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Valor is for Sale

Valor is a well-worn but sound boat and is regularly sailed.

Cape Dory Yachts built 843 of these boats between 1972 and 1982. They are known for sea-kindliness, easy handling and a wet ride. They are heavy displacement boats with a full keel, some cutaway in the bow. In my opinion, they are fine boats to learn to sail, stout enough to bump into things now and then, with light, easily managed sails. While the boat has three winches, I have found that sails can be set using the "armstrong" method. They make great daysailers because they can be set up and off the dock in a fraction of the time of a larger boat. The arrangement of outboard motor in well means the motor can be lifted out and carried to a shop for maintenance, much easier than crawling around a locker to change the oil. The cabin is big enough to "camp out" in for a few days, and I have taken trips all over the Pamlico Sound, the Neuse River and the ICW as far south as Prince Creek off the Waccamaw River in South Carolina.

You might want a Cape Dory 25 if any of these things are true: On the other hand, this is not the right boat if

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Valor sails on the Neuse River in moderate airs.

Kicking up a spray close-hauled.

Sailing in Clubfoot Creek under light airs.

On the hook in West Bay.

May 2016 Haulout at Sailcraft Services, Oriental NC.

Cabin interior.

Counter and sink on port side.

Counter space to starboard.

All the comforts of home.

View forward of the v-berth, with bagged jib and genoa.

Portable self-contained head.

In yard, May 2016.

In yard, May 2016.

Side deck and teak, May 2016.

Lifting the motor out of the well on the main sheet, May 2016.