Anam Cara, CD28

Todd Townsend, author, philosopher, and sailor, is restoring his Cape Dory 28 near Saugatuck, Michigan. His reflections on boat ownership were published in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of Good Old Boat Magazine. You may link to his article here.

About Todd and his boat:

When my 1975 Cape Dory 28 is ready, we are heading south to bum around. This spring she will be rechristened Anam Cara, Gaelic for Soul Friend. I have been working on her on weekends since April 2007. Either late this Summer, or next Spring, a major refit will be finished. The refit has/will include re-wiring, re-plumbing, new standing and running rigging, re-wire/prime/paint mast, some minor fiberglass repair on hull, replacement of cockpit floor, and some medium cabinet work in main cabin. I’m going to see if I can get one more season out of the old sails that she came with. I may end up with new(er) sails by the time she is in the water.

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  1. Hello, Lake Michigan Sailors. As an update, since sending David the email, so confidently, I have run across three boats [none local] that carry the name Anam Cara. I love the name but my boat’s name is in play again. I’ll keep you posted.

    David – Great site. I have my work cut out for me to live up to “Author, Philosopher, Sailor.” Thanks, I’ll do my best and keep you posted.

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