Haven't been on a Cal 29
for many years, but I'm sure that you will have a lot more fun sailing her than your ferro ketch
. Not wanting to stir the ferrals against the world pot, but the Cal
is an all around good boat, responsive and well mannered.
If the bulkhead rot
is in an area stressed by the chainplates, a careful restoration
is in order. If not, then cosmetics will do. Around the companionway
, again if the rot weakens the companionway structure, fix it right. But those are reasonable repairs
to undertake with modest skill levels, and should bring you some satisfaction when done.