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Location: Plainville, MA
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Re: Cal 21 Owners
Well, as a former co-owner of a 1970 CAL 21 (family boat from 1970-2008) I guess I qualify for the seasoned definition <GRIN!>
Outhaul, not fancy (as factory setup) here is the way the Owner's Manual describes it: (line was about 1/8" Dacron braid, 3/16" might be better)
. Rig Outhaul line: Tie to forward hole on boom end, run through clew, back through aft hole, back to clew and around Boom.
1) Tighten foot of sail enough to remove wrinkles.
2) Tie tight around Boom.
We later modified ours to be more like what I now have on my O'DAY Day Sailer, although we skipped the block attached to the clew an just ran the outhaul line through the clew grommet. I'l lattach a copy of the drawing of my Day Sailer setup)
The downhaul was also not fancy on the CAL 21, the line ties or is shackled to the eye on the gooseneck slider and then tied off on the cleat below on the aft side of the mast. (see pic below of gooseneck) The luff of our main did not stretch, so we just used the halyard to tighten the luff, our halyards were original setup of half cable/half rope.
Any more questions? Just let me know! However, be forewarned...... I have 38 years worth of CAL 21 stories!
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1970 CAL 21 (sold 2008)
1979 O'DAY DS II
1969 O'DAY Widgeon