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Old 12-08-2015, 12:30 AM   #6
sunchaser
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City: Carefree, Arizona
Country: usa
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 8,235
The DF 48 pictured will make somebody very happy. Our year 2003 build is SN 168 so just guessing this one would be about SN 35. The 240 Yanmars are the right physical size and will seldom see above a 35% load thus should go for a long time if maintained properly.

Assuredly the vessel is FRP. I just measured the thickness of the solid plug (diesel heater exhaust) from about 1 1/2' above the waterline at 1" thick. We've just been running around in some BC winter gales, the stability of the 48 is pretty impressive.

God bless Art, I'm just enjoying his creation and keeping it in the condition a "DeFever Motor Yacht" (so says the placard above the switch panel) deserves.
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