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Old 01-16-2018, 11:32 PM   #21
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Iíve been enjoying watching her progress. Sheís an absolute beauty. I walk by nearly every day on my way out to Ebbtide.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:20 AM   #22
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Iíve been enjoying watching her progress. Sheís an absolute beauty. I walk by nearly every day on my way out to Ebbtide.
I'm jealous, I've only seen her one time and that was before any work was done to her. I did get a chance to take her out. Ann-Elise was a twin screw Carver. She was light and not much hull below the water line made docking very exciting in the wind. The NP was a breeze at the dock. I didn't feel the wind at all. I love the way she tracks with the deep V bow and keel. The single screw is not an issue for me at all. The weight made her stay put in the wind. I think that I'm going to feel very comfortable in a trawler.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:19 PM   #23
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I've been having a hard time finding a microwave to fit the cubby above the stove. I found one that is meant to be built in and it fit perfectly. I heard that the NP49 comes with a built in microwave but they don't do that with the NP45 for some reason. Well, here's my solution:
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That ss tile sure looks good. Good looking microwave also.. We used ours so seldom, we took it out. Now there is a wine rack and glass storage..
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:32 AM   #25
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That ss tile sure looks good. Good looking microwave also.. We used ours so seldom, we took it out. Now there is a wine rack and glass storage..
That's interesting. I must use mine several times a day with making tea, reheating leftovers, coffee, etc.. I can't imagine life without it.

A wine rack would look good there. Hmm?
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:37 AM   #26
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No, coming from Mark a huge compliment as railings are something he considers very important.
That's for sure. That's for dang sure!
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:48 PM   #27
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The photos don't do justice to the microwave install. Super clean and the proportions are just right. Excellent choice. Looks like she is getting shined up like a new penny for the boat show!
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:21 AM   #28
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The photos don't do justice to the microwave install. Super clean and the proportions are just right. Excellent choice. Looks like she is getting shined up like a new penny for the boat show!
Hi Bob,

I have to give credit to Dave Rasmussen. He has done all of the work on Ann-Elyse. From installing all of the electronics, including an IMEA 2000 computer networked system with cameras, requiring A/D conversion to mounting the BBQ, Life raft, spot light, etc.. He doesn't just do good work, he treats every project like it's his boat that he's working on. He's one of these guys that's really smart and does things in such a way as to keep himself interested. His thought process is such that he tries to do each project so that it will turn out special in some way. I bought a couple of recliner/message chairs for the solon. He machined special coasters for each foot so they won't let the chairs slide around in seas and to prevent scratching the floor. He put a lot of thought in to the design. You should see these things. They will last forever.

I understand why he likes doing what he does. You have to be knowledgeable in plumbing, electrical, finish carpentry, woodworking and refinishing, boat systems, computer networking, diesel engines, fiberglass and a host of other disciplines. There are many people who work in commissioning boats but Dave's a specialist in all aspects of commissioning. I will miss his work when I move the boat out of state.

I've been a small business owner and employer for 30 years and I like to give credit when it is due. Unfortunately, as my employees will attest, I don't do it very often.

Great job Dave!
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Hi Doc,

Love the microwave. What brand and model is it? I am helping comission NP 4505 in Savannah, GA. Am sure the owners would be interested in the unit you chose.

Here are some shots of of the boat before and during off loading Thursday.

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It's called a Summit, Commercial on the door. I'll have to look for the book to get more info.

Congrats to the new owners!
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Thanks,

I'll pass it along.

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Hey...how did the North Pacific 38 Sedan sneak past me for so long?

I've been grumbling for years here on TF about there being a lack of well built boats with a low *bling* factor for those who don't need/want opulence, and there's a company right here in BC with that (and having no dealer network or brokerage costs) as a founding principle

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Hey...how did the North Pacific 38 Sedan sneak past me for so long?

I've been grumbling for years here on TF about there being a lack of well built boats with a low *bling* factor for those who don't need/want opulence, and there's a company right here in BC with that (and having no dealer network or brokerage costs) as a founding principle

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I donít know Murray. You just must not have been paying attention. ;-)

That was a good article. I would only add that my experience with Trevor has also been exceptional. He was the broker for the 2010 NP43 that I bought used in 2016. He was fantastic to work with as a broker.

Despite the fact that I didnít buy a new boat from him, he has always been available for any questions I have had. He responds to email very quickly and as near as I can tell treats me with the same level of respect and courtesy as he does those that buy new boats from him.
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Murray clearly hasn't been keeping up with dhays. I think North Pacific is often overlooked even in the PNW. I never hear anyone in our area even mention them.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:47 PM   #35
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The only thing you hear about North Pacifics is happy customers and Trevors attention to owners and details. I know nothing about them, never boarded one but am impressed. Guys in Gainsville, Fl could use some lessons...
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Ditto comments about NP Yachts and dealer integrity. We have been shopping for trawlers for the last 5 years and kept coming back to the NP 45. Although not well known, everything is first class, pumps, finishes, 24 V thrusters with independent chargers, and other equipment etc. Love the ride, handling etc. My wife feels very safe at the helm. Ours is getting fitted with final equipment and we have a delivery captain driving it down from the Seattle area to SFO Oct 1st, depending on weather windows. You can get into a trawler spending less money, but will end up at the same price point by the time you add everything that already comes with the NP yacht. We eventually decided we wanted turn-key.
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...and integral baffled fibreglass fuel tanks with access hatches on top...aluminum framing under hatches so will never sag/bind...solid fibreglass hull...Nida Core above...lots of elbow room around engine...removable panels with access to systems and wiring...cap rail is the only exterior teak...
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Hey...how did the North Pacific 38 Sedan sneak past me for so long?

I've been grumbling for years here on TF about there being a lack of well built boats with a low *bling* factor for those who don't need/want opulence, and there's a company right here in BC with that (and having no dealer network or brokerage costs) as a founding principle

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The NP 38 is effectively the Clipper 40 sold here. I communicated with Trevor, the principal of NP when trying to identify the builder of a "Pacific Trawler 40" for sale here, a clear predecessor/relative of the Clipper 40. He recognized the hull as out of the same factory NP and Clipper both use.
The Clipper 40 has a good rap here,so should the NP38 there. I`m investigating a C40 at present.
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Full Disclosure After Two Years, 300 hours and 1600nm:

1) water is getting in to the front bilge and they canít find the source so I always have a few gallons of ďfreshĒ water sloshing around down there.
2) the main water pump went out because it wasnít installed with the filter that comes with it, which I replaced
3) the blinds that came with the boat are nice but are constantly breaking at the pull string. Trevor has replaced 3 so far at no cost to me
4) the generator impeller died after almost 700 hours (I was told thatís about the life expectancy, which seems reasonable). I replaced it
5) the oven broiler doesnít work. Dave (The mechanic that Trevor uses) talked to
Force10 and they said that it probably came from the factory that way. I havenít talked to Trevor about it yet.
6) the boat does not like following seas and can feel top heavy in quartering/following seas. I donít know whether it is any better or worse than any other trawler in those type of sea conditions but I have never felt in danger. Other than that specific sea condition the boat always feels very solid and well behaved.
Thatís about it. The only thing that I would consider approaching major it the water leak. The boat performs well, is a solid build and all the major systems work when I need them. I have not been in a better built boat in regards to solid build and fit and finish.

Trevor has been great to work with and has even given me a ride across the boarder (a few times) to get my truck.
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