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Old 01-10-2021, 11:18 PM   #41
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Currently have friends on a 36’ trawler that left from Florida, through the Abacos, down to Eleuthera and on to Exumas. (Limited open ocean crossings... but yes, open ocean multiple times)
I asked about “roll”
They responded yes... bad at times... so bad the fridge came out from the cabinets. Now that they’ve learned the limits, they travel travel by forecasts...
Yep... as long as no schedule and no hurry..... no problem
PS... power is a Ford-Lehman 120
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:43 AM   #42
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Regarding discussion about a dingy here are a few observations from our recent experience:

While we did have the upper deck railing hinged to open and provide additional clearance we did not require it.

We had a custom built Jack Johnson davit installed in San Diego. Our design included the arm being two pieces with a pin. The reason was that I didn’t think I would like the look of the davit but after installation it looked great. Low profile design helped keep the height to a minimum.

We used portable deck clocks (foam filled with a fabric cover) that worked great. We spent a lot of time on the deck and didn’t want permanent mounted chocks on this boat. While we were concerned about these loose chocks moving around with the boat everything worked fine. We simply secured the boat to railing with light rope and it never moved even in some rough seas. Best decision ever made regarding chocks.

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Old 01-17-2021, 11:04 AM   #43
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John:

Good point about chocks.

Did you consider recessed pad eyes (D rings) on the deck, for tie-down? In hindsight, would you? Many designs, but something like this?

https://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/c...6061-5k-463004
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:17 AM   #44
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John:

Good point about chocks.

Did you consider recessed pad eyes (D rings) on the deck, for tie-down? In hindsight, would you? Many designs, but something like this?

https://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/c...6061-5k-463004
We use the same Soft Chocks with our Portland Pudgy. Would NEVER go back to anything else. When the dingy is off the deck, we have a completely clear deck with nothing to stub toes, step over, or collect dirt. We tie the dingy off to the rails and have never had it move, even in some really snotty seas.
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Old 01-17-2021, 12:02 PM   #45
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Thanks

Liking the Pudgy? That's my plan, but considering a Whaly as well.

With an electric outboard.
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:01 PM   #46
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Thanks

Liking the Pudgy? That's my plan, but considering a Whaly as well.

With an electric outboard.
We use the Torqueedo Travel 1103 CL. It pushes the boat along great with people and equipment.

I love the Pudgy, my wife on the other hand HATES it. It is a little topsy-turvey getting in and out of it, but its stable as a rock once you are in it. If I had to do it over again, probably would get something a little larger and more stable.
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:47 PM   #47
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We use the Torqueedo Travel 1103 CL. It pushes the boat along great with people and equipment.

I love the Pudgy, my wife on the other hand HATES it. It is a little topsy-turvey getting in and out of it, but its stable as a rock once you are in it. If I had to do it over again, probably would get something a little larger and more stable.
On the subject of dingy’s we or should I say “I” purchased a Gig Harbor 10’ Navigator and my wife didn’t care for getting in and out of it. Once in she was ok and enjoyed the quiet Torqeedo over the Yamaha OB. If I had to do it over I would go back to a RIB like our Caribe for its stability but it takes up more Rome up top. With boating everything is a trade off. One thing I did learn over a life time of boating is to try as many different things as possible. Learn form your experience and have fun doing it.

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Old 01-17-2021, 05:31 PM   #48
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We use the Torqueedo Travel 1103 CL. It pushes the boat along great with people and equipment.

I love the Pudgy, my wife on the other hand HATES it. It is a little topsy-turvey getting in and out of it, but its stable as a rock once you are in it. If I had to do it over again, probably would get something a little larger and more stable.

Ah Ha. Thanks.

My wife likes the "look" of the Pudgy. It looks safe, like a lifeboat. But she won't like that edge stability either.

Hence my new interest in the Whaly. A hard dingy in the shape of a rib. From what I can see the edge stability is greater, like a rib. And it comes in a variety of sizes.
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Old 01-17-2021, 05:34 PM   #49
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one thing i did learn over a life time of boating is to try as many different things as possible. Learn form your experience and have fun doing it.

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Old 01-17-2021, 10:29 PM   #50
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+1 on the soft chocks. Love that I can move the dinghy on the deck. Also installed 4 tie down eyes, and use cargo straps.
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:17 PM   #51
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I can weigh in on engine room access through the door in the day head. It's definitely crawling access, but it sure beats pulling the floor up and knee pads kept hanging in the day head make it almost comfortable. I want to use the day head access, and that plays a big part in making it feel successful.
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Has anyone added an additional freezer (not ice maker) to the 38E or Mariner 37 if so where and what brand & model.
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Old 08-29-2021, 01:07 PM   #53
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Has anyone added an additional freezer (not ice maker) to the 38E or Mariner 37 if so where and what brand & model.

I am considering one on the top behind the arch. Another option might be in the ER behind the door in the day head if not using it for ER access. Would need to insulate it, and perhaps think through air ventilation, but would be handy there.
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Old 08-29-2021, 02:25 PM   #54
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Has anyone added an additional freezer (not ice maker) to the 38E or Mariner 37 if so where and what brand & model.
Thought about it for my new build, but didn't pursue it.

Scott at Helmsman would know best what's been done before, and best options.

Seems to me I have seen old brokerage videos showing an enclosure in the cockpit on the starboard side (for those that don't know, the door slides to port) that likely contained one. If you can figure out an enclosure addition, that might be an additional option that also closer to the galley.

Curious: do you find you don't use the engine room access via the dayhead? The spot there you are thinking about has also been mentioned from time to time for a washer-drier.

There are a few kitchen cabinet drawer pull-out freezers on the market for the home, but I've never seen one that is DC powered.
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Old 08-29-2021, 02:39 PM   #55
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Thought about it for my new build, but didn't pursue it.

Scott at Helmsman would know best what's been done before, and best options.

Seems to me I have seen old brokerage videos showing an enclosure in the cockpit on the starboard side (for those that don't know, the door slides to port) that likely contained one. If you can figure out an enclosure addition, that might be an additional option that also closer to the galley.

Curious: do you find you don't use the engine room access via the dayhead? The spot there you are thinking about has also been mentioned from time to time for a washer-drier.

There are a few kitchen cabinet drawer pull-out freezers on the market for the home, but I've never seen one that is DC powered.
In our discussions, the ER door in the restroom is where Scott would put the washer-drier.
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Like this, I suspect. In practical application, I find myself accessing the engine room through the forward pilot house sole hatch about 95% of the time, and very rarely through the day head. Might be time to think more about that washing machine...
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Like this, I suspect. In practical application, I find myself accessing the engine room through the forward pilot house sole hatch about 95% of the time, and very rarely through the day head. Might be time to think more about that washing machine...
Yes. That is the way he suggested to set it up. Would be a great place to put it in my opinion. It is “out of the way” and I have the same opinion about the access door.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:08 PM   #58
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If you want opinions and answers to your questions from current Helmsman owners, I would suggest you leave politics out of the equation, especially right now.
The cost of owning a boat is very relevant ,then who are you dictated it isn’t .where you buy a boat is as relevant as what kind of boat you buy , cost of ownership whether it be taxes or maintaining a bow thruster it’s basically the same thing . I for one would like to be informed on the best place to own a boat.Cost to purchase and on going cost dictate what kind of boat I can afford
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I am also new and heavy into research on Helsman and the North Pacific. Yes the new boats are all 6.7. What Scott told me yesterday the 38E is out to late fall 2023 and the 43 to June 2022, I have no report on NPY on deliveries available. I am also looking to jump past the Nord and looking seriously at a Bering .
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Off topic is so move it: Where can I find accurate data on hull design of the Bering with no drag no wake hull? I look at the Nord and it seems to plow along nose down like an olde cow. These huge wakes and prop bubbles are an indication of inefficiency? yes or no?
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