I did a post a few days ago about the haulout. Hampton does this to have the props balanced and treated, as well as apply anti fouling to the running gear.
Isn't that prop beautiful? I was not even aware there are "classes" for props. This is performed by Kreuger Propeller in Seattle ( krugerpropeller.com/). Basically "S Class" is the highest standard (hey, kind of like a Mercedes, eh?). You can read about it here if you'd like.
The yard Pettit Barnacle Buster to the struts, rudders, shafts, kelp cutters and, stabilizer base plates and trim tabs. The bow and stern thrusters were coated with Seahawk Tuff Stuff epoxy and three coats of Interlux Trilux 33.
(The bottom paint is Seahawk and was done at the factory.)
This is all standard in a Hampton build. Yaaay for us.
I haven't been to the boat for a week and a half. Wasn't really that interested in going when the boat was hauled out at the yard. But lots of progress while I was away.
Going back today for three full days. We are getting close to the boat being turned over to us.
While I was at Trawlerfest this year, I dropped into the diesel maintenance session a couple of times while our sessions were on break. During one they were showing a multi-meter with an integrated clamp and saying that was the way to go. Dang, those things are expensive! Was mentioning this to one of the Yacht Systems guys and he said "oh, just get a separate one for that." Also, he highly recommended Fluke.
So the Fluke integrated unit is $400+ while this kit was like $267 on Amazon. Score!
Should be lots of material for upcoming blog posts over the next couple of days.
Commissioning guys Yacht Systems just sent me the first pictures of the new Hatteland PC screens installed. They are the "outside" screens, with the Garmin MFD's being in the center.
In this shot Coastal Explorer is running on the left screen, and a Maretron display on the right.
And here on the left we have some of the Axis cameras being displayed.
These are touch screens and the guys report they work well. One more item checked off!
When you order a new Hampton Yacht, you have a pretty healthy allowance for "soft goods," including shades for all windows. The factory builds the cabinetry around the windows such that you can't see the shades unless they are down.
We got to pick out the type of shade and fabric for each area. Like all the soft goods, these are provided and installed here in the USA. As you can see it would take some reaching, probably with some kind of pole, to get to these shades, they are MOTORIZED. Awesome.