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This is the online home of Gangfurd (photos below), an original 1965 Cal 28 raised deck sailboat, hull number 82.  Her former name was Pirate.  While this site is dedicated to the original California 28, popularly known as the Cal 28, designed by Bill Lapworth, it is also a celebration of all Cal Boats (click link to see them all).  Scroll down the page for links to all Cal Boat models.  Cal 28s were originally manufactured by Jack Jensen at his Jensen Marine Corporation.  Jenson Marine was famous for its Cal brand boats. The company’s boats in 1965 were: The Cal 20, Cal 25, Cal 28, Cal 34, Cal 36 and, of course, the Cal 40—literally a hall of fame lineup. With her fin keel, spade rudder and lightweight, the Cal 28 was the proto-type for the the radical rudder and fin keel on her larger American Sailboat Hall of Fame sister, the Cal 40.  The Cal 28 was the first Lapworth design to incorporate the spade rudder. The Cal 28 took on and beat all comers when she was introduced. See original sales advertisement. The Cal 28 once completely dominated the racing world. Here are the Cal 28 original specifications. See just the specifications here.
"We did that on the 28.  We wanted to do it before we went ahead and put the tooling into the 40-footer," according to Bill Lapworth.

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The Cal 28 is a true classic racer/cruiser.  The choice of true sailors and collectors who can't afford a Cal 40, the Cal 28 is fairly rare in captivity.   If you owned, or are the current owner of a Cal 28, we would love to hear from you.  We would also like to receive any photos you have of a Cal 28, including any original documentation that came with the boat when purchased new.  The original raised deck Cals were the Cal 20, the Cal 2-24, the Cal 25, and the Cal 28.  Apparently, there was also a single Cal 40 raised deck made, the famous White Squall.  Cal Boat owners and others are invited to submit log entries about Cal Boats to our Sailing Log. See Cal Boat brochures and manuals here.

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