Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:43 AM
Our friends at GOB (Good Old Boat, for those who are unwashed) are looking for Cal 39 owners for an upcoming article. If interested, PM me and I'll put you in touch with the guy in charge of that stuff.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:42 PM
You were supposed to put worst Cal ever in the title to attract some replies....just saying....
yeah, should have started out that way.
Still, managed to get some PMs from it
good one slap
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:05 AM
NOT the worst ever Cal. Maybe the later ones though.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:45 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:14 AM
So your lack of attention span is understandable.
hey look! a bunny!
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:10 PM
I believe...that this is the deal...
Cal 39 MK 1 - Lapworth - 1970-71 production may have ceased due to IOR rule and lack of orders http://sailboatdata....p?class_id=2325 might not have but only a two year run so there is a story there.
Cal 39 MK II - Lapworth - 1978-1982 very similar to the MK I but since the beam is different would we have new molds?http://sailboatdata....p?class_id=2323
Cal 39 MK III - Lapworth - 1983 - ? MK II but aft cabin and some other changes. http://sailboatdata....p?class_id=2322
Cal 39 MK IV - Hunt - Banger Punta goes bankrupt but produced by a different yard that bought the rights and molds from bankrupt company http://sailboatdata....p?class_id=3670
I also believe that a former female editor of SAIL magazine owned one and it was once robbed at anchor while owner was away. There is an article in sail from maybe 2-3 years ago about a broken rudder and sailing with a bucket astern. I believe that many were in the charter trade. Also if you compare prices the boat was one of the more expensive boats from Banger Punta.
The original MK 1 may have been a victim of the new IOR rule and poor marketing by Cal. Pearson had a 39 as well and that boat is clearly intended for CCA. Pearson changes the marketing overnight and their brand new rather striped down 39 goes from CCA racer kinda cruiser to the Pearson 39 cruiser. Pearson is able to sell a few boats each year.
This is the Pearson 39 sloop version.
The CCA had the centerboard, yawl rig with the center asymetrical sail. The mizzen didn't count in the CCA rating and I believe that center asymetircal sail did not either. Pearson added a lot of real wood, options and I believe tankage increased. Amazing what a little marketing will do.
I have been on the mark II and the Pearson Yawl 39. If you can handle the draft the MKII and MIII are some very nice boats. But if draft is an issue that Pearson definitely is a good second choice.
New England PHRF BASE RATINGS
CAL 39-1 114
CAL 39-1 TM 105
CAL 39-2 114
CAL 39-2 SD 123
CAL 39-2 TM 102
CAL 39-2 TM SD 114
CAL 39-4 WK 114
CAL 40 120
PEARSON 39 132