Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Carolina Low Country
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Re: Cal 21 Refit
Probably go with the factory interior and perhaps some minor modifications. I plan on installing the 3/4" bulkheads forward and aft of the swing keel trunk and then frame in the V-Berth. Not sure how I will frame in the quarter berths.
I want to put a gas tank locker in the cockpit. Should be a little easier with the cockpit/deck/cabin removed from the hull.
This weekend I will use some 1" X 6" planks to brace the top of the hull in the correct width to make working on her a little easier.
I built a frame similar to yours but I still need to modify it before I lift it off the trailer. Ultimate plan is to raise it high enough to drop the swing keel out of the boat and complete some badly needed preservation work.
Have you painted the inside of your hull? Did you use any bilge paint on the deck between the quarter berth and the swing keel trunk?