The delay was up to 2 months just a few weeks ago, but we just this moment recieved our tranist date and its only 14 days after the payment date (today).
We arrived in Colon on monday, did the paperwork tuesday, waited for measurment wednesday and got it done today (thursday) and get through in 14 days.
The whole reason for the delays is still a subject of discussion... it could have been a pay dispute, or the other story is that the filming of the latest James Bond film caused a problem. They needed a marina full of boats so they offered everyone here $100 per day to keep their yacht at the marina. So 35 yachts cancelled their Panama
transits till after the filming. Pissed the locals of no end. So they were only putting 3 yachts through per 3 days. Now its 3 boats per day, every day.