|Recent email from TY 620 builder:
Bruce, Well we're coming along fine with our project. I'm amazed at how straight
forward has been. We are having a lot of fun. My employees are anxious to come to work
each day as they enjoy the progress as much as I. Thanks for your
I would e-mail you a couple of pictures of Dan's 43' Voyager. Things are going pretty
well, and should be setting side shell later this week. Will be setting keel and rudder
tomorrow. Altogether we have about 60 hours in at this point, not bad considering we only
have had 1 man working steady on it!! Rumor has it there is a 57' possibly looking
for a construction site from Colorado. We are having so much fun we'd love to build some
more!!! Could you add us to your Metal Boat newsletter as a West Coast assembly company???
It would be great if you could. Well, Bye for now, back to welding! Bart Samaduroff,
President, HME Inc.
TY 43 ASSEMBLY BELOW
Bow view of bottom plates and frames set in position - plates rest
in supplied jig
Stern view of bottom plates and frames set in position
TY 43 Spray chine forward, works well and keeps fore-deck dry!
Close up of Spray chine
Deck beams in place
Bulwarks in place
Side view of Bulwarks
Stern tube in position - keel will be formed around the tube
Setting up Pilot House
Forward bulwark in place.
Starting to look like a Trawler Yacht 43 ! - Bulbous bow is owners
Building Portuguese Bridge
Coming out !
Trial launch before engines fitted and fitting out commences.
Hello Bruce, My wife and I took the
journey to Western Washington to visit Bart at Harbor Marine and take a look at Dan's
boat. I have to say that I am very impressed with the project. We are considering the
Trawler yacht 43.. Bart was very helpful and took the time to talk to us about the
different options that we have. (You are lucky to have a man of his caliber representing
you.) I will tell you, if we do buy your boat Bart will be a big part of the reason we
make the decision to do that. Enough of patting Bart on the back. Back to the boat. It was
love at first site. The study boat plans that you sent me did not do it justice. Seeing the
boat up close was the real seller. It's a beauty and obviously Dan has put a tremendous
amount of thought into his project and the rewards are going to be obvious. I talked
to Bart a little bit about him welding up the boat. We just need to come together
with a plan that I can afford. I can't wait to see this boat in the water. Bart said he
would call me when that happens and I will make another trip over to see him. Patty and I
have looked for 3 years now for just the right boat and I have to say that I think we are
getting close. That's all for now Mike and Patty Port
PS: My original boat plans that you sent me
were for the 41'. Your representative on the East Coast talked me into looking at the 43'
and sent me the updated study boat plans. Next time you talk to him thank him for me.
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