Easy 10.5 SS

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mikeb
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Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by mikeb » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:34 pm

Double Trouble, an Easy 10.5 SS was launched last Wednesday after what might be the slowest build ever, about 11 or 12 years! Still some fitting out to do, finish the rigging etc but planning to spend some time on Moreton Bay while we do this work. Thanks to everyone on this site for the help along the way. Mike

Finally
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Location: Cairns

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by Finally » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:24 pm

Congratulations - your persistence has finally paid off. 12 years is a long time.

Now to enjoy the fruits of all that labour.

I was hoping to be finished towards the end of this year - before the wet. No way....looks more like mid to late next year for me.

Make sure you post some piccies in Trip Reports to help motivate us continuing builders.

David

mikeb
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Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by mikeb » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:52 am

Thanks David. I'm moored at Newport Marina for the time being and there's a Pacific 40(?) penned up there too. Considering it's only about a meter wider and longer than the Easy, the increase in volume is mind blowing! Good luck with your build. Mike

Finally
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Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by Finally » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:34 am

There's not many of us Pacific 40's around - in fact Albatross (the one you mentioned) is the only other P40 in Australia. There's one more in the US.

The owner has based his boat at Newport to use as a starting point for his cruises and he is hopeful of being up this far north this year. Can't wait to pour over it if he makes it up this way. As you said, the step up to 40' adds a huge amount of volume.

You've launched at the perfect time (weather-wise) to cruise around Moreton Bay / Gold Coast. Enjoy....

David

mahnamahna
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Location: Gosford NSW

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by mahnamahna » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:04 pm

Congrats Mike, 12years, well done, I pass through a decade in November, so I am closing in on your build time. I will watch Terry launch his 37 soon. Each launch just makes me more and more determined to post my launch news here too one day. Thanks for posting the pics, enjoy the majesty of achievement you have earned. Paul

terryk
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Location: Gosford

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by terryk » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:42 am

Thanks Double Trouble :!: I feel better now, only 8 years :roll: but only a few months to go I hope :D and then I will be watching and helping Mahnamahna finish.
Cheers
terryk

Smooth Cruiser
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Location: Brisbane

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by Smooth Cruiser » Thu May 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Welcome to the water Mike!

mikeb
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Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by mikeb » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:49 pm

Back to boat building... I wasn't happy with visibility from the steering position, especially when entering & leaving the marina, so I cut a hole in the roof above the helm. Finding it much easier to see and navigate now!
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Romeo
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Location: Western Australia

Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by Romeo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:47 pm

I bought a sliding hatch to put in a couple of years ago. haven't put it in but left space. I am thinking of putting a video camera up forward connected to my multi screen so I don't have to put another hole in my cat.

mikeb
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Re: Easy 10.5 SS

Post by mikeb » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:07 am

Hi Romeo, a camera would work well too, as long as it has a microphone so you can yell instructions at your deckhand (what I really mean is ask your better half politely to do what needs to be done while docking)... ;)

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