Originally Posted by Sailormon6
If you can scrape the barnacles off the keel, that might be enough to permit it to sail, sort of, but it's not going to sail very satisfactorily until you pull the boat out and do a proper bottom job.
I suggest you mount a motor on the boat, or have a friend help you tow it, to a place where you can pull it out and do a bottom job on it.
The good news is that the Cal 25 sails nicely and is a lot of fun to sail, so, if the boat is fundamentally sound, it should be well worth the effort.
thanks for your thorough response. I was afraid you were going to say that.
we got the sailboat for free, so i guess spending a few hundred to haul the thing out of the water is worth the net result.