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DeFever Cruisers Forum
*This is a forum of yachting enthusiasts who share a passion for our vessels and the cruising life!* About This Forum – This is a membership-only Forum with over 500 members representing most states in the US and 13 other nations around the world. Paid membership in DeFever Cruisers ( http://www.DeFeverCruisers.com ) is required in order to join this Forum Information on memberships and how to join is found at Join DeFever Cruisers. ( https://www.defevercruisers.com/join.asp ) ** *Please note that commercial use of the DeFever Cruisers website and this Forum is not permitted.* *Our Organization* – Most of our members own a vessel designed by the late Arthur DeFever, but others who admire his designs are welcome. We often cruise with fellow members and gather for fun on scenic beaches.  We plan rendezvous at a resort for seminars, touring other boats, and sharing spirited fellowship. *Our Vessels* – Sometimes called trawlers, DeFevers are traditional in their lines.  They are designed for efficient and extended travel in comfort and safety on the open sea or the inland waterways of the world.  Not all members own DeFevers, we also have some SOB (Some Other Boat) owners who enjoy our members and cruising. *Our People* – We love our boats and we love to cruise. We are mature but never old, adventurous but not foolhardy, self-sufficient but not reclusive, and rich in common sense. We are "real people." *Our Passion for Helping Others* – Many of your members have extensive boating experience, much of which has been on DeFevers.  And as we all know, “boating experience” is not just how to drive the boat, but how to maintain and repair it as well.  There is not much you can come up with that someone in this Forum has not already experienced.  The true value of the DeFever Cruisers Forum is its members and their willingness to share their time and knowledge. *How it Works* – Like most Forums , members may post questions about their boats or cruising issues and get advice from other members. How t o Join – If you are not a member of DeFever Cruisers, you may join at Join DeFever Cruisers ( https://www.defevercruisers.com/join.asp ) which will include membership in this Forum. Hope you will join us! *If you just became a member* of the DeFever Cruisers, please *do no* t use the "Apply For Membership" button below to join the forum.  You will automatically be made a member and notified via email when your membership has been processed.  (Please be patient, as it takes a real person to complete the process.) *If you have been a member* of the DeFever Cruisers for a while, or did not check the "join forum membership" box when you registered and want to establish/reestablish your forum membership, ple ase do use t he "Apply For Membership" button below to initiate the process to join the forum.  You will be notified via email when your membership has been completed.  (Please be patient, as it takes a real person to complete the process.)
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Subgroups You Can Join

  • Boats For Sale
    This is where you may list your boat for sale. (See the Stuff for Sale subgroup for listing your other marine-related items.) Please remove your listing when the boat has been sold. Brokers may not post their listings as commercial use of the forum is not permitted.  However, if the owner/member retains a broker, the owner may include a link to the broker's website or contact email. See the Guidelines tab (top left) for suggestions on listing your boat. You are able to view the boats listed for sale by others because you are a member of this subgroup. You should be receiving messages posted here and can list your own boat for sale. You may turn off emails from the Boats for Sale subgroup using the "Subscription" tab. Return to the Main Forum ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/topics ). To review how subgroups work, see the "Subgroup" section on the Basic Information ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/wiki/DeFever-Forum-Basics ) page. * To unsubscribe from this subgroup, send an email to: BoatsForSale+unsubscribe@DeFeverCruisers.groups.io
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  • First Mates' Forum
    T his forum provides a place for First Mates to ask questions, share boat-keeping ideas, and address non-technical topics of interest such as provisioning, cleaning, storage, decorating tips, handy gadgets, cooking, onboard communication, safety, docking & locking, line handling, trip planning, etc. Thi s forum is intended as an opportunity for First Mates to learn from and help one another. (This is not intended to replace Facebook, which is a place for posting travel plans and pictures, and more general discussion.) When posting a question or sharing an idea or tip, please consider the following: • In the “Subject line” provide a short general description (example: Rust Stain Removal) • Describe the issue or problem in some detail, but don't write a book. (For example: What will remove rust stains from my non-skid deck surface? I’ve already tried Z, Y, and Z.) • Provide one or two pictures to clarify, if necessary (but please don't overload the system with a lot of photos). To participate in this forum, you must also be a member of the main forum. If you do not wish to receive all the notices from the main forum you can turn them off by specifying “Special only” in the email options. Please note, in order to manage the connection between the DeFever Cruisers website and the DeFever Cruisers Forum , the “Display Name” format must be: last name, first name (& secondary first name, if appropriate), such as “Doe, John & Jane.” It is the single common factor to ensure both systems are in sync. Therefore we ask you not to change the display name Return to the Main Forum ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/topics ). To review how subgroups work, see the "Subgroup" section on this Basic Information ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/wiki/DeFever-Forum-Basics ) page. To unsubscribe to this subgroup, send an email to: FirstMatesForum+unsubscribe@DeFeverCruisers.groups.io
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  • Stuff for sale
    This is where you may list your boat-related “stuff” for sale.   (See the Boats for Sale subgroup for listing your boat.)   To view the items listed for sale by other members, you must first become a member of this subgroup.   You will then receive messages posted here and can list your own items for sale.   Once you join, you may turn off emails from the Stuff for Sale subgroup using the "Subscription" tab. Please remove your listing when the item has been sold. See the Guidelines tab (top left) for details on listing your items. Return to the Main Forum ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/topics ). To review how subgroups work, see the "Subgroup" section on the Basic Information ( https://defevercruisers.groups.io/g/Forum/wiki/DeFever-Forum-Basics ) page. * To unsubscribe from this subgroup, send an email to: StuffForSale+unsubscribe@DeFeverCruisers.groups.io
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    501 Members, 22 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Last Post: