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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 6,359
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Updates Assessment Cape Dory 28

Well I still love the way the Cape Dory sails; however, after more experience with the CD 28, I must admit she is a wet boat. The low free board and easy healing make for a wet passage. You do get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
No name yet; however, I am sure it will in short...

No name yet; however, I am sure it will in short order. Our car's gps, which has a British accent, is called Molly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
And, in case you would prefer not to search the...

And, in case you would prefer not to search the entire web from them, here is the link: Cape Dory Boats - View topic - CD 28 Cape Horn Self-Steering Installed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Pictures are now available.

Pictures are now available.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,847
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Cape Dory 28 Cape Horn Self-Steering Installed

We just had a Cape Horn Self-Steering wind vane installed on our CD 28, so this is an initial report.

After the installation, which took a day and was done by a person from Cape Horn, Eric, we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,812
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Cape Dory 28

I have had limited experience with the Cape Dory 28, just one year ownership compare to 7 years with my previous boat, a Westsail 32. However, I am really impressed with the sea-kindliness of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 6,359
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Tender and Wet

I have owned both a Westsail 32 (7 years) and Cape Dory 28 (1 year), and, while both were fine boats, I believe the Cape Dory to be the better sailor.

The Westsail, with over twice the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Why not have a Y connector and run the bilge hose...

Why not have a Y connector and run the bilge hose to both sides of the boat? This would pretty much assure that the siphon pressure would be released on either tack, without any possible clogging or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Thank you so much

Dear John Jensen,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and thorough responses. In addition to reading and rereading your entries, I have ordered the Calder book you recommended as well as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Having read other posts about this before writing...

Having read other posts about this before writing my own, I got the impression there were mixed conclusions about anti-siphon check valves.

But knowing really nothing about this, I am open to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,927
Posted By BillOfCapeCod
Bilge Pump Hose Placement

My wife and I purchased a Cape Dory 28 last summer, after having been out of sailing for 30 years. So we don't mind the most basic advice.

We enjoyed our first season, doing a bit of open water...
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