North American Tour 2017-2019

From Portland, OR through Panama Canal to East Coast of USA and back via Caribbean, Panama Canal, Golfito to Victoria, BC and home

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
26 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage
24 March 2019 | Western Caribbean Passage

Preparing for our Panama Canal Transit on March 25

21 March 2018 | La Playita Marina, Panama
George Stonecliffe
Arriving back in La Playita Marina, we were preparing for our Canal Transit. First, we discarded our trash; then Sue did the laundry!; we plugged into 110V electricity; turned on the portable air conditioner; took on potable water; washed down the boat; and hired two men to wash the bottom of the boat, removing barnacles, plant growth, polishing the propeller for speed, and changing the shaft collar zinc. Today, I got a haircut! We picked up some provisions, went to the local chandlery for boat supplies, and stopped at a coffee shop! Tomorrow we top off our fuel for the Canal Transit. And the pace will continue towards Sunday, and the Transit! A couple days ago we noticed the engine water temperature was higher than normal. I cleaned the raw water intake basket that was 40% blocked, cleaned the raw water strainer, and replaced the impeller in the raw water pump. Hopefully we will be good to go!
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Vessel Name: Julia Max
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Passport/Peterson Custom Ketch
Hailing Port: Portland, Oregon, USA
Crew: George and Sue Stonecliffe
About: Float Plan: July 1, 2017 Leave Portland, OR; head south along US West Coast; leave San Diego 10/29/17 with Baja Ha-ha Rally; go through Panama Canal 3/2018; Florida 6/2018; NYC and Rhode Island 7/2018; Chesapeake Bay 9/2018; Caribbean 12/2018; Panama Canal 3/2019; home 6/2019
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