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Old 11-09-2020, 06:15 AM   #201
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Thanks everyone. I'm anxiously awaiting more pictures, video, and drone footage, all of which are supposedly coming.
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I actually don't think either were factors. The original schedules reflected normal build times, and Taiwan has kept their country virtually Covid-free. I think it was really a text book example of how a management problem can poison a company.
I just returned from a long overdue trip from Florida to Ensenada (5500 mile round trip drive) to view Weebles. Refit is running 12 months late, partially due to Covid shut down, but mostly due to awful project management. Granted, fraction of the scale of TTs project, but end effect is the same as the hiccups he experienced.

There is a big difference between going into a yard to have a couple things done, even large items such as a repower versus have a major refit (more accurately a restoration in my case) where there are multiple dependencies. Simple sequencing of tasks is often important.

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Old 11-09-2020, 11:39 AM   #203
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I just returned from a long overdue trip from Florida to Ensenada (5500 mile round trip drive) to view Weebles. Refit is running 12 months late, partially due to Covid shut down, but mostly due to awful project management. Granted, fraction of the scale of TTs project, but end effect is the same as the hiccups he experienced.

There is a big difference between going into a yard to have a couple things done, even large items such as a repower versus have a major refit (more accurately a restoration in my case) where there are multiple dependencies. Simple sequencing of tasks is often important.

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One of the top home builders in my home town averaged taking between 2 and 3 years on new builds but continued to quote 12 months. My parents home was started when our neighbor's home was nearly completed. My parents had a lower cost builder, neighbors had the prestigious one. Our house slightly larger than theirs. Ours was completely in four months. Theirs took 24.

The builder retained a great reputation until they built a 8000 sq ft home with incredible hardwood floors, but left it open and without climate control for months after the floors were installed. Major litigation as the cost to replace the floors was about $75,000. Yes, more than double the original cost of them as removal was more than installation.

These variations and mismanagement examples are definitely not limited to boats.
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Cool, I guess. I don't do instagram.
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Cool, I guess. I don't do instagram.
Yeah, they posted it on Facebook too. You're famous. Time to do a Youtube channel ;-)
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Whoa, are those built in boarding steps on the bow?

Can't wait to see this beauty at our home port - we'll be the ones ogling from a distance. Congratulations!
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Whoa, are those built in boarding steps on the bow?

Can't wait to see this beauty at our home port - we'll be the ones ogling from a distance. Congratulations!


Yes, boarding steps. We will see how they work. Fingers crossed.

And don’t keep your distance, at least up to 6’. Stop on by if you like.
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Ta Shing posted this video of the launch


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Boy they have power to close city streets like that. Wonderful to see them use the cradle not slings. The gel coat is untouched. Magnificent vessel.
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Boy they have power to close city streets like that. Wonderful to see them use the cradle not slings. The gel coat is untouched. Magnificent vessel.

The boat lives in that cradle from the day it pops out of the mold, until now. But the same cradle gets hauled to the shipping port, and used once again on the deck of the transport ship, now identified as BBC Ruby. When the boat reaches it's final destination, it is launched, and the cradle is scrapped.
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Not only do they run down the streets, they relocate some number of utility lines to make way. And they do this every time a boat launches. But it's no big deal, and they just get it done.
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Congrats TT, that is an amazing vessel.
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You have done yourself well Mr. Hayden. Congratulations and best wishes.
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Ta Shing posted this video of the launch


Although I marvel at the completion (almost) of your project but I'm flabbergasted at the yard being so far from the water for launching! What am i missing?
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Although I marvel at the completion (almost) of your project but I'm flabbergasted at the yard being so far from the water for launching! What am i missing?

It's not what you would expect, is it? I honestly don't know how common or uncommon this sort of thing is. But when you consider that they launch a boat at most every 3 months, it's not such a huge thing. Ta Shing actually has two yards/facilities a few blocks from each other.


What I think would be huge for them would be a test tank, but there just isn't space. South Coast, Nordhavn's other yard in Xaimen China, has a gargantuan travel lift and test tank. Then the travel lift can load the boat on a barge to take to it's shipping point. But the barge dock runs dry so it can only be loaded at high tide.




Maybe Steve D'Antonio will chime in since he has been to most all of the Asian yards.
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It's not what you would expect, is it? I honestly don't know how common or uncommon this sort of thing is. But when you consider that they launch a boat at most every 3 months, it's not such a huge thing. Ta Shing actually has two yards/facilities a few blocks from each other.


What I think would be huge for them would be a test tank, but there just isn't space. South Coast, Nordhavn's other yard in Xaimen China, has a gargantuan travel lift and test tank. Then the travel lift can load the boat on a barge to take to it's shipping point. But the barge dock runs dry so it can only be loaded at high tide.




Maybe Steve D'Antonio will chime in since he has been to most all of the Asian yards.
It's not just China but many European builders as well, although most a little closer to the water. Just using roadways to take boats to the water isn't considered an issue for them. It's like a big moment, like a parade. Even some US builders have had the situation. Some didn't necessarily always handle it well, like Northern.

I think with great distance, it eliminates any tendency to short cut the process. You look at the cradle and equipment used by Nordhavn. They're not set up just to move the boat a few feet. They're set up to transport the boat by land and sea around the world.
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Congrats Twisted!

Wish I had better wifi here in MX to watch the video. But she sure is a beautiful boat, please continue to share the experience.

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