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THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 23Th DECEMBER to 7th JAN 2015
Happy SAILING FOR THE 2015 - I guess you a good trade wind, a new set of sails and a new place where stay safely at anchor
1st DECEMBER 2014
ALUAKA 54 AND AKA 56
I’m the worst blogger. I didn’t update the news page from this summer, but there is a reason. We work and push the business very hard.
Aluaka has been spray with about 75mm 40Kg/mc foam on the side and 50mm on deck. The pilot house has been done with Armaflex 30mm. The boat has become quite and colder during summer and warmer now. We had paint the superstructure only. It will be the only paint. We choose to make the pilot house in red, just to obtain a better visibility from others. Then we install some hardware like the anchor winch, the G70 Aqua 7 from Maggi 100m-diameter 10mm chain and the 2500W-24V anchor winch. The carpenters had start working last week of Aguste and they start assembly the panel quickly. The wood supplier is Belloti and the wood finishing is ALPI, so we don’t lose time in varnish. At the moment we are at 70% of the interior. We spend a lot of time searching a good floor. On our past boat we had a nice rubber, cork finished. Now we choose a laminated wood, very hard, able to support scratches from shoes.
We define the mast with Sparcraft G&G rigging with Facnor continuous furling lines for asymmetrical spinnaker, code Zero, Jib,Staysail and FB mainsail 4 reefs.
We start to install the electronics NKE autopilot with true wind option, the same used on Class 40 and Imoca 60 and B&G Triton display with forward scan. After year of good relationship we left Raymarine.
Last week our friend Milan finish to weld some details as the ropes spool, 2 x 150m floating nylon ropes 24mm and 2 x 150m 12mm dynema. We are learning how to splice from our friend Gianka.
We also pass a lot of tinned cables from Anchor and Spencer Marine arriving sometime from Asap supplier.
We install the two Lavac toilet, one manual and one electrical +manual.
We start to play with the treadmaster that is now under CNC. We will glued on deck after using an eccentric tool to sand the plate, then we will use West System to glued it. We made a sample and we kept in the oven and in the deep fridge passing from -30°c to +60°c to see how reacts.
We installed the seals in silicone at 0.4Kg/mc density on all lokers.
AKA 56 FINALLY ARRIVED END OF OCTOBER FROM HOLLAND.
The Gianka's boat is totally different from Aluaka and is very nice too. Two different beauties!
The bottom are quite the same, Aka 56 has a deeper V in front and has a reverse transom. The keel is moderate longer. The engine is 75hp with sail drive, and there are “only” 4 WT bulkhead.
The Pilot House has several small windows with 6+7+6mm double glass.