Cal 2-46: A Venerable Lapworth Design Brought Up to Date

One man's dreamboat is a 70s-era classic that's been brought up to date as a liveaboard.


What kind of blue-water cruising sailboat should you consider when your thoughts turn offshore? We posed that question to Practical Sailor readers, and Puget Sound sailor Nelson Reynolds responded with an enthusiastic thumbs up for the Cal 2-46.

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Nelson Reynolds
An avid sailor for more than 50 years, Nelson learned to sail a pram as a child and immediately fell in love, a passion he shared with his father. Since then, Nelson has sailed many boats, including a J/24 he campaigned on the Texas Circuit and a Laser in regional regattas. Recently, he acquired a Hunter 28.5 and now also owns his live-aboard Cal 2-46. In the course of purchasing the Cal he ‘discovered’ cruising the Pacific Northwest.