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Looking through these threads and saw that you were searching for info on the Cal 30 model, though I see you have switched to a cal 27. We're going to go look at a 1965 cal 30 in Kaneohe on Sunday, so was wondering if 1) you ever found the info, and 2) your opinion of the cal 30 for interisland trips?

We just sold our Coronado 41 and currently have a Benetteau 235 that is just too damn delicate for anything over 2 foot swells. We had a cal T27 until a couple of years ago (Coconut Rhumb out of Iroquois) and liked her, but am a little concerned about buying a 45 year old boat- I know I'm falling apart at that age!
 

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Hawaii Cal30

So we bought the Cal30, a 1965, hull # 43, named Melekina. She looks promising, but needs a lot of TLC. Smells musty, but looks structurally sound. Would still like opinions on how they handle, as we bought her without a sail test (stupid, crazy, only time will tell.)
 

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The real Cal30

Howzit new boat owner!,
Congrats to you and yours. I think that I saw the boat on CL over the past few months. Looks solid. We looked at one in town last winter and didn't get it. It needed a rudder and alot more restoration than we wanted to do. I just picked the Cal30 username to sign in to the site. I was impressed with the keel and and the hull in general. I think that it will turn out good for you folks. We ended up with a Cal27 T/2 that we love for coastal sailing in Hale'iwa. Summer is here. Have fun.
Aloha ka'kou,
Leonard

ps-getting old, ain't for sissies! (our motto)
 

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Congratulations (or condolences...)

Yes, it was the one on Craigslist; while the hull is in good shape, and the engine starts right up, the electrical system is vintage and it has no self-tailers or roller furler, both of which I consider must have items since we typically only double hand. We were very happy with our Cal 27, and expect to be happy with our new one as well, it just might take us 2 years and a few $$$.

We'll be docking her in Pearl Harbor, as soon as the documentation gets released and we can get our harbor permit. In the meantime, if you hear of anyone who would like a really sweet Benetteau 235, let me know...

Otherwise, keep an eye out for us, we try to get to Waimea Bay to anchor once in a while.
 

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Topo,
Sounds good, we'll be looking for you out Hale'iwa. I'm sure that 3/4 keel will serve you well. Looks to be a good interisland cruiser. No furling.no problem. Prevailing conditions have us using the middle jib most often. We're headed out for some Akule fishing tonight...
Have fun,
Leonard
 

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We have hull no 69. She is a great boat. You were asking about sailing characteristics. She loves to sail! We fish from her stern and one of the most difficult things to do is stop the boat when we get a fish on. She is fast and stable. Down side, she does not steer in reverse ( the modified full keel), and they do have a tendancy to pound in heavy seas. At least one of these boats have circumnavigated.
 

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Where can I find the hull number on my Cal 30? The id plate from the boat builder is missing. Any suggestions? I am also interested to see what other Cal 30 owners have done with their interiors. I have a big project on my hands. . . lol.

hailing from the Puget Sound, WA!

Brian
 

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Congratulations on your Cal 30

Where are you docking her in Pearl Harbor? I have a Cal T4 at Rainbow Bay Marina. I just finished having the hull repaired, painted, new rigging, and electrical. Now I am working on refinishing the interior. I hope to finish her by the end of the summer. :)
 

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whatever it's worth, we have owned our 1967 (hull #112) for a couple of months now, learning more and more every weekend, having a ball, she's a great sailing boat and we've stayed a weekend or so on her

I plan to finally post some photos online, can easily share and would love to see interior and exterior of others

thanks

bobby centers
s/v TRUE NORTH
Augusta, GA
 

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Hull ID #

Howzit Brian and Cal sailors,
You can find the hull # on the transom, inside the stbd lazerette. At least that's where ours is. Been awhile since I posted, having a blast on our T/2 out Hale'iwa. Happy Holidays all!
Leonard S/V HoloHolo
 

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