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Old 13-04-2011, 15:35   #16
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

Do it on the weekends. Buy a very reliable motor.
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Old 13-04-2011, 16:07   #17
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

Yea, I think trailering is definitely the better option if I can get a hold of one. I'm going to head over to the local sailing club this weekend to see if anyone will rent one to me for a day.

Taking the journey up the river sounds like fun lol, and if I was still unemployed I would have just done it, but I just recently got my first good job since I graduated college over a year ago. (But the job allowed me to afford a boat! funny how that works)

I think the neglected cal would be a great boat for me, since I'm not scared to put some work into her if needed, and I don't believe its a boat I would "grow out of" anytime soon if ever.
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Old 13-04-2011, 17:27   #18
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

Survey costs around $300.00 on a 27 footer. Could save you a LOT of headaches. Even if the boat only cost $1500 to me $300 is a worthwhile cost. Just my opinion.
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Old 13-04-2011, 18:23   #19
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

If you know what you are looking for, a survey is a waste of money. Honestly. Just know what you are looking for. I have yet to find any unexpected problems on my boat after a year and a half. I knew full well all of what was going wrong, about to go wrong, and just plain wrong.

I have yet to find anything that a surveyor could have told me that I was not fully aware of when I passed the cash.

On a bigger boat, I would not hesitate to pay for a survey. On a small, simple boat, a survey is a waste of money.

That is, unless you are not confident in your ability to do a survey on your own. In that case, spend away.
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Old 13-04-2011, 21:08   #20
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I don't think you'll find many Cal 2-27s in the $10,000 range, as was previously stated. As a matter of fact, you should be able to buy one in turn-key condition for half that.
1980 CAL 2-27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

1975 CAL 2-27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

1977 CAL 2-27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

1977 Cal 2-27 sailboat for sale in Georgia

1976 Cal 27 sailboat for sale in Missouri

Strictly Sailing-Cal 27 For Sale, Cal Yachts, used sailboats, sailboats for sale, boats for sale, free classifieds

Plenty of them out there in that range. Plenty of them less expensive as well.

Average model year boat book value:

1981 Cal Boats CAL 27/SL - 27' Standard Equipment, Prices & Specs - NADAguides
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

they may be asking but I doubt they are gettin...

6k will buy a tidy little cal in nice condition.

2k will buy a solid fixerupper
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Re: MPG to Motor Cal 27?

You want a boat so you can use it, right?
Well, buy it if it's good and spend a couple of weekends at the boat cleaning it up and getting everything working well. Stock it up with all of the safety equipment- life jackets, VHF, flares, all that good stuff. Make sure you have at least one anchor that is as big or bigger than what the charts recommend with an adequate rode. Now that it's all safe and everything works, get your friend to go with you and go putt around for a weekend and learn the boat a bit and figure out what else needs to be fixed (it's a boat, don't tell me everything works still).
Now plan out your route. activecaptain shows all the marinas and all the charts so you can plan.
Now that you're all well acquainted, go back to the boat with your friend and motor it up the river all weekend and move the boat as far as you can towards your destination by Sunday afternoon and tie up at a marina, have a beer, and go home for the week. That's what you call a great weekend. Many people spend a lot of money for a weekend like that.
The next weekend, you get to go back to your boat and have another great weekend moving the boat closer to home, and so on. You'll see a ton of things that you would have never seen any other way.
This is gonna be FUN!
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they may be asking but I doubt they are gettin...

6k will buy a tidy little cal in nice condition.

2k will buy a solid fixerupper
There's nothing quite as expensive as a cheap or free boat.....
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There's nothing quite as expensive as a cheap or free boat.....
heh... theres nothing quite as expensive as an expensive boat either...

They are all holes in the water into which you pour money...

Nothing wrong in my book with starting out in a simple older classic, cleaning her up and sailing with just the basics.

cal 27 sailboat

http://www.boatbanter.com/showthread.php?t=15428

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/22160

http://tennessee.inetgiant.com/Johns...ughout/2868335

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/20999
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