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Old 03-11-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hi to you all! I recently took the plunge and bought a 1974 DeFever Passagemaker. This is my first trawler. Previous boats include 3 Crusader dive/fishing boats (used to own/run a couple of dive shops in The Bahamas) and a Catalina 22 sailboat.
Of course, as with any and all boats (even new ones), my life is being filled with boat projects and it seems this is the place to come for advice, suggestions, support, and ,occasionally, mockery! The deeper I get into the bilges the more I'll be posting asking for help I'm sure!
But for now, just wanted to say Hi!
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:21 PM   #8
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:08 PM   #9
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Enjoy your new boat, I owned her for over ten years. She is a very solid boat. I have lots of photos taken over the years we had her. Scott
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:38 AM   #11
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Thanks Scott!
She seems to be a good boat so far. I just got done servicing the engine (always a scary thing to do, as you never know what you’ll find!) and now waiting on a new exhaust riser (the original was rusted through). Next job is to replace the heads with composting units.
Never a dull day in a boat!
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:34 AM   #12
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If that is the stainless steel manifold and riser, I put those on in about 2004 or so. They came from MESA Marine Exhaust Systems of Alabama. Give them a call as they are More cost effective than going through a dealer. i still have a bunch of spare parts for that boat. I have pumps and duckbills for the waste system. A spare complete water pump for the main engine, spare bow thruster props, I put the thruster in. I also put new water tanks in the boat and I have one extra that I left out of the starboard side. Made new brackets that hold the tanks in place. Battery brackets and boxes that I never got around to installing. If you ever want some history on that boat let me know. Scott.
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