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Old 12-24-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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We did it.

Hi to all,
We just closed on a 1987 41' Defever. She's in N.C. and we will be bringing her to Florida and put on the hard for painting ect. Once the painting is complete along with additional fixes an maintenance we will splash her and become full time liveaboards. There is a lot to do to get the boat back to prime and we plan on chronicling the progress. We will need a lot of advice on many of the things we want to complete and we know we can count on Trawler Forum for help. So thanks in advance to everyone.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:27 AM   #2
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:52 AM   #3
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Congratulations! Nice running hull that is.
Keep the priorities in order. Start with safety, essential for reliable systems and work towards cosmetics.
You probably are aware of that but I went backwards a few boats ago and am still scared.
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:02 PM   #4
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Congrats, those are great boats. Good luck with your mini-refit.

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Old 12-24-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:20 PM   #6
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Depends on where in Florida, but that work can usually be done more economically in North Carolina by very skilled trades people and boat yards. Where in NC is it?
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:50 PM   #7
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Congratulations on taking the big step! I will be anxious to read about your progress.
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Old 12-24-2015, 12:53 PM   #8
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Looked like a good deal!
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:18 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. The boat is in Wilmington N.C. Unfortunately we still have to work for a while so we need her down here. We plan on doing most of the work ourselves but we have a couple of friends and family in the trades.
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:53 PM   #10
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Congrats on your new boat, Gordon! When you're in FL, watch for a TF member who frequents the Ft Pierce, FL waters in a Saberline also called Moonstruck. Rumor has it that he keeps a well stocked fridge and bar. Please report back on your findings.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:17 PM   #11
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Just one thing, We already have a big dog named "Moonstruck". Its going to be confusing. Congrats on your new boat and welcome aboard.
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:23 PM   #12
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Wow-was Santa ever good to you and yours! A lifetime Christmas present! Congrats. Tell everyone from here on out all you want for future Christmases is a very large gift card from HopCar's store!
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:10 PM   #13
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Sincere congrats on the timely present. You'll have a tough time getting that one under the tree.!!
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:39 PM   #14
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Congrats, great boat. I am just south of you in Merritt Island. Sue Marie is presently on the hard in your area. She is getting a bottom job and some other issues repaired, at Westland Marina.

Loo fwd to reading about your progress .

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Old 12-29-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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Congrats on the Xmas gift. We bought our 85 Gulfstar 44 MY two years and was our Xmas gift to each other.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:04 PM   #16
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Congratulations Gordon and other.
We are not liveaboards but have been doing a restoration for the last 11 months on 43' Gulf Star. Now Bad Monkey.
My #1 tip is make a list of what you want to achieve for the week.
#2 don't worry if you don't accomplish. Just put the ones you don't do on the list for the following week. (It's your boat you can change priorities or procrastinate if it makes you happy.)
#3 Every time you see something or think "I need to do that" or "that might work" write it down and keep all on a master list.
That's just for starters!
Since you are liveaboards, as Dbltime said safety 1st., but you also need to be happy to come home, so cosmetics are also going to be high on that list I believe. It will help to keep you motivated.
I'm sure you will have a great time with the new member of the family.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:13 PM   #17
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Congratulations...a big move.
Enjoy the journey!

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Old 01-01-2016, 12:47 PM   #18
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Congratulations on moving aboard. Having been there (part time) in San Diego over the past few years we look forward to following your journey and provide any assistance we can. Living aboard can be a great experience and something only a handful of people will ever experience in a life time. Enjoy the journey!

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Old 01-02-2016, 08:48 AM   #19
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Cruiseing down the ICW

Hi to all,
We will be heading to S.C. to pick up the boat this week and bring her down the ICW to Titusville Fl. (500 + miles).

I would like to make posts of our progress. Can I post here or should I post on another section in T.F.

I'm sure that I will have a lot of questions and I am so glad to have T.F. and all the great people.

Gordo

p.s. Any and all suggestions gladly accepted.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #20
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Just one thing, We already have a big dog named "Moonstruck". Its going to be confusing.
I admit that it's going to be a bit confusing, Moonstruck, that is...but I wish you the very best on your purchase. (Don, did you authorize this?)
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