Blue Turtle Cruising

Trawler haul out complete!

The boy (with fresh haircut) with the shiny prop and rudder

So this past week (Tuesday, actually) we put Blue Turtle back in the water. She’d been on the hard for about 11 days at Olsen Marine Services. We had her hauled out to have the bottom painted along with some other repairs: Blisters/gel coat repaired Removed a Trillogy dinghy lift system (it’s for sale, by …

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Sea trial & survey

1974 DeFever survey

Once Randy and I decided this DeFever was the boat for us, we made an offer. The negotiating process went well and once we had reached an agreement, it was time to schedule the sea trial and survey. We googled surveyors in the Sarasota/St. Pete area and found a couple promising sites. Randy called the …

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