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1983 Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This beauty has been happily moored / swinging freely in Smith Mountain Lake VA 84 thru 94 & Lake Mendota WI 95 thru 08; she can be seen in the 1991 comedy film What About Bob? As a moored fresh water boat all her life, she has never been tethered to a dock, nor ever experienced the uneasy rocking & banging of a shore station. However, if you must make a dock landing, she will elicit compliments. As it should be, this Typhoon only knows “good” stress i.e. underway & sailing! She has had only two owners…father and son!

As a newer Typhoon of 27 years, this fresh water boat has been actively sailed 24 summers (84 thru 08). During her winter storage (95-07) and year long storage (08 to 11), she can be found tucked away high and dry in a post frame metal sided barn, never to experience water intrusion, freeze-thaw, nor see the light of day.

Overall very good condition!

Equipment on Board:

She comes equipped with a double galvanized Long “self adjusting” Trailer (1400 miles) mostly attributed to the 1-way haul from VA to WI, the rest to and from winter storage i.e. annual launch and recovery at summers end. All Long Trailers are constructed from 3/8 inch box steel and angle irons, coated with double dip galvanized zinc; this one carries an additional synergistic surface treatment of coal-tar epoxy (CTE) for additional corrosion resistance. CTE applied below the winch mount and aft, thus underlying zinc is not depleted. With 16 rollers per adjustable stanchion (64 total) and 4 keel bed rollers, ramp launching is a breeze. For those of us that have to deal with hard water in the winter, why not pamper you boat when ashore with a high quality trailer. If moorings are not available in your area, avoid those costly slip fees and take advantage of day sailing. Easy to do with this high quality / heavy duty trailer built for the “long” haul.

Original cabin cushions (VG). Doyle 150 Genoa & Working Jib (VG), Main (G). Fortress aluminum anchor (E) with 8 ft double galvanized chain, stainless steel swivel and 300 ft line; only anchored a few times. The Mariner 2 stroke 4hp outboard starts with 2-3 pulls, works great (E). Note heavy brass motor mount, deck and adjacent teak like new; why because this sailor is loath to use a motor, rarely deployed and only brought from below when becalmed. Thus this Typhoon has seen little prying action of a motor tugging on her deck mount. Typhoons are too graceful to hang a “stink pot” off her transom…verboten…keep her lines clean and sail’er, eh!

Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
Cape Dory Yachts 1983 Typhoon Weekender
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