We've had a Cal 1-30 for about 12 years, using it as a family
boat on the British Columbia
coast. We've become very fond of it over the years: it has a simple rig, a large and comfortable cockpit
, a sensibly low freeboard for dinghy
boarding, a very sensible dinette arrangement with heads at window level, and a decently sized double berth forward. The construction is plain, occasionally rough, but sturdy; it sails
as well as we do, which is all that matters. It's not a year-round live-aboard for the Northwest coast, but with its airy cockpit
would be very comfortable in Mexico and the tropics. Storage
for provisions and water
might be a problem, but the quarter berths are an obvious target if you need storage
rather than bunks.
I'd be happy to send you some pictures of Prana, or, if I can figure out how to do it, post them somewhere on this site.
You're right about there being very little info on-line about this boat. They're common in the US, I understand, but as far as I've heard there are only a couple in B.C.
Good luck with your adventure!