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Re: Cal 21 Owners
I have an article fro man old SMALL BOAT JOURNAL magazine that shows how someone removed his RHODES 19 off the trailer each year to paint the bottom and the centerboard. I use a modified version of his method to paint the bottom on my O'Day Day Sailer. It might be possible to use this way to access the keel on a CAL 21, we had our boat at a boatyard with a Travel-Lift, so never tried this idea...... But it does work great for my DS II. I have pics of how the yard re-instaled our keel the last time it was out during our ownership (2001).
If you save the R19 painting file, then open it it should come out bigger, worked on my computer at least. Basically, you lower the tongue of the trailer, block up the stern of the boat (I use a semi-fitted support beam), then jack up the trailer tongue, that lifts the bow while the stern rises off the trailer, then insert a crossbeam between boat and trailer, block up that beam above the trailer ,and move the trailer out. I only move my trailer forward enough to allow the CB to drop ,bow stays supported by the trailer roller. (Guess I should have added a pic of my DS II lifted?)
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1970 CAL 21 (sold 2008)
1979 O'DAY DS II
1969 O'DAY Widgeon
Last edited by rjohnson; 05-08-2012 at 01:32 PM.