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September 6, 2017

Anchors will hold when properly set on an appropriate rode.  Lets consider some math. The rode size (Chain, line or a combination of the the two) along with the anchor size WILL determine the holding ability which is commonly measured in Pounds of force.  Im going to p...

February 10, 2016

 

Communications:

 

There is no wifi service in Cuba that I could find.  No internet cafes.  It was very disconcerting in this day and age of instant access to friends and family or information whether it's via the phone or a computer.  We were quite literally cut off fro...

February 6, 2016

 

Cuba Series 1 - September 2015
My wife and I work as yacht delivery captains, and one of our commissions was to deliver a multi million dollar custom build from Boston Harbor to Marina del Rey in CA via Panama. We had wanted to visit Cuba for years.  The owner offered...

February 6, 2016

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Mexico Marina Trivia - November 2015
Most of Mexico's marinas on the Pacific coast are modern, up to date, and generally very nice facilities. The catch is often there is not one where you want or need it. Sometimes there is a fabulous marina smack dab where you have n...

February 6, 2016

 

 

 

 

November 2015

 

IT was time to cross Golfo De Tehuantepec. Winds funnel through Chivela Pass, between mountains in Mexico and Guatemala.  These winds reach fascinating velocities of Gale and even Hurricane force. This is most common between the months of October and...

September 28, 2015

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This is an excerpt from my journal on visiting Cuba while working on a yacht. Here are a few paragraphs about their Guarda Frontera.

It was nothing I expected and more. Island time and strict at the same time. As we entered the channel at Marina Hemingway, we were wa...

September 12, 2013

 

- September 2013
This photo is taken from the Tee dock at Marina Lima. Marina Lima or Enrique Lima's Club de Yates lies in the center of waterfront activity on the Island of Isla Mujeres, QR, Mexico. I included this picture, because the people there have become family...

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