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Hi Guys I know they are not a common boat, but I have just bought a Cal-14 and are after any information I can get.... Some intitial questions are: - where were they built - how have people used the cabin space - did they ever have kites - sail plans to get some new sails Im also interesting in hearing experiences, I had 3 on mine in 20 knots the other day and was surprised how flat it sailed!  

I was thinking about trialing a NS-14 Sail, does anyone else have any solutions to a fully battened mainy?  

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photos looking great guys. ill get some up soon  

This boat is not a CAL. The smallest model in the CAL line was the CAL 20, built from 1962-1975. If this boat is called a "Cal" it would be a very different Cal brand, not to be confused with the boats built in the USA orginally by JENSEN MARINE, Later by CAL Boats, and finally by CAL/O'DAY. Most (well ,all but 5 models) were designed by C. William Lapworth. The 5 'non-Lapworth" designs were the CAL 22, CAL 28-2, CAL 33-2, and CAL 39-4, all by C.Raymond Hunt Associates, and hte CAL 9.2 which was a Rob Perry Design. Some of the Lapworth CALs were also built under license by CALGAN Yachts in Canada. I'll include a CAL 20 picture.  

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rjohnson said: and [the] CAL 9.2 which was a Rob Perry Design. Click to expand...

i am also an owner of a cal-14 (bought it in july 2011) and also want to know as much as i can about these boats. please correct me if this is wrong, but as far as the little information about the cal-14's that i've come across, these seem to have been built in brisbane(?), queensland, australia by a company called stoddart, seems the same company that built/builds(?) the clipper-21 and stoddart boats.  

They were built in Brisbane, but I don't anything about the company. Mr Mysto posted an advert on the Cal 14 Facebook page but I can't find it at the moment. Matt (Cal 14 "Hotel Charlie")  

Hi Matt, It came from me, found it on the net years ago but that site disappeared when the Cal 14 was sold. Where do you sail? Mine is languishing down the south coast of NSW until I can find a weed free ramp. regards Alex  

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Just purchased a Cal 14 and looking forward to getting it in the water. Trevor  

Alex VK2KR: Sorry I missed your post. I sail my Cal 14 from Melbourne, including on the Bay, Corio and Geelong, Western Port, Paynesville, Lake Hume, and so on. One of the best things about the Cal is that it's so easy to tow and launch, so you might want to look at places a few hours away. Also, you can take the Val 14 on small rivers and lakes as it's great for exploring little inlets and so forth (the places where the bigger boats can't go).  

Thanks Matt, We live in Townsville, not many rivers (that are usable) but a couple of lakes and a large amount of bay between us and Magnetic Island although can be a little choppy. We have a Hartley TS16 that is undergoing refurbishment, (new bottom) and purchased the Cal so we could keep on the water during the re-fit. Looks like a lot of 'FUN'. Could need some sails very soon, the main is not the right one but will do and there is NO Jib. Trevor & Carol Townsville  

Hi all, just aquired a cal 14 (from Gympie Qld). I am in need of some rigging photos/drawings as this is far from standard. No headsail came with it so would love it if someone could give me the dimensions of a genuine Jib (wire luff type) and or a Genoa or Spin. Thanks Trevor  

Hi guys I know this is an old thread, however was hoping it might still get some attention of some other Cal 14 owners. I have owned a Cal 14 for about 4 months now and have had some fun days out on the water. However I am finding the boat to be quite tippy, as you move your weight around the boat or when the wind blows strongly the boat will heel considerably, to the point where you can fall out! I am thinking this is not normal of the design and that there may have been a modification made, possibly to the swing keel? I was hoping someone could provide some info as to the standard size and weight of the swing keel, so I can check it is correct. The swing keel on the boat feels quite lite when raising/lowering. Any comments or advice would be much appreciated.. Thanks very much in advance.  

I stand corrected on the CAL 9.2 Designer, must have had a brain freeze! But at least I did remember the correct first name! <GRIN!>  

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Hi all, i am hoping to buy a Cal-14 this summer. Do you know anyone who is interested in selling theirs in Victoria or the South coast of NSW? A Cal-14 would be a great step up from my much loved Mirror dinghy. Thanks,  

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1989 Catalina 27

1989 Catalina 27

Key Largo, Florida

Make Catalina

Category Sloop

Posted Over 1 Month

Head sail was replaced new in 2022. The boat appears to be kept very clean as well as moisture-free. The 14 HP Universal M-18 diesel fired right up at photo appointment. Tiller steering with Auto-Helm 2000 alongside the depth finder are in good working order. Sails appear to be in great condition, Including the Mackpack lazy jacks. Stock #376137 1989 Catalina Sloop,14 HP Universal M-18 Diesel Engine, Runs Well One of the last Catalina 27 Sloops built, A perfect option for sailers looking to navigate the beautiful shallow depths in areas such as right here in the Florida Keys & Bahamas. Take advantage of the 3.5' wing keel as well as the custom swim platform paired with the telescope swim ladder which, makes a world of difference getting in and out of the water! Sit back and relax in the cockpit while the on board auto helm helps to keep you on course! Equipped with a Mackpack/Lazy Jack rigged main sail, allowing for effortless lowering and raising directly from the cockpit. The Universal M18 14 HP 3200rpm 2 cylinder diesel, based on the design of the Kubota Z-600 engine block and has 1,350 hours recorded. Fitted with a Hurth HBW-50 marine transmission, one of 2,400 built between 1983-1988. Storage comes in surplus with multiple custom built shelves, storage, and a overhead hatch in the head in order to create additional space. Matching navy blue padded custom fit cushions included, Designated for the cockpit area as well as in the sun pad area at the bow. Reason for selling is no longer using.

1985 Chris-Craft 381 Catalina

1985 Chris-Craft 381 Catalina

Toledo, Ohio

Make Chris-Craft

Model 381 Catalina

Category Aft Cabins

* * *All information has been provided by the seller. The hull is said to be clean and in good condition with no scratches or gouges. The upholstery is clean and in good shape with no rips or tears. Stock #225395 READY TO GO! VERY NICE BOAT WITH A TON OF ROOM! CANVAS! TWIN ENGINES! LOTS OF STORAGE! TRIM TABS! RAILING ALL AROUND THE BOAT! FLYBRIDGE & MUCH MORE!! The Chris Craft 381 Catalina boasts of a high build quality, large living accommodations, a forward and aft stateroom. This aft-cabin has been well-cared for and has had plenty of upgrades performed to keep you comfortable at the dock or traveling for short or long periods of time. Boasting a wide 14-foot beam, the galley-up interior of the Chris Craft 381 features an expansive salon with a convertible settee and a portside deck door, a full-service galley with generous storage, and two comfortable staterooms. The aft master stateroom boasts a king-size bed. Topside, walkaround decks provide convenience and safety to crew and guests, and the molded foredeck bench seat is the place to be on a sunny day. With no flybridge, the 381's combined helm/aft deck area eliminates troublesome ladders and keeps the captain and guests close together. Additional features include a very spacious engine room, swim platform, and a boarding ladder.

2017 Catalina 14.2

2017 Catalina 14.2

St. Petersburg, Florida

Category Dinghies

2017 Catalina 14.2 2017 Catalina 14.2, The 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class. The 14.2 is available in two keel designs: Centerboard model with easily retracted centerboard and kick-up rudder for beaching and easy trailer launching and the Keel model with high aspect cast lead keel, for storage on a mooring or dock. The 14.2 is built of hand-laminated fiberglass with molded-in nonskid, anodized aluminum spars, stainless steel rigging and quality hardware. Price reflects base boat w/ standard options Does not include freight and commissioning, prices subject to change. Call for custom option package pricing.

2009 Catalina 14.2

2009 Catalina 14.2

Gilford, New Hampshire

2009 Catalina 14.2 Priced to Sell!     Price does not included Trailer.  The Catalina 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class. The 14.2 is available in two keel designs: Centerboard model with easily retracted centerboard and kick-up rudder for beaching and easy trailer launching and the Keel model with high aspect cast lead keel, for storage on a mooring or dock. The 14.2 is built of hand-laminated fiberglass with molded-in nonskid, anodized aluminum spars, stainless steel rigging and quality hardware. Standard All White Deck, Roller Furling Gear for Jib, White Sail "D" w/color Package "A" Red/White/Blue, Red Hiking Straps, Blue/Red Hull Strips & Much More! Price does not included Trailer.

2008 Catalina 14.2

2008 Catalina 14.2

2008 Catalina 14.2 2008 Catalina 14.2, The 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class. This 14.2 is the Centerboard model. It has retracts centerboard and kick-up rudder for beaching and easy trailer launching The 14.2 is built of hand-laminated fiberglass with molded-in nonskid, anodized aluminum spars, stainless steel rigging and quality hardware. Large storage area forward with hatch. Optional equipment includes roller furling jib and a trailer

2015 Catalina 14.2

2015 Catalina 14.2

St Petersburg, Florida

Category Small Boats

2015 Catalina 14.2 2014 Catalina 14.2, The 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class. The 14.2 is available in two keel designs: Centerboard model with easily retracted centerboard and kick-up rudder for beaching and easy trailer launching and the Keel model with high aspect cast lead keel, for storage on a mooring or dock. The 14.2 is built of hand-laminated fiberglass with molded-in nonskid, anodized aluminum spars, stainless steel rigging and quality hardware. Price reflects base boat w/ standard options Does not include freight and commissioning, prices subject to change. Call for custom option package pricing.

2017 Catalina Expo 14.2

2017 Catalina Expo 14.2

Model Expo 14.2

2017 Catalina Expo 14.2 2017 CATALINA Expo 14.2, The design of the Catalina Expo 14.2 is based on the hugely successful Catalina 14.2. Having built over 5,000 Catalina 14.2s the Expo is intended as an alternative rig configuration for those new to sailing or experienced sailors who want to enjoy the fun of small boat sailing in a simple, non-technical fun boat. The SmartRig system consists of a tapered carbon fiber mast and deck stepped Hoyt boom. Just two lines control all the sail s power. One line controls the sail size, while the mainsheet line shapes the sail. Strong, yet flexible, the mast bends in the gusty conditions instead of the boat heeling excessively. Having far less weight than an aluminum mast, the boat is more stable, with less tipping. At the end of the day, just pull the furling line and the sail wraps completely around the mast. The mast and boom are free-standing and have no wires or chainplates to work around. This not only greatly decreases set-up time, but makes for a roomy, more comfortable, inviting cockpit. The one-piece aluminum Hoyt boom is up high and out of the way, with no chance of falling into the cockpit. Price reflects base boat with standard options. Does not include freight and commissioning, prices subject to change. Call for custom option package pricing.

2016 Catalina Expo 14.2

2016 Catalina Expo 14.2

Category Daysailer Sailboats

2016 Catalina Expo 14.2 2016 CATALINA Expo 14.2, The design of the Catalina Expo 14.2 is based on the hugely successful Catalina 14.2. Having built over 5,000 Catalina 14.2s the Expo is intended as an alternative rig configuration for those new to sailing or experienced sailors who want to enjoy the fun of small boat sailing in a simple, non-technical fun boat. The SmartRig system consists of a tapered carbon fiber mast and deck stepped Hoyt boom. Just two lines control all the sail s power. One line controls the sail size, while the mainsheet line shapes the sail. Strong, yet flexible, the mast bends in the gusty conditions instead of the boat heeling excessively. Having far less weight than an aluminum mast, the boat is more stable, with less tipping. At the end of the day, just pull the furling line and the sail wraps completely around the mast. The mast and boom are free-standing and have no wires or chainplates to work around. This not only greatly decreases set-up time, but makes for a roomy, more comfortable, inviting cockpit. The one-piece aluminum Hoyt boom is up high and out of the way, with no chance of falling into the cockpit. Price reflects base boat with standard options. Does not include freight and commissioning, prices subject to change. Call for custom option package pricing.

2017 Catalina Expo 14.2

Request Price

Riverside, New Jersey

2017 Catalina Expo 14.2 2017 Catalina Expo 14.2We Take Trades!!!!"Catalina builds the largest selection of honest, sturdy boats that hold up to real world conditions, perform well and cost less to maintain. For Catalina owners, this means lots of extra value and enhanced sailing pleasure, with the added bonus of excellent resale value."---CatalinaCatalina Expo 14.2-The design of the Catalina Expo 14.2 is based on the hugely successful Catalina 14.2. Having built over 5,000 Catalina 14.2s the Expo is intended as an alternative rig configuration for those new to sailing or experienced sailors who want to enjoy the fun of small boat sailing in a simple, non-technical fun boat.-The SmartRig® system consists of a tapered carbon fiber mast and deck stepped Hoyt boom. Just two lines control all the sail’s power.- Having far less weight than an aluminum mast, the boat is more stable, with less tipping. At the end of the day, just pull the furling line and the sail wraps completely around the mast. This not only greatly decreases set-up time, but makes for a roomy, more comfortable, inviting cockpit.

1992 Catalina Capri 14.2 Sailboat

1992 Catalina Capri 14.2 Sailboat

Canfield, Ohio

Model Capri

Length 14.0

1992 Catalina Capri 14.2. This boat is in great condition and has only been sailed in freshwater-all ready to sail. No soft spots whatsoever. Minor crazing on finish. Bottom needs repainted. FAST BOAT!-All original sails in excellent condition, absolutely no rips or holes. Mainsail has small black stain that can probably be removed. Storage bags included.-All new rigging and lines (2014)-Almost all new blocks and tackle-Extra blocks and tackle and replacement parts included-Battens all good-Anchor-Galavanized Trailor This boat is advertised locally and we reserve the right to end this auction early if sold. Boat is available for inspection any time just email to set up. Specs are: Length 14'' 2" Beam 6' 2" Draft board up 4" Draft board down 3' 6" Sail area 114 sq ft weight 340 lbs Buyer responsible for pick up in Canfield, Oh

Catalina 30’ Tall Rig Diesel, Appraised $21,101, Sail Away Today  for $14K

Catalina 30’ Tall Rig Diesel, Appraised $21,101, Sail Away Today for $14K

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Model Tall Rig

Category Cruiser Motorcycles

Length 30.0

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 1987 Catalina Tall Rig taken in trade. Sailed from New York to New Bedford. Well maintained by the previous owner. We are selling way under book value. Has fresh bottom paint, ready to splash. Start the engines, hoist the sails, and go. The Universal Diesel runs great and starts instantly. The previous owner claims rebuilt the engine, but there is no documentation. The Diesel runs perfectly. Catalina has an excellent reputation for spacious comfortable layouts, good fit and finish, easy sail handling, solid construction, stable safe sea keeping, durability and dependability. This Catalina is in very good condition, waiting to be launched, and is easy to inspect in New Bedford MA. Serious buyers only please. Boat US valued this Tall Rig Catalina when hauled at $21,101. Full report available on request. Boat US Valuation Report: “Resale value is estimated to be $21,101.00, although, noting the age, the specific vessel could easily be properly priced significantly higher (or lower)”. The information above is based on research and the experience of Boat U.S. staff. We recognize that the range of values for older boats can be huge, depending on condition, the degree of preservation, customization, restoration, collectability Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:50 PM To: BoatUS-ValueCheck Subject: Value Check Request Boat Year: 1987 Length: 30 Builder: Catalina Model: tall rig Engine Make: universal Engine Year: 1987 Engine Type: inboard Fuel: diesel Number of Engines: 1 Engine HP: 21 Location: Massachusetts Water Type: saltwater xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This “blue book valuation” does not considered the following features that make it an above average boat. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx · This boat is in better than average condition, and well maintained. · Diesel engine in excellent running condition. · New Autohelm · Ray Marine Chart plotter at helm · New high end VHF · Exceptional quality and condition of deck hardware, mostly Lewmar. · 3) new Lewmar self tailing winches (worth about $3,600) · Sails in Good Condition · All sail management can be done from cockpit without, and boat can be easily single handed. Also Noteworthy · Sleeps up to 6 · Perfect for single or couple // or couple with children. No complicated systems to break. Easy and inexpensive to own, insure and maintain. · Dual burner propane stove · Dual Galley Sink · 3 Batteries with two battery banks and an aggressive charger. · Swim ladder and dingy outboard mount. · Stout, high safety rails and hand holds everywhere. I pay only $311. insurance for full coverage with small deductibles. This is a very affordable boat to own and operate. CALL for more information and a viewing, this boat is ready sail. Rodney Farnsworth III · USCG Coast Guard Master (Captain limit 149 passengers) · US Merchant Marine Reservist. · Founder 501c3 Charitable Maritime Organization (“American Academy of Boat Building and Seamanship”)

2009 Catalina Capri 22

2009 Catalina Capri 22

Dunedin, Florida

Model Capri 22

2009 Catalina Capri 22 Catalina Capri 22  Excellent condition with trailer. Many extras.  Anchor , Stereo, Lifejackets, tool kit, Furler and tiller covers, dock lines, electronics package, solar panel, and more.  Sails in excellent condition. Honda 5 hp 4 cyc longshaft with maybe 15 hours. Swim ladder.  With New Bottom job. Can send additional photos.  $14,750.00 Call 727-692-8061   will to deliver for reasonable rate.

1986 Catalina MKI

1986 Catalina MKI

Bourne, Massachusetts

Category Cruiser Boats

1986 Catalina MKI 1986 CATTALINA 30 TALL RIG. This boat is in excellent sail away condition. This boat is a perfect family cruiser that can also sail fast and close to the wind because of its tall rig configuration. It spent the past two summers cruising Buzzards Bay and the coast down to New London. It has a new starter battery (2016), new cockpit table (2016), new LED lights in the cabin, new salt-water pump, new stereo (2015), fresh running rigging and a newer Genoa 150. The V-berth was recently reupholstered with a very comfortable memory foam mattress. The boat has been professionally maintained and winterized. A 2015 survey is available.  Wonderful boat priced to sell.     Make   Catalina Model 30 Tall Rig Year    1986 Condition       Used Price   19,750 Type   Sail Class   Cruiser (Sail) Length                   30 ft Fuel Type       Diesel Hull Material  Fiberglass   LOA     32 ft 7 in Length at Water Line            25 ft Beam  10 ft 10 in Min. Draft       5 ft 3 in Keel Type       Fin Displacement (Dry Load)     10200 lb Ballast 4250 lb   Engine Type  Inboard Engine Make  Universal Engine Model            M- 18 Fuel Type       Diesel Engine Year   1986 Power 14 hp ~ 400hrs Drive Type     Direct Drive Propeller Type          2 Blade     Accommodations: Accommodations for 5-7 V-berth Forward Port Dinette Converts to a Double  A double aft birth and a single starboard bench  5 Hatches  8 Portlights Navigation Station to Starboard V-berth was recently reupholstered with a very comfortable memory foam mattress U-shaped Galley 2 Stainless Sinks- Hot and Cold Pressure Water Hot Water Heater Propane 2- Burner Stove with Oven Top-access Ice Box with Adler Barbour 12 volt Refrigeration HEAD -Single SS Sink, Shower Bulkhead Mounted, Storage Cabinets and Mirror NEW LED Interior Lights   Electronics Older Furuno radar, Garmin GPSmap 540 chartplotter Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio Raymarine ST60+ Wind. Raymarine ST60+ Tridata Raymarine ST 6002 Smart Pilot autopilot KVH Sailcomp

1989 Catalina 30 Sailboat

1989 Catalina 30 Sailboat

Kaplan, Louisiana

Catalina 30 1989 Model. Roller Furling, Boom Vang, Lazy Jacks, Auto Pilot, Remote Wind/speed gauges, cockpit cushions, Wheel Steering, A/C –Heat, propane stove/oven, Pressure hot/cold water, 3 batteries with charger, Diesel engine, wing keel 3’10” draft. Very roomy and stable boat. Engine runs great, needs new transmission and the auto pilot stop working (shows low battery), windows leaked at one time causing some of the wood trim to rot. I don’t use the boat enough to keep it, needs a little TLC. Price $14,500, NADA LOW RETAIL (without Auto Pilot) $19,190. Have a quote to replace Transmission for $2400. Will consider trade for 20’ -22’ ski/deck boat.

Catalina 387 BANK REPO DEAL 2005 334 hours Wing Keel Sailboat LOADED and Sharp

Catalina 387 BANK REPO DEAL 2005 334 hours Wing Keel Sailboat LOADED and Sharp

Annapolis, Maryland

Length 38.7

Listing by Auction123.com copyright Auction123, Inc. Aqueous Yachts - 18487 SE Federal Hwy Tequesta, FL 33469 (561) 676-7250 Super Sharp Looking Catalina 387 Wing Keel 334 hours!Priced to Sell Fast!!! Click here for an XL view of the above Image PrevNext 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 AboutObtain a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DEAL on this great looking Catalina 387! The foreclosed mortgage was $177,956.00. A search through Yachtworld’s database of active 387 Catalina listings plus ones that have sold in the U.S. in 2016 show the average listing price is $152,166 and the AVERAGE SALES PRICE is $147,785. SHANNON has the desirable shoal / wing keel, blue hullsides, traditional rigging, and has lower hours showing than any other that I could find on the market! I am told that the previous owner passed away last winter. The bank holding the mortgage subsequently foreclosed upon SHANNON and she is now available for an incredible buying opportunity! Please view the 200+ photos of this 387 Catalina to see just how much this one shines! SHANNON is powered by a 40hp Yanmar diesel engine. The hour meter on the tachometer reads just 334 hours on it. This Catalina has two staterooms, a fully enclosed head & shower, plus a large main salon. She is hull number 62 from the factory. Here are some of the other features that I am aware of: Ultraleather seating surfaces in salon Windlass Anchor System Teak and holly flooring in the salon and staterooms Electric head Princess gas stove and Oven Delonghi Convection Oven Propane solenoid valve Acu-Gage water level monitor Water heater Standard Horizon VHF (appears newer) In-counter drop-in refrigerator Xantrex Power Inverter Charles Battery Charger Bow dodger Color Raymarine chartplotter/ radar unit at the helm Raymarine radome on the mast Raymarine autopilot at the helm Sony XPLOD Stereo with CD Changer Based on my observations, this Catalina exhibits a number of features and benefits beyond what I would consider an average 387 Catalina of this year. My observations include: The flag blue paint exhibits tremendous shine The sails, covers, and rigging lines appear to be in good, if not excellent, condition The stainless rails all appear to be in good condition and exhibit great shine The cabin appears to have been lightly used She has the optional air conditioning for the master stateroom (see note below) Her bow dodger and associated canvas appear to be in serviceable (if not good) condition Her engine appears relatively clean in appearance She has a newer LCD television in the salon with DVD player Her manuals are present She has the desirable WING KEEL/ SHOAL DRAFT (4’10”) She has brand new 4D batteries that were installed in October (2016). Based on looking at SHANNON and moving her to her current slip, I noticed the following imperfections/ items that may need attention: The board on air conditioning unit appears to need replacement. The A/C initially powered up for me on October 21st and blew cold air, however, the breaker tripped about 10 minutes after running. Power was checked and is good going into the board; however, it appears that the board shorted. This is relatively common for A/C units as we had a board failure two weeks ago on one of our vessels in Florida. (We had a board replaced for $600 last month in Florida.) There is area of paint on the starboard side that shows imperfections if seen up close. Upon closer inspection from various angles, I could see that there was a prior repair in that area that goes above the waterline to the cap and runs forward from mid-ship to the bow area. I am guessing that the surface in that spot was not prepped well enough for the paint. See photo.There are some spots on the interior wood walls where the stain has lightened. (The most noticeable areas are directly behind the shelf adjacent to the sofas. If SHANNON were my personal vessel, I would let the areas be and not bother re-staining/ refinishing.) The map table has discoloration in the wood. (I would plan to refinish this, if SHANNON were my personal boat.) While I consider the interior and exterior to be relatively clean in appearance, the next owner may desire to spend some hours (or hiring a detailer) to go through each hatch / surface / cubby hole to greater clean the appearance to his or her liking. The macerator pump appears to need replacement as its breaker trips immediately. I moved this boat on October 21st on Back Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. She started right up and ran great while underway. There are sails in the AFT stateroom. Please see the photos. To me, each looks to be in good condition. Note that my observation is solely based on what I can visually see of them in the stateroom. The mast is currently in storage near SHANNON’s current slip. Port Annapolis Marina quoted 14-16 hours to rig + tune the mast. They charge $105 per hour for rigging. Other yards will charge less, but for the purposes here, I recommend budgeting $1800 to re-step the mast. For those that desire to transport this Catalina via truck, it is a benefit to keep the mast down until she reaches her new destination. The sails are currently in the aft stateroom. They look exceptionally clean to me. It is important to note that of those sold comps above; the vast majority had more hours. (Average hours are generally accepted at 100 hours per year. I will be happy to send out the comps to those that request via email.) Further note that those numbers reflect the average prices. In my experience, comps with high hours, significant flaws, and high wear and tear tend to sell below the average price. Those comps with low hours, few flaws, and low wear and tear tend to sell above the average price. WE ENCOURAGE ALL SERIOUS PARTIES TO INQUIRE AND LOOK AT SHANNON. You may contact me, Rob, directly at 561-676-7250. We are looking to get SHANNON sold in the next few weeks. Do keep in mind that once this Catalina is sold, the chances of being able to find another at this opportunity will be nearly impossible. Please note that I am in Florida. We do not have any sales representatives located in Annapolis, however, I do have a couple of friends in Annapolis that can assist. SHANNON is currently winterized and on land in Annapolis (off Back Creek). Please keep in mind that SHANNON is a bank foreclosure and it is not my personal boat nor did I know the prior owner. I am not able to speak to the ins / outs of this vessel nor am I able to speak about how she sails, etc. My comments above are solely based on my own observations. I am sure there are more flaws than what I observed as she is a 10 year old+ vessel. This is not a brand new or perfect vessel. SHANNON will be the 3rd Catalina that we have sold in past year. Given the circumstances, information available, time of year, etc, we have set her WAY below average prices. I believe this represents an opportunity for the winning bidder to purchase SHANNON well below what the other 387s have been selling for on the traditional retail/ brokerage market. Please understand that I have done my best to represent the vessel as I notice it to be. Neither I, Aqueous, the financial institution, nor any other agents express or imply any guarantees or warranties whatsoever about this vessel (or any vessel). The description and photos do not represent any guarantees about the condition of the vessel or accuracy of any information. WE ENCOURAGE ALL BUYERS TO DO THEIR OWN INSPECTIONS / OBSERVATIONS PRIOR TO PURCHASING. Please understand that this is not a brand new yacht. Accordingly, we do not expect it to sell for the same price as a brand new one. Buyers are welcome to have the vessel inspected and surveyed. Any survey will be for the buyer’s benefit and will not constitute a price reduction or negotiating tool. Florida residents or anyone wishing to bring this Catalina to the State of Florida will be required to pay the state sales tax of 6%. We have a clear and marketable title to this vessel. SHANNON was previously documented with the United States Coast Guard. Upon qualification and a $84 application fee (if no lien is recorded), the new owner can obtain a USCG Certification documentation certificate in his/ her own name. If the owner desires a state issued Certificate of Title, then Aqueous can obtain a Florida Certificate of Title for the next owner if applicable fees and taxes are remitted. (Certificates can take up to 60 days to obtain.) Personal and/or professional inspections are very welcome prior to purchasing. Please feel free to call Rob with Aqueous Yachts at 561-676-7250 to come look at this beauty. 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Post by zebedee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Peter Yates wrote: CAL 14 incomplete - $600 neg. - Canberra ACT Looks like it has hull, mast and boom plus a passable trailer. Tempted myself for spares, but will resist. No sails apparently. Mel, Jilltars??? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yarralu ... 1159531846

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Post by Peter Yates » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:54 pm

zebedee wrote: Peter Yates wrote: CAL 14 incomplete - $600 neg. - Canberra ACT Can you think of anyone who might have spare sails to complete it?

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Post by Lazedaze » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:26 am

alexstj wrote: Peter Yates wrote: CAL 14 incomplete - $600 neg. - Canberra ACT Looks like it has hull, mast and boom plus a passable trailer. Tempted myself for spares, but will resist. No sails apparently. Mel, Jilltars??? https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yarralu ... 1159531846

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Post by guzzis3 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:03 pm

Peter Yates wrote: Hi Jocelyn and welcome to TSP, snip.. I feel like I have put you off the CAL but unless you have deep pockets, even a little boat can end up costing a lot unless it is in top condition to start with.

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Post by Bligh » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm

Peter Yates wrote: I have a CAL14 and I love it. But it is not a typical "trailer sailer" in that it is very small (and cute

Post by Peter Yates » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:53 pm

Bligh wrote: Peter Yates wrote: I have a CAL14 and I love it. But it is not a typical "trailer sailer" in that it is very small (and cute

Post by MelN » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 am

They are fascinating boats and great for what they are, but you need a purpose for it.
for some reason cal 14 owners are asking significant money now.

Re: Should I buy this Cal 14?

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Post by Lazedaze » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:46 am

MelN wrote: It is effectively a ballasted dinghy, ideal for sailing solo with minimum rigging time, but without the same need to use your body weight to keep it upright (I am not a fan of unscheduled swimming). It looks like a little ship - I can spend hours admiring mine when it is parked in the driveway. - and they are great in a blow. Really hold their own in windy conditions against larger boats because of the skeg keel.
Peter Yates wrote: a perfect boat for pottering and as I found last time at the lakes, more than capable of a 30km trip from Duck Arm around Raymond Island and back in a bit over 4 hours.

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Post by MoodyBlue » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:22 pm

Peter Yates wrote: Bligh wrote: Peter Yates wrote: I have a CAL14 and I love it. But it is not a typical "trailer sailer" in that it is very small (and cute

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The early Cal boats were built by Jensen Marine in the old ’70s Mecca of fiberglass boatbuilders that was Costa Mesa, California. Columbia and Islander were there, too. For a decade they dominated the burgeoning market for relatively inexpensive, “maintenance-free” boats.

Jack Jensen and designer Bill Lapworth were at the forefront of this revolution, beginning their long association in 1958 with the introduction in 1959 of the Cal 24. The famous Cal 40 sprang from the family tree in 1963, winning the SORC the next. Despite such notoriety as a racer, the Cal 40 and many others in the line were described as good, all-around family boats with modern divided underbodies, relatively light weight, and hence they had an emphasis on performance.

The Cal 46 was introduced in 1967. One reader said he thinks about 10 were built. For several years it was called the Cal Cruising 46. The Cal 2-46, with a redesigned deck, cockpit and interior layout, succeeded it from 1973 until 1976. The Cal 3-46, virtually the same as the 2-46 except for some minor interior changes, was built in 1977 and 1978.

A 1972 profile of Lapworth in Yachting magazine said, “A prototype of the Cal Cruising 46, Hale Field’s Fram, embodying able sailing characteristics with motorsailer cruising comfort, made a circumnavigation of North America (with the help of a train ride from Michigan to the Pacific Northwest).”

David and Beverly Feiges, owners of a Cal 3-46, wrote to us at length about the boat, and in citing the devotion of Cal 46 owners, noted that many have circumnavigated. They added that both Lapworth and Jensen chose the boat as their personal retirement yachts for extended blue-water cruising.

The early Cal boats were built at a time when a handful of big California builders dominated the business. Cal, Columbia (including Coronado), and Islander offered boats from 20 to more than 50 feet. The largest Cal was the 48, modeled more after the highly successful 40. Like some large builders today, such as Beneteau and Hunter, Cal produced two distinct lines—one for racing and short-term cruising, and another for more hard-core cruising. In 1972, Columbia countered the Cal 46 with its Columbia 45 motor sailer, but by most counts it wasn’t as successful, nor as pretty.

Today, the Cal 46 stands as a boat that in many ways was ahead of its time, combining as it did a daringly different layout with 270-degree visibility from the deckhouse, a spade rudder and long cruising keel. That they are still revered and sought after comes as no surprise.

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Lapworth certainly knew how to draw a fast hull. Even prior to the fiberglass revolution, he was convinced that light displacement was the way to go. His Nalu II won the Transpac in 1959 and his various Lclass boats also did well around that time. The Cal 40, as mentioned, won the 1964 SORC.

When it came to designing the ultimate cruising boat, Lapworth wasn’t about to settle for a slug. The Cal 46 has a displacement/length ratio of 250, which is considered moderate even today. When in 1973 Robert Perry designed the Valiant 40 with a D/L ratio of 260, many critics said it was too light for offshore work. After numerous, safe circumnavigations, the critics were proven wrong. Of course the Cal 46 is a big boat and when carrying a full load of fuel, water and provisions for cruising, its actual D/L ratio will be higher.

The boat has moderate overhangs by today’s standards, though in the 1960s it probably didn’t seem so. The spoon bow and carefully proportioned transom balance well. And there is some nice sheer to elevate the bow and keep it drier in bad weather. The deckhouse of the original 46 had large windows and the smallish cockpit was immediately aft of the mast. The coachroof stepped down about midship to the long, windowless cabin trunk, giving it a somewhat awkward appearance.

In the 2-46, the cockpit was pushed aft, the deckhouse windows decreased in size, and windows added to the cabin trunk for a much more handsome and balanced profile.

A sloop rig was the only option until 1973, when a ketch rig was made available. We don’t know how many of each were sold, but to our eye, the ketch seems more appropriate to the boat. For cruising, the extra stick enables the crew to sail with “jib and jigger” in high winds, and to fly a mizzen staysail in very light air. Neither rig has a lot of sail area, however. The short rig was mandated by the relatively shoal draft and high center of gravity. It was assumed, correctly, that most owners would find the beefy 85-hp. Perkins diesel the perfect antitdote to doldrums and drifters.

One of the more unusual features of the Cal 46 is its large spade rudder. Lapworth wanted to retain some performance features and apparently a keelhung rudder was anathema to his creed. The keel is quite long, though cut away significantly in the forefoot. It terminates just behind the cabin trunk, leaving space between it and the spade rudder for the propeller, which in the original 46 exits the deadwood horizontally for top efficiency. The Cal 2-46 relocates the engine closer to midships. Both drive the boat at its hull speed of about 8.5 knots with a cruising range of 1,200 miles.

The spade rudder gives the boat better control in tight maneuvering situations than a keel-hung rudder, especially since the keel is so long. The drawback

is the potential to snag lines on both the rudder and propeller. Addressing the question, the Feiges’ wrote: “It does have a spade rudder, which many people would call a fault in a cruising boat, but considering the advantages, and considering the damaged rudders of all kinds we have seen in boat yards, we’ll take our chances with our big beautiful spade.”

Draft is shoal at five feet. Clearly this boat isn’t going to climb away from a lee shore like an eightfoot draft fin keel racer, but as cruising is its priority, this was a trade-off Lapworth was willing to make. Even the shallow waters of the Florida Keys and Bahama banks won’t pose a problem for the Cal 46. And if you need to get to windward in a hurry? Crank up the iron jenny!

Nevertheless, spade rudders do require extra caution, especially in areas where fish nets and lobster pots are prevalent. Indeed, floating lines and logs are a menace worldwide, and the smart skipper will have some plan in mind for the eventuality of cutting free lines or other obstructions.

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Construction

The Cal 46, like most early Cal boats, was hand-laid of solid fiberglass using cloth and woven roving. An early brochure states that the hull was engineered for

“maximum impact strength,” using “compressive strength materials on the outside” and “tensile strength materials on the inside.”

The lead ballast was precast in a mold, then lowered into the fiberglass keel cavity and glassed over. The wood bulkheads and structural furniture were fiberglassed to the hull. According to the company’s literature, this occurred before removing the hull from the mold, which is highly desirable. Removing the hull before it is fully supported, as some builders do, encourages the possibility of the hull deforming and making the fitting of the deck sloppy. The joint was “bonded together to form a double-thick seam” and “concealed by a decorative rubber or teak rail on the outside, and rendered invisible on the inside by filling, taping, sanding, and painting.” The sealant used was 3M 5200 and the joint was through-bolted with 1/4-inch machine screws.

The deck, according to Feiges, was cored with plywood, which structurally is a good material for this application. It is, however, much heavier than end-grain balsa and much more susceptible to farreaching rot from water leaking through deck fasteners. Interestingly, we have no reports of problems with the plywood. But, if we owned a boat with plywood-cored decks, we’d be certain that all throughdeck fasteners were periodically recaulked.

Interior joinerwork is Burmese teak. Overhead panels were covered with vinyl. The sole of some models was plywood supported by 2 x 2s and aluminum angles, with teak and holly over. On other boats, it appears, the soles were fiberglass with carpeting.

The large windows on all models (though their size were progressively reduced after the original 46), are a cause for concern. Most owners mentioned it in completing our Owner’s Questionnaire. Not only did they seem weak, but leaked as well. Most owners said they had replaced them with stronger materials or permanently covered them. At the least, some provision for attaching storm shutters should be made.

One owner said the black iron fuel tanks rotted out at 15 years. A 2-46 brochure says the two fuel tanks (totaling 135 gallons) are “10 gauge steel.” Water tanks, at least in later models, are stainless steel.

Overall, owners rate the construction of the Cal 46 as excellent. While the smaller Cals may have been regarded as budget boats, we have repeatedly observed that the larger boats in a company’s line are frequently built to higher standards. This appears to be the case with the Cal 46. At the same time, remember that this was a production boat with precut interior components, so don’t expect custom quality joinerwork and finish work.

Accommodations

The original Cal 46 featured V-berths forward with its own head compartment, a raised deckhouse with dinette and galley, and a large “living room” aft with settees and a sofa bed. Aft of it is a large head with shower and access to the engine room, which had room for a workbench and generator set. In this configuration, the engine was coupled to a V-drive. Owners of all 46s are unanimous in their praise for the large engine room and its standing headroom. As one owner wrote, when her husband is fixing something on the workbench, “he, and the mess, is not in my hair.”

In the 2-46, with its longer deckhouse, two layouts were offered: one with an L-shaped dinette and one with an athwartship dinette with chart table forward of it. Both have sideboard galleys to starboard. The forward and aft cabins were identical, the latter with a double berth and head to port and a settee and hanging locker to starboard. The great appeal of the raised deckhouse is the ability to see through the windows while seated—no need to stand up every time you hear a noise!

An owner of a 3-46 wrote that it doesn’t have as locker and a separate shower stall. It also has a vanity, which she notes contains “a very capacious vegetable bin.”

Headroom in the 3-46 is a bit less, and the windows are a bit smaller.

The galley was moved into the passageway aft, making it smaller but more secure. She wrote, “We can hand food directly up into the cockpit through our port located above the sink. The saloon, without the galley, looks huge. There is plenty of storage space, and the largest chart table I’ve ever seen. At

sea, we run a heavy line from the companionway grabrail to the mast to the grabrail on the forward bulkhead, which has always allowed us to move around down below securely.” This is an interesting point, as many people don’t consider the liability of a large cabin at sea. If one must move from one point to another without benefit of a handhold, there is the danger of being thrown and injured. The safety line is a simple solution, though it won’t be as secure a handhold as a solid wood or metal rail throughbolted to a bulkhead.

The center-cockpit layout of the 46 was unusual in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By providing a stateroom at each end of the boat, two couples can cruise in privacy, leaving the dinette “up” all of the time. In a pinch, it could sleep extra crew.

An attraction of the 46 is that neither Lapworth nor Jensen tried to squeeze too much into the hull, leaving plenty of room for stowage and working, which is exactly what a couple or family needs when venturing far from home.

On deck, the cockpit is quite elevated and dry. roomy an aft cabin, but does have a larger hanging

Consequently, the cabin is tall; some may find it less pleasing to the eye than a lower-profile structure. But that would require higher freeboard, which might impair sailing performance. It may be helpful to install steps somewhere to make it easier to climb from the deck to the coachroof.

The side decks are not as wide as one might expect on a 46-footer, but remember that this design has just 12′ 6″ beam. And, as is usually the case, the designer wanted to maximize space below. Stepping around the shrouds can be a nuisance, but at least you have a handhold.

The cockpit seats are long enough to sleep on and the backrests are tall.

Performance

As one would expect of a boat with a short rig and shallow keel, sailing performance is not grand prix. The hull, however, is easily driven and the long

waterline helps achieve good speeds, especially when the wind is up. Several owners said light-air performance was less than stellar, but then one must remember this boat is part motor sailer, with a large diesel for such exigencies.

On the plus side, the rig fits under the East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway fixed bridges. And, for those venturing to the latitudes of balmy tradewinds, which routinely blow at 20 miles per hour and more, a smaller rig is more easily handled, while still providing sufficient power to reach hull speed. Because it is a bit underrigged, one owner said the boat can carry full sails up to 25 knots of wind.

Most owners rate balance as superb. Several say the boat is a bit tender and that early reefing is a requisite of comfortable passage-making.

Performance under power is good. The Perkins 4-236 diesel is an excellent engine. The reduction gear is 3:1. The standard propeller was a 26-inch, threeblade that gives good power and control. Dragging it around under sail, however, is another matter. A good feathering propeller, such as a Max-Prop, would perceptibly increase sailing speeds as well as improve handling in reverse.

The Feigeses said their 3-46 came with two cutless bearings, counter to Lapworth’s drawings. One, they said, was impossible to lubricate or replace. So they removed one and installed instead a pillow block bearing to support the long shaft.

Motor sailers, as critics are wont to say, are neither beast nor fowl, representing either the best of both worlds, or the worst. The Cal 46 represents about a 70/30 split between sail and power. For a blue-watercruising boat, that isn’t bad. It sails decently on most points, and has the big diesel necessary not only for long periods of motoring, but also to run all of the convenience items important to long-term comfort at sea, such as refrigeration, inverter, desalinator and electric windlass. Equally important, there’s space in the engine room to install all of these goodies.

Cal 46

The original Cal 46 came with a Warner V-drive, which adds expense and complications. We’d prefer the direct drive of the 2-46 and 3-46.

The Cal 46 is a big boat that’s sized right for longdistance cruising. It appears that most owners have been devoted to their vessels, and a prospective buyer can only hope that they have maintained them with equal diligence and effort.

Presumably, most of the early bugs have been resolved by now. According to owners, those bugs include large, leaky windows, wooden spreaders, black iron fuel tanks and other items of lesser significance.

The problem, if you’re interested, is finding one. Though more than 100 were built, they don’t often appear on the market. We’d look for a 2-46 or 3-46, preferring their deck and interior to the original 46. We also like the ketch rig better than the sloop on this design.

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great article! most informative I’ve ever read on this sailboat!

great article! thx!

Thank you i found one and was looking forbinformation and i came to the right place its a cal46 and this really seald the deal fore

We Cruised and lived aboard a 1974 2-46, galley up. (By far the best layout). I have sailed, taught sailing as a US Sailing cruising instructor for one of the largest sailing schools in the US. So have cruised many boats. Have owned 5 serious cruising boats. I say this as my judgment comes with extensive experience: I will say it simply, i love this boat. All boats are a set of compromises. This is the best set that I have found for live aboard cruising. We made 200 mile days (dragging that 26” prop) so it didn’t slow us down nearly as much as you would think. Sure, a quality feathering prop would be nice but not necessary. We crossed oceans with this. A WALK IN engine room! With work bench, drill press, vice, generator, watermaker large tool chest. Almost all equipment in the engine room NOT in your lockers. Nearly 17 feet of galley space!! She handled so well that she could sail down wind in a gale with minimal steering effort. She pointed reasonable well and yes, had some leeway. Under power, she motored as well as a trawler that I owned. Easily punching dead up wind on the infamous “Baja bash” sails furled and smack into 8 foot plus steep seas 25-30 on the nose making in excess of 5 kts. And what’s not to like with 270 gal of diesel! Yes, a yacht way ahead of its time!

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Founded by Jack Jensen and originally located at Costa Mesa, CA. The company first sold the centerboard LAPWORTH 24 designed by Bill Lapworth. The Lapworth’s 24 sold well. The name was first changed to CALIFORNIA 24 and then CAL 24. The name Cal stuck with the company until it closed in 1986. The 24 was a success and Jensen hired Lapworth to design several more yachts including a 27 foot pop-top racer/cruiser. (there would ultimately be 3 Cal 27’s) The CAL 40 was introduced in 1963. These yachts became one of the most celebrated production racings yachts of all time. Bangor Punta purchased Jensen Marine in 1965*. Boats were still listed as being built by Jensen Marine for a number of years after this date. Jensen Marine also built RV/Motor homes for few years at the Costa Mesa plant. The Cal Yacht factory was moved to Tampa, Florida in January of 1981. The factory remained in Tampa until March of 1985. It was then moved to Fall River, Massachusetts and was managed by Jim Hunt, son of yacht designer C. Raymond Hunt. Bangor Punta also owned O’Day Yachts and Prindle Catamarans. Later there was Siegler Marine, Starcraft Sailboat Products, and then finally just Cal Boats. If all the later takeovers are included, Cal boats continued to be built until 1989. (Eds. note: An attempt was made to list the boats as they were named by the manufacturer. For example, the second version of the CAL 30 was called the CAL 2-30. In cases where a later model used the same name as an ealier one, the boat is listed here with a unique identifier in parenthisis, such as CAL 24 (HUNT)to designate it as a separate model.)

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Hi new to the forum. I'm been sailing for over 40 years, I always had a Hobie Cat (until I got too old for that) and we've always had a smaller boat too. I picked up a nice CL14 for me and my kids last year and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with rigging them. To be more precise the furling jib. It seems the line that pulls up the jib, also acts as the forestay. This doesn't seem right to me. I've always had a wire that the jib clipped onto. is this the correct way, or am I missing a shroud? thanks in advance. I've never had a sailboat confuse me before.  

That is an older style furling jib. CDI used to make those, I don' think they do any more. Modern furlers have a foil through which the headstay runs. The sail furls around the foil.  

So the line I pull the jib up with is actually holding the mast up and only secured by securing it to the cleat on the mast?  

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Looking at pictures of your CL14 she looks like a fun day sailing dinghy. The furler looks to be a typical continuous line furler. The sail, furling forestay are all in one. You hoist the sail on the furler. Once up you can pull one of the two furling lines to roll up the sail or unfurl the sail. you got this.  

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@dewe48 , Good morning! This "foil-less" feature is quite common amongst smaller sailboats (14-16 ft. range). Although foils are nice, they tend to weigh a bit. In order to reduce the amount of weight aloft, dinghies can be fitted with a furling system which allows the jib to furl around its own luff-tape. Boats that use these furlers also may have a thin steel cable which runs through the luff of the jib and has eye splices at both ends. This wire allows the luff of the sail to be placed under greater tension. On some boats (like Hobie cats), if the jib is not rigged with enough tension, performance is greatly affected. The CL14 looks like the type of boat that should be rigged with lots of tension on the jib halyard, so as to take full slack out of the shrouds. I hope this helps!  

Yes. The forestay and the sail are one piece. To raise the mast I would first secure the furler to the deck. Then lift the mast and set it into the deck. Attach the shrouds and then hoist the forestay with the sail wrapped around it. Seems a bit like a Chinese Fire drill. It would take some getting time to get comfortable. With a dinghy like this I would be setting the mast on the beach to begin my adventure. Easier to get around the boat and accomplish all the tasks. If the boat is left floating, suspect the sail would be left raised and furled.  

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Looking at photos of a CL 14, I don't see any forestay. It would seem that the jib luff becomes the forestay when you lift the mast. I can see how this would work as long as you know that you will be dropping the mast every time you lower the jib. I guess you can leave the mast up on the beach or at your shore-side home as long as you can cover the jib to protect it from UV degradation. It's not that much different than your Hobie 16, where the jib luff becomes your forestay when you raise and tension the luff. I recall on my Hobie 16 (without furling jib) that you attach the tack to the bridle and then hook the luff to the forestay with a single hank at the head. Then you raise the sail and set the luff tension to your liking. The permanent forestay goes slack as you tension the luff. If you have it in mind that you want to leave your mast up and remove the jib, it would seem simple enough to add a forestay for light duty service when the jib is removed.  

Scott T-Bird said: dd a forestay for light duty service when the jib is removed. Click to expand

You are right about that. Nice floatation in the hull so if it is sound you may find the boat lying on its side but not sinking while the kids are learning.  

So I put the mast up the order day and I'm understanding the way the jib actually holds it up. Now I'm confused with how to keep it furled. I get it rolled up, but then it just unfurls as the rope slides thru the pulley. Also there is no hardware to attach the sheets to the jib. From what I can tell from photos I could find it looks like there's just a knot there.  

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Lastly, can someone tell me what this thing is for? I'm embarrassed that picture was before I cleaned it up. This is the first time I've been confused by a boat  

A picture would help  

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dewe48 said: So I put the mast up the order day and I'm understanding the way the jib actually holds it up. Now I'm confused with how to keep it furled. I get it rolled up, but then it just unfurls as the rope slides thru the pulley. Also there is no hardware to attach the sheets to the jib. From what I can tell from photos I could find it looks like there's just a knot there. Click to expand

31seahorse

Hello dewe48, I agree with Davidsailor's thoughts on the furler. The line should hold in the drum if the line is cleated aft at the cockpit once the sail is furled. Both lines would need to be cleated because that appears to be a continuous line around the drum of the furler. We had a similar arrangement on a boat years ago. If you change the line the challenge will be to get the line spliced into a continuous loop by someone who can do the job without having the splice look like the anaconda that tried to swallow the Alligator. RE: the stainless steel gismo.....That is a type of Garboard drain. When the boat is moving the water in the boat will go out through the open drain. The angled loop is what opens and closes the drain. We never had one of those. Let us know whether the water comes "into the boat" with the drain open and the boat floating still in the water! Question: Should the forestay and furler be attached to the forward hole in the stem fitting rather than in the aft one?  

Yes. The line looks a size or two large for the drum of the furler. Note this is a furler on a small boat. The systems are not like a 25 or 30 footer. To stop the furled sail from unraveling you will need to cleat or secure, perhaps cam cleats, both of the lines. With the line being large it is not captured within the sheave. It will find it's way off the drum. And this will allow the sail to unravel. If I wanted to leave the sail and mast up on the boat overnight, I would get some velcro ties to wrap around the sail in a couple of places. This would help to keep the sail wrapped. You can also sew a sail sleeve to wrap around the sail like a jacket. That would also help protect part of the sail from the sun and weather. If like most 14ft boats, I would pull the mast and store the sails in a covers area out of the sun when not in use. This has the added benefit of teaching young sailors the work of rigging a boat. A good skill for them to have. The second picture looks like a "fast Drain" to empty the boat of splash and rain water beneath the hull. As you go zipping around you can flip the drain open and water will be sucked out of the boat. Not to be used sitting at the dock. Water might start filling the boat. We used them on Flying Dutchman when out in the ocean on a strong breeze. Took seconds to empty the wave splash coming in over the bow.  

Did an update. Much nicer  

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stickinthemud57

If this has been mentioned already, my apologies... Be aware that that type of furling rig is either all out or all in, unlike those equipped with a foil. I tried using on a portion of the foresail with my Hunter 170. Doesn't work.  

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I had to make sure it worked for the kids. What a fun little boat  

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    The Cal 2-46 relocates the engine closer to midships. Both drive the boat at its hull speed of about 8.5 knots with a cruising range of 1,200 miles. The spade rudder gives the boat better control in tight maneuvering situations than a keel-hung rudder, especially since the keel is so long. The drawback.

  14. CL 14

    14.16 ft / 4.32 m: LWL: ... Kelsall Sailing Performance (KSP): Another measure of relative speed potential of a boat. It takes into consideration "reported" sail area, displacement and length at waterline. The higher the number the faster speed prediction for the boat. A cat with a number 0.6 is likely to sail 6kts in 10kts wind, a cat with ...

  15. Cal 40

    The Cal 40 is an American sailboat that was designed by Bill Lapworth as an offshore racer and first built in 1963. The boat became an acclaimed racer and was also a commercial success. ... "Cal 40s have twice achieved the record of being the biggest one-design fleet ever in the biennial Transpac Race, with 14 boats in 1966 and 2005." In a 2020 ...

  16. CAL Sailors

    Share Photos of your CAL Sailboat Here. CAL 20 1961-1973. 3 Topics 5 Posts Last post Re: 20 Cal The Better Boat ad by SailingChris Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:29 pm; CAL 21 1969-1972. 0 Topics ... Mon Mar 13, 2023 10:14 pm; CAL 9.2 R. 0 Topics 0 Posts No posts CAL 30. 0 Topics 0 Posts No posts CAL 30-3T.

  17. Sail CAL boats for sale

    1975 CAL 2-46. US$94,500. La Paz Yacht Sales | San Carlos, Mexico. Request Info. <. 1. 2. >. Find Sail CAL boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld.

  18. Jensen Marine/Cal Boats

    1975 • 13.9 m. Sailboat. Cal 31. 1979 • 9.6 m. Founded by Jack Jensen and originally located at Costa Mesa, CA. The company first sold the centerboard LAPWORTH 24 designed by Bill Lapworth. The Lapworth's 24 sold well. The name was first changed to CALIFORNIA 24 and then CAL 24. The name Cal stuck with the company until it closed in 1986.

  19. cl 14

    CAL 35 Cruiser #21 moored EVERETT WA Apr 5, 2022 #4 Looking at pictures of your CL14 she looks like a fun day sailing dinghy. The furler looks to be a typical continuous line furler. ... This "foil-less" feature is quite common amongst smaller sailboats (14-16 ft. range). Although foils are nice, they tend to weigh a bit. ...

  20. CAL 24

    152.38 ft² / 14.16 m² ... Download Boat Record: Notes. The first 'Cal' boat produced by Jensen Marine. Thanks to Roy Cundiff for providing the photo (taken by Michelle Kringen) of his boat. ... Like the LWL, it will vary with the weights of fuel, water, stores and equipment. A boat's actual draft is usually somewhat more than the original ...

  21. CAL 40

    The rig dimensions above are from the 1963 sail plan drawing. Current class rules (2005) allow a max of: I - 46.7'. J - 15.3'. P - 40.1'. E - 17.55'. The accolades for this particular boat are many. Certainly one of the most influential designs and successful racing boats ever. With 160 built, it was also a commercial success for Jensen Marine.

  22. CAL 34

    14.00 ft / 4.27 m: S.A. Fore: 268.13 ft² / 24.91 m² ... Related Sailboats: CAL 34-III : CAL 2-34 : Download Boat Record: Notes. Jack Jensen, founder of Jensen Marine owned and regularly sailed a CAL 34. Later versions (2-34, 34-III) share the same hull but with different rigs and other details. ... Kelsall Sailing Performance (KSP): Another ...