The Boat

We bought S/V RisiĀ one rainy evening in November of 2014 from a fella off Craigslist. She is a 1977 Cal 2-27.

Ryan and Kiki watching the sunset -- taken April 2015

Taken December 2014

She’s habitable already, but has some important projects before two people live aboard full time with a cat.

Here are all the specifications you could ever want and a few reviews of the Cal 2-27:

Boats were built differently before space age technology became a common ingredient of yacht design. Family and comfort were as important as safety and all-around performance. This is evident with the Cal 2-27, which offers more than 6 feet of standing headroom, a real head, and cozy accommodations – all in a little 27-footer. [link]

The interior offers lots of wood, four generously sized berths and a compact gallery that is integrated with the steps of the companionway, while the top-loading icebox is in the port corner of the galley counter. [link]

The only wrinkle is that the head is part of the forward cabin, so there are some complaints about lack of privacy. [link]

…We’re married, we gave up the idea of bathroom privacy long ago.

 

Tour

These photos were takenĀ the day after purchasing Risi.