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1976 Cape Dory Typhoon

$14,000 USD

Seller's Description

This Typhoon was a one owner from 1985 to 2013 and sailed only in fresh water at Lake Oneida, New York. The original owners manual, brochures and receipts beginning in 1985 remain with this typhoon. In 2013, it was sold and trailered to a fresh water lake in Ohio where the restoration began. I purchased the Typhoon in 2014 and completed the restoration in 2018. It has anti fouling paint for salt water on hull bottom. Upper hull was cleaned thoroughly with specified solvents prior to applying three coats Interlux Interprotect 2000 E two-part epoxy primer and three coats Interprotect 2000 E two-part epoxy finish coat, all sanded in between coats. Its been moored and sailed in Rockland Harbor for two weeks only for three summers total of 6 weeks in salt water. I use a high-powered pressure washer to wash the hull and trailer after removal from salt water. The boat registration numbers and the lettering on the stern are stick on and since I applied them new in 2018, they may easily be removed without a trace by heating them with a hair dryer on a warm day.

Trailer was custom made for owner and is in excellent condition with all new wiring, lights and new heavy-duty trailer tires. It includes an 8 foot plus tongue extension and a new 3500 pound rated reversible hand winch. Also has a self-raising mast extension that clamps to trailer winch frame for one person to easily raise and lower mast. The axle is designed so that disc surge brakes may easily be added. The trailer tows very easily at highway speeds and I found it not necessary to have brakes installed when I tow it with my pickup truck.

Also includes: New (2017) Honda 2.3 HP four stroke outboard motor with extended shaft and less than 2 hours use. (no need to mix oil)

Equipment: Comes with two main sails, sail cover for boom, a working jib, spinnaker and 150 percent Genoa. Includes anchor, lines, cockpit and cabin cushions, slide in panels for porta potti or storage, mooring gaff, air horn, four fenders, lock for cabin, cable lock for motor.


Carl Alberg
Cape Dory Yachts
Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association
# Built
FG solid laminate


Length Overall
18 7 / 5.7 m
Waterline Length
13 10 / 4.2 m
6 3 / 1.9 m
2 8 / 0.8 m
2,000 lb / 907 kg
900 lb / 408 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
155′² / 14.4 m²
Total Sail Area
155′² / 14.4 m²
Sail Area
96′² / 8.9 m²
22 0 / 6.7 m
8 9 / 2.7 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
59′² / 5.5 m²
19 1 / 5.8 m
6 2 / 1.9 m
Forestay Length
20 0 / 6.1 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
5.1 kn
Classic: 5.0 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.


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

5.07 knots
Classic formula: 5.0 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<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.


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.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more 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.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
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.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

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

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.


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
<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: better suited for ocean passages

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.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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


The DAYSAILER model has a slightly larger cockpit than WEEKENDER.
With nearly 2000 built, this was Cape Dory’s most successful model.

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