Monthly Archives: June 2012

6/29/2012 – Some success

Much as we’d like to tie all of our equipment failures together, assuming that one thing led to the next, sometimes it’s all just coincidence. We had three failures: 1.) Possibly slipping clutch (or other drive train issue) 2.) Sheared … Continue reading

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6/28/2012 – When it rains…

I climbed down into the engine room this morning to see what was what. And, as I might have expected, I got more than I bargained for. First step was to pull the transmission to see what I could see. … Continue reading

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6/27/2012 – Ai Caramba!

There is no way we’ll get to San Carlos today. We started out OK, if a little bit slow, yesterday morning from San Esteban Island. We were hard pressed to maintain speed above 4 knots. We (okay, I) attributed this … Continue reading

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6/25/2012 – A long slog

We left Isla Estanque/Isla Angel de La Guarda at 0800, right after I downloaded the weather reports and had breakfast. The ride started out really smooth but, as we left the bay and entered the main body of the Sea, … Continue reading

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6/24/2012 – Still Chillin’ at Estanque

Last night I was outside taking care of business just before bedtime and I looked over at the Sonoran coast (mainland). There was lightning strike after lightning strike after lightning strike. I finally pulled the kitchen timer out and counted … Continue reading

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6/22/2012 – Mission aborted

So, here we sit at the Isla Estanque anchorage. Again. As I wrote yesterday, we intended to head out to Isla San Esteban early this morning, weather-permitting. Yesterday the winds were much lighter than predicted. Moderate winds had been predicted … Continue reading

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6/21/2012 – Still at Estanque

The wind blew through the anchorage yesterday. It felt pretty good as it kept things tolerably cool. However, a swell set up in the short distance between the beach and the boat. But we were also getting a swell from … Continue reading

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