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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Bkay
Just to make sure I understand, is the boat...

Just to make sure I understand, is the boat actually moving on a different course than what's shown on the chartplotter, or are the two compasses simply showing different degrees but the boat moves...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Bkay
I wouldn't be concerned about aluminum railing. ...

I wouldn't be concerned about aluminum railing. For most boats, I prefer it over stainless that requires polishing.

They may have created the finish by simply using a green scouring pad. I...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-20-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Thanks, we've still got a few items that need to...

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...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Two more shots: bow quarter and port boarding...

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.
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-20-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Construction is starting to get back on track...

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...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 02-19-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Bkay
It's been a few years since I was at MacDill AFB....

It's been a few years since I was at MacDill AFB. I kept my 30' there. If they can handle larger than 30', it's not much larger.

Very well protected but few amenities (there was a club nearby)...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,028,954
Posted By Bkay
I've got a bunch of photos of that boat when she...

I've got a bunch of photos of that boat when she was for sale. There's a lot to like about that one!!
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-13-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bkay
FlyWright, Thanks for the info. I ended up...

FlyWright, Thanks for the info. I ended up going with a bluetooth speaker as well. I upgraded phones and am now happy with the BT option rather than some built in system.

My speaker isn't...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Glad this has been of value. I made some notes...

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. ...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
That's a true statement! They build a good...

That's a true statement! They build a good product from what I've seen. Fingers remain crossed!
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
There's a lot to be said for aluminum, even with...

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!
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Thanks, I think it's an impressive looking beast...

Thanks, I think it's an impressive looking beast - but I may be biased. There were a number of reasons, but one of the biggest is we all agreed this was the best way to get things wrapped up in a...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Just had a question via email I thought I'd...

Just had a question via email I thought I'd answer here. Everyone working on the boat just seems like they want to do a good job and get her in the water. Sea trials are now expected to be end of...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Larmex, I'm sorry to hear about your...

Larmex,
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I wish you the best and will shoot you an email.
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 02-11-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
I have not updated things because there has not...

I have not updated things because there has not been a lot to show since the end of December. In order to finish my boat in a timely manner, we mutually agreed with the original builder and a new...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Bkay
I'm not sure covering the wood deck with more...

I'm not sure covering the wood deck with more wood is the best option - but to answer your specific question of coating on plywood...my experience in this area is with classic wood boats. The...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Bkay
I looked at Whisper Wall and came away with some...

I looked at Whisper Wall and came away with some opinions. First, it looks like a good solution for a lot of people. You can replace the material fairly easily, you can take it down and clean it,...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-22-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Bkay
Sea Dog knobs are brass - either chrome plated or...

Sea Dog knobs are brass - either chrome plated or polished. The body appears to be heavy plastic. It looks like the Man Ship is a more expensive and heavier duty product.

Man Ship seems like a...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-21-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Bkay
Is this what you are looking for? SeaDog - so...

Is this what you are looking for? SeaDog - so not top quality. But OK.
Forum: General Maintenance 01-17-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Bkay
That looks good. Well done!

That looks good. Well done!
Forum: General Maintenance 01-15-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bkay
This is very good advice!!

This is very good advice!!
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By Bkay
Oh man, I came from the military at a time where...

Oh man, I came from the military at a time where we did a Decision Matrix (DecMat) for everything.

I've developed them for comparing totally different types of boats to see which type is a best...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,188
Posted By Bkay
This is solid advice for a boat in the tropics. ...

This is solid advice for a boat in the tropics. The good news is if you choose to varnish (which it sounds like you have), then you can always top with paint if you find the varnish is not holding...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 01-02-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Not much is happening on her now. But a couple...

Not much is happening on her now. But a couple of sub-contractors are still working on bits and pieces.

Here's pics of seat cushions being test fit and drawer fronts built and installed. I...
Forum: Catamarans, Multi-hull Power Cruisers 01-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,569
Posted By Bkay
Cardude, sorry for the delay. I'm back into...

Cardude, sorry for the delay. I'm back into "negotiations" with the builder and that's got all my focus...don't ask...

The cockpit won't be covered - although I've got a plan for a soft cover I...
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