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post #2 of Old 12-03-2002
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need a small boat with shower

Actually, I think a shower is an essential.

Someone please correct me if I''m wrong--and I''ve seen conflicting specifications--but I believe the Cape Dory 25D has a shower.

One of this boatís best features is that the head is where the v-berth normally is. To me this is emminently sensible, and Iím surprised this layout is so rare.

They were produced between 1982 and 1985 and only 189 were built. Currently the lowest asking price on YachtWorld is $22K but I think you could eventually find one for 12 to 15K.

Donít confuse the 25D with just the 25; the latter is not an offshore boat and is not an Alberg design. The way to tell the difference is that the 25D has inboard diesel (hence the "D") and the 25 usually is gas.

I would consider all Cape Dory boats 25í or greater, provided that itís a Carl Alberg design. However, prices quickly escalate into the 30s and 40s.
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