Back in the Pacific Northwest 2020

While waiting out the Corona Virus 19, we are back home in Portland, Oregon. We have just finished (March 2020) repainting and servicing boat systems after our two-year, 15,000 mile tour of North America.

24 March 2020 | Portland, Oregon
29 August 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
10 June 2019 | Friday Harbor, WA
06 June 2019 | Nanaimo, BC, Canada
20 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
19 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
18 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
14 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
10 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
07 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
04 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
22 April 2019 | Pt. Burica, Costa Rica
18 April 2019 | Puerto Armuelles, Panama
16 April 2019 | Isla Coliba, Panama
10 April 2019 | La Playita Marina, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama

The Admeasurer Cometh

03 March 2018 | Panama City, Panama
George Stonecliffe
The first full day in La Playita Marina was a full one We were washing down the boat with fresh water. Always an 'Ahhhhhh' experience, removing the thick salt spray from sailing in an active sea. A marine specialist dropped by to pick-up a small repair job that we had. The metal sail for our steering wind vane had some metal fatigue that needed some positive reinforcement. So he hopes to finish the repair by Wednesday. Our laundry was picked up, and will be ready on Monday. But most important, our agent had arranged to have our boat measured -- a requirement for passage through the Canal. We are officially 48.67' long with our anchor extension on the bow to our steering wind vane and davits on the stern. Then finalizing the paperwork, the Admeasurer assigned the boat a Boat Identification Number for transiting the Panama Canal. He said that any future transits will use the same Boat ID number. So the process for us coming back through in March 2019 will be that much simpler. Now we are ready to be assigned a Transit Date. Our agent will be letting us know what the date will be soon! The balance of the day was spent with Sue washing our salon seat covers, and my climbing the main mast to clean the main sail track with acetone to remove a sticky film left by old T9 lubricant, as well as aligning one of the spreader lights and using Loctite to keep the light aimed properly.
Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
The last six months (Sept 2019 to March 2020) have been in the Schooner Creek Boatworks facility, repairing fiberglass, repainting, servicing electronics, AC electrical, and updating boat features. It's good to be free now, just waiting for the Corona Virus 19 pandemic to subside. [...]
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