we workin on leaving for mazatlan and repairs.
so we have the carpenter for the boom and we have consult for stabilization of mizzen while underway….
we have inspected the packing unit and the stern tube and tested the cutlass bearing. ok…. still need to pack the unit, but have packing and we get it done before departure..
engine still pending, and electricals still pending. just need to coordinate this with 3 people.. not so easy..
and computer in shop will be 60 usd to repair.. and hotspot is 800 pesos, similar in price, so all is well there–and with the way wifi here is going, hotspot is needed to make up for the loss of an antenna serving marina. funny that this problem has not been addressed nor considered in their alleged search fro the problems with the wifi post patricia.. it WAS working well until then..i pick up hotspot puter today and pay for paarts for my good puter which decided to quit working at 11 months of age….
so.. with limited moneys and with limited help, i am progressing on my list of gotta be fixed before departure items of catastrophic fail… seems like a lot, but actually is only a few things, but necessary. i will replace the lost and broken items from cane as i go, it seeems, as i am not able to absorb those losses into my already overtaxed budget AND prep fro departure. this will limit my ability to anchor out–no ladder no anchoring..simple..
i was able to , with assistance of donors, help with the repair of 2 necessary for fishing and income generation outboard engines injured in the storm, and re roof one house. i wish i coulda done more, but , with limited moneys and limited donors, that aint happening. we did what we could and that feels ok.
thankyou to those who donated. it helped a lot. roof on one home and 2 engines done so work can be done.
how does one broken human triage the need for roofs when an entire town has lost theirs??? we did by youngest kids in home. that one was roofed. instread of buying a boarding ladder for birdee–(mine was crushed by bird against dock after patty baby’s eyeball passed over us..) i helped an outboard be repaired. one family gets to make income immediately post patricia.. has been a hard recovery. govt sed no damages no casualties, but the reality is different.
yes i said 2 were fixed–one from donations and one fromm y own pocket, as donors for the ref=roofing oof colimilla has not been received wiell by potential donors. probably because mex govt said no damages bno deaths, which was beyond wrong. oops.. only so much one disabled woman can do. this is why i will wait a ladder for merely boarding and disembarkin gmy boat. these folks need roofs. makes my reality a lil absurd on occasion.
NOW i prep birdee and we gonna try err we gonna leave barrra in end dec to mid jan sometime…. as soon a s stuff is stabilized and repairs are finished.
the pricing in marinas is variable here –in mazatlan in winter, my rent , long term, is 400 usd monthly.. big difference from the 1400 usd that they want here…. summer in maz is 24 cents per foot per day–works out to being under 300 usd monthly for my boat… biiig difference from the 450 here. yeah so the cane hole in maz isnt nearly as cool as here–but….
and so i will remain in mazatlan mebb e2 yrs mebbe 3 for complete repairs to my poooor old boat…. she is a good solid hull and basically comfortable..just needs a lil reconfiguring and reduction in numbers of broken items, with a slight addition of thing that work …then we go south again.
the rigger in mexico is inla cruz de huanacaxtle. peter. he is excellent.
in barra area is THE diesel mechanic one needs to keep a boat in good shape)(diaz in joluco an dmanzanillo). also electrickeryman(chebio from cihuatlan) and injector pump rebuilder (javier in casimira costillo). some cruisers think this is a vacation only locale–is kinda, but there are those who are able to do reasonably priced work without removal of parts to ensure immediate return for more abuse. sorry i donot condone that method of operations. that is something brought here by gringos, not done by locals who donot speak english.
and so far i have met 4 good carpenters. one is making my mizzen boom, and one is consulting my stabilization issue…
i have had a bilge pump rebuilt.. whooot, and i have had my engine rebuilt and injector pump and injectors and rewiring limited done.. these folks are awesome and smart. good history for over 30 yrs ..even to include shrimp boats. good work and not pricey.
and so we prep.
poco a poco until time to get away….ohmy that time is coming like NOW…
don bland said:
So . . . Ms.Zee . I just read a post from, like, years ago about takin on $50club crew participants in Jan. From Mexico. but , but Jan of some long gone year???
Where & what are you doin just about now, 2016 ??? Seemingly in Mexico now?
any-wo , that Formosa may be the most beautiful boat I ever seen, jeez!
happy new year sis, I’m just thinking, I been working every far flung temp mgt. position like a bloomin knocklehead since I got “downsized ” about a year ago. Why ? I dunno? maybe fear of testosterone loss? at being pronounced; “over the proverbial Hxxx” ? Anyway theres no sailing boats in Fargo NOrth Dakota ! I got my cruzin kitty bucks, my tester-stuff gone anyway for decades now, I really need to think about leaving here.