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Re: Looking for comments on Cal 39
I wanted a cal 39 because they are a cheaper boat that will have the head room for a tall guy.
we need to get out of our house and we are planning to liveabord.
we made an offer on the one in merritt island. after I paid for the survey the seller not only didn't want to pay for anything, he was trying jury rig the rudder post with a block of wood. send us to sea in a boat that would fail. so I canceled my offor and so I am looking for a live aboard cruiser with the head room
I looked at the one in maryland but it has a wooden sliding hatch. does anyone know of a cal 39with a wooden sliding hatch?
Don't know about Cals in particular, but wooden companionway hatches were pretty common back then. That was the era when the change to sliding acrylic was taking place. Nothing to be concerned about if it is properly built - it worked for many hundreds of years and still does.
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