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9 Hours Ago 07:28 PM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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I do think we've spoken. Lol. Oh well. Good to reconnect. We do have the compartment for an inboard but it serves as storage instead.

Over the weekend we got most all of the new wiring ran to the appropriate places and began installing some of the interior.

We've slightly adjusted the design of the step area and companionway. The two main real handles previously didn't align exactly with both sides of the companionway. We've installed all new wood and will put the ac/dc panel on the starboard side as you step into the cabin.

Getting closer for pictures!


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great minds think alike. lol. i was planning on converting my former engine compartment into a very well insulated, large ice box (maybe even add refrigeration later on)

i'd like to see some more pics...especially of the refit process.

it's good to not be the only cal pop top guy on here.
20 Hours Ago 08:08 AM
mrjebt
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

I do think we've spoken. Lol. Oh well. Good to reconnect. We do have the compartment for an inboard but it serves as storage instead.

Over the weekend we got most all of the new wiring ran to the appropriate places and began installing some of the interior.

We've slightly adjusted the design of the step area and companionway. The two main real handles previously didn't align exactly with both sides of the companionway. We've installed all new wood and will put the ac/dc panel on the starboard side as you step into the cabin.

Getting closer for pictures!


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2 Days Ago 12:45 PM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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The rub rail ended up being right at about $350 shipped. The PO of our boat had used silicon and installed an entirely different rub rail that what in horrible condition and deteriorating. We really had no choice. The one thing we can't seem to find are good caps for the rub rail. If you know of any please let me know.
i don't know a source for them. i was going to reuse mine. my rubrail is cracked up and damaged in one spot, so, i also have no choice about replacing it. there is a place called Minney's (not sure about that spelling) on line that might actually have something like that. it's worth checking.

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As far as the compression post issues go, we sure did have them. We ended up cutting out much of the bulk head and removing the compression post. The counter had actually sagged about a 1/4 inch as well. The floor had a small crack in it as well, but it looks like the PO had drilled a small hole to drain water which undoubtedly added to the crack. We reglassed the crack as well as a new bulkhead and have a new post cut out of solid wood. We'll be covering it in epoxy and reinstalling.

We have a Johnson outboard that fired right up when we bought the boat after sitting for maybe 10 years.
yours had the cut out for the motor, then?

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Yesterday we ran most of the new electrical lines to everything and hopefully today we'll have the new woodwork and ac/dc panel we're building installed.

We also tested some nonskid on top of a hatch and it looked good when we left the boat yesterday. If all is well there then we'll get he deck nonskid finished up so we can reset everything using butyl tape and counter sinking the bolts.

If you plan on painting the deck and cabin we used rustoleum oil based from lowes/Home Depot. It the same thing as their marine paint but since it doesn't say "marine" on the can its half the price. Our boat is shining bright in navy blue and white now. Looks like an entirely different boat.
i have seen your boat. lol. we have even spoken. you are on the Cal boat yahoo group? you are right, if that is you. the paint job does look nice.

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We're also needing new cabin cushions around. We have maybe half of the originals but they are nasty. Trying to find a decent option that doesn't cost more than we paid for the entire boat!

Help there is needed as well if you have any good options.

I'll post some pictures as soon as it will allow me.
i have no cushions at all. presently using an air mattress. i was planning on making my own cushions. beyond the point of difficulty of trying to find cushions to actually fit, even used ones are a bit salty. has to be cheaper to make them.

i mounted a breaker box on the rear bulkhead of the cabin, on the starboard side. it keeps the electronics high and it's really easy to turn the cabin lights on, as you step below.

i haven't actually been able to determine what caused my mast sag, yet. i have to do some more looking. everything from the top of the compression post down looks just fine. it's just at the roofline where you can tell. if it weren't for the cracking and slight sagging of the roof around the post and the companionway door track not quite meeting up with the roof, you wouldn't know there was an issue.
2 Days Ago 08:52 AM
mrjebt
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

The rub rail ended up being right at about $350 shipped. The PO of our boat had used silicon and installed an entirely different rub rail that what in horrible condition and deteriorating. We really had no choice. The one thing we can't seem to find are good caps for the rub rail. If you know of any please let me know.

As far as the compression post issues go, we sure did have them. We ended up cutting out much of the bulk head and removing the compression post. The counter had actually sagged about a 1/4 inch as well. The floor had a small crack in it as well, but it looks like the PO had drilled a small hole to drain water which undoubtedly added to the crack. We reglassed the crack as well as a new bulkhead and have a new post cut out of solid wood. We'll be covering it in epoxy and reinstalling.

We have a Johnson outboard that fired right up when we bought the boat after sitting for maybe 10 years.

Yesterday we ran most of the new electrical lines to everything and hopefully today we'll have the new woodwork and ac/dc panel we're building installed.

We also tested some nonskid on top of a hatch and it looked good when we left the boat yesterday. If all is well there then we'll get he deck nonskid finished up so we can reset everything using butyl tape and counter sinking the bolts.

If you plan on painting the deck and cabin we used rustoleum oil based from lowes/Home Depot. It the same thing as their marine paint but since it doesn't say "marine" on the can its half the price. Our boat is shining bright in navy blue and white now. Looks like an entirely different boat.

We're also needing new cabin cushions around. We have maybe half of the originals but they are nasty. Trying to find a decent option that doesn't cost more than we paid for the entire boat!

Help there is needed as well if you have any good options.

I'll post some pictures as soon as it will allow me.



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3 Days Ago 11:46 PM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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Bentonville, Arkansas and boat will be on Beaver Lake. There's a large sailboat club with roughly 100 boats on five docks.

We did buy a new rubrail from DR Marine. Haven't put it on yet but it's the best quality in my opinion.


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oh. yeah. lol. not in my neck of the woods. lol.

yeah. that's one of the two i know. if you don't mind my asking, what was the cost? just have to bite the bullet. if memory serves me, i think it's around $300. i was actually thinking it was $500 but, i think that's not right.

i know it sounds cheap but:

$300 for the boat
$200 for a really nice roller furler

it just seems that $300 is high compared to what it is/does. it's a strip of, basically, rubber channel. but, it is what it is. if someone was scrapping out an old cal and the rub rail was decent, i'd definitely go that route but, i haven't had that kind of luck....although....you never know. i did find a furler for $200. stranger things have happened.

did you have any mast support compression issues? when i drop my mast, in a month or so, i have to do a bit of repair on that. it has compressed around 3/4" to 1". nothing uncommon on a boat of this age.

was yours an outboard or inboard model? mine was designed/delivered with an inboard (vire 7) but the previous owner removed it and went with an outboard, which is what i am going to do (an outboard and a yuloh). i suppose the original motor took a crap and he said the heck with it.

i am impressed with the interior layout. the saloon feels very homey and welcoming.

needs more headroom in the v-berth, though. i wish they had made all of them flush deck, like the T2. but, i have plans on rectifying that problem; or, at least, dealing with it.


this image is a lot like my day of dinghy sailing. epic, Sir Francis Drake type stuff.
3 Days Ago 10:40 AM
mrjebt
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

Bentonville, Arkansas and boat will be on Beaver Lake. There's a large sailboat club with roughly 100 boats on five docks.

We did buy a new rubrail from DR Marine. Haven't put it on yet but it's the best quality in my opinion.


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3 Days Ago 09:34 AM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

where, on the planet, are you located? couldn't find that on your profile.
3 Days Ago 09:31 AM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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I believe we have the exact same boat. I meant to type 1970 not 1979. We've repainted everything and are beginning the steps of putting back together. Not too much remaining. I don't have 10 posts here yet so I can't attach pictures. Hopefully that will occur rather quickly.


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lol. yeah. i figured that out right after i posted so i edited my original post. that's funny. well met, indeed! we don't actually have the exact same boat because i am pretty sure i'd have noticed if anyone else was working on my boat, at least at some point.

so, did you need to replace your rub rail? if so, where did you find it? i know of only two sources and they both cost more than i paid for my boat, the outboard motor, and all my shore power components put together...for a rubber bumper. lol. wouldn't mind finding a more economic source, if possible.
3 Days Ago 09:20 AM
mrjebt
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

I believe we have the exact same boat. I meant to type 1970 not 1979. We've repainted everything and are beginning the steps of putting back together. Not too much remaining. I don't have 10 posts here yet so I can't attach pictures. Hopefully that will occur rather quickly.


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3 Days Ago 09:14 AM
captain jack
Re: looking for past or present owners of 1970 through 73 cal 27s

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This is over a year old but thought I'd try to bring it back to life. We have a 1979 27 poptop as well, hull #7!! Currently finishing up a refit. Rewiring today actually. Hope to have it on the lake in a month or two. Would love to keep this thread alive!


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well met! i rarely run into anyone that has a cal27, on line, although there is an older lady that has one berthed in the marina where i berth my boat, but it's a 2-27. it's a nice boat. she lives aboard. that's my goal, as well. although she no longer sails hers; which is definitely not my goal. i plan on casting off every chance i get.

looks like you are farther along in your refit than i. due to money concerns, mine has been dragging. however, things are starting to really come together and i can see the possibility of light at the end of the tunnel, now.

hold on a minute. i was just reviewing my post. you say yours is a pop top, too (hull 7). the date can't be right. i have hull number 9. no way yours is a 1979. could it be a 1970 with a typo? nine is pretty close to zero...

if yours was a 79, we'd actually have completely different boats. not sure how much you know about the 3 cal 27s but. mine (yours too?) is the first version. it came in pop top (like mine) and in a flush deck version, with a doghouse, called the T2. in 73 they came out with the 2-27, which is the second model. it was the biggest of the three 27s. that's the one you usually see. everyone has one of those. if your boat is a 1979, that's what you have (but, they certainly didn't come in a pop top version). almost no one has the first version, like me, and it's hard to find out anything about them. then, in 83, they came out with the last version. all three are completely different hulls/designs.

if you have a pop top, that's really awesome. it's a bit lonely owning one. everyone that says," yeah, i have a cal 27", has a totally different boat. lol. it's like being the black sheep in the family. do you have a pics?
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