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Old 16-03-2009, 18:46   #1
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'81 Cal 2-25 Fin Keel?

Hi Gang. I just bought a Cal 2-25 Fin Keel and am looking fwd to sailing her here in the Puget Sound. I've owned quite a mish-mash of different boats in the past and am happy with the purchase. I just wanted some input from others that know about this boat because I don't. Anyone know who designed her..She's a cal-pearson..was this a partnership? Is it the same pearson that built the renegade and triton? Is this a quality boat? I'm happy with it just wanted others opinions and experiences.
ANYONE GOT AN OWNERS MANUAL OR KNOW WHERE I CAN DOWNLOAD ONE??
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Old 16-03-2009, 19:55   #2
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Hi Gang. I just bought a Cal 2-25 Fin Keel
Congrats! Excellent boat! Great reputation!

Have fun on her.
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Old 16-03-2009, 23:35   #3
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I think this may be the manual: Cal 25-2 Owners Manual

Mind you, the numbers are inverted, but I hope it's the same model.
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Aloha Stephen,
I like the deck design of the 2-25 better than the 25. I think it will be a good boat if taken care of by previous owners.
Congratulations!
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Old 17-03-2009, 14:07   #5
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Sailed one for years on Lake Ft Gibson in Oklahoma. You will love it I did.
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Stephen,
Our friends Steve and Marja Vance did an 11 year circumnavigation in a Cal 2-27 of the same era as your boat, and found her to be adequate to the job. I reckon that in the environment you propose the 2-25 will be just fine too.

Enjoy!

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Wow, that is awesome! 11 years aboard a 27 footer! Circumnavigation no less! You mean Circumnavigating Vancouver Island?? Or the BIG BLUE MARBLE ITSELF?
Thanks for the replys guys..I bought the boat last week but won't be able to pick her up till May 23rd. I'm all tied up for a couple months...litterally. Insured her today through boat US for an agreed up on $10k for $149.00/yr
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Old 13-06-2009, 08:58   #8
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Cal rigging

Congratulations on the new addition to the family. You may be the perfect person to rescue me. During the drought here in Georgia, we had our boat decommissioned a year ago in preparation for getting it lifted, which was not able to happen.. Now, putting it back together, I can't recall where all the lines go at the base of the boom where it connects to the mast. Nor does any of my paperwork/sales brochure have the details. It would really help if you might have time to post a picture of both sides of the goose neck or if you had any literature of the actual running of the lines for the bottom of the mainsail. Or if you knew of any similar boats that would use the same rigging in that area. I live on Lanier, really close to Aqualand Marina so have access to viewing some different models. Kind of stuck since I didn't get to do the decommisioning and I guess wasn't paying enough attention when I was sailing her previously.
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