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:
Displ. 21,600 lbs.
Ballast 9,500 lbs.
SA 739 sq.ft.
Water 156 gals.
Fuel 60 gals.
Est. range 420 N.M.
The main equipment list is:
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: work in progress
Alternator: Balmar 60 series 100A with ARS-5 regulator
Inverter/Charger: 2000W Xantrex Freedom 20
Universal Shore Power Converter: work in progress
2-burner propane stove with oven
11 cu.ft. refrigerator/freezer
double deep sink with foot pumps for salt water
Full Garmin installation including:
GHP12 autopilot system
Handheld GPS: Garmin GPS72
iNavX for iPhone
SSB: ICOM M802
VHF: ICOM IC-M422
VHF160 floating handheld VHF