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US Sailing takes phrf from clubs around the nation and creates a PDF that includes low, high and average for many boats. Looks like there is only one Cal22MH in their records.

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CAL 22 mast

I need to get a new mast for a CAL 22 I just acquired. Does anyone know (if anyone is still on this forum) where I can get one? I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the mast, Dwyer perhaps? Any info would be appreciated. Located in Cape Cod, MA area.

Thanks in advance.

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Cal 22 Headsail Furler

The furling unit that I inherited with my 1985 Cal 22 seems to be missing something.

The extruded aluminum segments have two gruves on one side to accomodate a number 6 size Luft Tape and another gruve on the opposite side to accomodate a 3/16 dia halyard and a hole down the middle of the extrusion to pass the head stay wire.

The extruded segments just butt up to each other and the only thing that can keep the groves aligned is the 3/16 halyard on one side and the headsail luft tape on the other with the head stay wire providing the axis for rotation.

There is a little plastic THING at the top of the upper most segment that provides a guide for the 3/16 halyard (that is attached to the sail head) to make its 180 degree turn and then goes down the aft gruve of all the segments to the drum.

Question: - Am I missing some parts, like something that goes in and between the segments to aid alignment?

Seems there is tremendous potential at the joints to sever luft tape and or 3/16 halyard.

Nuther Question: Does anyone know where you can get a replacement for that little halyard THING at the top of the assembly? Mine is damaged.

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Capteos,

Not sure we have the same system....I'm not sure who made mine, but it sounds similar, yet different. I do not recall having any trouble with the segments lining up. I do recall thinking they seemed flimsy until I got the furling up and tensioned the stays and shrouds.

My segments were never taken apart????....I didn't know they came apart...in fact I was very careful to not stress the segments where they met when I handled it for fear of it breaking. The long metal segments were together and secured to the the side of the mast, which was down when I purchased the boat.

I do have to play the sail up and down sometimes to get onto the next segment, so I guess they do not line up exact. But it doesn't take me more than 5 minutes to thread the foresail into the track.

As you can probably tell, I don't have much furling knowledge. You may want to expand the knowledge pool in another forum.

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Furling

Thanks Ron,
I had to have the headsail repaired (sun cover replaced). The sail was rolled up on the furling and tied to the mast when I bought the boat. I took the sail off the furling and took it to the sailmaker. Thats when I examined the furling unit. I have yet to put up the mast and check out the operation of this unit. It just seems kind of a Mickey design for gruve alignment, segment to segment. The only other roller furling system I have had experience with was a ProFurl about 20 years ago. Just Tuff-Luff racing foils and hanks ever since.

I will give this thing a try and maybe go to a Harken system as SeaJoe suggests. I'm kinda thinkin of rigging a masthead forstay and going to a taller headsail in the future anyway. I did in fact just add a masthead halyard for a kite and am considering adding a internal halyard at the fractional headstay attachment point which I will have to do if I go to a Harken system.

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I need to get a new mast for a CAL 22 I just acquired. Does anyone know (if anyone is still on this forum) where I can get one? I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the mast, Dwyer perhaps? Any info would be appreciated. Located in Cape Cod, MA area.

Thanks in advance.

Matt
You might shop right here on this Sailnet site for a mast or check out the McGregor 26 rig. It looks similar to the Cal 22 fractional set-up dimension wise with swept back spreaders. I believe the McGregor mast is a little more bendy which can give you more sail control if you add the right controls. I think they are still building McGregors. Don't know who makes their masts. Kenyon might be another source. There are lots of 22 foot boats that have the same size sail plan as the Cal 22. Also check out the Catalina Capri 22, J-22 and Ranger 22 which are fractional Rigs stepped on deck. The Capri 22 has an option for Standard and Tall configurations. Good luck.

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i had an old owners manual when i had my Cal 22 that I PDF'd - i could probably dig it up on my computer. But it had all of the suppliers listed for each of the components (mast, etc).

As for the aluminum furler extrusions, there are little nylon splice inserts that attach the sections together. When I got my boat all of these were busted and the PO had been sailing the boat for years that way. To me the furler was garbage so i simply put a new CDI unit on with a plastic, continuous extrusion. Cheap & fixed the problem.
 

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trailer

Hey! I am looking into purchasing my first sailboat (a cal 22). I have access to a trailer for a Cal 20 and was wondering if anyone had information/experience as to whether or not I can use this trailer for the 22? Any other bits and pieces of advice is greatly appreciated as well!

Also, does anyone have info on adding a spinnaker + gear? Thanks!
 

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Bimini or boom tent for Cal 22

Hi everyone - I've been enjoying my Cal 22 for three years now. Wonderful, fast, easy to sail boat. My wife has been complaining about the heat....has anyone fitted either a boom tent for when you're at anchor? Or how about a bimini? If you've used a bimini, can you tell me how it worked under sail? Is is entirely in the way for such a small boat or is it acceptable?

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Bill,

I find information about Cal 22 equipment and get ideas (outside of this forum) by looking at photographs I find on the internet.

Check out this link for photographs of a Cal 22 with bimini. Cal 22 sailboat for sale

My Cal 22 does have bimini hardware, but I have never had a bimini.

I would add a rigid boom vang too, if you do not already have one. Garhauer is a great source for affordable rigid boom vangs for Cal 22's. I suspect that you will lose a little sailing performance, due to either raising the gooseneck a little higher on the mast, which will prohibit you from flattening your main, or simply because you have to keep the vang off (boom high) to clear the bimini. If you need performance you could always drop the bimini and flatten the main with a rigid vang. I think the photographs in the link above depict a topping lift situation to resolve the boom interference with the bimini. I guess that is another way to do it...I would prefer the rigid vang myself.

After quite a hot and humid spell here in Kentucky, it is supposed to get back to normal temps this week. You could try convincing her it is getting cooler....that doesn't work with my wife either.;)

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Bimini

Thanks, Ron - I did see that boat on Texas Sailing today. It really looked surprisingly good. However, as you suggested, I think the mainsail would bag if I raised the boom enough to make the bimini work. Plus, looking at another boat on Texas Sailing that had a bimini, I suspect that when it's folded it might interfere with the traveler and mainsheet -- or even drag in the water when heeled.

I think I should probably focus on a boom tent and maybe a wind scoop for the forward hatch. Years ago, we sailed in the Virgin Islands and were impressed at how much flow the wind scoop brought in.

By the way, a nice addition I made to my boat is a Raymarine ST 1000 autohelm. It very handy when singlehanding.

Have any of you done much cruising on this boat - at this point I've just done one overnighter - lots of day sailing.


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i had an old owners manual when i had my Cal 22 that I PDF'd - i could probably dig it up on my computer. But it had all of the suppliers listed for each of the components (mast, etc).

As for the aluminum furler extrusions, there are little nylon splice inserts that attach the sections together. When I got my boat all of these were busted and the PO had been sailing the boat for years that way. To me the furler was garbage so i simply put a new CDI unit on with a plastic, continuous extrusion. Cheap & fixed the problem.
hi wonder if you still have the manual and if you can email to me,
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Bill,

No cruising on my Cal 22 either. Lots of day sailing here too. We're on a little finger type lake in Kentucky. (Taylorsville Lake) We have anchored out a couple of times for a night, but that is about it. The lake is 20 miles or so, but it is narrow. Anchoring is difficult due to depth, bottom type and narrowness.

The Admiral did not think much of our nights out....kind of spoiled by bigger boat trips to more exotic places.

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Great boat to learn--I had an early 70s model when I was younger...umm, a couple of years back.

Guess it was crazy bad luck... for a sailboat to burn down while on land just makes you want to cry...again. (was parked next to a garage that had faulty wiring that went up in flames. Heat torched the transom off and trashed the boat.)

But it was a great boat before I killed it!

Come to think of it, a house I used to own on the Coast burned down too. Burned down in the middle of a torrential hurricane downfall, and surrounded by 6 feet of floodwater (Hurricane Katrina).

--He sure went to a lot of effort to make His point here, didn't He?.

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I just bought a 1986 Cal 22 in CT, I have a broken Stanchion, anybody know where I can find a replacement, a little difficult since they aren't made any more.

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new Cal 22

Got my new boat a couple weeks ago. A 1986 Cal 22. This is my first boat and i just started sailing earlier this year. Made some changes additions and some observations:

1. the Reefer furling system is a pain in the neck (literally). used lots of lubricant, busted the old messenger line once, but eventually managed to get it on. If anyone has any suggestions on how to do it any easier that would be great.

2. Added a Cuda 350 sonar/GPS. marina and channel where i keep the boat can be quite shallow/narrow at low tide so want this for peace of mind. Plus the GPS is cool and wasn't that expensive. Used the toilet wax ring method and seems to work well. however I'm connected to the battery directly as I can't figure out electrical panel. Anyone out there have any schematics etc?

3. Added tiller tamer - works great

4. New vang lines.

5. some sail slugs were busted so had to replace some.



Took her out solo a few times in last 2 days and crapped my pants thinking i was going to hit other boats in the marina and when I ran out of gas (had extra tank just had not refilled). But the sailing was great - had it reefed and then full sails. Tiller tamer worked like a charm. Feels very stable despite the choppiness and swirly winds of LI sound.

Biggest anxiety is from under power leaving and returning to dock.

Pics to come.
 

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Hix,

where are you in the LI Sound? I just bought a 1986 Cal 22, took her out for the first time yesterday, I have some work to do first before being really ready to sail easily, but yesterday was a great day on the water.

My boat doesn't have the roller furling anymore, but I think I need to put one on to make it easier on me.

Do you have Lazy Jacks?
 

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Hix,

Looks like you are having a great time with new Cal 22. My guess is after a few times in and out of the marina/slip, you will be comfortable maneuvering....we all go through that to some extent.

I suspect my Cal 22 probably has a different reef system than yours, so I won't try to guess at what yours might look like....I can't figure what you lubricated, and to be honest I have never heard of a messenger line.

My reef line starts in a cam cleat, cabin top starboard, right next to the main halyard. It runs to the mast base, through a block, up the mast. Then I ran it through my cunningham loop, back down to a block forward on the boom, all the way back to a block on the boom aft, up to the last reef point on the leech, through that and down the other side of the sail where it is tied off on a small cleat. I'm sure there is a pad eye or two in there somewhere. So mine doubles as a cunningham/downhaul too. I believe this is a Jiffy reefing system. It works great for a single handed sailor. I can take her up into the wind and have her reefed in about 30 seconds.

And by the way, if you haven't noticed yet, Cal 22 sail much better in a blow with the main reefed as opposed to only reefing the genny. You get much better control of the boat with the main reefed and as much genny out as you can handle.

The slugs deteriorate in the sun and break after a while...buy a bunch and keep them handy.

I used to have anxiety about motoring into the slip too....now I sail in. :)

Have fun,
 
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