Around the world with S/V Zephyr

The adventures of Bill & Tracy as they fulfill their lifes dream of sailing the world. We've dreamed of this for years and now is the time while the health is still good and there is money in the kitty to make it come true.

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Cluster “F” part three!

24 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
Bill/cloudy and cool
It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted and some good things have happened and some bad. As for the living room, Mike from Pinnacle Roofing got the ceiling patched where the water came in and ruined the ceiling and then they painted the entire ceiling so it would all match. Mike also showed up with our replacement window for the front bedroom and with a helper got it all installed perfectly and it’s a better window than we had. Good UV protection on the glass and double locks and a sliding screen.
As for everything else(the dreaded flooring), well that’s another matter. After a long weekend of our fans blowing on the floor behind the commode where this all started, the underlayment in the bathroom floor was finally deemed dry enough to put in the new oak flooring. In it went and another couple of workmen showed up the next day to sand and put on the first coat of polyurethane. One if the men showed up the next day(Saturday the 15th)and put on the second and final coat. Now we waited for the vinyl floor to come in. For some unknown reason, Delta Disaster didn’t want to send out a plumber to hook up to waterline to the ice maker nor to install the commode in the bathroom. The line to the ice maker has been broken for more than a month and I just keep going to King Soupers to buy more ice. I’ve saved the receipts so I can bill it back to them.
We’d been notified about ten days ago that our vinyl was due in last Monday and would be installed last Tuesday. As expected, no one showed up on Tuesday and we received no calls. I finally called them only to be told that our vinyl was just shipping that day!!!! What’s another screwup? I pressed the coordinator about getting a plumber out here and I got a call a while later that a plumber would be out Monday (today) at 0800(he’s here as I’m typing this). He’s already installed the commode and is working on the ice maker waterline. He rebuilt the entire commode installing new seals where anything came through. He’s now put it on the hole in the floor and has filled and refilled it many time making sure there are no leaks. So far so good. As for the waterline, he’s installing a new metal jacketed plastic line with lots above the floor so it can’t kink.
Now as for the installation of the new vinyl. We got a call last Thursday that the vinyl as in and would be installed on Monday but first they had to come back out and rip out the old vinyls base that was still glued to the floor. That was to be done last Friday. The bad thing is that the workmen sprayed the floor with a glue release liquid that promptly went to Tracy’s head with headaches and nausea. I put a fan in the window so it could blow the fumes out. As the workmen worked, they chewed chunks out of the underlayment that is supposed to go under the new vinyl. Now it has to be removed so we will not be getting our new vinyl today after all. Not so much because of the chewed up underlayment but because the vinyl was cut incorrectly and the pattern goes the wrong way on the floor. It was promptly rolled back up and is sitting on the floor of the garage while they find us more flooring. As this took over a month to get in, this better not take so long. Now that the vinyl flooring was a no go, we had them put our washer and dryer back in the laundry room(out of the dining room). Unfortunately, as they were hooking up the water to the washer, the valve that controls the cold water inlet decided to leak out the top of the valve! Man, will this saga never end? At least with the plumber here, he’s been authorized to fix this new problem. He’s doing that now.
Ok, now he’s found that the water lines from the wall to the washer suddenly have a leak at the back of the washer and need replacing. At least we have water to the ice maker and a commode on the first floor and someday soon, we’ll have a new floor in the laundry room.
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shin Fa 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado
Crew: Bill & Tracy Hudson
About: We've been sailing since the early 80's on lakes in New Mexico and Colorado and finally took the plunge and bought Zephyr.
We moved on board in April of 2008 and have been working and sailing her ever since. Up to Alaska and down to Mexico and across the Pacific to Fiji. From Fiji to the Philippines and down to South Africa for Christmas 2015. We've now made it to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. With [...]
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The electrical connection with switch for the new Spectra Watermaker.
Our new watermaker--it still needs the hoses run but we are getting closer to getting the job done.
La Panga Restaurant and Marina Palmira office
You put your trash out in trash cans by the curb.  Here, they put it in raised steel containers to keep animals out of it while awaiting pickup.
OK, sounds like a restaurant I want to try.  Nothing wrong with a skull on the sign.
Boats in Marina Palmira.
Bigger power boats in Marina Palmira.
More boats in Marina Palmira.
Marina Costa Baja
Looking West from the marina.
Looking North towards the hotel La Fiesta.
Boats at Marina Costa Baja.
We sat for quite a while just watching the sun go down and see all her changing colors.  Each night provided a whole rainbow of colors.
La Fiesta Hotel.  Nice place and just about empty.
Matt getting some relaxation at the pool.
They stroll the docks each day.
Along the sidewalk at Marina Costa Baja.
Looking down from above.  Boy, it
The view from the top of the mast of the marina.
Out into the bay.
The "Beach Club at the hotel.
More of the Marina and the hotel.
Pangas along the beach at Los Muertos.
The dingy dock at Los Muertos.
Looking out from the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Pelicans and the pangas along the launching ramp at Los Muertos.
The Sun glinting off the bay at Los Muertos.
What used to be the Giggling Marlin restaurant.  Now El Carbon.
Rock walls out by the dingy dock at Los Muertos.
One of the flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.  Look closely.
More flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.
The Eastern end of Los Frailes.
Ensenada de Los Muertos.
The ceiling of the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Blue goes hunting.  She knows there is something on the barbecue grill
With her toes spread, she is weaving on the life line.  The camera is still, she is not!
At anchor in Los Frailes.
The anchorage in Los Frailes.
At the pot luck dinner along the beach in Los Frailes waiting out the wind.  The wind won!!
Our new Fender Step.  It will make coming into dock much easier.
Our new Spectra 200T watermaker.  Now all we have to do is find the time to install it.
The Immigration Office in Ensenada, Mexico.  At least it is all in one building now instead of spread all over town.
The big flag by Baja Naval Marina.  An easy land mark to navigate to.
The Port Captain
The Mexican courtesy flag flying from our mast spreaders.
Celebrating crossing into Mexico.  The white wine had gone bad so we gave it to King Neptune instead.
Looking towards Ensenada Harbor.
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Created 22 November 2013
Around Kudat and the Penuwasa Boat Yard
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Created 18 November 2013
Up the hills till an opening shows up in front of you and then see if you can get down into it. Not always.
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Created 16 November 2013
Some photos of our diving on the reef.
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Created 16 November 2013
Our trip around the north end of Borneo
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Created 16 November 2013
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Created 23 October 2013
Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
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Created 21 October 2013
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Created 13 October 2013
Our trip from Tawau around the top of Borneo down to Brunei.
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Created 9 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
Pictures of our dives off Musket Cove Marina
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Created 7 December 2011
Avea Bay on South Huahine and on to Raiatea Island.
39 Photos
Created 25 July 2011
Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Created 18 July 2011
Getting Zephyr ready to go.
37 Photos
Created 28 October 2010
My three days getting not only knowledge and some self confidence but nice and dirty.
8 Photos
Created 26 August 2010
Heading South from Escondido.
23 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 30 April 2010
An old salt factory.
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Created 30 April 2010
Incredible sandstone
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Created 30 April 2010
A great place to spend time exploring.
48 Photos
Created 30 April 2010
Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante
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Created 30 April 2010
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Created 14 February 2010
Our continuing adventure as we head North farther up the Sea Of Cortez.
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Created 22 January 2010
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Created 1 January 2010
Our visit to the famous "Mushroom Rock" bay.
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Created 1 January 2010
Art and statues along the waterfront as you walk through downtown La Paz, Mexico
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Created 1 January 2010
Still heading South but now in Cabo San Lucas
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Created 8 December 2009
Making our way South along the coast of Mexico
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Created 28 November 2009
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