We started with the C-Dory 22 in 1991, working our way from Lake Powell to the San Juans and Gulf Islands, on up the coast, covering much of BC, and eventually spending two months cruising SE Alaska
. She was a very capable and seaworthy boat
, and well laid out for cruising. Slept 2-3 adults, included a 2-burner stove
. A bit on the spartan side though - porta-potty, and no hot water
, for instance. Easy to tow without a big truck, very economical on the water
. The C-Dory 25 is roomier, includes a head
, can be set up with fridge and water heater
(shore power or generator
needed to operate water heater). Takes a bigger truck - tow weight in the neighborhood of 8000 lb. Both 22 and 25 are outboard
We moved up to a 26' diesel
sterndrive cruiser in 1998 - much heavier, more creature comforts, more costly to operate and maintain. Big diesel
pickup required. A Sea Sport 26 or 27 would be somewhat similar to our Bounty 257. Sea Sport also has a 24 that would be a fine PNW cruiser.
Lots of BC/Alaska miles under our belt by now - many whole summers. Happy to discuss further, via postings here, Private Message, email
, or whatever.