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Carb Cleaning Numero Tres (not Trace)

Posted on Sat 05 May 2012 in Systems - Dinghy


The outboard has been running like poop. It will not run at anything but slightly above idle when in gear. In fact sometimes when you lower the throttle that little bit you were able to get above idle it even goes faster! Out of gear you run the darn thing …

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Surfboard repair

Posted on Fri 04 May 2012 in Surfing

We dropped the surfboard off at Mictlan Surf. We have to wait for Tzahui to get back to us to see what it would cost to fix or maybe what other board I should be considering instead. In the mean time it's a rest day I guess...

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Toes must die!!

Posted on Thu 19 April 2012 in Health and Wellness


Yet another toe injury. I had been in the water for a couple hours and my feet were soft, then I managed to slice my toe on the porthole again.

Not serious at all, but it will be annoying since I basically sliced the callous on my big toe and …

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Cleaning the Carb on your Yamaha F8 Outboard

Posted on Fri 23 March 2012 in Systems - Dinghy

I was going to make a video or shoot some pics of me cleaning the carb on my Yamaha F8 outboard, but this guy’s video about his Mercury is perfect already. Its not a Yamaha, but all the bits looked the same to me and the disassembly was exactly …

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AIS Distress

Posted on Fri 23 March 2012 in Uncategorized


This button is way more badass than the other buttons! AND you are less likely to accidentally flip on the AIS distress alert.

I dedicate this button to CB_Midkiff. GARBANZO!!!

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Acapulco 7.9 Earthquake

Posted on Tue 20 March 2012 in Health and Wellness

Just an FYI before we get inundated with concerned emails...

There was an earthquake in Acapulco this morning and we are not expecting any impact to us in Banderas Bay. There is no tsunami warning associated with this event either.

All is good despite the VERY rolly sleepless night last …

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My first surfboard

Posted on Tue 13 March 2012 in Surfing


Picked up a free 9'6" longboard today!! The fin even comes off for easier storing aboard. I'm going to repair a couple of dings and can't wait to try it out!! Thanks to sv Convivia for the board, enjoy the bottle of Kraken!

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Toe injury #748

Posted on Mon 05 March 2012 in Uncategorized


This toe is a gluten for punishment. No sooner had the last injury from licking the port light healed when I kicked the door. Luckily I had slippers on and only suffered this ugly blood blister.

It's all fun and games till someone loses a toe!

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Our Life in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Posted on Sat 03 March 2012 in Destinations, Living Aboard, Pearson 424, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

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 we spend a lot of time moving from café to …

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Overlooking Los Arcos

Posted on Wed 29 February 2012 in Uncategorized


We are above PV

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