Cape Dory 24

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by fish53, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. fish53
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    fish53 Junior Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these, it's a Cape Dory 24. I have a very similar 26 foot converted motor whaleboat and I'd like to add a mast and sails to create a sort of motorsailer. I'm assuming this Cape Dory worked reasonably well otherwise I doubt they would have produced it, although they don't appear to have sold well as I believe only seventeen were produced.
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I don't see much resemblance with the Cape Dory 24, but whaleboats were originally row-sail-boats of which the later ones had a centerboard to give them leeway resistance, so I guess you have to add that too.
     
  3. fish53
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    fish53 Junior Member

    Actually my whaleboat is a USCG motor whaleboat which aside from being double ended is very similar to this Cape Dory underwater. Neither one has or had a centerboard and would be much like an Albin 25 motorsailer which I would also be interested in hearing experiences about.
     

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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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