Our week in review: Project management documents and workspace set up.
Version 1 of the Fit Out Document is now complete. This is currently a 222 page document listing items needed to fit out our boat for cruising and racing scenarios. Initially our Class Globe 5.80 will be used to micro cruise our local North Island New Zealand waters. On our bucket list though is an R2AK - Race to Alaska! Being able to put our boat into a 20 foot container and ship it to foreign shores was one of the things we liked about the design. As for solo ocean voyaging, there is nothing planned yet, however I have included items needed to both leave New Zealand waters on a Class Globe 5.80 qualifying voyage and to also participate in an official CG580 event.
The Fit Out Document or FOD will serve a variety or purposes. Putting a name to every single item that we will have to purchase after completing the basic hull and deck will force us to do things like find suppliers, discover pricing, identify weight, consider alternatives and plan for installation. Some items will be needed straight away while others can be added at a later date. There will also be a revision or two as new information is released by the CG580 designers.
We finally got the piano moved out of our little workspace. This meant taking a semi permanent wall off of the shed, building a ramp up a 3 step stair case and a lot of huffing and puffing by 4 adults to move the Yamaha upright grand into its new location. With that job ticked off the list, we can now move on with some wiring for power points and lights as well as installing insulation.
See our Project Hours blog post for an up to date overview of our build hours.
Husband & wife team building CG580 boat #71. Greg is a qualified professional boat builder, hobby musician & human potential advocate. Leanne is a retail business entrepreneur, kick ass soap maker & sourdough slave. We love adventure!