Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-15-2022, 08:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
NP 45 Keypower Install#2

Been working and in contact with Rod for quite a while. We have been sharing notes, encouraging each other and i'm getting started after lots of planning on Couple's Retreat.

The actuators are very robust and i like the dual actuators on each fin. Ordered a larger 7.5 sq. ft. fins which should work well at 7-8 kts.

100's of hours thinking, looking at where to install components, wire runs and blocks to support components. Boat goes in for fiberglass/actuator install March 14th. Using Grand Marina boatyard in SFO.

last week I completed "arts and crafts" with wood blocks, priming and painting. planned to put all angled hydraulic fittings on components so most hydraulic lines will be standard straight JIC fittings.

Today I ran the three wire runs from the pilot house to the engine room. Went easier than planned. I have the PTO adapter and V10 pump as well.

Next steps are mounting and wiring pilot house power, GPS, control panel.
Attached Images
    
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2022, 07:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Completed pilot house wiring today and control panel install. About as far as I can go before haul out and fin install in 2 weeks. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1532.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	116.7 KB
ID:	126252
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2022, 11:48 AM   #3
Veteran Member
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: Turtle
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 64
Haul out coming up?
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2022, 11:58 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Funny you should ask. Just departed for the boatyard at Grand Marina. Alemeda ca.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2022, 01:34 PM   #5
Veteran Member
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: Turtle
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 64
Good luck! Would love to see pics of your haul out.
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2022, 08:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Boat at yard and #3 for haul out. Guessing late next week. Iím out of town through Wednesday, so hoping Iím there for haul out. Want to see how good propspeed and bottom job has held up as well. Two crates of parts leave my garage tomorrow, and wife is happy about that. $300 to ship 30 miles. Had no way to do it myself as crates are 400-600 lbs.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2022, 08:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Constellation1's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota, FL
Vessel Name: Constellation
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 143
Very cool - following along
__________________
Cheers,

Den
M/V Constellation
Constellation1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2022, 12:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Boat still awaiting haul out at yard. Hoping next week.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2022, 06:04 PM   #9
Guru
 
Fletcher500's Avatar
 
City: San Diego
Vessel Model: Helmsman 4304
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,861
Hull reinforcing for fins at the yard, or did you have that done during the build?
Fletcher500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2022, 10:38 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Will be done at the yard.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2022, 06:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Yard pulled boat yesterday. Will check on it Friday.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2022, 01:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Spent an hour with the boatyard plotting out where the fins will go. Lots of discussions with Rod, (Magna) as well. Got all that figured out and they are off to the races Monday. The goal was to be as far outboard as possible without having fins extend beyond the beam of the boat. 13" from outboard chine was the solution. To get the actuator base configured, the yard will apply a base of structural Coosa followed by G10, with glass layup. The yard estimates just a few days. They are just doing the fin install. Iíll then have to order hoses, mount components, finish engine room wiring etc.

I will be moving the boat to Ensenada in the late summer, (likely capt jack Defriel) then September sailing to port Everglades. Likely to end up in Charleston.
Attached Images
  
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2022, 03:50 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Week 1 update

Nice progress from a very solid boatyard. It took them a long time to induct the boat but when they did, they have been very productive. Holes are drilled and as of noon today, port side was all epoxied up. They were starting starboard side after lunch. Monday is glass and paint followed by fin install.

Unfortunately during the visit found previous yard bottom painted over what appears is just a pressure washed bottom. 2yr micron 66 is peeling badly. I have to strip, sand and re-do the bottom paint. Donít ask how muchÖ

Expect work will take all of next week but looking like a 2 week visit for everything, once they got rolling.
Attached Thumbnails
D582631D-D2C9-4716-BD19-C72265676004.jpg   232FC5F3-3AA7-4788-AB00-3233DC5F5C3F.jpg   9F4476C0-B5C4-4553-AD05-AE7BA7FAA051.jpg   32F7E4A3-0AEF-4BC1-8CFF-4BAAA37721AE.jpg   33976B5D-561D-4B20-BD6D-344C841B518B.jpg  

15966B50-776C-4AE0-B575-A48B24F4D8C2.jpg  
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2022, 04:21 PM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 17,490
If you are starting the bottom from bare gel coat I would apply a barrier coat first. After the old bottom paint is off I would wipe it thoroughly with a prep solvent. Total Boat makes a nice one. One wet rag followed by a clean rag changed out frequently to get any wax off from the original mold release wax. It is amazing how many years it can stay on the bottom and effect paint adhesion. Then put on the prescribed amount, gallons not coats, of barrier coat paint. Then do the regular bottom paint. Then you should have a reliable paint job that wonít peal off in the future. I say use the number of gallons not coats of barrier coat because one persons coat is another persons thin coat. So instead just keep painting coats until you use all of the paint so you get a proper thickness of barrier coat. Ask the manufacturer how many gallons you should use, not the yard. The yard usually wants to do the absolute minimum instead of what is correct. I have had yards say they use ď2 heavyĒ coats and that is enough. The last boat I did the bottom on Interlux said to use 6 gallons and that actually ended up as 6 coats of paint. But I had a reliable barrier. I usually do the painting myself so I know it is done properly. But as I get older it isnít as easy. The last bottom job I did I had the yard soda blast off the old paint. Then they brought the boat to my house and blocked it up on the driveway. On the concrete I could use a creeper to roll around under the boat which made it easier to do, also much more convenient.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2022, 07:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Thanks for the paint information.

Quick update- fiberglass work done. Cleaned and drying. Hoping for collar installation, then fins this week.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6273.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	142.0 KB
ID:	128054
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 06:50 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Finally

About ready to float. Just need air compressor installed. 3 months at the boat yard, and many days with zero progress. Happy with the quality of work. awaiting invoice $$$$

Just need to finish wiring and install components, fit and order hydraulic lines.
Attached Thumbnails
A57A76DE-CCB0-44CC-AD17-C5184D0D0207.jpg   473DE48C-B0DD-40D1-B354-B27936538DCF.jpg   B743E72A-7AE5-46FC-956D-AE8E702DEFAA.jpg   CCF4A39F-1478-4ADE-BF72-DDBBE5716D97.jpg  
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2022, 07:03 PM   #17
Moderator Emeritus
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 17,490
Hang onto your butt when you get the invoice, I feel for you.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2022, 08:02 AM   #18
Veteran Member
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Vessel Name: Turtle
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 64
Looking good!

Hope the sticker shock isnít too great. Curious to hear how they work.
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2022, 08:17 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Price very reasonable, nice surprise and work is high quality. Pick up boat tomorrow. Took rpm and GPS speed data in two directions, ( perpendicular to tides) before install, so should have excellent drag numbers.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2022, 09:20 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
jimdavi's Avatar
 
City: San Francisco
Vessel Name: Couple’s Retreat
Vessel Model: 2019 North Pacific 45
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 407
Update-

Finished all work and tested the system this weekend. I have to say the change is dramatic. I see where people say once they have stabilized boats, they wonít go back. Agree, and wife is happy. I recorded speeds pre- install, and will need to do a post install speed test. Guessing I lost .25 kts. Seems to have no affect with the current but slightly more negative against. Will shoot a video when in conditions that illustrate the difference when I can.
jimdavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012