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How do I determine my sail number?

For my Cal 25, I have the hull number from the pink slip, but don’t know how to determine the sail number.  Any help? Thanks, Bob Reeves Your sail number should be your hull number.   With the older boats, the hull number is on the inside of the hull on the starboard side.  I’ve seen […]

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Cal 25 Parts

Great source for Masts Mast steps Booms Gooseneck fittings Spreaders and assemblies Gunnel rubber Standing rigging http://www.sealsspars.com/cal25_catalog.html http://www.drmarine.com http://www.bettersailing.com/Scripts/default.asp Back to Top

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Rub Rail Replacement

From: John Harper jrhddsdn@yahoo.com Whitefang #1496 Subject: Rub Rail Replacement Can someone recommend where to find a supplier for rub rail replacement?  I assume something close to original is ok.   Felix Basadre fbasadre@isab.lacounty.gov Repair Response: John, I bought my rub-rail from Seal’s Spars and Rigging about 9 years ago? http://www.sealsspars.com/gunnelcatalog.html   George Macon gmacon@ford.com Repair Response: […]

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Window Replacement

From: Sean <Sean@rehmkeandFlynn.com> # Cecilia Subject:  Window Replacement I am looking for the company that makes the port-lights called Mark Plastics. Any guess on if they are still around?   From: John Shumaker johnshumaker2@gmail.com #749 Pirogue Repair/Response: Here’s Mark Plastics contact info and a link to his website below.  Cost for all (6) Cal windows […]

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Common Problems and Solutions

Deck is soft A solid deck should not give when you walk on it; however, many boats of this age (especially those that have been neglected) require that the plywood roof be replaced. This is a several day process. Click on the Mast Beam Repair 2 link for more information. I just replaced the entire […]

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Mast Pedestal Repair (Annapolis Style)

Keeping our CALs alive is a critical element of our overall CAL 25 activities. We have learned a number of valuable lessons from working on our boats, and want to share them with anyone who needs the info. The purpose of this part of the website is to provide a growing set of tips and […]

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Mast Beam Repair 2

The mast beam repair listed below is more extensive than the first method Mast Beam Repair. It comes to the Cal 25 Community via former Annapolis Cal 25 owner Dave Godwin. I used 2 sheets of 1/2″ marine grade plywood. This was the wrong thickness but it was what another Cal 25 owner told me […]

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Mast Beam Repair

Below is one approach to repair. Another more complete set of documents Mast Beam Repair 2 was sent in by a former Cal 25 owner Dave Godwin who still sails in the Annapolis fleet. Take a look at both methods and decide which one will work for you. Much thanks to Scott Smith who posted […]

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Forty-Two #1498 – Are you properly insured?

Is your Cal 25 Properly Insured? Cal 25 Owner learns that his Cal 25 was not. A big thank you goes out to Detroit Cal 25 owner Dave Simon for educating us all! To: Cal 25 Racers Subject: Cal 25 Insurance – Agreed Value Policy   Forty-Two – After collision   Forty-Two – After collision […]

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