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Old 04-21-2023, 05:04 PM   #1
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Hello, I have owned my Bluwater 40 since 2012 and allways suspected it was a very early version,she has a launch date of March 1971.There is no hull # stamped in the hull as confirmed by two surveys.
I have been on board a few other Bluwaters over the years and looked at every one that was ever on the internet but I have never seen one with my unique floor plan.Full walk around decks,longer aft deck,shorter wheel house,and several other subtle and not so subtle differences. Recently I found some drawings on board that I had not seen before, they were mixed in with some other boat docs.These drawings were my floor plan exactly and one of them had a notation that read No.1 for Mr.and Mrs D. J. Mezzetta.That name rang a bell so I pulled out the title search paperwork from my purchase and found that Dannial J Mozzetta was the first owner of the boat,he owned until 1983 and it has had four owners total.I remembered reading the history of the Bluewater on this site some years ago but I had to re read it the other day to confirm that indeed Daniel Mozzetta was the San Francisco food importer that ordered and owned my boat.Mozzetta named the boat Bluewater and it kept that name until 2002 when the previous owner to me renamed it Shenanigan. If anyone is interested I will try to attach pics.
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Old 04-21-2023, 05:34 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Thanks for the photos of your baby.
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Old 04-21-2023, 05:54 PM   #3
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I will echo Comodave and welcome you aboard (all though I am newly aboard myself). Thank you for sharing! You own a beautiful little ship. I have long loved the Bluewater 40's. Yours has to have some of the best lines of any I have seen. You can tell by the pics she is well loved, as she should be!

Did you move the mast further astern? Also, I'm curious what engine you have. Based on the drawings it looks like a single.

Thanks again for sharing.
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Old 04-21-2023, 06:46 PM   #4
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That's very cool that you were able to trace your boats lineage as you did. Very interesting indeed. We looked seriously at a Ta Chiao 42, which has the same lines as a bluewater 40. I really like your walk around decks, larger cockpit and longer foredeck area that the #1 has. I wish there were more of that design available on the used market. It seems you have a beautiful unicorn!
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Old 04-22-2023, 01:12 AM   #5
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Very nice.

Back in the day there was no standard for HIN’s. There is today. Your state has probably issued you an updated HIN. I would recommend that you get the new issued HIN stamped out and attached to the starboard transom. This will save you a massive headache some day.
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Old 04-22-2023, 08:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for your interest, yes she is a single it has a Detroit 6v53.I have never heard of another Bluewater with a Detroit but it has always been there.The mast had been moved sometime before, but done very poorly.I reinstalled it with a proper base and added the boom and heavy enough rigging to handle the dinghy.
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Old 04-22-2023, 09:51 AM   #7
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Interesting boat. Full walk-around decks is a feature that would be handy to have.
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Old 04-23-2023, 10:37 AM   #8
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That's very cool that you were able to trace your boats lineage as you did. Very interesting indeed. We looked seriously at a Ta Chiao 42, which has the same lines as a bluewater 40. I really like your walk around decks, larger cockpit and longer foredeck area that the #1 has. I wish there were more of that design available on the used market. It seems you have a beautiful unicorn!
Do you have a pic of the Ta Chiao 42?When I look I can't find anything with the pilot house.Is it similar to the Tayana pilot house trawler? I know there very few .
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