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Old 01-29-2021, 07:56 AM   #341
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looks awesome! Best of luck with your new boat!
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:20 AM   #342
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Thank you for continuing to post updates and pictures through all this. You’ve saved quite a few of us from ordering a new boat, because even the big builders will deliver a vessel with a lot of problems.

Boat looks extremely seaworthy, the helm is exceptionally great design and the red/ green layout looks functional and beautiful.
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Old 01-29-2021, 02:39 PM   #343
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Sturdy looking boat. 3 S/R 2 heads, galley with full size refrige and freezer?
What size gen?
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:37 PM   #344
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6kw NL gen, 2 SR, 2 heads, 1/2 fridge, huge freezer. In Prince William Sound we pick up glacier ice for coolers and hardly use the fridge. Small gen but 600 AH house bank. My previous boat had a 9kw but it was hard to load it enough to keep it happy.
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Love the color matching gauges to the side of the boat! Fancy!! She’s a sharp boat. Where was she built? Overall dimensions?
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The builder was Armstrong Marine in Port Angeles, WA. They changed their name to Brix Marine mid build. She is 42’6” x 16’. Displacement is 16T. The extended wait was partly due to Covid but the building process is not quick, like a year. One of our members, Bkay, was a big help and kept me from getting too wrapped up in the process and concentrating on the goal. Much respect for him.
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:27 PM   #347
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6kw NL gen, 2 SR, 2 heads, 1/2 fridge, huge freezer. In Prince William Sound we pick up glacier ice for coolers and hardly use the fridge. Small gen but 600 AH house bank. My previous boat had a 9kw but it was hard to load it enough to keep it happy.
NIIIIICE!!!

Heads have separate shower compartments?
Reverse cycle A/C
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Old 01-29-2021, 06:30 PM   #348
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I wish! Nope, they are wet heads. Just not enough room with two heads. Pretty roomy though with 6’8” ceiling height.
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I wish! Nope, they are wet heads. Just not enough room with two heads. Pretty roomy though with 6’8” ceiling height.
In my case, the 6'8" ceiling height is wasted on me. I am only 5'7"

Hmmm, wet heads? Bummer. One of the things that sold me on the AT was the separate shower compartment. Remember, I had previously owned a Nordhavn 46. SIGH I learned the advantage of separate shower compartments, with seat. Alas the AT34/36 does not have a bench.
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I’m 5’7” too but have a few long friends. There are trade-offs as you are obviously aware. Private head on a long trip is a luxury that I really appreciate. Nice to be able to spray it down rather than scrub it too.
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I’m 5’7” too but have a few long friends. There are trade-offs as you are obviously aware. Private head on a long trip is a luxury that I really appreciate. Nice to be able to spray it down rather than scrub it too.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:41 AM   #352
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My cat is finally finished! Sea trials are complete and Nomad is ready to head home to Alaska in May...
I can't tell you how pleased I was to see this post! It looks like they did a great job and from our emails, it sounds like your performance is as good or better than mine...and I've been please with the design and performance.

Well done, shipmate. Well done!
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She is 42’6” x 16’. Displacement is 16T.
Wow, that's a big girl! I assume the tons are 2,000lb tons?

I'm at 22,000 pounds - so you'd be 45% larger by tonnage? Holy cow! You've got great performance for that kind of displacement!
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I am using standard displacement which includes full water, fuel and supplies under normal conditions. That means roughly 8000# added to the 24,800 dry weight. Make more sense now?
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That makes more sense! Thanks.
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Joining this thread only to express my admiration for the two builds described. Building something like one of your two boats is my dream.

Bkay: I would really like to know what the handling of your vessel is like in rough weather – you have a lot of windage, and I would love to know how this vessel handles 3 to 4 m swells, particularly off the beam. Wingspan is beautiful.
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I'd love to tell you, but I've not been in 4 m swells. We don't have swells worth mentioning in the Chesapeake - this photo is an example of our typical storm surge. However, I'd guess if the swell period was reasonably long, it would be a non-event regardless of direction. You'd feel the up and down motion but no heeling.

Now a 2 meter chop could be a significant emotional event regardless of direction. I've run in 1+ meter (maybe a bit more) short, choppy waves and it requires altering course for comfort. I was pleasantly surprised at how well she ran with choppy waves, particularly given her smallish rudders. But in my area, choppy waves tend to be close together and when you dial in the right speed it's fairly comfortable. This is a case where faster is more comfortable than slower if you can pick a course that allows it. I'd say this cat's performance in choppy conditions is about as good as the larger lobster boats I've run (in the 35 to 37' range) and a fair bit better than the smaller lobster boats. But at a 37.5' waterline length, 14' beam, and 25,000 lbs displacement, that's not particularly surprising.

Oh, and just kidding about the storm surge photo - it's usually much calmer than that.
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Thanks, Bkay; and it looks like that here today too, but they don't call this place "Windy Point" for nothing! Thanks for replying; that's very helpful.
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