Calou's Blog

Cruising with the crew of CALOU on the Baja Ha-ha and Pacific Puddle Jump

Haulout, heater, windlass, SOS Rudder

05 October 2006 | Sausalito
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.
Vessel Name: Calou
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
Hailing Port: The Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Crew: Bruce, Pascale, Antoine
Extra: Sailing on the 20th Annual Baja Ha-ha, departing mid October 2013 from Tiburon, and continuing to cruise Mexico. This will be our 3rd Haha. In 2011 we sailed the Puddle Jump from Mexico to French Polynesia, then up to Hawaii and back to San Francisco.
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