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

Arrived in Panama

27 March 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Panama
George Stonecliffe
We passed the jetties into the Panama Inner-Harbor at 1100 on March 26, and headed to the right a couple miles to Shelter Bay Marina. What a great feeling! We met with our Panama Transit Agent Stanley Scott, and after having the official measurement of our boat, we soon were assigned a Canal Transit Date of Friday, April 5th. We have contacted Peter Rose and his cousin Bill Merrick who helped crew for us a year ago through the Canal. They will be flying in April 2nd to help us return to the Pacific side. We are dealing with preparations already. We have 83 gallons diesel fuel. We're topped off with water. We removed our steering windvane, so that we would not be affected by it during the transit. We are touching up some varnished bright work. We checked the transmission fluid, the hydraulic steering fluid level, the Racor filter cleanliness, and started buying some of the provisions for the Canal transit. I'm saving a few small projects for Peter and Bill to help with. But all is coming together. The Canal Transit will be two days, leaving early afternoon, spending the night in Gatun Lake, and then completing the transit on April 6th. We will check in to La Playita Marina on the Pacific side.
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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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