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Documenting the Full Restoration of a Cal 40

The boat yard has always been a place where sailors with a dream have started on projects to fulfill their dream. Fred Cook is one of those sailors, and the complete restoration of a Cal 40 is his latest dream project.

Fred is no newcomer to the marine industry, and to boat restoration. As president of Schaefer Marine, he oversees operation of one of the most trusted names in marine hardware. But this is a personal project for Fred, his seventh restoration, and one of his most ambitious.

Fortunately for the sailing community, Fred is doing a fantastic job of documenting the progress of the restoration with videos in several episodes posted on YouTube, and embedded on this page.

The videos

Segment 1: Who can resist a FREE Cal 40?

Segment 2: Initial Assessment

Segment 3: Review of the sails that came with the boat

Segment 4: What the marine survey uncovered

Segment 5: What mast should we consider?

Segment 6: Naval Architect - New plans for an old boat

Segment 7: Upside Down Boat!