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Old 10-15-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
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We have jumped back in!

What a process this has been. We sold our aluminum fishing boat, put the house up for sale, held about a dozen garage sales, bought a boat, sold the house, moved temporarily into our camping trailer, moved onto the new boat, sold the camping trailer, and then sold our pickup. All in about twelve weeks.

We had sold our last boat ( 54' Defever ) back in 2013 thinking we were done with big boats, but just sat around the house wishing we were back out on the water. So we just made it happen.

The new (to us) boat is a 49' Defever RPH, a 1988 model, in really nice condition. This is really the same boat boat as the last, just a little smaller. We will staying in Friday Harbor this winter then head up north this spring. We have cruised to SE Alaska twice in the old boat, but want to spend some more time in Northern BC, from Cape Caution north.

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Old 10-15-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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Congrats.

Will you be renaming?
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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Sea Fever is a beauty and seems to have been named with you in mind. John Masefield would approve!

"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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Will keep the name since it seems to apply in this case.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:10 PM   #5
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Great news Russell

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Old 10-15-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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That 49 RPH just seems to fit my taste perfectly. It's a no-nonsense, masculine vessel. Sincere congrats.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:48 PM   #7
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It does appear to be in great condition. Welcome back to the water.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:56 PM   #8
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That 49 RPH just seems to fit my taste perfectly. It's a no-nonsense, masculine vessel. Sincere congrats.
Larry,
What part of the boat is "masculine"?
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:09 PM   #9
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Welcome to TF What a great looking boat. I vote to keep the name. Sea Fever has always been one of my favorite poems. It's a bit difficult to read correctly, but the message hits home.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:15 PM   #10
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Larry,
What part of the boat is "masculine"?
Can't quite explain that. On the 49, DeFever managed a stout, sturdy and muscular form with less utility and compromise in flow. What do I know.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:39 PM   #11
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Congratulations on acquiring a great looking vessel!
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:19 PM   #12
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Congratulations, great move!
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:42 PM   #13
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This is the kind of courage that inspires me. selling it all to follow your dreams. Congratulations, beautiful boat!
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:15 AM   #14
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Beautiful vessel Russell!! We did the same this spring and haven't looked back once. God speed in your travels.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:18 AM   #15
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Beautiful rig!
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