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Forum: Cal   11-09-2014
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31

Just a quick note about refrigeration. The icebox in the CAL31 is huge and very poorly insulated. It would not make sense to install any kind of refrigeration without resolving this problem. There...
Forum: Cal   07-14-2014
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31

Hope you have found a solution/vendor for your bimini needs. I have had my Cal31, Imagination, for 26 years now and of all the upgrades I might consider, a bimini is near the top of my list. I just...
Forum: Cal   05-31-2013
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31 Water Tanks and more

The original stove was probably a Princess two or three burner by Seward with an oven/broiler. It was either propane or CNG. Mine is the three burner CNG. Your previous owner was not alone, many...
Forum: Cal   05-31-2013
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31

I think you need to google custom boat water tank. I found several companies offering to design and build custom tanks. There is no mold required - they just "weld" together sections of plastic to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 10,433
Posted By jeflaba
Re: RIB Dingy with aluminum bottom

I recently replaced my 12 year old AquaPro dinghy. This was their smallest model. It was PVC, 7'8" long, and had a 22 mm aluminum bottom. What happened was that several of the seams seemed to...
Forum: Cal   03-19-2013
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31

Last summer I needed to replace the 12 VDC motor and right-angle transmission for my anchor windlass. Both of these had failed due to salt water intrusion. I went from a 700 watt unit to a 1000...
Forum: Cal   03-19-2013
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Cal 31

Was on the hard in early December. In addition to bottom paint had some repairs made to the rudder and replaced some plastic though-hulls with bronze. The rudder needed repair because I forgot to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By jeflaba
Upgrading the AC/DC System in My Cal31

I retired and moved aboard my 1979 Cal31 in July 2010. I have quite enjoyed the freedom to leave the dock and sail anytime I want and have spent many happy days in local anchorages this last year. ...
Forum: Cal   11-14-2009
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Blue Water Cruising the Cal 31

airdog07 is correct, there are many boats smaller than the Cal 31 which have circumnavigated. And some very small boats have made blue water crossings of both the Atlantic and Pacific. I know of...
Forum: Cal   10-01-2009
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Imagination

Headroom is a great thing. I am 6'3" and the Cal 31 has several places in the main cabin where I can stand up real straight and don't have to be in my stocking feet! The late 60's and early 70's...
Forum: Cal   10-01-2009
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Cal 31 - Not for Bluewater Offshore Cruising

Before I comment on why I think the Cal 31 is not an ocean crossing blue water sailboat I want to give a bit of background so you know where I am coming from.

I LOVE my Cal 31, Imagination. I've...
Forum: Cal   08-05-2009
Replies: 79
  Cal 31
Views: 29,572
Posted By jeflaba
Re: Pedestal Wheel Conversion

FWIW I think you would be better off selling the boat and buying one with a wheel. Upgrade from tiller to wheel on this boat is not a job for duffers (not saying you are one). And, not cheap - if...
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