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

Passagemaking

17 November 2008 | La Paz (City of Peace)
Gabriellas grandpa
After tons of real nervousness I said my good-byes to everyone and untied my lines to sail out of Guaymas bay. The cruise ship Ryndam was making her second visit to Guaymas and would be coming down on my stern in a short while. It turned dark after a couple hours out and I saw the bright lights of a small city coming down my way. I called the Ryndam and they answered immediately and said they would pass me on my port side. I love it when good things come together. I raised my mainsail as soon as I left the dock and then about 30 minutes later I raised the jib and was cooking southward. I sailed all night and until about 5pm the next day.....how exciting to sail that much with no motor running. The sailing was so good I did'nt want to stop, so I kept going south. I motored through the last night(a 2 nighter passage) and right into La Paz. There were a lot of nice anchorages along the way but I decided I could hit all those on my way back north next April. I will stay here a couple of nights to catch up on sleep then cross over to Mazatlan. I want to be in San Blas or Isla Isabella for Thanksgiving so I won't think about it too much.......Princess Gabriella...... I running into a lot of cruisers I met last year, so that's kinda nice. My rudder was bent when I put it back together so I monitored it on the way south.....it's not perfect, but works okay. I have'nt repaired my thermostat housing from last year and it leaked a little on the way down. The fact that everything worked and it was a nice, but lonely trip put a smile on my scarred face.
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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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