Don't have any suggestions on a used block but I want to welcome a fellow Cal 2-27 owner. Mine is a 1976 model.
I've had it almost a year and have had it in the water 7 months now and I've really got to liking it.
Nice to meet you Larry and thank you! I have been doing a lot of work this Winter on the interior and have only motored my boat from one marina to the other. I have been told they sail very well and I am looking forward to my first outing soon. Mine was in need of a good bit of TLC but is coming along nicely. If you ever want to share pics, let me know. All The Best.
No special invite needed to share pics.
I'm still pretty much a rookie but the boat is easy to sail, forgiving of the mistakes I make and on the rare occasions I've gotten it right it can be sailed pretty fast.
She is a beauty! I have had sailboats in my 20's/30's - I am now 52. Only freshwater, and I too feel pretty much like a rookie. I will gather a couple of pics and send your way soon. All the best and Happy Sailing.
Tripaddle, mine needed a lot of work too. Been at it for a year now with nice results. Cal 27's are good sturdy boats. You are welcome to come check mine out. At Waterstreet Seaport Lake Norman. Email me at email@example.com and we can trade contact info. Thanks and welcome to this site!