Gato Loco Arrives May 29th 2002
Gato Loco arrives in Long Beach May 30th
Gato Loco arrived May 30. Rick flew to Long Beach to meet Kurt (our Seawind dealer) to help unload her from the container ship.
The ship took 2 weeks to travel from Sydney to San Francisco then to Long Beach.
They had to remove shrink-wrap before she could be set in the water.
Kurt and Rick took her to a nearby boat yard to have the mast stepped.
The next day we went sailing in Long Beach harbor to check out things before departing the following morning for San Diego.
Jill, Bill’s girlfriend joined Bill, Rick, Dave, Frankie and Lowell for the sail to San Diego. Winds were good and we made the SD harbor at sunset.
We spent 3 days in SD at the police docks (left) adding equipment and detailing Gato Loco.
After options and equipment were installed we departed for Ensenada stopping 3 miles off shore to complete the formal purchase of the boat in international waters with Kurt.
While sailing to Ensenada we came up on a square rigger in the fog. Jill thought it was pirates and was ready to abandon ship. Turned out to be movie filming for the “Far Side of the World”.
We arrived in Ensenada in time to christen the boat Gato Loco in her first homeport, CruisePort Marina.
Great first adventure………
The picture below shows the layout of the boat. 4 sleeping areas, galley, head and grand space in on deck salon.