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Old 13-11-2013, 17:36   #61
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Re: Construction Thread for custom 45' cruising powercat

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Absolutely incredible. I am in Awe when I see something like this. I am sure your pride in workmanship shows throughout.
Well I will have more pictures for you tomorrow. Installing, wiring and plumbing the HVAC units.

We are using Webasto FCF units, 2- 12,000 BTU and 1- 9000 BTU.

It is the first time I have used their products, but I really like the quality of the equipment.

Their footprint is very compact, which is good, as they are all in tight places. Wait till you see the pictures of how I had to do the condensate drains.

But the first 12,000 is mounted, wired and plumbed up, 2 more to go, then the duct work.

I am beginning to think there is no end to her. That one day we will just say done and launch her.
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Old 14-11-2013, 04:52   #62
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Re: Construction Thread for custom 45' cruising powercat

It is a Boat. There is never an End.
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Old 14-11-2013, 16:23   #63
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Pictures

Today, I finished the port A/C besides a few clamps that didn't show up today. We got the 2 fuel fills in the port hull and ran the grounds to the tanks.
Alan ran and installed the tank vents, and Forest cut in and glued in the gen set exhaust.
We got the gen set aboard today and back in the aft cabin to install behind the port engine when we get all of the exhaust in.

There is also a picture of the lift muffler for the port engine. When we get the gen set in, we will hook it up. I hope with this big lifts she will be very quite.

On to the starboard A/C tomorrow and the starboard fuel system next week.

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Old 15-11-2013, 18:49   #64
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Today

Today I had to do some house cleaning, my bench was such a mess I couldn't find anything. Went thru 50 boxes and put stuff up.

I did tie up a couple of things on the boat, and Forrest worked on the companion way door going into the aft cabin from the center cockpit.

Forrest and I did work on installing the port muffler and cutting a hole thru the outboard side of the port hull to install the exhaust.

She is coming. So is another Christmas. LOL.
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Old 15-11-2013, 19:59   #65
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link to earlier in the project.

Here is a link to about 74 pictures earlier in the project.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=ad2d9cc7bb
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Old 16-11-2013, 05:23   #66
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A project like this is the work of many men.

Graham Byrnes, the designer and builder, is as sharp a guy as I have known.

We have a young guy that works with us, Alan Stewart, and he has made the project much better with his insight and fresh ideas. Alan has won both the Everglades and Florida Challenge races. He has a engineering degree from NC State, and the guy really thinks outside the box.

Forrest and his son are new to our team, but the job they are doing is fantastic.

The day I started work on her we were starting the 2nd hull [ the port one] and here we are, getting close.

The owner, Al Springer, by in large, has been great, and gave us the freedom to create what you see.
Without his faith in us, none of would have been possible.

Yes, there is a great pride in what we have created, and all of us are ready to see if she is as good as we think she is.

The devil is in the details, and all of her details have been addressed. She should be one hell of a boat.
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Old 16-11-2013, 15:08   #67
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Electrical system

This boat has an interesting electrical system.

She has a 50 amp, 230 VAC shore power hookup.

A 3000 watt Victron inverter charger

A 5.5 kw Next Gen gen set.

The panel is set up for leg a and leg b.

The inverter charger has 1 input and 2 outputs.

Leg 1 and the gen set are on a switch to feed the inverter.

Leg 2 or shore power goes directly to the switching for b panel, along with the 2nd output from the inverter.

Leg B on the panel is 3 A/C units, water heater, and the washer dryer combo unit.

There is only power on that leg is she is on shore power or the gen set is running.

Leg A of the panel will operate off of shore power or the gen set, thru the inverter, or on the inverter alone off of the batteries.

We have a 900 amp hr house bank that chargers off off both engine thru a Balmar Crossfielder 2 system when the engines are running, and have 870 watts of solar charging that bank as well.

The starting batteries charge off of the house bank thru Balmar Digital Duo Chargers.

If the house bank fails, the alternators can be switched to charge the start batteries, and you can switch the house loads to back up off of one of the start batteries for lights and navigation.

The water heater has a heat exchanger off the starboard main engine, and 2 solar panels to heat the water when you are anchored.

It is a neat system, I just want it to work as designed, I have alot of time in it.
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Old 18-11-2013, 06:35   #68
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Re: Construction Thread for custom 45' cruising powercat

You are building my drream boat. Would you mind sharing the cost of the hull.deck.cabin before interior finishout.???

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Re: Construction Thread for custom 45' cruising powercat

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Stedman.

What percentage of the cost would you be willing to share?
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Old 18-11-2013, 18:47   #70
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You are building my drream boat. Would you mind sharing the cost of the hull.deck.cabin before interior finishout.???

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Stedman,
I sent you a PM on your questions.
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This week in pictures

Got the 2nd deckhouse A/C installed and the master cabin unit ready to set on Monday.
The port hull fuel system is 90 % complete and the fuel control panel is ready to go in.

The freezer box is in place, with extra foam insulation, and the compressor has a shelf and it is all ready to finish on Monday, bolt it down, wire and hook up the lines on it.

Running A/C duct. Using PVC to go thru bulkheads.

Forrest has just about finished with the companionway going into the master cabin from the center cockpit.

Exhaust in the port hull is coming together, and ordered stainless to modify the exhaust riser.

Water system in port hull almost complete as well.

Been a good week.

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A couple of videos of earlier in her construction

Moving the starboard hull outside to finish the port hull.


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Hull flip

Rotating the starboard hull to glass the outside of it.

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Re: Construction Thread for custom 45' cruising powercat

I got a kick out of watching your time-release footage of the hull turning, but couldn't help but note that at no point did I see a beer in anyone's hands?

Hmm, maybe that's what slows down my projects so much...
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I got a kick out of watching your time-release footage of the hull turning, but couldn't help but note that at no point did I see a beer in anyone's hands?

Hmm, maybe that's what slows down my projects so much...
If we were drinking beer we would NEVER get finished.
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