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Old 09-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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I put these in my Gulf Islands thread on West Coast cruising but thought the eastcoasters and others who don't generally look at that section might like to see them, too. Didn't notice the boat's name at the time I took them on our first day's run from Bellingham to Ganges the other week but I assume it's Carl's Delfin. There can't be that many boats with that name around here. Fine looking boat, indeed.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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I put these in my Gulf Islands thread on West Coast cruising but thought the eastcoasters and others who don't generally look at that section might like to see them, too. Didn't notice the boat's name at the time I took them on our first day's run from Bellingham to Ganges the other week but I assume it's Carl's Delfin. There can't be that many boats with that name around here. Fine looking boat, indeed.
Thanks Marin! Folks are sitting up forward because there the bow pushes the wind up and over your head, making a warm place to watch the scenery go by. Poor man's flybridge...
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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The two guests we had on our trip sat in chairs on the foredeck quite a bit, too, although they were not nearly as protected as on your boat. The flying bridge venturi panels do a good job of keeping the wind off but it was difficult for one of our guests to get up and down from there, hence the chairs on the foredeck.

Do you ever use your crow's nest, and what do you do with the two booms on your boat deck?
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The two guests we had on our trip sat in chairs on the foredeck quite a bit, too, although they were not nearly as protected as on your boat. The flying bridge venturi panels do a good job of keeping the wind off but it was difficult for one of our guests to get up and down from there, hence the chairs on the foredeck.

Do you ever use your crow's nest, and what do you do with the two booms on your boat deck?
We go up the crow's nest occasionally, but would use it more in the South Pacific, and hopefully we'll have that opportunity at some point. Grandchildren like it a lot and we threaten to make them stay up there when they are rowdy.

The forward boom on the top deck is used to lift the Whitehall dinghy off. The mizzen boom would support a mizzen sail, which I won't bother with until we go off shore. In any case, the mizzen won't add much push, but could be used to windcock the vessel at anchorage. The main motive force for a get home option would come from a cruising spinnaker and the main, with the boom extended (it extends from a hydraulic cylinder about 4').
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Delfin definitely qualifies as a trawler suitable for A listing on this forum, or any forum for that matter. Plus it is picture and real life perfect. Now for the South Seas, when do you leave Carl?
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Delfin definitely qualifies as a trawler suitable for A listing on this forum, or any forum for that matter. Plus it is picture and real life perfect. Now for the South Seas, when do you leave Carl?
As soon as I can get my sad rear end retired. Getting close, but I can't abandon the real world ship I run quite yet.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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Carl, may I ask, what range capability does your beautiful Delfin posess? - Art
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Art, she holds around 2400 gallons in 7 tanks, and at a little over 7 knots, around 6000 nm. I don't know what effect on fuel consumption a cruising spinnaker and mainsail would have, but she only needs 50 hp to do 7.4 knots so it should save a gallon/hour or so, extending the range to almost 8,000 miles (theoretically). Since you need to run her up to 1750 rpm once every few hours to exercise the diesel by getting the EGT to 850 degrees, plus use diesel for heating the true range with a couple of sails is probably around 7,000 miles. I hope to find out!
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Art, she holds around 2400 gallons in 7 tanks, and at a little over 7 knots, around 6000 nm. I don't know what effect on fuel consumption a cruising spinnaker and mainsail would have, but she only needs 50 hp to do 7.4 knots so it should save a gallon/hour or so, extending the range to almost 8,000 miles (theoretically). Since you need to run her up to 1750 rpm once every few hours to exercise the diesel by getting the EGT to 850 degrees, plus use diesel for heating the true range with a couple of sails is probably around 7,000 miles. I hope to find out!
Thanks for info, Carl. Splendid! Around 7000 mile range... Simply Splendid! - Art
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Couldn't agree more! Great looking boat. What is the make/model/length for us newbies?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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Animal, Delfin was built in 1965 in Romsdal, Norway, 55' steel. She is one of the very first production trawlers, which at the time meant a vessel capable of crossing oceans on its own bottom. A Mr. Varney founded Lido Marine, which designed and built a number of Romsdals from 1963 to sometime in the 70's. Most are still around.

The first image is the promotional flyer Lido did up to promote the line.

The second is Delfin in around 1974 somewhere in Southern California.

The third is what the pilot house looked like in 1974.

The fourth is what the pilot house looks like now.

The fifth is what the pilot house looked like when I bought her as a gutted hull.
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GEEEZZZ Carl - You have really put this baby back into operation. What year you purchase? Much more you plan to accomplish? Quite the beauty inside as well as out! Congrats on your success in this endeavor! Happy boating Daze, err Yearz, errr Decadez - Art
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GEEEZZZ Carl - You have really put this baby back into operation. What year you purchase? Much more you plan to accomplish? Quite the beauty inside as well as out! Congrats on your success in this endeavor! Happy boating Daze, err Yearz, errr Decadez - Art
We bought her in 2003, then drove her from Long Beach to Ensenada Mexico and Baja Naval for a start to the refit, waiting for Dockwise to bring her up to Vancouver. The refit was completed in 2007 at Bracewell Boatworks in Vancouver, who installed the cabinets (built by moi and Carl Vickers in Anacortes) and the hydraulics, electrical and systems we designed/specified. A wonderful project we were blessed to be able to undertake.
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Thanks for answering all the questions asked on this thread. Picts are great! I've really enjoyed learning about your great craft.

Get It On!!

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Boat porn indeed. The Admiral responds to my groans by stoping in my office and making sure it's actually boats I'm looking at. Delphin is one of those that brings on those reactions. Thanks for those candid shots, Marin.
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Nice, Carl!! Very nice indeed!!
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Having been aboard Delfin a couple times I can assure you that the interior is much more impressive than the pics of the exterior.. I have tried to remain aboard only for as long as I can keep from drooling all over Delfin's beautiful Brazilian Cherry interior. And the engine room is more impressive than the rest of the yacht!. Delfin is hands down my favorite of all the trawlers I have had the pleasure of being aboard. Carl is really to be commended for the time/money/love he has spent on bringing her back from a bare hull.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:42 AM   #19
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Aw shucks.....

No commendation necessary. I was fortunate to have purchased her from someone dedicated to her restoration, and who spent more money than I could have mustered restoring the exterior. The interior was just fun to do, and I had lots and lots of help. But thank you, Hollywood....
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great pictures, wonderful project, fantastic boat !

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