Cal 20 component names - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 12-26-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Cal 20 component names

I'm new to this site. I've sailed some, have worked with wood and fiberglass - some and am in the process of refurbishing a 1964 Cal 20. Can someone suggest a source that will help me learn the correct names for the parts and components of the boat and rigging? Thanks for your support.
eggbro2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 12-26-2008
Senior Member
 
JimsCAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,887
Thanks: 2
Thanked 76 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
If you are unfamiliar with standard sailboat terminology, get a copy of a basic book on boats like Chapman. The Cal 20 is a pretty simple boat - nothing special or unusual.
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 12-26-2008
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,551
Thanks: 105
Thanked 316 Times in 302 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Another good starter reference is "Royce's Sailing Illustrated" - not sure if they are still in print, but you might find one at a used bookstore.

Sites like this: Glossary of Sailboat Technology and Research Terms, Definitions, Words. might help too.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 12-27-2008
Senior Member
 
Jim H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London, UK
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
You can start with Steve Seals parts catalog for the Cal 20:

Seals Spars and Rigging: Cal 20 Catalog

We bought rigging and gear from him, and found him very knowledgeable and helpful.

Also, you can puruse our online gallerires from refurbing our '67 Cal 20, in which offending parts are named by name!

Cal 20 Restoration Set 1

Have fun, and post some pics of your Cal20. My brother sails ours all the time, and even I got to do a cruise on the Columbia River last summer with her.

Jim H
London, UK

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Aurora, a mighty Cal 20 (Portland, OR)
Southern Rival, a seasoned Rival 34 (Gosport, UK)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jim H is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 12-30-2008
45.63N 122.67W
 
Calabego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Ah, Jim beat me to it. Seals Spars is my source as well.
And Jim's detailed restoration site is also my inspiration and reference for repairs for my own '68 Cal 20. Thank you Jim, keep those photos up if you would please, sir. If I can manage to find a boat to crew, mine will be coming out of the water for a restore as well, including those #$$% original non-stainless keel bolts. BTW Jim, I'm currently moored behind Aurora (rafted to a derelict on the westernmost finger so I can get past that #$$% sand bar that so conveniently runs through the marina without having to wait for high water.) :-)

Signature picture courtesy of Cal20 Class Assn.

Last edited by Calabego; 12-30-2008 at 01:24 PM.
Calabego is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 12-31-2008
Senior Member
 
Jim H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London, UK
Posts: 594
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calabego View Post
Ah, Jim beat me to it. Seals Spars is my source as well.
And Jim's detailed restoration site is also my inspiration and reference for repairs for my own '68 Cal 20.
Thanks for the kind words. I'll post the link this thread to my brother, and you should say hello the next time you see him at the docks. He can answer keelboat questions as well, at least with the advice that we got from Steve Rander of Schooner Creek boatworks about the best way to proceed. (Go heavy on the Boatlife "life caulk" to replace the rotted seal... Also, I wouldn't use 5200 on the boat, but my brother was tempted...)

I assume that all the snow is gone now and McCuddy's and our boats survived?

Jim H
London, UK

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Aurora, a mighty Cal 20 (Portland, OR)
Southern Rival, a seasoned Rival 34 (Gosport, UK)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jim H is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 01-07-2009
Cal20
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Jim, the restoration site was a great inspiration to me as well. I think the link is on Steve's site but if not you can get a .pdf of an owner's manual put together by the class association from their web site.
Cal 20 Class Association > Home
KB7EWA is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 02-21-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Help

We were given a Cal 20 year unknown. We would like to know how to we find the hull number and where it would be located? this boat was definately abused and we would like to fix her up and with the help of our 14 year old son who has gotten into sail racing with his high school hopefully that will help.
Overwhelmed is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cal 20-- Excellent Starter Boat Jim H Cal 8 03-17-2013 11:21 AM
Cal 39 & Bill Lapworth Bluesmoods Boat Review and Purchase Forum 24 05-07-2012 04:57 PM
Cal 39 owners techjunc Cal 3 05-05-2012 06:34 PM
Checking out a Cal 29 - Advice needed jarcher Cal 10 02-01-2010 06:22 PM
King Ericson or Lapworth Cal tgarrett16 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 03-09-2008 07:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome