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Getting Calliste ready for new adventures

Calliste's chariot awaits.

Calliste’s chariot awaits.

We put aside work on the cabin to prepare for the sailing season early. We hear that the yard gets really busy as soon as it warms up and people wanna launch their boats and go play, so we try to get it done before the crowd.

Our security officer is on watch as we fuss about moving Calliste

Our security officer is on watch as we fuss about moving Calliste

Since Oct 2013, Calliste has been stored on the hard at Bayshore storage yard. Its has been a very nice home for Calliste and occasionally us too. Sometimes the paper mill smell gets to us, but otherwise its a fabulous open space with boats and trees and animals.

The interesting machinery at Bayshore storage.

The interesting machinery at Bayshore storage.

Sam, the owner has become a good friend of ours and Bruce the yard manager has been very helpful during our stay. Even with Calliste gone, we are continuing to rent space for Eleanor, my 20ft container which Eleanor come over in and a 40ft container for Doug’s workshop.

Just perfect!

Just perfect!

An effective vintage machinery under the masterful command of Sam, was in action again for loading Calliste and cradle onto the trailer. And it was done perfectly! Next to remove the slings and travel lift, then strap down to the trailer, and Calliste will be ready to go 2 miles down the road to Port Townsend Have Marina yard.

Calliste at PT Haven marina.

Calliste at PT Haven marina.

And we made it there, and was off loaded by the yards modern marine travel lift. As usual, with so many people working at the yard, there is always a little drama. But I got it all sorted and Calliste was given a more ideal location for me… its near the bathrooms 🙂

We are expecting 2 weeks on the hard, getting the mast in and bottom paint down in those places that was covered up by pads on the old cradle. Then we’ll be launch and the fun beckons.

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