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Old 10-26-2021, 03:05 PM   #241
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Congratulations!

That
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Reports on your experience with it will be read with great interest.
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:34 PM   #242
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The graphics were done by Margaux of Margaux Marine Graphics. We asked Scott for suggestions and he gave us two names, typical Scott he did not push one over the other. We contacted Margaux and were impressed from the start. She did a great job working with us, remotely, to design the graphics and even showing us mock-ups on photos of a 38 hull. We are very impressed with Margaux and in my opinion her price is very reasonable. I have no hesitation in recommending Margaux if you wish graphics done in Seattle.
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:40 PM   #243
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Great looking boat! Two questions for you. What size chartplotter is that on the helm? And, where did you find the registration tag you have hanging off of the railing?
The chart plotter is 16 inches, told the largest you can fit on the console, and the registration is a dealers registration. We do not have the boat yet - it has to be delivered to us in Sidney BC and that is dependent on the weather
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:45 PM   #244
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You must be getting so excited. We’re still about 6-7 months out. Congratulations!
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:52 PM   #245
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The chart plotter is 16 inches, told the largest you can fit on the console, and the registration is a dealers registration. We do not have the boat yet - it has to be delivered to us in Sidney BC and that is dependent on the weather
Thank you. I like the way you laid out the helm. Looks really good.
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Old 10-28-2021, 02:21 PM   #246
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The chart plotter is 16 inches, told the largest you can fit on the console, and the registration is a dealers registration. We do not have the boat yet - it has to be delivered to us in Sidney BC and that is dependent on the weather
Is today the day for your boat?
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Old 10-28-2021, 02:30 PM   #247
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Yeah, that helm looks really clean.

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Old 10-28-2021, 08:27 PM   #248
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Water Music has made it home to Van Isle marina in Sidney. She arrived just before noon but it took about an hour and a half to clear Canadian Customs. She is now safely tucked into her berth and we have had our first lunch on board. Though it was a grey, wet day on the island it was a bright day for us. Now for me to get to know and understand all the systems. Spent the afternoon crawling around inside. Great news - the diesel heater works.
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:51 PM   #249
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That’s great. You must be absolutely thrilled. She looks beautiful!
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:06 PM   #250
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Great times! The boat looks good! Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 10-29-2021, 08:25 AM   #251
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Welcome to the ‘hood. We are just around the corner from you with our Helmsman 38E hull #42. Learning systems as well as we took possession on October 1.
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:24 AM   #252
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Welcome to the ‘hood. We are just around the corner from you with our Helmsman 38E hull #42. Learning systems as well as we took possession on October 1.
Hi there! If you don’t mind the ask, what led you to building the Helmsman and how was the first month of ownership?
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Old 10-29-2021, 10:28 AM   #253
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We are the second owners, first one decided to order a 43 after realizing that they could use a second stateroom. We met them when they took delivery of it and had done a lot of research on the 38. Came close to ordering a new one but the first mate was hung up on the lack of potential speed. I showed her how an 8 knot lifestyle was possible by running our previous boat at 8 knots over the last year. Takes a bit more planning in terms of wind, current and weather window forecasts. Very happy so far, will continue running throughout the winter and looking forward to our annual April cruise to the Broughtons.
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Old 10-29-2021, 10:48 AM   #254
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We are the second owners, first one decided to order a 43 after realizing that they could use a second stateroom. We met them when they took delivery of it and had done a lot of research on the 38. Came close to ordering a new one but the first mate was hung up on the lack of potential speed. I showed her how an 8 knot lifestyle was possible by running our previous boat at 8 knots over the last year. Takes a bit more planning in terms of wind, current and weather window forecasts. Very happy so far, will continue running throughout the winter and looking forward to our annual April cruise to the Broughtons.
Thanks!

The second state room was one of my wife’s hang ups. After we looked at the 38E, and thought about who actually travels with us (close family) we figured that the second stateroom wasn’t that big of a deal. We like the idea of being able to “close off” half the salon area with the convertible salon sofa and the day head being available to guests.

We also went with the convertible pilot house sofa for grandkids.

When it is just me out with my friends, there will be plenty of places to sleep.

Speed was the other issue for her. She was used to a two engine planing cruiser. I pointed out to her that we hardly ever went faster than 12 mph in that boat and typically cruised at 9mph. She got over it pretty quickly when we first boarded a 38E to look at the interior.

Glad it worked out for you to get the boat!
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:22 PM   #255
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Water Music has made it home to Van Isle marina in Sidney. She arrived just before noon but it took about an hour and a half to clear Canadian Customs. She is now safely tucked into her berth and we have had our first lunch on board. Though it was a grey, wet day on the island it was a bright day for us. Now for me to get to know and understand all the systems. Spent the afternoon crawling around inside. Great news - the diesel heater works.

Congratulations!!! We are so excited for you. She really looks beautiful. Once our boat arrives we'll come for a visit to Sydney. Be sure to take some pictures once you've got it all decked out.
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:24 PM   #256
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Great info. Killing me though. My delivery is May of 2023. Womp.

What hull number are you?
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:26 PM   #257
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Your post was very timely. Scott notified us today that our build (Hull No. 50), to be christened “Alba Bella”, has begun. We decided on a Helmsman 38E for most of the features you mentioned. We’re hoping for a late spring 2022 delivery. Just seeing a photo of the empty mold is exciting.

Our Shelter Bay Yacht Club did a cruise that included two days in Port Ludlow in 2019. We really enjoyed your hospitality. I hope we’ll be returning again soon.

Congratulations on being in the mold. That is very exciting. Can't wait until it's our turn. We're next #51.
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:28 PM   #258
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Yes, Scott and Van let us know that our boat is out of the mold. So exciting times!

Congratulations for moving up to the next step. Do you know what and when in the next milestone?
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Old 10-30-2021, 08:59 PM   #259
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Congratulations for moving up to the next step. Do you know what and when in the next milestone?
I guess the milestones would be how one chooses to define them. When the topside gets attached to the hull, to me that might be the next big step. Of course, prior to that most of the systems and a lot of the interior work will be completed, so that might be some time before the top side is attached. I am looking forward to the engine and Generator installation.

Once you hear the boat is started, you will receive updates about every week or so. Enjoyable process.
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Old 10-30-2021, 10:41 PM   #260
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Our first milestone was the completion of the gelcoat last Sunday. That is the very first step in the build process. Knowing that our boat had start was huge.
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