Baby shower at Nidart
Cat. Crabby-warm & sunny
12/11/2011, Historic district, Mazatlan
Last evening we were invited to a baby shower for one of Jeanette and Carol's friends daughter who is expecting any day now. The friends, Rak and Loa, own an art gallery/studio/school in the historic district in Mazatlan called Nidart, which stands for Nido de Arte, (artists' nest). They produce some beautiful items and across the street they have a handmade ice cream business where they make GREAT ice cream.
We had a wonderful buffet including mole', marlin ceviche and a smoked marlin salad that was wonderful. We also had mojitos, and for dessert, some Don Julio tequila!
We rode over there and back in a pickup/taxi because there were 8 of us. Quite a wild ride.
All in all, it was a great time, and the Garcia Perez' have a wonderful family and they were very welcoming to us.
Tuesday, we're off to Teacapan.
Marsha Dee gets painted
12/10/2011, Singlar yard/Mazatlan
Well, Marsha Dee is on her way to a new look. The first coat of primer is on, and the plan is to paint the hull white with a red stripe about 8-10" wide just below the rub rail and another red stripe about4-6" wide just above the water line.
Attached find some pix of the bottom paint that's peeling off after only 4 months!
I've decided to go ahead and have the bottom repainted here while it's out of the water. They will sand off all the old paint, put 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of anti-fouling for $1,000. I think that's a really good deal.
n Tuesday, we're leaving Mazatlan and going to visit our friends, the Camilles, in Teacapan. We'll probably be there until just after Christmas, when the boat should be finished. We're really getting anxious to get back on the water and head for points south!
Merry Christmas to all.
CC & Jeanette
Our "full size" car at the airport
Well, Darwin has left us, and we're all alone. I'm sure he's glad to be home with his family, but we had a lot of fun together.
The last couple of days, we've just been relaxing, reading and fighting with the computers as usual. We have decided to paint the boat primarily white with a red stripe just below the rub rail, and another just above the water line. Sorry, Darwin, but I couldn't get Tecate to sponsor the paint job. So, no more banana boat, we'll have to call it something else. Any ideas?
We also discovered that even though I had the bottom painted in Oceanside in July, the bottom paint is peeling off already. The yard here has suggested that perhaps the new bottom paint wasn't compatible with the old.
They want to sand off all the bottom paint, primer it, and put on new, which will be quite expensive, ($1,300 dollars). I'm considering just leaving it until next summer at least. Any thoughts?
Tomorrow, we move to the Inn at Mazatlan to spend a week with Jeanette's sister-in-law. If I don't have the bottom done, the boat should be nearly finished by then. Then we'll go to Teacapan for awhile to visit our friends, and then back on the boat and southward.
Send Off Breakfast
12/01/2011, Golf Coarse Mazatlan
Well I had a great breakfast along with a bloody Mary on the way to the airport what a great way to end my part of the trip at this beautiful location. Fred says he wants to come back and play some golf and he really enjoyed the ride through town with all the construction and detours ha you know I'm kidding. I think it was worth the ride. Much thanks to Fred and Jeanette for making this a wonderful time for me it was great to be part of their crew. I wish Fred and Jeanette a safe and fun time as they continue their adventure. Darwin
Marsha Dee dries out
11/29/2011, Boat yard, Mazatlan
Well, yesterday, Marsha Dee got hauled out for her new paint job. I still haven't decided what color to paint her. I was originally considering black, but everyone's talking me out of it because of heat, upkeep, and it costs more.. We're now considering gray or white with a colored stripe below the rub rail. Anyone have any ideas? I still have a few days before I have to decide.
There will be a free pitcher of margaritas for anyone that comes up with a winning idea.
It will probably be about three weeks until the boat is finished, so we'll be confined to dry land until then.
Today, we're going up to El Quelite and then tomorrow, Darwin leaves. We'll miss him, but I'm sure his family will be glad to see him.
That's all for now.