As the season up here in New England begins to wind downm, I am out looking for ways to clean up and fix up my newly acquired Cal21.
On August 10, 2014 I bought Cal21 Hull Number 430. She came with a trailer, original main sail, a storm jib and what I am thinking is a 125% jib/Genoa. She was in sailing condition, but dirty and well used. The interior had seen better days, but it looked like everything important was relatively intact. The berths all had new tops and were covered in outdoor carpeting. It has a keel plug and the keel cable is actually permanently attached. At about 4 1/2 kts, it begins to vibrate a little. There was no sign of her having a name, except a slight indication on the transom that something had been stenciled there. Being totally illegible, I named her the S/V TARDIS because she's blue, white, boxy, and feels bigger on the inside.
Inside the cabin, the tops of the center parts are gone, leaving only the outer most sections with horizontal space. The companionway hatch is a home made replacement and not the greatest at that, but it serves.
Over the winter, I'm hoping to get some of the following done to her:
- General Cabin cleanup
- New paint inside (Bed liner?)
- Re-surface center cabin furniture
- Add hatches to berths for extra storage
- Make pillows/mattresses for berths
- Re-wire electrical system (from scratch) (including new nav lights)
- Minor sail repait on battens on the main sail
So... I thought I'd say hello to the folks here. I'm open to suggestions and if anyone has spare parts you want to get rd of, I may be interested in taking them off your hands. (Sails, mast step, masthead, etc.)