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Still mulling it over after almost 4 years?
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Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Still mulling it over after almost 4 years?
lol...I cant believe this thread got dredged up. Wow, I was one of those newbies asking questions about a boat that was beyond my capabilities in tersm of fixing up.

The answer, obviously, is no. We passed on the Cal-30 and I dont know what happened to her. She was in rough shape, behind a house which ultimately went into foreclosure (a few people were working on the house trying to flip it and get rich quick). I suspect that she's in worse shape now than she was when I was evaluating her...sad, because it is a classic!

We ended up buying a brand new Beneteau 343 instead. A *LOT* more money, but we're out there sailing practically every chance we get rather than investing time and money in major boat projects.

Looking back, it was absolutely the right decision to pass on the project and get the boat that we could sail right away and afford within reason.

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Your talking about going to a 40'er later, the Cal 40 is going to be a good boat for you if you like the 30.
On second thought, You should skip the Cal 30, the are a couple Cal 40's on the left coast right now for around 50k, buyers market, offer a lot less...
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