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  1. #91
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    So this week when I arrived the factory doors were open and the scaffolding that surrounds the boat was being removed in preparation for next weeks transportation to Dusseldorf. So for the first time the hull was in direct sunlight, and I see the first bit of "chrome" vinyl tape has been laid over the cove line which was moulded in white gel.



    Interesting to see how much lighter the grey looks in the sun compared to in the factory, here you can see the exhausts for the genset and engine, these are dry with the water exiting under the waterline



    Whilst under the boat I noticed strainers had been added to the saltwater intakes for the engine, generator and saltwater circuit for the toilets and galley



    Moving on up to the build floor, the ring deck has now been fitted, here's a shot taken before the final clean up of the caulking/detail had been done. The stanchions have also put in an appearance, with a temporary rope added for safety now the scaffold is being removed



    The last bits of deck gear have been installed



    And the I70s and waterproof USB charging point are now installed in the companionway



    The steering compasses are in position, these will be swung by Robinsons as part of the comisioning process



    Next to the compass the thruster, autopilot and main sheet winch control have been installed, as well as the keel control swim platform control and Halyard exhaust temperature alarm but these were obscured so I will add pictures at a later date.

    Although completely obscured by protective material, the cockpit table is in place. This is the only raw teak on the boat, but we inevitably keep that clean anyway. The substantial handrail mounted on the table gives a secure handhold anywhere in the cockpit, and is a useful harness point in addition to the four U bolt types installed around the cockpit. On the end of the table is an Axiom Pro plotter, and emergency switches to turn off/on the electric power to the winches/windlass etc and a high power twelve volt socket.



    So after going off for a coffee I returned to look below, the galley now has a cooker installed. Its a GN Espace Ocean Chef



    And the microwave is in place



    The main reason for the visit was to see Lang and Potter who had arrived to trial fit the upholstery, so the boat was very crowded, but here are a few shots. The stainless backrests, and cushions are just resting in place so not perfect yet, but good enough to judge the effect. Heres the fore-cabin berth with its very comfy pocket sprung mattress, backlit leather headboard, and in the lower left you can just see the charcoal leather backrest for the desk seat.



    Unfortunately my phone can't get the whole cabin in one shot, but I am very pleased with how it looks. I will try and borrow my daughters SLR and get some better photos. Anyhow...

    The heads is also looking complete with the Corian surfaces now exposed and the Tecma thrones installed



    The shower side of the heads is also looking good



    Here's the navstation area with the Charcoal leather seat, and in the background the Ray 63 VHF, and Mastervolt Easyview 5 panel being installed. There's a couple of 240v sockets next to the VHF, yet to have the chrome surrounds added.



    Getting out of the electricians way because he was waiting patiently! Here's the main raised saloon area with the seating in place although not installed



    The aft cabin.



    There is loads of storage in this cabin, and more lockers under the tri-view windows can be ordered, we didn't in this case, because there is plenty as standard, even with the Side Power SE100 stern thruster, Mastervolt magic charger with serial interface, and Mastervolt Mass GI3.5 Isolation transformer plus two red flash batteries and a huge heating silencer. Heres the Thruster



    Finally a visit to the joinery area to look at the doors and agree the stainless trim positions before the router is deployed. Heres a door without furniture but the effect is clear



    I will do a quick visit next week to wave the boat off to Dusseldorf, and if there is interest I will take a few shots of the stand and boat as it appears at the show. Hall 16 / C42 I believe if anyone would like to visit. Again if there is interest I will be visiting the sailmaker before the boat returns, and can post a few shots from there.

  2. #92
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Keep posting. I do like your choice of hull colour and interior upholstery colours, right up my street. Will she be finished for Dusseldorf, mast and rigging and all or are they just showing her "In build"? I bet you are getting excited for next season, great boat.

  3. #93
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Keep posting. I do like your choice of hull colour and interior upholstery colours, right up my street. Will she be finished for Dusseldorf, mast and rigging and all or are they just showing her "In build"? I bet you are getting excited for next season, great boat.
    Hi. Thanks for the comments its allways nice to get positive feedback, boats are a very personal thing! At the show she will be finished but not comisioned except for those items required for the show, lighting power etc. Since its indoor she will have a short display mast but not the full rig, the mainsheet arch wont be installed because of the need for a crane to mount it and the risk of damage to the boat dismounting it, transport with the arch up doubles the cost apparently and I wasnt happy to risk any accidents. Today they were temporarily glassing over the mounts, but to be fair that would be the standard spec anyhow. When she returns she will be launched from the truck for the rig and arch to go on, and then a few weeks comisioning allowing for poor weather, followed by the handover.

  4. #94
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Please keep posting updates. I have found this whole series fascinating and very enjoyable...and given my own sense of anticipation (as a vicarious spectator) for each new post I can only imagine how you have felt visiting the factory as the build has progressed.

  5. #95
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewfromFal View Post
    Please keep posting updates. I have found this whole series fascinating and very enjoyable...and given my own sense of anticipation (as a vicarious spectator) for each new post I can only imagine how you have felt visiting the factory as the build has progressed.
    Thanks as well for the comments, It really helps to know that folk are enjoying the thread. The whole process from contract to handover is very enjoyable, each time you see something chosen from a tiny sample appear on the boat it's a buzz and so far positive! But I have to admit my feelings are beginning to focus on getting her launched and going cruising :-)

  6. #96
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewfromFal View Post
    Please keep posting updates. I have found this whole series fascinating and very enjoyable...and given my own sense of anticipation (as a vicarious spectator) for each new post I can only imagine how you have felt visiting the factory as the build has progressed.
    +1

  7. #97
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    OK well I made an unplanned visit to the yard yesterday to fiddle about with the TV position and took a couple of snaps while I was there using an old camera rather than my phone. Pics came out very dark because I cocked up the settings, but anyway there are a few that aren't too dark, or suffering from camera shake!

    Heres one of the aft cabin showing the headlining that has been installed



    Galley area now has the flooring in place, and the handrails for the companionway steps have been fitted



    Nav area is looking pretty complete you can see the heater controller and saloon thermostat under the desk, the Genset panel is now in place along with the VHF and Easyview 5 panel. An Echomax XS control is just hidden from sight by the Almanac shelf under the desk. Good to see the lighting is working, and one of the stereo speakers in the top left.



    The cabin doors have been fitted for the first time, so here's a couple showing the door and door furniture. They have come out very dark, but good enough to see the effect




    Heads are complete, and some cleaning up had been done, so heres one of the FWD heads so you can see the colour scheme



    Outside the short rig for Dusseldorf had been placed on the foredeck, and the final few locker doors were being adjusted here's a couple that didn't suffer too much from camera shake!




    By the time I left the boat was starting to be wrapped ready for transport to Dusseldorf, they will still have access to complete the cleanup and a few last jobs below.



    So next week she will be pushed out of the factory ready for transport on Wednesday.
    Last edited by Barbican; 15-12-18 at 09:44.

  8. #98
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Next time I see her will be in the Dusseldorf show. Discovery just sent this through as they close up the access hole in the shrink wrap, she will be taken out of the factory later today, and loaded on to the trailer...



    Do come and say hello if you visit the show. I will be going (to keep an eye on her). I still have quite a few bits and pieces to buy so good opportunity to have a look around, and plenty of time to do it....

  9. #99
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    I have enjoyed reading your posts and thank you for sharing the pictures. Enjoy Dusseldorf and good sailing next year.

  10. #100
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    Default Re: Any interest in a new build thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boathook View Post
    I have enjoyed reading your posts and thank you for sharing the pictures. Enjoy Dusseldorf and good sailing next year.
    Thank you for saying so.

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