Freya, Cape Dory 28 #276 (1980)

Freya, Cape Dory 28 #276 (1980)

Freya is my third boat. Owning a Pearson Triton had given me a strong appreciation for the graceful, sea-kindly designs of the famous naval architect, Carl Alberg. When the time came to switch back to a smaller boat to replace the Gladiateur, I took the opportunity to revisit Alberg’s long list of “good old boats.” Among them, the Cape Dory 28 stood out as a quality vessel with a great reputation and a very active owners’ association. Cape Dorys can be a little difficult to find in the Bay Area since they were produced in Massachusetts. When a CD28 was listed for sale in Napa, I took the drive and eventually decided to purchase the boat, hull #276.

Freya had been somewhat neglected and required a substantial amount of work, which was actually a benefit since I was looking for a manageable “project boat.” Maintenance and improvements will be documented on separate pages as the work progresses. You will find below pictures of the boat in its current state (much improved, at least cosmetically).