Sailing Mango

Boat Work Mazatlan - Part 2, or How To Start Your Engine With Your Autopilot

When you last left our heros, we were plugging broken water hoses with our fingers, installing autopilots, and possibly shopping. Since then we did indeed get the water sorted out, the autopilot ra...

Boat Work - Mazatlan

Did I say we would be leaving Mazatlan Thursday or Friday? How adorably naive. A friend yesterday asked when were leaving Maz, and that is what I said, Thursday or Friday. We had just a few things ...

My Boat Work Time Theory

My theory on boat work is that the time it takes to do something on a boat is equal to the time it takes to do a thing in a house times the square of two for every adverse factor on the boat, start...

Mazatlan

When we arrived in Mazatlan, we went to the El Cid marina and resort, where we spent five days. The days were mostly boat work and home school in the morning, followed by hitting the pool in the af...

Boat Repair In Mazatlan

This post is going to get a little technical. I know this will turn some of you on, and if that is the case, perhaps wait until the quite of the evening, when you are with a close confidant, or may...

Passage To Mazatlan

We left La Paz for Mazatlan on December 13th under full sail. After a couple hours of tacking towards San Lorenzo Channel, which is about ten miles north of La Paz, we turned on the engine. The cur...

Mañana

We have been told that Mexico is mañana land, ¨not today señor¨. While things are definitely slower around here in La Paz, like service at a restaurant, so far it has been us that has been saying m...

La Paz

Last night I went on deck as part of my nightly routine of making sure all was good in the hood, and I was struck by how beautiful it was outside. Mango was very gently rocking in the bay, the ligh...

Boat Tasks In Mexico, AKA Solar Install

While doing boat tasks in Mexico, there are several rules one must follow: Plan the dive, dive the plan. Basically - come up with your goal(s) for the day, and then work those. Otherwise you sit on...

Mango Anecdote 7

Me: Whoa, look at that star just over those mountains! It's so bright! E: Dad, that's an anchor light.