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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by AT Grimaldi View Post
The tuna door is in the stern port section. You don't really think I would forget that do you?

- ATG


Man,I hope you're not joking.
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by AT Grimaldi View Post
So I just got back from RoMarine.

the are making more progress.

The deck is screwed in, I think the sub deck is filled with closed cell foam and the Vberth is in place and glassed in. She is starting to come together.

I put my tackle center in there and there is 24" on each side of it for passage on the port and starboard side. That ought to work just fine.

This is getting better and better. I just hope that I would get frost bite rigging her up later this fall or winter.

A lesson learned. I have to say, as frustrating and angry as I have felt this year, I have learned something pretty valuable. The lesson of the next best negotiated solution. Threats don't work and cause more harm than progress. Nagging is useless. Bribing isn't effective. However, weekly or bi-weekly polite and direct checking in works the best. Asking what the next step is - not dwelling on the past, but what can I expect next. Will it be don't my next Thursday? etc...etc.... A boat of any size, isn't poured and sold. It is broken down into hundreds or thousands of smaller tasks and steps. Identifying the next steps and working towards them, giving lavish praise where due, seems to getting me closer to my dream boat.

That being said, I am fully prepared and willing to break ice for her maiden voyage.

- ATG

Glad you re starting to realize this! Nagging is a waste of time and threats will just make them walk over to the other order. Dave is a really nice guy who works hard, but is kinda on island time. But he does eventually get the job done...and done well. There are only a couple of guys that work for him and its a really small operation (as I'm sure you know) which is why the boats dont cost 120K. From the looks of their progress it should be done any day. and Tog'n is about to get good! I understand your frustration.. but your hands are tied. Like you said.. " giving lavish praise where due, seems to getting me closer to my dream boat." You hit it right on the head!

Best of luck!
post #33 of 55
Thread Starter 
this week's update.

the have finished glassing in the v Berth - looks wonderful!!

The modified and finished glassing in the chain/rode locker - looks very clean!!

The Cabin has been bolted to the boat and sealed.

The wheelhouse console and cabin hatches are in place, look great and are setting up.

She is looking like a sweeet vessel. I can't wait to show the final pic. I promised the builder not to post any mid-production pics. I can respect that.

BUT-----BUT----- when she is done, it shall be pic-a-palooza!!

Can't wait for the next update. Hopefully the windows will go in later this week, and work on the gunnels and decking next week.

I am so glad I held in there with RoMarine. I knew all along they were good guys - that was NEVER in question. I have dreamed of owning a vessel like this boat since I was 9 years old - literally.

I didn't want a Regulator, Contender or huge sport fisherman. I wanted a sturdy as all hell, commercial boat like I saw the men offloading on the docks of Marblehead. That is what I will have - with enough electronics to be stopped by DHS regularly.

Now - if I could just get rid of this puking sea sick thing - I'd be styling. In the bay I am good, but offshore, I plan for puke and dehydration. uggg

thanks everyone for all your kind words and suggestions. Some will be obvious for you to pin point, others are more subtle, but I have considered them all and adopted many in one form or another.

- ATG
post #34 of 55
I can just imagine what the boat is going to look like. It's going to be sweet. As far as the sea sick problem. Once your on the boat I don't think you'll have any more problems with it. You don't want to get it all dirty.
I took a friend of mine and his wife out for a ride one day. After the first hour I looked at him wife. She was turning green. I had to do a little quick thinking to get her mind off it. So I turned the wheel over to her and let her run the boat. Problem solved. I think once your on the boat get in tuned with the operation of it you will not have a problem.
post #35 of 55
Who's is installing the electronics on the boat?
post #36 of 55
Thread Starter 
The electronics are being done in a few phases.

The physical mounting of the antennae, brackets etc is being done by RoMarine and/or me.

The cable routing, electrical connection and interoperability is being done by a subcontractor familiar with Furuno gear.

The two of the batteries are being installed with the engine rigging by Walsmley and the other two are being done by my marine electrician.

- ATG
post #37 of 55
Thread Starter 
Here is this week's update:

The entire deck is glassed.

The foredeck hatch is made and fitted.

The cabin top hatch is made and fitted.

Come cabin painting and finish work has been done.

The gunnel stringers have been cut, fitted and await glassing.

The roof support stringers have been cut, fitted and await glassing.

The fuel line stringer has been cut fitted and is awaiting glassing.

I have to say, this is really looking like a boat. I don't see delayed timelines or problems anymore. I see me freezing my azz off in Jan fishing for stripers in the upper bay.

These guys are doing a wonderful job and if all goes well, my boat will be the showcase at the Bristol boat show next June. I def. owe Dave that much.

- ATG
post #38 of 55
I'm glad to hear it,T.
post #39 of 55
Thread Starter 
Man are we making progress now.

The deck and all deck hatches are done, gel coated and awaiting final fitting.

The hause pipes and cleats are installed.

The Rubrail is installed.

The pot runners are installed. Thanks Ketchum traps!!

The box for the secondary fuse box has been glassed and installed. Very nicely done.

Today they are lining up and installing the transom bracket.

She is looking like a serious vessel and I can't stop thinking about taking some nice spray over the front onto the windshield only to laugh in its direction! Man! What a change from the last boat, but she was very good to me.

Did I mention I have a 14' 2000 watt halogen squid illumination system ready to install? I do and you'll see pics when I get it mounted.

Speaking of that, i am on squidfish dot calm under the same ID and we are creating a channel for squidding and a flotilla. The idea being that we are more productive radio fishing together than randomly hitting spots individually. Any one interested? It would be primarily in the Bay and maybe Pt Judith.

OK. Back to work.

- ATG
post #40 of 55
Cool.It's gonna be a great spring.
post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by AT Grimaldi View Post

She is looking like a serious vessel and I can't stop thinking about taking some nice spray over the front onto the windshield only to laugh in its direction! Man! What a change from the last boat, but she was very good to me.

- ATG


Actual footage following a massive amount of spray continually flowing over the the bow of the old boat:
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post #42 of 55
Your going to love the new electronics. I put in almost the same congiguration last summer. It exceeded my wildest expectations. I am putting in a rate compass right now to get the radar overlays.

Good luck!
post #43 of 55
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She is done, mostly, and here are the picks. I bring her to get rigged and powered tomorrow at 0800.

I am sleeping on that thing this weekend even if it snows.

- ATG
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post #44 of 55
terrence me (vinny) and bobby congatulate you on your baby and we hope to be around for the sea trial at the very least we can shadow you in piracy. do you have fish boxes and a livewell set up oh ya
eah show us a picture of you squid lights please
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Originally Posted by AT Grimaldi View Post
She is done, mostly, and here are the picks. I bring her to get rigged and powered tomorrow at 0800.

I am sleeping on that thing this weekend even if it snows.

- ATG
post #45 of 55
Wow, Antonio she is beautiful! I'd say definitely worth the wait.
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