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 www.grenander.com 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 !

Still windy and we are staying, plus thanks to Dan

12 April 2015
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.

To say that it has been a roler coaster would be an understatement. Fortunately Bill in Bahia del Sol was keeping a mooring for us in case we needed to sail north for the summer so we had that escape route if needed.

As we mentioned earlier, we did get the exoneration paper work and the contract question was straightened out so that became a non-issue.

National car rental also finally issued a credit for their overcharge a month earlier. On top of that Dan who is the marina manager convinced National to give us a day's car rental for free to make up for their horrible accounting. Thanks Dan !!!

The latest hiccup has been insurance. We wanted insurance for lightning protection further south but to get insurance we need a new survey. Getting a survey down here is not as easy as one might think. At one point we thought our friend Dave Huffman (and Ursula Schwuttke) might be able to fly in from Florida and do the survey but their schedule didn't work out so we are getting captain John out of Guatemale to fly down for a survey on Tuesday. That's a new way to spend money but it needs to be done. Don Spink of Bluewater Insurance in Florida gave us a good quote so once the survey is done we should be in good shape.

In other words we are now just waiting and observing the winds which are still doing their calm at night, up to 30 knots during the day.

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