I, too, have a 1979 Cal 31. Information about them seems to be pretty scarce. I'm setting mine up for cruising the Caribbean in the next couple of years. I've got the Volvo Penta MD7A version. Any information you come across about the boat or motor would be helpful. So you think it's stout enough to take across the Pacific? While a trip like that isn't in my immediate plans, it's nice to know it's possible.
"I was on my boat today and the fluxgate compass isn’t in the hanging locker. It’s not in any of the lockers. I think that because my boat is an early 40’ model in the production series the compass may not be in a typical location.…"
"I started that route....bought the RS150...seatalk converter... But gave up and bought a new 2032 battery for the existing gps antenna....
The fluxgate compass is in the aft cabin... "Shirt"cabinet... On the top of the side wall of…"
The original Raymarine 125 gps failed on my 2008 Oceanis 40. Based on research, I’m trying to install a RS150 GPS receiver. The 150 uses Seatalk NG vs. the boat’s antiquated Seatalk 1. Not exactly sure how to tie the new GPS into the network. I purchased a Seatalk1 to Seatalk NG converter block. The Raymarine Tech on the Raymarine Tech forum has advised me to run a independent power feed to the converter block. That’s about as far as I have gotten, waiting to get a call back from…See More