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 Oak Harbor, WA
Tom & 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:2,000 Hrs. ESN:44145708
  • Bronze Groco ARG 1250 seawater strainer
  • Engine room insulatio
  • 4 house Optima Group 31 batteries installed SEP 2019 MCA 1125 CCA 900 AH 75 RC 155
  • 1-1/2" stainless steel rudder post; Emergency stainless steel tiller; PSS dripless prop shaft seal
  • Tankage:
  • 220 gal diesel in four black iron tanks
  • 150 gal water in two stainless tanks
  • 16 gal holding tank welded plastic under V berth
  • 15 pound propane bottle in stack
  • Racor 2010 fuel filters for engine and generator
  • Webasto 2010 hydro heater in lazarette
  • Hydronic heat in salon and V berth via forced-air through a hot-water-coil
  • Manual bilge pump plus Rule-a-matic electrical bilge pump
  • Rudder angle indicator on helm
  • 2 sets of dual horns
  • Pressurized fresh water system with expansion tank. 3 gph 50 psi FloJet pump
  • Bilge blower (exhausts via the smoke stack)
  • Luggers / Northern Lights M643-5N 3 cylinder 5KW generator located on starboard side of engine room with bronze Groco sea strainger. 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
  • Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger Magnum Energy MS2012 with ME-RC basic remote control Installed 25 JUL 2012 Ser. # J1-80224
  • SmartPlug 30A shore cord system
  • Cruising Systems Silver Bullet 130A alternator. Model/Ser# SB 130-596
  • New DB Electrical starter. installed 2020
  • PERKO Solar Ray Searchlight Ser#5514
  • Two spreader mounted LED deck lights
  • Mast mounted towing lights
  • LED masthead mounted anchor light
  • Halogen foredeck light (2)
  • Custom teak light boxes; port and starboard


  • 3 burner Magic Chef propane stove and oven
  • Sea Freeze of Americal SF-910 R-134a cold plate
  • Hot water heater: Atlantic Marine Products 120 VAC 1250 watt Model T6E serial 69D
  • Hand pumps for both salt and fresh water


  • Garmin GPS map 7617 xsv
  • Garmin GPS map 7607 xsv
  • Garmin GPS
  • Garmin AIS 600 Blackbox Transceiver
  • Garmin Fantom 24 CE0470 Ser# 4Z4001900
  • Standard Horizon GX2150 Marine VHF Radio with DSC
  • Morad VHF 159HD
  • Morad VHF masthead antenna
  • FloScan fuel flow rate
  • Danforth Constellation binnacle
  • Robertson AP3000X autopilot with remote
  • Sony Drive-S CD radio
  • Heart Interface Link 2000-R
  • Chelsea Clock Boston Ship's Quartz Clock and Barometer


  • 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


  • Mast mounted Maxwell one speed self tailing winch
  • Achilles 9'2" HB-280LX rigid hull 1210 lb capacity 4 person dinghy. Ser# 00167E213
  • Custom dinghy cradle
  • Lehr LP 5.0 propane motor Ser# LP5.05 OS12K00391
  • Aft deck water washdown
  • Aft deck hot and cold water fresh water shower
  • Custom stainless steel and teak ladder to O2 level boat deck
  • Nilsson of New Zealand Windless and gypsy with foot switch.
  • 40 lb Forfjord 4 tempered steel body forged steel shank anchor. 2-1/4" x 40" shank; 18-1/2" x 14" fluke spread
  • 270' of 3/8" BBB chain + 150' rode
  • two 8' boat hooks in custom mounting bracket
  • Custom stainless steel stern rail
  • 1.15" stainless rails on upper deck (factory option)
  • Wood mast and boom aft of stack (factory option)


  • 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.
  • Lunaire Marine Air Conditioner PRSD-2

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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