Work is going on all over the boat. Most vendors are trying to get done by the third week of June. A lot of work is going on under the helm area. The Yacht Systems NW guys (www.yachtsystemsnw.com/) really appreciate the large access door we built.
That blue taped area is where we will put the remote mounted mic's for the two radios.
Note the spaces on each side of the Garmin displays. Each side will get a computer display. More on this below.
Icom radios are in! Although most of our electronics are Garmin, Icom radios are the best in the business. The one on the right is their new flagship, the 605. It can handle two remote mic's, which are full functionality, including intercom back to this main unit!
One of the remote mic's will go right here in the flybridge. Hey, that's me drilling my first hole in the boat! Something says it won't be my last. The other remote mic will be located in the man cave, er, lazarette, so I can listen to VHF when working down there, and also be able to intercom up to the PH or flybridge.
There are various locations where we have these Garmin GMI-20 displays (the one on the left). They can be configured to display just about anything, and you can switch from "page to page" with the buttons. Here we have a wind speed/direction feed.
The flybridge hardtop already has a plethora of antennas! The one at the very top (sorry about cutting it off a bit) is the Garmin wind unit. Comrod VHF antennas. Radars are in. Ready for the domes!
Regarding the two helm PC displays I mentioned above. They are going to be driven by an Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing). That's it on the right! Tape measure there for size comparison. This is an i7 PC with a 512gb SSD. I'm not sure I have ever seen one of these in person? Incredible! We will use the PC displays for the Maretron monitoring, Coastal Explorer, and camera displays.
I sent this picture to my techy twenty-something son and he said "That's sick, dad!" So if you want to impress a millenial, when you think something is "cool," say "oooh, that's sick!"
Every system and component must be tested, even the appliances. I have never had an induction cooktop before, but I'm looking forward to it. Brought one of our new pots over and tested all the burners. OMG these things can heat up so fast (boiled water in about a minute).
Down in the lazarette, the custom built freezer (from www.seafreezeinc.com/) has been located in the space we built for it. The condenser unit is remotely located in the cabinet you see below with the louvered doors. (Trim and door not mounted yet). This is a 24v for efficiency, and not a frost free type unit for superior long term storage.
Finishing up today's post in the engine room. There's quite a bit going on in there as well. HYG doesn't approve of the standard exhaust blanketing provided in China. So they have blankets custom made by West Coast Insulation and Waterjet ( www.wcinsulation.com/). They look spiffy in black too. It's this kind of extra attention by HYG that makes owning a Hampton such a great experience.
More next week I'm sure. Can't wait to get back on the boat and see the progress.