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erps 05-08-2016 11:55 PM

It's not been too bad Ron, but it's not finished yet either. The Beta43 is almost made to fit the footprint of the old Volvo. I may have some interference issues with the transmission linkage, but nothing a little duct tape and bailing wire can't over come.

jbanderson50 06-22-2016 09:07 PM

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Hi everyone. Just got my new to me Fraser 41, Homers' Odyssey. Great boat that I found in the Rio Dulce Guatemala. The boat is in great condition and was a pleasure to sail almost 1200 miles to Seabrook, Texas. I arrived here at the end of March and will be spending the hurricane season here. During the whole purchase process I have become friends with the original owners as well. They are Stan and Lynn Homer. They now have a nice trawler in the Vancouver area named Homers' Odyssey 2.
Now I'm looking forward to more cruising and eventually circumnavigating earth.

Faster 06-22-2016 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jbanderson50 (Post 3550866)
Now I'm looking forward to more cruising and eventually circumnavigating earth.

Well you've got the right boat for it!

We'll keep an eye out for the stinkpot Homer :p ;)

tgolsen 08-07-2016 11:05 AM

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I see that no posts since 2014? I purchased Free Life II, a 41' Fraser in June of 2014. It's taken a bit for me to have her in shape and have just spent two weeks out on her this season and didn't realize what a boat I had come across. I loved her lines though didn't know her Pedigree. I would certainly like to learn more about the Fraser history.

Regards, Tom

tgolsen 08-07-2016 11:09 AM

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When I was looking at some of the Fraser's in the Pacific Northwest I come into touch with Stan as Homer's Oddesey was on the hard in Guatamala back in 2014. Where will her new home port be when you get her there?

Tom (FLII)

tgolsen 08-07-2016 11:51 AM

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Did you get the engine install wrapped up now? I would be interested to know how the Beta 42 fits from all perspectives, noise, power, heat and so forth. I see in the Beta brochure that the gear doesn't have an oil cooler on it, that has to be a bonus.

I have a C240 Isuzu which I am contemplating swapping out and was thinking about the newer version of the same though would value any input along my decision making process.


81 - 41' FLII

jbanderson50 08-07-2016 03:11 PM

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Hey does anyone have a picture of the Fraser logo for putting on a sail? I'm wanting to make crew shirts for an upcoming offshore regatta.

jbanderson50 08-07-2016 04:31 PM

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Homer's Odyssey now has a hailing port of Seabrook Texas. I will be staying here until spring of 2017. I will then go sailing through the Caribbean. Ending at the Panama Canal. I will then head out to the Pacific and on around the planet. At some point I also want to do a circumnav of South America but that will have to wait for now.

jbanderson50 08-10-2016 09:34 AM

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Does anyone know how to get ahold of Aire DeKleer? I'm hoping he might have that logo I'm looking for.

Justa 08-28-2016 06:30 PM

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Looks like I found the right bunch here!

My wife and I are just about to put our 1974 Fraser 42 Center Cockpit back in the water. We bought her back in June and have had her on the hard ever since doing critical systems. The mast step was completely rotted out as was the bottom of the mast. Most of the plumbing had to come out and a smoke load of wiring, standing rigging etc. had to be replaced as well as a bunch of long overdue love on the old Volvo Penta MD17B 3 banger. Thank goodness we just sold our previous boat to help us pay for it. lol
It still needs a whack of work on the interior cosmetics and of course the electronics but that can all be projects. We are hoping to move aboard (yes you heard right) in October. We are having some trouble finding a couple of parts for the mast and are having them made as well as the engine. We are still hoping to find this part before we have to resort to the machine shop. Have a look at the picture. If anyone knows where to get something like this I would be grateful. It is the engine shut off.

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