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
LOA: 30 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 5 in
Number of heads: 1
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).
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
STERN PLATFORM (DIVING/BOARDING)
LARGE FISHING/CRUISING COCKPIT
GENEROUS UNDER-SEAT STOWAGE IN COCKPIT
FULLY ENCLOSED PILOTHOUSE
FURUNO VHF RADIO (27NM RANGE)
GARMIN 541S GPS/PLOTTER
RAYMARINE/A-HELM 4000+ AUTOPILOT
TABLET MOUNTING BRACKET AT HELM
LARGE CHART STOWAGE SHELF LARGE ENOUGH FOR CRUISING GUIDES
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)
WESTERBEKE W-46 DIESEL 46HP (EASILY PUSHES THE BOAT INTO HEAD SEAS)
CONVENTIONAL SHAFT AND STRUT
FIXED 3-BLADE PROPELLER
2083 HRS SMOH
ROOMY ENGINE ROOM (EASY ACCESS ALL AROUND)
50 GALLONS FUEL CAPACITY
12VDC SHIPS POWER
120VAC SHORE POWER
250 WATTS SOLAR (PILOTHOUSE MOUNTED)
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.
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.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA 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
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.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
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.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
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.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
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.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
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.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
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