2Fly is in the finishing shop, where the do the final sanding and
polishing of the fiberglass. From here it goes to the rigging shop,
where they install the engine, electrical, console and electronics.
We've experienced a minor hiccup on the electronics package we're installing. We ordered a pair of next generation Simrad NSS evo2 multifunction displays. This is a brand new unit, and unfortunately Simrad missed the originally announced launch date. Simrad is
giving us a loaner of the prior version (NSS8) to install for a
couple months until the units we ordered is available. Then we'll
enlarge the hole and drop in the new NSS12 evo2. I'm part annoyed
that the boat isn't perfect out of the gate, but mostly happy
they're giving me a solution. Most important, it won't affect our build schedule.
Yellowfin is running full speed, but in spite of how busy they are they managed to get me a few photos.
Starboard quarter view. Powerpole is on and towing rings. The
majestic blue hull is in full view. The rub rail has yet to be
|Stern quarter view|
From the stern. The livewells with their 'ice blue' interior are visible. You can see the two rod
holders on each gunnel aft of the spring cleats. There are another two rod
holders just inboard of the side livewells. You can see the fuel tank pretty clearly here, too.
View from the stern
Starboard bow shot. Two tone hull. If you look carefully, you can
see the step in the hull. Yellowfin manages to give even their bay boats a bit of flare in the bow, which I think is beautiful.
Head-on shot. Not much here but the bow cleat and the two rod
holders mounted on either side of the anchor compartment. They are fabricating a casting
rail that will fit into those rod holders, too.
|At the bow|
From finishing, the boat will move into the rigging shop. There they plumb livewells, install the motors and put the other systems into the boat. Elsewhere, the electronics will be installed into the center console. The console and the leaning post get installed shortly after.