Cape Dory

Frigate

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Shinnecock Inlet, NY
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38' Duffy/Flower
The boat on eBay is a 280Sport model. It was their bear bones "commercial model". There were only 18 280Sports built. I had a 1988 280Sport built and it was maybe the only one customized at the factory and after. PM me with your phone number and a time to call you and I will be glad to talk to you. Here are a few pictures.

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Eastporter

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Sold- 20' Eastporter (Rebuilt 2011) 22' Pearson Ensign
Thanks for the reply Frigate. I'm not in the market right now, but the boat sparked my interest. Can you tell us if your experience with the boat was a positive one? Good in a head sea? How's the following sea?
 

djmarchand

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Litchfield, CT / Punta Gorda, Fl
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Atlas Pompano 23 outboard
Çape Dory made four models of this boat: fly bridge, hardtop, fisherman and sport, and offered three engines: a 100 HP Westerbeke, a 200 HP Volvo,and a 275 HP Chrysler gasser. They ride nice (although wet) in heavy chop.

David
 
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MouseTrap

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Rosborough
A local charter boat captain (Captain Jim) runs the Atlantic Adventurer out of South Portland Maine. His boat is a 28 Cape Dory that he rebuilt. He has a good write-up of it on his Website.

CLICK HERE.
 

Estimator

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43 Torres
While on the subject, how about the larger Cape Dory models. There is a 40' boat on YW that looks like it has some potential.
 

Frigate

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Eastporter,

A following sea was not a problem but a dead on head sea she did not like. A few degrees one side or other from dead on were OK.
 

Eastporter

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Eastporter,

A following sea was not a problem but a dead on head sea she did not like. A few degrees one side or other from dead on were OK.

Thanks. I like the looks of this boat. Good proportions.
 

eztbone

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Marblehead
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Holland 38
Cape dory 28

I sold my cd28 flybridge this past summer and bought at 38 holland. The cd was a great boat. Beautiful finish inside. Nice lines. A little rolely on a beam sea. Rounded chines. I had the gas Chrysler which ran great, was quiet and didn't smoke which the volvos can. Expanding family. Wanted more room. Love the holland. You won't go wrong with the cape dory. There is a cd blog. Google cape dory 28 power and you'll find it. Good luck
 
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