Started out this morning unstepping the mast of Calou, and hauling her out at Anderson's. We are pullling the mast to have access to the keel bolts, so they can be tightened.
Out of the water, a close inspection of Calou's hull showed she is in excellent shape, no blisters, and the bottom paint holding up fine since she was painted a year ago.
Calou will get a new prop shaft, a dripless shaft seal, a new cutlass bearing, and a new prop.
After some initial trouble, we got the Lewmar Pro 1000 windlass
, which arrived today.
the new prop should've arrived today, but didn't. I won't start worrying until tomorrow.
I took the mains'l and genoa to Quantum Sails
to be serviced, and am adding a deep third reef to the mains'l, so if we get some heavy weather, we can handle it.
I picked up the new SOS Emergency Rudder
. This thing is a beautiful work of art, so finely designed and finished, it's a shame to bury it in a locker. This is probably the most important piece of safety equipment on board.
To top it off, we went to the Baja Ha-ha (Shouldn't they spell it Baja Ja-ja??) Crew party at Encinal YC. Met lots of sailors and cruisers there. Looks like a fun bunch. Crew members John and Deege joined us.