My, my, my. I’ve done it again! After buying and selling three boats since the dementia episode of three years ago when for some crazy reason I sold my beloved C-Dory 22′ Angler, I have a new C-Dory! Well… she’s new to me!
November 24, 2010: Here’s my baby the day I brought her home. Note the black color – I hated that black!
February 22, 2010: She sits at Buckley Cove launch ramp in Stockton, ready for her first cruise.
All went well and I’ll be taking her fishing soon. The color has been changed to burgundy. During the three months between the above photos, many projects were completed to set her up just as I wanted. Those projects are here.
She’s a 2009 C-Dory Angler 22, and is the same hull as was my older ’87 model. Yep! They’re still making the exact same hull 23 years later – what does that say about success?!
She came equipped with a Honda 90, Raymarine A 70D FF/GPS/Chartplotter and a Uniden VHF DSC marine radio, hydraulic steering, raw water washdown , that incredible SS arch on her roof – and much more.
Some owners have referred to their C-Dorys as water jeeps. They are lightweight, have a flat bottom, high sides and a sharp prow (the definition of a dory). They pop up on plane very quickly and are very economical to run. While a dory is not as smooth through a chop or rough water as a deep-V hull, it is very stable and seaworthy. One must simply slow down a bit in choppy conditions.
C-Dorys are made in Washington State. The first one was delivered – via water! – to Alaska. C-Dorys continue to be a very popular boat in Alaskan waters, and there is a C-Dory dealer in Juneau.
I find the C-Dory 22′ Angler to be about the prettiest little boat afloat. The flared, high prow and strakes along the hull look very traditional – and provide a very dry ride.
The fully enclosed cabin is the greatest attraction for me. I’ve spent many a night on the delta and foothill lakes in the cozy V-berth of my first C-Dory. I’ve never found such comfort in any other small, sea-worthy boat. And the little galley table and twin benches on either side make for great comfort during cool weather.
Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.