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I just make an agreement on a 1972 Cal 29. Her name is Swept Away and needs a good cleaning and bottom paint. I had never set foot on a sailboat prior to boarding her. I had a guy from work who has sailed for many years help me look her over. I'm really stoked about learning to sail and family is on the board with it to. I have been operating and navigating a power boat for years, so I'm familiar with being g out on the water. Hope to learn to sail and cruise San Juan Island this summer. My friend from work is going to help me get her sailing again. Would like to hear from. I other Cal owners on their experiences with their boats.

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Congrats... good starter/family cruiser. The San Juans are very nice, but don't be afraid to cross the border and venture north... Warmer water!!

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I love Cals. Sailed many of them over the years. I have 1965 Soverel 28 which is a very simular boat in a lot of way's. Very sea worthy and good sail boat you got there.

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Welcome aboard! I like Cal's too!.... Dale

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Welcome aboard!

I did the same thing last season. I have been land locked until May of last year. I have wanted to sail my whole life. I moved to Kemah TX last year and bought a 1987 Newport 27 in fairly good shape. I took asa 101 thru 105 and have been sailing every weekend since. I have taken the time to learn the systems, have done several engine and fiberglass repairs, replaced sails, and went up the mast for the first time in my life last weekend to replace a anchor light bulb. Not once did I NOT have a **** eating grin on my face. My little coastal cruiser has given me and my family more enjoyment in one season than I can even explain. Enjoy, Learn, and share!

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Welcome aboard, and congratulations! We need pictures!!!

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