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Forum: Cal   09-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 7,724
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal - Reputation of Quality

Hi All:

Regarding Cal quality, here are some good quotes I've heard myself...

Cals:

1. "Cals will be able to get you back when other boats won't." (direct quote from Doug Hamlin, a former...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,697
Posted By Mark S.
Re: So what do we do here?

Wishing Bob the best of luck in down times. You've lived a life so many only dream of, yet so few can process. You've touched heros and mix with all. I hope to see you cruising out there soon!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,270
Posted By Mark S.
Re: sailing in a thunderstorm

Recently, we completed the channel crossing from Catalina to Avalon. There came up to 20% chances of thunderstorms in L.A. and San Diego, but none forecast for Orange County. I heard a couple...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Tender Cal 31 Vs. Stiffer Handling

Thank you, but the pressure is on, now, to keep the boat looking nice, it is a project after project. Kind of fun, though. :) It costs about $1,200 for wax and teak re varnishing, but I think the...
Forum: Cal   07-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,078
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal 33-2 Tender?

As per the Cal mystique, their inherent quality speaks for the boat's quality of workmanship & sturdiness. They cross oceans regularly (properly equipped, of course); Seasters, the 1979 31' I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mark S.
Cal 31 handling

We left June 28, 2012 and ended up staying (me for the whole 2 weeks plus) aboard Seasters. Had a 5 1/2 motor with calm conditions, but with thick fog surprising us just after leaving the harbor. ...
Forum: Cal   05-09-2012
Replies: 55
  Cal 31
Views: 25,514
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal 31

Our 1979 Cal 31', Seasters recently was:

*Rated by surveyor a few months ago as an offshore racer.

*Coast guardsman said a couple of weeks ago that these and other Cals cross the ocean...
Forum: Cal   04-16-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mark S.
Cal 31' Handling

Seasters, a pretty nice 1979 Cal 31', even with original sails, handles nicely with a balance that is easy to achieve with sail trim so the boat sails itself without having any assistance at the helm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

OK, I am posting the "after" pics to the through hull album on my page.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Tender Cal 31 Vs. Stiffer Handling

Thank you, Dale! She sure looks good on the outside, even better when Driscoll's Shipyard in San Diego preps and applies a new bottom paint. The existing multiple repaintings without removal...
Forum: Cal   03-18-2012
Replies: 55
  Cal 31
Views: 25,514
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal 31

Just recently acquired a very nice 1979 Cal 31' in San Diego from Brokaw Yacht Sales, a very reputable yacht broker I would and am going to buy another yacht through. I'm taking steps to make an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mark S.
Having just acquired a pretty nice 1979 31' Cal,...

Having just acquired a pretty nice 1979 31' Cal, I have some comments regarding the handling. The tender part of the boat as compared to say a Catalina 30 of similar, or even newer vintage does ring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

The insurance underwriters say all these should have been double clamped. They all will be soon. Along with new hoses and not plastic valves, at least that's now the plan.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

The thru hull that popped out was above the water line. My main concern would be a following wave just pushing large amounts of water through the 1 1/2" diameter hole not far above the water line. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

Great advice, thank you!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

Thank you for your reply. The galley sink is pretty rotted. I'll check the drain as well and ask the mechanic for advice. I sure don't want the boat sinking, that's the last thing anyone would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

BTW, the through hull that just fell off didn't even look old or tired. The plastic was deceptively clean and bright white...kind of insidious....:(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
Re: those darn thru hulls...

Gosh, Thank you for the advice! I'm glad to put out there what I've discovered and sure delighted in seeing what comes back!

If that plastic through hull was hit by a following wave, as well as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Mark S.
those darn thru hulls...

Upon just a slight tug on the hose connecting to the thru hull on the transom, the middle plastic piece outboard just plopped into the water while the hose with the inboard end attached was in my...
Forum: Cal   03-06-2012
Replies: 55
  Cal 31
Views: 25,514
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal 31

Off of Point Loma, where it blows an apparently consistent 15-20 knots, this boat feels more tender, especially as compared to a Catalina 30.But the Cal 31 has the best feel at the helm of any boat...
Forum: Cal   03-06-2012
Replies: 55
  Cal 31
Views: 25,514
Posted By Mark S.
Re: Cal 31

Hi, I just acquired a 1979 Cal 31 in San Diego and have done some work on it soon after getting it. My friend's trying to get me to do the cushions, but I'm more concerned now about more functional...
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