Russel R. in Nicaragua (was Re: No Posts?)
I am going to pick up my three study plans tomorrow at the mail
forwarder office in Managua. Can't wait! I think Russel R. would do
quite well here on the lake. I am tempted to build it myself!
The Nicaraguan Cordoba is tied to the US dollar (at 16.44 to 1 today)
so I haven't noticed the decline in the dollar, except that now some
used car prices are in Euros. The Cordoba has a built-in inflation
index of .5% per month per their dealings with the World Bank, etc.
"Precious" woods are not cheap here. We paid C$1080 (US $65.77) for a
Mahogany log last week which we had cut per our carpenters specs, but
this was a special deal (I don't know how many usable board feet we
got out of the log). Cerro Real (Spanish cedar or boxwood cedar) runs
about $3.45 a board foot and other woods run somewhat cheaper.
The Atlantic coast of Nicaragua also has a drug trafficing problem,
but I can't say how bad it really is since I have yet to visit that
part of the country. I hope to do so before May and the start of the
rainy season. This part of the country would be a great spot for
Russel R. and a camp/cruise journey.
Come on down!
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Dolph" <jdolph@s...> wrote:
> Hi Gordon,
> I got the plans for Russel R. and don't see anything in them that
> would prevent my building her. The falling dollar is bothering me
> quite a lot however when I try to guess what it will mean for me
> living in Brasil. All the places I have looked into except
> Aquidauana seem to be on the border with Bolivia and have a lot of
> drug trafficing going on with the violence that comes with it.
> What's the future look like in Nicaragua currency wise?
> At this point I'm still commited to traveling but not sure if I want
> to build the boat there.
> Mike Dolph
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Lewis E. Gordon"
> <l_gordon_nica@y...> wrote:
> > I suppose that everyone is out boating and not surfing the internet!
> > No new posts for almost two weeks! Here on Lake Nicaragua it has
> > too windy to get out much. Usually the north winds die down by the
> > first week in March and I hope to spend a lot of time on the water
> > Lewis,
> > Granada, Nicaragua