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    New 3888 Owner

    Hi M8's
    I just bought a Bayliner 3888 out on the West Coast in Nanaimo B.B.. Although I live in Ontario I am looking forward for spending a lot of time on the "Dock Holiday" in the Gulf Islands now that I am retired. My previous experience has been all in sail boats ie a 10.5 m (35 ft) Tanzer so will be looking to the forums here to help me out a lot. I am a past Commander with the Cdn Power and Sail Squadrons and used to instruct the Basic, Seamanship and Advanced Piloting courses. I completed the Junior Navigator course as well.

    The "Dock Holiday" is a 1992 Bayliner 3888 double cabin with the 210 HP Hino Turbo Diesels through Hurth HSW630A, Ratio: 2.0 : 1 Transmissions and a Westerbeke model 8.0BTD-614 genset. The engines both have less than 1400 hours on them. The salon helm station has been removed to add to the living space. Here is a 3d view of the interior, I hope you like it as much as we do. my.matterport.com/show/?m=QVSRGcR9Re2

    Cheers and hope to see you on the water : )
    Dock Holiday
    P/C Bob Hicks JN
    Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
    Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
    Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
    Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
    Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

    #2
    Werlcome to the BOC!
    Nice looking boat!

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY
    SEWARD, ALASKA

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      #3
      Welcome. Beautiful boat!
      Ted G
      81 2555 Saratoga Sun Bridge
      5.7 Volvo 290 DP OD
      (soon 4 sale)

      86 2850 Contessa
      Mercury 350 Mag
      290 Volvo DP

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        #4
        Bob, I looked at the brokers listing for your boat last night, and it’s a beauty. I’m stealing the hinged salon hatch to the engine room idea. I was looking at the background and thinking “that looks like Ladysmith”. We were there summer of 16 on our Commodores Cruise, the first time I’d been there in about twenty years, and was shocked to learn that, indeed, it was Ladysmith. It was a provisoning stop for our Fleet where we taxied to the store and the store returned us and our groceries to the Maritime Museum where we were staying. You may want to pick up some of the “Gunkholing” series of books if you can find them. They are a bit dated but guide you to many of the out of the way places with special adventures, like Otter Bay, which isn’t out of the way, but about three quarters of a mile away, on foot, is a hamburger joint at the Ferry dock called “the stand”. It’s a old mini winebego that’s just a kitchen covered by bushes, but food is awesome!
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
        1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
        MMSI 367770440
        1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
        Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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          #5
          You have a good eye as it is indeed Ladysmith. The previous owners had the boat there but I am now keeping it in Nanamio. Ladysmith does not have the facilities to haul out for the survey or diesel fuel so I decided not to take it back there. We have friends in Nanamio and Nanoose Bay to it is a little more convenient. I'm at Stones Marina and there are 2 pubs and a licquor store on the property. We are bringing a car out with us next time to leave there so that will help for getting around.
          P/C Bob Hicks JN
          Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
          Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
          Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
          Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
          Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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            #6
            Congratulations on your new boat, that is one beautiful interior!
            2001 3788 w/ 330 Cummins
            Seattle, WA

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            • Ahaua
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              Beautiful interior!

            #7
            Hi Bob. Craig here. I have a 1987 38 in Nanaimo as well. Welcome!
            Craig
            Nanaimo bc
            1987 bayliner 3818
            w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
            10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

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              #8
              Hi Craig : ) Nice to see another 38 so close. How well do the solar panels work? How much can you run off them? I was thinking they imight be a worthwhile addition.
              P/C Bob Hicks JN
              Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
              Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
              Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
              Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
              Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                #9
                I sorry for not responding. Still getting used to this new format. Could not see if you had posted.

                Love them! They work great!!

                I have 320w of panels and 6x6v deep cycle batteries for house.
                in the summer it generates 18a for about 10 hours as I can tilt the panels.

                i can run the ice maker, blender, fridge and anything else I want. In the winter time a different story (unless it is sunny that is!)

                they are my favourite ad on, next to the autopilot!

                if you want to come by for a look when you are in town pm me.
                Craig
                Nanaimo bc
                1987 bayliner 3818
                w/ 175 Hinos no Genny, but solar to run everything!
                10ft Livingston with centre console and 15hp on davits / winch

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                  #10
                  Great looking 38!
                  Jim Gandee
                  1989 3888
                  Hino 175's
                  Fire Escape
                  Fyrflyer@ca.rr.com

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                    #11
                    Bob, I’m installing the hinges, removable type pin, to the salon engine hatch. I was telling one of my sons about it and he said I should put lifts on it too. Yeah, I’m going to do that, darn kids and their ideas......
                    P/C Pete
                    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
                    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                    1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                    MMSI 367770440
                    1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                    Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                      #12
                      Timcup , thanks I will certainly be over to see you when we are back in town : ) . I have a lot of questions about solar panels and also batteries. We would like to do some cruising this summer and it would be nice to not have to rely on the genset. I am also wondering how many and what types of batteries I should have on board.
                      P/C Bob Hicks JN
                      Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                      Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                      Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                      Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                      Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                        #13
                        Bob, fwiw the battery system I have is a 27 starter for the mains, 4 golf cart for the house, a 24 starter for the Onan and four golf carts for the inverter. The inverter is a 2500 watt xantrax and that whole setup is separate from the house and alternators. The only way they are recharged is from shore power or the generator. However, I think, in theory anyway, I could recharge the starter, house or generator batteries, notice the “or”, by plugging in the shore power to an outlet that is supplied by the inverter. The inverter has a power sharing feature that if the electrical supply isn’t sufficient the inverter will make up the difference. Then, there are jumper cables aboard somewhere.
                        The Admiral is only good for one night on the hook so it’s kind of a mute point for when she’s aboard, but when I go down to Seattle for opening day I’m tied to the logboom for three days.
                        P/C Pete
                        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN
                        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                        1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                        MMSI 367770440
                        1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                        Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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