December 30, 2010

Today was a landmark day. The new engine has been delivered and now rests on deck. The goal is to have it hanging in place on Monday so that we can measure for the engine support structure. The engine is a 30 HP Yanmar with a V-Drive. The shaft will exit on the port side.

December 26, 2010

Main Mast Comparison DESIGN 07-C1

December 26, 2010

Date: December 22, 2010 Design No. 07-C1 Dear Matt, Since the decision to build a new mast was made, I have been working with the S&S design team researching, analyzing and assessing the rig configuration options for Dorade as you requested. We have spent quite a bit of time going back through the S&S archives […]

December 17, 2010

Projects are moving along nicely this week.

December 16, 2010

UPDATE FROM GREG STEWART DORADE Team, Much has been done since the Mast Conference call last week. Jeff and Jason from S&S and I talked earlier this week to review the DORADE 1931 and 1936 Masts and concluded that the DORADE 2011 Mast should follow on from the 1936 Mast pending sailmaker feedback. Following this […]

December 12, 2010

The port scupper through hull needs to move to make space for the engine. Shown is the inside of the scarf that fixes the hole. The glue will be cleaned up before painting.

December 12, 2010

Shown above is the current thinking for the "offshore" lifeline set. By offshore rules, they are double lifelines and must have a bow pulpit and pushpit. Stanchions must be 2 meters or less apart. A single lifeline set would be put in for inshore and at the dock. Note that the bow pulpit would be […]

December 11, 2010

The photo above shows the proposed electronics configuration for ocean passages. Most of the electronics would be on the mizzen mast where they can be easily removed, so preserving Dorade

December 10, 2010

Principal Dimensions LOA 52'-0" LWL 37'-3" Beam 10'-3" Draft 7'-7"

December 6, 2010

We have a small problem - it is proving to be exceptionally difficult to find a Raymarine radar antenna for the C120 chart plotter that is in Dorade. The question is whether to update the entire chart plotter system or not. Pros for keeping the C120 It works It's already installed If we could find […]

December 6, 2010

The interior lighting will be updated to LED. The trick is to do it without changing the interior. There are several ways to do this. Your input is very much appreciated in this post. 1) Mount LED lights inside the old dome lights. - There are two choices here. We can install dimmable white lights […]

December 2, 2010

This posting is written by MattDorade was born to race in the open ocean. The goal for our current restoration and future sailing is to prepare Dorade to once again perform as a highly competitive ocean racer. To this end, I think it is essential that we work and consult with S&S, while continuing to […]

December 1, 2010

The contents of this posting are written by Matt It is a central objective the current work that any of the solutions and scopes of work considered for Dorade do not change the essence and classic nature of Dorade. S&S's suggestion via Jeff that we look at returning the original (1930's) fractional rig vs the […]

November 30, 2010

As you can see from the drawing above, the new rudder will have a deeper bite with a narrower top. A new shoe and bearing set will also be cast. The building of the new rudder is to begin immediately.

November 30, 2010

During a conference call yesterday some momentous decisions were made regarding Dorade's main mast and boom. Our engineering teams did a fantastic job of reviewing the current main mast and comparing it. Excerpts from the report are at the end of this posting. After a lively and involved discussion, the decision was made to build […]
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