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I've purchased a project 21' pocket cruiser, completely gutted and with no
identification anywhere. My question is, was a bulb keel version of the Cal 21
ever manufactured ? There is also an outboard well in the aft section of the
cockpit. Any ideas with what this is would be appreciated.
 

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I've purchased a project 21' pocket cruiser, completely gutted and with no
identification anywhere. My question is, was a bulb keel version of the Cal 21
ever manufactured ? There is also an outboard well in the aft section of the
cockpit. Any ideas with what this is would be appreciated.
Sounds like a Cal 20 - they had bulb keels and cockpit wells .. flush deck, solid stable little boats.

 
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If the boat is pre-68 model then you may not find any kind of HIN. They weren't required prior to that.. but Cal 20s were built from '61 to '75 so you might.
 

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The transom has no HIN, and no hints of one ever being there, so this little gem must be a
pre-'68 model... which is amazing because it's in remarkably good shape for its' age. It's
held up through the years even better than me.
 

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Not to split hairs but titles for cars and boats were not issued in the US until 1973 (not 1968). Your boat might just be 5 years younger!
Nice call there on the Cal 20' Faster (Ron).
 

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In the 60s and 70s we had a sailing school here that used Cal 20s.. they had a standing offer of $1000 to any student that could lay the boat on its side in any breeze .. AFAIK no one ever collected ;).
 
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