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Twisted Journey
Cal 2-46
$160,000 USD
46ft in

The Cal 2-46 followed in the wake of the venerable Cal 40, a boat that revolutionized the design of racer/cruisers. Bill Lapworth, designer of the Cal 40, conceived of the Cal 2-46 as a comfortable cruiser and load carrier with moderate draft and a good turn of speed. Easily handled by a couple, many 2-46s have sailed far and wide. Under a previous owner, Twisted Journey sailed to New Zealand.

Twisted Journey has been extensively refit by her knowledgeable owner since 2008. Upgrades include a new Perkins diesel engine, new mast, standing rigging, chainplates, furler and sails, full rewire and new electrical panels, updated inverter/charger, sailing instruments and electronics, replumbed fresh water system, hydronic cabin heater, upholstery, thru hulls, arch and davits. The list goes on. Nearly every system has been replaced and all work has been done with an eye towards reliability and ease of maintenance.

Name of vessel Twisted Journey
Model Cal 2-46
Year 1976
Builder Cal Jensen
Designer William Lapworth
Price $160,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 46
Beam (feet) 11.5
Draft (feet) 5
Displacement (pounds) 30000
Ballast (pounds) 8000
Engine model Perkins M92B
Engine horsepower 85
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 300
Water tank capacity (gallons) 300
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40

Interior Accommodations

The accommodations aboard Twisted Journey are directed toward comfort, whether crossing an ocean or exploring inside waters. Her interior is finished with off-white laminate bulkheads and teak trim and cabinetry. Two staterooms will easily accommodate friends and family. The raised deck house provides excellent visibility and her load carrying capacity and tankage are suitable for long distance cruising. Hatches and opening ports deliver good ventilation and her Webasto hydronic diesel heater warms the crew.

Starting forward is the guest stateroom. The cabin is configured with a v-berth and additional berth above to port. There are four drawers below the berth, a shelf to starboardand a bureau with four drawers aft. A large hanging locker is aft of the bureau. There are reading lights above both bunks, two Caframo fans and overhead lights in the cabin top. Access to the chain locker is forward of the berth.

The forward head is opposite the hanging locker to starboard. A stainless steel sink is set in a vanity with locker below. Forward of the vanity is the head and a large sliding door cabinet is outboard of the sink and head.

Two steps lead up to the pilothouse. Nine large windows create a bright space and provide excellent visibility. Forward and to port is the nav station with radar/chartplotter, sailing instruments, autopilot control, stereo, VHF and AIS display. Aft of the nav station is a U-shaped dinette with a folding table. A ottoman slides into place to provide seating at the starboard side of the table. Along the starboard side of the salon there is a shelf with storage below. Cabinet faces are fitted with back lit stained glass.

The galley is located two steps down from the pilothouse in the passageway to the aft stateroom. There is ample counter space both inboard and outboard. A deep two bin stainless sink is set in the inboard counter. Sliding door lockers with shelves above provide good storage for dishes and other items. There are drawers and a trash bin located below in addition to access to the engine compartment. At the outboard counter, there is a deep top loading refrigeration compartment (currently non functional) and the Force 10 three burner stove and oven. Outboard there is additional storage in sliding lockers. A front loading fridge with freezer is located just forward of the galley.

The aft stateroom provides truly comfortable and spacious quarters. A double berth is to port with six drawers under and a straight settee is to starboard. There is a hanging locker at the forward end of the settee. Five opening ports and a large hatch provide excellent ventilation and light. Bulkhead, reading and overhead lights are well placed and there are two 12v fans.

The ensuite head is forward and to port of the berth with Jabsco manual toilet, stainless steel sink set into a vanity with locker below, and large outboard cabinet with teak doors. The shower is integral to the space.

Cushions recovered (2022)

Three burner Force 10 propane stove/oven

(2) horizontal propane tanks

Summit front loading refrigerator (110v AC)

Rival microwave oven

Large half model mounted on teak with plaques for every owner since new


Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine C120W radar/chartplotter at saloon

Raymarine C90 radar/chartplotter at cockpit

Raymarine radar antenna with gimballed mount

(2) Raymarine ST70 speed, wind and depth displays at cockpit

(2) Raymarine ST70 speed, wind and depth displays at saloon

(1) Raymarine ST70 speed, wind and depth displays at aft stateroom

Vesper Watchmate AIS display at cockpit

Vesper Watchmate AIS display at saloon

Interphase Forward Looking Sonar display at cockpit

Ritchie binnacle compass

Raymarine 6002 autopilot control head driving Robertson HLD2000L hydraulic drive (drive non functional)

Raymarine ST70 autopilot control head driving Raymarine Type II rotary drive

Steering cables replaced in 2009, with a spare set aboard

Icom ICM604 VHF radio at saloon with loud hailer and Commandmic II remote mics in cockpit and aft stateroom

Icom handheld VHF radio

Kahlenberg compressed air dual trumpet air horn with auto fog signals

Electric horn on mast

Fusion stereo with 3 zones (saloon, master and cockpit) with iPod dock and Bluetooth capability

Tri lens radar reflector


Electrical Systems

Twisted Journey has been fully rewired including new main electrical panels.

120v AC and 12v DC electrical systems

Smartplug 50 amp 240 volt shore power inlet (vessel power is all 120v with two 50 amp circuits)

Custom AC/DC electrical distribution panel with digital ammeters and voltmeters, fire and bilge alarms and bilge pump counters

Pro Mariner Prosafe FS60 galvanic isolator

(2) Xantrex Link Pro battery monitors for house bank and start bank

Magna Sine pure sine wave inverter/battery charger with remote control panel at main electrical panel

Pro Mariner Protech 1240i Plus battery charger for engine start bank

(12) 6 volt AGM house batteries (1120 amp hours)

(2) 6 volt AGM start batteries


Mechanical Systems

Twisted Journey’s layout features a true workshop and mechanical space that is accessed via the aft head. There is standing headroom, plus a opening hatch to the cockpit, a opening port and powered extraction fan. A workbench is located along the port side with a vise, toolbox and storage cabinets above and below. There is easy access to the fuel filters and manifolds. The port side of the engine is fully exposed from the workshop for easy maintenance. The entire space is insulated.


Perkins M92B naturally aspirated 4 cylinder diesel engine (2010)

Perkins engine control panel with tach, temperature, oil pressure and voltmeter gauges, remote start in engine room

Velvet Drive AS71C direct drive transmission

Manual oil change pump

(2) Balmar Series 94 210 amp high output alternators

Balmar MC-612 Dual external alternator regulator

Spare alternator

Dual Racor 75500Max primary fuel filters with vacuum gauge

Lift pump for fuel system can be used to polish fuel, bleed fuel to furnace or filters

Fireboy automatic fire suppression system in engine room with fan and engine shut offs, and remote override in cockpit

Shop vac in engine room

Extraction fan in engine room

Thermostatically controlled engine compartment (alternator) extraction fan

Sig Marine solid fuel cabin heater

Webasto 2010 (converted to 2015 by Sure Marine) 50,000 btu diesel hydronic cabin heater with separate zones for master cabin, saloon, forward cabin, and cockpit

Racor 120R primary fuel filter with vacuum gauge for Webasto heater

Sig Marine solid fuel bulkhead mounted heater

Fresh water plumbing completely replaced with Pex

GE Smartwater fresh water filter

Quick water heater (2020) – heated by 120v AC, engine or Webasto heater

(2) Jabsco heads, all hoses recently replaced

Forward head feeds to holding tank

Aft head fees to Lectra San waste treatment system

All below waterline through hulls recently replaced in bronze, with new bronze valves

(1) electric bilge pump for aft bilge

(2) electric bilge pumps for forward bilge

Whale Gusher Titan manual bilge pump

Each bilge pump is linked to a alarm and a run time counter. The pumps are mounted on platforms so they can be easily removed for maintenance. The shower drain pump may also be switched to be used to pump the forward and aft bilge compartments


Deck and Hull

Designed by Bill Lapworth and built by the Jensen Marine in Costa Mesa California, the Cal 2-46 according to an early brochure was engineered for “maximum impact strength” utilizing heavy fiberglass laminate and foam core in the hull which provides excellent insulation. The deck is cored with plywood and Low E Class A White insulation has been added in the saloon overhead. The keel is integral to the hull with encapsulated ballast. The large spade rudder gives excellent control of the vessel when underway. With slight overhangs, spoon bow and transom with moderate reverse sheer, the hull design is nicely proportioned. The large deck house begins just forward of the mast and steps down to a center cockpit and aft trunk cabin. The cockpit is protected by a hard dodger that is strong enough to stand on. There are two opening windows in the hard dodger and it is fitted with lights in the overhead. The chartplotter is mounted on a arm that allows it to be viewed from various watch positions. Autopilot controls, sailing instruments, chartplotter, AIS and forward looking sonar displays are all accessible from the protection of the dodger. There is storage in the cockpit coamings and in a large locker at the stern. A custom arch and swimstep have been designed and installed to make the best use of the space at the stern. The arch features dinghy davits, outboard motor lift, antenna and wind generator mounts and paddleboard racks. A dive ladder fits into a bracket on the swimstep.


44lb Bruce anchor with 400’ 3/8 chain

Lofrans horizontal windlass with rope drum and chain gypsy, up foot button

Stainless arch and davit system

Swimstep with dive ladder

Stainless stanchions with double lifelines and gates to port and starboard

Dyneema lifelines

Hard dodger with opening windows, gutters and handrails

Paddle board storage

Lewmar Ocean Series Hatches (2011

(6) stainless steel mooring cleats with bronze chocks in toe rail

Teak cockpit table



Sails and Rigging

Twisted Journey’s mast and boom, standing rigging, chainplates and working sails were replaced in 2011. In the refit, three feet was added to the height of the mast.

Ballenger Spar Systems single spreader aluminum mast and boom (2011)

1×19 wire standing rigging with Hayn Hi Mod mechanical fittings (2011)

Folding steps on mast from deck to spreaders

Strong Track low friction mainsail track

Storm trysail track

Forespar rigid boom vang

Lazy jacks for mainsail

Schaefer headsail furler

Spinnaker pole

(2) spinnaker halyards

(2) jib halyards

(1) topping lift

(1) solent halyard

(2) mainsail halyards

Harken traveler and 4:1 mainsheet

Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails dacron mainsail (2012)

Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails dacron genoa (2012)


Spinnaker with dousing sock

(2) Lewmar 40ST winches on mast

(2) Lewmar 55ST primary winches

(2) Lewmar 46ST secondary winches

(1) Lewmar 40ST mainsheet winch

(1) Lewmar 40ST winch below dodger


Miscellaneous and Safety

West Marine RIB dinghy and 8hp Honda 4-stroke outboard

Lifesling MOB recovery device

ACR Globalfix EPIRB (battery expires 10/2025)

RIB dinghy and outboard

Paddle board

Fish cleaning station/prep table

Magma propane BBQ

Hot/cold deck shower




Projector and screen

DVD player

73lb Ronca anchor

30 amp to 50 amp shore power adapter

Blanket on aft cabin berth



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