37VT63 Nellie D.
<< previous tug next >> view source print edit
nellied.jpg
HIN: OEY370630887 more photos
Hull Laid: August 1987
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
davevickihowell.jpg
Dave and Vicki Howell
A load of dungeness crabs
moc.liamtoh|llewohbd#moc.liamtoh|llewohbd
johnhowell.jpg
John Howell
Confirming slack before running the rapids
moc.llewohj|llewohj#moc.llewohj|llewohj
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
John & Susan and Dave & Vicki Howell 12 April 06 Nellie D. Naples, FL
Ralph and Sue Hampton 3 Jun 02 12 Apr 06 Good News! San Pedro, CA
Peter C. and Alvy Newman Feb 99 3 Jun 02 Titan Victoria, B.C.
John Ayearst Jan 93 Feb 99 Far Niente1 Mill Bay, B.C.
Arthur Wood Aug 90 Jan 93 Naknek Vancouver, B.C.2
Capt. Mike and Barbara Hoyne 14 Sep 89 Aug 90 Naknek Westport, WA
John James Anderson3 5 Nov 87 14 Sep 89 Naknek4 Marina Del Rey, CA

Where's Nellie? A map showing her location.

Nellie D's Cruising Slide Shows, Videos and Blogs

  1. 2016 (November 2015 - October 2016) Cruising Blog Naples, FL to Minneapolis, Minnesota
  2. 2015 (January - April) Key West to Port Charlotte, FL via Lake Okeechobee
  3. 2014 (October - Decemeber) Cruising from the Chesapeake to Naples and then Key West
  4. 2013 (21 April - 30 June) Cruising Blog the Keys to the Chesapeake
  5. 2012 (10 April - 24 May) Cruising Blog of the Exumas, Bahamas
  6. 2011 (9 October - 23 November) Cruising Blog Chesapeake to Miami
  7. 2010 (29 April - 21 May) Cruising Blog of the Florida Keys
  8. 2010 (3 December 2009 - 8 February) Cruising Blog Chesapeake to Naples
  9. 2009 (4 Mar - 23 May) Cruising the Abacos, Bahamas or read the Blog
  10. 2009 (10 December to 4 January) Cruising the Potomac.
  11. 2008 (April - May) ICW Cruise Naples to the Chesapeake
  12. 2007 (April - August) Seattle to Alaska and Back. Cruising Video 31 Days Seattle to Ketchikan
  13. A Video demonstrating Nellie's Simpson davits in operation.
  14. Bing Crosby and Mary Martin sing Nellie's theme song.

About the Owners (current and former)

The Howell's: My brother John and I spent a year looking for our LNVT. The boat's location wasn't nearly as important as its condition. That's how we two east coasters became bi-coastal boaters. Nellie D. is named after our great grandmother Nellie Davison, of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. We wanted a name that would bring a smile to our faces each time we heard the name said aloud. Nellie does that as she was a memorable woman--for many reasons.

After buying Nellie D., and exploring the Long Beach area, she was trucked to Olympia, WA. John and I had a great time gunkholing while cruising her north to Sidney, B.C. From May of '06 through April of '07, based out of Van Isle Marina, she explored the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Finally, in May of 2007, Nellie D. shed her training wheels, gave up the mooring, flew the blue peter and went cruising full time. Nellie logged 4400nm to Glacier Bay and back. A circuitous route to say the least. From Anacortes, in September '07, Nellie was trucked across the continent and splashed in the Chesapeake just south of Annapolis, MD. After a few weeks exploring her new cruising grounds, and bumping several times off the very shallow bottom here, she started down the Intracoastal Waterway towards Florida on November 11th, 2007. 1200nm later, via Lake Okeechobee, she arrived at John's, in Naples, on December 22. From December 2007 to May 2008 Nellie cruised between Everglades City and Boca Grande, FL. Continue reading ...

The Hampton's: Wanted a boat they could live aboard while preparing for a long-term cruise. In June '02 they bought Good News! in B.C., Canada. For two months they commuted between Long Beach, CA and Good News!. Wanting her closer to home they weighed their options and decide to sail her south—a true blue water passage. She was docked in San Pedro, CA. The need to be closer to aging parents forced the sale of Good News! in April '06. Read more about the Hampton's.

The Newman's: "It (Titan) was named after my husband's (Peter C Newman) book on the Canadian Establisment figures called Titans". Alvy Newman, 8/21/07 "Peter agonizes over selling it (his LNVT Titan). I can't believe how I just took that quality and elegance for granted and we have been unable to replace it since." Alvy Newman, 1/8/08 After selling Titan, in 2002, the Newman's bought a Hans Christian sail boat.

John Ayearst: Is a retired business owner who previously had a C&C 30 and a Force 50 ketch. John says he loves all things Italian (but especially Ferraris) and thus the name Far Niente. He kept her moored in front of his house in Mill Bay, B.C. She cruised as far north as Port Hardy and spent some time in the San Juan Islands too. Far Niente suffered from the wavy gunwale problem (as a result of the yard putting expanding foam in the bulwarks to increase flotation). John had this remedied with a long board and filler.

The Hoyne's: Mike and Barabara lived in Panama for 8 years where he was a canal pilot. Then, for 19 years, he was a pilot crossing the infamous Grays Harbor Bar, Westport, WA. Barbara said that in all that time he only went into the drink once, for which he counts himself lucky. It was during their time in Washington that they purchased Naknek. They found her in Marina Del Ray, CA and had her trucked to Westport. In addition to local jaunts they cruised several times from Westport to Aberdeen. It was the rough waters during an attempted trip to the Puget Sound that convinced Barbara she's not a blue water cruiser. Mike and Barabara are now retired and live in Bosie, Idaho. Thank you to Larry Hoyne, Mike and Barbara's son, a harbor pilot himself in Long Beach, CA for getting his parents to update Naknek's information. (updated August 2011)

John James Anderson: Took possession of a brand new 37' Victory Tug (hull #63) in November 1987 when she was delivered to Long Beach, CA from Pa-Li Taiwan. Fu Yi Chen, Master Carpenter of Ocean Eagle Yacht (OEY) Building Corporation signed the Builder's Certification on 3 October 1987. Admiralty Ltd. of Sun Valley Idaho was the importer. John kept Naknek in Marina Del Rey, CA and cruised her to Catalina Island. According to Barbara Hoyne, John sold Naknek because his new wife wasn't as enamored with boating as John. John is an accomplished lifelong actor. His credits are available at IMDb. (updated August 2011)

Layout

  • "L" shaped salon settee
  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Engine access through stateroom steps
  • Stateroom has single seat with vanity to starboard
  • Nav table insert over stateroom stairs
  • Teak table in front of pilothouse bench
  • Custom curtains
  • Teak and holly floor leveling insert at top of stateroom stairs
  • Custom screens in pilot house and stateroom ceiling hatches
Pilothouse%2520forwardR.JPG
Pilothouse
Stateroom1R.JPG
Stateroom
Pilothouse%2520lowR.JPG
Instruments
Stateroom3R.JPG
Dressing Table

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 150hp 4BT3.9M turbocharged diesel engine, 5619 hours (7/13)
    • ESN: 44183737
    • Lucas CAV DPA Fuel Injector Pump, U3042F310/17860093FDU/A99L1400-9-3075 (rebuilt 6/13)
    • Replaced oil pan (6/02)
    • AirSep crankcase breather and oil recycler (new 6/11)
    • Rebuilt turbo (6/11)
    • Replaced raw water injection elbow (6/11)
    • 3" Trident Corrugated #252 exhaust hose (new 7/11)
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive Model 1017-012 (2.57:1 Ratio), S/N 5921 (rebuilt 8/02)
  • Prop 4-blade, left hand, Hung Shen 24x20
  • 2" Stainless steel propeller shaft
  • 2" stainless steel rudder shaft (gland rebuilt 10/11)
  • Vetus 95 bow thruster (schematic pdficon.gif) (new 12/12)
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters (installed 2nd Racor 7/07)
  • Tankage
    • 220g diesel in 4 aluminum tanks (new 9/11) install log & Blueprints for new tanks (Forward Tanks pdficon.gif, Aft Tanks pdficon.gif, Fitting Details pdficon.gif, Inspection Plate Details pdficon.gif, Cut Sheet Diagrams pdficon.gif)
    • 150g water in 2 original stainless tanks
    • 23g holding tank (a replacement) welded plastic under bunk
    • 2 30lb aluminum LP cylinders
  • PSS dripless prop shaft seal (installed 10/07)
  • Webasto Air Top 5000D diesel furnace (rebuilt 6/06)
  • Hydronic heat in salon via forced-air through a hot-water-coil
  • 2 electric bilge pumps with helm indicator lights
  • manual bilge pump
  • Aqualarm raw water flow alarm
  • Rudder angle indicator (at steering station)
  • 2 Groco sea water strainers (engine and gen set)
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering (piston rebuilt 2002) (schematic pdficon.gif)
  • Boat Whistle
    • Dual Khalenberg 117 and 119 whistles
    • 1.5 HP, 6 gallon, 120V Compressor located in the top of the smoke stack (new 9/14)
  • Vacuflush Model #848 head (schematic pdficon.gif)
    • Flexible PVC waste and vent hoses (new 12/12)
  • Pressurized fresh water system with expansion tank (schematic pdficon.gif)
  • Raritan 170611 6 gallon water heater (heats via wither 120 VAC or engine cooling water) (new 11/11)
  • Windshield wipers on front three windows (factory option)
  • Pilothouse window defrosters (2)
  • Engine room and bilge blower (exhausts via the top of the smoke stack)
  • Stainless steel rudder
  • Emergency stainless steel tiller
  • Engine room Insulation
  • Custom engine room lighting
anchor.jpg
80lb Babeth Anchor
steeringsch.jpg
Steering Schematic
thrustersch.jpg
Thruster Schematic
engine.jpg
Cummins 4BT3.9M
headsch.jpg
Head Schematic
watersch.jpg
Potable Water Schematic

Electrical

  • 125A Balmar Alternator Model 9115
  • Balmar ARS-5 multi-stage voltage regulator (installed 8/11)
  • Balmar MC-TS-B battery temp sensor for ARS-5 (installed 8/11)
  • Onan 5 kW generator (5MDKAU-1477A) w/220 hours (12/12) (installed 7/04) installation documentation
  • Trace 2 kW Inverter/Charger
  • Link-10 Battery Monitor
  • 4 200Ah Lifeline AGM batteries (installed 12/10)
  • SmartPlug 30A shore cord system (installed 10/12)
  • Mariner 30A 120VAC battery charger
  • Blue Seas M-Series 6006 Battery Switch for the thruster and windlass (installed 4/13)
  • Perko SS 10” Spotlight, remotely operated, mounted on Pilothouse roof
  • Two spreader mounted deck lights
  • Exterior pilothouse lights
genset.jpg
Onan 5kW Genset
phlight.jpg
Pilothouse Light

Galley

  • Corian counter tops (installed 7/02) lessons learned
  • Adler Barbour refrigerator/freezer with top and side access (installed 1/07)
  • 3 burner Force 10 stainless steel stove (installed 12/12)
  • Double hinged teak stove top cover
  • Fireboy SA-2 Automatic LP shutoff and leak detector (sensors behind stove and in bilge)
  • Sink hand Pumps for both salt and fresh water
  • Kohler K-10433-BV Forte Single Control faucet in brushed bronze (installed 12/12)
  • above the sink lighting hidden by teak valance (installed 6/07)
  • washer and dryer
  • Galley's wet locker converted to shelved storage
  • Trawler Brass Oil Lamp
LNVT%2520Rendezvous%2520Day%2520One-21.jpg
Corian countertop
washerdryer.jpg
Washer and Dryer

Electronics

  • Garmin 5212 Touch Screen Chart Plotters (installed 3/09)
  • Garmin GMR 18 HD Radar (installed 3/09)
  • Garmin GSD 22 Sounder Module with Airmar Triducer: B744V (installed 3/09)
  • Garmin GPS 17 (installed 3/09)
  • Garmin GXM 51 XM satellite receiver/antenna (installed 5/10)
  • Garmin GWS 10 for wind speed, direction, outside air temp and barometric readings (installed 3/09)
  • FloScan with FloNet (NMEA 2000) interface (installed 3/10)
  • ComNav 1001 autopilot (with remote) and RayMarine Type 1 Linear Actuator (new actuator 4/11)
  • NEMA 0183 to USB (PC) interface (installled 4/06)
  • AIS Smart Radio SR161 and automatic radio antenna switch (installed 8/06)
  • Uniden UM625C Marine VHF Radio with DSC
  • ICom IC-7000 Ham radio
  • ICom AH-4 automatic antenna tuner (installed 6/08)
  • Morad WH-23 HF 23' whip antenna (installed 6/08)
  • Kenwood dual band TM-D710 and Morad VHF-HD 2m antenna (installed 6/08)
  • Dynaplate HF Ground (installed 3/09)
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers in pilot house and salon
  • Mast mounted Firdell Blipper (passive radar reflector)
windinstrument2009.jpg
Garmin wind instrument
instrumentpanel2009.jpg
Instrument Panel

Deck

  • Maxwell Windlass (new motor installed 4/07)
    • Foot switches for both up and down
  • 80lb Babeth anchor with 375' of 3/8" BBB chain
  • 15lb Fortress lunch hook (new 8/10) and 200' of 1/2" nylon rode
  • Salt water anchor washdown bib by windlass
  • Fresh hot/cold water bibb in stern
  • Two 12' kayaks and mounts (installed 1/07)
  • Simpson 175 electric davits (installed 1/07)
  • Avon 10' RIB with 15hp 2-stroke Yamaha outboard (new 3/07)
  • Wood mast and boom aft of stack (factory option)
  • 1.25" stainless rails on stern and upper deck (factory option)
  • Custom dodger over companionway
  • Teak storage boxes on upper deck (factory option)
  • Custom stainless bow stem guard (new 6/09)
windlass.jpg
Maxwell windlass
kayaks.jpg
12' Kayak Mount
davits.jpg
Simpson Davit demo video
dodger.jpg
Dodger

Related Documents

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License