Cal Sailboats

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

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Latest Activity: Mar 13

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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,


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


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.




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



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


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,


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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