Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
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Cal 25-2 Rigging
Hi. I recently bought a 1978 Cal 25-2. She's in great shape and I've sailed her a few times on Lake Lanier (outside Atlanta) since buying her several weeks ago. She sails well.
I'd like to talk to other Cal 25-2 owners and swap some photos to compare/contrast the original standing rigging set-up with any updated versions folks may now have. For example, although my boat's cabin, electrical and head have all been updated, I think my boat is equipped pretty much as she was topsides, with the exception of a new bimini top, new lifelines and new rubrails. She has no topping lift and no boom vang and she has only a single winch on the mast which is located on the port side (is this for hoisting the jib and the mainsail? I've seen boats that have two winches on the mast). How was the mainsail reefed in the original configuration? Is it roller reefing? I'm going to practice reefing at the dock tomorrow morning.
Did boats this old and this size just not come equipped with a boom vang? BTW, I'm looking into getting a rigid vang from Garhauer to take care of the topping lift and boom vang deficiencies.