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curioustraveler



Joined: 26 Apr 2019
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City/Region: Annapolis
State or Province: MD
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:47 pm    Post subject: No privacy for C-Brats Reply with quote

If you want a relaxing weekend of reading a book in the cockpit of your C-Dory, don't visit a busy marina. This was our second weekend staying downtown in Annapolis at the City Marina and I think our C-Dory gets even more attention than the mega yachts. Everyone wants to know what this cool little boat is. I think we should be the new East Coast reps for C-Dory because we probably sold a few of them this weekend. But I didn't get through my book.
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WeekiTiki



Joined: 12 Jun 2019
Posts: 376
City/Region: Weeki Wachee
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2003
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Just Cruisin'
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Angler too...
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srbaum



Joined: 30 Aug 2010
Posts: 610
City/Region: Portsmouth
State or Province: VA
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 26 Venture
Vessel Name: Osprey
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curioustraveler,
This is the walk of shame, of owning a unique boat. WhenJoan and I go to the boat ramp, to put the boat on or off the trailer, I always get someone to follow me down the dock, of someone to accompany me while loading, just to find out the details of these cool boats.

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Homeport of Portsmouth, VA
OSPREY (Ex Mister Sea) 2000 22 C-Dory 2010 - Sold 3/19
OSPREY (Ex ADITI) 2007 26 Cape Cruiser 2018
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Peter & Judy



Joined: 03 Dec 2014
Posts: 287
City/Region: Olds
State or Province: AB
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Mistaya
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year in Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands we had the same problem. While on anchor the guys from the big 50 foots yachts would row over to check us out and see how we can enjoy cruising in such a small boat.

The number one question was, "How much fuel does it use?'

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HMCB Mistaya
"Mistaya" (Grizzly Bear in Cree)
HMCB (Her Majesties Cute Boat)
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thataway



Joined: 02 Nov 2003
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City/Region: Pensacola
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: thataway
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have had people who wanted us to pull off the road to take a look at the boat.
Often at fuel stops, we get questions. Many RV parks the campers are amazed that a 22 or 25 foot boat has all of the essentials that they big RV's have...

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Thataway (Ex Seaweed) 2007 25 C Dory May 2018
Thisaway 2006 22' CDory November 2011 to May 2018
Caracal 18 140 Suzuki 2007 to present
Thataway TomCat 255 150 Suzukis June 2006 thru August 2011
C Pelican; 1992, 22 Cruiser, 2002 thru 2006
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Nancy and Bud



Joined: 02 Aug 2019
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City/Region: Nashville
State or Province: IL
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Emma Mae
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CDDF - Cape Dory Delay Factor

Happens a lot when we are getting gas.

C-Dorys are the archetype of boats. They appeal to everyone.

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South of Heaven



Joined: 15 Aug 2015
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City/Region: Sharon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nancy and Bud wrote:
CDDF - Cape Dory Delay Factor

Happens a lot when we are getting gas.

C-Dorys are the archetype of boats. They appeal to everyone.


Yeah but dont tell a Brat you love their CAPE DORY. Lol

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2005 Silverton 35 Motoryacht (Twin 385 Crusaders) (SOLD 6/20)

2000 Camano 31 Troll (Volvo TAMD41p) (SOLD 2/19)

2007 C Dory 25' Cruiser (200 hp Suzuki, sold 7/17)

2003 C Dory 19' Angler (80 hp Yamaha, sold 7/16)

1995 C Dory 16' Angler (40 hp Yamaha, sold 2/16)
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Nancy and Bud



Joined: 02 Aug 2019
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City/Region: Nashville
State or Province: IL
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Emma Mae
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Well that's embarrassing.

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hardee



Joined: 30 Oct 2006
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City/Region: Sequim
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Sleepy-C
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

N&B, We are all human, so don't choke on it, just learn Wink

My only stop by the Coast Guard was (although not specifically stated) to take a thorough look at my 22. They kept insisting that I must be fishing, looked into every nook and cranny, asking about fishing gear, and then just before getting back onto there $$$$$$$ fast boat, the inspector said he should issue me a ticket. "For what, did you find something I should know about" I asked. His response got a bit of a smirk from on of the boarding party, "Well you have a perfect fishing boat and you don't use it to it's full capacity." Every year since then I have made sure to get my Voluntary Vessel Safety Inspection done before I start the season.

Get used to that CDDF and carry a few C-BRAT cards to pass out so they can get the "rest of the story".

Harvey
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Desert Dory



Joined: 09 Sep 2006
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City/Region: Tucson
State or Province: AZ
C-Dory Year: 1989
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was the cause for a CCDF (Cape Cruiser Delay Factor) for one poor guy and his wife back in Jan 2019. This was prior to us getting our C-Dory in Aug '19

We had met some friends in the Keys for a week over New Years 18/19. During a day trip to Key West I spotted what I thought was a C-Dory 22 anchored off the east side of Big Pine Key and I excitedly pointed this out to everyone in the rental mini-van. For some reason I just couldn't understand the rolling of eyes and head shakes I received in return. It's not everyday you see a C-Dory in it's native habitat. Losers!!!

Later in the day we stopped at the beach there at Bahia Honda State Park and, sure enough, here comes that C-Dory 22 into the little basin there.

As he was cruising thru the channel I noticed he had a 150 ETEC strapped to the back and thought to myself, "Well, that's too small for a 25 so that can't be a C-Dory then. Must be a Venture or Cape Cruiser".

Long story short, after I pinned the guy down asking endless questions, he and his wife invited us on board to look around, told us how much they loved the boat, ete, etc, etc... and then he told me, I was the ONLY ONE EVER to correctly ID his boat in the 15 years he had owned it.

My wife was mortified and totally embarrassed. I puffed my chest and strutted around the basin a couple of times.
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Dubuque chad



Joined: 06 Jul 2019
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City/Region: Dubuque
State or Province: IA
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Laura J
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Donzi run me down to take a look at my boat. I took photos of his![/img]
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Nancy and Bud



Joined: 02 Aug 2019
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City/Region: Nashville
State or Province: IL
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Emma Mae
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we are on Table Rock this week. Launched at public ramp. bass boat pulls up he says his dad has a baby sister, C 16. Then he asked if we were right around the corner from the ramps. Not us but another C 22. they are everywhere.

the two of us only caught 5 rainbow today.
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