Cal 29 For Sale

— SOLD —

Lovingly maintained and renovated. This boat has been configured for extended cruising for 2-4 people in the Pacific Northwest. In the 11 years we’ve owned the boat we’ve taken trips such as a 2-month circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, numerous trips to the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and cruising up and down the Washington and Oregon coasts. We now live in Oregon with an infant, making frequent use hard and feel it is time the boat found more attentive owners.

Cal 29 interior pictureWe retrofitted the cabin with insulation, added a forced-air diesel heater, and installed a large dodger to provide a dry and comfortable sailing experience year-round. With these changes we’ve had fun and comfortable trips to the San Juan Islands in late October and early March–when the anchorages are empty. These, and some of the other improvements, have greatly increased live-aboard comfort for the two times my wife and I unexpectedly spent a couple of months living on the boat in the marina. This boat would make a warm, dry, comfortable live-aboard.

Under sail in the Pacific Ocean off Washington's coastFor improved sailing performance:

Cruising Comfort:

  • 3-burner gimbaled stove & oven, rail-mount BBQ, 20lb propane system (new 2007)
  • Redesigned galley storage system for bulk foods and frequent meal preparation
  • New head with manual Raritan PHII toilet, 13 gallon holding tank, and rigid no-odor plumbing
  • Custom cabinets for plenty of storage in the main cabin, head, and v-brith
  • New interior upholstery and cushions
  • Froli Sleep System springs under v-berth bed, all new cushions throughout the boat.
  • High visibility LED navigation and interior lighting systems
  • Autopilot

Renovated head in our Cal 29For extended cruising season:

  • 3-person inflatable dinghy (new in 2007, in great shape)
  • Full wrap-around dodger (new in 2010, touch-up repairs in 2015)
  • Webasto Forced-air diesel heater (new 2007)
  • Engine aux. forced-air heater (new 2012)
  • Aramaflex II insulation with wood veneer throughout the cabin
  • Inboard Universal M2-12 diesel with 11 gallon fuel tank (1/4-1/3 gal per hour, new 1989)
  • PSS Drip-less Shaft Seal (new 2009)
  • New electrical systems and wiring, both 12VDC and 120VAC
  • Redundant bilge pumps
  • Lewmar 35lb claw anchor, two danforth anchors, 60′ chain, 250′ 5/8 line
  • Garmin 178C GPS and depth sounder with extensive west coast BlueChart map files
  • Matrix GX2000 AIS Receiver and VHF Radio

Cal 29 refurbished bottom and new anti-fowling paintRecent Major Work Includes:

  • Hull restoration below the water line. All old bottom paint removed, hull completely faired out, repainted. (2012)
  • Deck resurfacing. New anti-skid and deck coatings applied. (2012)
  • Main bulkhead was replaced due to water damage (2006)
  • See some of our articles on this site about the projects such as Adding a Dodger, Cabinets, and New Cabin Windows

Evening anchored in the Puget SoundAbout Cal 29’s:
Cal 29’s have a fin keel, turn on a dime, and excel in the sailing conditions of the Puget Sound. They are fast, stable, well built, and comfortable. The designer, Bill Lapworth, once declared that the Cal 40 and the Cal 29 were his two favored designs. The Cal 29, which this is, has tiller steering and a large hanging locker in the head. The Cal 2-29 is very similar but has wheel steering and a sink in the head instead of the hanging locker.

Hull Type: Solid Fiberglass, Fin w/spade rudder
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 29.00′ / 8.84m
LWL: 24.00′ / 7.32m
Beam: 9.25′ / 2.82m
Listed SA: 422 ft2 / 39.2 m2
Mast Height from DWL: 41.00′ / 12.50m
Draft 4.50′ / 1.37m
Disp. 8000 lbs./ 3629 kgs.
Ballast: 3350 lbs. / 1520 kgs.
Designer: William Lapworth

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