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1975 CAL 2-29 For Sale

Paul's photo of us zipping along

The time has come. The boat featured in this blog for the past 8 years is now for sale. At some point, one reaches the stage where one wants to try something bigger and better. I’ve reached that stage. But parting with this vessel is like parting with a family member. She helped me survive storms. She loves rough weather. She also was my refuge from the world when it got to be too stressful. All the stress went away as soon as I stepped aboard her. Now I’m offering this jewel to someone else who can appreciate her.Asking price: $6000 OBO

Her virtues:

  • Made when boats were made thick and durable, she will last for years to come
  • She’s fast. No, I wasn’t a winner on her. But other captains more daring and experienced than me were able to bring home the gold on her and on boats like her.
  • She’s rigged for solo sailing. You can take off on your own without worrying about whether you can handle her, in just about any weather.

Her specs:

  • Builder: California (CAL)
  • Designer: William Lapworth
  • Keel: Fin
  • Hull Shape: Monohull

Her dimensions:

  • LOA: 29 feet
  • Beam: 9 feet
  • LWL: 24 feet
  • Draft: 4.50 feet
  • Displacement: 8000 lbs


  • Engine Brand: Electric Yacht
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Model:: 180ibl
  • Batteries: 4-100Ah
  • Charger: QuadPro Sportsman Series
  • House Charger: ProMariner Tournament 100 Dual


  • Water:
  • Holding Tank:


  • V-Berth claims to sleep 2. One can sleep comfortably
  • Salon can sleep 2 comfortably
  • Starboard claims to sleep 2. But where would you store stuff?


  • Non-working stove taken out. Providing nice butane stove in its place.
  • Ice box


  • Macerator toilet

Hull and Deck:

  • Winches: 2 Anderson 2-speed 40ST


  • Harken roller furler
  • Genoa: 2013 150% genoa. Sail area – ??
  • Mainsail:
    • 193.98 sq ft
    • Full battened mainsail with 2 reef points
    • 3 reefing lines
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Traveler just forward of wheel
  • Rigged for solo sailing
  • Autopilot
  • Whisker Pole

Other Virtues:

  • All portholes replaced within the past 5 years
  • Handholds above cabin replaced 5 years ago
  • Barrier coat added 2 years
  • Ablative bottom paint applied annually
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 2 anchors
  • Maxprop folding prop
  • Stero with 4 speakers and satellite radio


Interested? Email me at ‘amracel’ ‘at’ ‘yahoo dot com’

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