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Cape Dory 28, 1984, Galveston Bay area, Texas, $26,500, Back on market 4/29/19 at $19,950

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Cape Dory 28, 1984

  • Length: 28'
  • Engine/Fuel Type:
  • Single / diesel

    this IS the cleanest and best equipped 28 on the market

  • Kemah, TX
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • US$ $23,950

    Designed by Carl Alberg, this Cape Dory 28' has handsome, traditional lines emphasized by a perfect blend of white fiberglass, teak trim and bronze ports. Her self tending club footed jib makes Karma easily sailed to windward, and her full keel provides balance in heavy weather. The tiller keeps you in tune with the wind, and, when moored, lifts out of the way for a more spacious cockpit. If you're looking to sail the bay, with a crew or on your own, this well maintained Cape Dory.

    New Refit in 2009: Repainted; rewired; new bowsprit;

  • 2014: New trans; engine repainted; new teak & holly sole
  • 2011: New air condition. New interior cushions
  • Dodger

    Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

  • Boat Name Karma


  • LOA: 28 ft 2 in
  • Beam: 8 ft 11 in
  • LWL: 22 ft 2 in
  • Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
  • Displacement: 9000 lbs
  • Ballast: 3500 lbs


  • Total Power: Diesel Universial M18;15 HP

    Engine 1:

  • Engine Brand: Universal
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Engine Model: Model 18
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller:
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: 15 HP
  • New shifting cables


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (30 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (20 Gallons)

    Hull, Deck and Cockpit

  • traditional Carl Alberg designed hull, a full keel with attached rudder and tiller steering. The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass laminate and the deck has a balsa core with fiberglass laminate overlay. Eight opening bronze ports and two deck hatches keep the interior cabin airy and cool. The white deck has tan non-skid, and is accented with a teak toe rail. Inside the toe rail is a double lifeline system with stainless steel stanchions, all connecting to a stainless steel bow rail and stern rail. The cabin house top has teak eye brows above the bronze ports, teak hand rails, teak tracks for the companionway sliding hatch and a teak dorade box for the cowl vent.
  • The cockpit can easily accommodate four adults when underway. The mainsheet attaches aft of the cockpit and with the tiller stored up, the cockpit opens up for more guests.

    Interior Cabin Layout

  • From the cockpit, step down into the salon area. Behind the steps you'll find the galley stainless steel sink. To port is a propane stove; to starboard you'll find the built-in icebox.
  • The salon has a port and starboard settee and dining table. The port settee opens to a double berth; behind is a pilot berth. The starboard settee is a single berth with a storage shelf behind. The dining table folds and can be stored up against the midships wall when not in use.
  • Following the salon is the head to port and a hanging locker to starboard. At the bow is a traditional v-berth; two single berths or with the center filler piece, one double berth.
  • Teak and holly sole throughout and accent high gloss bright work create a warm cozy atmosphere below decks.

    Rigging, Sails and Canvas

  • Sweet Pea is sloop rigged with a self tending club footed jib.
  • Aluminum spars with 3/8" 1x19 Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
  • Lewmar #16 two speed winch, port and starboard in cockpit
  • Lewmar #6 winch, on cabin top
  • Main Sail, in very good condition
  • Self Tending Jib, original 1984 in good condition
  • Light Air Sail (relatively new in excellent condition)
  • Roller furling gib
  • wisker pole

    Navigation Equipment and Electronics

  • autopilot
  • Depth sounder
  • Marine VHF
  • Fluid Damped Magnetic Compass
  • many extras

    Electrical System

  • Two 12 volt DC Lead Acid Batteries (Group 31) New 2015
  • 2 Electrical Panel with 6 circuit breakers ea.
  • Battery switch
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Weems & Plath Auto Mac 2 Alternator Coltroller
  • West Marine Battery Charger Status/Monitor

    Additional Inventory

  • Danforth Anchor and CQR anchor
  • MOB / Life Sling
  • Propane Grill, attaches to stern
  • Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder
  • Outboard Bracket
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguisher

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    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

    Cape Dory 28, 1984 sailboat

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