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Cal 29
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Description: Cal 29
Keywords: Cal 29
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue January 28, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Fast 29 foot sloop with plenty of interior volume for 4 to cruise comfortably, will sleep 6 in a pinch. Closest comparison would be to a Catalina 30, both are rated PHRF 180, but I routinely beat them on the race course. The earlier Cal 29s have a long boom which sweeps downwards with a racing main and generates most of the boat's power, while the later models have a shorter, more manageable boom, relying on the headsail to generate more power. The encapsulated fin keel draws about 5 feet, and the combination of the sail and underwater foil configurations makes the boat heel early and then harden up by about 12 knots of wind. I typically have to reef earlier than most other boats in similar wind conditions. I have had success both racing the boat and cruising (rigged for single handed) and am extremely satisfied. Maintenance is very manageable for 1 person
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri December 25, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Fast, fun cruiser. Lots of room for a 29 footer of this age. Very roomy interior. Have raced, it is a blast in this boat. Have slept 7 onboard, it was a squeeze. Nice cockpit. Tiller is extremely heavy under power.
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Review Date: Fri January 28, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A wonderful boat that I owned for 12 years and very successfully single handed from Vancouver to Honolulu to Tahiti and onwards in 1997. Turned out she was a great choice for offshore but you can read all about it and the modifications I made at my web site http://mypage.uniserve.com/~sn3112/index.html After you review the site I am delighted to respond to any questions or comments you may have. Don't hesistate to ask.

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t_chapman
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Registered: May 2004
Review Date: Fri May 19, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $8,500.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Room, hull quality,
Cons: cored deck, rudder bearing

Have owned for 3 yrs with little complaint. Still in question as to size- listed as Cal 28, but told many times she is a 29. Flush deck makes her very roomy inside. Atomic four replaced with Yamaha 9.9 four stroke high thrust- much better speed and mileage. I used a transom mount, but lazarette cut-out works great- kind of hard to pop out though. Bilge is super deep, so no worry of water over everything. Good locker storage, recommend hinging the lids so they stay in place. Head is small. Portlights had leaks, all fixed with new glass and 3M 5200. Bilge pump overboard needed to be replaced above the waterline. Encapsulated keel is awesome- no worry about keel bolts. No history of blisters in mine, even after 2.5 yrs in the water straight. Rudder bearing blew out when we hit a rock- very unprotected. Sails and feels good at sea.
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Gangfurd
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Registered: February 2006
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 5
Review Date: Thu September 6, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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If you have a flush deck, you have a Cal 28, not a Cal 29. See my Cal 28 web site here:
www.stirlinglaw.com/cal28 . The Cal 28 was the largest flush deck made, with the exception of a single Cal 40 flush deck named White Squal up in the northwest. Here she is:
http://groups.msn.com/CalSailboatOwn...deckcal40.msnw
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Cbachmann
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Registered: October 2009
Review Date: Fri October 16, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Diana J Davis
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Registered: February 2013
Location: Newport Beach Ca
Posts: 1
Review Date: Wed February 13, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $12.00 | Rating: 10 

 
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