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Blue, Yankee #145, Pullman/Bellingham, Washington - updated March 29, 2022  

March 20, 2022 - Blue has recently been sold and has now has a 'corporate' ownership of 4 owners. This is explained in one of her new owner's email below (minor edits)

Hi Ron,

Re: #145

Blue has a new owner. Sort of.

I shared a San Juan 24 "Shibui" with two friends (Matt Mueller and Andy Klein) in the Bellingham marina. When "Blue" came up for sale a few slips down we decided we were ready for an upgrade. We sold the SJ24 (https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/san-juan-24) and bought the Dolphin from Eric Sorensen, offering him a 1/4 share in our syndicate in exchange for a reduced sale price. Or maybe we were going to offer that to him but he mentioned it first? Whichever way, to our delight he accepted!.

So now we are a 4-owner syndicate and are happy to have Eric on the team! She'll stay in the Bellingham marina where we'll use her for adventures around the islands.This is my second Dolphin (the first was "Supernova" #156), and it is notable how well my body remembers the feel of sailing (and crawling around in) a Dolphin after 16 years....

Thanks for being our historian,

Simon Graves (&Co.)

Stay tuned






This is the history we have on #145 - its a bit complicated - patience

December 6, 2021 - Eric's update on Blue's Craigslist ad

Hey Ron,

I've still got my boat up on Craigslist if you would like to post it on your for sale page:

All best,





October 19, 2021 - Here's the link to Blue's Craigslist ad - thanks for the tip Connor Sauby, Yankee #267




June 10, 2019. Eric Sorensen checking in as the new owner of #145. Eric's a returning past owner - Parakletos, Yankee #106 and one of the early Dolphin owners checking in on this website back in 2007. Click here to go to Parakletos' page.

Hey, Ron.

I see you've been waiting to update the listing for Yankee Dolphin #145. I am the buyer and plan to sail out of Bellingham, WA.

I am selling the trailer and would really appreciate your posting my Craigslist ad on the site:

Thanks a lot.

Eric Sorensen
Pullman, WA

Postscript: The trailer is in Anacortes, not Pullman. I'm looking forward to getting in the water, likely Thursday, after a long refit of the rig



March 26, 2020 Update from Eric, and news about the trailer, at least for now, off the market (emails consolidated/edited)


I was selling my trailer but now it is under my boat in a storage facility outside Bellingham. It is going to stay there until at least late April. I'm scheduled to launch the boat then but I suspect our activities will still be pretty limited by the Covid 19 virus. I'm being very cautious right now so I'm not sure I'll launch even if Gov. Inslee lifts the current stay-at-home order.

I hope you're doing well. Please take the trailer off the For Sale page. At least my boat is out of the water and not costing me moorage.

All Best






This is the history we have on #145

April 28, 2018 We got this email from Dave Wolf. We stand by for the new owner to check in.


Dolphin sold last month. Probably stay local Bellingham. Thanks for posting.


Fair Winds Dave!

February 15, 2019 - Update from Dave


Yes, still for sale. Sitting on its trailer at Pacific Marine in Anacortes. We’ve moved to Wisconsin, and we’re still deciding which boat comes to Lake Michigan.



December 18, 2018. We got a couple of 'heads up' on this Craigslist ad for #145


1969 Yankee Dolphin 24 - $8600

Recent restoration and bottom paint. Mercury 6hp 4 stroke and trailer. Not perfect, but a nice boat with a clean title and registered trailer with new axles, brakes, wheels and tires.

Reply email - 3c9ff-6761490206@sale.craigslist.org


March 6, 2018 -We got the following email and pictures from Dave Wolf checking in as the new owner of Yankee #145.


I purchased Blue in 2016 from Paul Trockel, who trailered it to California for me in conjunction with another trip.

I stayed aboard on the hook in Half Moon Bay (photo right) for the winter. Pay a visit, by the way, to Half Moon Bay Yacht Club if you get a chance. Great group and a wonderful sailing facility.

Owing to a transfer, I found a trailer in 2017 and moved Blue to Anacortes. Yes, back to Washington. I hauled for bottom paint last summer (photo below), and intend to drop it in for trips around Puget Sound this year.

Great boat beautifully restored by Paul Trockel.

Dave Wolf

Welcome aboard Dave!







This is the history we have on #145 up to when Dave Wolf checked as her new owner

Paul Trockel's Blue, Yankee #145, Lake Chelan/Twisp, Washington - updated January 15, 2016

October 3, 2014. Paul Trockel's hobby is restoring Yankee Dolphins and he has finished Blue, Yankee #145. She is a newly found Dolphin our 219th. She was for sale earlier this year but Paul has decided to take her off the market.

Paul describes his Blue below

Nicest 24' sailboat ever designed, feels like a ship. Easy to sail and handle, draws only 2' 10''. This boat can take you anywhere. Restored to be as original as possible. Epoxy bottom, epoxy primer coat, new bottom paint, new gel coat on deck, cabin, and cockpit. Two tone deck, mast gel coated, and new life lines. All lockers, storage areas, and back motor compartment painted. All interior wood work (aframosa) stripped and finished. All exterior teak stripped and finished. All new electrical with new six circuit breaker panel. Sleeps 5.

Hull is molded fiberglass. Deck, trunk cabin and cockpit one unit with molded in nonskid pattern and extra stiffening, with teak toe rail. Self bailing motor well taking engines up to 9 hp. Std. Shaft. Aluminum spars, stainless steel standing rigging with double lower shrouds, dacron and stainless running rigging. Stainless steel chainplates and stemhead fittings. Bronze turnbuckles and toggles. Bronze deck hardware. Centerboard solid fiberglass with keel ballast—lead. Centerboard mechanism operated from cockpit. Mariner mainsheet traveler with mainsheet cam cleat on slide. All blocks Mariner. Thru hull fittings fitted with valves.

A complete innerliner gives a clean, attractive interior, with vinyl patterned surfaces. Bulkhead and hanging locker are of afromosia. Dinette is trimmed in afromosia. Table lets down, resulting in comfortable double berth, 40 inches wide, 6 ft. 5 in. long.

For equipment she has a knot Meter, depth gauge, double life lines, a 6 HP Long Shaft Evinrude outboard, fabric upholstery with vinyl bottoms, 3 head sails, Portapotty head, a gimballed alcohol stove

January 15, 2016 Webmaster Note. Paul set up a Dropbox file with more pictures of Blue - click the following link to go there.






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