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Old 02-23-2021, 05:12 AM   #21
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What an incredible yacht. Hope to see a tour of the interior soon.

I, too, would design a boat to fit in with the working boats. Congrats!
Yes, we hope to be able to do an interior tour video, too. Right now most of the interior is still covered with protective cardboard while the work of commissioning continues. It will stay this way for several weeks, I expect.

But this process of bringing all the systems online is very exciting. Yesterday, we got all our solar panels online. Fabulous to watch all those amps pumping into the batteries from our 14 LighTec Solar Panels: 11X 320W and 3X 295W.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:47 AM   #22
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Awesome boat, congrats and I'm jealous.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:07 AM   #23
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Sorry to be so slow to reply to this. It has been a hectic couple of days to say the least. We expect the boat to do something like 11 knots at WOT. We have some bugs to work out with the Kobelt steering before we can do the first sea trials. We will report back when that happens.

If you would like to see all the stats on the boat, including all the equipment we chose to outfit her, we have a page on the blog called "The Boat." If you would like to check it out, click here:

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and for those who want a construction interior tour....


You sure do know your boat!!!
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Absolutely fantastic. Have fun.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:29 PM   #25
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Impressive specs in the blog. What are your intentions for cruising?
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Congratulations Captains Christine and Wayne!! I've been following your blog for almost 1052 days (!) and have been impressed with the challenges, solutions and ingenuity of the build. She's sure got the Goldilocks "just right" features and equipment.

It must have been quite memorable sleeping aboard that first night in the harbor. Wishing you both many, many years of enjoyment and exciting travel adventures! A big pink hat tip to both of you!!

Bravo Zulu!!
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:04 PM   #27
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Congrats! That's a real boat.
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:43 PM   #28
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and for those who want a construction interior tour....


You sure do know your boat!!!
I propose that you change the name of the "guest" cabin to "H2O_Doc's" cabin.
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:58 PM   #29
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If you would like to see all the stats on the boat, including all the equipment we chose to outfit her, we have a page on the blog called "The Boat." If you would like to check it out, click here:

Möbius: The Boat
I was impressed with the boat looking at a photo, but now I'm absolutely infatuated after looking at your equipment list.
The Gardner, the cruising range, the battery/solar setup, 26mm tempered glass, paravanes, the workshop etc etc

btw - we are another couple that also met in Fiji for our first date almost 40 years ago.
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26mm windows? That's more like it! Even better than the 19mm ones of the Dashew fpb boats.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:00 PM   #31
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She's a beauty! How about a spec page?
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:49 PM   #32
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Congratulations, Christine, on the launch of your new baby. Oh, the places you'll go!


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Old 02-26-2021, 04:04 PM   #33
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A beautiful ship. Just hide it from Erdogan. Was she built from the ground up, I mean new hull and everything else? Did you have to import any accessories or main components? Just curious.
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Old 02-27-2021, 02:28 AM   #35
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Congratulations

What a beautiful design; sleek but honest and unpretentious. Wishing you thousands of miles of safe passage.
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So happy to see the Dashew FPB design lives on !! Cheers.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:27 PM   #37
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A beautiful ship. Just hide it from Erdogan. Was she built from the ground up, I mean new hull and everything else? Did you have to import any accessories or main components? Just curious.
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Yes, she was built from the ground up here in Turkey. We are very pleased with their welding and with the CNC cut aluminum that we started with.

However, the second part of your question dealing with getting stuff in through Turkish Customs. Argghhh. That has been the worst part of this build. For example, right now the yard has run all the coax for the VHF and the AIS antennas as bare wire. No ends. I put together an order from Defender and I added a few extra Shakespeare ends for the spare parts division of Wayne's workshop. The order got flagged as being commercial. It's been stuck in Istanbul at Customs for over a month, and I think I'm going to lose it. UPS will return to sender. Four calls begging them to send me the paperwork and multiple emails and calls with UPS International. And that is just one shipment.

We had one shipment from McMaster-Carr where we ended up paying more to Customs than the total price of the goods.

And yet other times, stuff just sails through.

Don't get me wrong, I love Turkey. Just yesterday, the guys who work the big tugs tied up ahead of us brought us over a big hot homemade pizza - an extra. They are feeding a big group of guys and they were up at 4:00 am to take out a huge freighter, but the generosity here is amazing.

But Customs....... not so much love there.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:35 PM   #38
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So happy to see the Dashew FPB design lives on !! Cheers.
Not quite!

We were certainly inspired by the FPB's, but our boat is not a Dashew design. It was designed by Dennis Harjamaa of Artnautica Yacht Design

Steve Dashew kept the hull design of his boats a guarded secret, so we will never claim that we benefitted from his designs. However, there are lots of ideas that he wrote about that we think were great ideas, and we incorporated them into our thinking.

But Dashew is not the only person who has been a fan of long slender motor vessels as opposed to the more portly trawlers. Dave Gerr has some designs that are long and slender, as does Michael Kasten.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:51 PM   #39
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Congratulations, Christine, on the launch of your new baby. Oh, the places you'll go!


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Thanks so much Milt! I hope we will be able to have you and Judy aboard one day. We can introduce your Schip to our two sea dogs.
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