Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-10-2015, 11:21   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1
DeFever 48' Maintenance

We are going to purchase and live aboard a trawler for at least a portion of the year several years from now once we retire. Since we have the time to study and investigate, we are trying to learn as much as we can before we invest our hard earned money, as we are not wealthy. Everything we have learned about trawlers has lead us to the DeFever 48', but my wonderful cautious wife and partner in life is very concerned about the level of wood on the boat, and the maintenance implications.
Does anyone know where we can find a complete recommended maintenance schedule for the DeFever 48?
[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Mohawkriverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 11:33   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oregon to Alaska
Boat: Wheeler Shipyard 83' ex USCG
Posts: 1,699
Re: DeFever 48' Maintenance

Since I live on a 83' wood boat, the amount of wood on a fiberglass hull is beneath consideration. If you do your own work, the varnish can be dealt with in a couple days a year. If you take reasonable care of the insides, the wood paneling, etc., will last the life of the boat.
Or you can have a boatyard do the varnish. I painted most of mine.
__________________
Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 11:56   #3
Registered User
 
avb3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida/Alberta
Boat: Lippincott 30
Posts: 9,913
Images: 1
Re: DeFever 48' Maintenance

You may get a better response on our sister site:

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forum/
__________________
If your attitude resembles the south end of a bull heading north, it's time to turn around.
avb3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
maintenance

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on Buying DeFever Trawler Jim Sprague Powered Boats 34 03-09-2017 18:31
My 'Maintenance-Free' Facnor Headsail Furling Unit Needs Maintenance Hugh Walker Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22 05-10-2016 20:47
Defever Trawler Upgrades - Advice? TrawlerDude Powered Boats 8 20-11-2012 19:21



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.