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#1 steele

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:44 AM

Most of the craigslist adds posted here are a sad joke, this might be worth it to someone,
http://seattle.craig...3093235036.html,
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Looks rough, but if it was ocean worthy in 09 it might still have good bones. It is too much of a boat for me, but it would be a shame to see it go to waste.

#2 Ishmael

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:55 AM

Most of the craigslist adds posted here are a sad joke, this might be worth it to someone,
http://seattle.craig...3093235036.html,
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Looks rough, but if it was ocean worthy in 09 it might still have good bones. It is too much of a boat for me, but it would be a shame to see it go to waste.


Hmmmm....

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:08 AM

Hmmm is right. Tempting. Tempting.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:46 AM


Most of the craigslist adds posted here are a sad joke, this might be worth it to someone,
http://seattle.craig...3093235036.html,
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Looks rough, but if it was ocean worthy in 09 it might still have good bones. It is too much of a boat for me, but it would be a shame to see it go to waste.


Hmmmm....


That's what I'm talking about. Find a boat cheap in the PNW. Fix her up, get to know her and then truck it to Florida and you'll still be in it for less than the "normal" boat for sale and you'll already have some experience with the boat.

Cal 40. Great boat, especially if you like keeping the cost down.

#5 PNW Matt B

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

Sigh.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

Excuse my while I go lie down until the shakes go away...

#6 Ajax

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Sigh.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

Excuse my while I go lie down until the shakes go away...


40 feet is mighty tempting, ain't it?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:48 PM


Sigh.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

I do not need another project boat.

Excuse my while I go lie down until the shakes go away...


40 feet is mighty tempting, ain't it?


Rock solid reputation. Cal-40's just took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their Bermuda Race class. I would put the Cal 40 in the top tier of 'affordable and worthy of refit' choices.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

I would to.

I won't lie, it's *really* tempting. I don't have the $20k right now (figuring on a survey and haulout and a final price in the $15k range just to be bloody-minded.) But that's honestly a boat worth putting the time and money into. Drop it in the back yard (okay, don't have that right now either) for a year and do the bottom, replace any suspect thru-hulls, the engine and electrical work. In the fall order a replacement for whatever sail's in the worst condition. Next spring be back in the water and start working on the project list while sailing.

Damnit, that's tempting.

Where's my meds...

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

I have long thought that Cal 40's (one of the all time great boats) were a bargain and this one is even much cheaper than the normal price of $30-50K

(I wonder if SWMBO would notice if a Cal 40 appeared on our mooring buoy........)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:22 PM

Just tell her it's a WLYDO project and we pestered you into offering the mooring.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

Too bad it's on the wrong coast...

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:28 PM

damn if she were 1,000 miles further south id be all over this!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:34 PM

damn if she were 1,000 miles further south id be all over this!


Truck it!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

My boat is bigger inside and I don't like those 'board' coamings, and it's in Seattle, and...and...look how fuzzy the v-berth is.

...is what I'm telling myself.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

Just tell her it's a WLYDO project and we pestered you into offering the mooring.


That might work.......

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

My boat is bigger inside and I don't like those 'board' coamings, and it's in Seattle, and...and...look how fuzzy the v-berth is.

...is what I'm telling myself.


Dude, it's June. Are you in the water yet???

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

Anyone down there in that area willing to go look at it?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:04 PM


My boat is bigger inside and I don't like those 'board' coamings, and it's in Seattle, and...and...look how fuzzy the v-berth is.

...is what I'm telling myself.


Dude, it's June. Are you in the water yet???



thanks. That hurts man. You cut me deep. Real deep.

ha

:D

no, she won't be in the water until August most likely. Heading to the boat tonight for the first time in a month. Though if you believe in fate, this isn't a bad thing. The marina we're heading to has had all sorts of damage due to the torrential rain that's fallen in Duluth.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

vintage party boat? me thinks this owner bought into this boat with pbr colored glasses. i smell flannel, skinny jeans, and white wayfarers.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

I smell somebody who has no idea what he was buying or what to do with it after he bought it, and now he wants out. Cal 40s are, as kimb pointed out, not very high-price, but unless those pictures are completely inaccurate the boat's not in bad shape. Neglected, certainly.

CA needs a flagship race boat, doesn't it?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

CA needs a flagship race boat, doesn't it?


Yep. You're nominated. ;)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

If kim provides the mooring and someone else fronts the purchase price, I'll gladly tackle the refit.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Anyone down there in that area willing to go look at it?

Looks like it is close to where I live. I am racing tomorrow, but may be able to stop in after the race. At least I will sail by after the finish and try to make sure it is where I think it is. I remember the boat name from a few years ago.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

That boat does look like it has potential, but the ad is wrong in that there was no Vic-Maui race in 2009. They are held on even years. A Cal 40 named Kismet DID win in 1996.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

That boat does look like it has potential, but the ad is wrong in that there was no Vic-Maui race in 2009. They are held on even years. A Cal 40 named Kismet DID win in 1996.


Apparently, they've been partying ever since....

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

damn if she were 1,000 miles further south id be all over this!


I have sent this to a few friends in the market for a similarly priced boat in the bay area. A Cal 40 is my dream boat, but I don't have the $$ either. If this is really something you might want, I wouldn't let the distance stop you...this is a great opputunity for a good boat (tho the Idea that she may not have been kept up since 96 is a major concern).

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

Rock solid reputation. Cal-40's just took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their Bermuda Race class. I would put the Cal 40 in the top tier of 'affordable and worthy of refit' choices.
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This does seem like a great opportunity for the right person. Minor correction on the Bermuda results, "Actea", a Bermuda 40 came in third breaking up the Cal-40 123. http://bermudaracead...ORRResults.html

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

y'know, maybe it's because I'm over caffeinated or something, but if CA were going to go the whole 'commune' route, I'd gladly pitch in $50 or maybe even more to see this be a CA boat. Moreso than a lot of the other jalopies that get schlepped around here sometimes.

I know, that's pie-in-the-sky thinking. Who would be responsible for insurance? Who would manage it? yada yada yada...it's a cool thought though. ohhh...another latte please!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:44 PM

WLYDO boat? Clean it up really nice, throw a a ton of CoTB and rename her 'Don't Do This!'.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

If we did something like that it'd need to be a subscription/time share sort of deal to cover ongoing maintenance, insurance, moorage, etc. Could do it as a club deal - money or time pays your share, in return you get time on board. It'd be cool, but a major hassle, too.

#31 valcour

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Here's some more insight into this boat:

http://cheaprvliving...oat_Living.html

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

Also, SA member "wildangels" out of Anacortes has sailed on this boat

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

Also, SA member "wildangels" out of Anacortes has sailed on this boat


Boat design- time lapse division. My memory of the Cal 40 is some boxy light weight racer with high freeboard (I sailed a few times on a Cal 36). Just went and looked at the picture, and there is a long ended svelte low to the water sweetheart.

I thought the loves of our youth aged- this is the reverse- if only Elke Sommer should be so lucky.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

Great boats and just about bullet proof - in Seattle we used to get 15+ for our own class in Puget Sound races (including this boat Kismet). The hull is laid up fiberglas and the stem is no shit about 6" thick. My parents had "Maria", which came with an SORC rule-beater bowsprit, which we removed...the thru bolts were almost 9" long. I saw a local Cal 40 (which shall remain nameless) t-bone an Ericson 39 and leave a hole big enough to crawl through....Hooligan had scratched paint.....talk about a Honey Badger boat :D.
When my parents bought Maria, it was trashed - but the boats are simple and built right, so she came back and was a great looking boat until we sold it.

At $18.5K it's an amazing buy - even if you had to put $30K into it, it would still be a bargain.

WWing

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:44 AM

So what is Charlie up to at the moment?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

As always, buys like this are on the wrong side of the planet.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

As always, buys like this are on the wrong side of the planet.


Yeah, but it's mostly downhill to you from there.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Most of the craigslist adds posted here are a sad joke, this might be worth it to someone,
http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/3093235036.html,
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Looks rough, but if it was ocean worthy in 09 it might still have good bones. It is too much of a boat for me, but it would be a shame to see it go to waste.

This boat was actually out sailing yesterday. Looked good!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 07:06 PM

Wow, when I first ran accross the add I asumed it was not seaworthy at all.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:15 PM

Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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My favorite Cal 40 picture B)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

Hmm, I bet Wildangels will know something about this boat too. I know the previous owner. Not Charlie, I believe he had a partner when he owned Kismet. I will email her and see if she knows anything.

Any way, she seems like a steal.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:57 AM

This boat is a steal! I sailed on her way WAY back when she was only a decade old. I haven't seen her since about '75.

You could have one of the best boats EVER for about $50k including all the re-fits unless there is something terribly wrong.

Just thing, that's about what Kimb will pay for his set of sails and you can get an entire boat that could (if you know what you're doing) win the TransPac or Bermuda Race. One of these held the single handed TransPac record for something like 15 years, it may still hold it. It's the one with the white, gray and red chute above.

Someone should at least look at it!!

BV

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:12 AM

A Cal 40 (Stan Honey) does still hold the SHTP record. It is finally expected to fall this year with a well-prepared Open 50 entered. Assuming he finishes the record should fall.

SHTP starts this Friday. It's on my someday list and one of the reasons I picked a J/120 for a "cruising" boat.

This boat is a steal! I sailed on her way WAY back when she was only a decade old. I haven't seen her since about '75.

You could have one of the best boats EVER for about $50k including all the re-fits unless there is something terribly wrong.

Just thing, that's about what Kimb will pay for his set of sails and you can get an entire boat that could (if you know what you're doing) win the TransPac or Bermuda Race. One of these held the single handed TransPac record for something like 15 years, it may still hold it. It's the one with the white, gray and red chute above.

Someone should at least look at it!!

BV



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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:56 PM

Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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Holy shit. Can you say "Yee Haw"? What a ride.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

This boat is a steal! I sailed on her way WAY back when she was only a decade old. I haven't seen her since about '75.

You could have one of the best boats EVER for about $50k including all the re-fits unless there is something terribly wrong.

Just thing, that's about what Kimb will pay for his set of sails and you can get an entire boat that could (if you know what you're doing) win the TransPac or Bermuda Race. One of these held the single handed TransPac record for something like 15 years, it may still hold it. It's the one with the white, gray and red chute above.

Someone should at least look at it!!

BV


Hey, I bought a used Farr 40 rig so I could use some of those lightly used Farr 40 sails that are floating around. (Just like Jonathon McKee does.)

It should not be anywhere near $50K! (Lots of other things are costing $50K on the Sliver, but hopefully not sails.)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:28 PM

Can't look…... anymore. No, can't look. No!

What a great boat for busting up the cali coast, and dinkin around in the delta…..

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Would someone please buy this boat! NOW!
SWMBO will freak out if I bring it home.
It is only about 7 miles from our house so it is dangerously close.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:58 PM

We may need to organize an "intervention" group to rescue Kim.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

We may need to organize an "intervention" group to rescue Kim.

Count me in to help!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:04 PM

We may need to organize an "intervention" group to rescue Kim.


First we want you to know we love you Kim.....NOW HTFU!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Kim

We are all friends here...step back from the varnish before somebody gets hurt.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:09 PM


We may need to organize an "intervention" group to rescue Kim.

First we want you to know we love you Kim.....NOW HTFU!

+1 :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

Kim, swing on by, take some photos and post - we'll see what we can do :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

The 30 Square Metre sold about a week ago and my mooring buoy is empty!

Please come save me from myself......

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

Can't do it! But Charlie may have some time - and you'd have a boat to putter with while you wait…. :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:17 PM


We may need to organize an "intervention" group to rescue Kim.


First we want you to know we love you Kim.....NOW HTFU!



screw that.

Kim, WTF are you waiting for? Maybe SWMBO will kill you, but that's not as bad as divorce. And why would she divorce you over a li'l sailboat?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

Steel has a very good point Kim.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:04 PM

It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.


Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:07 PM


It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.

Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

Happy Birthday ya old .... sailor! ;)
Maestro's was yesterday. Many happy returns to you both

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:09 PM



It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.

Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

Happy Birthday ya old .... sailor! ;)
Maestro's was yesterday. Many happy returns to you both


SWMBO was Sunday she turned 65, maybe I should buy the Cal 40 as her present?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:10 PM




It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.

Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

Happy Birthday ya old .... sailor! ;)
Maestro's was yesterday. Many happy returns to you both


SWMBO was Sunday she turned 65, maybe I should buy the Cal 40 as her present?

I'd get her Sliver actually, and you can save the Cal 40 for yourself.:P Lots of CA birthdays in June!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Kimb,
If the weather clears today we are heading down to pick up a park buoy for the night at Blake, swing by on the power cat to pick me up and I will help bring the C40 over from Port Orchard. We could put a big bow on it for SWMBO.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:28 PM


It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.


Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

This -> little melody is for you, for tomorrow.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

The 30 Square Metre sold about a week ago and my mooring buoy is empty!

Please come save me from myself......


What is this, a west-side of the Sound thing?

Kim and Thorvald need to commiserate with each other. :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:40 PM



It is a shame to have that nice mooring in front of Kim's place going unused, actually I think it may be illegal to leave it empty. Clearly he has a responsibility to all of us in the sailing community to purchase this boat, it is the least he could do. We have expectations around here.


Tomorrow is my birthday (64th)............you guys should all take up a collection and buy me a Cal-40 so my buoy becomes legal again.......

This -> little melody is for you, for tomorrow.


SWMBO and I have been singing that to each other. On July 1st we will be together for 45 years. We met at a Canadian Centennial party put on by some Canadian bicycle racers I rode with.
July 1st 1967 in Altadena , Ca. It seemed to work out OK, and NOW YOU GUYS WANT ME TO BLOW IT ALL ON A CAL 40!

(Maybe she wouldn't notice it on the buoy?)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

It seemed to work out OK, and NOW YOU GUYS WANT ME TO BLOW IT ALL ON A CAL 40!

(Maybe she wouldn't notice it on the buoy?)



Well congratulations on your Birthday and your Anniversary. It seems that if you don't buy the Cal 40 you'll live to see another of each no doubt. ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

If you got it as an anniversary present, I would be for BOTH of you, together...

How can you get in trouble for that?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

If you got it as an anniversary present, I would be for BOTH of you, together...

How can you get in trouble for that?


I like your thinking Gerry.......................................

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:08 PM

(From the Craigslist ad) Call Keith and come see her. 360-471-7185


Owner says hi to all on SA and confirmed the Vic-Maui race was in '06.
Boat lying in Port Orchard, needs a Kitsap Peninsula anarchist with a camera.
In Bob Perry's shadow.






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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

(From the Craigslist ad) Call Keith and come see her. 360-471-7185
Owner says hi to all on SA and confirmed the Vic-Maui race was in '06.
Boat lying in Port Orchard, needs a Kitsap Peninsula anarchist with a camera.
In Bob Perry's shadow.


I had a nice chat with Keith today and he was surprised when I told him about this thread. He seems like a straight up guy and was quick to point out the negatives of the boat (which pretty much seem cosmetic.)

I may go see her this weekend with my camera.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Really, with it being some time until Sliver is good to go, and the Cal40 just needing a bit of love to make it nice & clean it is pretty REASONABLE - get the Cal, do the minor stuff spending as little as possible ( hah ! ) and sail it this summer/fall and put it on the market when the big boat is READY - it'll pay for itself in NOT rushing the build.

Or start the CA charter program. I'll sign up for a weeks' use next summer.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:24 PM

(From the Craigslist ad) Call Keith and come see her. 360-471-7185
Owner says hi to all on SA and confirmed the Vic-Maui race was in '06.
Boat lying in Port Orchard, needs a Kitsap Peninsula anarchist with a camera.
In Bob Perry's shadow.


Actually it was 1996 see the Vic-Maui website: (http://www.vicmaui.o...revious-winners)

1996 KISMET C.GUILDNER BYC/LYC CAL 40 09d:06h:07m:04s

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

Two birthdays and an anniversary? That just screams Cal 40 in my book.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:31 AM

I have a June B-Day and our wedding anniversary is next week as well.
Just blame me.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:46 AM

Isn't the forty-fifth the fiberglass anniversary?

I'm pretty sure I am right.

Show her you really love her.

I think she'll be mad if you don't buy it!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:17 AM

Many happy returns to you both Kim and congratulations on the new boat. It looks a beaut!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

Isn't the forty-fifth the fiberglass anniversary?

I'm pretty sure I am right.

Show her you really love her.

I think she'll be mad if you don't buy it!


Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.



We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.




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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:39 PM


Isn't the forty-fifth the fiberglass anniversary?

I'm pretty sure I am right.

Show her you really love her.

I think she'll be mad if you don't buy it!


Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.



We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.




I've learned that 'no' actually means 'yes'.

and then monkeys flew outta my butt

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:04 AM


Isn't the forty-fifth the fiberglass anniversary?

I'm pretty sure I am right.

Show her you really love her.

I think she'll be mad if you don't buy it!


Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.



We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.




And you gave up that easy?? No whine or grovelling stage?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:49 PM



Isn't the forty-fifth the fiberglass anniversary?

I'm pretty sure I am right.

Show her you really love her.

I think she'll be mad if you don't buy it!


Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.



We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.




And you gave up that easy?? No whine or grovelling stage?


There are several members of this thread who are seriously interested in the vessel, I am assisting them best I can so she ends up in good hands.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 02:54 PM

I know I thought about it seriously.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:29 PM

I know I thought about it seriously.


As did I...but I finally realized I would really be no further ahead.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.

We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.


Oh Kim, did you forget everything you knew as a child? You did this all backwards. Allow me to assist you, for the future.

You: "Honey, I bought you a boat for your birthday and anniversary!"
Her: "But I didn't want a boat for my birthday and anniversary."
You: Thoughtful pause, then: "Oh. Well, then can I have it as my birthday and anniversary present?"

Come on, boys are always buying themselves presents under the guise of getting it for their girlfriend or wife! And have you never heard of "Tis better to ask for forgiveness than for permission"? I'm sorry I didn't stumble upon this thread sooner, I could've helped you get a new boat. Alas.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:55 PM


Well I offered it up to her:

The Cruising Anarchy gang thinks I should get the Cal 40 for YOU as a combo birthday and anniversary present…….

her answer:

No, no, I must demur.

So I am working with another anarchist from the east coast to see if we can put a deal together.

We got to find a new owner for this vessel who will fix her up, she seems worthy of it.


Oh Kim, did you forget everything you knew as a child? You did this all backwards. Allow me to assist you, for the future.

You: "Honey, I bought you a boat for your birthday and anniversary!"
Her: "But I didn't want a boat for my birthday and anniversary."
You: Thoughtful pause, then: "Oh. Well, then can I have it as my birthday and anniversary present?"

Come on, boys are always buying themselves presents under the guise of getting it for their girlfriend of wife! And have you never heard of "Tis better to ask for forgiveness than for permission"? I'm sorry I didn't stumble upon this thread sooner, I could've helped you get a new boat. Alas.


You are so helpful Courtney!! Thanks, I will give that a try next time.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

Happy Birthday and a happy anniversary to you and SWMBO! Boat is still for sale...wish he'd post more photos, I want to see more of it...

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

I think it was this article that came to mind when I started looking at this thread. Even after they were done they weren't done.

Ms. Clark's troubles with SWELL also come to mind - trying to pull the 46 year-old prop shaft out through the keel, etc.

As the bumper sticker says, "I'd Rather Be Sailing"

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

How many C40 were made? I know she is a Tripp design precursor to the b40. Love the tiller version.



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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:17 AM

How many C40 were made? I know she is a Tripp design precursor to the b40. Love the tiller version.
w


It's tough to find a boat over 30 feet that's tiller steered. It's a huge selling point, in my opinion.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:23 AM

and Bob, I want to ask for your take on the C40, b40, and others... C50 ,Tripp designs?
I am ignorant, but I would assume you knew him.
The C40 is quite an Early leap forward in hull design and still winning races. You gotta love the tiller on that big a boat.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

Wait, I thought Lapworth did the Cal 40...

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:36 AM

Wait, I thought Lapworth did the Cal 40...


He did.
According to John Kretschmer's "Used Boat Notebook", there were around 140 built from 1963 to 1972.

That's an excellent book for anyone boatlooking.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

Can someone tell me more about the block/twing setup attached to the boom for the spinsheet.......looks interesting. I've never seen that setup before.

Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:44 AM

Yes the C40 is a Lapworth, (love his work too) I was thinking of the BI40, oops. It is hard to keep all these genius's strait.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:49 AM

Low Country,

I know (for certain) that Bill Lapworth did the Cal-40 design. He had a LOT of help from a guy named George Griffith who was the owner of Hull #1, which I spend a number of years crewing aboard. Are you talking about a different "C40"??

One of the bits of "help" that George gave to Bill was to insist, no DEMAND, that the boat have a balanced spade rudder. Bill, insisted that sailors were going to hate the balanced spade and insist that the rudder be hung on the aft edge of the keel, were proper rudders were hung (See the Lapworth 40 for an example). As a result, the aft edge of the Cal-40 retains a straight edge at just the right angle to accept a keel hung rudder. There was a similar argument about wheels vs tillers, Bill insisting that in a boat as difficult to steer as the Cal-40 was going to be with that crazy balanced spade the owners would insist on a wheel; and George insisting that he was the damn customer and he wanted a tiller so he could pump the stern up onto a wave and surf it. This went on and on and on and on. Eventually, Bill even proposed a skeg hung rudder and George nixed it. The reason: the stern can't go sideways up onto a wave if there is a skeg keeping it from spinning to windward. Years later, while surfing down waves, George would get a GIGANTIC grin and tell that story, and on each wave he'd hump the Cal-40 up onto the wave face sideways and take off surfing. Years later Stan Honey got Carl Schumacher (I think) to design a rudder with an elliptical tip and even more area ahead of the rudder post that made the Cal-40 even easier to steer. Most Cal-40s have the Schumacher rudder now. George didn't need it because he was as strong as an ox and loved pumping that stern up on waves. Stan needed it so his cosmically amazing autopilot software could steer the boat without running the batteries dry.

As much as I like Tripp designs, IMHO they've never had the effect on yacht design that the Cal-40 did. In its first few years the Cal-40 won the Bermuda Race (Lowell North driving George Griffith as crew boss), the Hawaii Race (Don Salisbury driving and George crewing), and numerous other races. It was "THE BOAT" in the mid '60s. Nothing came close. Indeed, the current single handed TransPac record is still held by a Cal-40 - albeit with Stan Honey driving and no one crewing.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

Can someone tell me more about the block/twing setup attached to the boom for the spinsheet.......looks interesting. I've never seen that setup before.


Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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Stan and Sally Honey have raced that boat, she's named ILLUSION, for many many years. Sally, having owned the Spinnaker Shop in Palo Alto, knows a thing or two about designing and setting a chute. She built some of the best chutes I have ever seen, the one in the picture is a good example. She was Yachtswoman of the Year twice and was deadly when steering a 5O5 with Stan on the wire.

The ILLUSION has a line that pulls the spinnaker sheet out toward the end of the main boom to stretch out the foot. This is what you're seeing. It has the effect of moving the sheet point for the chute "aft", at least as far as the chute feels it, much further than you can accomplish on a 40' boat. This opens up the leech of the chute, just as it would if you move the jib car aft for a genoa. That allows the air to flow across the chute and exit without blowing into the back of the main sail. It also stabilizes the chute in heavy winds, which is what you're seeing in the picture. Note that there are only two people on deck. The other two crew are down below asleep or eating lunch or just reading a book. This 4 person crew almost beat a TP52 in that Cal-40 during the race in which this picture was taken. A lot of that is the skill of the crew: Stan Honey, Sally Honey, Jon Andron (youngest guy to have ever won the TransPac and driving in the picture), and Skip Allen who has won the single handed TransPac multiple times. This was probably the best sailed Cal-40 that ever went to Hawaii (in my opinion).

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:04 AM

Beau,


Your encyclopedic knowledge of these sorts of things just makes me smile. Thank you for recounting this story here for us.

My fondness for the Cal 40 is more recent and came after a conversation with Stan. I asked, just after he'd won some major ocean race and also broken a record, what would you rather be doing? And he said, "I'd rather take my wife and sail down the west coast to S. America in my Cal 40." Given that he can sail on anything, it's a pretty high complement. I've not seen anything I'd like as much, but I've not seen everything. If the timing were different, I'd be all over Kismet. I hope she goes to a good home!

Dixie

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:12 AM

BV, thank you for the nice explanation! looks like something I might try in the right conditions to see how it feels. :)


Can someone tell me more about the block/twing setup attached to the boom for the spinsheet.......looks interesting. I've never seen that setup before.


Wish I had the $$. One of my all time favorite boats!

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Stan and Sally Honey have raced that boat, she's named ILLUSION, for many many years. Sally, having owned the Spinnaker Shop in Palo Alto, knows a thing or two about designing and setting a chute. She built some of the best chutes I have ever seen, the one in the picture is a good example. She was Yachtswoman of the Year twice and was deadly when steering a 5O5 with Stan on the wire.

The ILLUSION has a line that pulls the spinnaker sheet out toward the end of the main boom to stretch out the foot. This is what you're seeing. It has the effect of moving the sheet point for the chute "aft", at least as far as the chute feels it, much further than you can accomplish on a 40' boat. This opens up the leech of the chute, just as it would if you move the jib car aft for a genoa. That allows the air to flow across the chute and exit without blowing into the back of the main sail. It also stabilizes the chute in heavy winds, which is what you're seeing in the picture. Note that there are only two people on deck. The other two crew are down below asleep or eating lunch or just reading a book. This 4 person crew almost beat a TP52 in that Cal-40 during the race in which this picture was taken. A lot of that is the skill of the crew: Stan Honey, Sally Honey, Jon Andron (youngest guy to have ever won the TransPac and driving in the picture), and Skip Allen who has won the single handed TransPac multiple times. This was probably the best sailed Cal-40 that ever went to Hawaii (in my opinion).

BV



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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:31 AM

Beau is correct. Carl Schumacher did the rudder redesign.




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