February 10, 2012. DFI Jonny Walker (Madalyn Joy, Yankee # 227) brought this boat to our attention. He saw her on Craiglist/Fort Myers. We are standing by to hear from the owner. Here is the ad, the direct link, and contact info.
1974 Yankee Dolphin (Bonita Springs)
CraigsList Link http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/boa/2831282273.html (expired)
Date: 2012-02-02, 2:16PM EST
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I have a 1974 Yankee Dolphin for sale. I love this sailboat but I just dont have time to sail it like it should be. The boat sails beautifully and only thing it could really use is a fresh coat of paint. It has a VHF radio, running lights, a mast light and down light, also has interior lights. Boat will come with a 5 hp kicker that pushes the boat around nicely. There are two extra jib sails, a main, and a pattern for the main that are in sail bags. The jib sails are all different sizes to accomadate for wind. The wood on the boat has all been redone. Also included is a 12 ft rowboat that I used as a dingy, motor can also be put on the back of it. Asking 4000 o.b.o. Email with any questions, thanks for looking'
February 15, 2012. Owner Ryan Norton checked in. He advises that he does not have any history on the boat, that the hull # is 226(!), that he has owned her for 2 1/2 years and that she has been in the Bonita Springs area for at least 6 years.
A very important piece of information - the hull number. We had it in our Roster since June, 2009. The boat belonged to Michele MacPherson who probably sold her to Ryan. The timing is right. Below is the picture of #226 when Michele had her. Click here to go to #226's old page. And, with this latest information we can establish #226 as our 192nd Found Dolphin.