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In 1974, she was sold to Budd Leavitt, who retained the name Ma Belle and kept the boat in Tacoma. In 1975, Mr. Leavitt embarked a a serious refit. Both engines were replaced, and the bottom was re-planked with Western Red Cedar. A flying bridge was designed and installed near this time. A 1974 survey notes a cockpit helm station, and a 1977 survey notes the current fly-bridge and control station.
Ma Belle appears to have changed hands several times, but staying in the Leavitt family until 1986, when she was purchased by Dave and Karen Tyler.
The Tylers renamed Ma Belle to Dulcinea, her current name. They also embarked on a refit in the 1990s, replacing several planks, refastening the hull, and rebuilding the engines. They kept Dulcinea at the Tacoma Yacht Club, and participated in several Daffodil Parades.
I purchased Dulcinea in 2014, and have since kept her at Salmon Bay Marina in Ballard.