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Old 28-06-2016, 12:22   #1
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Cal 34 model comparison and thoughts.

I have recently purchased a 67 cal 34. That makes it the first of 3 models of cal 34. Mine is equipped with a tiller and everything is pretty original but has been well maintained or repaired. There are other threads stating a few of the differences and I've read as much as I could find.
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My questions start with, does anyone know for fact if there is a difference in layup between the multiple models. Please correct me if I don't understand something but if I subtract ballast from total displacement on the 34-III (generally considered the better cruising cal 34) I come up with 5550 pounds. If I do the same for mine, I come up with a weight of 5750. As I understand some of the big differences the later model has a taller mast, more tankage, wheel steering and some other minor things. Am I way off? I guess where I'm going with this is, can the hulls be that much different? As electric conversion also makes more sense (and a few cal 34s have made the switch) could I strategically place batteries in a location that would be helpful, or is any weight that's not in the keel unhelpful?
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