So now you know. We did not sail to the South Pacific. Too many issues with boat and the marina in La Cruz wanted 750 US$ to hold Le Chat Beaute in the slings for an hour while I changed the shaft seals. Felt like I was being held up so I said Fu...k it. We stayed in Mexico and went North to the Sea. I encourage all yachts to avoid the shipyard at La Cruz as they are ladrones. Enough said. June and Dennis invited out on the Shamaness to look for the humpback whales that call Banderas Bay home for the winter.
While sailing around in very light winds , Altair with Christian aboard sailed up and anytime two boats on water there is a race.
Captain Dennis has to hold main as wind is so light boom wants to slat.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.