finally an update. The past couple of weeks were taken up by small "fiddly" jobs inside the boat that you cant really photograph.
I have made provision for all the electrical cabling and piping to run inside the storage lockers so that I have the absolute minimum of wires visible. I have made provision for 3 bilge pumps 2x 12v and 1x Whale hand pump. The hand pump and 1x 12v "Rule" will service the aft cabin and 1x 12v "Rule" will sit inside the "battery box" inside the keel. The system will be safe and for my sake enough. Obviously that means 3 sets of pipes and 3 sets of electrical cables.
Then my partner Anthony and I had long discussions about where we are going with this boat technically and we have decided and settled on the following:
3x lead crystal batteries
2x 85 watt solar panels
1x Silentwind 400 12v wind generator
1x ST1000 Raymarine tiller pilot
1x Torqeedo Travel 1003 12v outboard motor
1x Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF radio with AIS and GPS
1x Garmin fish finder Echo 151 as a depth sounder
1x Garmin Montana 600 GPS because it supports "Birds Eye View" in Basecamp
1x Pioneer CD stereo system (cheap nothing special)
The windvane steering I will build myself as per Rory McDougal what he had on "Cookie"
So couple "all that" with exterior running lights and interior light and you end up with an awful lot of cabling running to and fro inside a tiny boat that you have to make provision for. Please believe me with switch panels and fuse boxes and controllers and and and - and it is enough to give any electrician a couple of sleepless nights.
Anyway we getting along just fine and now the boat is "bottoms" up and I am going to build the keel and "battery box" which will remain in storage for now. The idea is to glass the "inner hull" outside and then turn the boat right side up and build the cabin top and sliding hatch systems. Also to get the deck to a 95% finished state. Having the boat flat on the floor without the keel during this process will mean that I avoid the dreaded ladder as much as possible. Once the deck is completed it is very easy to turn the boat over again, install the floatation around the hull and then install the "outer" hull which will be faired nicely and be extra strong.
So folks that the status and the forward planning, so far so good and all's well