With an anchored wingspan of 60’/18m boom end to boom end…
…we have been figuring on a little extra visibility. This begins with the boom ends having a wrap of reflective tape. There are anchor lights on each boom end as well. And the flopper/stopper halyards have traces of reflective thread in their weave.
The main anchor is winched home.
With one of the last pieces of deck hardware to mount being the the chain stopper.
80 meters of 1/2” chain neatly stow, with another 10 meters in the bilge.
The Matrix deck windows are glued into place.
And it is getting easier to discern the aesthetic concept for the exterior.
There are four large opening windows forward.
That’s the Matrix helm above, ready for installation. When we share the next photos, the Matrix furniture will be complete.
The main electrical panel is now connected. All it needs to be checked off the list is the cover plate.
What we call the wet locker, where coats, boots, and shoes shall one day reside, is also a transition area for wiring between the engine room, main panel, and Matrix deck above.
Looking up in the same wet/coat locker. This is also the conduit area for plumbing going up. The bare copper pipes are part of the heating system and for drying the locker contents in cold, wet environments.
We’ve booked our flight to New Zealand. The day of reckoning quickly approaches.