46 CAL 2-46 1973




My wife and I decided after spending years of owning boats and wanting a perfect vessel to go cruising, and viewing and chartering multiple boats in the 40 to 50 foot range, that the Cal-46 was the perfect boat for us. We looked at several, even flew to Hawaii to inspect one. We found her in San Diego with most everything we were looking for in a cruising boat: two separate cabins with their own lockers and heads. A large main salon with a dinette that seats 6, raised above the cabin sole the 9 large windows are at eye level. A hard bottom dingy with a large outboard on davits was a must after our previous experience cruising Baja. We bought her in La Paz after the owner had died in the US, we sailed her up to San Carlos for insurance reasons, and then trucked her back to San Diego in October 1999. We had her completely repainted the Shelter Island Boatyard with imron, and installed a new IMax Prop.

We never intented to sell her but times and physical conditions change, she is ready to take good care of a new owner, we are even including the many of the tools, spare parts and the books, all you need is your clothes and bedding to go anywhere in the world on this great vessel. Our blog is ironrosetravels.blogspot.com


Iron Rose, Cal 2-46, sail number 36

Hull laid in October 1973

Sloop rigged with removable inner forestay for staysail

Haren roller furling on Main and Genoa

Sail inventory

Mainsail by North Sails

Spare Main

135% Genoa by North

155% Genoa

Twin Jib designed to fit in slot for roller furling

Gennaker by North in sock 1.5 ounce

Spinnaker recut as a Gennaker in sock 1 ounce

Staysail by North 14 ounces for inner forestay

Engine: Perkins 4-236 overhauled in 2007, 1000 hours

Panda 6500 watt generator with remote controls

Outback 2000 watt inverter with 100 amp charger and remote controls

Spectra Malibu watermaker 150 gallons per day

Teak and Holly sole throughout salon and fore and aft cabin

Dual Racor filters with vacuum gsaupe

Separate Racor for Panda

7 Group 31 AGM batteries for house bank

Optima engine start battery

Optima battery for Panda

20 amp charger for Panda battery

New 11 gallon hot water heater

Captain Frost 12 Volt direct drive water cooled refrigerator and freezer

Separate freezer compartment

Three burner stove with oven

Built in microwave

Remote sniffer and solenoid for stove propane

Magma gas grill with separate propane tank

Solar rack with 360 wats of solar

Furono CRT radar mast mounted

Kenwood 550 Ham radio with SGC antenna coupler and insulated back stay copper grounding plate

Comnav 1001 auto pilot with benmar motor

Raymarine tridata, speed, depth and log

Raymarine wind speed and direction

Alpenglow lights throughout, with red hi/low led displays in heads and cabins and salon

Dynex television with dvd player

Harken roller furling on Main and jib

All control lines led aft

Hard Aluminum dodger

Bimini attached to Dodger which can be fully enclosed with either canvas and Plexiglas windows or no seeum screens

Stainless steel davits and hard rail all around

Weems & Plath Ships clock and Barometer in Salon tidal clock in companionway

Cockpit cushions

Additional teak book liquor and magazine shelfs and wine glass holder

Max prop folding prop (worth 1 knot under sail)

Teak chairs and cocktail table on poop deck aft of cockpit

Windows replaced in 2004 with 1/4 inch glass, covered by 3/4 inch lexan storm windows

Andersen 2 speed self tailing primary winches

2 speed halyard winches on mast

U shaped raised dinette with additional storage below and behind

Awning over boom to solar rack for additional shade at anchor

Chaps on dingy

Full cover for dingy

Custom seat with storage for dingy

Manuals for all electronics, furling, outboard, ham set, auto pilot, alternator and regulator shop manuals for Perkins and transmission

Manual for watermaker and refrigeration

Original Owners Manual and Cal 46 association minutes and manual

Mast wrapped in wood veneer in salon

Custom storage steps in salon

Lots of miscellaneous pumps, parts, gaskets and tools in engine room

250 gallons of stainless steel water tanks

175 gallons of aluminum fuel tanks with gauges in cockpit

Water fixed (UV light and 5 micron and 20 micron filters) in engine room plumbed to allow watermaker and tanks to run through

Vacuflush heads with 35 gallon holding tank and overboard discharge with y valve

Spare parts for vacuflush heads and manuals

New digital water temperature gauge

Library of manuals for boat owners and cruisers

Brass hurricane lamp in salon

Magnetic knife rack

Spice rack

Shower sump in aft head

Non skid plates, cups and glasses

Assorted 110 power tools, sander, drill, sabre saw

Custom interior and exterior window coverings allow privacy but can see out

8 opening ports with screens

Mast pulpits with belaying pin storage for lines

Running backstays for staysail and inner forestay

Custom bag for staysail to rig as storm sail

Custom bag for gennakers to attach to jack lines on bow