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Vingilótë’s kitchen looking sharp

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Vingilótë’s kitchen looking sharp

A shot of Vingilótë’s saloon, taken from the bow to the cockpit outside. Kitchen to the right, freezers and fridge to the left:

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Vingilótë’s looking sharp

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Vingilótë’s looking sharp

A few shots of Vingilótë’s cockpit (the outside seating area):

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Vingilótë’s Code Zero

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Vingilótë’s Code Zero

Vingilótë’s Code 0. Tri-Radial cut light gray WharpDrive, with her name in Elvish printed in blood red.

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Delaying Taking Delivery of Vingilótë

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Delaying Taking Delivery of Vingilótë

We were going to fly to South Africa this Thursday to take delivery of Vingilótë in St. Francis and take her on her maiden voyage to Cape Town. But the winds the last two weeks have been 25 knots and up: not ideal weather for the folks from the factory to start taking her out…

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Vingilótë and how she sits in the water

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Vingilótë and how she sits in the water

Vingilótë sits beautifully on the water. Of course she rides way high as she is at almost dry weight.

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Another number game: solar panel gain

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It’s not entirely impossible I may overdo things. I calculated effective solar flux to figure how much the change in angle of the sun and cloud cover affected how much power our solar panels could generate on Vingilótë around home. I calculated sun angle and cloud cover on a monthly average. I used two decades…

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Vingilótë’s solar panels generate 107-111%

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I grabbed the app and poked directly at the panels. The seven panels generated at their peak 7 to 11 % over factory spec!

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Vingilótë’s Saloon Table

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Vingilótë’s Saloon Table

Saloon table. It also folds down to make an enormous mosh pit / bed for six.

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Vingilótë’s Guest Hull

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Vingilótë’s Guest Hull

Vingilótë’s port hull. Aft a guest cabin with a queen bed, splittable with a board, and raised enough to hold two mountain bikes under the bed. Then bathroom with full shower, toilet, and the second guest room, a queen in the forward bridge deck. Forward of that the enormous sail locker (you can see the…

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Vingilótë’s Master Hull

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Vingilótë’s Master Hull

Vingilótë’s master suite (the entire starboard hull). Master bed is forward in the bridge deck connecting the two hulls, the bathroom with walk-in shower and rain shower head is aft). The master bed was widened (to about a California King) and the aft bedside cabinets raised to overhead against the ceiling so we can fit…

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