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!
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More