“The Cape Dory 36 is a true blue water cruiser, yet she is equally suited for the gentle breezes of an afternoon sail. Carl Alberg designed the 36. She features a “full keel” with attached rudder and cutter rig – important features which assures stability and short-handed sailing ease. Despite the emphasis on ocean cruising capabilities assuring her ability to stand up in a blow, beat to windward or track effortlessly on long downwind runs, the Cape Dory 36 is not intended solely as a long-distance, passage making yacht.” ~ Cape Dory Brochure
As Peter Hunt said in his 2012 survey "This vessel is in overall very good condition and above average for her age. She appears to have had light, easy use and very good care all her life. Cosmetically she appears excellent." Not much has changed and she is still in above average shape for her age. This yacht will not disappoint.
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"A classic, proven circumnavigator with room to sail from her T-shaped cockpit and room to relax in her well appointed quarters. The CD 36 rugged cutter sail plan assures secure heavy air sailing and her generous dead rise wine glass hull form allows the CD 36 to drive into heavy seas with an easy non-tiring motion. Her hardware is sturdy and beautifully designed. From her extra strong hand layed full keel hull to her finely crafted interior. .. the Cape Dory 36 exemplifies beauty and performance ....a perfect blend of today's engineering technology with a proven design." ~ Cape Dory
"The hull was molded in a one piece mold which was turned from side to side as successive layers of fibreglass were hand laid during the lamination process. By placing the mold on its side we were able to place the fiberglass and work resin more accurately than would be possible if the mold was always upright.
The exterior finish of the boat is pigmented gelcoat which was sprayed into the polished mold. Next, we applied two layers of multidirectional glass strand fiber to minimize roving pattern transfer from successive layers of laminates.
Finally, alternating layers of glass strand fiber and roving were applied until the desired thickness had been achieved. The thickness ofthe hull varied depending on the structural requirements a particular area needed, with thickness increasing as you go from sheer to the keel area." ~ Cape Dory Owners Manual
"Original factory gelcoat is in surprisingly good condition. It is very glossy and appears to have always been well buffed and waxed. There is no apparent damage or repair and only one or two very small scratches – well above average for the age" ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"Hull appears overall very sound and shows no hard use, abuse or trauma." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"Like the hull, the deck was molded in a one piece mold as a single unit. All exterior surfaces, including non-skid were pigmented gelcoat molded into deck.
The deck was laid up with glass strand fibre and woven roving incorporating a balsa core for stiffness and insulation. Where hardware and equipment are through bolted, wood blocks, aluminium or solid glass replace the core. In the highly stressed cockpit corners, unidirectional roving was utilized near the gel coat surface and on the back side of the laminate, giving high flexural strength in these areas." ~ Cape Dory 36 Owner's Manual
Navigamus deck equipment:
"Original factory gelcoat on white gel coated surfaces including cabin house and top. This is in quite good condition for its age. It shows some sun weathering of course but is probably better than average for the age. The tan non-skid has been refinished in many of the sections including much of the cabin top. This is very nicely done and looks good." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"Spartan aluminum extrusion, anodized finish, single spreader, keel stepped, cutter rigged. Mast was inspected from deck level only. Mast base shows no damage or corrosion. Mast body shows apparent no dents or damage. Sail slot/track is straight and very good. Mast fittings all appear sound and secure with no corrosion. Spreaders and mounts appear very good. Masthead appears very good as far as seen from deck." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
Winches and furling gear:
"The engine appears well maintained and has had some recent work done, rebuilt injectors and furl system, riser, hoses etc." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"Transmission fluid appears clean and on the mark. Transmission shows no apparent leaks and appears very good. Coupling is newer and properly safety wired." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"The engine started very easily from a cold state and ran smoothly up through its power range and gave the following:
The engine is rated to 2800 so this engine appears to be making its full power (they are usually propped to be just under the full rating). The exhaust was clean through-out the power range. No unusual noises or vibrations were noted. No engine leaks were noted. The engine and systems were “shot” with an infrared temperature gun and all components were within proper specifications." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
"The Cape Dory has been equipped with a comprehensive electrical system designed to meet present and future needs. Wiring runs and connections are placed to prevent exposure to water and other hazards, yet to remain accessible for repairs or additions. The A.C. (alternating current - Shore Power) and D.C. (direct current - ships power wiring is plastic coated, stranded copper wire with crimped-on connectors or soldered joints as required. The electrical system is basically maintenance free with only batteries requiring periodic inspection." Cape Dory 36 Owners Manual
"The DC system has been very nicely upgraded and appears to be to ABYC standards. Batteries have proper over current protection and then breakers at the service panel" ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
12 Volt DC system
"AC shore power system has double pole main breaker and then sub breakers at the service panel. Outlets are GFCI protected." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
110 Volt AC system:
"Built up interior of teak veneered plywood with teak trim. Teak and holly veneered
plywood sole. The interior was found in overall very good condition and has been well maintained. The wood finish was found very well kept. Cabinetry is in very good condition. Lockers, doors and drawers all operated properly. The cabin sole is in very good condition for its age and shows no water staining and little wear. Upholstery appears to be original and is in surprisingly good condition. There are no stains or odors or wear (however it is stylistically dated looking). Overall, the interior shows very light use and very good care." ~ Peter Hunt 2012 survey
Stepping down the companionway steps on Navigamus you enter the main salon with the U-shaped galley to port with plenty of built in storage above and below the work surface and great light with an opening portlight outboard and above and the large companionway hatch above and to center. This area also features:
Moving forward you enter the main salon with an L-shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard. The dining table folds up against the bulkhead when not in use and then drops down to make a dining table for just the port side or you can raise the leaf and make this expand across both settees. This area also features:
Continuing forward to port is the head with a large teak seat that offers a very comfortable shower stall, but it also flips up allowing the use of the marine head. The large head also offers:
Forward of the head is the v-berth that has great storage with shelves outboard and above the bunk, drawer and locker storage below the bunk and a built in credenza aft of the berth and to starboard. Also featured in this area is:
Turning aft and returning to the main cabin you find a large double door locker to starboard with great storage space. Continuing aft back through the salon you come to the forward facing navigation station which uses the pilot berths aft edge for seating. Along with fantastic lighting and great access to the helm station this area also has:
Behind the navigation station is the pilots berth that offers additional sleeping for guests or a great sea berth with easy access to the cockpit. Also of note in this area:
"The Cape Dory 36 is equipped with an automatic demand type fresh water system." Cape Dory Owners Manual
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