June 29, 2014. We have heard from Alden Harris that he has bought Pacific Dolphin #263. We have set up a new page for this boat. Click here to go there.
June 14, 2012. We got the following Forum post from DFI David Williams (minor edits). This qualifies as a Newly Found Dolphin, our 204th.
I wanted to report a newly found Dolphin #263 in this CraigsList ad: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/3070984487.html. I have pics if the ad dissappears. It is currently owned by Jimmy Canale, who is a retired San Diego lifeguard. He told me that he has owned her for approximately 20 years. I could not quite make out the name on the transom and forgot to ask. It has a Vire 7 and, as you will see, also has wheel steering.
I almost bought it even though it's 1,600 miles away, but this morning the former Icelander popped up for sale, and I've reached an agreement with Robb Waters to purchase his boat from the UP of Michigan. After all, it's a mere 1,000+ miles away. What some men won't do for love when their head is turned! Hope to have her in Little Rock around the 4th of July and doing the cosmetic work needed. I'll have to give her a new name as Icelander doesn't sound right this far South of the Mason-Dixon line. Maybe Iced Tea? Naw, I doubt that will be the main libation onboard.
Here is the Craigslist ad.
1976 Pacific Dolphin 24 Sailboat - $3500 (Shelter Island/San Diego, California)
Date: 2012-06-11, 10:01AM PDT
Reply to: email@example.com
A perfect Boat for summer fun! FOR SALE BY OWNER!
Sparksman Stephens classic design Hull #263 Perfect little pocket cruiser
Draft 5'2" 2'10" centerboard
Recent Main, 110 Lapper, 150 Multicolor Genoa
New VHF radio, New Marine Head, New Sail Covers.
Gas 7HP. Inboard, Wind Direction and Wind Signet
Too much to list. See link below for detailed info.
To view go over to Bay Club Marina Slip B11
Do not bother tennants
Serious inquires only!
Shown by Appointment only call JIMMY @858 254-9230
Click to go to http://dolphin24.org/pacific_dolphin_1976_brochure.html
We are working on getting her name - anyone know?
June 15, 2012. Jimmy Canale, responding to our request for help with #263's name, checked in with the following email
The name of my boat is Schipperke which means little captain. Thanks for putting it on your website.