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Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association





Member Benefits

Owners Network:

As a CDSOA member you'll belong to a growing network of Cape Dory owners who are more than willing to share their knowledge and experiences concerning their boats and boating, you'll make new friendships that may last a lifetime, and you'll get a chance to meet with the owners and sail on boats that you may aspire to one day own.


You'll have access to our online newsletter, MASTHEAD. It's usually filled with event information as well as articles submitted by our members regarding their sailing experiences on their Cape Dorys and during rendezvous events.


In addition to a network of friendly and helpful owners, and our newsletter, we host several rendezvous events and meetings in each of our fleets' regions annualy during the sailing season, as well as a general membership meeting each November.


As a member you choose your level of activity. Whether you just want to surf our web site, converse on the message board or sail to one of the numerous rendezvous, you're sure to find an activity that suits your needs.

We have several very active regional fleets: Carolinas, Central Gulf, Chesapeake, Gulf Coast and Northeast. They all host multiple land and on-the-water events each year. So why not meet up with fellow Cape Dory owners at a rendezvous or float-in. Can't sail there? Why not drive! We usually have a seminar or two as well.

Don't see a Fleet in your area? Why not start one! Each CDSOA Fleet was created "by, for and of" its members. Members make it all possible. Somebody has to take the ball and run with it, why not you?

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Member dollars also finance this web site, including "The Cape Dory Message Board", our message board is an invaluable resource for all boaters. If you enjoy our message board, why not join? Member dollars keep it going.


We are proud of both our organization and our Cape Dorys and we show it by wearing hats and t-shirts or carrying totebag that sport the CDSOA logo. There are other items too. And in addition to the CDSOA logo items, you'll also find links to products offered by other Cape Dory organizations as well as to the web sites for manufacturers, model makers and authors on our More CD Stuff page..


And your CDSOA membership means extra benefits with the following merchants (a list that keeps growing), so be sure to mention your CDSOA membership number before placing any orders. Click on a merchant's logo to visit their website.

The organizations, merchants, manufacturers and suppliers listed below are not associated with the CDSOA, Inc.

The CDSOA Inc. neither endorses nor recommends any of the manufacturers or suppliers listed below. They are listed here because they provide discounts to our menbers and for informational purposes as well as your convenience. Any questions or problems concerning any of the merchants, manufacturers, suppliers or their products should be directed to the individual merchant, manufacturer or supplier.


Blue Water Ships Stores Blackburn Marine: Kemah, TX. Blackburn Marine is the Gulf Coast Area’s most complete ship's store. Visit the store or order online. They can be contacted at 2030 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah, TX 77565. Phone: 281-334-5474 or toll-free: 800-848-0221. Fax: 281-538-7404. Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number or show their membership card.


Boat Leather Boat Leather: Seattle, WA. Leather products for the marine environment. They can be contacted at 3050 38th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98199. Phone: 206-284-9110 or toll-free: 1-800-468-9110. Fax: 206-283-7613. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number..


Boat U.S. BoatU.S. will provide full membership to CDSOA members at a special "Cooperating Group Rate." The discount applies to both new applicants as well as renewals. The regular annual membership fee is reduced. In addition, Boat U.S. has stated that CDSOA members will receive periodic discounts on merchandise, as well as special pricing on transient slips as well as insurance rebates. Web site:

CDSOA members must note our Boat U.S. group number on their applications.


Bronze Builder's Plates Bronze Builder's Plates: Myrtle Beach, SC. For 2021, ex-Purchasing Director and General Manager of Spartan Marine Hardware Paul Kanavich is offering bronze builder's plates for our Cape Dorys. Builder's plates for the following models are currently available: CD22, CD25, CD25D, CD27 and CD28. Others will be added to the list as they become available. is offering a 15% discount off list price using coupon code CDSOA. Phone: 207-350-5791.

CDSOA members should indicate Coupon Code: CDSOA


Fawcett Boat Supplies Fawcett Boat Supplies: Annapolis, MD. Fawcett serves customers throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, the US and the world. They can be contacted at 110 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Phone: 410-267-8681. Toll-free: 800-456-9151. Fax: 410-267-7547. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


Feet Sheet Feet Sheet™ : Reston, VA.. Disposable all-purpose shower sheets designed to provide a barrier of protection between you and unsanitary surfaces. Feet Sheet™ can be contacted at P.O. Box 9201, Reston, VA 20195. Place orders on-line or call toll-free: 1(866) MY-SHEET. Fax: (703) 832-0366. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members use promo code #725 at time of ordering to receive a 10% discount. (Visa or MasterCard accepted.)


FX Sails FX Sails : Charleston, SC. Online sail loft that delivers the personal attention of a local sailmaker and features an instant online sail quoter. FX Sails can be contacted toll-free at 800-748-5258 (800-788-5408 in Canada). E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


Gulfstream Gear Gulfstream Gear by Supergrafix : Designs and cuts custom yacht and boat names, hailing port, registration numbers, logos and other vinyl lettering. Also creates custom embroidered nautical apparel and accessories. You can design and order online at our website: Gulfstream Gear can be contacted by phone: 561-585-1519 or email:

When ordering online, enter "Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association" in the special instructions area to get your club discount.


Linthicum Sailmakers Linthicum Sailmakers : Somerdale, NJ. New sails, sail repair and cleaning, rigging, Dutchman systems, furling systems, mainsail covers, headsail bags, dodger and bimini duplications, cockpit awnings, boat covers, cushions and upholstery. They can be contacted at 607 Grace Street, Somerdale, NJ 08083. Phone: 888-399-9505 or 856-783-4288. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number. : Pickens, SC. Replace your energy-eating incandescent, halogen and xenon bulbs with LEDs. wiill extend a discount to CDSOA members with the purchase of $20 worth of LED bulbs. They can be contacted via e-mail at Web site:

Use coupon code "CDSOA" to get the discount.


MedicalOfficer.Net MedicalOfficer.Net, Ltd. : Crested Butte, CO. Provides offshore emergency medicine training, certified by the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship providing "...Practical, Expert Training for Sailors, Guides, and Rescue Professionals...". They can be contacted at P.O. Box 3681, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Phone: 1-970-275-4999. Fax: 1-970-349-6141. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


Nautical Fishwife Nautical Fishwife : Columbia, MO. Innovative storage items including piling and rail pockets, dockline and tote bags. They can be contacted at 507 Overland Court, Columbia, MO 65203. Phone: 573-424-1814. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


Beta Marine Oregon Marine Industries: Oregon dealer for Beta-Marine diesel engines and generators offers a discount to CDSOA members on engines and all their available options. The engines can be drop-shipped to your location, anywhere in the continental U.S., from the main distributor in North Carolina. Oregon Marine Industries can be contacted by calling Ben Thomas at 503-702-0123 or by writing to Ben at Oregon Marine Industries, PO Box 91387, Portland, OR 97291. E-mail: Beta-Marine web site:

(NOTE: Oregon Marine Industries does not have a web site, so please contact Ben Thomas at the number mentioned above.)

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


The Sailbag Lady Sailbag Lady: Madison, CT. A custom flag and banner shop. The Sailbag Lady can be contacted at 155 Boston Post Road, Madison CT 06443. Phone: 203-245-8238. Fax: 203-245-5924. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number


Sailing Heaven Sailing Heaven: Athens, Greece. Bareboat and skippered yacht charters in Greece and the Greek Islands. Sailing Heaven can be contacted at: 59, Gortynias Str., Glyfada, 16561 Athens, Greece. Phone: +30 697 2702594. Fax: +30 210 9637322. Email: Web site:

CDSOA members should use Promo Code CTX1TD to receive a 5% discount.

Sailorman Sailorman: Fort Lauderdale, FL. A New & Used Marine Emporium offers a variable discount to CDSOA members depending on items. Sailorman can be contacted at 350 East SR 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Phone: 954-522-6716 or 800-523-0772. Fax: 954-760-7686. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members must note our Sailorman group number.


SmartShield SmartShield : Dallas, TX. A tough sunscreen specially formulated for intense climates. SmartShield sunscreen lotions, gels and face sticks provide solid protection from sun and wind plus they're waterproof and sweatproof. The combination insect repellent and SPF 30 sunscreen spray is a space saving favorite with sailors. The SPF 30 sunscreen lotion bulk dispensers are great to put on your boat. To order, call 1-800-343-1504 or online: Mention you are a CDSOA member or use CDSOA for the coupon code to receive a 10% discount.

E-mail: Phone: 214.634.3956. Toll-free: 800-343-1504. Fax: 214.634.3958.

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.

Spartan Marine Spartan Marine : Georgetown, ME. Manufacturer of your Cape Dory's original bronze hardware, ports and screens, seacocks, etc. The manufacturer of the original bronze fittings found on many Cape Dory Yachts, Spartan Marine is located at: HC 33, BOX 1460, Georgetown, ME, 04530. Phone: 207-371-2542 or 1-800-325-3287 and ask for a catalog. Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


Splashskins Splashskins by MadMax™ : Potomac, MD. Manufacturer of UV protective childrens' swimwear. They can be contacted at: 13608 Canal Vista Court, Potomac, MD 20854. Phone Toll-free: (866)947-SWIM. E-mail: and ask for Amy Fowler. Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.

Sunsail Sunsail : Annapolis, MD (Sunsail USA). Yacht charters on the Chesapeake, Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor as well as in the Caribbean and worldwide. They can be contacted at Annapolis Landing Marina, 980 Awald Road, Suite 302, Annapolis, MD 21403. Phone: 1-800-327-2276. Fax: 410-280-2406. Intl: +1 410 280 2553. E-mail: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.



WxWorx Taylor Marine Surveying & Consulting, LLC : St. Augustine, FL. Offers comprehensive surveying and consulting services nationwide. As Cape Dory owner's, we share your enthusiasm for these fine yachts and are proud to offer our services at exclusive fixed rates for CDSOA members. For more information please call or send us an email.. Phone: 904-466-0602 International +1. Fax: 866-514-7138. Email: Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


WxWorx WxWorx : Recognized experts in mobile weather analysis, WxWorx is also the data provider for XM WX Satellite Weather, the nation’s leading satellite-delivered weather service. Customer Support: 321-751-9202. Technical Support: 256-319-9679. E-mail: or for general information contact Web site:

CDSOA members should indicate their CDSOA Member Number.


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This page was last revised: 10 November 2021

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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