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Old 13-06-2012, 17:15   #1
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Panama Cruising Guide

Would like input on which cruising guide is better : The Panama Guide,4th Edition ,Tom & Nancy Zydler or The Panama Guide,4th Edition , Eric Bauhaus ? We will be cruising from Curacao next winter to Columbia then on up to the San Blas and Panama ,trying to decide which guide to purchase .Also does anybody have a used Panama Guide 4th Edition,Eric Bauhaus for sale ?
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Would like input on which cruising guide is better : The Panama Guide,4th Edition ,Tom & Nancy Zydler or The Panama Guide,4th Edition , Eric Bauhaus ? We will be cruising from Curacao next winter to Columbia then on up to the San Blas and Panama ,trying to decide which guide to purchase .Also does anybody have a used Panama Guide 4th Edition,Eric Bauhaus for sale ?
Bauhaus is the guide to get.

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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

Yep, Bauhaus. We have both and the Zydler guide hasn't been opened in over a year, while the Bauhaus guide is used constantly.

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Yep, Bauhaus. We have both and the Zydler guide hasn't been opened in over a year, while the Bauhaus guide is used constantly.

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Mark! I thought you would have been assimilated by your new integrated autopilot by now

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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

Hi Nick,

Yep, did a big 12nm passage the other day and set up a route to automatically steer the boat out a narrow channel around other anchored boats and into and through a reef-strewn lagoon right to our anchor spot. Now if I can only integrate the windlass with the chartplotter and autopilot, I won't have my movies interrupted!

You getting the hang of reading your new chart format now (hint: you want to stay ON the land and OFF the water, and all those numbers aren't depth soundings)? Done any passage making yet?

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Hi Nick,

Yep, did a big 12nm passage the other day and set up a route to automatically steer the boat out a narrow channel around other anchored boats and into and through a reef-strewn lagoon right to our anchor spot. Now if I can only integrate the windlass with the chartplotter and autopilot, I won't have my movies interrupted!

You getting the hang of reading your new chart format now (hint: you want to stay ON the land and OFF the water, and all those numbers aren't depth soundings)? Done any passage making yet?

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Did a starter 1,000sm passage to check it out. Went pretty good, made one day of 330sm !

The autopilot is much integrated too but gives little room for complacency so that's okay. Couldn't find a sextant anywhere anyway :s

We'll soon haul s/v Jedi and switch to r/v Jedi, only to switch back in early januari when the rain has stopped

We'll put some wheels on the blog too!

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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

If you don''t have the Bauhaus Guide - GET ONE! You won't be sorry and best to buy BEFORE you get here! (The stores often run out of copies here in Panama).
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Another vote for Bauhaus. Also gets my vote for best crusing guide ever for any venue.
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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

on west coast find sarana's cruising guides. they are good for over here. most up to date and complete info.
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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

Hello all,

Sorry for kicking open an old thread.
I'm actually trying to buy this Eric Bauhaus, The Panama Cruising Guide but can't find it anywhere here in Puerto Rico.

Amazon can't deliver here for some reason either.

Does anyone have any ideas? I know I should have got it sooner but forgot.
After reading posts here through I don't want to try cruising San Blas without it.

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Amazon can't deliver to PR? That doesn't sound right. Its a USA Territory so surely the postal service covers PR? FEDEX, DHL, etc for sure. :what:

Find out what freight forwarding service the local gringos use and ship via it. Most give you an address in Miami to ship to and then forward from there.

Some airlines run package services too. Check with American etc.
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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

You can buy the guide here in Bocas del Toro, "assuming" you'll be stopping by for a few days, and I have a small bay here on Bastimentos Island about 15 minutes from Bocas town, and 5 minutes from Red Frog marina and beach....if you need a free place to drop the hook. Several places have the guide...and it IS a MUST have for sailing any part of Panama.
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All good,

We found a U.S. company that would fedex it to us overnight.
Amazon wouldn't ship to PR no. No idea why but it said 'domestic shipping only'.

Oh well, we're all set. Head off tomorrow, weather looks good for a nice passage down.

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Re: Panama Cruising Guide

Many Amazon products won't ship to St Thomas either. Yes FedEx, UPS and DHL all ship here but they charge international rates making the shipping fees commonly land in the triple digit range. Many Amazon venders refuse to ship USPS which is very reasonably priced.


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