When Bill Rogers purchased Delfin from the family of her original owner in 2000, she was in dire need of work.  Under his expert eye, Jim had the vessel stripped to bare steel inside and outside.  She was audio gauged, and any hull areas not 1/4" thick were removed and replaced.  The deck had been covered in the traditional mortar, asbestos and seagull dropping smudge that provided excellent non-skid, but with time cracked and admitted sea water to the raw deck steel.  To repair this, the entire super structure from deck up was removed and the decking replaced.  The forward scuttle that allowed exterior access to the forward cabin was eliminated, and the massive winch was retired with honors.  The saloon was widened to eliminate the original port walkway and all was reattached using Detacouple between the aluminum of the topside and the steel of the deck, allowing for welding of aluminum to aluminum and steel to steel, eliminating corrosion.  The inside and outside of the vessel was painted with two part polyurethane paint, and Delfin was re-powered with a CAT 3306.  A new Northern Lights 20 kw genset was installed, as well as keel coolers for both.

It was this beautiful platform that was purchased in 2003 by her current owner, with the intent of finishing her in a manner that would make her proud.
Following delivery off shore Long Beach, Delfin was motored to Ensenada, Mexico and the Baja Naval yard for preliminary work prior to shipment via Dockwise to Bracewell Boatworks in Canada.  The first step was the spraying of all interior surfaces with QuietShip sound deadening compound, and the lining of the hull with acoutical cork to ensure a quiet and dry interior.
Next step was to place floor stringers into the engine room, and rebed the engine on flexible mounts from hard mounts.
To maintain watertight integrity between bulkheads and reduce the possibility of chafe, all hydraulic lines, water lines, vents and drains were connected via fabricated manifolds.
Next up was installation of active stablizers, windlasses, boiler and water heater.  Stablizers were placed in line with existing roll chocks to provide protection for the fins and maximize efficiency.