The Boat

Sol purpose is a 1994 Caliber 40 hull number #66.  She was purchased in August 2010 in Beaufort, North Carolina and sailed to Kemah, Texas in 16 days.  She is a cutter rigged sloop with a removable inner forestay.

The George and Michael McCreary designed Caliber 40 entered the cruising boat scene in 1991 from their plant in Clearwater, Florida.  It was the next incarnation of their 38 with extended stern and swim platform.

The boats specifications are:

LOA 40’11”
LWL 32’6”
Beam 12’8”
Draft 5’1”
Clearance 57′
Displ. 21,600 lbs.
Ballast 9,500 lbs.
SA 739 sq.ft.
D/L 281
SA/D 15.25
B/D 44%
Water 156 gals.
Fuel 60 gals.
Est. range 420 N.M.

The main equipment list is:

Yanmar 4JH2E
cylinders: 4
Power: 50HP
Displacement: 1.8L
Aerostream self feathering propeller

House bank: Lifeline (4 x GPL-4CTs) 440AH
Starter: Lifeline (GPL-3100T) 100AH
Solar: 2 x 135 watt Kyocera panels with Blue Sky 2512 controller
Wind Generator:  DuoGen 3 by Eclectic Energy
Alternator: Balmar 60 series 100A with ARS-5 regulator
Inverter/Charger: 2000W Xantrex Freedom 20

2-burner propane stove with oven
11 cu.ft. refrigerator/freezer
double deep sink with foot pumps for salt water

Full Garmin installation including:
GPSMAP6212 chartplotter
GMR18HD radar
GHP12 autopilot system
GMI10 instrument
Handheld GPS: Garmin GPS72
iNavX for iPhone

VHF160 floating handheld VHF


2 thoughts on “The Boat

  1. Erin

    You mentioned that you replaced all the rigging on Sol Purpose when you got her, did you replace the gooseneck bracket and boom arm bracket as well?Just curious as I have a boat project myself and I need to replace the gooseneck bracket but having a hard time sourcing one in UK or Ireland. I noticed that your boom arm bracket is identical to mine so I am assuming like my boat that the gooseneck bracket is identical too.


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