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11-09-2012 11:07 PM
Flybyknight
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

Lightning!
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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Dick
11-09-2012 10:34 PM
seaojoe
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'
11-09-2012 06:11 PM
Jeff_H
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

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Originally Posted by ccriders View Post
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.
Have fun shopping.
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.
11-09-2012 05:59 PM
chrisncate
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

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Have you considered a Pearson Ariel or Commander? I'd also suggest the Triton, but you seem to be after something a little smaller.
Yea, small. Way small. 22' or less..

All excellent choices you listed though of course. Fantastic boats.
11-09-2012 05:57 PM
chrisncate
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

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Originally Posted by LandLocked66c View Post
DUDE! Build this!

Yacht Tenders
Sweet little boat

Minor refits (cosmetics mostly) on existing platforms are all I see in our future at this point though. I haven't got it in me to go the full nine on a boat (for us anyway) again anytime soon.. I know how deep that rabbit hole can go... less obsessive attachment and more fun, that's where we're at these day..
11-09-2012 05:53 PM
chrisncate
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
They like to sail on their ear, and accomodations are virtually unusable unless your last name is Roloff.

What's your budget?
If you're looking for a cheap fun daysailer/sail camper, A Tempest would be my choice over a typhoon.

I Heart O'Days - Model Information - Tempest

Nice lines, that's a snappy looking little boat.
11-09-2012 03:13 PM
ccriders
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

Chris,
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.
Have fun shopping.
11-09-2012 03:07 PM
Jeff_H
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

Chris,

Forgot to mention, while its too deep for my vacant slip, one of my favorite inexpensive, daysailer/ overnighters is the Grampian Classic 22. CLASSIC 22 (GRAMPIAN) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

This is one of those boats which were pleasing to the classic eye and yet sail like a modern boat. I owned one of these back in the early 1980's and thought they were a spectacularly good boat. I daysailed and weekended her all over the area.

I also helped a fellow buy one for less than a $1,000 perhaps 5 years ago and sail ed with him when he brought her home to Swan Creek. One of the fun sails of that summer.

Less classic, and more expensive but a super little boat is the 23 foot Farr 727.

Jeff
11-09-2012 02:51 PM
ShoalFinder
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

A Morgan 22 would fit the bill, too. They don't appear to be as readily available everywhere as they are down here in Florida, though. Not to mention older... Mine is a '69 and she's fantastic. Morgan stuffed a lot of boat into 22'.
11-09-2012 02:42 PM
LandLocked66c
Re: Anyone here have first hand experience on a Cape Dory Typhoon?

DUDE! Build this!

Yacht Tenders
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