There comes a time during the building of the first of a series when it becomes critical to have a look and detailed consultation with the various trades involved in the construction process. That time is now, and although we have a long list of discussions over the next three days, we will try to file a brief report daily.
We have a saying about choosing the right size for an anchor: when the marina experts are laughing you know you must be getting close to the correct size. There is going to be a lot of mirth about this 350 pound Manson Supreme anchor. The huge fluke has obvious holding power. And is stored high enough above the waterline that it will rarely bang. It stores with a positive angle of attack which theoretically has it acting to create bow lift when submerged – something that will doubtfully ever be tested..
Big anchors need somewhat larger chain, which means the potential for more mud and bottom debris dropping onto our lovely deck. The round bar topped vertical plate acts as a mud dam close to the chain wheel.
Looking forward from the galley..
Looking aft through the great room windows.
The owners suite looking aft from the area between the head and shower/tub.
Laying in bed looking forward and off to starboard, with the double entry doors open to the starboard side hallway.
The camera is pointed forward from the aft starboard corner of the annex.
Here is the Lewmar reel winch we will be using on the main dink halyard.
A 12”/300mm vent connected to the Dorade boxes under the forward roof overhang.
A more complete look at the pump room layout. Fuel tank selection manifold is to the left in the photo.
The engine room is hard to photograph, but rest assured it has the best access of any boat we have done. Before we leave we will try to get better photos.
More to follow during the next three days of this visit.