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Old 30-12-2009, 09:15   #1
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Cal 43 - Views?

I am interested in any information about the Cal 43. I have been unable to find very much information on this boat on the internet. Some very basic data is at sailboatdata.com. It is designed by Bill Lapworth and had a short production run - sounds like about 14 boats from about 1970-73. It is a very pretty early IOR design. There are three listed for sale on yachtworld.com at the moment. PHRF is 102-108. Anyone have any knowledge of its history, sailing qualities, build quality, maintenance issues, etc? Thanks for any info you can provide.
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Old 30-12-2009, 09:38   #2
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I haven't checked, but you might want to poke around some of these sites

Sailing older Cal Yachts homepage
Cal_Boats : Cal Sail List
Cal - SailboatOwners.com
Cal - SailNet Community
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Old 02-01-2010, 19:46   #3
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Cal 43 drawings and underbody

Thanks Jake. I found a few little bits of information (and another forum to post my plea for information). I've attached a drawing and a photo of the underbody of a Cal 43. Anyone else have have any thoughts on this pretty boat?
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Old 03-01-2010, 14:23   #4
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Summer Wind

Patrick - Here's a couple of in-the-water photos of Summer Wind. I'll send you the original brochure and owners manual as soon as I can get them scanned. --Rhonda
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more on summer wind!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/1535002248.html

new listing on craigslist

http://www.c-2.com/forums/pviewall.t...08175063254.71
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Old 03-01-2010, 15:52   #6
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We use to have an Islander 44, Bill Lapworth design; same vintage/designer/similar design as Cal 43. The Cals were used in a big way on the Transpac races from LA to Hawaii. We sailed our Islander from SF to Hawaii, throughout the Hawaiian Islands and all through the Pacific. We sold here here in NZ. She was a lovely, quick boat. She was slender (which made her quick) and she could point like nobody's business.

The drawbacks were: small interior space (being older and slender), tender, and we really needed to beef her up before going offshore. For example, the deck to hull fitting separated and we did the work ourselves. This was No. Fun. But we did it. Our boat also suffered alot (and I do mean alot) of blisters. We finally got the job done proper here in NZ.

Sailing performance - excellent. Cruising - worked for us but at this point I'd like something a bit roomier.

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:39   #7
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Patrick - Here's a couple of in-the-water photos of Summer Wind. I'll send you the original brochure and owners manual as soon as I can get them scanned. --Rhonda
Wow! If you ever get around to doing the scan, I would really appreciate getting a copy. (brochure or owners manual).
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Old 16-01-2010, 20:27   #8
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Barney Post - I'm trying to attach the scanned original brochure & owners manual for Cal 43s to this post. If it doesn't work, email me at rhondalmb@netzero.net and I'll send them to you directly.

We've not had problems with the hull/deck joint or blisters.
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Cal 43 ➥ CAL 43 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com (units English)

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Old 18-01-2010, 08:41   #10
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Cal 43 borchure and Owners manual

Thanks very much. received them. Should anyone else need copies, I would be happy to send via email. Just Pm with email address. To big to attach here.
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Barney Post - I'm trying to attach the scanned original brochure & owners manual for Cal 43s to this post. If it doesn't work, email me at rhondalmb@netzero.net and I'll send them to you directly.

We've not had problems with the hull/deck joint or blisters.
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We've just hauled out and we DO have a "few" blisters.
Looks like it's time for a new (3rd) barrier coat. Oh well.
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New to the forum, I have Hull number 7 "WindSwept" here in Coos Bay Oregon. Would love the manual and brochure if you have them, and are willing and able to send them. I just saw you email address above, so I'll contact there as well.
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I could use a copy of the Cal 43 documents if you're willing. Send to danmccut@hotmail.com

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I always liked the older Cal's. Great sailing boats.
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Old 09-02-2010, 16:32   #15
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I could use a copy of the Cal 43 documents if you're willing. Send to danmccut@hotmail.com

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Will do! May take a day or so for me to find them

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