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Mods, Maintenance etc

The beauty of owning a boat like a Cape Cutter 19 is the ability for the owner to modify a stock boat, either to improve the handling of the boat or to add creature comforts. Working in conjunction with other owners I was responsible for many modifications added to the Cape Cutter 19 over the years, feeding back to Honnor Marine. These include many standard options including halyard and sheet clutches, swim ladder and the laid teak deck.

“Halcyon” was the first boat to have this installed, over the winter of 2003. I did this work myself.

In my opinion I have always thought the layout of the Cape Cutter 19 to be optimised for a small boat.

As a result I have never altered the interior. Having camped in small open boats before with children I have never required the use of gimbals on the cooker etc as for drinks under way I use a large flask filled with hot water, boiled before the start of the passage. We also used this for simple meals under way such as pot noodles or cup a soups!

We have had nights at anchor- this has always worked well for us with meals being cooked on a single Coleman petrol cooker in the cockpit. I also have a cartridge style cooker that sits on the starboard locker unit.

In my opinion the most useful addition to a Cape Cutter 19 is a cockpit tent.

Some of the photo sets I have included in this section were published in the original Cape Cutter 19 Association site.