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Anyone familiar with the Cal boats? I have found a nearby 1970 with a price tag of $1400. So cheap! Looks to be in good shape. Just wondering if this is a good first boat for me to learn to sail on.....

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I'd point out that "bargain" boats rarely are... I'd recommend you read the Boat Inspection Trip Tips thread I started in the Boat Buying Forum.

The Cal 2-24 should be a reasonably good boat to learn on, but I would HIGHLY recommend that you get a basic learn to sail type course, like an ASA 101, under your belt. That will give you a solid foundation to base your learning more on. Also, highly recommend Dave Seidman's book, The Complete Sailor, which is about $16 at the local bookstore. IMHO, it is one of the best sailing primers you can get.
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