Originally Posted by blueranger
Hoping somewhere can help me out. There was a guy who retrofitted a Catalina to the point where it was strong enough for a circumnavigation. I was told he wrote up all the modifications he needed to make and I was wondering if anyone knows if that information is on the "net." Google and various sailing forums didn't turn anything up.
"Living Out a Dream" by Dave Martin in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Good Old Boat magazine (issue #40, pages 28-31)
"Living out a dream: Dave Martin tells of the work he did to make a Cal 25 seaworthy. Key words: designer Bill Lapworth, flush deck, gunwales, companionway, bulkheads, hard doghouse, took out the cockpit, added stringers, revised the V-berth. Youth and poverty turn a stock Cal 25 into a world cruiser"
Dave has had a series of articles
published in Good Old Boat that might be of interest.