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Cal Yachts
One of my favorite sailboats. I've owned a Cal 2-27 for over 20 years. I've owned larger, newer boats but the cal 27 remains my favorite sailboats for the Great Lakes especially Lake Erie.

fun sailboats
My humble opinion on several older sailboats that were popular on the Great Lakes during the '70s

Firewood facts
Interesting information on burning firewood as a home heating aid.

Our wood stove
We've backed up our home's heating furnace with a firewood woodstove for over 40 years.

Herbal cures
Our ancestors used many different items to cure their ills. Hundreds of these items, or herbs, as people called them were developed into the medicines that we use today. Note: For information only. We do not sell or promote herbs here.

Muzzle Loading
Muzzle loading ballistic tables from my son and my experiences with Ohio muzzle loading deer hunting.

my Family History
This web page contains a complete Dalrymple family line from Andrew Dalrymple, born in Scotland about 1682, all the way down to my grandson, Brian.

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The Cal T/4, page down for photo . . .

Evidently the Cal T/4 was a Cal 24 with a taller rig built for the IOR rule 2 ton racing class? A racing version of the original Cal 24? . I'm asking since I still don't know for sure. I would appreciate some feedback on this...

LOA LWL Beam Draft SA Disp Ballast
24ft 1.5in 21ft 8ft 0in 4ft 0in 256sqft 2 tons 1 ton

I ontacted Mr. Everitt. Told him that I used a photo of his boat on this website. He thought that was fine. He also filled in a few blanks on the T4. I'm sure he won't mind if I quote him.

Mr. Everitt's quote, added to this page 1/14/99: The T/4 was built to race in the old PHRF quarter-ton class. I don't know anything about the history of the model. I can describe the boat if it will help, but I cannot tell you anything about it's racing history or characteristics.

I was attracted to the T/4 because it is easy to single-hand, has reasonable amenities for a 24-footer, and is very stable (8-foot beam, 50% ballast-to-displacement ratio). I also liked the fairly rugged rigging, and the fairly well-balanced helm. Image of Cal 24 T/4 at anchor The high-aspect main is rigged far enough above the deck to give me standing headroom.

I don't race, so the speed is not so important to me, but I enjoy the fairly nimble handling. She tacks smartly even in light air. In heavy (25-35 Kt) winds, she is stable and easy to sail on main alone, although slow, and sluggish in tacking. A storm jib improves this somewhat. I sometimes sail with just a 150 ginny in a strong breeze. This produces much better speed, but with strong lee helm. The ride is quite dry, even in a chop, owing to the shape of the coach top, which sheds any water that comes over the bow. I have dug the bow in plenty of times without a drop making it to the cockpit.

The T/4 doesn't sail very close to the wind unless both the main and a headsail are in use. RD Everitt, email . . . R_Everitt@ids.net End quote.

Editor's note: I forgot to ask Mr. Everitt if he had sold the boat yet (1/14/99) so I'm including his e-mail address here in case someone's interested. dd

I found this T/4 for sale on the net. I'll spec it out for you so that you know as much as I do about the T/4. First, if you're interested in buying this boat, it belongs to R. D. Everitt. The asking price is $4750. We don't normally broker or advertise boats here but if you would like to contact Mr. Everitt, his e-mail address is above.

The displacement is listed as 2 tons, the ballast as 1 ton. It has a fin keel with a 4 foot draft. SAILS: two mains, storm jib, working jib, #2 genoa, 150% genoa, and two spinnakers. MOTOR: 1984 Yamaha twin cylinder outboard. STANDING RIGGING: 5.32 backstay, 1/8 midstay, 5/32 upper shrouds, 3/16 lower shrouds, split backstay. RUNNING RIGGING: 3-part mainsheet with traveler in cockpit, boom vang, cunningham, backstay adjuster, jib/main halyards, spinnaker topping lift, main topping lift, spinnaker downhaul, two sets jib sheets, spinnaker sheets. FUEL TANKS: 2 five-gallon portable tanks below cockpit in ventilated compartment with selector valve. INSTRUMENTS: Apparent wind indicator (needs new sending unit), depth inticator, two bulkhead mounted compasses, Apelco DXL6300 Loran, knot log (needs new sending unit), 25 watt marine VHF radio. ACCOMODATIONS: Vee berth, two quarter berths, two burner alcohol stove, sink, porti-potti, curtains, hinged fwd hatch, sliding aft hatch, hanging locker, cabin lights, teak interior trim and bulkhead. OTHER EQUIPMENT: Danforth anchor with 150 feet chain/rope rode, horseshoe life ring, first aid kit, spinnaker pole, built-in Gusher bilge pump (cockpit), spare hand-held bilge pump, life lines, fenders, two 12 volt batteries with selector switch, 5-watt flexible solor panel, AM/FM/Stereo/Tape player with speakers, carpeting, ensign, mosquito netting, two swim ladders, mainsail cover, several floatation cushions, life vests, boat hook.

This is a comfortable, easy-to-sail, great-for-a-family boat. R. D. Everitt, Boston, MA

We are not in the used boat business here on the Sailing older Cal Yachts homepage but since we had nothing on the T/4, I posted this ad since the ad was well-written and descriptive. The boat may be sold already, as far as I know. This ad does give a good description of the T/4. Sure is a nice photo . . . dd

Old Cal Yachts webpage. A webpage, edited by Dan Dalrymple, and dedicated to one of the greatest Sailboat designers in the world, Bill Lapworth, who designed the Cal 40 in 1963. The Cal 40 remains a great sailboat design to this very day. Someday I'm gonna own one. Dan Dalrymple

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