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Old 03-06-2021, 05:12 AM
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Looking forward to install Furuno MFDs .. since Simrad´s main dealer in the area did not bother to reply to us ............... so to hell with them ..........
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iam very happy with my simrad evo3....
Old 03-07-2021, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by toniportocolom View Post
iam very happy with my simrad evo3....
I am sure the Simrads are great equipment, but for us the bussiness rigour is equallly important specially when Simrad is neither the only and probably nor the best manufacturer out there, we contacted the local distributor ( Distrimar ) by e-mail and made a commercial proposition of collaboration with us, we comfirmed by telephone that they had recieved our e-mail and silence was their only answer, and we do not make bussiness with gipsys ............... we put our money and make bussiness only with correct people, and as you know those do not abound in Spain where not arriving at the scheduled time is the norm, so we carefully pick our providers ................ Distrimar in the Canary Islands will not be one of them ........

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I don't know if this has been asked? What is the advantage of the up swing on the fuel tank? Does it increase volume?
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Yes Sir, just to make a better use of the available volume under the deck, since our Hull reinforcing grid does not have square angles in the "beams", this shape makes a better use of the available space




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Old 03-09-2021, 03:43 PM
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The Furuno Navnet TZT's are second to none, IMO. You won't be disappointed.
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Some very large section marine copper wires are in place for starting engines purposes, our two 316L stainless steel gas tanks are in the shop, and we even managed to fit one inside the boat , the tubing for the wiring of our hardtop are in place so hopefully along next week our hardtop stainless steel supporting tubes structure will be tig welded and installed, some minor glueing like the gunnel cap should be done also along next week, we are astonished by the very many time and labour consuming little jobs a boat has, our bilge pump CNC built base is glued in place so no screws will be used but some plastic ties instead ( please wait for the picture of it installed to fullly understand), we also CNC built some pieces to allow the pass thorough the engine bay of the hydraulic hoses for the powertrim and steering in style ......... so those are the pics we have to show of the recently made advances ......... please enjoy









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Originally Posted by CANARIANFISHER View Post
Coming along beautifully Canarian, as we knew it would!

Interesting you opted to go with a hollow hard top, most all tops built here are cored with foam, but that doesn't mean it's the "right" way by any means. Are you planning on installing any sound/thermal deadening inside before you close it up? Something like 3M's Thinsulate would be perfect stuffed in there and could add some benefit. I abhor dead spaces anywhere in a boat that could possibly sweat and condense moisture out of the entrapped air. A hardtop will have a high temperature gradient between the two sides and some ventilation that won't drip down a tower leg would help. My apologies if you've already planned for this, you have thought things many steps ahead throughout the project.

I don't know where you can source it in your neck of the woods but I've been using PVC channel for hardtop wire chases and really like it. You can easily bend and thermoform the chases and you get more internal area compared to round tubes. Just a thought!

https://www.mcmaster.com/pvc/chemica...ant-pvc-tubes/



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Hi Bills, thank you for your help and advises, our hard top will be a nicely shaped but simple one, will only house six courtesy led lights, plus the compulsory navigation lights and a sort of Fin which will hold the VHF antenna in the highest point, in regards to insulation, as far as I know air is the real insulator in all insulating materials so air we will use . .... our CNC foam ribs serve two purposes: providing some distance between the upper and lower skins for rigidity and some space and support for routing and hiding the electric wiring ............ in regards to square tubing for routing electrical wires I have never seen it before , maybe it can be found here as well, but the round semiflexible one we used is very easy to adapt and our hardtop will not house too many electrical devices so we have enough section on those relatively small ones we used, maybe on our next boat more needs arise and I hope to remember to use this rectangular ones you showed ..... as in the rest of our boat we where looking for a minimalistic simple light design ... stay tuned

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Originally Posted by CANARIANFISHER View Post
Hi Bills, thank you for your help and advises, our hard top will be a nicely shaped but simple one, will only house six courtesy led lights, plus the compulsory navigation lights and a sort of Fin which will hold the VHF antenna in the highest point, in regards to insulation, as far as I know air is the real insulator in all insulating materials so air we will use . .... our CNC foam ribs serve two purposes: providing some distance between the upper and lower skins for rigidity and some space and support for routing and hiding the electric wiring ............ in regards to square tubing for routing electrical wires I have never seen it before , maybe it can be found here as well, but the round semiflexible one we used is very easy to adapt and our hardtop will not house too many electrical devices so we have enough section on those relatively small ones we used, maybe on our next boat more needs arise and I hope to remember to use this rectangular ones you showed ..... as in the rest of our boat we where looking for a minimalistic simple light design ... stay tuned
Is there a difference between American boaters and European boaters? Over here (Florida) a hard top has to have at least two speakers, outriggers, radar, lighting, electronics box, and whatever else you can stuff up there. I haven't read through all 80 pages of your build but I admire your tenacity and innovation.
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Hi Lifeislarge, there are certainly some subtle differences, you guys have what I would call an unlimited mind, probably due to not being scammed by your governement via abusive taxes, people here have more limited tastes and preferences tending also to to be more minimalistic, in regards to speakers of course people can order bigger, we opted for an uncluttered minimalistic approach particularly in the hard top ....... have a nice day .........
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You guys have one of the cleanest shops I've ever seen, but I think it's because you spend all your time cleaning/organizing instead of building!! 10years! C'mon man.
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You guys have one of the cleanest shops I've ever seen, but I think it's because you spend all your time cleaning/organizing instead of building!! 10years! C'mon man.
LOL. This one is clearly not a money making venture

Has one of these hulls ever hit the water?
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Maybe those who criticise, should give it a try and see if they can do better instead of simply believing that they know better .............. for a start they could check if they have earned money enough in life as to even try ............. have a nice weekend
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Originally Posted by CANARIANFISHER View Post
Maybe those who criticise, should give it a try and see if they can do better instead of simply believing that they know better .............. for a start they could check if they have earned money enough in life as to even try ............. have a nice weekend
nailed it...



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Originally Posted by CANARIANFISHER View Post
Maybe those who criticise, should give it a try and see if they can do better instead of simply believing that they know better .............. for a start they could check if they have earned money enough in life as to even try ............. have a nice weekend

Its easy to make a million $ building boats













Start with 2 Million $
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Originally Posted by CANARIANFISHER View Post
Maybe those who criticise, should give it a try and see if they can do better instead of simply believing that they know better .............. for a start they could check if they have earned money enough in life as to even try ............. have a nice weekend
You're proud of burning thru a bunch of money and accomplishing little? Lol, now I've read it all. And to your offer.... I'll pass on burning a few million for little to no results and just buy a boat instead. Good luck with your endeavor, will check back in another 10 years for the finished product.
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Originally Posted by tripleseaz View Post
You're proud of burning thru a bunch of money and accomplishing little? Lol, now I've read it all. And to your offer.... I'll pass on burning a few million for little to no results and just buy a boat instead. Good luck with your endeavor, will check back in another 10 years for the finished product.
Accomplishing little? You obviously have no clue or appreciation so yeah go buy yourself another production puddle jumper.
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Accomplishing little? You obviously have no clue or appreciation so yeah go buy yourself another production puddle jumper.
For the timeline, yes.
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I enjoy your thorough and complete determination , hav'nt really noticed time ? I aiso very much appreciate the continuous updates ! I have dabbled in my share of refit work on already built boats , pay no mind to those who would be better served not posting .

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