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Re: Cal 28 Vs. Catalina 27 livaboard

I had thought that the Cals of that era were all built in Costa Mesa, Calif., by Jensen. But, it does look like some early Cals were built by Calgan. Bangor Punta bought Jensen sometime in the 60's, and later (1980?) moved all the manufacturing to Florida. How the Canadian boats compare to the California boats, I have no idea. I imagine that they were built very similarly (same hull laminating schedules, et cetera), but there may be some slight differences, eh? In general, Cals (especially early Cals) are pretty solid boats. As Faster said, the maintenance history is likely to be as important as the original build.

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