Cal 20

  • 16 Sep 2020 02:35
    Reply # 9238894 on 9234187
    Anonymous wrote:
    John wrote:

    [...]  I just saw a hull and rudder with misc gear no mast a few weeks/ month ago for $200 Canadian. There is a sail away cal near here with a outboard for $1500 and another on a trailer for $2800

    I personally would like to see you restore the $200 Cal 20 and get her sailing under a junk rig. The other two boats will likely find a home and be sailed with the original rig.

    I suspect you may be personally deciding if this Cal 20 has a new life with a new rig or is destined to meet with a chainsaw. No pressure.

    Yes, that makes the most sense. I’ll see if it’s still around
  • 14 Sep 2020 14:22
    Reply # 9234187 on 9228052
    John wrote:

    [...]  I just saw a hull and rudder with misc gear no mast a few weeks/ month ago for $200 Canadian. There is a sail away cal near here with a outboard for $1500 and another on a trailer for $2800

    I personally would like to see you restore the $200 Cal 20 and get her sailing under a junk rig. The other two boats will likely find a home and be sailed with the original rig.

    I suspect you may be personally deciding if this Cal 20 has a new life with a new rig or is destined to meet with a chainsaw. No pressure.

  • 12 Sep 2020 06:15
    Reply # 9229769 on 9228952
    Anonymous wrote:

    John,

    Do you have a Rawson 30 Pilothouse? I would really like to see that converted to a junk rigged schooner. Sailing without ever leaving the pilothouse would be pretty sweet.

    Scott.

    I still have the rawson 30 as it hasn’t sold yet. It’s still a sloop non pilot house.. I couldn’t bring myself to cut it up. I now own a 38’ on deck 45’ overall double ended cutter. 
  • 11 Sep 2020 21:29
    Reply # 9228952 on 9226221

    John,

    Do you have a Rawson 30 Pilothouse? I would really like to see that converted to a junk rigged schooner. Sailing without ever leaving the pilothouse would be pretty sweet.

    Scott.

  • 11 Sep 2020 15:20
    Reply # 9228052 on 9226221

    I wonder how much the mast would weigh and which sail would be best? The split sail looks interesting and perhaps would be the simplest and best performance?

      I just saw a hull and rudder with misc gear no mast a few weeks/ month ago for $200 Canadian. There is a sail away cal near here with a outboard for $1500 and another on a trailer for $2800

  • 11 Sep 2020 13:09
    Reply # 9227800 on 9226221

    The Cal 20 looks like a baby Raven 26 that would probably be great with a Fantail type of sail.
    Relevant to the Cal 20 and other trailerable boats:-
    Has there been any discussion about or solutions come up with to retain the easy mast stepping that makes it possible to "land sail" such boats?
    My Moonbeam has an A frame arrangement that allows me to raise and lower her Bermudan mast alone in around 60 minutes. (With help 1/2 that time.)
    I have the marina at the Vaal Dam launch and recover her after each visit to her with mast in place but such a "cunning plan" would retain her practically if I were to junk her as I want to sometimes take her back to the sea and to other inland lakes and maybe even to Lake Kariba and Lake Malawi.

  • 11 Sep 2020 01:10
    Reply # 9226830 on 9226221

    Hi John,

    I have not seen a Cal 20 with a Junk rig but my first experience sailing on Lake Michigan was on a co-worker's Cal 20 that he used for club racing. I like the no-nonsense raised deck on the Cal 20. It has a lot to offer for the LOA.

    In my opinion vintage racer/cruiser boats like the Cal 20 are good candidates for a conversion. The reason is all the hardware that is included!

    My boat came with way more deck hardware and blocks than I will need for my junk rig. I expect to get the rig up (eventually) without buying any additional blocks, jam cleats or rope clutches. I will likely have several left over for spares or to sell on ebay.

    Scott.

  • 10 Sep 2020 23:18
    Reply # 9226585 on 9226221
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow,
    what a little beauty! If they had been available around here, I would pick up one tomorrow, and then give it a 20sqm JR.
    Nodoubtaboutit...

    Arne

    Last modified: 10 Sep 2020 23:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 10 Sep 2020 20:03
    Message # 9226221

    Has anyone converted a cal 20? They are plentiful here inexpensive and seaworthy.

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