Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Cal
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-04-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Niche Vintage is on a distinguished road
Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie?

My husband and I are new to sailing and have the opportunity to purchase a 74 Cal 27 T2 Doghouse. What issues should we be on the look out for? Pros / Cons? Also what is a fair price to pay for a boat in the water in fair condition? Lastly, we would at some point like to make the trek thru the inside passage up to Alaska from Northern Washington. Can this boat handle that trip? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-04-2014
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie?

As with any boat of that vintage you need to be on the lookout for wet deck coring, mold/mildew in compartments and bilges that might indicate some neglect, the rigging is likely on its last legs unless you have access to records indicating otherwise. It's bound to need a little TLC unless it's been looked after by a meticulous owner.

Asking prices seem to run from hundreds to $10-11K depending on region and condition. Something in the 4-6K range seems more likely, and then only if it's pristine (depending on power).

As I recall they sail pretty well, we had one up here that cleaned up on the race courses in the 80s.. she was quick and well sailed.

It's on the small side for an Alaska trip, but that mostly depends on your own tolerance and 'comfort needs' once the boat is brought up to condition to do the trip.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-09-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Niche Vintage is on a distinguished road
Re: Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie?

Thanks Faster for the feedback. As meticulous and much of a detailed person my husband is I figure anything we purchase will be improved and or given some TLC. We also have the option of buying a 26' Person any input on which is a better built boat?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-09-2014
sailortjk1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about
Re: Cal 27 T2 Doghouse for a rookie?

Leaky chain plates that lead to bulkhead rot.
__________________
Courtney is My Hero

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from 1 more rookie Wanderin1 Introduce Yourself 4 02-12-2012 08:54 PM
Rookie exployer Introduce Yourself 2 09-06-2010 04:42 PM
Moody 46 boat fitted with hard dodger "doghouse" moodymang Moody 2 06-28-2009 05:55 AM
How lo lower a doghouse profile mdelmonaco Sailboat Design and Construction 13 01-27-2009 10:14 AM
Cal25 doghouse ranguana Gear & Maintenance 2 10-15-2003 09:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.