Foggy Friend: Capriccio

Another CS34 owner from the CSOA forum joins Foggy in Cobourg. I take the opportunity to buzz around their boat with my drone as they arrive at Cobourg Marina.

Capriccio is a beautiful clean boat. Bob and I spent the afternoon geeking out going over all the similarities and differences between Foggy and Capriccio. They did a great job at keeping things down to what’s necessary and not cluttering Capriccio with a lot of extra gear. Improvements made were well thought out and done with the goal of keeping things simple. I really liked it. There are some great ideas and improvements on their boat that I’m definitely interested in doing myself.

  • Added some great eagle seats – these really opened up the available space for more people in the cockpit.
  • Updated LED lighting – Lori has been wanting to change from brass to stainless in the main cabin and will really like these lights.
  • Much beefier furler – a local manufacturer with a huge drum looks like it would furl even in the biggest storm.
  • Painted window trim – we removed our plastic covers but Bob painted his black. I would have never thought this would have looked good until I saw how well it blended in the window latches.
  • Bug screen inserts – let’s face it, the lewmar bug screens are overpriced, impossible to insert correctly and are overall a huge pain in the … Bob made some inserts that easily popped in from the inside.
  • Split engine access panel – getting to the engine seacock requires removing a huge panel from under the aft cabin bed. It extends underneath both mattresses and is a pain to get to. Bob split this panel into two making it much easier to access.
  • Shelf above sink – we added a simple stainless bar, but Capriccio has a really nice wooden shelf for additional storage above the sink.

Also very impressed with the stack pack on Capriccio. Currently Foggy’s life lines are still messed up, a project for next weekend. One of us gets to go up the mast to fix.

3 thoughts on “Foggy Friend: Capriccio

  1. chris winsor says:

    Hi Shane. Is it really possible to anchor in Cobourg harbour? The charts seem to suggest it but the last time I was there it was very shallow in the western part of the basin, and very busy with the launch ramp and kids’ sailing schools. There really isn’t much room off the visitors wall which is where you would have to do it.

    Chris

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    1. Shane says:

      Hi Chris, yes it is possible and popular. We saw five large sailboats anchored in the harbour last time we were there.

      You are correct, during the day there will be sailing school kids, dragon boat racers (maybe not now with Covid), and it is shallow on western part. Most boats anchor in the middle of the harbour directly south of the Cobourg Yacht Club clubhouse.

      Check out my post: https://www.foghornlullaby.com/2019/08/cobourg-marina-review

      Cobourg Marina will charge $15.50 per day.

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