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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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More Work – Generator Fixing And Servicing

The forklift duly arrived first thing on Friday, with 2 strong guys to help Klaus get our Farymann diesel generator out of the port aft lazerette. It is tucked under the helming position, so first needed to be pulled aft … Continue reading

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Ashore In Curaçao Marine With An Exceptionally Clean Bottom

Contrary to a couple of negative reviews on ‘Active Captain’, we have found this yard a good place to haul out. The stress of reversing the boat’s beamy stern into a narrow gap between 2 solid concrete piers is done … Continue reading

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Hauling Out Next Week

Curacao Marine now has a space for us ashore and on Tuesday we will head the few miles north into the huge commercial harbour of the capital, Willemstad, to be hauled out by trailer for the first time rather than … Continue reading

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