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Old 01-22-2023, 02:07 PM   #1
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She Just Arrived

Our Helmsman 43 arrived at our dock this past week. I joined Scott at Moore Haven for the final 2 days after he and Roger offloaded it in Miami, went North to Stuart, then crossed Lake Okeechobee. This extensive time commitment to delivery was Scott's response to our predicament of needing to be in Sanibel repairing our home after Hurricane Ian dumped 4.5' of water into it.
Absolutely the perfect boat for us. After having a 65' Selene and travelled to Alaska from Seattle a couple times we were ready for downsizing. To my surprise, while the LOA is less the features aren't.
And the benefit of dealing with the company owner instead of a sales rep was apparent in this example. The propane regulator was mounted about a half inch off, obstructing insertion of one propane tank. Before Roger could move the regulator Scott asked for it to be photographed so he could send the photo to the yard. I'd call that instantaneous quality control worthy of a 6-sigma black belt.
We are eager to get to know Entanglement. Stay safe.
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Old 01-22-2023, 02:33 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard and congrats on your new boat.
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Old 01-22-2023, 04:02 PM   #3
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1) CONGRATULATIONS on the boat delivery. We all look forward to hearing more about it as you settle in.

2) Condolences on the hurricane damage. We all read how horrific it was in your spot.
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Old 01-22-2023, 05:02 PM   #4
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How about some photos of your new baby?
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Old 01-22-2023, 05:05 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard and congratulations.
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Old 01-22-2023, 09:28 PM   #6
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Congratulations. While Scott was delivering your boat, he looked in on our 38E that was mistakenly shipped to Miami. He sent a photo showing that she was doing well but homesick. Until she finds her way back to the west coast, we’ll have to keep enjoying other people’s Helmsman Trawlers. Please share your impressions and post lots of pictures.

We love the name. We had considered naming our boat “Quantum Entanglement” because of our personal history. We reconnected after forty one years apart and found that we were still connected like quantumly entangled particles separated by time and space.
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Old 01-23-2023, 12:15 AM   #7
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Congretulations on the new boat and welcome aboard.
Pictures are of course always welcome, since we absolutely not curious at all.
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Old 01-23-2023, 12:26 AM   #8
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After having a 65' Selene and travelled to Alaska from Seattle a couple times we were ready for downsizing.
Curious what drove the desire for downsizing, as 65' isn't an unusually-large boat for a couple to care for and manage.
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Old 01-23-2023, 01:04 AM   #9
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Congratulations, and welcome. From everything I understand you've got a lovely boat.

Hope we hear from you occasionally.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:36 PM   #10
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Congratulations Boaterjim on the arrival of your 43E. Fair winds and calm seas.
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Old 01-24-2023, 09:00 AM   #11
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Curious what drove the desire for downsizing, as 65' isn't an unusually-large boat for a couple to care for and manage.
Also curious.
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:44 PM   #12
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Curious what drove the desire for downsizing, as 65' isn't an unusually-large boat for a couple to care for and manage.


'Downsizing' is in the eye of the beholder. I'm 'downsizing' to 38 ft because I don't think I'd be comfortable single-handing anything much bigger at this age and point in life (and stage of general bodily deterioration and decrepitude).
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Old 01-25-2023, 04:57 PM   #13
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Why downsize: Maintenance irrelevant, we still do it all, but we are no longer cruising for 4 months straight in remote areas so we don’t need:
• 2,000 gallons of fuel and 500 water
• water maker
• multiple food freezers
• multiple kayaks, sailing dinghy, Vespa scooters
• shop with huge tool chest and all it permits me to do
• lazarette storage for crab pots, shrimp pots, halibut spear
• accommodations for 4-6 guests
Residing now in SW FL with 5’ depth in our slip vs. 30’ in Seattle, a 65’ boat makes no sense regardless of comfort needs.
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Old 01-25-2023, 07:15 PM   #14
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Makes sense to me.
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Old 01-25-2023, 07:24 PM   #15
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How about some photos of your new baby?
Right??? I'm thinking maybe OP has been catfished. He keeps sending multi-thousand dollar wire transfers to Nigeria because the boat is stuck in customs......

In all seriousness, congrats. Long ago a delivery skipper who got me started told me no matter how important a meeting an Exec may be in, he always takes the call "Sir, your boat has just arrived....."

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Congratulations Boater Jim and greetings from Ottawa Canada.
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:46 PM   #17
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Congratulations!

Our 43E is somewhere between Hawaii and California headed for the Panama Canal. Expected delivery 2/8 - 2/10 in Norfolk.

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