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Old 07-12-2017, 15:00   #1711
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Re: Bestevaer 49ST

A good vessel. Well built and sturdy as a Butchers dog.

Many years of life in it... and comfortable.

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Old 09-12-2017, 19:16   #1712
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Wonderful! Many safe voyages and treasured memories for you both.
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Old 09-12-2017, 19:55   #1713
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Congratulations you two.

My wife just framed a few photos for our boat the other day, and one of them is of Anabel from when we anchored next to her in the Canaries. Such beautiful boats!

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I did the same thing on my previous boat. An advantage with Dyneema is that you can easily replace these lifelines yourself (very easy to splice). My present boat (also aluminum) has stainless steel lifelines, but when they need to be replaced it'll be with Dyneema for sure.

Can you tell me what your windows are made from exactly? How thick, exactly? What material, exactly? What is the size of your biggest window? Do you have storm windows? I'm more than curious! Thanks.


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Dyneema lifelines were specified. These have the advantantage of reducing the amount of dissimilar metals, which is particuarly important for an aluminium boat.

Dyneema is relatively new in this application and it does require a slightly different design of stanchion. Dyneema is stronger than stainless wiring of the same diameter so some have replaced their stainless lifelines with the same sized Dyneema. However, Dyneema is more effected by UV and chafe so some care is needed.

UV radiation does not penetrate deeply into Dyneema so increasing the diameter has more effect on preserving long term strength than might be expected. Oversizing the line also provides much greater strength so even a significant loss leaves the lifelines with plently of reserve. Oversizing also allows for some chafe before replacement, but here the smoothness of the stanchion's ferrule is important. Oversizing also improves handling.

Unfortunately, most stanchions are designed for stainless wire and will not always except the thicker diameter that should be used if the change to Dyneema is made. It is also important to check the smoothness of the ferrules although sometimes this can be fixed with a polishing wheel.

8mm Dyneema was specified here, which allows for plently of reserve. Our stanchions are beautifully smooth, but the rigger added some protective covering on the top line to further reduce the problem of chafe. Little details like this show the company cares about quality.

I think for most cruising boats uncoated stainless wire is probably the sensible choice, but for a weight sensitive boat like a cat or an aluminium boat where it helpful to reduce the amount of stainless then Dyneema while more expensive is the better choice.
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Old 10-12-2017, 16:48   #1715
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My wife's favorite boat builder, she loves the industrial/modern finish as well. Congratulations and may you both have years of happiness together on your wonderful adventure machine. R
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Congratulations to you both. She looks wonderful hanging in the slings. I'm looking forward to more pictures as you continue the commissioning.
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Congratulations to both of you! You are most of the way along on the huge puzzle and it has been a joy to follow your journey to this point. Please add my thanks for allowing us to follow along.
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Old 13-12-2017, 01:57   #1718
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Winter has set in here, with snow over the last few days.
It didn't stop Jan, the hard working rigger.

Yesterday rain melted the snow and conditions cleared for sunset photos.

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Can you tell me what your windows are made from exactly? How thick, exactly? What material, exactly? What is the size of your biggest window? Do you have storm windows? I'm more than curious! Thanks.
The pilothouse windows are 12mm tempered glass. The front deck hatch is 15mm tempered glass. Each of the windows has a 4mm aluminium storm cover. The front deck hatch has welded deck loops around the base, primarly to attach windscoops etc but these could be used to attach a storm cover.

The largest window is about 1.1 x 0.28 m. The front hatch is 0.6x0.6m but the glass area is 0.5 x 0.5m (from memory).
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Many congratulations on the launch of the new boat! I wish you many years of safe & happy cruising together.

Now, when will the name be revealed?
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She really looks beautifully balanced sitting there at the dock.

Hope you got a chance to visit the Paris Boat show, earlier this month. ...they also seem to have different accessories.
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Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and good wishes .

The upholstery has just been delivered. I may be a little biased , but I think the navy leather looks right with the warmth of the Bubinga timber and the wide expanse of white walls and stainless steel. For an area with a relatively low population, Friesland is literally bristling with marine related craftsmen. The upholsterer chosen was HJF De Koning in the neighbouring town of Grou. Yvette managed to interpret our brief just perfectly and the workmanship is first class. I am very happy with how this has come together.

The continuous area adjacent to the salon settee will be used for lounging, doubling as a guest bed and probably sea berth.

The oval dining table with the bench that slides underneath for storage is still to be brought on board.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!

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Another angle of the salon. With this settee being just over 2m long and 560 mm wide, it could also function as our primary sea berth. We will need to see what works best:
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Twin pilothouse settees are also a generous size for lounging and company: 1.9m x 550 mm.

The port side shown has a deep wide storage recess running the length of the settee. On the starboard side the 1.9m long instrument panel takes up this space. For super easy access that backs directly into the technical room adjacent to the engine bay.

Visibility through the 9 pilothouse windows is superb both sitting and standing. This is the biggest change for us compared to our previous boat:
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Show us the other hull please....

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