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Cal Sailboats

A place for the Cal owners to talk about anything from there day sail to their bottom paint.

Location: The World
Members: 59
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2018

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Auto Pilots

Started by Jim Englert. Last reply by Jim Englert Dec 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Looking to buy a CAL 34 MkIII - advice?

Started by Dan Stover. Last reply by Danny Covington Sep 1, 2012. 4 Replies

Dodger for Cal 31

Started by Pete Ensinger. Last reply by Pete Ensinger Jun 12, 2012. 9 Replies

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Comment by Michael J Bourgeois on March 13, 2018 at 2:41pm

Recently purchased a 1977 Cal 34 type 3.  Need to remove bottom paint fix a few blisters and repaint.  Looks like the cutless bearing is in need of replacement.  Anyone know the length?  Common parts I find online are 4".  Just wondering if that is correct as I am trying to get all my parts in order prior to moving to the yard.

Thanks for any replies,

Newbie

Comment by Davis Golding on November 5, 2017 at 4:04pm

Hello, after looking seriously at a 1974 Islander 36 that required a lot of work, I am now looking at a 1984 CAL 35 MKII which is in excellent condition.

Should anyone have any words of advice on what they particularly like and dislike about the CAL 35 MKII I would be most appreciative as I have not purchased a boat this large or old before.

Many thanks

Davis

Comment by Allan Diaz on March 21, 2015 at 3:54am

Hi Everyone,

I am new to Sea Knots.  I bought/found a 1972 Cal 29 and I would like to contact other Cal 29 and 2-29 owners.  I am berthed in the San Francisco Bay in the San Leandro Marina.  I have several questions and curiosities that can best be answered by current owners.  I would also like to check out their boats too, as I try to restore my boat.  I have not named my boat and the old name is so faded away that I hope to come up with her new name soon.  If you are or were an owner, please reply.

 

Thanks,

Allan

Comment by Jim Englert on May 8, 2013 at 3:38pm

Was wondering if there were any cal 31 owners who could comment on how well the deck and structural wood work is holding up.  I may look at a cal 31 and would like to know if there are any problems w the boat.  I bought a cal 29 years ago that was in bad shape and would like to avoid the same issues(waterlogged core in deck and rotted bulkheads)

Comment by Leonard Reeves on January 7, 2013 at 7:35pm

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Skipjack!

Comment by Leonard Reeves on January 2, 2013 at 9:47pm

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Happy New Year !

 

Comment by Leonard Reeves on July 31, 2012 at 8:21pm
Comment by Leonard Reeves on July 31, 2012 at 8:17pm

Howzit CAL people,

 Hope  that the summer is going good. We've been doing our usual runs and having good fun. Great, windy summer. Good sunsets and good fishing.

Aloha ka'kou,

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Comment by John Berens on June 6, 2012 at 8:10pm

Health forces this...check out Annapolisyachtsales and see my Cal 34.  If you know of someone looking for a very special boat, pass the word.

Thanks, John Berens,  Bradenton FL

Comment by Solo Voyager on January 31, 2012 at 9:45pm

Thank you! Kona is doing good. Resting in Bali Marina since April 3, 2011. Will be here until mid-March before heading out to Papua this year. Great place to sail here but a bit too hot and humid to my liking.

 

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
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