Hey folks, stoked to be part of this forum and hope I can learn a bunch from all you!
As the tittle says, Iím a proud new owner of a 1973 cal 20
I scored for free on Craigslist. The old man I got it from was in the process of rebuilding it when Im assuming his health
took a turn and he could no longer finish it. He was completely deaf, could hardly speak and had trouble moving his arms. He didnít let it get him down none though. His positive energy was through the roof.
When I responded to his add he said all the boat
needed was a paint
job and the keel
re-bedded. So, I jumped on it and drove out after work
to pick it up.
As the boat
sits it is completely striped. Everything is removed and in boxes and un labeled aside from all the backing plates
which are labeled. (Everything looks new or in good condition!!!)
Now for my questions. I have never owned a sailboat and have no idea how one is rigged. Can anybody provide pictures of there cockpit
so I can figure where all these doodads, thinga-ma-jiggers and whatcha-makalits go?
Diagrams, online resources and any books
would be very helpful also.
As of now my plan is to get the hull
dialed, any and all fiberglass work
addressed, keel/keel bolts tricked out and give her a sweet all black paint
Hopefully by the time I get that done I will have figured out the rigging
and be ready for final assembly.
Thanks for any help!
I should add i am beyond stoked to have this boat. Iíve owned and built a bunch of powerboats and dreamed of having a sailboat for years.