Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Before and After Gallery #1

As I sort through photos of the restoration I will post a few of these little galleries showing some of the more interesting Before and After shots. Here is the first!

Arrival at The Boat Yard

Departure. 3 years later.

The battery "situation." Before.

The battery solution after. Should be noted that I have since moved these batteries again.

The hoses and thru hulls for the holding tank. Before.

Holding tank plumbing. After.

Bow before

Bow after

Aft locker before

Aft locker converted to propane storage

Engine bed before

Engine bed after

Transom before

Transom after


  1. Beautiful Work. Always good to see a well cared for boat.
    Well Done!

  2. The more I think about the "someday" boat the more I am convinced its the Cape Dorey 27, not the 25- 25D-or the 30...it might be a little slow but its super safe and who's in a hurry. Nice job and enjoy.

    1. Thanks Larry. I think the 27 is a nice compromise. The 25 seemed a little small for how much time we spend at anchor or at the marina, but part of this challenge was to downsize to a smaller boat and live a little more simply on the hook. So far so good.

  3. Out of curiosity, where did you move the batteries to?

    Our CD27's battery tray is destroyed and I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to rebuild it, but also wondering if there wouldn't be a better place for them.

    1. Bow, sorry I missed replying to this sooner. I moved the batteries behind the engine on a shelf I built that spans the space over the top of the prop shaft. Just behind that is where I installed the hot water heater. I have photos of the shelves somewhere. Let me know if you want to see them.

  4. Very enjoyable progress report on your restoration. I am in the process of both standing up a blog on my 1974 Typhoon partial restoration so I'm following your blog and reading backwards for info, thanks!

    1. Lovely blog and great boat! I've added your page to the links from here.

      We have a Typhoon as well, though she seldom gets sailed. I couldn't pass her up though, and hopefully she will become the kid's boat sooner than later.

  5. Sorry all to have not responded to these comments!

    PM coming your way.

  6. I really appreciate the time you've taken to put these images & info up. Nice work on the boat, too! I just acquired an old CD27 and intend to do some refitting myself. Two questions: where in heck is the holding tank; and what's it's capacity? Looked like it might be integrated into the hull in the after party of the boat on the starboard side. Does seem right to you? TVinYpsi@gmail.com