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Old 08-31-2018, 01:05 PM   #21
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Welcome to TF! you have a fine vessel in that Cape Dory!
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:40 PM   #22
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Good luck a great looking boat. I currently have a 30' Cape Dory and it is serving me well.
Thanks, does the CD 30 have twins ?
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Yes the 30 has twin 200hp Volvo diesels and a 12' beam. The 30' model was a failure because it was so much more money with the 2 diesels that people either bought the 28 which was the most popular or they went to the 33 once spending the money for twins. Only 17 were built and mine is 17 which was completed by Robinhood Marine because of the bankruptcy in 91.
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Currently thinking about going from sail to power. Like the lines of a CD28. One question at this point is noise in cabin? How loud is the Volvo diesel? Being a sailor I have grown to appreciate a quiet boat. I realize it will be louder in the cabin than my current C36 but is it tolerable? Thanks.
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Currently thinking about going from sail to power. Like the lines of a CD28. One question at this point is noise in cabin? How loud is the Volvo diesel? Being a sailor I have grown to appreciate a quiet boat. I realize it will be louder in the cabin than my current C36 but is it tolerable? Thanks.
A powerboat will not likely ever come close to the quiet of a sailboat unless it is electric. And boat builders typically donít do sound insulation well. But it is something that can be retrofitted by the owner fairly reasonably. The key is quality insulation and attention to detail. Seal up all openings that the builder or PO left open and use the heaviest insulation possible.
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I wish you good luck in the boat search. I have been "peeking" for several years now and I am still in the "dock walking" phase. I can say that personally I never look twice if I see a Volvo engine. Just never heard enough positive stuff about them. Good lines on the cape
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If you find a CD28 with the Yanmar 4LH 240 hp engine, jump on it. That is a very nice engine, and some CD28s were repowered with it.

I used to own a gasser CD28. The engine room insulation was sloppy at best, but as noted above, you can add modern insulation and improve the sound significantly. The sound of the gasser never bothered me, but I am sure that a diesel would inherently be noisier.

I know you probably want a diesel, but fuel economy with the 275 hp Chrysler was tolerable. Mine would burn 12-13 gph at 16 kts. The Volvo diesel would probably burn 8-9 gph at that speed.

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Old 01-16-2022, 08:44 AM   #28
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CD is a fine boat, heavier than most of similar size. A friend has a 30 with twin 240s. If you are looking at a pilothouse it will be plenty loud as you are sitting on top of the engine. A fly bridge would be much less so. You can't compare it to the silence of sailing. Whether you can tolerate the noise is a personal preference.
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