SailNet Community banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all, I have to say, this is a very quiet group. Was hoping to hear what everyone has been up to during these past few cold months. Better than working, right? :) Fortunately, I have been able to knock out a few interior projects in between the freezing temps. I have tried to keep my blog up to date, but just a few of the highlights would be replacing all of the fire extinguishers, worked on the new fresh water system, replacing the depth sounder display and replaced the bulkhead compass. Thats just a few things...what have you all been up to?

Jim
Cal 34 "Skylark"
"Skylark"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Been doing some work on the chainplates, head/lack of, and a rudder rebuild+ new bearing surfaces..things are gettin expsensive...
 

·
Justa
Joined
·
39 Posts
Making some backing plates for my cleats, stanchions, railings, etc. Mainly just getting things ready to go when it gets just a tad warmer. I have to drop the mast, rewire, and add a 3 way and anchor light to the top.
 

·
Neophytecruiser
Joined
·
11 Posts
Performed routine maintenance since returning from Mexico in July, 2009; varnish work, waxing and having three Halon extinguishers brought up to date. Rebuilt the transmission to the Yanmar auxiliary engine. Also boiled out the heat exchanger and replaced the mixing 'J' in the exhaust. Upgraded to a 100 amp alternator and replaced the ST4000 Plus autopilot with the SPX-5 model. Did an end-for-end change of both of my bow anchor rodes and used a rope to chain splice rather than an eye connection. Replaced all my dock lines and fitted each with full grain leather chaff guards. Hauled the boat in October for bottom paint, new prop shaft, new drip-less shaft seal, new cutlass bearing and re-bushing the rudder post.

Left San Diego November 2, 2010 and arrived in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico on November 10th. Plan to spend at least the next two cruising seasons in Mexico.

Peter
S/V Citla
1982 Cal 39 MRK III
 

·
S/V Boomerang
Joined
·
2 Posts
PSS Dripless

Peter,

Trying to buy a PSS for my Cal 39 as well, and was not able to get to the shaft log due to the battery box being in the way (was not dressed appropriately at the time).

Not sure what the log size is. Imagine yours is the same with a 1 1/4 inch shaft. Do you know the size of the log, or do you remember which unit you bought? Should be a 2 1/2, but not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW, would you send the response to [email protected] dot com...? Don't get here much....

Best,

Charles

S/V Boomerang!
1980 Cal 39 MKII
St Michaels, MD
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,304 Posts
Walt

Love to see pictures as the beta gets done

Its a great motor as my friends C&C has had one for about 10 years
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
New CAL 29 owner here

Just got a 76 CAL 29, right now she's on the hard, we'll need to do a good cleaning, re-bed the deck hardware, and paint the bottom. Survey didn't find much that needed attention, mostly just routine maintenance items. I've been going bow to stern, checking systems, learning thru hulls, etc. The Farryman has been rebuilt within the last few years, runs like a champ. Thanks to Tommays posting, I knew to check out the bottom beam, no sign of damage, looks very solid. The hull on these boats is amazing, solid, no sign of blisters. Can't wait to get her out on the bay this spring.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
82 Posts
New 29

Howzit Locoengine,
Congrats on the new vessel. We're 8 months in on our 29 and are loving it. I've pretty much read everything that I could find,especially Tommays' stuff. I agree, that the hull is very solid. We moved up from a Cal27 and the difference is notable. Not just the headroom, but the whole package. More boat, more better. At least for our conditions in Hawaii. Haven't been on your "bay"(sailing must be great)in 40 years. That Bay Bridge is awesome. Anyway, good luck and post some pics.
Leonard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,105 Posts
Around here the water is hard, and the boat's on the hard, under the snow! Waiting for the birds to come back and hopfully bring spring. I plan to recoat the deck and head for the pond! I want to make Isle Royale this year for a least a week........Dale
 

·
clueless
Joined
·
184 Posts
Cal's are tough boats and id say we spend more time on the water that repairing our boats. =)
The guys that do my haul out refer to them as fast tanks.. lol

I have a cal 29 "1970" i have refitted this boat my self and sail her all over. +)

Oh, cold months... i have been sailing we had a VERY mild winter here. i just had to suck it up and pull her off the water for a bottom job.



Hi all, I have to say, this is a very quiet group. Was hoping to hear what everyone has been up to during these past few cold months. Better than working, right? :) Fortunately, I have been able to knock out a few interior projects in between the freezing temps. I have tried to keep my blog up to date, but just a few of the highlights would be replacing all of the fire extinguishers, worked on the new fresh water system, replacing the depth sounder display and replaced the bulkhead compass. Thats just a few things...what have you all been up to?

Jim
Cal 34 "Skylark"
"Skylark"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Hey All,

...a rebuild on the Atomic 4. Hopefully I will have it in the water by May 1st.
That's a good looking boat and fairly similar to mine which is a few years older. In particular, my galley layout is apparently identical except for the stove that has been added to yours.

If you are going to rebuild your A4, I'd leave a bit more time than 6 weeks to make sure you learn about all of the "eccentricities" and upgrades. Along with the A4 forum here in Gear and Equipment, make sure you check out the recognized experts at Moyer Marine Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts

Good luck.

Murph

S/V Amalia
Cal 30, 1965
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
I' a Cal 2-30 owner in boston, ma. Im replacing my prop shaft as i had to cut it out when installing a new PSS shaft seal Boat isnt blocked high enough at the marina to drop the rudder down far eniugh to remove it so i had to cut it in 3 pieces then ill install everything including new cutless bearing when they put the boat in the traveling sling and i can remove the rudder. Saves me $300 to reblock the boat Did some minor epoxy repairs around the keel bottom, lught sanded and washed down the hull, bottom painting today with PETTIT Hyrdocoat. Replaced my bilge pump with a johnson 2200 and ultima switch, new blower hoses for the bilge vent, finishing some wiring for cabin lights, wiring new head pump and generally cleaning up all around. If i have time i may repaint topsides but im not losing sailing time to do that so maybe next season, we'll see
Busy lol
 

·
Thistle Dew
Joined
·
32 Posts
Any Cal 2-27 owners out there? Not the pop-top.
I could ask a few questions if there is anyone.
Thanks
Elaine
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top