37VT46 Thistle Dew
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HIN: OEY370460486 more photos
Hull Laid: April 1986
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
Janis Bialko and Tom Blackwood
Wedding day — rehearsal ;-)
Tommie Chen (LNVT builder) consults with Tom Blackwood
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Tom Blackwood and and Janis Bialko 1999 Thistle Dew Lake Union, WA
Katherine A. Hampton 1996 1999 Emerald Isle Poulsbo, WA
Art and Mary Lynn Romo 12 Feb 1993 1996 Raven Olympia, WA
Gene Meyer1 4 Aug 1986 12 Feb 1993 Raven Hot Springs, AR


  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Engine access through stateroom steps
  • Stateroom has a full width "V" berth with a small cushioned seat to starboard aft of the berth. A single hanging locker to port.

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M turbocharged diesel engine developing 150 horse power at 2800 RPM. Engine time:1534 Hrs.
  • Luggers / Northern Lights M643-5N 3 cylinder 5KW generator located on starboard side of engine room. Genset time: 345
  • Engine Compartment Fire Extinguisher: Manual/Automatic Fireboy MA2-125-FE 241 Agent quantity 4.2


  • Electric heating and air conditioning: Lunaire Marine VBSC-16H 115V
  • Heart Inteface Link 2000-R inverter


  • 3 burner Magic Chef propane stove and oven
  • Grunert cold plate refrigeration. R 404A refrigerant
  • Hot water heater: Atlantic Marine Products 120 VAC 1250 watt Model T6E serial 69D


  • Furuno GP-50 mark-2 GPS
  • Furuno FCV-581 Color Video Sounder
  • Furuno GaAs FET Front end 4 tone Radar


  • Raritan Engineering: Raritan PH II with 16 gallon holding tank


  • Treated with Rhinoguard (no longer available) Marine Wood Defense 50:50 mix Teak + Marine Natural


  • Interior finish is made by a Japanese manufacturer called "Ozeki" The varnish is a polyurethane/epoxy based varnish. When applied a catalyst (methyl ethlketone peroxide) is added. There is one base coat, five covering coats and one finishing coat which was sprayed on.

2008/2009 Improvements as reported at Tug Talk Bremerton

  • Installed Coastal Explorer and an AIS.
  • 2010 installed new window seals

Related Documents

Art and Mary Lynn Romo's purchase paperwork (including a survey) for Raven #46 in Feb 1993 pdficon.gif.
USCG Documentation # 916290
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