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Old 19-04-2013, 10:51   #31
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Re: Cape George Sailboats

A CG-31 pulled into the slip near mine, so we got talking, it is 1' longer and about 9" wider, cabin top was extended further forward, the cockpit was further aft givng more cabin in both directions, my hull, frames and cieling take up about 3" of boat on each side, the CG-31 has alot more living space for the same sized boat, under sail it behaves in a similar fashion to is alot closer to the Captain Cicero than the Tally Ho.

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Old 26-06-2013, 02:03   #32
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MTANG ,MY wife and I have been looking for several years for just the right boat for us .We have 2 young children and one teenager , we went look at this 40 CG you mention here -- instant love -- my wife told me before my-self and the broker got to the inside (she was already in) "this is our new home final " were her exact words .
We love following all the threads and just wanted to let you know after looking at 100's of boat over the last few years -- the Cape George did it for us

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Old 27-06-2013, 04:11   #33
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Re: Cape George Sailboats

Congrats on the CG40. That would be the one I would get if I were to get a larger boat. They really have a nice layout.

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Old 27-06-2013, 04:27   #34
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Hello MTang,

I own hull #30 of the CG 31s. If your style of boat is a full-keel boat with adequate displacement, then these boats are a good example of that style done right. There are many boats that have done the full-keel/displacement thing horribly wrong, and turned many people off to it. Likewise with fin-keel/spade rudder boats: there must be some that have been done right, but since they're not really my bag, I haven't paid attention. One major difference between the two designs is that a fin-keeler is a lot more sensitive to overloading than a full-keeler. In order to sail at their best potential, fin-keelers must be light, so loading a 31-foot fin-keeler with three kids and all their stuff, several hundred pounds of anchor tackle, 120 gallons of water, and hundreds of pounds of food, plus cooking gear, woodburning heater, clothes, shoes, sewing machine, books, etc, as I have done on my CG, is unthinkable. But even loaded to the gills, our little 31-footer commonly sails at 6 1/2 to 7 knots. I'll happily race against any other 31-footer out there, provided they handicap themselves in the same way!
I can't speak as to construction, since as someone noted many (including mine) were owner-finished, but I can testify that the hulls are absolutely rock-solid, and the layup on mine when I got it was exquisite--I can think of only one minor cosmetic defect. Some might say that now that I'm done with her the whole boat's a cosmetic defect, but that's the beauty of owner-finishing: you can have the boat exactly the way you want. Mine, so far, has not disappointed at all.

Impressive stuff- really have enjoyed your series of articles in CW. Folks interested in a CG should get back issues of CW to follow the construction details. I for one would be very interested to see a full set of pics of your interior to see how you have used the space.

Helps inspire us to cruise our Luders 33 locally (for now at least) with our 2 and 3.5 year old kids while we make future plans for more extensive cruising...

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