Commissioning Zanshin.


Zanshin arrives in Annapolis Zanshin arrives in the USA and is put into the yard.
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Zanshin arrives in Annapolis
One the hard in the yard Zanshin is put into the yard upon arrival in the USA.
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One the hard in the yard

September 9, 2011

The factory tour in July was my first glimpse of Zanshin and the subsequent wait for her to be completed and shipped to the USA for commissioning and delivery was a long one, but she has finally arrived and has been placed into the yard on the hard. A lot of work lies ahead for the commissioning crew since she has to be partially ready and presentable for the Annapolis Boat Show in early October.

September 12, 2011

First picture of Zanshin This is the first picture of Zanshin upon arrival in the USA on September 9, 2011.
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First picture of Zanshin
Zanshin before painting Zanshin upon arrival in the USA on September 9, 2011.
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Zanshin before painting
Zanshin getting a bimini Measuring the dodger and bimini
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Zanshin getting a bimini
Zanshin's new dodger Measuring and patterning the dodger on Zanshin upon arrival in the USA.
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Zanshin's new dodger
Zanshin's anchor locker The original chain and gypsy upon delivery before converting to a high-tensile chain with a smaller diameter.
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Zanshin's anchor locker
Mounting and measuring the dodger Measuring and fitting the dodger on Zanshin during the initial commissioning.
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Mounting and measuring the dodger
Zanshin's original Galley The galley as it looked upon delivery in the USA, prior to installing the electric oven and hobs.
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Zanshin's original Galley
 

September 20, 2011

This is the only picture I have from this past week. Due to rainy and inclement weather, the painting of the hull took longer than expected and the commissioning process is somewhat behind schedule - the vessel needs to be presentable (but not necessarily functional) for the Annapolis Boat Show in October

First view of Champagne-colored hull The base color, Champagne, has been applied to the hull and still needs to be completed.
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First view of Champagne-colored hull

September 27, 2011

Zanshin Awlgripped Zanshin right after the initial awlgrip work has been completed.
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Zanshin Awlgripped
Zanshin's new color scheme Zanshin right after the initial awlgrip work has been completed.
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Zanshin's new color scheme

Two pictures taken just after the Awlgrip work on Zanshin was completed and the covers removed.

September 29, 2011

Mark sent these pictures from the commissioning process showing the nice “Champagne” Awlgrip colour and the mast stepped as well as the bimini and dodger being mounted / fitted.

Zanshin getting bimini and dodger The new dodger and bimini for Zanshin, with a stepped mast, getting fitted and prepared.
Zanshin getting bimini and dodger
Zanshin starboard storage Storage just forward of the navigation station on the starboard side of the boat.
Zanshin starboard storage
Zanshin Nav station The navigation station on Zanshin before installing the various VHF and other device on and into the panel
Zanshin Nav station
Zanshin main panel The main control panel at the navigation station of Zanshin during the commissioning process.
Zanshin main panel
Zanshin paint and bimini Zanshin getting the bimini and dodger fitted after the "champagne" Awlgrip color has been applied and had time to dry.
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Zanshin paint and bimini

October 3, 2011

Chris sent these 3pictures after Zanshin was splashed for the Annapolis Boat Show.

Zanshin in the Water II Zanshin in the water at the Annapolis Boat Show
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Zanshin in the Water II
Zanshin at the Annapolis Boat Show Zanshin in the water at the Annapolis Boat Show
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Zanshin at the Annapolis Boat Show
Zanshin in the water I Zanshin in the water at the Annapolis Boat Show
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Zanshin in the water I

October 4, 2011

Mark sent the following pictures of Zanshin being set up for the show.

Zanshin prepped for Annapolis Zanshin with some decor set up for the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show.
Zanshin prepped for Annapolis
Zanshin at 2011 Annapolis Boat Show Zanshin at the docks for the the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show.
Zanshin at 2011 Annapolis Boat Show
Annapolis Boat Show 2011 Zanshin setup Zanshin at the docks for the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show.
Annapolis Boat Show 2011 Zanshin setup
Zanshin at the 2011 Boat Show docks Zanshin at the docks for the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show.
Zanshin at the 2011 Boat Show docks
Dockside view of Zanshin Zanshin at the docks for the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show.
Dockside view of Zanshin

October 5, 2011

The Annapolis Boat Show opens today and Chris sent this photo from aboard Zanshin.

Annapolis Boat Show Snapshot from aboard Zanshin looking at the Annapolis Boat Show which had just begun.
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Annapolis Boat Show

October 6, 2011

First official show day pictures.

Zanshin cockpit cushions Zanshin's new cushions and some pillows at the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show
Zanshin cockpit cushions
Chris Bent on Zanshin Chris Bent of Bay Yacht Agency aboard Zanshin at the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show
Chris Bent on Zanshin
Zanshin Bar opened up The settee opens up into a small mini-bar on Zanshin. This was taken during the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show when the boat wasn't yet fully commissioned and the decoration is from Jeanneau.
Zanshin Bar opened up
Zanshin's saloon table decked out The decoration on the boat are from Jeanneau and are only on temporary loan to Zanshin for the duration of the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show
Zanshin's saloon table decked out

October 20, 2011

Sailing pictures from Mark.

Zanshin commissioning sail Woohoo - over 10 knots speed-over-ground during the test sail
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Zanshin commissioning sail
Watermaker installed The Spectra watermaker installation on Zanshin.
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Watermaker installed
Commissioning test sail Picture taken by Mark during a commissioning test sail
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Commissioning test sail
First commissioning test sail Test sail of Zanshin during the commissioning process.
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First commissioning test sail

November 3, 2011

Commissioning pictures from Mark.

Upper instrument panel Commissioning picture of the upper instrument panel with Raymarine speaker, Victron controller and watermaker panel.
Upper instrument panel
Navstation Commissioning The navigation station instrument panel, partway through commissioning with the SSB and NASA instruments missing.
Navstation Commissioning
Commissioning Dishwasher The diswasher compartment with a closed door.
Commissioning Dishwasher
dishwasher commissioning The dishwasher partially opened during the commissioning process on Zanshin.
dishwasher commissioning
Commissioning the washing machine Commissioning the washing machine on Zanshin.
Commissioning the washing machine
Commissioning the oven and hob Installation of the new electric oven on Zanshin during the comminssioning process.
Commissioning the oven and hob
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