Beware the bargain boat. Short version: I am doing lots of rework on a much modified Cal
25. I was attracted to this boat in that I've had two Cals and like the sailing ability, it has a 12 hp diesel
, Harken furler
, nice full batten main, a 30 amp elec system, and standup headroom
, none of which were offered as new back in 1971. Oh, and you can guess that the boat was as close to free as you can get.
problem is as pictured. I'm guessing this came as a result of raising the cabin
top more than a foot with the attendant lengthening of the stays and shrouds. The boat has been sailing this way with the masthead elevated about 1/2" above the mast
. It pivots on the bolt and the mast
has been cutaway to allow ... what?
Maybe I just don't know what I'm looking at here. Note reinforcement of the extrusion at pivot. Yes, it's lubberly, and those sharp corners on those homemade tangs gotta go but filling, then redrilling the pivot hole (and it ain't supposed to pivot anyway) ... I guess my question is: It's ugly but doesn't appear to be broke. Should I fix it?