The Cape Dory 27 is a very seaworthy blue water boat. It is featured in the book "Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere" by John Vigor. Vigor personally owned a CD 27. Below deck, teak and other hardwoods are abundant and provide a warm, comfortable appearance. It has an attractive teak and holly cabin sole.
The boat is fitted out for cruising and made an off-shore round trip between Port Lavaca, TX and Key West, FL. As equipped, it can be easily sailed solo. The boat is very comfortable and is ideal for a couple that may wish to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean area.
Windpilot steering unit and mounting ($4,000 current price)
Raymarine electronic tiller steering unit.
Bimini (about $1,000 current price).
Large solar panel over the rear lazzerette with power controllers.
6 headsails: Gennaker, 150%, 120%, working, large and small storm sails.
The main has 2 sets of reefing points.
The two main bunks are equipped with lee cloths.
The boat has bronze opening ports, bronze fittings and winches.
It is powered by a Yanmar 1GM 7.5 Hp diesel engine.
It has a propane canister stove.
Head with privacy door.
The discharge from the head can be overboard or to a holding tank.