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Natasha and Own are the new owners of Pearson 424 Hull #152, now christened as sv Wine-O Rhino.
Fair winds and Following Seas to both of you and your new boat!
I must apologize for ignoring our blog lately. Life in Mexico is rewarding, relaxing and wonderful, but it also has its challenges. One of those challenges includes finding good reliable Wi-Fi access to upload our pictures and blog posts. So … Continue reading →
Having landed safely in Mazatlan, we headed to Marina El Cid to meet Patrick’s parents for the holidays. We had arranged to have his parents stay in Marina El Cid Hotel while we acquired a slip in the marina, which … Continue reading →
While we understood why many cruisers claim that La Paz is where cruisers come and they never leave. We had plans to meet up with Patrick’s parents in Mazatlan for Christmas holiday week so we weighed anchor and headed back … Continue reading →
I love to do me some research and as I was figuring out what to do about our fishing setup, I read The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing by Scott and Wendy Bannerot. I even had a couple of one on … Continue reading →
I made another of my feature comparison spreadsheets this time comparing the features and prices of MPPT Controllers. You can see the MPPT Solar Charge Controller Comparisons on SKyDrive. I always use SkyDrive with IE. Here’s a little sample of … Continue reading →
We spent today hanging around Port Townsend and waiting to meet up New Found Metals (NFM) to get a new gasket for one of our portholes. Richard (the owner) was gracious enough to come down to the boat and meet … Continue reading →
After purchasing Deep Playa, the first project Patrick and I completed was to tear out all the old vinyl foam that lined the entire hull of the boat. After this was complete we prepped the hull and, in some … Continue reading →
Before I knew the previous owner had reduced the size of the ice box, many cruisers do that. He did this by adding several layers of 2” foam insulation and then starboard on top of that. There was also a … Continue reading →
Tuesday evening we put Deep Playa back in the water sans rig!! She only spurted a little while I tightened up the stuffing box, which is to be expected since you don’t want to tighten it “too much” and you … Continue reading →