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

Coming back to boat failures

14 December 2019 | Ensenada
Scott and Donna Hansen | fair, did have 3 rain/wind squalls since being here
We came on a Monday and the next Sunday we got on our bikes to find a church we heard about. It meant biking 3 miles, which normally I could do but it was super-hot, we didn't bring water and we started to climb hills. I sprained my ankle less than a month ago, but it was doing ok, although numerous times getting on and off the bike wasn't the best for it. Then the GPS was sending us the wrong way, so we finally turned around and came back to the boat. I had been using my phone for the map feature and when I got off the bike, I gathered up my things and placed them on the deck. THEN I heard a plunk and the phone was gone. So, we bought a Mexican phone for $66 but unfortunately left the hotspot on overnight and woke up to a warning that we had used over 2G from 11pm to 7am when we were FAST asleep. We complained to the Telcel company but it was not their problem....

We also had a soap container and a bleach bottle leak into a bilge, our water foot pump rotted away in the bathroom and our coffee pot tipped over due to a broken post on the stove top, so our week has been eventful!! But we love the marina, the friends, the almost sunny weather, having our bikes to get around faster, and being in a marina when those winds kick up!!

The picture shows part of our 6-month growth on the bottom. I scraped from the dock, Scott used the hookah to stay down and scrape off the prop and rudder so we could at least sail slowly to the yard to have the bottom repainted.
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 [...]