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Cal T/4
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2 1300 Tue September 19, 2006
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100% of reviewers $3,000.00 8.0

Description: Cal T/4
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Fri August 6, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Cal made the T/4 from 1972-74. Boat is 24' 1 1/2" LOA with a high aspect ratio rig (this was done to meet IOR rule changes). Stable boat, boom _very_ high so lots of headroom on deck. Stable boat (disp. 4000, ballast 2000), and tracks like a freight train. Tacks very nimbly. No storage to speak of, and no headroom belowdecks. I am very satisfied with the boat, she sails like a champ so I'm willing to be creative with storage. Most T/4's came with outboards, mine has been converted to inboard Diesel. The 1 cylinder Yanmar will push the boat along at 5 1/2 knots without any effort.
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Review Date: Tue September 19, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,000.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: High boom, solidly built, and has lasted well for over 3 decades.
Cons: Lack of headroom below.

The Cal T/4 is stable, beamy, straightforward, and easy to sail. The purchase price was negotiated with the acquisition of the marina slip where she was moored in so it may not reflect market price in your area. I am 6’ and can stand at the tiller and not worry about the boom striking me in the head. The side berths are more than adequate; the forward “V” berth will not sleep a 6’ sailor. The cooler box drains into the bilge, where the keel attach bolts are exposed, leading to possible corrosion. The boat is heavy consequently it accelerates slower than a San Juan 24’. It probably isn’t going to win many races against more recent designs. On the other hand I haven’t seen another 24 footer that I would want instead of the T/4 that I own. I am 100% satisfied with my first sailboat.
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