Hull 43 Liberty
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Hull ID:ZKR40043J888
Dave & Bobbi Forsman
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Dave & Bobbi Forsman 11/2009 Liberty Erie, PA
Dan Adams 10/2004 11/2009 Liberty Washington, DC
Judy Munchmeyer 10/2004 Liberty Hilton Head, SC
James Caldwell 1988 Liberty Port Isabel, TX

About the Owners (Present and Past)

The Forsman's: Dave and Bobbi have over 100 years of combined boating experience, obviously being associated with boats from an early age. They have owned various sail, power (and human powered) vessels, ranging from 8' rowing prams to now a 40' pleasure trawler. Living on Lake Erie has produced a healthy respect for relatively large, shallow bodies of water where thunderstorms are a common occurrence coupled with the winds and waves generated by slow moving weather systems. The ultimate goal was to become full time cruisers, heading south and away from the cold and snow during the winter via the Inter-coastal Water Way in the fall. In the spring the course would be reversed, bringing the good ship Liberty back to Erie to enjoy the relatively cool, pleasant summers. They found Liberty via an Internet search at Herrington Harbor North on the Chesapeake in 2009 and brought her home to Lake Erie in 2010 on her own bottom. In 2014 both Dave and Bobbi retired, lived aboard and cruised Liberty for five years putting 15,000 miles under the boats keel. Liberty now makes her home at the Erie Yacht Club on Lake Erie where she is no longer used as a liveaboard. Dave and Bobbi are residents of Florida where they have a condo on the west coast of Florida and 22 foot C Dory is used for their boating during the winters. A blog detailing their travels is under the Cruising Log tab.

The  Adam’s:  We purchased Liberty lying in Hilton Head SC.  The broker related that the boat had been a live aboard cruiser, and was being sold following the death of Judy Munchmore's significant other Bob Romberger. The chart packs that passed with Liberty had some scattered, but interesting annotation of some of their cruising.

We spent the winter of '04-'05 running back and forth to Hilton Head bringing her back into commission.   The boat had accreted several layers of electronics, to include the wiring to support a SSB, which had long been removed.   At the time our major upgrades centered on the electronics and stripping disused wiring.  In March, we attempted the transport run to bring her home that ended with a cracked head off Isle of Palms.  She was repowered at Ross Marine, Johns Island SC, and we got her home to Harrington Harbor North, Deale, Maryland on the 4th of July 2005.

Over the next four years we cruised from the mouth of the York River in Virginia, to Mystic Connecticut, with lots of weekends just swinging on the hook in Hudson's Creek off Cassons Point on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake.

Yes, I still have a place in my heart for Pilgrims, but looking back I see that we did the right thing in passing her along.  Our son Dallas is now ten, and I honestly don't know how we would be able to balance time for sports, scouts, etc. with the demands of a large boat.  That said, Dallas passed advanced sailing last summer and I promised him his own boat…. (1/27/2013)

U shaped Galley to starboard aft the pilothouse
Refrigerator forward, sink to starboard
Built in salon settee to starboard
Folding salon table to port
Head to port; Vacuflush head (2011), shower (2011)

Mechanical and Engine Details
BetaMarine 75hp (2015) 2600 rpm
TwinDisc TM93 Transmission (2015)
22 x 14 four bladed prop (2005)
Dual Racor 500 fuel filters
Single Racor 500 fuel filter
Vetus BOW 9512 7.5 hp bow thruster (2005)
Yacht Thruster 300s stern thruster (2014)
SeaStar hydraulic steering
VDO rudder indicators (flybridge and pilot house)
Two 42 gallon fresh water in basement, plastic (2006)
One 70 gallon fresh water in basement, plastic (2006)
One 70 gallon diesel in basement, aluminum (2006)
One 53 gallon diesel in engine room, plastic (2014)
One 6 gallon diesel in engine room, plastic (2015 for diesel heater)
One 62 gallon fresh water in engine room, plastic (2014)
One 40 gallon waste holding tank in engine room (2006)
One 20 lb propane tank under fake stack on boat deck
One 10 lb propane tank under fake stack
Two 6 lb propane tanks under veranda seats
Wesbasto type Diesel Heater 24 Volt (2015)
Emergency Tiller

2 - 30 amp 110v shore power feeds
Victron Phoenix Multiplus Inverter/Charger 2500 watt output (2005)
Westerbeke 8kw generator wired for 2-30 amp feeds
Xantrex battery monitor (2005)
Domestic 16,000 Btu/h Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner (2014)

Nova Kool AC/DC 9.1 cubic foot refrigerator (2012)
Keurig single cup coffee maker (at 12v the draw is 170 amps for one minute then 90 amps for another minute)
Sharp Convection Microwave Oven, .9 cubic feet (2012)
Double burner induction cooktop (2012)
Fireboy SA-2 Automatic LP shutoff and leak detector (sensor below water heater) (2012)

Raymarine C125 chartplotter (2016)
Raymarine I60 Wind Speed (2015)
Raymarine 130 GPS (2014)
Raymarine EV-1 Fast Heading Sensor (2016)
Raymarine Quantum (broad band) Radar (2016)
Raymarine ST60 Tridata (speed, depth, temp) (2005)
Si-Tex Class B AIS Transponder (2016)
Spot Gen3 GPS Tracker (2014)
Digital Yacht GPS 150 (2014)
Wagner Autopilot (1988)
Standard Horizon GX2000 VHF (2015)
Standard Horizon 240SW Hailer Horn (2020)
Speco Technologies CVC627MR Reverse Image color day/night waterproof marine camera (port side of veranda) (2012)
7" Pyle View PLHR76 Video Monitor (for aft facing camera) (2012)
Tri-Lens Radar Reflector (Large, Passive) (2012)

Lofrans Tigress Windlass (2015)
60 lb Manson Supreme anchor (primary)
Fortress FX37 anchor
210 feet 5/16 G4 chain
200 feet 3/4 nylon line
9 combination hawse hole/cleats
Single SS davit with Rule electric winch
10' Bauer 10 dingy with sailing rig
Torqeedo Travel 503 electric outboard (2012)
SS handrails on pilothouse (2012)
Solaire Everywhere propane grill (2011)



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