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    1 pound Propane bottles for Kenyon cook top

    My "new to me" old Cal 27 has a Kenyon 219 - 2 burner propane cook top. The PO had a 20# tank connected to below the cockpit, which was just stupid. I have removed the hose, regulator, etc. and I have it in the shop for testing. Given the counter "cut-out" it would be nice to keep the Kenyon...
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    12 volt charging at marina

    During the first bottom painting when we purchased our Cal in November 2020 we had the yard test the charger and flooded batteries (2 banks) and all items failed their testing. The yard asked what we wanted to replace it with, and not really knowing I selected AGM batteries for the sake of not...
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    Eye Splice double-braid

    I am starting the process of learning (I hope) how to complete some splices. I have watched YT's from Sampson and Premium Rope: In both of these the outer and inner braids are so nice and loose that moving the fid is no issue. In the playing around I have done so far with 3/8 line I...
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    Mooring lines to permanent buoy setup

    Hello all, I plan on storing my Cal 27 during the Spring-Fall period each year on a helical screw mooring buoy I'm having put into the beach behind my home on Puget Sound. During the winter I have access to a slip at a local marina. The smallest helical screw setup offered by the installer...
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    Mounting turning block to the base of the mast

    I would like to route my halyards to the cockpit for single hand sailing this summer. The cost to have a crane pull the mast simply to put a mast base with holes for the turning blocks was prohibitive when the boat was pulled for paint. I have read that mounting the blocks to the cabin top is...
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    Lines - how to determine if what I have is junk or okay

    I purchased a 27' sailboat and there were a number of lines on the boat other than mooring type lines. A rigger looked at the jib and main halyards when I was having the bottom painted and stated the lines were to small to risk having someone use them to go up the mast. He said I needed 5mm...
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    Jabsco (Twist N Lock) - Head Use for novice

    First post from a new member - be kind. I have purchased a Cal 27 and for the first time and have a plumbed manual head to deal with. There is a seacock below the head and a holding tank with deck pump out setup. There is a secured Y-valve to a 1.5" seacock (closed) for overboard discharge...