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Old 14-10-2007, 02:39   #76
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so howa your actual budget going compared to your projected one beau
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Old 14-10-2007, 15:43   #77
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It has cost considerably more than I budgeted but then a lot of people told me I could NOT do it on my intended budget.
I costed out the aluminium, estimated construction time of the shell and then a list of all the fittings electronics etc.
I intended to do most of the fitting out myself.

Well, the construction of the shell etc was fine but it did cost a bit more to add extras which I didn't allow for, ladders, swim steps,trim tabs, mast tabernacle. two 500 liter fuel tanks.
Cost to this stage was probably AUS$60,000

Motors, anchor winch,air conditioner,batteries,electronics etc etc AUS$60,000.

What I understimated was the use of contractors for jobs I just could not do properly. The wiring for 240volt power with the inverter and 200 amp alternator probably cost $8,000
The setting up of the fuel lines/cables etc for the engines $5,000

My standard of workmanship for the internal timberwork was just not up to scratch so i had to use a shipwright for part of the internal work.

All up $180,000.
Yes that is more than I estimated BUT I am very happy with the end result, and I have got one hell of a boat.

At 40 ft she will handle the seas well and I couldn't go any longer if I wanted to be able to go into a shipping container.

The boat is fully equipped with twin 30 hp motors/ sails/ GPS/ radar.
Air conditioning, a desalinator, a 200amp power supply, 800amp hours of AGM batteries.
The interior has a large shower and toilet, hot water, washing machine and a medium size fridge and separate freezer, and a convection yype microwave.
We have a large aft deck (screened) and an even larger top deck for our solid dingy and two motorised bicycles.
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Old 14-10-2007, 18:40   #78
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I am pretty impressed with the speed at which you have been progressing. Just a short time ago you were having the hulls welded up.

The use of contractors seems like a necessary evil unless you were willing to wait years to get launched.

I am sure everyone here is awaiting news of your launch and initial trials. This is really exciting!
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Old 19-10-2007, 16:24   #79
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The boat is in the water.
I will post photo's over the next couple of days.
The boat sat level but did come in at 5 tonne which is one tonne more than originally expected.
It didn't really surprise me because we have been adding more stuff.
The boat is about one inch lower than the original specifications but I can compensate for that by putting more load on the ama's.
Plus over the next couple of weeks I will go through and discard STUFF I don't really need.
The extra weight will not effect the performance (unlike most multihulls) because the sides of the boat are vertical.
The increased immersion will give me a slight increase in wetted surface but NO increase in wave making resistance (bow wave resistance)
I am convinced that this is whats makes overloaded multihulls slow.

Designed as a power tri with sail assist, all three hulls are in the water, making the boat incredibility stable when moored.
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Many congratulations Beau! Keep us informed about how she performs please.
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Old 19-10-2007, 17:13   #81
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boat photo's.
The outrigger floats were designed to be lower at the bow than at the stern. That may change.
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Enjoy it on the water man! It must have been one hell of a project ! Congratulations and more power to you.

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Looks really cool on the water, congrats on the launching!
Looking forward to hearing about any sea trals also!!
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Cool, looking forward to reports on performance etc.
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So?

You've had it on the water for 25 days now...

stop having so much fun and show us some more pictures :-)
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I think he sailed 3,000 miles downwind with a big S/E grin on his face and is now waiting for a container to bring him back - LOL...

Seriously, though! How's it going?
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sorry guys,
It is pissing down rain here and the weather has been miserable.
I am still trying to find all the leaks in the roof of the aft deck.

We have only been out once, to check the motors.
I may need a change of props. We couldnt get full rev's out of the motors.
Seemed to perform OK, NO bow wave.
Lots of minor issues to sort out plus the adjustment to living on board.

I will send more photos and information in a few days.
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Are you going to put some net tramps between your ama supports? Seems like that could be a cool addition of hangout space.
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My last business was selling Hammocks so i have plenty on board to hang out and barter with.

We are both having to adjust to the small space of a boat, my admiral "christine" is having a little trouble adjusting to using less water. i have 350 liters storage but i havn't set up the desalinator yet.
The power supply Chonda 13 hp plus 200 amp alternator is working well.
The chinese outboard 3.5 hp has s**t itself after I left it in the rain?

We are both just settling in to boat life at the moment after working 7days a week for 5 months on the boat. Quite a few things not quite finished but "No worries, no hurry"
Cmap came good on a card replacement.
We are still moored at Samson Marina, Thornlands, Brisbane. There are other marinas available but some won't let you work on the boat.
Marina's are expensive and not my ideal.
I am trying to set the boat up so I can live comfortably at anchor. Without "camping".
Not having the internet is difficult. I am using an internet cafe, and I can sign up for wireless broadband but I don't expect to be around here for all that long.
I still like the idea of an Iridium sat phone/compression program/and just use the phone for data transfer. I don't have HF.
Any suggestions.
I am hoping to run my business part time from the boat.
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another problem?
I have 800 amp hours of AGM batteries and a 3000/6000 watt inverter.
The system runs the air conditioner 9,000btu easily, only using 50 amps at powerup. It also runs a convection microwave at 112 amps.
I purchased a 3kg washing machine made for the r/v industry by Dometic (sweden) It runs on shore power but will NOT run through the inverter.
Any suggestions.
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