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Old 14-05-2016, 17:11   #706
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It's that stairs or leader in the forward locked? Last photo you posted I think port side view


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Old 14-05-2016, 19:25   #707
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Oh yes oh GOD YES. Lookin' awesome! That is one hell of a forward locker! Will the anchor chain be stored there?
You sound just like I do when new photos arrive .
Yes, the chain will be stored in the box welded to the front of the bulkhead. I have circled this in red on the photo below. The tang to secure the bitter end of the chain can be seen inside the box if you zoom in.


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It's that stairs or leader in the forward locked? Last photo you posted I think port side view
There are 3 steps welded to the bulkhead just starboard of the chain locker. I have labelled them below:


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Old 14-05-2016, 19:27   #708
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Old 15-05-2016, 02:28   #709
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A work of art!

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I'm looking at the eye on the waterline at the bow. I would ask them to triple it with plates welded to each side and a good way in, past the turn of the bilge and welded against the stringer there. This to distribute the forces towards the keel line for towing or hurricane mooring.
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The eye on the waterline is not a towing eye. It was designed as a down haul for the retractable bowsprit. I agree it is not ideal for towing, although there will be two skins of 10mm aluminium that will also meet at this point.

Some of the retractable keel boats like the Garcia Exploration have a towing eye that is apparently designed to be strong enough to haul the boat. Although that is not the bow eye's purpose on the Bestevaer, it actually looks stronger to me than the equivalent on the Garcia, especially considering the much thicker hull plating on the Bestevaer.

The bollards on our boat would be used for towing. These are enormously strong, penetrating the deck to be welded to the structure below. In addition we have upgraded the conventional single bollards to doubles (eight in total).

This shows the structure a single bollard:



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Just found this long-running thread, nice to see you guys here.

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I am undecided about what to use for the heat shield though. Tiles don't appeal for the style I have in mind. The black on some boats will look heavy (I am trying to keep the interior open and light). SS may be too clinical. Possibly just a black shield to cabinet height can be used if a SS flue shield is added. What do you think?
How about anodised aluminium? Looks nice, easy to clean and excellent heat distribution. Can be done in any style of grey, from the usual silvery to nearly pot block, or even with a dash of color. And not as heavy as steel. It also "reminds" you inside of the hull material.

You may remember that we have our dinette table done in this way, and it is still very much a feature we like after 6 years.

As to shore power -- if you get just a battery charger hooked up on shore power you don't need heavy (& costly) isolation transformer. Only limit is that you need to run all 230 V appliances through the battery + inverter, but that won't be an issue with your cruising style. KM knows how to do this -- we have it as well.

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Just found this long-running thread, nice to see you guys here.
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Good to see you too! We didn't know you were a member here.


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How about anodised aluminium? Looks nice, easy to clean and excellent heat distribution. Can be done in any style of grey, from the usual silvery to nearly pot block, or even with a dash of color. And not as heavy as steel. It also "reminds" you inside of the hull material.

You may remember that we have our dinette table done in this way, and it is still very much a feature we like after 6 years.
It has been two years, but we remember your boat well. We admired a few of your anodised features, including the grill in the cockpit floor and the long handrail on the cockpit combing next to the winches. We are having the handrail added on our boat .

In the end we went for a matt stainless steel lined heat shield behind the Refleks. With having a SS Refleks, matt SS handholds and matt SS galley benches, we though it would be better to keep continuity of finish in the open living area. In the shower and technical area we are having anodised items.


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As to shore power -- if you get just a battery charger hooked up on shore power you don't need heavy (& costly) isolation transformer. Only limit is that you need to run all 230 V appliances through the battery + inverter, but that won't be an issue with your cruising style. KM knows how to do this -- we have it as well.Kind regards,

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Great minds think alike . We requested shore power connections to be left off. This will simplify wiring, reduce cost and will suit our lifestyle (we tie up to shore only when hauling out every couple of years).

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I have not been following the discussion but I am interested in aluminum boats...

Just FYI, Victron Isolation transformers are not that expensive (about USD $700 for mine) and they have the benefit of converting 110V to 220V and vice versa. They do not change the frequency though. Also, the largest one is 28 kg.

This has been very useful to me as I can connect to shore power in NZ, and everywhere else, with my US spec boat. I can run everything (battery charger, TV, etc.) that is not frequency sensitive.

Here is some info: https://www.victronenergy.com/isolat...-3600va-7000va
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Lovely. And so is the boat.


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Is this the Mermaid, out of her natural environment. Observe the ecstatic expression, against the really shiny background!!!

Wonderful that you can be present during the assembly of the bones. Write your name somewhere secret

Those don't look like safety shoes for the factory floor, by the way

There is an ancient seafarer's tradition of placing a silver coin beneath the mast. Can you still do that with aluminum construction?
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Awesome!!!
KM's superb work was soooooooo good to see in the flesh.


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Is this the Mermaid, out of her natural environment. Observe the ecstatic expression, against the really shiny background!!!

Wonderful that you can be present during the assembly of the bones. Write your name somewhere secret

Those don't look like safety shoes for the factory floor, by the way
Yep, mermaid tail was retracted and crocs slipped into . They were perfect for climbing over the ENTIRE structure .


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