Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

22 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
22 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
20 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
19 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
18 September 2016 | Whitehall, NY
18 September 2016 | The South end of Lake Champlain, Whitehall, NY
18 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
06 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
25 August 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
24 August 2016 | "The Coral Gardens" anchorage, Tahaa
20 August 2016 | Coral Gardens near Tahaa
18 August 2016 | On the way to Tahaa, French Polynesia
17 August 2016 | Les Trois Cascades, Raiatea, French Polynesia
12 August 2016 | Uturoa, Raiatea
11 August 2016 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
11 August 2016 | Tahaa West Pass
10 August 2016 | Tahaa Coral Gardens
10 August 2016 | Tahaa pass
10 August 2016 | West of Bora Bora
31 July 2016 | Bora Bora

Windlass rebuild

24 May 2013 | Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
The machinist in Episa SA at work.

The worm gear in our windlass succumbed to 30 years of work. Once I had the windlass appart it was clear that the gear had been worn down and pulling the anchor in Isla Linton was the last straw...

Went back to the manufacture who could supply the parts at great expense and deliver in 4 to 6 weeks... So I found this machine shop who could machine the gear. Down Via Espana a little further is another wonderful place called Dimar SA. They carry every possible bearing, hose, seal, cog, chain,lubricant... of course they had the new bearings and seals that I needed (for $26.33). The local bus runs up and down the Via for 25 cents a ride. If you need a place to stay, Via Argentina seems like a really cool safe neighborhood with restaurants and cafes.

To get from Shelterbay Marina to Panama City: the marina runs a free bus twice daily into Colon... last stop is the Terminal, where you can catch the express bus ($3.15 paid on the bus) to the Terminal in Panama City, which is at the Albrook Mall (which has every conceivable mall-like store). You can then ride the Via Espana for 25 cents. I saved some time by getting off the Express bus when it gets to the Transmista (sp) and taking a Taxi to Dimar or Episa ($2 to $5) depending on traffic.

Last night I cleaned and painted the windlass body and today I will assemble it.
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Vessel Name: Sunrise
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 38
Hailing Port: Dorset, VT
Crew: Bill, Lara and Isobel Calfee
About: We left Lake Champlain September 18th, 2009. Isobel was 7 months old
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