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Jeff Mowry's Precious Time, 1977 Pacific Dolphin # 274, SOLD Morro Bay, California - updated July 10, 2022  

July 10, 2022 - Just in from Jeff

Hi Ron,

Sorry I took so long in getting back to you. Hull274, former Precious Time has been sold. She is currently birthed here in Morro Bay at the state park marina. I still have the trailer which is on your website for sale. Feel free to pass on any information.

Thanks for all your help.


Webmaster Note: re trailer - see June 29, 2022 post below


February 28, 2019 - We got the following new owner check in email from Jeff Mowry.

Hi Ron

I bought Precious Time, Hull #274 from Dave Hodapp last fall. I got the trailer road ready, brakes, tires,lights,new pads and bunks and towed her from Rio Vista to Morro Bay where I live. She’s currently parked nearby at our son’s where I’ve been working on her fixing things. I hope to have her in the water by late Spring or early Summer.

There are two other Dolphins in Morro Bay that I know of including hull # 273. My son and I rewired her and I’m putting in new electronics. I’d like to repower her with an 8 hp tohatsu with electric start but may go with the 6 hp that so many owners have recommended.

I’ll be changing the name also and will let you know what it is. Feel free to contact me if you wish. I love the website and have gotten lots of info from it.

Hope to talk to you.

Jeff Mowry

Click on the above photos for a larger image

Welcome aboard Jeff!


June 29, 2022 - Jeff is selling his trailer (above pic) - here's his email and contact info

Pacific Dolphin trailer.FOR SALE
Dual axle. Brakes, bearings and tires all in good condition. New bunks and pads.
$2500 or best offer
Call me at 805-235-0750







This is the history we have on #274 up to this point

February 14, 2019 - Reported Sold. Standing by for the new owner to check in

Fair Winds Dave


August 13, 2018. John Gish (Savili) brought this ad to our attention

Hi Ron - happened to see 274 is for sale (ad on Latitude38 magazine website -


Cheers, John s/v Savili


Contact Dave Hodapp
dhodapp@winfirst.com dhodapp@winfirst.com

Pacific Dolphin 24 1977
Sparkman & Stevens Design Hull Number 274

This is a small, trailerable, shoal draft keel-centerboarder with 2' 10" draft (board up) and 5' 2" draft (board down).

Sleeps five, with a settee, forepeak, portapotty, and galley.

> Hull: Full keel with cat-away forefoot, keel hung rudder; fiberglass centerboard, no-rust dacron line with winch; ballast in hull; manual bilge pump.

> Engine:  10 HP 4-stroke Honda in lazarette well, electric start, 10A alternator, extra-long shaft, high thrust three blade prop, plastic 6-gal tank and hose. In very good condition.

< Galley: Original galley, Kenyon 2-burner alcohol stove, stainless sink with pressure water, icebox. Magna charcoal and propane BBQs.

> Sails: Main (Pineapple Sails), 2 sets reef points; 100% working jib (Pineapple Sails), one set reef points; 150% genoa; 70% heavy weather jib; riding sail; mail and jib sail cover. Spare main and jib.

> Standing rigging: 3/16” stays, fore and aft (oversize); double 5/32” lowers with quick release, 5/32” upper shrouds; adjustable backstay with folding T-handle turnbuckle (oversize).

> Running rigging: P&S jib sheet winches; halyard winch on mast; 3-part mainsheet; 4-part boom vang; topping lift; mainmreefing tackle; double purchase traveler; jib downhaul; genoa tracks and cars with blocks; inboard blocks for working jibs; mast rigging for lowering and raising mast.

> Electronic/Navigation equipment: Depth finder; Autohelm 1000 automatic tiller; handheld VHF; knotmeter; Danforth compass with light; battery; flexible solar panel installed on lazarette cover; radar reflector; windvane; anchor marker; hand held windspeed indicator; parallel rule.

> Ground tackle: 13# Danforth on bow pulpit with 30’ of 5/16” chain and 176’ of ½” 3 strand rode; 13# Danforth at stern with 12’ of 5/16” chain and 167’ of ½” 3 strand rode; 25# fisherman style storm anchor.

Other: Mast hoisting system , horseshoe; adjustable whisker pole; portable head; fenders and dock lines; boat hook; swim ladder, Bottomsiders cockpit cushions. Lifesling Overboard Rescue System.

> Condition: The boat is in good shape but does need some work. There are no interior cushions. Needs bottom paint. Electrical system needs some work



October 26, 2009 After wandering around in the wilderness for a few years Dave found the website and checked in. At some point, Precious Time was Harold Rogers' Lady Doris - click to go there.

Hi Ron:
I just ran across your website last night. Great website!! There was so little web information on the Dolphin for years that I stopped looking about 5 years ago and was pleasantly surprised last night.
I own a Pacific Dolphin, hull # 274. Looks like it was the Lady Doris from the Roster. I'm at work and don't have my file on the boat, but when I bought it I believe it was named the Sara Jane. The person I bought it from (I'll get the name tonight) had sailed it in Santa Cruz (not far from the town of Ben Lomand). As I recall I bought it around 1994.
It has been kept in the Sacramento Delta for the last 7 years or so. I have some pictures I will hunt down tonight and send along. I have neglected it for several years, but will be taking it to the boatyard Friday for some repairs and polishing up. I have some technical questions to post to the Forum when you can sign me up.
I'm excited to find the site and to find so many other Dolphins out there.
Dave Hodapp
Precious Time
Sacramento, CA


Stay tuned


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