Hauling and blocking a Cal40

Cal40’s are loved by boatyards because they are so easy to handle.  With their relatively long keel they are trivial to block and are perfectly stable on the hard.

On the other hand, if you take the boat to yards that are unfamiliar with Cal40’s we’ve found that it helps to give the yard boss and Travelift operator a printout so that they can avoid a few problems.

You don’t want to have the after Travelift sling  lift the boat from the propeller shaft.  You want the blocks to be under the lead, and you want the stands to be on bulkheads.  Below is the document that we hand to the boatyard prior to being hauled.