we are readying for departure from la cruz de huanacaxtle, nayarit, mexico , in favor of locations farther south–we will be aiming for zihuatenejo, with mebbe stops on the way, mebbe not-depends on the trip and weather and seas and boat….LOL boat–she is a repair hog–loves her attention. engine seems to be in decent shape , finally–had to many repairs and maintenance routines, as per norm with boats–fix or dont float.
have found items wanted but not in affordable range while here–spare alternator, gift; antenna tuner(works) gift; propane tank(works)gift with accompanying gas bbq i dont use–also a gift. a 2 stroke generator puts out around 800 wtts..gift; water hose, white, 50 ft..gift; .lol…we fortunate folks on this boat. found at reasonable pricing–complete screen cover for a 46 ft sloop, to be made into some kind of cover for this ketch, material for new waterproof covers for this boat, new mizzen sail, inexpensive, and definitely a plus to have; found 3 bp solar panels and a 10 amp mppt controller for very little dough in mazatlan–marine swap meets rock!! so do folks selling boats and dispo-ing their old necessary items with little regard for small change….wow!!!
i was fortunate enough , here in la cruz, to encounter someone with a spare engine manual for perkins 4-108…yes is now mine….whew!!!!!! pricey lil devil, this book…
we appreciate everything we encounter and we thank our gods and guardian angels for the opportunities we enjoy.
life is an adventure meant to be LIVED!!!!
uh oh..now i gotta get back to organizing …..
lynx coin said:
Hey girl! how the heck ya been? Its been a couple of years since I seen ya .I hope you remember me.I came out and spent the night on your bird and we took the ericson for a sail around the harbor the next day.I think of that day sailing and the time on yer boat with great fondness,and the morning sitting on the back deck drinking coffee and letting the day begin and am still so jealous,well,envious as hell anyway.I am still stuck in the daily grind with no sign of escape yet.I still have my Atkin cutter,billys blood,but she is still on stands out front and is feeling neglected.I have managed alot of days on the local puddle on my 23 ft venture tho.It is not the sea,but going round and round the lake has helped some.I wanted to let you know that I do have several videos on you tube with me sailing her out on some good breezy days,and some slack winded days with my bird and my min pin,duke.If you have the time and/or inclination I invite you to take a look.I have kept up with your adventure every since I met you but just havent taken the time to drop a line.I hope all is well with you and bubba and in my imagination you guys are having the best of times.Take care and talk with ya later!
how are you doing?? since i met you i have been in gulf of mexico and caribean in opb, and finally got this formosa out to sea!! has been a lot of work to get this far and i have much yet to do — has been busy–finally things are slowing some—- would love to hear more–are you going to be down this way?? i am heading for zihuatenejo somewhere in mid nov, hopefully….
i didnt have your email to write to you!!!! and i always need crew–
lynx coin said:
good morning missy! my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.I been doing very well thanks! been gettin some good sailin this summer but the season is about over here.I went out last night for about 2 hrs but I have to be off the lake and out of the area by sundown.I am happy to hear that you and the formosa are out and moving.Such a beautiful ship you have there.I dont see me getting down there any time soon,but I do have my passport if some spare money comes my way anytime soon!dont wanna write alot on this forum but if you e mail me I am a big writer.And every day I get closer to hangin it up here and gettin out on the water.You are an inspiration to me! catch ya later!
why were you so ignorant as to leave a perfectly good boat–she was lovely–in a hit zone for storms-what were you thinking?? there were 3 hits before ernesto remnants hit directly there–wtf were you thinking, leaving a boat in a bad place for storm hits???? not bright. even newbies know better. take responsibility for your actions
I have a Perkins manual I can email to you if you want it as a backup. Just let me know.
hay friend— guess what i foun dnext door to me her ein la cruz–my very own copy of the official perkins manual for these–my neighbor had an extra… thankyou for the thought–all is well on my end of life—-how are you guys doing??