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cal 25 help

ok so decided to start a tread dedicated to the new boat.

i just picked up a call 25 for free. no outboard. no trailer. no sails.

what is a good size outboard for this boat?

were can i find good strong sails that arnt an arm and a leg. i mean over 1000 just for one? i cant do it. i don't care if they are used as long as in good condition
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Re: cal 25 help

Google 'used sails', and 'sailboat rig dimensions'.

There are several used sail outlets, on-line and local consignment where utility sails might be found for cheap. To choose, you need comparable rig size.

CAL 25 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Your rig dimension are on the above page. J is distance mast to bow fitting, I is deck to top of forestay, P is height from boom to top of mainsail, E is length of main along the boom.

A 6-8hp outboard should be adequate, but smaller will get you out there too. For longer trips you may need more power due to the increased odds of headwinds or current.
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Ok I found a good running older evinrude 10hp for $100
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Re: cal 25 help

I used to sail a Cal 25 with a 5hp. It was adequate. 10hp might be overkill, but if it's a good engine and only $100, I'd take it.
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Re: cal 25 help

make sure it is a long shaft outboard with a prop for a sailboat
Cal 25 main for $ 495 http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/mainsails.html
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Ok. Can I use the buccaneer sails as a temp?
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Re: cal 25 help

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were can i find good strong sails that arnt an arm and a leg. i mean over 1000 just for one? i cant do it. i don't care if they are used as long as in good condition
Be prepared to pay at least $800 for both sails if they are in decent shape. First thing, you have to get the sail dimensions right for your boat. Raise the measuring tape with the main halyard to make sure you have a standard rig, and measure your boom.
If you get sails that do not fit your boat, adjusting them to size will cost you another $300 or more.
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Ok. Can I use the buccaneer sails as a temp?
Measure them to make sure that they are not too big for your rig. If they are a tad smaller, that is not a problem.
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Ok because they are good sails. And d like to use them for awhile
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