How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 06-10-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

Looking for some informative/honest input on how bluewater capable a Cape Dory 25 is or could be (with modifications).

Is the hull design sound/seaworthy? It is not an Alberg design like the 25d. How much of a pounding can the hull take? Any problem with stress, spider cracks? Whats the longevity of the fiberglass construction like?

Is the outboard motor and no option for an inboard diesel a huge limiting factor?

Is the rigging and mast strength acceptable or strong enough only for daysailing and mild weather conditions.

Is the 3 foot draft too short?

Thanks.
bryan062087 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 06-10-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

Well I think I posted too soon. I found my answer in this thread The Cape Dory Board • View topic - Cape Dory 25 and offshore cruising

In case anyone else is wondering.


However, if anyone has any more opinions I would like to hear them as well.

Last edited by bryan062087; 06-10-2012 at 02:58 AM.
bryan062087 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 9 Old 06-10-2012
me at 67!
 
deniseO30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,925
Thanks: 55
Thanked 125 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

I think the question others here will ask of you first is; Are you "blue water" capable? 3ft draft is not very inspiring to me. It's a small boat! But then, even rowboats have done "blue water"

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My last project!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My boat is sold!
deniseO30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 9 Old 06-10-2012
Senior Member
 
celenoglu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 672
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

Blue water capable and doing blue water are a lot different. Blue water capability demands a lot of space for water, food and other needs, and a stiff enough boat. A 25 ft boat is hardly blue water capable.
celenoglu is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 9 Old 06-10-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

What kind of bad weather can the CD 25 take?

Could it survive a knockdown?
bryan062087 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 9 Old 06-10-2012
Senior Member
 
souljour2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

Quote:
Originally Posted by celenoglu View Post
Blue water capable and doing blue water are a lot different. Blue water capability demands a lot of space for water, food and other needs, and a stiff enough boat. A 25 ft boat is hardly blue water capable.
I'd venture to say i'd rather be in a Cape Dory 25 with that 3-foot draft in a big force 10 blow than alot of 30-footers that have 5-foot draft fin keel...this is because of the narrow beam and elongated keel of the cape Dory should make her easier to hold her bow into the waves...she won't fall off as much .I have no desire to be in any boat in a force 10 though...should make that clear.

Last edited by souljour2000; 06-10-2012 at 11:00 PM.
souljour2000 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 9 Old 06-10-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,157
Thanks: 13
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

Quote:
Originally Posted by celenoglu View Post
Blue water capable and doing blue water are a lot different. Blue water capability demands a lot of space for water, food and other needs, and a stiff enough boat. A 25 ft boat is hardly blue water capable.
Add 2 feet. At least this 27′ Albin-Vega did pretty good. Full story here.

Although, one needs to admit, it kinds of looks a bit ugly at the end.




Why are people happy to accept science which makes their life easier while rejecting science that makes their faith or beliefs more difficult?

cupper3 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 9 Old 06-10-2012
Senior Member
 
Cruiser2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 539
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: How bluewater capable is the Cape Dory 25?

There are definitely alot of opinions about what is and what is not "blue water capable".

I suggest you check out this site

Introduction to the junk-rigged Corribee Mingming

21 or 22 ft boat modified for serious offshore work. says he carries stores for 70+ days, no gismos and gadgets, just pure hardcore small boat sailing.

Also check out

sailFar.net

lots of small offshore boats & sailors there too.

As others have mentioned, are you up to offshore work in a 25ft boat?

I am going to try it in an Alberg 30.......I think I am ready


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My two lovely ladies!!
USCG 100T Near Coast Master with 100T Inland Sail Endorsement
Cruiser2B is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 9 Old 06-11-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Add Content


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

------------------------------------------------------------
I want to get up every day without repeating myself.
gbaratta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irwin - Bluewater Capable??? SailingWY Irwin 78 03-15-2014 07:13 PM
C&C Landfall 39CC: Bluewater Capable? kwaltersmi Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 01-01-2013 10:58 AM
Bristol - Bluewater Capable??? SailingWY Bristol 20 04-18-2009 04:56 PM
Morgan 416 Bluewater capable boat? tausap Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 01-16-2009 02:55 PM
Island Packet - Bluewater Capable??? SailingWY Island Packet 6 06-12-2007 08:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome