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1986 Cape Dory 300 Motorsailer

Oriental, North Carolina, United States
$47,500 USD

WHY FOR WAIT FOR SPRING…..IT’S ALREADY HERE IN THE FULLY ENCLOSED PILOTHOUSE OF THIS CD 300MS1

The Cape Dory 300MS is one of the most versatile sailboat designs ever conceived. People who own or haved owned them shower them with superlatives. With a shallow long’ish keel, she won’t point with the race boats, but sitting in the pilothouse sipping hot cocoa with full sail flying and the diesel ticking over to counter leeway, you simply won’t care. Watching them sail in their foulies and mittens while saluting their victory with your hot cocoa is the real trophy. On a beam or broad reach she becomes a pure sailboat and makes excellent way through chop while her hull design keeps things on the level. If this boat were being built today it would have a non-stop waiting list for purchase. You want to sail; great. You want to fish; that’s great too. All lines lead into the pilothouse and the entire rig is furling. So what’s holding you up?

 

MIKE&NANCY DRAUGHAN 336-601-5970cell

ROBERT&STACY HALL 252-622-1292cell

Please contact Mike Draughan at (252) 249-0090

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Dimensions
LOA: 30 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 5 in

Accommodations
Number of heads: 1

SPECIFICATIONS

The Cape Dory 300MS is a very unique boat. This boat offers the sailing qualities one expects from any Cape Dory and provides some very useful additional benefits. First, consider the fully enclosed pilothouse from which the boat can be sailed, including all sail handling. Second, expect the ride of a medium displacement boat coupled with a flatter sailing angle due to the amount of beam carried aft. This attribute contributes to her sailing like a longer boat than she is while providing signifcant form stability to compliment the full keel. Draft of less than 4’ allows a skipper to sneak into anchorages that are denied a vast number of other boats. The large aft cockpit has plenty of scuppers to ship any water that occasionally might get aboard and becomes the nicest back porch in the Bahamas. The layout is perfect for a cruising couple with a forward v-berth, roomy head and lockers aft, and just the right amount of salon with U-shaped dinette to port and galley to starboard. Solar, reefer/freezer, large propane tanks and plenty of storage mean more time on the hook. This is probably the best thought out cruising boat of 30’ ever designed (my opinion).

DETAILS

 

RIG/DECKS

STANDARD SLOOP RIGGED W/FULL FURLING

ROLLER FURLING MAINSAIL LOOSE FOOTED

ROLLER FURLING JIB/GENOA (SELF TACKING)

STAINLESS STEEL WIRE ROPE STANDING RIGGING

SPECIFICALLY TO THIS BOAT

TRAVELLER CONTROLS AT PILOTHOUSE

SELF TAILING PRIMARY AND HALYARD WINCHES

(ALL SAIL CONTROLS AND SHEETS OPERABLE FROM PILOTHOUSE)

DUAL BOW ROLLERS

SOLID WOOD ANCHOR PLATFORM/BOWSPRIT

MAXWELL 1500 HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC ANCHOR WINDLASS

MANSON SUPREME OVERSIZE ANCHOR AND RODE

STAINLESS BOW PULPIT

STAINLESS STANCHIONS AND LIFELINES

CUSTOM HANDRAILS/HOLDS ABOVE AND BELOW DECKS FOR AT SEA DUTY

LIFELSLING

REMOVEABLE DAVITS

STERN PLATFORM (DIVING/BOARDING)

LARGE FISHING/CRUISING COCKPIT

GENEROUS UNDER-SEAT STOWAGE IN COCKPIT

FULLY ENCLOSED PILOTHOUSE

 

NAVIGATION/ELECTRONICS

FURUNO VHF RADIO (27NM RANGE)

GARMIN 541S GPS/PLOTTER

RAYMARINE/A-HELM 4000+ AUTOPILOT

RITCHIE COMPASS

TABLET MOUNTING BRACKET AT HELM

LARGE CHART STOWAGE SHELF LARGE ENOUGH FOR CRUISING GUIDES

 

GALLEY/HEAD

DUAL STAINLESS STEEL BASINS

A-B REEFER FREEZER (DUAL)

OVERSIZE CUSTOM PROPANE LOCKER FOR EXTENDED ANCHORING

2-BURNER PROPANE STOVE-TOP

EXSTENSIVE LOCKER AND CABINET STOWAGE

75 GALLONS OF WATER

ROOMY HEAD W/STAINLESS BASIN

SHOWER DRIP PAN

COMPOSTING HEAD (NO SMELL ONBOARD AT ALL)

 

ENGINE/DRIVELINE

WESTERBEKE W-46 DIESEL 46HP (EASILY PUSHES THE BOAT INTO HEAD SEAS)

V-DRIVE

CONVENTIONAL SHAFT AND STRUT

FIXED 3-BLADE PROPELLER

2083 HRS SMOH

ROOMY ENGINE ROOM (EASY ACCESS ALL AROUND)

50 GALLONS FUEL CAPACITY

 

ELECTRICAL

12VDC SHIPS POWER

120VAC SHORE POWER

BATTERY CHARGER

250 WATTS SOLAR (PILOTHOUSE MOUNTED)

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Specs

Designer
Clive M. Dent
Builder
Cape Dory Yachts
Association
Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association
# Built
47
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 9 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
26 6 / 8.1 m
Beam
11 5 / 3.5 m
Draft
3 10 / 1.2 m
Displacement
11,500 lb / 5,216 kg
Ballast
4,500 lb / 2,041 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
477′² / 44.3 m²
Total Sail Area
477′² / 44.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
216′² / 20.1 m²
P
35 2 / 10.7 m
E
12 2 / 3.7 m
Air Draft
46 5 / 14.2 m
Foresail
Sail Area
261′² / 24.3 m²
I
40 8 / 12.4 m
J
12 9 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
42 8 / 13 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke
Model
W-46
HP
46
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
50 gal / 189 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
75 gal / 284 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.4 kn
Classic: 6.9 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.41 knots
Classic formula: 6.9 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.0
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
14.98
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
39.1
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

39.13
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
275.6
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
275.57
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
25.0
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
25.04
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
2.0
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
2.02
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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