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by mmeredith
Wed Oct 11, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Here are a few more:
by mmeredith
Wed Oct 11, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Here are some photos showing the refit project and results:
by mmeredith
Wed Oct 11, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Since my last update, James and I have completed the refit, aside from a few small projects I will wrap up shortly. The overall effort took about fourteen months, including eight months on the hard at a nearby boatyard and the remainder at dock. Since my last posting, we have installed a Monitor win...
by mmeredith
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Thanks again for the comments and feedback. You make an interesting point about possible use of the original quadrant for tiller steering. As it turns out, we are using the quadrant, but not for the steering action, which is direct from tiller to rudder shaft. Instead we're using the quadrant as par...
by mmeredith
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Re: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

Thanks for the comments! The tiller connects directly to the rudder post with a bronze tiller head fitting. We ordered the fitting from Edson Marine. Also, we had a steel key made for the key way by a local machining shop. Getting the final fit right for the key was one of the trickiest parts of the...
by mmeredith
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Refit and Modifications to a Cape Dory 36

I'm working with accomplished sailor and boat-builder, James Baldwin, on refitting and modifying a 1980 Cape Dory 36 for offshore voyaging. Simplicity and seaworthiness is the overriding theme, and we've made good progress in the one-year project. So far, we've removed the diesel engine and fuel tan...