Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2011, 11:32   #46
Registered User
 
bangkaboat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Boat: looking
Posts: 593
Images: 3
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Hopefully, this issue is easily dealt with & John keeps his chin up. He was worried about not being able to reduce sail quickly in a blow, but I thought he'd found crew for that aspect. Still, 40 knots is 40 knots.
__________________

__________________
bangkaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 13:09   #47
RTB
Registered User
 
RTB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home port Kemah, TX Currently in Brunswick Georgia
Boat: Hunter 36
Posts: 1,509
Images: 2
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Sorry for the slow response, but I did get this email via satphone from Mel - update:turning back to costa rica, sail to hawaii cancel. main sail
shredded @40Kn squall. Sign of very poor quality. Thnx to sailmaker! Mel

Please note your reply is limited to 160 characters.

Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company

Man, this sucks.

Ralph
__________________

RTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 20:05   #48
Registered User
 
bangkaboat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Boat: looking
Posts: 593
Images: 3
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Quote:
Originally Posted by RTB View Post
Man, this sucks.

Ralph
Yeah. Although prepping for my own trip, I'd be willing to toss a couple of hundred in to get a new main, but that's just a drop in the bucket. Just goes to show you that nature doesn't play favourites, I guess.
Mike
__________________
bangkaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 20:27   #49
Registered User
 
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Darn, really sorry to here this news. Mel dosen't sound to happy about the sail maker.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 21:27   #50
NTD
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Honolulu
Boat: Nautor Swan 46 MK I
Posts: 47
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Wondering what their main sail measurements are?
__________________
NTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 22:38   #51
RTB
Registered User
 
RTB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home port Kemah, TX Currently in Brunswick Georgia
Boat: Hunter 36
Posts: 1,509
Images: 2
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Quote:
Originally Posted by bangkaboat View Post
Yeah. Although prepping for my own trip, I'd be willing to toss a couple of hundred in to get a new main, but that's just a drop in the bucket.
Mike
Yeah, Mike. John had this sail made just before leaving Florida last May. They had the headboard rip out on the first attempt out of Panama. It was repaired back in Panama. Not sure if the problem is related this time.

Ralph
RTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2011, 10:54   #52
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Quote:
Originally Posted by RTB View Post
Yeah, Mike. John had this sail made just before leaving Florida last May. They had the headboard rip out on the first attempt out of Panama. It was repaired back in Panama. Not sure if the problem is related this time.

Ralph

I don't know either but I hope I don't use that sailmaker by mistake one day!
__________________
Who knows what is next.
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2011, 09:59   #53
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Hi everybody!

At least we're not in Panama anymore. The foot of the sail was shredded, and we have been on a reefed main in light air, very light. As Bank noted we thought we had crew for reefing the main. I was not sure if I had the strength, so we opted for crew.

He told stories of the Southern Ocean, and a delivery doing the bash from Cabo to San Diego. Turns out he was a paying crew member, and has no real experience himself. He wanted to add some excitement in his life at our cost. I will post in the next couple of days some ugly details about his deception.

In the mean time we are safe, and Imagine is fine. I do have a second main, but I chose to return to dump the crew. It was going to be a case of 3 went to sea, and 2 returned. To be honest this guy scares the crap out of me. I felt it was in Mel, Imagine's, and my own self interest to safely return. Once again it's time to pick myself up, and shake off the dust to move forward.......i2f
__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2011, 10:21   #54
RTB
Registered User
 
RTB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Home port Kemah, TX Currently in Brunswick Georgia
Boat: Hunter 36
Posts: 1,509
Images: 2
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Thanks for the update, John. Your humor is always appreciated, and glad you guys are safe (and not in Panama).

Take care of yourself, your "little brown love", and keep on truckin!

Ralph
RTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2011, 13:35   #55
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Boat: Allied Princess, 36-Scallywag
Posts: 690
Images: 8
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

I2F,

We are glad you are safe. I will PM you later. We saw aa shreded sail when we were down south in the Carribean. They were a young couple but were having fun. It was their jib. Looked like mine. Please keep us updated.

Dot and John
__________________
scallywag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2011, 15:29   #56
Registered User
 
bangkaboat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Boat: looking
Posts: 593
Images: 3
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Hey, John!
Remind me not to stand too close to you around any construction projects in Hawaii!
Sounds like there's a good story for your blog in this. As mentioned, we're heading to Van for a bit, then returning to finish off. Decided to swap out the s&r rig and have a storm jib made up, so will get underway the 2nd week of Sep, whether everything is finished, or not! Let me know where you're at in CR & the cousin of a friend may stop by to give you a hand with running around. The rest is in my pm. Nothing so wonderful as messing around in boats!

Mike

Quote:
Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
Hi everybody!

At least we're not in Panama anymore. The foot of the sail was shredded, and we have been on a reefed main in light air, very light. As Bank noted we thought we had crew for reefing the main. I was not sure if I had the strength, so we opted for crew.

He told stories of the Southern Ocean, and a delivery doing the bash from Cabo to San Diego. Turns out he was a paying crew member, and has no real experience himself. He wanted to add some excitement in his life at our cost. I will post in the next couple of days some ugly details about his deception.

In the mean time we are safe, and Imagine is fine. I do have a second main, but I chose to return to dump the crew. It was going to be a case of 3 went to sea, and 2 returned. To be honest this guy scares the crap out of me. I felt it was in Mel, Imagine's, and my own self interest to safely return. Once again it's time to pick myself up, and shake off the dust to move forward.......i2f
__________________
bangkaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-2011, 15:37   #57
Registered User
 
sailorgal's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Panhandle Florida
Boat: 48' Hi Star
Posts: 211
Images: 3
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Glad you two are safe. Now you can regroup and carry on!
__________________
How can I get lost?? I don't know where I'm going!
sailorgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2011, 05:57   #58
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorgal View Post
Glad you two are safe. Now you can regroup and carry on!
Seems like since we hit Panama all we do is regroup

Mike,

Where in Costa Rica is your friend? We will sail for Caldera, just south of Punta Arenas today to check in. We could drfinately need some advice for local knowledge. I am sure we could squeeze in a day sail for him for his help too.

I am still writing up the blog about the events. I will most likely post it on Wed when we get another access for internet. We're in this tiny bay getting free wifi, how cool is that!

Dot & John,

I am in the mood for some good BBQ, and great company. Not to mention a cold, very cold beer.........i2f
__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2011, 07:17   #59
CF Adviser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wherever our boat is; Playa Zaragoza, Isla Margarita
Boat: 1994 Solaris Sunstream 40
Posts: 2,439
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

John and Mel, sorry to hear about the main and the 'crew'...... Glad to hear, however, that as usual you are taking it all in stride. Here's to a safe voyage and better times ahead!

Brad
__________________
Southern Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2011, 10:41   #60
Registered User
 
bangkaboat's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Boat: looking
Posts: 593
Images: 3
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

John,
I'm awaiting a response from my friend, Jenny. It's her husband's cousin who lives down there, but they're checking to see if he's there or in Canada & what his number is. I've also been talking to a guy who knows some of the same yacht designers/builders I know. He mentioned that a mutual acquaintance was living there, so I'll try to get that info. before I fly out to Vancouver tomorrow.
__________________

__________________
bangkaboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Panama, panama

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transportation from Panama City Airport to Port of Colon, Panama Kirstee Atlantic & the Caribbean 8 10-09-2014 11:20
i2f in the Pacific imagine2frolic Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 104 14-09-2010 07:57
Puerto Rico to Panama Canal & Summer in Panama ? Talefin General Sailing Forum 3 13-06-2010 00:33
i2f Coming to the Tampa Area imagine2frolic Cruising News & Events 2 30-05-2009 05:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:36.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.