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Old 28-10-2014, 16:25   #1
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Cal 31

Anyone have an opinion on this boat?
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Old 28-10-2014, 17:06   #2
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Re: Cal 31

What's there to say, it's a Cal? With a few exceptions, they are all around decent boats, pretty well built, and generally with above average sail area.

In this case the boat has a shape geared for the IOR without going too far.

Slightly offcenter companionway.
Berthing would be good for a couple but not so much for a family, except overnight or long weekends, maybe 1 week.
Based on the weight, ballast, length and beam the boat is actually slightly stronger than earlier Cal's.
PHRF indicates that it is faster than the Cal 34 & Cal 33.1.
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Re: Cal 31

Thanks.

It will be used by a single hander maybe for coastal cruising around Florida and back up in the Gulf. Over toward Pensacola and New Orleans or close by.

I'm hearing the 16HP Universal it has is a pretty good engine also. The one I'm looking at had one owner and they raced it some but no trippin'
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