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Cape Dory Typhoon Sold

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Sold :  "Kraken"   1978 Cape Dory Typhoon














This is one of the finest Typhoons and well-documented vessels you will find.  Kraken is no dry rot trailer trotter.  We sail her 1-2 times per week during the summer season.  This boat has seen exceptional care since being re-commissioned in 2012.  You can read all about the little tweaks and tunes at http://bristol-blue.blogspot.com/  Polished Brass and Gleaming Teak this boat gets compliments every time someone walks by on the dock. You will be hard pressed to find another Typhoon as well equipped and ready to sail today. 
Cape Dory TyphoonName "Kraken"Year: 1978Current Price: US $7500 oboLocated in Saugatuck/Douglas, MIHull Material: FiberglassEngine/Fuel Type: Long Shaft Evinrude outboard 7.5 hpFull Keel Bottom reconditioned 2012Draft  2'6"Sails: 
Loft: Sail Rite  Main 2011 Storm Jib 2011 100% 2013 150% Genoa 2016
Loft: Hallett Main Sail  (Excellent condition)
100% Hallett (Excellent condition)
Other Sail Lofts Mercury Sp…

Venetian Weekend

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Venetian Festival!!!!!  
Each year in Saugatuck Cow Hill Yacht Club puts on Venetian Festival.  Cow Hill is not really a club for boaters.  It is a charity group that raises funds for the needy in the community.  They Start Friday night with a big party.  Kids games, Beer tent and some great live music. I'm proud to say that my wife serves on the board of Cow Hill and helps put this event together along with a few other events throughout the year. 

Saturday afternoon after the Venetian dingy poker run had cleared out we took to the harbor and headed out to Lake Michigan for a sail. 

It has been a long while since I have removed the cover from my knot meter. It appears the poor center ring has fallen to the bottom. However, the miracle is, it works. I don't think it has ever worked before, but today it was. Although it doesn't agree with the GPS on speed. According to the knot meter, we are flying along at 6.5 knots.  LOL   I'm going to guess the GPS is far more accura…

Calling it.

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Some days you have to just call it.  Today is one of those days.  We left our breezy little harbor for Lake Michigan to find this, the whole of Lake Michigan sheltered by the dunes on shore.  Grr east winds. The lake was glass flat except for the power boat waves. After an hour of drifting and bobbing we had to call for the iron genny to get us home.


Out and About

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Yesterday we were out and about. We met up with some friends at the beach then sailed back.
We ran down with the spinnaker.
Then after a few hours of beach fun we tacked back up the lake. Here is the funny guy I sail with crushing the MT Baldy Radar tower on the horizon.
Where are we?

Game rained out.

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Captains log as we neared boat the sky opened up.  Currently taking cover in cabin... Perhaps we will stay at the dock today.


Progression of a tack

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BB was on the dock the other day as a friend and I came across the lake.  She got some nice pictures of Kraken coming up tacking and heading back out. 





Striking some colors

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We made it out for a nice sail today. Check out the new flag set up on the backstay!