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

What Hurricane?????

14 October 2008 | Guaymas
Gabriellas grandpa
Hopefully, this is the beginning of another season of cruising the Sea of Cortez and the Mexican Riviera. I left Sacramento on the 9th of Oct. and drove my van full of gear(toys) along eith another couple from the small town of Lotus. When I picked up Kathy and Steve of the boat Psyche, they thought there would'nt be room for their gear, but we piled it high and stuffed it all in. We went up the hill to 395 and had a beautiful ride to So Cal and across to Lake Havasu City to spend the night with Chuck and Elaine of the F-31 Boomerang. They were my cruising buddies last year. Elaine had delicious Manhattan clam chowder and skillet corn bread waiting for us. Then they served us breakfast the next morning and we were on our way to Nogales for the night. Up the next morning for the border crossing which has been the source of a lot of anxiety. All that worry for nothing as the customs just looked inside for a second and told us to hit the road.....Praise the Lord. Our next hurdle was driving into hurricane Norbert. There was some thunderstorms on the way down, but nothing to worry about. We were fortunate, the hurricane drifted to the south of us and it was'nt bad at all. After dropping off Steve and Kathy at their boat in San Carlos, I continued on to my boat at Marina Seca Singular Guaymas. I was curious to see what condition the boat was in and I was surprised to see that nothing was amiss. The guys I hired to sand the bottom paint did just a fair job and that was my misery today and will be tomorrow. I have to sand what they did'nt do to my satisfaction so I can move on to the topside of the hulls. I will be here for about 3 weeks working on the boat so I can cruise this season in comfort and not being ashamed of a poorly kept boat. It's kinda nice having my car here to run around and get supplies. I'll try to post pics of the progress and anything that I think will be interesting.
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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
Port steering pulley
Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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