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Old 02-10-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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New build - Hampton Endurance

Greetings fellow TF'ers. My wife and I have had a build underway since last Fall. I wanted to do a blog because I have been helped so much by many boating bloggers out there. And also because I have quite a few friends that want to follow our build that aren't on TF.

Finally got around to putting it together:

www.mvmahalo.com

There are about 15 blog posts with pictures of the build underway. I will be updating it as I get more picture from the factory and we make our next visit to Shanghai.

I can post here when I do updates if people want me to. Of course feel free to comment directly on the blog posts!

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Old 02-10-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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Great site. Congratulations.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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Wow!!! Thanks for posting and letting us tag a long.
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We’ll be eagerly following your blog. Thanks for posting.
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Nice boat. When is delivery?
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Should arrive in May!
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Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for sharing your blog. Truley an inspiration, best of luck with your build.
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It's always interesting to me to read why one selected the specific boat they did, what went into the choice, and how the winner came out on top. Especially interesting since Hampton is not a builder mentioned much on this site. Also, how you decided what size.
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Have a good friend who had his second Hampton new build completed two years ago. He is one devotee. He keeps his latest in Bellingham. Very fuel efficient at around 9 knots, the beauty of today's larger engines at low RPM. Naturally one can run it much faster. Great boats, lots of dealer support out of Seattle and well represented in the PNW. Congrats.
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Especially interesting since Hampton is not a builder mentioned much on this site. .
The same could be said for OA, Horizon, Outer Reef, Riviera, Maritimo and many others.
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The same could be said for OA, Horizon, Outer Reef, Riviera, Maritimo and many others.
Yes, they are not mentioned here much either so if one chooses one of them, then interesting to hear how it came about.

I'm a fan of several of those boats and they merit more consideration. Now many are larger sizes than most here select.
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Have a good friend who had his second Hampton new build completed two years ago. He is one devotee. He keeps his latest in Bellingham. Very fuel efficient at around 9 knots, the beauty of today's larger engines at low RPM. Naturally one can run it much faster. Great boats, lots of dealer support out of Seattle and well represented in the PNW. Congrats.
All this is great to hear! Appreciate these thoughts.

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Bob, amazing looking boat. Congrats.
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Hard to believe Hampton wasn't in the Miami show... I saw one in the Stuart Boat Show and loved it, even at 10 years old, still looked like it was fresh off the boat. Of course, it sold right after the show...
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Hard to believe Hampton wasn't in the Miami show... I saw one in the Stuart Boat Show and loved it, even at 10 years old, still looked like it was fresh off the boat. Of course, it sold right after the show...
Hampton tends to stick to FLIBS.
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Congratulations...she’s going to be beautiful.
How exciting!
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They will be at the Palm Beach boat show...
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It's always interesting to me to read why one selected the specific boat they did, what went into the choice, and how the winner came out on top. Especially interesting since Hampton is not a builder mentioned much on this site..
My all time favorite boat is the Ocean Alexander 64 but last year my wife and I spent quite a bit of time inspecting a Hampton 658. The attention to detail on scores of little things (previously ignored by me) is eye opening! What a beautiful boat! I just may have to move the OA 64 to second place!
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Great blog, beautiful boat, fun times ahead. Thanks for sharing!

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All this is great to hear! Appreciate these thoughts.

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JustBob, I love this boat. I also take your point re the desirability of the midships owner stateroom, to minimise slap, other noises, and less movement generally. However, I have always thought that in addition to that, ideally the king or Queen bed should be athwartships, rather than head to bow, and wonder what your plans re this are.

My reasoning is that if one ends up in an anchorage with some swell rocking the boat, the movement is then just a gentle head to toe, (rock you to sleep), instead of rolly-polly sideways, which means uncomfortable sleep with frequent involuntary muscle responses, in attempts to stop the roll. Unless one has stabilisers that work at anchor, which can be done, but good if not needed most times, I have often thought the beam to beam orientation if there is room for it, would be good. Some vessels achieve this. What are your thoughts on this..?
I hope I'm not throwing a late spanner in the works, but it seems to me it is just considered de rigueur to have bunks/beds orientated fore or aft because in most of our boats there's no room to do otherwise.
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