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Re: Liveaboard racer-cruiser?

I'm told that the Cal40 was sometimes sold as a "kit boat" and if that's true, what you find in each one may vary. I was on one with a deck stepped mast, which many folks would consider unacceptable, and told the factory stepped them on the keel. I don't know if any part fo that is true, but the Cal40s do have a reputation for being a fast stable boat.

When you look at any racer-anything with thoughts of moving onboard, bear in mind the hull is usually designed for a fairly light racing payload and that if you pile up a home onboard, you may push the waterline up. So consider how many pounds of crew she was intended to carry, and compare that to what you'll be bringing onboard too.
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