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Old 04-01-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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Just joined forum. My boat is technically a semi displacement express type but we often travel at or below hull speed of 9K in trawler mode. Moon River the express we now own is 50 ft LOA and powered with twin JD 6068 motors. We once owned and spent some years aboard a Pilgrim 40 on East coast. We have owned many sail boats and still own one. I relate much more to the trawler crowd than the planning bunch. We live and cruise in the Pacific Northwest and spend about 6 weeks each summer north of Seattle. I am a member of the CGAUX and a new member of the Power Squadron. I am interested in boating safety issues and am certified and active as a CGAUX Vessel Safety examiner.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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Welcome. That is a very cool boat. I especially like the color.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #5
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Moon River is a beautiful boat! I had no idea that Devlin built boats that big. I think the largest one I have seen was the one at the Boat Show this year (42?).

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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Welcome Aboard!

"I relate much more to the trawler crowd than the planning bunch."
Me too, sailors are even worse. I shouldn't say that as there are many reformed sailors on this forum.

Before you ask, your anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and you don't have enough chain. We generally try to avoid the A word on this forum.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #7
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I love the matching baby on top
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:10 PM   #8
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You didn't mention your dinghy on top and I'll bet it's really worth mentioning.
Wish we were big enough to do that.

I shouldn't leave w/o mentioning that I also love your low silhouette and resulting windage. No FB and oxygen tent. Great!
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #9
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Flying Bridge, that's the other thing we don't talk about. Watch what happens.

No boat is worth a damn without a flying bridge!

That should get it started.
Eric and Mark will now proceed to tear me to shreds.

Eric, I like the oxygen tent comparison.

eyschulman, How about some pictures of the dinghy. How do you get it up and down?
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #10
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Mr. Devlin has a great eye for design. Traditional and simple esthetics too. Love his boats. Welcome aboard. Hope to see you up and around Desolation Sound sometime.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:52 PM   #11
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Welcome aboard. It is a beautiful boat.

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:14 PM   #12
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Hmm, wonder if he has a generator.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:21 PM   #13
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Beautiful boat!!

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:29 PM   #14
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Some answers

Aside from a ferry this is probably the largest Devlin to date. The boat on the hard top is a gig harbor 15 lobster sail-row power skiff and of course Devlin hates it, it's not one of his. There is a Nick Jackson power hoist to haul boats to top deck. Regarding fly bridge; we have had one before when we were younger and it was ok but not used that much on our Pilgrim trawler. Now that our skin is shriveled and ravaged form all those years of exposure our dermatologist voted against the fly-bridge. We have learned that with a proper wheel house and a bow that does not seek the sky under way the skyscraper view is not essential and the ride is more stable lower down. Trad offs trad offs there must have been a million trade off choices to make on this boat all one off stuff. Yes gen set NL 5KW
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #15
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Ed, I just finished looking through the catalog of photos and drawings on the Delvin site. I must say that Moon River is one of the most interesting, practical and well executed layout and beautiful boats I've seen. Absolutely exquisite! Very nicely done!!

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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Moon River is stunning. The fact that she is stitch and glue plywood is just amazing.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:47 AM   #17
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My version of a flying bridge:

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I am new here also, welcome, you are going to enjoy the wealth of knowledge and fun comments this crowd delivers.
Your boat is all class I can tell you are also a sailor, we had sailboats for thirty years and are really enjoying our 300hp John Deere, have fun.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:53 AM   #19
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Yes stich and glue --- plug from transom
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #20
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Welcome aboard, stunning boat!
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