10649777_10152687337378744_2322678839913420465_n (1)10606406_10204319203250459_8070972288750327474_ncropped-1533862_713943878617806_234851646_n.jpg 20140503_071539 (2)20131222_183711DSC06852bubba likes thisalthough one would never know that here— all our weather is awesome, and winter is dry season.
summer is cane season… nice n wet n wild with walls of rain and occasional winds, always a daily breeze to 20 or so kts…hot water under keel… yes, hot. gets to near 100f in water in lagoon.
in pacific was nice n toasty for creation of storm systems. this season was exciting. there were some 8 majors with incredible energy.
some were not fun to watch.
odile was a bitch.
there will be some repairing happening in baja for a while , yet.
some places will not be same again.
change is good.
our (life’s) only constant is change.
so somewhere in december, this boat will again be out at anchor.. hopefully with a new fuel rail ( lacework tubings do not transport fuel to injectors adequately, it seems…) and some other projects in mor ecompleted state. we see…
after we have accomplished something here, we will head to banderas bay for sail re-repair…. seems the jib i s mis-shaped thanks to mike alleged north sails, of la cruz de huanacaxtle. there is thankthe gods a second sail maker in la cruz, so i can have the gusset placed by mikee removed so i can again sail my heavy cruiser. at present i have a foot and half permanent luff stitched intop sail by an inadequately skilled alleged sailmaker. (when in la cruz, do NOT use north sails mike. only association with north sails is the logo. he is not associated nor affiliated in any way with the real north sails )
we will also be increasing and improving the battery storage situation on this boat– and the charging system, as well as emergent projects this boat has a tendency to dream up for my entertainment….
have a friend with me now– many projects can be addressed so perhaps panama could be a true goal in shorter time….
we see….
we still need to re align engine and install guages and meters and at some point a new packing gland and cutlass bearing.. mazatlan seems best for that job and a half, and not the gringo side of town with slings to remove yachts from water, but in the old harbor where the yards still have rail systems of hauling out a sturdy boat….
sorry marina-only in summer for you….
for me it will be good to be able to change my location and it will be good to be able to actually be able to use interwebz to purchase boat goods i am unable to purchase here, due to fail wifi (the only problem with this location, i may add…lol.)
it is awesome gorgeous here, but it is time to relocate…