Caper is a 1983 Cape Dory 25D, ready for her next caper. She has been well taken care of over the years, owned by careful and detail-oriented people. She is hull number 137 of 182 made.
The Carl Alberg designed Cape Dory 25D is a solid, blue-water capable cruising boat in a small package, featured in John Vigors classic book Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere. She's easy to maneuver in small spaces, and the 3.5 draft means you can anchor in small coves away from the crowds. A traditional underbody with a full keel and the propeller in an aperture means you will never snag a lobster pot. The Yanmar 1GM engine is a fuel-sipper and incredibly reliable.
Caper is the perfect boat for the cruising couple. With standing headroom (rare in a boat this size), two comfortable settee berths, alcohol stove, pressurized water (complete with shower attachment), a deep icebox, and a spacious head with holding tank, we have comfortably cruised the coast of Maine for many days at a time. The quarter berth is the perfect place to store all of the gear needed for cruising. You could put a third person there but it would be tight (just being honest!).
Caper has a new mainsail (2015), a couple of older 100% hank-on jibs in good condition, and many extras. A common problem that plagues these boats is water intrusion into the cockpit floor. Caper had her cockpit sole completely replaced in 2017 so you will never have to worry about this issue.
We've had many wonderful adventures in this boat, and are now ready to pass her along to someone else.
Yanmar 1GM (1983)
12 gal diesel fuel tank
20 gal freshwater tank
14 gallon holding tank
Racor Secondary filter with shut-off
Raw water intake filter
2 Blade prop, Cutlass Bearing replaced approx. 2003
1" stainless steel propeller shaft
Main w/4 battens, 2 reef points, sail cover. Made by Bohndell Sails in 2015
100% hank-on working jib with reef points
100% hank-on working jib (spare)
40% storm jib
Starting battery: Group 24, 800 CCA (2018)
House battery: Deep cycle, Group 24, 85 AH (2018)
Standard Horizon DS45 depth meter
Garmin 440 GPS Chartplotter
Icom M304 Marine VHF w/masthead antenna
Petit SR60 Ablative bottom paint
Bronze opening port lights with screens (6)
Original bronze seacocks Pressure water
LED lights in cabin
12v DC cigarette lighter adapter for charging devices
Origo 4000 alcohol stove
26 qt. day cooler in addition to large icebox
Pedestal mounted table
Whale hand-operated bilge pump in cockpit (2018)
Two forward hanging lockers, one with shelving
22lb Lewmar Delta anchor w/25 chain & 200 rode, and 14lb Danforth standard anchor w/6 chain & 100 rode
Original freshwater storage tank
Manually operated marine head with new pump (2016)
Sanitation hose replaced in 2016
13 gal holding tank
Danforth Gemini Compass
Manuals Yanmar Service Manual, all electronics, CD owners manual
Stainless swim ladder
Sunbrella covered settee cushions (2007)
Canvas dodger (2004)
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Later offered by C. W. Hood Yachts (1996?) as the OCTAVIA 25.