Planetary Exloration on Senta II

Vessel Name: Senta II
Vessel Make/Model: Ericson 39B
Crew: Nancy & Sven
Extra: This blog will temporarily pick up from where the blog left off after our Retina Mac suffered a memory failure. Don't ask where the "p" in exploration went but do tell me how to put it back in, if you know :-)
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12 April 2015

Still windy and we are staying, plus thanks to Dan

It has been a hectic few weeks. We had the issue with the exoneration paperwork and the National Car Reantal overcharge and then need for a survey for new insurance.

05 April 2015

Varnish and condo time !

The cabin sole has been beginning to show some real wear and the companionway door was looking like it should have used a lot more sun screen, so it was time to get ready to varnish.

02 April 2015

Mess -> hotel stay

Now that we know we are going to stay here in Papagayo Marina for the summer we went to work on some chores.

01 April 2015

We got the exoneration paperwork !

Yes, it is April Fools' Day, but we don't think it is a joke.

31 March 2015

No bad faith contract needed ?

We finally got our misappropriated Marina Papagayo National Car Rental refund. That only took almost a month and a lot of reminders and an angry complaint letter. Talk about substandard service !

26 March 2015

Cultural whiplash

This is another surprising turn of events. We're almost getting whiplash !

Rethinking SCUBA

19 February 2015
Stifling heat
We are still lugging our SCUBA equipment with us wherever we sail but we have not brought out the beautiful BCDs or the rest of the equipment even once. With no way of refilling the tanks it is just too much of a hassle to unpack everything for just a single dive.

When I was talking to Ted on Sea Star (a Nordhaven) he mentioned that he uses a 110-volt SNUBA system to clean the bottom and do tethered diving. He also mentioned that he'd talked to someone who uses a 12-volt Canadian system.

I did a search and found the system he's talking about. The company is at The depth limit of 20' would be really limiting but maybe it would be enough ? It would not have helped when I lost my sunglasses in 40' of water but might be enough for anchor set inspection and deep "snorkeling". It would certainly be enough for bottom maintenance.

The question is what to do with our beautiful equipment if we switch over ? We certainly would not want to keep both systems. Decisions - decisions.
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