Category Archives: 1989 41′ Defever Trawler

This is where I post about the restoration of a 1989 41′ Defever Trawler.

M/V Western Flyer – 1989 41′ Defever Trawler

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Moving Aboard the Western Flyer

Moving Aboard the Western Flyer Wednesday, August 26, 2015 “Once upon a time a man said he was going cruising. Everyone heard him and soon the whole world cheered! Hurrah! Hurrah! They cheered him so loudly that the man decided … Continue reading

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The “Western Flyer” a 41 Defever Trawler

The Defever 41 is a 1989 model that ran from ’85 to 89.  She was available with single or twin engines.  At the most economical speeds she is capable of from 1,000 to 1200 miles.  Her interior came in either … Continue reading

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The Western Flyer Expedition YTD 2014

The Western Flyer YTD 2014 As 2014 came to a close, and while watching, count’em three, three grand children; I quickly wrote down a short list of what the Western Flyer taught us.  What it taught US is probably way … Continue reading

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Nickel Tour – New Boat Slip

Driving Tour of our new Marina  

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Our new view

The Western Flyer is now in a brand new never used slip since arriving in California.   The scenery and weather is outstanding.   The people are friendly and everywhere I look I see some type of activity going on.

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Our new boat slip

Our new boat slip is so new we are the first to ever occupy it since built.   Rear view with a container ship docked for the day. Brand new marina,  no wifi,  heated pool/spa, fire pit,  complimentary hot deluxe continental … Continue reading

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Defever trawler

This traditional double-cabin trawler was built in Taiwan by Bluewater Marine. My trawler is the last year made model, a 1989.  She’s constructed on a solid fiberglass hull with a deep forefoot and a long keel that fully protects the … Continue reading

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