Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-12-2018, 12:33 AM   #1
Veteran Member
 
fractalphreak's Avatar
 
City: La Conner, WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Rejoice (new name coming)
Vessel Model: Davis Vashon 42 Trawler (Defever design)
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 30
We're Trawler Owners!

We did it; a dream we've had for years has finally happened.

Y-von (my wife, her nickname) and I purchased a 42 ft trawler. We closed Aug 29, got the keys on the 31st. We brought the boat "home" to the Anacortes area during the Labor Day weekend, coupled with nights out at several local bays.

We absolutely love her. From her lines, seakeeping ability, size, features, and OMG the teak interior. She's amazing.

Hull has no blisters, frames and tabbing is intact and secure, interior damage from previous window and other leaks minimal (with the exception of the aft cabintop, which will be a recore job. My son and I rebuilt a Bayliner cuddy from the bare hull up, so recoring arched deck will not be prohibitive for us and might acutally be a little fun.) Fuel tanks are in great shape, mechanicals are also in great shape. The engine exhausts are a little funky, there are adapters to a non-standard Lehman exhaust system that we are going to replace as one of our first projects. The hull and mechanical surveys had very little that Josh and I hadn't already identified as issues during our own pre-survey inspection we did prior to making our offer, so we feel good about our knowledge of the boat's condition.

We're not wealthy, and had a budget. But we kept a significant reserve based on what projects our final boat would need, and have the funds to fix issues we have, some we may not yet have found, and to make some improvements to make her ours.

Here she is:

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180905_183241.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	126.6 KB
ID:	80806

She is a 1980 Davis Yachts 42' Trawler. We have a brochure that she was called a Davis Vashon 42. The boats locally are marketed used as "Davis-Defever", I'm guessing because they appear to be nearly identical to the 40' Defever Passagemaker boats.

The boat has been in Sequim for a number of years under the care of our PO, who was active in yacht clubs and the USPS. He make a number of improvements and upgrades during the 10 years he owned her. Due to medical issues the boat has not been well cared for the past year and a half.

The boat currently bears the name Rejoice; a new name is coming soon along with the requisite ceremonies.

As explained above, we have some work ahead of us. I'll be starting a thread in the Custom Builds and Refit area to document that and possibly solicit some opinions on work ahead of us.

A few more pics:

After her first bath the night we finally tied to a temporary berth in Anacortes. We've moved to dry storage for the next few months to do a few projects and wait for some marina dock work to finish before moving in to Shelter Bay in La Conner.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180904_202251.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	80811


Our PO left ALL of his boating gear on the boat, including the mate's command chair. Here Y-von is digging how the boat is handling during our crossing (south to north) the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We crossed just after a small craft advisory ended, and had 4-5 ft beam seas during the trip. The full keel, hard chines aft and 15t-16t displacement do wonders for handling - especially coming from a 30ft powerboat with NO keel. Add an autopilot to that and, well, we are incredibly thrilled to have a boat that can handle a little chop.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180901_111345.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	134.0 KB
ID:	80807

Stern tied with bridle set on the anchor. Never had an windlass/winch before or (obviously) all chain rode. The gear from our PO made it easy. For this anchorage we even tied to a boulder on shore.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180902_192655.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	149.5 KB
ID:	80808

View from the porthole during my first shower on the boat. We've never had a full shower, either. Y-von was right in wanting a bigger boat! Do you recognize where this is?

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180903_100824.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	80809

It turns out we don't have border collies. They are boater collies.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180903_143655.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	164.5 KB
ID:	80810

That's it for now, as I said we have some projects to work on - lots of brightwork, cabin and deck finishes to renew, aft cabin top core to replace and engine exhausts to replace. That will all be in the aforementioned thread I'll be starting in the next few days.

I'd like to thank you all for everything you've shared in the past: I've spent a LOT of time on this forum and others, scouring for bits of information to help me commit to this boat informed and ready for what I would find.

-David
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
"There exist minds that think as well as you do, but differently."
fractalphreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:38 AM   #2
Guru
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Radio Flyer
Vessel Model: Wilderness Systems Aspire 105
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,026
Congratulations, and welcome to the forum!
__________________

__________________
Dave
Just be nice to each other, dammit.
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:42 AM   #3
Veteran Member
 
fractalphreak's Avatar
 
City: La Conner, WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Rejoice (new name coming)
Vessel Model: Davis Vashon 42 Trawler (Defever design)
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 30
...and I apologize for the two sideways pictures, they were right side up on the computer before I uploaded them!
__________________
"There exist minds that think as well as you do, but differently."
fractalphreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:49 AM   #4
Guru
 
Giggitoni's Avatar
 
City: Vallejo, California
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Mahalo Moi
Vessel Model: 1986 Grand Banks 42 Classic
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by fractalphreak View Post
...and I apologize for the two sideways pictures, they were right side up on the computer before I uploaded them!
Welcome! Our site doesn’t seem to like portrait photos. Load landscape or crop portrait photos to landscape.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	650AF5F2-C7C1-44B2-972E-9D5E7B9EFADC.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	80814   Click image for larger version

Name:	E8651FCE-1FDF-4772-A671-2CFEC9502F37.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	120.2 KB
ID:	80815  
__________________
Ray
"Mahalo Moi"
1986 GB-42 Classic
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑβΕ
Giggitoni is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 01:03 AM   #5
Guru
 
Moonfish's Avatar


 
City: Port Townsend, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Traveler
Vessel Model: Cheoy Lee 46 LRC
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 835
Congrats! Davis is a nice boat!
__________________
Darren
Port Townsend, WA
m/v Traveler - '79 Cheoy Lee 46 LRC
https://www.pacificnwboatertested.com
Moonfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 03:02 AM   #6
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,965
Congratulations and welcome aboard.

L
Lou_tribal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 03:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Miz Trom's Avatar
 
City: St. Petersburg, Floriduh
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Mariso
Vessel Model: 43-ft American Boatworks custom
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 181
I like your style of boat and style of writing! Truly great introduction.

Big, big CONGRATULATIONS, David & Y-von!


Cheers,
Pea
Miz Trom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 03:45 AM   #8
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8,790
Welcome Aboard. Rejoice looks a well loved boat, and is certainly appreciated by her new owners. And the deck hound!
__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 08:08 AM   #9
Guru
 
Aquabelle's Avatar
 
City: sydney
Country: australia
Vessel Name: Aquabelle
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Flushdeck
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 720
I like her current name...
Aquabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 09:35 AM   #10
Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 577
Woohoo! The smile in your pics says it all!
__________________
TIME well wasted
1984 34' Mainship III
Arkan'tsaw
twiisted71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #11
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 3,092
You have certainly communicated your excitement well! Congrats and welcome!
menzies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 10:32 AM   #12
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,504
Superb share! Really excited for you guyz!
__________________
Larry

"When life gets hard, eat marshmallows”.
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 11:23 AM   #13
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,500
Welcome aboard.
Comodave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #14
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/Portland
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,143
Cheers and Welcome aboard! Enjoy the next adventure!
__________________
John & Tracey
Pairadice S4714
http://mvpairadice.blogspot.com/
" I can explain, but I can't make you understand"
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:57 PM   #15
GFC
Guru
 
GFC's Avatar
 
City: Tri Cities, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Beachcomber
Vessel Model: Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,136
What a gorgeous boat. Have fun doing the DIY work on her and cruising around Puget Sound.
__________________
Mike and Tina
Beachcomber 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge
GFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 01:16 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
City: Bainbridge Island
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Mahalo
Vessel Model: 2018 Hampton Endurance 658
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 398
Way to go!
__________________
JustBob
www.mvmahalo.com
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 03:19 PM   #17
4mo
Member
 
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Nor'Wester
Vessel Model: Carver Voyager 370
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by fractalphreak View Post

View from the porthole during my first shower on the boat. We've never had a full shower, either. Y-von was right in wanting a bigger boat! Do you recognize where this is?
Surprising Cove off Cypress Island?
4mo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Airstream345's Avatar
 
City: Seattle, WA USA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: FORTITUDE
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 373
Welcome! We'll see you out there soon!
Airstream345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #19
Veteran Member
 
fractalphreak's Avatar
 
City: La Conner, WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Rejoice (new name coming)
Vessel Model: Davis Vashon 42 Trawler (Defever design)
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 30
It is at Cypress - Elephant Rock. I've never heard/seen the name Suprising Cove before - I see that ActiveCaptain has that name now that I look though. Eagle Harbor and that area is one of our favorite places!
__________________
"There exist minds that think as well as you do, but differently."
fractalphreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 10:57 PM   #20
Member
 
City: BONHAM
Country: United States
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 7
Congratulations, that is a beautiful trawler.
__________________

Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012