Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Franklin TN
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I have a 1979 Cal 2-27. She has an atomic deisel inboard that I'm trying to get going again. Right now I have a 5 hp mercury outboard to get her in and out of the marina. No reinforcment, it looks very sound.
Also, I have wheel steering, but it was definately added afterwards. There is a stainless bracket a few feet behind the wheel where the tiller attached before, it moves with the wheel. I also have a few feet of the original tiller incase the wheel malfunctions I can jamb it in the bracket and control the boat.
I like having the wheel and navpod in front of me, but it really, really takes up space and I can't reach any of the sheets, unless I lean far forward. I have to rely on my crew to trim the sails.
I'm debating moving the traveler above the companionway to get it out of the way. Has anyone ever tried this on their Cal?
Last edited by countrybumpkin; 12-11-2008 at 05:54 PM.