Uploaded AF4B photos
- Hi group,
Bruce Given did a fabulous job on his AF4B. He got JM to re-design
AF4 to fit his garage.
Bruce figured out some wonderful touches to his boat, hence some of
the detail shots. I will be incorporating these ideas in my own AF4
that I started 18 months ago (life and other boats and a Ducati 900ss
are to blame for its unfinished state).
The gimballed propane stove attached to the companionway drop board
is great. When you are locked down in the cabin, if the board is
reversed, the stove is inside with you.
Nice oar storage on cabin top.
Plenty of space in the anchor well - neat job too.
Different tops for different conditions. Bruce made the soft top from
a 505 sail (broke his heart to cut it up!). Hard top for trailing.
Great solution for the nav lights, and works with the covers in place.
Bruce reports 6 to 6.7 mph at cruising throttle (about 2/3 open) and
up to 8 mph wide open with the Honda 5 hp. He feels this is the
smallest motor for the boat.
Bruce reports "We have been having long spells of record-setting mild
weather and I have had numerous overnight adventures in the AF4B and
she's a delightful camping boat and just exactly what I have wanted."
Well done Bruce - a really neat job, with great finishing touches.