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Cal 34 II
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Description: Cal 34 II
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Mon March 31, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Faryman Diesel powered, strong off wind sailer... a bit difficult to wind, tends to slam down hard in large waves. Traditional cabin layout, but needs a nav station installed.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Sat February 27, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Great Lakes sailing -Ontario. Handles well in light and heavy air. Sleep 4 easily. For an old boat it does not show it. Easy to sail. Comfortable cabin; high ceilings; they don't make them thi way anymore. We like t a lot. Gas engine - atomic four. No body blieves it was built in 1968. So there you have it.
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PTPierce
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Registered: December 2005
Posts: 5
Review Date: Thu November 8, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $26.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Handles well; large, roomy cockpit; comfortable cabin
Cons: A bit too large to single hand in and out of slip; doesn't respond well with breeze below 7kts.

A wonderful boat! We always get compliments on her classic lines and good looks. She has a heavy duty hull and is built like a tank in some respects. The cockpit can accomodate 8 large adults very comfortably. POs have done some wonderful updates over the years including beefed up chain plates, interior overhead paneling and total rework of the wiring system. New cushions and paint make her quite attractive inside. I made a new Sunbrella bimini using the old worn out bimini as a patter, then we ordered some BottomSider cockpit cushions which really give this old boat a touch of class.

Last year I repainted all the decks and replaced the nonskid. I completely revarnished the handrails and cockpit combings. Sometime in the past the boat was converted to in-boom Hood furling. Turned out to be extremely difficult - make that nearly impossible - to operate so last spring I had all that taken out and I installed 33' of s/s 7/8" luff track. Also had nylon (teflon?) sail slides installed on the mainsail luff. Smartest thing I've done to date - makes a day on the water a joy rather than a back breaking event.

If you are looking for a great old boat, consider a Cal. If you can find one that has been decently maintained, it will be worth the cost. A great boat!!
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Registered: December 2015
Location: Salem Oregon
Posts: 53
Review Date: Fri January 8, 2016 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: The Cal 2-34 is a bit stronger than the original 34, and still retains the double lower shrouds.
Cons: other than the tight fit of the mechanicals, which is about standard for boats of this size, there is no real downsides to it

all the cal boats were designed with a lot of forethought, and were constructed in a way that left little to cause problems as the boats aged.

some (very few) of the early 2-34's still had the transverse steel beam between the liner and the hull to take the compression load of the mast, but this was redesigned without the beam on all later models.

I have done a lot of research on the three different models of the Cal 34, the differences of each, and also Bill Lapworth the designer.... it is too much to list in the space provided here but if anyone is interested, feel free to PM me, or direct email me at centerline@rocketmail.com, and I will forward it to you...

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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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