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Old 08-23-2015, 03:44 AM
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I had Raymarine in my last offshore boat. 3 E120's DSM 300 12KW radar
Had a couple glitches but Raymarine took care of it
Our local rep Tony Tiscio has been great to work with
Im no electronics guru so simple is good,I have found Raymarine user friendly
Im sure the other brands are comparable
Having the Raymarine rep local is a big advantage for me
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:43 AM
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:57 PM
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Its all amazing to me today. My first electronic aides to navigation purchased in 1988 was a Sat Nav that I bought at discount for only $3800 ($7,732.11 2015 dollars) and a Loran C for only $1400. ($2,848.67 2015 Dollars)

The Sat Nav was good for a position from 3 to 6 times a day!.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:08 PM
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When you consider that a trip offshore to the ledge begins at 4:30 am and ends around 8:30 pm
Leaving and returning in the dark is common.Being able to safely navigate via radar / chart plotter is a necessity.Of course the July mangrove snapper bite in the keys is a night time affair also
I took Dirt Poor (my old boat) from portcharlotte down thru the upper keys spent the night in Lauderdale then on to the Abacos Islands staying in Treasure cay,having a full compliment of good electronics makes it easy
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:33 AM
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We have an array of Rigid Industry SR Marine lights for the T-Top and and are experimenting with integrating them into the design. One was shipped to Ray for his evaluation.

I should have told the guy in the shop not to look into them.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
We have an array of Rigid Industry SR Marine lights for the T-Top and and are experimenting with integrating them into the design. One was shipped to Ray for his evaluation.
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That Blackwell 57 CC build had them recessed into the hard top.

enjoying the updates, thanks
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:57 PM
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It would be great to build boats the way Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites explained twenty years ago in a Keynote speech about the future of composites. His vision was to build a structure with no secondary bonds all co-cured at one time. It seemed like a far fetched dream back then but I was inspired by the vision and we have worked long and hard to get there.

Vacuum resin infusion gets us down the path by co-curing the majority of our laminates with the core, but the fact remains, a Boeing 787 or a Compmillennia "Lightspeed 1188" is still made from parts. Principally adhesively bonded parts, not screwed or bolted.

The effectiveness of the adhesive bond depends upon a some important things. Surface prep and the surface energy of the bond areas.

The adhesives ability to "wet out" the surfaces for a thorough bond

An adhesive with equal or superior elongation to the substrate and minimal shrinkage.

We are bonding our co-cured parts right now, using a resin system that NASCAR will be building race car bodies from next year. (Ooops, didn't hear that from me)

The joint is where the cockpit sole meets the hull side. The white area that look like a peeling sunburn is a "peel ply which keeps the laminate clean and smooth prior to more bonding or paint.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:25 PM
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We have completed the cockpit sole to hull bonding and started assembly of the prefabricated back cockpit bulkhead, the bait wells and coolers.

The cockpit is a few inches less than twelve feet wide. Smaller than some cockpit soles we are making for an 86' and 90' SF. But not much.

40 gallon bait wells each side. Ray and I have been brainstorming them and I need to get them completed before he thinks of another feature to add. Oval to get an extra 10 gallons, bottom to top drain, dual fill, perfectly clear of obstruction that might snag a cast net, and adjustable for three water levels, half full, 3'' below the deck, and pressurized.
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We have completed the cockpit sole to hull bonding and started assembly of the prefabricated back cockpit bulkhead, the bait wells and coolers.

The cockpit is a few inches less than twelve feet wide. Smaller than some cockpit soles we are making for an 86' and 90' SF. But not much.

40 gallon bait wells each side. Ray and I have been brainstorming them and I need to get them completed before he thinks of another feature to add. Oval to get an extra 10 gallons, bottom to top drain, dual fill, perfectly clear of obstruction that might snag a cast net, and adjustable for three water levels, half full, 3'' below the deck, and pressurized.
great idea on the bait wells..Am I reading this correctly..how wide is the interior of the cockpit sole. Ill be down next month..
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:53 AM
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Well considering I was promised this
Being a few inches shy of 12' will work NICE
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:03 AM
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We are including one mag light for every two bait wells.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:16 AM
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Jim, I stopped by yesterday but missed you. The boat looks like it is coming along great. Those are easily the biggest fish boxes I have ever seen.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:54 AM
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Jim -
Thanks for taking time and showing me the updates on the new 39'. The CAT should be an amazing fishing platform - cant wait to see how it handles especially backing down on a fish with outboards ????
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:18 AM
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Ray's custom wire harness and all his Sparky bits all come through the door next week to start installation. Deck cap to be bonded to the hull next. Ray may have mentioned that the cockpit is wheel chair accessible all the way around the console/coffin box. 32" wide walk through the transom and 26" between the console and the coaming pad. The void adjacent to the bait well is speaker box. We were given a one word directive for the sound system. Make it "Awesome"
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Well now, if youre going to make it awesome, I've got 4 words for you:
Carbon Fiber Stripper Pole
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:57 AM
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Gotta keep it classy
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:19 AM
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So Jim what is your take on "awesome" stereos vs the weight that they add. I am also a fan of "awesome" stereos in the boat.
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Gotta keep it classy

CF pole and disco ball???? I think I heard JIM say: Disco's coming back...
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I noticed two addresses what do you build in Miami if anything?
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I really don't want to pry, but I've seen more than one post about this vessel being wheelchair compliant, is this for a family member or to show that today's vessels can be built ADA compliant. I only ask out of curiosity.
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