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Old 11-09-2016, 04:25   #1051
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I have been a lurker on this thread since it started. I get excited each time a new post is added in the hopes that new pictures are coming my way! Selfish yes. You have put a great deal of thought into every,last detail and it shows. I can't wait to see the finished product. If I knew the Netherlands better I might actually sneak over and see it...
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I am attaching another couple of photos just for you .

I have been reading your threads too all the way back to the earlier ones posted from Dubai a while ago. Good luck with your search for a boat. I hope that Moody 54 in NL ends up being "the one".

PM me if you are visiting NL later in the year. Our trips may coincide at some stage. We have no fixed plans, but hope to be back in Makkum again before Christmas.

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Removing what will be the swimming platform:

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Perhaps KM could set up a webcam? Watch the build live?
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Thanks for the smile! I have just moved to Amsterdam so I am here when you swing through next I would love to get together!



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Old 13-09-2016, 10:19   #1054
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Perhaps KM could set up a webcam? Watch the build live?
There is such a thing as too much information .

When we visited the yard they were hard at work on our boat and even when outside we could hear the bang of metal hitting metal. We cringed hearing every single blow. Didn't want to know what they were doing .

We do appreciate though how KM are willing to share images and that they encourage yard visits. Production boat builders sometimes don't let you anywhere near your boat during the construction phase. This allows them to cover up all sorts of sins. Nice to know KM are proud of their work.

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Old 19-09-2016, 10:27   #1055
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A webcam would be infringing on worker's rights of privacy and non publication, which we take seriously in this country. It could also complicate other projects that the builder is working on, not all future owners are so keen on publicity.


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Old 22-09-2016, 22:31   #1056
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Work has been proceeding at the rear:




The gas locker has had its door fitted. This area will fit 4 monster sized bottles (15 kg each) and dinghy fuel. Our current boat will fit this number. Propane can be difficult to buy and many taxis won't permit it in their vehicles, plus fittings and bottle sizes vary between countries, so having a large supply greatly reduces cruising hassles.

One of the chainplates for the backstay can be seen here too at the centre top:

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Old 23-09-2016, 03:47   #1057
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We pour pore over the photos when they arrive, getting excited about each new detail spotted .

The triangular wedges running down the centre of the cockpit floor here are foot supports. The two holes in them are pots for the cockpit table. The cockpit drains in the front corners are 100 mm in diameter. The height of the entry can be seen clearly here too (the bar across the top is temporary).

The steps covered in cardboard lead down to the cavernous rear area. This is far too large to call a lazarette, so we simply refer to it as "the garage". From memory, the cockpit seat hatches are around 1.7 m long:


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We pour over the photos when they arrive, getting excited about each new detail spotted .
I hope not. I think you mean pore over...

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Still blown away by the quality of workmanship on the vessel...
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It must be amazing to have that much sheet Alu on hand and be able to take it and measure for the CAD and see the perfect shape appear. Then to place and weld to the structure so very neatly...

Its going to be a strong beastie.
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just ignore me, I'll be in the corner pawing the pics
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Completely and utterly has convinced me that Alu is a great material for boat building. Just make sure that the electrical circuits are isolated and no galvanic issues... so very beautiful.
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Re: Bestevaer 49ST

I am not sure if they do the major cutting themselves at this yard, or order it precut and rolled from the CAD sections by a separate company in Holland.
That was my experiences there for both Steel and Alloy, cut perfectly with high pressure water....no heat distortion... Just perfect!
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This is how they do it at K & M

http://www.jettenshipyard.com/files/...der_2014_3.pdf
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I hope not. I think you mean pore over...

LOL! I am melting looking at the photos, so "pour" is not inappropriate .


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I am not sure if they do the major cutting themselves at this yard, or order it precut and rolled from the CAD sections by a separate company in Holland.
That was my experiences there for both Steel and Alloy, cut perfectly with high pressure water....no heat distortion... Just perfect!
Yes, it was all precision pre cut and arrived at the yard in one hit. Below is a shot of the truck arriving at KM. I remember getting so excited seeing the first welds (it was the watertight bulkhead between the saloon/galley and owners' cabin).

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