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Old 25-08-2013, 08:01   #16
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

there is also a storm threatening to cross over from caribe to here--could complicate matters some...interesting storm year...keep your eyes open
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Eric,

What business in PE is providing the wi-fi signal?
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Old 25-08-2013, 12:48   #18
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Eric, how many other boats are in there with you? When I sat out a TS there in '89 it was full of way too many other boats, and it was hard to keep the late comers from anchoring on top of me. Worst offenders were the MExican shrimpers who steamed in, threw out an (often home made) anchor and went ashore to the cantina.

The winds never exceeded 45 knots but there was considerable damage from dragging boats whacking those who didn't drag. Hope that your situation is better, mate!

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Jim,

Maybe a dozen, total? Not sure if they were charging money back then but now if you anchor (or take up a mooring) it's ~$300/month for a 36' boat, or ~$100 a week in the inner harbor. Maybe for a bigger system we'll get more boats.

Funny enough the only boat that just stopped in and left afterwards was one of Carlos Slim's boats "Ostar", which was sitting right next to us in Marina La Paz.
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Eric,

What business in PE is providing the wi-fi signal?
We've got a WirieAP range extender maybe ~18' off the waterline and halfway out in the inner harbor we can pick up the Ifinitium signal from the Fonatur guys themselves. The restaurant and little mini mart also have wifi signals. You definitely get what you pay for, but it's enough for checking email and making some posts on cruisersforum.
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Did you ride this out on a mooring? Max wind?

Good luck drying out.
Yep, I ran a chain through the pennant thimble then ran 3/4" nylon to the ends of the chain in a bridle-ish configuration. Put figure 8's on the ends of the line and ran that through moused shackles at the end of the chain ends. A little mickey mouse looking but it held and didn't seem to suffer any kind of fatigue or chaffe.

The 3/4" three strand rolling hitched to the 1/2" chain never slipped (on one each end of the chain that was run through the pennant thimble).

Gusting into the 40's a few times. The real problem was the drops to 15, then a 35 gust, then 15, then 35, etc....
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

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Maybe a dozen, total? Not sure if they were charging money back then but now if you anchor (or take up a mooring) it's ~$300/month for a 36' boat, or ~$100 a week in the inner harbor. Maybe for a bigger system we'll get more boats.

Funny enough the only boat that just stopped in and left afterwards was one of Carlos Slim's boats "Ostar", which was sitting right next to us in Marina La Paz.
Sheesh... how can they do that? Charge to anchor in an unimproved harbour?

Glad that I cruised that lovely area before things got "improved".

But, during that particular TS, there were about 50 boats in the basin, some fraction (don't remember) on the moorings that were run by a gringo (name also unremembered). It was pretty crowded for storm conditions. I particularly remember the chap who came in long after I did and put down four or five anchors in a "star", well within my swinging circle. Wasn't interested in discussing it...

Some things never change...

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Re-reading your post... is there now some sort of breakwater within the basin that you are calling the "inner harbour"? That wasn't there back in those days... just the natural protection provided by geography.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Good luck Eric

Modern anchors hold amazingly well. Watch the other boats.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Eric,

Sounds like y'all best get the caulk and caulking gun out before the next storm. Good that you've had the practice from this one.

When we were in Vanuatu and went up to the head of Port Sandwich to hide out from a predicted cyclone, we took every bit of windage off the boat that we could manage, all sails except the main (nowhere to store it), and the weathercloths. We did leave the dodger on, knowing it might get destroyed.

I hope you and your family have an easy time of it for this next storm.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Hope you checked the mooring Eric, we were thinking about leaving Sea Raven there on one, but after asking around, the reports were mixed on whether you could trust them or not... I know of at least one boat (spoke to them first hand) and heard of others that had broken moorings in there. Fingers crossed La Paz doesn't get too battered, we get back this weekend, just in time!
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Is this a bad norther or something bigger passing by? I've sat down there and watched 15 ft rollers go by outside the anchorage for a day or two from a bad Norther... Which Escondito? (must be dozens of them!) near Loreto? If so, when I was there there was no condos and no moorings!
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

You are in a well protected anchorage.




This is what awaits you at Santispac, about 70 nm north. A nice feature of this anchorage is all the expats in their RVs, easy to get a ride into town, Muluge.


This is Santispac zoomed out. center of picture.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Hope all is well Rebel Heart, family safe, boat safe.
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

Trust you guys are seeing the end of the storm and haven't had any bumps Half the battle is if you are in an anchorage with good protection, and .everyone looking after their boats.
Always remember getting caught south of Espirito Santos in 89 by a deep low which was formed by a tail end of a Typhoon racing across the Pacific and then merging with a big low originating in the Gulf of Alaska. What was to be a brisk sail down the Baja turned into a struggle to stay afloat.
We ran back to Isla San Marten and anchored in what little lee there was as the winds clocked from the South back to the NW. At the height of the storm with winds gusting to 50 we drug anchor ,just missing the rocks, then spent a few hours motor sailing back into the roadstead. The second night was eerie with large swells and about one meter of foam. illuminated by two Trawlers dragging and resetting their anchors, as the had been doing for 48 hours. Cheers Tom
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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

This thread is a year since the last post sir.

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Re: sitting in puerto escondido riding out tropical storm ivo

They have been through a different kind of storm.
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