Archive for the ‘Sea’ Category

Once Again Into The Breech…

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

One more time a doctor’s checkup ends in a stay at the hospital (Hospital visit #5 in year 2011).

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Why am I going into the breech (aka hospital) again???

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Stone Island, #3

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Saturday, Feb. 12, We left Marina Mazatlan for the 3rd time. We are at Stone Island. Dropped the hook just before noon. Had a beer, some soup, and gave thanks for our friends and family in our lives. Sail and anchoring when just fine. Only two other boats here. We plan to leave Sunday around 7am for La Cruz. Will write again next weekend.

73

Lynn KI6AQG

Up The Mast!

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

On January 24, 2010 I went to the very top of the mast for the first time. The mast is 50-feet high. This is as high as a 5-story building.


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Rick and worked together to get me to the top of the mast. I was in a boson’s chair with a halyard connected to my harness.
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Between Heaven and Earth

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Sunset at Mazatlan, Mexico
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Tonight we are between heaven and earth!
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Jorge’s Gift

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Jorge has been delivering water for the last few months. He does most of the work. He bring the bottles to the boat (usually about 15 5-gallon bottles) and pours them into the water deck fill.

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I sit beside him, count the number of bottles emptied, and move the empty bottles out of the way.

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Fantastic Sailing

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

This morning I received an email suggesting if I wanted fantastic sailing, I’d have to change boats. The author has been skipper, captain, and crew plus years of experience on a wide variety of boats. His comments are sincere and we’ve enjoyed many email exchanges.

His email prompted my reply:

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Mainsheet Track Incident

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Interesting thing happened on the way from Mazatlan to La Cruz in the Puerto Vallarta area. The port end of our mainsheet track began to pull up and before I [Rick] could come about and relieve the pressure, it had gone to about 75 degrees or so.

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Apparently the bolt securing it had either 1) had its nut come off inside the caprail or 2) never had one. We will be finding out once we have this fixed and will be starting down that road today.

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At Stone Island AGAIN

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

We had some problems yesterday (Wed.) with the main sheet track that controls the main sail. Now it is Thurs. and this morning we are heading back to Marina Mazatlan for repairs.

We were never in serious danger, but didn’t want to sail for two days dealing with the problem. We don’t know how long it will take to make the repairs. We’ll post our new timeframe as soon as we can.

I’ll upload pictures this weekend to show what happened. The sequence of events belongs in the Believe It Or Not category.

Leaving Stone Island Wed. Jan 12

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We were all set to pull up the anchor on Tuesday afternoon. Everything stowed and ship-shape. Then we looked at each other and said, “Let’s leave tomorrow, (Wed. Jan 12)”. Instant agreement. At that, we popped a beer and settled back to read a book.

At first we guilty for being irresponsible for not keeping to our schedule. Soon the guilt washed away to be replaced by a feeling of total indulgence. Simply wonderful!

So, we are heading to La Cruz. Wed. Jan 12 and expect to arrive by the weekend. Weather looks good for the next several days.

La Vita At Anchor!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

It is Noon Tuesday Jan. 11 and we are anchored at Stone Island (13 nm south of Marina Mazatlan). Our first night at anchor in almost a year and a half!

It is wonderful! We are so happy and content. Beautiful sunset and sunrise. Dinner was a tamale from the Veggi guy and beer.

The Rocna held the moment it touched the sand. Rick tested the new foot switch to the windless and it worked. The biggest success (for me) is I drove the boat in the right direction when in reverse. Last summer I failed miserably . Today we will probably leave for La Cruz. It is about 36 hours (at 5 knots) south of us and we don’t arrive in the dark.

We are still deciding when is a good time to head out. It looks like we will be leaving between 3pm and 5pm for La Cruz.

If you want to locate us using Goggle Earth, here is our latitude and longitude: Latitude 23 degrees 10 minutes 958 seconds North Longitude 106 degrees 24 minutes 546 seconds West

Lynn & Rick KI6AQG

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