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Old 07-11-2022, 11:11 AM   #1
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Defever Passage Maker 40, Ocean Springs Ms.

1973 Defever, Length 40' Beam 13'8", Draft 4'. Lehman 120 diesel, Onan diesel generator, 120-gallon fuel tank, Dual helm flybridge and saloon. Master cabin and fwd. V berth have electric shower, head and lavatory. Four burner electric range in saloon. Norcold refrigerator does not work. A/C is a 10,000 BTU Frigidaire window unit which keeps the entire boat cool without raw water pumps. Windlass anchor system. Pro Mariner battery charger, Garman Echo Map 50S 5"Chartplotter/fish finder. Sitex SP-80 Auto Pilot. New zincs and bottom paint Feb 2022. New thru hulls 2019.
The Osprey is currently ready and able to go out to the barrier islands and beyond. It has always been maintained by diesel mechanic, (Dave Adams of Gulfport Ms). and used. Over the 20 years of ownership, we have used it on a regular basis fishing, traveling to the islands and participating in the annual event "Christmas on the Water". We always thought we should have won the prize for best decoration, but sadly never did. The Osprey is ready to use. The new owner can enjoy now and give it a little TLC later. It is a lot of boat for the money. $35,000.
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Old 07-14-2022, 10:43 AM   #2
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Beautiful boat which I was in the market right now for my loop Boat
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Old 07-14-2022, 02:42 PM   #3
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Looks to be a lot of boat for the money. Nice looking too.
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Old 08-05-2022, 04:14 PM   #4
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My wife and I live in SW Florida and we’re interested. Are there more pictures and additional information?
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Old 08-06-2022, 10:01 AM   #5
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I’m out of town right now but will return Thursday. I can send additional information then. As far as items that need repair, some of the cap rails need to be redone, about 14 feet. the flying bridge cushions need to be replaced. the fwd non structural bhd at the anchor locker has delaminated and needs to be replaced. The overhead in the V berth is loose. Some of the wood paneling in the aft cabin above the cabinets needs to be replaced. The foundation on one of the fresh water tanks in the lazaret needs to be replaced. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2022, 07:31 AM   #6
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Iím also interested- sent you email.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:07 AM   #7
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Looks well maintained @ salable price. Buyer might consider replacing a/c. Window unit not shown. Wonder about 120hp Lehman, hours proformance of HP..
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Old 08-10-2022, 03:02 PM   #8
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Also Interested - Can't quite tell from the photos... Does she have the island berth in the aft cabin... or is the berth all the way to port? Peace - Pete
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Old 08-12-2022, 07:20 AM   #9
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From the pictures, all of the wood surfaces appear to be dry, dull, and of inconsistent coloration, not a surprise given the age of the boat. My 1983 DF44 used to be the same. All those wood surfaces can be substantially restored with Old Masters gel stain. Apply it with a foam brush. Let it stand for a few minutes. Wipe off vigorously and thoroughly with cheap terry cloth bar mops from Sam's or Costco. You would find the result to be surprisingly good. No residue is left. The color will be restored and there will be a surface sheen as well. The gel stain does not drip and is easy to apply. It is a bit of work but the result is remarkable.

So, to potential buyers, if you are put off by the apparent condition of the wood surfaces, know that they can restored with not a lot of work.
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Old 08-12-2022, 07:25 AM   #10
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Thanks for info on Old Masters Gel Stain. We've used a product that cleaned, not shine.
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