Any more delays like this I may have to go and buy my own so I can keep an eye on progress!
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Thread: Boat in build pics (Squadron 78)
30-08-10, 19:49 #261Registered User
Location : West Wales/Pembs
"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination"
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30-08-10, 23:58 #262
But some others had to work long and hard, possibly using specific technical competences which allow them to understand - and to some extent challenge - even the boatbuilders choices.
I think this is true for many boaters around here, regardless of how big is the boat they can afford, and not because they like to complicate their own lives.
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31-08-10, 11:15 #264Avatar = Bailey - Gone but not forgotten.
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31-08-10, 23:20 #268
Third party second guessing after the engines are nailed in is not constructive and can have a major effect on owner satisfaction however. This is what the post was about.
I want JFM to enjoy his boat, not subconciously think he bought the wrong lumps because of an ill thought out post.
Anyway sorry for the thread drift. I will keep me trap shut in future.
Sorry JFM, an interesting thread and Sorry Mapism, my original post was supposed to be a light hearted "steady on old chap, respect the man's decision", not a wind up.
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31-08-10, 23:50 #269
01-09-10, 20:15 #270
I visited factory again last week. Lots happened since my last visit over a month ago. Fairline are trying to finish the boat in time for LIBS2011.
Below are general views of outside
Aft deck (below) is one of the Sq78 design features I like very much - they resisted temptation to make the saloon bigger and made this space as big as possible. Much more use than a saloon in warm climates imho. The bit of machinery on the floor is the watermaker, about to be installed
Hole in roof above galley – no going back now on the internal stairs!
Starboard side stab, in what will be the master cabin bathroom. Above the stab and slightly to right is the solenoid valve pack
Master cabin insides. There will be a dressing table and chest of drawers under this window (port side). Sorry there’s not much to see in these pics – next time will show more I hope
Bow guest cabin insides, ditto comments above
Lower helm will be to right in pic below, extended section of galley will be to left side of this pic
Below is just inside transom, showing drivers for Lumishore underwater lights
The pic below is taken portside of the crew cabin, aft of the engine room aft bulkhead. The thing under brown paper bag is a huge wirewound isolation transformer – the Sq78 is wired so the boat’s electrics are not ever connected to the shorepower by copper, only by fresh air and a magnetic field capable of handling 126 amps@230v, for total resistance to galvanic corrosion caused by dodgy shorepower and dodgy neighbour boats. This is very nice kit. Though I hope it doesn’t hum
Bottom left of the below pic is elec motor for the Sleipner hydraulic pack. Oil reservoir and valves is white box behind. All this is just in front of aft bulkhead of e/room, port side. Port side prop shaft is visible in pic. This is the biggest hydraulic pack, that runs the stabs and the bow/stern thrusters. There are separate packs for (a) passerelle (b) swim platform up/down plus bimini fold. The pack pictured runs off an engine PTO and then switches to the elec motor when engine is off. The elec motor is a monster for a boat this size: 7.5Kw 3 phase
Below is port side of aft crew space with laundry appliances about to be fitted. To get your bearings, far left of pic is sloping transom
Below is the custom fly dash, finally moulded. This is the end product of the plug/mould project madeto my design by Broom Boats in Norfolk. Aquapower kindly introduced me to the team who did all this work at Broom - Aquapower, I’ll email these to Robin too. This is a really nice job. The dash is awaiting two panels to sit on the face, painted Mercedes “cubanite silver” which is a metallic beige, and made by Axon. Then the Garmin gear can be installed
I’ve hit the picture limit so will post the last few pics in another post now...
Last edited by jfm; 01-09-10 at 20:18.