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Old 08-17-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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New Owner Cape Dory 28

Been here reading for a while, finally bought a small down east style trawler. It's my first boat ever. I have a lot to learn. Jeff
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome aboard!

Those boats have great lines, I have always admired them.

I look forward to more posts about your experiences.

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:49 PM   #3
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Welcome Aboard! Always liked the Cape Dory 28.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:10 AM   #4
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Pretty nice first boat.
Nice to have you aboard TF... it's a great group.
Where abouts is home port?
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:12 AM   #5
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Welcome, we sailed a 28 Cape Dory sloop. Great boat but no surprise since it’s a Cape Dory. We visited one docked at West End in the Bahamas year ago.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:37 AM   #6
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Welcome. I like those boats a lot. What power do you have?
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:11 AM   #7
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I had a Cape Dory 28 when we lived in NC, but unlike the OP's boat it had no fly bridge. It had the Chrysler 275 hp gasser. Would do 12 kts at 3,200 rpm and topped out at about 19 kts at 4,400 rpm. A little noisy though. I understand the Volvo diesel version is even noisier. The Westerbeke 100 hp version is strictly a displacement speed cruiser and should be fairly quiet.



By far the best engine for that boat is a repowered Yanmar 4LH 220 hp 4 cylinder diesel. Maybe not much quieter than the Volvo but a very solid engine.



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Welcome aboard. Pretty boat.
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Welcome aboard.

Like you, we're first time boat owners. That first year is pretty overwhelming!

Now in year five and feeling comfortable, edging into confident
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Oh, and two tips:

1) Buy Nigel Calder's book on marine electrical and mechanical repairs, and

2) buy the parts, service, and owner manuals for your engine.
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Welcome Aboard! Always liked the Cape Dory 28.
Thanks, do the Ellis and CD share the same hull ?
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Pretty nice first boat.
Nice to have you aboard TF... it's a great group.
Where abouts is home port?
Thanks, Chesapeake City, MD.
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Welcome. I like those boats a lot. What power do you have?
Volvo 40B , 165 HP, not fast, but runs well.
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Welcome aboard.

Like you, we're first time boat owners. That first year is pretty overwhelming!

Now in year five and feeling comfortable, edging into confident
Hoping to get as much time on the water as possible before the season is over; got a late start. First solo last week without my training captain.
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Oh, and two tips:

1) Buy Nigel Calder's book on marine electrical and mechanical repairs, and

2) buy the parts, service, and owner manuals for your engine.
Thanks, I got number #2, I'll look into #1.
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No, but they are similar. I actually lost my Ellis in the last hurricane to hit Miami.
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Congratulations on your new boat! I drooled over the CD 28's for years while boat shopping. You can't go wrong with a quality boat like you bought.
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Welcome and congratulations. What fun boat!
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That's a fine looking boat, welcome
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Good luck a great looking boat. I currently have a 30' Cape Dory and it is serving me well.
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