Currently sailing my Cal-31 "Kona" on Lake Mead
Once a month I get to sail a friends C&C 36 in So California
Just returned from sailing a 47' cat from Key West FL with friends Jan 2010
Plan to sell everything and sail away 2016
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but we have a '77 Cal 34-III.
we have modernized it with lots of upgrades and improvments to the interior and exterior.
the mast and rigging has been replaced to increase the strength for a bit better dependability when open ocean cruising. I have plans to install solar panels this fall, but otherwise the boat is cruise ready.
the only big thing that is left to do on the the boat is paint it... it looks good as it is, but the gelcoat has been loved to death with the buffer by a previous owner.
to us, the apperance of the exterior is less of a concern than is the living space and the dependability of all the systems, so we put our money where it counts for out intended use. its a nice boat.
I saw your photo entry in Lola's March contest. I used to live a chip shop away from where your picture was taken (okay more like a 5 iron) at the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. I entered the sunrise over Sausalito photo in the same contest. Good luck!
"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…"