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Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?
My sister and brother-in-law had a Typhoon for many years before selling it for their CD 25D. I've sailed the boat many times and I'd say that it's a tender boat (as are many CDs) due to the long overhangs and narrow beam. It also takes quite a bit of wind to get going due to its weight. They are easy on the eye as are all Carl Alberg's designs, but I'd by a Catalina 22 before the Typhoon. I can't envision folding myself into their cubby for an overnight.
The Catalina 22 (which my parents owned before their 27 & 30) is a great boat that's an easy weekender and has a huge cockpit. Since they are centerboard boats, they can get up and go. There are so many of them that a reasonably priced one in good condition is easy to find.
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