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Code Blue the Boat

This is our home away from home – as we cruise the Pacific Northwest

Code Blue is a Caliber 40 LRC  (Long Range Cruiser)

Length on deck 39′ 1″
Length of Water Line  32′ 6″
Beam 12′ 8″
Draft  5′ 1″
Displacement 21,600 #
Ballast 9,500 #
Sail area 739 s.f.  (100% fore triangle)

Solar Arch 4 x 130 watt = 520 total watts with 4 Genasun regulators GV-10
179 gals of water, 212 gals of fuel, estimated range 1500 NM


Windvane Jun 2007 – Hydrovane brand (Heidi) set off center about 14 inches, so we can use the stern steps.

Watermaker Sep 2012- Spectra Cape Horn Xtreme, makes about 12 1/2 to 15 gals an hour depending on water temperature, salinity and voltage using 18 to 19 amps. Usually we make water with solar power.

Hard Dodger Dec 2009 is a one up from a Bellingham company (that has gone out of business) with an electric wiper and internal drains to the deck, 1/2″ tempered windows with a 3/8″ thick opening window in the middle front, I’ve only saved water a few times with buckets for washing. Bimini was added later to cover the rest of the cockpit before leaving Seattle 2012.

Cockpit Apr 2015 now has shade or vinyl enclosure options that help keep the waves outside and acts as a solarium on cool days if needed (Palmer Canvas, NZ).

Torqeedo Travel 1003S, 3HP dinghy motor Oct 2013 for short trips under 10 miles. Battery powered charged by solar. Tohatsu 4 cycle 9.8 hp May 2004. Avon 310 RIB Lite 94 lbs, 16″ tubes, Hypalon Jun 2003

Vesper Marine AIS Watchmate 850, Dec 2014, AIS transponder and anchor watch with loud external alarm. http://www.vespermarine.com Also a great man overboard alarm tied in with McMurdo SafeLink R10 attached to our Spinlock Deckvest 5D Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Feb 2015

Garmin Radar HD 18″ 4KW with Garmin 740s Chartplotter, Nov 2011. Maretron sonic wind sensor WSO100-1, Mar 2014. Data shows in Garmin chartplotter and GMI 10 display via NEMA 2000. Maretron seems to be bird proof to this point.



1. Lynan - August 22, 2010

Glad to hear that your trip is going well. Lynan

2. John Frederick - January 9, 2015

You mention a solar arch…I don’t see it in the pictures. If so, what type and are you happy with it?
John Frederick
Ananda Caliber 40 LRC 40175

3. Scott Cates - May 20, 2016

Hi guys,

I’ve enjoyed reading some of your posts (but not all haha). And I noticed that you were in my hometown of Alameda, California awhile back. Fun stuff. Catlin says Hi.

Did you guys go on an exciting Duck Boat ride in NZ?

-Scott Cates from SSYC

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