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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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Old 11-22-2019, 08:51 PM   #204
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What’s your ground tackle setup?
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What’s 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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Old 12-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #206
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Steady progress...they are finally getting the interior knocked out.

First shot is the dinette.
Second shot is the galley roughed in.
Last shot is some of the toys going on the mast. I'd say they are about 80 - 90% done with electronics and electrical.
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Old 12-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #207
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Looking good!

Man, peeking through the rear door, the cockpit area sure looks huge on this boat. Will it be covered?
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Cardude, sorry for the delay. I'm back into "negotiations" with the builder and that's got all my focus...don't ask...

The cockpit won't be covered - although I've got a plan for a soft cover I can put up during fair weather. The cockpit is large, but not as large as the pics taken through the salon would have you believe. That shot includes the top step down to the boarding platform, which is really not part of the cockpit's usable space.

I'm coming over from 10 years in a lobster boat - so I'd call this cockpit large when compared to most cruising trawlers, but not overly so.
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Not much is happening on her now. But a couple of sub-contractors are still working on bits and pieces.

Here's pics of seat cushions being test fit and drawer fronts built and installed. I understand the galley is ready to actually be placed in the boat and the "cushion guy" is working on the backs.

Both the carpenter and cushion sub-contractors have been great to work with!
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