Saturday, June 4, 2011

CARA MIA :: Our Most Experienced Crewmember

1999 Island Packet 380  
Designer: Robert Johnson

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Length Overall: 39'7"     Length at Waterline: 32'0"     Beam (width): 13'2"
Displacement: 21,000 lbs     Draft: 4'7"     Bridge Clearance: 54'3"    Ballast: 9,000 lbs
Engines: Yanmar     Engine(s) HP: 51 hp FWC     Engine Model: 4JH3
Tankage  Fuel: 85 gal     Water: 170 gal     Holding: 40 gal

We bought Cara Mia in Rock Hall, Maryland, December 2009, from her only other owners, Marvin and Nancy Day, who sailed her through the Bahamas, throughout the Caribbean, the Med and up the French canals when she was named Good Company. We sailed her from Rock Hall to the Outer Banks in May of 2010, and the three of us untied our last land lines on October 23, 2010.

Cutter rig with one mast, three sails.

Full keel -- with a new paint job, July 2010.

Swim platform on the transom.

9 foot Caribe hard bottom with Tahatsu 3.5 hp

Safety Equipment
2 inflatable coastal life jackets, 2 inflatable offshore life jackets with harnesses, Revere 4-person life raft, 2 epirbs, flares, lifesling

VHF radio, 2 portable VHF radios, ICOM SSB

Delta on electric windlass w/250 feet of chain, Fortress w/rode, CQR w/rode and chain

350 watts of solar panels, Honda 2000 generator, 5 AGM batteries

In cockpit: Garmin 740 GPS including radar and depth sounder, Raytheon backup depth sounder, wind speed, boat speed and autohelm with remote (yes, I use it sometimes, driving the boat from a position of comfort.)
Inside: backup installed Garmin GPS, handheld GPS, handheld depth sounder

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