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Old 02-11-2020, 01:20 PM   #221
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Great! My wish dream boat (sail) would be in aluminum.
There's a lot to be said for aluminum, even with the drawbacks. Some of the sailboats the Dutch manufacturers produce are downright works of art!
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:22 PM   #222
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It is a well known builder and his product is superior to most in his field.
That's a true statement! They build a good product from what I've seen. Fingers remain crossed!
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:35 PM   #223
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Thanks for putting in all the effort to keep this thread updated. The boat is amazing and right in line with what I am planning for a future build (a Jutson design more similar to the Wasabi boat). Your pictures, specs, and explanations are very helpful. I am especially interested to learn what kind of economy you end up getting fully loaded at a few different displacement speeds.

While I'm working toward funding my own project, threads like these keep me inspired (even the hard parts). There is another blog of someone who self-built an aluminum sailboat that I feel did a fantastic job and addressed issues of insulation, standpipes compared to a sea chest, etc. with good explanations. They are sailing the boat now, so questions about decisions made can be answered with how it actually worked out... The blog is oddly listed in reverse order, but if you want to check it out (I have no affiliation with the project or builder in any way): http://www.odysseyyachts.com/Odyssey...G/Archive.html

Congratulations on an amazing project and boat, and I'm sure the end result will be incredible. Thanks again!
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I am especially interested to learn what kind of economy you end up getting fully loaded at a few different displacement speeds.

The blog is oddly listed in reverse order, but if you want to check it out (I have no affiliation with the project or builder in any way): Building Odyssey
Glad this has been of value. I made some notes when WASABI's owner let me take a short cruise on her. I captured various RPM's, speed, a qualitative assessment of wake size, and fuel consumption. But when I sat down later and started looking at my notes, I got some bad numbers that made me assume I didn't set the RPM and give the boat time to achieve the correct speed. Of course, that threw off the miles per gallon calculation - so who knows how efficient WASABI is?

I'll certainly try to do a better job when I accept delivery. Good luck with your project, and when you get ready to pull the trigger, send me a PM. I know some of the builders in this industry and would be happy to give you feedback based on where you decide to build. Also, I don't want this thread to devolve into contract discussions, but I've got some strong opinions on how to approach contracting as well.

It's been a while since I looked at the ODYSSEY blog, I'll have to take some time to catch up on it. Thanks!
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Construction is starting to get back on track after some significant delays.

Bomar sliding doors are installed on cabin port, starboard, and aft. These are pretty sturdy doors!

Second shot is the head finally getting finished.

Third is starboard side deck. For some reason, the original builder left hand rails off much of the side deck and the guys have now corrected that.

Last shot is non-skid deck paint going on.
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Two more shots: bow quarter and port boarding door.

They have yet to fabricate the aft cockpit doors - we're still sorting out what those will look like.
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Looks great BKay! All the biggest challenges should be behind you now. Congrats. Everyone here is looking forward to getting your performance specs once you get that beauty out on the water.
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Looks great BKay! All the biggest challenges should be behind you now.
Thanks, we've still got a few items that need to be corrected. Fortunately, the same actual guys are doing the work going forward, and they were quick to point out things we needed to fix. So I'm hoping there won't be much drama and it's all sunshine and happiness from here forward - hey, a guy can dream.
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