for the first time. Here are some pictures of the birthing process Adventures of Tanglewood: Nordhavn 6062 splashed and underway...

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Old 06-30-2014, 10:13 PM   #48
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Congratulations on the launch.. what a great day for you guys. Every time I see a yacht water launched it gives me the willies.. I rode our boat off the container ship and it was one of the scariest things I have ever done.

Enjoy your new yacht!
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:15 PM   #49
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What a great day! Absolutely stunning. Best of luck on the commissioning. Great adventures lie ahead.
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Can't wait to see you at the helm giving a thumbs up! Congratulations on the splash.
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Congrats, That must be a gratifying feeling. Eventually headed to Cape Ann Marina?
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WOW, Well done, what a great day.
bet you can't wait to be really goping to sea.
All the best.
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Can't wait to see you at the helm giving a thumbs up! Congratulations on the splash.
Yes, me too. Now I just need to get someone to take the picture. Or perhaps this is the excuse I've been looking for to get one of those drones with a camera.......
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My wife says that the best boat in the world is a NEW boat!
Is she correct? I guess!
Nice Nordy! Enjoy
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Are we excited yet? After commissioning where to?
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Man....when that thing is hanging there on those slings, so much is at stake, you know. Sure glad it went well, great thumbs-up photo for the ships log. Tell us,...what the moment more of a proud moment or a moment of relief? Sincere congrats!
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Man....when that thing is hanging there on those slings, so much is at stake, you know.
I cannot watch that part in person. I turn away until they tell me it's in the water. I don't even watch launches on travelifts.
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Our boat was launched in San Diego today for the first time. Here are some pictures of the birthing process Adventures of Tanglewood: Nordhavn 6062 splashed and underway...

Enjoy

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All the best with the new boat. If you are in SD feel free to call us for a cold drink and to talk about Nordhavn's.

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That is Fantastic!

What cool places are you going?
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Congratulations on your new boat! Fantastic looking. The offloading must have been a very exciting experience for all involved. Best wishes for a wonderful time with her.
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