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Search: Posts Made By: sailnova
Forum: Cal 06-24-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Owners

Hey, we are trying re-bed our chainplates. Does anyone know or can anyone measure the distance from the deck to the top of the chainplate or to the eyes of the chainplate? If you are browsing and...
Forum: Cal 06-07-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Keel

We just had a new mast base made by a local machinist. The existing one was someone's attempt to replace the original but was made from aluminum. This on is 1/4in stainless. This is based on...
Forum: Cal 05-16-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,507
Posted By sailnova
Re: Hi, we too got a new/used Cal 21

Thanks for the info! I just took the drawing to a local machinist yesterday to make a new mast stand. Slowly checking things off the list. Windows, hardware and rebuilding the mast support in the...
Forum: Cal 05-08-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Owners

We have been trying to figure out if the pivot bolt was to be tightened after lowering the keel...This is the first confirmation that I have seen of anyone actually doing that. I like the idea of...
Forum: Cal 05-03-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,507
Posted By sailnova
Re: Hi, we too got a new/used Cal 21

Rippy, we had a different system in place to support the mast with a couple of 2x4s because there was nothing to put the original support onto. Unfortunately I don't have a great picture but this is...
Forum: Cal 05-02-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,507
Posted By sailnova
Re: Hi, we too got a new/used Cal 21

Rippy, I wish I had advice to offer but I only have experience. We sailed a little last summer with no support on the trunk. We had removed everything (v-berth, quarter berths, trunk support) to...
Forum: Cal 05-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By sailnova
Re: Looking to buy C21-many keel questions

I can't help but get in on this conversation...I went back and forth with what I wanted in sailboat and ended up buying the cal21 without any research (go figure) because it was the "right" price. ...
Forum: Cal 04-16-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Owners

Tough question to answer. We didn't do anything major to the keel other than clean it up = bonding and faring filler to the entire thing and then a new paint job. The pivot pinhole was in decent...
Forum: Cal 04-16-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Owners

The 2nd picture is when we removed the keel. We tried to block the keel up under the trailer as best we could (its heavy). We knocked out the pin, lifted the stern off the trailer and the keel...
Forum: Cal 04-16-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Owners

We found a way to get to the keel...not conventional so to say, but it worked and we never had to take the boat completely off the trailer.
Forum: Cal 03-05-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Re: Cal 21 Keel

We finally made some progress on the rebuild of the trunk which turned into rebuild pretty much everything. This is a picture of the V berth braces and some bracing for the keel trunk (rebuild,...
Forum: Cal 02-03-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Thanks for the pics and info Rod! A bit of an...

Thanks for the pics and info Rod! A bit of an update as to where we are with my boat. We decided to remove all of the interior wood and sand off the paint. We are almost ready to rebuild the...
Forum: Cal 10-25-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Photos

You might be able to see it if the water is clear enough. In the photo there is a shackle that my winch connects with to raise and lower. I have never tried to remove the winch line because diving...
Forum: Cal 10-25-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
A couple of other things to note - once you hook...

A couple of other things to note - once you hook the line onto the back of the keel make sure you remove the locking pin before cranking it up. There is also potential that the keel plug is in...
Forum: Cal 10-24-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Do you have a wetsuit or even just a mask and...

Do you have a wetsuit or even just a mask and snorkel? You can drop the winch down and just swim down and attach it. This is the simplest and cheapest option.

Check out this post too -...
Forum: Central America 10-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,298
Posted By sailnova
Can anyone comment on the weather during the...

Can anyone comment on the weather during the winter...say january. Thanks
Forum: Cal 09-27-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Rippy, I don't know how you get a Cal21 owner's...

Rippy, I don't know how you get a Cal21 owner's list going but its a great idea for those of us looking to work/make mods to our boats!
Forum: Cal 09-23-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Thanks for the update Rippy. You are going to...

Thanks for the update Rippy. You are going to have to pass that book along to the rest of us.
Forum: Cal 09-22-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
I thought I would post a quick update on the boat...

I thought I would post a quick update on the boat renovations. She's been in the water now for several months. I'm happy to say that a few drips might make it through the pivot pin area but it...
Forum: Cal 09-22-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 8,548
Posted By sailnova
Hey all! Glad to here that the group of Cal21...

Hey all! Glad to here that the group of Cal21 keeps growing. Anyone out there using spinnaker gear?
Forum: Cal 08-18-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
We've been out a couple of times in light wind...

We've been out a couple of times in light wind and the boat is performing well. The locking pin is holding for now. The previous set up had a couple of metal plates to put the pin through...We will...
Forum: Cal 08-08-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
It is 3/16in so it is a bit small. In the keel...

It is 3/16in so it is a bit small. In the keel re-build process we ended up putting some filler that was then drilled out over the locking hole...From a thread on the cal 21 site I read someone...
Forum: Cal 08-06-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Well, I did a quick test sail this morning. The...

Well, I did a quick test sail this morning. The keel is locked in place...I went with a piece of brass based on a thread I read somewhere. I am interested to know what the original locking pin...
Forum: Cal 08-03-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
Rippy - regarding the keel not fully extended,...

Rippy - regarding the keel not fully extended, this is pretty typical from the post I have read on locking the keel in place. The trunk allows the keel to pivot further than it needs to be whether...
Forum: Cal 08-03-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,890
Posted By sailnova
She's in the water! ...but yet to sail. We took...

She's in the water! ...but yet to sail. We took an educated guess on the locking pin location and well, we came up a little short or better yet long. I jumped in the water last night and was able...
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