Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

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09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Tuesday AM Thinking

11 May 2010 | New Boat, Hurricanes, and being busy
Capt Rich
This morning is a scramble, as we get THIRD DAY ready to leave the marina slip and head back to the Mazatlan Old Harbor. We have been able to do lots of major work items in the last week, but blowing taco money on marina fees just isn't something we like doing so at about noon, off the dock lines go. The last week in Marina Singlar cost us $95USD, which is about 10% of what we have been spending each month to cruise. So it's easy to see how spending significant or even scant time in a marina can really add up and impact your cruising budget. We wouldn't have come into the marina if it wasn't for our scheme to buy the larger boat, which is still in the works, but now with that underway there's no need to stay. It's an hour buss ride from the Old Harbor to the Marina's, but it's a Free Anchorage! We will end up moving THIRD DAY back to the marina if we actually get the new boat and park them side by side for a day or two of unloading THIRD DAY with all our junk, I mean important cruising gear, but for now, we need to continue with what got us here in the first place, which is watching our budget!

With Hurricane season officially starting in 4 days, the thought of schedule is definitely in the back of our minds! By this time last year we were working our way into the relative safety of the Northern Sea of Cortez, but here we sit smack-dab in the middle of the hurricane area. We estimate that the new boat will take us 3 to 4 weeks to get ready before we can take her up to the Northern Sea and then there's the question of what to do with THIRD DAY. One option is to leave her here in a $329/month marina slip and list her for sale with a boat broker while the other more time consuming option is to get her unloaded and then bash her back up the outside of Baja and put her on our Port San Luis mooring until she sells. It's a tough call either way, weighing a monthly expenditure on one side, with the thought of a Baja bash on the other. Boats on moorings are more difficult to sell due to the complexity of getting people out to look at them, and there is a definite advantage for a buyer making his purchase in Mexico vs California (saving California sales tax). Although June and July are historically the best two months for a trip up the outside of Baja, is that something we really want to do? Although the larger boat will be great for our long term plans, it does cause some difficult short term decisions and increases our boat work load.

At this point in the game, after two years of cruising and almost three years of refitting prior to cruising, THIRD DAY is basically perfect. The to-do-list isn't filled with important items, but more with aesthetic and nicety items. All the systems are dialed in and working well and everything is just the way we dreamed it would be when we bought the boat. So if you are looking for a truly cruise ready Pearson 365 Ketch, hey, have I got a deal for you.

I also have to admit something; I like the excitement, turmoil and unknown factors of this whole "bigger new boat deal". It fits my "type A" personality to have lots of issues swirling around and even after learning how to relax while out cruising, it's still fun to have that feeling of being slightly overwhelmed with more on the plate than I can handle. It's helps focus the mind and it's definitely true that if you want to get something done, ask someone to do it that already has too much on his plate, rather than the person with enough time!
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Welding work in La Paz
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When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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