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Pacific Dolphin #267 SOLD!! Des Moines, Washington - April 29/30, 2021  

April 29, 2021. Connor Sauby checking in as the new owner of Pacific Dolphin #267. We'll set up a new page for her once we get her new name and home port April 30, 2021 DONE! Click here to go there

Hi Ron,Just wanted to let you know that I am the proud new owner of hull #276, 1976 Pacific Dolphin 24! She is my first sailboat, although I have been sailing for a few years now off and on. Her name, according to the website, is currently Tiare. However, the previous owner (or the one before him) had taken off the lettering so she is sitting nameless. Unfortunately I know someone named Tiare so I will probably be renaming her (with the proper ceremonies of course). I haven't decided on a name yet, so if any readers have a suggestion let me know! Thinking of Balaena (Buh-
lane-uh) or Cetacea (Set-uh-see-uh).

I picked her up for $4900 with 2 outboards. She is structurally in very good condition (for a boat from 1976) with the standing rigging replaced within the last few years; it's still shiny. She could use a good deck swab but otherwise in good condition for $4900!I've been browsing the website since I saw her on craigslist and the website ultimately helped me decide to buy her. She's a beautiful boat, and I couldn't be more excited!

Projects planned: Install a porta-potty (she doesn't have one), repair the propane stove and propane system, fix up the 4 hp outboard (the 2.5hp works but is obviously grossly underpowered for a Dolphin), and install an A/C electrical system; she only has DC.The nice gal that showed me the boat (friend of the previous owner) gave me contact information for someone in the area that has (currently?) owned 4 or 5 dolphins and knew the designer of the boat or something. If he texts me back he would be a wonderful resource to have nearby!

I'll keep you updated on anything major happening with #267.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Connor Sauby



This is the info we had on #267 up to this point in time

April 12, 2021 - A reader tipped us about this just posted Craigs List ad - possibly a new found Dolphin! (Des Moines is between Seattle and Tacoma Washington. Click the link below to go directly to the ad and how to contact the seller.

Postscript: We were advised that this is Tiare, Hull #267. We have her in our Roster - click here to go there


1976 Pacific Dolphin 24’ Sailboat - $4,500 (Des Moines)

condition: good
length overall (LOA): 24
model name / number: Dolphin
propulsion type: sail
year manufactured: 1976

There are more photos on the Craigslist ad

This is a great day sailer that is water tight and has a nice selection of sails to play around with. Multiple fittings have been rebedded over the years to prevent leaks. It has had the standing rigging recently replaced, including the chainplates.

https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/dolphin-24-yankee. Sails upwind really well with the board down

1998 4hp, 4 stroke, Yamaha outboard that could use some work. An almost brand new 2.5hp Yamaha outboard that works great as a backup. 6 and 3 gallon external fuel tanks.

1 main sail and 3 head sails, 100%, 120%, 140%. Lines and sheets are in good condition.

Bottom paint and haul out was last done 4 years ago. It had some minor blistering on the hull then, which was addressed.

Fresh water tank. 1 year old 60AH battery. Auto bilge could use a little wiring work, but should be easy enough to get working again if you know about wiring.

Interior cushions are in good shape. Nice Dodger. Lifesling and life jackets included.

Slip is transferrable in Des Moines Marina. It’s $206 in the winter, possibly a bit more in the summer. There is a long waiting list for a live aboard permit, if you happened to want to use this boat for that. You could probably stay occasionally without problem though.









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