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Dave Wolf's Blue, Yankee #145, Anacortes, Washington - updated March 6, 2018  
   
March 6, 2018 -We got the following email and pictures from Dave Wolf checking in as the new owner of Yankee #145.

Ron,

I purchased Blue in 2016 from Paul Trockel, who trailered it to California for me in conjunction with another trip.

I stayed aboard on the hook in Half Moon Bay (photo right) for the winter. Pay a visit, by the way, to Half Moon Bay Yacht Club if you get a chance. Great group and a wonderful sailing facility.

Owing to a transfer, I found a trailer in 2017 and moved Blue to Anacortes. Yes, back to Washington. I hauled for bottom paint last summer (photo below), and intend to drop it in for trips around Puget Sound this year.

Great boat beautifully restored by Paul Trockel.

Dave Wolf

Welcome aboard Dave!

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This is the history we have on #145 up to when Dave Wolf checked as her new owner

Paul Trockel's Blue, Yankee #145, Lake Chelan/Twisp, Washington - updated January 15, 2016

October 3, 2014. Paul Trockel's hobby is restoring Yankee Dolphins and he has finished Blue, Yankee #145. She is a newly found Dolphin our 219th. She was for sale earlier this year but Paul has decided to take her off the market.

Paul describes his Blue below

Nicest 24' sailboat ever designed, feels like a ship. Easy to sail and handle, draws only 2' 10''. This boat can take you anywhere. Restored to be as original as possible. Epoxy bottom, epoxy primer coat, new bottom paint, new gel coat on deck, cabin, and cockpit. Two tone deck, mast gel coated, and new life lines. All lockers, storage areas, and back motor compartment painted. All interior wood work (aframosa) stripped and finished. All exterior teak stripped and finished. All new electrical with new six circuit breaker panel. Sleeps 5.

Hull is molded fiberglass. Deck, trunk cabin and cockpit one unit with molded in nonskid pattern and extra stiffening, with teak toe rail. Self bailing motor well taking engines up to 9 hp. Std. Shaft. Aluminum spars, stainless steel standing rigging with double lower shrouds, dacron and stainless running rigging. Stainless steel chainplates and stemhead fittings. Bronze turnbuckles and toggles. Bronze deck hardware. Centerboard solid fiberglass with keel ballast—lead. Centerboard mechanism operated from cockpit. Mariner mainsheet traveler with mainsheet cam cleat on slide. All blocks Mariner. Thru hull fittings fitted with valves.

A complete innerliner gives a clean, attractive interior, with vinyl patterned surfaces. Bulkhead and hanging locker are of afromosia. Dinette is trimmed in afromosia. Table lets down, resulting in comfortable double berth, 40 inches wide, 6 ft. 5 in. long.

For equipment she has a knot Meter, depth gauge, double life lines, a 6 HP Long Shaft Evinrude outboard, fabric upholstery with vinyl bottoms, 3 head sails, Portapotty head, a gimballed alcohol stove

January 15, 2016 Webmaster Note. Paul set up a Dropbox file with more pictures of Blue - click the following link to go there.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b0u5m5a18gmqctk/AADpfHJ5BuT5wF6fOR2U2ilSa

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