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Talking Cape Dory 25

First, I not sure it SailNet or my computer, but, the "Boat Reviews" page not working too well. I can get to a particular boat with the search option, but, when I click the Reviews there nothing there. Hope that information not lost in the Abyss.

I found a lot of good information on Cape Dories on the Internet; Ballast, Draft, Pictures of the Cabin etc.

What I have not found, was some information on Cabin Headroom?

My question; Does anyone know a ball park of how much headroom there is down in the hole? 4'? 5'?

I add; Maybe one from the 70's?

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Hi Gryzio,

There are two versions of the Cape Dory 25: The original, and a later version referred to as the "25D". The D was a different, larger hull and had an inboard diesel engine. Which version are you referring to?
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Hi Gryzio,

There are two versions of the Cape Dory 25: The original, and a later version referred to as the "25D". The D was a different, larger hull and had an inboard diesel engine. Which version are you referring to?
I guessing it is the 25D;
24' 10" L.O.A. with 18' L.W.L.
7' 3" Beam
3' Draft
4000 lbs. Displacement
1700 lbs. Ballast with Full Keel

From pictures, it may be around 5' +/- of headroom, but, it really hard to know. I did e-mail a few Cape Dory owners and see if they write back.

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Gryzio,
Those seem to be the specs for the "25". http://www.capedory.org/specs/cd25.htm

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Gryzio,

Those specs sound more like the original "25" to me, with an outboard engine. The 25D would be a more substantial boat as I recall. I think of the original 25 as more of a coastal weekender/daysailer, whereas the 25D would qualify as a true pocket cruiser. I don't know about headroom specs, but depending on your budget, the "D" might be worth investigating.
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Here's the 25D specs...5'11" headroom!
http://www.capedory.org/specs/cd25d.htm

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Wink This is great information from everyone, Thanks!

The boat about 1,000 miles from me. But, my cousin is around 30 miles. I going to call him later tonight and get him to go look it over and get me some pictures.
If, it look good I going for it, if no one beats me out.

I always wanted a Cape Dory, even the 19' Typhoons are nice to myself.

If this an outboard does that make a big difference from having a small diesel or whatever???

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I was on a cape dory 25D a couple of years ago and was dragging my head along the top, and I'm only 5'8". I'd say it had probably 5'6" of headroom. I can't say what year it was, but it definitely had an inboard diesel. I was bummed because I was there looking at it to buy, they are awesome little boats.

I have an outboard on my sailboat and consider them superior to inboards in many ways, no concern there.


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Gryz...there ain't a Dory I don't like but you have to find what is best for you. I agree with you on the Typhoon...I think it is the prettiest little day/overnight boat ever drawn. One day I'll get me one and fix it up and sail it happily.

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I really like the 25D for a couple or a single-hander. I've always looked at outboards on smaller sailboats as a benefit. They are typically easier to work on and maintain and don't take up valuable storage space on the boat.

With only 189 25D's built, you probably won't find many on the used market.

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