Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Work Post

So sorry the blog has been a little dry lately. We just can't post about I got up and took a shower, ate cereal and went to work every day.  So we have had a bit of writers block. Between the start of the season at CYOA and moving into the new place there really hasn't been much time for our normal fun so fresh boating videos of Dolphins, and beach pictures with live music just haven't been flowing like times past.
With that I thought I would talk about that infamous four letter word WORK.  Over the last few weeks I have been commisioning a new Yacht at work. Azzurra a brand new 36 Foot Fountaine-Pajot Mahe Catamaran.  The boat was delivered from France across the Atlantic Ocean on it's own bottom by a delivery crew.

Four thousand three hundred and eighty four miles on the log meter. So after all of this ocean time it was time for us to put in the "American Toys". Europeans use a different electrical system. So the boats from France come with a basic shore power systems. This boat now has a 6.5 KW generator,

as well as two air conditioners,

and a 2.5 kw inverter. We also installed a freezer to compliment the fridge installed at the factory as well as power converters to run the fridge and freezer on 110 Volt american current.

Besides the panels above we ran the wires to make them all work. we also doubled the battery capacity of the boat. The ground tackle, anchors were upgraded and we added a sun screen for the cockpit, as well as a soft bimini for the raised helm seat. There are tons of other little things but you get the idea. It's been a long couple of weeks but the boat has turned out really nice.

Greg and  Tiziana congrats on your new boat.



Anonymous said...

Good afternoon,
I've been looking at that type of catamaran along with the Lagoon as a possible live aboard. Can you share any thoughts on how that concept usually plays out?

Deb and Jay said...

There are a lot of people living aboard sail boats through out the world. As far as how that concept usually plays out, that would be impossible to answer. I not a bunch of live aboards. Deb and I even considered living aboard and might still do it one day. It takes a special personality or pesonalities in the case of couples to pull that off. On good days it will be as good as it gets, on bad days, think squalls and high seas and running from Hurricanes it will be as bad as it gets. Only you can decide if it's the right life style.