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Old 11-11-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Cape Dory 28

Hello group, I am the proud owner of an Albin 25 for the past 18 years but looking for something a bit larger. In search of a Cape Dory 28. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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I don't know of any available and it is a great boat, but I used to own a Cape Dory gasser and can give you my thoughts about engine choices:


The gasser was a 270 hp Chrysler 3xx. It is well suited for this boat and lets it cruise nicely in the low teens and tops out in the upper teens. It is a bit quieter than any of the diesels, but of course uses 25-30% more fuel. These numbers are for the hardtop version, ie no fly bridge.



The low power diesel was a Westerbeke 100 hp engine. That engine would only cruise the boat in the single digits for the hardtop.


The high power diesel was a 200 hp Volvo TAMD40 or 41. Due to the extra weight of the fly bridge that engine would only allow a cruise speed in 12 kt range, maybe a knot or so more for the hardtop version.


Absolutely the best engine for that boat which commands quite a price premium was the repower with a Yanmar 4LH 220 hp 4 cylinder. It will cruise at a knot or so more than the 200 hp Volvo.


I would be happy to answer any more questions you might have for this boat.


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Old 11-11-2018, 05:42 PM   #3
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Where are you located? I know of one for sale in Victoria, BC. Volvo diesel, hardtop.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Great boats. However I have heard of wet decks on these boats. Not saying stay away but do your homework and make sure that your Surveyer takes note to the moisture in the decks. Agreed that the 4lh is the perfect engine for this hull.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:06 PM   #5
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You might also look at the Ellis 28. Similar boat, very well made.
https://ellisboatbrokerage.com
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You might also look at the Ellis 28. Similar boat, very well made.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:58 PM   #7
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I had a 1987 CD28 Flybridge with a 200hp Volvo. I sold it last March. Dave's numbers are about right. I cruised in the 11-13kt range at 2700-2800rpm. They are great boats for cruising. Lots of storage and space for a 28' footer. I never had an issue w/ wet decks nor did I hear that was a big issue among the CD community. They are known for gelcoat crazing which mine had in some spots but it was cosmetic and didnt cause any moisture issues. You may want to post your inquiry on the Capedory.org website. Good luck!
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:13 AM   #9
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I had a 1987 CD28 Flybridge with a 200hp Volvo. I sold it last March. Dave's numbers are about right. I cruised in the 11-13kt range at 2700-2800rpm. They are great boats for cruising. Lots of storage and space for a 28' footer. I never had an issue w/ wet decks nor did I hear that was a big issue among the CD community. They are known for gelcoat crazing which mine had in some spots but it was cosmetic and didnt cause any moisture issues. You may want to post your inquiry on the Capedory.org website. Good luck!
I in know way meant to put a CD 28 down as I would consider one myself. We did have one nearby that had saturated decks. Probably owner neglect. Just do your due diligence.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:50 AM   #10
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Easting, Sorry if I my reply came off defensive.. Just wanted to mention my exeirience. No worries... My old CD28 is down in your area now. She's in Galilee. Owner kept same name (Seahorse). Still wonder what I was thinking when I sold that boat..
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Thanks for all of the replies. I will definitely make sure I do my due diligence regarding the decks of any Cape Dory I may come across.
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Your general location will be helpful. Australia, Greece, Washington State (US)? IF not location, then general radius you're willing to travel and relocate the boat would be helpful.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:37 PM   #13
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Lots of Cape Dory 28 stuff here in my albums:
https://public.fotki.com/ttschwing/c...ry-28-trawler/

4 years now...been a great boat. Good ones are a bit hard to find now as only 221 were ever made. Take claimed cruising speeds with a grain of salt. 200 hp Volvo is happiest at 2-2200 Rpm's and 7.5 knots..though she will top out at 15knots....I just don't like pushing her that hard and fuel consumption goes up dramatically...from 2gph at 2K to 6.5 at 3200...and 10-11 knots.. Boat is not happy at anywhere in-between...

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Old 11-13-2018, 10:22 AM   #14
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Nice boat, I was looking at these as well. There is one for sale in MI with 315 Yanmar, 62k firm, hard top, redone is suppose to be very nice. At the bottom end a 28 gas in NY estate sale due to death, original owner, but looks like it has needs listed at 27K. I offered low 20s but got no answer.

So, buying a Scout 30 in Long Beach. Missed the home coming queen, Windows that sold for 72k.That boat had almost 300 spent on her and was Hinckley perfect. So, getting the older sister. Damn, I missed the queen. Offered 70 last year and they turned it down. Shoulda woulda coulda....story.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...build-3093874/
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:23 PM   #15
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Cape Dory 28

Thanks for all the helpful info provided by those of you who know about the cape Dory 28. I am in the Norfolk Virginia area if anyone knows of one close buy say within 3 or 4 hours driving time. Thanks a lot
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Nice boat, I was looking at these as well. There is one for sale in MI with 315 Yanmar, 62k firm, hard top, redone is suppose to be very nice. At the bottom end a 28 gas in NY estate sale due to death, original owner, but looks like it has needs listed at 27K. I offered low 20s but got no answer.

So, buying a Scout 30 in Long Beach. Missed the home coming queen, Windows that sold for 72k.That boat had almost 300 spent on her and was Hinckley perfect. So, getting the older sister. Damn, I missed the queen. Offered 70 last year and they turned it down. Shoulda woulda coulda....story.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...build-3093874/
Congrats on the Scout! We've had one for almost 20 years now & it's a great boat. Be sure to check out the Scout 30 Owner's Group on Facebook.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:04 PM   #17
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Unless you get extremely lucky you are not going to find “deals” on a Cape Dory 28 or any other down east boat right now. Especially in that size range. They are very desirable and unless in really poor condition bring all of the money. As mentioned before you might also look for an Ellis 28, AJ 28, BHM 28, Wilbur 26, Duffy 26, Fortier 26, Dyer 29, or the like. However none of these semi custom boats will come cheap.
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:50 PM   #18
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Alternate to down east

Just wondered if coming from an A25 you wouldn't find something like this appealing , a tug style, they are expensive too but the sundowners are good boats and price is good on this one. Needs some tidying.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...tent=PBS-1View

Not knocking the cape dory 28 but diesel seam to run 50k and gassers $30.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:55 PM   #19
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I really like this boat, the open series.

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...59337.html1987 28' Cape Dory (Open Fisherman)
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:59 PM   #20
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If you use searchtempest.com to do craigslist searches you will find one occasionally.
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