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Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender, 18.5 feet, 1981, Seneca, South Carolina, $5,750, SOLD 3/5/17

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Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender, 18.5 feet, 1981

This Cape Dory Typhoon is in good order.

  • It carries its jib sail on hanks.
  • However, I do have a roller furler that is included, with a furling sail.
  • I prefer the hanks because you can trailer the boat better with a front stay only.
  • I learned that you can step the mast without a ladder behind the boat... but here's a link to me singlehandedly putting up the mast with a ladder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtTeJe4Mi5A Or you can search youtube for "cape dory typhoon mast raising" and you'll know it is mine if Christopher Cross is singing in the background. Right now the boat is at Lake Keowee in a slip at the sailing club.
  • It has a new 100% jib, a storm sail from a bigger boat that is interesting to use as a 70% jib, and an older main sail with a bit of orange stain at the top.
  • Generally, though, this boat is very clean.
  • The engine is a Minn Kota on a serious deep cycle battery (bought new it cost me about $260.) That solution is so hassle free! On lakes it is perfect.
  • On the coast the trolling motor will push the boat even against a strong current--I tried it. But not all day, of course.
  • And there is a little solar panel that fills the battery back up.
  • There are cushions in the cabin. Supposedly you can sleep 4. I think that is pretty funny. So I built wooden slats that fills in the cockpit, thereby creating a wide bed outside (cushions can come out for that) and included is a mosquito net. Perfect for two. Or maybe adults outside and some kids inside.
  • The Typhoon is a strong, well-built boat. It handles well. The low freeboard makes even lake sailing feel exciting. We love this sailboat. But my family is getting bigger. And we just had a new baby.

    SOLD

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