Civil War Era Submarine in Panama?

Did you know that there is a rusting hulk of a submarine on a beach in the Las Perlas Island that's been there since the 1860's! How cool is that? Check it out on San Telmo Island. Read all about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_Marine_Explorer

Cheers,

Stan

M/V CrossRoads


Panama Posse Launch Party

And we are off.  After a wonderful and stunning  Panama Posse Launch Party the fleet is heading south.

We will post Pictures of the Party here and in our Facebook group for all to see ! 

 

See you down the coast !

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GOODNAUTICAL SAFE TRACK

Open CPN

We held our opencpn seminar yesterday and shared ( thanks to Marc from Liquid )
most satellite kap files of the coast between Barra de Navidad and Panama !

  1. If you missed it you can download opencpn for free from
    https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html     ( mac / pc / android  versions  )
  2. PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANTS CAN   GET THESE CHARTS FOR FREE PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK >>
  • place them into their own directory - create a directory  (folder) with a unique name
    example (c:\charts\sat_charts ) on a Mac  Documents Charts
  •  launch / open OpenCpn
  • and add the charts -
    click on Options ( little wrench) -> Charts -> Add Directory -> Select the Folder you just created ->  example (PC c:\charts\sat_charts  or  MAC Documents/Charts/Stelllite-Charts)
  • Click [x]  Scan Charts and update Database - Apply  - wait and voila !
    Open Cpn with Satelit Images       
  • Seminar attendance in Barra de Navidad
    Shearwater
    Interlude
    Respite
    Crossroads
    Raven
    Annapurna
    Easy
    Volante III
    Liquid
    Carinthia
    Kea

Read more


Tehuantepec

So it's time to start our long range planing and regardless of when you and your vessel plan on crossing the Tehuantepec - it is best to proceed with caution - Here are the Pilot Chart excerpts - for December - January and February. This Post will evolve over time to give everyone a good overview and document best practices and lessons learned from fellow mariners.

First - here is how pilot chart's wind roses work.
Pilot Roses Explained

Tehuantepec's historical data for December
T-pec December

Tehuantepec's historical data for January
T-Pec January

Tehuantepec's historical data for February
T-Pec February

 

And here is windy's current state of affairs .

More to come - so ponder away !

Below is an image of  - Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind and learning  - let's learn to respect this area
wind god

 

 


Save the date

Dear Panama Posse participants;

 

Below are the dates for seminars here in Marina Puerto de La Navidad and the Panama Posse Launch Party.

  • Tuesday 21st at 3 PM – OpenCPN - Free route planning and navigation tool -   2 hours*
  • Monday 27th at 3 PM   – Route planning & Weather  - 2 hours*
  • Tuesday 28th at 3 PM  - Weather - concepts and best practices  - 2 hours*
  • Wednesday 29th 3 PM  - Q&A
  • Wednesday29t following the Q&A  the official launch party -
    (stay tuned for details – for panama posse participants only)

    *in the air conditioned marina office confrence room at Marina Puerto la Navidad / Barra


SSB Radio Net Script

  • PANAMA POSSE NET 8.294  MHz USB @ 15:15  UTC  ( 09:15 Panama Posse Time )

Is this frequency in use? Is this frequency in use?

This is  [YOUR VESSEL NAME] _____  [YOUR CALL SIGN] _________
This is the PANAMA POSSE NET for today   [WEEK] day, [NUMBER] of [MONTH]  201[7/8]

Before we open the net, is there any emergency, medical, or priority traffic?

Are there any relays for emergency, medical, or priority traffic?

Once again this is the PANAMA POSSE NET

Operating on this frequency, 8.294  MHz USB
(which may move to 8.297  mhz in case of interference)
We meet daily at 09:15 local (Panama Posse) time or 15:15 UTC

Let's start with Check ins of vessels underway

Please respond with:
POSITION COG SOG WIND SPEED WIND DIRECTION % overcast

if at anchor or marina please respond with:
POSITION – WATERDEPTH - WIND SPEED WIND DIRECTION % overcast

  • Weather forecast (NW to SE) - Tide Report  (NW to SE)
  • Lost, Found or Services Needed or Offered
  • Local Report
  • Fish Report
  • Mishaps of the Day
  • Announcements
  • Vessels with Traffic, please come back now

THANK YOU

This completes today’s PANAMA POSSE Net.
This is VESSEL NAME ___ CALLSIGN ____
Tomorrows net control will be _________
Many thanks the Panama Posse Net is now closed.
This frequency is now clear for traffic

Days and NET HOSTS

Monday - Volante III
Tuesday  - ANNAPURNA
Wednesday - EASY
Thursday - CARINTHIA
Friday - INTERLUDE
Saturday - CROSSROADS
Sunday - RESPITE


First Burgee is flying

Dear fellow Panama Posse vessels !

SV Carinthia is proudly flying the Panama Posse Burgee.

Please pick up your burgee or drop by SV Carinthia.

Our tentative schedule for deliveries is
Sun 11/5 - Wed 11/8 in La Cruz, Nayarit
Mon 11/13 -> forward in Barra de Navidad

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