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Old 31-07-2016, 14:01   #1
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Steel Boat Building

One man’s custom design cruising yacht.
Hi Folks, What makes a good cruising boat?
It is interesting to see the range of design considerations prioritised by various cruising sailors – brings to mind the expression ” One man’s meat may be another’s poison”.
Each of us has his or her own personal priorities in a cruising yacht, our priorities in order are:
(1) Hull Integrity and vessel safety,
(2) Personal Security for occupants and crew,
(3) Personal Comfort for occupants and crew, (Creature comforts).
(4) Performance and handling under power.
(5) Performance and handling under sail.
(6) Overall vessel usability.
1. We could not find a production yacht to suit our needs so we designed and built our own custom cruising yacht: “MISTY of Gosford” .
2. we are now in our 70’s and this is the 8th year of happily cruising the Australian East Coast.
3. We have publicly and freely listed our detailed design notes and considerations along with many photos of this project, in the hope that it may be of some assistance to any like minded person contemplating a similar journey.
@…Misty of Gosford: MISTY DESIGN 1.
Geoff Childs,
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Geoff, Thanks for sharing the details of your vessel. It is always good to see a boat that perfectly fits the owners priorities.

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All very nice, but I don't see anything about LOA, LWL, Beam, Draft, Displacement, etc. Some of those specifications would be nice to see. Did I just miss them?
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One of the considerations I had when designing the interior of my boat was that all interior walkways must be no wider than 24 inches (60cm). This is so that in rough weather the crew (me) does not get thrown across the cabin and possibly injured.

I remember making a passage on a large (20m) yacht, and when we ran into bad seas, the otherwise beautiful 3.5m across main salon became a deathtrap to cross because we were thrown from one side to the other with nothing to stop us until we hit the far side.
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Thank you for the link.

I went through the website but will go back and reread a few more times since there are some very useful design/build details.

However, you need more fishing poles!

What did you did to prep the interior steel prior to painting?
What paint did you use?

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Thank you for the link.

I went through the website but will go back and reread a few more times since there are some very useful design/build details.

However, you need more fishing poles!

What did you did to prep the interior steel prior to painting?
What paint did you use?

Thanks,
Dan
Hi, Dan thanks for the comments, and the answer to your question about prepping is that we thoroughly Blasted inside and out with "Garnet" and immediately applied a very generous quantity of "Altex" paints.
We could not be happier about the results of this system.
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All very nice, but I don't see anything about LOA, LWL, Beam, Draft, Displacement, etc. Some of those specifications would be nice to see. Did I just miss them?
Hi, denverd0n.
You are quite right I had not published "Misty Specs & Equipment"
However in the light of your query I published them in our BLOG today.
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