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Old 06-03-2012, 00:36   #1
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pirate Dix 470 Website Live

The Exocedus build website has gone live today.

www.dix470.co.uk

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:44   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kev.
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Old 06-03-2012, 15:57   #3
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Re: Dix 470 Website Live

Kev,

Thanks for the link to your build. Looks like a beautifull and functional design. If I were to build again the Dix 470 would be on the short list. Does the 470 have the forward working cockpit like the 550?
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Re: Dix 470 Website Live

nice looking design do you have a ballpark figure for build time and cost?

also your pics page there seemed to be only thumbnails no links :-(
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Re: Dix 470 Website Live

Hi Mike and Fling.

I might comment here, Kev is probably off drilling for oil somewhere exotic like the north sea or the middle of a desert

I am building a DH550 which is a sistership of the Dix470.
Yes the 470 has a forward cockpit. All the sheets come to the forward cockpit from lines on the mast, through blocks to the two or three winches mounted on the bulkhead top.
Check out the pictures on a different computer. One of my machines will not show the pics but the other one does...dont know why.
Ok the budget and time...Kev can tell you more if he comes in here again soon but my 2 cents is...
Budget...very much depends on level of facility and finish. I am budgetting $435K all up but that is for a very high level of finish...I am modelling my boat on a sistership called Cheetah which is one of th emost beautiful boats I have ever seen, the builder did an extraordinary job on it and I hope to emulate some of the finish levels. Have an "old" mate who is a retired cabinate maker and I am currently crawling big time to him to get him to do the cabinatry on the boat.
Time...I am doing it slowly as I have a timeline for my retirement and I want to have the boat finished jit for that. So I expect 6~8 years. Another reason why I am not rushing is that I think electric propulsion is developing at a rapid rate and I want to leave that as long as possible before deciding...especialyl int he battery department...everything electric on this boat.
Just to be clear...these are not minimum time and minimum budget so I know it could be done cheaper and faster but thats not what I want.
I hope that helps you in some way.
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Re: Dix 470 Website Live

Thanks Mick. I see you are building the Arlie 15. That was my first choice for a tender as well but wouldn't fit between my hulls so I went with the Bateau V-12. Best of luck with both builds!
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You are welcome...i hope the bloody thing fits between the hulls...I am building it after Dudley told me it fitted...now that would be funny.... I will make a "WIDE LOAD" sign and plonk it on the back of the boat!!
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Hi Chaps,

Sorry I missed the posts. Build time expected as 2 years. On target so far though I have taken some time off to build a CNC router. It has already helped to speed things up. Buget expected to be £130K worst case.

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