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Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2013
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,126
Posted By neophytecruiser
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Good luck, Awaywego. No time like the present to prepare to cast off. Good luck to you and your family.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 10,861
Posted By neophytecruiser
Headliner Replacement

Bluewater33,
How was the crossing to Australia? Is your Cal equipped with wind-vane steering? If so, what type is it and how did it perform for you. I'd be interested in knowing more about your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,266
Posted By neophytecruiser
Adell, I'm hoping the three "passengers"...

Adell, I'm hoping the three "passengers" scheduled to sail with you have some sailing experience. Some things you might want to consider are when to leave (hurricane season "officially" ends the end...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-12-2011
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,126
Posted By neophytecruiser
Hello everyone. Pete and Kathie here. We have a...

Hello everyone. Pete and Kathie here. We have a 1982 Cal 39 MRK III and have spent the past three years cruising the west coast of Mexico. The first year we did the bash back to San Diego and after a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 8,498
Posted By neophytecruiser
Replacement Belts for Autohelm 4000

For those of you with the older Autohelm 4000 in need of replacement belts, I found the identical belt for far cheaper than what was charged for the, now discontinued, replacement belts.

The belt...
Forum: Cal   11-25-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,541
Posted By neophytecruiser
Performed routine maintenance since returning...

Performed routine maintenance since returning from Mexico in July, 2009; varnish work, waxing and having three Halon extinguishers brought up to date. Rebuilt the transmission to the Yanmar auxiliary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,498
Posted By neophytecruiser
I've tracked down, what I believe to be the same...

I've tracked down, what I believe to be the same drive belts Raymarine use in their ST4000 autopilots. They're metric belts and are made from urathane. Due to a bone-head act by myself (see: Sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-12-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 10,861
Posted By neophytecruiser
I believe the Cal 40, besides being a foot longer...

I believe the Cal 40, besides being a foot longer than the 39, has a larger cockpit (shorter cabin) and is 2000 lbs. lighter. Both are great boats, as are all Lapworth designs.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By neophytecruiser
Good on ya' Capt'n Fred! May you enjoy many more...

Good on ya' Capt'n Fred! May you enjoy many more years of great sailing.

Capt'n Pete
S/V Citla
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-04-2009
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,126
Posted By neophytecruiser
Cal 39 Citla, home port San Diego, CA, sailing...

Cal 39 Citla, home port San Diego, CA, sailing southern California, the Channel Islands, and the west coast of Mexico.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-02-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By neophytecruiser
Hello to SailNet Members

HellIo, my wife and I sail a 1982 Cal 39 out of San Diego, CA. We've owned this Lapworth design for a bit over 4 years and have just returned from an 8 month cruise of the west coast of Mexico and...
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