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Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
Posted By Sharpseadog
EarTech head sets for docking and anchoring...

EarTech head sets for docking and anchoring communication. Marriage has survived 48 years of which last 37 have been boating without these, but they will eliminate much shouting and make things a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,823
Posted By Sharpseadog
Some friends in Squalicum Marina (Port of...

Some friends in Squalicum Marina (Port of Bellingham) measured gusts of 70 kts. Many shredded roller furling headsails. [emoji24][emoji572][emoji924]
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,124
Posted By Sharpseadog
For any boat there is a "hull speed" beyond which...

For any boat there is a "hull speed" beyond which fuel consumption goes up exponentially. Trawlers are designed with displacement or semi-Displacement hulls. They are designed to efficiently move...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 08-07-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Sharpseadog
Hah! During search for a minor plumbing leak, my...

Hah! During search for a minor plumbing leak, my service tech removed an engine room floorboard (The one just to port of start battery box), and there it was. A clear plastic box containing a small...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 05-25-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Sharpseadog
Question Access to Forward Shower Sump

I have Hull Number 7 and I have not been able to identify how to access my forward shower sump for cleaning pump screen. Help!
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Sharpseadog
Juan's Boat Service. He did my Helmsman38 for...

Juan's Boat Service. He did my Helmsman38 for $1500, waterline up using 2 step process. Step 1: polish with DuPont "Finesse it 2" and Makita polisher with foam pad, Step 2: hand apply Collinite Fleet...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,890
Posted By Sharpseadog
Economical Fire Detection System

My best friend lost his Westport 52 (and nearly his 8th of his 9 lives) because he was alone on fly bridge and didn't discover engine room fire in time. He spent 45 minutes in 48 Degree water before...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,838
Posted By Sharpseadog
Engine Power

I have a 2007 Mariner Seville Pilot House 37 (Helmsman 38) which I bought in 2015. The PO had the Cummins QSB 5.9 re-programmed from 220 HP to 380 HP. He also has Bennett trim tabs. I guess he...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By Sharpseadog
I have a Next-Gen 3.5KW installed on my Helmsman...

I have a Next-Gen 3.5KW installed on my Helmsman 38 Trawler. I have it installed at the aft end of the main salon lazarette, and did not opt for the enclosure because I wanted better access for...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 09-03-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,842
Posted By Sharpseadog
Mariner 37/ Helmsman 38

The hull length and beam are identical. Same molds. The latest have a slightly flatter pilothouse roof, and the top deck has been extended to provide a bit better protection for the cockpit. Also...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 03-06-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,842
Posted By Sharpseadog
Our sisters ship (hull Nr 2) has been to Alaska...

Our sisters ship (hull Nr 2) has been to Alaska many times.
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 03-06-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,842
Posted By Sharpseadog
I have 200 ft of 1/4" high test chain and with...

I have 200 ft of 1/4" high test chain and with water and fuel tanks full boat still sits a bit bow high. I could actually carry more chain. But don't really need. Next haulout I'm going to have...
Forum: Helmsman/Camano 03-05-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,842
Posted By Sharpseadog
I have hull #7, bought from PO in August 2015....

I have hull #7, bought from PO in August 2015. What are your questions?
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,034
Posted By Sharpseadog
Smile Fire Safety

The problem with these automatic systems is that they are expensive, but even worse, they don't activate until you have a well developed fire and probably a lot of damage. I had a friend that lost a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By Sharpseadog
We bought our 2007 Mariner Seville Pilothouse 37...

We bought our 2007 Mariner Seville Pilothouse 37 last July. It is identical to the Helmsman 38, new owner of the line simply changed the name. This is an incredible boat. Absolutely top quality in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By Sharpseadog
Smile Favorite sunset anchorage

Shallow Bay, Sucia Island
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,389
Posted By Sharpseadog
Smile Staples

I had mine custom made by a local firm (Tanner Mfg). They cost about $800 each, but are works of art. I view them as essential safety items, especially for docking, playing and landing fish, and...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 04-08-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,910
Posted By Sharpseadog
Both Kidde and First Alert have wireless battery...

Both Kidde and First Alert have wireless battery powered smoke detectors. I put one in engine room, one in pilot house and one in cabinet on flybridge. If engine room unit is tested or activated,...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 04-01-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 21,600
Posted By Sharpseadog
Anchors

I have relied on "Bruce" anchors for primary since 1981. My 38 ft Helmsman probably weighs close to 38,000 lbs loaded and I have a 45 lb ss "Bruce" clone with 300 ft of 1/4" HT chain. I carry a 15...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 17,356
Posted By Sharpseadog
Thumbs up Fuel economy

We used to get about 8 nautical MPG at 7 kts in our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35. It had a Yanmar 3YM 30 engine.

Our present boat is a Helmsman 38 with a Cummins QSB5.9 common rail diesel, rated at...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-27-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,910
Posted By Sharpseadog
Smile Reduce the risk

I read an article some one posted, here I believe, about interconnected smoke detectors. I bought 3 on Amazon for total cost of under $100. Put one in engine room, 1 in pilot house and 1 on...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,531
Posted By Sharpseadog
Batteries

We purchased a 2007 Mariner/Helmsman 38, and replace the 3 8D house bank with 4 AGM Golf Cart Btrys, and the 4D Start Btry with 2 AGM Golf Cart batteries. We also installed a NextGen 3.5KW gen set. ...
Forum: Power Systems 02-27-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,353
Posted By Sharpseadog
Rebuilding Sherwood Raw Water Pump

I bought my 2007 Mariner 37 last summer. It had 430 Hours on the Cummins QSB 5.9 engine, but the water pump was failing as noted by Cummins service when PO had engine reprogrammed form 230 to 380...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-27-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sharpseadog
Chuckle

The title of your post gave me a chuckle. My first thought was "why would you want to?" Of course I understood what you really wanted to know. Sorry but couldn't resist. :rofl:
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Sharpseadog
I should have mentioned that MSC yard and main...

I should have mentioned that MSC yard and main sales office is in Anacortes. Dan works at both locations. If he isn't there, Jim Rard is the owner, and everything good I said about Dan apply...
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