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Old 10-06-2011, 18:01   #1
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Cape Dory 25

There is a 1981 Cape Dory 25 that has come up for sale.

Good for a beginner?

Are they nice boats?

Will it handle coastal blue water?

Are there things to watch out for?

Owner wants a quick sale because he's been transferred and it's priced right.
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Re: Cape Dory 25

That is a super boat, delam in the deck is all I would worry about depending on the cost get it surveyed
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Old 10-06-2011, 18:23   #3
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I've read about the delam in the deck, bracing seems to be the answer. Survey is out of the question because of our location but it's priced right.
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There is a 1981 Cape Dory 25 that has come up for sale.

Good for a beginner?

Are they nice boats?

Will it handle coastal blue water?

Are there things to watch out for?

Owner wants a quick sale because he's been transferred and it's priced right.
Owned on for many years. Fabulous sailing boat. I used to go out when no one else was out. I actually looked forward to small craft advisories. Is this 25D or a 25. They are different. Mine was a 25 and had a long shaft 9.9hp in the well.
The downside.... It's small for a 25 footer.
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Old 10-06-2011, 18:29   #5
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Re: Cape Dory 25

It's a great little boat for blue water coastal. Carl Alberg was old school and designed boats to that could handle the job.
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Where is the boat located?
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Re: Cape Dory 25

It's a CD25 with a 9.9. He said he's had it out in 70 knot winds and it's rock solid.

It's a narrow beam and a small boat but we're looking for something portable and stable. I'm not a speed freak anymore.
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Where is the boat located?
I ain't telling.
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Damn!!!!! Oh well My boat is big for a single hander.. Can't fault a man for trying
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Damn!!!!! Oh well My boat is big for a single hander.. Can't fault a man for trying
It looks to me like you live in sailboat country. You should be able to find one. I live in igloo country, sailboats are as rare here as snowballs are where you are.
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Re: Cape Dory 25

Well I live in NH my boat finds a good hurricane hole in the summer and I never know where I am once first frost comes...
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Our frost was 18 feet deep last winter.
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Our frost was 18 feet deep last winter.

Where are you?? Sounds like Alaska.... You sailing turn again bay?
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Oh, I dream of Alaska, it would be nice to live in a warm state.
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70 knots???
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