Rebuilding a Cape Dory 36 Part II

Planning and patience yields a strong, beautiful hull with a simple, but elegant interior.

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In Part I of this series, I described the steps we took to set our rebuild up for success. Part II describes our gutting the interior, painting the topsides and designing and installing the interior. As described in Part I, we chose a Cape Dory 36. The effort expended in rebuilding a substandard boat is […]
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John Stone has been sailing since he was 12 years old. He raced dinghies and MORC as a teenager in southwest Florida and nourished his love of sailing throughout a 26 year career in the Marine Corps. When not voyaging on the Far Reach he and his wife Gayle live in North Carolina.