Quiet motoring and sailing on the Bay or in the river.
This CAL Sailboat is rigged for solo sailing. It's small enough to handle by yourself and large enough to enjoy with a few friends. The electric motor makes it quiet enough to hold a conversation. Moored just an hour from the Chesapeake, or from lunch at Yorktown or Gloucester, it's great for a day - or several days on the water.
Anne’s Cal 2-29, “4 Degrees” was just as we had hoped. She is seaworthy, easy to handle and sailed well to all points of sail. The weather was sunny and clear with steady 5 to 10 knot ENE winds and 1’ seas. I was introducing my lady to sailing so I ran on just the Genoa. She sailed very nicely on the jenny alone close-hauled and heeling about 10 to 15 degrees. She has an electric motor instead of a diesel which was a very pleasant experience! VERY Quiet, responsive and more than enough power for docking and getting underway. Everything was as represented in the ad and all equipment worked as expected.
Anne was very nice. I would not rent this boat again unless the following problems were addressed: #1 Electric motor has very limited capacity/range. We had to be towed in at the end of the day because both electric batteries failed after 5 minutes use each. We turned the motor off as soon as we got out of the marina in the morning and did not use it the rest of the day. We had specifically asked about its range before renting the boat. TowBoatUS captain that towed us stated that he had towed this boat multiple times before. #2 Mainsail unreasonably difficult to raise. #3 Knotmeter broken. #4 Head smelled bad. Other than that, 4 Degrees is a sweet boat and we enjoyed our day on the Chesapeake, just not the long tow at the end.