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Old 11-22-2019, 10:50 AM   #201
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Hotwork is almost done and wire is going in everywhere. The question now is whether we'll launch before Christmas or sometime in 2020. It could go either way at this point.

I have to admit, as pissed off as I am about the delays in construction - there are some dedicated guys working there. As a former Army guy, I'd much rather talk to someone in the bilge about what's going on, and every one of them has taken a lot of pride in their work. All the guys I talk to are embarrassed my boat is over 6 months late, they say they are dying to see her in the water, and they seem to have an attitude of "you're not going to have any problems from any of the work I did!"

I like that in people.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:38 AM   #202
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In custom boat building, 6 months late can be considered well ahead of schedule. I've watched a number of custom builds go on (including my own) and 'on schedule' is extremely rare. On mine two years turned into 5. The only important thing is will you be happy with the result.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:44 AM   #203
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...6 months late can be considered well ahead of schedule.
Never go to sea in a boat built on time or on budget!
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Whatís your ground tackle setup?
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:38 AM   #205
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Whatís your ground tackle setup?
Hmmm...I wondered when that subject would come up. I guess no time like the present.

Obviously from the photo I'm using a Lone Star Marine 12v winch.

I've specified a Rocna 25 with 50' of 5/16 chain and 150' of 5/8" three strand. That should not fill up my spool, but I don't know how close it will come to filling it. Once I get delivery I will go ahead and add enough 1/4" Dyneema to fill the spool.

My displacement is around 25,000# fully loaded (possibly less) and frankly, I had a bit of trouble calculating the frontal surface area. I have a lot of freeboard when viewed from the side, but that tunnel made it a bit challenging to calculate. I think I'm good on rode, I was between sizes on anchors so I moved up one.

If I got it all wrong, please don't tell me!
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