s/v Sunshine

The Cruising Adventures of the Thoreson Family

14 July 2009
08 July 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
13 June 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama- still
06 June 2009 | Empire, MI/ SB Marina, Panama
15 May 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
15 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
14 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
12 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
11 April 2009 | Carribean, North of Panama
10 April 2009 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
10 April 2009 | 9.3691,-79.9503
10 April 2009 | 9.3797,-79.9345
09 April 2009 | Lake Gatun, Panama
09 April 2009 | 9.3442,-79.9075
09 April 2009 | 9.2718,-79.9234
08 April 2009 | Panama Canal
08 April 2009 | 9.2176,-79.8913
08 April 2009 | 9.0159,-79.6118
08 April 2009 | 8.905,-79.5307
07 April 2009 | Playita Anchorage Panama City


30 March 2009 | Isla Taboga
Amy/ Hot, then rain
Still no main engine running. Jim worked on most of the day yesterday- Sunday. So our new fridge/freeze we brought down with us to freeze meat is not getting as cold as I'd like, only about 44 deg. We were also somehow out of propane, we were sure we had some still in the tank when we left, thankfully Chuy & Susan let us borrow one off their boat. He also worked on the carbourator on our generator for a great part of the day, rebuilding it, to get our generator going. Finally! Something that works! Jim sprayed about a ½ can of Raid in that food locker, & let it sit overnight, then today he took out all the packages of food out, swept out the dead roaches- you really don't want to know how many- we wiped down w/ bleach water what was salvagable, threw out what wasn't. Jim talked to my Dad today for advice on the diesel. Tried those ideas today, still not running though. She sounds closer to starting, but not close enough! I cleaned 2/3 of the galley today. It was a scorcher of a day today, right from the beginning, until about 3, then the wind kicked in & then we got a little shower around 4 & cooled things off a bit. And if you know me, if I say it's hot, everyone else would be completely miserable 'cuz I love the heat! I also epoxied about a dzn. Spots on the back starboard deck & fiberglassed them.
Yesterday we saw a school of yellow fin tuna swimming around our boat chasing some smaller fish- that was cool! We have been working from sun up- 6 a.m. Until way past sundown which is around 7 here, & falling into bed around 9 dog tired.
Vessel Name: Sunshine
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Ed Horstman Tristar Trimaran
Hailing Port: Traverse City, MI
Crew: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
We have been married almost 19 years, Bridget is now 14, Micah is almost 8, Jenaya is 5. We have a strong Christian/Catholic Faith, love spending time together & exploring this beautiful World. [...]
We purchased Sunshine in Feb. '07. She was in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. We flew down in Nov. '07, spent 4 months getting her ready, building a new, larger dinghy, enjoying El Salvador & the friends we made. We then took the next 2 1/2 months sailing from there to Panama City. Now the next leg [...]
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The Thoreson Crew

Who: Jim, Amy, Bridget, Micah, & Jenaya
Port: Traverse City, MI