Sailing with Celestial's Tripp

We are a Tripp 47 racing boat turned cruiser that we bought in Maine in 2009. We sailed it through the Panama Canal and up to Seattle then back to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012.

29 April 2020 | mazatlan
08 January 2020 | Punta Mita
08 January 2020 | Bahia Santa Maria
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Guillermo's yard, Ensenada
14 December 2019 | Ensenada
14 November 2019 | Ensenada enada
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019
27 February 2019 | Punta Mida and beyond
27 February 2019 | San Jose del Cabo
04 February 2019 | Baja
04 February 2019 | Ensenada
27 January 2019 | Barra de Navidad
09 August 2016 | Shearwater on Denny Island, CA
09 August 2016 | Klemtu, CA

Getting the bottom and mast paint renewed at Guillermo's yard

14 December 2019 | Guillermo's yard, Ensenada
Scott and Donna Hansen | fair
Last June/July Scott spent 2 months repainting the entire hull and bottom at Baja Naval's yard. He stayed right there and liked their slow, steady work but this year we chose Guillermo's yard, a smaller, less expensive yard but they were known for doing faster work.

Our boat, Celestial is 47 ft, 14 ft beam and needs 9 ft for draft so only a high tide would do. We were trying to get the bottom paint on and drying before the rains and heavier winds returned so our window was small. Guillermo was ready at the 8:30am haul out time which was only a few days away, we were even early just because we weren't sure how SLOW the boat would go. The owner was there supervising the whole time, and as a last-minute project, Scott asked if they could clear paint our 75ft carbon fiber mast, spreaders and spinnaker pole. They agreed to send a guy up the mast on our bosom chair, while Scott watched him go up and I managed the electric winch under the dodger. The pictures shows the dark top, fresh paint so it was working! Everything was done and we were back in the water in 2 & ½ days, we had up to 5 days for the tide. Scott had to lay down our own tarps to catch drips from the mast and they tried to do some touch up work on the hull which wasn't perfect, but we were happy overall.

They allowed us to live on the boat which means using their toilets exclusively and climbing a 15 ft ladder, but I managed that as well, even with my one-month old sprained ankle.

Our speed went from going barely 4 knots to doing 7 knots on the way back to Cruiseport! Scott was a happy Captain once more
Vessel Name: Celestial
Vessel Make/Model: Tripp 47
Hailing Port: Mere Point, Maine
Crew: Scott and Donna Hansen
About: On our first boat in 1977 Scott said, "One day I'd like to sail around the world." We did that from 1988 to 1996 on a J-36. Now we own our 4th boat, a Tripp 47 'Celestial' that we are retiring on.
We sailed from Maine in 2009 to Panama, up to Seattle, back down to Mexico and over to Hawaii in 2012. 2013 we went to NZ, Aust. and the South Pacific returning to Hawaii in 2015. In 2016 we sailed to Alaska and back to the Northwest. We kept our boat in Portland until April 2018 when Scott and [...]