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Old 02-15-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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Self build new or second hand??

I had 2 years planning and research after I broke my back. Sold my powerboat and the project was started. Hard in Cold wet weather which is the norm here in the UK. Launching later this year 5 years on and off here are a few photos.

She is a Bruce Roberts TY43 Passagemaker.



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Old 02-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Two Bruce R builds are for sale in the PNW. Both are in the 60' range. One is my dock mate at Van Isle and the other in Anacortes.

The one at VI has less than 50 hours on the JD main and needs a few finishing touches. Quite a few. The one in Anacortes, "Sonata" has received lots of press and is very well thought out.

They both provide an interesting alternative to a Nordhavn for about 1/3 the price on the used market.
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I could not have afforded any other way, utilising my skills for the whole of the fitting out and paint schedule. A good group of friends and BBQs and a vessel that will take my wife Tracey and I with friends anywhere safely. 4000 mile range. Hence the boat name Trasea
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Very Nice! I build very small boats so I understand the effort that went into building such a big boat.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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It's has been a challenge at times and had a few names, Rusting Away and Empty wallet were the most popular nick names lol.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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It takes a lot of skill to do what your doing.

But you've just begun my friend. There's a lot of work and expense ahead. However whats done looks good. You'll know this boat better than anything you could buy.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:49 AM   #7
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Nice job, and I'm sure you're very proud of the end result....as you well should be.
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Thanks for all great comments , will update with new photos as launch date approaches.
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Keep up the good work... I'm impressed! Looking forward to added picts!
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Wait a minute. This thread says you plan to launch later this year, and your other thread says you just transited the Panama Canal and are headed to the Galapagos. ???

Which one is it?

Am I losing it, or did I miss something?
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Wait a minute. This thread says you plan to launch later this year, and your other thread says you just transited the Panama Canal and are headed to the Galapagos. ???

Which one is it?

Am I losing it, or did I miss something?
We are currently having a Sailing Adventure Holiday on a friends motor yacht , The Trawler I am building is still in the UK and on dry land. Hope this clarifies and your not losing it :-)
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Here is a link to a blog I have been following for a few years of a fellow building a similar Bruce Roberts design out of steel. He is just about finished so you may get some good ideas.

Conall's Boat Build
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Here is a link to a blog I have been following for a few years of a fellow building a similar Bruce Roberts design out of steel. He is just about finished so you may get some good ideas.

Conall's Boat Build
Been following Conall for a couple of years , a very strong job and very knowledgable yardy. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:04 AM   #14
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Interesting name we saw on a steel boat was FEOX, short for ferrous oxide , rust!!
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Very impressive effort! Keep up the good work. I look forward to progress reports.
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Very impressive effort! Keep up the good work. I look forward to progress reports.
Will do and thank you
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But(?). The boat is listed for sale in the classified section here(?).
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She is beautiful...
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She is beautiful...
I must agree
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But(?). The boat is listed for sale in the classified section here(?).
It's to create some interest in what you can do yourself , the boat will be completed and launched this year.
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