RE: [IslanderFreeport41] Slip Away's Moving Again!!!
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From: IslanderFreeport41@yahoogroups.com [mailto:IslanderFreeport41@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [IslanderFreeport41] Slip Away's Moving Again!!!What is the 'whitelist'?Dons/v Grasshopper #130----- Original Message -----From: Slip Away - Rich & JanSent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 10:31 AMSubject: [IslanderFreeport41 ] Slip Away's Moving Again!!!
FINALLY!!! We've escaped from the boatyard and from Cartagena and are now
in Panama. Seriously, we finally got the boat seaworthy again after a
couple of weeks out of the yard and fixing stuff that managed to break while
we were on the hard (Radar, Genset, outboard and about 7 other more minor
things). We left Cartagena about three weeks ago (and also left our
internet connection, hence no IF41 email) and had a good weather
window/passage to the San Blas islands (Kuna Yala) of Panama. We were
actually making much better speed than anticipated (6.5-7.0 knots) and spent
about 8 hours hove to so we wouldn't arrive at midnight. No problem - we
needed practice at that.
When we got to San Blas our friends Ralph and Cheryl on Fortuitous
(sistership and also IF41 Group members) were there and we finally got to
spend a good bit of time with them. It'd been a long time since seeing them
on the "Left" coast. They just came thru the Canal this year. So after a
couple of weeks in the San Blas working on the boat (installing two more
Kyocera 130 solar panels on the new hardtop, plus other stuff) and playing a
little, we made a couple of day hops to Colon and are now in Shelter Bay
marina preparing for our Canal transit.
The Canal Authority is the most organized and efficient operation we've seen
in Central America, and we're already inspected, paid-up and have our
transit date scheduled for next Friday . We'll be trading linehandling
duties with a Swiss boat we met, helping them on Monday and then they'll
help us on Saturday. They have a beautiful Hallberg Rassey 46, so we won't
be too deprived. It's fun being here again and getting ready for another
transit. If any of you ever have a chance to do it, on your boat or as a
linehandler, DON'T miss it!
We've gotten so many nice comments on Slip Away since leaving Cartagena and
the yard - it's really been gratifying. In the San Blas, someone we didn't
know came by in his dinghy and said she was the prettiest IF41 he'd ever
seen. Made those five months on the hard seem worth it. So far all the
stuff we did is really working out well. We LOVE the new hardtop and the
roof you can walk on. And the two additional 130W solar panels are REALLY
nice! And I realluy like the box we built on the aft deck - we can get so
much more in it than the old one, and it really looks like it was part of
the original boat. Another little thing that we've discovered we REALLY
like is the new seat we added to the back stbd side of the cockpit. It's
proven to be handy in so many little ways - I'll do a separate email on that
with some pics when I get a chance.
So after our transit, and some serious provisioning and boat prep, we'll be
off to the Galapagos, then on the French Polynesia. Once that happens we'll
really be off the internet for long periods, but there is always our HAM
radio (KG6NNZ@winlink. org - put "/WL2K" in the subject line to get around
the whitelist) if anyone has any questions or interest.
All the best,
s.v. Slip Away
currently in Colon, Panama
Steven:Replacing mine is tops on the list and one of the few things I have not done yet. What are you going to use as a replacement?SteveSV Destiny Oklahoma
--- On Sun, 2/28/10, Steven Nall <sfnall@...> wrote:
From: Steven Nall <sfnall@...>
Subject: [IslanderFreeport41] water tank... [2 Attachments]
To: "Steve Nall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 8:10 PM
I guess I never did send any pics...
so... 2 at a time!
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