Join Date: Jun 2000
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Welcome back! Can't help much with choosing between Cal and Tanzer using first-hand experience. Looking at Sailboatdata is interesting, however. The Tanzer is a much older design (1970 vs 1984), and it is also a good bit heavier. There may be more room below because of the raised deck/cabin trunk design.
The Cal looks more traditional and "shippy" IMHO. Hunt is known for his fast powerboat (Bertram) and OD sailboat (110, 210) designs, so the Cal should be a decent sailer. They were built up through the '90's, but Bangor Punta is known to have had some construction issues through the years. It would be good to be aware of that. Tanzer may have had similar problems - neither company is around now.