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Old 04-30-2022, 11:10 AM   #541
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Salty Pelican to London! And an issue with a pump ...

My brother in law flew in from Hungary. We are exploring London and enjoying it. Great weather, interesting architecture, surprising ales.

Black water discharge pump broke, so showers ashore instead of on the boat. Probably the membrane, our engineer says. Any chance it might be blocked? Mind you, the hoses (and pump) are wrist-thick ...

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Old 05-03-2022, 06:19 AM   #542
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Salty Pelican rounds the Tower Bridge!

Tower Bridge ...

After three amazing days in London, the trip back home has started. Out of the port we turned starboard out, in order to take some nice pictures of Salty Pelican and the Tower Bridge.

Enjoy!
Edwin & Veronika.
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Old 05-03-2022, 02:14 PM   #543
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Tower Bridge ...

After three amazing days in London, the trip back home has started. Out of the port we turned starboard out, in order to take some nice pictures of Salty Pelican and the Tower Bridge.

Enjoy!
Edwin & Veronika.
Three days is not enough time in London.

At least you missed spending time ***in*** The Tower of London!

Later,
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Old 05-04-2022, 02:31 AM   #544
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We are in Ramsgate at the moment. A city in decline. Glory of a century past. Sad to see. Even in the harbor, the heart of the city, the facilities are bad or broken.

Good news? The black water discharge pump works again! We had the black water tank pumped empty via a shore station in London and that took care of the the blockage, it seems. Back to showers onboard, and that is lovely.

Today, our flotilla sails across the English Channel to Nieuwpoort, Belgium. A 70 NM journey. Skies are gray. It drizzles. Wind will be 2 to 3 Beaufort, so light conditions.

So far, for the journey, we used about 550 liters of our 1200 liters (310 gallon) diesel fuel capacity. We travelled for 51 hours, at higher cruising speeds than we normally do (2000 - 2200 rpm instead of 1800-1900 rpm). Also, the generator saw almost continuous use, since we need it to charge the stabilizer, and the heating system has been on 24/7 since it's cold. I like those numbers!

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Old 05-08-2022, 09:12 AM   #545
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We are back in the Netherlands. Had to fix the shower drain pump. The filter that protects the pump is really, really small and needed cleaning. Easy fix. Tomorrow we'll sail back to our home port in Vianen. Tonight we'll celebrate mothers day with (some of) the kids in Gorcum.

Have a nice weekend y'all!

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Old 05-13-2022, 01:14 AM   #546
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Update design & build Liquid Management 65h

Here's an exciting update on the design and build of our new boat. We think we found the yard that's gonna build our ship. If all goes well, she could be ready in about 15 months from now!

More info in a few weeks. For now? Well, lots of detailing going on with the design.

One of the things we added, is a gangway. To help with (especially) Mediterranean mooring.

Here's a picture.

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:53 AM   #547
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Here's an exciting update on the design and build of our new boat. We think we found the yard that's gonna build our ship. If all goes well, she could be ready in about 15 months from now!

More info in a few weeks. For now? Well, lots of detailing going on with the design.

One of the things we added, is a gangway. To help with (especially) Mediterranean mooring.

Here's a picture.

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
Make sure you can deploy the dive ladders from the water.

I read an account where a guy was solo sailing in Scotland and he fell overboard at anchor. He had a very difficult time getting back on board and failed numerous attempts. He had enough energy for one more attempt and made it aboard by wedging his foot into the the gap between the hull and the top of the rudder.

If he had not gotten back on board with that last attempt, he would have died. He was so worn out that he laid down on a bunk and passed out. He did not even remove his wet clothes even though he was hypothermic.

If the boat had a ladder that could be deployed or used, from the water, he would have had not issues. Someone with cold, useless hands should be able to deploy the ladder.

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Old 05-13-2022, 09:46 AM   #548
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Yeah, that's sound advise, Dan!

Regards, Edwin.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:26 PM   #549
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Make sure you can deploy the dive ladders from the water.

I read an account where a guy was solo sailing in Scotland and he fell overboard at anchor. He had a very difficult time getting back on board and failed numerous attempts. He had enough energy for one more attempt and made it aboard by wedging his foot into the the gap between the hull and the top of the rudder.

If he had not gotten back on board with that last attempt, he would have died. He was so worn out that he laid down on a bunk and passed out. He did not even remove his wet clothes even though he was hypothermic.

If the boat had a ladder that could be deployed or used, from the water, he would have had not issues. Someone with cold, useless hands should be able to deploy the ladder.

Later,
Dan

That's required by ABYC, and I expect CE as well.
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:28 AM   #550
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General plan LM65h

Yes.

Here's a picture of the general plan of the LM65h:

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Old 05-15-2022, 03:20 PM   #551
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Filling & Extraction Points / Deck Lay-out

Here's a close-up of the black water extraction points, fresh water and diesel tank filling points, and then some.

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Old 05-18-2022, 01:13 AM   #552
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View of the stern ...

Here's a view from the stern of the LM65h.

Greetings from Milano, Italy, where we are for a distilling exhibition. 31 degrees , great food and drinks, and a lot of sales opportunities for our still manufacturing operation!

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:40 AM   #553
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Greetings from Milano, Italy, where we are for a distilling exhibition. 31 degrees , great food and drinks, and a lot of sales opportunities for our still manufacturing operation!

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
I am sure the still that was on our land before we were the owners, did not look like the one in the image.

Before we bought the place, I was walking around and found where a still had been in use many decades ago. There was the rusted out remains of a can of kerosene for starting the fire and the top of a broken clay jug. If one has ever seen an episode of The Andy Griffith Show with the Darling's, the clay jug looks just like the one that Mr. Darling was playing.

Moonshining still happens in my county. But that is another story or two.

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Old 05-18-2022, 09:48 AM   #554
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Yeah, our tech is like the new revolution in the distilling industry. We sell many of 'm. You can save at least 1 fte in workforce and 75% on energy costs, while producing drinks in a far more controlled manner. Based on conquering many countries all around the globe, in the last 9 years, after just two days in Italy, I can say: Italy will fall our way. Probably up to 40% market penetration in 2 to 3 years from now ...

In short: a great expo.

Regards to you all!

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Side door ... and ladder

Dual function: side door and ladder.

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
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Update on choices & project planning!

Had a great talk today, finalizing the build specs of our new ship! Insulation will be a combination of armaflex, rockwool, and 'drip plates'. Hope that's the right word. Long story short: pretty great acoustic insulation numbers as well as good thermal insulation as well.

We also discussed the size of the Li-ion battery bank. 30 kWh it will be.

For night / intraread vision, we'll use the Raymarine Flir 300 system. With an additional augmented reality camera, and full integration with radar and AIS, to create an enhanced 360 degree surround vision.

We have secured the services of the Netherlands' best aluminium hull builder to build our hull #1. Expected build time will be 6 to 7 months. The shipyard will then fit the interior and technical installations in another 6 to 7 months.

As it looks now, LM65h #1 could be in the water by summer 2023. After that we have capacity to build up to two boats a year, with a throughput time per order of around 1 year (first installment to delivery).

More to come soon. We'll have a final decision meeting (go/no-go) in a week from now. Exciting times, since we have found a way forward (in these crazy, material-expensive, and component-shortage times) to not just build the boat, but do so in a manner that allows for a business case to build and sell more.

More info soon!

Regards, Edwin & Veronika.
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