thank you for asking.
Almost finished, two weeks to go.
I was held up getting the ply veneer I needed to finish.(new Guinea Rosewood)
is all finished with gas hot water
etc but the fresh water
pump is a little small for use in the shower
, so I may need to order another one.
I have set up the 13 HP electric
start Chinese honda
driving a 200 amp alternator
and it seems to work well. I have used a Xantrex regulator
. but I have only seen 50 amp so far as the battery
bank is at full capacity.
The 3000 watt Inverter
I bought from ebay doesnt work, so I may have to buy a new one.
I have used a 240volt fridge and freezer
plus a 9000btu Inverter
type air conditioner , all are working well off shore power
until the new inverter is fitted.
Windows to go in, an a final coat of antifouling.
Once the boat is out of the shed I will post some updated photo's.
Overall, I am pleased with the aspects of the boat, though I can't wait to test it in the water etc.
I designed the layout for two people to live on board with a large covered and screened aft deck
, and with the double decker aspect of the boat we have plenty of storage
on the top deck
for dingy, crab pots etc
It did take longer to fit out than expected, and cost more too, but I have also added a lot of extras like davits
, swim ladder, enclosable bimini
AND A RUDDER
Plus my other half has been a bit "picky" in regard to "the finish" and I have had to get professionals in at times to "give her" the quality finish she "demands"
Christine has been involved with the fitout from the start, which I think has been good, and she feels very much that it is "her" boat as well which I think will help with our cruising plans