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Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

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I had a Sailmaster 22 that I sailed all over the Chesapeake. It was a full keel, attached rudder, and centerboard (S&S Design) that would let me get into 2.5 feet of water. However, it is this boat that helped me formulate my therom that one should not sail in winds where the wind speed in knots exceeds the waterline length of the boat. A major contributing factor, however was the huge main that was very difficult to reef (roller reefing being what it is). The full keel with attached rudder allowed us to laugh at the crab pots. Never once snagged one.
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I must say that Sailmaster 22 is one of my favorite designs of all time. I have often thought that when I got too old to push big boats around, I would go back and and buy one of the Keel centerboarders of that era: something like a Sailmaster 22, Dolphin 24 or Morgan 25, and go explore the quiet corners of the Bay that were too shallow for my deeper draft boats.

Of course I would add modern sails, change deck hardware so you never had to go on deck, and the reefing so I could reef on the fly.

Hey, don't shoot me, I said when I was older, not dead.

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Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

I've owned a typhoon for a few years, then went to a sailmaster 22, sailed her for 2 years then sold her. Regretted that move and searched for another. My present boat started as a sailmaster and was modified by the former owner. She's a pleasure to sail, ez to own, brings back the 'feel'

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Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

I bought one for 2500, sailed it hard for 5 years and sold it for 2000. 19', trailer-able,
One of the most popular one designs ever. Flat bottom, planes in a puff, yet very stable.
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