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Damn, We wish we were fishing........

Last week there was Sunday, this weekend Alex got 2 days, I got one after spending the last 2 days in Oregon....

This is one of benches, there's a table in there somewhere....



Step down into the pilot house....



Standing at the bow looking back to the stern.....



Inside the pilot house....



Bow sleep section, sleeping 2 to 3 people....



Benches...under benches are two spaceous bunks with storage...



The piece sitting on the forklift is the front deck section that sits in front of the pilot house windows. it took a lot of thinking and time to install this piece today...very complicated.....



As you can see this piece of deck was rather like the keel, it had to be cut in two planes, from port to starboard and also a camber for the water crashing over the bow in big seas.....:)

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Lots of welding.....

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Alex's 24' Wellcraft is up for sale, it comes with all all electronics and ready to fish.....



Later.....

Neill
 

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Neill . . things are moving right along.
I'm sure you're chompin' at the bit to fish.

Thank You for continuing to update everyone here!

John.
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John,
I so wanted to go fishing for Mr T next weekend but Alex wants to work on the boat, so I guess I'll have to wait......

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Things look like it's coming right along for you guys. Couple questions though:

1) What are the dimensions of the boat upon completion?
2) When is the expected maiden voyage?
3) What were your reasons for using aluminum? I'm just not well versed in the advantages of, say, aluminum over fiberglass or vice versa. Hell, I wouldn't even know where to begin in building a boat from scratch so I really admire what you guys are doing.
 

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>Things look like it's coming right along for you guys.
>Couple questions though:
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>1) What are the dimensions of the boat upon completion?
>2) When is the expected maiden voyage?
>3) What were your reasons for using aluminum? I'm just not
>well versed in the advantages of, say, aluminum over
>fiberglass or vice versa. Hell, I wouldn't even know where to
>begin in building a boat from scratch so I really admire what
>you guys are doing.

Soy Sauce,

Final Dimensions will be around 35' x just under 12'...

Maiden voyage hopefully will be in the next 8 weeks....

Reasons for using aluminum is firstly weight, this boat will weigh 15,000lb fully loaded....a fiberglass boat would be untowable due to the weight....

Thanks for asking....

Neill

Also when you run 100 miles at night at 25 knots it's nice to know you have a solid hull between you and the floating objects you can encounter out there..
 

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ok...more questions. hope you don't mind.

do you plan to tow this beast often or will it more or less be in one marina? i know it's too wide for a "normal" trailer but i also know you can get oversize permits, right?

second question is on hull thickness. you mentioned going 25 knots at night which really isn't my thing.....but since i just saw a fiberglass boat break a fuel dock virtually in half today with what appeared to be no damage to the boat, is aluminum really stronger? it's most definitely more friendly for fabrication, but if you encountered a deadhead or a shipping container at 25knots wouldn't you still hole the boat? that sheet aluminum isn't very thick is it? is it double walled?

great project. thanks for posting. i actually start to get antsy when it's been a couple weeks without an update. thanks again!
 
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