Originally Posted by flyingboat
normally used is "Minus 40" which is normally used in off grid and 4X4 applications. These are normally very reliable and reasonably efficient too.
"Marine" spec is normally overrated and overpriced in my experience.
Hey Graham, thanks for chiming in. How is your boat coming along?
As for questions on loading, we were working on the new davit system until late last night. Should have it mounted and tested this week (we hope). It's either a great idea or a really awful idea. The suspense is killing me.
One thing that really worked out well is the speaker arrangement and the sound system. I can't imagine spending money
on a boat like this and skimping on the music
. We installed two extra Fusion amps, for a total of 4 sound zones, and the entire boat is full of music
. One zone each in the forward staterooms, a zone in the saloon
, and a zone in the cockpit
. When it's all on and balanced, it is simply jaw-dropping.
So much coming together with the boat right now. This week is going to be an exciting one. The wiring
is going in, the plumbing
is just about done, only a few more touches to finish off the furniture. Major things left are:
- Rest of the electrical
(including distribution boards)
- Mount the solar panels
and GPS/WiFi antennas
- Get the genset in
- Get ceiling panels
up and overhead lights in
- Finish the cushions
(just the cockpit cushions
left to do)
- Minor nicks and dings to repair
- Step mast
and rig lines
- Aft deck
and davit system
- Underwater lights to install
- Get the fridge in and frame out the microwave
- Flatten the stripes painted on the hull
and polish the hull
- Load the rode
- Fit two windows in the saloon
and the 4 in the hard dodger
- Mount the props / zincs
The rest is minor stuff. Lots of testing to do, but that'll get done in the water