Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-21-2023, 06:23 AM   #1
City: Adak
Vessel Name: Tobbie III
Vessel Model: Retro Cape Island 21
Join Date: Sep 2023
Posts: 2
Retro Cape Island 21 Novi Trawler

Just bought and trailered subject 500 miles back to Chesapeake area from Rhode Island. Well equipped with auto pilot, radar... Went for a 3 hour shakedown on Lake Anna, VA and the check engine light on the Suzuki 70 HP only lit for the last 1/2 hour. hihi.

Well, we have to have a little bit of excitement even on a placid inland lake, yes? I was in the Coast Guard and spent 3 years aboard 378s and 1 full year walking on the overheads in the Bering chasing after Deadliest Catch folk who valued $ more than their lives.

Useter own a splendid 24-foot, all wood (1940) open sail boat and a few others, power and sail, some fondly remembered, some... not. I contacted the Cape Island builder after used boat purchase and was relieved, yes, they said it, "All the stringers are fiberglass, no wood." Phew. Well, I did spend about a 1/2 hour doing tippy/tappy on the hull with a rubber mallet and she sounded good.

A modest, slow, beamy/comfortable seakeeper is the only kind of boat I want to own and I like the buzz on this forum. I already had enough excitement 40+ years ago, and of course, "What could possibly go wrong?" Hope to learn much from the others on this site and follow your wakes to avoid mistakes.
Attached Thumbnails
Sarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2023, 09:32 PM   #2
Blissboat's Avatar
City: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,195
Welcome aboard the TF, Sarge. Really like the look of that salty Cape Island - a boat that will take you lots of places safely.
"Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast. Yet it must be confessed that wit give an edge to sense, and recommends it extremely." ~ William Penn
Blissboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2023, 08:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
Dwk's Avatar
City: Chesapeake Bay
Vessel Name: Patty Ann
Vessel Model: Mainship 34 MK1 1980
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 391
A neighbor across our creek has the same boat. She added an aft steering station for trot line crabbing on the Chesapeake. This season she added a trot line dipper to the rig to up her crabbing game. When not crabbing she cruises the Chesapeake and beyond. Enjoy!
Dwk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2023, 09:02 AM   #4
City: Adak
Vessel Name: Tobbie III
Vessel Model: Retro Cape Island 21
Join Date: Sep 2023
Posts: 2
That's really nice to hear. After a bit of engine TLC I hope to cross over to Tighlman's sometime. Thank You!
Sarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2023, 07:03 PM   #5
City: Fredericksburg
Join Date: Nov 2023
Posts: 1
Sarge, I sent you a private message. Also curious, what type of trailer did you have for your 500 mile trip? I might need to buy one… I like the simple single axel design of yours. David James, Fredericksburg Va
David James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2023, 07:38 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Comodave's Avatar
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 20,565
Welcome aboard.
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote

cape island 21 trawler

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012