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Old 07-06-2014, 06:54 PM   #41
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As I work in the oil industry in a rotation system, this was the only guy with well-known quality assured work that accepted to work with me under my proposed conditions.
He is very good with wood, he has its own wood of top quality and he likes non-conventional boat design. He made the boat structure based on a hull design that I bought from a Brazilian naval architect; I changed the boat length and living quarters and made the engineering. I am not a carpenter nor did I have the time to build everything on my own. Apart from that he would stop from working in my boat when the money was short. In 2009 and 2010 we barely did anything on the boat. Yet that was part of the deal.
During that time he worked in other boats.
Why I did this? Because I wanted a trawler just like the ones my Granddad use to build when I was born, a heavy displacement boat for cruising, literally fit for my purposes, and that does not exist in Brazil. It has to be made on order. There are shipyards that work on order but they do not stop when you do not have money, they don’t have passion for their work.
This people who help me build my boat, they are unique in the sense on how they approach their work. That is hard to find and, in my particular case, I could only find it inside the country.
Originally, my boat can be considered a wood epoxy, but it isn’t. What I really have is a double hull wood/FG. The only resin used to construct my boat was epoxy resin. The thickness of my hull goes from 4 ” laminated W / 1” FG on keel to 1” W/ ” FG in the thinnest part of the hull. Where would I get such robust structure?
Around the building site, within less than 15 miles, there is a FG factory with all kinds of math, woven, resins, fills, etc. The wood suppliers are next door. The stainless steel metallurgies are around here. The builder of the propeller and power section is at walking distance, per say.
The area is considered the best place in Brazil to find good professionals in all fields
As I was not being present every time, I had to have confidence that my boat for which I was putting all I have saved in 34 years of work, was going to be built properly. That’s why I ended up so far inland and so far from home!
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #42
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She is gorgeous... and I too look forward to seeing her where she belongs: afloat, with you and your bride at the helm. Enjoy and thanks for letting us share your journey. She is an amazing boat.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:07 AM   #43
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Just so you understand why this move is worthy of its own thread, check out this video of someone driving their car down the very same road;



YIKES!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:38 AM   #44
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Fernando - I hope you write a book on this!
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:02 AM   #45
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How incredibly exciting and, at the same time, nerve-wracking this must be for you, Fernando. Please keep us posted . I hope you get a video of the splash. Then I'll raise my glass toward toward Brazil and toast your incredible accomplishment!

Godspeed!
I know the feeling, and keeping fingers crossed for you.

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Old 07-07-2014, 01:26 AM   #46
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Fernando-thanks for the explanation. You have truly built your boat your way! It sure looks like all your extraordinary efforts were worthwhile!
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:21 AM   #47
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Epic build/launch. Very cool!
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:23 PM   #48
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Fernando, I hope your driver was not listening to the futbol match on the radio as he was driving! I can only imagine the state of things in Brazil today!
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:08 AM   #49
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My condolences to Fernando and all the Brazilian soccer fans (including the truck driver) on their tragic loss yesterday.

Ok, now that that little distraction is out of the way let's get this puppy in the water!
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Amazing

keep sharing the adventure!!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:38 PM   #51
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About the soccer
The Team lost ugly, but....The People will win greatly. Later down on 2014 I will explain..

Meanwhile, here we are fixing the fly and the mast plus something else.
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Mr. Portuguese,
As if the ordinary boating that many of us do is not already an adventure, your build and launch define epic and has been inspiring to follow.

The People will win greatly. Later down on 2014 I will explain..

If I understand your comment above, I may tend to agree that if a down turn in the mood results in some changes in the politics later this year, the trajectory of your country may benefit.

I am rooting for you on all accounts. Good luck, cannot wait to see her wet.
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That's correct. Had we won the World Cup, we would go back to socialism with open doors to robbery and corruption. We need to grow as a country and we need to get educated the hard way. This defeat is just part of the learning process.

I hope!
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Is this an exciting delivery or what? Epic, indeed. Youdaman Fernandino,
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That's correct. Had we won the World Cup, we would go back to socialism with open doors to robbery and corruption. We need to grow as a country and we need to get educated the hard way. This defeat is just part of the learning process.

I hope!
The widow of my uncle is from Maceio, she sent me this picture a couple of months ago.
"2014 the year of change". The guy, who looks pregnant, is saying "Here is my vote" to President Dilma Rousseff.
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Hello guys back again. I am away from connection sources to oad photos but I would like to announce that Rainha Jannota has been baptized and floats up side up. First curise showed 1.4 knots fatser than calculated by boatdiesel.com, and better yet, burning less fuel.

Expected performance @ 1800 rpm - 6.4 knots burning 2.68 GPH
Real Performance with full tanks @ 1800 rpm - 7.8 knots burning 2.42 GPM

Great job! We are now adjusting detaills to take her home in Octoiber

All pictures soon
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WOW! We've been waiting for an update. She's in the water, and looking good. Great job getting her off the mountain. Pleasant surprises are good surprises. Hope all goes as well as has so far.
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She looks great in the water. Awesome
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