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Forum: Cal   09-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By Thorp
Re: Mast Compression

I've come to the conclusion that I don't want to take the load from mast down to the hull. After a bit more investigation, I have a better understanding of how the loads are applied. The inner liner...
Forum: Cal   09-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By Thorp
Re: Mast Compression

Interesting fix, concrete.

Why would the hull and liner flexing interdependently be an advantage? This is a highly loaded area, I would think the more stiffness in this area, the better. Are you...
Forum: Cal   09-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,959
Posted By Thorp
Mast Compression

I have a 1964 Cal 28, hull 41.

The deck has deflected down somewhat as evidenced by a crack in a timber that rides along the upper edge of the main bulkhead, a gap that has opened up in the door,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Thorp
I think casey is spot on. It's not the boat...

I think casey is spot on. It's not the boat itself that is expensive, it's everything else.

When I purchased my cal 28 about a year ago, I paid $1,700 for it. I've paid $4200 over the last year in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Thorp
Salsipuedes -> checkin with customs?

I'm planning a voyage from San Diego to Salsipuedes. I am wondering if I will need to check in with customs if I am not travelling to or past Ensenada, the nearest port of entry. Salsipuedes is just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By Thorp
I am now thinking 3/8" Samson XLS line. It sounds...

I am now thinking 3/8" Samson XLS line. It sounds like the strength of the line is more than sufficient. How is the strain compared to that of wire?

I plan on tying the halyard to the main if I go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By Thorp
Replacing halyards

Hi all,

New boat owner- I am looking to replace my wire to line halyards. The boat is a Cal 28.

I am thinking of ordering sheaves from Zephyrwerks - The Sheave Factory...
Forum: Cal   10-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By Thorp
Thank you. I'm spec'ing out the sheaves and...

Thank you.

I'm spec'ing out the sheaves and have a couple questions. One sheave is bigger than the rest but I am not sure of the reason or if I need to follow suit. Three of the old sheaves are...
Forum: Cal   10-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By Thorp
Thank you everyone for the advice. It was well...

Thank you everyone for the advice. It was well received.

I ended up buying this boat. No remorse what-so-ever. It is my first boat- it is everything I was looking for and more. She has definitely...
Forum: Cal   09-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By Thorp
And here is my 2nd post... so I can post the link!

And here is my 2nd post... so I can post the link!
Forum: Cal   09-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,246
Posted By Thorp
Checking out cal 1971 tomorrow. What to look for?

Greetings,

First sailboat purchase.

I plan on checking this boat out tomorrow:
1971 28ft cal sailboat with outboard (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/1964717483.html)

Anything I need...
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