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Old 25-12-2021, 07:48   #1
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CAL 39 Owners Groups

Merry Christmas to all out there!

I知 dealing with an issue with my recently acquired 1980 CAL 39 and am hoping someone on this forum can render assistance. First off are there any CAL 39 forums that are actually active? I have been searching for weeks and can稚 seem to find any with current activity I.e. all posts seem really old. Secondly, I知 trying to get in touch with CAL 39 owners to see if I can engage in some info sharing. At the top of my list of things that I need to know is, what are the engine and transmission mount specs for my particular boat? I need to replace the left transmission mount pretty urgently. The diesel mechanic tells me that the boat manufacturer would be the source for that information, however, CAL BOATS is no longer in business as far as I know. I知 therefore hoping to find a current owner that may have this info.

Thanks all in advance for your assistance.
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Old 25-12-2021, 08:53   #2
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Re: CAL 39 Owners Groups

We owned a Cal 2-27 for fourteen years. Cals are great boats! There was a Cal_Boats group on Yahoo, but I think it ended up moving. BTW, Robert Redford was aboard a Cal 39 in his movie "All is Lost".

What information are you looking for?

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Old 25-12-2021, 09:44   #3
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Right now, I’m interested in identifying the correct transmission mounts for my 39. Need to replace the left side mount. Think I did see something about the Cal being the boat in all is lost.��

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Old 25-12-2021, 12:40   #4
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what are the engine and transmission mount specs for my particular boat? I need to replace the left transmission mount pretty urgently.
You did not indicate what engine you have.
According to Sailboat Data, the stock engine was a Perkins 4-108.
Some 4-108s used 4 mounts on the engines, and some used 2 engine mounts and 2 on the trans.
If you have the 108, suggest you contact:
https://www.foleyengines.com/perkins...-4-108-update/
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Right now, I知 interested in identifying the correct transmission mounts for my 39. Need to replace the left side mount. Think I did see something about the Cal being the boat in all is lost.��

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Do you have a smooth velvet transmission? If so there is no mount to speak of. There are four mounts on the main engine. What year is your CAL39? 1978 to 1982 are the MK-II and III depending on layout. Mine was a 1979 MKII shallow draft normal last. shallow meant 56
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I have a 1980 Cal 39 Mk 11 . I don't know about the motor mounts, but I sure would like to find an owners group as well! I love the yacht and would love to hear more about yours
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where are you located?
that would help on the parts and discussion
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The group is still going, calsailors.com
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Old 26-12-2021, 06:16   #9
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You did not indicate what engine you have.
According to Sailboat Data, the stock engine was a Perkins 4-108.
Some 4-108s used 4 mounts on the engines, and some used 2 engine mounts and 2 on the trans.
If you have the 108, suggest you contact:
https://www.foleyengines.com/perkins...-4-108-update/
Bowdrie, indeed you are right I foolishly omitted that I have a Perkins 4108. This one has the 2 engine and 2 transmission mounts. Thanks for the link and have a great holiday!
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The group is still going, calsailors.com
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Old 26-12-2021, 06:19   #11
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where are you located?
that would help on the parts and discussion
At present the boat is in Port Canaveral and hoping to get the mount before I motor down to Miami.
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Do you have a smooth velvet transmission? If so there is no mount to speak of. There are four mounts on the main engine. What year is your CAL39? 1978 to 1982 are the MK-II and III depending on layout. Mine was a 1979 MKII shallow draft normal last. shallow meant 56
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My 39 is a 1980 model year. I just purchased it 2 months ago and am getting to know her on the hard. I致e measured my draft (from waterline) at 5 11 1/2. I致e attached a photo of the transmission mount that I need to replace. As you can see the mount and especially the transmission bracket that mount attaches to are badly rusted . The other mount, btw, looks great.
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I have a 1980 Cal 39 Mk 11 . I don't know about the motor mounts, but I sure would like to find an owners group as well! I love the yacht and would love to hear more about yours
Memmerich,

Just purchased her within the past two months. Haven稚 sailed her since she was located in Titusville on the Indian River ( not much maneuvering room for tacking) and furthermore she needed all new running rigging which she has now courtesy of 鄭bove Deck Rigging. Great to work with if you池e in the Canaveral area. At this point I can share from what I believe you may be interested in that she has a massive rudder and fin keel and turns on a dime. Cockpit is a little cramped for groups, however the salon is absolutely spacious! The previous owner, a retired engineer, built custom drawers in the salon side storage behind the two setees (one L shaped, the other straight). Storage is more than I need. The v berth is certainly adequate for two and long enough for my 61. I have yet to clear out the quarter berth which is on the starboard side so can稚 comment except to say it holds a great deal of junk. The head is decent but shower is integral and not separated. Headroom throughout would be adequate for 64 I think. I plan on sharing more as I get to know her more.
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Old 26-12-2021, 15:22   #14
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There are a few active 39 owners on the Facebook group 鼎al Boats
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I had found this Facebook group when I was considering a Cal 39 MkIII.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/30798758609
Had the broker not been so useless and negative, I probably would have purchased it.
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