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Cal 34 MkIII
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Description: Cal 34 MkIII
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Review Date: Fri October 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Think its a great boat; had done a lot of my own work, ranging from roller fulling to replacing the head/holding tank.
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Review Date: Fri September 7, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great boat for the money. The Mk III has an improved interior(big change from earlier Cal34s). Can be a little tender in stiff wind (25+ knots)but solid boat that handles well. With minor rigging changes nice for single and short handing. Holding up very well, still looks great.
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shofmeyer
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Registered: June 2007
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 6
Review Date: Mon October 19, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Classic Design, Good Sailing Characteristics, Solid Boat
Cons: Difficult to work on engine, small quarterberth

Positives: Classic well built boat. I've owned our boat for three years now with no major issues. Good boat for a family to weekend on and great sailing characteristics. Teak on the inside and fiberglass on the outside!

Cons: It is 31 years old and a boat like this reflects the care of previous owners. Ours still has a little shine to the fiberglass left in it. The only real issue is that the cal 34 has limited space around the engine to work and that the quarterberth is tiny.

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Registered: December 2015
Location: Salem Oregon
Posts: 53
Review Date: Fri January 1, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $16,500.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: the Cal 34-III is one of the most underrated boats of its time, and because of that, is affordable. it has many qualities of more expensive and higher rated yachts... the 34-III had no issues or problems in any area of its design. it was built solid.
Cons: the mechanical space is small and difficult to access... as oppose to the earlier versions, the III only has single lower shrouds. other than these issues, there is no unreasonable negatives or weak spots to the design

the cal 34-III was refined from an earlier version, and was intended to be a strong boat built for ocean cruising... it surpassed expectations and was sold as a bluewater cruiser.... it is a nice comfortable boat, with some boats being much nicer than others, depending on how the owners took care of them and outfitted them....


I have attempted to post here what I know of the Cal 34-III... and all the differences it has from the I and II versions, but for some reason, it will not hold all of the information I have....

If you have an interest in any version of the Cal 34, and especially the 34-III, PM me and I will forward it to you.
I know of no other place to post this information on this or any other site.... you may also contact me at centerline@rocketmail.com

after doing research on many boats when looking to purchase a larger one, I was lucky enough to find a 34-III that was very well outfitted, inside and out, but had been neglected for a few years.... I bought it, and after making a few repairs to the plumbing and rigging, and some cosmetic improvements, it is now a very nice boat.

it is fully finished out with mahogany, with shelves and storage in the vberth and enclosed shelving/storage on both sides of the salon area.
we have storage for dishes over the galley and LOTS of additional storage in the head area.... all finished out in mahogany.

all the Cal boats sail well and are reasonably fast.... when looking for an affordable ocean cruiser, it could be advantageous for you to compare a 34-III with any other boat in your price range, when deciding which boat is the best for your needs.

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Cal 34-III, Nu Liberte
Portland, Oregon


it seems as if there is a growing population of people in the world, who dont have sense enough to recognize a senseless idea when it enters their mind...

When you are dead, you dont know you are dead so it doesnt bother you, but it can be really difficult for others...
its the same when you are stupid....
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