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Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

an update then i need to go to bed. even i need to sleep, sometime

even when i am not actually working on the boat, i am figuring out a number of issues, in my head and on paper, that i need to address. so, i have been solidifying my thoughts about an permanent coach roof, gathering info about a lot of other stuff i need to do....and thinking about the motor issue.

so, i am considering some kind of outboard, temporarily. thinking about removing the prop shaftand glassing over the hole, too. maybe a permanent outboard solution. thinking about constructing a chinese sculling oar, a yuloh, too. then just going motorless. in that case, i think the yuloh would be better than sweeps. but maybe not. however, my mind keeps coming back to electric inboard. i was rerrading some of mr christian's info, from earlier posts. also been searching the net.

i came across electric conversion of VW beetles which lead me to general conversion of cars to electric. same ideas as with sailboats; fork lift motors and that kind of thing. in the sailboat stuff i have read, the cost seems high. but there is a lot of DIY info in the car conversion community; people doing it on the cheap. so, i am considering that option, too. going to begin collecting info about this, in ernest, now.

The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow

1971 Cal 27

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