SV Panta Rhei Retirement Trip

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: Able Apogee 50
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Larry and Karen
03 May 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
30 March 2016 | Majuro, MH
04 March 2016 | Majuro MH
16 February 2016 | Honolulu Hawaii
25 January 2016 | Honolulu, HI
12 January 2016
01 January 2016 | Honolulu HI
30 December 2015 | Honolulu Hawaii
10 December 2015 | Honolulu, HI
30 November 2015 | Honolulu, Hawaii
23 November 2015 | Honolulu, Hawaii
16 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
13 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
04 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
28 October 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
22 October 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
20 October 2015 | On Passage from Tarawa, Kitibati to Majuro, The Marshall Islands
12 October 2015 | Tarawa, Keribati
09 October 2015 | Tarawa, Kerabati
Recent Blog Posts
03 May 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands

The Marshal Islands canoe is indeed different

We went for our ride across lagoon and back. Its a big lagoon! But the canoe is fast. It is not as fast as a windsurfer, but it is fast as sailing machines go.

20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands

Going sailing

No, I'm not talking about leaving for Alaska. I'm talking about going for a ride in a Marshal Islands sailing canoe. We are scheduled to sail across the lagoon on Monday afternoon. We will have sailing crew for this trip. These canoes are different than Panta Rhei.

30 March 2016 | Majuro, MH

Time to turn heaven and earth

I'm referring in this blog title to the problem of new batteries for Panta Rhei. We are a long way from anywhere that sells the batteries we want. But, we still need them. In fact we need 6 8D batteries (total 930 pounds). The batteries we have haven't actually failed. But they have substantially reduced [...]

04 March 2016 | Majuro MH

Back in Majuro, Marshall Islands

Karen is fully recovered. So it is time to actually resume our "life plan". Drat. I was enjoying the detour. Say it isn't so!

16 February 2016 | Honolulu Hawaii

Diamond Head

On the island of Oahu, the second most popular tourist attraction (after Pearl Harbor) is the hike up Diamond Head. It has been our goal to hike this with Karen's repaired leg (as a proof test). Truth be known, the test was Larry's, thus the picture!

25 January 2016 | Honolulu, HI

Good checkups and good corn

Hurricane Pali petered out, Karen had a good checkup, we are busy every day enjoying friends of friends, and on top of all this fresh corn has come in season! That's right. The farmers market has absolutely delicious corn on the cob. They have a sweet variety with yellow and white kernels interspersed. [...]

These things always happen in the middle of the night

04 January 2011 | Barra de Navidad Mexico - Lagoon
Larry Nelson
Last night we were watching a movie. It was late since we hadn't started the movie until Larry finished the book he was reading. We're both pretty tired.

Then the water pump cycled. That shouldn't happen when no one is running the water. Maybe it could run once... but then it ran again...and again. Sudden realization: Our fresh water is running but we are both in bed? We don't have the ability to make water here in the Lagoon. We have to "run the gauntlet (i.e. the narrow passage out of the Lagoon)" to get to a position where we can make more water. We can't be wasting it. But a quick check revealed that no sinks were leaking. then we heard the aft sump cycle. We didn't know where it was coming from, but now we knew where it was going to. We pulled up the floor boards and got the sump open. The water in the sump was hot. What's this? There is an inlet to the sump that we did not know existed. We tore up the floors to see that it came from under the quarterberth. Time to take all the stuff off the quarterberth to get to the equipment area under it. Some of you might be acquainted with the principle of conservation of space. All that stuff has to go somewhere and the space available doesn't change. So the galley and the settee are now piled high. Finally we find that the overtemperature/overpressure valve on the water heater has picked this particular time to begin leaking and not just in drips. We are running hot water overboard. We operate the valve that cuts off water to the water heater and thus stop the leak. Time for bed. We'll fix it in the morning. Here "fix" is used pretty loosely. It means, move the project toward a solution, not actually solve the problem. Parts just aren't that available. Maybe I can repair the existing part?

Morning comes and the boat is a mess. Karen cooks breakfast anyway but it is time to begin the repair. We talk to Jake about whether there is a plumbing shop where we can get a new part (every US house has several of these valves) and he thinks there is. I'm taking out the leaking valve and I'm still intent on discovering why it is leaking and maybe jury rigging something until I can actually get a new part. The problem is that these parts accumulate scale and corrosion over time. It is not a part you would ever "fix" in the US, but I can see the seal. Maybe...

Just then our neighbors Jim and Susan on SV Windward Bound came by. They had overheard our conversations on the radio (with jake) and they happened to have a spare valve aboard. It turns out they need a whole new water heater, which comes with the valve so they offered their valve to us. Wow. Instant fix. Are we happy? You bet we are. Now we can put the boat back together.

We dug out some steaks from the freezer and a dinner invitation is about to be given to our philanthropist neighbors. Life is pretty good when you've got friends.
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Created 1 October 2013
Pictures of South Island NZ and the Milford Track
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Created 2 March 2013
Blackwater cave exploring in NZ
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Created 20 December 2012
Travel from the Marquesas to Rangiroa to Papette
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Created 6 June 2012
Pics from the crossing and after arrival in the marquesas
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Created 10 May 2012
Karen and Larry exploring Santa Cruz, Isla Isabella, and San Cristobal Islands
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pictures from a passage aboard SV Talofa as line handlers
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accumulated pictures of the SV Safety Cat rescue and repair
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swimming with a whale shark in clear warm water
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Created 12 June 2011
Karen and Larry hike up a desert canyon in Mexico
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Created 22 May 2011
pictures of Karen at the doctor, shopping in Mazatlan, and work on the boat in the yard
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Pictures of San Blas and Isla Isabella
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pictures of the trip up a jungle river to a crocodile farm and to a spring which is the source of all San Blas water
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pictures of karen's medical care for her arm injury while in San Blas
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Day trip from La Cruz to Yualapa by bus and panga
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Pictures of our day trip to La Penita
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cleaning boat bottoms and other recent activities
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bob and Larry went looking for a hose from a store next to a "Table Dance" entertainment center
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Created 22 February 2011
A day at the beach with exotic drinks and then north to Lazaro Cardenas
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Created 11 February 2011
Before and after pictures of a friends boat underbody showing the growth that happens in a short time in Zihuatanejo
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Created 8 February 2011
pictures from Bahia Santiago to Ziahuatanejo including Ixtapa
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Created 1 February 2011
Sailfest pictures
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A trip with Jake and Sharon up the jungle river in Tenacatita
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Created 16 December 2010
Scenes from our stay in Paradise Village in Puerto Vallarta
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Scenes from Paul Nelson's visit in Paradise Village and in Puerto Vallarta including procession for Lady of Guadalupe
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Created 7 December 2010
hike up the river and float trip down it
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Created 4 December 2010
Arrival in the south part of Mexico and beginning of the cruising lifestyle
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Created 23 November 2010
warmer weather experiences
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Created 15 November 2010
stop in san francisco at at Sea Ranch CA to visit Grace and Bob Carter
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Created 11 October 2010
pictures from preparing and leaving Seattle to Ft Bragg CA
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Created 30 September 2010
weather faxes that show the weather in the Pacific Ocean while we are safe in port in Newport Oregon
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Created 26 September 2010
A few pics of Panta Rhei out of the water
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Created 6 September 2010
Sherry and Bob took a few pictures and shared them with us.
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Created 30 July 2010
travel from Petersburg to Thorne Bay with stop at Anan Bear Observatory
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Candidates for most beautiful places in the world
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Created 12 July 2010
bob and Sherry took pictures of Panta Rhei and shared them with us.
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Created 12 July 2010
great fishing and crabbing with good weather
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Pelican scenes then travel up Lisianski Inlet to Elfin Cove, Inian Bay, Dundas Bay
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trip up lisianski inlet to Elfin Cove, Inian Island, and Dundas Bay
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Created 18 June 2010
tight passages that kayakers would love and an abandoned town (Chichagof)
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Created 12 June 2010
transit of Lisianski Strait enroute to Pelican
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Created 11 June 2010
Around the outside of Baranof Island and some caveing in el capitan passage
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Created 2 June 2010
Prince of Wales Island and enroute
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photos of rudder damage from the log we hit
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springtime photos of the inside passage
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