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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Matt Harris came down from Bellingham (WA) to survey the Sea Eagle. We started very early on Friday morning and took the boat across San Francisco bay to pull her out of the water. The weather was lovely, with San Francisco’s famous fog pouring over the Golden Gate bridge and hills of Sausalito.

Matt (and Scott) worked his butt off for two very long days and did an outstanding job of checking every square inch of the Sea Eagle. He found items on the boat that Frank and Marlies didn’t even know existed. My favorite was the remote control for the autopilot. Frank’s comment was, “you mean all this time, I could have been sitting back on the settee driving the boat?”

(photo above is Matt and Scott inspecting the runout on the propellor)

open The Boyd’s first stepped aboard the Sea Eagle on March 2nd, 2013, in Sausalito, CA.

When Scott was introduced to Frank Dinsmore and asked, “are you the owner?” Frank smiled, pointed at his wife Marlies and said, “Oh no, this is her boat!” It was obvious from those very first moments on the boat that both families would become good friends and that this was the boat we had been searching for.

Janet was introduced to Marlies Dunsmore, who proclaimed “you know, we’re not going to sell this boat to someone that we don’t like!” It turns out that was not a problem at all!

The following day, we looked at Eden, a newer Nordhavn 47, with a lot fewer hours, but decided it lacked the charm of the Sea Eagle and made our offer on hull 28.