MMC 'DeFever' 41 Advice
Hi All -
First post after reading a ton and sucking up a wealth of info on the fabulous TF forums. My wife and I found a Miracle Marine Co. (DeFever) 41 sitting in a marina. Hasn't moved/started/been cleaned in over 4 years. We had a friend contact the owner and got some history on it. The owner had the interior completely restored, removed teak and resurfaced all exterior decking, stripped ALL electronics and had a new Lehman and Borg Warner trans installed. There's no canvas except window and railing covers, no mast or winch (owner disposed of them). Inside and outside show really well.
In this environment, it's hard to know the value of the boat, but we want to make an offer. We plan on a full survey, even though there's not much but mechanical and structural to look at. It'll get hauled out and get a new bottom before a sea trial.
Since this group has been so helpful to others with advice, tips and passing on education (historical and otherwise), I'm hoping for a variety of feedback.
We are in San Diego, and looking to use the boat ICW to SF and into the delta short term, Mexico at some point.
I can send pic soon.