Tag Archives: Boat structure

Exciting & Emotional Times – Almost Ready To Leave Beyzano

It was never going to be an easy day, especially compounded by the unknown. Would Beyzano be sold whilst we are in the UK or would we return in late April or early May to see her again, launch and … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Info, Friends & Family, UK, USA | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Time Off – Richmond, American Football & Birthday BBQ

Although we have made some progress with our own list of tasks, waiting for the yard to epoxy the bottom of the keel enabled us to slow down, as we couldn’t paint the hull until it was done. We also … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Info, Draft 2.1 metre/7 foot, Friends & Family, Techy Stuff, Tourism, USA, Weather | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Safely Ashore Whilst Irma Rages

We had such a nice trip back from the Corrotoman that we decided not to ruin our (possibly) last memory of charging along under full sail by going out in less than perfect weather or having to motor. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Costs, Domestic Info, Draft 2.1 metre/7 foot, ICW, Techy Stuff, Tourism, USA, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mast Cleaning & Hauled Out In Ram Marine, Rio Dulce, Guatemala

I have always thought the mast looked streaky and dirty and muttered on about Rob needing to clean it for ages but Rob ignored me. So I decided it was my turn to be hauled up to the top of … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Info, Guatemala, Techy Stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More TLC For Beyzano – Renovated GRP, Anchor Windlass, Autopilot & Guest Cabins

Our workmen have finished for now with the completion of our GRP repairs, the improvement in the anchor windlass and servicing of the autopilot, otherwise known as ‘Cyril’. Arnie and Hector did a great job of the GRP and matched … Continue reading

Posted in Costs, Domestic Info, Friends & Family, Guatemala, Mexico, Tourism | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Fishing Success – But Only Rob’s Arm!

When we returned from movie night last Friday a neighbour’s alarm was going off and nobody was going to sleep through it, especially Rob, so he went onboard to switch it off. Unfortunately he caught his arm on a fishing … Continue reading

Posted in Costs, Friends & Family, Guatemala, Maintenance, Techy Stuff | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

TLC For Beyzano

Whilst Belize suffered some damage from Hurricane Earl with power lines down and some devastated beaches, in the Rio it was eerily calm and dry for a few days whilst the system passed just north of us. On the diagram … Continue reading

Posted in Costs, Friends & Family, Guatemala, Maintenance, Techy Stuff, UK, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Life In The Rio Dulce – 5 Years On

Today it is 5 years since Beyzano sailed out of Falmouth harbour in Cornwall and headed across Biscay to Spain. It was the start of our big adventure and the realisation of a long held dream. Looking back it was … Continue reading

Posted in Costs, Domestic Info, Friends & Family, Guatemala, Maintenance, Techy Stuff, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Passage From Santa Marta To Cartagena

The Rally boats slipped their berths in Santa Marta marina after a terrific week and headed south and west towards Cartagena. As it would be an overnight passage, the intention was to anchor in Puerto Valero to rest before continuing … Continue reading

Posted in Belize Rally, Cartegena, Colombia, Tourism, Weather | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Busy Social Life Once Again

With so many boats gathering in Curacao for the start of the OCC Rally it is no wonder we are getting very busy with social events.  A few boats are in Curacao marine in Willemstad, a few in Seru Boca … Continue reading

Posted in ABC Islands, Caribbean, Costs, Friends & Family, Maintenance, Techy Stuff, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment