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I co-own and rebuilt a Cal 20 on the Columbia, and it's a great boat, but I agree that there's better offshore choices that might add significant amounts of safety for not much more cost.
Just a couple of weeks ago, my brother scored a Bristol 24 on Portland's Craigslist for $1,000. It's solid overall, with some work needed, but I don't think his overall costs will be more than $3-4k to have a safe and ready boat.
I also met a Cal 25 owner who took it annually off-shore out of the Columbia River and up to Puget Sound and back. As you know, Cal 25s can show up for $1-2k as well.
Last edited by Jim H; 10-02-2007 at 03:13 PM.