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Search: Posts Made By: Fair Winds
Forum: Cal 06-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 6,363
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: Cal 24 First Impressions

Hawkwind, my Cal 24 was the best boat I ever owned. I should never have sold it.

I solved the motor lifting problem in a different way that is more compact and nautical. I fixed two snatch blocks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: stepping/unstepping mast on Cal 25-2

Captainmem, it's not keel step. There is no aluminum in the cabin. But there is a compression post built into the teak cabinet work, I assume for aesthetics since compression posts are not works of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: stepping/unstepping mast on Cal 25-2

The other clue that it's deck stepped is the compression post down in the cabin. So I'm dealing with some oddball fitting under the mast where it's attached to the deck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: stepping/unstepping mast on Cal 25-2

I'll check that out.

It would seem odd to have a keel stepped mast on a 25 foot boat. I will investigate further. There may be a hinged fitting underneath that boot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: stepping/unstepping mast on Cal 25-2

deltaten, thanks! I will look at that Seaward video. I've read some of their boats come with a gin pole system.

The boat I'm looking at -- the Cal 25-2 -- is deck mounted, not keel mounted. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,951
Posted By Fair Winds
Re: help unstepping mast in MA

Hi BristolJonny, here is a thought even if it sounds unappetizing. You are under time constraints to move your household, your boat and yourself to a new job. Sometimes cutting your losses is best if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Fair Winds
Cool stepping/unstepping mast on Cal 25-2

Can a few experienced old sea dogs give me a thumbs up on how to go about unstepping or stepping the mast on a Cal 25-2 (Mark II)?

I am considering buying one and within the year I should haul it...
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