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Seller's Description

Cape Dory 26 for sale, $14.8k

In superb condition, Martha Kay is for sale, asking $14,800. With many upgrades and revamps in the past few years (see below), the paint and varnish are right up to date (2022) too. If you know Cape Dorys, you know this is a rare find:

Length Overall (on deck): 25 11 Length at Waterline: 19 3 Beam: 8 0 Draft: 3 7 Built:1985

Engine: 6 hp 4-stroke, long-shaft Tohatsu, new 2018

Accommodations: New head, all new valves, hoses, etc, 2018 Galley redesigned w/propane stove, larger sink, countertop, new 2018 Freshwater manual pump, hoses, spout, inew 2018 Unique fold-down dining table, new 2018 New foam, coverings, port & starboard berth, 2018 New forward berth V cushion and cover, 2021 Interior, teak plywood w/mahogany or teak trim, refinished 2018-21

Electrical: 12 volt system with 5-amp Tohatsu alt., 2018 New Battery, group 27, 2021 New 8-position, circuit-breaker house panel, 2018 Complete rewiring throughout, 2017-20

Sails & Rigging: Furlex RF gear, new 2018 Dacron main, new 2018 130% RF genoa, new 2018 Self-tailing winches, new, 2018

Equipment: Digital Raymarine depth sounder/transponder, 2019-20 AM-FM radio, 2021 Ritchie compass: 2018 Simrad autopilot, new 2018 Garmin GPS, handheld, new 2018 Gusher manual bilge pump, inst. new 2019 13-lb Rocna Vulcan anchor and rode, new 2018

Many more photos available on request. Contact me for a showing, more info, details about upgrades, etc. Thanks.

Equipment: see description

Specs

Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Cape Dory Yachts
Association
Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association
# Built
78
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
25 11 / 7.9 m
Waterline Length
19 3 / 5.9 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
3 7 / 1.1 m
Displacement
5,300 lb / 2,404 kg
Ballast
2,400 lb / 1,089 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
304′² / 28.2 m²
Total Sail Area
304′² / 28.2 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
140′² / 13 m²
P
27 3 / 8.3 m
E
10 2 / 3.1 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
164′² / 15.2 m²
I
31 11 / 9.8 m
J
10 2 / 3.1 m
Forestay Length
33 7 / 10.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
1

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.0 kn
Classic: 5.88 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

5.96 knots
Classic formula: 5.88 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.0
16-20: good performance

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.
16.0
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.3
>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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

45.3
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
331.3
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
331.25
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
24.0
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
23.97
<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
1.8
<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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.84
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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