31 Oct 2017

Calais

Calais is a 1979 Cal 2-25 sailboat that is in excellent condition.

Calais is a Cal 2-25, a 25 foot sloop. As far as I know, she spent most (if not all) of her life here on the west coast of BC. She’s an absolute joy to sail with several new refits.

One of the new refits includes a Coleman 40 Watt solar panel using some 3D printed hinges. It worked pretty well, though didn’t quite last in to the fall since the plastic on the hinge broke under the pressure of tightly holding the solar panel to the pushpit.

Another modification we did was to the VHF radio where we used NMEA 0183 outputs from the Lowrance Chartplotter and interfaced them with the Digital Selective Calling features of our VHF radio.