CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

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CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

Postby amt198 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:41 pm

What do you guys think of the Cal 34 MK III . Classic or not....
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Re: CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

Postby Richincident » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:20 am

I am voting yes, but the big blue "cal stripe" below the rubrail distorts the look a bit. I am personally in love with a Cal 39 that has been for sale around here forever. Part of the attraction has been that she is painted a gorgeous red, and does not say "Cal Boat" all over.

I think you should post a picture of YOUR boat so everyone can get a sense of what she looks like.
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Re: CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

Postby boatsnh » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:34 am

I've seen the "Red" Cal for sale....Nice. very red.

I've sailed many thousands of miles on Cals since the early 1970's...Cal 25, Cal 33 (late 80's), Cal 2-30 (a very nice saiing boat) and Cal 39.

That said, Cal makes a great boat. If we are looking at "classic" IE: Atkin, Herreshoff, ect Cal is a "no-go". If we want to look at "classic" from the standpoint of innovation (fin keel/spade rudder) and a nice sailing package Cal is a GREAT boat. The made a ton of boats...they are usually a good value & they all sail Real Nice. One brother has a Cal 39 - we sailed it Norfolk Va to Puerto Rico - 10 days - 2 days in gale conditions....That boat will go anywhere....safely. A Powerful rig, a nice hull shape, very forgiving off-shore & a great "coastal" weeekend boat. Another brother has a late model, Hunt designed, Cal 28. Another wonderful boat - easy & fun to sail ( you can single-hand - no problem) & has a lot of room for the size - fit-up is 1st class. The Hunt designed Cals were expensive when new & have good upper-mid end amenities. All hardware is excellent.

So classic lines???? Not sure...Good sailing/good value? Yep.
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Re: CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

Postby s/v Faith » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:46 pm

amt198 wrote:What do you guys think of the Cal 34 MK III . Classic or not....


One could do much much worse....

(random picture from internet)

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'Faith' (the Triton's little sister)

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www.pearsonariel.org
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Re: CAL 34 MK III... Classic lines or not?

Postby amt198 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:14 am

heres the boat i picked up for a steal,
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