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Old 15-08-2011, 11:16   #61
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Hey John!

Glad you got out of the mess and are setting up for the next time.




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Old 15-08-2011, 12:28   #62
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good to hear you are safe-- sad about the crew---if you need crew that is GOOD, i might be able to turn ye on to a good fella from ensenada but he needs way paid to you.....
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Sorry to hear you had problems again--sounds like someone didn't see a squall coming in, but is important to have sails which forgive a few mistakes.
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Sorry to hear you had problems again--sounds like someone didn't see a squall coming in, but is important to have sails which forgive a few mistakes.

The headsail itself was fine, except for the webbing to the clew. It was too thick for me to sew most of it. The damned needle just bent over while trying to push through the old holes.

The new main will be repaired, and go into the locker, and I will set the old main back on the stick. I was told the new main was tough although lighter. I have learned so much about sails with this new main being insuffecient. The good news is I can learn from my mistakes. I was so looking forward to some of those fish you left behind for me........i2f
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I have used an awl to open up the holes, but hear a drill works easier.

Where did you end up in CR?? I talked to Marina Suenos on the radio, but they were WAY too pricey for me--too many sportfishermen with big budgets.

We left some really nice Ahi and Aku for you up in the islands. We are in Santa Cruz now--had a mellow 16 day passage from Kauai.
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Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

I have only had one crew person on my catamaran who was not family. I don't know how I would screen someone as a potential crew member.

Sailboats are a world unto themselves, and you quickly discover the downside of crew in that tiny world at sea.

Fair winds on your sail north.
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John and Mel,

I thought you had a friend with you sailing to HI. Glad you are safe. I had committed dates of 9/27/11, 11/26/11, and 5/27/12. I am currently trying to find the fuse to the starter. No voltage to the starter or electric fuel pump. This is not fun climbing over and under things. I keep saying this is fun, this is fun. Maybe I will convince myself. Great to see you back on line. Do we bring the macaroni and cheese?

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Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Hello, Reading your blog about panama. Hoped that you are one of the other posters might have advice on ports, anchorages, stops for a slow ride southwest from Key West, Florida to Honduras. I have sailed the Eastern Caribbean for several years. I sold my Pearson 30 in 2006 in Luperon, DR. I just bought a Pearson 365. I am refitting her and making her my own. I just need input/information about others routes and ports going westward. Billy aboard GeeBe
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Fbilly,

We did a straight from the Miami to the Windward Passage, and on to Cartegena. Sorry I don't have any information you are seeking......i2f
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