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Posted by UbuntuBirdy at Jan 24, 2019, 3:32:39 PM
Re: who would like to live in a houseboat?
Ok guys, it's time for a little story. Not a phantastic one like the stories from Cecilia, but a real one from me...

It is the story how I came to SH3D and the story of my big dream, the story of the LUXEMOTOR!

It all started in 2009 when I made boat holydays for the first time in Ireland with good friends. They introduced me in driving a big boat on a stream with a strong current (until then I had only driven some small boats on the beautyfull lake of Thoune).

From then on we hired a boat every two years and a plan started growing in my mind: Somewhen I want to live on a houseboat!
I started researching and after hundreds of hours I started designing my perfect houseboat: the LUXEMOTOR.
It has to be a boat with a length of 25m and 5m wide, because this way it is big enough to live on board but is still small enough to fit in most of the locks on the European waterways. And this is the maximum lenght for driving the boat without a professional license.
So, the size is set and I could start to design my living area. I tried it on Excel, but this would not end up in a useable plan. And designing it on CAD is way to much effort...

So I had to look for a software which can help me designing my boat interrior... and that's the point where nobody can ignore SH3D.

And I started desinging my dreamboat, and I started learning how to use SH3D:

I redesigned every room and the hole boat several times

and I am still redesigning...

Somewhen the wish for a realistic hull came up and I begun to test some hulls from the net

But no one of them was good enough for my boat... So, what to do? I decided to improve my 3D CAD skills and designed my own one

Yes, looks good, but as you can see at the back end, there is a lot of redesigning work to do... again...
Fortunately there are other rooms and sections on the boat to enjoy during the work on the backend
Let's start at the bilge

The big blue box is the freshwater tank, the 2 smaller blue boxes below the yellow boxes are the slow sand filters. The grey box at the back is the greywater tank and the grey box with the chimneys is the wastewater treatment plant. The red boxes are ballast tanks. the violet box is for the warm water, next to it you can see the heat pump and the electrical cabinet.
The green boxes are the batteries and the dark grey boxes behind are the electric motors.

This is the master bedroom ...and I just realized, I have no renderings of the master bathroom...

Anyway, let's stop here, otherwise the post will be too long. I will show you all the other rooms and decks in a next post, or maybe two...

SH3D 6.3 / Ubuntu 18.04 (Mainline-Kernel) / Radeon RX580 / Ryzen 7 1800x