Sailing Mango

PV To SD - Day 4-5

We left Cabo early at 8 am. Ha ha! Who am I kidding, we barely had the coffee on by then. After making scones, doing final deck and cabin prep, trying to toast stale peanuts and not really improvin...

PV to SD - Day Three, Cabo

The winds picked up a little earlier today. Kristen turned on the engine during her three to six am watch, and we were able to set the jib flying and turn off the engine around ten this morning. He...

PV to SD - Day Two

Since last night we have been motor sailing, a combination of using the sails for stability and some drive, and using the engine to keep the speed up and provide continual thrust through the waves....

PV to SD - Day One

The day started similarly to the couple of days before it, with a list of things to get done prior to departure. Several things were still on the list; buying last minute groceries at the outrageou...

Heading North, For Real

At ten in the morning, Thursday, the port captain will visit Mango to check us out of Mexico. After that, we will set sail with our eyes towards San Diego. We anticipate the trip will take about th...

Peril and Paradise

Today we motored back to Paradise Village in Nueva Vallarta, in preparation for our departure to the States. The port captain that can clear us out of the country is in Nueva Vallarta, and PV has p...

Boat Hash

Cryptographers have long used one way hashes as a way to securely store passwords. Simply put, a plain text password is passed through a one way mathematical algorithm, and the result, or hash, is ...

Teak Decks - Done!

The decks are done. Mostly. After the caulking was done, the guys pulled the tape and very lightly sanded the planks just to knock off the remaining silicone. We specifically did not have them sa...

Teak Deck Update

Two weeks ago the guys started working on the decks. The process is this:Rip out the old caulk.Clean up the grooves between the planks, possibly deepening them since the planks have worn down a bit...

The Rocks, The Roots, And The Mud

Kristen and I had a couples massage at the spa in La Cruz. The last time I had had a massage was when we were dating, and a massage student needed hours. We graciously volunteered. So it had been a...