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Cal 34 II
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3 4316 Thu November 8, 2007
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100% of reviewers $26.00 9.0












Description: Cal 34 II
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon March 31, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

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: 1888
Review Date: Sat February 27, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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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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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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