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Astrid and Robert Buuren's Ocean Gypsy, Yankee #80, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, California (updated August 16, 2017)  
   

February 24, 2014. Astrid and Robert Buuren checking in at the new owners of Yankee #80, soon to be officially named Ocean Gypsy. (Emails consolidated/minor edits)

Hi Ron,

I'm not sure if this is the proper way to check in but we just want to update your Dolphin site to #80. My husband Robert and I were so lucky to get her from Steve Ludwig and Jennifer. We will keep her at Woodley Island marina at this time and have already spent some time to get to know her.

She will be much treasured and well taken care of :)...

Astrid and Robert van Buuren

The New Crew on Board

 

ps We will rename her Ocean Gypsy but have not yet had the time to officially do that.

We have spent several weekends, and a short 4 day stretch, on her to set up the living quarters as our Casita del Mar. It's been very windy so we only have taken her onto the bay once...and only to learn how she handles motoring.

One day the little steps will lead to all the ocean adventures we are daydreaming of :)...

Welcome Aboard Astrid and Robert

 

Click here to see Yankee #80 in her prior life

 

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May 14, 2015 See an Ocean Gypsy video on Youtube - Sailing on Humbolt Bay. Click here to see it

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October 26, 2015. Yankee #80 was the cover boat on the Yankee 1967 brochure. Whatever her current name she carries this picture wherever she goes, so here it is again. For more on that brochure click here

Webmaster Note October 24, 2016. A little late on this but better than never. Steve Schumaker, son of Yankee founder, John Shumaker, posted the following historical tidbit on the Forum/History Section on October 20, 2016. http://dolphin24.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=291

Hull #80, Yankee, is seen on the cover of the brochure for the second model of Yankee Dolphins.  Those had a fiberglass deck/coachroof and aluminum mast, but wood coamings and hatch covers.  It was our family's second Dolphin, the company owner needing to have a current model for sales and promotional purposes.  The cover photo features my Dad at the helm, my mother next to him, and my aunt.  The photo was taken in Marina Del Rey, but Ben Sears, an illustrator my Dad used extensively, put in a more scenic background.

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February 29, 2016. Here's a neat picture Astrid posted on the Dolphin Facebook group

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June 4, 2016. We have a short update from Astrid responding to a 'what's up with Ocean Gypsy?"

Planning on a half year sail up to the inside passage next year - lots to prep, hoping to install a tiny solid fuel or propane heater this summer......

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August 16, 2017 Astrid's been doing a lot of work on Ocean Gypsy. A couple of weeks ago she posted some updates and photos stuff up on the Facebook Dolphin 24 Sailboats page https://www.facebook.com/groups/dolphin24sailboats/ We are just catching up. Click the photos for larger images

First hull coat of gelpaint on

v berth getting ready to be painted

 

first I scraped for hours, then I sanded it for hours, then I wiped it down with a moist rag and water, then I used a nontoxic mold treatment which was washed off, then clorox wipe down of all followed by last wiping with plain warm water, now it should be ready for painting :).... kind of long process but worth it

here is the comparison after the prep work and the first coat of paint....should be even better after the second coat....we dont want perfection but it sure is nice to not have flaky paint on our sleeping bags anymore

also, I am kind of tiny, so that helped with working in the very tip part

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