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.
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
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
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