KATIE & JESSIE

aboard lovely Louise…

Louise

Name: LOUISE

Make: 1979 CAL 2-27

Designer: Bill Lapworth

Rig: Masthead Sloop

Length: 26.58′

Beam: 9.25′

Draft: 4.25′

Engine: Universal, Diesel 11hp

Sleeps 4 uncomfortably, 2, a dog, and possibly a kitten – just lovely.

“The Cal 2-27 is a reliable day or weekend cruiser. Best suited for winds in the low to mid-teens, the Cal 2-27 won’t dazzle with record speeds but offers enjoyable cruising with the comfort of the good old days. She prefers flat water, but will put up with ocean swells to. This boat has a unique charm; it’s weakness can be corrected with reasonable financial effort.”

INTERIOR: The interior is sided with teak, four generously sized berths, a small galley and a head. We have a two burner alcohol stove, a grill to go on the stern pulpit, ice box, and room to store food. Two sinks (1 in the galley, 1 in the head) are connected to one 18 gallon water tank. The head is connected to a 5 gallon bladder, which we must pump out along the way. We decided to save the original plaid 1979 cushions. After taking them to get deep cleaned, the old school pattern looks good as new.

This is what Louise looked like before we moved onto her full time. Clean. Cute. Today, It looks a little different inside and out after living aboard full time.

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22 thoughts on “Louise

  1. hey, you should give proper credit to the yard in Chicago. That would be Crowley’s Yacht Yard..after all it was Grant Crowley himself who suggested that your dad’s get the Cal 2-27 for your great adventure ;)

  2. Hi! Looks like a great adventure! I came across your sire while looking for information and specs on the Cal 2-27 …considering it as an option to live on with my girlfriend. I can’t find the length of the cockpit seating – any chance you could send that dimension my way? Hoping for at least 6′ so I can sleep comfortably out there when the weather welcomes (or demands) it. Thanks!

    • Hello! This boat has done wonders. It is fun to live on. Both of us somehow sleep up in the v-berth. I just measured and the v-berth is 6 feet long, while the port side cockpit berth is 6 feet, 4 inches. You should be nice a cozy.

      • Thanks for the info! Unfortunately I wasn’t clear enough on my question …I meant the cockpit seating outside :-) I’d like to know I can sleep under the stars or at least recline fully on the cockpit benches while enjoying the weather.

  3. as you travel please tell people aboart boats for people….Our group is about helping people that want to enjoy a boat get a chance to….and at the same time raise monies to help those that need to move out of conflicted areas to safer places…In the America’s…We are sailors that are also humanitarians..that are getting great at fund raising for good causes..we attracting others that have great hearts and minds to make the America’s even better and safer also…We work with agencies that find missing children such as Polly Klaus… We are just getting started…
    Merry Christmas from Northport
    Randall Mc Caleb and the Fresh Wind Friends

    anyone can call 310 579 7146

  4. Have you gotten around to adding solar pannels or a wind generator? I’m just figuring that out myself.

  5. Had a great day at Klub Cay today with you guys, need an email address to send the pictures I took of you guys. Wish you the best, Thanks

  6. I have been looking to buy a 1975 2-27 and love what you two are doing! A small question for you: In the specs above it says there is a separate water tanks, one for galley and one for sink in head. Where is the one for sink in the head?

    • Hello! Ours is a 1979, and we have only one water tank actually that feeds both the sink in the galley, and the sink in the head. It’s a 20 gallon tank and is located underneath the v-berth.

      • Ah, same as the one went ahead and bought last weekend! Glad to hear you survived the crossing but sorry to hear about the injuries!

      • Hey,

        Just bought my 2nd Cal 227 – 1979..plenty of room for just me…thanks for the info
        on the water tank, kind of suspected it was in the v-berth…which of course is Full!

        Best wishes,

        Mack on “Sabbatical”

  7. When were U in Ft. Myers Beach? I dock my Watkins 27 near the Matanzas Pass Bridge & sail the local waters.

  8. hi my husband and I have the Cal 227 we live in Pompano Beach Fl. we love racing and cruising. if you are nearby we would love to visit with you!

  9. I grew up sailing a cal 2-27. My Dad used to sell Cal boats when I was a kid(many moons ago).
    I currently have a 2-29 on the chesapeake bay. they are great boats. have fun, be safe. good luck in your travels.

  10. Hello I’m new in these matters. I’m contemplating making an offer to purchase.Cal227 . I saw that the inside has to do everything. On the other hand, I ask you How hard is transport the Call 227 on a sailboat trailer? To Enter and out of the water? Is it necessary to always use crane?

    Thanks a lot,
    Henry
    from PR

  11. Good web site you have here.. It’s difficult to find excellent writing like yours nowadays.
    I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  12. Enjoyed looking at your adventure! Thanks for sharing Linda

  13. You’re living my dream!! I sail at lake Lanier, here in GA, but the ocean has been calling me for a while now… Going to sail up the coast one day, and around the Statue of Liberty… Hope to see you guys out there! MRC.

  14. Greetings from America I just googled myself and somehow your pictures were at the page along with many other people I do not know ….I am writing cause I do know you girls at least a little bit..hope life is treating you very well….and this summer rocks big time for you both…

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