Sailing Mango

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...

Not Jumping

One of the things that people told us while planning our cruise was how quickly you make friends. It is true. We have friends, good friends, who are sailing to French Polynesia in two days. That ...

Jack Knife

"Hey we heard you guys are in Paradise Village. Do you have time today for a visit?" Loosely this is a message we got about an hour before we were going to leave Paradise Village, in Nuevo Vallar...

Teak Decks

(With a nod to Gary Larson) "Ah, you are new hear. What is your name?", said a woman with a clipboard. Clearing my throat, I said, "Hi. My name is Scott, and I have teak decks." "Hi Scott", the o...

Anchoring Joy, or We Found A Panga In Tenacatita!

After our balls to the wall entrance into Tenacatita, where we had a jib sheet override and all full sails up in twenty knots while running out of water, we were not excited to spend a whole lot of...