Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dry Dock - - Ready for Repairs

Going to Dry Dock

Yesterday we met a nice couple on a Horstman like Trimaran. They bought it down here and spend about six months a year down here working on her. This has been going on for the last five years. It is a beautiful boat. They hauled out at Vacamonte and mentioned the rail car the boat would sit on can be a bit bumpy. They also said it may not be the best place for the kids to be running around in.  That confirmed our earlier reports, so the decision was made to get a place for Shannon and the kids to stay while we hauled-out.  There is a nice beach with a few resorts by Punta Chame. We headed in that direction to see what we could find. There is a slightly older resort where you can get a place for $280 a week. 

We reserved a place last night and this morning anchored just a few hundred feet off the resort. While the kids and I played on the beach Courage and Shannon went to check in. Then it was time to carry a weeks worth of food to the apartment. A few trips with the dingy and we were al set.  Right now Shannon and crew are most likely enjoying the pool, while Mother, Courage and I head to Vacamonte.

There is a big storm with rather aggressive thunder chasing us. The wind is on our nose, but we have the current on our side. Between the peals of thunder we heard the reel start to let out line. . . . fresh Sierra fish for lunch.

Have a great week.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beaching the Boat

Here is a link to a time-lapse video of Beaching the Boat:

Sunset at Contadora

Beached our boat at Espiritu Santos yesterday to assess damage from hitting a huge log at night coming back from the Darien. Unfortunately, the dagger board broke through the crash blocks and slightly into the hull causing some de lamination. The prop is also bent. Working now to arrange a haul out and week in a condo for the kids and I while the work is done. Got some barnacles removed while we were out.

Fresh caught fish for dinner!