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Boat of the Day (12/27/2017) @ $6,350 for 1985 CAPE DORY 28 **Florida**

By Navigator | Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Comments(0)

Tags: Boat of the Day, Cape Dory

Fairly nice 1985 Cape Dory 28 that does need some work. We will start off with the good and then move on to the bad. The Good:The boat was a fresh water boat until recently and has no rust or corrosion anywhere.The Universal diesel does not have an hour meter but it runs perfectly.The hull below the waterline recently received an epoxy barrier coat.The interior is in great shape.There is an old but usable dodger.The main sail is only a few years old.There is a self-tacking 100% Jib, a 150% Genoa, and a Storm Jib (All Hank On).All of the halyards and sheets are new.There is a new Tri-Color light and antenna on the masthead.There is a new Starting and a new House battery.There is a fairly new Tiller Pilot that works wonderfully. The Bad:The decks have a lot of gelcoat crazing. It's only cosmetic and from 20 feet away it's unnoticeable.The previous owner ground most of the nonskid off the deck attempting to repair the crazing.The prop stuffing box needs new packing.The diesels fresh water pump drips a little.The head needs to be rebuilt or replaced.The mast is off the boat. All rigging is included but will need to be re-installed on the mast.The mast needs a conduit for the wires unless you don't mind cables banging around inside.The dodger windows have yellowed. My knowledge of the boat and a short story:The owner before me purchased the boat from a guy in Minnesota and had it shipped to Port Charlotte Florida. He owned it for about a year but it never left the boat yard. He had the bottom sanded and the barrier coat applied, installed the tiller pilot, and replaced the halyards. I purchased it from him at the beginning of this month and planned to sail it home to Texas, fix it up, and re-sell it. These boats go for $18000+ in good shape. I put new batteries in it, replaced all of the sheets, and replaced a leaky thru-hull depth sounder transducer. I launched the boat, prepped it for a week long trip to Texas, and took off. The boat motored well and sailed beautifully. I got eighty miles offshore, slipped on deck, hit my head on the dorade box and got a concussion. I was forced to turn around and head back to the boat yard. Due to time constraints I hauled the boat again. I had to get back to work so I had the mast removed and took off for Texas. I just found out my girlfriend is pregnant so I have decided to cut my ties with this boat. The boat yard dry storage is roughly $250 a month. This IS a DIY boat yard.To restep the mast will cost between $300 and $600 depending on who does the work.I have already paid to launch the boat again. If you wanted pristine decks there would be quite a bit of work. However, if you just wanted to enjoy a nice sailing boat you could easily slap a coat of Kiwi-Grip on the decks. You will absolutely have to replace the packing for the prop shaft before launching. Every thing else could be dealt with in the future. An experienced and self-sufficient sailor could have this boat in go anywhere condition in a week. There is no rush to move the boat but you will have to assume the monthly storage fee. The boat is in Port Charlotte Florida. The last picture is the best picture I have of the condition of the decks. I can answer most questions about the boat so feel free to ask. Here are answers to a few of the most common questions I am receiving: The engine is a Universal 5416 16hp 2 cylinder. It will push the boat 5 knots in flat water while burning about a quart an hour. The Primary winches are Lewmar 30 two-speeds. All other winches are Lewmar 6 single-speed. The diesel tank holds 20 gallons and is made of thick aluminum and does not leak. The deck is solid with no de-lamination or soft spots. There is a VHF, an electronic wind indicator, a compass, and a cheap Garmin plotter/fishfinder that is used as a depth sounder. All work perfectly however the Garmin is not permanently installed. You can stay on the boat at the boat yard. They have showers and laundry on site. On Dec-22-17 at 07:27:20 PST, seller added the following information: The boat is USCG Documented.On Dec-23-17 at 11:17:10 PST, seller added the following information: I would have killed for a boat like this when I was in my twenties. It has everything a simple self sufficient liveaboard needs and it's in great shape. You could easily spend a few years cruising south Florida, the Keys, and the Bahamas with very little expense. Charlotte harbor has great cruising by itself. Break free! Enjoy a simple cruising life for a few years. This boat will let you do that. On Dec-23-17 at 20:18:57 PST, seller added the following information: The draft is said to be 4'3". On Dec-26-17 at 11:34:05 PST, seller added the following information: Included EquipmentAnchor - 25lb CQRWhisker Pole - However there is no mount on the mast.Tiller Pilot - Simrad TP22Stove - Two burner Origo cooktop + Propane SeaSwingVHF - Old but working I believe it is a Standard Horizon but could be wrong.Depth Sounder - Garmin Plotter/Fishfinder (Not Permanently Installed) but works great.Wind Indicator - Old but works properly not sure of brandBilge Pump - Manual and Electric w/Switch - both work properlyBatteries - New Duracell 1-Deep Cycle 1-Dual Purpose PLEASE READ This Auction ends December 27, 2017. A $500 deposit is due via PayPal on or before December 28, 2017. Full payment is due on or before January 10, 2018.

Sold at: 12/27/2017 18:17
Sold Price:$6,350
# of Bids:14
Location:Murdock, Florida

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