Diapensia's 2003 Newfoundland Voyage



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.



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 things.

We also had, of course, a compass, a watch, and a sextant!

Electrical & Mechanical


Deck and Additional Equipment


last modified March, 2004