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Old 11-09-2008, 14:44   #1
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Cape Dory 27 for Transatlantic crossing

Looking for boat capable to make Transatlantic crossing. My priorities are:
1) should be between 27 and 30 feet
2)cost under $ 25000
I have read about Tritons, Albergs ,Contessas and Cape Dorys 28 doing Transatlantic crossings and even around the globe circumnavigations. Tritons are good size boats, but they all are very old. Contessa is too small. So what about Cape Dory 27? Anybody has any ideas? Is it less safe than , for example, Cape Dory 28, or Pearson Triton?
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Old 11-09-2008, 15:19   #2
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the older full keel cape dory 27 would need to have new standing rigging and have the chain plates checked as these can cause problems. but i have seen these boats sailing in 30 knot winds and handling it nicely. the 28 might also be a good choice if you can afford it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 15:35   #3
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I've read a lot of good stuff about the Albin Vega 27 (though I have no first-hand experience). John Vigor also talks it up in his book "20 small sailboats that will take you anywhere", which you might want to check out.

You can get a nice one for about 20K. There's a few good-looking ones on Yachtworld right now.
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John Vigor also talks up the Cape Dory 25D.
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John Vigor also talks up the Cape Dory 25D.
He also owns a CD27.
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Witth the current economy you can most likely get a Cape Dory 30 in decent shape for $25K (I did last summer.) A lot more space than the 27. Both are definitely very capable boats. Just be careful to look for the typical problems in boats of this age.
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I have sailed and worked on the Cape Dory 27. Typically a well constructed vessel. Nice deep full keel, nice sailing, pretty classic vessel. Many of Carl Alberg's designs have crossed oceans as well as completed circumnavigations. If you want to cross the Atlantic in a twenty seven Dory there are several areas that I would want to modify to make the boat safe. The main companionway hatch as supplied is a weak piece of fiberglass and would not be up to the task of handling a breaking wave. It would be a good idea to have a nice heavy wooden sea hood "Turtle" fabricated. The large cockpit will present a big problem should the boat get pooped. The size of the cockpit drains should be increased and the lazzarette's should be made watertight so the engine space can not be flooded in the event of a boarding wave.
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P.S My friend purchased his beautiful fully found 27 Dory for $10,000.
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the older full keel cape dory 27 would need to have new standing rigging
Why? Because you believe the original standing rigging was undersized for offshore work? Or because it's too old? Or some other reason? It would be helpful if you explained the reason(s) for your opinion. Thanks.
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try the contessa 32 ,really only a 28-30 foot boat on the inside but should out perform the others ,in ocean conditions and will have big er resale value in europe.also a fine short handed craft that has a n exellent pedigee.google this boat do your home work and you will see why they are held in such high regard.
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He also owns a CD27.
Proir to the 27 he owned a 25D. A fellow 25D owner, Odie Lingle, sailed his 25D across the pond last year to Ireland..And one did the Pacific...

Given the lack of specific condition related issues any Cape Dory can sail across the Atlantic. Even a few 19' Typhoons have made the crossing. For the most part the boat can take more abuse than the skipper..
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