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SaltyDawg86 12-20-2017 08:57 AM

Congratulations! I hope you get years of pleasure and enjoyment out of it!

stubones99 12-20-2017 09:28 AM

The plywood plug is usually cut up after the mold is made, sometimes to get it out of the mold.

dirtdoc1 12-20-2017 04:18 PM

I think those are just molds. You would have to ask Trevor. Call North Pacific Yachts and ask for Trevor Brice. If you look at the ceiling of my wheel house it's all aluminum beams.

Cheers

dirtdoc1 12-22-2017 11:27 PM

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Got all the hardware up on the flybridge roof, the tender canvas and the name on the transom. She's looking pretty good. No list either!

Rebel112r 12-23-2017 12:05 PM

Looking god Doc, I am surprised that the radar was not mounted higher. Sunny an chilly here today..

sunchaser 12-23-2017 12:08 PM

DD

Is vessel stabilized for those thousands of miles of offshore work?

FlyWright 12-23-2017 02:49 PM

What a beaut, David! Looking fwd to some interior and ER pics.

Congrats on your successes and retirement! Nice reward.

Holler if you see us on the water or are planning a delta excursion and would like an accompanying vessel on an anchor out.

dirtdoc1 12-24-2017 05:07 PM

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I don't have many interior shots. I only have what has been texted to me. The one time that I went up to Bellingham to visit the boat it was full of boxes. Here are a couple.

Comodave 12-24-2017 08:28 PM

Very nice. Iím jealous...

dirtdoc1 12-27-2017 12:26 AM

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This is the salon as it was setup for a show. It's the only picture I have of the salon. The TV is a promo pic that I found. Mine does the same. It pops up from a cabinet so you don't have to see it all of the time. Pretty cool. I wonder how long it will take for the motor that raises it to break. No TV on that day.

dirtdoc1 12-27-2017 01:04 AM

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Here are some more assorted pics:

dirtdoc1 01-01-2018 08:15 PM

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The electronics have been taking some time. A lot of wires to be pulled! Here are a few more helm and solon pics. The solon is still a mess. Dave sent me a pic of one of the recliners that I'm looking forward to trying since they are message chairs.

dirtdoc1 01-01-2018 11:18 PM

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Here's a better pic of the helm screens. It's starting to look more like the cockpit of a passenger jet. I love technology.

Cheers!

FlyWright 01-02-2018 11:10 AM

:thumb: Looking great!

Stabi 01-02-2018 02:18 PM

boat show
 
DD, I have always wondered, since your boat is obviously not for sale, are you compensated for having the manufacturer use your boat as a sales tool in a boat show, or are you doing this out of the goodness of your heart?

dirtdoc1 01-02-2018 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Stabi (Post 622541)
DD, I have always wondered, since your boat is obviously not for sale, are you compensated for having the manufacturer use your boat as a sales tool in a boat show, or are you doing this out of the goodness of your heart?

Hi Stabi,

Trevor has been more than fair with me by throwing in niceties here and there. Upgrading equipment for free etc. It also is not uncommon for boat mfg to ask the owners of new boats if they would mind letting them show the boat even bringing potential buyers aboard to look at the boat. I did the same thing with my last boat, which was a Carver. When I first started looking at NP there was no inventory to look at so we met down in San Diego and looked at a boat that was privately owned. The owner even asked me if I wanted to have him take it out.

It's very common. I'm sure there are people who don't show their boats. It doesn't hurt to be on the MFG's good side either!

Cheers!

dirtdoc1 02-15-2018 03:09 AM

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I just spent almost 4 weeks on the boat. 10 days at the Seattle boat show which, was an experience. 4 days getting there and back and 3 days at the dock before and after and 4 days driving so that's actually 3 weeks on the boat. A few of you Trawler Forum folks stopped by and said hello. That was an unexpected pleasure, Hi Reb, Bob and Dan. I apologize if I forgot someone. My memory these days is not what it used to be. It was fun getting to know Trevor. He has more energy and I found out that he is a big game bow hunter - in the snow for days! He is a bad ass! The bilge keels performed very well on the way from Bellingham to Seattle. We got in to some 3-5' chop, some beam seas etc. and she acted like it was a fairly calm day. I couldn't be more pleased with the boat. I still want to see how she does in following seas. The trip and the boat show gave me plenty of time to crawl around the engine compartment, pull all of the floor hatches and generally take a good look under the covers. I didn't discover anything that was questionable as far as quality of the fit and finish. As a matter of fact I became more impressed with the boat the closer I looked and the more that I used it. I even tried out the washer/drier and it worked fine. I've heard complaints about the drying time. Since the washing and drying is done in the same machine the drier is of course the same size as the washing machine. Separate dryers are typically twice the size as the washer so they dry faster. You gain space but loose drying time. Ya gain something and you loose something else. Such is life. I ran three loads of laundry and it worked like a charm. Someone at the show asked me if I could redo anything about the boat what would it be? It was a great question and I was truly stumped for a while but I did think of one thing. I would like a bigger cockpit. The answer to that issue is buy the NP49. Everything is bigger but I don't want a bigger boat so I guess I wouldn't change anything. Oh, the two recliners that you see in the picture were the hit of the show. I had several people declare the NP45 the nicest boat at the show. So many people just said Wow when they walked in. No kidding. I can't take credit for that. That's all Trevor.

godfather 02-15-2018 10:18 AM

Didnít know bilge keels were an option on NPís Did you have them installed at the factory?

cardude01 02-15-2018 01:45 PM

Beautiful boat! Happy for you!

Comodave 02-15-2018 02:09 PM

Looks very nice. I would not own a boat that did not have space for 2 recliners. I am also curious about the bilge keels.


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