I placed a bet on the boat being heavier than the weight stated by the builder
on 2 or 3 different occasions, somewhere in the region of "6400 kgs including all options". I am actually suprised that it was so heavy without fuel
I wonder how far from the mark the weight claims for the earlier builds were, as this is more than even the claimed weight of the prototype boat.
So I think Gideon owes me 100$ that we can use to buy a few bottles of wine and share with any forum members who pitch
I also asked that if he was wrong, he should stop posting
"deflated" weight figures and making exaggerated claims, as not all of us here know enough to be able to filter out the right amount of "mis"information.
The sad part of this, is that there probably are people out there who have been reading all the claims on weight saving here on CF, and maybe gone ahead and ordered a Fastcat, thinking that they will get a boat at the cutting edge of weight saving technology, and the benefits and speeds this implies.
I have spoken to a number of builders, and a guy with 13 years experience working for a big Swedish foam manufacturer, who also builds cats.
Based especially on his reccomendation, but collaborated by a few other builders, I decided NOT to infuse the complete hulls in one shot, but rather do the outer skin, bond the core
and vacuum bag, followed by the infusion of the inner skin.
This makes for a safer build, with lower weight they say. We will see if the weight predictions hold true in about 6 months when the shell of my boat is ready.
Here's to sharing a glass or some glasses of wine with some of you.
Gideon you choose the place, and we will agree on a date.