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  1. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
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    I have always been interested in submarines and their technology.
    What a fascinating thing they are and how interesting to actually see one!
    Of course our boat was not built to anything like those specs but...I am fussy and the people at Tomco who build these boats are perhaps even more interested in building a good reliable package.
    One of the things that impressed me initially about this brand was in fact the build quality.
    Everywhere I looked on the example at our marina impressed me to no end!
    The ascetics may or may not be your thing but the build is incredibly impressive!
    Sea trials establish basic performance of drivetrain and hull in this case and verify that everything actually works.
    In the end, after cruising on the boat for some 700 plus miles in the PNW, we did indeed have a "punch list" of things that needed attention but given that I was on the boat for some 30 days with my magnifying glass, it was remarkably small...
    As I fully expected, the boat is well a thought out, well executed beauty. At least we think so!
    Now, if only I can convince my wife that the red/Poppy interior color that I so love was the correct way to go...she is still on the fence. I absolutely love it!
     


  2. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,633 posts, 541 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    Bruce, that sole is so beautiful I never even saw the upholstery. What is the wood? Koa? Desert Ironwood? Cocobolo? Bolivian Rosewood?
     


  3. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
    All wood in the interior is Sapele.
    It is I believe of the mahogany family. That sole is actually an amazing little piece of construction. They build their own composite floor base that is bonded to the hull first and then either carpet it (no thank you!) or install a hardwood floor. The standard hardwood floor is Sapele like this with maple to mimic the teak and holly floors of the past. It is all built if solid 3/8" planks by the way. We opted for no maple in our floor and love the look.
    It now has a number of coats of gloss urethane on it, when it gets home next week I will take a photo. Gloss is good!
    Bruce
     


  4. Newport Bob

    Newport Bob

    Joined Jun 23, 2013
    263 posts, 48 likes
    Beneteau 373
    US Newport
    Congratulations Bruce and Dorsey!
    She is a beauty. I tried to envision the finished interior from the construction video, the final is MUCH better!
    Even looks like there is room for a few Vespas on the upper deck
    If you bring her to Newport give a shout, we would love to have you join us for cocktails at the club.
    Bob Anton
    (Sending private mail with phone #)
    PS - I like the interior color choice.
     


  5. Iwm3

    Iwm3

    Joined Jun 15, 2017
    2 posts, 1 likes
    Nordhavn 35
    Us Bristol ri
    Just saw you going down the bay. Looking good!

    Van
     


  6. Al Schober

    Al Schober

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    79 posts, 57 likes
    former Tartan 30
    41971 US now in Rockland, ME
    That interior is beautiful - submarines should look so good. Much common ground though - efficient use of space, secure stowage, reliable propulsion, multiple sources and types of electrical power (makes wiring a house easy). Trawler is simplified by simpler electronics, no need (or desire) to submerge, no weapons capability, and no need to take on 130 or so crew for a 6 month deployment.
     


  7. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
    That was us! Our first east coast test ride.
    Still a ton of cleaning and sorting to do after the trip by truck east but she's getting there.
    Bruce
     


  8. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
    The part about submerging made me pause. I agree, no need and certainly much desire NOT to submerge!
    We do love the look of our interior.
    Thanks!
    Bruce
     


  9. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,442 posts, 631 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    302 US Watkins Glen
    I think the ascetics would not like that interior at all! On the other hand, the aesthetics are wonderful!
    :poke:
    Congratulations on a wonderful boat and transition to power yachting.

    -Andrew
     


  10. BruceB1

    BruceB1

    Joined Mar 28, 2017
    48 posts, 43 likes
    American Tug 395
    US Newport
    I can't get away with blaming that on spell check, can I?
    Bruce
     


  11. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    783 posts, 428 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Beautiful boat, Bruce. Wishing you the best with it.
     


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  12. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,442 posts, 631 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    302 US Watkins Glen
    Haha! Damned Autocorrect!
     


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