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Old 09-18-2016, 01:04 PM   #621
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What breed is your new crew member, Sailor Blue?
She is a Chihuahua, very popular breed in southern California. These dogs are very smart and loyal. They do love their attention which makes breaking in a new pup a little difficult.

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Old 09-18-2016, 01:11 PM   #622
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Just sort of wondering how much of a sea trial she had before shipping? Are all systems dialed in and read for your 80-90 mile delivery? Best of luck, looking forward to pictures.
According to Scott the standard system checkout was performed by the yard. I don't have the details but based on recently delivered boats Scott reports very few warranty issues. This is not to say I don't expect to have a few minor issues. Fortunately we have a couple of major pleasure craft harbors on the way down (Newport Beach and Dana Point). Will keep you posted.

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Old 09-18-2016, 07:51 PM   #623
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She is a Chihuahua, very popular breed in southern California. These dogs are very smart and loyal....John
A boating colleague acquired a chihuahua called "Yeti" on the death of a friend. After a restricted apartment life with a housebound owner, she adapted perfectly to guarding the new owners boat, and bungalow.
I met a couple from Chihuahua during a delay at Istanbul airport. A number of dog breeds are named after their area of origin.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:25 PM   #624
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Scott and one of his employees made it to Long Beach, Ca today to start preparing for Thursday's off-load. Current plan is to off load around 0800hrs which should support having the boat at the yard by noon if all goes as planned. We continue to coordinate with Alcom Marine on the electronics including the transducer which needs to be installed during the haul out. As much as I wanted to see the off load this turned out to be a bad week at work to take time off. My plan is to meet with Scott Friday in Long Beach to see the boat and prepare for the trip south. Mary and I still need to coordinate where to leave one car and work around a few other appointments that all piled up this week. So far so good.

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Old 09-20-2016, 10:04 PM   #625
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Very exciting, you probably won't sleep tonight!
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:17 PM   #626
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Well today finally arrived and the boat was delivered / off loaded in Long Beach, CA. Scott took care of everything for us while I was stuck working - Thanks again Scott. I will post the details once we get the boat to SD over the next couple of days. Enjoy the photo's.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:26 PM   #627
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I would be going crazy about now! Very exciting
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:27 PM   #628
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Great looking boat. Congratulations!
I look forward to meeting you two and seeing her here on the East Coast one day.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:03 PM   #629
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Very exciting. It looks like they first off loaded the boat to the dock, then launched into the water from there? Or am I not interpreting the pictures correctly. That may not be a self-loading ship since they are using the big dock gantry cranes. Or maybe it's just faster that way.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:14 PM   #630
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Very exciting. It looks like they first off loaded the boat to the dock, then launched into the water from there? Or am I not interpreting the pictures correctly. That may not be a self-loading ship since they are using the big dock gantry cranes. Or maybe it's just faster that way.
You are correct, from the cargo container to the dock then to the water! These large container ships are not self loading.

Just spoke with the yard and confirmed the boat is ready to go back in the water. Scott should be underway to DP by noon.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:01 PM   #631
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Saw the boat on the Helmsman Facebook page. Thanks to you, they are now in my newsfeed.
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I'm surprised it wasn't shrink wrapped for the voyage?


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Congrats, John!!
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:06 AM   #634
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Well we are aboard for our first night in record breaking 100 degree temperatures on the water (global warming?). Bottom line is SD averages about 70 degrees and we have turned into wimps so this is not good. Thank god for AC and a local rep who helped us with a little commissioning follow up based on Scott's recommendation. We are cool and enjoying the boat. Much more to follow soon including the 60 mile run south from DP in 3-5 foot swells on three sides at different times and my thoughts. Feels good to be back on the water.

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Great to hear, John! What's your hull number? Maybe a new screen name....Hxx. I think you're a couple of boats behind.

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:35 AM   #636
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Good luck with the new boat and a lot of worry-free miles with you!


The boat looks really nice, new adventures are waiting for you ...
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:40 AM   #637
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Great to hear, John! What's your hull number? Maybe a new screen name....Hxx. I think you're a couple of boats behind.

Congrats!
Looks like a spy working undercover doesn't he?

Glad the boat is here, in the water, and you're on it. We'd have had serious withdrawal during the wait. Might have driven us to do something...like charter or something. Boataholics need their fixes.
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Congratulations! It has been fun watching you work through this as you fine tuned her to suit your needs. She is beautiful! I look forward to seeing her around the bay, and hopefully at some point, up close!
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Can't wait to hear your impressions after the maiden voyage.
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Can't wait to hear your impressions after the maiden voyage.

Agreed.

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