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Old 24-09-2016, 00:55   #1081
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A few more photos from our latest fix.

One drawback of going bigger with boat size is that the gap between the seats becomes too large to allow feet to be braced on the opposite seat. Foot supports down the centreline then become very useful. The triangular profile is also a good brace when standing to scan the horizon.

KM have made these nice and chunky, not just token bracing. Lovely Yildou from KM, who has been the photographer of these updates sent to us, is modelling the use of the foot support here:


Nice shoes!

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Old 24-09-2016, 06:39   #1082
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Hmm.... Got my alloy fix again.... coming along beautifully !!!


We just had an aluminum tank move in a few slips down... It is stunning in functionality... I only had a few minutes to peek... I was accused of owning it, and didn't know it was hiding on the other side of a huge trawler (stickless)... "I WISH!" was my self dialogue...

My only other experience with aluminum rag flyers was Beowulf when she was berthed in Marina del Rey... I kinda fancied her as well...

I'll take some pics and figure out what she is!
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Wow, with as many ankle breakers as my boat has, what a beauty it is to see boatbuilders take into account all those little things. The cockpit triangle foot thing is awesome, and yeah cool shoes Yildou!
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Graham Snook has excellent 360 view of Bestevaer 45 interior on Facebook.
Sorry, couldn't manage to put a working link..
https://www.facebook.com/GrahamSnookPhotography/?

Or did :-D
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Graham Snook has excellent 360 view of Bestevaer 45 interior on Facebook.
Sorry, couldn't manage to put a working link..
https://www.facebook.com/GrahamSnookPhotography/?

Or did :-D
that's pretty cool
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Old 25-09-2016, 06:59   #1086
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The rudder skins are now on as well:





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You know noelex and Seaworthy, I actually will be sad when this begins to look like a finished yacht.

There is something so masculine satisfying about this raw stage of the build...
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what's that on the side of the rudder?
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what's that on the side of the rudder?
Mermaid handles...
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what's that on the side of the rudder?

Are you talking about the fitting to pressure test, or the recess for the anode?


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Are you talking about the fitting to pressure test, or the recess for the anode?
Sailmonkey is correct .

The pipe is for pressure testing the rudder. All sealed areas are pressure tested to ensure there are no nasty surprises later.

Unlike fibreglass rudders, the shaft can be welded onto aluminium rudders. This permanently seals the opening. Fibreglass rudders invariably develop a leak where the shaft enters the top of the rudder. If the rudder fills with water this adds unwanted weight to the stern and creates concern about hidden deterioration of the the interior components.

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Sailmonkey is correct .

The pipe is for pressure testing the rudder. All sealed areas are pressure tested to ensure there are no nasty surprises later.

Unlike fibreglass rudders, the shaft can be welded onto aluminium rudders. This permanently seals the opening. Fibreglass rudders invariably develop a leak where the shaft enters the top of the rudder. If the rudder fills with water this adds unwanted weight to the stern and creates concern about hidden deterioration of the the interior components.

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Re: Bestevaer 49ST

Interesting that your rudder is left empty. I guess one of the benefits of Alloy over Steel.

All the steel rudders I have serviced, including Stargazer, were filled with light oil or diesel.
I guess that is to provide anticorrosion protection on steel.

Never thought before about the pros and cons of leaving the rudder empty....

Thinking out loud:

I don't think the weight is an issue.
Would the harmonics of an empty space create more stress?
Filled with fluid, it would be close to neutral buoyancy allowing easier removal in water.
I like the idea of oil indicating damage if your rudder hit something at sea.

I know the yard will pressure test, but maybe they also put some fluid inside??
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thanks for the explanation.
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thanks for the explanation.
it's much easier to see on my big screen at work
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