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Old 02-10-2016, 18:28   #1096
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more aluminum mmmmmm delicious aluminum
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Old 04-10-2016, 20:18   #1098
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Perhaps they can turn on a webcam AFTER the employees leave? NSA monitoring them regardless . . .
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Old 14-10-2016, 03:14   #1099
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The next batch of photos arrived yesterday .
I see several of you have been impatient to see more photos, so you can just imagine how we feel .

We have been flat out this last week going over the first full 3D file of the interior. The drawing apps on the iPad combined with an Apple pencil have been extremely useful. The process has been to describe the changes, take an image of the lap top computer screen for that particular area, add drawings and notes to the image with the Apple pencil and then attach all that to an email. A slow process, but it instantly illustrates what changes need to be made, so hopefully this will save time at KM's end trying to interpret written text.

This morning the last email was sent with the bulk of the comments made so I can take a little break while waiting for the revised files to arrive and indulge in looking at the new photos .

The cabin top going on was just a dress rehearsal. It is back off while more welding is being done.

The standpipes are in. We have these now on our current aluminium boat as well and they are the best solution. These three are the ones for salt water inlet for the galley, sink drain and grey water tank drain. They end above the waterline, but Marlon seacocks will be fitted to each:


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The day tank is in as well, just to the rear of the watertight engine bay. An impressive inspection hatch is on one side. The fuel level will be visible, plus it will have an inlet on the top for emergency manual top up of fuel:


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SLICK city.... I loves me some dedicated standpipes...

If you feel overwhelmed and need somebody to review details and make necessary changes to the guest berthing accommodations... I'd be happy to help....
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Old 14-10-2016, 06:19   #1102
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If you feel overwhelmed and need somebody to review details and make necessary changes to the guest berthing accommodations... I'd be happy to help....
I think if I left that in your hands the size would triple .
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The guest area may be a bit skimpy by some standards, but the worshop isn't .

The heart of the boat is situated adjacent to the engine bay. A 2.6 m long L-shaped aluminium workbench will go along the starboard hull. The removable "5 tread" alu plate floor seen below all belongs in this area. The current workshop we have is in a similar position and invaluable when cruising long term.

The watertight bulkhead at the rear of it separates the living quarters from the "garage" (I refuse to call it a lazarette now that I know how the name originated ).

I love the extra care and trouble taken with small details - check out how the frame has also been covered in 5 tread where it intersects with the floor:


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This photo gives some indication of the strength of aluminum construction. The area of the hull close to the back of the keel is a spot where there is often damage from hard groundings. The bottom is forced up as the keel strikes. The stuff of nightmares! Here you can see as well as a deep centreline keelson, there are numerous deep transverse frames. Also, the hull plating is an impressive 10 mm thick in this area. Compare this to a production fibreglass boat with a glued hull liner:


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Seaworthy Lass, what is the assembly at the forefront of the picture? The transverse bar with round structure at each end.
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Those two round discs will be the base of two structural poles at the front of the pilothouse. We have a "void" for about the metre ahead of them where there is extra height at the rear of the salon and galley.

So sitting in the pilothouse we will have a clear view down creating open plan living, rather than segmented areas. The poles are needed to support the pilothouse roof over the open space. They will also serve as excellent handholds.

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This is one of KM's much larger boats (a 65 footer), but it shows the type of "void" forward of the pilothouse that we are having. This is a photo from KM's website. It was one that caught my eye in the early stages of planning the interior design:


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Wonderful, thanks for the explanation.
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This is the view we will have down from the pilothouse. It will be nearly as unobstructed. Dining area will be to port with a very traditional solid wood oval dining table, U shaped galley will be to starboard. The bulkhead will have a watertight door leading to the owners' cabin:


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What a wonderful experience!

I can just imagine the night dreams you both are having, with visions of frames and gussets , then appendages and recognizing features, as your baby's gestation period evolves thru the yard photos and drawings.

Really appreciate your sharing of the build process....
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