IMPORTANT ADDITIONS TO MIRADOR NOT FOUND ON ANY
OTHER CALIBER 40:
All sails custom made by North Sails of Seattle
and Quantum Sails in San Diego- specifically for Mirador's character as a long distance offshore cruiser. The
sails were designed and constructed to insure safe sailing in almost any
Spinnaker, drifter, 120% roller furling genoa,
and three staysails for safe and comfortable sailing in anything from zephyrs to
storm force winds. Her Quantum mainsail with two deep reef points and her trysail will deal
with those really bad days!
110% overlapping staysail - custom designed by North Sails of Seattle after
several heavy weather sailing sessions on Mirador. In 25 knots apparent,
hard on the wind, the big staysail allows Mirador to point three or four degrees
higher than when using the 120% genoa rolled to 95%. Additionally, and
even more important, the heel is reduced from 20 degrees to 13 degrees and the
weather helm is reduced from 9 degrees to 7 degrees.
Custom staysail sheeting tracks - way inboard. These tracks allow the big
staysail to achieve a very tight sheeting angle and greatly improves upwind
performance in anything more than 22 knots apparent.
1100 NM motor range at 6.4 knots with 140
gallons diesel in two tanks. Mirador, hull
number 4072, is the last of the non-LRC hulls. She originally had two 85
gallon water tanks and a 55 gallon fuel tank and only a single fuel filter.
We converted the center 85 gallon water tank into a 85 gallon
500 watts of solar power - make water, run
refrigerator compressor, and charge batteries - SIMULTANEOUSLY
645 amp hours of new house batteries with 2000
watt inverter & microwave
Spectra watermaker - 16 gallons per hour with
85 gallons of storage
NEW Technautics CoolBlue refrigeration system
keeps the freezer at 10 degrees while running on less than 35 amp hours/day.
Three Autopilots, Five GPSs, HAM/SSB/TNC,XM
radio, stereos, and other electronics to keep any gearhead happy.
Safety equipment is very reassuring - Winslow
life raft, EPIRB, 18' sea anchor, 72" drogue, Halon system, lee clothes, pad
CUSTOM anchoring system includes a Spade 66
with 300 feet of 5/16" HT chain, a Fortress FX 55, a Bruce 44 with 300' of 3/8"
chain, 600' of additional 5/8" rode, a wash down system, and a very strong
Maxwell VWC1 1200 windlass with remote control.
Stern anchoring system with automatic
deployment of anchor and rode
Standup shop with eight drawers and a metal
workbench. The shop also functions as a standup navigation station with room
for a full size chart - folded in half.