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Economical to operate and easy on the eye, the Cape Dory 36 Flybridge is a Down East-style convertible whose blend of classic lines and spirited, planning-speed performance still hits the sweet spot with boating traditionalists. She rides on a modified-V hull with a solid fiberglass bottom, and a long, prop-protecting keel. The interior of the Cape Dory 36 is dominated by the handcrafted teak cabinets and trim long identified with this builder. A two-stateroom layout with midlevel galley was standard, and a single-stateroom floorplan with a dinette replacing the guest stateroom (not shown) was optional. While shes not notably spacious inside, large cabin windows make the interior seem bigger than it actually is. More cruising boat than fisherman, the cockpit is big enough for several anglers and their gear, and came standard with a transom door and teak covering boards. Additional features include a teak bow pulpit, teak swim platform, wide side decks, and a compact flybridge with the helm forward. Twin 340hp gas engines were standard (18 knots cruise; high 20s top). Optional 250-hp GM 8.2 diesels cruise at 1920 knots (about 22 knots top).