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Old 14-04-2014, 15:37   #1
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"Flyci" having difficulties Panama, Pacific Side

name is baja beagle in it and is a 36 csy.

from margo this am... anyone in panama or costa rica can help her????
closest we cn get to her coordinates ius where she may be heased.....David S Wheatley I think they are headed here: 7 42.462'N 81 29.302'W


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Margo Roark <roark.margo(at)gmail.com> wrote:
We left our safe anchorage and motor sailed north for about 3 hours, when we decided to put up the genoa. It was only up for a minute when it came down. I was at the helm and I thought it was billowing in the wind. By the time I realized what had actually happened and took the engine out of gear, the sail was in the water and sucked under the boat.
He spent a couple hours diving under the boat with mask and snorkel trying to get it unwound from the propeller shaft, but not possible. He had to cut it away. So now we have only a mainsail. So with no real wind, we started the engine. At 9 pm the engine stopped abruptly. And now will not start again. We think we have some kind of fuel problem, likely a clogged filter. But we were both too exhausted to work on it last night in the dark. We drifted all night, though Dan wouldn't give up trying to sail with only the main in 1 - 3 kts. He finally gave up and now is resting. In a while we will try to motor to an anchorage with only the 2hp dinghy engine pushing us. But there's no services there, so don't know when we will be able to head north again.
I do not have a strong enough signal here for loading Facebook, but am hoping this will get to you.
Sadly,
Margo
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:05   #2
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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

Oh no. Not again. Such bad luck. I hope someone can lend aid.
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:18   #3
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Oh no. Not again. Such bad luck. I hope someone can lend aid.
it doesnt sound like margo is in any danger,they are about 100 miles west of panama,and still appear to have mobile phone coverage,just in a very remote part of the coast,nr isla coiba i belive.

time to get that diesel repair manual out.

message was relayed by zeehag on facebook.
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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

Why does the name Margo Roark sound familiar?

Hope someone can go out and help them if needed.

Abrupt stop of the donk? Must be a real bad filter plug.
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Why does the name Margo Roark sound familiar?

Hope someone can go out and help them if needed.

Abrupt stop of the donk? Must be a real bad filter plug.
she was a great mate of boaties when he was stuck in panama on his delivery to australia.

also a frequent poster here last year.
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That's right, she was trying to hire someone help her move her boat earlier this year or late last year.
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Old 14-04-2014, 18:14   #7
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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

She got stuck com in' outta Panama methinks a year ago or so - ngin issue, Think she laid up in Puerto Mutis, worked the winter, then headed back with crew. Headed to mexxxico then up here to SF.
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Help Needed Pronto

My wifi is really weak tonite. I just got back aboard but this message was sent to me 8 hrs ago, relayed thru Scifly I think, re CFer Panam.

2nd message:
coordinates at present...kinda...

We are currently (12:25 local time) at: 07 deg 38.222' N, 081 deg 27.266' W; drifting in a SW direction, i.e. back where we came from!


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On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Margo Roark <roark.margo@gmail.com> wrote:
We left our safe anchorage and motor sailed north for about 3 hours, when we decided to put up the genoa. It was only up for a minute when it came down. I was at the helm and I thought it was billowing in the wind. By the time I realized what had actually happened and took the engine out of gear, the sail was in the water and sucked under the boat.
He spent a couple hours diving under the boat with mask and snorkel trying to get it unwound from the propeller shaft, but not possible. He had to cut it away. So now we have only a mainsail. So with no real wind, we started the engine. At 9 pm the engine stopped abruptly. And now will not start again. We think we have some kind of fuel problem, likely a clogged filter. But we were both too exhausted to work on it last night in the dark. We drifted all night, though Dan wouldn't give up trying to sail with only the main in 1 - 3 kts. He finally gave up and now is resting. In a while we will try to motor to an anchorage with only the 2hp dinghy engine pushing us. But there's no services there, so don't know when we will be able to head north again.

Anyone around that can help?

That's all I know about the situation.

CFer Zeehag sent these to me. Anyone with a signal can contact her but the issue is as above.
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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

been up for a few hours now bluecrab perhaps the mods can merge to avoid confusion


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We are currently (12:25 local time) at: 07 deg 38.222' N, 081 deg 27.266' W; drifting in a SW direction, i.e. back where we came from!
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Re: Help Needed Pronto

Thread is ahead of you here:

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Perhaps merge?
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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

Merged and moved into this forum because will get more traffic.

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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

Jeez they didn't get very far

https://www.google.com/maps/place/737'59.9%22N+8127'00.0%22W/@7.6333,-81.45,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
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Merged and moved into this forum because will get more traffic.

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it might be better to change the title slightly to

flyci having difficulties panama, pacific side
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it might be better to change the title slightly to

flyci having difficulties panama, pacific side
Is there no rest? Done.

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Re: flyci having difficulties gulf of panama

not much round there apart from bandits , jungle , big tides and currents
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