Diapensia's 2003 Newfoundland Voyage
- Designer: Carl Alberg
- LOA: 36'
- LWL: 27'
- Beam: 10' 8"
- Draft: 5'
- Displacement: 16100 lbs.
- Ballast: 6050 lbs.
- Builder: Cape Dory
- Year: 1980
- Hull Material: Fiberglass
Diapensia is a Cape Dory 36
Cutter, a "cruising classic" described by some as "...probably the
best offshore cruising sailboat ever made. Rugged and guaranteed to take
what the world's oceans can put her through."
The name Diapensia comes from a hardy flower found in the alpine zone of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Forward cabin has v-berths with lockers and drawers under. Aft of the
berth to port is a hanging lcoker and to starboard is a set of drawers.
A door separates the forward cabin and there are 2 opening ports and an
overhead hatch. Next aft is the head area to port with shower, vanity
and marine toilet. To starboard is a large hanging lockre. The main
cabin has port and starboard settees, the port side slides inboard to
form a double berth.There are backrests for each and large lockers
above. The dining table is floor mounted and has folding leaves that
extend to each berth. There are 6 opening ports and 1 overhead hatch in
the main cabin. The galley (described below) is nextaft to port. To
starboard is the chart table followed by a quarter berth.
- U-shaped galley
- 3 Burner PROPANE stove with oven
- Well insulated ice box
- Storage bin
- Double stainless steel sink
- Ample storage
- Furuno 1730 radar
- Apelco 1100 Loran
- Apelco 6300 DXL GPS
- Raytheon Ray 80 VHF
- Autohelm ST4000 autopilot
- Insulated backstay for SSB
- AM/FM tape player w/remote speakers
- Standard Horizon Depthsounder
We also brought a handheld VHF radio, handheld GPS receiver(s), 406
MHz EPIRB with GPS, SSB/Ham Transceiver with Antenna Tuner, Si-Tex 200
Nav-Fax 200 Communications Receiver, Laptop Computer, Iridium Satellite
Phone (rental), and Radio Direction Finder (RDF), among other
We also had, of course, a compass, a watch, and a sextant!
Electrical & Mechanical
- Perkins 4.108 diesel, 40 horsepower, factory rebuilt 1996, 300 hours since rebuild.
- Rebuilt Hurth transmission installed in 2001.
- Alternator rebuilt in 2001.
- 110 V battery charger
- Tri-color mashead light
- 20 amp emergency bilge pump - 1 1/2" discharge
- Demand bilge pump
- Sump pump
- Hand bilge pump
- Foot pump in series w/electric freshwater pump
- Sea-water pump for dish washing
- twin 10 lb. aluminum propane cylinders
- 8 oz. Main, 3 reefs, two full battens (Neil
- Older main (streched)
- Foresail, old, but serviceable
- New Foresail (2003)
- Older 150% genoa on a new (2001) Harken roller furler.
- New Yankee Jib (2003)
- New Storm Jib (2003)
- New Storm Trysail with dedicated mast track (2003)
- Sail covers for main and foresail (recent)
Deck and Additional Equipment
- 45# CQR
- 22# Danforth standard
- 20# Danforth high tensile
- 2 each - 250' x 5/8" rodes, each w/20' of 3/8" chain
- 200' x 1/2" older anchor rode
- 30 amp 50' shore power cable w/3 prong adapter
- Homemade bosun's chair
- Boom tent
- Forehatch air scoop
- Spare filters, impelleer, raw water pump (needs rebuild)
- 800,000 cp, 12 V spotlight
- 6 man Givens liferaft (serviced in 2003)
- Para-Tech 15' Sea Anchor with swivel, trip line, and Garahauer Snatch Blocks
- Trawler lamp for salon
- Boathook/whisker pole
- Spinnaker pole
- folding teak cockpit table and glass holder
- Lifesling MOB gear
- Horseshoe bouy
- Quick release for dinghy w/sea acnhor
- Dishes, flatware, but no pots
- Cockpit cushions and lifejackets
- Achilles 10' inflatable with pump
- 3/5 Nissan OB w/-F-N, second season
- Self steering drum for steering wheel and attachments for turning blocks
- 2 Fenders and fender board
- Hand pump for oil changes
- Solar vent
- Packing nut tools
- Screens for all ports and hatches
last modified March, 2004