Tag Archives: Defever

Great post – “Our first year in Mexico”

http://vagabondingundersail.org/2015/01/24/all-aboard-our-first-year-in-mexico/

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The oil change job

This morning i planned on changing the oil on both of Western Flyers engines.   In case you are not up to date,  the recent trip (one week ago)  total was approximately 1,000 miles bringing the Western Flyer from Portland to … Continue reading

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“The Crew of the Western Flyer”

Subject: The Crew of the Western Flyer A saltier group of guys could not be found.  A merchant marine, USCG, and diesel mechanic – all on the same boat!  Outstanding! These guys all have a love for the sea, the … Continue reading

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Route Planning V1.0 – Portland to Los Angeles, CA

Subject:  Route Planning – Portland to Los Angeles, CA Practical: passage planning from the Cruising Helmsman circa 2012 // Whilst we were cruising in Mexico, we met many fellow cruisers from North America who had simply moved from their house … Continue reading

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How to Put Together An Expedition

Subject:  How to Put Together An Expedition How do expeditions come together and what is all involved? So, how do we go about putting together an expedition; well…… sort of similar to how we go about building a boat. If … Continue reading

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Our new Trawler

When I finally settled on the type of boat I wanted I knew I wanted a “Defever” trawler, with twin diesels, not Ford Lehman 120’s but Ford Lehman 135 super.  There is a difference but I won’t discuss here now.

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