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» Number of reviews : 7973 - viewing 10 Per Page

Last Review Posted by RickEbling - posted: Fri November 15, 2013 7:15am [ Post a Review


Views: 3632

I need help with some fitting . Does anyone else have this boat?

Rating: 8
Product Details: "33 Crystaliner" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.00

Last Review Posted by Dick6969 - posted: Wed November 13, 2013 9:09am [ Post a Review


Views: 7266

Purchased Hull # 89 in April 2013. Sailed coast of NC & SC Till last weekend 11/10/2013. It was on the hard for four years. Put very little into it and sailed it away and was in some nasty weather sometimes this summer. No problems with the boat at all. I love It...

Rating: 10
Product Details: "323" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.67

Last Review Posted by captain jack - posted: Mon November 11, 2013 3:59pm [ Post a Review


Views: 5951

this isn't so much a review as it is a clarification. I just bought a 1971 cal 27 and I have to fix it up before I can sail it. however while looking at these reviews, I notice that the cal 27 reviews actually cover 3 different boats, often without specifying. so, in order to clear things up, I offer the following, taken from another site: Actually, there have been three different 27 foot Cal yachts, all designed by Bill Lapworth. All three of these 27 footers were separate and distinct hull designs, not modifications. Add this to the fact that there have been several variations of each design. I will do my part to kill the confusion about the many models of Cal Yachts. The first 27 designed in 1969, launched in 1970 (Practical Sailor Dec 1995), was built in Costa Mesa and was the smallest of the three. Choice of outboard or inboard power with a 9 foot beam and a convertable pop-top that helped make up for the fact that the boat didn't have much standing headroom. This original 27 displaced only 5400 pounds but was very quick and well built. The main problem with this 27 was the lack of headroom. The T2 was a variation of this first design. I think the T2 was a racing version of the original 27. I know for sure that the T2 does well, to this day, in sail races throughout our country. The Catalina 27 was introduced in 1971. It bacame a major competitor to Cal. I think that the introduction of the Catalina 27 forced developmemt of the largest 27 foot Cal, the second 27 footer, Cal 2-27. Next came the Cal 2-27, designed in 1973, launched in 1974 (Practical Sailor Dec 1995), which displaced a whopping 6700 pounds. Click here for a full webpage on the Cal 2-27, with full screen photos of my Cal "imp". Catalina Yachts (Cal's neighbor manufacturer and chief competitor) had introduced their Catalina 27 in late 1971. This 27 offered more interior room than the first Cal 27 so this new 2-27 design had full standing headroom, a 9 foot 3 inch beam, a marine head, a decent galley with an icebox and an alcohol cookstove. The 2-27 was to be the largest Cal 27 ever designed. Most of the new 2-27s had some sort of inboard engine. Some used Atomic 4s, some used Volvo Penta 2 cylinder, 4 cycle gas inboards, some used Farymann diesels and yes, a few were still built with outboard engines. The last Cal 27 that was designed was the Mark III or sometimes called the 3-27. The name was later changed to simply "Cal 27". This all new 27 foot Cal was designed in 1982, launched in 1983. The 27 Mark III remained in production through 1985.(Practical Sailor Dec 1995) Click here to go to the specs and a photo gallery of the Cal 27 Mark III "Liberty", owned by Mr. Doug McCance. Mr. McCance has donated much data to this webpage. The Mark III was lighter than the 2-27 and a bit narrower with a longer waterline. She had a deeper fin keel and less sail area. The Mark III was, no doubt, the quickest of the three 27s.
Product Details: "27" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.00

Last Review Posted by Klaud - posted: Sat November 2, 2013 6:25am [ Post a Review


Views: 4760

Built like a tank and handle bad weather like a charm Headroom is ok in the galley for poeple less than 6ft but preper to bang your head elsewhere until you get use to it ! I would like to have bigger cokpit when you have more than 4 friends aboard. Great boat single handled

Rating: 10
Product Details: "7.5" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by mike27' - posted: Sun October 27, 2013 5:13am [ Post a Review


Views: 4890

If some one can help me out I have a 27' Corando and don't love how it was rigged when I got it and don't know better of how to run the sheets better anyone out there have the same boat as me? Mike

Rating: 9
Product Details: "27" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.50

Last Review Posted by chasandjudy - posted: Wed October 23, 2013 4:03pm [ Post a Review


Views: 4418

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 30+ and the 28+ the lay out is a matter of preference between a coach a or a settee model , the head on the 28+ is a fraction larger, The mast on a 30+ is tapered Kenyon. we own a 30+ our We have been cruising together for over 15 years friends have a 28+ both boats are excellent performers, racing or cruising chas

Rating: 10
Product Details: "28" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.33

Last Review Posted by OZWILD - posted: Tue October 22, 2013 6:52am [ Post a Review


Views: 2948

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Product Details: "25" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating:

Last Review Posted by Michael Wiggin - posted: Tue October 15, 2013 7:48am [ Post a Review


Views: 5706

I had not sailed in many years but got back into sailing with this bargain purchase. Mine is a fixed keel version. Sailed for two months now on the Ottawa River and have really enjoyed it. The boat is very solid and in good repair (built in 1976) with only sail repair or replacement required. The 9hp Mercury outboard had only 50 hours on it and it moves along very smoothly when the wind isn't blowing. I was suprised how maneuverable the boat is. With the fixed keel, it turns on a dime. Just moved it about 200 kms on a double axle home made trailer. Trip went very well. So far, I think that it is a wonderful boat and I look forward to sailing the St. lawrence River and Great Lakes in 2014. It is nice to see all of the positive comments from other owners.

Rating: 9
Product Details: "C-22" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.33

Last Review Posted by mikejesh - posted: Wed October 2, 2013 11:16am [ Post a Review


Views: 3130

4 1/2 foot draft winged keel. Easy to sail. All furling work well. I have not sailed by myself yet, but i can go out with one other sailor ( capable or not ) and handle the boat smoothly

Rating: 9
Product Details: "33" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.50

Last Review Posted by Dreaming - posted: Wed October 2, 2013 9:26am [ Post a Review


Views: 2340

I got a great deal on a former charter boat otherwise I wouldn't have been able to afford this new of a boat. The Girlfriend and I absolutely love this boat. It was designed with a cruising couple in mind and in works exceptionally well for this. I will be cruising the boat from Monterey Bay to Redwood City in the South SF Bay in a couple weeks with Myself and two crew and it will be perfect. Reading from the forums it seems like the windows are prone to leaking but this is a fairly easy fix. In my opinion the Water heater may be a bit too big and that space could have gone to more freshwater storage. This is my first boat and I feel that this is a forgiving and smooth sailor for someone to cut their teeth on when it comes to boat ownership. The systems all seem fairly straight forward and fairly easy for a DIY'er to work on. Loving the boat so far!

Rating: 9
Product Details: "310" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.00

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