I am working on purchasing
a Defever 43 (1980 vuntage)
Past Rag Salor: Pearson
6.5' 58' stick
We had our boat Shazam for 25 years, Cruised the Great Lakes
- East Coast
River, Keys, Gulf of Mexico
including Windwards, Leewards, Central America
, North South America
, Lived in Puerto Rico
(Culebra) and just seemed to be getting too old for a larger Sailboat. Cold Damp crossings, foredeck work etc too much.
Now we look forward to a more comfortable cruising lifestyle in a MUCH larger living space of a Defever. Air, Heat, Stabalized, all sorts of electronic stuff.
My wife: Captn Judy has a 50 ton Sail Masters and has held it for 27 years
Me: Captn Rich 100 Ton Sail Masters for 32 Years.
Both of us have had Advanced Celestial but seldom use it after GPS
Looking forward to hearing from some of you.
By the way.. am looking for the following to go with the Defever
75# REAL CQR
15 to 30 GPH
Any comments by Defever owners.