Moby Dick launched in Finland

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mobydick
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Moby Dick launched in Finland

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Finally in the water. Runs perfectly. It's the Play'n Jane...
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Father-in law helped with the launch
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WOW! Looks EXCELLENT!
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I know where the name came from. :lol: My boat has been compared to a whale also.

Look great.

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Beautiful!!!! More pics, please!!!!

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Well done! And yes, more pics and specs ie. engine etc.

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Congratulations! Looks great!
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Here are some specs: the boat is lenghtened about 5% to 7meters. The engine is 25hp Volvo-Penta. I haven't gone much past 7 knots because the engine revs too much. Have to try a bigger propeller. Otherwise it is fine. I have a Furuno radar, Lowrance depth sounder and Garmin plotter. (Also a nautical program for laptop). I've done everything pretty much as in the plans except for the bottom which is 3 layers 4mm ply. Everything here in Finland is metric so I've had to do a lot of calculations. The boat weighs 1900 kilos with tanks full and some gear on. The policemen were kind enough to weigh the boat on the way to launching ramp. It came with a price though, my van was little bit small for the job. Well, at least they thought so. For me it was fine :P Here are a couple pictures from the maiden voyage. About 200 nm in four days in the Finnish archipelago
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that's just awesome!

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Hi...You did a great job and now I am looking forward to build one also here in Northern Canada. I am retired and looking for a place to hide in the garage lol. What I was wondering if you have a galley, head and bed. If so could you send a picture so I can wrap this around my head. It would be helpful before I look at buying the plans from Glen-L and find it's not what I want. I have bought a used motor that came off a sailboat. (Medalist Universal Motors 10 HP - Atomic-2). Talk about putting the cart before the horse haha.

Thanks in advance

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Hi, inside the cabin I don't have much else than than the v-berth. Under the berth there is room for a head, i haven't found use for it. Where I cruise in the summers thera are 30000 islands of various sizes, uninhabitated or with services. Would be different if my wife went along but she is afraid of the sea. I have sort of galley, the seats fold and under the other is an alcohol burning stove and under the other running water (actually not yet). I have 25 HP diesel and 4 HP outboard. The outboard by itself pushes the boat 5 knots so 10 HP should be enough for hull speed. In a very bad weather I like to have a little spare power. If You want a head, shower and pentry You might choose the Hercules witch has the same hull. Or You could just make the cabin bigger.
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Moby

She looks great. And, it's time to get her out and play.

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I agree with Bill, the boat looks great. I especially like the stand up head room you have. Thanks for posting.
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