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Where to Look:
Manufacturers/Suppliers of Original Equipment

For original Cape Dory parts and supplies: The CDSOA Inc. neither endorses nor recommends any of the manufacturers or suppliers listed below. They are listed here for informational purposes. Any questions or problems concerning any of the manufacturers, suppliers or their products should be directed to the individual manufacturer or supplier.

NOTE: The following list is by no means complete (see owners manual for complete equipment list for your boat) but it'll give you a good idea of where to start looking for replacement parts. If you can't find an exact replacement, and let's face it, many items have been discontinued and some manufacturers have gone out of business, CLICK HERE for a list of alternative manufacturers for something close.



Pre-1980 Cape Dorys sported the following color scheme from the factory: light blue non-skid on the deck and coach roof, red or blue boot stripe [(Boot Top Seminole Red 593, Tarr & Wonson Copper Paint of Gloucester (later by Gloucester Paints then Interlux)); (Boot Top Endeavor Blue 16, Interlux), and blue bottom paint [(Antifouling Blue 1222, Petit) or (Antifouling Blue, EpoxyCop by Rule Industries (later by Interlux)].

Post 1980 Cape Dorys sported the following color scheme from the factory: light tan non-skid on the deck and coach roof, dark brown boot stripe [(Boot Top Dado Dark Brown 246, Interlux)], dark brown cove strip (if present), and dark brown bottom paint [(Antifouling Brown 1522, Petit) or (Antifouling Brown, MicronCSC, Interlux)].


  • Light Fixtures & Bulbs:
  • 12 Volt Batteries:
  • Navigation Lights:
    • Bow Light:
    • Mast Light:
    • Port & Starboard Lights:
    • Stern Light:
    • Panel:
      • Lorco Marine, Inc.
        17 Tinker Ave.
        Londonderry, NH, USA
        (Tel) 603 669-6270


Cape Dory used a variety of different engine models and manufacturers. Here are a few.

FURLING SYSTEMS: (not original equipment but here to make them easy to find)


  • Groco HE-HTP: (Gross Mechanical Laboratories (now Groco))
  • Groco HF: (Gross Mechanical Laboratories (now Groco))



  • Edson International (all CD sailboat models except the CD31)
  • Merriman Yacht Specialties (found on the CD31 only) -- Merriman went out of business in 1989. If you need a new wheel brake you may be able to purchase a new one from HOW (Hunter Owners Web). Doc Freeman's Marine Super Store in Seattle, WA had purchased what was left of the Marriman Yacht Specialties inventory but they have since gone out of business as well (in 2003).


  • Cast aluminum hatches
    • (C139 series -- Almag-35, support bars, tinted Lexan top) found on the coachroof: Bomar/Gray (Division of Pompanette, LLC)
  • Extruded aluminum hatches
    • (2000 series -- anodized finish, acrylic top) found on the coachroof: Bomar/Gray (Division of Pompanette, LLC)
  • Bronze round and oval portlights: Spartan Marine


  • Manual Bilge Pump: Imtra or Whale
  • Pressure Water Pump: ITT Jabsco Parr
  • Galley Foot Pump: Imtra
  • Counter Top Pump: ITT Jabsco Parr
  • Electric Bilge Pump: Various models and manufacturers
  • Electric Sump Pump: Various models and manufacturers
  • Raw Water and Engine Cooling Pumps: Try Fairfield Supply, Inc. -- product line includes raw water engine cooling pumps, freshwater system pumps and accessories and waste system macerators from various manufacturers.


  • T-Track (genoa track): Spartan Marine
  • Traveler Bridge Track: Nicro Fico, 2065 West Avenue 140th, San Leandro, CA 94577. (Tel) 415-357-8332.
  • Traveler Track (found on the CD300MS): Lewmar



  • Low Profile Cowl Vents: Nicro (Division of Marinco)
  • High Profile Cowl Vents: Nicro
  • Vent Deck Plates: Nicro



This page was last revised: 4 October 2010

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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