New Boat, New Adventures
06 September 2008 | Tiburon, CA
We're planning another sail to Mexico this October. As of July 2008, we have purchased another boat, a Jeanneau 47 that we have christened "Calou".
Bruce is outfitting the boat with the necessary cruising gear. Last week a Spectra watermaker was installed, as well as our Icom 802 SSB radio. Yesterday the installation of new instruments (radar/chartplotter, wind, speed and depth) were installed at the helm.
New refrigeration is going in; this will be a Frigoboat keel cooling system.
Other projects in the to-do list include installation of solar panels and a motor crane, and replacing the Xantrex 5200 inverter with another one that is more efficient. (Can you believe, the Xantrex 5200 draws 7 DC amps from the battery when there's no AC load?!)
Also, we're putting all new standing rigging, servicing the winches, and possibly adding two new winches to the cockpit.
Stay tuned here, as we will begin posting about the boat preparations until our departure scheduled roughly October 10.