The thread is 3+ years old. Pretty sure he's figured it out by now.
09-18-2014 04:42 PM
Re: Cal 29 prop shaft question
I can tell you for sure it doesn't float.
04-10-2011 08:56 AM
CalEnron.. we won't ask how you found out
04-09-2011 10:33 PM
good to know ...
04-09-2011 10:15 PM
fyi the rudder DOES NOT FLOAT...not even a little.
02-03-2011 03:33 PM
Thanks. I have wheel steering so I will do it with the engine out. And thank you for your blog. It is a wonderful resource to keep these old Cals alive. I hope to contribute as well with details on my re-power project. And if you ever find yourself on the west coast be sure to let us know.
02-02-2011 01:13 PM
You have to drop the rudder no big deal with a tiller a fair bit of PITA with a wheel OR do it when the motors out
IF it is blocked up the keel needs to be a good 11" off the ground OR you will be diging a hole
02-01-2011 10:52 PM
Yes however I wanted to do the re & re in the water and I'm not brave enough to pull the shaft in the water even though i know many have done it.
02-01-2011 10:00 PM
Couldn't you pull it from inside the boat once the old engine is out and before you install the new engine?
02-01-2011 08:42 PM
I agree the Cal 29 is a great old boat and most of the people i speak to who have had one remember it fondly, many saying they wish they never sold it.
I am currently undertaking a re-powering project where I had planed to do the work in the water and then change the shaft once the new engine was installed limiting the time on the hard and giving me a larger window to get the job done.
Thanks for your help.
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