ok so as i sit here typoing i am thinking this is not the city in which anyone should dream of finding a boat repair assistant with any semblance of honesty. and her ei thought i had found a rarity–an independent allegedly, worker without sticky fingers. what i found has been a lazy soul with sticky fingers and a split tongue regarding events such as lifting my fiberglass cloth–fine roving–which is required for project completion. ok….
so we are again going to work with an incoming from elsewhere. hoping i am able to get this boat into mobility condition so i can relocate to a less gringo affected location to complete my repairs. in the 4 yrs i have planned for repairing this boat, 2.5 have been totally wasted by waiting on the presence of a fail worker. ok and he took my cloth without a by your leave and ran like stink off a wet dog. ok. this same man was able to rapidly deconstruct my mast step in such fashion as to not remember how to repair, then lost interest in the huge project/ gotta love it. and so much depends on this projects completion, such as stability of prop shaft thru a beam that is semi existent.
the obvious bias of the marina is also a factor in the unusually slow progress of construction, as there is no key for the gate near my boat–funny how there is one when mv mariah appears, but not one for anyone else.
there are laws in mx regarding disabilities and disabled souls, but these are not being followed in this area. there is a marina mafia with obvious bias towards folks with credit cards and huge balances thereon.
these topes have so far been only a moderate delay, however have grown as i have remained here too long. only 2.5 years of a 4 yr refit, of which none has been effected. ok.
so am i flustrated?? hahahahaha
when the worker chosen for the job becomes bored and sticky fingered and refuses to work and declares that the items he took were used on a part of boat requiring care and specific work habits and materials, there is a huge problem. when the worker hahaha alleged worker laughs when work is mentioned there is a problem.
when the worker cannot manage to accomplish even one project correctly there is a huge problem. no work ethic and no conscience–taught by the marina mafia alleged repair gangs present in this city.
NO, mazatlan is NOT a recommended repair location, unless you have unlimited deep pockets and a penchant for thieves. with the completion of the highway from durango to maz, this area is exactly like border towns..poor workmanship and nonexistent work ethic.
so yes flustration.
gggrrrrr…i hope next posting is more positive. sorry for the rant, but this is as it is at present. i came in under my own power and donot have that ability any longer thanks to inept workers and bad work ethic practiced in general in this city.
Nelson Struck said:
You must import someone to get the boat able to move, then move it to a more favorable repair location, which sounds like anywhere. Free advice, and worth every penny
yes. however, that, too, has been attempted. solutions are difficult, even in pair a dice.
Jeff Goff said:
Are there many competent riggers in that area? What rates do they charge? Considering relocating to somewhere on Pacific Coast S or border.
rigger–one good one named pedro in la cruz… there are others but they hide… not sure price for riggers here, as i have not yet needed one. i know i will need one after stepping mizzenmast, as all my rig needs tuned and adjusted before sailing. i will post when i find someone closer proximity than pedro in la cruz.