1978 CAL 34
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Beautifully refit and heading to our Crownsville complimentary docks 5/11/20!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Baltimore, MD
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 27,900
Price reduced to $27,900 on 5/3/2020. Call or text Central Agent John Kaiser for history and details about this beautiful refit!
Every once in a while, a really special boat comes to market to find an owner that will love their boat as much as the current one has, Here is her story:
The History of “Little Boat”
1978 Cal 34:
My adventure with this Cal 34 sailboat, First Light, started after the sale of my larger boat. I was looking for a smaller boat that was able to be “single-handed.” A friend of mine, who was a yacht broker, knew about my interest and located a lightly used Cal 34 Day/Racer at Oak Harbor Marina i78 Cal 34n Pasadena, MD. The boat had been raced but seldom cruised, so there were few amenities. The owner was interested in selling to someone who wanted to refit the Cal and sail it extensively or cruise the world.
Upon purchasing the boat in May of 2012, I had an extensive survey done to determine if there were any critical structural or mechanical issues. No issues were found, the hull and rudder were free of defects and moisture, and the Westerbeke engine hour meter had only 850 hours, which led us to believe that it wasn’t working, but in fact it was. I left the boat at Oak Harbor for about 3 months and started to do a “deep clean.” When my broker friend visited, I told him that my intent was to gut the inside of the Cal and rebuild her for cruising. In the next few weeks, working nights and weekends, I removed most of the interior except for the outline of the V-berth and head. I removed every piece of wiring, hoses, belts, gauges, and electronics.
While still at Oak Harbor, I began marking out the new interior configuration and installed new bronze thru-hulls for the relocated galley sink and the water supply for future heat & AC. At that time, I also hand-stripped the hull below the waterline and applied several coats of barrier paint. Then I applied three coats of Pettit Hydrocoat. I also began framing the new galley and constructed the super-insulated frig/freezer compartment. Once those items were completed, I decided to move the boat to my slip in the Inner Harbor. The Westerbeke engine started immediately and has never once smoked or hesitated to start. My maiden voyage was an absolute thrill.
After arriving in Baltimore, I began living on a friend’s Hatteras 53, which was docked directly across from my Cal 34. Over the next 2+ years, I completely dedicated my life to bringing the “little boat” back to life. Whether it is was summer or winter, 90° or 20°, you would find all sorts of equipment on the dock for cutting, fitting, staining, or painting the new boat parts. During that time, the Cal 34 affectionately became known as “Little Boat,” and all my friends felt First Light should be renamed “Little Boat.” Now the boat is continually referred to as “Little Boat” (“LB” for short).
At the end of the rebuild time, I decided that both LB and I were ready to head out on our “next adventure.” In October of 2014, I untied LB and pointed her bow south toward Florida. Unfortunately, the only thing that had not been extensively checked was the transmission, and it gave out at the Francis Scott Key Bridge. I limped into the boat’s old home, Oak Harbor Marina, and learned that the transmission needed a major overhaul. After 5 weeks and several thousand dollars, LB and I decided to head south again, so 1 week before Thanksgiving we left in what would become the first of four nor’easters before reaching Norfolk, VA. The Westerbeke diesel easily pushes LB at 7+ knots hour after hour and burns less than 3 quarts of fuel an hour.
In our adventure to Florida, “Little Boat” proved herself far more seaworthy than her captain. On the very first day out, we found the Chesapeake had been whipped into a dangerous waterway. The wind was at our back and the waves were running 3 to 4 feet. It was 25° and raining, and the wind was at about 20 knots; almost every wave cycle would raise LB off the top of a wave and she would crash into the next wave and almost bury the anchors. This went on for hours until we were finally forced to seek protection and drop anchor. There were so many times in that winter travel down the ICW that this amazing, powerful “Little Boat” proved herself to be my protector and refuge in time of trouble.
I am confident that the next owner will see the beauty and the strength of this boat. The hull is solid fiberglass of 1/2- to 5/8-inch thickness and the cabin top is strong enough to withstand any boarding waves.
My intent was to cruise “Little Boat” in the Caribbean, but plans change and so do we. Be safe and enjoy your “next adventure.”
Water: Standard 60 gals in the Bow, added 24 gals in the stern. Both Plastic
Holding: New 24 gal. Ronco Plastic tank
Diesel: 37 gal. Alum. Fuel and Tank were 'scrubbed' in 2013
Water Heater: New 14 gal. Electric/Engine
Engine: Westerbeke 30 hp, 4 cylinder Diesel - Hours 1,780
Transmission: Total Rebuilt 2014 - Paragon V Drive
Prop: 2 Blade Bronze
Outboard Engine Hoist on Stern
Heat & A/C: Mermaid 16,000 BTU, new 2013
Electrical: all new using Marine Grade Parts
Shore Power: (2) 30 amp Circuits (1) Heat/AC (1) House
Panels: (3) Blue Seas, breakers with lights
VHF: New Standard Horizon w/Remote MIC at Helm
Handheld VHF: Lowrance with GPS linked to Standard Horizon
Battery Charger: Xantrex 40 amp. w/ LinkLite
New Shower Pump
New Anchor Wash System
Refrigeration: Adler Barbour Air-Cooled 2014
New Force10 Two Burner Stove
New Deck Hardware: for single handing - Garhauer 2014
New Traveler Bridge by Garhauer 2014
New US Stainless Steel Life Lines and Fittings 2014
New US Stainless Steel Standing Rigging and Fittings 2018
New Running Rigging made by West Marine Rigging Loft 2018
New LED Navigation lights on Mast 2018
New Sunbrella Dodger, Bimini and Connector and S.S. Frames 2014
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 10200 lbs
Total Power: 30 HP
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1978
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 30 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Plastic (70 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (40 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (50 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Boat Interior was 70% Removed & Rebuilt for Cruising W/ Inline Galley, U-Shaped Salon, new Quarter Berth Storage
Refrigeration - Adler Barbor Cold MachineGalley w/ Force 10 2 Burner Propane Stove
Refrigerator/Freeze - 7 cu. Ft. with 4" insulation
Heat & A/C - Mermaid 16,500 btu
Holding Tank - 24 gal - Ronco 1/4" Plastic
Additional Water Tank - 24 gal - Ronco 1/4" Plastic
Water System - 1/2" Tubing with Press Lock Fittings
Water Heater - 11 gal Seaward - 110 volt, 15 amp.AC Electric Panels - Blue Seas -(1) 3 Breaker, (1) 7 Breaker
DC Electric Panels - Blue Seas - (1) 6 breaker, (1) 16 Breaker
12 volt and 110 volt Wiring - Ancor Tinned Copper
All Electrical Connectors - Ancor Heat Shrink w/pasteHull, Lockers, Cabin Insulation - 1" Dow Tuff-R & Low-E
Diesel Fuel Lines - Trident 1/4"Fuel Filter - Racor 200 Series, Filters R20S
Engine has New Belts, Hoses and Impellers
Rebuilt Head including New Sink, Lining and Light
Galley Cabinets with Formica Almond 920-58 matte
Galley Countertop with Formica Blackstone 271-90 Gloss
Cabin Headliner - Formica Bright White W/ Wood Battens Mahogany Combing in Cockpit
Mahogany Seahood at Companionway
Traveler w/Bridge & Hardware - Garhauer Deck Mounted Sailing Rigging - Garhauer
All Lines are Lead to the Cockpit
Main Winches -Lewmar EVO #40 Self-tailing
Navigational Lights - Aqua Signal
Batteries - (4) Trojan 6 volt - with 940 Amp Hours
New House Battery Cables - Marine Grade 1/0
Two 30 Amp. Shore Power Connections and Panels
Battery Charger - Xentrex True Charge 2 - 40 amp.Battery Monitoring System - Xentrex E-Meter
Starter Battery and Cables - Series 27, 1,100 Cranking Amps
Dodger, Bimini and Connector - S.S. Tube Fram, Tan Bark Sunbrella Linen and Isinglass
Diesel Tank Fuel Float and Gauge
Propane Hose with New Solenoid and Controller with Light
Bilge Pump - Rule RUL=RM200 - 2,000 gph
Bilge Blower - Rule 4" Shower Pump - Whale Gulperc220
Microwave - Dandy 1,000 WattGalley Sink & Faucet
VHF Radio with Cockpit Remote - Standard Horizon Ram 3
Garman Chart Plotter - GPSMAP 740s with Depth Sonar
Weems & Plath Compass, professionally restored
Lowrance Handheld VHF with GPS and Distress
AM/FM CD Radio
Interior Teak Refinished
Faucet/Shower in HeadHead Relined with White Formica Bright White - matte
All Hardware Fastener Holes - Drilled, Epoxied, RedrilledAll Hardware and Stanchions Re-bedded
Complete Rebuild of the Paragon V-Drive Transmission
Bottom was Barrier Coated and Painted.
LED Cabin and V-Berth Lights (8 total)
Rebuilt Anchor Locker to be a Dry Locker with Drain
Double S. S. Bow Roller - Garhauer
CQR 45# Anchor w/ 35 feet of chain and 300 feet of rode
Danforth Anchor w/ 20 feet of Chain and 200 feet of Rode
Shower Drain, Hose and PumpS.S. Haus Pipe and Anchor Cleats
Washdown Pump - Jabsco PAR-Max 4.0Cockpit Shower
Lazarette Hatch in Cockpit
American Stainless Lifelines and Fittings
Vented Lockers in V-Berth
New Standing Rigging - Max Sales, Ft. Pierce, FL
New Running Rigging - West Marine Rigging Loft
New Sleaves at Head of Mast
Navigational Lights and Wiring on Mast
Raymarine i60 Wind Speed and Direction Instrument
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