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03-13-2007 07:43 PM
goose327 Congrats on the new vessel Todd.
03-13-2007 07:39 PM
toddrtownsend The Cape Dory is a full keel with attached rudder. 9000 # displacement. There have been many crossings and a couple circumnavigations.

I understand she may be just a bit more tender than a Pearson Triton [my other choice]. However, rather than an Atomic 4 gas engine, she has a Volvo Diesel.

Take a look at

She will be comfortable, I believe.

Maybe I'll see you out there, what do you sail?

03-13-2007 07:32 PM
Kacper Hey Todd

Maybe we'll meet up on the mediterenian coast or Africa or the Azores some day next year I am planning on doing the same, once I cruise for a year here ....

I didn't know a cape dory is a great blue water boat. What kind of keel does that have?

03-13-2007 06:33 PM
toddrtownsend Hey, Guys! Thanks again.

I'm not headed north too soon. I gave three weeks notice on Monday. I am getting a crown at the dentist and I didn't want any trouble taking several hours a couple times during my last couple weeks. Besides, that got me close enough that I could use April Fool's Day as my resignation date. It's a Sunday, so technically March 30 is my last day at work. April 15 is the last day in the apartment.

She is a mess below [nothing a little bleach water and windex won't cure] so I am not planning on moving aboard right away. I will probably find a room or something, but I do have family about an hour away. It depends on what work I find when I get there.

03-13-2007 11:30 AM
RAGNAR Congratulations! I can only hope to match your achievement someday soon.
03-13-2007 11:19 AM
sailingdog The North Channel, during the summer sounds like a pretty good way to shakedown the boat before you head out to the Atlantic.
03-13-2007 10:18 AM
sailortjk1 Todd,
I would suggest taking the time to do the North Channel before you head to the Coast. You are not that far from it, and it is supposed to be some of the best cruising ground in the world, yes, right here on the Great Lakes.

If it were my choice, I would not pass up this opportunity. You can also pick up the Trent Severn out of Georgian Bay and by pass the Weland.

Just a thought, something for you to think about.

Congrats on the new boat, I know your going to love her.
03-13-2007 08:33 AM
toddrtownsend Thanks, guys!

I've lurked here a long time. I will keep you posted.

Eat when you're hungry, Work when you're broke.
03-13-2007 01:24 AM
Waymar83 Wish I'd had the balls to do that.....(a few years ago)

Keep us posted on the journey!
03-13-2007 12:59 AM
camaraderie Welcome to the club Todd. CD's have always been one of my favorite boats and the 28 is a sweet one! Good luck!!
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