Sirocco Sails to Mexico

S/V Sirocco

Who: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
Port: Oceanside, CA
21 June 2011 | San Diego
20 June 2011 | 145 Miles from San Diego
16 June 2011 | 275 Miles from San Diego
14 June 2011 | 70 Miles South of Turtle Bay
12 June 2011 | Halfway to Bahia Santa Maria
10 June 2011 | San Jose Del Cabo
08 June 2011 | Between La Paz and San Jose Del Cabo
01 June 2011 | La Paz
28 May 2011 | La Paz
25 May 2011 | En route to La Paz
24 May 2011 | Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida
24 May 2011 | Isolotes
24 May 2011 | Nopolo
22 May 2011 | Ballena
22 May 2011 | Timbabiche
22 May 2011 | Agua Verde
14 May 2011 | Honeymoon Cove
14 May 2011
14 May 2011

More Boat Projects--Heat Exchanger and Impeller

31 May 2011 | La Paz
Yesterday we got the refrigerator compressor bracket back from the welder. Lee's new design was the ticket. It wasn't easy getting it re-installed, but now the bracket is very beefy (guy talk) and should withstand any engine vibration.

Of course another problem cropped up. After the bracket was installed, we installed new belts and checked everything on the engine with a flashlight. Bob noticed raw water spraying from the heat exchanger. Rats! The threads inside the heat exchanger are partly stripped.

Repairing the heat exchanger became today's project. Mike Borer would be proud of us. We used his favorite repair substance, "JB Weld". It is curing right now and we will test it later. But of course when the heat exchanger was pulled out another problem was discovered; a few pieces of the impeller were in the heat exchanger. Who knows how long those pieces have been there. So there's another project.

It's supposed to be 105 degrees today in La Paz so we will quit working for the day and tackle repairs again in the morning. The good news is that La Paz is a large city and most parts can be found here.
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Vessel Name: Sirocco
Vessel Make/Model: J Boats J/130
Hailing Port: Oceanside, CA
Crew: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
About:
Lee and Cathy own Sirocco, a 1994 J/130 they purchased over three years ago and had shipped across the country from Rockport, Maine to Oceanside, California. Lee and Cathy have primarily raced Sirocco but decided to slow down and take some time cruising. [...]
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Sirocco's Photos - Main
Islotes is a sea lion habitat
8 Photos
Created 27 May 2011
Two small anchorages on the Baja mainland
3 Photos
Created 27 May 2011
The name means turquoise water
5 Photos
Created 27 May 2011
Terrific crystal clear water in this tiny anchorage
18 Photos
Created 16 May 2011
14 Photos
Created 16 May 2011
Salt Mining Ghost Town on Isla Carmen
9 Photos
Created 16 May 2011
4 Photos
Created 16 May 2011
6 Photos
Created 13 May 2011
Second trip to Los Muertos
5 Photos
Created 13 May 2011
21 Photos
Created 5 March 2011
8 Photos
Created 25 January 2011
13 Photos
Created 22 January 2011
This bay is about 20 miles south of Barra.
11 Photos
Created 22 January 2011
The "Secret Anchorage" in the Barra Bay
6 Photos
Created 15 January 2011
Oasis Resort in Bucerias http://www.losarroyosverdes.com
27 Photos
Created 9 January 2011
Salyulita is a small artsy surf town about 30 miles north of Banderas Bay
10 Photos
Created 5 January 2011
Yelapa is a village in the southern part of Banderas Bay only accessible by water
10 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 5 January 2011
La Cruz is a quaint village in the north part of Banderas Bay
9 Photos
Created 5 January 2011
2 Photos
Created 17 December 2010
Matachen Bay is a beautiful anchorage around the corner from San Blas
3 Photos
Created 13 December 2010
Los Frailes is a very protected anchorage between Cabo and La Paz
6 Photos
Created 13 December 2010
Island 60 miles from Banderas Bay that is a bird sanctuary
10 Photos
Created 7 December 2010
Island off of La Paz
17 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 2 December 2010
11 Photos
Created 2 December 2010

S/V Sirocco

Who: Lee Pryor and Cathy Sweet,
Port: Oceanside, CA