My CAL 21 at the beach
One of the nice thing about the CAL 21 is that you often get by without a dinghy. With the swing keel up, and the rudder pulled up as shown below (last photo), she floats in less than a foot of water.
I leaned the shank of my danforth against the hull in order to show how shallow the water is.
Both boat and shoes afloat. Now, where the heck is the captain?
Oh no, not another beach photo! Yawn!
When approaching shallow water, I lift up the rudder and secure it by placing the rudder bottom gudgeon over the transom top pintle. In fairly calm weather, this also enables some degree of maneuverability.
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Last updated: Wednesday April 07, 2010