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Old 12-27-2019, 03:30 PM   #21
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Seems I only ever go there for fuel at low tide and there is also ALWAYS a boat that’s finished fuelling but takes forever to get underway. Once there was a twin-engine tug there and he ran his bow on the shore so I could get by his stern. I certainly didn’t expect that! It’s also a great place to fuel at low tide because the wind can be howling but it’s calm inside the breakwater. Oh right, the rock...what rock?
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Old 12-27-2019, 03:58 PM   #22
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Seems I only ever go there for fuel at low tide and there is also ALWAYS a boat that’s finished fuelling but takes forever to get underway. Once there was a twin-engine tug there and he ran his bow on the shore so I could get by his stern. I certainly didn’t expect that! It’s also a great place to fuel at low tide because the wind can be howling but it’s calm inside the breakwater. Oh right, the rock...what rock?
Last 2 years I have fuelled at Powell River. Same experience as Ken, as I had to wait for someone who, after fuelling, had to take 2 little dogs up teh very steep ramp and wait for them to do whatever, then reverse the process. While waiting, a local tug came in and poked around, eventually deciding to wait outside, so was next in line. I don't think there was enough depth where I was drifting, as we churned up lots of mud when our turn came. Very quiet in behind the rocks, on a close to 0' tide.
Oh yea, the "rock". No sign of any.
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:38 PM   #23
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:05 AM   #24
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Just picked up on this. Yeah. I am so intimidating.

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Old 12-31-2019, 08:55 AM   #25
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Nice fish Spy. We'll see you in 2020. Now for finding that #*& rock, or better yet, not.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:56 AM   #26
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I had a "woodie" in the 80's, It was a lot of work but so is my Albin. If, If, if...I was younger, lived closer to the water, didn't have other things going on, etc I might consider a project like yours.

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Old 12-31-2019, 03:14 PM   #27
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Im on #23 you sent me the message instead of Murrey,anywho
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Old 01-03-2020, 02:20 PM   #28
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There is more than one rock in the Westview south harbour though only one in the main entrance/exit channel. The other rock is in the north east corner of one of the berths. My previous boat drafted seven feet. One day I came down to check her on low tide and found her raised a foot above her normal waterline.

That is how I found that rock! It is a large flat one so no damage to the vessel but hard on the heart rate on initial viewing.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:05 AM   #29
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Welcome, RID, to the wooden DeFever club! We have a 1969 50ft wooden DeFever and are in the PacNW. Your boat is DeFever's design DF70-38 built by Oriental Boat Company in Taiwan. It was DeFever's fourth production line of wooden Offshore Cruisers, three of which were built at OBC. There were 35 38ft hulls built. My in-laws bought Hull#15 in 1973 and cruised from San Diego to Acapulco for 7 years, then through the Panama Canal and cruised the Caribbean for another 7 years - a very reliable, comfortable and well-loved boat!

Does the boat have a name? Do you know former names and owners? Most OBC boats have a 6-digit hull number carved into the keelon but that doesn't seem to be the case with the 38s. Does yours? I've connected with quite a few of the early DeFever owners on the west coast. There are some experts, and a talented, wooden-boatwright and 50 DeFever owner in Ladysmith. Do join the DeFever Cruisers Association: https://www.defevercruisers.com. There will be a PacNW DeFever Rendezvous in Anacortes Sept. 18-22. And don't hesitate to get in touch. Good luck with your project!
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Welcome RID from the Great Lakes region (and also a new member). Looks like quite a project. Once had a 45' mahogany Chris Craft and remember what a labour of love she was. Moved on to sailing vessels for quite a number of years and after a summer of viewing trawlers, ended up with a completely rebuilt 69' Concorde that does not have a single bit of wood. I am sure that is no coincidence! Look forward to reading about your project and seeing the 'after' photographs.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:00 PM   #32
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Smile Powell River harbour

I remember the conversation.
I believe most people in Powell River know we live in a town only accessable by air or water.
I personally didn't understand the complexity involved in the completion of the project.
I'm not rich (much poorer now with a wooden boat), but I gained by your efforts.
I parked my sail boat there and bought two of the old 40' docks which joined together my Trawler is now docked on Powell Lake
Anyway, thanks for your efforts
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Welcome, RID, to the wooden DeFever club! We have a 1969 50ft wooden DeFever and are in the PacNW. Your boat is DeFever's design DF70-38 built by Oriental Boat Company in Taiwan. It was DeFever's fourth production line of wooden Offshore Cruisers, three of which were built at OBC. There were 35 38ft hulls built. My in-laws bought Hull#15 in 1973 and cruised from San Diego to Acapulco for 7 years, then through the Panama Canal and cruised the Caribbean for another 7 years - a very reliable, comfortable and well-loved boat!

Does the boat have a name? Do you know former names and owners? Most OBC boats have a 6-digit hull number carved into the keelon but that doesn't seem to be the case with the 38s. Does yours? I've connected with quite a few of the early DeFever owners on the west coast. There are some experts, and a talented, wooden-boatwright and 50 DeFever owner in Ladysmith. Do join the DeFever Cruisers Association: https://www.defevercruisers.com. There will be a PacNW DeFever Rendezvous in Anacortes Sept. 18-22. And don't hesitate to get in touch. Good luck with your project!
Yes your right on everything
I have a lot of the original documentation. Maybe I should upload it.
It was called the Ahab II and will try to keep the name.
It's unregistered now but I'll fix that
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:49 PM   #34
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Sorry everybody

I have to learn to respond to posts.
I'm interested in all your comments and advice.
I need your collective knowledge.
I'll visit the newbe page again and I'll always try to reply.
Thanks for your patience
And knowledg
I feel as green on this board as I feel on my boat.
Think I have good neighbors though, both where I live and on this site.
Happy New year
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