we still readying for departure to mazatlan. we have found so many things needing repair so badly.
i need to stabilize mizzenmast so we can motor under jib and main..mizzen will be stabilized. i removed the heavy stuff from mizzenhead–mount and windmill i still have epoxying of cracked mast to effect, and clamping of it for a coupla days..
when i removed the windmill, i should have taken pix of the connections. err lack thereof. and i wondered why it didnt work after patricia– the wires were not connected but, rather, tied into a knot. ok. and the gasket to keep out weather was not correctly installed,leaving big gaps in the waterprufing. hhhmmm…… seems someone took apart the unit and failed to make sure this was done correctly, so i think i need to find another unit. we will see when they are tested once i arrive in mazatlan. ultimately i will again have 2 installed and working along with my solar generation.
found a charger invertor to finish out my electrics–i still need to relocate the panel but i found that grail i been seeking– and at a reasonable price. whooot. the electrickeryman is the best in mexico, so i am in good hands. chebio from cihuatlan. awesome. he is good friends with my engine man, diaz, from joluco and manzanillo. and they are buddies with my injector pump genius, javier in casimira castillo.
the first 180 miles is the bitch in this treck. there is no where to duck into if there occurs a situation we fix at sea. i am taking with me a diver and mcguyver mexican, and i am seeking one more to sail via motor to go with. i have asked my mechanic a she is the creator of this engine which has fewer than 10 hours on it to accompany, we see. not answered yet.
new year transitioned in with the fireworks i forgot to fotograf, as i was in bed already, and cat wasnt interested… music until 0700 from late in dark., celebration means just exactly that in mexico. was a good way to go to sleep. cat didnt wanna sleep with me, so he found a berth to enjoy solo, with eyes on me and entry to boat. good kitty.
we will pack the rudder post box and shaft stuffing box and head out into wild blue yonder of wetness. spot works.
donot know when we leave–will prolly anchor a short time as 2 weeks is almost now..eeps.. hard to herd cats in high season, and my electrickeryman is on vacation until 7th… tight, but good.
don bland said:
hey lady, WHAT a drop em dead ,leave’m kikin & yauling on the floors gorgeous boat !
Happy New Year Ma… Wishing you a prosperous and safe New Year!!!