This IS retirement

27 November 2015 | Marina Fonatur Mazatlan
01 November 2015 | Guaymas/Fonatur Marina
30 April 2015 | La Paz City of Peace
14 April 2015 | La Cruz De Huanacaxtle
26 March 2015 | La Culebra, Colima....laguna
03 March 2015 | La Culebra, Colomilla, Isla Grande
08 February 2015 | Santiago/Manzanillo
07 January 2015 | Punta Mita
27 December 2014 | Rancho Cordova, Ca
14 December 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mx.
04 December 2014 | Marina Seca Guaymas
22 November 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
16 November 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
03 May 2014 | Loreto, BCS, Mexico
21 April 2014 | Virtual marina La Paz
02 April 2014 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle/P.V.
18 March 2014 | Barra De Navidad/Colimilla
24 February 2014 | Colimilla/La Culebra/Isla Grande
18 February 2014 | Santiago/Manzanillo
28 January 2014 | La Paz City of Peace

April fools passage

02 April 2012 | Old Town harbor Mazatlan
Gabriellas G-Pa
Pulled out of Chacala and motored for about 5 hours to Matenchen Bay which sits next door to San Blas. Anchored for the night with huge rollers(large waves with crests far apart) coming in the entire time there. Pulled out of there the next morning at about 6:30 and tried to get some westing so when the predicted wind fills in we could sail for awhile toward our destination of Mazatlan. I was in company of another trimaran named Hotspot. It is a Brown Searunner that I reported on last year when it broke its mast. We had a good run for about 5 hours of sail a little forward of the beam and I was surprised to find out that the Brown was only a half knot faster than my boat in the same conditions. (this info has to be put in or Susan will drill me for details). We past about 4 miles off of Isla Isabella(home of the blue-footed boobys) and went all night and made Mazatlan right at sunrise. On the trip down when I went to start the engine after the wind died, I noticed no cooling water coming out. This is right before dark and if there was a problem I had to fix it fast or try to fumble around with a flashlight. I found that the belt to the pump was lose. so I tightened it and it worked.....for about 10 minutes, then I heard that throaty sound that means only exhaust and no water getting through. So I opened the hatch again and found the belt had completely broken. This is where good preplanning with purchasing the right spares comes in. I dug out my spare and installed it in about 10 minutes. Then I go to start the engine and the batteries are not strong enough to turn it over. So I go to start the generator and the charger that is a part of my inverter doesn't work properly. I fool around with wires and bingo it works. No more them two minutes of charging and I have enough juice to start the engine. Now..everything is runnning properly and hunkered down for the overnighter of motoring. My wonderful golf cart batteries(8 of them) have finally given up after 6 glorious years of service....can't complain. I just need my generator to work the rest of the season so I can get through this and get new batteries for next season. So I'm sitting on the boat listening to 'Sixties' music and thinking that today is April 1st. Then I thought my boat was working hard to pull Aprils fools pranks on me.....These are some of the stupid things that go through my head as I'm on the boat by myself doing these passages and I also needed material to write another post right away to give grandma Pat a thrill.......
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Vessel Name: Mannasea
Vessel Make/Model: Piver 36AA Trimaran
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Grumpy grandpa/Phil Perkins
About: After spending the most wonderful 5 years of my life with my grandaughter Gabriella, it's my turn to go cruising. I'll keep going as long as it's fun and if I can get rid of this nagging feeling of returning to my grandaughter..
Mannasea's Photos - This IS retirement (Main)
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My departure from Rio Vista to Mexico
Gabriella knows I
Her famous neck tugs.
Tenacatita cruise
Mom and sister
Tenacatita gang
too much Dramamine and sun
Dad..a lobster fisherman
Yoana
reglassing crushed ama
reglassing the strut area
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Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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