Fab new bateau JFM.
So the blue box allows you to remotely control the sea cock. Are they all going to be like it?Why? Poor Access?
Lots of gear on the boat, vast opportunity for gear failures, heading away from pleasure boat kit into the realms of kit built to a higher standard for commercial purposes I suppose.
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Thread: Boat in build pics (Squadron 78)
22-07-10, 10:41 #101Registered User
Location : Hamble
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- Nov 2002
22-07-10, 11:47 #102
They have sold a few 78s down under, especially recently due to very strong AUD versus £. I don't know for sure but I think they've sold 3 or 4 approx, and at least a couple already delivered. Ditto sunseeker and Princess afaik in terms of bigger boat sales due to the currency. The Sq78 currently in build is for someone famous in Aus, I'll PM you in case you know him
22-07-10, 11:56 #103
My fuel doesn't get stale cos I use it fairly fast :-)
I have a customs extras list of about 70 items on the boat and it's not a cheap project so I thought several thousand £'s more on fuel polishing could be left off. You do have to draw some lines somewhere! Hope I made the right choice. Most of all, there are enough take off points in the plumbing that it can be retrofitted anyway if the need arises
BTW the three tanks are fully valved. They can be isolated or joined. Literally any of the engines and gensets can draw from any tank and return to the same or any other tank. So if awkward fuel were suspected but had to be bought, it could be taken on in just one tank till I am happy it is good fuel
22-07-10, 12:06 #104
22-07-10, 12:21 #105
Posts like these are never boring John, thanks for taking the time to post everything so far.
She is certainly taking shape and looks great. I like what you are doing with the dash mod and really looking forward to seeing some more of the detail - so please keep posting pics when you can.
JezHalf a dinari for an old ex-boater
22-07-10, 16:23 #106Registered User
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- Sep 2004
Just thought of a couple of things that are missing on the 78 I am on.
Firstly trim tab indicators, always a nice to have save you huniting around for the right level. I can gain upto a knot extra by trimming the boat properly. I was told that there would be no need to use them unless going into a head sea!!
Secondly, the service hatch at the bottom of the stairs where the Aircon chillers are. This is great storage space but getting in and out is a pain as you have to remove the hatch. See if they can put a hinge on it and it will save you a lot of effort.
Dont forget to move the camera on the aft deck, ours gives a poor view of the world as you saw.
I am still very impressed with the 78, handling is a treat.
22-07-10, 16:34 #107
Fascinating pictures, thanks again for sharing them. Out of nothing but simple curiosity, is it possible for the factory to start working on the boat as soon as the hull comes out of the mould or is there a curing period beyond the point when the mould is removed?
22-07-10, 19:27 #108
We had a failure on our Sealand (I think it made by Sealand) Tank Manager system. Princess provided a complete set of parts and it turned out to be the control box so If I were you, I'd make sure that at least one of those goes on your spares list - also a set of wiring looms helps diagnose things.
22-07-10, 20:17 #109
We Want More....We Want More
Keep it coming John. Extremely Impressive stuff. Shame they havent intevented clear GRP so you can admire all this top work all the time!!
22-07-10, 21:52 #110
Trim tab indicators
The Garmin kit we're told being installed will display the trim tabs 0-100 and can be configured to "pop up" on any working function of the GM10, or/and it can be scrolled to.
The rudder angle indicator can also interface and display on the helm controller display.
Camera - also interface onto GPS map.
DON't forget the cooling fans if the displays are housed!
IanSod it, I've forgotten how to ride me bike