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Re: Buying a Cal 33 - Good boat?
My Family had a Cal 33.We got it new in '71 and had it into the 80's.One of my best sailing memories was sailing from Cape Porpoise ME to Cohasset MA in 10 hours.7.5 knot average.had just a working jib, no main.Lots of surfing.They track very well, like they are on rails.You can leave the helm and go to the head and the boat is still on course when you get back.Upwind they are fast so long as the dont heel more then 15 degrees.They dont like to heel to much slows down and wants to round up because of the fat beam.The only problem we had was she went up on the beach in a big northeaster and devoloped a leak in the trailing edge of the keel.It was finally 'cured' by installing floors.Also the bottom is very flat.In certain conditions she would pound.