I left Jax in May. Sailed down to Miami
. From there to the Jumeintos @ Sharks Cay. To the windless Passage
, motoring. Around Jamaica
, and then turned for Panama
. Unfortunately the wind
was coming from S.W. so we stopped in Cartegena. Then on to Panama
Cost to transit the canal depends on how you go about it. My cost was $1100 by using Stanley as a broker. You can save money
by doing it yourself, but it was well worth eliminating the chaos for several hundred dollars extra.
We got linehandlers from the maritime academy for the cost of their bus ticket. Stanley supplied everything else, and then picked it up at the other end.
A lot of cruisers line handle for eachother for the experience. It was a piece of cake, and if I was to do it again. I would use Stanley, and the students again.......i2f