get things

LOGISTICS

Getting parts in into a country can be expensive time consuming and challenging

Below are several freight companies customs clearing agencies for different areas who have been helpful in the past.

Most yacht parts are governed by customs rules and yacht in transit rules which vary from country to country.

 

LIST BY COUNTRY / AREA

 

MEXICO - ESTAFETA - slow but steady

COSTA RICA -

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - PAS Cargo USA 

CARIBBEAN - TROPICAL SHIPPING  - FEDEX - DHL

PANAMA - MAILBOXES ETC

 


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15:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🦜Maison de Sante, Maison De Sante to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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2023.05.19 Friday
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2023.06.03 Saturday
12:25 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Reyonna J Moy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
2023.06.05 Monday
16:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Remedy-Natalie, Remedy-Karl to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ,☠️Delta Swizzler to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited fickle - Ben, Fickle Muranda to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kate Moylan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:15 fickle - Ben fickle - Ben joined the group.
16:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Cerca Trova-Bruce, Cerca Trova-Lynette to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited White Wings Stuart to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BISOU Robin, BISOU Robin And Tad to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited French Kissing-Tess, French Kissing-John to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited STELLA BLUE - Larry to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:19 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited YO-D-YO Mary, YO-D-YO Dave to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:19 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited C-YA. Glenn, OZ  Steve & Susan, C-YA Ashleigh to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:21 Remedy-Karl Remedy-Karl joined the group.
16:22 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited GhillieSusan&John to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:22 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Leah - Sv Jubel, JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:22 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pilialoha, 🦜Pilialoha ML & R to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited s/v Kristina Marie, QUESO GRANDE Lance, DoTheThing-M&F, Queso Grande Sherri, Jungle, Jungle-Jim Ellifritt to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Blown Away Eileen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole, Pathfinder NicoleJP to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:25 QUESO GRANDE Lance QUESO GRANDE Lance joined the group.
16:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Firefly, Vingathor Maja&Dino, FREEDOM - Sheri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:26 s/v Kristina Marie s/v Kristina Marie joined the group.
16:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd, Hula Kai, Hula kai k&r greenen, SouthernCrossEh! BC to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:29 Queso Grande Sherri Queso Grande Sherri joined the group.
16:29 Blown Away Eileen Blown Away Eileen joined the group.
16:29 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle joined the group.
16:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited VIVA Pierre & Marie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:57 OZ  Steve & Susan OZ  Steve & Susan joined the group.
17:05 C-YA. Glenn C-YA. Glenn joined the group.
18:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PRIYA Brandt to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:02 PRIYA Brandt PRIYA Brandt joined the group.
18:09 VIVA Pierre & Marie VIVA Pierre & Marie joined the group.
18:16 Remedy-Natalie Remedy-Natalie joined the group.
19:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Island Bound Melissa, IslandBound Bill&Mel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:45 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena joined the group.
20:21 Cerca Trova-Bruce Cerca Trova-Bruce joined the group.
20:21 Captain Dietmar @PRIYA Brandt welcome ! Please ell us about your cruising plans for this upcoming season
20:41 Remedy-Natalie Hello! Starting in November we are heading south from the Sea of Cortez. We plan on being in Costa Rica by May 2024. Then back through the Panama Canal in October 2024.
20:42 Leah - Sv Jubel Leah - Sv Jubel joined the group.
20:53 Cerca Trova-Lynette Cerca Trova-Lynette joined the group.
20:54 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz joined the group.
21:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole joined the group.
22:23 PRIYA Brandt Priya is planning a third season in Mexico starting this October. Then down the Central American coast as far as Panama.

2023.06.06 Tuesday
00:12 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO Mary joined the group.
00:38 SouthernCrossEh! BC SouthernCrossEh! BC joined the group.
00:40 SouthernCrossEh! BC Excited to see what this next season is going to be about.
We’ve made wonderful friends and learned tons this past season.
Cheers to the upcoming adventures in 2023-2024 ⛵️
00:52 Vingathor Maja&Dino Vingathor Maja&Dino joined the group.
08:04 FREEDOM - Sheri FREEDOM - Sheri joined the group.
08:28 🦜Maison de Sante Just FYI, I’m in Costa Rica now and will spend the summer here. I’ve been asking people who live here what to expect with the weather and everyone has said that October is nearly constant rain but will suddenly start drying out in November so in terms of planning, you may want to shoot for November as a Costa Rica departure. Also, if you plan on having your boat here longer than 3 months, you’ll need a Tourist TIP which I’m working on right now. Feel free to reach out to us when the time is right, if you have any questions. You may have already done this trek since you said back through the canal but just thought I’d share.
08:46 Remedy-Natalie Thank you so much for the message and I really appreciate the information!! I will reach out!
09:08 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.5837612499207,-86.71315133571625
10:52 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
10:52 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Just caught a long line😡😡😡
10:53 Remedy-Natalie That's terrible!!
10:54 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena I was ready for a swim anyway 🤪
10:55 Remedy-Natalie We just bought Shaft Shark line cutters. Praying either they work or I never need them. But we are heading that way early 2024.
10:59 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena I saw the 1 liter bottles at the last second and was able to get the sail drive into neutral so it was only wrapped two or three times
11:00 Remedy-Natalie 👍👍
11:11 French Kissing-John French Kissing-John joined the group.
11:16 French Kissing-Tess French Kissing-Tess joined the group.
11:20 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We have one, I don't think it's ever been used as all the long lines we've crossed seem to skip our prop and catch our skeg
11:37 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd joined the group.
12:10 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene joined the group.
13:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DawnPatrol LaneyMark to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Voyager - Ed & Liz to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:31 Voyager - Ed & Liz Voyager - Ed & Liz joined the group.
15:40 Voyager - Ed & Liz Hello everyone - super excited to join the Panama Posse. Liz and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We sailed Voyager, our Hylas 54 down to Mexico last November as part of the Baja Haha.
Following the Haha we then went to Puerto Vallarta and spent the season cruising the surrounding area including a trip to Zihuatanejo where we participated in Sailfest.
Next season we have our sights on Costa Rica.
I'm retired from the U.S. Navy and a career in Tech. Liz still works and is an Estate Planning attorney but hopes to fully retire in the near future.
Looking forward to learning and sharing experiences with this group.
15:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Welcome! We saw your boat in zihuat and admired from afar!
15:58 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Welcome, Ed & Liz! We too left on the Baja HaHa….. but a few years before you ⛵️😎! Knot Right (aka Walt & Jeariene) fell in love with Panama & the boat has been in Vista Mar Marina since 2019. We’re currently on land in San Diego till November.
17:41 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tidings Of Joy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:47 Tidings Of Joy Tidings Of Joy joined the group.
18:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler ,☠️Delta Swizzler joined the group.

2023.06.07 Wednesday
15:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV NorthDawn Sheryl to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Aegis, Mary/Ian to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:30 SV NorthDawn Sheryl SV NorthDawn Sheryl joined the group.
15:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Garry (sv_northdawn) to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:13 Captain Dietmar This took 2 years ....
Marina Flamingo CR
20 % off transient slip rates for Panama Posse

17:19 PRIYA Brandt That's great! I didn't realize it had been rebuilt.
17:39 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim joined the group.
17:45 Garry (sv_northdawn) Garry (sv_northdawn) joined the group.
18:03 Captain Dietmar they are still dreaming of a $50 dinghy fee so I had a few suggestions with regards to good practices in hospitality

18:45 Aegis, Mary/Ian Aegis, Mary/Ian joined the group.
19:21 OZ  Steve & Susan Photos
19:21 OZ  Steve & Susan Beautiful sunset tonight 👍
19:22 Maison De Sante Photos
19:23 Maison De Sante Agree 😁
19:27 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
19:27 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Same here in Nicaragua 👍
19:28 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Isla Tigra Honduras

2023.06.08 Thursday
11:43 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Good morning. Sheryl from SV NorthDawn here. We are at Shelter Bay Marina working on our AIS & VHF. I need to do a radio check. Is anyone 20-25 miles away from Shelter Bay that could do a check with me?
11:43 French Kissing-John Just checked out of Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua. Seven days for a 45 foot boat including electricity was $291. Juanita is extremely helpful and the facilities are great. Best swimming pool we have come across yet.
11:44 Rob on Avant Check AIS with one of the online services like MarineTraffic.com.
11:45 Remedy-Natalie Do you know if they can fit a catamaran?
11:45 SV NorthDawn Sheryl I need to do a VHF radio check.
11:47 Rob on Avant You could try aeronaval on 16, or the port authority on 11. Your AIS looks good on MarineTraffic.
11:48 Rob on Avant Photos
11:50 French Kissing-John Photos
11:51 French Kissing-John Yes, absolutely. They have a long dock that can accommodate a several hundred foot boat so plenty of room for a cat.
11:52 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Thank you. We have an antenna issue and our vhf range was about 4 nautical miles coming in here. AIS is now fine but I need to confirm the VHF now.
11:55 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Rob, are you at Shelter Bay?
12:05 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We loved Puesta del Sol
12:19 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:20 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T joined the group.
12:22 OZ  Steve & Susan We have a 40’ catamaran and the put us in a slip. Plenty of room.
12:30 Remedy-Natalie Another question. How was the entrance? Was it marked at all?
12:36 OZ  Steve & Susan On entry, Juanita informed us to stay in the middle of the channel. Once we got to the first bend, it's better to cheat to the left side of the channel - Navionics was accurate for us. Juanita told us to aim for the green buoy. Once you get the the green buoy, you can see only the bottom of the next red buoy - I didn't see it at first. From there, keep your eyes to the left of the docks and you'll pick up the last set of G/R buoys. We entered/left at high tide and it was a breeze. Be prepared to pay $60 at check in and another $60 at check out for the official's taxi fare from Chinandega. It may seem a shock at first, but all the officials come at once and a taxi to and from Chinandega would cost ~$50, so it's a good deal to avoid having to run around to different offices.
12:37 OZ  Steve & Susan Photos
12:40 Remedy-Natalie Thank you for great information.
12:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We tried talking to them last year. I think they were just being polite when we suggested the Posse and have them the info.
12:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SEEKER - John/ Tammy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:09 SEEKER - John/ Tammy SEEKER - John/ Tammy joined the group.
13:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Heads up to anyone that has the Predict Wind Tracking. They don’t send you a notice of their $249 renewal. Supposedly you need to go into the Iridium Portal to cancel. Not through the App. I do not see a portal on their website. Their customer service only works M-F 8am - 4pm New Zealand time!
We sold our Iridium back in Dec since we got Starlink. We don’t want to pay for another device from Predict Wind in order to do tracking. That gets quite expensive.
14:18 French Kissing-John If you’ve done El Sal this is no big deal. Charts were completely accurate and there are some channel markers. We are leaving in a couple hours at high tide.
14:46 Captain Dietmar ANYONE HAS ANY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE VESSEL "MENAGE A TROIS." THIS WILL HELP WITH BRINGING CHARGES AND CONVICTIONS - please pm me or email
Panama-ACS@state.gov
The Fiscalia is trying to locate US citizens onbaord "MENAGE A TROIS." Any assistance you can provide in contacting the "MENAGE A TROIS" is appreciated.
14:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Narnia Nick Annie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:07 Narnia Nick Annie Narnia Nick Annie joined the group.
16:16 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Hello all; Steffi & Torsten on Canadian sv Fortitude X just joined the 2023/24 PP fleet. Our Beneteau 423 is currently on the hard at Cabrales boat yard in Puerto Penasco while we are spending a “boatless” summer with family in Europe. Looking forward to the next cruising season, sharing experiences, and hopefully meeting you on the water.
16:16 Captain Dietmar WELCOME TO THE PANAMA POSSE (7)
16:19 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Dankeschön Dietmar; happy to be on board.
16:22 Captain Dietmar (saluting man)
16:22 OZ  Steve & Susan *Marina Flamingo* : new, floating fuel dock with fenders and easy access. Open 0630 to 1830 daily. Prior to entry, the marina requires: Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Navigation, Temporary Importation Permission or if Applicable MOPT Permit, and Insurance. I emailed the documents to Gabriela Bonilla (cbonilla@visitmarinaflamingo.com). Prior to entry into the marina, hail ‘Marina Flamingo’ on VHF Ch. 12 to request permission to enter. Fuel dock attendants meet you at the fuel dock. The fuel dock store has ice, oil, etc. Current price in USD is $1.40/liter for gasoline and $1.07/liter for diesel. The main complex has a well-stocked CR Marine Supply store, but pricey. As an example, a 5 micron watermaker filter is $38; I paid $5 on Amazon. Current transient slip rates are $3/foot per day (< 64'). Catamarans are 1.5x. @Captain Dietmar closing a PP deal for next season.
17:51 French Kissing-Tess Couldn’t have explained it better. Navionics was spot on with depths, missing red and green bouys, but all in all easy to navigate.
19:14 Maison De Sante Photos

2023.06.09 Friday
07:05 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Bob Ritner to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:45 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Monroe County, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.69754039600413,-81.11778035759926
09:55 Leah - Sv Jubel Photos
09:55 Leah - Sv Jubel Fish on!
10:03 French Kissing-John Nice! Wahoo?
10:04 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Appears to be a barracuda!
10:04 Leah - Sv Jubel Barracuda I think, does anyone know if there's ciguatera in this area?
10:32 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena It is not as prevalent in the pacific as in the Caribbean. I don’t eat them but I know many that don’t worry about it in the pacific
10:56 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We enjoyed a great couple days anchored at Puerto Amapala it was a good anchorage super easy check in and check out of Honduras. Very friendly locals and I’m pretty sure we were the only tourists. Port captain told us that they only get 3-4 cruisers a year. Nothing fancy but it’s the kind of stops we really enjoy. We checked out $10.00 and departed this morning next stop Marina Chiapas 👍
10:59 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
11:00 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
11:01 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We left Bahia del sol El Salvador this morning. Really calm exit compared to what I was expecting
11:01 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle On our way to Bahia Santa Elena, Costa Rica
11:02 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We will keep an eye out for you we should be crossing wakes today⛵️
11:05 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We'll watch ais!
11:06 QUESO GRANDE Lance Does anyone know if import duty on boat parts is favorable in Panama versus Costa Rica?
11:09 Remedy-Natalie Nice OCTender. We have had ours for 5 years❤️
11:10 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Thanks! We're super happy with it
11:15 Maison De Sante I think panama is less costly and probably quicker to arrive (not speaking of personal experience though).
11:16 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Panama is better in my opinion
11:23 Bob Ritner Bob Ritner joined the group.
11:26 Remedy-Natalie We had items shipped into Panama and it was easy. From what I remember I don't think we had to pay duty.
12:16 Maison De Sante Photos
12:17 Maison De Sante Recruiting a local AC repair man for boat yoga! He soldered our leak on the hook. Side note if anyone needs an AC guy in Costa Rica we have someone. He’s based out of flamingo but willing to travel
12:20 French Kissing-John Does he also work on watermakers?
12:21 French Kissing-John We’re about four hours from CR
12:27 Maison De Sante No, just air conditioning. We were his first boat. What kind of water maker do you have?
12:29 French Kissing-John Schenker Zen 50. Not sure what issue is but need to move some hoses anyway so may discover source of frustration.
12:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
12:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Long lines everywhere in this area!!! We are working our way through the minefield 😬
12:41 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Hi all. I'm still looking for someone to do a vhf radio check with me. We are at Shelter Bay. If anyone is 20-30 miles from here and would be willing, please let me know.

Also looking for a Raymarine tech at/close to Shelter Bay who can work on "legacy" equipment.
13:05 Captain Dietmar panama unless you do the new bonding process
16:36 QUESO GRANDE Lance Has anyone completed their international check in/out of Mexico at El Cid/ Puerto Morelos (Caribbean side)?
16:38 Remedy-Natalie Just a thought but could you try to hail Balboa or Flamingo? Or even call them and tell them you need a radio check.
16:41 SV NorthDawn Sheryl I did think to hail that far but would the mountains block my signal?
16:42 Remedy-Natalie I doubt ours would go that far. I was trying to think of someone close. But that is all I could muster
16:44 SV NorthDawn Sheryl I've got a great range in the marina. Cristobal station is too close and we could hail them before we made the repairs (we had a 2-3 mile range coming in due to our antenna).
18:23 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry joined the group.
18:24 STELLA BLUE - Larry Hello
19:15 OZ  Steve & Susan Photos
19:15 OZ  Steve & Susan Bahia Hermosa, CR - Happy Hour(s)
19:39 Maison De Sante Videos
19:39 Maison De Sante Photos
19:39 Maison De Sante Sunset and rainbow (rainbow) … Costa Rica 🤯
20:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
20:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce Rainbow this evening at Marathon, Florida.
23:09 French Kissing-John 38” mahi for supper

2023.06.10 Saturday
10:47 French Kissing-Tess Photos
10:47 French Kissing-Tess This was our storm late yesterday. Our friends on Viā caught the lightning strike that was SO close to our boat. Hair raising experience for sure!!
12:26 Hula Kai Hula Kai joined the group.
13:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:16 Captain Dietmar direct hit ? how are their systems?
13:17 French Kissing-Tess No, thank goodness it was not a direct hit. We think only our inverter GFI popped, but that’s it.

2023.06.11 Sunday
10:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Qué vendrá to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:57 Qué vendrá Qué vendrá joined the group.
14:20 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.699240300575418,-92.39237051457167
14:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.929845,-85.816536
14:43 Cerca Trova-Bruce Dinner Key Boat Marina
3400 Pan American Dr Miami, FL 33133 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.72694238954889,-80.23538522371183
22:07 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Courage-JohnKristine to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:12 Courage-JohnKristine Courage-JohnKristine joined the group.
22:25 Courage-JohnKristine Hello everyone! Kristine and John and our Tartan 4100 will be sailing out of San Francisco September 1 on a nine-month journey to Key West! We are lifelong sailors on both coasts, but this will be our longest journey. We met at MIT, so we’re both geeks in grown-up cloths, who love science and scifi. Fun fact: we are both Burning Man Rangers; get to know us to hear fun stories and learn our playa names. We love to help others, whether as Doctor, Engineer, dive instructor, or faith leader. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

2023.06.12 Monday
07:05 Captain Dietmar Welcome to the Panama Posse 🇵🇦
07:56 Maison De Sante Welcome! Looking forward to meeting you along the way! ⛵️
08:49 Captain Dietmar longline
10:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
10:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance Queso Grande II’s spa week begins
11:15 Maison De Sante Videos
11:15 Maison De Sante Photos
11:15 Maison De Sante Welcome @OZ  Steve & Susan to one of our favorite beaches/anchorages in Costa Rica 🇨🇷!
11:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis joined the group.
11:43 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Hello all,
My name is Kurtis Bell, Captain/Owner of a Bestway 46’ motor-yacht named Summer Breeze. (I just call her Summer. We’re on a first name basis.)
In September, I’ll be retiring after a career as an RN. Over 20 years as a Flight Nurse on helicopters. Published a book about it entitled, “Aid from Above; Inside my Veiled World as a Flight Nurse.” I also paint and sculpt.

Currently, Summer is docked in Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo, Ca. My game plan is to head out in early October under the Golden Gate Bridge and hang a left. Then, when I get to the Panama Canal hook another left and see where I end up in the Caribbean.
I’ll be joined with a crew mate that I just met online while asking for a hand. His name is Mitch Baker, he’s about 25 y/o and he works the fishing fields in the Bering Straits in Alaska, when in season. He should be a great asset on this trip. Can’t tell you much more about him at this time. We’ll all get to know him together, sort to speak.
My greetings and my best to all, and hope to see some of you along the way. I’ll be the one in 19th century clothes screaming something out loud.
(I’m not really crazy…………

Well, maybe.)
12:00 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Good luck L&S! We miss you! 😍
12:25 OZ  Steve & Susan Awesome! Thanks! We got knocked around at Hermosa yesterday, so we thought we would try here. Beautiful!
12:27 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Which anchorage is this?
12:42 Maison De Sante Nacascolo next to marina papagayo and in front of Andaz beach house
12:48 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Looks beautiful!
12:53 Maison De Sante It’s definitely a worthwhile anchorage ⛵️💕
13:00 French Kissing-John
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.922920514545151,-85.79181110635263
2023.06.14 Wednesday
17:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SANDRO - Brett to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:43 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You are from our old stomping grounds. We had a house boat in Disco Bay on the Delta for 21 years. Now cruising in MX. Hope our paths cross on your South.
20:45 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I’ll be looking for you.
21:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.798078741806663,-93.36147988281074
21:15 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena On our way to Acapulco
21:15 Remedy-Karl Safe travels
21:16 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Remedy-Karl thank you
21:23 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler is currently heading back to Tenacatita. Then Barra.
21:52 Captain Dietmar yeah
21:53 Captain Dietmar PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO FILL OUT THE END OF SEASON PANAMA POSSE SURVEY

https://panamaposse.com/survey

2023.06.15 Thursday
08:22 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Good morning Posse from Shelter Bay Marina, Panama 😁

We have some nav equipment failure (a tech in the Dominican Republic made a mess for us) and I'm wondering if anyone in this group can recommend someone who can re-wire my "legacy" Raymarine equipment and help me to get it all reprogrammed?
09:24 FREEDOM - Sheri You can try Tom Valentin. His current whats app number: +49 175 55 44 171

He is frequently in Shelter Bay Marina.
09:38 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Many thanks!!
14:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Done.
14:20 Captain Dietmar many thanks
15:36 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Bela Juju to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BRIGADOON 3 to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:04 BRIGADOON 3 BRIGADOON 3 joined the group.
2023.06.16 Friday
11:33 IslandBound Bill&Mel IslandBound Bill&Mel joined the group.
11:47 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:47 Captain Dietmar 60% chance TS forming https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=7
11:48 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:48 Captain Dietmar 30 % chance TS forming E Pacifc https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=epac&fdays=7
12:49 IslandBound Bill&Mel Hello all. I'm in the Rio dulce. Where can you get liferafts serviced. Close would be great, at least in the Caribbean.
12:52 Captain Dietmar colon panama
15:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SPLINTERS Eric & Kim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:20 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Stray Cat 2 to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:35 SV Stray Cat 2 SV Stray Cat 2 joined the group.

2023.06.17 Saturday
14:22 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Av Costera Miguel Alemán 215, Las Playas, 39390 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.84072186456557,-99.90834061056374

2023.06.18 Sunday

07:06 French Kissing-John Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!
11:22 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tomoko Pope to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:20 Captain Dietmar 90 % chance 🌀
14:20 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:25 Maison De Sante Tis the season 😬
15:31 DawnPatrol LaneyMark DawnPatrol LaneyMark joined the group.
17:13 DawnPatrol LaneyMark DawnPatrol LaneyMark changed the group's name to "PANAMA POSSE 23-24 (7)".

2023.06.19 Monday
08:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Serenity-Mark&Kathrn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:59 fickle - Ben fickle - Ben changed the group's name to "PANAMA POSSE 23-24".
11:02 Tomoko Pope Tomoko Pope joined the group.
11:09 Tomoko Pope Hello!
We are the family of 3, Lance, Tomoko, and our daughter Sakura(8years old). Our vessel name is Discovery Passage.
We started our journey from Vancouver island 2022 September.
We are in El Salvador now, and heading to Costa Rica soon.
We are very excited to join this group!
11:09 Tomoko Pope
8424+4WG, El Zapote, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.30249789938348,-88.89146648347376
11:10 Maison De Sante Welcome! There are a few of us here in Costa Rica 🇨🇷
11:24 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hello! Mark and I ( Laney) on SV Dawn Patrol left Seattle late August 2022 and have enjoyed sailing around the Sea of Cortez and Mainland Mexico. We are spending hurricane season at Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay before heading south! Looking forward to meeting people in Barra in November and continuing on to Panama!
11:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hey Dawn Patrol. We too are at Paradise Village for hurricane season. We should connect for a drink sometime.
11:31 DawnPatrol LaneyMark That would be great! Currently in Seattle for the yearly check up but will be back next week! We’re in B 6. Where are you?
11:34 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342076,-80.162791
11:36 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Oh great. We are in C9 temporarily. We are heading to Mexico City then will move to our permanent slip D20 on 6/30. Let’s connect sometime after that. Looking forward to meeting you both.
13:55 Cerca Trova-Bruce Titusville Marina
451 Marina Rd Titusville, FL 32796 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.61970723013798,-80.80877601254888

2023.06.20 Tuesday
09:13 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.95035860144758,-100.2180219877881
09:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena On our way to Barra
12:44 French Kissing-John
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.59255659280894,-85.65329946239483
17:11 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We would like to go into marina Ixtapa to get out of this beating we are taking. Does anybody know if the dredging is all done or do you still have to plan your entry around the dredging schedule. Any information on this marina is appreciated any contacts would be great.
17:26 🦜Maison de Sante I wouldn’t know about Ixtapa but if you need a break and you’re not too far, Papanoa should be nice and sheltered. There’s a big breakwater that protects the small bay.
21:41 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz They finished dredging last month. It is well marked, but narrow. Slack time would be best. Elsa is really the best person to talk to. Also check the surf forecast. If the wave energy is super high it will probably be closed. It looks like it will be pretty mellow for the next few days.

https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Ixtapa/forecasts/latest/six_day

Elsa
ezuniga@marina-ixtapa.com

2023.06.21 Wednesday
13:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66712644220522,-101.6166495904326

2023.06.23 Friday
16:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Salacia / Peter to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:15 Captain Dietmar FYI this just came across the bow
BOATING LICENSE IN MEXICO

You are required to have a boating license while you are navigating your boat in Mexican waters. Every boat owner, operator, and captain at the helm of a vessel must have a  boating license that states you are qualified to operate the vessel. If you have a foreign flagged vessel in Mexican waters then you must have the proper operating license issued by the state or country where you registered your vessel. EVEN IF A BOATING LICENSE IS NOT REQUIRED IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY.

https://panamaposse.com/boating-license-in-mexico
20:16 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Does the California boating card work as a license?
20:17 Captain Dietmar http://www.dbw.ca.gov/
20:18 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Yes. I have that. Does that qualify?
20:20 Captain Dietmar what is the port of registration ? is the vessel in your name ?
20:22 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis San Francisco. And yes, the vessels in my name. And sorry, I just looked up what you had online there and saw that it does qualify. Should’ve done my homework. Sorry about that.
20:23 Captain Dietmar no reaso to be sorry - this will cause a lot of confusion - here to ensure less snafu's
20:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis And that’s OK. I guess the rest of the group should know there’s an idiot, cruising along beside them. Beware, but please, also be helpful.
20:25 Captain Dietmar no worries and no idiots here ... have a great weekend !

2023.06.24 Saturday
07:48 French Kissing-John We were asked for this when leaving Chiapas a couple months ago. Our US Sailing certification books with the shiny stickers did the trick.
07:49 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.74719458197998,-101.843536840243
07:51 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Running to hide in Barra
08:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
08:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance Queso Grande II and Rochambeau meet at Pez Vela Marina in Costa Rica. After a great night out with dinner and drinks the barrel of hope makes a transfer to Rochambeau just prior to their departure to points further south.
10:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Ours did.
10:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes
10:36 ,☠️Delta Swizzler When you get there, Pancho is the man to help with everything. +52-315-104-3289. Our boat of on C dock. But, we are on the states for 5 weeks.
10:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you for the tip👍 we are going to sit out this disturbance that is brewing to the south then push on into the sea of Cortez and up to puerto penasco. Does not sound like we will get a chance to meet. Maybe next trip. Thanks again
11:15 French Kissing-John Hello Queso Grande and Rochambeau! Wondering your thoughts on Pez Vella Marina as we are heading over there in a few days ourselves.
11:52 QUESO GRANDE Lance We have been here almost a month so have had a plenty of time to explore the area and experience the marina. We also hauled out last week for bottom paint/etc. Very nice marina but also expensive relative to Mexico, Panama… easy walk into town for provisioning and short taxi ride to Manuel Antonio National park. Several on-site restaurants as well. Only downside for us was no pool access. Happy to share more details via DM as well. We’re leaving here on the 30th. Will you be here before then?
14:31 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Jacksonville, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.46390854834633,-81.45290124529069
14:32 French Kissing-John Group voice call started.
14:32 French Kissing-John Group call ended.
14:52 Salacia / Peter Salacia / Peter joined the group.

2023.06.25 Sunday
05:14 SV Whirlwind done

2023.06.26 Monday
07:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Serenity-Mark&Kathrn joined the group.
12:56 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:57 Captain Dietmar 90% chance followed by 70 % chance of becoming a hurricane 🌀
14:51 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.2088274835736,-104.6976215245197
14:51 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Running to PV
22:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Isn’t Barra considered safe?

2023.06.27 Tuesday
02:30 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes but looking at the forested path we want to be on the north side of Cabo Corrientes. We could have stayed in Barra but with a nice 24 hour window to get to PV why not get another 100 miles north.
14:58 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Chatham County, GA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.00506521973654,-81.01890021160408

2023.06.28 Wednesday
07:42 Salacia / Peter Does anyone have experience shipping antifoul into Shelter Bay? They’re asking nearly $600/gallon, including tax and shipping for something defender sells for 350. For one gallon, whatever, but for five, that hurts.
07:43 Salacia / Peter (Also, are we supposed to be using this list, or the 2023 one?)
11:33 Captain Dietmar this one
you can ask for a drop ship address in Miami and a freight forwarder will get you items from thd states you still need to pay for the freight
check logistics on the bottom of
panamaposse.com/panama

12:14 Rob on Avant Try marinewarehouse.net for an alternative supplier. We did barrier coat through them and it came in at exactly 50% of the shelter bay chandlers price.
13:24 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Arturo.vcf
20:01 Salacia / Peter Anyone else having trouble downloading last year’s chat here? https://panamaposse.com/line-22-23
20:01 Salacia / Peter Says you have to have a 2023 membership.
20:59 Cerca Trova-Bruce Lady's Island Marina
Beaufort, SC United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.418724,-80.65812

2023.06.29 Thursday
07:33 French Kissing-John
PX7Q+CW3, La Abuela, Provincia de Puntarenas, Pochote, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.713627622605815,-85.00975119235879
07:58 Maison De Sante @French Kissing-John A little further east is Isla Cedros. Bruce is developing an eco-resort there called Trinitica (no online presence) and he is very welcoming to cruisers. Very interesting guy and the anchorage is super calm when tucked in. He’s a PADI instructor and can take you diving if you wish.
07:58 Maison De Sante Photos
08:05 Maison De Sante Photos
08:06 Maison De Sante @French Kissing-John these are the coordinates where we anchored at isla cedros
08:07 French Kissing-Tess @Maison De Sante thank you!!
10:39 French Kissing-John Excellent, thank you very much!
12:21 French Kissing-John Just had an interesting experience in Bahia Ballena. Tied off at the pier and went ashore thinking there might be a place for lunch and walked through a large group of fishermen, tending nets and chitchatting with each other. Did not get a return nod, buenas dias, buenos, or hello from a one of them! Not only did it seem unusual, it left us with a very bad vibe. No place to eat anyway so we left and are now moving the boat as the only other vessel here is a completely derelict and apparently sinking sailboat.
12:58 🦜Maison de Sante The fisherman over there tend to keep to themselves. There’s a local who lives in that derelict boat and there’s two small dogs that he takes care of. Kinda weird. If you land on the north facing beach, the small town there, Tambor, is nice and the people are friendly. That can be a tricky beach landing at high tide because it shallows early so you can’t always get through the sets and waves come out of nowhere.

Next alternative is tortuga and then Cedros if you want flat calm. We didn’t stop but many folks had good things to say about Curu and the wildlife refuge. If you pay online, you can have full access to San Lucas (old prison island) and hike all day and they’ll let you anchor overnight.
14:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
14:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yellow fin tuna in Costa Rica!
14:27 French Kissing-Tess Yummy!!!
15:47 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AzureForrest to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2023.06.30 Friday
07:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
07:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We anchored in Bahia Ballena in two locations and loved it. We did not interact with the fishermen or the pier. Beach landing was so easy and in Tambor we had access to delicious food and a ride to Montezuma for waterfall hiking for the day. And the second Anchorage near Pochote gave us crystal water and a dreamy beach. We felt safe and happy. See photos including our coordinates for both locations. Best wishes!
08:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
08:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Meanwhile in Ecuador, the whales have arrived off the coast near Puerto Amistad Marina in Bahia de Caraquez! We are going to start sailing again south along the coast next week and will share our experiences and coordinates.
08:06 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I have been doing a little land travel for the past week in Ecuador through Ecuador Hop https://www.ecuadorhop.com/passes/4-day-3-night-to-banos/
Ecuador is so extremely amazing and beautiful! Here’s a little look…
08:06 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
08:07 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos


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2023.07.01 Saturday
08:13 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.741561,-84.987873
11:12 Maison De Sante Photos
11:12 Maison De Sante Videos
11:12 Maison De Sante Videos
11:13 Maison De Sante Paddle board rescue 🛟… sometimes people underestimate wind/current
12:20 French Kissing-John
J8XV+4GH, Puntarenas Province, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.647492481470447,-84.65636781925112
12:21 French Kissing-John Photos
12:21 French Kissing-John Saw this water spout while dropping the hook. Rain hit 30 seconds after we got back to the cockpit.

12:28 Voyager - Ed & Liz Our boat is currently sitting in Puerto Vallarta @ Paradise Village. We are looking to go South to Costa Rica next November slowly. Lots of stops in Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Thinking we would get to Costa Rica around Christmas.
Has anyone done this passage that time of year? Wondering if the Papagayo's that time of year are still ok for cruising or do we need to delay much later (April / May)?
12:32 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hey Voyager. We too are in paradise village for hurricane season. Hopefully we can all meet up soon.
13:07 Voyager - Ed & Liz We are up in the SF Bay area returning to ready the boat in Oct the trip South.
13:07 Captain Dietmar Papagayos winds start in mid Dec and are active till mid April
we dealt with them 3 times now
close to shore and double reefed
gunkholing they appear in Central nicaragua and disappear south of Samara in Costa Rica.
They are also heavily favored to win you the highest wind recorded awards and can gust up to 50 knots.
In many ways its a right of passage a good rig test and a sailmakers delight
these winds are also covered in the route seminars
14:14 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We left El Salvador early last November and had great passages to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica (stopping in Honduras island and Nicaragua for two weeks)arriving early December and didn’t have any issues with Papagayos. We are grateful! You’ll have the time of your lives! We did and still are⛵️
15:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks so much for this information Pathfinder. Much appreciated.
16:43 Captain Dietmar todo.txt
16:43 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:43 Captain Dietmar FYI

Canal authorities will be launching on there website www.pancanal.com the new platform for sailors who does not want to use an agent
New Platform name is ASSEM and will be available as of 4th July 2023
They will have an AI tutorial on their web for the use of the platform.
Therefore the canal inspection will no longer be physical and will change to virtually.
Sailors will no longer need to call or visit the canal measurement office.
You wil still need fenders and lines ...
19:27 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.697337246569441,-83.66744171047704

2023.07.02 Sunday
00:46 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Greetings from Germany! Fortitude X is in the process of renewing insurance for the upcoming season, MX to Panama/Columbia and we are welcoming any advice or expertise you are happy to share. Thank you!
06:46 🦜Maison de Sante Welcome! Feel free to ask away, any questions you have on here. Do you have a target departure date and where is your boat now?
13:46 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Thank you! FortitudeX is on the hard in Puerto Penasco until November. We are planning on cruising Mexico and further south and transiting Panama Canal in May 2024 to keep the boat on the hard again in either Shelter Bay Marina or another “hurricane safe” spot. We are Canadian flagged and are currently shopping for alternatives to our current policy.
15:34 Remedy-Karl We are there too and leaving around the same time, though we will dally a few more months to transit. Look for us there!
15:53 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Check out dolphin based out of Vancouver. Great brokerage and got us a policy that covers Costa Rica and panama
17:10 SouthernCrossEh! BC Sean Thompson.vcf
17:10 SouthernCrossEh! BC Sean is very helpful. We’re Canadian as well and are satisfied with their policies
17:11 SouthernCrossEh! BC I added Sean Thompson’s contact information above. He’s out of Victoria, BC - Dolphin insurance
17:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah Sean is who we go through. He's great. I believe they only do Canadian flagged vessels
17:56 SouthernCrossEh! BC We have some American friends who received marine insurance through Dolphin I believe. Might be worth a quick email or call to Sean to confirm
18:00 SV NorthDawn Sheryl 🇨🇦 we have our insurance with Gallagher

https://locations.ajg.com/ca/on/toronto/145-wellington-street-west
18:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Lovelight to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn And we should arrive in Paradise Village from La Paz. Our plan is to also head for Costa Rica / Panama in November. Let’s meet up!
20:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I’m assuming these can be rented, along with line handlers, without an agent?
20:23 Captain Dietmar yes

however AMP is creating penalty fees up to 13 %.. so let's see what the results will be w/o agents
20:25 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Penalty fee for what??
20:31 Captain Dietmar any non compliance
I expect a FUBAR of "multas*

2023.07.03 Monday
00:48 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Thanks for the feedback; can’t wait to meet you throughout this amazing journey.
07:55 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.341546,-80.163097
07:57 Captain Dietmar to share your location tab the
> on the left
then the
+ then
the location icon onthe lower navbar
then share on the top
09:00 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.778566,-84.896751
09:12 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Paradise Marina & Yatch Club
Nuevo Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit) Jarretaderas, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69315748932849,-105.2937705509576
09:37 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.65371509152602,-105.6248946018588
09:37 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Heading to Mazatlan
10:01 OZ  Steve & Susan
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.62892578543207,-85.67389332697323
10:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:43 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled C-YA Ashleigh's invitation to the group.
10:46 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.693539287445942,-83.66884108632803
10:53 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri joined the group.
17:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
9HVG+JMX, Av. 3 de Noviembre, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.606822187426153,-80.42156502453254

2023.07.04 Tuesday
05:12 French Kissing-John
CRFJ+R4V, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.425376237583118,-84.1693471323898
05:13 YO-D-YO Mary
1494 N Hamilton Lks Rd, Vulcan, MI 49892, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=45.76926,-87.777541
05:14 YO-D-YO Mary YO's parents are traveling by land visiting family and friends.
10:10 Rob on Avant 041516Z JUL 23
HYDROPAC 2180/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
DNC 14.
TWO PERSONS OVERBOARD FROM F/V HUACHUMA,
IN 07-43.86N 079-52.15W ON 02 JUL. VESSELS IN
VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT,
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE. REPORTS TO BAHIA SOLANO
PORT CAPTAIN OR ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.//

2023.07.05 Wednesday
04:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel, Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
05:57 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Av. Camaron Sabalo 1705, Zona Dorada, 82110 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26895051763601,-106.4642280712724
07:03 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan joined the group.
07:46 🦜Maison de Sante Playa Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.632150192781571,-85.15784308951984
07:55 QUESO GRANDE Lance Muelle Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.542562985583311,-83.30385069003056
08:02 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri
Belize : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.47772987467933,-88.1016128417925
11:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Blvrd Nayarit 4, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69203653639577,-105.2934659912264
12:45 BISOU Robin And Tad BISOU Robin And Tad joined the group.
12:48 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
12:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Enjoying 4th July potluck at Marina Chiapas, Mexico with lots of other PP and non PP cruisers!
12:53 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Sorry we missed it😢 hope everyone is doing well. We cross to Baja tomorrow (Puerto Escondido) gathering some intel so I’m ready for your questions Robin😜
21:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69124792650035,-105.2929892426383
21:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Just arrived at Paradise Village!

2023.07.06 Thursday
05:08 Captain Dietmar pheww
06:46 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Welcome. We are here too. Hoping to meet everybody soon.
08:47 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.30366036284272,-106.5469635452106
08:47 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Heading to puerto Escondido
08:57 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone have experience anchoring at Matapalo Beach?
09:12 BISOU Robin And Tad You’re doing so well time-wise!
09:22 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We think we can hit our target of July 13 haul out in puerto penasco . Not back considering we made this plan in march and have already had to wait for two big storms/ hurricanes 👍 gotta say it feels pretty good to be finally crossing the Sea of Cortez after 8800 miles to get to this point😁
11:02 Captain Dietmar yeah bravo zulu Gary&Ena
13:43 QUESO GRANDE Lance Banana Bay Marina (Bahía Banano, S.A.)
Km 2, Casa Amarilla (Main Street) 192-60702 Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622924116199764,-83.15242170879328

2023.07.07 Friday
09:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
P83P+WWF, Provincia de Puntarenas, Playa Agujas, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.707225,-84.663858
14:52 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Well done! Time to consider a swallow tattoo!
15:12 Salacia / Peter Salacia / Peter invited Salacia-Donna to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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15:46 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena 😂👍 I qualify for two of them. That 8800 is only this latest voyage. 🤪
15:54 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Need to find a design with an anchor and two swallows. I guess to commemorate this voyage….🤷‍♂️
16:00 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:01 Captain Dietmar Cheers everyone
to a good weekend
16:01 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Cheers…….Oh man I’m still 85 miles away from mine no fair
16:02 Captain Dietmar mañana
16:04 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena 👍yep
18:41 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Will to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2023.07.08 Saturday
06:21 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Quepos bound!
06:21 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.681418,-84.691383
08:37 Salacia / Peter
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.45156424807795,-84.49771512211946
08:38 Salacia / Peter Us too!
10:33 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82574893890911,-111.3102431595325
15:20 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle A big thumbs down for Marina Pez vela, who wouldn't even let us visit our friends boat in the Marina and tie up to them with our dinghy without paying $35
15:21 French Kissing-Tess And NO Panama Posse discount either.
15:38 Captain Dietmar yep they focus on fishing and high end customers only not interested in cruisers anymore
15:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yep …. Told Ena when we pulled in to pez vela ….. this ain’t our kind of bar….😜
15:45 QUESO GRANDE Lance We spent a month in Pez Vela and loved every minute. Expensive yes, but was a great base camp to tour the Quepos/ Manuel Antonio area. Also very pleased with the Yacht Yard and the haulout of our catamaran.
16:01 Salacia / Peter Anyone have comments on visiting Manuel Antonio from Pez Vela? Bus, tour, something else? Place to stay in/near the park vs day trip?
16:01 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I totally get it if youre paying for your boat to be there. Seems nice. We're sick of marinas and want to anchor, and just wanted to visit friends for dinner, tie our dinghy to their boat. They expected us to pay $3.50 a foot for our dinghy for two hours when we weren't even tying up to their dock.
16:06 SV NorthDawn Sheryl We stayed at the Elfaro Hotel when we toured the park. The hotel is built from repurposed containers. It was about as close as you can stay to the entrance of the park (before COVID). Would recommend the hotel. The walk up the hill was a little exhausting at the end of the hike through the park.
16:06 QUESO GRANDE Lance It’s a $10 taxi to the town of Manuel Antonio and I think $15 to the park. We booked a guided tour and they picked us up for $65 pp. we saw lots of animals and had a great guide. It was worth it. I can share more but it would be my opinion vs facts.

2023.07.09 Sunday
06:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
06:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Leaving Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador and heading to Manta our first stop south!
06:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.600627798381067,-80.4372938722372
06:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
06:36 French Kissing-John Make reservations immediately. As of yesterday, the first available was not until Wednesday.
10:10 Captain Dietmar *PANAMA POSSE SEASON 7*
ONBOARDING & MEET THE FLEET ZOOM MEETING

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO MEET YOUR PEERS
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July 9th, 2023

16:00 EASTERN TIME 15:00 PANAMA 14:00 MEXICO 13:00 PACIFIC TIME

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11:59 Courage ⛵️ John
495-483 Harbor Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.87023429170153,-122.4960843924604
12:01 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
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12:03 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
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12:23 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.85882473033192,-111.2935502333496
12:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69127699361826,-105.2929809876767
12:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
12:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’ve learned Starlink doesn’t work in heavy rain. Anyone else have the same experience??
12:38 OZ  Steve & Susan Yes, heavy rain and even heavy, storm clouds
12:41 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.9416687836727683,-80.71488540619612
12:41 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We just anchored in Manta, Ecuador!
13:07 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:07 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole ⚓️@ 3.2 meters(low tide) Manta, Ecuador.
S00.56.439’ W080.42.923’
We were told to anchor next to the boat Kontiki for best secure location and just had a nice man in a panga come to welcome us and he’s our security guard. We could be much closer to land but leaving early in the am and not going to land.
14:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn For those planning to cross the Sea of Cortez between the Baja peninsula and the mainland, there have been a number of discussions about stopping over at the Islas Marias Islands. There was a rumor circulating they are opening to tourists. To update the status: it is still NOT allowed for recreational vessels to approach within the 12 nm restricted zone of the Marias. Earlier this week we made a "pit stop" about one mile offshore Isla Maria Madre in order to use Starlink (we did not anchor, just drifted). Within minutes we were visited and boarded by the Mexican Navy who said we were in restricted waters. I showed them our (older) chart plotter map which did not indicate this zone, and they were satisfied with our claiming ignorance. They were polite and let us proceed on our way without a fine (or worse, confiscation(moon excited)!). As a service to other vessels as well as the Mexican Navy, please do not try to visit the islands on your own vessel until further official notice.
14:40 Maison De Sante @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn yes you are correct…it is restricted for pleasure boats. We made the same mistake (before Starlink with old =bad information) and authorities took pictures of us and our boat (an oh 💩 moment)! They only allow so many visitors on the island and it has to been run through one of their operators so they can track/limit visitors.
14:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Correct. They actually came twice. The first time they took photos, asked us to stop, and wanted to board (no radio contact was made in advance). Kathryn was a force of Nature, sternly refusing them access, providing only our intended destination. They then returned with an English speaking leutanant, who checked our chart plotter (to verify we were in fact ignorant) and who suggested if we ever come across another Navy vessel, not to raise suspicion by refusing access. We, in turn, suggested radio contact be made in advance with clear intentions described. Not every RIB full of masked men armed with weapons might have honorable intentions... It was all very amicable.
16:35 French Kissing-John 😱
17:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZORBA- Tomer to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:30 ZORBA- Tomer ZORBA- Tomer joined the group.
17:51 ZORBA- Tomer Hola Possy fleet,

I am Tomer from sailing yacht Zorba- Tayana 48DS 2007

Me and my wife Limor, just retired last year, and started cruising.

We began at Alameda where we found the boat, and currently cruising the Sea Of Cortez...

Limor is what you call a reluctant sailor but loves this way of life....so we keep on a ratio of 5% sailing time....

I am sailing for 30 years with plenty of pauses in between....

In my past I was a sailing instructor, a tugboat captain , a chase boat captain, a dregger coperator and a delivery skipper.

Most of my experiance is in the Mediterranean.

Before buying the Zorba (Tayana 48) we lived onboard an Oceanis 35 for 16 years...without sailing much, besides once in a while for a few hours....

At 2015 we cruised 8 months on a gulfstar 50 from Key West up to the BVI's (Bahamas, Puerto Rico, USVI, BVI) and back to Florida.

We acctualy planned for two seasons here in SOC but the heat+bees+wasps made us change our minds.

We are now at Santa Rosalia, sailing up North up to P.Peniasco where we haulout around September....

We plan to sail South to La Paz and leave the boat until 3/2024 (family issues and a trip to Thailand!)

3/2024 we plan sailing south to Panama and probably cross East to the Caribbean side.

It feels great to join the possy💪🏼⛵️

Thanks for having us, and we will sew you on the water🤩⛵️

 

17:53 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Courage ⛵️ Kristine to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:56 ZORBA- Tomer See*
18:17 French Kissing-John Welcome! I had to laugh at your heat, bees and wasps comment. Been there, done that!
18:17 ZORBA- Tomer 😆
18:23 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Welcome to the posse!!
We are currently on a run up to puerto penasco. In fact we will be sailing past santa Rosalia about 6 hours going to drop the hook at Bahia San Francisquito then hop to Penasco. We will keep an eye out for you
18:24 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Welcome to the posse!!
We are currently on a run up to puerto penasco. In fact we will be sailing past santa Rosalia about 6 hours going to drop the hook at Bahia San Francisquito then hop to Penasco. We will keep an eye out for you
18:26 ZORBA- Tomer Great .
probably we will sail to bahia San Francisco in a few days⛵️
18:28 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Do you have tracking activated? Or do you have an AIS transponder?
18:31 ZORBA- Tomer MMSI 538071833

We use predictwind tracker but somehow I am not sure it is operating well

http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/29946330
18:34 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena When you get that PW tracker up and running make sure you send the info into the posse so you will be included in the posse tracking page if you wish.
18:35 ZORBA- Tomer Will do....thanks🙏
18:36 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
18:36 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Found you guys.😜👍
18:37 ZORBA- Tomer its working(I got this)
18:38 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena No tracker from PW didn’t work I found you guys with an AIS search
18:40 ZORBA- Tomer Ohhh...will check and fix the PW tracker....
20:07 Salacia / Peter Extremely heavy yes.
20:32 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
20:33 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim S/v Viva driving from Oregon to Quebec City with a stop at s/v Felicità’s land base in Wisconsin. 😎
21:14 Courage ⛵️ Kristine Courage ⛵️ Kristine joined the group.
21:22 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hey Felicita! 😍. Zorba, we met on the way down in Mag Bay! Looking forward to seeing you down in Panama! 😍.
21:26 ZORBA- Tomer Indeed...DawnPatrol we remember you Laney & Mark and your lovely boat.

Looking forward to meet you again....🥰⛵️
21:30 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle If you're into spearfishing at all, I highly, highly recommend a stop at the Anchorage at the north side of Isla angel de la Guarda, and go in the pass between the northmost island. Still best I've ever had.
21:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
22:12 Maison De Sante Welcome to the posse Zorba! Thank you for the introduction and hope to see you along the way.
22:19 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you for a warm welcoming...hopes to see you too⛵️

2023.07.10 Monday
05:11 Captain Dietmar yes
06:27 Captain Dietmar FYI
" *Boat burglarized at V&V Marina Cancun*
Our boat was burglarized on Saturday at V&V Marina Cancun. At least two IPads were stolen. We found out when the burglars attempted to change the AppleIDs last night. Apple sent emails with each login attempt along with the downtown Cancun location of the burglars.

The boat is at V&V for maintenance - we are not there and have not yet assessed the extent of the burglary. The marina has not expressed any interest in acknowledging or addressing the issue in any way.

I’ll follow up more when I’ve assessed the extent.

-Paul
Ship Faced"

Note we have reported this incident to ( please do so with any incidents ) and will contact the marina on behalf of Ship Faced
Caribbean Safety and Security Net
https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/

07:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We've just returned from the SOC and totally agree with the comment as well! I'm still finding mud wasp nests scattered throughout Serenity. 😆
07:11 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
07:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Tidings of Joy, Dawn Patrol and Serenity PP meet-up at Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
09:12 Queso Grande Sherri Hola! Does anyone have a rate sheet or know the cost of La Playita marina in Panama? Thanks!
09:31 Salacia / Peter Donna is looking for a mammogram in Panama, most likely Panama City (though we’ll be in Shelter Bay). Anyone have recommendations?
12:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tidings Of Joy.Jeff to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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12:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SELAH🪝Ben Cook to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:56 BISOU Robin And Tad Have you seen the PDF cruisers guide which a non PP cruiser has put together? I believe it’s somewhere on the PP website. It gets updated regularly so should be current.
13:25 Captain Dietmar on the bottom of panamaposse.com/panama
13:30 SELAH🪝Ben Cook SELAH🪝Ben Cook joined the group.
13:52 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Hola from Huatulco 🇲🇽. Does anyone here have experience crossing the Tehuantepec?

We are being told by the port captain it’s unsafe right now and for at least a week, but predict wind doesn’t show it overly nasty.

Thank you in advance 🙂
14:12 French Kissing-John Looks like sustained 25s which likely means 35. The fetch will be bad and against the swell. I’d wait or go the beach route if you have to go now.
14:15 BISOU Robin And Tad We have people here at Marina Chiapas wanting to head north but they’ve looked at the forecast and not going yet.
14:15 Maison De Sante Listen to the port captain. Plus you will need exit zarpe from him (assuming you officially cleared in at huatulco) and he will not give you one unless it’s safe. T-peck crossing can be quite sporting!
14:23 BISOU Robin And Tad If you have the paid version of Windy you’ll see the gust speeds which you can expect to be the minimum wind speeds for TPecs and Papagayos. There’s a small window early Wednesday morning until Wednesday night (about 15 hrs) but unless you’re a very fast boat you won’t get across in time. The port captain is your best and safest option.
15:25 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Thank you for the info guys. This all super helpful! We will stand down and keep contact with the port captain and keep watching for a suitable window.
15:53 fickle - Ben Yes and the nasty sea state tends to linger for several hours after the wind stops.
20:17 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.4410294447506,-112.8732478291385
20:21 ZORBA- Tomer Keep an eye tonight to the East for lightnings....and check the chubasco report....
20:28 ZORBA- Tomer https://sonrisanet.tonybishop.org/chubasco.txt

The Chubasco evening report (between July to September in the Sea of Cortez)
20:31 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes thank you …. I had a look and it is forecasted to be pretty calm slight bit of cape early am very localized right at the south end of San Lorenzo so if I see it when I poke my head out I will go around it to the north😜👍
20:34 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Tomorrow is our last leg of this journey should be on the hard by Wednesday afternoon can’t believe it’s coming to it end it’s been quite the ride just over 9000 miles in 9 months 🥵
20:42 ZORBA- Tomer Amazing!!! Have a safe sail, I will PM you to get some cabrales shipyard tips from you😉....we will be there in a few weeks....
20:46 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena You can get ahold of me on WhatsApp as well I will be heading to Washington/Oregon before you arrive I think. +1 503 580 0714
20:51 Maison De Sante You guys have covered some major ground and averted some major weather! Cheers 🍻 to you!
21:01 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you yes it has been a enjoyable challenge got to sail the Med the Atlantic the Caribbean and the pacific all in one season 🤪🤪🤪
22:08 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle All of that just to get to peñasco?!

2023.07.11 Tuesday
05:02 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Just to get to Gus’s tacos in penasco …. Sounds reasonable 😂😂
08:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pause: Beth & Larry to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:29 Maison De Sante Joe Munday
907-414-1000

10:34 Maison De Sante Maison De Sante invited Vanessa☀️Mundays Off to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:35 Vanessa☀️Mundays Off Vanessa☀️Mundays Off joined the group.
10:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Impressive, indeed! How can we see your track!?
10:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena It’s on the Panama posse tracking page. It shows all the way back to Greece
10:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV_Divergent/
10:42 Vanessa☀️Mundays Off Vanessa☀️Mundays Off allowed joining via link or QR code.
12:15 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Well just got informed that there is a schedule conflict on our haul out tomorrow 😩 but the good news is we get to check out another extreme remote anchorage that I found thanks to good nautical I’m not sure if any of you folks have visited it but if you have and have any info I would appreciate it. It’s the anchorage on the north side of Isla Tiburon.
12:15 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
12:15 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Not much info on good nautical
12:34 French Kissing-John Does anyone have any information on checking into Panama at Pedregal? We were planning on doing this but I just found out they have strung a power line across the preferred entrance and we cannot pass. Boca Brava looks next best. Looking for any current info. Thanks
12:36 Remedy-Karl That's a bit zoned in, but I think we anchored just around the corner a little further last month. Great holding, calm with south winds. But bees. Lots of bees. Millions of bees! This is not the place to wash your boat!
12:39 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
12:39 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Better pic
12:42 ZORBA- Tomer @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Just looked at your crazy voyage⛵️
A M A Z I N G

You were in delivery mode or fun & travel..?

Offcourse both, but my bet is on delivery mode🤔
12:45 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Photos
12:45 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yep definitely delivery mode with some fun sprinkled in 😜
12:45 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Here’s a few paragraphs from the Captain Rains book.
12:47 Remedy-Karl Yup, that was it. I see you also have a full boat. Maybe we can catch up on later October.
12:48 Remedy-Natalie This is Natalie. We definitely Anchored there. Huge area to anchor. We determined the tide was about 10 feet. So keep that in mind. I think we picked about 20ft to anchor. Tried to get closer to shore because we had some swell coming around the corner. Bees are an issue. Don't rinse your boat like we did.
12:49 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you!
12:50 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you!
12:50 Remedy-Natalie Anchor set with no issues. It says there is. Navy station there but we only saw an old building. Didn't go ashore as were making our way to the haul out.
13:02 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Absolutely! Are you in SOC?
13:04 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena That’s the same thing we are doing and I got a call this morning that our haul out is pushed back a day so we left Bahia San Francisco this morning with intent to sail to Penasco. So we changed and will wait a day here on Isla tiburon😜👍
13:05 Remedy-Karl Back in Florida for now, hauled in PP.
13:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pause Larry & Beth to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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15:22 QUESO GRANDE Lance Banana Bay Marina (Bahía Banano, S.A.)
Km 2, Casa Amarilla (Main Street) 192-60702 Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622924116199764,-83.15242170879328
17:34 French Kissing-John
GMQX+W9F, Parrott Access, Provincia de Puntarenas, Punto Jimenez, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.540271978106576,-83.30186490507202
19:02 Will Will joined the group.
19:08 Pause Larry & Beth Pause Larry & Beth joined the group.

2023.07.12 Wednesday
05:41 Salacia / Peter Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque Quepos Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426253927839513,-84.167107304836
07:16 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
15 I-190, Grand Island, NY 14072, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.05728254843788,-78.99046188227739
07:43 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.18922944446773,-112.4099776893854
08:38 Captain Dietmar @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena how is the Anchorage
can you take a picture please ?
08:42 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes I will get pictures and update the information
09:00 C-YA. Glenn @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena that Anchorage can be wonderful or wicked. Watch out for the northerly’s. There is also a few unmarked anchorages around that island that are wonderful
11:10 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
11:11 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Pictures as requested
11:11 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes it is wide open to the north !
13:29 C-YA. Glenn @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena looks like from where you are if you go left down inside the channel and stay left there is a great anchorage that is not marked has a huge sand area surrounding by rocks. Crystal
Clear waters
14:07 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We will have to check that out another time we are underway next stop Puerto Peñasco
14:08 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We did just get a fantastic 30 minute whale show 😁👍
17:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Isla de La Plata
Parque Nacional Machalilla Puerto López Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.268130703257339,-81.06343746185303
17:36 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We just spent two nights moored (free for onboard only overnight stays)at Isla de la Plata, Ecuador. Protected island and waters so the only way to explore the hiking trails and diving spots are to join a tour with a guide. We were in good company with the social turtles and the beauty all around that we were fine to just rest on the boat. Fishermen sold us beautiful fresh fish for $5 and coca colas. The park rangers are incredibly kind. And it’s the first time we heard whales singing, they’re everywhere. Great stopping point between Manta and Isla Salango. We have done some seriously sporty sailing, but so grateful to be able to sail south with most of the odds of current and wind against us… it’s been an epic ride so far.
17:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos

2023.07.13 Thursday
06:05 French Kissing-John
JRPJ+WF8, Puntarenas Province, Golfito, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.637120075156757,-83.1711013149495
06:28 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.31000565479123,-113.553120419383
07:54 Firefly Firefly joined the group.
07:55 Firefly Dies anyone remember who posted the info on putting up your boat in the tropics. I would live a copy! Thanks in advance
08:04 Pause: Beth & Larry Pause: Beth & Larry joined the group.
08:33 Pause Larry & Beth Good morning Panama Posse 23-24. We are Larry and Beth aboard Pause, our Nordhavn 55, along with our 2 mini Golden Doodles, Willie and Pebbles. Just retruned to the boat in Dana Point, CA after a road trip to Texas to clear out our last storeroom. Our plan is to leave California in October for Ensenada, MX, then once hurricane season is over, start our journey south through the Panama Canal and on to the Southern Carribean. We look forward to meeting everone. My user name is Pause Larry & Beth and Beth's user name is Pause: Beth & Larry

09:32 Bob Ritner Rob on Avant posted it
09:53 ZORBA- Tomer Sounds like a plan💪🏼⛵️
We start our sailing South to Panam(and crossing East) only at March 2024(from La Paz Mexico) due to other obligations, so we will keep our ears & eyes open for your experiances on our future route....do you have a place where you publish your voyage?

10:13 Firefly Thanks!!
12:43 Firefly Thanks. Found it on the weekly update dated 4-01-2023 for anyone interested. Thanks Avant!
14:32 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Freefall T to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:01 Captain Dietmar looking for testers of our new chat platform for the panama posse with treaded and topic specific streams
if you are interested in testing a more comprehensive communications platform please PM us for a 2 month trial before we launch it
email registration@panamaposse.com for details
18:27 Rob on Avant Pub. 153, Sailing Directions (Enroute) West Coasts of Mexico and Central America (19th Edition 2021) has been updated to 8 July 2023.

The updated publication can now be accessed on NGA's Maritime Safety Web site
(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmsi.nga.mil%2FPublications&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cb399c739fabc4c06a1d008db831cd3bc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638247932082109255%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PS10e4mFC%2FQKETD1PDF9Pc2D%2FOV9h4mfG8Ibf5KQzJo%3D&reserved=0 ).

2023.07.14 Friday
06:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TIAMAT Owen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:04 FREEDOM - Sheri We will be in DP early and mid August. Would love to meet you. We left DP last October.
08:16 Pause Larry & Beth We should still be in DP then, so let's make it happen! We haul out at Shelter Island August 29, but in DP till then
08:28 Courage ⛵️ John I tried to find it on that website. no joy for me. a google search found it in pdf form here:

https://msi.nga.mil/api/publications/download?type=view&key=16694491/SFH00000/Pub153bk.pdf

great resource! thank you.
08:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We anchored one night at Isla Salango, Ecuador in sand, good holding and near mooring balls for tour boats (lots of them). S 01 35.565 W 080 51.711 Low tide ⚓️5 meters. Could be a great spot to snorkel and dive but too many jellyfish at the time and overcast so not enough light to appreciate or see anything. We also looked at the anchoring opportunities across from the island at the coastline in Salango. Lots of moored fishing boats but room for us. Technically part of the National park but we didn’t see any officials. Lots of whales again, everywhere. Very well protected and calm anchorage.
08:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
08:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.592337473518456,-80.86299329996109
10:41 TIAMAT Owen TIAMAT Owen joined the group.
10:43 TIAMAT Owen Hi all. We are Owen & Stephanie on SV Tiamat, currently sailing the Sea of Cortez with our kids. We’re planning to head to Panama from La Cruz after the end of cyclone season, and will then be crossing to Polynesia in the spring
13:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.694753,-83.669851
16:25 French Kissing-John Photos
16:25 French Kissing-John Over the last six months we have stopped in some of the larger marinas, starting with Acapulco, having an electrician come on board and try to figure out why our shore power was not working. So we tried again at Marina Bahia Golfito this week. On the phone, they assured us they had an electrician. When we showed up, they sent the electrician promptly who assessed the problem and then told me he was not authorized to work on private boats. He only works on the physical structure of the marina! But he knew a guy… 30 minutes later the guy shows up, spends about an hour poking around and tells me he really can’t help because he’s actually an outboard motor mechanic. But he knows a guy… Sigifredo showed up an hour later, and not only is he an actual electrician, he has college degrees in it! He was able to diagnose our problem and fix it along with a few other items over two days. If you need electrical work done, to include on a commercial scale, he is the guy in Golfito. Nearest I can tell he’s the only guy between Panama and Mexico!

17:34 Captain Dietmar so what was the shore power issue?
17:41 French Kissing-John When they installed our air conditioner, the guy from La Paz reinstalled a piece of copper plate/jumper between breakers and he was just a bit off to the left… Something I never ever would’ve figured out on my own
19:08 Captain Dietmar Photos
19:08 Captain Dietmar happy friday from las vegas

2023.07.15 Saturday
06:12 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Good morning everyone. The port captain in Huatulco gave us clearance yesterday for crushing the Tehuantepec to Chiapas today. Excited to set out on this sail. If anyone else happens to be going today def let us know.
06:31 BISOU Robin And Tad Looking forward to welcoming you here at Marina Chiapas! We’re a small group of cruisers staying for the hurricane season!
07:17 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Heck yeah! Looking forward to it as well
10:27 Qué vendrá IMHO that new app lets me much more easily keep track of all the conversations and catch up and contribute to the ones that are important to me. Unlike here. It would be great if others can give it a try and share their experience.
13:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce I agree. The UI is a bit more complicated, but that’s what you get with more powerful features. Unless I missed it, I don’t see a conference call feature.
14:02 BISOU Robin And Tad As a non-techno it looked a bit daunting to begin with but I also like the idea that we can follow the threads more easily.
14:02 TIAMAT Owen What app is this? I can’t see the original message
14:04 BISOU Robin And Tad Message Dietmar for an invitation to beta test the app
14:06 Queso Grande Sherri Dietmar, remind me again the name of the resort/hotel you stayed at in Boquete? Cheers
14:24 Captain Dietmar downtown suites
14:25 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ho’okipa-Lisa to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:43 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Do you happen to have a contact for the marina? We need an overnight slip Sunday night upon arrival if possible. I sent an email to Guillermo but not sure it’s the right one.
15:57 🦜Maison de Sante Memo looks at his emails maybe once a week. Rolf is the other guy that runs the office. What’s app him. +52 962 210 4558
17:06 BISOU Robin And Tad That’s correct. Usually no one in the office on Sundays but there are plenty of people around to help with lines. Just one night? Why the rush? Try to come in before dark if you can as the markers can be confusing.

2023.07.16 Sunday
07:43 DoTheThing-M&F DoTheThing-M&F joined the group.
07:54 Blown Away Eileen Can anyone recommend buoy/clips/line for floating the anchor chain?
08:52 Remedy-Karl In French Polynesia I bought a couple old pearl farm floats at a roadside stand and attached them to the chain with a long piece of dyneema with a loop on each end. In the float end I passed the line through the loop and to the chain using a carabiner to the loop.
09:35 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Thank you Maison.

Robin and Tad. We’re shooting for a pacific crossing as soon as we can so trying to get south past all these thunderstorms. Would love to chat. Maybe we’ll stay longer!
10:43 French Kissing-John Exactly one year after moving onto the boat full time, we crossed into Panama yesterday, didn’t even plan it that way
10:46 ZORBA- Tomer Plans & sailing 😆
10:54 BISOU Robin And Tad Looking forward to meeting you? ETA in Marina Chiapas? We’re out for dinner tonight from 5pm but will be around in the morning!
11:00 Rob on Avant “Wherever ever you go, there you are!”
11:24 SELAH🪝Ben Cook We arrive around 9pm in marina Chiapas. Rookie question. Can we just grab a slip if I don’t hear back from them? Or I can find a place to anchor outside Id imagine
11:26 Rob on Avant The marina is staffed 24/7, but the night crew only have handhelds and won’t hear you on vhf until you’re well inside the breakwater. Try to coordinate a radio relay with someone onsite to alert the of your impending arrival.
11:51 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Right on. Thank you!
13:05 BISOU Robin And Tad I’ll let a few of the cruisers know you’re coming in in case we’re not back. As Rob says, the security here only have hand held VHF but I’ll let them know as well. They’ll signal you with a flashlight as to where to go otherwise the T end of the first pier is a good place to tie up for the night. Hope it’s a calm arrival for you. We sometimes get thunderstorms in the late afternoon/evening
13:07 QUESO GRANDE Lance Probably could go unsaid but you are supposed to call the PC via radio for permission to enter the harbor.. just FYI
14:27 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Great info. Thank you BISOU AND QUESO GRANDE
14:57 fickle - Ben Also the port captain seems to have weak transmission and you might not hear him respond unless you’re within a mile of the breakwater
18:09 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Looks like a large thunderstorm formed over port Chiapas. We’re looking at various weather reports now to see what best course of action is. Any local advice def appreciated
18:11 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Initial look is that system is staying over land. Thinking we wait it out at sea then head in once it clears or in the morning
18:29 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Now we’re seeing a different storm that looks like it’s coming south to north
18:31 SELAH🪝Ben Cook It didn’t show up on predict wind. But used AccuWeather and it showed up
18:37 🦜Maison de Sante It looks like the lightening started about 45min ago on top of chiapas. ECMWF model seemed to be most accurate when we were around there. Pull up the satellite images to see where the storm is moving.
19:02 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Yeah we got more accurate data. It’s moving east to West. We are headed north to get out of the way as much as possible. It should pass by n an hour or two then we’ll see if we can make it in
20:23 BISOU Robin And Tad Sorry we’re back from dinner and yes the storm is definitely still around the marina. How far out are you?
20:24 BISOU Robin And Tad The storm is gradually dissipating but the rain may stick around for a bit.
20:34 BISOU Robin And Tad No more Lightning in the marina now. You should be good to come in if you’re not too far away!
20:35 SELAH🪝Ben Cook We’re 19 nm out headed your way. Things have calmed. Hopefully it stays this way. Only getting like 4-4.5 knots gps speed
20:35 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Thank you for the update
20:38 BISOU Robin And Tad Ok I’ll go and tell Ricardo that you’re still 4-5hrs away. Once you get into the fishing port (you’ll see the big trawlers) you should be able to hail Marina Chiapas. See you in the morning!
20:41 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Right on. Thank you for the help!
20:42 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Videos
20:42 SELAH🪝Ben Cook When we saw this we were like. Yeah we should turn around. Came out of nowhere.
20:48 BISOU Robin And Tad I can understand your concern! I’d be doing the same. Just spoke to Ricardo who’s on duty tonight and told him you’d be in about 1-2am. He’ll be waiting for you but try to hail the marina once you’re into the fishing port and once you make the turn into the marina. He’ll see you and get you tied up safely!
20:54 SELAH🪝Ben Cook So good. Really appreciate your help! Thank you
21:04 BISOU Robin And Tad So welcome!

2023.07.17 Monday
07:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
07:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Ecuador navigation update:: We anchored in the beautiful little bay of Ayangue anchorage 3.8 meters at low tide ⚓️S 01 59.027’ W 080 45.325’. Unfortunately very rolly because it’s open to the wind and waves, southwest. Sweet beach town, very friendly and helpful locals and very safe in terms of personal security in and off the boat. We even left Pathfinder overnight to check out Salinas by taxi to visually see where to go for the Capitania and safe place to anchor. Our zarpe from Bahia de Caraquez was for Ayangue but we must check in at Salinas officially.
We ate great food on the beach, extremely reasonable prices for big dishes $8usd and giant G&T for $5usd. Lovely experience just can’t handle dancing the cumbia all night with the side waves. But absolutely worth stopping. Easy beach arrival with the dinghy at north corner of beach and the bar watched her while we explored. A slice of paradise. We even got close to a huge boat blessing brigade!

07:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.984988666180098,-80.75565531849861
09:18 Salacia / Peter
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.54626826942763,-83.72467705056418
09:18 Salacia / Peter Headed for Jimenez
09:21 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Good morning @BISOU Robin And Tad and anyone else in Chiapas. We’re going to grab breakfast, shower, then would love to meet up
09:23 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks for another great update. Look forward to the next one!!
09:41 SELAH🪝Ben Cook Amazing
10:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Eleuthera- Barbara to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:01 French Kissing-John Checked into Panama today at Boca Chica. Officials showed up on time and met us at the restaurant as planned. Fees were 35, 45, 75 and $20. More paperwork than any other country in Central America but no big deal. No boarding of the boat so no pets declared. Eric arranged for our Cruising permit to be picked up in Pedregal, which was as promised. Such pretty paper with fancy stamps, totally worth $185! I’m going to frame it and put it on the wall. Found a local tour office that arranged a car and driver to take us to the airport to pick up our rental car for $55. We have family flying in and out of David so totally worth it. And we have our Cruising permit, which is supposedly needed to get the Coiba permit when we get to that island.
21:41 Captain Dietmar yeah

2023.07.18 Tuesday
06:58 Bob Ritner
Colón District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.434304,-79.86744
06:58 Bob Ritner Green Flash on route to San Blas Islands
07:18 BISOU Robin And Tad Well done! We certainly were never asked for our cruising permit when we paid for Coiba but then we didn’t get a receipt either! Enjoy your time in the area. Islas Secas are great as well!
07:45 SV Whirlwind What did you pay for coiba permit?
08:22 BISOU Robin And Tad It’s $60 per day anchorage plus $20 per person on board (one off fee). We managed to talk our way out of paying for two days as they only came by on the second day!
08:45 Remedy-Natalie Thank you for sharing. I've saved your post. This is one of my planned stops as we head down the coast. Keep posting, as I'm saving your posts for later.
08:53 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SUNDOWNER Lynn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:59 SUNDOWNER Lynn SUNDOWNER Lynn joined the group.
09:12 QUESO GRANDE Lance Thanks for the info! Did you have go ashore to pay? I have read other instructions that you had to wire transfer or pay an agent in Boca Chica to assist in getting a Coiba permit. Thx!
09:53 BISOU Robin And Tad No. There is a ranger base to the north eastern end of Coiba Island. There are several patrol boats that go out each day to collect payment. At the time we were there (March) there were only 2 patrol boats in use so they weren’t getting out to all the islands and we met a few people who only went to the northern and southern mist islands and never paid! We only went to the island nearest Bahia Honda which was beautiful with lots of great snorkelling some good diving (day boats came and went) and some lovely secluded beaches (at low tide).
09:56 QUESO GRANDE Lance Perfect, thanks!
09:57 BISOU Robin And Tad I’m sure you will enjoy your time there. We had wonderful clear water of a nice temperature. Lots of fish but no whales or mantas at that time. I think they come December/January.

2023.07.19 Wednesday
07:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ke
07:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
07:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Keep those dinghies locked!
11:05 Rob on Avant Dear Blue Water Mariners,

The National Hurricane Center is happy to announce a new publication: the Mariner's Tropical Cyclone Guide.

This new guide replaces the old Mariner’s Guide for Hurricane Awareness in the North Atlantic Basin, which was published in 2000.

The original guide was published in 2000, when National Hurricane Center (NHC) average track forecast errors were more than double today’s average and the forecast only extended to 72 hours. Many important support products, including the forecast cone, wind speed probabilities, and 34-kt time of arrival graphics have been developed over the last two decades. Due to the advances in forecast skill and enhanced support
products, some of the old recommendations - including the well-known “1-2-3 Rule” - are no longer endorsed by NHC. This new guide reflects the significant improvements in tropical cyclone forecasting in the past 20 years and covers the updated best practices to avoid these storms.

In addition to these updates, the new guide expands in scope to cover all tropical cyclone basins. Understanding that the maritime industry is a global enterprise, NHC partnered with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Joint Typhoon Warning Center to provide insights outside of NHC’s area of responsibility, which covers the North Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Oceans.

This guide was written by Dylan Flynn, a full-time Meteorologist at NHC and part-time Ship Routing Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. The guide was reviewed by leading experts in tropical meteorology and the maritime industry, including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where it will be used as part of their advanced meteorology curriculum.

The Mariner’s Tropical Cyclone Guide is an essential resource for mariners navigating tropical cyclone basins around the world. It is available for free from the NHC website at the following link - https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marinersguide.pdf

Be safe this hurricane season!
Chris Landsea

21:39 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited MARTINI MARY & BRYAN to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:43 MARTINI MARY & BRYAN MARTINI MARY & BRYAN joined the group.
21:45 MARTINI MARY & BRYAN Hola PP group, we are currently exploring the Sea of Cortez. Looking forward to heading south and exploring more. 😎🌴🌴

2023.07.20 Thursday
05:05 French Kissing-John
Manzana 041202 33-4, Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.217372991156779,-82.20507809394006
06:16 Captain Dietmar @French Kissing-John what entrance did you follow to get in ?
09:21 French Kissing-John I guess it’s called Boca Chica. Around the east end of Boca Brava island.
09:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.370644,-83.433974
09:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle En route to golfito
12:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sigifredo Alvarez - Electrician, Golfito.vcf
12:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks for the referral. I urge anyone sharing contact info to please attach a .vcf card for easy import (saves retyping everything). Here is Sigifredos:
12:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn *Sigifredo's
12:48 Captain Dietmar I urge plain text as vc cards expire with line after 2 weeks on line not so on zulip

13:08 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
13:15 QUESO GRANDE Lance Queso Grande’s first Panamanian Dorado!
14:07 BISOU Robin And Tad Yummy!
15:47 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.12904524832999,-82.3173400161862

2023.07.21 Friday
05:00 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene invited ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
05:01 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt joined the group.
17:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole SALINAS, Ecuador update: ⚓️S 02 12.213 W 080 58.239 3.4 meters @low tide. We just spent 4 nights anchored in Salinas near the Salinas Yacht Club and the Salinas Capitania. Large sand platform, very protected from the ocean waves and lots of space to pick your favorite spot. Also lots of jet skis during the day, even weekdays, so anchoring behind the yacht club mooring field might help keep them from using you as an obstacle course. The beach is beautiful. Water is beautiful aquamarine. Aka Baby Miami. We found two great restaurants, Cafe Jazz for the cheapest and best omelet in the world…Alberto Bistro for a nice dinner cooked in front of you on the charming patio. We loved the little train tour of the superb natural reserve located at the most western spot on mainland Ecuador. Chocolatera, no chocolate but stunning views! Walking the Salinas malecon is so enjoyable and we met the nicest people. The whale museum is wonderful and kitschy. We were able to take our dinghy to a local panga man to tie up to his boat and he took us to shore and picked us up with his dinghy. Getting our zarpe to leave and make our way back to Bahia de Caraquez, a 3 day experience… more to come on that.
17:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos

2023.07.22 Saturday
09:04 French Kissing-John
Montijo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.633455567353855,-81.73474523805932
18:20 BISOU Robin And Tad https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/baltimore-sailor-overdue-off-coast-of-mexico/?fbclid=IwAR3XTUN6oBC8-a38hQN8i4R0c_d7ppAM5Bxni5VIQV97sGSYxcNWJpyVdOQ_aem_AZkmaG5xs1uyXqbGiEc-c3UpyylRsv4SskH662YES1-S0zwJ8ww7d-LfXFYsWCRNfAQ
18:41 Captain Dietmar yes Donald - he was already rescued once into Acapulco by Vicente - I recommended he join the SPP but decided against it as he did not want any "help" ... so we will keep a lookout for him an help - but most of the fleet is way passed his location and it is Hurricane Season in the North Pacific
18:47 fickle - Ben That boat looks like it could get pretty far in 10 days 🤔
21:16 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Dietmar!

2023.07.23 Sunday
08:01 Rob on Avant 230545Z JUL 23
HYDROPAC 2408/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
DNC 14.
1. DERELICT 30 FOOT S/V MOSTUMO ADRIFT IN
08-01.10N 079-24.60W. REPORTS TO RCC ALAMEDA,
TELEX: 230172343, PHONE: 510 437 3701,
E-MAIL: RCCALAMEDA1@USCG.MIL.
2. CANCEL HYDROPAC 2401/23.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 260545Z JUL 23.
10:06 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.214549531669116,-82.20657091418526
18:58 French Kissing-John Anyone have any specific advice on rounding Punta Mala into Panama City? Like where and how do you want to time the tides?
19:01 Rob on Avant Round just after slack low, and watch for head winds. It’s only 100 miles but it can be a miserable 100 miles. We rounded in shallower water (~40-60’) and found that a bit calmer than the deeper water. Currents on the approach to the point can be surprisingly strong as well.
19:40 French Kissing-John Very good, appreciate it

2023.07.24 Monday
06:07 SEEKER - John/ Tammy Good morning, heading to San Andres from Bocas this weekend. Does anyone have advice on checking in?
06:15 🦜Maison de Sante https://panamaposse.com/san-andres-providencia-islands-colombia
06:15 🦜Maison de Sante Reach out to Julian
06:21 SEEKER - John/ Tammy @🦜Maison de Sante thank you
07:27 Captain Dietmar Julian may have lost his license
as an agent we are looking for a new Gent there
but I'm sure he'll help
08:23 Rob on Avant Photos
08:24 Rob on Avant Posted just now on Facebook. Yikes!
08:24 QUESO GRANDE Lance All checked into Panama at Boca Chica. Worked directly with the Pedregal PC so no agent fees.. thanks @French Kissing-John & Tess for the intel
09:26 ZORBA- Tomer Hey Possies out there(is it a word?🤔),
We are currently hauledout at Puerto Peniasco.
Splashing planned to October.

We have some obligation during December and January, and plan on sailing down to Panama after...what are the recomended months to sail south from La Paz to Panama in short legs and taking the time?
11:04 ZORBA- Tomer Found it...thanks anyway
12:13 Salacia / Peter The biggest hurdles in the trip you’re looking at are Tehuantepec and Papagayo winds.
12:15 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you very, we start planning and learning that route...
14:09 Aegis, Mary/Ian We left Banderas Bay mid January and landed in Panama City about a week before Christmas. We avoid overnight runs where possible.
14:11 Aegis, Mary/Ian Looking back, that was sone of our best cruising. Take your time.
14:13 French Kissing-John Yeah, took us about eight months to get through the sea of Cortez and out of Mexico
14:33 🦜Maison de Sante The weather will be great for your departure. I would suggest trying to get to Panama no later than about now. Once you get into June, you’ll see more lightening storms and weather patterns that are more difficult to predict. September and October are the wettest months down here. It just depends on your tolerance for the weather. There are still folks cruising Central America this time of year but there are definitely fewer boats moving around. If you prefer to keep it as mild as possible, I would recommend rolling into Panama by the end of May.
14:37 Rob on Avant Took us 5 years. So worth it.
14:38 ZORBA- Tomer Perfect....we will leave La Paz at February and take our time sailing south
21:02 Salacia / Peter One thing we’ve been learning to do is budget time along the route, to look at seasonal movements to accommodate weather patterns, so we can shift our time as we go, and not miss the major seasonal changes. Consider El Salvador, more than three months in Costa Rica, SoC, Gold Coast, etc. How much time do you have? Is this an open ended journey, or so you a (semi)fixed period?
21:20 ZORBA- Tomer We have plenty of time, cruising is a reletavly new way of life for us(we lived onboard for 17 years without cruising most of those years).....we prefer short daylight legs and most of the time can wait for great weather...offcourse each place and its weather pattern...a few days ago we just got hit by a very strong chubasco 54+ knots on our way to P.Peniasco but normaly we succeed avoiding strong weather...

No time frame on our part only seasonal and weather patterns⛵️

2023.07.25 Tuesday
05:20 C-YA. Glenn Been up there f @ZORBA- Tomer take your time I spent almost 4 years in the sea of Cortez so much to see and enjoy don’t rush it
08:51 ZORBA- Tomer We call it the bee-of Cortez🤣
We had a great time here, but we had enough with the wasp bees and heat.... at first we planned another season here, but we feel it is time for us to move on⛵️
09:31 Voyager - Ed & Liz @ZORBA- Tomer
11:28 QUESO GRANDE Lance
San Lorenzo, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.992938696574406,-82.03187296156679
12:32 C-YA. Glenn @Rob on Avant supposedly and this is from a friend 1 dead 2 seriously injured
14:05 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt Promotions available for the first trailer reservations! Up to 95 tons! Please, join us and share this video! 🤗

This was posted by management at Vista Mar Marina Panama. FYI
14:06 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt Videos
14:13 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks for sharing- looking to haul out for bottom paint in Panama or Columbia. What’s your experience with pricing and quality of labor?
14:16 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt I need to look up my cost. I'll get back to you on that. The Marina people will not be doing the painting. There are 3 contractors that I am aware and of those 3 I recommend 2 of them
14:55 French Kissing-John Does anyone have a good Yanmar diesel mechanic in Panama City? I need my water pump rebuilt
15:06 🦜Maison de Sante We have a posse sponsor in colon that works specifically on yanmar but that might be a bit far for a pretty simple job. Is this your raw or fresh water pump?
15:07 French Kissing-Tess It’s our raw water pump
15:09 🦜Maison de Sante If it’s a generic jabsco, might be easier to just replace. I don’t know a lot about yanmar. I’ll find their contact. At least it’s a place to start.
15:10 🦜Maison de Sante https://panamaposse.com/delta-mike
15:15 QUESO GRANDE Lance Why engine model? I have a spare pump assy.
15:17 QUESO GRANDE Lance To further support Delta Mike. I have ordered several Yanmar parts from them. All to me delivered to Vista Mar prior to my arrival. Very easy to work with and used WhatsApp for most everything
15:50 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
15:51 FREEDOM - Sheri Not cruising right now. But david won his class in the Chicago to Mackinac race. 333 NM. Longest fresh water race on the planet. Also placed 2nd overall. So excited tonight to be part of the amazing team!!!
15:59 Maison De Sante Congratulations 🎉 David!
17:58 Salacia / Peter Did replacing those seals not solve your issue?
19:37 French Kissing-John It’s a 4JH80. The raw water pump. Had a mechanic look at it in Quepos but unable to get the parts there. I’ll check out Delta Mike, thank you!

2023.07.26 Wednesday
08:07 French Kissing-John
Otoque Occidente, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.595680992935806,-79.60380634686142
12:48 OZ  Steve & Susan
Vía sin nombre, Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.642089237780304,-84.6557701564807
13:51 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt I paid $ 588.04 for a haul out and a splash at Vista Mar for 47 ft and 18 tons. But I'm sure their rates will be joining up with the new trailer.

14:09 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks for the information!
21:06 Captain Dietmar Photos
21:06 Captain Dietmar #safety security #honduras
*HONDURAS SWAN ISLAND*

The government announced that it will build a prison for 2,000 highly dangerous inmates in an archipelago recognized as a National Marine Park Defense Secretary José Manuel Zelaya Rosales visited the site on July 3.

Islas del Cisne, the island prison Honduras plans for gang leaders Defense Secretary José Manuel Zelaya Rosales visited the site on July 3.

Honduran President Xiomara Castro plans to build a maximum security prison that will house 2,000 highly dangerous inmates, gang leaders and corrupt who have links to organized crime in the archipelago of the Islas del Cisne, 250 kilometers from the coast of the Central American country.

Honduras Adopts El Salvador-Style Tactics to Intervene Prisons
The Honduran Armed Forces began to take control of the country's prisons after the tragedy that left 46 inmates dead in the women's prison

The government has taken this step after the massacre of 46 prisoners in the country's only women's prison a month ago.

A few days ago, the Secretary of National Defense, José Manuel Zelaya, traveled to the site to see the land where the new prison will be built. “These gang leaders will be totally isolated and incommunicado for the rest of their days to provide security to the Honduran population,” said the official.

Las Islas del Cisne is an archipelago recognized as a National Marine Park (executive decree 3056-91) and an approximate area of 8 square kilometers located in the Caribbean Sea, in the northwest of the country, and is made up of three islands: Cisne Grande, with 5.5 square kilometers, Small Swan, with 2.5 km2, and El Cayo Pájaro Bobo (Booby Cay), with less than 0.01 km2.

In May 2017, then-President Juan Orlando Hernández, who is now in a New York jail after being extradited pending trial for drug and arms trafficking, inaugurated the Armed Forces Naval Station on Islas del Cisne. to protect and give sovereignty to the insular zone that is the Honduran territory furthest from the coasts of the Central American country.

"Many say: 'you have to go put a jail there,' but people don't know that it has great potential in the tourism field," said Hernández. "I hope this is a before and after in the history of the Islas del Cisne."

The Ministry of Defense projects that in the coming weeks the public bidding process for the construction of the new penal farm will begin. Zelaya, who is the nephew of President Castro, told the state media Poder Popular that they will be "totally transparent" in the public tender "to receive offers and see which of all is coupled with both the technical and financial aspects to carry out and fulfill the mission of being in jail."

The official's speech differs from the intention of the past administration on the area. "If Honduras has a desired island like Roatán, now we are going to have the feared island that is the Islas del Cisne, for these leaders of organized crime leaders who believe they can do whatever they want."

However, although the president plans to finish the prison "as soon as possible", so far there is no established budget, since the authorities have only reconnoitered the land.

In addition, different sectors have made their rejection public. The College of Environmental Engineering Professionals of Honduras asked the government to stop the establishment of the large-scale prison "in a national protected area and with limited carrying capacity and finite natural resources that make it impossible to sustain the supply chain that it will demand."

The union said that the zone is a protected area little studied with endemic flora and fauna species, with ecological niches for birds, reptiles and marine species that support other trophic chains of ecosystemic and possibly commercial value.

2023.07.27 Thursday
09:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We just had our bottom cleaned for 4 hours at Islote Pelado, Ecuador. We had to leave by sail because the whale didn’t want to leave us and followed us a long way. We are still under the spell of the whale days later. To see more check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/_47ovANFMIA

09:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
09:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
09:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.934868073456393,-80.78929491341114
10:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Looks like your boat was her scratching post! Good thing she used the keels and not your rudders!
10:13 ZORBA- Tomer Those are gentel giants...you are so lucky to have experiance that...⛵️
10:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Wow. That’s so special. Thanks for sharing! Wonder where Mommy was!?
10:37 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Las Palmas District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.866104116330625,-81.79368934704182
11:26 SouthernCrossEh! BC Crazy beautiful. Thank you 🐋
11:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TerrapinSandy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:59 Captain Dietmar UPDATE 🇳🇮 NICARAGUA ENTRY & EXIT
We are happy to inform all PanamaPosse members that Nicaragua has finally eliminated the covid 19 vaccination card requirement or the negative PCR test, to enter the country.
Now just the notice of arrival a week before, send all your documentation to the Marina (registration, crew list, passports, current port and probable date of arrival and departure); we do the management and await your arrival.
Below are the fees for government agencies. They must be paid in cash and separately. It is important that the tickets are in good condition.
Our whatsapp: +505 8880 0013

Juanita Garcia Uriza
Marina Puesta del Sol
Tel: (505) 8880-0013; 8880-0019; 8883-0781
https://panamaposse.com/marina-puesta-del-sol-nicaragua

Entry or Departure Immigration U$ 30.00 per yacht
Entry Tourist Card / Visa U$ 10.00 per person
Entry or Departure U$ 3.00 per person
Entry or Departure Customs U$ 0.00
Entry Maritime Authority U$ 25.00 per boat
Port Captain Departure U$ 30.00 International zarpe
Entry or Departure Officials transportationU$ 60.00

So total entry and exit fees into Nicaragua for a vessel ~ 280 $ ( CASH )

14:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Wow. That's so amazing! Any damage to the rudders?
16:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole The whale was so very, very gentle, no damage at all. Truly otherworldly experience. We can’t stop thinking about it. The animal energy in the waters of Ecuador are something very special.
21:57 TIAMAT Owen Seeking advice on planning our trip. We (2 adults, 2 kids, 44' cat) are currently in MX in La Cruz until mid-Nov or early Dec, then heading south to Panama before crossing to FP. We're debating whether to take an in-shore route to Panama via Chiapas, El Salvador, etc., or whether to to do the far-offshore passage from Manzanillo directly to Golfito or even Panama. Thoughts?
22:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We are neighbors (Paradise Village) also in a 44’ cat. Unless you’re on a time line, why rush? There are fantastic land excursions in Huatulco, Chiapas, El Salvador, etc. Our plan, based on feedback from those who’ve done the trip, is to take one’s time and explore. You might never return to the same waters!
22:04 ZORBA- Tomer We plan the in-shore route South starting February from La Paz....

2023.07.28 Friday
06:39 🦜Maison de Sante My wife, Nicole, and I spent a month between anchoring around around Huatulco with inland trips up to Oaxaca and could have easily spent the rest of the season there. We got to Costa Rica and liked it so much, we finished the season here and by the time we leave, will have spent around 9 months here

My point being, the same as Serenity, there are a lot of great places along the way that are worth seeing, even if you don’t slow down as much as Nicole and I tend to. I regret not stopping there but a lot of cruisers on this group had some amazing experiences In Nicaragua as well.
06:41 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/seminars goes over some but not all the places go discover on your route south
including many of the world heritage sites
plus there is panamaposse.com/must-see which has links and write ups on all these UNESCO locations

10:25 BISOU Robin And Tad Having come up the opposite way, I can highly recommend a slower trip along the coast. We spent 2 weeks at Bahia del Sol, El Salvador (one week doing land travel), and two weeks in Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua (also 1 week inland travel plus a couple of day trips) which you and your kids would love. You haven’t mentioned the ages of the kids but there are lots of interesting places for them to see and things to do!
Costa Rica is also beautiful but since we had spent a great deal of time in Panama with jungle and rainforests, we didn’t feel the need to do anything other than day hops up the coast. We cruised from February through May on the Pacific side, and other than trying to avoid Papagayo winds we had wonderful weather and saw very few other cruisers.
12:03 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Impulse to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:03 Rob on Avant https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/donald-lawson-defiant-authorities/
13:11 C-YA. Glenn @Rob on Avant ah shit
13:34 TIAMAT Owen We are quite determined to cross to FP this coming season, so we do have a time limit. Need to be in Panamá with enough time to prep for the crossing in April or so. So we’re not planning a very leisurely trip down the Central American coast. Hence the consideration of whether we should go offshore or not.
13:35 TIAMAT Owen Kids will be 10 and 6
16:31 Rob on Avant Offshore route is complicated by the Tehuantepec and Papagayos. You really need to cross the Tehuantepec (Huatulco to Chiapas) in a lull in the winds, as they reach near hurricane force and kick up powerful waves. The Papagayos, while not quite as powerful, also create a very uncomfortable wind and sea combination. Staying inshore until you reach central Costa Rica is the best bet.

A friend who attempted the offshore route a few years back in a heavy 55’ ketch found he was pushed almost 300 miles offshore by the Papagayo winds, and he didn’t enjoy a minute of it.
16:49 Rob on Avant UNCLASSIFIED
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17:04 French Kissing-Tess We stopped in Nicaragua, and absolutely loved it. Although the check in was expensive, everyone comes to you. The docks are adequate, but not many amenities, so arrive fully provisioned. The resort is kind of defunked. There is a lovely pool. Rental car was delivered to the resort, we spent a week traveling and site seeing.
17:18 FREEDOM - Sheri We were on a tight schedule last year. Left southern CA in late October and went up the sea of Cortez for a few weeks. Not nearly long enough, but felt blessed we were able to experience. Crossed to Mazatlan and worked our way south in Mexico. Loved Zihuatanejo, huatulco, chiapas inland tours. Again not long enough, but so happy we did it. Spent 10 days cruising down the coast of Costa Rica. Did 1 day inland tours in Papagayo and Pez Vela. Made the 72 hour run to Panama city due to timing constraints.

For the Tpecs and Papagayos we stayed closer to shore. Started to go off shore, but headed back to the beach when swells built up. Hopefully you have time to do a little site seeing along the way and still make your timeline. We made it to Florida in April. We also left the boat for a month over the holidays. Happy to share other details if interested
17:21 ZORBA- Tomer Can you please spread your journey over the months scale (Jan, Feb....)?
17:48 FREEDOM - Sheri Yes. I can email you our spreadsheet if you’d like. Then you can add/subtract days where you’d like.
18:00 ZORBA- Tomer My Email- tomerasus@gmail.com

But I acctualy meant it in big chunks....not every position and every day

Like for us it was:

Sep 22 left Alameda CA
Nov 22 Cabo san lucas
Dec 23 to March 23 La Paz
June 23 Puerto Escondido
July 23 Puerto Peniasco

we are planning the South route and gaining knowledg...⛵️
Thanks anyway🙏
18:09 Courage ⛵️ John Like you had, our travel window is shorter. Our window is sept ‘23 - May ‘24 from san francisco to key west due to work plans. so it’s a fast itinerary for us compared to many years-long experiences we are reading in this group. please email me your spreadsheet to see how you chunked it up.

my email is johnrussellslater@gmail.com

Thank you!
18:42 FREEDOM - Sheri I just emailed you a summary, not the detailed sheet. It gives you mileage between locations.
18:42 FREEDOM - Sheri I just emailed you as well
18:50 ZORBA- Tomer Got it. Thanks, it is helpfull...🙏⛵️
22:05 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Have you considered making the crossing from La Cruz? It’s a shorter passage.
22:30 🦜Maison de Sante Good point
22:35 TIAMAT Owen Yes, we've considered it, but we don't want to hang around for another several months.

2023.07.29 Saturday
07:21 C-YA. Glenn @TIAMAT Owen lot to explore up in the sea can take your time not rush then stop in PV or San Jose del Cabo provision and take off
09:04 TIAMAT Owen We just did a season in the sea
09:22 fickle - Ben Where would you like to be for Christmas / New Year? Sometimes we plan around things like that
09:32 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff We are planning on making it to the yacht festival in Panama on May 11. Right after that we plan to transit the canal. My question is where would be some good marina’s to sit out next years hurricane season on the Atlantic side and then be in a good position to cruise the Caribbean islands next November?
10:24 TIAMAT Owen No specific plans. We were in Mazatlan for the holidays last year and had a fun time. Is there anywhere particularly good along the way we could aim for? We’re probably leaving Banderas Bay around late Nov / early Dec
10:27 Salacia / Peter We’re planning to hit San Blas Islands this year Nov - Feb or Mar, then Bocas Del Toro, likely Red Frog Marina, for a few months. Haven’t considered beyond that, or planned getting out of Panama into the Caribbean yet.
10:28 Salacia / Peter We really liked Barra de Navidad, Manzanillo, and Huatulco
11:19 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Soná District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.753851491478326,-81.51362463319951
11:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hotspur Jamie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:14 Hotspur Jamie Hotspur Jamie joined the group.
12:15 Hotspur Jamie We are looking forward to meeting everyone.
12:59 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
13:05 Maison De Sante
J92H+7X9, Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.601373572569894,-84.61983086197182
20:27 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
37722 Robinson Dr, Scio, OR 97374, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.70165035796237,-122.895370629736
20:28 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We are back at our land base Divergent is on the hard in Penasco

2023.07.30 Sunday
11:09 Firefly Omg so much great advice and i pretty much agree with all of it. But is surfing is in your list Nicaragua is fantastic. The Boom break is there and surfers from around the world visit. Several hostels and restaurants cater to the youthful travelers. The economy is so inexpensive and we traveled with Luis Pinolero Tours for volcano boarding, Granada tour, Volcano Masaya and of course Flor de Cana tour. Enjoy the ride whatever you do. It will be great!

2023.07.31 Monday
05:34 Salacia / Peter
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.401738878492509,-83.19678783678896
05:34 Salacia / Peter On our way to Isla Parida, Panama
14:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Vagabundo Dos, Vagabundo Dos to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Mariato District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.275115405443946,-80.92529129236937
16:12 OZ  Steve & Susan Banana Bay Marina (Bahía Banano, S.A.)
Km 2, Casa Amarilla (Main Street) 192-60702 Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622924116199764,-83.15242170879328
16:28 Salacia / Peter
David District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.121781283997073,-82.34648739926735
16:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Puerto Amistad
Av. Alberto F. Santos San Vicente Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.631765,-80.424936
16:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:36 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We made it back to our home marina Puerto Amistad. It was a wonderful experience sailing the coast of Ecuador 🇪🇨 More locations, experiences and coordinates to share soon!
22:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.676911,-83.324319


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2023.08.01 Tuesday
06:47 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
07:37 French Kissing-John For those who are planning to cross the canal and have never done so, I am going to strongly recommend that you hire at least one professional line handler, probably two (bow/stern). Family members are fine as the other two if physically fit and under 50. It is strenuous and requires dexterity. And you will become very tired having gotten up around 0300 and the transit ending about 1600 hours. We had a family member medically evacuated halfway through after nearly losing a finger and another twist an ankle. Our agent, Erick Galvez, arranged the evacuation and personally drove him to the hospital as there were no ambulances available. Medical bills were $750 out-of-pocket (the hospital took insurance) and the fees for the evacuation, canal medics treatment, and replacement line handler halfway through were another thousand dollars. Erick handed everything immediately and Sebastian, the line handler, was fantastic.
08:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We could not agree more! We used three line handlers when we transited the canal. If it is in your budget I believe it’s a wise choice.
08:44 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt I also would suggest watching a lot of repetitive YouTube about boats in the locks. I did that and wasn't surprised about anything. I think it is worthwhile.
10:41 Maison De Sante Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad Erick was able to get medical attention/services to your crew quickly.

2023.08.02 Wednesday
06:10 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Ecuador costal cruising update: We learned from the capitania in Salinas that the mooring balls at many of the islands are recommended to use instead of anchoring to protect the environment. So we took a mooring ball at Isla Pelado @ S 01 56.134 W 080 47.247. Gorgeous Islote with a seal lion community, great dive and snorkel spot and where we met our baby whale and many others. Only a few tour boats come around during the usual hours.
06:10 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
06:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Ecuador coastal foodie town, Olon. We got a hot recommendation for Indian food and decided to brave a surfer’s roadstead to get it. ⚓️@ S 01 47.969 N 080 45.803. We fell in love with Olon immediately, the people are just so happy to be there and to share it. The food was outstanding at South Indian Restaurant https://maps.app.goo.gl/yziHVySH5nC84YZF9?g_st=ic. Another foodie stop is MoMo https://maps.app.goo.gl/DpAryJ1ACiqPqevw6?g_st=ic. And a great place to keep your paddle boards to come to shore is with a beach cocktail bar and make new best friends! We will rent a car to go back and stay longer and eat more. It was a very rough night at the anchorage but so glad we checked it out.
06:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
07:14 QUESO GRANDE Lance
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482841960670685,-79.94403395801783
21:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Sonho Eddie, S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69134980864094,-105.2930866939273

2023.08.03 Thursday
10:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Long Windid to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:36 Salacia / Peter
Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.215836059831052,-82.2044089436531
12:49 Cerca Trova-Bruce Charleston City Marina
17 Lockwood Dr Charleston, SC 29401 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.77929182997411,-79.95160818099976
13:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole More anchorages along the Ecuador coast: La Playita is technically part of the Machalilla Park and a turtle reserve but we did anchor overnight and no issues with park rangers. Definitely worth a pass by to see this beauty on the way to Puerto Lopez around the corner. ⚓️S 01 33.897 W 080 50.270 -4 meters at low tide.
13:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Puerto Lopez, Ecuador was a very protected anchorage from the waves and easy beach landing. Lots of restaurants and beach bars along the huge beach and some tour opportunities by land and sea. We anchored ⚓️S 01 33.435 W 080 48.923 -3.7 meters at low tide. This is where you can take an official tour to Isla de la Plata and actually go to shore and snorkel with a guide, on a boat other than yours. We decided to go inland to visit Agua Blanca and check out the oasis in the dry forest. Quick cab ride and only $5 to enter the park, guided tour and play in the sulfer pool with mud on your face. Check out the amazing architecture and outdoor features in Puerto Lopez further north on the beach at Hosteria Mandala https://maps.app.goo.gl/pfAaHJzZRTHtFx4q7?g_st=ic
Eat next door at Cafe Madame
https://maps.app.goo.gl/3uqvhkUWfJf7r3iU6?g_st=ic
The town is a bit run down but still
has hidden charm. Amazing fish market too!
13:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:49 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Finally, the last anchorage in Ecuador we found was a hidden gem Los Ciriales ⚓️S 01 28.870 W 080 46.591 -2.3 meters at low tide. Very well protected, super small fishing town connected to a bigger fishing town and beautiful spot with an island to snorkel. Beware, lots and lots of coral around the island and beyond. Stay where the other boats are and watch your depth. We anchored the 2nd night closer to the island to take our dinghy to snorkel ⚓️S 01 28.832 W 080 46.693 - 5 meters low tide. Lots of turtles! And no tour boats there, just us and the curious, friendly fishing boats. We had a beer at the beach, talked to the locals as the sun went down. Really beautiful spot.
13:49 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole The National Zarpe in Ecuador is a bit of a mystery for everyone, including the capitania. We think you can request a one month zarpe (maximum amount of time) to leave Bahia de Caraquez and return to Bahia De Caraquez, create a navigation plan listing a couple of anchorages with possible dates and only check out and in at Bahia de Caraquez. This would be best but double check with the marina to see how the zarpe development is at the moment. Ecuador is used to foreign vessels checking into the country and then leaving with an international zarpe. It’s worth the effort because this was some of our favorite sailing (going north was literally a breeze) and best once in a lifetime sea life experiences. Security is currently a serious issue in Ecuador but we honestly felt very safe and we were the only sailboat out there. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more details. We might sail it all again in September! Cheers!
17:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Long Windid to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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2023.08.04 Friday
07:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Welcome to the group, @Long Windid!
08:06 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Question for those who have used the new canal website to book transit - can you pay online?
09:52 SEEKER - John/ Tammy Lots of long lines sw of Jamaica
09:52 SEEKER - John/ Tammy Photos
14:15 Captain Dietmar thx
14:15 Captain Dietmar you will be one of the first
let us know your findings please
21:55 ZORBA- Tomer Is there a possey kit for curtesy flags we can buy?
21:59 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We buy ours on Amazon.
21:59 ZORBA- Tomer Will do the same....thanks🙏
22:05 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena When you get to shelter bay you will find cruisers that are traveling west that are more than willing to do some trading for flags that you may need as you head east I traded all my Caribbean flags for all my needed flags needed on the pacific side……..
22:06 ZORBA- Tomer Nice💪🏼😉
22:17 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Walt & I (SV Knot Right) are in San Diego till October, but our boat is in Vista Mar Marina, Panamá. We sailed out of San Diego down the Pacific coast. Welcome!

22:42 Courage ⛵️ John we bought ours from yachtflags.com

they have kits for all the posse regions and appear to be good quality at a good price
22:43 Courage ⛵️ John @ZORBA- Tomer
22:44 ZORBA- Tomer Very nice🙏...I already made an Amazon reservation for the flags from Mexico down to panama(around 9 USD per flag)

2023.08.05 Saturday
05:02 Salacia / Peter It’s nice to look for the larger 3x2 foot flags rather than the little tiny ones. The look better flying, esp if your boat is larger than 32 feet.
05:02 Salacia / Peter And the additional cost is minimal
05:39 FREEDOM - Sheri We bought ours here as well. Only separate flag we bought was Caymans
06:53 Rob on Avant 050531Z AUG 23
NAVAREA XII 497/23.
1. DUE TO SPACE WEATHER, HF COMMUNICATIONS AND
GNSS POSITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISRUPTED
BY THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES.
2. DURING INCIDENTS AT SEA, MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR
POSITION USING ALL ALTERNATE MEANS AVAILABLE.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 051300Z AUG 23.
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15:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited X Factor - Mike to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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19:03 🦜Maison de Sante I have friends leaving on a blue hull1988 44 Hylas tonight from Mazatlan, bound for San Diego. Stops possibly in CSL and Bahia Santa Maria but definitely in Asunción for fuel. I advised Lery in Asunción.

Yacht name Unicorn. A married couple (Grant & Claire) her father and a hired skipper named Pierre-Eugene Quincy who is based out of San Diego.

They just named tropical storm Eugene right off that coast and while it looks like they’ll be on the outer bands of the storm, it’s not a time I would personally cast off which is to say the forecast looks rough for the first couple days.

Their only gps communication is starlink. Their ais is vhf only. They have an EPIRB.

Given the time of year, I thought it a good idea to get any early word out about this vessel. This vessel was recently purchased and they are delivering it to their home port.
19:03 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
19:07 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan 8.5 feet seas at 6.5 seconds on the beam on the way to Cabo tomorrow.
19:13 🦜Maison de Sante I know 😬cape index is >3k as well for the initial stretch
19:17 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan It’s a strong boat. Wouldn’t be our first choice under the theory of “you don’t have to be miserable “. Best wishes for them and thank you for bringing attention to them.
20:41 ZORBA- Tomer Good evening PP⛵️
In one of the videos, Cap. Dietmar talked about a rope cutter , I couldent find the link for that rope cutter...anybody knows something about it?
20:41 ZORBA- Tomer *For the prop shaft
20:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle This is what we have
https://ab-marine.com/shaft-shark/
21:00 ZORBA- Tomer I was thinking about it...and also about the gator....but I heard there is one rope cutter(dont know which) that is on deal for PP's...
21:01 ZORBA- Tomer Are you happy with your, have it been used activly/succesfully against long lines?
21:01 ZORBA- Tomer Yours*
21:15 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We use it as insurance. I do everything I can to actively avoid long lines, but the rope cutter is there just in case we miss one, or something else gets wrapped on the prop. We have not yet had to use it, to my knowledge
21:17 ZORBA- Tomer Hopefully you will never use it😉

It is nice as insurance, and might saves you from jumping into the water when conditions are problematic....that why we are thinking of installing one
23:38 TIAMAT Owen How hard is it to get a slip near Balboa in March / April for a cat? Do we need to be thinking about making marina reservations?

2023.08.06 Sunday
07:32 ☠️🌺KNOT RIGHT, Walt The link for shaft shark is the one for PP discount. I got mine and I was very happy. They initially sent the wrong size. But they sent the right one and paid for the postage to get the first one back. It was probably around $100 from Panama via DHL.
08:29 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/shaft-shark

linked from the sponsor psge
08:34 French Kissing-John We have had a shaft shark for a couple of years and I know for certain it has cut several substantial lines. Very happy with it. Nothing has ever tangled since we’ve gotten it.
08:51 Captain Dietmar FYI to be added to tracking please visit *https://panamaposse.com/tracking*
& scroll down to the *https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking* link and fill out the tracking request form with predict wind
for questions and how to's visit *https://panamaposse.com/tracking-support*
09:03 X Factor - Mike Hello everyone, Mike and Leah from Reverence are back for the 3rd year. HOWEVER, we are now X Factor, we sold Reverence and switched to a catamaran.
09:04 Captain Dietmar welcome back Mike - congrats on the Xquisite 50′
- please update your DISPLAY name so we do not get confused ( gear icon - prefrences - display name )
09:06 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:06 Captain Dietmar EVENT @ Club de pesca in Cartagena has been pushed back to Saturday Jan 20 !
Please make a not of it - the event is open to all yachts https://panamaposse.com/cprsvp

09:19 TIAMAT Owen Link says it’s only available to 22-23 members
09:19 Captain Dietmar @TIAMAT Owen it's availbel to 23-24 memebrs - let me change that - we do need to confirm their new pricing
09:20 TIAMAT Owen I meant I can’t see the content of the page because the website refuses to show it to 23-24 member
09:20 Captain Dietmar try again
09:21 BISOU Robin And Tad Marina Chiapas, Mexico cruisers gathered yesterday to do a beach clean up at Playa Linda under the guidance of Nike from in-mocean.org (one of our fellow cruisers). We followed it up with food,drink and swimming in the pool to cool off! Sad that the beach is so littered but glad we could make a small difference! With SV Bāsik, SV C-Ya, SV Andiamo, SV Rolling Thunder and SV Sunyata.
09:22 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
09:23 Captain Dietmar @BISOU Robin And Tad wonderful - did you get any of the locals to help ? With more locals invoolved it becomes a sustainable solution for the areas as cruisers tend to leave ...
09:29 Cerca Trova-Bruce I got the same notice when trying to look at the shaft shark link.
09:31 Cerca Trova-Bruce We did the same thing this spring/summer in Florida. We switched from No Regrets, a Fast Passage 39, to a Manta 42 cat. We are enjoying the extra room on the cat.
11:00 Courage ⛵️ John We use the standard subscription with predictwind sailing in san francisco bay and down the coast to los angeles. We see there is a 20% posse discount for the pro subscription. is the main upgrade higher resolution gribs? we would appreciate letting us know whether you use pro versus standard and if you prefer pro why. Thank you.
12:25 Remedy-Natalie I called them and ordered over the phone. They gave me the PP discount, no questions.
12:31 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I think one of the advantages of pro is ocean data ~ currents. We got a lot of use out of that feature on the trip down to Panama from Mexico
12:35 Courage ⛵️ John Ah I see. some of those transit spots down to panama appear to be a potential wicked combination of wind, waves, and current. Current data would be helpful.
12:42 Cerca Trova-Bruce I agree. It seems they are putting a lot of energy into passage comfort, which stems from ocean state (waves). Wind isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if the ocean is lumpy, washboardy, or has steep waves it can be uncomfortable and/or dangerous. The pro package continues to get new wave comfort related metrics to help on passage decisions. We used that data to cross from Bimini to West Palm Beach, FL.

That being said, we don’t do pro on a regular basis, as it is quite expensive for our budget, so we go with the standard version until we need more and then do a short upgrade to pro. We’ve also taken advantage of pro promotions where they give you pro for a month, which they did at the end of 2022. At one point prior to that I had complained that the took currents out of the standard package. The immediately gave me a free month of pro. PredictWind has been great to work with.
13:19 Captain Dietmar is there a specific reason why they are sailing during and into a hurricane zone named storm now ?
Insurance will not cover them ...
13:20 BISOU Robin And Tad Sadly no. The only locals around looked at us as though we’d come from another planet. We’ll do it again though and try to engage some locals!
13:36 Captain Dietmar yes that was what I feared -

15:26 TIAMAT Owen Sounds scarily like the conditions that affected SV Oceanbound which was lost without a trace between Mazatlan and Cabo just a few months ago
16:17 🦜Maison de Sante Suffice it to say, they insisted on going and they are defaulting to the person they hired and they were willing to go. I tried to keep them at the dock. They are less than midway to cabo from Mazatlan and having motor issues. It sounds like a fuel issue. So far, big waves but it doesn’t sound like any lightening so far. They will probably stop in Cabo to troubleshoot the motor.
16:19 🦜Maison de Sante I had the same thought. I tried to get them to buy a garmin inreach so they could have some sort of tracking but it doesn’t sound like they did so I’m just getting periodic updates when they fire up the starlink.
16:21 Captain Dietmar maybe their old fuel in the warm mexican air mixing and slushing around can be contaminated with the "diesel bug" - now the are up and slushing around in high sea state and it is going to clog their filters / intakes ... may neptune have mercy on them
16:58 🦜Maison de Sante I told him the same and that he may need to rig it up to pull fuel directly from Jerry cans and siphon what they can, as they need from the main tanks. At least they sound safe at the moment. I’ll advise if they make it to Cabo in the next day or two. They’re only able to run at 1,700 which is pretty slow for a yanmar and two blade prop.
17:44 Voyager - Ed & Liz We have a line cutter on our prop shaft. It didn't help at all running over a crab pot line in the Pacific NW. Assume they don't always work but can offer some help in the right scenario.
17:46 Voyager - Ed & Liz Sorry to hear you don't have Reverence. Was hoping for another race against her at Sailfest. What kind of Cat did you get?
17:47 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks for your reply🙏

What kind of rope cutter do ypu have installed? (Do you jave photoes?)
17:50 Voyager - Ed & Liz I may have a photo. Not sure if the brand. Was on the shaft when purchased.
17:59 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
18:00 X Factor - Mike I was just talking about that race tonight. We would have five better had we decided to fly the Spinnaker before we started rounding the mark‼️ We bought a 2019 Xquisite X5
18:02 Voyager - Ed & Liz Yes - good times. We plan to do Sailfest again this year.
18:08 ZORBA- Tomer https://youtu.be/gU9bwlSTg-s
18:10 ZORBA- Tomer Looks like plastimo, but I am not sure....I think there is no bullet proof rope cutter, but having one is better than having none....even if it save you 1 out of 3 or so , it might be the one thats matter😉⛵️

2023.08.08 Tuesday
12:03 QUESO GRANDE Lance
El Ciclo 20-22, El Valle de Antón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.608603257743432,-80.118023827672
12:05 QUESO GRANDE Lance Anton Valle, Panama. definitely worth the time. Beautiful place and only about an hour from Vista Mar Marina

2023.08.09 Wednesday
07:28 Tidings Of Joy- Joy https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/delays-cancelations-and-costs-mount-as-panama-canal-reduces-daily-transits
07:31 Rob on Avant On the bright side, this is unlikely to affect posse members as we ‘hitchhike’ on existing crossings. The gating factor for posse vessels is usually the availability of advisors.
07:47 Vingathor Maja&Dino Hey PP! Does any of you have any information about custom mattress makers is Panama (PC, Colon) or maybe even in Colombia? I have been scouring the internet without any luck 😕.
07:51 Captain Dietmar there is a 57 page panama resource guide linked on the bottom of panamaposse.com/panama#guide
09:19 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Any word on your friends’ safe crossing?
09:52 🦜Maison de Sante They made it to San Jose del Cabo and had to replace some fuel filters. Sounds like the fuel coming out the tanks is gunky. They are now starting the bash and should be in Bahia Santa Maria some time tomorrow. Only making 4.5 knots but at least no big storms on the horizon.
09:56 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone been to Isla Coiba recently and know the cost to anchor there? I reached out to them, but no reply. What I’ve read varies widely. Thanks 🙏
10:01 French Kissing-John We were charged $100 per day with five people on board two weeks ago. We paid at the ranger station in person.
10:01 French Kissing-John Make that four people
10:02 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks! Did you anchor or use a mooring?
12:06 French Kissing-John Anchor. Read that the moorings were not reliable.
12:07 French Kissing-John We stayed in machete bay, one bay west of the ranger station area. Be careful as it shallows quickly.
12:07 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks 🙏

2023.08.10 Thursday
11:19 QUESO GRANDE Lance
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483270729877644,-79.94422439485788
14:09 Voyager - Ed & Liz
Calle Den Pep Toni II, 5103, 07872, Illes Balears, Spain : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.66889928345184,1.560786142945289
14:10 Voyager - Ed & Liz Helping a friend move his yacht from Mallorca to Lagos, Portugal. Spur of the moment trip for me 😊
15:19 Captain Dietmar atlanticposse.com/orcas
17:03 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks for the info👍
20:39 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ventana-Jim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:40 Captain Dietmar sign up and join the atlantic posse this season is free to join

2023.08.11 Friday
06:31 SV Whirlwind @Vingathor Maja&Dino sending you a private message on line ap about foam
16:19 QUESO GRANDE Lance Trying to sign up as we may cross to the Med next year. Shows $149 to sign up. How do we join for free? Thx
21:01 🦜Maison de Sante In case anyone has been wondering, my friends on Unicorn are still afloat and currently anchored in Bahia Santa Maria. While their motor situation is not fixed, it has improved but they now have had electrical issues. Luckily, a very Good Samaritan, Whimsical IV has let them raft up and are currently charging their batteries and troubleshooting.

Whimsical IV is a Catalina 470. If anyone passes them by or encounters them, please “tip your hat” as they have been a real life saver for my friends.
22:12 ZORBA- Tomer It is like a thriller....everybody is interested...😉
Glad that they made it safely so far, and wish them a safe journey for the remaining legs ...⛵️

2023.08.12 Saturday
07:37 SEEKER - John/ Tammy I’m in Jamaica in Port Antonio at the Errol Flynn marina. I noticed that my AC units were sounding different and checking the shore power I noticed they are 50 Hertz. Does anyone know if this is a problem to use 50 Hertz power on my 60 hertz units?
07:39 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Celt-Gerry/Angela to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:52 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Hey John hope you guys are doing well. It is hard on any 60hz motor to run it on 50hz . Doing this short term not a big deal but it will ultimately shorten the life expectancy of the motor. It sounds different because the motor is running slower.
07:52 Voyager - Ed & Liz You should be ok. My understanding is most units are rated for both (Dometic for sure)
07:54 Celt-Gerry/Angela Celt-Gerry/Angela joined the group.
07:58 SEEKER - John/ Tammy Photos
07:59 Celt-Gerry/Angela Good Morning Group - We are Angela and Gerry onboard Celt a Nordhavn 43. We are Irish but have lived in the US for more than half our lives. We are married 40 years and just retired two years ago. We have traveled the east coast of the US and the Caribbean down to Grenada and Bonaire. We are excited to be part of this group as we make our way to Panama and beyond.
07:59 SEEKER - John/ Tammy This is the plaque. Does this mean it will work on both 50 or 60 hertz? Thanks for your help.
08:03 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes it will work it it will run slower and it will be slightly less efficient.
08:23 Captain Dietmar Welcome to the Panama Posse
we look forward to meeting you
where is you vessel now ?
08:24 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thank you. We are in Jacksonville until hurricane season ends.
08:29 Aegis, Mary/Ian I have Dometic units that say 50/60 hz, but in Puerto Velero, Co the grid is 60 hz and their generator is 50 hz. So, the power went out and their generator kicked on. Our air conditioners made a hell of a racket until i shut everything off and found out what had happened. Despite what the tag on the units say, I would say don’t do it.
09:44 SEEKER - John/ Tammy Mine make a little more noise but nothing crazy. I have a call in to tech support but the Posse line app has proven to always be better. Thanks for your help
10:05 Celt-Gerry/Angela Celt-Gerry/Angela changed the group's profile picture.
10:08 Celt-Gerry/Angela Oops sorry
10:09 Celt-Gerry/Angela Celt-Gerry/Angela changed the group's profile picture.
10:23 Captain Dietmar We will be at FLIBS so if you plan on going to the FT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW please let us know so we can meetup
10:24 Celt-Gerry/Angela Will do Captain 👍
10:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Brigadoon3 to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:45 Brigadoon3 Brigadoon3 joined the group.
11:48 Brigadoon3 Hello_group we are Doug and Patty on Brigadoon3.
Currently we are in Port Angeles soon to be heading to San Francisco.
11:50 Salacia / Peter Have some Dungeness crab for us!
11:52 Brigadoon3 Will do.
12:05 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.003936,-82.858197
12:07 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Hello welcome to the posse….. we call Sequim our land base
12:09 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Divergent is on the hard in Puerto Penasco Mexico
12:09 Brigadoon3 Thanks. We were in Sequim a couple of days ago.
12:29 OZ  Steve & Susan
Mariato District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.273290964729727,-80.92717902905662
12:37 Courage ⛵️ John we live here, with our yacht in sausalito. If you make it before our departure heading south Sept 1, look us up and we will connect. - John & Kristine
12:56 Brigadoon3 Great. Love Sausalito.
15:53 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have info on flying into/out of bocas del toro to Panama city?
17:02 🦜Maison de Sante All I know is there’s a commuter plane. There’s a few other cruisers on her that have used it. I’m sure they’ll chime in but I figured it’s easy to look up too.
17:57 🦜Maison de Sante Does anyone on here have live ais look up? I didn’t get an update from my friends today which at this point is just frustrating and I’m not concerned but I am curious if Charisma IV is underway, if someone can look it up for me.
18:08 🦜Maison de Sante Sorry, I keep confusing their boat name with another. I meant WHIMSICAL IV
18:10 Captain Dietmar predict wind has this tool now
what's their mmsi #
18:12 🦜Maison de Sante 368254180
18:29 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
18:30 🦜Maison de Sante Thanks for the heads up Dietmar. I used my predict wind account. Looks like they are taking a wide southbound route. I’ll just have to wait and hear from my friends on Unicorn to find out what they decided to do.
18:43 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah I saw air panama does it. Wondering if that's the only option and if it's easy/difficult
18:51 BISOU Robin And Tad Air Panama flies several times daily in both directions. Prices vary but it’s about $250 return for the cheapest fare (if you can get it!). The planes hold about 50 people but also vary depending on the time of year. It’s an exciting take off and landing in Bocas! Super easy to book online. Show up at Bocas airport about an hour before the flight, go through security and board. You’ll need your passport. Different fares have different baggage allowances but they’re small planes do don’t expect to be able to take huge carry on bags.
19:12 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Awesome, thank you

2023.08.13 Sunday
06:50 French Kissing-John I have flown in and out of Bocas a couple of times. I agree it’s easy and I think the baggage weight limit was 35 lbs at the time.
07:49 TIAMAT Owen Has there been any change or update on the security situation in the Perlas since the spring?
08:09 Captain Dietmar @Rob on Avant
the perpetrators have not been found
no change to the protocol from our perspective
08:45 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone in the group have an overnight anchorage recommendation between Punta Mala and Vista Mar Marina? Checked all the guides, etc., but pretty sparse. Looking at Isla Iguana, but seems like more of a day anchorage. Thanks! 🙏
08:54 Captain Dietmar punta mala (sw corner of the west bay .. the bay almost dries at low tide )
or isla farralon outside buenaventura marina
08:58 OZ  Steve & Susan Have you anchored overnight at Isla Iguana?
09:02 OZ  Steve & Susan Just heard from a local that a new airline is starting up- Wingo https://www.wingo.com/en/flights-from-panama-city-to-david?gclid=CjwKCAjw_uGmBhBREiwAeOfsdypJf4S_Z6mn6cburiZzlkUvcNqnzM7O4EU9mkKBUnhy_aKNHYfhRRoCwsQQAvD_BwE&redirecturl=true

Cheaper than Copa and Air Panama
09:05 BISOU Robin And Tad We anchored for the evening (but SV Constellation anchored overnight) at Isla Bona. You have to tuck right in to avoid rolly swells but it’s very peaceful and pretty with tons of pelicans around.
09:54 Captain Dietmar yes we did in 2018 in may
11:24 🦜Maison de Sante Update from my friends on Unicorn: They are now southbound and about 18 hours out from San Jose del Cabo. They were not able to sufficiently troubleshoot their power issue and still have low confidence in their engine.

This wasn’t the best news given the current weather forecast and that they don’t have a very decisive next plan.

They were thinking of hauling out and dry storing in SJDC but according their website, it’s a special request to accommodate a boat over 40 feet.

IGY in CSL has a travel lift and I’ve seen the yard but never more than a couple of derelict large vessels and small fishing boats stored there. Does anyone have an intel on dry storing a 44 foot monohull any any of the Cabos?

I advised that most sailors congregate in La Paz for those types of services but he said he doesn’t trust his motor to get him to La Paz. I think it’s too late to try and cross back to Maz with the potential storms rolling through next week.
12:41 FREEDOM - Sheri We hauled out in San Jose Del Cabo at Marine Group Boat Works. They were fantastic. Not sure what storage options they may have. They are out of San Diego and very professional
13:01 🦜Maison de Sante Thanks Sheri! That’s good to know since your boat is bigger. From the photos, it looks like they only have enough space for boats with work-in-progress. Can you advise about how much just the haul out was if you can recall?
13:12 FREEDOM - Sheri I will ask david. I think our total was a little over $6000, but we had 2 through hulls replaced, bottom paint and 2 hours if an electricians time.
14:28 🦜Maison de Sante Ok, thanks!!!
14:32 FREEDOM - Sheri David thinks it was $2k-$2500. It was by foot and we are 55
14:33 FREEDOM - Sheri They were 3 weeks out, but we had Through hull issues and used that to get emergency haul out
14:36 🦜Maison de Sante Ok, got it :) thanks for the intel
15:59 Cerca Trova-Bruce We were going to but couldn’t get the anchor to hold well, so left in the evening for Vista Mar, an overnight passage.
16:17 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
17:08 FREEDOM - Sheri Glenn

2023.08.14 Monday
07:06 SV Whirlwind @OZ  Steve & Susan we anchored in Benao Cove our final night before rounding punta mala and heading into vm. We left early and got into vm at sunset.
07:11 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks! We’re at Benao Cove now and will round Mala mañana.
10:20 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited KOSMOS Eric & C & K to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:20 KOSMOS Eric & C & K KOSMOS Eric & C & K joined the group.
10:29 Captain Dietmar @KOSMOS Eric & C & K welcome to the Panama Posse
10:31 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Thank you!
10:32 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Here is an intro for us: Eric here aboard Kosmos. Also aboard are my wife Christi and our son Keith. We bought Kosmos (Nordhavn 43) new in 2006, circumnavigated from 2007-2009, did a few shorter trips around the West Coast, and have about 42,000nm under her keel as of 2023. Keith was born in 2012, and ever since the vision was to take him cruising full-time. We are finally in a position to make it happen, and our first step was doing the Sea of Cortez for 8 months in 2022-2023. We had a wonderful time. We are getting the boat ready to go cruising again for this next season. The Panama Posse routes looks like exactly where we want to go! Cruising with other kid boats is a priority for us. We are glad to be a part of the Panama Posse.
10:33 KOSMOS Eric & C & K We are currently in San Diego, at Safe Harbor South Bay.
10:35 KOSMOS Eric & C & K California Yacht Marina – Chula Vista
640 Marina Pkwy Chula Vista, CA 91910 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.6218147277832,-117.1001815795898
11:11 OZ  Steve & Susan
CRM5+42F, Las Escobas del Venado, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.431973532896055,-80.19127194944218

11:41 Celt-Gerry/Angela Hi Eric, Christi and Keith, our 43 is also a 2006. We hope to meet up someday, we could learn so much from you guys.

11:44 Cerca Trova-Bruce Bird Island
Bird Island, NC 28468 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.85397278710852,-78.54338043650492
12:08 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Nice! Which hull number? We are 43-18. We hopefully will meet up. 😀
12:09 Celt-Gerry/Angela 21 🙌
12:10 KOSMOS Eric & C & K And feel free to reach out anytime to chat. I have made several replacements over the years on Kosmos.
12:11 Celt-Gerry/Angela We will thank you 😊
13:32 SV Whirlwind Hi Kosmos! Formerly SV Arrow here😃 see you along the way!
13:32 SV Whirlwind When are you coming in? We are leaving tomorrow morning for the perlas for a spell.
13:34 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Hi! We are probably not going to leave San Diego until December timeframe.
14:00 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Our current plan is to go mostly direct from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta. Then look for other kid boats heading through the canal, and beyond.
14:15 OZ  Steve & Susan We plan to arrive Vista Mar on Wednesday. Hope to catch up with you soon - cheers!
16:18 Courage ⛵️ John do 57/58 year old grown kids count? we are heading that way at that time and happy to fill the grandparents role (Beaming)
16:20 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Sure, Keith actually gets along with all ages. But does have bias towards kids his age. 😀

2023.08.15 Tuesday
13:06 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.127819,-82.317797
13:39 X Factor - Mike
Cuatro Altos, 84Q7+4W6, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.337989,-79.885317
13:54 Cerca Trova-Bruce Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach, NC 28428 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.02605909141852,-77.89512634277344
13:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Manzana 040401 1-20, Bajo Boquete, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.787443792224574,-82.48273976147173
17:52 QUESO GRANDE Lance Boquete is beautiful in the green season. Loving the cool temps and awesome scenery
17:59 Maison De Sante This looks like it could be fun… right by Boquete.

https://haciendamamecillo.com/
19:39 Salacia / Peter
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.12884354191845,-82.31699176091662

2023.08.16 Wednesday
01:28 Qué vendrá Hello Kosmos! Great to see you here. We crossed paths in Aqua Verde last year. Hope to see you guys on the way south to Panama this coming season.
08:29 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Hi! Great to connect with folks from the Sea of Cortez trip. We are craving some of the goat cheese from the local farm there at Aqua Verde.
08:51 Captain Dietmar Photos
08:52 Captain Dietmar here comes ... hillary

08:55 Maison De Sante She’s trying to reach So-Cal!
14:56 ZORBA- Tomer Hi fleet,
While making our preperations towards Hilary.

Calling for your experiance, to check our Floatplan timing....

Departure La Paz to Costa Rica begining of February.

We plan to arrive Marina chiapas at begining of April 2024(two months from La Paz),and spend a month traveling on land...

Begining of May sail to Costa Rica with travel stops on the way, in order to reach it before June 2024(AKA begining of Hurricane season)

Is it plausible?

●We cant leave La Paz b4 1st of Februrary 2024

●We plan on sailing Costa Rica - Panama until the next Panama Possey(2024-2025) and than probably cross East.
15:07 Cerca Trova-Bruce Mile Hammock Bay
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.55339677502135,-77.32377968650101
15:07 Captain Dietmar yes very doable
15:21 VIVA Pierre & Marie Welcome Eric, funny your name on my WhatsApp says « Eric-Costabaja neighbor », thanks for checking on my boat in early January at Costa Baja and washing my panels, hope to see later this season!
15:27 🦜Maison de Sante No real hurricane threat south of Huatulco and the Papagayo region in Costa Rica was pretty mild with the lightening storms through July.
15:28 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks(yacht)
21:18 Captain Dietmar Photos
21:18 Captain Dietmar there has been a big back and forth on the quality for this season's burgees - I think we finally got quality figured out - bring on the papagayo winds ( burgees become available in October ) - stay tuned on how and where to get yours -

2023.08.17 Thursday
07:05 Cerca Trova-Bruce Will they be available at the Annapolis Boat Show?
08:09 Captain Dietmar yes sir
08:14 Cerca Trova-Bruce 👍
11:51 Long Windid @Qué vendrá @Qué vendrá
18:34 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:34 Captain Dietmar meatime in the caribbean

18:42 🦜Maison de Sante Stickers
18:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Stand Down to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:13 BISOU Robin And Tad 😱
19:30 Captain Dietmar Photos
19:30 Captain Dietmar SAT Sept 2 - we have a zoominar with Nigel Calder introdcing boathowto

BOAT HOW TO & OCEAN POSSE SEMINAR – SAT SEP 2 2023

We are please to announce an introduction to BOAT HOW TO and their most comprehensive online learning system.
This ZOOM introduction is hosted by NIGEL CALDER
INTRODUCTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING YACHT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TOPICS

Properly sizing conductors ( q&a )
Making reliable connections ( q&a )
Batteries The Charging System ( q&a )
Best practices of monitoring and improving your electrical system ( q&a )
Adding appropriate over current protection ( q&a )
Check before you head out ( q&a )
Simple troubleshooting techniques ( q&a )
Emergency repairs, parts and tools ( q&a )
Back Up system ( q&a )

TIME
Sat Sept 2 @ 7 AM Pacific Time 10 AM Eastern Time 4 PM Spain

Zoom Meeting DETAILS
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89754122495?pwd=di9ReVlTa2J2RVQ2T1VDQ21pUERpQT09

Nigel’s Story
nigel

Nigel got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. He has a BA in Philosophy from Exeter University (UK) and an MSc in Operations Research from Sussex University. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer, with a focus on marine technical systems, he worked on automotive assembly lines, in foundries and machine shops, and on offshore oil production platforms.

He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in England), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then sailed a Pacific Seacraft 40 for 5 years, following which they had a Malo 45 built in Sweden. This was sold to be replaced by the same boat but with an experimental electrical distribution and propulsion system.

It has been used for extensive testing of cutting edge systems, including a 4-year European Union funded project (HyMar), of which Nigel was the Technical Director, investigating the applicability of hybrid technologies to marine propulsion systems. Based on data collected during the HyMar project, Nigel initiated, and was a lead developer in, a multi-year project resulting in the award-winning advanced generator technology now sold under the Integrel brand name.

Nigel and Terrie have sailed in the North Sea, the Atlantic as far north as the Faroe Islands and as far south as Portugal, the U.S. east coast, the Bahamas and extensively in the Caribbean, with Pippin (now aged 37) and Paul (36) augmenting the crew along the way. In addition to his books on boat systems and hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored a ‘Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising Guide’, ‘Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook: a Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors’ and ‘How to Read a Nautical Chart’. He recently released a memoir of his family’s first long cruise titled ‘Shakedown Cruise’.

Nigel is currently the Technical Editor and/or Associate Editor of PassageMaker, Professional Boatbuilder, Sail, and Ocean Navigator magazines and a consultant on marine energy issues. He has recently joined marine energy systems company OceanPlanet Energy as a mechanism to continue his passion for constantly improving boat electrical systems.

Nigel is a 30-year veteran of the American Boat and Yacht Council’s Electrical Project Technical Committee, which writes the U.S. standards for recreational boat electrical systems, and a founder member of www.BoatHowTo.com, the online marine technical education site which is at the heart of today’s discussion.’
Dr. Jan C. Athenstädt

Jan runs KlabauterKiste, the German online magazine for boatowners and Klabauter-Shop, an online shop for boat electrics as well as BootsBastler.org, a German online community for people who love “messing about in boats”.

He holds a PhD in computer science and loves to teach people new skills.

ver since he set foot on his grandfather’s boat as a child, Jan has been dreaming of sailing around the world.

During his studies in computer science, he has worked as a deckhand and bosun on tall ships such as the Schooner Zodiac and the Bark Europa, sailing well over 10,000 miles on the world’s oceans and making it all the way down to Antarctica. In recent years, he has been responsible for rewiring and maintaining the technical systems on various yachts, such as the research vessel Aldebaran.

Jan holds a PhD from Konstanz University and a master’s degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. (Both in Computer Science, but for his PhD he worked with archaeologists in the Caribbean, using network science to reconstruct pre-Columbian voyages.) He also studied for a year at the University of Washington in Seattle on a Fulbright grant, which gave him the opportunity to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

When he bought his Laurin32 Ahora in north Germany to prepare it for extensive cruising, he noticed that there is very little reliable information on the internet about boat electrics and mechanics. So he started the German online magazine KlabauterKiste where he publishes technical advice as well as stories about boatbuilding and refit projects.

In order to help boatowners acquire supplies for their rewiring projects, he started his online store Klabauter-Shop, where people can order everything from a simple cable lug to a high end radar system. And in order to connect German boatowners and help them exchange ideas, he recently started BootsBastler.org.

21:48 DoTheThing-M&F Hi we are Marjolaine and François, with Victor B12 and Paul B8, and will sail SoCortez lather this year. (Actually in PV). We will sail south the Pacific coast spring 2024 to Costa Rica. We could surely try to get the kids together time to time during this portion the rally!

2023.08.18 Friday
06:33 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Excellent. By chance do you and the kids speak French? We have had Keith in French since he was 3 years old. He is not quite fluent these days, but it would great to have someone to practice with! Alas Christi and I do not speak French, so getting him to practice can be a challenge.
06:36 DoTheThing-M&F No problem, the kids speak fluently French, English and Spanish!! It will be a pleasure for them.
08:52 QUESO GRANDE Lance Does anyone have the phone number to Club Nautico in Cartagena? The one shared on the PP site isn’t working. Cheers
09:49 Captain Dietmar Just spoke with Shelter Bay Marina and 3 yachts got hit by ⚡ lightning in San Blas this week and 3 last week and 3 a few weeks earlier - bringing this season's total to 9

15:41 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri We are recently in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Including our boat 4 others got hit by lightning 3 weeks ago.
16:49 🦜Maison de Sante I’m so sorry to hear about the lightening strike. Is everything going ok with repairs? Everyone on board OK?
16:55 Salacia / Peter Re: insurance. Your US insurance (or Markel at least) should cover you to Manzanillo IF you ask. It’s way cheaper than cruiser insurance, so work it. Then when you’re close and you’re ready to head further south, switch policy.
17:31 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri So far we had an electrician and surveyor on board to check the damage. Next week we know what has to be repaired and what parts to be replaced. Right after the lightning most of the electricity went down. No communication was possible anymore and the motors didn’t start. We had been anchoring close to the marina Nanajuana and where able to get help by Dingy.
18:28 Captain Dietmar argh do sorry
copy that please
be sure to sign up for westmarine pro for your parts with a discount
https://panamaposse/westmarine

2023.08.19 Saturday
04:09 Cerca Trova-Bruce New Bern Grand Marina
New Bern, NC United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.1030224706366,-77.03986644744873
11:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
11:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
San Lorenzo, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.96128,-82.046073
11:33 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Isla pargo in the secas islands is a dream
13:32 Cerca Trova-Bruce Yes it is. We anchored there on the way south from San Diego back in April of 2022. Unfortunately it was an overnight stop for us. Wish we’d stayed longer.
18:41 YO-D-YO Dave YO-D-YO Dave joined the group.
20:28 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We stayed for three nights, it was great. Not super protected, but calm enough.

2023.08.20 Sunday
01:12 Cerca Trova-Bruce Agreed.
14:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Solmate Jen&Adam to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:28 SV Solmate Jen&Adam SV Solmate Jen&Adam joined the group.
15:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Triaena. Tom & Patty to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:54 Triaena. Tom & Patty Triaena. Tom & Patty joined the group.
15:54 Triaena. Tom & Patty Thanks
17:26 Maison De Sante Photos
17:28 Maison De Sante I know many of us have been tracking Hilary. I noticed tonight on NOAA something I haven’t seen before; the SPC tab of potential tornado landfall. Anyone else see this before?
18:22 FREEDOM - Sheri We were at the colorado river Friday and Saturday, drove back to San Diego Saturday afternoon. We have not seen wind at all and had significantly less rain than projected. Where we are we should have had 30-48mph winds. If we saw 10, I’d be shocked. The photos of Baja Mexico are heartbreaking.
19:17 KOSMOS Eric & C & K We have been aboard in south bay San Diego all day. Winds have been less than 20 knots. Lots of rain though.

2023.08.21 Monday
05:26 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim SPLINTERS Eric & Kim joined the group.
12:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DreamCatcherVernCher to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:20 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:21 Captain Dietmar 4 weeks out for the start of delivery of season 7 Panama Posse burgee's
Inspired by colors from NGOBE-BUGLE INDIANS from Boquete

2023.08.22 Tuesday
08:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance Happy hour at Vista Mar, Panama which lasted 5 hours 🍺🍷🥃 😎 14 people, 6 boat of which 3 are Panama Posse; Queso Grande II, Oz & Mindelo. Great times with great people!
08:10 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
08:46 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Aw! Great to see Oz and QGII together again!
08:48 OZ  Steve & Susan 🎤Reunited and it feels so good 🎶
09:22 Maison De Sante peas in their pod🫛😀
11:52 Captain Dietmar
72112 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.265858,-116.074918

2023.08.23 Wednesday
12:02 Captain Dietmar
24399 Dana Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.460156,-117.704021
12:16 FREEDOM - Sheri We just left DP. Sorry to have missed you!
14:18 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Soná District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.695386,-81.631807
15:19 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Galileo to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:20 Captain Dietmar
2805 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.720156,-117.229955

2023.08.24 Thursday
08:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Lovelight's invitation to the group.
08:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Lovelight to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:48 Lovelight Lovelight joined the group.

2023.08.25 Friday
06:23 Salacia / Peter
Montijo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.640333099500277,-81.69789988875331
07:47 SV Whirlwind Anyone in Alameda, ca?
08:06 Courage ⛵️ John we are in sausalito, ca across the bay from alameda
08:57 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Update for Isla coiba. Tito, the resident 4M "pet" crocodile but a guy in the leg last week and killed him while he was swimming out front of the ranger station. They don't know where he went since. Isla granito de Oro is closed for coral restoration and they ask that no one goes there. Bahia Damas, the largest coral reef in Pacific central America, is open.
08:57 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Damas was previously off limits for scientific research only
09:09 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://www.pacificadvent.com/what-you-should-know-about-tito-the-crocodile-coibas-pet/
09:36 SV Whirlwind Yikes. This story about Tito is sure different from the real life account you just shared! Sad for the swimmer and his family. I Wonder what the rangers will do with Tito when they find him…
09:47 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle They said the police came and everything. They said they haven't seen him since but from what I understood the plan was to terminate him.
15:12 Voyager - Ed & Liz My boat is currently in Puerto Vallarta. Alameda is "home base". We are spending the summer in CA heading back to Voyager in November.
20:39 Leah - Sv Jubel Photos
20:40 Leah - Sv Jubel These are the hot springs on Coiba, they look fairly new
20:43 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
20:46 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle For the hot springs on coiba, the gold star is where they are. We anchored in Bahia Damas, which was previously closed for everything except scientific research, but the Rangers told us it was ok to anchor. Absolutely flat calm in the summer south swell. It was a 3.8 mile dinghy ride to the beach. There is a gigantic mud flat that tyou would want to time with a 4 foot tide or higher, or else you will be walking through mud pulling your dinghy. The hike from the beach was 0.9 km, flat, and easy. Highly recommended. The water was 97 or 37 degrees.

2023.08.26 Saturday
09:54 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.06252199413095,-123.0231381207704
14:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Mariato District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.321605,-80.911168
14:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Punta mala and panama city tomorrow!
14:35 Salacia / Peter (Us too!)
14:36 OZ  Steve & Susan
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.48263609232799,-79.94404788880962
15:57 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Marina playita vs Marina flamenco. Ignoring the minor price difference, what's better and why?
16:27 French Kissing-Tess We were told Flamenco needed reservation months in advance. Would have room until Sept. Playita is facing the canal, on the morning of pick up, it’s a short trip for the rendezvous with the advisors. Nothing over the top for Playita, we had a relatively painless check in and out. 👍🏻 for Playita.
16:43 French Kissing-John In June Flamenco told me it would be three months before I could get a reservation for our 45 foot monohull. Playita has posse discount too
16:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Weird. Both said they have space for us.
17:09 French Kissing-John Is there a cost diff?
17:17 OZ  Steve & Susan For a 40’ cat, La Playita quoted PP rate of the first day free and thereafter $1.61/ft, including tax. Flamenco quoted $2.64/ft, including the PP discount & tax.
17:27 French Kissing-John Yikes! I have no experience with flamenco, but we certainly enjoyed La Playita for the few days we were there.
17:49 BISOU Robin And Tad La Playita can be quite ‘surge’ at this time of the year but flamenco is more protected.
18:09 TIAMAT Owen $2.64/ft per night!?! That’s crazy to me!
18:30 Captain Dietmar FYI
some marinas in the bahamas are near 4.00 x ft
cape cod 7.00 +

19:19 Captain Dietmar Photos
19:19 Captain Dietmar the real reason behind the increases in yacht insurance ..
https://www.wsj.com/finance/insurance-catastrophe-reinsurance-hurricane-77a69eab?st=ro9w2eco3bnswd7&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
20:13 FREEDOM - Sheri We stayed in Flamenco for 15 days. Plus’ we had access to port Capitan, immigration and numerous restaurants. Visited PP members in Playita. Nice quaint marina with laundry mat. More quaint and less commercial than Flamenco. If I had to do over again, would depend on time of year and where PP members are staying. The social aspects are a draw for me.
20:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Flamenco we were quoted 1.75 ft, and then the pp discount. At playita it was $1.50/ft with first night free. Not a huge difference for the 2 weeks we plan on staying

2023.08.27 Sunday
05:56 Salacia / Peter For us, slips are available in both marinas. $1.90/ft in Flamenco vs $1.50/ft in Playita. 53’ mono.
07:48 TIAMAT Owen How far in advance are folks contacting the marinas?
08:40 Salacia / Peter We only called yesterday, arriving tomorrow.

2023.08.28 Monday
07:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn OUCH! The more time that passes, the more we're inclined to self insure...
07:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Last night's show at Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta
07:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
07:18 Captain Dietmar whoa
08:59 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
WF6G+JXJ, Panama City, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911728,-79.522198
09:05 Courage ⛵️ John
560 W Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.92399691490094,-122.37448177724885
09:09 Courage ⛵️ John sadly we had an emergency trip over here to kkmi boatyard in richmond. another yacht attempting (and failing) to dock collided with ours while we were working on ours in our slip. seven days before departure. unfortunate timing! looks like they can fix the damage quickly and may be able to keep to our schedule. and it’s my birthday. great present lol. no one is hurt. the earth is still spinning. (happy face)
09:15 Brigadoon3 Sorry to hear that. I remember you saying that you wanted to leave Sausalito on September 1. We have been delayed as well in Eureka as we are waiting to have our fuel tanks cleaned out. We will be in the San Francisco area next week
09:22 TIAMAT Owen @Courage ⛵️ John Glass or metal damage? I highly recommend the metalworking team at Svendsen's. They've done AMAZING metal work for us in the past
09:26 Courage ⛵️ John metal. we were stern-to working on our liferaft. damage to the bow roller (miracle no glass damage) and by virtue of that tweaked the rigging. it was a new bow roller made here at kkmi so the fabricator is fixing his own work as we chat. yes, svendsen’s is excellent. I got materials from them for our wind generator.
09:27 Courage ⛵️ John correct. please stay in touch as you head down the coast. we may meet up somewhere before mexico!
09:30 Courage ⛵️ John i meant the metal bow pulpit (including rollers) altogether was damaged but not the stanchions or glass. was a surgical hit lol.
10:14 Brigadoon3 Yes we will keep in touch

13:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Sorry to hear that. I’ll be over at KKMI in the next week or so, having my electrical done.
13:18 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Some of you might know the answer to this question. On the way down the central American coast what is the availability of 50 amp hook ups? And is it better to have 50 amp 125 or 50 amp 125/240?
13:31 Captain Dietmar sighh ...so sorry to hear
good luck in dealing with the other yacht and getting things repaired and your ship gack into shape
13:35 🦜Maison de Sante 50amp 110v is the most common thing you’ll see at marinas.

15:10 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Best sim card for panama? Tigo?
15:15 Cerca Trova-Bruce We had Tigo and it worked well for us. We had a little difficulty getting it all set up, but once we had that behind us, all went smoothly. We had two phones and had them both billed together. Easiest to get that set up at a Tigo office. We did it at the Tigo office in Coronado. We also had our US number moved to the internal eSIM on our iPhones. That allowed us to install the Tigo SIMs in the SIM socket on each phone. Doing it this way allowed us to have dual numbers on our phones, both our US and Panama number simultaneously.
15:28 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I also had Tigo with a dual simm samsung phone that I bought in the electronic store in Coronado. Tigo gives you u limited voice and unlimited data (on phone only). Also unlimited text for Panamanian phones only. I don't think I was able to text back to the US. if you get their monthly plan, you can use 5 Hotspots, but it is now limited to 10mb. The monthly cost $39.75.
20:03 BISOU Robin And Tad The good thing about TIGO is that they have free roaming throughout central, south and North America and Mexico so you can your your Panama number wherever you go.
20:33 TIAMAT Owen If we're currently using Mexican TelCel SIMs, what's our best plan for connectivity on the way down to Panama? Just pick up whatever SIM is available in each port?

2023.08.29 Tuesday
05:14 BISOU Robin And Tad If you’re on Telcel buy the data and calls package for Central and South America I think it’s about MXP 1000) that lasts 30 days and gives you 2-3Gb for that time. It’s not ideal but it’s easier than changing SIMs in each country! Panama has the best deal with TIGO whose $39.95 per month plan includes 2Gb per day in all of North, South and Central America plus phone calls to/from those destinations as well!
05:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Thanks guys! Will go check out Tigo as we will be in panama a while
05:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have recommendations on hull polishing work in flamenco Marina?
07:40 Aegis, Mary/Ian The added benefit of Tigo Panama is it works in San Blas.
10:59 Captain Dietmar REMINDER
*BOAT HOW TO & OCEAN POSSE SEMINAR – SAT SEP 2 2023*

We are please to announce an introduction to BOAT HOW TO and their most comprehensive online learning system.
This ZOOM introduction is hosted by NIGEL CALDER
INTRODUCTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING YACHT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TOPICS

Properly sizing conductors ( q&a )
Making reliable connections ( q&a )
Batteries The Charging System ( q&a )
Best practices of monitoring and improving your electrical system ( q&a )
Adding appropriate over current protection ( q&a )
Check before you head out ( q&a )
Simple troubleshooting techniques ( q&a )
Emergency repairs, parts and tools ( q&a )
Back Up system ( q&a )

TIME
*Sat Sept 2 @ 7 AM Pacific Time 10 AM Eastern Time 4 PM Spain*

Zoom Meeting DETAILS
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89754122495?pwd=di9ReVlTa2J2RVQ2T1VDQ21pUERpQT09

Nigel’s Story
nigel

Nigel got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. He has a BA in Philosophy from Exeter University (UK) and an MSc in Operations Research from Sussex University. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer, with a focus on marine technical systems, he worked on automotive assembly lines, in foundries and machine shops, and on offshore oil production platforms.

He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in England), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then sailed a Pacific Seacraft 40 for 5 years, following which they had a Malo 45 built in Sweden. This was sold to be replaced by the same boat but with an experimental electrical distribution and propulsion system.

It has been used for extensive testing of cutting edge systems, including a 4-year European Union funded project (HyMar), of which Nigel was the Technical Director, investigating the applicability of hybrid technologies to marine propulsion systems. Based on data collected during the HyMar project, Nigel initiated, and was a lead developer in, a multi-year project resulting in the award-winning advanced generator technology now sold under the Integrel brand name.

Nigel and Terrie have sailed in the North Sea, the Atlantic as far north as the Faroe Islands and as far south as Portugal, the U.S. east coast, the Bahamas and extensively in the Caribbean, with Pippin (now aged 37) and Paul (36) augmenting the crew along the way. In addition to his books on boat systems and hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored a ‘Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising Guide’, ‘Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook: a Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors’ and ‘How to Read a Nautical Chart’. He recently released a memoir of his family’s first long cruise titled ‘Shakedown Cruise’.

Nigel is currently the Technical Editor and/or Associate Editor of PassageMaker, Professional Boatbuilder, Sail, and Ocean Navigator magazines and a consultant on marine energy issues. He has recently joined marine energy systems company OceanPlanet Energy as a mechanism to continue his passion for constantly improving boat electrical systems.

Nigel is a 30-year veteran of the American Boat and Yacht Council’s Electrical Project Technical Committee, which writes the U.S. standards for recreational boat electrical systems, and a founder member of www.BoatHowTo.com, the online marine technical education site which is at the heart of today’s discussion.’
Dr. Jan C. Athenstädt

Jan runs KlabauterKiste, the German online magazine for boatowners and Klabauter-Shop, an online shop for boat electrics as well as BootsBastler.org, a German online community for people who love “messing about in boats”.

He holds a PhD in computer science and loves to teach people new skills.

ver since he set foot on his grandfather’s boat as a child, Jan has been dreaming of sailing around the world.

During his studies in computer science, he has worked as a deckhand and bosun on tall ships such as the Schooner Zodiac and the Bark Europa, sailing well over 10,000 miles on the world’s oceans and making it all the way down to Antarctica. In recent years, he has been responsible for rewiring and maintaining the technical systems on various yachts, such as the research vessel Aldebaran.

Jan holds a PhD from Konstanz University and a master’s degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. (Both in Computer Science, but for his PhD he worked with archaeologists in the Caribbean, using network science to reconstruct pre-Columbian voyages.) He also studied for a year at the University of Washington in Seattle on a Fulbright grant, which gave him the opportunity to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

When he bought his Laurin32 Ahora in north Germany to prepare it for extensive cruising, he noticed that there is very little reliable information on the internet about boat electrics and mechanics. So he started the German online magazine KlabauterKiste where he publishes technical advice as well as stories about boatbuilding and refit projects.

In order to help boatowners acquire supplies for their rewiring projects, he started his online store Klabauter-Shop, where people can order everything from a simple cable lug to a high end radar system. And in order to connect German boatowners and help them exchange ideas, he recently started BootsBastler.org.

2023.08.30 Wednesday
08:14 Galileo Galileo joined the group.
08:17 Galileo
Hi there this is Todd and Judy and we are on Galileo, a Balance 526 catamaran. We have been cruising up and down the East Coast from Nova Scotia to Bahamas for the last four years as full-time mostly retired liveaboards.

We are currently in Maine heading to VA and plan to go through the canal to FP next year.

We would love to share knowledge and experience with other cruisers who have done this route or are planning to.

We enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes outdoor activities like hiking, running, kayaking as well as yoga and meditation. We would love to meet other like-minded travelers.

Looking forward to meeting you. 😁🌻😎
08:29 Maison De Sante Welcome Galileo!
09:45 Celt-Gerry/Angela Trying to download the Google earth that Paul Higgins recommended but keep getting error that server is not valid. It’s not my firewall (tried that). Anyone have and resolved this issue?
09:47 Celt-Gerry/Angela It’s version 7.1.2.2041
09:59 Rob on Avant It may be gone (old version). Try sending Paul an email, or put a Q on the Facebook group for GE2KAP users. He’s very responsive.
10:03 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thank you!
13:18 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Nakamal to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:14 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Beautiful boat!
20:27 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed joined the group.

2023.08.31 Thursday
05:29 SV Whirlwind Hello Galileo, we are planning to cross as well. Will send you a DM.
14:45 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Otoque Oriente, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.610684070479902,-79.60092879831791
14:51 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed
Manzana 010101 39-305, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335770903030195,-82.24631209756659
16:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.06651770608121,-123.0293460935354
17:13 Blown Away Eileen
Cl. 25 #10B-58, Getsemaní, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.41606191756395,-75.5447786408285
17:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @Captain Dietmar interesting article on how much the insurance company are paying out annually. I’d love to see how much they take in each year. I have never met a poor insurance guy. Just saying. This is Mark
17:27 Voyager - Ed & Liz They are publicly traded companies - you can find that information.


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SEPTEMBER 2023

2023.09.01 Friday
10:55 Captain Dietmar REMINDER
BOAT HOW TO & OCEAN POSSE SEMINAR – SAT SEP 2 2023

We are please to announce an introduction to BOAT HOW TO and their most comprehensive online learning system.
This ZOOM introduction is hosted by NIGEL CALDER
INTRODUCTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING YACHT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TOPICS

Properly sizing conductors ( q&a )
Making reliable connections ( q&a )
Batteries The Charging System ( q&a )
Best practices of monitoring and improving your electrical system ( q&a )
Adding appropriate over current protection ( q&a )
Check before you head out ( q&a )
Simple troubleshooting techniques ( q&a )
Emergency repairs, parts and tools ( q&a )
Back Up system ( q&a )

TIME
Sat Sept 2 @ 7 AM Pacific Time 10 AM Eastern Time 4 PM Spain

Zoom Meeting DETAILS
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14:15 Courage ⛵️ John
San Mateo County, CA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.49899664656642,-122.4884602587903
14:16 Courage ⛵️ John we managed to get everything fixed and finished and left san francisco this morning! woohoo!
14:20 Brigadoon3 Well done.
14:24 SV Whirlwind Impressive! Fair winds
16:19 OZ  Steve & Susan
C. Francisco Pizarro 22-18, Taboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.798414675213358,-79.55314304891618
20:39 Captain Dietmar memos fb got hacked.
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21:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hope our paths cross as we cross the canal the other way! Love the Balance.

2023.09.02 Saturday
05:06 QUESO GRANDE Lance
C. Francisco Pizarro 22-18, Taboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.798903448867302,-79.55281565615044
06:39 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/02/entertainment/jimmy-buffett-death/index.html
06:39 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Some significance for some of the sailors out there!
09:26 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn What a fantastic Zoom presentation, @Captain Dietmar! Thanks for arranging. Sent email requesting the PP discount code for the courses. This falls into the category of ionvesting into "safety" (i.e. mandatory!). I'm also investing in the 30' multimeter lead extension and hope this one is "approved" by Nigel: https://amzn.to/3r1Uaog
09:26 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/boat-how-to-panama-posse
09:27 Captain Dietmar to get your panama posse discount - well worth it of you are the DIY type
09:38 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @QUESO GRANDE Lance Where did you have your work done?
09:42 Rob on Avant 021623Z SEP 23
NAVAREA IV 1019/23(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
ARUBA.
MAN OVERBOARD FROM GREY AND BLACK WATER SCOOTER
IN VICINITY 12-29.00N 070-09.00W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP
LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
11:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I really hope he's okay. If so, then hurray for divine justice! These guys are real pests at anchorages and marinas. Why do so many have to fly by just inches from a hull!?
11:09 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Is $199 the discounted price?
11:24 QUESO GRANDE Lance Sorry, what work?
11:24 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Manzana 080814 156496-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.91328470755439,-79.52690586447716
11:35 QUESO GRANDE Lance Panama Canal transit set for Sept 12th… we are super excited!
12:07 Captain Dietmar once you fill out the form you'll get an email from them
12:17 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn A few hours later and still no email. Will wait patiently.
12:17 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Reminder to be diligent...
12:17 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
12:58 Captain Dietmar Jan will reply
17:14 Captain Dietmar Ok the 2 hour seminar from this AM is up online for those of you who missed this informative seminar with Nigel Calder the man who wrote the book on boat electrical systems -
ennjoy
https://panamaposse.com/seminars#wire

2023.09.03 Sunday
01:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Sorry. That was supposed to go to Courage/John. Have no idea why it went to you. Must be “user error” somehow.
02:35 Courage ⛵️ John kkmi in richmond. They had built/installed the pulpit, so it made sense to ask them to fix it in a hurry. Turned out to be a good decision, since it was fixed in two days.
04:00 Brigadoon3 Wondering if anyone can recommend a diesel mechanic in San Francisco?
07:13 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We will see you in there! We are also crossing the 12th
07:28 QUESO GRANDE Lance Cool!! Are you guys anchored or in a marina? Us and OZ are in La Playita marina.
07:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We are in flamenco Marina
08:02 OZ  Steve & Susan Panama Canal transit set for Sept 14th 🙌🏼
09:02 Voyager - Ed & Liz Chuck's Marine - +1 (510) 604-4347
He is the best
09:24 Brigadoon3 Thank you.Voyager. We will give Chuck's Marine a call.
09:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz I would call on Tuesday as I'm sure he is taking the 3 day weekend off.
09:35 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Helmut in San Rafael for Volvo. Top notch.
09:39 Brigadoon3 Thanks. Yes, I just realized it is Sunday.
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11:33 C-YA. Glenn Big question for me are we using this or zulip? As I am see two over everything for emails and such?
11:34 Captain Dietmar right now both .. Zulip will hopefully become primary come Nov 1 as we become more familiar
11:47 C-YA. Glenn Aye aye
20:17 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz invited 🦜Ramble on Rose-Don to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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2023.09.04 Monday
06:36 Leah - Sv Jubel unsent a message.
10:22 Captain Dietmar *Reminder* Digital Yacht zoom call today in about 4 hours

Digital Yacht Tablet and iPad Navigation Seminar Zoom Meeting

Nicholas Heyes will present best practices of integrating Digital yacht devices into the modern yacht systems as an additional aid to navigation
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13:15 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt seminar

2023.09.05 Tuesday
13:19 French Kissing-John West marine
19:32 Rob on Avant From Paul Higgins on Facebook. “Sat2Chart.V16.0.9.0 is now available. Fixes a problem where SasPlanet is getting many download errors.
Download it here: https://www.gdayii.ca/Downloads/Sat2Chart_Install.exe “
19:57 Triaena. Tom & Patty Will 16.0.9.0 work on windows 11?
20:39 Rob on Avant Should do.
20:40 Triaena. Tom & Patty Thanks

2023.09.06 Wednesday

00:18 Captain Dietmar
Gebäude 400, Flughafen Frankfurt, Tor 23, 60549, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=50.040677,8.555003
05:54 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar used to live in Frankfurt am Main overlooking the city square and market on Saturdays. Loved it there
05:57 Rob on Avant A very happy birthday to Captain Dietmar!
06:47 Captain Dietmar thank you very much
07:28 Captain Dietmar Photos
07:28 Captain Dietmar meet my niece Stephanie
finishing her studies in archeology
in Vienna in training for the Panama Posse 🇵🇦

08:09 Triaena. Tom & Patty Just tried installing it on windows 11. It will download but not install.
08:10 Rob on Avant Did you mark it as safe? The anti virus and anti malware software in windows will try to stop you from installing it. You need to be fairly determined to get it done.
08:27 Triaena. Tom & Patty Thanks. I did mark it safe but I will continue to work at it. I will let you know how it goes.
11:09 Triaena. Tom & Patty I finally got it to load and run. Thanks for your help.
12:50 Salacia / Peter For the Frankfurt am Main folks, a question: Wagoner’s or Zum Gemalten Haus?
12:51 Salacia / Peter (Wagner’s!)
13:51 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Do any posse members have a Coltri HCH-6 dive compressor? I have one that I would like to convert from gasoline to 110/220 volt electric. I would like to get a picture of the data plate on the motor from an electric model. If anyone has an opportunity to send me a picture of there’s that would be fantastic.

16:05 🦜Maison de Sante I have one. I’ll send you a pm. Is your genset 7kw or higher? If not, there is a way to make it work. This only applies to the 110v. 220v is fine with a smaller gen.
16:17 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T @Captain Dietmar Hallo Stephanie, freuen uns Dich kennenzulernen.
16:32 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you yes our gen set is 21.5kw no worries in that department 😜
17:24 Captain Dietmar Welcome to the Posse
hope to meet u in person !
21:07 Salacia / Peter Has anyone stopped at Isla Naranjo Abaja, about 9 nm east of the canal on the Caribbean side?
21:20 Salacia / Peter There was one report in CSSN about a panga approaching a boat there two years ago. Just wondering if anyone has been recently.

2023.09.07 Thursday
07:48 Maison De Sante If anyone is interested in watching some live stream ROV footage of deep sea underwater exploration off of Alaska until Sept 16. It’s fascinating! https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/livestreams/welcome.html

13:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SongOfTheSea_Grant to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:05 SongOfTheSea_Grant SongOfTheSea_Grant joined the group.

2023.09.08 Friday
07:43 Celt-Gerry/Angela If anyone knows of a large Yacht looking for a deckhand please pm me. I know a young man in Dublin Ireland who is taking a course and wants to travel and learn.
07:48 SongOfTheSea_Grant Hello everybody, is there a way to see messages that were posted prior to joining?
07:53 Courage ⛵️ John
945 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.36687255772672,-120.85525963399
07:53 Courage ⛵️ John working our way south!
08:43 SongOfTheSea_Grant
Panama City, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.934413749342104,-79.53488208353518
08:45 SongOfTheSea_Grant We are Song of the Sea. 2 teens on board G17. G15. Planning to go to Galapagos, and marquesas. Happy to join the group.
11:34 Ho’okipa-Lisa Ho’okipa-Lisa joined the group.
11:40 Cerca Trova-Bruce We have been back in the US since last December and have been trying to get medical tests and checkups done while we are here. We have been unsuccessful at getting anyone to provide Medicare Wellness Checkups or any other medical tests done without a PCP order. We are traveling and not anywhere long enough to establish residency so no one will see us. Has anyone run into this or have a solution?
13:32 Maison De Sante PCPs are the gatekeepers to medical tests and specialty medical referrals for services in the US. Where do you get your credit cards and other important mail sent to?- I would start here. You could then search for a PCP doctor through the Medicare website. There is useful information on their webpage.

https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?redirect=true&providerType=Physician

13:51 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I gotta give a big thumbs down to Marina flamenco. They put the cruisers at the very end of the longest dock in the world, our dock finger is attached by 1/3 bolts. It's old and dilapidated. In order to get into the dock, a security guard has to buzz you in and out every time and half the time there's no one in the hut. There is surge that comes into the Marina. And not to mention, they are now refusing to give the discount to Panama posse boats, stating that they only give the discount to boats on the "south pacific posse" list (??). It's just been a bad experience overall. Marina playita seems much better, and it's less expensive.
14:29 Remedy-Karl Those Medicare Wellness checkups are very specific in what the doctor must to l do to get paid, so you can't just go anywhere. You will need a PCP who does them. They may be booked in a city but more rural areas may have done openings. It will require a lot of calls and a little luck. Just stick to it.
14:44 Cerca Trova-Bruce I reached out to my PCP in San Diego. She said she couldn’t help me and that I would have to get a PCP where we currently are. Our system isn’t very good or helpful.
15:21 Maison De Sante No unfortunately our system isn’t good. At least you’re making moves. A few searches and calls you can hopefully find a PCP where you are located currently.
15:31 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Bummer, Bruce! I have my PCP here in San Diego @ Scripps and I’ve never thought much about this annual Medicare physical until you mentioned this . This is a big deal for us “mature“ citizens.
15:41 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt And my PCP is still in San Diego, even though my legal address is in Virginia.
15:43 Cerca Trova-Bruce True. My San Diego PCP said we should be able to get the Medicare physical anywhere and we shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get it done. From Florida to NC we haven’t been able to find a place that will give us physicals. Maybe I should break my arm and go to an ER. 😳
15:50 Cerca Trova-Bruce Oh, we could go through the hoops to get a PCP, but that Thales time as the expectation is you are in the area for some time. They said it would take until the beginning of next year to be able to have everything in order and get an appointment for a physical. We won’t be here that long.

When we were in San Diego, we were there for a year. That was long enough to get established in their system. Our official address is in Oregon, but with enough time, we got in the system at Sharp in San Diego. We’ve never been anywhere long enough since San Diego. The east coast is t very conducive to spending a year somewhere. Hurricanes keep us out of Florida in the summer and colder weather keeps us out of areas further north for the winter. Plus there are still hurricanes further north than Florida. We just had a close call with Idalia on NC.
18:12 YO-D-YO Dave Insurance suggestions for Central America - liability only. Anyone with a good recommendation? We used Baja Bound and got a Chubb policy for Mexico-only last year.

2023.09.09 Saturday
06:51 Salacia / Peter You might consider trying a concierge medical service like One Medical. It’ll be an annual fee, but they’ll offer telemedicine too. Contact before paying and ask if they’ll do it for you.
06:52 Salacia / Peter Easy to make appointments and no waiting for doctors either.
09:37 SV Whirlwind Hi Grant, we are on Whirlwind (g10, b12) and have similar plans. Heading to las brisas in the next couple days. Will look for you if you are still there.
10:40 SongOfTheSea_Grant Great! We just got to Las Perlas for a few days. When are you crossing?
12:39 TIAMAT Owen We’re interested in hearing reports from the Perlas after the trouble last season
12:57 Maison De Sante Not a bad idea sharing your current location with the group. Other boats around?
13:33 SongOfTheSea_Grant We arrived yesterday. There was a boat that I communicated with, and he’s been here for a couple of months now. We’re currently on the island of Saboga. We had another boat come with us

13:34 SongOfTheSea_Grant
Saboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.631241301453056,-79.05637364834546
13:34 SongOfTheSea_Grant There is a military base here. They said that these parts are safe.
22:06 Captain Dietmar the closer you get to isla del rey
and the more isolated an Anchorage is the higher the risk
please make sure your phone can dial 911 / 108 and test the emergency numbers
if during the day a panga cases you take pictures of them and post their images here

2023.09.10 Sunday
07:24 Rob on Avant Photos
07:24 Rob on Avant From PV sailing on Facebook
07:44 Salacia / Peter Quick question for those of you who have crossed the canal south to north: how did your line handlers get back to Panama City? Do you have recommendations for taxi / shuttle / other transport?
07:45 Salacia / Peter Also, what was the total cost?
07:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce They had a friend that came and picked them up at Shelter Bay. We used the line handlers provided by Erick Galvez. Total cost was just under $3000, which included everything. There was a $125 PP discount with Erick. This is from our transit September 10, 2022.
07:49 Salacia / Peter Thanks - we have friends doing the line handling, and just trying to figure out how to get them back. Has anyone used Uber for the return?
07:49 Rob on Avant There are a few options. Best/most comfy is pre arranging an Uber driver while in Panama City to do an off the uber books pickup. Medium is taxi, usually a typical panama taxi so not too comfy. Good value option is the bus from colon to pc, after a taxi or shelter bay free bus to colon.
07:50 Rob on Avant Trying to just hail an Uber via the app in shelter bay doesn’t usually work.
07:51 Cerca Trova-Bruce I have a friend who used Uber from the airport to Shelter Bay. Don’t know about the trip back. I took the bus from Colon to the mall in Panama City for $3.15 one way. Easy to do and comfortable.
07:51 Rob on Avant The bus is comfy and about three bucks, drops you in the mall
07:51 Salacia / Peter Awesome! Exactly the info I was looking for!
08:44 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed There are wonderful taxi drivers in Shelter Bay. We use Ben. He’s wonderful and I think his fee is 130. He is an excellent driver, sweet man. We also had our dog with us so we always paid him a nice tip as well. I will post his contact here as well as his brother Jose. Jose is bilingual and he can set up the arrangements for Ben if you don’t speak Spanish. Jose doesn’t like to drive to PC
08:45 BISOU Robin And Tad There are two or three drivers at the marina (Shelter Bay) who do the run from about $100 depending on where in PC. We used Olmedo a lot. Big car, clean and he speaks good English.
08:45 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Ben +507 6515 5640 Jose +507 6739 1144 you can tell them Eddie and Lolly referred them from SV Sonho
08:46 BISOU Robin And Tad Olmedo.vcf
08:54 Rob on Avant If you do want to use a taxi driver from shelter bay to Pamama, arrange in advance. They have usually gone home by the time you have arrived at the marina.
13:49 Maison De Sante As of September 8, 2023 Costa Rica extends tourist visas up to 180 days from previous 90 days.

From another page
There has been a change in the permanence of non-residents of group 01 of countries in Costa Rica ‼

Decree N 44187 of June 15, 2023, has modified the Article 7 of the Regulation of Entry Visas to Costa Rica No. 36626-G.

Previously, the maximum non-extendable term was 90 days, but it has been modified to a maximum of 180 calendar days from the date of entry. Please note that the official of the General Directorate in charge of entry control will determine the term granted, which can range from 10 to 180 days.

✅ When does come into effect?

September 08, 2023.

✅ Should I demand that I be given 180 days to stay in Costa Rica?

No, let's remember that the DGME official competent to carry out the control of entry to the country, will be the one to decide how much is the term to be granted, 10, 15, 30, 90 or up to a maximum of 180 calendar days from the date of your entry.

➡ It is important to remember that the entry permit granted to non-residents of group 01 countries is for tourism or business purposes and does not allow for permanent stay, perpetual tourism or paid work in Costa Rica. The authorities may apply sanctions if such practices are identified. Additionally, it is not recommended to abuse the system by constantly leaving and re-entering the country as a tourist.

Therefore, it´s not a recommended or safe practice for your family, the Immigration officer and the Government can determine a pattern and prevent or reduce the term of tourism if they realize that this practice is repetitive.

✅ What is the oficial definition of Tourist?

The legal definition of "non-resident visa" or turist is the entry permit granted by the government to enter the national territory as a tourist or business person without receiving remuneration in Costa Rica, not for perpetual stay or informal residence or to obtain income from paid work in Costa Rica. The above is not allowed by law and when the authorities identify you they may apply the corresponding sanctions.

✅ The list of countries belonging to group 01 includes:

GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CANADA, CROATIA, CHILE, DENMARK, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, FRANCE, SPAIN, STATE OF CATAR, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, PUERTO RICO, SOUTH AFRICA, KINGDOM OF THE GREAT BRITAIN, VATICAN, SINGAPORE, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, URUGUAY. (and others)

✅If you wish to live in Costa Rica, it's important to follow the legal process of obtaining residency or citizenship.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@expatslegalcr.com or via WhatsApp at 8970 3430

Feel free to follow us on facebook for more information: ➡ Expats Legal Services Costa Rica
21:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I get my medical tests here: https://www.lifeextension.com/
22:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Mocean Sic Jim Lynda to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2023.09.11 Monday
09:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Our canal date, along with Salacia, has been pushed by two days to the 14th by the canal authority ⌚
09:32 Rob on Avant Must be saving up water for you. ;)
11:30 Salacia / Peter Just talked to the third boat we were supposed to go through with tomorrow. They’ve been waiting two weeks for an advisor. They’re still going tomorrow. Apparently the advisors are all volunteers, and there’s been a shortage lately.
12:45 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda Mocean Sic Jim Lynda joined the group.
12:50 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Can you please expand on this? What and where are the dangers and are the Las Perlas islands to be avoided?
13:19 Captain Dietmar we can only expand on what happened and the fact that the culprits have not been found
if you go only anchor with other vessels . please read the prior fleet update from Feb Mar Apr
2023
to form a risk profile acceptable to you and the crew you are responsible for
https://panamaposse.com/fleet-updates
13:38 Maison De Sante There were 2 separate incidents last season where sailboats were approached at night by a boat/panga with multiple young men with weapons and took all valuables they could. One vessel had a puppy on board that was thought to have been stolen and was found days later by Panamanian authorities on one of the islands alive just dehydrated. Criminals were never found. On both occasions, boats were at anchor by themselves. One boat was a couple I think in their 60s with a small dog and the other boat was 4 young cruisers (in their 20s-30s?) with a puppy. I’ll share a pics/pin where one of the incidents occurred and I think the other incident was close by.
13:38 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks!
13:39 Maison De Sante Photos
17:07 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda We are Jim and Lynda on motor vessel M’Ocean Sickness. Looking forward to cruising this season.
18:18 Captain Dietmar welcome to the Panama Posse
19:54 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Love your boat name !!! 😎⚓️😎

2023.09.12 Tuesday
23:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Second Wind to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
2023.09.13 Wednesday
09:25 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:26 Captain Dietmar time to raise the burgees - they will start shipping out next week - stay tuned for how to get yours #cannesyachtingfestival

2023.09.14 Thursday
14:54 X Factor - Mike X Factor is planning to spend the hurricane season in Grenada/Grenadines. I am considering 2 options for spring, #1) Leaving San Blas in April and head toward Jamaica then slowly work down to the Grenadines. #2) Spend April in Columbia and to the 600nm bash straight to Grenada in the month of May.
14:54 X Factor - Mike I would love feedback on these 2 plans, positives and negatives.
17:05 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone in the group going through on the 16th? We’re scheduled, but won’t get ‘final’ confirmation until tomorrow morning.
22:17 Captain Dietmar SY toketee did the bash from Colombia to the ABCs and with optimal conditions had challenging passage
Jamaica option is easier
check the pilot charts https://panamaposse.com/colombia#pilot

2023.09.15 Friday
02:54 Captain Dietmar Thanks to #belizetourism
Sat Apr 6 Meet and mingle with the Fleet
@Placencia Yacht Club Belize
Free rum music food and fun
03:30 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Our boat is in San Carlos, SIN, Mexico and we are driving our car down with a car full of provisions and boat parts. We’ll be crossing the border at Nogalas. We are taking everything out of boxes, but wonder if there are any other tips people have about crossing without hassle?
03:32 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim *SON, Mexico
04:01 Remedy-Karl We have done that trip a few times without issue. They really don't care about your boat parts. If no cash or drugs and you don't seem nervous the most we have had was they opened a larger box, looked at the small ones inside, asked how much they were worth and when told it was only a small amount they waived us through.
04:01 Remedy-Karl Actually, we did it with sails too and never even stopped.
05:45 QUESO GRANDE Lance Gatun Anchorage Basin
Panama Canal, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.24021,-79.920803
06:17 🦜Maison de Sante I’ve done that crossing a few times as well as Mexicali. One time I had 2 giant solar panels sticking out the back of my truck, parked in the declare zone and walked around for 20min looking for someone to declare it to (this was Mexicali) before just getting my ffm and driving away. I’m echoing what Remedy said. They really never seemed to care about anything but illicit items. I’ve had a full size truck full to the brim with electronics, anchor chain, etc and did this maybe 8X between 2020 and 2022.
08:19 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Corregimiento de Cristóbal, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.237855,-79.930744
13:18 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Album "Dangerous locations" created.
16:53 C-YA. Glenn @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I have done it first thing in the morning the guards in Nogales are to busy texting on their phones. Driven two car loads and a van loaded to the max they never even blink
17:48 QUESO GRANDE Lance
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.36808207324862,-79.95187170803547
23:00 Captain Dietmar "Ecuador ENTRY REQUIRMENTS Report
New laws instituted in August 2023 require all foreign flagged vessels to obtain permission to enter Ecuadorian Ports. This permission is called an autografo. Autografos require 30 days for processing. If you wish to come to Ecuador ports either in the galapagos or mainland you must apply 30 days prior to your estimated arrival date. This document is processed by a Marine Agency. Prior laws allowed vessels under 50 tons to be processed by the ship's captain directly with the Port Captain. That has changed. If you arrive at an Ecuadorian port without an autografo you face the possibility of being refused entry. "
Please check with Yacht Agent Javier / Gene Tatum prior to arrival

@🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole

2023.09.16 Saturday
04:36 OZ  Steve & Susan
Bruja 137067-4, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.995475452412915,-79.58748683137775
06:25 Voyager - Ed & Liz Liz and I will resume cruising in November. Voyager is currently berthed in Puerto Vallarta. We are going to work our way South and would love to hear thoughts on staying in Acapulco for Christmas. We have a reservation at La Marina Acapulco but we wonder if staying at Club de Yates instead. Any thoughts on these two marinas as well as visiting Acapulco is appreciated.
06:42 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hi Ed & Liz. We don’t have any info about staying there but just wanted to let you know that we too have a reservation at La Marina Acapulco for Christmas and new years as well. And we too are in PV now. Hope to meet up soon and if not see you in Acapulco.
06:59 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367957,-79.951003
09:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Lucha Libre is super fun in Acapulco. We went to a show that was at a restaurant on the beach, got front row seats, it was fantastic. There is also a coliseum but they didn’t have a show while we were in town

The cliff divers are also a must see. We walked to La Perla restaurant from La Marina Acapulco to watch the cliff divers and earlier in the day to make a dinner reservation.
09:19 FREEDOM - Sheri We stayed in Club de Yates. Beautiful facility with pool, restaurant and very nice showers. Also very secure. We also have a contact for a driver. He was awesome. Our friend flys in once a month for races and has used this driver 15 years. He gave is a great tour and helped is provision.
09:35 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hey Sheri could we get that drivers contact info either here or DM me?
09:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Marina Acapulco is directly across the street from a Walmart which is nice. But no pool. If we were staying longer than a few days we would have done the club de Yates. I would not feel comfortable walking around at night in Acapulco. We stayed long enough to get our provisions and left.
09:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle The cliff divers were really cool to see, though.
09:41 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Zihuat is a much better option for Christmas
09:42 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I too stayed in Club de Yates in January 2018. I spent one night at LA Marina side tied on the outside dock. The wakes from the weekend traffic was so great that my boat rolled and my fenders bounced up over the docks edge. I was about 50 yards away and if it hadn't been for workers near my boat I would have suffered some damage. I have heard that hat since then, la Marina has gotten better. Avoid docks near the channels. After that one night, I begged Club de Yates if I could come in. I highly recommend them. Yes, take a tour, get to know the city before you go out. There are some great areas, but some really bad areas also. For a side trip you should go to playa Puerto Marqués. A great guy to meet if he is at Yates is Lou Rodriguez. He a member of Chicago Yacht club but he spends a great deal of time in Acapulco.
09:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz Yes - love Zihua but we are spending the month of Feb there for Sailfest. Have never been to Acapulco.
09:44 Voyager - Ed & Liz Please DM me the driver 👍
10:45 TIAMAT Owen We are probably leaving La Cruz around the same time. Sounds like we should make a reservation in Acapulco too! 🤣
10:49 Voyager - Ed & Liz Awesome - we will be spending time along the way in Tenatacita. Barra, Zihua. Would be great to link up.
10:56 DawnPatrol LaneyMark We are also leaving from Paradise village, but due to a family wedding we won’t be leaving here until Mid December. Looking at spending Christmas in tenatacita and new years in Barra. Our insurance to be south of 18 N won’t start until Jan 1st. Thought of Christmas as well in Barra but that would be 9 days and minimal time in Tenatacita. Thoughts?
10:57 Captain Dietmar there is a large pool on the second level at La Marina de Acapulco
11:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz unsent a message.
11:10 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz They wouldn’t let us use it while we were there. They kept insisting that it was a private club.
11:13 FREEDOM - Sheri Jose Hernandez.vcf
11:49 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Thanks Sheri 😃
13:12 TIAMAT Owen Awesome. We’re hauling in La Cruz early Nov, and then trying to make it to the kickoff event in Barra
13:15 ZORBA- Tomer Photos
13:37 Captain Dietmar seems it depends who u ask
I will try to get clarity for next season
the fireworks for new years in Acapulco bay are breath taking
14:01 French Kissing-John @Maison De Sante we weren’t allowed to use the pool either. Was in April
14:04 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We were told as Marina guests we were not allowed to use it
14:21 Salacia / Peter I don’t think you renew them at all, you just buy a new one. At least, that’s what we did.
14:23 ZORBA- Tomer Yes, that what I mean, where can I buy a new one, their website dosent offer that...:
https://pasaportedelaconservacion.conanp.gob.mx/vistas/inicio.php
14:35 TIAMAT Owen It does, just click on the banner
14:35 TIAMAT Owen It’ll prompt you to login or make an account
14:35 TIAMAT Owen And then you can buy them
14:39 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks, must be a launguage barrier....cant find it(I have an ccount), will keep trying🙏
15:28 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Did anyone have to show that card to anyone? We were never asked or even approached about it.
17:02 C-YA. Glenn @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff been stopped or approached 3 times in the last 5 years never showed it. They just asked questions and let me on my way

2023.09.17 Sunday
05:04 Captain Dietmar
Puerto deportivo, 21400 Ayamonte, Huelva, Spain : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.211127,-7.405893
05:07 QUESO GRANDE Lance ShelterBay Marina
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369787,-79.950848
05:14 OZ  Steve & Susan Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
08:23 Courage ⛵️ John
Santa Barbara, CA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.40903847725956,-119.6779261583028
08:42 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Unnamed Road, Scio, OR 97374, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.7002887312029,-122.8925561159849
08:48 Salacia / Peter ShelterBay Marina
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369787,-79.950848
08:49 Salacia / Peter We only heard of one bit getting stopped outside Puerto Escondido entrance, and we’ve also heard they can ask around Eapiritu Santo and Ballandra (La Paz). We were never asked for it.
09:27 TIAMAT Owen We were never asked all last season
14:00 KOSMOS Eric & C & K We got asked 3 times last season. Mostly near La Paz area.
14:17 Remedy-Natalie Two years up and down the Baja and we were never asked for it.
14:19 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff It’s a real mixed bag. We’re not going to renew it.
14:20 Remedy-Natalie Us either. Plus I can never get the website credit system to work. I bought one last year bc they were selling them in San Carlos Marina while we were there for a stay.
14:21 ZORBA- Tomer לit doesnt really matter, this is still Mexico, no reason to danger your self and your sailing plan for a few dollars.....which after all suppose to go for a good cause of conserving our playgrounds- hopefully offcourse😉
14:23 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Well said
14:26 Remedy-Natalie The problem for me has been trying to buy one. In Loreto they have an office but you can't buy them there. They want you to use the website. I tried using the website id say 20 attempts with a computer, an iPad, and a phone. All with different browsers. Even called my credit card company. Tried two different cards. I've heard others complain about the same issue. I got one last year bc it was being sold at a marina. But if the website won't work it makes it very, very difficult to use.
14:40 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Are there any parks to use it at south of Banderas Bay?
14:42 ZORBA- Tomer I gave ab agent tgat wilk cgarge me 50 usd plus the pasaporte cost, but I am still trying to save 50 usd🤣
14:43 ZORBA- Tomer I have an agent that will charge me 50 usd plus the pasaporte cost, but I am still trying to save 50 usd🤣
14:48 Remedy-Natalie That's a crazy amount of money.
14:48 ZORBA- Tomer I agree
14:49 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Alas the pass website does not work for people outside of Mexico for the payment part last we heard. The way to do it is go to one of the offices, the bank, and back to the office. It took us a couple hours in Loreto last year to get our passes.
17:42 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz There are also wrist bands for day use. We bought some from marina Puerto Escondido, just in case, instead of getting new park passes. We were never asked
20:06 Salacia / Peter Try terminating your vpn in Mexico.
20:37 ZORBA- Tomer It might have been language barrier, ir gremlins....it took for ever, but I finaly made it happen.
Thanks🙏
Zorba crew now have the pasportes for another year🍻💪🏼⛵️
20:38 ZORBA- Tomer It might have been language barrier, or gremlins....it took for ever, but I finaly made it happen.
Thanks🙏

Zorba crew now have the pasportes for another year🍻💪🏼⛵️
22:36 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SUNDOWNER Jeff to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:38 SUNDOWNER Jeff SUNDOWNER Jeff joined the group.

2023.09.18 Monday
09:58 Celt-Gerry/Angela Planning our route from Florida to Panama in November- what do folks think about the windward passage between Haiti and Cuba? (PS we are not a sailboat).
12:53 Captain Dietmar will you go via bahamas ?
12:53 Celt-Gerry/Angela Yes
21:59 Rob on Avant 190429Z SEP 23
NAVAREA IV 1076/23(GEN).
1. DUE TO SPACE WEATHER, HF COMMUNICATIONS AND
GNSS POSITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISRUPTED
BY THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES.
2. DURING INCIDENTS AT SEA, MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR
POSITION USING ALL ALTERNATE MEANS AVAILABLE.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 191000Z SEP 23.//

2023.09.19 Tuesday
05:19 Captain Dietmar
29 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.148337,-5.354523
09:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Richard sv Mercury to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:24 Richard sv Mercury Richard sv Mercury joined the group.
09:31 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda Any recommendations for insurance while cruising in Mexico? The Baja Run and Sea of Cortez. US flagged.
09:39 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
09:39 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff We used Alex at Novamar this year.

11:41 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Apparently it is with the credit card approval side of things. The site is accessible with or without VPN, and the frustrating part is you can put in all your info, including photos, but then it fails to process a foreign credit card.
11:58 Aegis, Mary/Ian We spent 2 yrs in Mexico and ran into this a lot. The way we resolved it was to get an Albo credit card. Its a virtual Mx bank. Its a prepaid card that you can monitor via an app. You can reload the card online or at an Oxxo. It was fantastic for online purchases and made life way easier in Mx. The card arrived at the marina we were in in 2 days. No need for residency.
11:59 Aegis, Mary/Ian And it was free
12:26 Maison De Sante After looking at the blog from SV Jeanne (the first boat that was attacked by armed robbers in the Perlas 2023) looks like it took place off the same island (isla Del espiritu santo) at playa Clark.

https://michelleshultz.com/f/im-ready-to-tell-the-truthabout-the-armed-robbery?fbclid=IwAR2jwtl3xmK-vTeltX-jdrf2-2xh5UM30a3oaTy1VmGYXBXuDft4la4RcDc_aem_AQHYo617Qbm6qOQtnEAodr6uvE1wt9em0-38WDEAdv-sX_tO1gE02kAuwcgiUsZIcHA&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

2023.09.20 Wednesday
04:24 Salacia / Peter fwiw, we were in Mx for 1.5 years, never had this issue with chase visa.
10:56 TIAMAT Owen The only place we’ve had trouble with US cards in MX was buying bus tickets
11:50 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:50 Captain Dietmar Chiapas Marina has received the 2023 burgees
any of you there please ask rolf for yours and take a picture hoisting it
12:02 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
12:02 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle First two fish of the Caribbean! Can't complain about that!
12:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
12:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Caught with this
12:12 Captain Dietmar another entry into biggest fish caught award
12:59 Maison De Sante Nominating Muranda @fickle - Ben for the Good Samaritan of the year award for flying us down our USCG doc and a new membrane for our water maker.
13:16 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Going for two years in a row!
13:26 Courage ⛵️ John i don’t recall, but did we elect at some point where we wanted to recieve a burgee? we are on the migration southward, so i am thinking san diego mtg would be a great spot/time to get one!
14:00 Captain Dietmar yup well have them there in October
15:27 Remedy-Karl Don Spink at Blue water in Ft Lauderdale St USA up with Ion Insurance this year. We previously used Novamar and think this policy is better.
15:27 Remedy-Karl +18008668906
15:32 Voyager - Ed & Liz I'll be heading South from Paradise Village. Will be stopping in Barra. Where would I get the burgee?
16:13 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Sailing Bohemia to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:28 Captain Dietmar in barra
16:33 ZORBA- Tomer Will be in Chiapas at April 2024
16:36 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda Are the burgee being mailed out or do we have to pick one up
16:37 SUNDOWNER Lynn Photos
16:38 SUNDOWNER Lynn We use West Coast Global. Speak to Terrie Hankforth. She is great. We have west coast coverage from San Diego to Panamá.
16:48 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Are the there any available for pick up in San Diego now?
16:59 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We also use Blue water insurance also
17:00 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Photos
17:00 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene SV Knot Right & MV Pause enjoyed Happy Hour @ Pier 32 in San Diego today! Life is Good ⚓️😎🍷⚓️

2023.09.21 Thursday
08:15 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.08766,-81.548294
08:25 DoTheThing-M&F Hi all
We are in Puerto Vallarta for few weeks more and heading north in the Sea of Cortez early November. Do you have any recommendations for someone who could re-do our Bimini/dodger metal structure such as the sewing of a new Sunbrella? We have the tissue. Thank you for return
08:46 Salacia / Peter In La Paz, get Sergio to do the stainless, and Hector to do the canvas. You’ll need a slip when they’re working, especially for the stainless.
08:48 Salacia / Peter Not cheap, but Sergio uses 316 he imports and polishes himself (or at least, by his team). He was the guy in charge of the polishing crew for the bean in Chicago, and his welds are generally ground down and polished until they completely disappear.
08:49 Salacia / Peter Hector is a bit of a prima donna, but his work is excellent.
08:49 Salacia / Peter Sergio Galindo
+526121619087

08:50 Salacia / Peter Hector Cambas
+526121008790

08:52 Salacia / Peter Also, Sergio is excellent at discussing design considerations and coming up with clean and elegant solutions.
09:05 DoTheThing-M&F Thank you I’ll contact him asap
09:17 Maison De Sante We also used sergio for making us new stainless davits and adding extra supports for our dodger to hold solar and used Hector to modify our canvas and we’re very pleased with their work. Supposedly Sergio worked on the iconic Bean structure in Chicago.
16:23 Fickle Muranda Fickle Muranda joined the group.

2023.09.22 Friday
12:50 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda
4th of July Cove, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.4445751449115,-118.4980241954327
12:55 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff 4th of July!! Love it there.
12:56 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.264853316813625,-79.93908116898217
13:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.265467610500433,-79.93894211947918
15:24 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff really like Catalina but looking forward to heading south

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07:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We'll probably head to Zihuat for Christmas after the Barra kickoff, and target Acapulco for New Years, for those going. Not sure if we should anchor or find a marina while in Acapulco?
07:24 Maison De Sante Vicente has moorings in Acapulco which we used while there and he knows the posse. He arranged for us to be able to get fuel at the yacht club there as the fuel dock in Acapulco is a med tie which was too risky for us due to other boats and our lack of maneuverability. We did notice the Acapulco yacht club can get some large surge so something to consider. The moorings are a short dinghy ride to a dog-friendly beach and puts you walking distance from an oxxo, a great rotisserie chicken place and a night time farmers market.
07:35 Maison De Sante Photos
07:37 Maison De Sante Playa manzanilla in Acapulco…
07:50 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Who is the underwriter with this policy? Local Mexico only?
07:53 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Same question ref other insurance. Underwriter? Global Yacht Cover? Need to be careful not to contact too many agents representing the same underwriter for risk of mudding waters. Thanks.
07:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We can vouch for Hector for canvas work as well.
08:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Fantastic! Will contact Vincente. I assume his contact is still ‭+52 744 439 8184‬? Where is the nearest landmark to the mooring field?
08:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn PS - lat/long is great, too! :)
08:05 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Never mind: found it.
https://boating.page.link/N8NXqZP4kAKU2rwE9
10:21 Maison De Sante If anyone is looking for extra crew there is a gentleman based out of Los Angeles with sailing experience looking for offshore sailing passages between California and Panama for 1-2 weeks. I’m happy to forward his sailing resume to you and then you can set up a zoom/call with him and see if it’s a good fit. 😃
11:11 SUNDOWNER Lynn Our insurance underwriter is Concept Special Risks.
11:20 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks!
12:36 OZ  Steve & Susan
Portobelo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.589068031447244,-79.65389677800022
13:16 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Portobelo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.590107133846917,-79.65577990967573
13:16 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
14603 Heritage Way, Poway, CA 92064, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.97924658635532,-117.0643461446499
13:17 Captain Dietmar
Puerto Estepona (Estepona Port Pantalan 1 (Pier 1, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.415162,-5.156394
13:56 🦜Maison de Sante Concept Special Risk is dropping a bunch of boats this year at renewal so check with your broker to make sure you’re not one of ‘em.
14:00 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.088773,-81.546695
14:02 🦜Maison de Sante @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle if you would, let me know how you like that island. I was thinking of stopping there on our way to Bocas.
14:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle It's really nice! Not super flat or calm, a bit choppy. But the scenery is awesome
14:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
14:03 Videos
14:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
14:14 🦜Maison de Sante Excellent, thanks!
14:18 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim For those going to Acapulco. We anchored in puerto Marques just a few miles from the marinas…we stayed there on the night before we headed south. It was great! Wished we had gone out there a bit sooner. We tucked in just as you enter the bay on the left. Not a lot of room but good for 3, maybe 4 boats to be protected. We really enjoyed Acapulco, we walked around the old market and walked from Marina Acapulco all over durning the day. We also couldn’t use the pool and I really tried.
16:18 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
518 N 3rd Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=46.23536629250126,-119.0925881266594

2023.09.24 Sunday
07:35 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks for the tip! Seems this is even more a zoo than Acapulco during holiday weekends...
08:54 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
09:08 Maison De Sante Sushi 🍣 and fish tacos 🌮 for days on Jubel 🎉 (Hooray)
09:23 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle It'll be BBQ Mackerel tonight!
09:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn What a beauty! Lure used??
09:35 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
09:44 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Garrote, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.610792102354704,-79.58760379677955
10:26 🦜Maison de Sante @QUESO GRANDE Lance Make sure to lock up your stuff and stay safe!!
10:29 🦜Maison de Sante This includes the marina, if you pull in there
11:26 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Wow, same one as for the tuna and others!
11:30 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69064475310754,-105.2933899699044
11:33 QUESO GRANDE Lance Thx! Does Linton Bay have a reputation?
11:34 OZ  Steve & Susan
Garrote, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.610251575998165,-79.58750545820538
11:55 🦜Maison de Sante Yes. It’s noted on Good Nautical but not the specific incidents. Typical theft reports but also an armed assault in 2022 which looked like a mistaken identity situation. Keep in mind, there was an assault in Portobello just this last March and what sounds like a pretty serious assault in Bahia Nombre de Dios in 2019 BUT those assailants were caught and just sentenced to 20yrs in jail this last June.
11:55 🦜Maison de Sante The assailants in Nombre de Dios were caught. I don’t know if they caught the guys in Portobello.
11:57 QUESO GRANDE Lance Thanks! We’ll be careful. Buddy boating with OZ and so far the only scary thing has been lots of lightning ⛈️
12:02 🦜Maison de Sante Sounds good. I would just look at it as a “be more vigilant than normal” situation given the frequency of reports. It’s mostly theft from what I can see in that bay. I don’t know what tourism is like there but as a general note, people tend to be more desperate towards the end of an off season, if they rely a lot of tourism. I experienced this first-hand sailing in windward islands in the Caribbean.
13:32 Richard sv Mercury Q
13:52 Mocean Sic Jim Lynda
225 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.75035096673109,-118.1129679456353
14:35 Courage ⛵️ John This is our current plan as well. Zihuat for Christmas and Acapulco for New Years. We will firm up plans in Barra at the kickoff.
16:08 Philip Cook Philip Cook joined the group.
18:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah it's doing really well!
18:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Punta Laurel, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.252664,-82.043143
20:58 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John C-YA will see ya in Zwat
21:22 BISOU Robin And Tad We may be in Zwat for Christmas as well! It could be quite a Posse gathering!

2023.09.25 Monday
12:42 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.590595678662268,-78.8731177523732

2023.09.26 Tuesday
12:07 SV Whirlwind
Saboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.58390777541818,-79.02103990316392
12:55 SV Whirlwind To: Any boats out cruising along the route this month. Have you done any land tours recently that you would recommend? Would you like to share your experience with the Posse in our upcoming newsletter? I would love a few Pictures, location and a little description. Message me, Maurisa, directly at editor@panamaposse.com. Please and thank you 😊
15:10 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Requesting information and or assistance.
I’m trying to find how to get a Mexico insurance and or international insurance to cover me outside of the United States. From San Francisco through to the Caribbean. Due to the fact that I have a 1985 46’ motor trawler, I’m having a very difficult time finding somebody to insure me. Any suggestions on who I might talk to would be vastly appreciated.
15:42 🦜Maison de Sante This is an ongoing issue that gets worse every year. Concept Special Risks seems to be one of the few underwriters that will consider an older vessel. Any broker can interface with them. Their new policies have a reinsurer, Texas Insurance. Premiums run almost 4% of the hull value. Seems like anyone with full blue water coverage on an older vessel has been based on luck lately ;( sorry, I can’t be of more help.
15:47 Remedy-Natalie Has anyone flown into Mexico with a Starlink? Any issues?
16:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited GALATEA - Sarah&Mark to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:45 Captain Dietmar
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, CA 94128, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.619083,-122.382144
17:02 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Any and all help is appreciated greatly. Thank you. It gives me a place to start after exhausting what I’ve gotten here.
17:15 GALATEA - Sarah&Mark GALATEA - Sarah&Mark joined the group.
21:37 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
21:37 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Does this count as a fish if we land him? He’s right next to us!
22:20 Captain Dietmar uninvited visitor entry !

2023.09.27 Wednesday
05:23 Richard sv Mercury Hi, does anyone know if a 15hp 2stroke Yamaha can be purchased in Panama? I tried emailing kaizen motors and got no response thanks
05:55 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Yes! A seven foot variety!
07:11 Salacia / Peter Not sure, but I think I saw one in the chandlery at Shelter Bay.
07:15 Salacia / Peter Photos
07:15 Salacia / Peter Definitely saw this one in Golfito
08:00 Maison De Sante Photos
08:00 Maison De Sante I’m nominating Queso Grande II for award for having Most Uninvited visitor! Unfortunately, while anchored outside of isla Tobago panama (touristy), a Jet ski crashed into their boat becoming wedged between their trampoline and the jet ski. The tour operator came via jet ski to assist with rescue and polish out the hull as best as possible and nobody was seriously hurt. No doubt the jet ski thought they could ski between the hulls of their cat 🫣😡🤯 (sorry for non gestalt last comment). I think many of us have had unfortunate experiences with jet skis circling around our boats, getting too close and just beating stupid.

We generally keep a saltwater wash down hose outside and have yelled “stay back” while spraying with salt water when we hear them get close. Anyone else want to chime in with creative (and peaceful) ways/ideas to deter these I’ll-equipped tourists on dangerous vessels?
09:11 Captain Dietmar when it comes to jetskies gestalt is suspended indefinitely
Arghh
10:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.5961012560879775,-80.44222092263442
10:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder on our way out of Bahía de Caraquez sailing south along the coast of Ecuador 🇪🇨 we just loved it so much we are going back for more!
11:03 OZ  Steve & Susan
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.574985895193645,-78.85271263266533
11:22 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Oh Lance and Sherri! I’m so sorry about the jet ski incident 🙈
11:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I use an airhorn and scare them with it, and then yell at them in Spanish to stay away fromt he boats.
11:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle So sorry to hear Lance and Sherri!
12:09 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Not the first boat we've known this to happen to. Our friends were hit while in Cabo with a jetski
12:17 Captain Dietmar *THE 23-24 BURGEE'S ARE READY TO SHIP VIA UPS GROUND W TRACKING*
TO GET YOUR BURGEE PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM AND FOLLOW THE STEPS
https://panamaposse.com/burgee
13:22 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Raaja Skip Wren Evan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:22 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Raaja Skip Wren Evan joined the group.
13:31 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Hello! Just joined the group. I'm Skip and my crew are Wren and Evan. They will be joining the boat in mid October. We plan on entering Mexico around the 14th of November.

Our boat is a J46 and I have just completed a two year complete refit. She is ready to go offshore!

I personally have over 50k miles at sea on everything from a 35ft Contessa, to racing sleds, to 100 ft cruiseing sailboats, to 700 ton expedition vessels. I have sailed from Peru to British Columbia and everywhere in-between.

Wren and Evan will be getting their first offshore experience.

Happy to be part of this wonderful group!
13:42 Maison De Sante Welcome!
13:42 ZORBA- Tomer Can it be sent to Marina Costabaja in La Paz Mexico?- the form does not support that...
14:02 Captain Dietmar we have had challenges mailing items into Mexico from the US
which carrier would you want to use?
14:06 ZORBA- Tomer I have found a solution:
Will use deko marine for that...I will put their address in San Diego, and have them sent it to Mexico
14:45 Captain Dietmar perfecto
16:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Can we pick ours up at the Annapolis boat show?
17:12 🦜Maison de Sante Yes
19:36 Salacia / Peter Can you guys pick up ours too?
21:00 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Yes. I like water balloons chilled in a bucket of ice water. 😎
21:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We also had an encounter with one in Cabo. Crazy!
21:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’d love some sent to Paradise Village Marina! There’s at least 6 PP members here.
21:20 ZORBA- Tomer
The only problem is that dekomarine will sent it to me only at the begining of December to La Paz.

I suggest you talk to Carlos directly and have all your flags sent to DekoMarine in San Diego...
21:21 ZORBA- Tomer +1 (619) 571-0700
Carlos- deko marine

2023.09.28 Thursday
07:00 Captain Dietmar absolutely 💯
07:03 Captain Dietmar I'll be speaking at the new Puerto Vallarta yacht club on Dec 11 after the events in Barra
and can bring with .
there are also burgees in Barra available now
07:18 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes
07:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Perfect! We’ll do that on the way down.
07:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Speaking of which, we’re getting anxious to make a move South. Feels like the endless summer here in the marina, confined to AC and endless projects! We’d rather be sailing and do endless projects. 🤪
07:49 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Seems like we weren’t the only ones spotting “Pedro” (marina given name). I thought they only went out T night. I would be traumatic if our Lapa dog were suddenly pulled under while swimming after her frisbee! https://youtu.be/sfSQpP_lsys?si=kwNo-aAHCswVzNow
08:02 Maison De Sante The locals (at least in Costa Rica) tell me that during the summer months crocs are more likely to migrate from their usual hang outs due to (1) they mate during warmer air/water temps and looking for a mate or get pushed away by other alphas (2) increased rain/storm activity washes them out from usual hang out spots.

Definitely a fear for all of us pet owners!
08:26 Raaja Skip Wren Evan A funny story... Back in the 80s, I ran a women's gym in Marina Vallarta and we would contract with local resorts to provide yoga, pilates, dance and spinning classes on site. One of our contracts was with the Bayview Grand Condos which have an outdoor Gazebo on the corner of their property just off the beach. Just 100 feet away are some natural ponds that the crocs liked to chill in. It was funny to watch the yoga classes sitting in lotus position, breathing calmly, with one eye closed and the other eye on the crocs!
08:33 Cerca Trova-Bruce Videos
08:34 Cerca Trova-Bruce Getting the crap beat out of us by Ophelia in New Bern, NC. We suffered some damage that needs to be repaired before we can leave for the Caribbean.
09:58 Captain Dietmar *FULL SCHEDULE OF WHERE TO GET YOUR 23-24 BURGEES*

1) as of 2023.09.30 via UPS anywhere in the USA
1.a) Submit your burgee ship-to address https://panamaposse.com/burgee
1.b) Submit the $ 10.50 S/H tracking fee via https://paypal.me/oceanposse
1.c) email registration@panamaposse.com for international shipping costs via DHL - does not include customs and clearing fees

2) as of 2023.09.30 +forward at Marina Chiapas Mexico - check with Rolf

3) 2) as of 2023.09.30 +forward at Marina Puerto de la Navidad Mexico - check with Secundino

4) 2023.10.1-5 @ the IBEX SHow in Tampa FL

5) 2023.10.12-15 @ the Annapolis Boat Show Booth VB10 in Maryland

6) 2023.10.17 @ SDYC ( @ members only event ) @ San Diego, CA

7) 2023.10.19 @ Downwind Marine Panama Posse / South Pacific Posse presentation San Diego, CA

8) 2023.10.21 @ Downwind Marine Cruisers Party, San Diego, CA

9) 2023.10.25-26 @ FLIBS Ft. Lauderdale

10) 2023.10.28 @ San Diego Kick Off Event in Safe Harbor South Bay

11) 2023.11.04 +forward @ Buenaventura Marina Panama

12) 2023.11.07 +forward @ Shelter Bay Marina Panama

13) 2024.01.20 @ Club de Pesca Cartagena Colombia

10:11 OZ  Steve & Susan Any recommendations for clearing into Columbia from San Blas? We’re heading to Cartagena to haul out. I read the PP page, but seems that the recommended agent is no where near the Panama / Columbia border. TIA 🙏
12:46 Blown Away Eileen Get an agent then take your time going up to Cartagena from Obaldia. We took 3 weeks. Not an issue. If the armada calls just give them the name of your agent. I used Jose from white light +57 (301) 244-5623
13:40 SV Whirlwind In the Marina office
14:00 Voyager - Ed & Liz Trying to reach Deko Marine. The 619.517-0700 number fails 🙁
14:01 Raaja Skip Wren Evan It's 571, not 517
14:02 ZORBA- Tomer +16195710700
15:25 OZ  Steve & Susan Thank you!
16:23 🦜Maison de Sante Which yard are you considering? We may haul out there too. I need to soda blast the bottom and redo the barrier coat.
17:05 OZ  Steve & Susan Portobello, I’ll keep you posted 👍

2023.09.29 Friday
12:19 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Ramble on Rose would like to pick up our burgee at Buenaventura in Panama unless there is a possibility of getting it at Vista Mar. We will be there starting Nov 1
14:11 DawnPatrol LaneyMark West marine pro report: We ordered 7 cans of bottom paint for a up coming haul out. We were thrilled to save $25 per can off from our usual supplier Fisheries supply and almost $300 per can off from what you can buy here in Banderas bay. What arrived to Deko Marine, our customs agent were 4 intact cans but 3 broken cans. After 2 weeks, 6-7 phone calls and paying to deliver the broken cans back to west marine I finally received a refund. The last person I talked to made it happen in just a few minutes!! Shout out to Dan on SV Long Winded, another Panama Posse boat who gave me the name of a person who gets things done!! Would I use West Marine Pro again? Yes. Would I ship bottom paint again, probably not! ( still waiting to receive them from Deko, hoping he packages them better!)
15:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Good luck Laney 🤞
15:20 Maison De Sante Deko Marine (Carlos) did an excellent job shipping down a very large solar panel for us without damage 😮‍💨 from USA to PV. Fingers crossed 🤞 for your bottom paint
15:33 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T @Captain Dietmar Are you shipping burgees to Canada, too?
15:45 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks again. Jose has been very responsive. 🍻
16:13 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
16:14 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Mark fixing something, again on SV Dawn Patrol!
16:24 ZORBA- Tomer We have all been there🤣
17:18 Maison De Sante Great submission for the Boat Yoga award
17:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.9411532804378695,-80.71793231189318
18:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Anchored in Manta, Ecuador for two nights. Very calm even with strong wind. Great provisioning and hardware store, plus delicious beach restaurants and bars. Water taxi to take us to the public dock. We got the sign so we celebrated Oktoberfest today before sailing down the coast tomorrow morning.
18:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
21:06 Captain Dietmar yes as long as you are willing to pay for tracked shipping and customs

2023.09.30 Saturday
14:25 Susan Crowe Susan Crowe joined the group.
15:51 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone have any tips or feedback for self-checking out of Panama at Puerto Obaldia? PP website says, Immigration; Customs; Port Captain, but not clear regarding exit fees. Thanks 🙏
17:27 Captain Dietmar this is an election year in Panama expect surprise fees from portcaptains and immigration officials
please inform us of your finding
18:09 Blown Away Eileen In June we paid $30. A few weeks later friends paid $12 with same size boat. Oh


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2023.10.01 Sunday
03:13 Aegis, Mary/Ian Puerto Obaldia. At the head of the inner most pier is the police. You must go there first. Then customs and immigration, then port captain and then back to the police to sign out. If leaving Panama you need to be very clear with the police that you are departing Panama otherwise they will insist on an onboard inspection. It was an easy process. All the officials were nice.
05:32 Blown Away Eileen We did not go to the police at all. We went to the customs guy and then por captain. We never had an issue.
06:12 OZ  Steve & Susan Thank you 🙏
08:15 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone know anything about getting rigging re-done in Cartagena?
09:19 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sunday morning leak mission, including the displacement of cargo to get down in there.
09:26 Island Bound Melissa Island Bound Melissa joined the group.
11:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Unexpectedly, we could sail close hauled after Cabo San Lorenzo on our way from Manta to Los Ciriales. Smack onto our destination point, no degree to spare. With wind up to 19knots and one reef on the main. Sailing south along the coast of Ecuador has beautiful surprises. We saw lots of whales still this late in the season. We were welcomed back by the local fishermen in Los Ciriales and fully enjoyed a lovely sunset after 47 nautical miles.
11:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:12 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Can I please get some recommendations for next summer moorage on the Atlantic side of the canal, south of the hurricane belt? Nice clean safe marina in a town/city with an international airport and good amenities.
12:22 Aegis, Mary/Ian I am probably in the minority in saying that Panama was not our ideal place. Colombia on the other hand was awesome. Club de Pesca in Cartagena was great. Superb staff. Some floating docks. Close to everything. And very affordable. Santa Marta was also really nice but pricey. Again 1st class staff, close to everything and very nice facilities. The weather is really nice in Colombia. We experienced a lot less rain and a lot less lightning.
12:23 Aegis, Mary/Ian There are about 6 chandleries in close proximity to Club de Pesca.
12:49 DawnPatrol LaneyMark How hot is it in the summer? Here in Mexico if has been pretty miserable to do anything outside. We have heard it’s better in Panama and Columbia?
13:08 Aegis, Mary/Ian I don’t think its better down here. Its very hot and humid. I would say it was similar to PV.
13:25 Captain Dietmar can you define proximity to the intl airport portion in 🇵🇦 ?
we absolutely love marina buenaventura but it's far from the airport ... very save inside a high end country club .. but not in a city ( bus ride or 100 usd to the airport ) and no surge on tbe pac side though
13:46 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena That’s where I would stay as well….. loved the short time we spent there.
16:09 Blown Away Eileen Cartagen is 20 min from international airport
16:27 QUESO GRANDE Lance We have quite enjoyed rainy season in Costa Rica and Panama. Everything is green, the animals are happy and when it rains everything cools off nicely. Personally I don’t understand “seasonal sailing”. We are currently in the San Blas and it’s perfect!!!!!
17:28 ZORBA- Tomer Hola!

What would you say are recommended as safe marinas in south Costa Rica pacific side for hurricane season 2024?
17:38 ZORBA- Tomer And also....at the northern part of the sea of cortez we found the heat to be too much for us from July to October....

what are the "hard" months of Costa Rica⛵️?
18:13 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Can I ask what the temperatures are there?
18:14 Maison De Sante Costa Rica is out of the hurricane zone. Just lightning and thunder. We summered at marina papagayo and it gets way less rain and lightning/thunder compared to south CR like Golfito. Papagayo marina is so nice and clean and have a good posse discount.
18:14 Maison De Sante Photos
18:16 Maison De Sante Photos
18:41 Susan Crowe Great shots! Are you also sailing in a Lagoon?
18:43 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thank you! Yes, we have a Lagoon 39.
19:52 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Hardest time in Costa Rica will be august-october when the lightning is wild. We had a ton of close calls. There is also papagayo season in northern cr, and then if red tide kicks in it's hard also. There isn't really a season like there is in the sea of Cortez.
20:29 ZORBA- Tomer unsent a message.
20:30 ZORBA- Tomer Not very comforting🤣
Thanks for sharing....it seems like we should quickly cross East to the Caribbean side⛵️
But that wont happen until 2025 probably

2023.10.02 Monday
05:55 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/lightning-density
thanks to @Rob on Avant
08:54 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Truthfully it was worth going through even with the lightning. Costa Rica is beautiful. It's much more about land exploration than boating/water activities, in my opinion. Especially once you get past Bahia Potrero.
09:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.481199637056776,-80.77638745315446
09:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Los Ciriales, Ecuador ⚓️S 01 28.832 W 080 46.693 - 5 meters low tide.
This community is doing some incredible things to preserve their ocean environment. One of the local fishermen shared these videos with us to share with all of you. We had a great stroll on the beach yesterday watching the careened fishing boats being repaired and repainted on the shore. Delicious authentic Ecuatoriano food. Really friendly and helpful people excited to meet us and hear our boat story. They even brought us fresh, gigantic shrimp last night. We really love this place and even more so now seeing how they are making a true effort to care for the ocean.
09:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
09:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
09:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:33 S/VFIN (Susan) Beautiful shots! Thanks Is that a Lagoon you are sailing?
09:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Gracias! Yes, we have a Lagoon 39
09:39 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks🙏
09:39 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks🙏
12:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Sarama-Mike & Kelly to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:01 Captain Dietmar
333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.940224,-82.455078
16:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kathleen-Rob+Karen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:58 Kathleen-Rob+Karen Kathleen-Rob+Karen joined the group.
17:01 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Welcome SV Kathleen! You’ve gone many miles since you left Vista Mar Marina. Walt & I need to catch up with you ⛵️😎⛵️🇵🇦
17:59 Bob Ritner Does anyone have an agent that they can recommend in Mexico to get a TIP extended or canceled? After 2 unsuccessful trips to Ensenada to try to get this done before the existing one expires at the end of the month I am still hitting roadblocks. The issue is that The TIP, which I applied for on line almost 10 years ago does not list my middle name, or Jr as on my passport because the website back then had severe input limitations. Alondra, with Baja connections, who has been recommended before, is hitting the same roadblocks. I will be eventually be returning to California via Mexico and will have major issues if the TIP expires!

18:03 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Have you tried canceling and then get a new one with the full name
18:09 ZORBA- Tomer +52 646 121 8494
Michel agilera (BC)(Ensenada)
She is very expensive, but very efficient....
18:24 Maison De Sante Try what Walt says and just cancel.. then get a new one with your corrected name.

The previous owner of our boat didn’t cancel an old TIP so we drove/walked across the border to cancel the old and then after get a new one in our name.

An agent quoted us $600USD for a TIP issue fyi
18:29 Bob Ritner Thanks Walt, yes, tried canceling and tried extending but both a no go with the name issue.
18:30 Bob Ritner Thanks, I will try this agent and see what they say.
18:31 Pause Larry & Beth If San Diego is an option, Wenthur Law Group specializes in TIPs, reasonable pricing and very good
18:34 Bob Ritner Thanks, will contact them as well and see what they say!
18:35 ZORBA- Tomer +1
Talk to Cris
18:38 🦜Maison de Sante When I first got my TIP, I drove over to Otay and the person who processed it made a huge mistake and I after having gone back to the US I had to return same-day so he wouldn’t get in trouble, which I did. I still have his what’s app and he’s done favors for me with my truck TIP. I can reach out and see if he still works for the Banjercito. If I can get him to help, can you make a trip down to Otay?
18:38 Bob Ritner Yes, absolutely!
18:39 🦜Maison de Sante Ok, I’ll reach out
18:42 Bob Ritner Thank you!
18:43 Kathleen-Rob+Karen I hope it helps. I was checking out from Mexico with a commercial
20:58 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We used Michelle last year and she was great.
21:22 S/VFIN (Susan) We (FIN) in San Diego bought a boat with an old TIP ( no info from seller) which we had to cancel and get a new one. We used a guy in Ensenada and he cancelled the old one and got us a new TIP. Mario Herrera at Niza Marine: +52 646 174 2422; 1 619 780 9622; 52 646 119 1591. Took a few weeks. Mario@Nizamarine.com
21:24 S/VFIN (Susan) Where to buy courtesy flags for Central America? WE ARE Still in USA
21:36 Tidings Of Joy- Joy We got ours from Seabreeze book store in San Diego. Also king of flags has them too
21:36 S/VFIN (Susan) Ok perfect thanks
21:42 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Mexico Marine in La Cruz has them plus Amazon or yacht flags.
https://yachtflags.com/
21:43 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks
21:44 🦜Maison de Sante Amazon
21:45 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena ☝️☝️☝️👍
21:55 Captain Dietmar As we are getting close to casting off in a few weeks, your thoughts may drift toward the journey ahead; a journey not for the timid, a test for even the most seasoned among us.
Our focus has and always will be on your benefits in taking part in the Panama Posse and share a few words before we cast off.
Leading the Panama Posse is not just a title or a task; it's a deep-seated responsibility I feel toward each one of you. We're not just weekend warriors looking for a leisurely sail; we are adventurers who dare to put our own yachts, our own investments, on the line in the quest for something greater.
This community of yacht owners who understand that this rally is more than just another post; it's a collection of experiences that will challenge us to our core.
We have solicited and received help from the Ocean Posse council and wish to say thanks to 3 team members who help kept the organization from running aground.

Let me introduce
Isabela, who's has agreed to help us expand the relationships with marinas, with her background in the marine industry, she knows cruisers all too well and know the realities on the ground.
Maurisa, THE editor of the fleet updates who sails amongst us and feels the trials and tribulations of balancing live, family, adventure and storytelling from her unique perspective.|
Nicole, a Panama Posse veteran. Her joy and genuine caring helps with the onboarding of new participants - so that the spirit stays true, fresh, on course and pet friendly.

As the Posse continues to evolve, we seek to improve from within – if you got an idea, or way to make us better let us know or better yet – make it so.

All of us are setting sail for waters that promise beauty but don't shy away from teaching us lessons. Engine and equipment issues, navigational challenges, difficult officials and yes, even the odd squall and lighting, are part and parcel of what we're signing up for. And that's the point, isn’t it? We willingly invest our time, resources, and our yachts because the payoff goes beyond marina discounts or the up-to-date information and time savings. It’s about living our aquatic life on our terms and testing our tenacity against what the sea decides to throw at us.

The real essence of the Posse is the collective grit and resilience we bring. In essence, it's the unspoken pact between us, yacht owners and skippers, that makes the Panama Posse what it is; —a proving ground for skills and a forge for genuine friendships. It's the assurance that when we set our course and brave the elements, we don't just risk our vessels; we also put faith in each other.
So, here’s to the challenges and unpredictability that make this rally more than a trip but a life experience. Here's to you, the rare and brave souls who don't just dream but dare to chart a course toward the unknown.

Let's hoist these burgees and take on this adventure, knowing whatever comes our way, we've got a fleet of like-minded explorers ready to tackle it together.

Onward !

Captain Dietmar

22:00 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Well said 👍
22:00 ZORBA- Tomer +1
22:01 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Thank you for all you and you team do! Fair winds everybody!
23:19 Courage ⛵️ John Captain, so much of what you wrote is what we feel, what we want to experience, what we are learning, and what we hope. Thank you for putting words to our thoughts. Kristine and I have already been tested and humbled, for example by an engine that can express sickness but doesn’t have words to tell us what’s wrong, and it’s only been a month since we cast off! Thank you for all of what the posse is and does. We feel blessed to share the journey.
23:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Wonderful words!

2023.10.03 Tuesday
06:41 FREEDOM - Sheri The challenges provide growth and the instant camaraderie with the group is humbling. I saw us embark on a “once in a lifetime delivery and adventure”. Now I can’t wait to have the time and ability to do more. The amount of unknown challenges/repairs along the way made us stronger in our ability to adapt. We could not have done it without the Posse!
10:54 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis As I sit here in the boat yard, trying to get ready for this adventure, with new problems popping up before the old problems even get fixed, watching my lifesavings/retirement fund drain by the bucket, even worse, watching time slip away from me like a whisper, and feeling very depressed, your words gave me a new life and a bright outlook for why I’m doing this. Push on I say. Because come hell or Highwater, this is what the universe is telling me I must do and to do it with open arms, and a loving heart.

Thank you Captain for reminding me of that. It was desperately needed.
11:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Back in Barra waiting for everyone! Where’s the party ? We did find the nfl game in English so all good, see everyone soon.
11:17 Captain Dietmar did you get your burgee from secundino yet
We need a first hoist pic !
11:22 Maison De Sante FYI- expected protests in Panama City, Panama this week! Avoid Panama City if possible.

https://pa.usembassy.gov/demonstration-alert-u-s-embassy-panama-city-panama-3/
15:17 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
15:18 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
15:18 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Now flying in Barra de Navidad aboard the MV DeltaSwizzler
15:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler According to Dino in the marina is full, he might have a lot of reservations, but right now there are over 50 empty slips.
16:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
16:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
17:15 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hang in there! It’s definitely a process.

2023.10.04 Wednesday
05:44 Captain Dietmar Dino will be at the kick off event in San Diego so he can help everyone get a slip ....
07:23 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim We are having a difficult time finding liability only insurance south of Mexico. I know this is a common question in the chat, is there a resource section or contact list of insurance contacts?
09:14 Maison De Sante Photos
09:15 Maison De Sante After complete a border run this morning I can now confirm that Costa Rica now allows visitors for 180 days vs previous 90
09:30 Captain Dietmar yeah
09:30 Captain Dietmar we found liability insurance in CR and Panama
they are listed under
https://panamaposse.com/insurance
10:26 🦜Maison de Sante They just offered me liability today and will probably take it.

After getting my new terms from Concept with their re-insurer Texas Insurance, I’m not allowed to go to Colombia, deductible higher, and premium now 65% increase as compared to what I paid in 2019. 15% increase over last year. I think I’m finally dropping full coverage and just going with liability.
10:26 🦜Maison de Sante Our boat will also have its 50th birthday next May ;)
11:24 BRIGADOON 3 Just wondering if it is possible to have the new burgee sent to Coral Marina?
11:40 Salacia / Peter Just got off the phone with ETrade bank. Fraud alert: a company is fraudulently charging many different cards through Square. For me the charges showed up as “PAG*” something. Check your credit cards, and watch out for fraud alerts from your CC company.
11:40 Salacia / Peter Also be prepared for your card to be canceled and replaced.
12:30 Captain Dietmar yes via DHL subject to clearing fees and customs
or you can pick it up from San Diego starting in 2 1/2 weeks for free
13:23 QUESO GRANDE Lance Cayos Holandeses
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.584089,-78.684206
13:29 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Thank you!! (happy face)
14:08 BRIGADOON 3 Thank you Dietmar. We will be one month at Coral Marina starting October 15 and are going to try and make it to the Sam Diego event.
14:36 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Who is "they"?
14:52 🦜Maison de Sante The folks that dietmar referred on the website out of Panama. Priscilla McLeod Sosa pmaseguros.com
19:07 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Muchas gracias amigo! Our thoughts are indeed shifting towards our journey ahead and your words are apropos. It is all about the adventure for us and the next season will, no doubt, be challenging, inspiring and fun. We hope our paths cross with like-minded adventurers and Posse members. Thanks for everything my friend! Lucky & Lisa
19:28 Captain Dietmar yeah
19:31 Captain Dietmar How full is Marina Coral btw ?
23:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ah. I’ve received a quote for liability only as well. She’s competitive for full coverage as well (though requires a survey in Panama).

2023.10.05 Thursday
11:45 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Av. Malecón 798, Salinas, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-2.203242442568548,-80.96223316130994
11:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Salinas, Ecuador⚓️S 02 12.201 W 080 58.232 (3.5 meters low tide)
We had a very good 53 nautical miles passage from Los Ciriales to Salinas, our zarpe final destination ($5.16 to check in and very simple this time now that we know the system). We had another great whale experience coming down. Salinas’ nickname is Little Miami and it’s very active and fun with a beautiful beach. Lots of jet ski action though so we have set up some protection lines and will use some of your suggestions if necessary. Great beach day, we arrived by paddle boards and rented an umbrella and two chairs for $5 all day. Fresh crab, liter size cocktails and lovely sunsets. We like Salinas a lot, great protection from waves so feels like a lake and easy shore landing. Lots of space to anchor in sand and right in front of the Capitanía pier. Cheers!
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12:19 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Do you guys have a blog?
12:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole No, we’re too “distracted” to keep a blog. But post on Facebook and Instagram.
13:23 Rob on Avant Probably just as well. It would read like a death march diary. ;)
14:21 Michael (Fin) Michael (Fin) joined the group.
14:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sounds like you guys need to start a YouTube channel! (moon wink)
14:59 C-YA. Glenn You tube is a full time job. Yuk
15:05 Raaja Skip Wren Evan @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole just curious, did you decide not to go into Puerto Lucia for some reason?

It's been awhile since I've been there. But I think I remember a restaurant called Amazon on the malecón in Salinas that I liked. Nice atmosphere (if it is still there).
15:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Hopefully this info helps gives you an idea of cruising in Ecuador. We are so happy we spent hurricane season here (no lightening) navigating and lots of land travel in South America. We are thinking about sailing back to Panama in December and returning to Ecuador in late April again.
15:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We checked out Puerto Lucia in person and found for the catamarans no electricity connection, had to use long lines to concrete wall with no cleats on the docks. It seemed a bit worn. The Yacht Club is very expensive here in Salinas. I’ll look for the form to share the pricing.
16:27 Mocean Sickness Jim Mocean Sickness Jim invited MOcean Sickness Lyn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:28 MOcean Sickness Lyn MOcean Sickness Lyn joined the group.
16:31 Captain Dietmar
1102 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.51196,-82.577304
16:53 SUNDOWNER Jeff We will be headed south from San Diego in November. We would like to travel light, so we are weighing full fuel up in San Diego vs. top off in Ensenada. Any recommendations?
17:00 Remedy-Karl Nothing specific from me, but personal preference that we always try to have more fuel than less. I would personally go light with other things before fuel.
17:09 Raaja Skip Wren Evan unsent a message.
17:12 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Whether you top up in SD or not. You should definitely top up or re-top up in Ensenada. Leave Ensenada with full tanks. That just gives you more options further down into México. Just my $0.02!
17:12 Mocean Sickness Jim @BRIGADOON 3 @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole @SUNDOWNER Jeff @SUNDOWNER Jeff we plan on topping of in Ensenada
17:13 Tidings Of Joy- Joy This has all been great info. We’re still trying what to do with ourselves after we get to Panama party in may. Thanks:)
17:13 S/VFIN (Susan) We left last year from San Diego and filled up in San Diego because it wasnt easily available at Naval or Cruisport. There were delivery fees for truck deliveries in Cruisport
17:14 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Marina Coral has a fuel dock.
17:17 Mocean Sickness Jim We’re staying at Marina Coral 3 days - fuel and installing starlink
17:42 KOSMOS Eric & C & K At Marina Coral I recall that if you stay at least 1 night you get a small break on the fuel cost. Marina Coral has a Mexico check-in option, including a shuttle ride to the port captain office area. They have some template forms you fill in ahead of time that helps ensure the check-in goes smoothly, and a staff member will be there with you through the steps at the port captain office. If I recall it is $50. You can certainly check-in without paying for their help. We found it helpful, in particular because we had an issue with an expired TIP.
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17:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Here is the quote we got from Puerto Lucia Marina Ecuador.
17:56 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Wow! They have definitely raised their prices!
18:00 DoTheThing-M&F I would love to know if you would be eager to sail south one day… we are thinking about this eventually…
18:03 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Has anyone purchased in Panama or had shipped to Panama solar panels. We want to add a couple of 150-200 watt panels to our existing solar setup. I’d like to know what our options are.
18:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re definitely curious about Peru and Chile but JP’s ultimate goal is to cross the Pacific from Ecuador.
18:12 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Roz. are you still in Vista Mar?
18:17 DoTheThing-M&F This is also François’ goal but going down to Patagonia before would be awesome… if winds and current would be favorable.
18:32 S/VFIN (Susan) @Raaja Skip Wren Evan yes Coral was full last yesr
18:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle There are a wide variety of solar panel sizes available here in bocas at the marine store.
18:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
CM4G+468, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.40429,-82.324893
18:48 🦜Maison de Sante 10% discount for the posse. They ship internationally and can quote.

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18:51 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Having first hand experience with Peruvian customs, SUNAT, my short answer is avoid Peru by boat. Leave your boat in Ecuador and travel by land or air if you want to see Peru. Lima/Callao are great cities especially in the Miraflores area. So much to see and do. The first church in the Americas is in Lima. The old Officers club in Callao. The flea markets are 10 blocks in both directions!

Entering Peru by boat is not too bad, lots of paperwork. But leaving has been a major problem with many boaters. My boat was seized by armed guards because I left 4 hours after my exit permit expired (you have 30 days to leave after you successfully complete a mountain of paperwork). It took me 30 days to get my boat back. There were three other boats in the same harbor (Ancon) that had been seized over three years! The owners were not allowed on their boats and so they were not maintained. They were covered in bird guano, sails ripped to shreds, etc. I talked to one of these owners and the reason he got seized was because he properly left Lima and has headed for Ecuador when his motor failed so he pulled into Ancon - ostensibly "illegally".

I've also dealt with SUNAT on a commercial level. I was trying to bring in large dredging barges and pipe laying barges from other countries but no one wanted to send their equipment to Peru for fear of not getting them back.

And, if that is not enough, Peru's government is in turmoil with many protests in the streets. The Peruvian government has recently shut down all highways nationwide to try and quell the protests.

If you do decide to go to Peru, do your research, check with your state department and make sure your t's are crossed and your i's dotted!
18:55 Rob on Avant I have never heard of anyone having a positive experience in Peru aboard a boat.
19:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Much appreciated first hand insights. Wow. We are planning to leave the boat in Puerto Amistad, Ecuador again and land travel Chile. We explored Peru and Colombia by land this year. We are very happy with our experience in the marina and being able to sail year round has been so wonderful.
20:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Walt, the boat is. We will be there the end of the month
20:28 SUNDOWNER Jeff I may not have been clear in my question. We will definitely be topping off in Ensenada. We currently have enough fuel to go from San Diego to Ensenada. Was just looking for information on ease of access, cost, quality etc. Thank you all for your input.
20:29 C-YA. Glenn I am Vote for fuel in Mag Bay near the fish camp. Panga comes up and deliveries. Filled my main and 6 Jerry cans cleanest fuel ever
20:31 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thanks
20:34 C-YA. Glenn He services all the deep sea fishing boats that come in for the night
21:02 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Ah! Sorry, Jeff! Yes. Fuel is easy at marina Coral. See Foto. He's been managing the marina for as long as I can remember. His fuel dock is easy to to, although there is a boulder on the bottom that deep keel boats need to lookout for at low tides. You should be ok at any tide. Also, marina Coral can get quite surgy (is that a word?) so you may need extra dock lines and fenders.oh, and his fuel prices are always fair (market driven of course), but he doesn't play games with fuel prices or quantities unlike some suppliers further south.
21:04 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Sorry. Not Foto! The marina manager is Fito! Great guy - super friendly to boaters.
21:08 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thanks again to all.

2023.09.28 Thursday
16:00 Voyager - Ed & Liz Trying to reach Deko Marine. The 619.517-0700 number fails 🙁
16:01 Raaja Skip Wren Evan It's 571, not 517
16:02 ZORBA- Tomer +16195710700
17:25 OZ  Steve & Susan Thank you!
18:23 🦜Maison de Sante Which yard are you considering? We may haul out there too. I need to soda blast the bottom and redo the barrier coat.
19:05 OZ  Steve & Susan Portobello, I’ll keep you posted 👍
2023.09.29 Friday
14:19 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Ramble on Rose would like to pick up our burgee at Buenaventura in Panama unless there is a possibility of getting it at Vista Mar. We will be there starting Nov 1
16:11 DawnPatrol LaneyMark West marine pro report: We ordered 7 cans of bottom paint for a up coming haul out. We were thrilled to save $25 per can off from our usual supplier Fisheries supply and almost $300 per can off from what you can buy here in Banderas bay. What arrived to Deko Marine, our customs agent were 4 intact cans but 3 broken cans. After 2 weeks, 6-7 phone calls and paying to deliver the broken cans back to west marine I finally received a refund. The last person I talked to made it happen in just a few minutes!! Shout out to Dan on SV Long Winded, another Panama Posse boat who gave me the name of a person who gets things done!! Would I use West Marine Pro again? Yes. Would I ship bottom paint again, probably not! ( still waiting to receive them from Deko, hoping he packages them better!)
17:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Good luck Laney 🤞
17:20 Maison De Sante Deko Marine (Carlos) did an excellent job shipping down a very large solar panel for us without damage 😮‍💨 from USA to PV. Fingers crossed 🤞 for your bottom paint
17:33 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T @Captain Dietmar Are you shipping burgees to Canada, too?
17:45 OZ  Steve & Susan Thanks again. Jose has been very responsive. 🍻
18:13 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
18:14 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Mark fixing something, again on SV Dawn Patrol!
18:24 ZORBA- Tomer We have all been there🤣
19:18 Maison De Sante Great submission for the Boat Yoga award
19:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.9411532804378695,-80.71793231189318
20:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Anchored in Manta, Ecuador for two nights. Very calm even with strong wind. Great provisioning and hardware store, plus delicious beach restaurants and bars. Water taxi to take us to the public dock. We got the sign so we celebrated Oktoberfest today before sailing down the coast tomorrow morning.
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23:06 Captain Dietmar yes as long as you are willing to pay for tracked shipping and customs
2023.09.30 Saturday
16:25 S/VFIN (Susan) S/VFIN (Susan) joined the group.
17:51 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone have any tips or feedback for self-checking out of Panama at Puerto Obaldia? PP website says, Immigration; Customs; Port Captain, but not clear regarding exit fees. Thanks 🙏
19:27 Captain Dietmar this is an election year in Panama expect surprise fees from portcaptains and immigration officials
please inform us of your finding
20:09 Blown Away Eileen In June we paid $30. A few weeks later friends paid $12 with same size boat. Oh
2023.10.01 Sunday
05:13 Aegis, Mary/Ian Puerto Obaldia. At the head of the inner most pier is the police. You must go there first. Then customs and immigration, then port captain and then back to the police to sign out. If leaving Panama you need to be very clear with the police that you are departing Panama otherwise they will insist on an onboard inspection. It was an easy process. All the officials were nice.
07:32 Blown Away Eileen We did not go to the police at all. We went to the customs guy and then por captain. We never had an issue.
08:12 OZ  Steve & Susan Thank you 🙏
10:15 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone know anything about getting rigging re-done in Cartagena?
11:19 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sunday morning leak mission, including the displacement of cargo to get down in there.
11:26 Island Bound Melissa Island Bound Melissa joined the group.
13:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Unexpectedly, we could sail close hauled after Cabo San Lorenzo on our way from Manta to Los Ciriales. Smack onto our destination point, no degree to spare. With wind up to 19knots and one reef on the main. Sailing south along the coast of Ecuador has beautiful surprises. We saw lots of whales still this late in the season. We were welcomed back by the local fishermen in Los Ciriales and fully enjoyed a lovely sunset after 47 nautical miles.
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14:12 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Can I please get some recommendations for next summer moorage on the Atlantic side of the canal, south of the hurricane belt? Nice clean safe marina in a town/city with an international airport and good amenities.
14:22 Aegis, Mary/Ian I am probably in the minority in saying that Panama was not our ideal place. Colombia on the other hand was awesome. Club de Pesca in Cartagena was great. Superb staff. Some floating docks. Close to everything. And very affordable. Santa Marta was also really nice but pricey. Again 1st class staff, close to everything and very nice facilities. The weather is really nice in Colombia. We experienced a lot less rain and a lot less lightning.
14:23 Aegis, Mary/Ian There are about 6 chandleries in close proximity to Club de Pesca.
14:49 DawnPatrol LaneyMark How hot is it in the summer? Here in Mexico if has been pretty miserable to do anything outside. We have heard it’s better in Panama and Columbia?
15:08 Aegis, Mary/Ian I don’t think its better down here. Its very hot and humid. I would say it was similar to PV.
15:25 Captain Dietmar can you define proximity to the intl airport portion in 🇵🇦 ?
we absolutely love marina buenaventura but it's far from the airport ... very save inside a high end country club .. but not in a city ( bus ride or 100 usd to the airport ) and no surge on tbe pac side though
15:46 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena That’s where I would stay as well….. loved the short time we spent there.
18:09 Blown Away Eileen Cartagen is 20 min from international airport
18:27 QUESO GRANDE Lance We have quite enjoyed rainy season in Costa Rica and Panama. Everything is green, the animals are happy and when it rains everything cools off nicely. Personally I don’t understand “seasonal sailing”. We are currently in the San Blas and it’s perfect!!!!!
19:28 ZORBA- Tomer Hola!

What would you say are recommended as safe marinas in south Costa Rica pacific side for hurricane season 2024?
19:38 ZORBA- Tomer And also....at the northern part of the sea of cortez we found the heat to be too much for us from July to October....

what are the "hard" months of Costa Rica⛵️?
20:13 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Can I ask what the temperatures are there?
20:14 Maison De Sante Costa Rica is out of the hurricane zone. Just lightning and thunder. We summered at marina papagayo and it gets way less rain and lightning/thunder compared to south CR like Golfito. Papagayo marina is so nice and clean and have a good posse discount.
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20:41 S/VFIN (Susan) Great shots! Are you also sailing in a Lagoon?
20:43 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thank you! Yes, we have a Lagoon 39.
21:52 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Hardest time in Costa Rica will be august-october when the lightning is wild. We had a ton of close calls. There is also papagayo season in northern cr, and then if red tide kicks in it's hard also. There isn't really a season like there is in the sea of Cortez.
22:29 ZORBA- Tomer unsent a message.
22:30 ZORBA- Tomer Not very comforting🤣
Thanks for sharing....it seems like we should quickly cross East to the Caribbean side⛵️
But that wont happen until 2025 probably

2023.10.03 Tuesday
06:41 FREEDOM - Sheri The challenges provide growth and the instant camaraderie with the group is humbling. I saw us embark on a “once in a lifetime delivery and adventure”. Now I can’t wait to have the time and ability to do more. The amount of unknown challenges/repairs along the way made us stronger in our ability to adapt. We could not have done it without the Posse!
10:54 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis As I sit here in the boat yard, trying to get ready for this adventure, with new problems popping up before the old problems even get fixed, watching my lifesavings/retirement fund drain by the bucket, even worse, watching time slip away from me like a whisper, and feeling very depressed, your words gave me a new life and a bright outlook for why I’m doing this. Push on I say. Because come hell or Highwater, this is what the universe is telling me I must do and to do it with open arms, and a loving heart.

Thank you Captain for reminding me of that. It was desperately needed.
11:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Back in Barra waiting for everyone! Where’s the party ? We did find the nfl game in English so all good, see everyone soon.
11:17 Captain Dietmar did you get your burgee from secundino yet
We need a first hoist pic !
11:22 Maison De Sante FYI- expected protests in Panama City, Panama this week! Avoid Panama City if possible.

https://pa.usembassy.gov/demonstration-alert-u-s-embassy-panama-city-panama-3/
15:17 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
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15:18 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Now flying in Barra de Navidad aboard the MV DeltaSwizzler
15:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler According to Dino in the marina is full, he might have a lot of reservations, but right now there are over 50 empty slips.
16:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
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17:15 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hang in there! It’s definitely a process.

2023.10.04 Wednesday
05:44 Captain Dietmar Dino will be at the kick off event in San Diego so he can help everyone get a slip ....
07:23 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim We are having a difficult time finding liability only insurance south of Mexico. I know this is a common question in the chat, is there a resource section or contact list of insurance contacts?
09:14 Maison De Sante Photos
09:15 Maison De Sante After complete a border run this morning I can now confirm that Costa Rica now allows visitors for 180 days vs previous 90
09:30 Captain Dietmar yeah
09:30 Captain Dietmar we found liability insurance in CR and Panama
they are listed under
https://panamaposse.com/insurance
10:26 🦜Maison de Sante They just offered me liability today and will probably take it.

After getting my new terms from Concept with their re-insurer Texas Insurance, I’m not allowed to go to Colombia, deductible higher, and premium now 65% increase as compared to what I paid in 2019. 15% increase over last year. I think I’m finally dropping full coverage and just going with liability.
10:26 🦜Maison de Sante Our boat will also have its 50th birthday next May ;)
11:24 BRIGADOON 3 Just wondering if it is possible to have the new burgee sent to Coral Marina?
11:40 Salacia / Peter Just got off the phone with ETrade bank. Fraud alert: a company is fraudulently charging many different cards through Square. For me the charges showed up as “PAG*” something. Check your credit cards, and watch out for fraud alerts from your CC company.
11:40 Salacia / Peter Also be prepared for your card to be canceled and replaced.
12:30 Captain Dietmar yes via DHL subject to clearing fees and customs
or you can pick it up from San Diego starting in 2 1/2 weeks for free
13:23 QUESO GRANDE Lance Cayos Holandeses
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.584089,-78.684206
13:29 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Thank you!! (happy face)
14:08 BRIGADOON 3 Thank you Dietmar. We will be one month at Coral Marina starting October 15 and are going to try and make it to the Sam Diego event.
14:36 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Who is "they"?
14:52 🦜Maison de Sante The folks that dietmar referred on the website out of Panama. Priscilla McLeod Sosa pmaseguros.com
19:07 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Muchas gracias amigo! Our thoughts are indeed shifting towards our journey ahead and your words are apropos. It is all about the adventure for us and the next season will, no doubt, be challenging, inspiring and fun. We hope our paths cross with like-minded adventurers and Posse members. Thanks for everything my friend! Lucky & Lisa
19:28 Captain Dietmar yeah
19:31 Captain Dietmar How full is Marina Coral btw ?
23:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ah. I’ve received a quote for liability only as well. She’s competitive for full coverage as well (though requires a survey in Panama).

2023.10.05 Thursday
11:45 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Av. Malecón 798, Salinas, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-2.203242442568548,-80.96223316130994
11:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Salinas, Ecuador⚓️S 02 12.201 W 080 58.232 (3.5 meters low tide)
We had a very good 53 nautical miles passage from Los Ciriales to Salinas, our zarpe final destination ($5.16 to check in and very simple this time now that we know the system). We had another great whale experience coming down. Salinas’ nickname is Little Miami and it’s very active and fun with a beautiful beach. Lots of jet ski action though so we have set up some protection lines and will use some of your suggestions if necessary. Great beach day, we arrived by paddle boards and rented an umbrella and two chairs for $5 all day. Fresh crab, liter size cocktails and lovely sunsets. We like Salinas a lot, great protection from waves so feels like a lake and easy shore landing. Lots of space to anchor in sand and right in front of the Capitanía pier. Cheers!
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12:19 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Do you guys have a blog?
12:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole No, we’re too “distracted” to keep a blog. But post on Facebook and Instagram.
13:23 Rob on Avant Probably just as well. It would read like a death march diary. ;)
14:21 Michael (Fin) Michael (Fin) joined the group.
14:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sounds like you guys need to start a YouTube channel! (moon wink)
14:59 C-YA. Glenn You tube is a full time job. Yuk
15:05 Raaja Skip Wren Evan @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole just curious, did you decide not to go into Puerto Lucia for some reason?

It's been awhile since I've been there. But I think I remember a restaurant called Amazon on the malecón in Salinas that I liked. Nice atmosphere (if it is still there).
15:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Hopefully this info helps gives you an idea of cruising in Ecuador. We are so happy we spent hurricane season here (no lightening) navigating and lots of land travel in South America. We are thinking about sailing back to Panama in December and returning to Ecuador in late April again.
15:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We checked out Puerto Lucia in person and found for the catamarans no electricity connection, had to use long lines to concrete wall with no cleats on the docks. It seemed a bit worn. The Yacht Club is very expensive here in Salinas. I’ll look for the form to share the pricing.
16:27 Mocean Sickness Jim Mocean Sickness Jim invited MOcean Sickness Lyn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:28 MOcean Sickness Lyn MOcean Sickness Lyn joined the group.
16:31 Captain Dietmar
1102 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.51196,-82.577304
16:53 SUNDOWNER Jeff We will be headed south from San Diego in November. We would like to travel light, so we are weighing full fuel up in San Diego vs. top off in Ensenada. Any recommendations?
17:00 Remedy-Karl Nothing specific from me, but personal preference that we always try to have more fuel than less. I would personally go light with other things before fuel.
17:09 Raaja Skip Wren Evan unsent a message.
17:12 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Whether you top up in SD or not. You should definitely top up or re-top up in Ensenada. Leave Ensenada with full tanks. That just gives you more options further down into México. Just my $0.02!
17:12 Mocean Sickness Jim @BRIGADOON 3 @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole @SUNDOWNER Jeff @SUNDOWNER Jeff we plan on topping of in Ensenada
17:13 Tidings Of Joy- Joy This has all been great info. We’re still trying what to do with ourselves after we get to Panama party in may. Thanks:)
17:13 S/VFIN (Susan) We left last year from San Diego and filled up in San Diego because it wasnt easily available at Naval or Cruisport. There were delivery fees for truck deliveries in Cruisport
17:14 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Marina Coral has a fuel dock.
17:17 Mocean Sickness Jim We’re staying at Marina Coral 3 days - fuel and installing starlink
17:42 KOSMOS Eric & C & K At Marina Coral I recall that if you stay at least 1 night you get a small break on the fuel cost. Marina Coral has a Mexico check-in option, including a shuttle ride to the port captain office area. They have some template forms you fill in ahead of time that helps ensure the check-in goes smoothly, and a staff member will be there with you through the steps at the port captain office. If I recall it is $50. You can certainly check-in without paying for their help. We found it helpful, in particular because we had an issue with an expired TIP.
17:43 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Here is the quote we got from Puerto Lucia Marina Ecuador.
17:56 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Wow! They have definitely raised their prices!
18:00 DoTheThing-M&F I would love to know if you would be eager to sail south one day… we are thinking about this eventually…
18:03 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Has anyone purchased in Panama or had shipped to Panama solar panels. We want to add a couple of 150-200 watt panels to our existing solar setup. I’d like to know what our options are.
18:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re definitely curious about Peru and Chile but JP’s ultimate goal is to cross the Pacific from Ecuador.
18:12 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Roz. are you still in Vista Mar?
18:17 DoTheThing-M&F This is also François’ goal but going down to Patagonia before would be awesome… if winds and current would be favorable.
18:32 S/VFIN (Susan) @Raaja Skip Wren Evan yes Coral was full last yesr
18:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle There are a wide variety of solar panel sizes available here in bocas at the marine store.
18:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
CM4G+468, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.40429,-82.324893
18:48 🦜Maison de Sante 10% discount for the posse. They ship internationally and can quote.

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18:51 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Having first hand experience with Peruvian customs, SUNAT, my short answer is avoid Peru by boat. Leave your boat in Ecuador and travel by land or air if you want to see Peru. Lima/Callao are great cities especially in the Miraflores area. So much to see and do. The first church in the Americas is in Lima. The old Officers club in Callao. The flea markets are 10 blocks in both directions!

Entering Peru by boat is not too bad, lots of paperwork. But leaving has been a major problem with many boaters. My boat was seized by armed guards because I left 4 hours after my exit permit expired (you have 30 days to leave after you successfully complete a mountain of paperwork). It took me 30 days to get my boat back. There were three other boats in the same harbor (Ancon) that had been seized over three years! The owners were not allowed on their boats and so they were not maintained. They were covered in bird guano, sails ripped to shreds, etc. I talked to one of these owners and the reason he got seized was because he properly left Lima and has headed for Ecuador when his motor failed so he pulled into Ancon - ostensibly "illegally".

I've also dealt with SUNAT on a commercial level. I was trying to bring in large dredging barges and pipe laying barges from other countries but no one wanted to send their equipment to Peru for fear of not getting them back.

And, if that is not enough, Peru's government is in turmoil with many protests in the streets. The Peruvian government has recently shut down all highways nationwide to try and quell the protests.

If you do decide to go to Peru, do your research, check with your state department and make sure your t's are crossed and your i's dotted!
18:55 Rob on Avant I have never heard of anyone having a positive experience in Peru aboard a boat.
19:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Much appreciated first hand insights. Wow. We are planning to leave the boat in Puerto Amistad, Ecuador again and land travel Chile. We explored Peru and Colombia by land this year. We are very happy with our experience in the marina and being able to sail year round has been so wonderful.
20:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Walt, the boat is. We will be there the end of the month
20:28 SUNDOWNER Jeff I may not have been clear in my question. We will definitely be topping off in Ensenada. We currently have enough fuel to go from San Diego to Ensenada. Was just looking for information on ease of access, cost, quality etc. Thank you all for your input.
20:29 C-YA. Glenn I am Vote for fuel in Mag Bay near the fish camp. Panga comes up and deliveries. Filled my main and 6 Jerry cans cleanest fuel ever
20:31 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thanks
20:34 C-YA. Glenn He services all the deep sea fishing boats that come in for the night
21:02 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Ah! Sorry, Jeff! Yes. Fuel is easy at marina Coral. See Foto. He's been managing the marina for as long as I can remember. His fuel dock is easy to to, although there is a boulder on the bottom that deep keel boats need to lookout for at low tides. You should be ok at any tide. Also, marina Coral can get quite surgy (is that a word?) so you may need extra dock lines and fenders.oh, and his fuel prices are always fair (market driven of course), but he doesn't play games with fuel prices or quantities unlike some suppliers further south.
21:04 Raaja Skip Wren Evan Sorry. Not Foto! The marina manager is Fito! Great guy - super friendly to boaters.
21:08 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thanks again to all.

2023.10.06 Friday
09:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Occupancy eases off after the Baja Ha Ha boats leave.
10:22 SUNDOWNER Jeff Would you have contact info for Fito?
10:26 Mocean Sickness Jim @SUNDOWNER Jeff Fabiola (Fito)
(646) 175-0050
(866) 302-0066 email fabiola.guerrero@hotelcoral.com
10:27 SUNDOWNER Jeff 👌
13:01 Captain Dietmar
World War II Memorial, 100 W River St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.082852,-81.092165
16:25 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
16:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle If you're in bocas (or anywhere really), I implore you not to buy octopus from locals. They catch them by pouring bleach into the reef under rocks and it kills them. We saw this method used in Canada by the natives in Haida gwaii and it's disgusting. A local here walked past us with a bucket FULL of octopus.
16:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We do our best not to wear sunscreen or dump any traces of chemicals into the sea and these guys are squirting bottles full of bleach right into the coral to catch octopus.
16:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle This means not ordering it at restaurants on the beach, or anywhere. This local was selling his bucket to restaurants on the beach in bocas del Drago.
19:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Atrocious! We’ll totally avoid octopus. Been doing that after seeing My Octopus Teacher anyhow.

2023.10.07 Saturday
12:19 Captain Dietmar
189 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.783678,-77.018614
17:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pitou to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2023.10.08 Sunday
22:46 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
22:48 🦜Maison de Sante Call for help on Facebook if anyone can assist. Seems dire enough to circulate here.
23:39 🦜Maison de Sante Seems like a bunch of folks on f book are jumping to action so hopefully resolved soon. Hard to ignore someone asking for help and saying they’re injured.
23:41 BISOU Robin And Tad There’s the Sea of Cortez fb group
23:47 🦜Maison de Sante That is where I saw it and I think there is enough attention on it now but if anyone is nearby, it sounds like help is warranted.

2023.10.09 Monday

10:37 OZ  Steve & Susan
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.51880289242558,-78.64742394544058
11:12 YO-D-YO Mary
Cto. de Playas 156, Lima 15063, Peru : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-12.152228,-77.025358
11:12 YO-D-YO Mary Land touring in Peru
11:19 TIAMAT Owen
Av. Gran Visión 603, La Quinta, 33200 Creel, Chih., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.75011944979854,-107.6375110119862
11:19 TIAMAT Owen Wrapping up a visit to Copper Canyon. It’s gorgeous up here!
11:25 QUESO GRANDE Lance We went there last January. It was awesome and highly recommend!
14:01 Rob on Avant Plan ahead for the solar eclipse. It will be strong in many posse areas. https://smd-cms.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/5669_2023_annular_eclipse_central_america-1.jpeg
14:46 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Our boat will be in bocas, which would be total, but we will be in Annapolis and see none of it 😭
14:56 Captain Dietmar Photos
15:46 Remedy-Karl See you Thursday!
17:03 SUNDOWNER Lynn Thank you Glenn. Is the fishing near Belcher Bay?
17:30 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle See you Thursday!
18:41 Captain Dietmar yeah
20:44 SUNDOWNER Lynn Sorry, I meant is the fishing village near Belcher Bay?

2023.10.10 Tuesday
08:09 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited MYLA - Julie & John to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:09 MYLA - Julie & John MYLA - Julie & John joined the group.
08:14 MYLA - Julie & John Hello! Sitting here next to Captain Dietmar as he prepares for the Annapolis boat show. We were part of the first posse, 2017-18 heralding from Long Beach, California. We now have our home port in Annapolis. We are planning to head south to the Bahamas soon. Hope we’ll meet some of you along the way.
09:37 Maison De Sante Snap a photo of you all at the posse booth 😊 and share
09:47 Rob on Avant Welcome back!
10:38 FREEDOM - Sheri We plan to be in Abacos November 26-Dec 4
10:44 Celt-Gerry/Angela We will be in Abacos in November
10:51 FREEDOM - Sheri There is a song writers festival the 1st weekend of December. We plan to be there for that.
17:20 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Jeariene and, I are on a Cruise ship (I know...). The first towel animal is a howler monkey.
17:23 Captain Dietmar who's vessel is in PV ?
17:29 🦜Maison de Sante Due West is the only one I can think of
17:32 🦜Maison de Sante Serenity
17:32 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Dawn Patrol, Que Vendra, Tidings if Joy, Serenity, Pasagarda are all in Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta, Banderas Bay mx.
17:33 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hurricane is now a Cat 3. We’re hunkered down and so far all is well.
17:41 Captain Dietmar plesse keep us update
17:41 DoTheThing-M&F We are, in Paradise Village
17:42 🦜Maison de Sante Off-cycle update from NHC now puts it at a c4 with winds up to 140mph
17:43 DoTheThing-M&F Same for us… waiting for the “eye” to pass by. Yep strong winds are expected.
17:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
19:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Lidia’s rolling in. Please keep everyone in Bandaras Bay in your thoughts and prayers!!
19:25 Voyager - Ed & Liz Voyager is berthed in PV / Paradise Village 🙁
19:35 TIAMAT Owen Tiamat is in La Cruz, but we’re up in Los Mochis right now. Dearly hoping all the storm prep we did before leaving pays off…
19:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We definitely plan on making this the last time Serenity is in hurricane zone during hurricane season!
20:01 DoTheThing-M&F Photos
20:03 DoTheThing-M&F From this site, it seems it already touched land a bit south behind the mountain range (🤞)
20:05 BISOU Robin And Tad Hope you guys are safe!
21:00 Long Windid @Voyager - Ed &I Liz
21:00 Long Windid Long Windid is in Paradise Village
21:31 MYLA - Julie & John Our friend’s boat, a cat named Vivacia 2 is in Paradise Village. Hope she’s safe. Hope you all stay safe.
21:33 DawnPatrol LaneyMark @MYLA - Julie & John do you mean Alan and Elizabeth?
21:33 MYLA - Julie & John Yes.
21:45 DawnPatrol LaneyMark They are in the USA now.
21:46 MYLA - Julie & John Yes, should see them in a few days.

2023.10.11 Wednesday
09:05 DoTheThing-M&F Good morning all
So far so good in Paradise Village marina this morning. Every boat seem in good condition. Hope everyone in other PV marinas and La Cruz could say the same.
09:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good morning all good in Barra de Navidad, winds hit around 46 mph and 3.5 inch’s of rain but not damage to any boats or property. Good night for movies and soup.
09:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Videos
09:23 Voyager - Ed & Liz This was the scene for Voyager at Paradise Village last night. Thankful for no damage.
09:28 TIAMAT Owen We ripped out a cleat from the storm surge in La Cruz, but otherwise ok
10:09 Salacia / Peter As I recall, most of the cleats on the dock in La Cruz were already half ripped out when we were there, so it sounds like you did pretty well! 🤣
11:02 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Dawn Patrol safe and sound. Somebody’s boat’s furling Genoa opened up after dark and someone fell in the water trying to help. She is ok though.
11:05 TIAMAT Owen Sadly one of our deck cleats, not on the dock 😰
11:09 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Sorry Owen. Hopefully it’s an easy fix
11:13 TIAMAT Owen Photos
11:15 TIAMAT Owen Any suggestions on temporarily sealing this until I can get the fiberglass repaired? Fill it with 3M 4000? Or epoxy? I don’t want to make the eventual repair impossible by putting the wrong thing on it
11:17 Rob on Avant Nasty owie. Looks like the fastener pulled out. Practical sailor has a few articles on how to size and install backing plates you might want to peruse.
11:18 Rob on Avant If you’re fixing in a week or two, a plastic bag and masking tape will do it. Just about anything else would be problematic for the repair.
11:20 TIAMAT Owen We’re hauling in about a month. I doubt I will be able to get it fixed before that
11:24 Salacia / Peter It looks like there’s a mobile flake on top. I’d look at taping the inside, mixing up some epoxy, coating the edges with thin epoxy, then thicken with colloidal silica, 406/7 or similar, squeeze in enough to fill any gaps, and push the flake down to create a fair surface. Clean up, cover with either peel ply if you have it, or a bit of Saran Wrap, just to smooth the top surface. Once it’s cured, remove the peel ply or Saran Wrap, look at drilling a new hole, and like someone else said, make sure you have a good backing plate. Sealing it up should t take more than an hour or so.
11:25 Rob on Avant Might have to change the masking tape a couple of times then. It’s usually good for a week or so.
11:35 Rob on Avant Based on that failure, I would suggest you revisit the backing plates or lack thereof on all your deck cleats, indeed all your deck hardware.
11:37 TIAMAT Owen Of course these (the midship cleats) are the ones where I can’t easily get to the backing. I know that our forward and aft ones have large backing plates because I can see them
11:39 Rob on Avant Design feature. ;)
11:40 Remedy-Karl Duct tape fixes everything for a while!
11:46 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I was out of coverage so my pictures and notes didn't come through together.

Here is what I said about the towels.

Jeariene and, I are on a Cruise ship (I know...). The first towel animal is a howler monkey.
11:53 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Photos
11:53 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Photos
11:53 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt We got this table number for dinner. You can bet that I'm going to the caps table tonight.
11:55 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt That note was from last night. I'm now broke. So much for an omen.
11:58 Courage ⛵️ John I can’t quite tell from pictures, but it looks like a balsa wood core. Here are my recommendations in order of importance:
1) dry out your core. if you have one, hair dryer or heat gun works well.
2) keep it dry. plenty of suggestions above for temporary sealing materials. key is dry for now.
3) this will likely need core work not just fiberglass/gelcoat, so no sense sealing it before you or someone has proper materials for the core.
4) if inaccessible spot, consider laminating backing plate as part of fiberglass/core work. it will be open then and you will have access to that area.
My two cents, which won’t buy you a cup of coffee
12:41 Salacia / Peter I took a closer look at the photo, and having a balsa cored boat, I’m not going to agree here. 1) the damage is in the hull/deck joint, and there’s never balsa core there, and 2) it looks like fiberglass to me. Balsa core is very very obvious! If you don’t see what is clearly wood there, don’t worry about it. Seal it all back together and use a backing plate when you reattach the deck hardware.
13:39 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:40 Captain Dietmar setting up the booth
38 bottles if rum
tourism belize
please send your sailing friends to meet us VB10
13:41 Captain Dietmar
143 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.977007,-76.486923
14:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz There is a really good fiberglass repair guy at Paradise Village. He did some work for me. Excellent rate and work. I can track down his contact info if interested.
14:38 TIAMAT Owen Can you send it? Wouldn’t hurt
14:38 Voyager - Ed & Liz Will do. I'll track down contact info.
15:00 Rob on Avant https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/hurricane-lidia-ashore-near-puerto-vallarta/
15:08 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
15:10 Photos
17:28 Maison De Sante Photos
17:28 Maison De Sante For those with pets planning on cruising to panama after cruising Costa Rica, the vet’s health certificate needs to be apostilled by the Panamanian embassy in Costa Rica. We can recommend a great vet in San Jose at Sabana and she was able to get this done in one day for us.

18:21 🦜Maison de Sante
C. de la Sabana, Sabana, San José, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.935549456022894,-84.10382062196732
18:21 Cerca Trova-Bruce Mc Garvey's Saloon
8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.978407,-76.487023
18:45 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
2330 State Line Rd, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.0844604287451,-94.60927862673998
20:35 Captain Dietmar Photos
23:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn What dock are you at??
23:14 DawnPatrol LaneyMark D

2023.10.12 Thursday
01:41 Captain Dietmar https://ticotimes.net/2023/10/10/costa-rica-doubles-tourist-visa-to-180-days-boost-for-economy-tourism
10:08 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn That might change our plans!
10:41 DoTheThing-M&F And it is the same for the boat, right? Because few months ago, it was 3 months max or you needed to have a contract with a marina…
10:57 Voyager - Ed & Liz D dock
10:57 Maison De Sante Not sure if the boat is allowed to stay over 3 months unless you have a contract with a marina and you must have an agent to extend. (Dan at marina papagayo is super cool about however long you want to stay within your agent visa). For instance a 6 month extension is about $600usd and a 2 year extension is about $900usd with an agent. You do not have to stay for the entire 6 months or 2 years and Dan will not hold you/your boat accountable for paying marina fees during your extension IF you are not staying at the marina. I hope that makes sense.
10:59 SV Whirlwind My understanding at this time is that when the boat's three months are up, you can get an extension to match your visa. It is all so new so the kinks are getting worked out. Hopefully soon they will issue the same stay length to the boat and the crew.
11:01 DoTheThing-M&F Thank you, I remember we shared new info lately but I didn’t found yet. Waiting the clarification from Marina Papagayo. I’ll share again the info as soon I’ll get it.
11:02 SV Whirlwind Is DoTheThing heading south this season?
11:04 DoTheThing-M&F In summer 2024. That’s the plan.
11:04 SV Whirlwind Attention Fleet (less Delta Swizler :)): does anyone have the new burgee flying yet? Pics please.
11:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We can’t wait for it⛵️
11:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.481325114147256,-80.77646775178681
11:35 Captain Dietmar check with Dan @ marina papagayo
14:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis changed the group's name to "PANAMA POSSE 23-24".
15:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
15:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Burgees acquired in Annapolis! Great to meet Dietmar and drink some rum!
16:30 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
16:30 Cerca Trova-Bruce Nothing but fun!
16:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We left Salinas with a zarpe back to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador for $5.35usd after the long holiday weekend. We saw whales very up close and mamas with their babies, still. (Salinas has lots of blue footed boobys on the buoys) We used the marine reserve mooring ball at Islote de Pelado for the night. ⚓️S 01 56.142’ W 080 47.240’
The sea lions were entertaining and the whales bring their babies there to teach them their best moves. Now anchored in Los Ciriales and received another gift of fresh (still moving) giant shrimp and fish. It’s a special place, again.
18:14 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:17 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:17 Captain Dietmar day 1 (1)
21:06 Maison De Sante
Calle Playa Negra, Limón, Talamanca, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.66670089398486,-82.78336936732512

2023.10.13 Friday
06:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hope - Patrick, Hope-Sandy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:13 Maison De Sante Do you have an Instagram account?
08:22 Cerca Trova-Bruce Yes, but I really don’t use it. Why?
08:28 Maison De Sante To tag you in a post (if that’s ok). I think we need to be friends first though.
08:29 Cerca Trova-Bruce Ok. Try to friend me and I’ll respond. You can do that on Facebook as well. I usually do all my postings on FB and then they are supposed to go to Instagram automatically, but I never look.
08:29 Maison De Sante https://instagram.com/the.ocean.posse?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr
08:30 Maison De Sante https://instagram.com/the.ocean.posse?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr
08:30 Maison De Sante Photos
08:34 Maison De Sante For those with an Instagram account and want an additional way to see/connect with our sponsors, our fleet, and more, please follow the Ocean Posse page. Also please direct message the account indicating you’re a Posse member so we can feature you, your boat, and crew in a post. This is a really nice way to get faces to boat names and get a little background about your journey 💕⛵️ 🛥️
08:49 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
08:49 Cerca Trova-Bruce Day 2 of the boat show!
10:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
10:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn La Cruz marina post storm. We’re lucky in Paradise Village.
10:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Will definitely be on the lookout for floating debris when we head South in two weeks!
16:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited FIDO-Jodi & Steve to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:06 FIDO-Jodi & Steve FIDO-Jodi & Steve joined the group.
16:07 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Hello, we're new to the Fleet (j)(o)(d)(i)& (&) Steve
16:13 FIDO-Jodi & Steve unsent a message.
16:14 FIDO-Jodi & Steve unsent a message.
16:15 FIDO-Jodi & Steve unsent a message.
16:15 FIDO-Jodi & Steve unsent a message.
18:37 🦜Maison de Sante This is Keenan re: the Costa Rica rules. The import permit is not related to anything on your visitor visa. We know the visitor visa just went from 90 to 180 days so I’m just going to speak on the boat part.

When you first arrive, you have to get the three month temporary import permit. It’s free unless you use an agent. We did ours without the agent and it was very easy. Within about 6 weeks of your import permit expiring, you can request an extension. The extended permits require a contract with a marina and they come to the marina to check your engine serial numbers and HIN.

Dan does not require that you honor the contract. If you decide to leave the marina right after the extended permit is issued, he has no problem. I am a big contract guy and do not like signing things obligating me to certain terms so I asked him several times before I moved forward and can confirm he will let you cancel any time. Dan is the man!

You can extend up to two years. There is a Tourist TIP you can get, which we did on a 6 month extension, that allows you to import boat parts duty free. It can take up to a month to get it all coordinated with the aduana so if you want to bring in some expensive boat parts, plan ahead. I know someone that just imported 3 AC units duty free and it was pretty easy other than waiting for the paperwork to be processed.
21:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:51 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista joined the group.
21:53 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Thank you for the “add”. In Aruba now heading west on our 2011 Lagoon 400.
22:14 DoTheThing-M&F Thank you for the clarification. I am planning to return in Costa Rica next year. I also contacted Dan at marina Papagayo. I believe we will make work. Thanks again for the details.
22:18 🦜Maison de Sante When will you arrive in Panama or are you stopping in Colombia?
22:21 🦜Maison de Sante Dan is great! Feel free to DM me if you have any questions in the future. Costa Rica likes to change their policies on a regular basis. Our Posse agent for CR, Ernesto, is very very rapid in his responses too so keep that in mind.

2023.10.14 Saturday
09:39 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Moving to Colombia as soon as items are released from customs here in Aruba. Plan to be in Panama end November-ish.
09:44 OZ  Steve & Susan Maybe we’ll see you in Columbia. Leaving the San Blas for Cartagena in a week or two.
12:11 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:11 Captain Dietmar
144 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.977081,-76.4866
13:39 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Thank you for the detailed information.
14:58 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), 7050 Friendship Rd, Baltimore, MD 21240, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.177699,-76.667388
14:59 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Heading back to Panama city, then bocas to get back on Jubel
16:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:54 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) joined the group.
16:54 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri)
116 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.97754001018412,-76.48625414818525
16:55 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) Hello Bugging Out @ Panama Posse
16:56 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) Photos
16:59 Captain Dietmar bit wet today in Annapolis
17:00 Captain Dietmar Welcome to the panama posse
17:03 🦜Maison de Sante ¡Bienvenidos!
17:06 Maison De Sante Photos
17:07 Maison De Sante Anyone else see the eclipse today? Photo from puerto viejo, Costa Rica
17:08 DoTheThing-M&F Photos
17:09 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Photos
17:10 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Shadow from the eclipse in Aruba! Cheap pinhole in cardboard eclipse viewer 😎
17:10 DoTheThing-M&F Yes we did in Puerto Vallarta! From your picture the sun “croissant” was pretty similar
17:52 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt It should be a perfect one in Vista Mar Marina Panama, but we aren't there
22:34 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Photos
22:36 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Taos New Mexico Eclipse shot from our brother in law 🌙

2023.11.02 Thursday
12:57 Captain Dietmar
Carr. Interamericana 17-8, Villa Carmen, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.79774,-79.869063
12:57 Captain Dietmar First roadclosure due to protests
90 minutes smooth roads from airport towards buenaventura marina
12:57 Rob on Avant Hope you have snacks. Charles from shelter bay was stopped for 4 hours yesterday going shelter bay to Panama City.
12:58 Captain Dietmar apparently heavy rains disperse protests and the assembly is voting on the mining contracts today
13:03 Ho’okipa-Lisa We heard from the policia yesterday that after 2:00pm protests get worse and also the evening.  Driving now is a good idea to get to Buenaventura.  Cosco Viejo totally close last night after 6:00pm.
14:55 Remedy-Karl Right. Done that and it's the same as the instructions above. They added us to the page but it requires a Standard or Professional plan to actually update your position otherwise you're out of luck.
15:20 Captain Dietmar sorry
best we can do
15:20 Perception - Jim
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68500709024208,-114.8799226168735
16:12 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Carteret County, NC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.71502714147663,-76.70829122726592
16:52 OZ  Steve & Susan
Tv. 55 #22-28, Cartagenita, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.38710730212007,-75.51795818582175
17:27 David - SV MOJO David - SV MOJO joined the group.
18:13 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz It took us 8 hours on Tuesday to get to vista mar from PTY
18:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Via taxi (taxi) the going got much easier after about 8pm
18:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.36742417989727,-115.9754036109844
18:41 Captain Dietmar took 5 1/3 hours to fly to Panama
6 1/2 hours to get to the marina
finally back on board
dehumidifier worked !

18:42 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342159,-80.162369
18:43 Maison De Sante Sounds like LA traffic 😂
19:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Diomedea DavidAndrea to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:29 Courage ⛵️ John great safety tip! we have n95 masks on board, but didn’t think to put them there. Now we have.
19:30 Courage ⛵️ John
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68352017460163,-114.888263829457
19:49 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Congrats!!!
22:26 fickle - Ben It’s also supposed to keep the dry chemical powder from the extinguisher out of your lungs. Or so I’m told
22:34 DawnPatrol LaneyMark When you say ‘we’ , is that all of us or you and them? If everyone, do you have a day and time for the zoom call with the canal agents? Thank you!
23:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Green Gulch Rd, Chilcoot, CA 96105, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.64514567530352,-120.0124724300316
23:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena On our way to Divergent in puerto Penasco
23:11 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hey PP! Any recos for crossing into Mexico at Nogales (bound for San Carlos)? We’ve unwrapped most all our boat parts from packaging. But our small SUV is loaded to the headliner with parts, provisions, and some personal items like clothes, toiletries, etc.
23:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
23:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena This is our load😂😂😂😂
23:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We are crossing at Sonota it’s a super laid back crossing
23:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Sonoyta
23:21 VIVA Pierre & Marie Yes Sonoyta is small and laid back, closes at night but a significant detour for you guys. Nogales is big crossing, I have no experience crossing with van and boat parts. Have you considered crossing at Douglas, smaller and more aligned with your general direction of travel.
23:23 Remedy-Natalie We've crossed at Nogales and Lukeville multiple times with tons of items. Even with getting a red light they didn't care. They specifically asked this last crossing if we had guns, drugs or money. They didn't care about anything else. Just look casual, polite, you'll be fine.
23:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We update manually. Our tracks often cross land but there’s better than nothing!
23:41 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I still vote for noforeignland. The App is free, tracking automatic with any GPS enabled phone or tablet, and we can form a PP group. https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/5563321006686208

2023.11.03 Friday
02:03 Diomedea DavidAndrea Diomedea DavidAndrea joined the group.
07:56 OZ  Steve & Susan unsent a message.
07:56 OZ  Steve & Susan @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We use Noforeignland (NFL) too. Stopped using PredictWind once they stopped supporting email updates. We only activate our Iridium for offshore passages; Starlink with NFL is out go-to now.
09:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @OZ  Steve & Susan
09:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff How do you watch nfl on starlink?
10:01 Courage ⛵️ John does anyone have experience with downloadable/printable charts for mexico? Do you have a source or website link?

Short story explaining motivation: our alternator stopped working on a night passage motoring and 12 hours later when I finally tracked down the culprit - corroded voltage sensing wire in our voltage regulator - and got it working again, I realized if I had lost electronic navigation I had no backup charts.
10:06 ZORBA- Tomer Download Navionics to your smartphone/tablet...will be easier to maintain and handle
10:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We run Navionics  and C-MAP on multiple devices for redundancy.
10:06 Remedy-Karl OMG, that is SOOO m much easier! I haven't used my NFL account in a while but was up and going in 3 minutes with only my cell phone and without the extra $220 in PW subscriptions. Thanks for the reminder!
10:15 Remedy-Karl Might I suggest a Panama Posse group on NFL? Nevermind, it's already there, thanks Serenity! I joined.
10:16 OZ  Steve & Susan We watch on our DirectTV account in Seattle using a VPN (PureVPN). For TNF, we use Prime Video with the VPN.
10:32 Rob on Avant 030131Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 772/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
30 FOOT M/V, WHITE AND BLUE HULL,
THREE PERSONS ON BOARD, DISABLED AND ADRIFT
IN 8-22.3N 079-31.6W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT,
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE. REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
10:46 Cariba We had an old expired TIP and the staff at Marina Coral helped us...no agent required
10:50 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
11:15 FREEDOM - Sheri We bought all printed charts in San Diego before we left.
11:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Devouring this awesome playlist while having breakfast in Baños, Ecuador after spending 7 days deep in the Amazon (we went by canoe all the way to the border of Peru) by canoe, another version of boat life🛶.Gracias Dietmar for a new soundtrack to our life with the Panama Posse.
12:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bravest catch? Piranha in Cuyabeno, Ecuador Amazon
12:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:14 C-YA. Glenn @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I have always crossed there early in the morning as they never stopped me and I was fully packed in a mini van.
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Baja haha boat sunk entering Turtle Bay 1 am this morning 🙁.
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:21 Voyager - Ed & Liz Vessel is Boatbumbgal
12:21 Voyager - Ed & Liz 3 souls onboard - all ok.
12:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Hit rocks entering Turtle Bay. They backed off but hole in the hull. She sank. They got in the dinghy to shore
12:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy That’s horrible
12:27 Ho’okipa-Lisa @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole   You two continue to amaze and inspire us!  Keep up your awesomeness!!!
14:13 Captain Dietmar we is all those who are interested
15:01 Rob on Avant Yikes!
https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/fire-destroys-docked-boats-la-paz/
15:02 Rob on Avant 031937Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 777/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
CANCEL NAVAREA XII 772/23 AND THIS MSG, PERSONS RESCUED.
15:25 Bob (Bug Out Boat) How can I pay membership for someone else?
15:26 Bob (Bug Out Boat) They will be transiting from the carribean side to the pacific.
15:26 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Any agents on the carribean side?
15:29 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
15:30 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Here ya go we used Eric
15:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Whoops! (moon excited) That was unintended.

I created "Panama Posse 23-24" group on Noforeignland as a "staging" group to show Dietmar, and only share with other upon receiving his blessings. As he correctly pointed out, PredictWind is an official sponsor of the PP, and they should be given the chance to respond to our grievances regarding using them for tracking. I hadn't intended the NfL group would be promoted and that already six members joined! Apologies to the PP administration and you for the confusion.

I guess that cat's out of the bag, now.  Please do not join the NFL group thinking it's endorsed by PP. This is my private initiative only. I will continue to manually upload positions on PW in support of the "officially sanctioned" PP tracking site. Mark
15:52 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
15:52 Mocean Sickness Jim
Dana Point Pier, Dana Point Harbor Dr, 24200 Dana Point Pier, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.46139363398611,-117.7052337660412
16:06 Rob on Avant All agents do transits either way.
16:34 Captain Dietmar  2 LIVE CALLS WITH PANAMA CANAL AGENTS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

Due to the dynamic changes with the Panama Canal Authority and it's canal policies   these calls will not be recorded or made available afterwards.

*WED NOV 8 @ 10 AM PANAMA TIME ( please check your time zones )*
_*Waypoint Yacht Services / Marcus*_
ZOOM https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=OE9Tc2F4S2tuME10ZnhjTUsxbndyUT09
Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
Passcode: 658130

*FRI NOV 10 @  11 AM PANAMA TIME ( please check your time zones )*
_*Centenario Consulting / Erick*_
ZOOM https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=OE9Tc2F4S2tuME10ZnhjTUsxbndyUT09
Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
Passcode: 658130

These agents will  answer your questions with regards to upcoming transit times schedules wait times and procedures including new processes and fees and discounts for the Panama Posse

16:40 Bob (Bug Out Boat) How do I register someone else and pay for their membership?
17:10 Cerca Trova-Bruce Topsail Beach/ Surf City Line
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.386799,-77.60259
17:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58345868924257,-105.1300610974431
17:21 Captain Dietmar you can sign them up following the https://PanamaPosse.com/sign-up form
but they need to agree to TOS
22:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
770 W Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.18970538678184,-114.0669716522097

2023.11.04 Saturday
11:26 Tidings Of Joy- Joy @Captain Dietmar - Absolutely loving the Latin mix you sent. Captures the vibe down here perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us 😎🏖️🛥️🍹
13:43 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Saturday Zoom somewhere?
13:46 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista “yes first Monday in nov 15.30 utc caribbean & atlantic  16.00 utc pacific “
13:46 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Mondays, yes?
13:55 Remedy-Karl Do we only get one login per boat for Zulip?
14:00 Maison De Sante You can set up a log in per person, up to you
14:52 DawnPatrol LaneyMark @Captain Dietmar can you please explain how the weekly calls work? When do they start, on what platform, time, etc? Thank you
14:55 Cerca Trova-Bruce Great mix. Thanks!
14:56 Cerca Trova-Bruce
5120 Minnesota Dr SE, Southport, NC 28461, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.92633348343233,-78.06177757816677
16:10 Michael (Fin)
16 de Septiembre 27, Marina Nacional, 23950 Bahía Tortugas, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68941718269444,-114.8918381681914
16:12 🦜Maison de Sante @Michael (Fin) - any more details on why the boat that sank was so close to shore?
16:29 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Maison de Sante may have decided on a short cut Woops or 1:30 am crew tired?
17:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Venustiano Carranza 249, Ferrocarrilera, 83555 Puerto Peñasco, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.31180138786596,-113.5418786108494
17:24 Captain Dietmar weekly calls mondays
15.30 utc Caribbean & Atlantic
16.00 utc Pacific
we'll use LINE group calls
when/if you join please mute your mike

you'll get 2 reminders
1 on Sunday
2 ~ 60 minutes before

to find your local time google Utc time or keep a UTC clock on board or your phone

topics
1) emergencies or relays of vessels w emergencies
2) weather along the route
we go over these spots https://panamaposse.com/weather
3) vesel logistics, issues, general announcements

it's a short informative call and non-mandatory only join if you like.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR MIKE AND UNMUTE TO TALK.

vesel check ins are  done via pindrops
15 minute prior to the call
during  the warm up portion of the weekly call we ask
WHERE ARE YOU and HOW ARE YOU

17:28 Captain Dietmar your screen will show group call in progress and you'll get an invite within the LINE app to join.
Please pre-configure and install and join this group prior to MONDAYS
We can not add anyone to the group during the call
18:57 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/c9ig50ueb1kbfcm9ah96ptguv949tsi2/1699141800000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=d4c20069-629b-4e43-b0f5-d082c6a1aafc&nonce=k9qpl8l7ibmcc&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=kjq20tecnp465gmhccreifcblgbv7rh3
18:58 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/c9ig50ueb1kbfcm9ah96ptguv949tsi2/1699141800000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=d4c20069-629b-4e43-b0f5-d082c6a1aafc&nonce=k9qpl8l7ibmcc&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=kjq20tecnp465gmhccreifcblgbv7rh3
19:19 Remedy-Karl Sounds good, but when you enter the group url into Zulip you have to enter your login and password. There's no option to create a login and only one was sent to our email.
19:30 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/4l5ofnb9ibvocoac30eikpsti1ui8aau/1699142475000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=e60b55ac-a915-4fde-be20-06f2fdd09827&nonce=tihftrr6eo53e&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=vh5ohdhphpf5gl37t4885fko52m08a78
19:33 Maison De Sante If you want to add another person to the Zulip you can email registration@panamaposse.com and ask to add another account/email. To be perfectly honest, I think 1 account per boat is sufficient.
19:35 Captain Dietmar email registration@pacificposse.com the second invite
19:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kekada II Don & Anja to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:46 🦜Maison de Sante @BRIGADOON 3 what are these links you forwarding to the group?
19:50 Remedy-Karl Thx. We both like to read what's going on and with two accounts you don't miss notifications that the other one already read.
20:11 C-YA. Glenn So we switching to zulip?  When?  Call on Zulip
20:12 C-YA. Glenn ?
20:31 Maison De Sante The call will be on the Line not on Zulip. Correct me if I am wrong Dietmar… this season we are field testing Zulip on top on keeping the Line to see if it would make sense in the future to switch over.

Everyday communications as of now are best via the Line app. On Zulip you can find country specific information in a more organized platform. Info/protocols still being added.
21:03 Salacia / Peter You’ll be fine. Take the green lane.
22:31 Kekada II Don & Anja Kekada II Don & Anja joined the group.
23:53 Captain Dietmar line calls on line
line is a continuous stream  of q & a
zulip is a structured right brain tool to classify and build a knowledge base

we are using both tools to identify best practices for next season

2023.11.05 Sunday
11:50 Ho’okipa-Lisa Reminder:  Daylight Savings ended today in U.S.A.   Panama is now back on same time as EST i.e. New York City.
12:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZEEROB Robert&Dianne to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:39 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC & CARIBBEAN AND AT 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
PLEASE REMEMBER TO MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE 🎤 UPON JOINING
12:50 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Sorry Captain I don’t understand what to do before the call.  Preconfigure and install what? And join what?
13:07 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne ZEEROB Robert&Dianne joined the group.
13:15 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.34482802637783,-82.21131077043916
13:19 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne Hello all, we are Robert & Dianne, from Sailing Vessel Zeerob. We left The Netherlands in June 2022. We are in Panama now and will sail to San Blas, Colombia, east Caribe and the East USA up to Maine next summer.
13:49 Captain Dietmar welcome to the panama posse
13:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel's invitation to the group.
13:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Eleuthera- Barbara's invitation to the group.
13:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Eleuthera- Barbara to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled AzureForrest's invitation to the group.
14:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AzureForrest to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Freefall T's invitation to the group.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Freefall T to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled SV Second Wind's invitation to the group.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Second Wind to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:08 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel joined the group.
14:14 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim If it works like last year (which it sounds like it is), you are already configured because you are here in Line. When Dietmar starts the Line call, there will be a notice that the call has started and you will have the option to join.
15:22 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have experience entering the Caribbean islands with pets that they'd like to share?
16:16 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/pets

18:52 Captain Dietmar Some of the information in the caribbean is from Toni from MV Sea Trial as they sailed up to Florida from Panama last season
19:31 Courage ⛵️ John approaching bahia santa maria and want to mention a few observations based on our initial experience: 1) starlink is a game changer, especially with mobile priority; 2) we already have a freezer full of yellowtail - fishing here is awesome; 3) Baja Haha is a great way to ease into cruising and Mexico for first timers like us; 4) loved the kickoff in San Diego and look forward to the Monday calls.

Kristine and I are super excited to meet any and all of you as we make our way south and beyond!
20:45 Michael (Fin)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.14091676666667,-114.2879313166667
20:54 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We loved getting started with the Haha last year! We’ll see ya in the SoC soon. 🤙
23:05 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.774733,-112.255896
23:07 SUNDOWNER Jeff Sundowner , Bahia Santa Maria, BCS MX

2023.11.06 Monday
07:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Using Starlink and a fire stick, we have Amazon prime that gets us the Thursday night game, for 6.99 a month each I get Paramount for some of the Sunday games, and peacock for the Sunday night games. On Monday we just play cards..good luck
09:29 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:33 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58331938529498,-105.1256773620844
09:34 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
3807 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.8400538508763,-77.20710244922212
09:35 🦜Maison de Sante Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque, Quepos : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426254,-84.167107
09:35 Cerca Trova-Bruce
2781 Pinecrest Dr, Southport, NC 28461, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.92498199312428,-78.13166369624628
09:36 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.01621102077526,-111.3369386830473
10:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
CFM8+WVG, Padre Mancero, Penipe, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.565347616562215,-78.53314507759971
10:03 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342025,-80.16303
10:04 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.77544347086871,-112.249457913806
10:06 Michael (Fin) Group voice call started.
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10:18 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne Group voice call started.
10:23 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69118449931677,-105.2932730970022
10:53 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69126300694743,-105.2930904058445
11:01 Mocean Sickness Jim
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.0434070076678,-117.4380084872246
11:01 Mocean Sickness Jim Underway headed to San Diego.
11:10 OZ  Steve & Susan
Tv. 55 #22-28, Cartagenita, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.38710549009054,-75.51794459119021
11:19 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
11:22 MYLA - Julie & John On the morning net this morning, there was a boat planning on Charleston today. We just left there. Hoping for Hilton head and Beaufort in a day or so. I didn’t catch the other boat’s name. We are Myla. In Charleston, the anchorage near Yorktown looked fine. We did the Charleston marina and resort. Lovely, too.
11:22 YO-D-YO Mary
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698993,-92.391739
11:28 DUE Sara & Mark DUE Sara & Mark joined the group.
11:33 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483131786157646,-79.94550850242376
11:33 Maison De Sante I found this webpage useful with regards to panama protests/updates on road closures and availability of gas/food/ etc throughout Panama. It’s in English and run by an expat who is trying to update frequently.

https://www.igopanama.com/news/panama-protests-information-for-expats-and-tourists-2023
11:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Manzana 010101 16-54, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.345279,-82.254642
12:12 Cerca Trova-Bruce That might have been us. We won’t be there until Thursday. Anchoring out a few more days taking our time down the ICW.
12:14 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group call ended.
12:20 Remedy-Karl Update on PW tracking, but I'm too lazy to search out the old post for a reply.

A second email to PW Support mentioning PP got a button added to Offshore to manually update our position. By manual I mean that even though it is getting old position from the phone we have to type it correctly into the reporting box, but it does work.
12:35 Rob on Avant El Salvador.

I was chatting with Bill this AM, and he mentioned he only has two moorings free at the moment in Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador. If you plan to visit El Salvador in your Panama Posse journey this season (highly recommended), please send him an email at <elsalvadorrally@aol.com> with approximate dates for your visit so he can determine whether he should add more moorings to his field to ensure he has room for you. (Not a reservation, but the registration of your intent).

Thanks all.
12:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole So sorry to miss the first call of the season this morning. We are on a bus to Cuenca, Ecuador and in the Andes with spotty WiFi. Looking forward to talking to all of you soon. We’re planning on navigating from Ecuador back to Panama early December. We arrived in Ecuador the end of April and have been so grateful for a secure marina and the opportunity to continue sailing during hurricane season elsewhere.
Jean-Philippe wanted me to share this image of Acapulco he found last night online. We loved our stay at La Marina Acapulco last year and our time on the mooring with Vicente beyond words, incredible experiences in a place that has needed and deserved more support for so long and now more than ever.
https://www.burnabynow.com/environment-news/families-hunt-for-loved-ones-not-heard-from-since-hurricane-otis-pummeled-acapulco-7744695
12:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:02 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista You got some serious beef with Mike, eh?   Giggles aside, the call was informative, entertaining, and refreshing to speak with a like minded group. Thank you!  Mic 🎤🎙️muted!
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13:53 Celt-Gerry/Angela
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.26994732725034,-81.1265330761671
14:05 Cerca Trova-Bruce
2125 Lexington Cir, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.87464046942527,-78.57067649330803
14:20 Mocean Sickness Jim
3100 Mariners Way, San Diego, CA 92109, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.76562391066993,-117.2475851990518
14:20 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
14:24 🦜Maison de Sante Weather looks great! One of my favorite anchorages.
14:48 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim SPLINTERS Eric & Kim invited SPLINTERS Eric & Kim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:49 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim SPLINTERS Eric & Kim joined the group.
14:54 QUESO GRANDE Lance Club De Pesca
Via 40 67-220, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.414203,-75.54428
15:28 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.25890597416665,-113.0068157985806
15:36 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Sorry I missed the first call of the season. I’m out here in the ocean without cell service, duh, and didn’t think about the STARLINK until much later. (Still not use to having that onboard.) Dropped a pin at our present location. Google is not even sure where it is. 😁 It just goes, “Location?”
We’ll be in Cabo San Lucas tomorrow night and parking doesn’t look good. Being the end of the Ha-Ha and all. Any advice on check in procedures?
15:43 Maison De Sante So long as you are cleared into the country of Mexico it’s easy. If you anchor out, there’s a dinghy dock (with security) at the marina you pay a small fee to use for the day. From there you can walk to the Port Captain.
15:45 Maison De Sante Photos
15:46 Maison De Sante Circled in red is the dinghy dock- next to the boat ramp.
15:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. They told me in Ensenada that they would come to the boat for inspection and customs check. So, wasn’t sure how that would work if I had to anchor up.
15:51 Maison De Sante The port captain in Cabo may ask you for some kind of maritime competency such as a maritime certification. We showed him a Boat US card which was fine- a free and easy online class.
15:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Cool, I got that.
Great. This sounds doable, even for me. 👍
Thanks again.
15:57 Maison De Sante If you are already cleared into Mexico (via Ensenada) there is a very low chance they would inspect you as agriculture should have done that in Ensenada. Your biggest “pain” will probably be jet skiers circling your boat from one of the cruise ships nearby. Enjoy some fish tacos and a cold cerveza 🍺
15:59 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis That’s why I’m glad I got to keep my deck cannon. Been hoping for a chance to use it.
😁
16:00 Maison De Sante Cabo (and puerto Vallarta) are great places to make sure you have some harder to get meds for your emergency medical kit on board without an Rx 😉 just FYI
16:01 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Excellent. That’s welcomed advice.
16:01 Maison De Sante Please share photos of your deck cannon! Extra bonus points if shown in use 😂
16:03 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis 🤣😂
Will do.
Just don’t want to untarp it yet.
But, coming soon.
17:47 Captain Dietmar I got mic beef.

2023.11.07 Tuesday
09:16 Celt-Gerry/Angela Do you have a contact in Marine traffic I can reach out to?  I tried contacting them to share my data using datahub as you do but they don’t seem to know what I am talking about.
09:19 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena You do not have to make contact with marine traffic, they monitor AIS transmission
09:29 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle You need to set yourself up as a station on their website. It will then send you an email with a station ID and an IP address to direct your traffic to. You need to then input this IP address to your datahub
09:30 Celt-Gerry/Angela Ah ok that’s what they mentioned - thank you
09:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
09:36 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205282657-Add-an-AIS-Receiving-Station-to-the-MarineTraffic-Network
10:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela Yay…I did it.  Thank you for the suggestion
10:48 Captain Dietmar https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/231106/canal-panama-incrementa-ganancias-pese

profits at the canal are up 14%...
11:37 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Long line well-marked with black flag but line extending from both sides with lots of floats. Fisherman led us through a safe place. North of Punta Mita and south of Isabel Coordinates 20º55.8’N 105º38.8’W
13:55 Courage ⛵️ John Does anyone have experience integrating Predictwind’s DataHub AIS information (communicating via Starlink) with a MarineTraffic Mobile Station (we set one up on their website with our mmsi)? Our AIS class-b transponder crapped out (will fix or replace in Cabo in couple days), and we read it is possible to post our AIS information to MarineTraffic and no longer be a ghost ship to the other 100 boats travelling in close proximity (especially helpful at night).
13:56 Courage ⛵️ John I have reached out to predictwind support
14:06 Captain Dietmar preditc wind's support has been very helpful support@predictwind.com
14:08 Courage ⛵️ John I will report back how-to do it if and when I figure it out.
14:31 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John cool I have the predict wind data hub. Never figured out how to hook it all up.   Yet I no longer have the paid for predict wind version anymore and turned off the go. So no use now
14:48 Courage ⛵️ John matt from predicwind has sent instructions. I will implement and test later. Right now I amat a party. Priority is party 😎
14:48 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Been wondering where you were.
15:46 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Vía sin nombre, 48894 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.47279038359731,-105.060799071688
15:47 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
15:48 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Absolutely gorgeous spot for those of you on way to Barra.
15:49 S/VFIN (Susan) Stickers
15:50 Mocean Sickness Jim
604 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.62228649855911,-117.1017353300989
15:51 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
15:55 Courage ⛵️ John Bahia Santa Maria, Baja Pacific Coast
15:55 Courage ⛵️ John
23748 BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.78159360103976,-112.2615671080386
16:04 Mocean Sickness Jim @Pause Larry & Beth. Hi Larry we met in Chula Vista. We will be in Ensenada tomorrow are you still planning on departing on Friday?
16:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes. We had to do this because your transponder doesn't send our own signal through nmea so we had to create a signal through the datahub. Predictwind will help you set that up, there are a bunch of steps and settings including a specific code you need
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18:02 Voyager - Ed & Liz On our list to visit. Hope to leave Paradise Village within the week.
18:03 Voyager - Ed & Liz
Blvrd Nayarit 4, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.6921065505076,-105.2934515241298
18:10 Voyager - Ed & Liz I've not signed up for Zulip yet. About to.  Apologies if I missed any instructions. Do I use my name or boat name when creating the account?
18:21 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
00000, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.22611,-82.256727
18:42 S/VFIN (Susan)
Vía sin nombre, 23748 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.63778651390092,-112.1376811170709
19:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Deek'n Blews to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:25 Mocean Sickness Jim Any boats in Ensenada heading south interested in buddy boating?
22:18 Pause Larry & Beth Hello Mocean Sickness.  Larry and Beth on Pause are planning to leave this Thursday, late morning from Cruiseport Village in Ensenada.  Weather permitting, heading direct to PV.
22:49 Mocean Sickness Jim We are looking to explore and enjoy a few stops on the way to PV.
22:52 Pause Larry & Beth There are some amazing places to see along the way.  We have done it a few times and are ready to be warm!  Have a great trip and hope to see you further south

2023.11.08 Wednesday
00:00 Courage ⛵️ John I am pleased to report that setting up a MarineTraffic Mobile Station using Predictwind Datahub through Starlink is successful. My vessell is now visible on AIS sites, such as vesselfinder and marinetraffic. Essentially, my vessel is now a terrestrial AIS station scooping up and relaying vessel AIS positions for my vessel and all vessels around me. This is an alternative to having a working AIS transponder (sadly mine failed). No longer a ghost ship.

The setup was very easy: 1) setup a station on MarineTraffic (login - account - my stations - add receiving station); 2) get email with unique ip address and port for your new terrestrial station; 3) program Datahub to aggregate and report (login - nmea - internet ais - custom - please choose - custom - input ip address:port - save & apply.
00:17 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Sweet, welcome to the club! Once you get some statistics, you will get upgraded to better plans on marinetraffic. Try setting up with fleetmon also, I like it much better
01:13 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Added a new note.
03:30 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Sounds cool. Quick question. When you say it’s an alternative, does this mean you are showing up on other vessels’ chart plotters? Or, do other vessels have to be looking at Vesselfinder, etc to see you?
08:29 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Excellent question. I’m wondering the same!
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09:32 Courage ⛵️ John We checked with the fleet and no they can not see me real time. We are contacting marinetraffic and predictwind to find out why not. At least we are visible on the web. That’s a step in the right direction!
10:14 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle It does not make you visible to other ais stations. Only on the web apps
10:45 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel More longlines near Mazatlán - we were following the thumb line from punta mita to the El CID entrance and saw several within 10nm south of old harbor. One was very long 10 nm south of old harbor with a panga and black flag at one end, black flag at other end and about five dark red flags in between. Hard to see in the chop and overcast. Might be better to head in to shore sooner if headed this way as I doubt they have any by where the container ships and shrimp fleet anchor out.
11:14 DoTheThing-M&F Gracias 🙏
11:31 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Thumb line was an autocorrect of rhumbline, to be more clear.  The position of the really long line was 23º06.6’N and 106º27.6’W.  If you can find the panga watching the line, sail to it for guidance around. We wished we’d gone that way on the long one as we had to divert a long way to go all the way past the full run of the line and I think if we’d chosen the other direction it would have been shorter.
13:37 Captain Dietmar lat long ?
14:26 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel 23º06.6’N 106º27.6’W
15:37 Salacia / Peter Data hub doesn’t transmit AIS over VHF, though, right? So it’s not really a transponder replacement. Other traffic will only see you if they look online, unless you also have a transponder. Correct?
17:10 OZ  Steve & Susan
Cl. 24 #10b1, Getsemaní, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.41802071199357,-75.5468969073065
17:22 Mocean Sickness Jim
Lázaro Cárdenas s/n, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.85524430264392,-116.6225864614734
18:05 Celt-Gerry/Angela
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18:14 Remedy-Natalie
Av. Sahuaro 130, Sector Bahia, San Carlos, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94786,-111.063591
20:12 Courage ⛵️ John this is my understanding now too. I thought our ais receivers also received data from satellite not just locally but seems not. oh well. we will fix/replace our transponder in cabo. again. grr.

2023.11.09 Thursday
01:06 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Correct. It only reports your position online and those positions of other vessels that you receive.
06:56 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Charleston County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.03428422398304,-79.54012425536501
09:08 Courage ⛵️ John Which port is best to a) get rigging done (need forestay shortened), b) have a stainless frame fabricated on our davits for more solar, and c) marine electronics service to fix or replace ais transponder: cabo san lucas, la paz, or puerto vallarta? Since not emergencies, we have time and flexibility to go where we need to get services.
09:35 Remedy-Natalie We used Dawn Rigging in La Paz two years in a row. They were great. Showed up on time and did very good work. We felt their pricing was very fair.
09:36 Rob on Avant La Cruz near PV or Mazatlan. Either would have the trades you need and be a reasonable place to hang out while you wait. La paz tends to be more overwhelmed with haha boats this time of year
09:37 Rob on Avant Report from Honalee on Facebook in san blas islands, Panama.

IMPORTANT MALARIA REPORT!!
"Hello, everyone. He wanted to let you know that it seems there were 14 cases of malaria in Chichime Grande. There was fumigation here in the last few days and the panga from the health post came and informed us about it yesterday. So now everyone is warned. 🌻"
09:38 Remedy-Natalie In La Paz +526121619087 Sergio Gallindo does stainless fabrication. We've not used him but I've heard good things about him. He is very busy so you have to book a spot with him
09:40 TIAMAT Owen La Paz and La Cruz are both about to be very backed up once the HaHa boats get here
09:40 TIAMAT Owen When we talked to the yard La Cruz in December last year, they were booked out to late February
09:43 Maison De Sante We used Sergio in La Paz for making new stainless davits for our dinghy (with solar on top) and adding stainless to our dodger for more solar - he did a great job.
09:45 ,☠️Delta Swizzler When in Alameda CA, we Had our stainless fine by Mario. He tools us to use Sergio in La Paz. He voiced for him since Mario trained Sergio years before. I’ve always heard good reports about Sergio.
09:46 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’m sorry spellcheck changed many words! Mario vouched for Sergio since he had trained him years earlier.
10:44 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We’ve had stainless, canvas, and bottom paint done in San Carlos. Our buddy boat has had stainless, rigging, refrigeration, and electrics in San Carlos. Lots of good trades. Big sailing community. Work hard where you can do your own work and have your own trades in. And you can stay on the boat in the work yard.
10:48 Courage ⛵️ John we will try to arrange services in la paz and if booked try san carlos and/or la cruz.
10:49 SUNDOWNER  Lynn
P.º de La Marina 4732, El Medano Ejidal, Colonia El Medano, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.883425,-109.904927
10:49 SUNDOWNER  Lynn Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
11:40 Remedy-Natalie If you go to San Carlos here are a couple recommendations. Carlos Perada +52 622 101 4386 rigging. Jesus Salas does electrical, plumbing and rigging. But he is super, super hard too get a hold of because he is so busy. +52 622 111 0581.  Use What's App to contact them.
11:59 Salacia / Peter Another vote for Sergio. Good design skills and good fabrication and polishing. He imports 316 tube unpolished and has his team polish it in MX. For rigging, right across the street from Marina de La Paz, back in the parking lot to the left of the chandlery is a good rigger. Had them make up some lifeline wire for me, very quick, not very cheap, but good quality.
12:00 Salacia / Peter Sergio Galindo
+526121619087

13:27 Captain Dietmar
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13:53 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Where is Chichime Grande?
Also, I have a humble request of the entire Posse given the vast territory we cover.  Please add a country name when referring to the smaller spots, marinas, towns and anchorages.
Thanks!
13:54 Rob on Avant Um, San Blas Islands, Panama.
14:04 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks for clarifying Rob.  But is the “um” really necessary?
14:25 Captain Dietmar for improved tagging feel free to use ZULIP - as posts are in STREAMS and they are segmented into Maritime areas -
15:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ohana Chad & Nicole to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:39 🦜Maison de Sante Hi Jeff, the beginning of Rob’s statement says, in San Blas Islands, Panama. I’m sure that’s what the “um” was about. This is a friendly group. Please take no offense.
16:55 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Rob messaged me directly to point that out.   Didn’t notice it up there.  🤪 No offense taken. Thanks!

In any case there are lots of posts referring to places that, being new to cruising this part of the world, we’ve never heard of and it’d be nice to have a little more info.
17:12 Maison De Sante I think it’s a great idea! Also, names of places in Central and Latin America get used more than once so it’s nice to clarify.
17:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff 👍🏻👍🏻
17:18 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I been in PP since the beginning and even I wish the cruisers would qualify with a country abbreviation
17:20 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29819210708804,-104.8370280497173
17:26 Cerca Trova-Bruce St Johns Yacht Harbor
2408 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.753403,-80.013332
17:59 Perception - Jim Anyone have a good source of info on the current situation in La Paz?  Planning to head up into the Sea of Cortez in the next few days, and wondering if we should visit or bypass.
18:00 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.08226342007217,-110.2884485874439
18:59 Captain Dietmar VID-20231109-WA0023.mp4
18:59 Captain Dietmar Political unrest continues in downtown Panama 🇵🇦
19:02 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Yikes! (!)
19:05 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Does anyone have a freezer/fridge contact in the Northern Sea of Cortez, preferably Baja side (currently in Bahía San Luis Gonzaga going south)?
19:07 Remedy-Karl I only have one that I WOULDN'T recommend in Puerto Penasco.
19:43 Salacia / Peter Hector Cambas
+526121008790

19:43 Salacia / Peter +526121418158

19:44 Salacia / Peter One or the other is a refrigeration guy in La Paz. Came to Puerto Escondido for us. The other is a canvas guy in La Paz. Sorry, can’t remember which is which!
19:45 Salacia / Peter Call Hector Marine. Came up to Puerto Escondido to bring us a controller, reasonable price. Definitely give him a call.
19:47 Maison De Sante Hector Cambas does the canvas in La Paz. I don’t think that’s his last name though… probably autocorrect for canvas
21:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Cambas is Hector's last name. Company is Dinghy Chaps Authority. WhatsApp: ‭+52 612 100 8790. Excellent canvas work.‬
21:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We're planning on rounding Cabo Corrientes during this call. Will it be recorded? The first one wasn't.
21:52 Rob on Avant Weekly calls are not recorded.

2023.11.10 Friday
08:36 Rob on Avant 101314Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 800/23(GEN).
1. DUE TO SPACE WEATHER, HF COMMUNICATIONS
MAY BE DISRUPTED BY THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES
11 AND 12 NOV.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 130001Z NOV 23.
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09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan IMG_1171.JPEG
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09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan @Captain Dietmar thank you for the recommendation and for working out a special with Marina Portobello, Cartagena. Sharing my experience with the group. Overall, I my experience at Marina Portobello was positive:

Initial communication and coordination: Vilmaida was responsive and concise. [used google translate]

Cost Estimates: All estimates go through Luis, Director of Operations. Luis was very easy to work with.  He speaks English, but for business, we used google translate most of the time. Nothing gets done without signed approval from both the customer and Luis. There were no hidden surprises, and no final invoices were more than the estimates.

Haul out/Yard: The lift looks brand new. The operators were professional and thoughtful about the process. Vladamir dove the boat to ensure the lifting straps were in the correct position. The yard is very clean, and the lift had plenty of room to maneuver.

Majority of work: I had the bottom sanded, primed, and painted. In addition, we needed some fiberglass, painting and gel coat work done, among other things. Diego, owner of Marine Plus Services took the lead on these projects. Diego comes with over a decade of marine industry service in Ft. Lauderdale. He speaks excellent English and is very responsive. He is very engaging, walking the yard from project to project. I am happy with the final product – good as new!

The Crew: Hard workers and good customer service.

Saildrive maintenance: Carlos Garcia was excellent. Great mechanic and knew Yanmar and Cummins very well.  I actually used him after I spashed to clean out my heat exchanger on my Onan. He charged $60 for 2-hours of work.

Billing/Finance: Professional and responsive. Invoices were clear and payment was easy – I was able to use my credit card through a system called – Wompi.

Splash: As good as the haul out. I was able to take my time and check engines, bilges, etc. Easy backing out of the slings – plenty of room.

Conclusion: I would definitely use them again. Oz looks as good as new. I’m currently underway and all systems are ‘green’.
09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan IMG_1151.JPEG
09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan IMG_1148.JPEG
09:44 🦜Maison de Sante Thanks for the report! I had been considering a haul out there to soda blast and start with a new barrier coat so this really helps to have your first-hand experience.
09:45 Tidings Of Joy- Joy https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-auction-sets-record-4m-for-slot-as-congestion-grows
09:46 Remedy-Karl No one is answering 16 in Topolobampo. Our radios are set for USA. Is that correct or should they be international?
09:48 Rob on Avant 16 is the same on both. Mexico uses the *USA* channel settings. In many marinas the dock workers have poor handhelds or no radio at all, so often you have to be really close to connect.
09:48 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt If I recall there are only two channels that are different in USA versus international.  16 is universal hailing. Maybe Topolobampo is monitoring a different channel
09:54 QUESO GRANDE Lance They never answered us either. We ended up waving to someone on the dock. The line handlers came out then.
10:04 Remedy-Karl Thanks all. I was trying to hail the port captain who didn't answer even though we heard him talking to others. Maybe my gringo accent! Lol

Anyway, Whatsapp to the Marina owner got us the call to go in. I'll leave the radios on USA.
10:13 Blown Away Eileen We just had a similar experience to SV OZ at portobello. We highly recommend it as a place to go!
10:17 Mar Y Sol Bob Mar Y Sol Bob joined the group.
10:34 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Thank you to all who chimed in on the fridge expert; much appreciated.
17:07 Remedy-Karl
El arbolito, Bo. los Conchos 149, Pesquera, 81370 Topolobampo, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.600231,-109.058302
17:07 S/VFIN (Susan)
L Dock, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06318701184181,-109.6765065724794
17:40 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.94428776712629,-75.04027715359689
17:46 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.96121510916861,-116.28940703589
20:46 Captain Dietmar Photos
20:47 Captain Dietmar SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Fri Nov 10 2023

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

*1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea:*
A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form in the southwestern
Caribbean Sea by the middle of next week. Thereafter, environmental
conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this system
while it meanders in the Caribbean Sea through the latter part of
next week.

* Formation chance through 7 days...low...30 percent.

20:47 Courage ⛵️ John Marina Cabo San Lucas
Boulevard Marina s/n (Dock 4), 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.882847,-109.909497

2023.11.11 Saturday
07:43 Salacia / Peter Was Hector able to help you out?
11:38 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T He hasn’t replied to my message yet, thanks for asking. We are still a bit away and I’ll follow up with him by phone call as we get closer.
12:14 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
12:14 Mocean Sickness Jim Started fishing today
12:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela
Pelican Shores Rd, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.54806851889097,-77.05834015709446
12:18 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
19:12 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Bahía Azul, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.145983,-81.938403
19:24 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.39489657345944,-115.95270562922
19:26 Cerca Trova-Bruce
1282 New Cut Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.70722753858465,-80.17492748228706
19:53 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Puerto Amistad
Bahía de Caráquez : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.604809,-80.42532

2023.11.12 Sunday
09:22 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Good morning. Anyone know a good AC repairman or marine electrician in Barra?
09:32 TIAMAT Owen We used David Medina in La Cruz, +52 322 227 5560. He told me he used to go as far as Barra, but that he’s too old for that now. But he might know someone who does?
09:32 Captain Dietmar here is a good guide with all the resources for barra de navida
https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/documents/mexico/Barra_Resourse_Guide_V1222.pdf
Pancho( whatsapp +52 315.104.3289 )  is the goto guy for all boat issues and has lot's of resources

09:37 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks!!
09:53 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:53 Captain Dietmar EARLY WARNING
Late in the season but chances of hurricane formation 50 % now up from 30 % a few days ago

09:54 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY LINE CALL TOMORROW MONADAY @ 15:30 UTC for ATLANTIC & PACIFIC and @ 16:00 UTC for the PACIFIC

09:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Cl. Punta Colón 22502-02, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.975338,-79.507438
10:58 OZ  Steve & Susan
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.481822551842841,-78.63306818759115
11:11 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) invited Bob (Bug Out Boat) to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:11 BUG OUT BOAT (Terri) Hi Bob
11:12 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Bob (Bug Out Boat) joined the group.
11:17 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Hello All I’m Bob from S/V Bug Out Boat, glad to meet you all!
12:08 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Hey folks I’m heading south tomorrow from the Annapolis area. Is anyone heading south and want to buddy boat?
12:08 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’m heading to Florida.
12:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
12:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:55 Courage ⛵️ John
4 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.34710006663718,-118.3240234788082
14:57 Courage ⛵️ John anyone heading south on pacific coast… winter rates in affect in avalon harbor starting today. pay two nights get another five free, so $133 for seven nights mooring ball. Quite the deal!
21:15 FIDO-Jodi & Steve We're on York River. If anyone ever needs any assistance in the York & Hampton area. Don't hesitate to reach out.
Jodi & Steve On Sailing FIDO.
21:45 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Thanks Jodi and Steve, I’m heading down the chesapeak starting tomorrow morning and hope to make it to hampton by Wednesday. There is a blow coming in on Thursday and hope to be tucked in on the ICW before it arrives.
21:46 Bob (Bug Out Boat) If I need help I’ll reach out to you. Thank you. S/V Bug Out Boat
21:56 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Tuck in Mobjack bay & go up one of the rivers. Good places to stay protect yourself from nor'easter winds

2023.10.16 Monday
06:10 Captain Dietmar amazing
06:13 Captain Dietmar @myla and several other yachts who are onboarding this week are heading south from annapolis too
stay tuned as they join the line app
you can also look at
https://panamaposse.com/2023-2024-vessel-contact-sheet and look for crab 🦀 symbol
those are all vessels heading south in the "crab pod"
10:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Isla de la Plata, Ecuador ⚓️S 01 16.119 W 81 03.820 Mooring Ball from the nature reserve (very secure)free. We returned to the island for 2 nights to rest, disconnect from cell service and connect with the nature again. It’s a great angle to sail back and forth to the mainland as well. The giant turtles were as friendly as ever and the solar eclipse was stunning. This time the park rangers/military allowed us to swim around our boat while other tour boats weren’t around. The water is a magical color of blue and the temperature divine. We feel so safe there that we sleep incredibly well and appreciate that more than anything. Island life is good🏝️🐢⛵️
10:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.9414486167961186,-80.71784371517666
10:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Now in Manta, Ecuador ⚓️S 00 56.480 W 080 43.084 (2.1 meters Low Tide)
Feels like we’re at the boat show.
10:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
10:41 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Great pics!!!
12:33 Tidings Of Joy- Joy I’m wondering if anyone has any information on grocery shopping in Barra de Navidad? I’m looking online and in the guidebooks and it doesn’t look like there are any decent size grocery stores. Any info would be much appreciated?
12:40 SouthernCrossEh! BC There is a fairly well stocked small store across the street from the ‘Thrifty’s’ icecream store in Barra. Sorry, I don’t remember the name of the street or the store. There are other smaller stores sprinkled throughout Barra.
If you want larger stores/selections, then you’ll need to go to Melaque, where there’s a well stocked store called ‘Hawaii’ It’s more pricey than others and has fresh food that you can’t always find elsewhere.
12:41 SouthernCrossEh! BC @Tidings Of Joy- Joy
12:41 Maison De Sante Super Hawaii in Melaque is great. They also will deliver via panga to barra de navidad and take credit card. They go to Costco once a week too so you can get some Costco goods too.
12:43 Maison De Sante Photos
13:04 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Great info. Thanks guys
13:38 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Adding to the others…. there is a bus between Barra and Melaque during the day that takes you to the central square where the Hawaii store is located. Albatross is a fun bar on the beach in Melaque, really a treat to go see Salvador play.
14:47 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Think I passed a hole bunch of boats heading south. Great winds heading out hun the chesapeak. Pulling 9 knots under sail with the current. Knocking off for the day I’m Reedsvillle.
15:40 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
15:40 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Made it to reedsville
17:08 Captain Dietmar plan you drop a location pin in here and let us know hhe depth ?
to drop a location pin tab the > on the left
then tab the + sign
then tab the location pin 📍
wait for the location to settle in ( or adjust by dragging the location)
and then tab Share in the top right
17:14 Bob (Bug Out Boat) How do I drop a pin in Line?
17:17 Bob (Bug Out Boat)
386 Seaboard Dr, Reedville, VA 22539, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.83779473131533,-76.26988973468542
17:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) The depth is at my spot is 9.3 feet. There are several boats back here. There is a restaurant bar a short dinghy ride away. Beautiful evening and great anchorage and small quaint town.
18:17 Captain Dietmar copy that thank you very much
18:48 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’ve anchored in Reedsville before. There are many sheltered anchorages in Reedsville.
18:48 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
18:49 Bob (Bug Out Boat) You can also get gas and diesel at two near by marinas and get a pump out.
19:21 Bob (Bug Out Boat) When you are coming into the bay watch out for fish trap sticks. Especially at night.

2023.10.17 Tuesday
09:11 Captain Dietmar
550 Tidelands Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.623925,-117.103054
10:05 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Great nights sleep in Reedsville.
10:05 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
10:22 Rob on Avant Photos
10:35 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Perception - Jim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:36 Captain Dietmar how much progress did you make in 24 hours ?
10:40 Perception - Jim Perception - Jim joined the group.
11:06 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’m going to be in Hampton VA soon. I had to meet a friend in Deltaville so bugged out for lunch at the Tap And Raw bar before getting back underway. I stopped in Reedsville last night around 5 pm to anchor before sundown. That’s about 100 miles of pretty solid sailing on the Chesapeak. Huge crowd of boats sailing south. Looking at the Elizabeth river AIS l appears to be a log jam of boats heading south in the canals.
14:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.667892380829572,-80.53882497561398
14:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sailing north in Ecuador back to Bahia de Caraquez is a dream!
14:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:32 FIDO-Jodi & Steve one day
14:32 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Photos
15:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bahía de Caraquez in sight now!
15:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:30 TerrapinSandy TerrapinSandy joined the group.
16:32 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
16:32 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis FINALLY got the boat out of the yard and back to my Marina for final prep before we leave. And guess what I got to go with us. Will be leaving the San Francisco bay area next week and on our way down do you guys. I already got my reservation in San Diego, and can’t wait for the party. See y’all there.
17:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
9HVG+MPV, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.6061711907392425,-80.42181132368782
17:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Back in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador our home marina Puerto Amistad.⚓️
17:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:38 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff If we can’t make the open cpn zoom this Sunday will there be another one?
17:53 Captain Dietmar yes in barra de navidad in person dec 7- 10
19:11 Maison De Sante A $20,000 reward for a stolen 58’ Fontaine Pujot catamaran yr 2015. Stolen from Florida and last seen in Bahamas.

https://loosecannon.substack.com/p/15-million-cat-stolen-from-pier-66?r=nzq2r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&fbclid=IwAR2jIM0G_iIZB0tYo4m2g5deLT_B0ZRaGs60vDwZFfle6H7DG7QpHcAacd8_aem_Adqd40gLOHMv93ju8ICG_wqVTLb3W59e-vZgJLyX4N1obafqWBV3EzB4nlsMwWApmjs&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
22:43 Captain Dietmar Thanks to walt & jearine for bering the cheering section tonight at the SDYC yacht club presentation.
According to the cruising commodore best presentation in years @🦜Knot Right/Jeariene @☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
#adventuredust
22:54 Maison De Sante Walt and Jeariene 👏💕

2023.10.18 Wednesday
07:05 Ho’okipa-Lisa Hi group. If there is anyone interested in Buddy-Boating with us, Ho’okipa, from Bocas Del Toro to Roatan in early December please let me know via private message. Thanks!
11:15 Captain Dietmar on Oct 5th someone in this group placed a westmarine pro order for an offshore life vest
the order has shipped to our corporate address please contact registration@panamaposse.com to get it shopped to the proper address for an additional shipping fee.

please not when ordering with westmarine pro you need to specify the correct shipping address ..
15:40 🦜Maison de Sante
Vía sin nombre, Provincia de Guanacaste, Carrillo, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.5217688382476,-85.79011403024195
15:43 🦜Maison de Sante First day on the move after 4 months at marina Papagayo doing inland travel here in Costa Rica. There are still a few “sparks” coming from the sky but a lot less than a few weeks ago!
15:49 Ho’okipa-Lisa Fair winds and calm seas my friend. Enjoy the journey!
16:10 🦜Maison de Sante Gracias! We’re trying to catch up to you before you head north :)
16:42 Ho’okipa-Lisa we’d love that. But you have great cruising ahead of you in northern Panama. One of our favorite areas. Do spend time there. So worth it!!!!
20:53 Captain Dietmar Photos
20:53 Captain Dietmar Panama Posse Marina Rate for Nov & Dec in Barra de Navidad -

2023.10.19 Thursday
08:31 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Is there a link for todays Zoom meeting?
08:34 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Also received this from a friend-

08:34 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Photos
08:59 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis That was me. I ordered a few other things on that order. When I made another order I noticed the shipping address was not correct. So I got a hold of them and had it rerouted to my post office. But the life vest was on back order and it got missed. They can be shipped back to West Marine as they canceled that and I bought a new one. Sorry for the inconvenience. I tried to call Las Vegas were somebody signed for it but I couldn’t get a hold of anybody.
09:22 Captain Dietmar @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis copy that - where do you need it shipped to ?
09:24 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:24 Captain Dietmar PREDICT WIND & OCEAN POSSE / Departure Planning & Weather Routing

*PREDICT WIND & OCEAN POSSE*
Departure Planning & Weather Routing
Zoom Meeting TODAY
Thursday, October 19⋅12:00 – 1:30pm ( PACIFIC TIME adjust accordingly if you are in a diiferent time zone )
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With advanced weather technology, there is no reason to get caught out in unfavourable weather conditions. PredictWind introduced the first online Departure Planning tool over a decade ago and now with new updates, it’s even more effective at finding the best weather window for departure.

Using the power of PredictWind’s Weather Routing, the Departure Planning tool compares four departure dates and associated weather conditions to enable you to make the best departure decision. A PredictWind weather route performs an incredible one billion calculations to remove all the “guesswork”, of “when and where” you will encounter the next weather system. By examining the four departure dates or times, and the four models, Departure Planning performs 16 billion calculations in the PredictWind cloud. This data is then summarised to ensure that selecting your departure date is both easy and stress-free.

Departure Planning has been upgraded with the following features:
• Previously you could only compare two weather models at once, but now you can compare four models. This gives you double the confidence in your decision-making process.
• You can now select which forecast models to use in the departure plan. We recommend our top-performing long-range forecast models are used as the default selection.
• The updated user interface allows you to summarise each departure date with an average of the four models, or alternatively, drill into the detail by comparing the four models on each departure date.

Make planning your next offshore or coastal trip a breeze with the PredictWind Departure Planning tool.

Departure Planning is available on the PredictWind Forecast Website, PredictWind App or the Offshore App.

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09:29 Perception - Jim Hello Panama Posse - By way of introduction, I'm Jim Hall on SV Perception, a Lagoon 42 sailing cat. My wife Melinda, daughter Grace, and I are making our way south from the US Pacific NW this fall, having moved aboard the boat in March. We spent the summer sailing the coast of British Columbia and SE Alaska before joining the Coho Ho Ho to sail from Puget Sound to San Francisco. Our land home is in Boise, Idaho, US. We are relatively new to ocean sailing, our passage south being our first real experience with this. We are currently in San Diego, have joined both the Posse and the Baja Ha Ha, and are planning to sail into Mexico with the Ha Ha at the end of the month. We're looking forward to meeting as many of you as is practical in the coming year! BR - Jim.
09:33 Maison De Sante Welcome to the Posse! Such incredible adventures are in your future. Many of us have lots of experience cruising mexico and happy to share any info/resources that will be helpful for you and your family.
09:47 QUESO GRANDE Lance Welcome aboard! We did the same as you last year. We are currently in the San Blas islands of Panama. Enjoy the trip south!!
10:07 Mocean Sickness Jim @Captain Dietmar Will The zoom meeting be recorded. So we can watch at a different time
10:09 Captain Dietmar yes
10:20 KOSMOS Eric & C & K
2367 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.71877495804721,-117.2251185212938
10:22 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Kosmos is on the hard at Safe Harbor Shelter Island. Getting some new goodies, bottom paint, and some maintenance.
10:25 KOSMOS Eric & C & K Welcome to the group. Kosmos here in San Diego with my wife Christi and son Keith (B11).
10:34 Perception - Jim
2091 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.71571392557696,-117.2257812644509
10:35 Perception - Jim Thanks for the warm welcome! Kosmos - we're nearby at Silver Gate Yacht Club.
10:59 Maison De Sante @KOSMOS Eric & C & K and @Perception - Jim right next to you is Humphreys by the bay- you can watch a free concert via the water if you take a tender, paddle board or kayak over. Super fun! Here’s the schedule:
https://tickets-center.com/search/v/Humphreys-Concerts-by-the-Bay/762?venueId=762&venueName=Humphreys+Concerts+by+the+Bay
11:07 Perception - Jim Ha ha - yes, we were able to see the beards on ZZ Top last night from the deck of our boat (with binoculars).
11:45 KOSMOS Eric & C & K I do have a car here in San Diego, so if anyone needs a ride let me know. I am in the boatyard for a few more days, then it will be back to Chula Vista harbor for a while doing more boat projects (tentative Dec/Jan departure). I will be at Downwind tonight, and looking forward to meeting folks at the various events, especially the party on the 28th.
11:58 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Will the predict wind weather routing zoom seminar be repeated in Barra?
12:22 Captain Dietmar no
12:22 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Ok thanks
12:23 Captain Dietmar there are many deep dives in pw so well touch on something else in barra this one will be recorded
13:10 YO-D-YO Mary
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698529,-92.391868
13:11 YO-D-YO Mary Mary and Dave are back on YO-D-YO in Chiapas. Looking forward to heading douth the end of November.
13:14 YO-D-YO Mary Mary and Dave are back on YO-D-YO. We will be heading south the end of November. Looking forward to meeting people along the way.
14:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler unsent a message.
14:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sitting in Barra awaiting everyone’s arrival. Just some nice breezes and light showers from the storm off the coast
14:35 SouthernCrossEh! BC Hola … Bet & Cam here on SV Southern Cross Eh! We arrive back in Barra Jan 1st. If you know you’ll still be there at that time could you please snag a flag for us from the event/office please?
16:41 Captain Dietmar
2804 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.720487,-117.229885
16:44 QUESO GRANDE Lance Linton Bay Marina
Garrote Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.613186,-79.578763
16:48 Captain Dietmar
2804 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.72045,-117.229814
16:48 Captain Dietmar Meet up in San Diego tonight at Downwind Marine . a few bottles of rum have arrived early and we need help
16:59 Voyager - Ed & Liz Welcome - we did the haha last year as well. We are getting ready to resume cruising Nov 4. Our boat is sitting in Puerto Vallarta. Look forward to possibly crossing paths.
17:18 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hey there, Jim! We did the Haha last year… fun stuff! We’ll be in Mexico between the Sea of Cortez and Zihua all season. Hope we cross wakes!
17:40 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Stopped and anchored in the bay out in front of Belhaven NC. At the Tavern at Jacks Net. Great beer great food and sports Chanel’s. Never been here before and it’s actually a great stop on the way to Beaufort NC. There is a free dinghy dock, places to drop off garbage, and a downtown accessible from the dinghy dock.
17:43 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
18:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
18:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler So do we have an award for highest wind speed while tied to parts of a dock ?
18:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just now in Barra C dock
18:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 37 knots
18:51 ,☠️Delta Swizzler And the evening is still young
19:49 Mocean Sickness Jim @Captain Dietmar How do i access or find today’s Predict Wind zoom recording
21:42 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hey there! I want to see you guys!! When do you think you will be in Zihua?
23:00 Captain Dietmar we are working on it

2023.10.20 Friday
06:37 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hi ya, Mark and Laney! We should be to Bandares Bay by Christmas by Christmas and then are shooting for guitar fest in Zihua in March. Guessing we’re gonna be behind you all? We miss you!
08:24 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.38673152350715,-76.1735501281657
10:47 Maison De Sante
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.48056471628182,-85.79108054757657
11:47 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.275821,-82.124487
12:23 Captain Dietmar https://oceanposse.com/events/open-cpn-zoom-seminar/
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1:00 – 3:00pm
12:25 Captain Dietmar

Yesterday's Predict Wind departure Plannign seminar is now online @
https://panamaposse.com/seminars#departureplanning
12:25 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/seminars#departureplanning
12:29 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:31 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
16:33 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Making it to Beaufort. It’s been a great day sailing and some motoring. Belhaven NC is a great stop for a good night rest on the Anchor or at a marina. I’ll stop there again.
17:47 Captain Dietmar thank please drop a location pin if you anchor somewhere
17:54 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.78776563304716,-75.84644289695913

2023.10.21 Saturday
12:00 Captain Dietmar New Season Panama Posse on boarding ZOOM Call
NEW VESSELS ON-BOARDING ZOOM

SATURDAY OCT 21, 2023

14:00 EASTERN Time
13:00 PANAMA
12:00 MEXICO
11:00 PACIFIC TIME

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is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting SATURDAY OCT 21, 2023
11 AM Pacific Time
12 PM Mexcio
13 PM Costa Rica
14 PM East Coast

12:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited IDA ☠️ 🏝️ Martin to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
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12:18 IDA ☠️ 🏝️ Martin IDA ☠️ 🏝️ Martin joined the group.
12:28 IDA ☠️ 🏝️ Martin Hi
We are a family of five. Farrah and myself with our three kids - Victor 13, Elliott 16 & Anton 19. We bought our boat Ida (Privilege 45 catamaran) in southern Spain the summer of 2022. We crossed the Atlantic last fall and have been cruising the Caribbean until hurricane season. We have spent the hurricane season in Rio Dulce Guatemala and plan to move towards Panama in November. Hopefully we will cross the canal around the end of the year and continue our journey west.
12:47 🦜Maison de Sante Welcome to the Posse!
13:59 Bob (Bug Out Boat)
419 Frontage St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.71670388657996,-76.66536283691025
14:03 Bob (Bug Out Boat) S/V Bug Out Boat Location in Beaufort NC. Anyone heading south and can make it here by Monday you are welcome to buddy sail with me to Wrightsville NC. Monday and Tuesday are favorable winds so if you can get here get fueled up, pumped out and fresh watered up it’s a great day sail. We have to go about 70 nm off shore to get around the restricted zone. I’d love the company as I’m single handing.
14:04 Maison De Sante Carlos Castro
+16195710700

14:05 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’d will wait until Tuesday as the winds are still favorable.
14:05 Maison De Sante Anyone who needs to import boat items to Mexico- here is Carlos’ contact from Deko marine.
14:08 Bob (Bug Out Boat) If you are heading this way md can’t get here until Tuesday let me know, stop at Belhaven NC and anchor out. It’s a great overnight after coming through the alligator river. Fuel, trash, pump out, taverns in town, brewery, and excellent restaurants. Just a dinghy ride away. I’m not advertising. I enjoyed my stay and just letting you know my impression. Didn’t know about it just stopped by, by chance to avoid weather and it was a great experience.
14:24 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene That’s the value of being a part of the Panamá Posse— we learn from each other ⛵️. Your info could entice someone else to go there. I’m stuck here in San Diego right now, but I miss my days in Beaufort. We were in both North & South Carolina.
14:26 Maison De Sante For those interested in watching the Orionid meteor shower: tonight around midnight Southern California and Florida should have opportunities for great viewing.
https://www.foxweather.com/earth-space/orionid-meteor-shower-peak-october-halleys-comet
15:16 Bob (Bug Out Boat) If you are using Aqua maps load up Bob 423 into your Aqua map and follow his route. I’ve never gone wrong following his routes.
15:18 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Also if you are coming into Beaufort. I highly recommend going through the bridge to Morehead. The entrance to the channel to Morehead is extremely shallow. I ran aground there this morning. Go to Morehead the go around to get to Beaufort.
15:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
15:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Do not go left at marker 35. It’s to shallow.
15:24 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I recommend going through the bridge to Morehead. The channel to the left of channel marker 35 is it Beaufort, It’s to shallow. I ran aground there. My draft is 5’8”. Go through the bridge going to Morehead and go around to get to Beaufort. It’s much safer to do that and is dredged for commercial traffic.
15:49 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Thank you Bob for all this info! We will be heading your way from pacific Mexico this coming year. I can’t find the restricted zone on Navionics. I see one about 10 miles offshore. Can you elaborate? Looking forward to crossing paths!
16:02 Maison De Sante Anyone in the Caribbean near Martinique?: Mayday for SV experience: boat fire and sank:

211650Z OCT 23
HYDROLANT 2395/23(24).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
DNC 01.
S/V EXPERIENCE SANK IN 18-38.05N 048-35.62W.
TWO PERSONS OVERBOARD, ONE PERSON IN LIFERAFT,
ORANGE AND BLACK. VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED
TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO MRCC FORT DE FRANCE,
INMARSAT-C: 422799024, PHONE: 5965 9670 9292.
16:13 ZORBA- Tomer Hi there,

I need some hi tech ropes.

where is it best to order online?
(sending to SanDiego- dekomarine)
16:14 ZORBA- Tomer Hope for them to be rescued soon⛵️
16:14 ZORBA- Tomer Hi there,

I need some hi tech ropes.

where is it best to order online?
(sending to SanDiego- dekomarine)
16:15 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:15 Captain Dietmar REMINDER TOMORROW SUNDAY OCT 22 2023
OPEN CPN seminar tomorrow at 13:00 Pacific TIme

This will be our annual pre-season OPEN CPN seminar hosted by Rob Murray and Captain Dietmar

Requirements:

Preinstalled opencpn on a pc or mac laptop or android tablet and running.

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16:20 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hi Tomer! I would either suggest the west Marine Pro account or Fisheries supply in Seattle. If you need special work on them or advise ask for Antonio at Fisheries. If you use the WMP acct make sure they put your name on the package otherwise it gets shipped to Good Nautical and it will be lost in the warehouse. Also, Jorge that runs the marine store at Paradise Village, Banderas Bay Mx has a guy that does incredible splices! You can give him pre purchased line. Great prices!
16:21 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Yes the restricted sone is Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. It’s a live round test and training restricted zone off of North Carolina. You definitely want to stay outside the yellow buoys the navy and Marines will run you off on live fire days. It’s about 70 miles off shore that you need to go to get around it.
16:21 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks Mark💪🏼⛵️🙏
16:27 Bob (Bug Out Boat) You can also go through the ICW to avoid Camp Lejeune, some times the ICW might be closed to support military exercises so you have to listen to the VHF security alerts. The other option is to head due south and either hug the 4 not south current along the western Gulf Stream or jump to the other eastern side deep Atlantic and head due south for 4 to 5 days off shore. I’ve done both off shore options. Never did the ICW due to constantly man handling the helm. I prefer going off shore around camp Lejeune and hug the coast between Whitesville and Beaufort.
16:38 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Knot not, not. Sorry for fat fingers and spell check.
16:41 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I usually take the time ICW cut from Whitesville to Southport, then hip back out into the Atlantic for 1.5 to two days to get to Charleston. Then stay a couple of days before jumping back out into the Atlantic to get either to fernandita beach or to St Augustine. Then to Cape Canaveral.
16:43 DawnPatrol LaneyMark That would be me, Laney!! 🤣🤣🤣
16:43 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I will then take the ICW from Whitesville to Southport. From Southport I do 1.5 to 2 days near coastal to Charelston SC. Stay a couple of days to rest then jump back out into the Atlantic to fernandita beach or to St Augustine.
16:44 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I solo sail so the ICW does not work well for me. I prefer off shore or near coastal.
16:44 ZORBA- Tomer 🤭thanks Laney🤣🫣
16:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DUE Sara & Mark to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:45 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Any posse boats in LaPaz or Cabo that can report in on conditions
16:48 Bob (Bug Out Boat) If I’m heading north I just get into the Gulf Stream and ride it around Hatteris to the Chesapeak then duck into the chesapeak. I take the Chesapeak up to the C&D canal to the Delaware the out around Cape May up to the Hudson in New York. I found that to be a great trip for me.
16:50 Maison De Sante On FB go to Sea of Cortez sailors page and see a Richard Boren’s video. Marina Cortez, La Paz had lots of damaged boats
16:56 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Thanks Bob! I’ve copied this into my notes titled ICW according to Bob!! It will be very helpful as a month from now this will be buried in line app. That’s why Zulip was started. If you have a chance, perhaps copy into Zulip under ‘USA eastern seaboard’ so others can readily see it when they want! Thanks again!
16:56 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Thanks saw those didn’t know if we had anyone there directly
16:57 Rob on Avant Looks very expensive. https://www.facebook.com/groups/seaofcortezsailors/permalink/1673895066451858/
17:06 Captain Dietmar meet NARNIA
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17:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZEPHYR Laura & Chris to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz That’s a good nugget of info. Jorge at the marine store at Paradise is a good guy and can get a lot of things done. Didn’t know he had a good splice guy
18:12 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris ZEPHYR Laura & Chris joined the group.
19:25 Voyager - Ed & Liz Added a new note.
20:09 TIAMAT Owen Is there a way to get the fleet updates by email? I got the initial emails when I signed up, but not the new one. Double checked my spam folder…
20:39 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Has anyone run into this issue. I booked a 1 way ticket from Washington DC to Panama through cheapflightsfares.com on Copa. When I set up a Copa account for a seat selection, I pulled up to flights, the second flight was from Panama to Bogota Colombia, on week later. When I talked to cheapflightsfares the representative she said that some airlines create a fake flight to get me a better price than a 1 way ticket. Did I just buy a bridge in New York?
20:54 TIAMAT Owen Sounds similar to skiplagging: https://www.npr.org/2023/08/23/1194998452/skiplagging-airfare-flying-skiplagged-american-airlines
20:54 TIAMAT Owen Which is a real thing and can save money, but can make the airline very unhappy with you
20:57 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Yeah but someone else booked it and it's a week apart. Maybe that is how the third party offers cheaper fares.
20:59 TIAMAT Owen Same idea, skipping a leg to get a cheaper fare
21:00 TIAMAT Owen I would assume it was done by either the online travel agent or some intermediary
21:00 TIAMAT Owen If they did it without informing you, seems sketchy since it could get you in trouble with the airline
21:05 DawnPatrol LaneyMark I looked at buying one way from PV mx to Atlanta $800 but PV to west Palm was only $300 something, taking the same flight into Atlanta! As I was eventually going to end up in west palm, it was another $300 from Atlanta to west Palm. I decided not to stop and see my friend! It’s crazy!!!
21:23 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/fleet-updates

2023.10.22 Sunday
08:02 OZ  Steve & Susan Does anyone in the group have a recommendation for canvas / isenglass - new work / repairs in Cartagena? TIA 🙏
10:43 TIAMAT Owen I know that it’s on the website, but is there a way to get notified by email?
10:51 Perception - Jim Hi @TIAMAT Owen - If you haven't already, try subscribing to the updates here: https://panamaposse.com/subscribe-2
11:02 TIAMAT Owen Thanks! That’s probably what I want
11:39 OZ  Steve & Susan I hear that there is a WhatsApp group for Cartagena. Does anyone know the administrative contact information? Thanks 🙏
11:41 Michael (Fin) @Captain Dietmar where can we find the predict wind seminar recording
11:57 C-YA. Glenn @Michael (Fin) scroll up a few the link is there and also it is posted on YouTube
12:34 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/seminars
latest on is on the bottom
13:54 OZ  Steve & Susan
Cl. 24 #10b1, Getsemaní, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.41708246589436,-75.54758994146812
14:40 Captain Dietmar REMINDER OPEN CPN ZOOM SEMINAR STARTS IN 15 MINUTES

This will be our annual pre-season OPEN CPN seminar hosted by Rob Murray and Captain Dietmar

*Requirements:*
Preinstalled opencpn on a laptop or android tablet and running.
https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloads.html

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14:40 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:40 Cerca Trova-Bruce @Bob (Bug Out Boat) FYI, I PM’ed you yesterday. Did you see the message as you didn’t reply?
15:04 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Dietmar, are you the host? Did you start zoom?
15:05 French Kissing-John Says host in another meeting
15:05 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Ther seems to be a different link in the email invite
15:06 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt yes that is what I'm getting
15:06 Rob on Avant I’m getting”waiting for host to start meeting “
15:07 DoTheThing-M&F Same here
15:08 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’m sorry I didn’t see the PM message. Here is my phone number. 208-250-5333
15:08 Bob (Bug Out Boat) 208-240-5333 sorry typo.
15:09 Aegis, Mary/Ian United Cruisers Cartagena WA: https://bit.ly/2X61RIF
15:09 DawnPatrol LaneyMark We are on another zoom link. Dietmar is trying to correct it now. I joined from the email I received from Zulip yesterday or today. Maybe try that!
15:11 DoTheThing-M&F I am actually trying both (fleet update and yesterday email) and they both now say Invalid meeting ID…
15:12 Captain Dietmar here is the correct link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82199105149?pwd=QzBGVmdjRFJwN0h6MUxNWWRwSm9rQT09
15:12 Captain Dietmar CORRECT OPEN CPN INVITE LINK https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82199105149?pwd=QzBGVmdjRFJwN0h6MUxNWWRwSm9rQT09
15:14 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris We are unable to join
15:14 Captain Dietmar her eis the link
15:14 Captain Dietmar https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82199105149?pwd=QzBGVmdjRFJwN0h6MUxNWWRwSm9rQT09
15:14 Captain Dietmar PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO JOIN
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15:15 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Nope, we’ve been trying for 15 minutes.
15:16 Cerca Trova-Bruce Just sent you a text test message.
15:16 Captain Dietmar Panama | South Pacific | Atlantic POSSE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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15:39 OZ  Steve & Susan Thank you 🙏
15:50 Galileo Will there be a replay? And if so, where can we find the link?
16:19 SUNDOWNER Lynn And so our journey begins. Step 1 leaving Arizona, headed to our boat in San Diego.
16:20 SUNDOWNER Lynn Photos
17:06 Blown Away Eileen Will there be a recording posted of the zoom call for open cpn?
17:07 Rob on Avant Yes, will take a couple of days.
2023.10.23 Monday
08:00 Maison De Sante I’ve gotten word that mass protests are occurring right now in Panama (due to a mining contract with the govt) and there are many road closures for getting in/out of the city, port closures at Colon and Balboa, and no road access to tocumen, albrook, David, and panama Pacifico airports- quite a large disruption affecting many. Hopefully this does not last long.
08:04 Rob on Avant All schools in Panama closed today as well, due to the same protests. Sounds like a good day to stay put.
08:45 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole PP boat SV Kathleen left Ecuador last Thursday, 17 of October for Panama. If anyone is in contact with them via satellite please advise them. We will try too. They should be arriving any day now. Thank you!
11:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne, David - SV MOJO to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:43 Captain Dietmar A big thank you to @Maison De Sante Nicole - here is the welcome seminar for thoose of you who missed it or wish to watch it again Enjoy !!

https://panamaposse.com/seminars#welcome

The next welcome seminar is Saturday November 18th 2023 !
New Season Panama Posse on boarding ZOOM Call

New Season Panama Posse on boarding ZOOM Call

 

NEW VESSELS ON-BOARDING ZOOM

SATURDAY Nov 18, 2023

14:00 EASTERN TIME
13:00 PANAMA
12:00 MEXICO
11:00 PACIFIC TIME

Introductions
Meet your peers
Values, goals and expectations
Resources and perks
Ongoing information
Participation and involvement
Social events and activities
Check-ins and feedback
Meet the editor
Milestones & Awards
Ongoing learning
Q&A
Blue Sky

Panama Posse
is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting SATURDAY Nov 18, 2023
11 AM Pacific Time
12 PM Mexcio
13 PM Costa Rica
14 PM East Coast

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84650030777?pwd=naFyIAeGLQRhwXZk1aeUKRABaNhaI0.1

15:23 OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne joined the group.
15:33 OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne Hi! We are Dan & Jeanne aboard SV Okisollo. 2010 Island Packet 485. Enroute to Sea of Cortez for this season. Home port Edmonds WA USA. Looking forward to meeting this crew.
17:33 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Welcome to the Posse
We are in the Sea of Cortez (Puerto Penasco) currently and our home port is Sequim WA.
17:43 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Welcome, Dan & Jeanne! Nice to have you aboard ⛵️😎⚓️
23:28 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Welcome to the Posse, fellow Boiseans!
23:30 Perception - Jim Thanks - nice to see other landlocked sailors in the Posse! Where are you folks at present?
23:32 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Nicole- has there been any word from Karen & Robert Fox on SV Kathleen?
23:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’re at Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
23:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Captain Dietmar , can you please comment on the delays the Panama Canal authorities predicted. Are they for real and affecting leisure travel?
23:46 Perception - Jim Very nice - perhaps we'll cross paths as we head south, we can swap tales of blue seas and blue turf.
2023.10.24 Tuesday
05:16 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thank you for checking!
I just got this message from Karen late last night…Hi Nicole and JP, we just got a signal. We are approaching Marina Bueno Adventura. The info you sent which we just got, is very helpful. Our passage was very good,no problems.
09:11 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Just had family arrive at tocumen airport last night. The protests were a non event and there were no closures
09:15 QUESO GRANDE Lance It’s a mess today. We are trying to get to a vet in Colon and all roads are blocked according to our driver.
09:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Good luck with that! Let us know if you like the vet. Always good to keep references for our furry friends.
10:36 Captain Dietmar I have no first hand knowledge yet will return to panama next week
there are usual delays between Jan and mid April ( the high season ) with wait times up go 3 weeks from time of measurement.
the canal is also starting a self / online version for small yachts.
The best source of information will be our agents
erick galvez
or waypoint
as they have a frontline view
you can contact them directly
https://panamaposse.com/panama-canal
if you find out any details please share ghem
11:08 OZ  Steve & Susan
Dg. 21d #5485, Cartagenita, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.38797723652411,-75.51798031681835
11:35 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Yes- we got word thru Vista Mar Cruisers that Karen & Robert are in Buenaventura Marina.
11:49 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:03 Captain Dietmar we have uploaded new sat .mbtiles charts for the portion of Cedros Island - to Cabo San Lucas
please feel free to download them from https://panamapossse.com/charts ( zoom level 19 )
the new ones are
MEXICO-BAJA-Isla-Cedros-Boca Soledad 2.3 gig
MEXICO-BAJA-Boca-Soledad-Cabo-San-Lucas 3.8 gig
12:05 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited IDA-Farrah to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:05 IDA-Farrah IDA-Farrah joined the group.
12:11 IDA-Farrah Hi. I am Farrah from IDA, a catamaran. We have 2 kids on board. Martin introduced us when he joined the group at the 21st. Looking forward to be part of the Panama Posse community.
12:18 Maison De Sante Welcome to the Posse!
14:21 TIAMAT Owen Where are you and what age are your kids? We have G10 and B6 currently in La Cruz
15:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Hi. What’s the gps dongle to get gps on your laptop that’s recommended for open cpn?
16:51 IDA-Farrah 2 boys 16 and 13. We are in Rio Dulce, Guatemala
17:24 Rob on Avant There are a ton that work, and you may already have a device that can interface with a usb cord. The OpenCPN list is here: https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=opencpn:supplementary_hardware:gps_devices

Too long; don’t want to read version: the BU-353 S4 from globalsat https://www.amazon.com/GlobalSat-BU-353-S4-Receiver-Black-Improved-New/dp/B098L799NH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=39VW6O537LJ5P&keywords=bu-353s4%2Busb%2Bgps%2Breceiver&qid=1698186173&sprefix=Bu%2B353%2Caps%2C138&sr=8-3&th=1
17:36 Perception - Jim A couple of questions for entering Mexico from San Diego: 1) Any issues with bringing in our provisions (food/spirits)? We are used to being grilled when crossing the US/Canada border, wondering what it's like for Mexico. 2) How much cash should we bring - US ok or Pesos needed before reaching Cabo?
17:44 TIAMAT Owen You will probably get agricultural inspection when you enter. The degree of pickiness seems to vary wildly. When we checked in she took one pack of defrosted beef.
17:45 TIAMAT Owen We got by with dollars down the outside of Baja, but we were with the HaHa. If bringing dollars, make sure to have small bills as nobody has change. Pesos might be easier if you can get them readily
18:03 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hope Maybel is okay! 🐶
18:13 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We came down with the Haha last year and did not get boarded when we cleared in in Cabo for an Agricultural inspection. But, we arrived later in the pack, so the inspectors may have been busy or ‘over it’. Like Tiamat said, it was really inconsistent. Queso Grande got boarded and had all their meat taken.

Two years ago we cleared in at Ensañada as a solo boat and did not have Agriculture inspection.

We went with $500 USD all in $1 and $5 and spent through it down the Baja and in La Paz. Would have been fine with $300 and switch to pesos, but we had no problem using our USD until it was gone.
19:07 QUESO GRANDE Lance We lost all meat in our freezer.
19:16 FREEDOM - Sheri Much easier check-in in Ensenada than Cabo. We had no inspection, but have been there on races before. Have heard some have issues in Cabo, especially with beef. We had full inspection in Cancun. Had we had much, would have had to give up most. They took pity on us. We had lost our freezer in San Blas, so running low at that point.
19:18 Bob (Bug Out Boat) There are always protests in south and Central America. Just go. The people are great.
19:18 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
19:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) In Writesville will be heading out tomorrow.
19:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
19:20 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
19:20 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
19:21 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
19:21 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Videos
20:12 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Chimera, SV Chimera to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:26 Rob on Avant Photos
20:27 Rob on Avant Buckle up!
20:32 FIDO-Jodi & Steve We're still in the Yorktown/hampton VA area, and we have a vehicle. If anyone needs assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
2023.10.25 Wednesday
04:01 🦜Maison de Sante
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.863633900136346,-85.71877717683093
07:22 DoTheThing-M&F There used to have one in Margarita. You don’t need to go up to Colon center. If you know the where is the PFK, you will find it in the same commercial block.
07:25 DoTheThing-M&F Sorry I meant KFC, and there’s a Dairy Queen. Just walk down from the Sobeys stop if you come with the shuttle bus from Shelter Bay.
07:31 QUESO GRANDE Lance Thanks but we are in Linton Bay Marina at the moment. Couldn’t get to Colon for the vet or Zarpe due strikes and road closures. Hoping today or tomorrow is better.
09:35 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Any news on the boaters and marinas in Acapulco? Hugo made landfall there as Cat 5 last night.
09:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/10/25/world/hurricane-otis-acapulco
09:43 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Looks like all communications are put, radio stations down, no one knows the true damage due to no comms in the city
09:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
09:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Let's hope no friends were nearby and Acapulco recovers quickly! I suspect these recent hurricanes require vigilence avoiding floating objects. These were on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta.
11:29 Rob on Avant I’m seeing continued reports of store and highway closures in Panama, resulting in delays and significant inconvenience. All due to protests all over the country. Plan for significant delays. I have not seen any safety concerns mentioned.
11:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn What about the canal? Anyone have intel regarding waiting times?
11:57 QUESO GRANDE Lance Yep, we are stuck here until things cools off. Can’t get a Zarpe to leave.
11:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn The press would have you believe significant delays for all traffic.
12:00 QUESO GRANDE Lance All major roads/highways are closed. Protesters have the roads blocked
12:00 Rob on Avant The canal isn’t usually subject to protests or protesters. While the canal has announced there may be small boats, I haven’t heard anyone complain yet (but not many transits this time of the year).
12:50 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Are there any pros or cons using one agent (Erick or Waypoint) over the other or are both essentially equal in terms of cost, service, etc?
13:32 Remedy-Natalie Does anyone have a way to contact Marina Puerto de la Navidad? I've emailed multiple times and my calls just hang up.
13:35 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
13:36 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Is this the numbers you have
13:37 Remedy-Natalie It is. When I call it hangs up. Same email plus another one I've used too without any answer
13:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena 🤷 I’m of no help then …….sorry
13:42 Remedy-Natalie That's okay. Thanks for trying. Some Marina's are great to contact and a few are a disaster. We have one that I have a confirmation of reservation and now that we are getting closer they don't seem to know anything about it.
13:44 Captain Dietmar no news out of Acapulco
all comms are down
no news from Vicente nor La Marina Acapulco
13:45 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Oh yes we are quite familiar with that……. More than a few times we just pull in tie up then work it out……. It’s part of the adventure right?
13:46 Captain Dietmar +52 315 100 2636
Harbormaster Secundino whatsapp
13:48 Remedy-Natalie I will try it. Thanks
13:52 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff I’ve used that number numerous times successfully including yesterday. I have this number too but never tried it.
+52 314 337 9009
13:54 Remedy-Natalie Weird. The other number I've called several times and it picks up and then hangs up on me. If the What's app number Dietmar doesn't work I'll Try this number.
13:54 Aegis, Mary/Ian Not sure if she still works there, but I always WA’d her and got a response.
13:54 Aegis, Mary/Ian Isabel Isla Navidad Marina.vcf
13:55 Remedy-Natalie Thanks, I'll give a try too
13:57 Remedy-Natalie FYI Dietmars what's app number worked 😊
14:08 🦜Maison de Sante @Aegis, Mary/Ian , Isabel doesn’t work at the marina in Barra anymore
15:57 Ho’okipa-Lisa Photos
16:01 Ho’okipa-Lisa Hopefully protests in Panama will resolve soon. We travel back to Panama via Panama City Nov. 1st and will report any problems, if any.
16:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Finally got out of SF Bay Area and headed south. See y’all in a couple days in San Diego.
17:47 Maison De Sante Photos
17:49 Maison De Sante One of the “road blocks” in Panama. Just plan for your travels to take extra time; bring snacks, water, etc.
17:52 Ho’okipa-Lisa Yes, we will Be Prepared! But will hope for the best.
19:18 Maison De Sante Those who are coming south from California should consider reaching out to this org for delivering needed medical supplies to Mexico and beyond. A bunch of Baja haha boats have signed up. You just need spare room on your vessel for a soft duffel bag and then deliver to specific person/area. Just learning about them now:

https://njt.net/orange-county/?fbclid=IwAR2rOYpW4qs0ueeLcISWyhmLCLS0m3eooavStFXtF65pHtJx23hx-OLPDGQ_aem_Ad3QBfMGrH0rhEiYiOQ6pNNJu8q9YRUcPDGt10eqwiUxMfqBQGJEYVVivmAV6x12xUs&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
21:56 Mocean Sickness Jim @Maison De Sante Are there any special requirements or permits required to transport medical supplies to MX
2023.10.26 Thursday
00:08 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
06:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Simply horrific!
07:05 Maison De Sante Not to my understanding. It’s always a good practice to have a letter from the non-profit for their stated purpose. They probably just deliver basic medical supplies but I would double check that it does not include controlled RX medicine.
10:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Mar Y Sol Bob to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:52 Rob on Avant 261625Z OCT 23
HYDROPAC 3393/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
PANAMA.
DNC 14.
MAN OVERBOARD IN 07-19.12N 082-28.30W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP
LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
12:34 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:34 Captain Dietmar Here are 25 anchorages between San Diego and Barra de Navidad for mostly easy day hops to get there
13:33 Mocean Sickness Jim Thanks
16:46 Captain Dietmar heavy rains forecast in panama over the next few dsys
16:46 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:09 🦜Maison de Sante Fill Gatun!
17:30 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
17:31 🦜Maison de Sante I’ve never seen this kind of rotation this far south!
18:54 C-YA. Glenn World is changing

18:55 C-YA. Glenn See Panama posse folks Saturday in San Diego
19:51 🦜Maison de Sante
Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.402902466038409,-84.16729979217052
2023.10.27 Friday
08:23 Captain Dietmar looking forward to meeting everyone
10:15 Voyager - Ed & Liz Added a new note.
10:16 Voyager - Ed & Liz Surprised Chacala is not listed. Very nice anchorage / stop.
11:05 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz yes it is. Just now and stern as close as you can to the panga and dingy landing. And believe it or not the port captain the last three times does not care if you check in or not. He told me he sees me that was good enough for him. Also great guide there to go up into the jungle and see very old ruins. If anyone wants his contact let me know
11:12 Celt-Gerry/Angela
North Parking Lot, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.11458936440153,-80.10754980146885
11:19 Voyager - Ed & Liz We have visited there many times. We did a tour there with Chewy, a local.
The port Captain did call out a boat on 16 to come and check in last time I was there this past May.
11:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:50 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz ahhh maybe new port captain. Or change of mind. Yes Chewy is great guy plus water and or what ever else you need
13:49 Rob on Avant https://loosecannon.substack.com/p/exclusive-blake-gang-arrested-small
14:11 French Kissing-John We will be at the San Diego event tomorrow as well
14:12 🦜Maison de Sante Wild story!
14:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Those of you thinking of Acapulco for Christmas will almost certainly want to reconsider. Marina Acapulco is just gone. Club de Yates severe damage. Hundreds of sunken boats
14:31 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://twitter.com/volcaholic1/status/1717848723475038320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1717848723475038320%7Ctwgr%5E044e606db09dbdc52722709ed24f6e0b43a07947%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fyaleclimateconnections.org%2F2023%2F10%2Facapulco-reeling-from-catastrophic-damage-in-the-wake-of-hurricane-otis%2F&fbclid=IwAR2bvqPeKWyFDKnDU5NcuC0vu6Vzm0HZTXRmUsBt6BXfCuj3A-QJRsQMNL8
14:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://twitter.com/volcaholic1/status/1717848723475038320
14:47 French Kissing-John So sad! We were there just a few months ago and really enjoyed it. It’s going to be a long time before they take visiting boats again.
19:15 Captain Dietmar
642 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.622179,-117.100376
19:46 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Dock F1, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.854549,-116.622633
20:46 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
128 Catalina Ave, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.34266536472363,-118.3256943382113
20:57 Courage ⛵️ John
2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.71615387314334,-117.2324936385549
21:16 S/VFIN (Susan)
D Dock Marina Cortez, San Diego, CA 92101, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.72736158690669,-117.206326397245
21:17 S/VFIN (Susan) Trying to give our boat “FIN” location here in San Diego
21:49 Captain Dietmar we got you
21:49 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks
21:50 Pause Larry & Beth
Cruiseport Village, Bahia Ensenada, 22880 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.85217,-116.621969
21:52 Pause Larry & Beth Larry and Beth aboard Pause, Cruiseport Village, G23, Ensenada. Look forward to seeing everyone is San Diego tomorrow!
2023.10.28 Saturday
07:26 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn What are current plans for folks who had Acapulco on their passage planning. Skip altogether? We’re thinking of going from Zihuatenejo to Huatulco directly next month.
08:40 Maison De Sante Folks might want to consider anchoring off of Isla de Roqueta right outside Acapulco. We didn’t anchor there last season only because it was very busy with other tour boats.
08:44 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante I personally would not anchor anywhere near there at the moment. People with out power food and water. They may see your boat as an easy target. They are in survival mode and want to take care of their families. Me when I head north plan on being over 100 miles off the coast. Be careful keep your head on a swivel. That’s my one cent on the subject
08:51 Maison De Sante Very good point
08:52 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Agreed! Thanks for the input.
09:34 Captain Dietmar let's monitor the progress
I'm sure that yachts returning once infrastructure is restored would be seen as a hopeful sign for Acapulco. Rebuilding a tourist town with this magnitude of destruction will take time.
09:35 🦜Maison de Sante This might be a long shot but I’m trying to troubleshoot my transmission in Marina Paz Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica. Apparently, none of the techs here are familiar with Borg Warner.

Does anyone have a good contact in Costa Rica for transmission repair? I can pull it and ship it to the US but would rather try and rebuild locally.

Gracias!
09:35 🦜Maison de Sante Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque, Quepos : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426254,-84.167107
09:40 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.481624,-86.975867
09:43 QUESO GRANDE Lance Is Rudi Kerkhof (South African) still there? He seemed to have contacts all over. I can share his WhatsApp if he is still around
09:43 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Jeariene and I are cheating. We currently are on a cruise ship in Mexico. We are so sorry to see allof the destruction in Acapulco. I was at Club de Yates for 7 weeks. Made many local friends.
10:05 🦜Maison de Sante I don’t know who that is and that’s not a name given by the marina here for the yard services. I’m probably just going to ship it back to the US to rebuild. I have a guy in San Diego that can do it in 2 days and ship back.
10:07 Maison De Sante For boats heading to Barra de Navidad and having a hard time getting ahold of the office: please respond to this message within 4 days with the name of your vessel, length and beam of vessel, intended length of stay, your email and cellphone and one of our posse members who is at the marina currently will walk it up to the marina office.
10:08 QUESO GRANDE Lance Ok, Rudi was super helpful when I was there and on the hard. He was asking as a tech consultant. Assuming you have talked to Justin Seyler? Good luck!
10:13 🦜Maison de Sante Yes. Spoke with justin. He said that they have no knowledge of this type of transmission. Maybe they just don’t like that’s it in a sailboat and not a sport fisher ;)
10:33 S/VFIN (Susan) Hi there. We have tried but not received an answer about a slip in Barra for S/V FIN, 45’loa 25’beam, 4.5 draught, interested in two + weeks from Dec.,1 2023. Email: mzimmer1953@gmail.com; WhatsApp(cell)858-243-4251;61. Thanks Susan
10:34 Captain Dietmar there are excellent technicians in Puntarenas Cr where the fishing fleet hauls out
11:08 TIAMAT Owen SV TIAMAT, catamaran, 48 ft loa, 24 ft beam, stay just for the posse kickoff dates. Resistor@mac.com, +52 669 286 0477
11:58 Courage ⛵️ John SV Courage, 42’ with 13.5’ beam, Dec 8-17, johnrussellslater@gmail.com, 415-699-4766
Thank you! John Slater
14:44 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
560 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.62118391609972,-117.1008045226335
14:44 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis We’re here. See y’all soon.
18:32 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Cariba to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:32 Cariba Cariba joined the group.
18:34 Cariba Photos
18:34 Cariba Hi all Sue and Brian from SV Cariba!
18:36 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Hi Sue and Brian! Welcome aboard! What boat do you have and where are you coming from and going to??
18:38 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Welcome to the posse👍
20:42 BRIGADOON 3 Welcome Sue and Brian.
20:44 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
20:44 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
20:45 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Photos
21:31 C-YA. Glenn Photos
2023.10.29 Sunday
00:11 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BORAGORA to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:04 Cariba We are currently in Marina Coral I. Ensenada...in a week or so will head slowly down the outside of the Baja and towards the mainland Barra area by early December
09:30 SV Whirlwind @MYLA - Julie & John sending you a DM
09:34 MYLA - Julie & John Not sure how to find the DM
09:35 MYLA - Julie & John @SV Whirlwind @SV Whirlwind
09:38 Mocean Sickness Jim @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Kurtis here is a website to see if your vessel as an exisitng TIP. Just enter the Hull#
09:38 SV Whirlwind go to your chat icon and a message is there from me.
09:39 Mocean Sickness Jim @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Here is a website to see if your vessel as an exisitng TIP. Just enter the Hull# https://portalsat.plataforma.sat.gob.mx/aduanas_cpitv_internet/index.aspx#
09:40 ,☠️Delta Swizzler This is great info. Thanks
10:15 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Excellent. Thank you Mocean Sickness.
Great event yesterday. Great meeting you and the others. Thank you Capt. Dietmar for…well… everything.

11:32 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista
Cra. 1 #23-99, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.24212620780919,-74.21800017363785
13:34 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Does the Monday conference start tomorrow? Can you give me some details?
13:40 Vingathor Maja&Dino Hey PP. I have a question: Does anyone have any information about extending a Panamanian visa (after 90 days)?
13:43 Rob on Avant You can’t (unless under medical treatment or some other reason, costs a bomb to do, needs a lawyer, etc.). You can either take a weekend trip out of Panama (Costa rica or Colombia popular for that), or pay a fine on exit of $50 per month you’re over the limit.

The visa granted on entry is 180 days for Americans and Canadians 90 days for most others.
13:46 Vingathor Maja&Dino Thank you Rob 😊
14:26 Maison De Sante An update on the protest situation in Panama (what I gathered from the I Go Panama website):
It sounds like the Western-Pacific side of Panama has been most negatively affected by protests:
Boquete out of fuel/gas/diesel. Chiquiri expected to run out of gas and diesel (possibly propane) by the end of the weekend. Reports of continued road blocks that seem to change routinely. Some reports of banned alcohol sales; some stores just banning sales to protestors (depends on the area). Puerto Armuelles out of eggs and low on bread yesterday. Sounds like business as usual in Bocas Del Toro. People flying in/out of Panama and reports of ease with driving on roads in the Bocas area. Airports operating without plan for any closure. Recommended to avoid the Colon area. Anyone with first hand knowledge and in Panama please correct me if any of what I have mentioned is incorrect/needs to be updated.

14:39 SV Whirlwind In Panama City on Anchor. Went provisioning yesterday without any trouble, in fact the roads seems quite calm. Store was not overcrowded or low on stock. I suspect the City stores have warehouses that are still stocked. The upcoming week has a host of holidays coming up including Independence day, Separation Day, and Flag Day. At the moment the situation unfolds on the daily.
14:39 Rob on Avant WhatsApp group for shelter bay reports the daily free bus is unable to make its usual run, but is able to get to one of the smaller grocery stores every day. Some cruisers report using taxis around colon is working ok, but many of the businesses and government offices are closed.
15:06 SV Whirlwind Yes, it is a mixed bag and very location specific. Many businesses, schools, and museums have been closed.
15:25 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I am praying for you all regarding the disruptions in Panama. I fear very soon it’s coming to the US and Europe. Everything we learn in this process is vital. Few questions?

1. Can you still get food, water and supplies?

2. Can you still move locations to less affected areas?

3. Have you all traveled to a location that you can combine resources, talents, and support?

4. Have you identified full service marinas that everyone can get haulouts, maintenance and repairs.

5. Always ensure you have 72 hours of supplies on board if marshal law is in effect.

Take care and please reach out to me and if you can’t answer Any of these questions Incan help. Let me know and I’ll do what I do best to help in these areas.

Best regards, Bug Out Bob.
15:26 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’ve done this stuff for years.
15:27 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Welcome sue&brian fair winds
15:51 Vingathor Maja&Dino We're currently in Linton Bay. Provisioning is bad, nothing much left in the stores. I don't have any knowledge about the road closures. @QUESO GRANDE Lance, do you have any more info?
15:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance We left for Obaldia yesterday morning. It was time to get out of there. Could get to Colon and supplies were not getting to the marina
16:00 QUESO GRANDE Lance *Couldn’t
16:02 Bob (Bug Out Boat) https://www.panamaequity.com/exploring-living-in-panama/guide-grocery-shopping-panama/
16:07 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I don’t want to promote my orgs other than Panama Possey. https://www.myguidepanama.com/supermarket-shopping-in-panama
16:12 Bob (Bug Out Boat) https://icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/live-piracy-map
16:13 Bob (Bug Out Boat) https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/pirate-attacks-revealed-on-global-map-34955
16:15 Bob (Bug Out Boat) The ICC seems more current. Form regattas as you transit and stay within 3nm of each other in hot areas. Crime is normal in society. Nothing abnormal about it. It’s always higher in tourist areas. Its an opportunity thing.
16:17 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Avoid high crime areas, know what resources are available and you’ll be fine. Any where in the world. Also respect the locals, do as the locals. Don’t think they know your ways. They don’t. You have to know theirs, respect and fit in.
16:19 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I don’t trust gov Intel. They usually have analysts sitting in cubicles. Boots on the ground is way better. Always is, always will be. Share what you see on the ground so others can benefit.
16:25 Bob (Bug Out Boat) https://marinas.com/browse/marina/PA/
16:28 Bob (Bug Out Boat) https://www.thrivelife.com/. I use these supplies when traveling. They will get me through tough areas and I live good while using them.
16:30 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Matt Weatherford turned me onto them. He sailed around the americas solo. He used them, and I use them also to augment when my fresh veggies fail.
16:45 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Bocas is out of gasoline and almost out of propane. But still has diesel.
16:45 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Other than that everything is normal here
16:48 Rob on Avant CSSN seems better than either resource on crime.

https://safetyandsecuritynet.org
16:51 Maison De Sante Dietmar’s upcoming Monday live calls with the posse starting November will be very helpful for everyone and give a sense of ease or better understanding of what to expect with current changes at ports/areas with storm damage and ongoing bureaucracy changes in other countries among other updates. A good portion of people in this group rode out living on their boat during the pandemic when their country of origin called for their immediate return and “everything was shutting down”. We collectively work together with our knowledge, resources, and capabilities to help each other out wherever we are. This is a great community to be part of! 💕
17:01 C-YA. Glenn Stickers
17:02 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff When do those Monday calls start exactly?
17:06 Maison De Sante @Captain Dietmar November 6 is first posse Line call yes?
17:28 Michael (Fin)
Prol. Castillo 077, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.85943824129077,-116.624626477746
17:30 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.998761813685508,-77.76105847951852
17:31 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
17:32 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Haul out completed in La Cruz de Huanacuaxtle. Very happy with Peter Vargas and crew!
17:33 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Dawn Patrol is looking good 👍
17:35 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Súper exciting!
19:20 Bob (Bug Out Boat) There is. Cold front coming across the US on Wednesday. The cold front and warm weather will likely create storms at the boundary. Try to get as south as possible by Wednesday then just hunker down until the cold front moves through. Just expect thunderstorms along the boundary of the warm weather and cold weather. Weather models likely wil not be accurate in bounds condition along the US East coast. Recommend just staying out for a couple of days until the cold fro t moves through. God bless - Bug Out Bob!
21:33 Captain Dietmar yes first Monday in nov 15.30 utc caribbean & atlantic 16.00 utc pacific
21:50 S/VFIN (Susan) So 4 pm Pacific?
22:44 fickle - Ben Greenwich
23:02 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I’m pretty sure it will be 0800 PST on Nov 6. Daylight savings time ends in the US on November 5 this year and there is a -8 hour offset for PST
23:05 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Unless you’re not of the west coast of California then it will probably be different

2023.10.30 Monday
08:38 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt A friend is looking for a good rigger in Panama, probably pacific side. Any recommendations?
08:39 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Vía sin nombre, 77675 Q.R., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.48045641816496,-86.9756930575223
09:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 28838 La Culebra, Col., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19481736540496,-104.6817184612155
09:25 Captain Dietmar max soto comes down from CR frequently whatsapp +506 8312 1367
10:17 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
WI-29, Withee, WI 54498, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.94475584448093,-90.67500807344913
10:18 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We’re Mexico bound! 🎉
10:19 Mocean Sickness Jim Looking for charts to print (PDF or JPEG) Mexico Pacific - San Diego to Puerto Vallarta #21040,21060,21080,21100,21120 or similar.
10:23 VIVA Pierre & Marie Safe travels!
11:59 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Videos
11:59 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena When we where in Acapulco in June we befriended a young man and his mother that run the little store at the marina. We sent him a message to check on them after the hurricane but we weren’t able to reach him via WhatsApp due to all communication being down. I am thrilled by a message from him this morning that they are ok and he sent me this short video with a different perspective of the damage at the marina. I know there have been others posted but I just wanted to share this with the group
12:30 Captain Dietmar can you pm me his contact I'm looking for vicente
12:31 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes Dietmar I will send it right now
12:32 Captain Dietmar thx
13:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance
MH8H+5R5, Puerto Obaldía, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.666244430382354,-77.42153729913427
17:58 Captain Dietmar pictures from the Kickoff event in San Diego
enjoy !

https://panamaposse.com/sdrsvp#23
full gallery
19:46 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar gracias thank you for all Captain
21:36 Captain Dietmar my pleasure
22:04 BRIGADOON 3 Yes. Thank you Dietmar.

2023.10.31 Tuesday
08:30 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis May I ask, is anyone using agents in Ensenada for the TIP? I remember at the San Diego event a couple people mentioned agents that they liked and did well. Could I request that information please.
08:36 OZ  Steve & Susan ABC-Vat-Refund-To-Foreign-Tourists.pdf
08:37 OZ  Steve & Susan Anyone in the group apply for VAT refund in Columbia? We’re on the hard at Marina Portobello. From what I can understand, I can apply for a VAT refund for goods purchased. Since VAT is 19%, the refund could be significant. TIA
09:14 ZORBA- Tomer ‎+526461218494
Michelle from BC company
She is very expensive, but knows what shes doing...
09:16 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. That’s who I got. I’ll see her today. Appreciate the endorsement.
09:18 Mocean Sickness Jim @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Michelle help us get an old trip cancelled
09:29 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Us too. She was worth every penny to have a friction-free experience.
09:53 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff If you stay at the Marina Coral they take you to the capitanía and walk you through the entire process for a nominal fee. No need for agent. Don’t know about help from any other marina there.
09:59 Maison De Sante Agreed. No agent needed in Ensenada unless you have a TIP issue.
10:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim That’s a good point. We only needed the agent because we had an old TIP that we needed to cancel.

If you have your TIP, @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff is right. Clearing in in Ensenada is pretty straightforward.
10:06 Rob on Avant 311330Z OCT 23
NAVAREA IV 1263/23(26).
WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
PANAMA.
1. CABLE OPERATIONS 031000Z THRU 10 NOV
BY CABLESHIP LAYLA WITHIN THREE MILES OF
TRACKLINE JOINING
09-39.78N 080-00.00W, 09-41.83N 080-00.00W,
09-51.50N 079-57.22W, 09-52.59N 079-57.68W,
09-52.95N 079-57.83W, 09-53.49N 079-57.98W,
10-02.28N 080-00.47W, 10-11.60N 080-03.10W,
10-15.67N 080-03.80W, 10-20.90N 080-04.70W,
10-21.68N 080-04.19W, 10-24.53N 080-02.35W,
10-29.10N 079-59.40W, 10-33.67N 079-55.45W,
10-45.68N 079-45.10W, 10-59.68N 079-33.13W.
ONE MILE BERTH REQUESTED.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 110001Z NOV 23.
10:11 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:12 Captain Dietmar you need to find a DIAN office
and find out the process for yachts
only works for credit card purchases
10:12 Long Windid @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @BRIGADOON 3 @BRIGADOON 3 @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
10:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Unfortunately, there was a slight problem with the spelling of my name on the registration and my passport.
10:26 OZ  Steve & Susan Working with Marina Portobello. I think this could be a value-added service if the help cruisers with the proper documentation. For us it would be a refund of $350 or more.
10:27 OZ  Steve & Susan *they
12:21 OZ  Steve & Susan https://youtu.be/vupIl68mCYg?si=HjSzdt3VMFjD_RCi
12:21 OZ  Steve & Susan Don’t think I’ll remove my rudder to test, but good information to have and hopefully never need.
12:55 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
16:04 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis What a wonderful escort into Ensenada. That’s the way to come in the Mexico.
16:04 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
16:28 C-YA. Glenn 😀
16:40 S/VFIN (Susan) Nice shot! We are at Naval Marina. Where are you? It has taken 2 days ( so far) to clear in & out. A bit longer than usual.
16:58 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis This is Michelle in Ensenada. The kind lady everyone suggested I used to get my TIP. As you can see by my face, she made it easy and hassle free. Highly recommend her. If you need, DM me, and I will give you her number.
16:58 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
17:01 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I am in Cruiseport Village marina. With the marina’s help and with Michelle, I was able to check in and do all the paperwork, get my TIP and was done within five hours with everything. Cost was about $355 American. In my mind, though, well worth it.
19:01 S/VFIN (Susan) Sure was! We just had an unfortunate snafu with Baja Naval. Its usually fine here. The one employee who knows what to do was out sick yesterday. But we are otw now. All good. Heading to Cedros Island. Good forecast: seas flat, not much wind though. No Santa Anas. 🤞
21:22 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Excellent. Hope to catch up with ya somewhere. Fair winds and following seas.
23:48 Captain Dietmar Here is a link to some curated latin music - it's over 4 hours long and is known as the Panama Posse Latin Mix. It does well for a full watch - enjoy https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd/view?usp=drive_link

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2023.11.01 Wednesday
09:42 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Cra. 16 #1095, Manga, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.41396086364681,-75.54549481719732
09:55 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Interesting article in the Maritime Executive today regarding delays in the canal. Check it out-

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-plans-to-cut-transits-by-40-due-to-ongoing-drought
10:02 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.687124,-114.883475
10:23 C-YA. Glenn
Aeropuerto 403, Aeropuerto Abelardo L. Rodriguez, 22404 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.5457036596674,-116.9735669714143
10:52 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:53 Captain Dietmar *TRACKING*
for those who would like to see where everyone is please add yourselves to the fleet tracker
1) here is the fleet tracking page https://panamaposse.com/tracking
2) to be added to the tracker for free follow this link [https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking] (https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking) )
3) for support on how to submit your positions either manually via the predict wind app or automatically follow this link https://panamaposse.com/tracking-support
14:32 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.17874683442261,-112.0664408617765
14:42 Perception - Jim Thanks Captain, Perception’s stereo is going Latin as we clean the 12kg yellowfin we just caught north of Islas San Benito.
14:43 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.55453842322207,-115.6833127142076
15:15 VIVA Pierre & Marie Love it! Smooth and Groovy…Thank you!
15:32 S/VFIN (Susan)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.85758582132855,-115.9484894761033
15:38 SV Whirlwind Picture please! That sounds delicious 😋
15:58 C-YA. Glenn
Vía sin nombre, Internacional Benito Juárez, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.42307853000159,-99.07794951999911
16:15 Captain Dietmar cha cha cha
17:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz Added a new note.
17:36 Tidings Of Joy- Joy C
18:37 Remedy-Karl
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.36777,-113.194504
18:41 Remedy-Karl My dilemma: we have been using the Free version of PredictWind and can see the value of moving up to Basic for the 1km winds, but jumping to Standard for another $220 just to report GPS position manually seems a stretch. The fleet reporting page only shows a half dozen or so boats anyway. Sharing my position here is so easy, and free, but there no central page. I can't decide what I should do, so please tell me why you are doing what you are.
18:53 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We have a predictwind datahub that reports our position and uses starlink to do it and also transmits to the ais providers, which gives us free professional versions of fleetmon and marinetraffic, allowing me to see all satellite reports of vessels all over the world. One time cost, no monthly fee
19:03 Courage ⛵️ John almost to turtle bay with a freezer full of tuna: 15 pound yellowfin and 5 pound not sure which kind of tuna. Fish poke and tacos on the menu!
19:04 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
19:05 Courage ⛵️ John flew our spinnaker for the fist time and never want to take it down!
19:05 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
19:06 Courage ⛵️ John anyone know what kind of tuna the one laying in cockpit is?
19:07 OZ  Steve & Susan Photos
19:10 Courage ⛵️ John ah ok. tx!
19:13 Courage ⛵️ John my wife kristine thought it is skipjack tuna
19:15 ZORBA- Tomer Keep the yellowfin...throw the one with the stripes or use it for bait....there is a big difference between the two🐟🐟🐟
19:15 OZ  Steve & Susan You'll probably catch a lot more. At some point you'll likely get a little disappointed when you hook one that you didn't catch a mahi or a tuna. I recommend keeping 3-4" by 1" strips from the back of the bonito. Put them on your lures when you troll - it'll works well for us. I keep a ziplock bag in the freezer.
19:18 Remedy-Karl Photos
19:18 Remedy-Karl I understand!
19:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis We’ll, dolphins escorted us in to Ensenada a couple days ago, now the seals waving “bye-bye” on the way out. What a country.
19:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
19:41 Voyager - Ed & Liz Karl - I'm able to use marine traffic app with just Starlink. No need for the data hub. Not sure what the value is.

 

2023.11.02 Thursday
12:57 Captain Dietmar
Carr. Interamericana 17-8, Villa Carmen, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.79774,-79.869063
12:57 Captain Dietmar First roadclosure due to protests
90 minutes smooth roads from airport towards buenaventura marina
12:57 Rob on Avant Hope you have snacks. Charles from shelter bay was stopped for 4 hours yesterday going shelter bay to Panama City.
12:58 Captain Dietmar apparently heavy rains disperse protests and the assembly is voting on the mining contracts today
13:03 Ho’okipa-Lisa We heard from the policia yesterday that after 2:00pm protests get worse and also the evening. Driving now is a good idea to get to Buenaventura. Cosco Viejo totally close last night after 6:00pm.
14:55 Remedy-Karl Right. Done that and it's the same as the instructions above. They added us to the page but it requires a Standard or Professional plan to actually update your position otherwise you're out of luck.
15:20 Captain Dietmar sorry
best we can do
15:20 Perception - Jim
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68500709024208,-114.8799226168735
16:12 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Carteret County, NC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.71502714147663,-76.70829122726592
16:52 OZ  Steve & Susan
Tv. 55 #22-28, Cartagenita, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.38710730212007,-75.51795818582175
17:27 David - SV MOJO David - SV MOJO joined the group.
18:13 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz It took us 8 hours on Tuesday to get to vista mar from PTY
18:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Via taxi (taxi) the going got much easier after about 8pm
18:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.36742417989727,-115.9754036109844
18:41 Captain Dietmar took 5 1/3 hours to fly to Panama
6 1/2 hours to get to the marina
finally back on board
dehumidifier worked !

18:42 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342159,-80.162369
18:43 Maison De Sante Sounds like LA traffic 😂
19:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Diomedea DavidAndrea to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:29 Courage ⛵️ John great safety tip! we have n95 masks on board, but didn’t think to put them there. Now we have.
19:30 Courage ⛵️ John
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68352017460163,-114.888263829457
19:49 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Congrats!!!
22:26 fickle - Ben It’s also supposed to keep the dry chemical powder from the extinguisher out of your lungs. Or so I’m told
22:34 DawnPatrol LaneyMark When you say ‘we’ , is that all of us or you and them? If everyone, do you have a day and time for the zoom call with the canal agents? Thank you!
23:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Green Gulch Rd, Chilcoot, CA 96105, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.64514567530352,-120.0124724300316
23:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena On our way to Divergent in puerto Penasco
23:11 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hey PP! Any recos for crossing into Mexico at Nogales (bound for San Carlos)? We’ve unwrapped most all our boat parts from packaging. But our small SUV is loaded to the headliner with parts, provisions, and some personal items like clothes, toiletries, etc.
23:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
23:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena This is our load😂😂😂😂
23:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We are crossing at Sonota it’s a super laid back crossing
23:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Sonoyta
23:21 VIVA Pierre & Marie Yes Sonoyta is small and laid back, closes at night but a significant detour for you guys. Nogales is big crossing, I have no experience crossing with van and boat parts. Have you considered crossing at Douglas, smaller and more aligned with your general direction of travel.
23:23 Remedy-Natalie We've crossed at Nogales and Lukeville multiple times with tons of items. Even with getting a red light they didn't care. They specifically asked this last crossing if we had guns, drugs or money. They didn't care about anything else. Just look casual, polite, you'll be fine.
23:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We update manually. Our tracks often cross land but there’s better than nothing!
23:41 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I still vote for noforeignland. The App is free, tracking automatic with any GPS enabled phone or tablet, and we can form a PP group. https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/5563321006686208
2023.11.03 Friday
02:03 Diomedea DavidAndrea Diomedea DavidAndrea joined the group.
07:56 OZ  Steve & Susan unsent a message.
07:56 OZ  Steve & Susan @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We use Noforeignland (NFL) too. Stopped using PredictWind once they stopped supporting email updates. We only activate our Iridium for offshore passages; Starlink with NFL is out go-to now.
09:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @OZ  Steve & Susan
09:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff How do you watch nfl on starlink?
10:01 Courage ⛵️ John does anyone have experience with downloadable/printable charts for mexico? Do you have a source or website link?

Short story explaining motivation: our alternator stopped working on a night passage motoring and 12 hours later when I finally tracked down the culprit - corroded voltage sensing wire in our voltage regulator - and got it working again, I realized if I had lost electronic navigation I had no backup charts.
10:06 ZORBA- Tomer Download Navionics to your smartphone/tablet...will be easier to maintain and handle
10:06 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We run Navionics and C-MAP on multiple devices for redundancy.
10:06 Remedy-Karl OMG, that is SOOO m much easier! I haven't used my NFL account in a while but was up and going in 3 minutes with only my cell phone and without the extra $220 in PW subscriptions. Thanks for the reminder!
10:15 Remedy-Karl Might I suggest a Panama Posse group on NFL? Nevermind, it's already there, thanks Serenity! I joined.
10:16 OZ  Steve & Susan We watch on our DirectTV account in Seattle using a VPN (PureVPN). For TNF, we use Prime Video with the VPN.
10:32 Rob on Avant 030131Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 772/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
30 FOOT M/V, WHITE AND BLUE HULL,
THREE PERSONS ON BOARD, DISABLED AND ADRIFT
IN 8-22.3N 079-31.6W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT,
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE. REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
10:46 Cariba We had an old expired TIP and the staff at Marina Coral helped us...no agent required
10:50 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
11:15 FREEDOM - Sheri We bought all printed charts in San Diego before we left.
11:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Devouring this awesome playlist while having breakfast in Baños, Ecuador after spending 7 days deep in the Amazon (we went by canoe all the way to the border of Peru) by canoe, another version of boat life🛶.Gracias Dietmar for a new soundtrack to our life with the Panama Posse.
12:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bravest catch? Piranha in Cuyabeno, Ecuador Amazon
12:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:14 C-YA. Glenn @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I have always crossed there early in the morning as they never stopped me and I was fully packed in a mini van.
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Baja haha boat sunk entering Turtle Bay 1 am this morning 🙁.
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:20 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:21 Voyager - Ed & Liz Vessel is Boatbumbgal
12:21 Voyager - Ed & Liz 3 souls onboard - all ok.
12:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Hit rocks entering Turtle Bay. They backed off but hole in the hull. She sank. They got in the dinghy to shore
12:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy That’s horrible
12:27 Ho’okipa-Lisa @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You two continue to amaze and inspire us! Keep up your awesomeness!!!
14:13 Captain Dietmar we is all those who are interested
15:01 Rob on Avant Yikes!
https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/fire-destroys-docked-boats-la-paz/
15:02 Rob on Avant 031937Z NOV 23
NAVAREA XII 777/23(21).
GULF OF PANAMA.
PANAMA.
CANCEL NAVAREA XII 772/23 AND THIS MSG, PERSONS RESCUED.
15:25 Bob (Bug Out Boat) How can I pay membership for someone else?
15:26 Bob (Bug Out Boat) They will be transiting from the carribean side to the pacific.
15:26 Bob (Bug Out Boat) Any agents on the carribean side?
15:29 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
15:30 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Here ya go we used Eric
15:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Whoops! (moon excited) That was unintended.

I created "Panama Posse 23-24" group on Noforeignland as a "staging" group to show Dietmar, and only share with other upon receiving his blessings. As he correctly pointed out, PredictWind is an official sponsor of the PP, and they should be given the chance to respond to our grievances regarding using them for tracking. I hadn't intended the NfL group would be promoted and that already six members joined! Apologies to the PP administration and you for the confusion.

I guess that cat's out of the bag, now. Please do not join the NFL group thinking it's endorsed by PP. This is my private initiative only. I will continue to manually upload positions on PW in support of the "officially sanctioned" PP tracking site. Mark
15:52 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
15:52 Mocean Sickness Jim
Dana Point Pier, Dana Point Harbor Dr, 24200 Dana Point Pier, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.46139363398611,-117.7052337660412
16:06 Rob on Avant All agents do transits either way.
16:34 Captain Dietmar 2 LIVE CALLS WITH PANAMA CANAL AGENTS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

Due to the dynamic changes with the Panama Canal Authority and it's canal policies these calls will not be recorded or made available afterwards.

*WED NOV 8 @ 10 AM PANAMA TIME ( please check your time zones )*
_*Waypoint Yacht Services / Marcus*_
ZOOM https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=OE9Tc2F4S2tuME10ZnhjTUsxbndyUT09
Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
Passcode: 658130

*FRI NOV 10 @ 11 AM PANAMA TIME ( please check your time zones )*
_*Centenario Consulting / Erick*_
ZOOM https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=OE9Tc2F4S2tuME10ZnhjTUsxbndyUT09
Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
Passcode: 658130

These agents will answer your questions with regards to upcoming transit times schedules wait times and procedures including new processes and fees and discounts for the Panama Posse

16:40 Bob (Bug Out Boat) How do I register someone else and pay for their membership?
17:10 Cerca Trova-Bruce Topsail Beach/ Surf City Line
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.386799,-77.60259
17:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58345868924257,-105.1300610974431
17:21 Captain Dietmar you can sign them up following the https://PanamaPosse.com/sign-up form
but they need to agree to TOS
22:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
770 W Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.18970538678184,-114.0669716522097
2023.11.04 Saturday
11:26 Tidings Of Joy- Joy @Captain Dietmar - Absolutely loving the Latin mix you sent. Captures the vibe down here perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us 😎🏖️🛥️🍹
13:43 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Saturday Zoom somewhere?
13:46 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista “yes first Monday in nov 15.30 utc caribbean & atlantic 16.00 utc pacific “
13:46 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Mondays, yes?
13:55 Remedy-Karl Do we only get one login per boat for Zulip?
14:00 Maison De Sante You can set up a log in per person, up to you
14:52 DawnPatrol LaneyMark @Captain Dietmar can you please explain how the weekly calls work? When do they start, on what platform, time, etc? Thank you
14:55 Cerca Trova-Bruce Great mix. Thanks!
14:56 Cerca Trova-Bruce
5120 Minnesota Dr SE, Southport, NC 28461, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.92633348343233,-78.06177757816677
16:10 Michael (Fin)
16 de Septiembre 27, Marina Nacional, 23950 Bahía Tortugas, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68941718269444,-114.8918381681914
16:12 🦜Maison de Sante @Michael (Fin) - any more details on why the boat that sank was so close to shore?
16:29 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Maison de Sante may have decided on a short cut Woops or 1:30 am crew tired?
17:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Venustiano Carranza 249, Ferrocarrilera, 83555 Puerto Peñasco, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.31180138786596,-113.5418786108494
17:24 Captain Dietmar weekly calls mondays
15.30 utc Caribbean & Atlantic
16.00 utc Pacific
we'll use LINE group calls
when/if you join please mute your mike

you'll get 2 reminders
1 on Sunday
2 ~ 60 minutes before

to find your local time google Utc time or keep a UTC clock on board or your phone

topics
1) emergencies or relays of vessels w emergencies
2) weather along the route
we go over these spots https://panamaposse.com/weather
3) vesel logistics, issues, general announcements

it's a short informative call and non-mandatory only join if you like.

PLEASE MUTE YOUR MIKE AND UNMUTE TO TALK.

vesel check ins are done via pindrops
15 minute prior to the call
during the warm up portion of the weekly call we ask
WHERE ARE YOU and HOW ARE YOU

17:28 Captain Dietmar your screen will show group call in progress and you'll get an invite within the LINE app to join.
Please pre-configure and install and join this group prior to MONDAYS
We can not add anyone to the group during the call
18:57 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/c9ig50ueb1kbfcm9ah96ptguv949tsi2/1699141800000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=d4c20069-629b-4e43-b0f5-d082c6a1aafc&nonce=k9qpl8l7ibmcc&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=kjq20tecnp465gmhccreifcblgbv7rh3
18:58 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/c9ig50ueb1kbfcm9ah96ptguv949tsi2/1699141800000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=d4c20069-629b-4e43-b0f5-d082c6a1aafc&nonce=k9qpl8l7ibmcc&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=kjq20tecnp465gmhccreifcblgbv7rh3
19:19 Remedy-Karl Sounds good, but when you enter the group url into Zulip you have to enter your login and password. There's no option to create a login and only one was sent to our email.
19:30 BRIGADOON 3 https://doc-00-68-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/0fk8pqb48t8729kb6ticld2a8uq1m20v/4l5ofnb9ibvocoac30eikpsti1ui8aau/1699142475000/12705140572799532570/18236725090366607001Z/1P2-r8FFEp3WZhrc8MvhJrqWVfG3lFNtd?e=download&uuid=e60b55ac-a915-4fde-be20-06f2fdd09827&nonce=tihftrr6eo53e&user=18236725090366607001Z&hash=vh5ohdhphpf5gl37t4885fko52m08a78
19:33 Maison De Sante If you want to add another person to the Zulip you can email registration@panamaposse.com and ask to add another account/email. To be perfectly honest, I think 1 account per boat is sufficient.
19:35 Captain Dietmar email registration@pacificposse.com the second invite
19:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kekada II Don & Anja to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:46 🦜Maison de Sante @BRIGADOON 3 what are these links you forwarding to the group?
19:50 Remedy-Karl Thx. We both like to read what's going on and with two accounts you don't miss notifications that the other one already read.
20:11 C-YA. Glenn So we switching to zulip? When? Call on Zulip
20:12 C-YA. Glenn ?
20:31 Maison De Sante The call will be on the Line not on Zulip. Correct me if I am wrong Dietmar… this season we are field testing Zulip on top on keeping the Line to see if it would make sense in the future to switch over.

Everyday communications as of now are best via the Line app. On Zulip you can find country specific information in a more organized platform. Info/protocols still being added.
21:03 Salacia / Peter You’ll be fine. Take the green lane.
22:31 Kekada II Don & Anja Kekada II Don & Anja joined the group.
23:53 Captain Dietmar line calls on line
line is a continuous stream of q & a
zulip is a structured right brain tool to classify and build a knowledge base

we are using both tools to identify best practices for next season
2023.11.05 Sunday
11:50 Ho’okipa-Lisa Reminder: Daylight Savings ended today in U.S.A. Panama is now back on same time as EST i.e. New York City.
12:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZEEROB Robert&Dianne to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:39 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC & CARIBBEAN AND AT 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
PLEASE REMEMBER TO MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE 🎤 UPON JOINING
12:50 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Sorry Captain I don’t understand what to do before the call. Preconfigure and install what? And join what?
13:07 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne ZEEROB Robert&Dianne joined the group.
13:15 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.34482802637783,-82.21131077043916
13:19 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne Hello all, we are Robert & Dianne, from Sailing Vessel Zeerob. We left The Netherlands in June 2022. We are in Panama now and will sail to San Blas, Colombia, east Caribe and the East USA up to Maine next summer.
13:49 Captain Dietmar welcome to the panama posse
13:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel's invitation to the group.
13:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Eleuthera- Barbara's invitation to the group.
13:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Eleuthera- Barbara to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled AzureForrest's invitation to the group.
14:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AzureForrest to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Freefall T's invitation to the group.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Freefall T to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled SV Second Wind's invitation to the group.
14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Second Wind to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:08 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel joined the group.
14:14 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim If it works like last year (which it sounds like it is), you are already configured because you are here in Line. When Dietmar starts the Line call, there will be a notice that the call has started and you will have the option to join.
15:22 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have experience entering the Caribbean islands with pets that they'd like to share?
16:16 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/pets

18:52 Captain Dietmar Some of the information in the caribbean is from Toni from MV Sea Trial as they sailed up to Florida from Panama last season
19:31 Courage ⛵️ John approaching bahia santa maria and want to mention a few observations based on our initial experience: 1) starlink is a game changer, especially with mobile priority; 2) we already have a freezer full of yellowtail - fishing here is awesome; 3) Baja Haha is a great way to ease into cruising and Mexico for first timers like us; 4) loved the kickoff in San Diego and look forward to the Monday calls.

Kristine and I are super excited to meet any and all of you as we make our way south and beyond!
20:45 Michael (Fin)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.14091676666667,-114.2879313166667
20:54 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We loved getting started with the Haha last year! We’ll see ya in the SoC soon. 🤙
23:05 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.774733,-112.255896
23:07 SUNDOWNER Jeff Sundowner , Bahia Santa Maria, BCS MX
2023.11.06 Monday
07:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Using Starlink and a fire stick, we have Amazon prime that gets us the Thursday night game, for 6.99 a month each I get Paramount for some of the Sunday games, and peacock for the Sunday night games. On Monday we just play cards..good luck
09:29 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:33 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58331938529498,-105.1256773620844
09:34 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
3807 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.8400538508763,-77.20710244922212
09:35 🦜Maison de Sante Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque, Quepos : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426254,-84.167107
09:35 Cerca Trova-Bruce
2781 Pinecrest Dr, Southport, NC 28461, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.92498199312428,-78.13166369624628
09:36 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.01621102077526,-111.3369386830473
10:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
CFM8+WVG, Padre Mancero, Penipe, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-1.565347616562215,-78.53314507759971
10:03 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342025,-80.16303
10:04 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.77544347086871,-112.249457913806
10:06 Michael (Fin) Group voice call started.
10:06 Michael (Fin) Group call ended.
10:08 Celt-Gerry/Angela Group voice call started.
10:12 Celt-Gerry/Angela Group call ended.
10:18 ZEEROB Robert&Dianne Group voice call started.
10:23 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69118449931677,-105.2932730970022
10:53 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69126300694743,-105.2930904058445
11:01 Mocean Sickness Jim
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.0434070076678,-117.4380084872246
11:01 Mocean Sickness Jim Underway headed to San Diego.
11:10 OZ  Steve & Susan
Tv. 55 #22-28, Cartagenita, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.38710549009054,-75.51794459119021
11:19 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
11:22 MYLA - Julie & John On the morning net this morning, there was a boat planning on Charleston today. We just left there. Hoping for Hilton head and Beaufort in a day or so. I didn’t catch the other boat’s name. We are Myla. In Charleston, the anchorage near Yorktown looked fine. We did the Charleston marina and resort. Lovely, too.
11:22 YO-D-YO Mary
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698993,-92.391739
11:28 DUE Sara & Mark DUE Sara & Mark joined the group.
11:33 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483131786157646,-79.94550850242376
11:33 Maison De Sante I found this webpage useful with regards to panama protests/updates on road closures and availability of gas/food/ etc throughout Panama. It’s in English and run by an expat who is trying to update frequently.

https://www.igopanama.com/news/panama-protests-information-for-expats-and-tourists-2023
11:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Manzana 010101 16-54, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.345279,-82.254642
12:12 Cerca Trova-Bruce That might have been us. We won’t be there until Thursday. Anchoring out a few more days taking our time down the ICW.
12:14 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group call ended.
12:20 Remedy-Karl Update on PW tracking, but I'm too lazy to search out the old post for a reply.

A second email to PW Support mentioning PP got a button added to Offshore to manually update our position. By manual I mean that even though it is getting old position from the phone we have to type it correctly into the reporting box, but it does work.
12:35 Rob on Avant El Salvador.

I was chatting with Bill this AM, and he mentioned he only has two moorings free at the moment in Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador. If you plan to visit El Salvador in your Panama Posse journey this season (highly recommended), please send him an email at <elsalvadorrally@aol.com> with approximate dates for your visit so he can determine whether he should add more moorings to his field to ensure he has room for you. (Not a reservation, but the registration of your intent).

Thanks all.
12:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole So sorry to miss the first call of the season this morning. We are on a bus to Cuenca, Ecuador and in the Andes with spotty WiFi. Looking forward to talking to all of you soon. We’re planning on navigating from Ecuador back to Panama early December. We arrived in Ecuador the end of April and have been so grateful for a secure marina and the opportunity to continue sailing during hurricane season elsewhere.
Jean-Philippe wanted me to share this image of Acapulco he found last night online. We loved our stay at La Marina Acapulco last year and our time on the mooring with Vicente beyond words, incredible experiences in a place that has needed and deserved more support for so long and now more than ever.
https://www.burnabynow.com/environment-news/families-hunt-for-loved-ones-not-heard-from-since-hurricane-otis-pummeled-acapulco-7744695
12:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:02 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista You got some serious beef with Mike, eh? Giggles aside, the call was informative, entertaining, and refreshing to speak with a like minded group. Thank you! Mic 🎤🎙️muted!
13:48 SongOfTheSea_Grant Group voice call started.
13:48 SongOfTheSea_Grant Group call ended.
13:53 Celt-Gerry/Angela
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.26994732725034,-81.1265330761671
14:05 Cerca Trova-Bruce
2125 Lexington Cir, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.87464046942527,-78.57067649330803
14:20 Mocean Sickness Jim
3100 Mariners Way, San Diego, CA 92109, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.76562391066993,-117.2475851990518
14:20 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
14:24 🦜Maison de Sante Weather looks great! One of my favorite anchorages.
14:48 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim SPLINTERS Eric & Kim invited SPLINTERS Eric & Kim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:49 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim SPLINTERS Eric & Kim joined the group.
14:54 QUESO GRANDE Lance Club De Pesca
Via 40 67-220, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.414203,-75.54428
15:28 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.25890597416665,-113.0068157985806
15:36 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Sorry I missed the first call of the season. I’m out here in the ocean without cell service, duh, and didn’t think about the STARLINK until much later. (Still not use to having that onboard.) Dropped a pin at our present location. Google is not even sure where it is. 😁 It just goes, “Location?”
We’ll be in Cabo San Lucas tomorrow night and parking doesn’t look good. Being the end of the Ha-Ha and all. Any advice on check in procedures?
15:43 Maison De Sante So long as you are cleared into the country of Mexico it’s easy. If you anchor out, there’s a dinghy dock (with security) at the marina you pay a small fee to use for the day. From there you can walk to the Port Captain.
15:45 Maison De Sante Photos
15:46 Maison De Sante Circled in red is the dinghy dock- next to the boat ramp.
15:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. They told me in Ensenada that they would come to the boat for inspection and customs check. So, wasn’t sure how that would work if I had to anchor up.
15:51 Maison De Sante The port captain in Cabo may ask you for some kind of maritime competency such as a maritime certification. We showed him a Boat US card which was fine- a free and easy online class.
15:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Cool, I got that.
Great. This sounds doable, even for me. 👍
Thanks again.
15:57 Maison De Sante If you are already cleared into Mexico (via Ensenada) there is a very low chance they would inspect you as agriculture should have done that in Ensenada. Your biggest “pain” will probably be jet skiers circling your boat from one of the cruise ships nearby. Enjoy some fish tacos and a cold cerveza 🍺
15:59 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis That’s why I’m glad I got to keep my deck cannon. Been hoping for a chance to use it.
😁
16:00 Maison De Sante Cabo (and puerto Vallarta) are great places to make sure you have some harder to get meds for your emergency medical kit on board without an Rx 😉 just FYI
16:01 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Excellent. That’s welcomed advice.
16:01 Maison De Sante Please share photos of your deck cannon! Extra bonus points if shown in use 😂
16:03 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis 🤣😂
Will do.
Just don’t want to untarp it yet.
But, coming soon.
17:47 Captain Dietmar I got mic beef.
2023.11.07 Tuesday
09:16 Celt-Gerry/Angela Do you have a contact in Marine traffic I can reach out to? I tried contacting them to share my data using datahub as you do but they don’t seem to know what I am talking about.
09:19 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena You do not have to make contact with marine traffic, they monitor AIS transmission
09:29 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle You need to set yourself up as a station on their website. It will then send you an email with a station ID and an IP address to direct your traffic to. You need to then input this IP address to your datahub
09:30 Celt-Gerry/Angela Ah ok that’s what they mentioned - thank you
09:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
09:36 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205282657-Add-an-AIS-Receiving-Station-to-the-MarineTraffic-Network
10:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela Yay…I did it. Thank you for the suggestion
10:48 Captain Dietmar https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/231106/canal-panama-incrementa-ganancias-pese

profits at the canal are up 14%...
11:37 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Long line well-marked with black flag but line extending from both sides with lots of floats. Fisherman led us through a safe place. North of Punta Mita and south of Isabel Coordinates 20º55.8’N 105º38.8’W
13:55 Courage ⛵️ John Does anyone have experience integrating Predictwind’s DataHub AIS information (communicating via Starlink) with a MarineTraffic Mobile Station (we set one up on their website with our mmsi)? Our AIS class-b transponder crapped out (will fix or replace in Cabo in couple days), and we read it is possible to post our AIS information to MarineTraffic and no longer be a ghost ship to the other 100 boats travelling in close proximity (especially helpful at night).
13:56 Courage ⛵️ John I have reached out to predictwind support
14:06 Captain Dietmar preditc wind's support has been very helpful support@predictwind.com
14:08 Courage ⛵️ John I will report back how-to do it if and when I figure it out.
14:31 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John cool I have the predict wind data hub. Never figured out how to hook it all up. Yet I no longer have the paid for predict wind version anymore and turned off the go. So no use now
14:48 Courage ⛵️ John matt from predicwind has sent instructions. I will implement and test later. Right now I amat a party. Priority is party 😎
14:48 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Been wondering where you were.
15:46 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Vía sin nombre, 48894 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.47279038359731,-105.060799071688
15:47 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
15:48 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Absolutely gorgeous spot for those of you on way to Barra.
15:49 S/VFIN (Susan) Stickers
15:50 Mocean Sickness Jim
604 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.62228649855911,-117.1017353300989
15:51 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
15:55 Courage ⛵️ John Bahia Santa Maria, Baja Pacific Coast
15:55 Courage ⛵️ John
23748 BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.78159360103976,-112.2615671080386
16:04 Mocean Sickness Jim @Pause Larry & Beth. Hi Larry we met in Chula Vista. We will be in Ensenada tomorrow are you still planning on departing on Friday?
16:42 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes. We had to do this because your transponder doesn't send our own signal through nmea so we had to create a signal through the datahub. Predictwind will help you set that up, there are a bunch of steps and settings including a specific code you need
17:13 Captain Dietmar REMINDER TOMORROW 10 AM PANAMA TIME

PANAMA CANAL AGENTS WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES
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18:02 Voyager - Ed & Liz On our list to visit. Hope to leave Paradise Village within the week.
18:03 Voyager - Ed & Liz
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18:10 Voyager - Ed & Liz I've not signed up for Zulip yet. About to. Apologies if I missed any instructions. Do I use my name or boat name when creating the account?
18:21 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
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18:42 S/VFIN (Susan)
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20:25 Mocean Sickness Jim Any boats in Ensenada heading south interested in buddy boating?
22:18 Pause Larry & Beth Hello Mocean Sickness. Larry and Beth on Pause are planning to leave this Thursday, late morning from Cruiseport Village in Ensenada. Weather permitting, heading direct to PV.
22:49 Mocean Sickness Jim We are looking to explore and enjoy a few stops on the way to PV.
22:52 Pause Larry & Beth There are some amazing places to see along the way. We have done it a few times and are ready to be warm! Have a great trip and hope to see you further south
2023.11.08 Wednesday
00:00 Courage ⛵️ John I am pleased to report that setting up a MarineTraffic Mobile Station using Predictwind Datahub through Starlink is successful. My vessell is now visible on AIS sites, such as vesselfinder and marinetraffic. Essentially, my vessel is now a terrestrial AIS station scooping up and relaying vessel AIS positions for my vessel and all vessels around me. This is an alternative to having a working AIS transponder (sadly mine failed). No longer a ghost ship.

The setup was very easy: 1) setup a station on MarineTraffic (login - account - my stations - add receiving station); 2) get email with unique ip address and port for your new terrestrial station; 3) program Datahub to aggregate and report (login - nmea - internet ais - custom - please choose - custom - input ip address:port - save & apply.
00:17 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Sweet, welcome to the club! Once you get some statistics, you will get upgraded to better plans on marinetraffic. Try setting up with fleetmon also, I like it much better
01:13 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Added a new note.
03:30 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Sounds cool. Quick question. When you say it’s an alternative, does this mean you are showing up on other vessels’ chart plotters? Or, do other vessels have to be looking at Vesselfinder, etc to see you?
08:29 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Excellent question. I’m wondering the same!
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09:32 Courage ⛵️ John We checked with the fleet and no they can not see me real time. We are contacting marinetraffic and predictwind to find out why not. At least we are visible on the web. That’s a step in the right direction!
10:14 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle It does not make you visible to other ais stations. Only on the web apps
10:45 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel More longlines near Mazatlán - we were following the thumb line from punta mita to the El CID entrance and saw several within 10nm south of old harbor. One was very long 10 nm south of old harbor with a panga and black flag at one end, black flag at other end and about five dark red flags in between. Hard to see in the chop and overcast. Might be better to head in to shore sooner if headed this way as I doubt they have any by where the container ships and shrimp fleet anchor out.
11:14 DoTheThing-M&F Gracias 🙏
11:31 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Thumb line was an autocorrect of rhumbline, to be more clear. The position of the really long line was 23º06.6’N and 106º27.6’W. If you can find the panga watching the line, sail to it for guidance around. We wished we’d gone that way on the long one as we had to divert a long way to go all the way past the full run of the line and I think if we’d chosen the other direction it would have been shorter.
13:37 Captain Dietmar lat long ?
14:26 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel 23º06.6’N 106º27.6’W
15:37 Salacia / Peter Data hub doesn’t transmit AIS over VHF, though, right? So it’s not really a transponder replacement. Other traffic will only see you if they look online, unless you also have a transponder. Correct?
17:10 OZ  Steve & Susan
Cl. 24 #10b1, Getsemaní, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.41802071199357,-75.5468969073065
17:22 Mocean Sickness Jim
Lázaro Cárdenas s/n, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.85524430264392,-116.6225864614734
18:05 Celt-Gerry/Angela
North Abaco, The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.77254086415982,-77.33281061053276
18:14 Remedy-Natalie
Av. Sahuaro 130, Sector Bahia, San Carlos, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94786,-111.063591
20:12 Courage ⛵️ John this is my understanding now too. I thought our ais receivers also received data from satellite not just locally but seems not. oh well. we will fix/replace our transponder in cabo. again. grr.
2023.11.09 Thursday
01:06 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Correct. It only reports your position online and those positions of other vessels that you receive.
06:56 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Charleston County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.03428422398304,-79.54012425536501
09:08 Courage ⛵️ John Which port is best to a) get rigging done (need forestay shortened), b) have a stainless frame fabricated on our davits for more solar, and c) marine electronics service to fix or replace ais transponder: cabo san lucas, la paz, or puerto vallarta? Since not emergencies, we have time and flexibility to go where we need to get services.
09:35 Remedy-Natalie We used Dawn Rigging in La Paz two years in a row. They were great. Showed up on time and did very good work. We felt their pricing was very fair.
09:36 Rob on Avant La Cruz near PV or Mazatlan. Either would have the trades you need and be a reasonable place to hang out while you wait. La paz tends to be more overwhelmed with haha boats this time of year
09:37 Rob on Avant Report from Honalee on Facebook in san blas islands, Panama.

IMPORTANT MALARIA REPORT!!
"Hello, everyone. He wanted to let you know that it seems there were 14 cases of malaria in Chichime Grande. There was fumigation here in the last few days and the panga from the health post came and informed us about it yesterday. So now everyone is warned. 🌻"
09:38 Remedy-Natalie In La Paz +526121619087 Sergio Gallindo does stainless fabrication. We've not used him but I've heard good things about him. He is very busy so you have to book a spot with him
09:40 TIAMAT Owen La Paz and La Cruz are both about to be very backed up once the HaHa boats get here
09:40 TIAMAT Owen When we talked to the yard La Cruz in December last year, they were booked out to late February
09:43 Maison De Sante We used Sergio in La Paz for making new stainless davits for our dinghy (with solar on top) and adding stainless to our dodger for more solar - he did a great job.
09:45 ,☠️Delta Swizzler When in Alameda CA, we Had our stainless fine by Mario. He tools us to use Sergio in La Paz. He voiced for him since Mario trained Sergio years before. I’ve always heard good reports about Sergio.
09:46 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’m sorry spellcheck changed many words! Mario vouched for Sergio since he had trained him years earlier.
10:44 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We’ve had stainless, canvas, and bottom paint done in San Carlos. Our buddy boat has had stainless, rigging, refrigeration, and electrics in San Carlos. Lots of good trades. Big sailing community. Work hard where you can do your own work and have your own trades in. And you can stay on the boat in the work yard.
10:48 Courage ⛵️ John we will try to arrange services in la paz and if booked try san carlos and/or la cruz.
10:49 SUNDOWNER Lynn
P.º de La Marina 4732, El Medano Ejidal, Colonia El Medano, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.883425,-109.904927
10:49 SUNDOWNER Lynn Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
11:40 Remedy-Natalie If you go to San Carlos here are a couple recommendations. Carlos Perada +52 622 101 4386 rigging. Jesus Salas does electrical, plumbing and rigging. But he is super, super hard too get a hold of because he is so busy. +52 622 111 0581. Use What's App to contact them.
11:59 Salacia / Peter Another vote for Sergio. Good design skills and good fabrication and polishing. He imports 316 tube unpolished and has his team polish it in MX. For rigging, right across the street from Marina de La Paz, back in the parking lot to the left of the chandlery is a good rigger. Had them make up some lifeline wire for me, very quick, not very cheap, but good quality.
12:00 Salacia / Peter Sergio Galindo
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13:53 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Where is Chichime Grande?
Also, I have a humble request of the entire Posse given the vast territory we cover. Please add a country name when referring to the smaller spots, marinas, towns and anchorages.
Thanks!
13:54 Rob on Avant Um, San Blas Islands, Panama.
14:04 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks for clarifying Rob. But is the “um” really necessary?
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15:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ohana Chad & Nicole to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:39 🦜Maison de Sante Hi Jeff, the beginning of Rob’s statement says, in San Blas Islands, Panama. I’m sure that’s what the “um” was about. This is a friendly group. Please take no offense.
16:55 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Rob messaged me directly to point that out. Didn’t notice it up there. 🤪 No offense taken. Thanks!

In any case there are lots of posts referring to places that, being new to cruising this part of the world, we’ve never heard of and it’d be nice to have a little more info.
17:12 Maison De Sante I think it’s a great idea! Also, names of places in Central and Latin America get used more than once so it’s nice to clarify.
17:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff 👍🏻👍🏻
17:18 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I been in PP since the beginning and even I wish the cruisers would qualify with a country abbreviation
17:20 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29819210708804,-104.8370280497173
17:26 Cerca Trova-Bruce St Johns Yacht Harbor
2408 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.753403,-80.013332
17:59 Perception - Jim Anyone have a good source of info on the current situation in La Paz? Planning to head up into the Sea of Cortez in the next few days, and wondering if we should visit or bypass.
18:00 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.08226342007217,-110.2884485874439
18:59 Captain Dietmar VID-20231109-WA0023.mp4
18:59 Captain Dietmar Political unrest continues in downtown Panama 🇵🇦
19:02 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Yikes! (!)
19:05 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Does anyone have a freezer/fridge contact in the Northern Sea of Cortez, preferably Baja side (currently in Bahía San Luis Gonzaga going south)?
19:07 Remedy-Karl I only have one that I WOULDN'T recommend in Puerto Penasco.
19:43 Salacia / Peter Hector Cambas
+526121008790

19:43 Salacia / Peter +526121418158

19:44 Salacia / Peter One or the other is a refrigeration guy in La Paz. Came to Puerto Escondido for us. The other is a canvas guy in La Paz. Sorry, can’t remember which is which!
19:45 Salacia / Peter Call Hector Marine. Came up to Puerto Escondido to bring us a controller, reasonable price. Definitely give him a call.
19:47 Maison De Sante Hector Cambas does the canvas in La Paz. I don’t think that’s his last name though… probably autocorrect for canvas
21:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Cambas is Hector's last name. Company is Dinghy Chaps Authority. WhatsApp: ‭+52 612 100 8790. Excellent canvas work.‬
21:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We're planning on rounding Cabo Corrientes during this call. Will it be recorded? The first one wasn't.
21:52 Rob on Avant Weekly calls are not recorded.

2023.11.10 Friday
09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan IMG_1151.JPEG
09:38 OZ  Steve & Susan IMG_1148.JPEG
09:44 🦜Maison de Sante Thanks for the report! I had been considering a haul out there to soda blast and start with a new barrier coat so this really helps to have your first-hand experience.
09:45 Tidings Of Joy- Joy https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-auction-sets-record-4m-for-slot-as-congestion-grows
09:46 Remedy-Karl No one is answering 16 in Topolobampo. Our radios are set for USA. Is that correct or should they be international?
09:48 Rob on Avant 16 is the same on both. Mexico uses the *USA* channel settings. In many marinas the dock workers have poor handhelds or no radio at all, so often you have to be really close to connect.
09:48 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt If I recall there are only two channels that are different in USA versus international. 16 is universal hailing. Maybe Topolobampo is monitoring a different channel
09:54 QUESO GRANDE Lance They never answered us either. We ended up waving to someone on the dock. The line handlers came out then.
10:04 Remedy-Karl Thanks all. I was trying to hail the port captain who didn't answer even though we heard him talking to others. Maybe my gringo accent! Lol

Anyway, Whatsapp to the Marina owner got us the call to go in. I'll leave the radios on USA.
10:13 Blown Away Eileen We just had a similar experience to SV OZ at portobello. We highly recommend it as a place to go!
10:17 Mar Y Sol Bob Mar Y Sol Bob joined the group.
10:34 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Thank you to all who chimed in on the fridge expert; much appreciated.
17:07 Remedy-Karl
El arbolito, Bo. los Conchos 149, Pesquera, 81370 Topolobampo, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.600231,-109.058302
17:07 S/VFIN (Susan)
L Dock, 23403 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06318701184181,-109.6765065724794
17:40 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.94428776712629,-75.04027715359689
17:46 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.96121510916861,-116.28940703589
20:46 Captain Dietmar Photos
20:47 Captain Dietmar SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Fri Nov 10 2023

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

*1. Southwestern Caribbean Sea:*
A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form in the southwestern
Caribbean Sea by the middle of next week. Thereafter, environmental
conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this system
while it meanders in the Caribbean Sea through the latter part of
next week.

* Formation chance through 7 days...low...30 percent.

20:47 Courage ⛵️ John Marina Cabo San Lucas
Boulevard Marina s/n (Dock 4), 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.882847,-109.909497

2023.11.11 Saturday
07:43 Salacia / Peter Was Hector able to help you out?
11:38 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T He hasn’t replied to my message yet, thanks for asking. We are still a bit away and I’ll follow up with him by phone call as we get closer.
12:14 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
12:14 Mocean Sickness Jim Started fishing today
12:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela
Pelican Shores Rd, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.54806851889097,-77.05834015709446
12:18 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
19:12 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Bahía Azul, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.145983,-81.938403
19:24 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.39489657345944,-115.95270562922
19:26 Cerca Trova-Bruce
1282 New Cut Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.70722753858465,-80.17492748228706
19:53 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Puerto Amistad
Bahía de Caráquez : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.604809,-80.42532

2023.11.12 Sunday
09:22 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Good morning. Anyone know a good AC repairman or marine electrician in Barra?
09:32 TIAMAT Owen We used David Medina in La Cruz, +52 322 227 5560. He told me he used to go as far as Barra, but that he’s too old for that now. But he might know someone who does?
09:32 Captain Dietmar here is a good guide with all the resources for barra de navida
https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/documents/mexico/Barra_Resourse_Guide_V1222.pdf
Pancho( whatsapp +52 315.104.3289 ) is the goto guy for all boat issues and has lot's of resources

09:37 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks!!
09:53 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:53 Captain Dietmar EARLY WARNING
Late in the season but chances of hurricane formation 50 % now up from 30 % a few days ago

09:54 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY LINE CALL TOMORROW MONADAY @ 15:30 UTC for ATLANTIC & PACIFIC and @ 16:00 UTC for the PACIFIC
15:51 Captain Dietmar FYI there are changes in the way you need to register fro line going forward

*Linking your Apple ID to LINE*
To link your LINE account with your Apple ID, you need to be using the latest version of LINE.
Note: You can update LINE here.

Follow the steps below to link your Apple ID:
1. Tap the Home tab > Settings > Account.
Note: Tap here to open the Account screen from your smartphone.
2. Tap Link next to Apple.

*Linking your Google account to LINE*
To link your LINE account with your Google account, you need to be using the latest version of LINE.
Note: You can update LINE here.

To link your Google account to your LINE account:
1. From the Home tab, tap Settings > Account.
Note: Tap here to open the Account screen from your smartphone.
2. Tap Link next to Google.
15:51 Captain Dietmar To link your Facebook account to your LINE account:

1. From the Home tab, tap Settings > Account.

Note: Tap here to open the Account screen from your smartphone.

2. Tap Link next to Facebook.
16:15 C-YA. Glenn C-YA. Glenn changed the group's name to "PANAMA POSSE 23-24".
17:59 Courage ⛵️ John Is it helpful for us to post reviews and pictures of sites that are in good nautical already. For example, we are anchored in Los Frailes, Baja California Sur, and the writeup is pretty much spot on, but it’s from 2008, so wondered if you want any confirmation or new pictures or whatnot showing that yeah it’s still an awesome stop bashing up to la paz 😁
18:01 Courage ⛵️ John
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.37892902976837,-109.4235149770975
18:02 Courage ⛵️ John that pin didn’t work lol
18:06 Captain Dietmar yes please add your comments and findings as you see them fit -
18:07 DawnPatrol LaneyMark It shows you in Los Frailes. I think it would be helpful to update!
18:15 Courage ⛵️ John comments in good nautical or here?
18:16 Courage ⛵️ John ok good. mine says “mexico” which is not very specific 🤣
18:20 Captain Dietmar good nautical
19:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz Added a new note.
19:47 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.63118329110628,-115.7793639600277
19:50 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
21:39 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
21:40 Courage ⛵️ John 18 boats atanchor in los frailes

2023.11.13 Monday
07:26 Captain Dietmar picture ?
07:28 Ohana Chad & Nicole Ohana Chad & Nicole joined the group.
07:34 Ohana Chad & Nicole Hi!! This is Chad and Nicole Connor from SV OHANA. We have a G17, B14 and a dog named JJ. Currently we are in Grenada looking to finish up some boat work. We will be heading to the ABC’s, Columbia, Panama, Galapagos and then to MX. Really looking forward to a great season of cruising!!!!
07:37 IslandBound Bill&Mel Is there a link for the line meeting today?
08:02 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
6016, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483246,-79.945818
08:03 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Back in Vista Mar Marina, San Carlos Panama. Still on the hard, splashing tomorrow - Walt
08:04 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
09:22 Ho’okipa-Lisa Ho’okipa on much needed sea trial. Cruising up to Starfish Beach, Bocas Del Toro, Panama. (May miss call.) Checking transmission gear box which was a little unhappy on our return. Will check all other systems too. Great to be back on the water.
09:24 Perception - Jim
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.32596972107399,-110.3334803972353
09:24 🦜Maison de Sante You will see when the call goes active on this LINE group
09:26 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.341866,-80.16298
09:28 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
PLEASE DROP YOUR LOCATION PINS INTO THE CHAT
PLEASE MUTE YOUR MICS WHEN JOINING THE CALL
09:32 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:32 Captain Dietmar We have submitted a missing persons report on behalf of Vicente Herrera - if you know him or of him please report him via WHATSAPP to +52 1 747 226 7199
Datos de la persona desaparecida:
-Nombre: Vicente Herrera Carrillo ( o Carillo )
-Lugar de alojamiento (hotel/Colonia o último lugar en el que se encontraba): se encontraba en su barco en la mitad de la bahia ubicacion exacta del barco
16.841146084645498, -99.90581237840158 ( ver foto )
-Parentesco: (familiar, amigo o conocido): Capitan
-Fecha de último contacto: Octubre 14 2023
-Número telefónico: +52 744 439 8184
-Señas particulares (tatuajes, cicatrices, lunares, etc.):
-Fotografía (reciente): adjunto
-Datos de vehículo: Embarcacion
-Marca de vehículo:
-Color: Blanco - Grande de 2 plataformas
-Características o señas particulares:r
09:34 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30011940000002,-104.8164214999997
09:34 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Thank you. Vincente is such a nice guy. Hope he is found soon. Maybe in a hospital somewhere recovering.
09:35 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Edisto Island, SC 29438, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.63254052299006,-80.32021518246071
09:35 QUESO GRANDE Lance Club De Pesca
Via 40 67-220, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.414203,-75.54428
09:36 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Does some one Vicente's son's number
09:51 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Blvd. Manlio Fabio Beltrones 3c, El creston, 85506 San Carlos, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.95865643314558,-111.040892797957
10:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
9HVG+JMX, Av. 3 de Noviembre, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.6062392517929954,-80.42201047770718
10:02 YO-D-YO Mary
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698576,-92.391926
10:05 Remedy-Natalie
SIN 22, 81370 Topolobampo, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.587669,-109.060743
10:05 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.09698240254333,-115.0735318111989
10:05 Panama Posse Group voice call started.
10:09 OZ  Steve & Susan
Marina, Carrera 1 #23-99, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.24110725786222,-74.21626976965418
10:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
608 Wavecrest Dr, Orlando, FL 32807, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.53450389959988,-81.32259732130284
10:09 Panama Posse Group call ended.
10:10 Maison De Sante Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque, Quepos : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426254,-84.167107
10:10 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483075081188266,-79.94505688548088
10:11 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30069496741289,-104.8371843265813
10:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/5563321006686208

10:16 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:35 Pause: Beth & Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.09212127702598,-110.4707866721884
10:35 Qué vendrá
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69160616055371,-105.2930066362023
10:36 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis El Cid Marina Beach Hotel
Avenida Camaron Sabalo s/n, 82110 Mazatlán, Sinaloa : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.268003,-106.463421
10:39 Remedy-Karl
El arbolito, Bo. los Conchos 149, Pesquera, 81370 Topolobampo, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.600244,-109.058283
10:56 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.1039913278077,-111.2766082804
10:57 DoTheThing-M&F
Paseo de los Cocoteros 67, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexique : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69549608921755,-105.2936452823503
11:02 Blown Away Eileen
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.566445915494949,-78.81028940173246
11:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole A news report with Vicente from Acapulco: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=913432140205998&id=100044812577827&mibextid=VhDh1V
11:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole This is information we just received about Vicente in Acapulco from our friend who worked at La Marina Acapulco.
12:37 Ho’okipa-Lisa @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Would you please translate or explain. Not sure I’m reading correctly.
12:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle "hello, Vicente is good, but his family passed away. He doesn't have cellular for the the moment. For now, it is recommended sailboats do not go to Acapulco"
12:59 Ho’okipa-Lisa Copy. Thought that’s what it said. How awful for him.
14:16 Fickle Muranda To translate a bit :
There was no warning from the authorities and a set of 30 foot waves hit his boat. And his family was down below and went down with the ship. He was on deck and survived. Over 500 boats sank.
😩
14:25 Fickle Muranda 6 meter waves. So maybe math is off…maybe more like 20 foot waves.
14:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar canceled Kate Moylan's invitation to the group.
14:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kate Moylan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:41 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Hello all, this morning on the call someone mentioned that the Posse's recommended agent to enter into San Andreas had lost his licence? Just wondering if there is another recommended agent who won't nickle and dime us to death?
16:01 Captain Dietmar Julian Watson has regained his license we are waiting for proof
16:29 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.68579233906016,-114.8860301916626
16:40 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Thanks. Is there a list of Posse "preferred" on the website?
17:02 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Colleton County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.54360055474375,-80.45230485498904
17:19 PRIYA Brandt Group call ended.
17:32 ZORBA- Tomer Group voice call started.
17:32 ZORBA- Tomer Group call ended.
19:06 Captain Dietmar negative
he was our preferred so we are looking gor alternatives
let us know what you find

19:30 Celt-Gerry/Angela
The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.85788651720626,-76.16323095093422
20:37 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
20:38 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Tidings of Joy and Serenity at Tenacatita MX
20:53 SV NorthDawn Sheryl I will use the list on Noonsite. Hoping for a good weather window after the 19th! Fair winds all.

Is there anyone in Sun Andreas right now from the Posse?
21:12 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Blvd. Marina Mazatlan 2852, Sábalo Country, 82100 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26881,-106.465339
21:13 SUNDOWNER Lynn Photos
21:20 Courage ⛵️ John
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.98604613818054,-109.824447222054
22:52 Rob on Avant Photos

2023.11.14 Tuesday
10:15 Michael (Fin)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.76292296659294,-105.5160820638606
10:24 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.03677563185719,-113.5423357599541
11:13 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
11:13 Courage ⛵️ John caught our first mahi mahi!
11:21 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
11:21 Mocean Sickness Jim We have Tuna on board
11:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Nice fish!
11:28 Pause: Beth & Larry Photos
11:28 Pause: Beth & Larry The fish are biting- our first catch yesterday!
11:29 DoTheThing-M&F Good morning
Did someone ever subscribe to a Home Depot pro account in Mexico with PananaPosse? I did and still waiting for a confirmation but I am wondering how much the reduction are applied fora pro account. Thanks for sharing
11:29 DoTheThing-M&F Photos
12:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19691580642681,-104.6819289475995
12:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff In Barra waiting for y’all to show up!
12:11 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
12:11 Mocean Sickness Jim Got to test out the Hookah system yesterday. Keep an eye out for those trap markers
12:17 Maison De Sante Photos
12:17 Maison De Sante Panama City from above
12:25 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Beaufort County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.47876782658454,-80.5445886477665
12:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Long line in Tenacatita Bay. 19 15.35n 104 49.67w (Northern end of line). Extends South from the coordinates approx 100 yards. Marked with white poles on either end.
14:35 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis It sure is good to have posse members around to help you when you’re in need. Thank you Jeff, on Sundowner.
15:11 SV Whirlwind @OZ  Steve & Susan sent you a DM
15:17 Mocean Sickness Jim Just lost our auto pilot. Passing Bahia Asuncion. Any buddy know where to get a replacement belt or any temporary suggestions?
15:18 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
15:29 Mocean Sickness Jim The part number for the belt is 220XL037
15:35 Pause Larry & Beth Jim, I know it's a ways out, but my wife is flying to San Diego for a few days the end of this month. Let us know if we can bring something back. We will be in Barra by Dec 20th at the latest
15:36 Captain Dietmar we email the pro desk to get you added .. will investigate whatswhat
15:39 Mocean Sickness Jim @Pause Larry & Beth Thanks we fly back on Dec 10. So if cant get one soon ill get one then.
15:43 SV Whirlwind @Ho’okipa-Lisa just sent you a DM
16:03 Courage ⛵️ John
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16340001835587,-110.3251772756531
16:03 Salacia / Peter We’re looking down the line at traveling a bit late summer and early fall - we’d like to leave the boat on the hard for a few months, possibly in the Chesapeake. Can anyone recommend a good yard, maybe Norfolk, but really almost anywhere on the east coast? We’re 53’ and draw 7.5’. Thanks!
16:14 BISOU Robin And Tad I have an account with Home Depot but not via Panama Posse. I didn’t know there was such a thing. They’re great for getting stuff delivered to the marina
16:47 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited CHEMISTRY - Sean to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:48 CHEMISTRY - Sean CHEMISTRY - Sean joined the group.
16:53 CHEMISTRY - Sean Hi all! I've said hello on the zulip side, but just got Line going. I've been sailing Pacific Coast Mexico for 2.5 years now (since my two sons went to college) and now it's time to go farther south. I'm traveling with my best friend Buffy ("The Vampire Licker"), a 10-year-old Lab mix. We're looking forward to meeting those of you we run into along the way!
17:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hey Sean, it was nice meeting you and Buffy at Tenacatita. Hope to spend more time together further South!
17:13 SUNDOWNER Lynn You might try contacting Lery +526151091881
He works at the local marine boatyard. He might have a suggestion.
17:13 SUNDOWNER Lynn Does anyone know where to find a marine air conditioner controller in Mazatlan?
17:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Three long lines roughly between Barra de Navidad and Bahia Carrizal. They stretch the zone 19 7.60n 104 34.80w and 19 7.38n 104 34.32w. All were running offshore across our path. We had to cut one, much to the chagrin of its owners who tried to stop us. Only one black flag was visible. The rest were marked with bottles.

Tip: instead of approaching bow first, lifting and cutting with boat hook, we grabbed a float bottle on the transom and cut the line, which then freed itself from our keels.

Please help! With our limited Spanish (taking lessons!), there must be something stronger and more colorful than “debes saber que estos son ilegales!” Gracias por la mejora! Mark
17:23 Remedy-Karl End of last year we bought shark shafts using the PP discount and just installed them. Hopefully they save us the trouble if we "run across" some long lines.

Sorry about the pun. 😜
17:52 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Unless we don't see them until we've already hooked them, we always go around. We'll never purposely cross and cut them
17:55 Mocean Sickness Jim @SUNDOWNER Lynn talk to Lery he was busy sent out his brother. Have a belt for a sewing machine thats close. If not we’re hand steering to Cabo.
18:14 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Did you get tangled up?
18:16 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Highly recommend Spring Cove for a haulout and/or Zahnhaisers (can’t store on the hard at Z) up the bay at Solomons Island.
18:28 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hello Sean. Sorry we missed you in Tenacatita. Maybe we’ll see you down the way. Safe travels.
18:28 Captain Dietmar can we get a picture of the vampire licker?
18:44 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.53269507985108,-110.3799596775019
18:47 Mocean Sickness Jim @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim yes we did. I dodged the set on my port side and didn’t see this one on my starboard. They were close together. Got it into Neural and slide over but still wrapped it up.
18:48 Mocean Sickness Jim Bahia asunción
Baja California Sur : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.13923,-114.29595
19:09 DoTheThing-M&F I think there are some rebates with the pro account too. There is a minimum amount for free delivery but it might not be excessive if not reached, but big/heavy enough to be a pain in a combi. Will talk soon.
19:19 CHEMISTRY - Sean IMG_20221113_183013_242.jpg
19:20 CHEMISTRY - Sean Here she is, Capt! Buffy (she's named, of course, after Buffy the Vampire Slayer, if you're familiar with that show from the 90's)
20:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn No. We have prop cutters, and in this instance, used a large knife.
20:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Country?
20:43 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
20:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Yet another set of Long Lines extending from Punta Carrizal all the way to 19 4.33N 104 26.72W. Panga escorted us around them. Need that Spanish lingo!!!
20:50 SUNDOWNER Lynn Good luck! Hope that works!
21:16 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Maryland, USA

2023.11.15 Wednesday
10:14 Ho’okipa-Lisa @SV Whirlwind Hey there. Never got the DM. Was it a mistake? Let me know if we can help with anything.
10:18 SV Whirlwind I sent it. Look again👍
13:14 Remedy-Natalie
Blvd. Marina Mazatlan 2201, Marina Mazatlán, 82112 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.269046,-106.455677
13:17 Cerca Trova-Bruce
791 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.42627497973817,-80.68482631629959
13:37 Captain Dietmar UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT OF THE MEXICAN MARINA ASSOCIATION JP

1000 slips and over 650 + 100 boats have been lost between Acapulco and La Paz which will lead to a ripple effect of less availability of slips in Mexico especially in Puerto Vallarta.
You can expect higher rates and next to zero availability.
If you have not paid for your reservations and loched in dates they may not be able to honor it
as the high season is starting.

Marinas south of PV

Barra de Navidad **
Las Hadas
Marina Ixtapa *
Marina Chahue "
Marina Chiapas *

* PP DISCOUNT
** Dec PP Discount
" Municipal Marina w low rates

14:56 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Some good updates from El Cid in Mazatlán: one is that they are currently dredging the slip area which for a while means fewer slips but will be good for deeper draft boats when they are done and the other is that a new nice supermarket has opened across the street from the El Cid in Zona Dorada so you can take the air conditioned resort shuttle there and back. It’s a Fresh Market LEY so like an upscale LEY. Decent selection of imported specialty foods and very nice looking beef selection for a Mexican supermarket. Bakery section not as good as La Comer stores elsewhere but slightly better than the Walmart closest to Marina Mazatlán (no denser European loaves, for example).
15:25 BISOU Robin And Tad The minimum is 500 pesos. I use it to deliver DampRid to the marina so I don’t have to carry it when I go shopping (heavy).
16:09 CHEMISTRY - Sean I'll contribute to the grocery topic... :) I've had great experiences with Chedraui online shopping and delivery both in La Paz and La Cruz. Checking out online can be tricky because they don't have an option to put a non-Mexican address for credit card validation, but PayPal usually works. If the total is less than a certain amount of pesos ($5k?) I've also paid with a credit card at the car. I believe the same Chedraui employee walks the aisles, picks out your groceries, and delivers it, so I've always tipped well. In La Cruz they've always taken a taxi to bring it to me at the marina, so I've tipped the taxi driver a small amount, too. Just a really good deal and same-day delivery has always been available, too. I loved them for large provisioning purchases.
18:09 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
18:10 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Amazing beach day today at escudo de veraguas, panama. Beach location is marked at the star on the map, the blue dot is where we are anchored
18:11 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Beach is located deep in a channel with crystal clear water and white sand, hidden from the outside 1.4m swell
18:19 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Videos
18:19 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle This is the channel to get there. Quite an adventure. Unspoiled paradise
18:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Do you have coordinates and depth? Looks wonderful!
18:36 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
18:39 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
18:39 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Beach coords are at the yellow star.
18:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We're anchored blue dot in 14 ft. The dinghy run to get to the beach gets as shallow as 1ft and can only be done by dinghy. It's about 1.5 miles
18:49 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.56148707101861,-72.91360527604829
20:33 Captain Dietmar awesome thanks 😊
20:40 🦜Maison de Sante @OZ  Steve & Susan still so wild to see favorable winds for your passage. Excellent timing!!
20:42 OZ  Steve & Susan @🦜Maison de Sante Thanks!! 🤞🤞🤞🤞 If the forecast holds, cold beer in Aruba on Saturday! Moving into position for anFriday night 100nm run.
20:45 YO-D-YO Mary Pool fun in Chiapas with several Posse boats. Basik, Manxi, YO-D-YO, Rolling Thunder, along with other friends. Good times!
20:46 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
20:52 🦜Maison de Sante I’m staying optimistic! I have friends in curacao. Let me know when you decide to make that hop. Immigration is a bit confusing there.
20:53 OZ  Steve & Susan Will-do, thanks 🙏
22:05 Captain Dietmar yeah
no burgees in the pool ?
22:07 Bob (Bug Out Boat) I’m sorry I have not posted in a while. I’m I’m St Augustine FL. If any Panama Possey are passing through please reach out to me Bug Out Boat.
22:23 Captain Dietmar one of our favorite east coast ports
are u at anchorbor in the marina ?

2023.11.16 Thursday
07:41 Blown Away Eileen Can anyone recommend a person in Linton Bay that is familiar with flexofolds props installation? We need to reinstall and would like to have help while we are in the slings.
07:51 Captain Dietmar Photos
07:51 Captain Dietmar REMINDER - TODAY 12 PM PACIFIC TIME
PREDICT WIND & OCEAN POSSE / PredictWind App Zoom Seminar
Thursday, November 16, 2023 ⋅12:00 – 1:30pm Pacific Time

Marine forecasts and tools for inshore and coastal applications.
PredictWind App ZOOM SEMINAR NOV Oct 16 2023
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81771750586?pwd=WkZub0JDMmFFUksveGQzcmMvQ0JYQT09

Marine forecasts and tools for inshore and coastal applications.

The PredictWind App and Website are designed for use on cellular and wifi networks. View high resolution forecasts on your mobile, tablet or computer.

[predict-wind-seminar.jpg](/user_uploads/2/7d/wzMsf9tCtUscL5XTD6gNPk3s/predict-wind-seminar.jpg)

11:50 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt can we get a meeting number and a password code sent out. It makes it a lot easier to log on through windows
12:06 Captain Dietmar Meeting ID: 817 7175 0586
Passcode: 039754

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12:10 CHEMISTRY - Sean I prefer my Windows laptop over my mobile devices, so one option that's worked well for me is the Line desktop app (and WhatsApp, and Signal...). It makes it easy to just click the links to launch the meetings right in Windows. There's a link to the Windows app on the landing page at line.me
12:12 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt id doesn't work. Last time I logged onto line on windows it logged me off my phone. don't have the time to deal with it now
12:30 David - SV MOJO This is because Windows is evil
14:09 Captain Dietmar Updates Zoom link for the Predict Wind meeting which starts in 50 minutes
Panama | South Pacific | Atlantic POSSE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=dIMmHRbFhAMaplxxRdvKCJ69vVyRY3.1&omn=87344313176

Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
Passcode: 039754
14:14 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt This starts at 3pm eastern time?
14:19 Captain Dietmar noon pacific time
14:45 Ohana Chad & Nicole Does anyone have a recommendation for an insurance carrier for Columbia, Panama, Galapagos and onto MX? I don’t think my current carrier is excited about that territory. Thanks Chad
14:51 Captain Dietmar we used a local insurer in Panama and another local insurer in Costa Rica - skipped insurers and got insurance in the past in Mexico - if you are non US flagged vessel outside US Pantaneus will insure you.
14:52 Captain Dietmar for insurance providers visit https://panamaposse.com/insurance
15:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Invalid Meeting ID for Zoom call. ??
15:01 Captain Dietmar Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7767676818?pwd=dIMmHRbFhAMaplxxRdvKCJ69vVyRY3.1&omn=87344313176

Meeting ID: 776 767 6818
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15:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks. We’re in.
17:05 CHEMISTRY - Sean Thank you for setting up the PredictWind zoom call, @Captain Dietmar. I had to cut out early, but I learned some useful tricks.
17:27 Captain Dietmar there is a thirs one in December
17:28 VIVA Pierre & Marie Thank you Captain Dietmar, even though I had used it, I picked up new features.
18:00 Blown Away Eileen Any chance it was recorded?
21:05 SV Chimera SV Chimera joined the group.
21:06 Captain Dietmar yes we'll upload over the weekend

2023.11.17 Friday
09:56 Blown Away Eileen Super. Thank you!!
10:11 TIAMAT Owen Novamar was able to get us a decent renewal offer covering MX -> Panama -> FP. Global Yacht Cover is the underwriter
11:17 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole This is who just renewed our insurance policy Velos Group
11:17 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:44 Ohana Chad & Nicole Thanks. I sent him an email
12:44 VIVA Pierre & Marie Check with Gary Golden at Manifest Marine, we switched with them this year. He offers a good product and savings vs last 2 years. If you want details PM me.
http://www.manifestmarine.com/
13:04 Mocean Sickness Jim
Vía sin nombre, 23748 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.63282726405192,-112.1360783401318
16:40 Captain Dietmar Julian is back in San Andres Colombia as a certified agent
his whatsapp is +57 310 2340781
17:19 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:19 OZ  Steve & Susan
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.36984464164861,-71.76429716547865
17:20 Captain Dietmar Predict Wind's offshore app in-depth demo - howto's s tips and tricks
https://panamaposse.com/seminars#predictwindoffshoreapp
17:49 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Beaufort County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.22535505559693,-80.79107118012558
18:02 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342149,-80.162649
18:28 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
18:29 Celt-Gerry/Angela This is our track now - it shows 7knots meanwhile we’ve are in 20 knots and big swells
18:29 Celt-Gerry/Angela It’s been a long day 😖😖
19:29 VIVA Pierre & Marie Photos
19:29 VIVA Pierre & Marie Marie is back on Viva!
20:00 Remedy-Karl We opted not to use GYC because at least six months ago they were not covering lightning strikes in Panama. That was a nonstarter for us. They also have a 90% earned premium which seems excessive.

If we were going to use GYC Stephan Velliades is a direct broker and will pass along some savings. Novamar actually binds through Stephan. You can get another 5% discount if you are an OCC member.
20:19 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Welcome home!
21:07 TIAMAT Owen Every single underwriter that quoted us refused to cover lightning in Panama
21:16 Salacia / Peter Wow! We somehow got coverage for lightning in Panama, through GYC, albeit with a higher deductible. We’re looking to change brokers this year though, from Novamar.

2023.11.18 Saturday
01:18 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We don't have lightning coverage in panama and we're through gyc.
01:18 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Have figured we will just take the risk. I'm not necessarily looking for insurance for lightning anyway, electronics can be replaced easily
06:49 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Priscilla McLeod
+507-6612-4699
+507 269-5249
+507 ‭‭‭223-4925
pmaseg@cwpanama.net
P.McLeodSosa@pmaseg.com

06:50 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We got Caribbean coverage with Priscilla of ID Seguros in Panama (on PP website) which includes yacht coverage in Panama. Very reasonable.
06:53 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Correct. Velos is direct broker. I’ve found Kel Girdler more accessible than Stephan. Our last quote from GYC excluded lightning coverage.
07:00 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
07:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We don’t have lightning coverage either, that’s why we chose to stay in Ecuador since the end of April until now where there’s “No lightning.”
08:12 Captain Dietmar
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10:35 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri It has been asked probably before but I can’t find it. 1. Can I save messages in this chat? I tried with Keep but it doesn’t work. 2. There was an open cpn seminar lately which was supposed to be recorded. Where do I find that record on the Panama Posse website? Thanks
10:42 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/seminars
12:40 Celt-Gerry/Angela
The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.09722137151105,-74.95477851480246
12:41 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
13:09 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Jasper County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.11476210253536,-80.91332308048128
13:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Can’t resist venting about the wahoo that got away. Tore through our entire spool which then broke the line. The poor thing took everything while continuing to jump to free itself. Heart wrenching in so many ways. This outside Manzanillo, MX.
13:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.78381197477773,-103.9822454573316
14:10 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367901,-79.950857
18:54 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
18:55 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We’re in the water!
20:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
20:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Folks heading South from Manzanillo to Zihuatenejo should stop by Cabeza Negra. It's a lovely upscale beach resort town. We were even welcomed by VHF!
20:25 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn how was the anchorage. I will be going back up the coast in December
20:25 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn actually which side did you anchor on south or the north ?
20:31 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Not too rolly?
22:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’re on the North side. It was choppy in the afternoon but things have calmed down. We’re comfortable without a stern anchor. The South side is more exposed to the larger Southern swell.
22:48 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn nice
23:47 Captain Dietmar cabeza is a "private" place
yes good anchorage w out nw,.erlies
reputation of drug lord retreats thoub

2023.11.19 Sunday
08:51 Voyager - Ed & Liz Hi all - Liz and I are currently "stuck" in Puerto Vallarta for a rigging issue. Hope to have it resolved in a few days.

Question - we want to ship an Engel 12 volt fridge via Amazon to the Barra office. Is there anything special we need to do? We should be able to pick it up between the 1st and 6th of December.
08:53 Voyager - Ed & Liz To br more specific - the marina office in Barra de Navidad
09:06 🦜Maison de Sante I woulda make contact with the office in barra before you order anything. I think the road is washed out to get to the marina and when this happened in the past, packages would go to the personal residence of one of the people working at the marina office and then they would bring it to the marina. Kind of an ordeal when the road is washed out but maybe it’s passable now.
09:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler No the road is open and have traversed it, I didn’t say dry, but traffic is flowing
09:10 🦜Maison de Sante Well that answers that! @Voyager - Ed & Liz , do you have the address?
09:34 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 16.00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
10:00 Voyager - Ed & Liz We do need the address please. Also - do we need to call the office.
10:04 🦜Maison de Sante This is the address we used in the past. Add your name and boat name:

Marina Puerto de Navidad, Paseo Del Pescador, Culebra Isla
EL CHAVARIN
MANZANILLO, COLIMA 28830
Mexico

It wouldn’t hurt to give the marina a heads up.

@,☠️Delta Swizzler , are they still charging to hold packages for a certain number of days?
11:23 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I haven’t heard anything recently about that. But, they did get the back log of packages cleared out of the office.
12:17 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler oh yea they were going to charge at one time
12:44 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.690771,-105.293187
13:39 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
13:40 Mocean Sickness Jim It’s been a little windy in Magdalena Bay. Winds 20kts with gusts to 40kts
15:28 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Indeed, in March they were threatening $5 per package per day storage. I had a package delivered there by mistake two months ago and the office held it for me without charge.
15:47 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn maybe during the high season. Don’t blame them they do us a favor for us to have things delivered for transit folks
16:15 Voyager - Ed & Liz Trying to contact Marina Puerto de la Navidad. No answer at +52 314 337 9014. Is that the best number?
16:32 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff That’s the one that’s worked for us. I also have this number. +52 314 337 9009
16:46 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thank you.
16:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Bijou -John & Rose to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:58 Bijou -John & Rose Bijou -John & Rose joined the group.
18:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We had a slip when they informed us about this! IMHO, as a client I expect marinas to accept my packages “free of charge.”
20:10 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
20:31 S/VFIN (Susan) Does anyone have experience with the marina in Ixtapa? We are booked there and hope to leave the boat for a few weeks.
20:35 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We stayed there for a few nights last year. Decent place. Pretty empty when we were there. You could only enter and exit at specific times as they were dredging the channel but I think that was temporary
20:35 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I'd be fine leaving the boat there. They had security that came around often
20:36 S/VFIN (Susan) @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle thank you
20:54 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina Ixtapa is a great place to leave your boat. There is a taxi stand and combi stop right by the marina so you can easily get a taxi to the airport or go to town. We’ve never had to wait for more than a few minutes to catch a combi. Playa El Palmar access is on the other side of the parking lot from the taxi stand.
20:55 S/VFIN (Susan) @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz thank you!
20:56 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn When are you scheduled to be there?
20:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn On a related topic, is the fuel dock easy to access?
20:58 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz The fuel dock is very easy to access and the restaurant Fishers at the end of the fuel dock is pretty good. I love their pad Thai
21:01 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz You can also get packages delivered to Marina Ixtapa
21:52 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
21:52 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff There’s a dredging schedule. Here’s the letter they sent me for our arrival there next month.

22:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Francisco Villa 226, Caleta De Campos, 60970 Caleta de Campos, Mich., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.07450003644893,-102.7523289977236

2023.11.20 Monday
00:04 S/VFIN (Susan) H @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Jan 4-Feb4
00:09 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff wow! I didnt know about that. Thanks
07:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sorry we'll miss you.
09:32 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:35 YO-D-YO Mary
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Puerto Madero, Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698536,-92.391811
09:35 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.34224,-80.162327
09:36 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.10379141935667,-111.2752299383283
09:45 Celt-Gerry/Angela Is diesel available in Panama marinas at this time?
09:45 Mocean Sickness Jim
Vía sin nombre, 23748 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.63454350830681,-112.1368531231881
09:48 Rob on Avant In shelter bay, most days. Some days the staff can’t get to work due to roadblocks and those days no, but diesel supply remains good. Propane refills impacted by roadblocks but generally possible with patience. Gas ok.

I have heard Bocas has diesel but gasoline and propane supply is spotty.
09:50 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thank you….would you happen to know about the ones on the pacific side too?
09:51 Rob on Avant Sorry, no.
09:51 Celt-Gerry/Angela Ok thanks
09:57 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Can you send the link for today meetup
09:58 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group video call started.
09:59 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group call ended.
10:06 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482184,-79.943707
10:15 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Chatham County, GA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.01057180984589,-81.0101294266762
10:19 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:21 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367889,-79.951036
10:31 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.53666049807676,-110.3936200773458
10:32 Voyager - Ed & Liz Still no luck contacting the marina in Barra. Would any fellow Posse members that are berthed at the marina be willing to allow me to ship an Amazon package using your name and boat name? It would arrive between end of Nov to Dec 7. We would arrange to grab from you and pay any marina fees for receiving the package.

We are having freezer issues. The package is a 45L Engel AC/DC mini fridge / freezer cooler.

We should be at Barra no later than Dec 5, possibly earlier.
10:35 BRIGADOON 3 Photos
10:35 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz today is a national holiday here in Mexico. Try tomorrow
10:40 Remedy-Natalie
Av. Marina #22009, Marina Mazatlan La, Marina Mazatlán, 82103 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.270628,-106.454166
10:47 Voyager - Ed & Liz I know - it's just that every day we wait is a delay to ship it 😊
11:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Grand Solmar Landメs End Resort & Spa
Avenida Solmar 1A, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.8763,-109.903707
11:05 🦜Maison de Sante Marina Pez Vela
500 m sur del parque, Quepos : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426254,-84.167107
12:01 Voyager - Ed & Liz We spoke to the marina and placed the order. Thanks all for the assist.
12:12 CHEMISTRY - Sean I just went into the office and spoke to them, too, @Voyager - Ed & Liz, and she said no worries at all (and she said they don't charge, too). I would have agreed to have you ship it in my name beforehand, but I've got 6 or 7 packages coming and I didn't want to overwhelm them without talking to them first. It sounds like there's no problem at all with deliveries / washed out roads or anything like that. Glad you were able get it settled.
12:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks Sean - hope to meet you when we arrive. We ar planning to depart Puerto Vallarta tomorrow early AM for Chamela, then Careyes and Tenacatita before Barra.
14:24 Cerca Trova-Bruce Bull River Marine
Savannah, GA 31410 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.034538,-80.959281
14:37 Diomedea DavidAndrea Group call ended.
16:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Nojan - Pasargada 🦜🌵 to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:19 OZ  Steve & Susan
Bucutiweg 34, Oranjestad, Aruba : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.49833130960972,-70.01727154211308
17:53 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:53 Captain Dietmar plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in 99 Rio Hato Panamá
still looking for brussel sprouts
18:15 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Best report ever!
18:17 Nojan - Pasargada 🦜🌵 Nojan - Pasargada 🦜🌵 joined the group.
23:57 🦜Maison de Sante [Poll] How many boats are planning on...

2023.11.21 Tuesday

08:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Take your time coming down, those are great anchorages and if you are only going this way once, enjoy the the ride. We will see you in Barra when you get there, we fly back in on the 30th of November
08:54 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
08:54 Celt-Gerry/Angela
The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.94886484446958,-73.6808304861188
09:04 Cerca Trova-Bruce @Celt-Gerry/Angela we checked into the Bahamas last December at Matthew Town coming from Port Antonio, Jamaica. Where are you coming from?
09:05 Celt-Gerry/Angela Making our way to Panama, next stop Errol Flynn Marina, Port Antonio
09:27 Cerca Trova-Bruce That’s where we stayed. Small, but close to everything.
09:29 Celt-Gerry/Angela That’s good…just some respite before the 4 day run
09:30 Cerca Trova-Bruce At least you are going with the wind. Not fun coming from Panama.
09:30 Celt-Gerry/Angela Any advice for the windward Passage
09:33 Cerca Trova-Bruce Not going SW as we haven’t done that direction. Coming NE, wait for favorable winds that aren’t too strong and go as far east along Haiti’s north coast to do a beam or close reach to Matthew Town.
09:34 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thanks - we are not on a sailboat (Nordhavn)
09:36 Celt-Gerry/Angela I guess stay close to Cuba but still 20 miles or so away.
10:24 SV Whirlwind You know every good fisherman and woman has a story about "the Big One" that got away.
10:26 Cerca Trova-Bruce Ah, then less issue with wind.
10:28 Celt-Gerry/Angela Yes
10:28 Cerca Trova-Bruce Good question. I would consult the cruising route book by Cornell, and maybe someone else in PP has done the Windward Passage NE to SW.
10:29 Celt-Gerry/Angela Has anyone stopped in Providencia?
10:29 SV Whirlwind beautiful water! Where is this?
10:30 Celt-Gerry/Angela Bahamas - Great Inagua
11:57 SV Whirlwind @VIVA Pierre & Marie sent you a DM
12:27 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.56093198596541,-110.3981626971324
13:05 ZORBA- Tomer Hello there fleet⛵
********
Ayuda request with startegy🤓
********
On February 2024 we plan on sailing south to Chiapas and spend the month of April there traveling land.

After that we plan on sailing south- touching Guatemalla and maybe Nicaragua b4 reaching Costa rica around the begining of June.

From our last summer experiance we know that we will hide from the heat in a marina(probably papagayo or pez vela) AC full on! untill September/October....

We want to enjoy/explore this side of pacific including Panama before crossing East & beyond
(At 2025 or even 2026)
But we are not sure about staying there at wet season- is it barable or too much?

we do need help strategising ☺️ and also learn what to expect (living on board) in this region

 

Please share your thoughts from your experiance in those areas(Costa Rica-Panama)

Limor & Tomer
S/Y Zorba
14:15 Ho’okipa-Lisa Does anyone know if Isla de Providencia in Columbia has a fuel dock for a motor yacht or is fuel only available in San Andres?
14:16 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Make sure you're aware of how expensive Costa Rica marinas are. Papagayo would be my choice out of those two, less lightning through the summer. And dryer.
14:33 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Photos
14:33 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Sun Dog on our way south out of Santa Marta to the San Blas.
14:37 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks...we do feel like becoming papagayans for that summer😆.

For now the plan is- summer at marina Papagio, season 2025 cruising Costa Rica and Panama - summer in panama and than crossing East....still collecting data and knowledge⛵️ to make a floatplan
14:38 Rob on Avant In the history of the Posse, few cruisers have visited Guatemala by boat. Most visit via land from either Chiapas or El Salvador. The harbors and marinas have been given poor reviews, and the local officials require the use of a commmercial agent, making entry more expensive. Visiting Nicaragua by boat can be complicated by the Papagayo winds, which can make visits shore from an anchored boat problematic.
14:46 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks....we only think of them for shortening legs...we will put this great tip in our consideration and perhaps cut the chiapasMX-papagayoCR sonewhere else or not at all...

When would you say Costa Rica becomes berable for cruising and AC detachment?
14:48 Maison De Sante We enjoyed spending this past summer/storm season in marina papagayo and it seemed to have less rain/lightning compared to other regions south such as Golfito. It’s a great marina and has great anchorages nearby. Other marinas as not as cruiser friendly- typically sport fishing boats. Only downside to papagayo marina is you really need a car to get anywhere land based. We bought a cheap used 4x4 and getting it sold now. To truly see/experience Costa Rica you need to get inland.
14:50 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you so much, these is very helpful tips....
Papagayo it is💪🏼⛵️

14:51 Rob on Avant We did the trip Chiapas-el Salvador-fonseca-Costa rica. Worked well for us. We did land trips from Chiapas, highly recommended. It’s easy to rent a car in El Salvador and drive to Guatemala and/or Nicaragua as they are in a free trade zone (the C4). El Salvador also has a tranquil anchorage and marina where you can get a reliable boat minder.

Seasonality is dependent on your tolerance for rain and t-storms, but being in a safe place for June is a good starting place, and leaving in October works for most folks. Years vary in when the seasons set in.
15:14 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you so much.

We read your reply, and after thinking about it we change plan to pass over Guatemala, and break the long leg in El Salvador...

That was helpful🙏
16:58 BISOU Robin And Tad El Salvador (Bahía del Sol) is worth a stop. Inexpensive and friendly but you do need a pilot to enter. We got a driver-guide for a week and loved visiting the country. Nicaragua has Puesta del Sol Marina at the north end. Very basic but safe and well protected. Again here we did a week with a driver-guide. So much to see and a beautiful country. We visited Guatemala from Marina Chiapas in Mexico as well as lots of local land travel. Marina Papagayo is a good option for summer as they offer better rates but you’ll need a vehicle as it’s some distance from town (45 minutes) and shops etc. car rental can be very expensive and if you’re there for several months you might want to share the cost with another cruiser boat. Taxis also are not cheap do factor that into your costs.
17:00 ZORBA- Tomer Plenty of usable information.
Thank you very much🙏
18:17 Captain Dietmar predict wind has a new pro features just for power boats
this was demoed in the last call
avail under panamaposse.com/seminars

18:21 Captain Dietmar this is confirmed
less storms lightning and rain
if you look at
https://panamaposse.com/costa-rica#rainfall
20:05 Mocean Sickness Jim
R Dock, 23403 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06241701920888,-109.6749543852549
21:46 BRIGADOON 3
R Dock, 23403 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06241701920888,-109.6749543852549

2023.11.22 Wednesday
06:24 Ohana Chad & Nicole My wife is looking for an agency that can help her with the temporary import permit in Mexico. Does anyone have one to recommend?
06:55 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.67799431048681,-101.6527527569453
06:56 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Made it to Zihuatenejo!
06:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/5563321006686208
08:02 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We used BC Connection. Highly recommend.
08:03 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim http://www.bcconnection.com.mx/
08:10 Salacia / Peter Our experience in CR starting in May was that the weather was mostly awesome, with occasional to frequent rain, and bearable humidity. Lightning sometimes intense but infrequent. This all started to change by end of July going into August when the humidity, rain and lightning frequency all skyrocketed. Very intense and frequent lightning, common strikes within 100-200 feet of the boat. This as we were moving into Panama. Difficult to predict squalls as well. We chose to move down to Flamenco by September and all massively eased.
08:11 Salacia / Peter Rain frequency jumped significantly again after our canal crossing to SBM.
08:32 YO-D-YO Dave We intend to stop in PuestA del Sol next week. Has anyone been there recently and can let us know what to expect. Customs/immigration/inspections? Channel condition? Tours? Any close rum factories?
08:44 Ohana Chad & Nicole We used BC Connection. Highly recommend.

Thanks for the info
09:14 Voyager - Ed & Liz Voyager is underway. 11 day delay leaving Puerto Vallarta due to engine and rigging issues. All good now. Had hoped to be in Tenacatita for Thanksgiving. Instead will be in Chacala. We have a turkey and all the fixings on board 😊. First time doing the brine underway 👍.
09:14 Voyager - Ed & Liz
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.40192120710425,-105.7384063863249
09:20 Long Windid Long Windid has been watching you. Glad all is well and you're underway. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

09:36 SV Whirlwind While I personally did not stop in Puesta del Sol, last season many vessels did with great reports. The marina is a Panama Posse sponsor and my understanding is they help make entry and exit smooth. If nobody chimes in with a recent report, you could contact Juanita for channel conditions. Flor de Cana distillery has a great tour nearby. Find inspiration here: https://panamaposse.com/fleet-update-2023-05-06. There is also a sponsor page for the marina on the PP website with contact info.
10:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Absolutely one of our favorite stops and best marina experiences… we rented a car (through Juanita at the marina, she’s the best) and drove all over Nicaragua. We highly recommend it for the ease of checking in and out too. It’s a stunning country.
10:31 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you,
it is very helpfull.
based on that and other info here from the fleet we will probably make marina papagayo our basecamp untill Oct/Nov and than sail south easy going down to Panama.⛵️🙏
10:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole PS contact Juanita as soon as possible so she can begin to prepare your entrance paperwork and have all the officials there for your check in. She will explain the channel and talk you through it as you come in.
10:36 YO-D-YO Mary Great information. Thank you.
10:41 YO-D-YO Dave Thank you for the info on Puesta del Sol. I have been in contact with Juanita. Maybe we'll get brave and rent a car while we wait wor a window between papagayos
12:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Anyone with intel on how to reach Marina Chahue in Huatulco, MX? We've tried the official number (+52 958-587-2652) and calls don't get through. They haven't responded to emails, either.
12:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Other PP boats have had great experiences on tours set up through Juanita or other recommendations if driving yourself doesn’t feel comfortable. We still talk about all our incredible experiences in Nicaragua… walking barefoot on the roof of the cathedral in Leon, boarding down the volcano nearby, the charm of Granada, the amazing Ometepe island and of course all the wonderful rum! Take pictures, we want to live through you vicariously.
13:46 SV NorthDawn Sheryl My understanding is that you will need to jug and lug to the fuel station. At least that's our plan.
14:23 🦜Maison de Sante We started heading south from Papagayo mid-October and although there was less lightning than September, the conditions were pretty sporting. First half of November, about one lightning storm per week (low for CR) but still lots of rain and squalls. Who knows what next year will look like but this season, we would have been wiser to leave Papagayo mid-November.

You can always leave the marina and stay in the hook in one of the many anchorages around Papagayo while you wait for the conditions to improve, if you just want to get out of the marina. There are about 10 decent anchorages near the marina.
14:44 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you very much, anchoring out is not a problem unless AC is required for domestic peace🤣
14:48 🦜Maison de Sante I hear you on that. For what it’s worth, because those months are cloudy and rainy, the temps were actually reasonable in my opinion. Papagayo has plenty of space so you could easily zip back in if you change your mind after leaving.
16:30 ZORBA- Tomer Thank you🙏⛵️
19:37 Kate Moylan Kate Moylan joined the group.
19:44 Salacia / Peter Santa Elena, north of The Murciélagos, is a great place to anchor for an extended stay if you’re staying for months. Also, heuvos, and Nacascolo (just outside Papagayo Marina) are also awesome places to chills for as long as the weather will allow you, which for us was weeks on end, longer than we chose to stay.
19:55 Voyager - Ed & Liz
Caguama 15 A, 48850 Pérula, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58641907012831,-105.1315884075172
20:18 Michael (Fin)
Av. El Anclote 24, 63734 Corral del Risco, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.77037135494324,-105.5165663673043
20:22 ZORBA- Tomer 🙏⛵️🍹⚓️
20:51 Ho’okipa-Lisa @SV NorthDawn Sheryl Thanks, that’s the impression I’m getting too from my research. We’ll probably have to stop in San Andres to fuel there at the rickety dock instead as we may need a couple 100 gallons!!!
20:59 Ho’okipa-Lisa @YO-D-YO Dave We also loved Nicaragua and rented a car. Great experience. And we used a guide too on a separate occasion. His name is Luis Vanegas, +505 8984 0612, Pinolero Tours. He’s a trained guide. Knows everything about Nicaragua. Speaks great english. I think Juanita referred him and another Posse member used him as well, if memory serves.
21:02 Michael (Fin) @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
21:07 S/VFIN (Susan) @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Dockmaster “Contadora” Araceli Baez @ +52 951 191 8670 on WHATS APP
21:09 BISOU Robin And Tad I heartily endorse Luis. He was our driver guide and went above and beyond! Took us to places and experiences we never would have found on our own. Extremely reasonable as well!
21:11 S/VFIN (Susan) Heads up on a good car rental guy in La Cruz Mexico : Sergio +52 248 202 4510. $700 MXN per day. Also have a good boat cleaner if you are at Marina Riviera Nayarit.
21:17 YO-D-YO Mary Great information, thank you.
22:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks!!
23:33 S/VFIN (Susan) @Voyager - Ed & Liz Haha! We are right behind you. Tried to leave this morning from marina la cruz to stop at Yelapa otw south but it went from 3 kts to 18 SW plus some bashing so we turned around and anchored at Punta Mita. We will try again tomorrow. See you when the fog lifts.😎

2023.11.23 Thursday
00:46 🦜Maison de Sante Forecast in Banderas has wind coming from all directions over the next few days. Wave forecast improves tomorrow and even better on Friday.

When you get to yelapa, try to insist on a second mooring to keep you pointed into the waves. The wind usually switches at night and puts the waves on the beam. There are enough moorings to have a bow and stern. It makes all the difference.
03:12 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I’ll take a La Cruz diver reco. TIA.
06:03 Captain Dietmar HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE !!! LETS SEE THOSE TURKEYS DECORATIONS and FEASTS
09:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Happy Thanksgiving! We’re so grateful for all of you and the Panama Posse for making our sailing dreams and land travels come true. Funny enough we were in Nicaragua on top of the cathedral in Leon (barefoot) a year ago today!
09:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:00 Blown Away Eileen Photos
10:00 Blown Away Eileen Happy Thanksgiving!!
10:21 Voyager - Ed & Liz Good morning.
Anyone know of a contact in Careyes that rents mooring balls and hotel access. I heard there is a guy there.
10:54 FREEDOM - Sheri Captain Crunchy. I will send his contact
10:55 FREEDOM - Sheri Careyes - Captain Crunchy.vcf
11:11 Kate Moylan Does anyone need the current contact info for Marina Chahue.
11:13 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim That’d be great 👍
11:33 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thank you!0
11:45 S/VFIN (Susan) @Kate Moylan @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim didnt get bottom cleaned but Aron did a good job cleaning compounding waxing topsides on our cat.
11:45 S/VFIN (Susan) @🦜Maison de Sante thank you
13:23 Remedy-Natalie Yes, please
14:10 Captain Dietmar MARINA_CAHUE

email: egutierreza@fonatur.gob.mx
email: pjimenez@fonatur.gob.mx
email: marinachahue@hotmail.com

Reservations VHF 16
or call
+52 958 587 2652
14:50 Remedy-Karl A comment on Marina Vallarta, then a question. We made December reservations back in April and received written confirmation. Over a month ago we checked in to find that we no longer have a slip. They blame an employee now gone. Besides being very disappointing, we scheduled our son and his girlfriend to fly in at New Year's to visit two weeks, both early 20s. If the marina waiting list fails us (which I just assume will happen) what other marina options can you suggest to entertain these two young adults? Oh, we are a catamaran.
14:59 CHEMISTRY - Sean I know Marina La Cruz is full, but with lots of people leaving to head south and still more arriving, I imagine there would be a fair bit of turnover. In my experience, calling or radioing are preferred over email at La Cruz, but I believe that anchoring out and coming into the dinghy dock to go talk in-person with Ivette might be the best course for getting a slip in La Cruz when they're as full and busy as they are now. The nightlife for a twenty-somethings probably isn't as interesting in La Cruz as it is in PV, but the bus/taxi/uber options are there to get to PV for a day/night.
15:20 Remedy-Karl Thanks Sean. We are on another wait list there.
16:18 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
16:20 Cerca Trova-Bruce Happy Thanksgiving to all of our PP friends who do or do not celebrate Thanksgiving. Our first on our new boat.
16:56 Captain Dietmar spoke with marina mgr.
yes they are full
and PV is currently benefiting from 1000 slips lost during the last 2 hurricanes
also no deposit was made with your reservation
but Juan Pablo may try to squeeze you in if they have room
alternative near by is opequimars working dock or Barra de navidad
or anchor out at la cruz
17:16 Remedy-Karl Thanks, Dietmar. We would have paid a deposit had we been asked. The email just says confirmed. The uncertainty is the problem. My son's flight is booked to PVR so that's where we must be, which probably means anchored out at La Cruz and making alternate arrangements for entertainment and such.
17:20 Maison De Sante Photos
17:20 Maison De Sante Happy thanksgiving from Quepos, Costa Rica 🇨🇷
17:22 Cerca Trova-Bruce You as well!
17:57 TIAMAT Owen Marina La Cruz isn’t 100% full, but it may be hard to get a spot without showing up in person. I can see two open slips and one side tie from my cockpit, but they’re ones they’d prefer to put bigger boats in.
18:24 Kate Moylan I the marina as you likely know is under new management. We were unable to contact them prior to getting here. Once in the marina, the manager gave us two phone numbers of which I will post.
21:06 Captain Dietmar it's a municipal marina under govt control or did it get privatized?
21:36 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Perhaps you’d consider Barra de Navidad? Might also be fully booked. Can get transfers to PVR - takes five hours.
21:39 Rob on Avant Mazatlan often (almost always) has slips. Maybe guests can bus up or rent a car to meet you there? Good luck finding a slip.
22:20 Remedy-Karl Thanks Mark& Katherine and Rob. We are supposed to head to Barre after PVR and are currently in Mazatlan. Mazatlan is probably our preferred backup option given how much there is to do here. I understand that Barre is slower.
22:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Trust me, we’ve had more fun in La Cruz than in PV for real… so many bars with live music! You can make a good time there and more authentic fun with the locals. Could be a gift instead of a curse 🤞
22:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
22:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis You wanted pictures. With Rich and Tracey on Kealani in Mazatlan. Not PP but fellow yatistas and that’s what’s important. Right?
23:28 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Potluck dinner with cruisers in Paradise Village, Banderas bay, Mx. check out the big platter of BBQ Turkey!
23:30 DawnPatrol LaneyMark SV Dawn Patrol and SV Que Vendra enjoying Thanksgiving dinner! ( Mark. Laney, Maciek, Ola)
23:30 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
23:30 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
23:40 🦜Maison de Sante I reached out to a contact there. He said it is still federal property but no longer a Fonatur. It sounds like Fonatur is shifting their goals in Huatulco.
23:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole PS. Sayulita and San Pancho just north of La Cruz by public bus or other transportation are HOT with action!
23:40 🦜Maison de Sante https://mexicobusiness.news/infrastructure/news/fonatur-turn-huatulco-sustainable-tourism-destination
23:50 🦜Maison de Sante For boats intending to stop in Marina Chahue, there is a nice young man who speaks very good English. He works on a charter cat in the marina but has also been a dive guide, crew for onward vessels, and available for general help. For example: The fuel dock is tricky there so lots of folks opt ferry Jerry cans to the slip. He can help with the port captain.

Tito +52 272 722 5375

While I’m at it, there are minimal/non-existent chandleries in La Crucecita but the airport is right there and it’s really easy to get parts imported to the marina. There is an auto zone.

Cheap car rental in town, when I paid cash, it was $35/day. Mobablo
23:59 🦜Maison de Sante *Mobalo

2023.11.24 Friday
06:21 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
09:30 Michael (Fin)
Ballena, 48869 Pérula, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58538637775414,-105.129577111299
09:32 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
10:01 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Delicious thanksgiving Dinner at backpackers Rio Dulce Guatemala. 😋
10:02 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Photos
10:03 Kate Moylan Not sure. The manager gave me the email address and I photographed the new phone numbers. New email is as follows...calidad.huatulco@puertosalinacruz.com.mx
10:39 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:19 S/VFIN (Susan) @Captain Dietmar I have been in contact with the Contadora of Marina Chahue, Araceli Baez @ +52 951 191 8670 Whats App. She asked for my papers and said I can have a reservation.
12:29 S/VFIN (Susan) Looking for S/V Voyager now in Bahia Chamela, MX. I dont know how to search old posts on this App.
12:41 Captain Dietmar you can only search as far back as when u joined which is why we are moving to zulip
vessel contact info is available and was part of your welcome email
https://panamaposse.com/2023-2024-vessel-contact-sheet
12:49 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Totally agree. La Cruz is way more fun than PV. Lots to do for all ages. And the anchorage is a good situation in our experience last year.
12:53 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim And @Remedy-Karl the town of Bucerias which is an easy cab or bus ride from La Cruz is also a neat place to go eat and walk around. We also have a guy we hired to take us up I to the rain forest for a day excursion. We organized a group of 14 of us and he picked us up and dropped us off at the LC marina.
13:08 S/VFIN (Susan) @Voyager - Ed & Liz hi there We are in the Chamela anchorage and hoped to meet you.
13:50 YO-D-YO Mary You might try Paradise Village Marina. They are between Marina Vallarta and La Cruz.
13:51 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
13:52 YO-D-YO Mary Thanksgiving at Marina Chiapus! Yum
13:56 Remedy-Karl Thank you, but also full.
15:17 C-YA. Glenn @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I anchor down beyond La cruz anchorage in Bucerias. Just outside of where the oyster divers are. Less motion then La cruz dingy to the beach cold beer hot food at the Sukha Beach House. They have kept an eye on my dingy as I go into town. Great folks
16:29 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.579442,-105.121292
16:31 SUNDOWNER Lynn Last night's anchorage Pérula, Bahia Chamela, Jalisco, México
18:10 C-YA. Glenn @SUNDOWNER Lynn how was it?
18:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz Voyager working our way South - slowly. Sitting on the beach at Captain Crunches in Careyes, MX ❤️
18:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
18:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz
CXV9+R8, 48894 Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.44476886609262,-105.0324487123571
18:45 SUNDOWNER Lynn Nice bay and good holding. We didn't go into town, but there were quite a few buildings. A little rolly, but in calm weather, I would stop there again.
19:24 Courage ⛵️ John
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.50585923289877,-110.3889576718211
19:25 Courage ⛵️ John isla espiritu santo first night here! beautiful!
19:25 Courage ⛵️ John tomorrow we will snorkel all day!
19:26 Courage ⛵️ John Videos
19:40 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @Remedy-Karl La Cruz has a great anchorage. You can park your dinghy at the dinghy dock for the day. Taxis can take you to the Malecon in PV. Or, be really adventurous and take the bus. Uber does run in Banderas Bay. There are great bars and restaurants in La Cruz and the next town over Bucerias. We are heading there after the Posse Seminars in December. We love the anchorage and town of La Cruz.
20:07 Voyager - Ed & Liz Todays sail to Careyes
20:16 Maison De Sante Photos
20:17 Maison De Sante Professional beggars wear ties (tie)(tie)
20:25 S/VFIN (Susan) @Voyager - Ed & Liz hey! We tried to contact you in the Chamela anchorage when we arrived this am. We are there now. Whats the intel on Careyes?
20:29 SUNDOWNER Lynn Saw Long lines going into Barra de Navidad today.
From 19° 10.0'N, 104°51.2'W
To
19° 11.6 N, 104° 48.3'W
Marked occasionally with black flags. A panga at one end helped guide us around.
20:30 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195162,-104.682589
20:36 Mocean Sickness Jim
C Dock, 23403 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06230866936898,-109.6736128628254
20:43 C-YA. Glenn @SUNDOWNER Lynn thank you
21:49 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks doe the intel!

2023.11.25 Saturday
06:43 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn *for
09:44 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195186,-104.682536
09:45 SUNDOWNER Jeff Sundowner is in Barre De Navidad
09:49 SUNDOWNER Jeff Barra
09:51 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Welcome. We’re on the B dock
09:54 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thank you for the welcome. We're on D. We'll keep an eye out for all. (laugh)
11:04 YO-D-YO Mary
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.658994,-92.418827
11:05 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO has left Chiapas on our way to Puesta Del Sol, Nicaragua. Should be there Monday afternoon.
11:31 Cerca Trova-Bruce Safe travels!
12:01 Courage ⛵️ John I will categorize this as possibly helpful calling information.

using us mobile phone calling mexico landline, at first I dialed +52 then 10 digit #, and it rang forever with no answer. Then I read to use +011 then 52 then 10 digit #, and they picked up after first ring. I learned I needed the 011 as well. Just fyi from my experience.

Carry on!
12:32 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have any recommendations for canvas workers in Colombia to build a dodger?
12:55 Kate Moylan Any recent info on Acapulco?
13:05 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. That explains a lot. Very helpful.
13:23 Captain Dietmar Yes - Vicente is writing up a short report -all is lost - 650 vessels sunk or on the rocks all 3 marinas destroyed - 2 salvage ships are arriving today from Manzanillo - we are starting a Vicente relief fund tomorrow

14:52 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy- Joy is it an imposition to ask the marina if a slip has opened for us? We keep calling but we are a 45’ catamaran so they havent had availability to date. If it is no worries.
15:04 ZORBA- Tomer Anyone at Chiapas already?, they dont respond to our Email for reservation(for Apr 2024)
15:05 Tidings Of Joy- Joy At Barra?
15:12 Captain Dietmar the most effective way to get a slip at marinas is to
1) in person show up pull in
2) via phone call to the harbormaster
3) whatsapp to harbormaster
4) phone call to staff
5) whatsapp to staff
6) email
7) vhf
15:13 Maison De Sante They typically have many many slips available, I would not be too concerned. April 2024 is far away and it’s not uncommon for them to respond closer to your arrival as cruisers plans change quite often. I will include the WhatsApp for Rolf at marina Chiapas. He runs the show at Marina Chiapas with Jefe Memo
15:14 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks🙏⛵️🍹
15:14 Maison De Sante Photos
15:18 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah Chiapas is not a concern for getting a slip. There's always enough room
15:24 ZORBA- Tomer Great news, thanks🙏⛵️🍹
16:11 Long Windid @SUNDOWNER Jeff
17:29 Maison De Sante For anyone in Pacific Panama; increased tides up to 16.9 feet from Nov 25-30.

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/advertencia-sinaproc-emite-aviso-mareas-maximas-n5945049
18:34 Rob on Avant 252111Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1365/23(GEN).
1. DUE TO SPACE WEATHER, HF COMMUNICATIONS AND
GNSS POSITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISRUPTED
BY THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES.
2. DURING INCIDENTS AT SEA, MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR
POSITION USING ALL ALTERNATE MEANS AVAILABLE.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 260500Z NOV 23.
18:35 Celt-Gerry/Angela Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.21015216211004,-76.2406499683857
19:07 S/VFIN (Susan) @Rob on Avant thanks i wonder if this is why my gps keeps popping on and off
19:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Safe passage! We'd love to hear your thoughts about Puesta Del Sol, and why you chose to bypass Bahia Del Sol / El Salvador.
19:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Strange. Most cellphone carriers around the world use the "+ country code" convention. Perhaps yours is forcing calls via the US?
19:42 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn How devastating. One has to ask, where there any vessels in the storm that survived!? Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims.
19:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Rolf Marichal - Chiapas Marina.vcf
19:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Folks, when relaying contact information, if not too much trouble, will you also send it as a .vcf card for easy import into Contacts? Thanks!
19:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Rolf Marichal - Chiapas Marina.vcf
19:48 Rob on Avant The problem with *.vcf files is that Line deletes them in two weeks or so. Photos endure. A quirk of the program. Total PITA, but best to send both ways or as text.
19:50 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ah, I wasn't aware of that! Thanks for mletting me know. Mark
20:14 Courage ⛵️ John I wouldn’t think there is anything unique about t-mobile. Perhaps internet calling via starlink is changing the call structure. Not sure. Just passing it along in case anyone else has the “infinite ring, no answer” situation. try adding 011. worked for me.
20:15 BISOU Robin And Tad Best way to contact the marina at Chiapas, Mexico is to send a message via WhatsApp to Rolf: +52 962 210 4558. No one is in the office tomorrow (Sunday) but if you send a message he should pay attention Monday.
21:03 ZORBA- Tomer Thanks, I will contact Rolf🙏⛵️🍹

2023.11.26 Sunday
10:47 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW
@ 15:30 UTC for the Caribbean & Atlantic
@ 16:00 UTC for the Pacific
check https://panamaposse.com/time for local times vs UTC

 

11:50 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
11:50 Voyager - Ed & Liz Loving Careyes - we took a bow and stern mooring with Captain Crunch. Quiet picturesque anchorage. Nice restaurant and beach ba shore. Easy beach landing.
Make a res for mooring with Captain Crunch. +52 315 112 7044 on WhatsApp. He texts in Spanish. Speaks some English in person.
11:51 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
11:51 Voyager - Ed & Liz
CXV9+R8, 48894 Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.44358728827589,-105.0336824544752
11:54 Voyager - Ed & Liz Capital Crunch will meet you in his panga and hand you mooring lines. No need to have lines pre-rigged on your boat 😊
12:26 Perception - Jim Anyone have experience with day tours out of Puerto Escondido/Loreto to see the Sierra de San Francisco Murals? We'll be in Puerto Escondido the first week of December and would like to see some of them.
12:31 DawnPatrol LaneyMark How much are they a night?
12:34 Salacia / Peter We have to be aware when we’re on Starlink. We have wifi calling with AT&T mobile. If the cell signal is too weak, our phones switch to wifi (over Starlink, if we’re on the boat), at which point we are effectively calling from inside the US, and don’t need the +1 for US calls, but do need the +507 (Panama) or whatever country code first the designation. When away from the boat or the cell signal is strong, then the situation reverses because then we’re calling from the country, and we don’t need the +country code locally, but do for the US.
12:50 Mocean Sickness Jim
Av. Camaron Sabalo 1705, Zona Dorada, 82102 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26884795194237,-106.4642438292503
13:24 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Photos
13:25 SV NorthDawn Sheryl SV NorthDawn's welcome to Provedencia
14:43 Voyager - Ed & Liz $50 -- tonight is our 3rd. We depart for Tenacatita tomorrow am.
15:31 S/VFIN (Susan) @Voyager - Ed & Liz thanks! We are right behind you in anchorage “Paraiso”. Red tide has invaded here. Is there a red tide there too?
15:47 S/VFIN (Susan) Playas Paraiso
Kilometro 56 (Carretera Nacional 200), Jalisco : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.472282,-105.058346
15:48 S/VFIN (Susan) RED TIDE IN PARAISO MX TODAY
18:07 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
18:08 Cerca Trova-Bruce Looks a little rough.
18:14 Celt-Gerry/Angela Yes big seas tonight and tomorrow
18:14 Cerca Trova-Bruce Ugh. Stay safe.
18:15 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thanks…things didn’t look any better next week so…
20:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz No red tide here - yet
21:00 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We saw it as far as Carrizal. None in the Zihuat area.

2023.11.27 Monday
00:58 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I love your penchant for understatement. 😁
09:40 Ohana Chad & Nicole Tried to get in the phone call. Apparently I need to go back to college for more degrees so I can learn how to operate that app correctly.
09:41 Ohana Chad & Nicole Wish it was more user friendly
09:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Doesn’t look like the call has started. Dietmar sends out an invitation to join the call.
09:42 Captain Dietmar REMINDER weekly panama posse line call starts in 45 minutes for the atlantic and caribbean and 30 minutes Thereafter for the Pacific
please drop your location pins into the chat
09:42 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Coclé Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.341938,-80.162989
09:43 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Lake Underhill Park
4355 Lake Underhill Rd (South Conway Rd.), Orlando, FL 32803 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.537511,-81.332096
09:44 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T
Av. Manuel F. Montoya 1635, Centro, 23920 Santa Rosalía, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.33796576238386,-112.2637245357616
09:51 Celt-Gerry/Angela Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.05426735452944,-78.45106747001408
09:57 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis El Cid Marina Beach Hotel
Avenida Camaron Sabalo s/n, 82110 Mazatlán, Sinaloa : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.268003,-106.463421
09:58 S/VFIN (Susan)
Vía sin nombre, 48894 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.47223205051104,-105.0587053203365
10:14 Mocean Sickness Jim
Av. Camaron Sabalo 1705, Zona Dorada, 82102 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26862781276926,-106.4639931529444
10:17 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.42417253133855,-110.991688090875
10:17 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:18 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Av. Plutarco Elías Calles 182, Recinto Portuario, 83554 Puerto Peñasco, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.30862639167531,-113.5445960238576
10:26 BRIGADOON 3
Av de la Langosta 13, 63734 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74850091712619,-105.3804241028664
10:31 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Blvrd Nayarit 2, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69114798347208,-105.2933350858797
10:33 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 28838 La Culebra, Col., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19495288590982,-104.6816044673324
10:34 🦜Maison de Sante
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.080273302638892,-84.06469255685806
10:43 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195119,-104.682741
10:43 Qué vendrá Not a problem on Zulip :)
10:44 Qué vendrá
Paradise Village Marina, Paseo de los Cocoteros 87, Marina Residences, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.6926418758049,-105.2933606464662
10:49 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.96023064285231,-111.1138551744162
11:01 🦜Maison de Sante Long line
9deg 04.0 N
83deg 58.4 W
11:18 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482953578482766,-79.94406319039818
11:19 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Here is a precise what3words address, made of 3 random words. Every 10ft square in the world has its own unique what3words address.

///privacy.afterglow.outlive
https://w3w.co/privacy.afterglow.outlive
11:21 PRIYA Brandt PRIYA Brandt left the group.
11:22 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Group call ended.
11:25 Tidings Of Joy- Joy @Captain Dietmar can you please repost the link to contribute to Vicente? I can’t find it on Line of Zulip.
12:46 DawnPatrol LaneyMark It is on the PP fleet update. Go to the website and click on news. It comes right up. It will link you to PayPal.
12:49 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Thanks Laney:)
12:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://panamaposse.com/donate-vicente
13:14 Rob on Avant Panama Supreme Court decision on copper mine is expected in the ‘next few days’. https://www.mining.com/panamas-top-court-debates-first-quantum-copper-mine-fate/

Depending on the decision, it could make things better, worse, or they could stay the same. As mentioned in the call today, panama should be considered ‘inconvenient’, as some items are in short supply in some areas (gasoline, propane, fresh groceries, etc.). Travel can be delayed by hours on longer routes affected by protests.
13:33 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
13:34 🦜Maison de Sante Sea temp climbing to 101 F on our way to drake bay!!
13:37 🦜Maison de Sante It’s either that or my sender is failing but it’s brand new
13:52 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You’re going to LOVE Drake Bay!! Regardless of anything… magical spot on the planet. We have lots of recommendations if needed🤘
15:13 🦜Maison de Sante Update: definitely the sending unit. Lol
16:23 Voyager - Ed & Liz Voyager diverting to the Marina at Barra. Multiple anchor issues. Windlass not getting power. Can't free fall as the chain is jammed hard at the stripper. We called and they have s slip for us. ☹️
16:23 Voyager - Ed & Liz
Vía sin nombre, 48898 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.25530594154601,-104.8059331174902
17:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sorry to hear about yet another challenge! Hopefully this will be the last for you in a while!
17:08 FREEDOM - Sheri Captain Jack's
Elbow Cay, Hope Town, Bahamas, Abaco : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.539216,-76.958965
17:08 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
17:08 FREEDOM - Sheri Beautiful! Abacos
17:30 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Love it! We were right there in 2017.
18:41 Voyager - Ed & Liz Hi all - need advice. Was able to partially dissemble my windlass and freed the jammed chain. I need to things here in Barra.
1. 200 amp fuse like the one in the photo.
2. A vise that I can use to reassemble a part on the top of the capstain / windlass.
Below is the fuse. I have lots - but not that. ☹️.
18:41 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
18:42 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
18:43 Pause Larry & Beth Hi Ed. Larry and Beth here on Pause. We will be in Barra on or around Dec 6th and I have one of those fuses and a small vise on board
18:55 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks. In the meantime I'll keep hunting. 😊
19:03 S/VFIN (Susan) @FREEDOM - Sheri say hello to my very good friends: Monica (on land, Chopping Block hair salon) and John Hanrahan on Primera Vista a Bennateau Oceanis 41’ on a mooring.
19:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Hi Ed. Try calling Pancho on what’s app. He’s been very very helpful for us and got some parts bused here from Zaragoza in PV.
+52 315 104 3289
19:11 TIAMAT Owen I would look for an auto parts place
19:11 TIAMAT Owen Looks like there are a couple in Melaque
19:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks - will do👍
19:23 Voyager - Ed & Liz Right - was thinking the same thing. Want a spare as well 😉
19:38 YO-D-YO Mary
NN-264, Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.625398,-87.342016
19:39 YO-D-YO Mary We made it looking forward to seeing some sites as long as we are here.
19:40 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz Ed there is a guy there that I am sure he has it all. Let’s see I will DM as i would have to explain
20:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Pancho will be picking us up in PV on Thursday. He can get it then
20:29 Voyager - Ed & Liz I think there is a good chance I'll find one tomorrow. If not will try Pancho. Thanks.
20:39 OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.52097809859955,-111.071573831141

2023.11.28 Tuesday
04:01 YO-D-YO Dave We spent six weeks in Barra getting our windlass replaced last spring. There are worse places to do boat repairs.
04:42 YO-D-YO Dave We could only pick one of the two as we have a date for the canal crossing. This was a bit closer to our next stop south, and wanted a shorter window thru the papagayos. The entrance to Puesta del Sol was surprisingly easy. We will be checking out the area after making obligatory boat repairs.
07:54 🦜Maison de Sante https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/top-panama-court-rules-first-quantum-mining-contract-unconstitutional-2023-11-28/
07:54 🦜Maison de Sante Promising news for the state of affairs in Panama!!!
08:28 FREEDOM - Sheri We just met John. He said he talked to you yesterday. Love the sailing community.
09:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz I was able to get our windlass fixed this am. Did a search of the boat and found a spare 175 amp fuse from the previous owner. It will work until we get a 200. Don't believe it's an issues except it will "blow" at a lower rating. The reason the 200 amp blew is the chain jammed in the Gypsy. Just need to keep a close eye on it.
Thank you all for the Pancho recommendation. He is sourcing some spares for me. Getting a couple of 500 amps as well for the bow thruster 😊
10:50 Tidings Of Joy- Joy https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-warns-of-indefinite-delays-as-it-offers-special-auction-slot
11:07 S/VFIN (Susan) What is Dino’s number at Barra?
11:23 🦜Maison de Sante +52 315 100 2636
Harbormaster Secundino whatsapp
11:30 Rob on Avant The Ocean Prediction Center and the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center will be hosting a free "Blue Water Mariner Webinar on Winter Weather Forecasting" for the posse’s area of interest.

At 1pm EST, Monday, , December 11th, 2023, Dr. Chris Landsea will be speaking on "Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch/National Hurricane Center’s Forecast Products and Services” (South of 31N in Atlantic/30N in Pacific). Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4503668232143317850

11:31 S/VFIN (Susan) @🦜Maison de Sante thanks
11:36 DawnPatrol LaneyMark When is your date to cross?
12:12 YO-D-YO Mary As of today it is Jan. 9, 2024.
13:10 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed This is awesome! Democracy at work!
13:19 Rob on Avant Posted by Richard Borden on Facebook:

**Caution Note: Sailing Vessel Dream Weaver currently in La Paz.

The male owner of Dream Weaver has been ran out of many cruiser communities for committing lewd or lascivious acts in the cockpit (pun intended) and on the deck of his boat. A vessel reported Dream Weaver anchoring too close to them two days ago on the La Paz net, which is his practice to give a close up show while pleasuring himself on deck. Kid boats and cruisers who don't wish to see such activity should avoid anchoring close to Dream Weaver. He has been banned by all the marina's in town, so he lands his dinghy on the beach vs using the Dinghy dock at Marina de La Paz and spends most of his time at anchor in Pichilingue.

This isn't a new situation, it's been a problem here in the Sea of Cortez now for years, but it's important for new cruisers to be aware of the sailing vessel "Dream Weaver" currently anchored in La Paz.

The fun never ends, nor do the Cruising Stories!**

13:24 David - SV MOJO What a sick bastard
13:49 Maison De Sante It’s giving Tuesday. Just a reminder that our friend and supporter of the Posse Vicente has lost his family and livelihood from Hurricane Otis in Acapulco in October this year. If you have not already donated, please consider any donation and PLEASE share personally with friends and family in a text. You don’t have to be part of the Posse to show your support and all proceeds go to him to pick up the pieces of his life. Thank you. He is such a great guy and I cannot imagine what he is going through on top of survivors guilt. ❤️‍🩹

https://panamaposse.com/donate-vicente
14:31 C-YA. Glenn @Rob on Avant ran into that guy. Surprised he is still alive. STAY CLEAR unless you want your free XXX show
14:43 C-YA. Glenn Woops should clarify. Not Rob. Talking Dream Weaver
14:44 Rob on Avant They say it takes all kinds. Some kinds we don’t need at all, ever.
15:05 C-YA. Glenn @Rob on Avant I am actually surprised he is alive let alone around
17:40 Maison De Sante Videos
17:40 Maison De Sante Photos
17:41 Maison De Sante Lovely rainbow/double rainbow at Bahía Drake, Costa Rica 🇨🇷
18:59 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
18:59 Captain Dietmar Group call ended.
19:00 David - SV MOJO Group voice call started.
19:05 David - SV MOJO Group call ended.
19:32 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Quintana Roo 15, Morelos, 52985 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.83042581822163,-86.88986336729232
20:20 Captain Dietmar Just wanted to thank every body - so far we have raisded over 3K for Vicente for his recovery fund.
5 Oxxo's in accapulco are out of cash but we manged to get some of it to him via citibank and will continue to update you on his progress - he is a bit overwhelmed by all the support

20:20 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/support-vicente
if you can help

20:20 Captain Dietmar Photos

2023.11.29 Wednesday
09:35 SV Whirlwind @Courage ⛵️ John just sent you a Direct Message.
09:58 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
09:59 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Tidings Of Joy, Long Windid and Voyager in Barra
10:12 Rob on Avant Pub. 147, Sailing Directions (Enroute) Caribbean Sea - Volume I (17th Edition 2022) has been updated to 11 November 2023.

The updated publication can now be accessed on NGA's Maritime Safety Web site
(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmsi.nga.mil%2FPublications&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cccc844830c3a47d3859a08dbf0eb7f8c%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638368666490905905%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=7fEuSRbKXo2%2FsnwbUkETZ%2BWw57xZQbtF7%2BWnMS9Wwag%3D&reserved=0
10:28 Captain Dietmar and the trouble begins ...
12:03 Celt-Gerry/Angela Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.36806387899808,-79.95127324014902
12:41 Captain Dietmar @Celt-Gerry/Angela bravo zulu how was your voyage ?
12:46 Celt-Gerry/Angela It was a rough ride Captain - 9ft swells and 30 knot gusts practically the whole way. Sooo excited to be here and on solid ground.
12:47 Captain Dietmar congratulations to you your crew the admiral and to the vessel !
12:48 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thank you - she’s a great boat
12:49 SUNDOWNER Jeff Congratulations as well.
12:50 SUNDOWNER Jeff She must have a great crew!
12:55 Celt-Gerry/Angela Thank you
13:53 Rob on Avant 291837Z NOV 23
NAVAREA IV 1380/23(GEN).
1. DUE TO SPACE WEATHER, HF COMMUNICATIONS
AND GNSS POSITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
DISRUPTED BY THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES
30 NOV THRU 02 DEC.
2. DURING INCIDENTS AT SEA, MARINERS SHOULD
CHECK THEIR POSITION USING ALL ALTERNATE
MEANS AVAILABLE.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 030001Z DEC 23.
14:25 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.99448919298685,-111.1118365545861
14:38 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.58924751657875,-111.1717101972497
15:18 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.18239800262835,-106.4085403829813
16:54 VIVA Pierre & Marie Photos
16:54 VIVA Pierre & Marie Thank you SV Serenity for your nice navionics post at San Cosme! You saved us mucho time with your GPS coordinates for the hot springs.
This is Viva and Delaware Girl soaking in the natural hot springs!

16:59 SV Whirlwind @FREEDOM - Sheri sending you a DM
18:32 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DaMMADCat Danny, Da MMAD Cat - Andrea to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2023.11.30 Thursday
00:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We missed all the fun! ❤️
09:18 QUESO GRANDE Lance Does anyone have marina knowledge they can share about Isla Mujeres, MX (Near Cancun)?
13:55 Captain Dietmar we can confirm that 3 cases of Flor de cana rum have arrived at marina Puerto de la navidad in barra de navidad mexico
we have 4 days to get rid of it
14:07 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis On our way. Trying to get a slip there. We’ll see.
Puerta Vallarta is full. Haven’t been able to find any there.
14:21 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You're most welcome. Aren't those hot springs awesome!?
14:39 Rob on Avant Report of theft in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/incident-3145/?
14:41 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff We can get a head start on it if you like. Awaiting your orders captain.
14:41 TIAMAT Owen Cabo Corrientes is making trouble for us trying to get to Barra for the event 😰
14:44 Qué vendrá We are underway to Barra. I have one of those if all the other options don’t pan out.
14:48 Maison De Sante Better taste it to make sure the batch isn’t tainted 😉
14:48 CHEMISTRY - Sean Hola Captain -- I must have missed an announcement. Did you buy 3 cases to trade (for coconuts) with the fleet? If so, I'll take a bottle or two.
14:49 Maison De Sante The rum is free (while supplies last) for the kickoff party 🎉
18:54 S/VFIN (Susan) @Captain Dietmar wait for us! We will help with the rum overload.
18:55 Mocean Sickness Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84493560888368,-105.8786699399597
18:56 S/VFIN (Susan) Tenecatita bahia
Jalisco : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.307665,-104.833298
18:57 🦜Maison de Sante
Av. 3, Provincia de Puntarenas, Golfito, Pueblo Civil, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.62157467477778,-83.1541021662346
19:00 SUNDOWNER Jeff
San Juan de Alima Playa, 60876 La Privada, Mich., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.605181,-103.699319
19:58 Captain Dietmar I need visual verification of assets
first.
anyone going to melaque tomorrow?

19:59 Captain Dietmar good plan
20:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.5756106223968,-101.4553692218516
20:09 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn For those heading down the coast of MX from Zihuatenejo to Huatulco, Kathryn and I recommend stopping at Potosi. Although somewhat exposed, we found the anchorage here calm and relaxed. The lagoon is well worth exploring. Nights are quiet and the water’s clean.
21:05 C-YA. Glenn Stickers
23:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84444687047609,-105.8786804006085


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2023.12.01 Friday
05:38 YO-D-YO Dave Attached is a document of planned buoy positions for Puesta del Sol Nicaragua buoy positions. Only three physical buoys are actually in place.
05:38 YO-D-YO Dave DOC-20231130-WA0011
08:29 Rob on Avant Photos
08:29 Rob on Avant From sv honalee on Facebook: Report Received:
Yesterday afternoon the yacht Cool Running hit the reef off El Porvenir. George sustained a broken arm and ribs. He was taken off the boat last night. The yacht is a total loss.
08:47 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Where is this?
08:48 Rob on Avant San Blas islands, Panama.
10:03 TIAMAT Owen Does anyone have a dock map for Barra? Trying to figure out where “b/11-12” is and not getting a response from the marina
10:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sure you are right across from me, when are you coming into the marine?
10:12 TIAMAT Owen Our reservation is for Dec 6 but with Cabo Corrientes blasting we probably won’t make it in until the 7th or 8th
10:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Ok we are on c8, things change daily so give me a yell when you get close and I can tell you what boats you are between. As you enter the marina a dock is the first dock you see, b dock is open for large vessels with slips on the inside. Chances are you are in the second or third slip
10:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Funny it looked calm when we drove past there yesterday afternoon, have a good trip
10:45 Tidings Of Joy- Joy We do. Will send you a DM
10:45 TIAMAT Owen Thanks!
10:46 TIAMAT Owen The forecast on the Banderas Bay net was to leave yesterday or not until next Wednesday
10:49 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
10:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Wow I don’t trust any report over 48 hours
10:49 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Barra marina map
10:49 Blown Away Eileen Are las perlas islands still considered a no go? Or are cruisers avoiding the isolated anchorages where the robberies/boarding’s occurred?
10:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Tiding are you guys aboard ? We are right behind you , DeltaSwizzler
10:50 Rob on Avant Buddy boating and avoiding isolated anchorages recommended.

No incidents since last year, but it’s also been off season.
10:55 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Hi. Yes we are and noticed you on the bow.
11:01 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista We will be crossing buddies, as we (cross)cross on the same day. East to West?
11:13 Captain Dietmar please take pictures of all local pangas
any locals covering faces or vessels w out registration and numbers visible and you are likely a target
11:23 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn That's so sad! One has to wonder what kind of navigational aid / chart was being used. I just checked Navionics and, if its the same reef Cool Running hit, the warning is clear. We plan on spending significant time in the area and hope there aren't unchartered reefs!

11:23 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
11:37 Captain Dietmar please download sat charts to use w opencpn
there are countless uncharted and mischarted reefs
11:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ROLLING THUNDER to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:57 ROLLING THUNDER ROLLING THUNDER joined the group.
12:01 Qué vendrá We left Banderas Bay yesterday. The EcMWF model on PW was quite accurate. We rounded the cape between 12 and 1pm, with 15k of wind from NE and favorable tidal current. No big waves. Continued sailing until around 11pm, when the winds dropped. Arrived in Tenacatita at sunrise.
12:01 ROLLING THUNDER Hello Panama Posse Line Group. This is Bruce of Rolling Thunder and I am pleased to join you for this Posse. Jan, Rosa(our wee dog) and I are in Marina Chiapas for a couple of days then headding to Nicaragua to sit await a break in the Papagaios so we can cruis Costa Rica and Panama. after that Patagonia. We are looking forward to meeting many of years and hearing your salty stories.
12:03 Maison De Sante Welcome to the Posse!
13:00 C-YA. Glenn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69915458515371,-92.45486915456672
13:00 C-YA. Glenn C ya on the way to Zwat single handed. Yahoooo
13:02 SV Whirlwind We have cruised in the Perlas this summer multiple times, mostly with another boat and generally avoiding isla del rey and proximal islands. DM me if you want more specifics on places.
13:35 Remedy-Natalie We went into that area and anchored. Had about 10 other boats anchored. Used the most up to date Navionics and had no issues at all.
13:44 Remedy-Natalie Will add we also use Bauhaus book
13:53 YO-D-YO Mary Safe travels my friend.
13:54 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Will do! Great resource.
15:53 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
15:54 Cerca Trova-Bruce Leaving Savannah this morning.
16:01 Captain Dietmar stunning
16:02 Cerca Trova-Bruce Thanks!
16:22 Rob on Avant Latitude 38 magazine has a more comprehensive report on the sinking of ‘Bum Boat Gal’ at the entrance to turtle bay Mexico during the Baja HaHa rally. It can be accessed at https://www.latitude38.com/magazine/

16:51 Cerca Trova-Bruce
McIntosh County, GA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.52758027214109,-81.27806453582288
16:53 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Independencia 347, Caleta De Campos, 60970 Bahía Bufadero (Caleta De Campos), Mich., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.07287,-102.750498
17:28 Rob on Avant Just saw a report form the diver at shelter bay marina in Panama that a second boat (a lagoon 57) also hit a reef last night and a salvage is being launched. Unclear what damage the (unnamed) vessel sustained.
17:38 Remedy-Karl Simply terrible. Reminds me of how the hired professional captain hit a reef with Remedy on our first sail coming in at night. We thought that we could trust the pros but quickly learned that it was up to us.
18:33 fickle - Ben Could this be a factor in some of these reef encounters?
19:43 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista invited Nanook Mark to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:43 Nanook Mark Nanook Mark joined the group.
20:34 Rob on Avant Certainly could be!

2023.12.02 Saturday
09:28 FIDO-Jodi & Steve A few pix as we travel from the York River to Lake Worth inlet
09:28 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Photos
09:29 Cerca Trova-Bruce Beautiful!
10:43 Maison De Sante Photos
10:44 Maison De Sante Last night, we were invited onboard a 150 foot Navy ship from the 1940s that has been recommissioned as a conservation boat targeting illegal fishing and wildlife poaching in Costa Rica and Panamanian waters. Captain Pete is known for his anti-whaling conservation efforts with the group Sea Shepherd and his eco-Trimaran (that he built!) that was hit by and tragically sunk by a Japanese fishing vessel that was engaged in illegal fishing/whaling activities. To say this guy is a badass is an understatement. See what he does now with Earthrace Conservation at the link below. He is looking for energetic volunteers to help so if you know someone who would be interested in the cause and could commit to a month onboard, contact him through the website. In February they have plans to monitor the Galápagos Islands.

https://www.earthrace.net
10:51 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Cool
11:00 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Thanks for sharing; awesome cause and interesting story. I bet you spent an unforgettable evening with the Modoc crew.
11:21 Mocean Sickness Jim How and where should we post info about long lines from Mazatlan to La Cruz?
11:28 Rob on Avant Right here, with lat long of one end and what direction they stretch out in. It’s ’perishable’ information so the chat is the best spot for it.
13:04 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Hi there, in Barra de Navidad, looking for windless pro in the area , I have a lafrans progress2 that I think needs bearing and top seal
13:24 Mocean Sickness Jim Long Lines

Mazatlan to Isla Isabela
22°57.46'N 106°20.10'W Bearing 10°- 190° approximately 2 miles
Panga met us at this point and waved us through.

22°43.43'N 106°14.39'W Bearing 40° to 220° Line cut at this point

Isla Isabela to La Cruz
21°30.39'N 105°46.65'W
End of line Flag. Bearing 300°
13:32 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Poncho or Alex probably know of someone.
13:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yep he is already searching

14:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I would like to make the event down an Barra de Navidad on December 7 through the 10th. I am up in PV right now and it looks like there’s weather coming in. Don’t know if I’ll be able to make December 7th.

When I do head down, any suggestions on a good place to anchor for the night halfway down to Barra de Navidad from Puerto Vallarta?
14:24 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:25 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:25 Captain Dietmar depending on how fast you go
15:14 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you.
About 7 kts average.
15:25 S/VFIN (Susan) Playa Cuastecomates
Cihuatlán, Jalisco : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.229829,-104.729739
15:27 DawnPatrol LaneyMark This info might get lost here. There can is a long line page on the website that is really helpful!
https://panamaposse.com/longlines
15:42 TIAMAT Owen Does anyone know if the port captain in barra is a stickler about previous port exit paper? We’re considering leaving La Cruz tomorrow but the port captain is already closed
15:47 SV Whirlwind Did you meet the boat’s dog?
15:57 Maison De Sante Videos
15:57 Maison De Sante Yes! Apa is a good boy
16:01 Tidings Of Joy- Joy They asked for ours. Not sure how strict they are about it.
17:10 BRIGADOON 3 Any suggestions on a clinic or doctor in Melanie?
17:12 BRIGADOON 3 Any suggestions on a clinic or Doctor in Malaque?
17:32 C-YA. Glenn @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis chamela good spot for an overnighted
17:39 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Excellent. Thank you. I’m checking it out now. I should make that easily….weather permitting.
17:49 C-YA. Glenn @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis may run into I am crossing the T pec now to Zwat and make my way north to Mazatlan in may
17:56 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Cool. Definitely like to see ya.
I should say, like to C-Ya. 😁
17:59 Captain Dietmar no not stickler
21:04 ROLLING THUNDER I do not know about Bara, but La Cruise is serious about checking you out.
21:46 SUNDOWNER Jeff
M8HV+23, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.679146,-101.657608
21:47 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Camden County, GA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.94517890420554,-81.43242784518311

2023.12.03 Sunday
06:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited bāsik Teal Linh Emma to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:12 bāsik Teal Linh Emma bāsik Teal Linh Emma joined the group.
08:24 Pause Larry & Beth Photos
08:25 Pause Larry & Beth We are rounding Cabo Corrientes now. ECMWF forecast was spot on, 15 to 17 knots and a 5 ft swell. Not a bad ride at all
10:09 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
10:10 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN
AND AT 16.00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC

to find your local time go to
panamaposse.com/time or google it
12:29 C-YA. Glenn Photos
12:29 S/VFIN (Susan) Report of shark attack at Melaque
12:29 C-YA. Glenn Wow really I love that place
13:32 BRIGADOON 3 The beach at Melanie is closed because of the attack.
13:38 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Any details on the attack?
14:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Maybe a crocodile… this is what I found online: https://www.paudal.com/2023/12/03/a-young-woman-died-from-a-possible-shark-attack-in-playa-de-melaque-jalisco-i-video/
14:42 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Horrifying! That poor lady. Her poor son. So sad.
14:50 Captain Dietmar is anyone heading into melaque this week for provisioning?
I have a small pack of decorations which are paid for to be picked up from el navegante for this week's event.
pm me directly please if you can stop by a little shop near the hawaiin store
18:16 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66709,-101.615978
18:21 TIAMAT Owen Is anyone recently in the Barra lagoon able to share a track to avoid the shoals?
19:14 SV Whirlwind We were there last in March and I can send you ours. Or maybe someone has been there more recently?
20:49 C-YA. Glenn
C. Ebano, 70902 Puerto Ángel, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.66475034873794,-96.49398070995306
21:04 TIAMAT Owen @SV Whirlwind I'd appreciate it
21:27 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
21:28 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sundowner and Serenity are neighbors in Ixtapa.
21:42 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff We’ll be there in a couple weeks you going to wait for us? But seriously I have a couple questions.
How were the depths going in?
Did you go in toward high tide?
Was the dredging equipment an issue?
Did you go in during one of the no dredging time slots?
22:10 SUNDOWNER Jeff We came in at 2nd high tide at 19:00 . Saw as shallow as 6.5' at the entrance. Once inside, it was in the 10' - 13' range. We were told the dredging is from 07:00hrs - 19:00 hrs Monday through Saturday. There is no dredge operation on Sunday. Dredge barge was off to side out of channel when we came through. No issue. It is a little disconcerting entering in the dark. Would be a better option either on Sunday or before they start at 07:00.
22:13 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Great, thanks for the thorough response. Btw the marina office told me that you can enter 1300-1400 every day as well.
22:14 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thanks for that info as well
23:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Presumably that means exit as well. By the way, the fuel dock closes 2pm on Sunday. We weren’t able to refuel upon entry.
23:08 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’ll be here until the 12th. When do you arrive?
23:08 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Target is 18th
23:10 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We’ll probably be gone by then, anchoring in Ixtapa or Zihuat until the weekend. Hope to see you here!

2023.12.04 Monday
07:01 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Jacksonville, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.46362707976472,-81.45288413091548
07:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Solmate Jen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:15 Solmate Jen Solmate Jen joined the group.
07:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SOLMATE Adam to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:26 Solmate Jen Good morning, I'm Jen Landa on SV Solmate, a Fountain Pajot Saona 47 Catamaran. My other half is Adam Landa, who also just joined Line.

We're currently in Antigua in the Caribbean. This is our second season in the Caribbean. We plan to make our way north and west back to the Chesapeake for hurricane season. Prior to our time in the Caribbean we spent time on the US East coast and the Bahamas.

We're thinking about our possibilities for next season and would love to learn from the experiences of others.
Hope to meet you on the sea soon ⛵
07:26 Remedy-Karl Welcome, Jen!
07:32 Solmate Jen Thank you Karl!
07:32 Solmate Jen If anyone else is here in the Caribbean, please give us a shout!
07:32 SV Whirlwind @TIAMAT Owen sending dm
07:42 Cerca Trova-Bruce We’re in Jacksonville heading south. Our plans are to leave around 12/15 for the Bahamas,T&C, DR, PR and then the Virgin Islands. We plan to do much of the islands this season and then back to Beaufort, SC for the summer. Maybe a meetup in our future for this season. Keep in touch.
07:43 Solmate Jen Great, we're doing the same route in reverse so we should be able to meet up somewhere along the way. Looking forward to it!
08:01 JUBEL - Kyle
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.588847,-78.851502
08:01 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Coclé Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.342247,-80.162284
08:09 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Quintana Roo 15, Morelos, 52985 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.83002370219892,-86.88996592991255
08:20 Maison De Sante
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.620272832751787,-83.15399073064327
08:20 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482213,-79.943618
08:24 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Still in Vista Mar Marina, San Carlos, Panama. We are planning to get Knot Right out of there before we reach the 5th anniversary of our arrival. WISH US "FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS" We have a transit date for 12/22. Cross your collective fingers.
08:50 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 28838 La Culebra, Col., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19491108987817,-104.6815954148769
08:59 BISOU Robin And Tad
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Puerto Madero, Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69884278334864,-92.39149590324492
09:00 BISOU Robin And Tad Sorry to miss the call again this morning but have to make a run into town!
09:06 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Av de la Langosta 69, 63734 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74806136016919,-105.3803735950912
09:07 Mocean Sickness Jim
Av de la Langosta 69, 63734 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74824453317083,-105.3802240825782
09:09 YO-D-YO Mary
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.953703,-85.828497
09:10 Perception - Jim
Puerto Pichilingue, 23894 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.81547619356958,-111.3113948784083
09:10 YO-D-YO Mary We are heading to Playa del Coco in Costa Rica. We should arrive this afternoon. Are there any Posse boats there?
We just left Santa Elana, beautiful calm anchorage.
09:20 🦜Maison de Sante We’re already south of you but if you help with clearing in, don’t hesitate to ask. There is a posse boat in marina Papagayo but I think they’re out of town for the holidays.
09:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:29 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Summer Breeze at sunset coming into PV/La Cruz from M’Ocean Sickness.
We were fine, that’s who took the picture. 😁
09:35 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES.
09:51 SV Whirlwind
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.483620244406895,-79.94373388588428
10:06 SUNDOWNER Lynn unsent a message.
10:13 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482580348174746,-79.9447428677904
10:15 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Jacksonville, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.39752979514815,-81.57297867238243
10:16 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:17 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Terminal 2, Ac. 26 #103-9, Bogotá, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=4.699231106294889,-74.14409223943949
10:17 Pause: Beth & Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58432551940588,-105.1275040303405
10:19 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
4335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.480474,-112.1516519
10:26 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Sorry had to leave the call. Checkin people arrived.
10:36 Solmate Jen Photos
10:38 Rob on Avant Dear Blue Water Mariner,

The Ocean Prediction Center and the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center will be hosting two free "Blue Water Mariner Webinars on Winter Weather Forecasting".

At 1pm EST, Monday, December 4th, 2023, Mr. Darin Figurskey will be speaking on “Ocean Prediction Center’s Forecast Products and Services” (North of 31N in Atlantic/30N in Pacific). Register at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3929627504932596057
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And at 1pm EST, Monday, , December 11th, 2023, Dr. Chris Landsea will be speaking on "Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch/National Hurricane Center’s Forecast Products and Services” (South of 31N in Atlantic/30N in Pacific). Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4503668232143317850
10:54 Qué vendrá
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19555420622373,-104.6823243202413
11:04 Rob on Avant 040952Z DEC 23
HYDROPAC 3815/23(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
COSTA RICA.
DNC 14.
DISTRESS SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM VESSEL
IN 07-58.58N 084-43.42W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP
A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO RCC ALAMEDA,
PHONE: 510 437 3701,
EMAIL: RCCALAMEDA1@USCG.MIL.//
11:19 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Group call ended.
11:20 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82408082230342,-111.3088953253085
11:21 SongOfTheSea_Grant Group voice call started.
11:22 SongOfTheSea_Grant Group call ended.
11:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Question regarding the newsletter reporting possible port captain corruption in Panama with the upcoming election… any specific locations to be aware of or just Panama in general? We’ll be checking in at Balboa/Panama City so any further advice is welcomed. The tips were excellent from the newsletter!
11:23 Qué vendrá Please see my DM on Zulip, shared a GPX with you. If you need any help in the marina, let me know.
11:27 Kekada II Don & Anja Screenshot_20231204-112431~2.png
11:35 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hola! For those not on today's call and thinking of transiting via Acupulco, a couple of days ago I met a couple in Potosi (Zihuatanejo area) who come from Acapulco and who are in the tourism and trade industry. They unfortuntely lost their property in Hurricane Otis and had a lot to share. They are very frustrated with what they perceive to be lack of proper government response. When I mentioned our thinking of stopping by to help support our friend Vincente, they advised against this. Their rationale included: 600+ vessels still on the bottom of the bay create a navigational hazard (to their knowledge, there is no map of sunken vessel locations); these same vessels are leaking fuel and oil, which create a nasty and continuous slick in the water; graphic as it might sound (sorry), many of these vessels still hold human remains, some of which are being partially released; provisioning still hasn't been restored in the area; theft remains an issue - local authorities so engaged trying to help restore essentials that they cannot ("will not") devote sufficient resources to properly fight crime. They suggest it will take the better part of a year for Acapulco to recover. They do not know if they will return. We have therefore decided to give Acapulco a miss when we head from Zihuat to Huatulco next week. Mark
11:38 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BLUE MAGIC-Maria to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:42 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Welcome to the Posse. Please consider joining a tracking option to share your location and to know ours. :) panamaposse.com/tracking
11:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BLUE MAGIC-Nicholas to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:57 BLUE MAGIC-Nicholas BLUE MAGIC-Nicholas joined the group.
12:00 BLUE MAGIC-Maria BLUE MAGIC-Maria joined the group.
12:23 ,☠️Delta Swizzler All Panama Posse members in Barra De Navidad are invited over to the Delta Swizzler on Tuesday December 5 for a PRE-POSSE CHRISTMAS KICK OFF PARTY. Gates open around 5 and as long as the lights are on I guess we’ll keep going. Please bring great appetizer to share and your drink of choice. We will have ice as long as it last, also with music and stories. We have been with the Posse 5-6 years and just returned from Panama last year. So there will be a few skippers around who can answer some of your questions. If you have boat cards grab a few as you meet Your fellow cruisers. We are the lit up Christmas boat on C dock, just ask anyone directions.
12:40 Maison De Sante You guys are such great party hosts! Sorry we can’t be there to celebrate with you all. I guess someone else will have to pass out on your couch in my absence 😂
12:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’m sure someone will be happy to that. 😜
12:55 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn should take a peek here at puerto angel small anchorage but amazing people. Tad Rollie I have a flipper stopper out but so much better then I think further south. Collectivo is cheap taxis are not to bad. Locals are friendly I been advise by several not to stop in Acapulco because of that you mentioned. Only way to get fuel here though is to Jerry can. I recommend the same in Marina Chahue as the surge is really bad. My boat tore a cleat out of the dock friends of mine popped two fenders.
13:33 QUESO GRANDE Lance I mispoke earlier on the call. At El Cid Puerto Morelos MX. Normal rate for a 41ft Catamaran is .75 per foot. Panama Posse discount offered is 25% so our rate is .56 per foot versus the .60 I mentioned. Nice place!
13:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce Sadler Point Marina
4669 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.27514,-81.717568
14:24 QUESO GRANDE Lance @Cerca Trova-Bruce my home town.. we’ll be there in a couple of months. For reference, what is the rate at Sadler Point?
14:37 🦜Maison de Sante For anyone who has stayed at La Playita in Panama City, do you know if they offer 120v service? Looks like Flamenco only has 240V and I don’t have a transformer.
14:40 QUESO GRANDE Lance La Playita has 120V. The slip we were in, we had to use our 50 to 30 adapter plug. Others slips had 30.
14:40 🦜Maison de Sante Thanks Lance!! Hopefully I can snag a place there before our transit. That’s good news.
14:43 QUESO GRANDE Lance We enjoyed it there. Great location. Plenty to do.
14:46 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Journey Anne & Remi to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:52 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Agreed! And great PP discount for a couple nights!
https://panamaposse.com/la-playita-marina
16:01 🦜Maison de Sante I’m trying to pay the agent in Panama, Erick via credit card. There is a section for personal information and one of the items it asks for Document and Erick doesn’t exactly know what needs to go there. This is through the BAC Compra Click. Does anyone know what goes in that field?
16:14 Celt-Gerry/Angela Same here…
16:14 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I'd like to know also. I just got my email from Erick. Nicole, when are you two going through
16:17 🦜Maison de Sante We told them the 18th so we’re aiming for that. I think we can hit it if the punta mala window holds next week.
16:19 QUESO GRANDE Lance We paid Eric sitting in our salon on his credit card machine. Didn’t notice anything tricky
16:19 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt We are shooting for the 22nd. Looking forward to seeing you on the other side
16:26 🦜Maison de Sante I have a feeling he’s just started using this pay-in-advance service. I’ll advise for others if I figure it out.
16:26 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Thank you
17:12 JUBEL - Kyle Flamenco has 120. We used it. But I don't recommend that Marina. Playita is better
17:16 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff What’s better about Playita?
17:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Taxis and Uber don’t like going all the way out to Famenco
17:26 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Isn’t Playita right next door to Flamenco?
17:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler No. Flamenco is all the way out on the tip of the Causeway. Playita is about 1 1/2 miles further. We had so many Uber drivers cancel their trips to pick us up.
17:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Not sure is you saw the invite. We have invited all Posse members in Barra over for appetizers and cocktails tomorrow at 5:00. See above….
17:33 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Any other advantages for Playita over Flamenco?
17:43 Qué vendrá Thank you for the invitation, looking forward to seeing you all.
18:35 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks for the intel! Will definitely stop at Puerto Angel - the current plan is Ixtapa - Pampanoa - Puerto Escondido - Puerto Angel - Bahias de Huatulco. We were hoping to skip Marina Chahue and instead anchor in one of the many bays. If we need to refuel, there's always the option of waiting for slack tide, I suppose.
18:41 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Any intel on Las Brisas de Amador? It's supposed to have cleaner and calmer water than La Playita, though I understand Canal agents won't go that far to measure your vessel.
19:18 🦜Maison de Sante The dude from Flemenco said “only 232V” which I thought was an oddly specific voltage.
19:21 🦜Maison de Sante There’s a fuel dock you can med moor to near the cruise terminal if you’re up for that
19:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow
19:33 TIAMAT Owen That sounds like two-phase 120V, aka 50-amp 120V
19:44 🦜Maison de Sante That would make more sense. Thanks!
20:04 CHEMISTRY - Sean Capt Dietmar -- I'm heading to Super Hawaii in Melaque tomorrow. Do you still need someone to pick up some stuff at El Navegante?
20:15 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Driver’s license
20:19 🦜Maison de Sante I was going to follow up on this but it actually doesn’t matter what you put in that field so long as you get to the next screen. Minimum 6 digits.

Then, you have to call your bank, they validate the transaction, then you submit it once more and it goes through. This was what it was with bofa. Different banks may vary.
20:30 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt thanks
20:47 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I used our SIN number for the transit and it worked fine
21:05 🦜Maison de Sante Case in point :)

2023.12.05 Tuesday
05:36 Captain Dietmar Photos
05:36 Captain Dietmar BOLO

Request from the US Embassy. Do recognise the vessel in the attached picture?

"We just became aware of a situation involving roughly eight US citizens on a potentially sinking charter boat off the coast of Panama.

We don’t have much info at this time, including location, but are working local govt contacts who may have patrolling vessels in the area. We believe it departed from Amador Causway.

Any info or contacts out in area appreciated."

Please email dietmar@panamaposse.com with any info

 

07:40 Ohana Chad & Nicole Does anyone know of a shipping agent in Bonaire?
08:07 SV Whirlwind Sent you a note
10:27 Captain Dietmar cancel bolo

11:11 Voyager - Ed & Liz Caution - long line between Barra and Manzanillo. 2 NM off shore from Manzanillo airport.
11:11 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
11:11 Voyager - Ed & Liz Location above
11:27 Courage ⛵️ John Buenos Dias! Courage with Kristine and I aboard have left La Paz after the port has finally opened following a strong northerly common this time of year. We are headed to Barre de Navidad, 460 nm south by south-east across the Sea of Cortez to join the Panama Posse kickoff (one day late). This is the first time Courage will cross a sea! It will take us three days and three nights, and we are well prepared and look forward to some downwind sailing. We will check in daily and starlink is on for tracking. Blessings and fair winds and following seas to all.
11:29 Captain Dietmar ser you in barra
11:30 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff So obviously going to Acapulco is a no go but what are the thoughts on anchoring at Bahia de Puerto Marques just southeast?
11:41 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis See you there, hopefully, finally.
11:42 🦜Maison de Sante That can be a great downwind passage! Fair winds!
11:48 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff I been interested to hear about that but suspect it’s gone also. Heard still have issues with burglary and such in the area
11:53 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You mean Marquelia? https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/marquelia It's included as an option for us in fair weather only. Our experience in other "exposed" anchorages recently has been positive. If the prevailing weather patterns hold, there's no reason why we shouldn't break up the passage to Huatulco. We'd also be interested if anyone in the PP has first hand experience with this anchorage.
12:06 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
12:36 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ah... sorry. Good question! My hunch is it's too close to Ground Zero and would be affected by the same fall out as Acapulco. We're avoiding the entire area and staying 50nm offshore.
12:42 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thinking the same thing
12:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn This whole Otis affair is sad in so many ways. We had very much looked forward to stopping at both bays, despite the reputation of the latter of being crazy town.
12:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We're still interested in anyone here has had first hand experience at Marquelia.
12:52 Ho’okipa-Lisa Ho’okipa had safe and successful passage from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to Isla de San Andres, Columbia. Will be a short stay here forcfuel, much needed rest and then off to Roatan, Honduras. We loved Panama, both the Pacific snd Atlantic sides, and it is very bitter sweet to say adios, but after 2 years it was time to bid her a fond farewell. But there are more adventures on the horizon…. can’t wait.
12:52 Ho’okipa-Lisa Adios Panama!
13:10 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn yes all crazy. I am most likely be about 50 miles off also. Seems what I read and hear not a good place to stop now after Otis. I wanted to break up my ride north since I am single handed looks like I have to suck it up buttercup. Yuk
16:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
16:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just a reminder , Panamá Posse Pre-Party tonight on C dock aboard DeltaSwizzler. Party starts at 5 please some kinda food to share and drink of your choice. We will have music, ice and stories to share. Stop bye and meet your fellow cruisers
16:56 Maison De Sante Take some pics and share please 😃
17:02 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt My payment to Erick Galvez for the canal transit is not going through. I've use multiple browsers, with and without a VPN and multiple cards. I've been online with the cc company for over an hour. I've informed them of the amount and they say it is good to go. BUT IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. What did anyone do to get it executed
17:03 YO-D-YO Mary Sorry to miss the party! We will toast from Costa Rica.
18:59 Salacia / Peter
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.588732467709624,-78.6751988902688
19:00 JUBEL - Kyle 3-4 min extra drive. On the other side of the amador
19:02 JUBEL - Kyle Cheaper. Shorter dock. Nicer staff. Closer to the canal.
19:31 SV NorthDawn Sheryl Hey PP, can we talk hurricane holes for a bit? We are currently in Grand Cayman. We are planning to cruise to Roatan next (after Jan 20). From there we are considering Belize and up the coast to Cancun/Isla Mujeres. Maybe up to Corpus Christi if this season and winds permit. We are pretty flexible.

We will go home to Canada in the summer for hurricane season.

Looking for suggestions for a safe place to leave the boat along this route in the western Caribbean coast. A safe marina that's considered a hurricane hole is our preference. This is all new territory to us!!

19:45 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
19:45 Courage ⛵️ John cool sunset. I think mordor is that way! lol
20:09 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
20:10 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Posse pre party on Delta Swizzler in Barra.
20:17 VIVA Pierre & Marie Can we get a report on red tide situation in Banderas bay down to Barra including tenacatita. we’re still on Baja side and planning to cross soon but may delay if red tide is really bad. Thanks
20:47 Captain Dietmar Photos
20:47 Captain Dietmar roughing it at site moles mexico city
20:59 Ho’okipa-Lisa @SV NorthDawn Sheryl We do not have direct experience, but Rio Dolce, Guatemala is a known hurricane hole in the Western Caribbean. Blown Away, a P.P. boat, has a YouTube video about their experience in Rio Dulce. You can google it or DM them.
21:09 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
21:10 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis 60 miles out from Barra de Navidad. ETA 3 am. See y’all tomorrow.
21:57 🦜Maison de Sante Is it BofA?
21:58 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt no citi
22:11 🦜Maison de Sante We head out tonight for Panamá so don’t let me forget. Reach out to Nicole or me tomorrow afternoon. Maybe we can come up with a solution.
22:11 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt thanks
22:42 S/VFIN (Susan) Does anyone have a personal connection for a car rental in Barra?
22:48 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Pancho will rent you his car. +52 315 104 3289
22:50 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff not available
22:57 CHEMISTRY - Sean Arturo (who speaks great English and also owns a company that does lots of work in the Marina) also has several cars for rent.
WhatsApp: +52 315 109 8970
22:59 S/VFIN (Susan) @CHEMISTRY - Sean great thanks i will send a message to him

2023.12.06 Wednesday
08:54 Mocean Sickness Jim
Red tide is still present in La Cruz and excepted to clear in a few more days with the increased tidally range. On the positive side it makes some amazing reflections on the water
08:55 Mocean Sickness Jim Photos
09:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler It was a fun night. Wish you were here again.
09:23 SV Whirlwind Where is this beautiful photo?
09:28 Mocean Sickness Jim @SV Whirlwind Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz from the aft deck.
09:34 S/VFIN (Susan) Hello fleet. Thinking of renting a car today out of Barra. Any ideas of what not to miss in a day’s drive? Thanks
09:46 TIAMAT Owen Photos
09:47 TIAMAT Owen Made it to Barra!
09:48 S/VFIN (Susan) @,☠️Delta Swizzler thank you 🙏
09:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Tiamat welcome to Barra, Poncho and his team are the best dock crew around and we are right across from you a cDock if we cab help you out,
09:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @S/VFIN (Susan) thanks it was fun last night, stop by if you have more questions, I’m stopping by you boat and would love a boat tour
09:52 S/VFIN (Susan) 👍 i need to get your boat card 🤷‍♀️
09:53 S/VFIN (Susan) @,☠️Delta Swizzler i need to get your boat card
09:54 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @S/VFIN (Susan) no worries if it ok I’ll drop one bye and maybe get a quick tour this morning?
09:54 S/VFIN (Susan) Of course ANYTIME @,☠️Delta Swizzler
09:56 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Glad you guys made it. Let’s catch up soon.
10:03 Qué vendrá There was no red tide in Tenacatita last Saturday, when we left. Very few boats there.
12:18 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
12:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Here in Barra de Navidad, right next to Sean on Chemistry. Already sharing valuable information.
Oh, my new crew, Adam, my son.
12:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Buddied, somewhat, with Tiamat on the way down. Great family. Very helpful with everything.
12:32 Maison De Sante Photos
12:44 TIAMAT Owen Can we pick up our burgee at the seminars tomorrow?
12:52 Tidings Of Joy- Joy They have them in the marina office
12:56 SUNDOWNER Jeff
7WGQ+HW, 40909 Puerto Vicente Guerrero, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.276717,-101.058687
15:44 Captain Dietmar

DETAILED BARRA DE NAVIDAD KICK OF WEEK SCHEDULE

*1)  THURSDAY 10:00 PANAMA POSSE : INTRO AND OVERVIEW  and Fleet Tracking*

When: Thu  @ 13:00 to ~ 15:30

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor -

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power.

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
big notepad - pencil - things to write - pads - phones - guidebooks - cameras - laptops - extension cords - a happy adventurers mindset

 

*2)  THURSDAY 13:00 PANAMA POSSE  :  ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION*

When: Thu  @ 13:00 to ~ 15:30

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor -

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power.

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
big notepad - pencil - things to write - pads - phones - guidebooks - cameras - laptops - extension cords - a happy adventurers mindset

 

*3) 10:00 FRIDAY : DANGERS & SAFETY*

When:
Fri  @ 10:00 to ~ 16:00

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor.

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
big notepad - pencil - pads - phones - guidebooks - cameras - laptops - extension cords - a happy meteorologist'  mindset

 

 

 

 

*4) FRIDAY 13:00 : COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER*

When:
Fri  @ 10:00 to ~ 16:00

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor.

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
big notepad - pencil - pads - phones - guidebooks - cameras - laptops - extension cords - a happy meteorologist'  mindset

 

*5) FRIDAY 17:00 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY*

When: Friday  @ 17:00 to 19:00

Where:
Marina Court Yard in front of the Marina Office
19°11'43.3"N 104°41'00.8"W @ @ 12 feet

Amenities:
OPEN BAR  & Passed  hors d'oeuvres  17:00 - 18:00
Courtesy of the Gran Isla Navidad Resort and the Marina Puerto de la Navidad

Cash bar and resort menu order food or drinks from the resort from 18:00 - 19:00

What to bring ?
Your best self
a happy mindset to meet your buddy boats and other Panama Posse  boats for the season
camera
cellphone
bug spray
appetite and thirst
money for drinks or food after 18:00

After party ?

*6) Satellite Charts / OpenCPN / Good Nautical*

When: Saturday    @ 13:00 to ~ 17:00

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath Rooms, Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power.

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
laptops - mac - pc - external hard drives - pads - smart phones - raspberry pi 3B - GPS - USB pucks -  charts  - cameras - sd cards - usb drives -
- extension cords - a happy techy mindset -  books - notepads - pens - your geeky sailor self

 

*7) SATURDAY 17:00 PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY*

When:
Saturday    17:00 ->

Where:
Between Dock A and Dock in the Marina

19°11'40.1"N 104°40'53.1"W

 

Amenities:
The Panama Posse Charcoal Grill, Ice  some Chairs and tables, bathrooms, Trash bins,

What to bring ?
Bring your own favorite protein  (not to share) to grill for yourself and your crew your own plates / cutlery / napkins / cups and drinks / mosquito spray

And importantly make one big side dish or desert  for 8 to share with fellow Panama Posse Folks

 

Garden Salad, Bite Sized Appetizers, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Mexican Rice, Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Tacos, Fajitas, The best guacamole ever, Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Little sliders, Vanilla covered Churros, etc etc.
This is where the galley gods shine - please do not bring popcorn, peanut butter sandwiches as this is for us to celebrate in our collective culinary delights !

ABBONDANZA - ABUNDANCE IS KEY  !

we will have 30+ bottles of rum onhand -

If you have some folding chairs and mood lights - a portable speakers for music -think outdoor party and your expired flares to shoot off around 9 PM

Can we make this the best Panama Posse pot luck party ever ?

 

 

 

 

*8) SUNDAY 10 AM PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET*

When:
SUNDAY 10 AM >

Where:
Between Dock A and Dock in the Marina

19°11'40.1"N 104°40'53.1"W

What to bring ?
Bring your own items to sell - treasures of the bilge - there will be eager locals and fellow cruisers horsetrading with you
yes you can ask for coconuts !

 

 

*9) SUNDAY 13 00   PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A*

 

When:
Sunday     @ 13:00 to ~ 16:30

Where:
Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort
From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor

19°11'44.1"N 104°41'05.3"W

Amenities:
Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service),
Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power.

Food & Beverage:
We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort.

What to bring ?
laptops - mac - pc - ipads - android pads - country guide books  - smart phones - cameras -
- extension cords - a happy provisioniers mindset -  books - notepads - pens - your happy explorer self

 

THIS IS IT - THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTS - SEASON  7

 

15:55 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF WEEK.pdf
16:09 CHEMISTRY - Sean I just returned from the ATM at the hotel lobby (Barra de Navidad) and though I see this mentioned occasionally in Mexico (on morning nets & FB groups & such) I haven't seen the reminder here yet, so I thought this was worth mentioning in case some don't know... Do not let the ATMs in Mexico do the peso -> USD conversion for you. Always decline conversion at the ATM and let your US (or Canada or wherever) bank handle that. I withdrew 8,000 pesos which cost me $474 US. The conversion option offered by the ATM was $513 US.

BTW, the resort has a fancy new upgraded BBVA ATM.
16:11 TIAMAT Owen Is there an “intro and overview” session at 1000 on Thursday or is it at 1330? The schedule contradicts itself
16:11 TIAMAT Owen *1300
16:54 TIAMAT Owen @Captain Dietmar
17:05 Captain Dietmar 10 am !
18:03 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:04 Captain Dietmar getting busy in barra
18:49 🦜Maison de Sante
David District, Chiriquí Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.132762097661269,-82.3205851390958
18:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole @Maison De Sante we hope you make it to the wonderful beach bar/restaurant just around the corner from where you are anchored! Tell Chef and crew we said hola!
19:27 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:27 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Night before the kick off in Barra
19:31 Mocean Sickness Jim Sorry we are going to miss the kick off party
19:47 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We are sorry to miss the fun as well!

2023.12.07 Thursday
07:05 C-YA. Glenn Photos
07:05 C-YA. Glenn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.62393839309758,-98.12747501616175
07:53 Maison De Sante For those who have Instagram, please follow The Ocean Posse/The Panama Posse and please Tag or mention the ocean Posse/panama posse in your post or story for the barra kick off event or any other cruising photos/video you would like to share. Thank you.

Have a great time at the kickoff event!

https://instagram.com/the.ocean.posse?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr
07:53 Maison De Sante https://instagram.com/the.ocean.posse?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr
10:21 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.546538,-98.840782
10:23 SUNDOWNER Lynn Marquelia, Bahia Dulce, Guerrero, México
10:39 C-YA. Glenn @SUNDOWNER Lynn suppose to be a good surf spot
10:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:54 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis joined the group.
10:55 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good morning Kelly welcome aboard
11:02 C-YA. Glenn @SUNDOWNER Lynn passing you folks 50 miles out
11:10 SUNDOWNER Lynn 👋 Safe travels!
11:10 SUNDOWNER Lynn Looks like it could be.
12:04 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Regarding Canal Transit with Erick, 3 Visa Cards, 1 Mastercard and 1 American Express card have ALL been denied.
3 hours on the phone with one bank, 2 hours with another bank and 1 hour wasted today.

So, if this is you also, I have some good news (I think).

Erick just sent this note:

Sorry for the hassle
I will be sending a nee link on monday
System got to the limit
12:11 Blown Away Eileen Oh my gosh! Thank you soooo much. I was in the midst of the SAME frustration!!! Thank you!!!
12:17 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed We opened a Schwab Account and exclusively use that abroad. We get reimbursed for ALL foreign transaction and ATM charges. We’ve saved a bundle over the years
12:19 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed In Mexico we found that Scotia bank generally had the best conversion rates
12:28 TIAMAT Owen For PredictWind tracking over Starlink, one option is the PredictWind Datahub device. It will transmit location updates over Starlink or Iridium Go. One time purchase: https://www.predictwind.com/datahub
12:28 TIAMAT Owen It goes on sale periodically if you're patient
13:18 Ohana Chad & Nicole How long ahead of time did you start the process of going through the canal? We are looking around beginning of March for going through.
13:22 TIAMAT Owen Does anyone in Barra have two-part Hypalon glue? We seem to have been victims of the mysterious dinghy punctures in La Cruz :-(
13:40 🦜Maison de Sante According to our agent, there will be fewer and fewer “flushes” as we get into spring and early summer so I would say start now to get preapproved. It’s really easy. Erick has been a great communicator. It sounded like we might be going from around 30 flushes a day to the teens by Feb/mar.
14:02 Blown Away Eileen We applied 2 months out but you probably don’t need that long
16:06 SV Whirlwind Elected official positions that may change over include port captain and immigration officials. Only time you will see them is on entry or exit more than likely.
18:29 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Safe trip!! Give the pups a treat. Marco and Lacey??
19:48 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
19:49 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis We are here at the hotel where you live streaming now say hello everybody
20:24 S/VFIN (Susan) @CHEMISTRY - Sean hi Sean we didnt make it to Alondra Hotel tonight but Zak contact is 858-243-4241 and still hoping to go to airport with you on Saturday
21:27 YO-D-YO Mary
J8RV+HVC, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.641698,-85.655908
23:52 Qué vendrá I have some

2023.12.08 Friday
06:02 Courage ⛵️ John Hello everyone! We are 50 miles out. That was a spicey crossing from La Paz! The wind was great, except that first night with 25 nm with gusts to 30 oof, and the sea state was still sorta angry at times after the northerly we followed. No worries though as ship and crew are well fed, rested, and excited to land in Barra sometime before lunch! See you all soon!
08:46 SUNDOWNER Lynn Welcome Kelly and Dennis! Thank you ! Marcus and Lacey say hi too! 🐕🐕
08:57 SUNDOWNER Jeff Today is Sundowner Lynn's birthday. Happy birthday beautiful, thank you for all you are!
09:34 Courage ⛵️ John long line off punta farallon lighthouse: N 19 degrees 24.067, W 105 degrees 08.743, going in direction 220 degrees magnetic. black flag.
10:38 VIVA Pierre & Marie Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.198027630624,-107.4186432610145
10:39 VIVA Pierre & Marie Viva crossing from Espiritu Santo to Chamala.
10:50 CHEMISTRY - Sean What I was saying in my original message is don't let the ATMs do the conversion at all. Specifically, the button to push is something like "Decline the conversion". This lets your own bank use its own conversion, which is always more favorable. If I would have accepted BBVA's ATM conversion it would have cost me $39.
11:01 Mocean Sickness Jim Good morning, we are in Marina La Cruz and looking for a recommendation for some to watch the boat for a few weeks. The dock lines need to checked and adjusted and maybe a wash before we return
11:09 Remedy-Karl Hi all. Asking anyone, but maybe Mocean Sickness can answer: we just got word that Marina Nayarit has space for us and we are looking to head over. How is the red tide?
11:14 Mocean Sickness Jim @Remedy-Karl it’s starting to clear. The marina has done a pretty good job of clearing out all the dead fish. The beaches just outside looking really good
11:22 Remedy-Karl Good news, thanks @Mocean Sickness Jim . I'm also curious about the dock water. Is it drinkable with a filter, or what's the problem with it? I don't want bad water in the table even if I'm not drinking it
11:29 SV Whirlwind @ZEPHYR Laura & Chris sent you a FM
11:29 SV Whirlwind DM 😃
11:30 Mocean Sickness Jim @Remedy-Karl We only used the dock water to wash the boat. And ordered bottles to fill the tank. I’m also interested in a filter system to use the dock water.
11:54 Courage ⛵️ John long line off of playa el tecuan: N 19 degrees 15.121, W 104 degrees 56.696, black flags at ends and middle, extending 4 nm in direction 222 and reciprocal (42), three fisherman in panga escorted us through
11:57 Remedy-Karl The one we have is only for drinking water at the galley sink. Whole house would be nice.
12:25 Courage ⛵️ John long line off of playa punta selena: N 19 degrees 13.081, W 104 degrees 53.870, direction 50 degrees and reciprocal (230), no flags, so this one caught our prop before we could stop. sigh
12:25 Courage ⛵️ John correction, we see black flag now
12:40 C-YA. Glenn @Mocean Sickness Jim Aron he is on and around all the docks but mainly 9
12:41 C-YA. Glenn +52 322 323 0787
12:42 C-YA. Glenn Dock water in La cruz I used a 10 and 5 micron filled my tanks and used for coffee and cooking. Used bottled for drinking
12:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited NextChapter, Shawna to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:44 Courage ⛵️ John long line: N 19 degrees 12.633, W 104 degrees 51.53, running 170 magnetic, black flag and panga with two fisherman at this end
12:45 Courage ⛵️ John bloody long line mine field at here
12:54 Rob on Avant In the seminar today, Dietmar mentioned Fred Again III. Here’s a more comprehensive article on the disaster Robert suffered. Please download and learn how to use Satellite Charts aboard your vessel.

https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/fred-again-iii-lost-on-reef-in-the-caribbean/
13:07 TIAMAT Owen We used Luis, can send his info
13:08 Mocean Sickness Jim @TIAMAT Owen that would be great
13:08 Captain Dietmar for those of of you looking for inspiration for your dish to bring and share for 10 for tomorrow's red cup pot luck in barra
https://panamaposse.com/galley-god
13:08 🦜Maison de Sante Excellent article Rob!
13:09 TIAMAT Owen +52 322 183 8730 on WhatsApp. He does a lot of the boats on 10/11. He watched both our boat and our friends on SV Nike over the summer
13:09 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn norforeignland.com and App support tracking without needing to purchase anything. https://www.noforeignland.com/boat/5563321006686208
13:11 Remedy-Karl Good enough for me. We long as I can use it for showers I'm fine! Thanks.
13:11 TIAMAT Owen We use noforeignland for our tracking, you can embed it into your website if you have your own. We use a PredictWind DataHub, which reports our location to both noforeignland and PredictWind
13:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn That’s counter intuitive as summer months are the wet season. Is the reduction due to lower demand? We plan our transit in May.
13:13 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Happy Birthday, Lynn! 🎉🎊
13:18 Rob on Avant Here’s a graph of rainfall for Colon Panama. It doesn’t start to rain again before May, and it isn’t really serious about it until June. The last few years rain has been later than long term averages suggest.

https://images.climate-data.org/location/4060/climate-graph.png
15:33 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Ent. a La Playa Marinero 3026, Marinero, 70934 Brisas de Zicatela, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.858819,-97.062605
15:34 SUNDOWNER Lynn Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México
15:34 SUNDOWNER Lynn Photos
15:37 SUNDOWNER Lynn If anyone is wanting fuel in Puerto Escondido, Captain Jesus came to the boat, brought us to the fuel station and delivered fuel to the boat in 50 litre Jerry cans. 😃
16:00 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks for sharing your article, Rob.
16:49 C-YA. Glenn @SUNDOWNER Lynn which puerto Escondido? Mainland Mexico or Baja please?
16:59 Remedy-Natalie It looks like mainland. Puerto Escondido on the Baja has a beautiful fuel dock.
17:01 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn She said Oaxaca (mainland).
17:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We have a mini household water system. It works the same as a water maker. But, we hook it up to the dock water. The problem with the Mexican eatery is there are a lot of cracks in their pipes. All restaurants use bottled water or have it delivered. Same with the ice.
18:22 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler I. Was told solid ice stay away from and the ice with a hole in the middle is good for consumption. Not sure if that is the case
19:37 DoTheThing-M&F
Mexique : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84679079036582,-105.8787010353496
19:39 C-YA. Glenn Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.51961142477837,-101.0197226069672
19:40 Mocean Sickness Jim
Av de la Langosta 69, 63734 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74789830019767,-105.3805504181472
20:34 CHEMISTRY - Sean Photos
20:34 CHEMISTRY - Sean Capt Dietmar holding court
20:45 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim We have used dock water quite a few times as the raw water for our water maker. We have a CruiseRO system and with advice from the factory, we had to closely monitor the high pressure pump keeping pressure around 225psi to not over tax the boost pump. We exclude the input water from the carbon filter.

2023.12.09 Saturday
00:57 Captain Dietmar no court
but great dinner conversations
thank you all for a great kick off
09:11 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’ve never heard that one. I’ve had plenty of ice with the hole in the middle. I haven’t gotten sick yet in eight years
09:17 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Fun night last night. Thank you very much.
09:22 Captain Dietmar great crowd
thank you everyone 💓
09:23 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis So much fun last night! Thank you!!!
09:42 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler yes was told that years ago so not sure. Been sick once in 6 years in Mexico compared to more so in the USA. Wild
09:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Too funny.
10:20 NextChapter, Shawna NextChapter, Shawna joined the group.
11:41 Ohana Chad & Nicole Thank you
11:41 Ohana Chad & Nicole Thank you
13:06 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
13:10 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Quite a group last night. Friends that have become much more than friends. More like a family. Glad to be part of this clan. Honored.
Slainte Mhath!

13:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Where did you all go? Looks like fun.
13:23 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis You know, I really don’t know. Down the delta a little bit. I just followed the group. I’ve learned to trust them. They didn’t steer me wrong. Maybe someone else can provide that information.
13:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Fontinos in Colimilla
13:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks.
14:14 Ho’okipa-Lisa Photos
14:16 Ho’okipa-Lisa Milestone for Ho’okipa!! 62 hours nonstop Isla de San Andres to Roatan!!! Staying at P.P. sponsored resort Barefoot Cay. Have fun in Barra. We’re here in spirit.
14:17 Ho’okipa-Lisa We’re with you in Barra in spirit. In Roatan we’re toasting life!
14:17 Rob on Avant Clearly a hardship posting. Condolences.
14:19 Maison De Sante Congratulations 🍾 and enjoy!
14:26 Ho’okipa-Lisa Thanks. Tough passage to San Andres from Bocas Del Toro with average 7 foot swells and confused seas but Ho’okipa (and her stabilizers!!! Thank you) preformed beautifully! Tiny bit better to the turn west then smooth @sailing” with wind swell behind us. We cut the corner into pirate area figuring in these conditions if you want us come get us. Saw 4 fishing trawlers there but they were just minding their own business. Now it’s tequila time!
14:39 Diomedea DavidAndrea What is the recognised pirate area referred to in above text?
14:41 YO-D-YO Mary
8525+9QR, C. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.297869,-85.847392
14:43 🦜Maison de Sante Caribbean coast of Nicaragua
17:21 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
17:21 Courage ⛵️ John thanks to mtg today I now have my gps location on opencpn charts!
17:22 Courage ⛵️ John looks accurate to a few feet on the satelite image!
17:23 Courage ⛵️ John source is my b&g zeus3 chartplotter wifi hotspot
17:24 Courage ⛵️ John the weird thing is the raster charts have me and others in wrong spot…?! any idea why?
17:24 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
17:27 Captain Dietmar Videos
17:29 Captain Dietmar bad charts
17:30 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:30 Courage ⛵️ John ok. the satellite image is the important one and all the ais locations of boats are on chart now too. very sexy. thank you for the seminar!
17:59 C-YA. Glenn
Eva Samano de López Mateos 17, Playa la Madera, 40894 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.638583485909,-101.5521739538866
17:59 C-YA. Glenn After almost 700 miles single handed time for rest
18:00 YO-D-YO Mary Excellent Glenn. Way to go.
18:12 YO-D-YO Dave Zihua! Congrats! Now get some sleep!
19:40 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Photos
19:40 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Potluck in Barra!!
19:43 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
19:43 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Congratulations Joy on Tidings of Joy. Galley Goddess award for her Spanish Rice. 😋
19:45 BISOU Robin And Tad So glad you got there safely!
19:45 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:48 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Great group of Posse partners!!!
19:59 DoTheThing-M&F Good evening
Going to Mazatlan tomorrow, if some of you could share pros and cons between El CID and marina Mazatlan? we have a dog…
20:25 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T El CID is beautiful but too shallow for our 7ft draft; Marina Mazatlan has a great cruising community , including daily “safety meetings” on the docks. I believe both marinas are dog friendly.
20:32 QUESO GRANDE Lance We had no issues with our dog there. Plenty of green space. We enjoyed our time there.
20:35 QUESO GRANDE Lance El Cid… opinión only but I think it is a better location as well. it is a better location than the other marina(s)
21:45 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I prefer El Cid. The pools are very nice and there are activities at the shallow pool throughout the day. Also very easy access to the bus stop
21:53 Remedy-Natalie Oh man the friends we have made at Marina Mazatlan have been amazing. The dock is very secure. The showers are clean. On dock 6 everyday there is happy hour. We call it a "Safety Meeting". I am so happy that my reservations fell through at El Cid
21:55 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
21:56 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Kelly on Roxxy after 12 year old rum shot.
22:03 Rob on Avant With some wave conditions, el cid can develop a sharp, nasty line-breaking surge. We always found the best compromise was staying at marina Mazatlan and visiting friends in el cid to use the facilities under their supervision. ;)
22:06 TIAMAT Owen We stayed at Isla Mazatlan and enjoyed it. Small marina on the other side of the basin from Marina Mazatlan. Very affordable.
22:19 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
22:33 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We did well in Ed Cid with our 6’ 9” draft. We may have touch bottom in low, low tide, but it was just muck.

2023.12.10 Sunday
00:54 Long Windid @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @TIAMAT Owen
00:59 TIAMAT Owen ?
08:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PRIYA Brandt to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:48 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited NEXT CHAPTER - Chris to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:19 NEXT CHAPTER - Chris NEXT CHAPTER - Chris joined the group.
09:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:22 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Just a couple of shots of PP members getting fired up and blowing off after a great potluck dinner. Even the kids got into the act.
(Not sure what was in some of those wonderful dishes folks brought. 😁 Then again, there was rum too.)
09:58 C-YA. Glenn Hey hey PP folks this is C-YA currently in Zwat slowing making my way to Mazatlan by April. I have several items up for sale Custom Chute for a 40 foot boat RO water maker 30 gallons an hour, South Pacific charts and many other things. Look for me as I go North and see what I have. Cheers and sail safe
09:59 DoTheThing-M&F At El Cid?
10:01 PRIYA Brandt PRIYA Brandt joined the group.
10:09 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I had no issue with my dog 5 yrs ago at El Cid. My draft is 7 and some of the slips do touch at low tide. I think the first dock on starboard as you go in was (don't forget it was 5 yrs ago) the shallow ones.
10:12 NEXT CHAPTER - Chris When we departed Mazatlan a few weeks El CID was actively dredging slips so hopefully depths are improving
10:13 C-YA. Glenn @NEXT CHAPTER - Chris sorry to say they actively dredge the entrance every year. Call before and ask and also warn others coming and going as two boats at the same time your looking for a issue
10:14 NEXT CHAPTER - Chris Yes of course the channel is all the time. I am talking about individual slips. They were moving boats and dredging slips as well as the channel
10:17 DoTheThing-M&F Thank you for the info
10:18 Cerca Trova-Bruce Does anyone know where Hempel brand bottom paint can be purchased near Vista Mar Marina? I have a friend in need of that brand. I know the sell Hempel at the Shelter Bay Marina Chandlery, but was looking for somewhere closer to Vista Mar.
10:26 C-YA. Glenn @NEXT CHAPTER - Chris wow that’s great finally
10:31 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @Tidings Of Joy- Joy @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff thank you for the after party last night. It was great getting to know you two. Did I leave Teal metal water bottle on your boat?
10:41 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Had fun last night!! Looking forward to cruising south with you two!

Did I leave my orange woven bag on you boat last night?? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤪
10:57 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Anything left on the boat will be available for purchase at the swap meet
11:02 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Haven’t seen it but I will look
11:36 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thank you. I found it on our boat. 😂
11:44 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Putting the word out to those who attended last nights potluck. Is someone missing a silver serving spoon and took someone else’s spoon?? I’m looking for someone who’s not on “Line” yet.
Thank you.
11:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
11:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I had Tony’s spoon. But, he gave me someone else’s spoon. So, someone has my spoon. I can trade this spoon that I ended up with back for my spoon .
Hope this makes sense. 😆
11:56 QUESO GRANDE Lance Yes
11:56 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis Contacting the spoon security division next….

To be continued….

😂😂😂
12:12 TIAMAT Owen Photos
12:12 TIAMAT Owen Someone left a plate at the party and/or swap meet
12:54 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Tidings of Joy,
Thanks for hosting a great after party.
I’ll be looking for you to buddy up on the way down as soon as I can get underway.
13:05 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Our pleasure. It was a really fun night 🤪
13:29 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
13:30 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Good times!
14:22 PRIYA Brandt That's my spoon. When I got back to my boat I found a different spoon in my dish. I don't have a picture, but it's a bigger, flat-ish spoon. I can bring it in later today to make a swap.
14:40 C-YA. Glenn There is no spoon
14:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That sounds like my spoon. We are heading out to watch football in a few minutes. I can leave the spoon on the back ledge of our swim step
14:52 Rob on Avant Did it run away with the fork?
15:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes. It also took a trip over the moon. 😂
18:50 Captain Dietmar REMINDER weekly panama posse line call tomorrow at 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC / CARIBBEAN AND AT 16.00 UTC FOR the Pacific
18:54 Rob on Avant Looks like the season is starting out! Just recieved from the TAFB:

“Good afternoon Blue Water Mariners-

Here is the Sunday edition of our Tropical Atlantic Marine Weather Briefing https://youtu.be/VEpX2H1nt2E

Very active weather conditions this week will produce significant wind and
wave conditions across large portions of our area. In summary:

Gulf of Mexico
Gale Warning possible Thu afternoon through Fri
Seas building to 12 to 16 ft Thu through Fri
Atlantic
Gale Warning possible Wed afternoon through Thu night
Seas building to 12 to 16 ft Mon night through Fri afternoon
Gale Warning possible Fri
Caribbean
Gale Warning possible Tue night and Wed night

Please keep abreast of the latest forecasts as the computer models
adjust throughout the week.

Fair winds and smooth sailing to all!

--
Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Miami, Florida, USA”
19:42 Captain Dietmar HELP
I.ll be traveling tomorrow and may need some help with tomorrow call
if anyone can assist please pm d
me directly
19:47 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos

2023.12.11 Monday
08:04 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Palm Beach, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.76089895364744,-80.04452579011452
08:30 Captain Dietmar
Morelos 52, Centro, 48450 Tomatlán, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.943144,-105.247796
08:39 SUNDOWNER Lynn
Sta. Cruz 768, P Chahue, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.763694,-96.122123
08:41 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
9HVG+MPV, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.6061545729431442,-80.4218784171925
08:49 Cerca Trova-Bruce Videos
08:51 Cerca Trova-Bruce This is at Shelter Bay this morning. It’s Sandy and Patrick’s boat, Hope. I have no more details.
08:54 Celt-Gerry/Angela Videos
09:26 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis So sad. Are Patrick and Sandy there? Such nice people. 💔
09:35 Cerca Trova-Bruce I’m not sure if they are there, but I heard from someone at Shelter Bay that they were alright.
09:35 Celt-Gerry/Angela They are fine
09:53 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Group voice call started.
10:10 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 30 MINUTES
10:11 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Group call ended.
10:14 Celt-Gerry/Angela But very upset of course 😢
10:15 Maison De Sante Group voice call started.
10:15 Maison De Sante Group call ended.
10:15 Maison De Sante Group voice call started.
10:15 Maison De Sante Group call ended.
10:16 Maison De Sante Group voice call started.
10:22 BISOU Robin And Tad Omg that’s awful. Was it a fire ? Were they onboard? Please give them a hug from Robin and Tad on Bisou.
10:24 Qué vendrá
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19522350964902,-104.6821940720688
10:25 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
120 Whitewing Way, Floresville, TX 78114, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.156278,-98.184211
10:26 DoTheThing-M&F
Av. Camaron Sabalo 1705, Zona Dorada, 82102 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexique : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.2687330725652,-106.4636609435533
10:26 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
6265 SE Mariner Sands Dr, Stuart, FL 34997, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.12668836439657,-80.17748443902995
10:27 🦜Maison de Sante
San Lorenzo, Chiriquí Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.994687220291717,-82.02919497666879
10:30 BISOU Robin And Tad
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Puerto Madero, Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69888664780424,-92.39161235097318
10:38 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19726752979382,-104.6813888622795
10:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Av. Veracruz 7, Centro, 48987 Barra de Navidad, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19945473554213,-104.6821416245822
11:01 C-YA. Glenn
P.º del Pescador 81, Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63701750121077,-101.5592153111128
11:08 VIVA Pierre & Marie
Caguama, 48869 Pérula, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58420604186118,-105.1319235382714
11:08 Maison De Sante
San Lorenzo, Chiriquí Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.981845930838924,-82.02963380347953
11:08 ROLLING THUNDER Group call ended.
12:11 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.591120324753668,-78.67320634424686
12:32 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
12:32 Voyager - Ed & Liz Big Dorado this morning south of Manzanillo 😊❤️
12:33 Voyager - Ed & Liz Caught it beating yo windward 16 knots true wind. 20' from boat and Liz spots a long line in the water. Needed whole crew to avoid long line and get the dorado onboard 😊
12:49 Captain Dietmar entry into biggest fish caught award
13:23 SongOfTheSea_Grant Hello friends,
We are starting our journey from Panama to Galapagos. Please keep us in your prayers.
Sailing vessel Song Of The Sea
13:24 BISOU Robin And Tad Fair winds and following seas!
13:28 Roxxy/Kelly-Dennis @Voyager - Ed & Liz
That’s an awesome catch!!!
15:48 Captain Dietmar Photos
15:48 Captain Dietmar TODAY @ Vallarta Yacht Club – South Pacific Posse and Panama Posse Pacific Route presentation
New Location
Paseo de los Cocoteros 55, 63735 Nautico Turistico, Nay.
December 11 2023
15:00 pm – 17:30
https://oceanposse.com/events/puerto-vallarta-yacht-club-south-pacific-posse-and-panama-posse-presentation/
15:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You are one busy guy!
15:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BOUNDLESS to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:54 BOUNDLESS BOUNDLESS joined the group.
15:58 BOUNDLESS Ahoy! This is Captain Dan from Boundless. We’re excited to start up with the Posse. Currently here in Barra de Navidad with my family, Naiby and our daughter Belina. See you out there.
16:09 TIAMAT Owen Is this one being recorded?
16:36 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Calle Benito Juarez 1458, Centro, 23880 Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.00702572029799,-111.3526732522962
17:12 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.09582810141292,-104.436823274631
18:31 Captain Dietmar no unfortunately not
18:37 JUBEL - Kyle You've taken my title for biggest fish this year!
19:19 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:20 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Ever After in Ensenada Carrizal, Mexico
19:25 fickle - Ben Some serious rake on that mast 😂
19:26 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Congratulations. That's a beauty! What lure did you use?
19:29 Captain Dietmar @hope smoke in shelter bay pa
does anyone know what happened?
19:29 YO-D-YO Dave
VFCV+VQ, Provincia de Guanacaste, Nicoya, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.865167,-85.512779
19:29 YO-D-YO Dave Sámara CR is a great stop halfway between Tamarindo and Bahía Ballena. A stern anchor might make it a bit more comfortable if there is surf in the forecast.

Great grocery store in town. You'll want to land your dinghy in the South bay as often suggested. The walk along the beach to town in the north bay was pleasant.

Green flash two nights in a row.
19:36 Celt-Gerry/Angela We are next to SV Hope and smoke/fire started from the bathroom of their boat at around 7:30am. They think it was electrical wiring behind the wall/headliners.
21:37 Captain Dietmar phew .. all ok now ?
21:38 DawnPatrol LaneyMark @Captain Dietmar we fly back to paradise village tomorrow. Are you still going to be there? So sorry to miss out on all the festivities!!
21:59 Hula Kai I think he had a 7:00 pm flight to Mexico City. He was only here for a short time. No rum
Rick and Kathy
Hula Kai
22:03 Captain Dietmar sorry to have missed you
next time
23:10 Perception - Jim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.99140458007677,-111.1132831301274

2023.12.12 Tuesday
08:04 Voyager - Ed & Liz Thanks ......it was a challenge getting it onboard, but well worth it. Crew enjoyed the dinner.
08:05 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
10:47 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Jeariene got a response from Pat directly. He and Sandy are okay, but there is a lot of damage on SV. Hope
11:16 Rob on Avant Good morning Mariners,

Attached are the links to recordings via Youtube from the Ocean Prediction Center and Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch webinars on products and services to use during the next few months. We have also attached the two presentations for your convenience.

OPC Products and Services https://youtu.be/Y7xCO0ZUOmc?si=hytctOMU3MkC6HJo
TAFB Products and Services https://youtu.be/1nPTUmLhBaQ?si=_sryhgVjEU9k23kI

Thank you and stay safe!

--
Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Miami, Florida, USA
12:59 SouthernCrossEh! BC Hello Posse Members … Cam and I are in search of 4 proper diesel Jerry cans for deck storage. Our boat is currently in Barra (Southern Cross Eh!) and we’ll be back onboard Jan 1st. Please let me know if you have any available as we can’t seem to find them in Mexico (they use old laundry containers)
Thanks, Bet & Cam
13:46 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @SouthernCrossEh! BC we got plenty in La Paz. Maybe try a hardware store in Manzanilla?
13:49 TIAMAT Owen You can sometimes get plastic “bidones” that can function as Jerry cans if you ask around in towns
13:50 TIAMAT Owen Things that look like this: https://www.plasticosengeneral.com.mx/tienda/industria/bidon-20-lts/
13:52 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
13:53 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
14:07 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Seems like blue and silver are good color choices!
14:09 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You can also use the red jerry cans for gasoline (that's what we do). As long as you know what's inside!
14:34 SouthernCrossEh! BC We’ve tried the local red jerry cans but the plastic is inferior and the lids leak. Someone local recommended to reuse the plastic large laundry containers but they too leak at the lid
14:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You can try ordering from El Pescadores, the boating supply store near Manzanillo
14:50 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
14:54 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I want to let everyone know in Barra de Navidad that Pancho is having his annual Christmas party. This Friday at 1:00. He is asking you to contribute 200 pesos per person. This will buy the Birria, fixings, beer and Piñatas for the kids. I can collect money and names for Pancho so he knows how much to order. It will be over on the grass near C, B docks
14:57 TIAMAT Owen Cover the opening with cellophane and then twist the cap on. Used it on a gas can in a pinch and it worked fine
14:58 SongOfTheSea_Grant Photos
14:58 SongOfTheSea_Grant On our way to Galapagos.
15:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff You may be able to get them from Zaragoza in PV and have them sent down on the bus. Pancho could find out if they’re available and coordinate the purchase and transfer. He got us some parts this way. Good luck Eh!
15:15 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks Eh! 🤣
15:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
9HVG+MPV, Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-0.6059674266731422,-80.42183890014925
15:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
15:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder is officially leaving Ecuador now! See you on the other side of the equator in Panama!
15:34 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.10868374543907,-104.3933776560467
15:35 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
15:35 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Bahía Santiago, MX
15:42 SV Whirlwind so FUN. Have a few extra tacos for us and wish Pancho a feliz Navidad:)
16:25 JUBEL - Kyle They have them in la Cruz in the boat store. Or did last year
16:39 🦜Maison de Sante @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Thanks for shouting out Pargo in the Secas when you were down this way. On our 4th year of cruising and immediately became our favorite anchorage. The builder for the resort down here said Dec is the best month.
16:59 PRIYA Brandt Photos
17:00 PRIYA Brandt Available on Amazon.com.mx
17:04 SouthernCrossEh! BC Gracias … ⛵️
18:03 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Please drop a pin.
19:15 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
19:16 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Great to be back in Paradise!! 😍. Heading south soon!
19:17 Long Windid Glad you made it back safely.
Hope to see you soon
19:18 DawnPatrol LaneyMark No issues along the way! 😝😜
20:34 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Welcome Home. Safe travels
20:57 JUBEL - Kyle We loved Pargo so much. Most beautiful Anchorage on the west coast of North America.
20:58 JUBEL - Kyle
San Lorenzo, Chiriquí Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.962756,-82.046204
20:58 JUBEL - Kyle More or less here
20:58 JUBEL - Kyle There are two spots you can drop anchor
20:59 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
21:01 JUBEL - Kyle We snorkeled around the tiny island above the pin I dropped. It has a shelf that goes from 20-75 feet and it's amazing.
22:50 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Thank you!

2023.12.13 Wednesday
06:50 YO-D-YO Mary We are heading to Quepos tomorrow. Marina Pez Vela raised their rates and it will cost $200 a night for our 45ft. Sloop. Does anyone have a suggestions for an anchorage nearby where we can still get to Manuel Antonio? We would e willing to take a tour from shore.
07:19 Maison De Sante Yes, Pez Vela is very expensive. We anchored off of Biesanz beach a couple times. Just don’t try to tuck in too close. There was an uncharted rock on the north side exposed at low tide. You would still have to walk up the road/path and get a taxi to the park. I think you can also anchor outside the park for a fee which would probably be easier.
07:20 YO-D-YO Mary Thank you
09:12 Qué vendrá I remember seeing some in Zaragoza, but did not check recently. Ask Pancho when he goes to PV next time to check for you.
09:14 Qué vendrá Welcome back!
09:50 SV Whirlwind @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff sending you a dm
10:03 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
10:25 C-YA. Glenn If anyone is sailing South and runs into me aka C-YA I have several things up for coconuts RO30 water maker, iridium with all the predict wind items including data hub, 12
Volt plug in fridge and freezer. Just swing by and ask have plenty more. Currently in Zwat until after Christmas and make my way to Mazatlan by April/May
11:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @Captain Dietmar
Hey y’all, where exactly is Amy’s restaurant of the blue corn tortilla fame mentioned by Captain Dietmar at one of the Barra meetings?
11:35 Captain Dietmar Restaurant México Any
Ejido 18
11:37 Perception - Jim
Eje 4 SN-S CLUB MARINA, Topolobampo, 81370 Topolobampo, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.59997870113996,-109.0577759585872
11:47 JUBEL - Kyle Second for anchoring at biesanz. Close to the Marina but they won't let you take your dinghy in. So park it on the beach and pay one of the guys a couple bucks to watch it. Then walk up the hill and you can get a cab
12:03 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Happy belated birthday. Lynn, Enjoy the journey
12:09 FIDO-Jodi & Steve @Cerca Trova-Bruce
12:26 S/VFIN (Susan) unsent a message.
12:27 Cerca Trova-Bruce Yes?
12:29 S/VFIN (Susan) @Captain Dietmar where is that? Zihua?
12:37 Nojan - Pasargada 🦜🌵 México marine had them, in La Cruz.
13:02 YO-D-YO Mary Thanjs Kyle
13:03 YO-D-YO Mary Thanks Kyle
13:08 Captain Dietmar yes zihuatanejo
13:28 🦜Maison de Sante There’s also a young Rasta kid that will give a pretty good haircut on the beach for $20 USD but I’m sure it’s negotiable. There’s an older gentleman (compared to the rest of the beach workers are kids) that kinda runs the show over there, Raul. Been there 20 years. Super nice and helpful.
13:31 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.18993719449016,-104.7095515946062
13:32 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Finally underway again. Just me and Summer. Here we go.
13:41 TIAMAT Owen Long line 19N 7.556 104W 39.3
13:42 TIAMAT Owen Between Barra and Carrizal
13:42 TIAMAT Owen Black flag in the middle with floats extending to both sides
14:01 TIAMAT Owen Found a flag on the outer end eventually. Just shy of two miles long
14:06 Cerca Trova-Bruce They don’t call them long lines for nothing. 😜
15:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Does anyone have a good generator mechanic that can come to Barra. Our 20K Northern Lights started to smoke in the windings section. It wasn’t even turned on. Glad we were on the boat to catch it. But, now stuck in Barra.
We will gladly pay a mechanic to drive from PV. Even pay for a hotel,for a night or two.
15:48 BOUNDLESS Gustavio Rossi

+52 322 246 3423

He helped us with our generator when we were in Paradise Village.
15:53 S/VFIN (Susan) Thank you!
16:02 Remedy-Natalie
Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.848549,-105.880793
16:27 Remedy-Karl We should land tomorrow and are going to the end of dock 11. Can you tell me if we are docking port or starboard?
16:46 🦜Maison de Sante
Soná District, Veraguas Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.700915522360616,-81.63245712681851
18:14 YO-D-YO Dave Photos
18:14 YO-D-YO Dave Long lines in Bahia Herradura, CR anchorage. We watched two boats put longlines out between us and the beach. Normal flag on a post, but had a buoy in the direction of the line, and they dropped an anchor towards the far end. Never seen that setup before. Never seen longlines in an anchorage either.
18:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.09474303259233,-104.4373916691714
18:32 Mocean Sickness Jim What slip # ill look it up
18:41 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.82077981279748,-110.573730681809
18:56 Remedy-Karl They didn't say, just that we are on the T because we are a catamaran.
19:07 Mocean Sickness Jim Most of the boats on the end are Starboard tie. There is plenty of room for either side.
19:07 Remedy-Karl Excellent. Thank you.

2023.12.14 Thursday
07:48 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited CHALLENGE Olivia to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:48 CHALLENGE Olivia CHALLENGE Olivia joined the group.
08:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela
La Chorrera District, Panamá Oeste Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.157133919782842,-79.81693848967551
08:17 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
08:18 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
08:19 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
08:41 YO-D-YO Mary When we anchored in Bahia Herradura, a water taxi came up and offered us ride. He monitors VHF 69. He came back when we were ready. Picked us up from the beach in the afternoon and only changed us $20 total.
08:54 CHALLENGE Olivia
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.19228877158018,-85.83770547062159
09:06 YO-D-YO Mary
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.494732,-84.553264
09:13 🦜Maison de Sante
Montijo District, Veraguas Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.640442217815838,-81.69572811893404
09:14 CHALLENGE Olivia Hi all! We are a family cruising from papagayo to Florida. We have had the pleasure to meet quite a few of you over the last few years. Feel free to reach out.
09:15 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
09:26 Remedy-Karl We are a couple months behind you, @CHALLENGE Olivia and will look for you down the way.
10:32 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
10:32 Diomedea DavidAndrea Is there a good place to buy or order better mozzie screens in red frog or shelter bay marina area? I have waterline design ones and very disappointed.
11:09 YO-D-YO Dave Welcome! We are about a hundred miles ahead of you. Maybe you'll catch up with us. Enjoy the sunshine it's looking cloudy in our near future.
11:16 BISOU Robin And Tad There’s a guy called David who does excellent canvas and upholstery work out of Shelter Bay. He’s very creative and speaks good English. I’m sure he could make something up for you.
11:17 BISOU Robin And Tad David Upholstery.vcf
11:52 Second Wind Laurin Second Wind Laurin joined the group.
13:26 Diomedea DavidAndrea Thank you, Robin and Tad
13:28 Remedy-Karl
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.122713,-105.673048
13:28 Remedy-Karl Long line flag at the above location, we didn't see the other end.
13:29 Remedy-Karl That's just north of La Cruz/PVR
13:30 YO-D-YO Mary
CR2M+94H Playa Sonia, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.403125,-84.167503
16:30 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Any’s has fantastic pazole too
18:08 BISOU Robin And Tad Important notice for people checking into Mexico at Ensenada. A boat just arrived here in Marina Chiapas and almost had their boat impounded due to incorrect documentation issued by agent Cesar Romirez at Cruise Village in Ensenada. A call to the US Embassy revealed that at least three US boats have been impounded due to this guy (and apparently the port captain is in on it as he signed off on the documents) who has now had all his finances frozen.
Fortunately for SV Takitimu (the boat that just arrived here direct from Ensenada) Memo has connections and a disaster was averted. They’re not PP members but asked me to spread the word!
18:12 SUNDOWNER Lynn Do you know what was wrong with the documents? We checked in at ECV in Ensenada and are heading to Chiapas soon. None of the other ports mentioned any issues. Wondering what to look for.
19:39 Celt-Gerry/Angela Photos
19:46 Maison De Sante Videos
19:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn On the liquid road again: Zihua to Huatulco. Conditions are calm here. The weather models disagree red T-pecker impact on Huatulco. Seems we can expect anything from 10-40 knots. Does anyone know which PW model is most reliable in the area?
19:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.26518191526617,-101.2647964555578
19:50 Remedy-Natalie How beautiful.♥️ Where are you
19:53 🦜Maison de Sante I found ECMWF was the best model until you get further into Central America.
19:54 BISOU Robin And Tad I’ll try to find out more details.
19:57 Maison De Sante That was from isla Secas panama. Definitely worth spending time there along with isla coiba where we are now. We have experienced over 50 feet visibility which had blown my mind!
20:00 🦜Maison de Sante Also, T-peck models specially tend to agree more often than local forecast. It’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world to wait out in Huatulco. It is a special place and even though marina chahue bumped their rates and it’s half falling apart, it’s an excellent place to leave the boat for some inland travel. This time of year, the t peck crossings are fewer but hopefully you can have some fun with the wait time.
20:03 QUESO GRANDE Lance Starting to wonder why you hung out in CR so long?? It only gets better… 😊
20:13 Remedy-Karl
Del Mar 4, La marina, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.749427,-105.377333
20:15 Remedy-Karl Remedy has made it to La Cruz. Tomorrow I'll fly the burgee and look for others, but we are at the T on Dock 11 is anyone wants to meet up tomorrow.
20:18 Remedy-Natalie Do you know if they would have space for a catamaran?
20:26 Mocean Sickness Jim We wont be back until mid January
20:46 🦜Maison de Sante Typically, yes. They have two very long docks that they keep mostly open. Depending on the beam, they might try to squeeze you into a double slip but the runways are barely a boat length so if that happens, I would say, try to insist on the extended docks or tie up there and scope out the slip. I’ll forward a contact of someone I’ve found helpful in chahue that currently works on a day charter there.
20:47 🦜Maison de Sante Tito Chahue
+52 272 722 5375

20:48 JUBEL - Kyle Agreed
20:49 JUBEL - Kyle Ecmwf is what we used till southern Costa Rica, accurately
20:50 JUBEL - Kyle Source out the hotsprings near huatulco. About an hour.5 drive. Worth renting an SUV for.
20:52 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
20:53 JUBEL - Kyle The river is warm - like 36 degrees warm. And there are 7 or 8 hot pools of varying temperatures, all on a stunning river lookout
20:53 JUBEL - Kyle Hottest pool was around 40
20:56 YO-D-YO Dave Which model is better now that we are in southern CR? Is there a model that has less rain? Only hoping!
21:00 SUNDOWNER Lynn Thank you. That would be great. We would appreciate it.
21:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Love hotsprings! Will try to locate!
21:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Who did you rent from?

2023.12.15 Friday
02:18 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Please update with more info! This is most concerning as several of us are headed that way! Gracias!
08:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited LOST PEARL Onno to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:50 LOST PEARL Onno LOST PEARL Onno joined the group.
09:04 LOST PEARL Onno Photos
09:04 LOST PEARL Onno Good morning all, Lost Pearl here. Currently in Tenecatita and planning to head further south through the canal.
09:23 Remedy-Natalie Hi Onno. This is Natalie from Remedy. We met in Mazatlan. Well I should say I believe that was you. Welcome to the Panama Posse.
09:24 LOST PEARL Onno Yup, that was me. Hope you’re both feeling much better now.
09:31 Courage ⛵️ John We are in the Barra marina headed to Tenacatita on Monday. Also headed South. We will look for you if you haven’t left by then.
09:45 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ocean Posse SA to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:45 Ocean Posse SA Ocean Posse SA joined the group.
09:58 Rob on Avant Another shark attack. https://www.americanpost.news/shark-attack-leaves-canadian-tourist-dead-on-playa-linda-ixtapa-zihuatanejo/?
10:13 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.99913638525961,-104.3479007783501
10:14 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Long line spotted - 2 black flags & panga
10:16 Courage ⛵️ John So tragic. Thanks for posting. Obviously, that puts us on high alert after two deaths in this part of coast where we are cruising.
10:26 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.98208620050077,-104.3359277478448
10:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy String of long lines
10:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy 5-8 connected
10:37 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.96787973562824,-104.3505288872887
10:37 Tidings Of Joy- Joy End of long line strand
10:44 C-YA. Glenn @Rob on Avant man this is another close one I literally just got out of the water in Bahia de Zihuatanejo adjusting my prop. Hope it’s adjusted right!
11:25 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.91647195383866,-104.3080624676093
11:25 Tidings Of Joy- Joy More long lines
11:25 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Black flag marker and strand of green bottles
11:45 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.89883179415649,-104.2841777594051
11:46 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Long lines. All bottles no flag seen
12:11 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.86494802778772,-104.2500442289254
12:11 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Long line string with panga at end
13:23 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Finally! Glad to see you in the posse, buddy. 😍
14:03 BISOU Robin And Tad UPDATE on the shonky agent at Ensenada. Apparently he took the yacht’s money but never filed the docs correctly. The documents he gave the cruisers were a sham and they never got an official TIP. The boat owners said that cruise port Marina handles everything legitimately and will organise to take you around and get the correct documentation. This boat chose to use “The Paper Guy” an agent who was shonky and for some reason the port captain also signed off on it. They didn’t realise until they got here to Marina Chiapas where the local port captain said the papers they had were worthless and threatened to impound their boat!
14:05 BISOU Robin And Tad I think the problem was that the agent they used never filed the paperwork with the authorities. He just took the cruisers’ money and gave them paperwork that the port captain apparently signed off on. Plus the TIP the agent provided was false and they had to go to the border here and re-do it.
14:07 Journey Anne & Remi Journey Anne & Remi joined the group.
15:50 YO-D-YO Mary
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.696686,-83.667171
16:02 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Any recommendations on how far in advance on buying Zihua guitar fest ticket? And any advice on getting the most out of guitar fest experience would be greatly appreciated.
16:27 SouthernCrossEh! BC Go to the opening and closing events. Book your restaurant reservations sooner than later for those musicians you love.
You can volunteer and get discounted/free access to some/all(?) of the performances. It was very well done last year 🎶
16:28 SouthernCrossEh! BC Go to the opening and closing events. Book your restaurant reservations sooner than later for those musicians you love.
You can volunteer and get discounted/free access to some/all(?) of the performances. It was very well done last year 🎶
16:42 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
16:43 YO-D-YO Dave Yes the restaurant reservations should be booked early. We had to pay for our reservation ahead of time. It was outstanding.
16:43 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Approaching Punta Cabeza Negra MX from the north
17:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SECOND WIND Laurin to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:06 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
18:06 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff On our 4th long line encounter of the day the Pangueros came over and cut the line for us.
18:10 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Hi Onno glad you’re on here now. Stay in touch. Btw that’s a helluva nice beauty shot of the Lost Pearl. Hope to see you down the road.
18:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.6051591356613,-103.7007691397064
18:25 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
18:25 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.60419373282054,-103.7019836699181
18:26 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Here with Tidings of Joy. Makes me much more comfortable having a buddy close.
18:33 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:35 LOST PEARL Onno Thanks Jeff! Looking forward to connecting with everyone on the way south. I had friend with a drone visit the boat last year and got some great shots. She looks so puuuurdy
19:47 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:48 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Jumping Ray at sunset
21:31 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
21:31 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Summerbreeze in the moonlight
21:44 Captain Dietmar whoa
21:44 Captain Dietmar very nice

2023.12.16 Saturday
06:10 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Gracias!
07:02 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you.
07:58 C-YA. Glenn
Amado Sotelo Roque, Playa la Ropa, 40895 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.62823288148227,-101.5474825624837
10:30 TIAMAT Owen Playa Caleta de Campos
Michoacán de Ocampo : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.074883,-102.752451
10:30 TIAMAT Owen Photos
12:13 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
12:14 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Found at Zaragoza in Puerto Vallarta.
12:54 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Note: watch for floating tree trunks. Cluster found about 30nm offshore Acapulco. 16 23.02N 100 06.56W.
13:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
13:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We landed two mahi mahi this morning!
13:03 Remedy-Natalie
Del Mar 4, La marina, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.749335,-105.377333
13:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Lapa inspected both and approved.
13:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.8909527715603,-97.8283499884858
13:04 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
13:11 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Wow!
13:26 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt During last weeks line call, someone (forgive me, I cannot recall who) indicated that Cuba authorities only accept payment via credit cards.

Can we get details as to the fees?

And what cards are accepted? I know the card cannot be through a US Bank. But is it an international Mastercard or Visa? Or what other cards are acceptable?
13:40 Ohana Chad & Nicole I don’t know about the authorities but when we were there quite a few places took my US credit card. They also like the US dollar. Bring smaller bills. You need to take a walking tour and a vehicle tour. Both are great but very different. Enjoy.
13:41 Ohana Chad & Nicole Bring toilet paper.
14:04 Michael (Fin)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.08827012474397,-104.4893031567335
14:05 Michael (Fin) Long line
14:17 S/VFIN (Susan) Spotted a chlorox bottle buoy 19°5.847'N • 104°30.493'W
14:36 Ohana Chad & Nicole Does anyone have a good process to ship items to a marina Columbia?
15:32 QUESO GRANDE Lance Have you tried the Cartagena cruiser WhatsApp? Someone was always discussing shipping in or out.

https://bit.ly/2X61RIF
15:38 Aegis, Mary/Ian We used CaribbeanShipper.com. Great service and honest old school business. Also Amazon.com ships to Colombia and often no charge.
16:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz
P.º de La Bahía 73, Playa la Ropa, 40880 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.62649877135776,-101.5458474012814
16:56 S/VFIN (Susan)
Vía sin nombre, 28868 Col., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.09755671864291,-104.4369261526544
17:42 Ohana Chad & Nicole I will take a look
17:42 Ohana Chad & Nicole Excellent. Thanks
18:18 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
18:39 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.07265504539945,-102.7484559006912
18:40 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis With Tiamat and Tidings of Joy.
18:41 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
18:41 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Caleta De Campos, MX
18:56 JUBEL - Kyle
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.510465,-78.616816
19:00 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
19:02 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis The Posse is in town at Caleta de Campos. Tiamat, Tidings of Joy and Symmer Breeze. Don’t nobody get crazy.
19:03 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Cruising with friends is as good as it gets, enjoy every day
19:36 LOST PEARL Onno Photos
19:37 LOST PEARL Onno Lovely sunset in Tenecatita, Priya is here too.
19:39 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Don’t worry I’m still recovering from Captain D’s rumfest last week.
20:08 SECOND WIND Laurin SECOND WIND Laurin joined the group.
20:52 SUNDOWNER Lynn Thank you for the follow up!
23:11 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I think Viva might be there, too. Fellow Canadians and dear friends of our’s. 😍
23:18 VIVA Pierre & Marie Thanks Gretchen, yes arrived Tenacatita today , super chill! Met Lost Pearl Onno at cruiser’s sundowner time on shore but didn’t realize they were PP’ers. Think it’s time to raise our burgee!
23:27 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Onno was a mooring ball neighbor in San Diego and is a super great friend. So jealous you all are together!
23:46 DawnPatrol LaneyMark We are headed there this week! 😍
23:54 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim More Felicità friends! Happy to see you guys are on the move.

2023.12.17 Sunday
08:26 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos

08:44 Perception - Jim
Francisco Villa 647, Centro, 33200 Creel, Chih., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.75357380070723,-107.6349088206689
08:44 Perception - Jim Photos
08:45 Perception - Jim Visiting the Copper Canyon out of Topolobampo.
08:45 C-YA. Glenn Photos
09:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy https://maritime-executive.com/article/panama-canal-reverses-cuts-in-daily-transits-and-adjusts-reservations
09:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Potentially good news
11:23 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
11:24 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn A new favorite anchorage. Huatulco / Chachacual Bay
11:27 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.71047939021326,-96.19776454195643
11:41 Diomedea DavidAndrea Re Cuba: Hemingway marina now accepts cash but the government run restaurants and bars in the marina district (except the yacht club) only take credit cards. Same with government run hotels. Our Australian cards did not work not even our travel money card which is a prepaid debit card run by visa. Our bannk said it is not from their end! British cards and possibly other european cards apparently work ok but dont rely on anything plastic as things could change in a nanosecond! Bring in all the food you think you may need, however there is a limited choice of in season veg and fruit: at present tomatoes, capsicum, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, pineapples, avocados .
11:44 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Thank you for the information. That is good to know
11:58 BISOU Robin And Tad We’re hoping to leave Marina Chiapas on Sunday 24th December to cross to Huatulco. That looks like a good anchorage to rest up!
12:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn For sure! It’s definitely protected. Are you coming straight across? We’re going the other direction the same time.
12:33 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Photos
12:33 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Robin and Tad we love Hatulco as we hit the wind direction/protection perfectly! Stayed three nights in Riscalillo bay …very small but we were all alone during the week! Weekends were a bit more crazy during the day. Restaurant on shore was not cheap, but had good food! Snorkeling off the boat great… and giant mantas in the area!
13:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes planning to go straight across. The T Pec is finally calming down!
13:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Sounds perfect! Can’t wait to swim in the ocean again!
13:29 BISOU Robin And Tad Did you check in at Huatulco? Just wondering if we don’t go into the marina and just anchor if we have to check in?
13:31 BISOU Robin And Tad Can you drop a pin? Can’t find it on Google maps!
13:44 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Photos
13:44 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Hi. I don’t think you would have to check in if you don’t go to the marina. We went to Oaxaca and parked splinters in the marina. (which we loved) and went to a great Spanish school there for a week.. Lots of good anchorages…best swimming in my opinion till u get to isla Isabella. Using navionics…The bay is right around the corner (east) of Bahia San Augustin. There is also private anchorage to the east of riscalillo bay (playa manguillo) that looked the best…but it had a boat in it and small.
13:45 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim FYI, Puerto angel is really tight and rolly and your suppose to check in there. We didn’t 🤷‍♀️
13:53 SPLINTERS Eric & Kim Loved Oaxaca (not the marina)!
14:26 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad I never checked in while sailing Huat. Until we went to the marina which was a nightmare. If you are using angel for an overnight rest I would not bother checking in. I stayed for almost a week and checked in and out very easy. Getting on and off the beach takes patience. If I had to do the huat again would never gone into the marina. The anchorage Kim is chatting about is amazing
14:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Glenn. A local guy here recommended not going into Puerto Angel as he says divers used to swim out to cruising boats and steal their props! He also said he’s not sure if that still happens there!
14:30 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Please describe why marina was a nightmare.
14:31 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff You’re talking about Marina Chahue right?
14:33 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 16.00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
15:05 Maison De Sante Many great spots over there. We loved Jicaral- many mornings there would be fresh turtle tracks on the beach. Lovely, protected, and very few tourist boats during the day. Enjoy!
15:08 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad spent almost a week there and had no issues
15:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Good to know! Thanks Glenn!
15:10 C-YA. Glenn @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff massive surge popping fenders ripping out dock cleats. Last year the docks where in disrepair Supposedly taken over by someone else Getting in and out of the slips need fenders and at least 2 people on the dock and boat next to you. Very tight fit. Maybe you may have a better experience then I did
15:11 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Whoa!
15:12 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Has anyone been to Marina CostaBaja in La Paz lately? Any updates?
15:15 Rob on Avant Surge in the marina is seasonal, and with the current conditions I would expect it to be more of an annoyance than the cleat ripping, fender busting fiasco it usually is earlier in the season.
15:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Haha good to know.
15:29 Maison De Sante Yes there is massive surge at Marina Chahue and it’s important to enter at high tide. Using extra fenders and storm lines would be encouraged. The marina was hit by a hurricane I think 2 years ago and some docks are still in disrepair. Last year the cost was very cheap($400/mo includes electric). Recently, the price has changed- not sure what. It also was not busy so you could change slips if for instance you had a loose cleat. Personally we found it suitable as a staging ground to explore inland/around and also to be able to not have to anchor if T-pecks rolled through. La Crucecita is a great little town and 50 pesos taxi ride from the marina. Many people blast by huatulco (for a t-peck window) but there’s some great around 😎.
15:33 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Thanks all for the good intel.
15:53 YO-D-YO Dave Fish Hook Marina
Costado sur del Cementerio Municipal, Golfito : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.621703,-83.151465
15:53 YO-D-YO Dave Quepos - Punto Quepos Biensanz Beach. Carlos James is not recommended. We had a leak dinghy after taking a short hike with him. His friend could fix it. I pumped it back up. All good. Scammer.
16:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Chat-eau Paul&Sabina to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:25 Chat-eau Paul&Sabina Chat-eau Paul&Sabina joined the group.
16:29 Chat-eau Paul&Sabina Hi guys, happy to join the group & look forward to meeting some of you on the way
16:45 Chat-eau Paul&Sabina Ram Marina
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.656719,-88.994418
17:43 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66649992311988,-101.6154712818005
17:44 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Z-What!?
18:17 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Oops. Ixtapa lol
18:26 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff For those wondering about Ixtapa entrance. The following is the tide we came in at and the minimum depth we saw was 9.4 ft. Came on Sunday with no dredging. Seas outside were calm.
18:26 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:25 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn No. We are sharing anchorage with Crackerjack, who report the check-in/out process a nightmare in Huatulco. We'll check in Chiapas when we arrive there.
19:27 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Would be cool if we waved at each other in the middle of the T Gulf!
19:30 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt @CHAT EAU Paul&Sabina DO you know the height clearance under the bridge and power lines near you. On Google eart I see some masts to the south of the bridge?
19:33 Chat-eau Paul&Sabina We are 60 feet and have been under a few times with no issues
19:34 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Hey! How is the marina and everything? We are behind you. Good idea to come on a Sunday. ( no dredging) Do tides matter? Keep in touch.
19:34 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Awesome thanks
19:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Anyone who anchored around Huatulco bays have any contact for someone with a panga who is willing to deliver fuel in jerry cans and ferry passengers to Santa-Cruz Huatulco?
19:53 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
19:54 S/VFIN (Susan) Bahia Santiago tonight
20:02 TIAMAT Owen Photos
20:02 TIAMAT Owen Sunset of Caleta de Campos
20:56 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Didn’t see much but the docks seem pretty good and parts of the marina environs seem fairly nice and some are pretty worn out. Tide didn’t matter to us as we draw less than 5’ and at zero tide the lowest depth through the entry that we saw would have been a bit over 7’. Monohulls would definitely have to consider tide.
20:58 CHALLENGE Olivia @CHAT EAU Paul&Sabina two years ago we did find a friendly ponga alongside the fuel dock that was willing to help but not equipped. But it took some asking and being ready with our own cans. No contact info, just hope.
23:08 BISOU Robin And Tad When are you aiming to cross?

2023.12.18 Monday
08:10 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn This coming Sunday.
08:31 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Palm Beach, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.7608971318441,-80.04461012795514
09:04 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff thanks!
09:22 🦜Maison de Sante Reach out to Tito in chahue. I’ll send contact now. Ask if he can arrange and at what price.
09:23 🦜Maison de Sante What’s app +52 272 722 5375
09:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Saboga, Provincia de Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.624183020024093,-79.03397200697458
09:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We made it to Panama from Ecuador! Now anchored at Isla Contadora in Las Perlas for a rest before heading to Panama City to check in.
09:34 Captain Dietmar reminder panama posse line call starts in 60 minutes for the atlantic and caribbean and in 90 minutes for the Pacific
09:40 🦜Maison de Sante Welcome back!!
09:49 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks!!
09:55 LOST PEARL Onno Videos
09:56 LOST PEARL Onno Anchor chain makes a good scratching post, I guess
10:04 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Location
10:05 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482133930942979,-79.94367646562779
10:14 Pause Larry & Beth Group voice call started.
10:16 Pause Larry & Beth Group call ended.
10:18 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
10:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Summer Breeze and Tidings of Joy in Puerto Ixtapa.
10:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa, 40880 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66534272348919,-101.6123968682968
10:22 LOST PEARL Onno Sorry, that’s in Tenecatita
10:23 Ho’okipa-Lisa
8GQF+3VF, Barefoot Cay Rd, Brick Bay, Bay Islands, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.33848026068412,-86.47556193172932
10:26 BOUNDLESS Hello, does anybody know when the Call starts for the Pacific?
10:27 LOST PEARL Onno At the top of the hour
10:27 Tidings Of Joy- Joy
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66656208410846,-101.6155498089683
10:27 LOST PEARL Onno In 33 minutes
10:31 BISOU Robin And Tad
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Puerto Madero, Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69886939631828,-92.39158596299879
11:08 YO-D-YO Mary I forgot to report that YO-D-YO is in Fishhook marina in Golfito, Costa Rica. They gave us a Panama Posse discount. We are 45 foot sloop. It is $90.96 US a night. Very nice people. Dyane office receptionist office number +50627751624. She speaks English.
11:21 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Group call ended.
11:22 Captain Dietmar
8RRQ+W3, Rio Hato, Coclé Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.34222,-80.162314
11:24 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Hola! Our friend Mike on SV Sarama Told us to watch for you. We hope to cross wakes. We just got this list of La Paz recos list from our friends in SV Talisman and thought you might like.

3 Amigos Dessert Cafe - Great almond croissants and best breakfast we had anywhere in La Paz. Owed by French lady.

Mesquite Grill - Great Chateaubriand, Filet Mignon, Hamburgers and Tuna Steak.

Harker board- Great views, casual, good thin crust pepperoni pizza, decent tacos (large serving of 3), good drinks, good bang for your buck. Loved being there for Carnaval.

Tatanka - Weird location through an old parking lot, which is part of the fun. Outdoor courtyard dining with good chef and consistent good service. Great dinner spot. Locals eat there.

Casa Nopal & Tiger Club - Store in front (artsy nice stuff) and small restaurant connected in back. Great couple who are the owners (she’s French, he’s Mexican). Asian Fusion. Small portions but tasty.

La Continental (now called Por Supuesto) - Liked flavors better than Tiger Club, but Tiger Club is more foodie and nicer, intimate dinner setting. Good Asian food.

D’Thai - Need DiDi to get there, but delicious Thai food when missing eating Thai food in the US. A bare bones looking place, but good service and good food.

Loved Claudia’s home made cooking with Krave It Foods. Follow on FB and pre-order for pickup during Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dulce Romero - Good for fresh bread and pastry

11:25 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn If you swim close by and float still, one of the dolphins will approach you (at least that's our experience).
11:29 JUBEL - Kyle We had a slightly different visitor yesterday
11:29 JUBEL - Kyle Videos
11:30 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Acapulco Update: for those not on the call today, we spoke with Nancy and David at MV Crackerjack (our neighbors at anchor here in Huatulco), who mentioned they spent five nights last week at the anchorage off Isla la Roqueta, adjacent to Acapulco. They didn't go into town, so no intel on provisioning. However, they felt safe and everything was quiet. In fact, most of the buildings across the channel were dark at night! Anyhow, for anyone wanting to avoid a larger jump between Ixtapa/Zihua and Huatulco, it seems possible to stop in Acapulco now. We remained 30 miles offshore to give clear berth. Perhaps overkill in retrospect. Mark
11:31 JUBEL - Kyle We had the opposite experience in huatulco. Check-in with the port captain was super easy, and took 5 minutes
11:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ugh! We're now getting concerned cleaning our bottom after the second fatal shark attack in Mexican waters (this one in Ixtapa) within the last two weeks. Yesterday I waited until the tourist snorklers surrounded us before jumping in. I figured it spreads the probability out a bit...! (moon laugh) Mark
11:32 LOST PEARL Onno That doesn’t look like the kind I’d want to swim with…
11:34 JUBEL - Kyle It was just a nurse shark, so nothing to worry about. First shark sighting from the boat though!
11:35 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Yeah, his rear fin is vertical not horizontal. Was he friendly? 😁
11:50 BISOU Robin And Tad @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn hi guys. Would appreciate any intel on favourite anchorages around Huatulco area. We have a couple in mind but would love to know your favourites!
11:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hi @BISOU Robin And Tad, we only just arrived yesterday and are anchored off Playa la India, which is a well protected cove off Bahia Chachacual. We love this remote anchorage! Later in the week we'll move to Bahia Maguey, as it is accessible by road, offers a restaurant, and we'd like to fill jerry cans and go on a land excursion to the hot springs from there. I suspect it will be more rolly, though the swell conditions overall are pretty calm.
12:11 Remedy-Karl We aren't finding Fishhook on the PP list. How did you get a discount there?
12:16 TIAMAT Owen Photos
12:16 TIAMAT Owen Entering Zihuatanejo!
12:17 YO-D-YO Mary It is not on the list, I just asked her. She was happy to give it to us.
12:22 Courage ⛵️ Kristine Lost Pearl Are you in the main Tenacatita anchorage or in the aquarium near Punta Hermanos?
12:29 BISOU Robin And Tad Question for people with Starlink coming south of Zihuantanejo. Did you have connectivity all the way down the coast? What do you do when crossing the Tehuantepec? I’ve read so many different articles and posts I’m confused!
12:29 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.73405668979952,-110.5218709354387
12:35 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad he Robin since I ended up single handed most of the way to Zwat I switch to priority and used it to check in a few times a day. If you using for that not bad but I can see if you use it 24/7 it will get rather expensive. I checked weather twice a day and texted a few folks and after 4 days and 3 nights my bill was as much as the monthly
12:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler The dolphins are known for that in Tenacatita. One was nicknamed Chippy. It has a piece of its fun missing.
12:40 LOST PEARL Onno I was in the main anchorage, currently sailing out, slowly. I see a vessel going to the aquarium, is that you? Priya is anchored in the main bay
12:40 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Glenn. That’s very helpful but how do you switch to priority? People talk about buying bundles of priority data and toggling on and off but I can’t seem to find it! Were you able to use your regular Starlink all the way to Zwat?
12:48 CHEMISTRY - Sean It's tricky to find, but it's in the "Account / Data Usage" section in the app.
12:48 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Go to the Starlink app where you see the ‘ online’ green dot. Upper right is a head and shoulder diagram. Click on that. Then scroll down to data usage, click on that. Then scroll down to the mobile priority and swipe right. This is how it looks on my iPad anyway! Good luck. We are coming to Tenacatita soon!
12:53 BISOU Robin And Tad Perfect! Thank you! I found it!
12:59 Captain Dietmar please provide contact and discount info so we can add them
13:01 Remedy-Karl Great idea! Did you compare with other marinas? Papgayo should be about half of that for us as a 45 ft catamaran.
13:02 CHEMISTRY - Sean One important thing I discovered when switching to Priority while offshore is to make sure your devices aren't auto-updating any applications. This means turning off automatic downloads for Windows Update and whatever Mac calls theirs. Same with your phones and iPads that sometimes auto-download app updates as soon as they connect to Wifi. Those auto-updates can eat up a TON of data very quickly, which isn't great when you're paying 46 pesos / GB. When I make sure auto-downloads aren't happening, it doesn't cost much at all to check weather or send emails (or do work).
13:19 BISOU Robin And Tad Great advice thank you! We’ll switch off all the auto updates on all devices before we cast off!
13:25 fickle - Ben Photos
13:25 fickle - Ben iOS devices have this feature that might help. It’s in the settings for the specific WiFi network you’re connected to:
13:44 Courage ⛵️ John yes, that is courage. now anchored at the acquarium. very little swell and practically no wind atm. boat near us has been here three days and liked it, so we are giving it a go!
13:44 Courage ⛵️ John
La Huerta, Calle Tenacatita 5 5, 48893 Tenacatita, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.28227767227088,-104.8720875754952
13:45 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
13:46 Courage ⛵️ John a little lunch and then it’s snorkel time! or sharkbait if we are unlucky (gasp!)
13:47 Courage ⛵️ Kristine Thanks Lost Pearl. Courage. Yes, that was us. Just anchored in the aquarium. Will spend a couple days here and then had to the main Tenacatita anchorage. Looking forward to the dolphins!
13:50 LOST PEARL Onno Just a bit to make my last tack out of the bay, see you in a couple of days.
13:55 C-YA. Glenn @CHEMISTRY - Sean good point and I did that myself. 4 days alone with 3 nights was bored so I read etc. can be cheap or costly depending on what you are using it for
18:41 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.551036322037517,-78.95266147590651
18:46 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We loved Fish hook. Try their wings at the restaurant, they are incredible
22:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Quick (Mark & Dawn) to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:53 Quick (Mark & Dawn) Quick (Mark & Dawn) joined the group.
22:55 Quick (Mark & Dawn) Hi, this is Mark & Dawn, our boat is called "Quick" (we are in the process of purchasing still and will be renaming her). We'll be joining you guys in Cartagena from January 2024.
Best wishes.
Mark & Dawn
22:57 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Welcome, from Mark and Laney on Dawn Patrol! 😍
22:57 LOST PEARL Onno Welcome!

2023.12.19 Tuesday
09:57 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Anyone in Chiapas who can help? Kathryn and I have been trying to make reservations at Marina Chiapas for arrival Christmas Day from Huatulco and departure about a week later. We sent emails and WhatsApp to Rolf and Memo, with no reply. Would you mind terribly asking on our behalf? Thanks!! Mark
13:16 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
13:16 YO-D-YO Mary Checking out of Golfito, Costa Rica. The picture shows what you need to do to exit CR. We got this from Dayan at Fishhook Marina. It was easy.
13:24 Maison De Sante Photos
13:25 Maison De Sante Here’s a little photo map to help too.
13:26 ROLLING THUNDER What is your phone number (include country code)?
13:39 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you, very helpful.
14:26 Rob on Avant 191828Z DEC 23
NAVAREA IV 1478/23(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
ARUBA.
1. DERELICT WHITE AND BLUE HULL, GREY INSIDE,
WITH TWO OUTBOARD ENGINES VESSEL PARTIALLY
SUBMERGED AND ADRIFT IN 12-27.18N 070-08.21W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 221834Z DEC 23.
15:32 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
15:33 Voyager - Ed & Liz Croc freaked us out as we have been swimming here the last week 😵‍💫
15:34 Voyager - Ed & Liz Was leaving the bay to pump out holding tanks and thought we saw a log. The crocodile was at least 10' long.
15:35 Courage ⛵️ John
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30094063636772,-104.8366478830576
15:36 Courage ⛵️ John moved over to main anchorage in tenacatita after morning snorkel in aquarium. LOTS of sea life over there!
15:36 BISOU Robin And Tad I’ll go up to the office now and speak to Rolf.
15:41 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz there was two last year. Crazy being alone under the boat cleaning. Maybe it is just a big log that swims. (lol)
15:43 BISOU Robin And Tad He says he replied to you today. In any case there’s plenty of room at Marina Chiapas so come on down! The dock guys are always around but only have handheld VHF radios so they won’t reply until you’re almost at the marina. But they stand watch so will see you coming. The port captain sometimes doesn’t reply but keep trying and just keep coming in.
15:47 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz Looks like the Marines are checking out that log see two of there boats over there
15:48 CHEMISTRY - Sean Re this: "The port captain sometimes doesn’t reply but keep trying and just keep coming in."

Could you expand on this? Usually in Mexico dock first, then walk to the Capitania to check in (if they're open). Does the Chiapas Capitania want you to alert them that you're entering the channel, or what information are they looking for over radio while you're entering?
15:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes as it’s a commercial harbour with fishing trawlers/shrimp boats, cargo ships and the occasional cruise ship coming and going, you’re supposed to ask permission to enter and leave the harbour/marina.
16:05 Voyager - Ed & Liz Yes - they have eyes on it right now.
16:06 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
16:07 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Starting to miss the pool at Paradise Village. 🐊 🦈
16:11 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz yes watch them haul ass over there. We tend to forget that there is a big lagoon back here
16:12 BISOU Robin And Tad Has anyone had any luck filling/exchanging SodaStresm CO2 cartridges anywhere in Pacific Mexico? Wondering if I should mothball/discard my unit.
16:18 BOUNDLESS Photos
16:19 BOUNDLESS We found the croc reserve in Manzanilla an interesting excursion. 400 or so that are free to head to the beach to feed in the mornings and evenings!
We’ll skip swimming here
16:21 C-YA. Glenn @BOUNDLESS @BOUNDLESS oh bummer I used to swim ashore there
16:22 CHALLENGE Olivia Recommendations for marine supply on pacific side of the canal? We lost a port navigational light, the whole thing , last night in the waves. We are at marina playita.
16:25 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz yesterday anchored of Ropa seen a sailfish carcass go by and this morning before I came back over to the town side another carcass floating by. So most likely croc smelled the rot from the fish and came to explore
16:26 BISOU Robin And Tad There are a bunch of marine supply shops across the Main Street and up the road (near Flamenco Marina). If they don’t have what you’re looking for a trip into town to Abernathy or Centro Marine. The latter more likely.
16:39 CHALLENGE Olivia @BISOU Robin And Tad thank you!!
16:44 Remedy-Natalie I've missed where you are located.
16:44 BISOU Robin And Tad You’re welcome! Good luck!
16:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Circuitous 🏴‍☠️ Matt to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:52 Circuitous 🏴‍☠️ Matt Circuitous 🏴‍☠️ Matt joined the group.
16:54 Circuitous 🏴‍☠️ Matt Hello all! Jess and Matt Paranac here. We are on Island Packet 38 currently docked in Bocas Del Toro with plans of heading toward Colon this week
17:00 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Manzana 080814 156475-2, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.91063653552166,-79.52610924839973
17:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Kissing the sweet Panama ground 🥂🇵🇦💙
17:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:07 DawnPatrol LaneyMark There is a mail order place a few people in Paradise Village, Banderas bay used this summer. It takes about a 2 weeks turn around time. I could look for the instructions if you’re interested.
17:10 Voyager - Ed & Liz
P.º de La Bahía 73, Playa la Ropa, 40880 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.62591566197256,-101.5442180651821
17:31 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes please. We’ll be there mid March.
18:28 Ohana Chad & Nicole Heading from Grenada to Bonaire shortly. Any advice on how far we should stay off shore from the Venezuelan islands? Has there been any issues in that area.
19:11 SV Whirlwind There is a soda stream Mexico website and you can schedule exchanges through them OR find someone with a CO2 refill that will do it for you OR buy an adapter and head to a Microbrewery… different places different possibilities. Good luck and stay bubbly!
19:20 Rob on Avant Check out https://safetyandsecuritynet.org for latest. Reports few (few cruisers taking that route too). Some posse members have stopped at Los Roques and sent positive reports in recent seasons. First part of the trip likely to be the sketchiest (esp. if south near T&T).
19:23 DoTheThing-M&F Based on the info I received from folks in PV Paradise village..

And the instructions:

1. Go to any Estafeta office and ask them to ship your tanks to SodaStream Mexico using this account number: 4003657. The shipping address will be in their system based on that number. You will need to pay for the box (only a couple of dollars) but the shipping is FREE!

2. Find your tracking number on your receipt, and go to the SodaStream Mexico website. You will be using the tank exchange process for the “Interior of the Republic” (not CDMX). Here’s the link directly to the page where you do this:

https://sodastreammexico.com/collections/intercambio-de-tanques-sodastream-en-el-interior-de-la-republica/products/tanque-de-co2-intercambio-cdmx

1. Click “Add to Cart”, which will put one tank in your cart. Change the number of tanks as necessary. The cost is $399 pesos per tank.

2. In the Personalized Note field, enter your Estefeta tracking number

3. Click “Move on to Payment”. You could use ApplePay, which seem to work. You can also pay using a credit card.

4. Enter your email and shipping address and complete your purchase.

You will receive an email with a link to track your tanks – you can see when they’ve been received by SodaStream, and when the filled ones have been shipped. It should take around two weeks.
19:23 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Welcome! Love your boat name.
20:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Fabulous! Thanks so much!
21:32 DawnPatrol LaneyMark That’s the thread!!

2023.12.20 Wednesday
00:01 Perception - Jim
Av. Camaron Sabalo 1705, Zona Dorada, 82102 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26888966995579,-106.4644606866828
06:10 Captain Dietmar Photos
07:11 SV Whirlwind I second that, check in and out in Huatulco was a breeze. We taxi'ed into town from our anchorage, checked in and went about provisioning. Same thing in reverse for check out.
07:18 C-YA. Glenn @SV Whirlwind check in and out for myself was a breeze had more issues from the marina manager asking me questions about my travels like I was being questioned when it was none of his business.
07:24 SV Whirlwind copy that. Good to know that the process itself with the Port Captain was smooth.
07:26 Maison De Sante Photos
07:52 C-YA. Glenn @SV Whirlwind yes easy peazy. If you are crossing the T and they suspect bad weather they will not allow you to leave. I had to wait which was no big deal
10:35 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
10:36 S/VFIN (Susan) Long line here leaving Manzanilllo about 7 miles south and about 2&1/2 miles offshore. Blue floats with a black flag on one end no pangas in sight
10:37 S/VFIN (Susan)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.94095757977938,-104.242443619393
10:38 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Watch carefully there. There’s a lot of them.
10:54 S/VFIN (Susan) Ok thanks btw did you put the LL positions in a folder or save them? I cant find the posts where you guys reported them and now I realize i should have saved them
10:54 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Ok thanks btw did you put the LL positions in a folder or save them? I cant find the posts where you guys reported them and now I realize i should have saved them
10:58 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Enter them here.
10:59 DawnPatrol LaneyMark https://panamaposse.com/longlines#report
11:02 S/VFIN (Susan) @DawnPatrol LaneyMark thanks
11:03 Remedy-Natalie We are in La Cruz. Looking for holders for paddleboards that attach to the stanchions. Any idea where I could source them here or further south?
11:05 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff The dredging operations at Marina Ixtapa are supposed to end today so it’ll make entry and exit timing much simpler. Would still be a good idea to confirm with Elsa in the office prior to scheduling your arrival.
11:07 TIAMAT Owen We ordered ours from Amazon and had them delivered to the marina when we were there
11:08 TIAMAT Owen If you’re in the anchorage, make friends with a boat in the marina so you can ship it to them 🤣
11:11 SV Whirlwind @Celt-Gerry/Angela sending you a dm
11:27 Remedy-Natalie I'm looking on Amazon and can only find storage solutions for attaching to a wall. Would you happen to have the item you purchased that attaches to three stanchions or tell me what I should put in the search bar? Thanks
11:27 Remedy-Natalie Actually just found them. Very expensive
11:28 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Zaragoza marine across from Marina vallarta had some at one time.
11:33 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.671565,-79.638715
11:33 Remedy-Natalie Thank you. We checked there yesterday. They don't have any.
11:36 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Bad day to be out here. I hate old forecasts. Winds on the nose, waves 1 to 2 meters off port beam. Motoring between 2.5 and 4.5 kts sog.
11:46 Rob on Avant If you’re there for a while, Jorge (the guy who runs the little chandler in paradise village) runs a truck to San Diego every 2-4 weeks and dose special orders. You could check in with him.

Your best bet (always) is to find a cruiser who when home for Xmas and can mule them down for you.
11:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I didn’t, Tiding of Joy did and I was following them. For me to add them would’ve been redundant. But look for Tidings of Joy posts here on 12/15/23. Also, Tiamat reported some also I think as they were with us.
11:54 Michael (Fin) Ok thanks
11:56 TIAMAT Owen @Remedy-Natalie We bought these ones: https://www.amazon.com.mx/Magma-Products-Mounted-Removable-Storage/dp/B00MNQSHFE?pd_rd_w=SKXGr&content-id=amzn1.sym.21c42a71-3410-48b0-932b-db9f95509dac&pf_rd_p=21c42a71-3410-48b0-932b-db9f95509dac&pf_rd_r=K61F7YEFGTSA02YSTY35&pd_rd_wg=Uppyq&pd_rd_r=c9be99dc-3458-4932-808a-b95b3779a5bf&pd_rd_i=B00MNQSHFE&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_d_grid_rp_0_1_ec_pd_rhf_ee_s_rp_c_d_sccl_1_3_t
12:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.45166115185661,-110.403086627005
12:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy At the Panama Posse kick off party @Captain Dietmar said that he inputs all the long line pins into the website and we just need to drop the location in the Line app
12:14 C-YA. Glenn @Remedy-Natalie met me on the way down I am currently in zwat I have two for sell
13:21 Remedy-Natalie Okay, I will keep that in mind and see if we can meet up👍🏼.
15:34 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TIAMAT Stephanie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:35 TIAMAT Stephanie TIAMAT Stephanie joined the group.
15:35 TIAMAT Stephanie Thanks for the add! This is Stephanie from SV Tiamat with Owen and family!
15:45 TIAMAT Owen Photos
15:45 TIAMAT Owen Tiamat junior crew hoist the Panama AND South Pacific Posse burgers for the first time!
15:46 TIAMAT Owen Tiamat junior crew hoist the Panama AND South Pacific Posse burgees for the first time!
15:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar changed the group's profile picture.
16:01 S/VFIN (Susan) Just about to anchor on the north side of Pta Cabeza Negra. Anybody have input on the anchorage? We have a waypoint from guidebooks.
16:54 Captain Dietmar LONGLINE MAP UPDATED
99 longlines reported
https://panamaposse.com/longlines
17:01 YO-D-YO Mary
Av. de las Arenas, Puerto Armuelles, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.212817,-82.876007
17:09 Courage ⛵️ John we are in tenacatita just north of barra de navidad, and we would like to get some wheels for our dinghy for beach landings. which port(s) south of here would you think would have some available at retail? manzanillo? all the way down jn panama city? Or do you think ordering and shipping to zihuat (as an example) would be better?
17:11 SongOfTheSea_Grant Hello everybody,
We successfully made it to Galapagos. We’re now in Santa Cruz island waiting for the inspection and customs.

Grant
SV Song of the Sea

17:12 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Congrats 🎉 👏 (ok)
17:15 C-YA. Glenn @TIAMAT Stephanie @Courage ⛵️ John better off on Amazon and ship my thoughts are. I need replacements and currently in zwat and nothing here except wheels but not the test of the set up you need. One of my wheel supports collapse
17:16 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John better off ordering on Amazon. I am currently in zwat and need a replacement support for my set up and nothing here to support that
17:17 CHALLENGE Olivia @Courage ⛵️ John I'm new and can't figure out how to message you with a contact there who found everything we needed and brought to barra.
17:26 Courage ⛵️ John I will send you a direct message and you can reply with contact. tx!
17:33 Ho’okipa-Lisa @SongOfTheSea_Grant Well done. Great accomplishment!
17:50 YO-D-YO Dave Photos
17:50 YO-D-YO Dave Souvenir from Costa Rica as we headed to Panamá!
17:59 Captain Dietmar home depot zihuatanejo will have wheel barrel wheels
but a proper pop in & out mechanism with transom attachment will be hard to find
18:08 TIAMAT Owen Is the Home Depot in zihua gone? I can’t find it in google maps or on the Home Depot Mx site
18:11 Michael (Fin)
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.6032432,-103.7007909
18:12 Remedy-Karl Nice!
18:34 BISOU Robin And Tad Yummy!
19:01 Rob on Avant Pub. 148, Sailing Directions (Enroute) Caribbean Sea - Volume II (18th Edition 2022) has been updated to 9 December 2023.

The updated publication can now be accessed on NGA's Maritime Safety Web site
(https://msi.nga.mil/Publications ).
19:03 ROLLING THUNDER Excellent Dave!
19:31 Long Windid Laney...check your text messages
19:35 Quick (Mark & Dawn) @YO-D-YO Dave well done (goodjob)
19:37 Quick (Mark & Dawn) Evening all, as a newbie, can someone please tell me what discount we get from West Marine and how do they authenticate our discount when we place an order? Thanks, Mark
21:13 Remedy-Karl You have to sign up for the professional account. Then discounts vary by item with WM branded items getting larger discounts and some items having none. Basically you have to ask/look at checkout.
22:27 Captain Dietmar sign up at
panamaposse.com/westmarine
22:44 Courage ⛵️ John once you are signed up and approved, your name is added to a list under the same account number. when you checkout, you give the account number and your name. The discounts vary, but so far we have received about 20-25% off most things we have bought. In fact, the discounts we received on things we needed for this journey paid for our posse registration! 😁
22:47 Courage ⛵️ John two things to note: 1) if you already have a wm account using the same email you may have to cancel it (we did) because that interferes with login to the pro site. 2) don’t save payment information, because everyone on the account would see it and could use it.
23:40 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis All the information you’re getting about the pro account is absolutely correct and necessary to understand. The one thing I would caution, that I had a problem with, is if you order something to be delivered. Make sure you check the delivery address. Because the pro account comes in under, good nautical I believe and it will default to an address in Las Vegas. Make sure you have it going to the address that you want. That was a little fupaw that I had that I want to warn you of. Otherwise, yes, I saved much more than I paid to join the posse in that alone.

2023.12.21 Thursday
00:41 Qué vendrá We ordered ours last year from Amazon.com.mx. Shipped to La Cruz marina. We bought Magma ones.
00:47 Qué vendrá John, will you guys be in Barra area in early Jan? If so I may have wheels for you that I likely will not need, as they don't fit our new dinghy - Beachmaster. https://www.beachmaster.com/new-zealand-store
00:52 Qué vendrá I have cross-posted several posts from here over to Zulip. Tagged the original authors. I hope that will make those easier to find in the future, at least for me :) I'd encourage everyone to give Zulip a try. All you need to do is:
1) Find the right stream - usually the country you are posting about
2) Find or create a new topic - think about it as a "subject"
3) Post

If you are not sure where to post, just post in VHF68 stream - it is for "all traffic".
01:10 CHEMISTRY - Sean Thank you, Maciek! @Captain Dietmar Is there going to be a point at which you decide the test is over and you shut down Line and we all switch to Zulip, or would that be next season? I'm already convinced that Zulip is way better for archiving and message targeting than this single thread.

Line is nice because you know everyone is here and will see a message when you post it, but Carribean folks probably don't need to see long line alerts about Pacific Coast Mexico or invitations from me to play tennis at Barra (so I don't do those posts here). IMO Zulip would be much much better if everyone would use it. It just needs traction, which I think would happen if it was the only option.
06:20 PRIYA Brandt The Sean & Heather guide from 2017 says the marina at Las Hadas can check boats in/out for Manzanillo. Can anyone confirm that is still the case, and will they do it for anchored boats?
06:46 Captain Dietmar we will need to make a decision by May
07:33 QUESO GRANDE Lance We anchored there, used their dinghy dock and got fuel, ate at a couple of restaurants but didn’t bother checking in. No one asked and neither did we. Sorry probably not much help.
07:47 PRIYA Brandt OK. Thanks.
07:56 Voyager - Ed & Liz We anchored at Las Hadas and did not check in. Used the dinghy dock. We did ask the marina office and they said no problem and no charge. We were there two nights. Great restaurants in the Marina and provisioning close by at La Comer
08:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Congratulations!! We would love to know more about your adventures in the Galapagos by boat. We just spent 7 months on the coast of Ecuador but decided not to continue to the Galapagos because of the requirements and restrictions and cost for our personal boat to be there and explore. Cheers to you and happy holidays!⛵️
08:14 C-YA. Glenn @Qué vendrá if not John look me up please on the way down I may be interested. Currently in ZwAT moving north after Xmas
08:22 ROLLING THUNDER We anchored out back in May. The marina official charged us 200 pesos a day for yhe dingy dock and told us if we wanted to check in we needed to contact the port captain. We attempyed to contact the authorities several times without sucess. We tried one last time while departing and got an authority who kept asning for a specific number. I provided all the numbers I had, including our vessel name in the NATO phonic alphabet but he kept asking for a number. We eventually just stopped talking to each other. We have a cheat sheet with info like vessel documentation in spanish but that is not always enough.
08:59 Courage ⛵️ John great! I will send a private message to see about a meetup time and place
10:40 CHEMISTRY - Sean Is it still Med-moor at the Las Hadas fuel dock? If so, taking the dinghy in for fuel is pretty appealing (for this single-hander anyway).
10:44 QUESO GRANDE Lance Yes it is or at least supposed to be. We used our dinghy to go get fuel. I know one other boat that went in and talked to them and they allowed a side tie.
11:29 PRIYA Brandt Perfect. Thank you!
12:07 C-YA. Glenn @CHEMISTRY - Sean yes med mooring alone is stressful for Zwat anchorage. I just paid 30 pesos a liter Normal gas stations in town are about 24 pesos. Not sure what the marina charges. Hilda crew went and filled up my jugs and brought them back to my boat the next day
12:09 TIAMAT Owen How did you get in touch with Hila? I can’t raise her on VHF
12:49 S/VFIN (Susan) @TIAMAT Owen hi there. We are planning to anchor in Caleta de Campos tonight. Did you land a dinghy there? If so, do you remember the conditions and was it hard?
12:57 TIAMAT Owen The surf was too big when we were there. A dinghy landing is probably possible on the far west edge, but you would need low surf conditions
12:57 TIAMAT Owen Even the pangas were having to wait out the sets to get onto the beach
13:56 BISOU Robin And Tad Puerto Peñasco México: planning to haul out and store our 44’ catamaran there in July 2024 until November 2024. Would love any tips re reserving; anchoring nearby a couple of days before, etc.
14:30 Remedy-Natalie The owner is Salvador. If you don't have his What's app number I can send it. That is the best way to get a hold of him and make a reservation. The marinas around the harbor are not in good shape. There is Safe Marine and Fredricos. I can see if I can find the numbers. They do not take a reservation. But you can message them a couple days before and see if they have a spot. We anchored once. It is completely open. If there is any wind it is very uncomfortable. Huge tides. Around 15+ feet tides at times so just be away. Channel is super easy to come in to. There is a cruisers What's App that Salvador can let you in on. That is very valuable
14:31 C-YA. Glenn Photos
14:31 C-YA. Glenn Great Dive shop for day trips snorkeling family fun whale watching. Also two really good cafes next door
14:32 Remedy-Natalie +52 638 112 0204 Salvador s number. You can What's app with it.
14:32 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad agree with Remedy.
14:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Fabulous! Thanks so much!
14:34 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Glenn!
14:35 Remedy-Natalie Photos
14:36 Remedy-Natalie I do know that the number for Fonatur is old. But the rates for Fonatur went up so they are totally not worth it.
14:37 Remedy-Natalie +52 638 104 4813 is Fredricos number
14:37 BISOU Robin And Tad Awesome!
14:45 Courage ⛵️ John
Vía sin nombre, 48894 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.47225114163448,-105.0601697713137
14:46 Courage ⛵️ John fantastic anchorage in paraiso. we are only boat here 😁
14:46 Courage ⛵️ John Videos
14:47 Courage ⛵️ John looks like a private resort ashore
15:06 David - SV MOJO There used to be a Club Med there
15:11 🦜Maison de Sante Is anyone trying to run OpenCPN on a Surface X Pro? It’s a Qualcomm processor so it doesn’t support open gl which is needed for mbtiles.
15:18 Rob on Avant Have you tried installing this = https://apps.microsoft.com/detail/9NQPSL29BFFF?atc=true&ranMID=24542&ranEAID=RsMnYVFRqXk&ranSiteID=RsMnYVFRqXk-tXyr6dV67rSSoPyZKp9ZIg&epi=RsMnYVFRqXk-tXyr6dV67rSSoPyZKp9ZIg&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__tvdzzsie6kkftyzl0j6eqfyk0e2xslq3t3w2ze9600%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28RsMnYVFRqXk-tXyr6dV67rSSoPyZKp9ZIg%29%28%29&irclickid=_tvdzzsie6kkftyzl0j6eqfyk0e2xslq3t3w2ze9600&activetab=pivot%3Aoverviewtab&hl=en-us&gl=US
15:18 Rob on Avant Might help. Might not. That’s all I got.
15:22 YO-D-YO Mary
Manzana 041202 33-4, Boca Chica, Provincia de Chiriquí, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.218848,-82.206583
15:22 Quick (Mark & Dawn) Videos
15:23 Quick (Mark & Dawn) Plenty of humpback whales in the Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta
15:23 CHALLENGE Olivia Anyone waiting on the pacific side to go through the canal who would like to be a line handler to see, we are set for Dec 26.
15:30 🦜Maison de Sante Ya that’s what I tried but it seems like it might only work on windows 10. I may revert back to 10 and see if that solves it. Thanks
15:47 ROLLING THUNDER Plyas Paraiso is just about my favorite anchorage in the world. After a lumpy night in Perula it was heavenly.
17:29 S/VFIN (Susan) @TIAMAT Owen thanks
19:07 LOST PEARL Onno Arrived back in Tenecatita for Christmas, anyone else here?
19:15 S/VFIN (Susan)
Independencia 347, Caleta De Campos, 60970 Bahía Bufadero (Caleta De Campos), Mich., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.07260816918314,-102.7502632700864
19:16 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
19:17 S/VFIN (Susan) Rolling like crazy here in Caleta de Campos. Was hoping to get off the boat to visit the town but that is unlikely with the swell.
20:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You got a decent price considering your jugs were filled. We paid 29.92 pesos per liter at Ixtapa Marina last week.
20:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Yup, that’s a rolly little anchorage for us too. Not quite as bad as Cabeza Negra but still a bit rocky. Uh, rolly.
20:26 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Whoa, it’s listed on the dock by the pier as 24.99. Is there an additional charge added?
I was going to top off here.
21:20 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Dawn Patrol has finally escaped paradise!! 🤣. Tenacatita and Barra, here we come!
21:31 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Hurray!! Safe travels friends.
22:41 Qué vendrá +1 on this! I did my PADI certification with them last year and it was a great experience. Small shop, family owned.
22:49 Qué vendrá woo hoo!
23:11 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis is think there is usually a 15-20% surcharge at marina fuel docks.

2023.12.22 Friday
06:40 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Geez, okay. Good to know.
07:43 C-YA. Glenn @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis most marina fuel docks charge a surcharge Most of the docks are not technically owned by the marina but usually owned by the fuel company
08:11 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
08:11 S/VFIN (Susan) We carry as much as possible but theres a price for that, too.
08:12 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
08:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
08:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn 20% surcharge!
08:50 Voyager - Ed & Liz Playa Marina Ixtapa
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.665706,-101.615791
08:53 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis We carry as much as possible but theres a price for that, too. @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
10:15 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Ouch. But …. Okay. Putting on 200 gals can be expensive but also exhausting, so I’ll do it. Acapulco was going to be my planned spot, but as we all know, plans change.
Going to Plan C subsection Q. 😁
10:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Voyager-Ed &Liz,
what dock number? I’m in F-40.
10:18 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @Voyager - Ed & Liz what dock number are u in. I’m in F-40.
10:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Does anyone who stayed in Bahia del Sol on Bill & Jean’s mooring ball have a perspective on whether the water is clean & safe enough to clean boat bottoms?
10:30 Rob on Avant It’s an estuary with strong tidal flows, so timing is critical and the water isn’t that clear, but there are no crocs. The islanders have cleared them out over the years. You can also hire locals to do it for you, just ask Bill for the rates.
10:36 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis we are planning to come into the Ixtapa marina too but not until January 10ish. How long are you there for?
10:58 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Jungle-Jim Ellifritt joined the group.
11:18 Voyager - Ed & Liz We are in F48, right near you. We are out running errands.
11:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas)
Calzada de Amador, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.912852,-79.528924
11:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Probably going to push on on the 27th of December. Sorry to miss you. Are you coming north or south?
11:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Another marina Ixtapa update. We went in this am 20 minutes before high tide. Minimum depth we saw was 12' mid way between buoys 3 & 4 and 5 & 6.
Spoke to the marina office. They just dredged last week. She said I'd have no problem at low tide with 7' draft. That sounds correct based on what I saw.
11:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Perezoso 🦥 sueltos! Loose sloths next door to Marina Playita in Panama 🇵🇦 at the Smithsonian Institute. Such a great visit walking distance from the dock.
11:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:22 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I’m running around too but mostly at the boat. I’m trying to find a pump to pump my oil out of the engine to change oil. Finding that hard to find. Mine stopped working.
11:22 Voyager - Ed & Liz Photos
11:23 Voyager - Ed & Liz I have one you can borrow.
11:28 Voyager - Ed & Liz @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis - I have an oil change pump you can use
11:31 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis we will be in marina Jan 4 and going south after Feb 4
11:33 S/VFIN (Susan) @Voyager - Ed & Liz is there an updated schedule?
11:38 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.3642735295178,-105.1728845761206
11:44 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Longline, black flag. Can’t see another one, sailing through.
11:46 Voyager - Ed & Liz I can check.
11:56 YO-D-YO Mary Panama check-in at Boca Chica. We just checked in. We anchored 08 12.367N 82 12.709 off Gone Fishing resort. We used Carlos as our agent. We sent him all our documents before hand. Here are the fees
Health -$92 cash
- Immigration- $75 cash
- Custom- $35 cash
- Carlos- $100 cash
- Cruising permit- credit card $185
- Cruising permit was not ready yet, we paid Carlos with Credit card. When permit is ready, he will pay for it then email it to us. Then we print it. They gave us a document that said so we were happy to have all the officials come to Boca Chica. A taxi would have been $50 cheaper but we would have spent time traveling to/from Pedregal, and looking for each office. Our cruising permit is being processed. It is the Friday before Christmas. Happy to have check-in done easily!
11:57 YO-D-YO Mary Carlos Boca Chica Check In Agent +507 6600-6191
He likes WhatsApp.
11:58 YO-D-YO Mary Excellent information in Good Nautical regarding Boca Chica.
11:59 Cerca Trova-Bruce Glad it went smoothly for you. Welcome to Panama! 🇵🇦
12:03 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
12:03 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
12:04 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Over Zihua Bay yesterday. I think that’s Tiamat in the blue circle.
12:05 TIAMAT Owen Love it!
12:35 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis That’s so cool.
12:37 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Okay, you’re behind me coming this way. If you were coming north I’d said “Hey” along the way. Then I just checked your tracking. Duh. I’m learning.
12:39 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis from what I understand from Elsa in the marina, the dredging is going to stop on Saturday. Completed.
12:45 C-YA. Glenn @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff yes that’s them I am anchored I the clouds next to shore
13:04 Maison De Sante Videos
13:04 Maison De Sante For those planning of coming into Marina Buenaventura in Panama you MUST enter at high tide. Here’s a little video of low tide at the channel entrance
13:06 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Good to know. Thank you. I’ll be stopping there for a while.
14:06 CHEMISTRY - Sean Thank you! As a deep-keeler (7.5 ft) likely heading that way eventually, I'm wondering what the tide was at low? Was that today early morning (around a 3ft low)? Closest I see in my tide app is Balboa at 2.6ft @ 4:30am. It looks like high is generally around 14ft(!!!), so likely pretty easy clearance then. Is that accurate?
14:11 Captain Dietmar @Maison De Sante leaving Buenaventura
14:11 Captain Dietmar Videos
14:14 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:15 🦜Maison de Sante Today, the high was about 13 feet and we saw 8 feet in some parts so you’d have 6 inches to spare 😉
14:18 Captain Dietmar dockparty on Carinthia w Celt, Maison de Sante, Second Wind, Galatea
14:19 Voyager - Ed & Liz Kerr t - it's complete.
14:22 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt We wish we were there
14:34 Maison De Sante That video was from yesterday. There was a large nordhaven boat with a 6.5 foot draft and they had 1.5 foot under their keel today at high tide. There are a couple spots that are more shallow by a few inches and dredging is occurring now.
14:37 Maison De Sante Edit to my last message: they have a 7foot draft and saw 1.5 feet under their boat
14:42 CHALLENGE Olivia We called Buenaventura yesterday and they said with a draw of 9'6" there isn't a spot in the marina with that during low tide. We were hoping to visit and get our flag
14:42 CHALLENGE Olivia It looks amazing!
15:54 SV Whirlwind The north end of island angle de la guardia is amazing! Puerto refugio. Give yourselves time to be there before the last push to Penasco. You will not regret it. We spent a couple weeks there on the island then sailed the last push and hove to waiting for the tide to enter the channel. All good there in penasco. Salvador is great. He will make it easy there at the dry dock. Do you need his contact?
16:07 Journey Anne & Remi @BISOU Robin And Tad You can make a reservation and secure a spot at Cabrales Boatyard for next summer.
17:38 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis May I ask you a favor? Could you let Elsa know FIN is confirming our January 4 reservation ? And, If possible, we want to come in a day earlier. No rush to do this if you can. thanks and I will try again to reach her by phone tomorrow. Today the woman who answered did not speak English.
17:42 YO-D-YO Dave Oh my. That looks a little like a poster boy for "constricted by draft" navigation rules.
17:48 YO-D-YO Dave
San Lorenzo, Chiriquí Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.990049,-82.03058
17:48 YO-D-YO Dave YO-D-YO is slow going to the Panamá canal.
18:03 C-YA. Glenn @YO-D-YO Dave enjoy
18:04 Ohana Chad & Nicole We made reservations there about a month ago for the same time frame. They aren’t the most responsive. You have to stay after them with follow up emails. Took some work but got it done.
18:11 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Yes. Elsa is like the only one to speak English and very well. I will tell her in the morning, if she’s there. If not, I’ll use my Google translator and tell the girls.
18:15 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I have to extend my gratitude to @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff for a receptacle and @Voyager - Ed & Liz for the, impossible to find, hand pump. After 10 qts of oil, 18 qts of sweat, 6 Tylenol xtra strength, 2 rolls of paper towels, and a bit of time, the oil is changed in Summer. Then, after all that, I came up to put the tools away and I had someone willing to lend a hand.
18:16 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
18:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Just wasn’t sure who’s hand he was willing to lend. 😁
18:23 S/VFIN (Susan)
Blvd. Playa Linda, 40880 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.67826252882161,-101.6433244469097
18:24 S/VFIN (Susan) Yea we have arrived at Isla Ixtapa!!!!
18:25 S/VFIN (Susan) Yaey! FIN has arrived at Isla Grande Ixtapa!!!
18:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis You’re right around the corner. Are you hanging there until Jan 4th?
19:09 S/VFIN (Susan) Around here but we may be in too much panga traffic to stay long then probably Zihua before coming to the marina.
19:14 C-YA. Glenn Zwat is beautiful 5 boats and town is decorated
19:15 C-YA. Glenn Photos
19:15 C-YA. Glenn Thank you Ziamat for the homemade Carmel greatly appreciate of you thinking of me
19:16 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt The patron Saint of Sailors.

Santa Claus (or Father Christmas in the U.K.) has his origins in the fourth-century Turkish bishop who, once canonized, became St. Nicholas. The patron saint of children and sailors, Nicholas was venerated for his generosity and kindness and became the patron saint of children, sailors, and unmarried girls, as well as of Greece and Russia. The sailors, in particular, spread stories of him throughout Europe, and thousands of churches bear his name.

19:23 Maison De Sante Enjoy the Secas! IT’s phenomenal over there. There’s a guy named Jim who is a previous sailor who is a builder for the billionaire who owns the Secas and might visit you by power boat. Very nice guy!
20:08 YO-D-YO Mary Good to know thank you. We have already been snorkeling!
20:12 TIAMAT Owen You’re welcome!!
20:42 Remedy-Natalie Anyone have the address to ship items to Barra De Navidad Marina?
20:51 🦜Maison de Sante Keenan Smith - SV Maison de Sante
Marina Puerto de Navidad, Paseo Del Pescador, Culebra Isla
EL CHAVARIN
MANZANILLO, COLIMA 28830
Mexico
23:24 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks so much! Someone else sent through Salvador’s WhatsApp. I’ll message him after Christmas. I filled out the form on the website but no answer yet.
23:25 BISOU Robin And Tad Good to know thanks. Will follow up after Christmas.

2023.12.24 Saturday
06:47 Fickle Muranda Yes it can be done. We’re here now and my husband Ben dives under. The water has its “clear” moments. But like Rob said, it’s very carefully timed.
It’s a fast flowing rushing river up in here, so as soon as the tide switches directions he gets out otherwise risks getting hit my a tree log, coconuts, or getting swept away to Nicaragua.
08:17 SV Whirlwind
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.591472997311705,-79.42182160913944
08:18 SV Whirlwind Sunrise sailing to the Perlas
08:18 SV Whirlwind Photos
09:18 Fickle Muranda Videos
09:18 Fickle Muranda There are definitely still crocs in the water. We found one this morning .
09:21 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hilarious! You had us concerned for a second!!
09:22 Fickle Muranda Don’t worry, we took it out. Hopefully it was the last one!
09:22 FortitudeX⛵️Steffi&T Too funny, wicked sense of humour, Rob!
09:22 Rob on Avant I stand corrected. Although that one appears benign.
10:17 C-YA. Glenn @Fickle Muranda was it the left or right one?
10:29 Fickle Muranda It looked like a hipster croc. Extreme left.
10:58 Maison De Sante Photos
10:58 Maison De Sante Videos
10:58 Maison De Sante Beautiful sv whirlwind
11:22 C-YA. Glenn @Fickle Muranda ahh was curious as it seem the left is the ones you find
11:50 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Crocs are smart. They like to take the Right one. 😁
11:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Just talked to Elsa. You ARE confirmed in her book for the 4th. And she said it was okay to come in a day early. She penciled in the 3rd.
Done.
11:58 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis THANKS A MILLION!
12:02 S/VFIN (Susan) Wow! Only 5 boats ? We are in Isla Grande now but heading over soon. See you there.
12:04 TIAMAT Stephanie Yea it’s super empty! Hopefully we’ll see you soon.
12:10 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) yes me and Dave at Ropa and Tiamat and two others on the other side
12:11 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Feather to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:24 SV Feather SV Feather joined the group.
12:35 TIAMAT Owen If you come over by us you might get caramels 😜
12:59 C-YA. Glenn Trust me homemade Carmel from Tiamat is very god
12:59 C-YA. Glenn Good
13:00 TIAMAT Stephanie Thanks! They’re a Christmas tradition for us and the kids wouldn’t not let us make them 😅
13:53 Maison De Sante Anyone know if it’s ok to pick up a mooring ball at isla contadora (Las perlas, panama?)
14:13 BISOU Robin And Tad I believe the restaurant owns a couple of them (close to shore). When we were there (February this year) there was a boat that stayed on one of the moorings for months! Maybe just pick one up and see if anyone comes to bother you about it? The other thing you could try is going ashore on the ferry pier (they charged us $5 per day to park our dinghy there) and the guys there could tell you which moorings you could try. There are a couple of big ones nearer to the pier where the ferry parks before it collects people so I wouldn’t use that one! Plus a few are for private motor yachts.
14:18 Maison De Sante Thank you
14:46 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I was thinking of heading over to spend a night anchored at Puerto Vicente Guerrero in Bahia Papanoa, is anyone familiar with this spot? Any advice?
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15:27 Remedy-Natalie Between Marina Papagayo and Banana Bay in Golfito which location has more access to restaurants, grocery, etc. Is either better to find a company to go deep sea fishing? We are definitely spending at least 6 weeks in Marina Papagayo but wondering if for the reminder of time we should head to Golfito. Thanks
15:38 Captain Dietmar Marina Papagayo https://panamaposse.com/marina-papagayo has more high end activities think Four Season Resort & Ritz Carlton but you will need a car to go and enjoy restaurants at Playa Cocos fishing is impacted by Papagayo winds
Marina Pez Vela will have better deep sea fishing as there are no Papagayo Winds but in high season quite $$$ and no discounts for Posse
Marina Flamingo https://panamaposse.com/marina-flamingo is also an option but suffers from high wind - but many more restuarants nearby
Golfito does have some gems too but limited restuaurants and takes a while to get out to the fishing spots outside the Golfo Dulce
15:48 Remedy-Natalie Thanks. The cost of several of the marinas was out of our budget. I'll keep your advice in mind. Pros and cons to all of them👍🏼
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16:04 🦜Maison de Sante Yes. We stopped there at the beginning of the year. It’s a really funny place. They like to party there but it’s not too crazy and it’s a small little town. Anchor inside the breakwater and it’s nice and calm. The south side of that town has a beach but the landing looked a little sketchy. I think it’s a great place to stop and break up the passage.
16:07 🦜Maison de Sante We made some friends in Pez Vela last month when I had emergency repairs. We have someone that would probably be willing to take you deep sea fishing at a discount if you want to consider it. It’s just a matter of where to anchor the boat.
16:39 Remedy-Natalie I'll make a note and see what happens when we get to CR. Thank. You..👍🏼
20:42 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Lost Pearl and Priya along with Dawn Patrol on anchor at Tenacatita Mx
20:42 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
21:06 C-YA. Glenn Photos
21:06 C-YA. Glenn Zwat
22:11 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16030737108007,-109.9290019088517
22:18 S/VFIN (Susan)
Juan Álvarez 11, Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63620651794377,-101.5556891822271
2023.12.24 Sunday
06:28 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) welcome to the neighborhood
07:49 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks!
07:49 S/VFIN (Susan) Merry Christmas
07:51 C-YA. Glenn Thanks will be back that side tomorrow
07:53 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) Thank you. Will be back over to that side tomorrow. Water over here is much better for hull cleaning and quieter at night
07:54 S/VFIN (Susan) Ahh! Good to know. Ok and water there better for making water probably.
07:58 S/VFIN (Susan) Question: We havent cleared in to Port here yet. Its Sunday Xmas eve. Is port capt open I wonder. Maybe we have to wait until Tuesday. Are they quite vigilant here?
08:01 C-YA. Glenn No they are easy going. I was here last year for two months never checked in. This year I did and she was great about it. Told her when I came in and she was okay. Then she said the port capt was busy come back in a day. Came back 3 days later Only reason I bothered to check in as there are only a few of us
08:02 🦜Maison de Sante They have been sticklers in the past but not if they’re closed. You could always swing by the office and check to see if they’re open but I would doubt it. You can just have someone wait in the dinghy if you want to be quick about it. If they are closed, just check in when they open up on Tuesday.
08:04 C-YA. Glenn They open m-f 0830 to 1430.
08:23 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) oh few advices for here. The Marines may stop you and check for life jackets in a dingy. Also at night they will recommend having a light. As the fishing boats come in and ram ashore if your in the way. I carry two life vest and lights in my dink. Only place to bring a dingy ashore is near the pangas all other beaches it’s a no no
08:36 S/VFIN (Susan) Ok will try this am and then return tuesday i guess. I assume they dont answer radio as they do in la Paz
08:42 🦜Maison de Sante I’ve never gotten them to respond over radio. Looks like C-Ya confirmed they are closed on sundays. I remember them being closed on weekends but I wasn’t 100% confident in my memory. I would just plan on Tuesday. I’m sure they are closed for Christmas :)
08:57 S/VFIN (Susan) Ok thats impt info. Thanks. You radioed port capt first or just went there?
08:58 S/VFIN (Susan) Agreed! Thanks for that
08:59 S/VFIN (Susan) Merry Christmas
09:02 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) I came in on a Saturday and did not bother until a Tuesday then came back few days later to pick up the paper work. She was pretty relaxed on everything.
09:04 S/VFIN (Susan) Perfect! Now the really impt question: landing the dinghy over by the Municipal Pier?
09:05 TIAMAT Stephanie We land the dinghy on the beach by the pier. Sometimes Mateo is there to help so we give him 10 pesos to help us carry the dinghy up.
09:06 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
09:06 JUBEL - Kyle Sv Jubel, X-factor, and Salacia stern tied at coco Bandera in San Blas for Christmas!
09:07 TIAMAT Stephanie I’ve also dropped Owen off on the pier for a quick trip and we didn’t want to land the dinghy. No one yelled at us.
09:09 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) yes one of two guys should be around to help. I give them 10 pesos each way. Easy landing. Dingy is safe as the port captain office the navy and marines are all right there
09:11 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks
09:11 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks
09:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited KAHSI Ramesh&Isabel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:27 KAHSI Ramesh&Isabel KAHSI Ramesh&Isabel joined the group.
10:03 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
Ancón, Panamá Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.00802,-79.60199
10:04 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Miraflores lake
10:22 ,☠️Delta Swizzler During GuitarFest they charge 20 pesos. 🧐
10:26 Courage ⛵️ John We would like to send a couple of items (sail bags to be specific, as ours need an upgrade) to somewhere south of Manzanillo to arrive the second week of January. Is Marina Ixtapa the next best location for packages, or do we remember right that someone said there is a place in Zihuat to receive packages. Thanks in advance for your info!
10:34 C-YA. Glenn Zihuat. One second
10:35 C-YA. Glenn Photos
10:35 C-YA. Glenn Use that address Hilda will get it and you can pick it up from her. She is at the beginning of the pier in Z
10:36 Courage ⛵️ John Great! Now I have to do my best to interpret the handwriting haha
10:36 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler yes they did. Thinking beginning is the season for now they will take what they can get. I do 10 in and 10 out so they get 20
10:37 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John. Yes me too. lol
10:37 C-YA. Glenn She just gave that to me the other day
10:38 Courage ⛵️ John Should I reach out to her first or you think it is ok just to send?
10:39 C-YA. Glenn As long as you put your boat name she is good with it
10:40 C-YA. Glenn She does not do WhatsApp or text and sometimes she will do the radio
10:41 TIAMAT Stephanie We tried WhatsApp/ radio with no success. Really it’s best to go in person. We learned that 🤣
10:41 C-YA. Glenn Yes in person is best and Tuesday I can say something to her if you like Courage
10:42 Courage ⛵️ John yes please. I will privite message you. Gracias!
10:44 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Where is the best place to dispose of garbage in Zihua?
10:50 French Kissing-John Nice! Merry Christmas all! We’re back in a week
10:54 Ho’okipa-Lisa @☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt You’re transiting the Canal!!! Congrats. Send a photo
11:11 🦜Maison de Sante By the dinghy landing in playa principal, near port captain
11:29 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
11:43 Voyager - Ed & Liz Water near La Ropa is much better than the main anchorage. I go through pre filters fast. Also - we don't swim in the main anchorage.
12:45 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz yes indeed much better over here. I go back and forth depending on what I am doing. I would never make water in the anchorage next to the town but would at Ropa
12:47 C-YA. Glenn @DawnPatrol LaneyMark depend where you are anchored. If main side when you haul your dingy up up look to your left garbage cans. Zwat has a great garbage pickup. If at Ropa walk up and behind most the public access roads you will see garbage cans. Separate your cans as the local want them
13:05 YO-D-YO Mary
QF3M+J2P, Soná, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.754564,-81.515391
13:06 YO-D-YO Mary Merry Christmas from Bahia Honda, Panama.
13:11 Cerca Trova-Bruce Same to you!
13:50 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Well with the limited freighters transiting and with a 10 Knot head wind. We are going to have the opportunity to spend the night in Lake Gatun.
14:01 Rob on Avant Hope Santa finds you ok!
14:04 Maison De Sante Photos
14:06 Maison De Sante Great hammock spot off isla contadora in las Perlas, panama
14:18 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Turned on AIS
14:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Started our passage from Huatulco to Chiapas. May the T-peckers enjoy Christmas celebrations deep inside an igloo!

Merry Christmas, folks!
14:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
14:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
14:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Merry Christmas from Zephyr in Las Perlas, Panama
14:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
14:42 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
15:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
15:07 Tidings Of Joy- Joy You guys are so cute! Merry Christmas. Miss you 🎄💜
15:21 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hope to catch up soon, J^2!!
15:31 S/VFIN (Susan) @☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Can we land a dinghy at La Ropa?
16:00 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt I'm not familiar with La Ropa
16:08 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn No. Only where the other pangas are by the pier. Paddleboard landing at Las Ropas is fine. Las Ropas is actively patrolled by folks making sure rules are abided by (e.g. no dogs).
17:07 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
17:08 Courage ⛵️ John Merry Xmas from kristine with help from charlie brown!
17:13 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Poor Lapa! Have a safe crossing you 3!
17:54 Long Windid Laney
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18:48 Captain Dietmar REMINDER weekly panama posse line call tomorrow at 15.30 ,utc for the atlantic and caribbean and at 16.00 utc for the pacific

18:49 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19534385671764,-104.6826354415199
19:38 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff
4 Sheffield Ln, Lima, OH 45805, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.71297208015523,-84.15105902294154
21:03 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Merry Christmas you two! Amazing you made it all the way to Lima!
21:23 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff didn’t see Fred tonight. But I’ve been inside most of the day. Merry Christmas you two.
21:33 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Yes we did. You have to go at high tide.
21:33 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks for that and, of course! I hadnt thought of using the paddleboard. How is the crossing going?
23:20 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
23:21 JUBEL - Kyle Once everyone makes it to Panama, here's what you have to look forward to! Merry Christmas from the panama crew!
23:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris I’d like to know where that is.

2023.12.25 Monday
01:03 JUBEL - Kyle San Blas islands
01:22 TIAMAT Owen Feliz navidad!
01:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Felix Navidad de Brisa de Verano
01:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Felix Navidad de la Brisa del Verano
01:43 DoTheThing-M&F Photos
01:44 DoTheThing-M&F Merry Christmas to all

03:11 David - SV MOJO Photos
04:22 Circuitous 🏴‍☠️ Matt Do you have to call for permission to enter in through the breakwater in colon to get to Shelter Bay marina?
08:02 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Yes on channel 12
09:02 S/VFIN (Susan) Where is that?
09:16 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Well, I’m practicing my Spanish and obviously not doing a great job. Finding there are a few ways to say the same thing. I’m sure there’s a difference in the meanings, I just don’t know yet what the difference is.😁
I’m in Marina Ixtapa para Navidad.
09:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:18 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Next to Tidings of Joy
09:18 C-YA. Glenn
C. Adelita 1, Playa la Madera, 40880 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63702689901572,-101.5553051507764
09:19 OKISOLLO Dan Jeanne
Puerto Pichilingue, 23894 B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.81604177445689,-111.3115135207772
09:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66680235946421,-101.6158027260178
09:21 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Videos
09:22 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Feliz Navidad from Guatemala, Rio Dulce Nanajuana SY MariaNoa
09:27 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
09:28 CHALLENGE Olivia Feliz navidad de Panamá
09:36 Captain Dietmar REMINDER weekly panama posse line call starts in about an hour for the atlantic and caribbean and in 90 minutes for the Pacific
09:38 S/VFIN (Susan) Haha! Ok I see it means merry Christmas from the summer breeze! Ok I stand humbled!!!
09:41 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis No, I’m humbled. I shouldn’t have had the “la” in there. 😁 Oops.
09:57 Courage ⛵️ John
Vía sin nombre, 48894 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.47142264311051,-105.0602780655026
09:58 Courage ⛵️ John merry christmas from paraiso!
10:04 ROLLING THUNDER Group video call started.
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10:09 ROLLING THUNDER Group call ended.
10:20 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:26 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Provincia de Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367748,-79.950955
10:27 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning in Lake GTun. Finally out and about. Now in Shelter Bay Marina.
10:45 SUNDOWNER Jeff
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.721607,-92.530988
10:46 SUNDOWNER Jeff Headed into Chiapas
11:00 SongOfTheSea_Grant Merry Christmas from Galapagos 🎉🎉
11:15 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Group call ended.
12:13 🦜Maison de Sante
Contadora, Provincia de Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.624293716328085,-79.02916093934948
13:09 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
15:27 S/VFIN (Susan) Photos
15:28 S/VFIN (Susan) Feliz Navidad!🎄
17:22 Courage ⛵️ John
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29800728442838,-104.837584644556
17:22 Courage ⛵️ John Back in tenacatita main anchorage!
19:12 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
19:12 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Feliz Navidad de Zihuatanejo con Tiamat, Fin y Summer Breeze.
19:49 BISOU Robin And Tad Sorry to have missed the call today. Couldn’t figure out how to make our Starlink work. Just 16nm until we complete our T-pec crossing east to west and anchor in Bahia Tangolunda for the night. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
23:11 Ho’okipa-Lisa @☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Welcome to the Atlantic side!!! Congrats again!

2023.12.26 Tuesday
07:10 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Thanks
09:45 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.8282088628804,-105.6850760926474
09:45 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Punta Mita to port. A good 3 day passage with only 15 hours running the “ice maker.”
12:19 BISOU Robin And Tad Sea of Cortez storage for catamaran: we’re waitlisted for Puerto Peñasco but would love first hand advice/recommendations for hauling/storing our 44’ catamaran in San Carlos and Guaymas as alternatives.
12:58 Remedy-Natalie This is another response I made to someone else in another site.

Castro's place is the haulout in Guaymas. Yes. We have a 45 ft Leopard with a 24ft plus a few inch beam. We used the lift at Castro's place. It is a sketchy entrance. The place that you sit while the lift picks you up is crazy. Has tires on each side with some rebar. We've hauled out about 9 times and I'd say their straps were very dirty compared to any other place. Definitely the most sketchy we've experienced. In the Sea of Cortez the other place that is possible is Puerto Penasco. We've hauled there twice. Much nicer. Having said that we had no problem with the actual haul out. We have another friend with the same boat lift there this year and no problems either. We did get over spray from the shrimp boat yard on our boat. No compensation to fix the problem, due to this alone we would never go back
13:00 Remedy-Natalie Castro is the owner of the Shrimp boat haulout. We had to use them because we were too wide for Gabriels haulout. Castros lift then takes you over to Gabriels yard. This is in Guaymas
13:01 Remedy-Natalie We've been in San Carlos Marina and they only can haulout monohulls.
13:02 Remedy-Natalie Oh and the cost in Guaymas is $750 US each way.
13:47 BISOU Robin And Tad Ok thanks very much for that! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for Puerto Peñasco then!
13:47 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
13:48 CHALLENGE Olivia Finally our crossing day. Hello Caribbean posse!
14:15 YO-D-YO Mary Excellent
14:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
14:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Made it to Chiapas. It was fun crossing paths with @BISOU Robin And Tad in the middle of the Gulf of Tuantepec! Also fun sharing the marina with Sundowner and Crackerjack.
14:19 S/VFIN (Susan) Yaey!!!! So glad to hear it!
14:27 BISOU Robin And Tad We’ve got photos of SV Serenity as well! Glad you got there safely!
15:17 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
15:17 CHALLENGE Olivia From the webcam
15:30 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Cool!
16:07 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Only one sailboat? Guess the huge backlog hasn’t started yet! Have a great crossing.
16:17 CHALLENGE Olivia We were headed to the carribean and they were saying for cruising vessels they had more coming to the pacific. In the gatun locks we were side tied to a tug and with a passenger boat in front and the same red tanker behind. It was smooth and we are appreciative to be almost to shelter bay now.
16:58 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We have friends who hauled out in Guaymas last season and they blocks were placed in the wrong place and their bulkheads cracked. They have an episode on YouTube ‘The Adventursons’ where Jeremy shared the experience.
17:26 S/VFIN (Susan) Wow! Very nice!
17:36 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks for that! Good info!
19:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
19:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Full moon rise over Tangolunda Bay, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
19:43 LOST PEARL Onno Videos
19:43 LOST PEARL Onno Sunset over Tenecatita
19:45 LOST PEARL Onno The first boat in the shot is @Courage ⛵️ Kristine
19:56 Courage ⛵️ John This is Onno from Lost Pearl, Eric and Anna from Dances With Winds (Barra residents enjoying Christmas at Tenacatita), and John & Kristine from Courage all enjoying lunch at La Vena. Highly recommend shrimp empenadas and the pescatarian version of a turducken: fish stuffed with shrimp and wrapped in bacon covered with almond cream sauce. Yum!
19:56 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
19:59 Courage ⛵️ John If you come here, don’t miss the daily bocce ball!
19:59 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
20:00 Courage ⛵️ John Super easy dinghy landing and a beautiful protected anchorage. Here is courage at rest
20:00 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
20:04 Maison De Sante Definitely a submission for photo of the year!!!! 😍
20:06 Courage ⛵️ John Let us not forget to mention the very cool 2.5 mile mangrove dinghy excursion to see fish, birds, crabs, and an occassional crocodile sighting!
20:07 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
20:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Thank you!
20:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Can’t wait to get up there!
20:11 Courage ⛵️ John This is by far one of our favorite anchorages since we left san francisco four months ago! You will love it here, paraiso just north, and barra de navidad just south of here. amazing area! we have met three sailing couples that bought a home and never left (love)
21:24 TIAMAT Owen Did you do the raicilla tour?
21:44 Cerca Trova-Bruce Photos
21:44 Cerca Trova-Bruce The 13th and last full moon of 2023. Known as a Cold Moon. We are anchored on Lake Worth at West Palm Beach, FL.
22:15 Courage ⛵️ John unfortunately no. I can no longer have alcohol (liver issues). (blue)
22:23 LOST PEARL Onno Photos
22:23 LOST PEARL Onno Gotta love sunsets.

2023.12.27 Wednesday
06:11 YO-D-YO Mary
Mariato District, Veraguas Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.273861,-80.925243
06:14 YO-D-YO Dave Looking for weather advice. We are at Punta Naranjo preparing to go around Punta Mala. Any suggestions on a good window to round the point in the next few days. Looks ok to me for an overnight transit over the next few days.
06:26 YO-D-YO Dave We are thinking Thursday evening to go around Punta Mala.
07:48 Cerca Trova-Bruce I just checked Predictwind and it looks reasonable over the next couple of days. Wind picks up a bit for a passage on the 30th, so before that it looks reasonable. This is Predictwind’s forecast using ECMWF and GFS models. Take it as you will. No guarantees.
08:01 Captain Dietmar looks good with very light winds over the next 3 days since u are headingnorth into the bay timing wevround punta mala at low slack tide
08:05 YO-D-YO Dave Thanks Bruce & Dietmar. We will be leaving Benao to try to hit as close to low as possible!
08:06 🦜Maison de Sante I am seeing one of those moments with low cape but lightning warnings on predict wind so factor that in. It sure what your departure time or speed is but I ran a scenario based on my specs leaving at 4pm and basically all the models had some lightning warning so take that for what you will.
08:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kariwa - Leslie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:14 🦜Maison de Sante I thought you were leaving from Ensenada Naranja. If you’re leaving from Benao, the lightening forecast is much less.
08:23 YO-D-YO Dave We did see somme sparks last night from our anchorage in Naranjo. Less light show would be appreciated. A little less rain, too. It feels like we are sailing in the Pacific Northwest. Except for the 85° water, the jungle, the howler monkeys...
08:31 🦜Maison de Sante It’s been quite dry around here and lightning free (mostly) since the beginning of December so these slightly wet and sparky conditions are a recent development.

Are you headed straight to Panamá city?
08:36 YO-D-YO Mary We are heading to Vista Mar Marina for a few days, maybe a week.
08:42 🦜Maison de Sante Ok, cool. That makes the passage a little shorter and maybe a little less current. Once you round punta mala, there will likely be lots of current on the nose. If you haven’t cleared in yet, there’s a funny little police office you can walk to from the marina. We’ll be transiting the canal on Jan 6 so perhaps we’ll cross paths.
08:43 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Be careful, we headed to Vista Mar for a week or so. It took us 5 years to leave.
08:44 S/VFIN (Susan) Does anybody know a local who rents cars in Ixtapa/Zihua ?
08:52 YO-D-YO Mary We checked in at Boca Chica. We hope to meet up with you on this side or the other. It will be an awesome new year.
09:24 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn When entering Chiapas from the West yesterday we found a web of long lines from 14 42.54N 92 33.76W scattered for approximately 3 miles East. Unusually, the only indication seen was black flags with no floats indicating direction of the lines. Fortunately, we never snagged one.
09:41 BISOU Robin And Tad Interesting. When we left Chiapas Christmas Eve (Sunday) headed west, we saw a single black flag about an hour out of the marina. Nothing else all the way to Huatulco. Maybe because it was Christmas? We did see several shrimp boats offshore to us shortly after leaving Chiapas as well.
09:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Send lat/long, please!
09:50 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We saw about a dozen black flags. Fortunately, the shrimp boats were stationery when we entered.
10:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler They might as well start getting used to all the lightening. 😂 we left our waiting anchorage because a storm was starting up. Once around the Punta Mala corner I had to dodge two different storms forming in the big bay. They seem to form any time and any where from here on in….
10:28 S/VFIN (Susan) 🫣
10:41 YO-D-YO Mary Yikes! We will be vigilant! Thanks for the warning. Exciting times ahead.
10:42 Rob on Avant Windy has weather radar as one of the ‘layers’. Very useful for this passage.
10:43 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just look for the big red spots forming on your radar. Try to figure out which way it is tracking and going around the other side. It kinda becomes the norm in Panama in this time of year.
10:44 Rob on Avant “This time of year” - great sense of humour there.
10:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Well the Pacific side supposedly has a dry and a rainy season. The Atlantic side is whole different story. You can expect thunder storms all year. The boat behind us was struck by lightening on December 16th in Bocas del Toro.
11:13 Kariwa - Leslie Kariwa - Leslie joined the group.
11:19 YO-D-YO Mary Thanks that will be helpful.
11:43 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista We caught a SHARK (shark) today fishing. Was it 15 meters? No. 15 feet? also no? 15 inches? Still no. Maybe 15 cm. So small I thought it was a toy!
11:43 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Photos
12:11 S/VFIN (Susan) Oh, poor baby!
12:19 BISOU Robin And Tad Baby shark doo doo doo doo…
12:36 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista Baby shark went back with Mama shark do-do-do-do-do-do
12:36 Maison De Sante That is one of my big fears when fishing? My one question…. How did you get your lure back? 😬
12:38 Maison De Sante Oh never mind… I just saw how small it was in your previous post
12:39 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista When we went to “haul” it out the little dude wiggled and pulled the lure right off. I hope it rusts away quickly. I was prepared to hold it with both hands and have someone pull the hook off. I could have wrapped and overlapped my fingers it was so small. (Heart)
13:33 Remedy-Karl They do make great tacos...
15:05 French Kissing-John Photos
15:30 YO-D-YO Mary
Pedasí, Los Santos Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.425668,-80.188471
15:33 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Av Rueda Medina 152, Electricistas - Supmza. 003, 77407 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.23401172397817,-86.73773301374885
15:34 C-YA. Glenn
La Ropa 21, Zona Hotelera, 40895 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63203748006877,-101.5486771941804
15:35 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Yes
15:47 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Contadora, Provincia de Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.623690609828165,-79.03062134057193
15:47 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
15:48 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Looking at Maison De Santé 🌈⛵️
17:05 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
17:06 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn It can be done... (moon oops)
18:25 S/VFIN (Susan)
C. Adelita 141, Playa la Madera, 40894 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63671098695458,-101.5546218305826
19:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.26819818970683,-101.0552699676478
19:23 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis hey! Are you heading south with Tiamat? Its the caramels, I knew it!
19:23 TIAMAT Owen He just pulled in beside us!
22:07 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I will NOT admit that!
22:10 S/VFIN (Susan) BUSTED DUDE! Are you on your way south now?
22:25 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Yup.
22:41 S/VFIN (Susan) Good for you! Stay safe and i’ll see you when the fog lifts
23:00 Remedy-Karl Photos

2023.12.28 Thursday
06:50 Maison De Sante Photos
06:51 Maison De Sante Yesterday on SV Pathfinder 💕 🌈
06:56 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
06:57 CHALLENGE Olivia Headed to San Blas, a beautiful daybreak
08:18 Diomedea DavidAndrea Seeking opinions on weather. Diomedea is planning to passage from cayo largo near Cienfuegos south coast of cuba to Panama. Cold front due Saturday or Sunday. Options are to leave today and try to get to lee of Jamaica before the front affects us or to wait here till Sunday and leave on the back of it. Any thoughts welcome.
08:22 BISOU Robin And Tad Speaking generally we are not fans of trying to outrun weather. Too many possible things to go wrong and end up in a world of hurt. Don’t rush (if you don’t need to) and enjoy the ride without something breathing down your neck!
08:24 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Totally agree. We never try to outrun an approaching front.
09:14 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Fog? You had fog?
09:26 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:26 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:26 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
09:31 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Tiamat at sunset on south beach of Puerto Vicente Guerrero/Papanoa. Dinner with Gwen, Owen and Stephanie. Myself and new crew mate for a week, Gwen, and someone playing tricks behind me. ?
09:34 S/VFIN (Susan) Mental fog 😎
09:35 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Oh,copy that.
09:41 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Safe travels
11:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. Hope you’re enjoying the holidays. Let me know when you get back and if you see Fred.
11:22 BISOU Robin And Tad Anyone in or on their way to Huatulco in the next few days? We’re anchored in Bahia Tangolunda trying to sort out battery issues!
11:32 TIAMAT Owen We’re in our way from Zihuat to Huatulco, but will take a few days to get there
11:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Have you left yet?
11:35 TIAMAT Owen Yes, we just left Papanoa this morning
11:42 BISOU Robin And Tad Ahh okay. Fair winds!
11:58 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad that’s a bummer about your batteries
12:01 BISOU Robin And Tad Luckily we have an amazing electrician who also speaks English!
12:28 Courage ⛵️ John Back in Barra de navidad marina. Decided to tackle renewing our 4.5 yr old flexible solar panels to get another few years life out of them. An orbital polisher at 2-3 out of 6 speed and 3-part maguiars seems to have done a decent job. Before and after picture. Best estimate is ~15% improved power generation. YMMV.
12:28 Courage ⛵️ John Photos
12:32 VIVA Pierre & Marie Looking forward to meeting you, we’re in Barra marina too, slip A6. Back at boat tomorrow from Mexico City side trip.
12:33 DawnPatrol LaneyMark We are also in Barra, D17. Would be nice to meet other PP boats!
12:35 Courage ⛵️ John let’s definately all gather! Pool? Whoever has biggest boat (courage is 42’ )? restaurant or bar someplace? We are here for 9 more days.
12:35 LOST PEARL Onno Priya and Lost Pearl are on their way into the lagoon at Barra today. Perhaps some bevies sometime
12:37 Courage ⛵️ John Onno (and priya) come be our guest for the pool if you like! we are in G4 and swim at 1-ish everyday.
12:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler As you are passing by c dock give a yell at DeltaSwizzler c12 on the boat most daze working on electrical stuff
12:45 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad awesome
12:46 C-YA. Glenn @Courage ⛵️ John awesome. A good polish not wax works well also on your isenglass. Sp
12:48 BISOU Robin And Tad Looks good! Our Solbian panels are up to 10 years old (replaced a couple in 2020) and all we do is try and keep them clean with Novus polish. We’ll be interested to see how yours fare!
13:08 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Major FOMO. All our friends are in Barra! Toss one back for us. 🤙
13:15 NEXT CHAPTER - Chris How was this anchorage? Been eyeing it but curious how much swell affects this anchorage.
13:35 TIAMAT Owen It was absolutely fine for us. Predominant swell was WNW and the point protected us pretty well from it. Water was reasonably clear and we were able to clean the hulls
13:36 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis It is nice. Bit of a swell and some rocking for monohull, but not unbearable nor unusual. Charlie’s Charts had the bottom listed as “foul.” I, and Tiamat reported, found the bottom sand with good holding. Good swimming, but not good for snorkeling or landing a dinghy.
14:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Batteries: deep cycle AGM. Has anyone bought these in Mexico? Our 16 month old Victrons bought in Panama are shot and we need new batteries. Here in Huatulco there is minimal choice but something that will get us to Ixtapa by mid January and hopefully to Puerto Vallarta by March. Any ideas gratefully received.
14:57 TIAMAT Owen Oof, what happened to the old ones?
15:10 Rob on Avant We had Jorge, the guys who runs the chandler in paradise village, bring in west marine brand gels for us. He runs a regular truck to San Diego and brings goods down to order. It’s hard to find decent batteries in Mexico.
15:24 Pause Larry & Beth We are headed back to Barra sooner than planned. Parts stuck in customs that we need to deal with as well as two sick dogs that may need a vet. We will be in B21
15:24 Remedy-Karl LTH is made in Mexico. Plenty of places in Mazatlan, just not sure about South yet. Somebody should carry them if there's no company store.
15:26 LOST PEARL Onno Photos
15:26 LOST PEARL Onno @Pause Larry & Beth on the way out of Tenecatita
15:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes we can get some smaller LTH here in Huatulco that will get us by for the near future.
15:28 Pause Larry & Beth Thanks Lost Pearl!
15:31 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis To those that have anchored at Isla La Roqueta outside of Acapulco any suggestions or advise in light of the current situation?
15:32 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn See message I posted earlier about this. In short, MV Crackerjack stayed there en route South for several nights without incident.
15:33 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Posted Dec 18th: Acapulco Update: for those not on the call today, we spoke with Nancy and David at MV Crackerjack (our neighbors at anchor here in Huatulco), who mentioned they spent five nights last week at the anchorage off Isla la Roqueta, adjacent to Acapulco. They didn't go into town, so no intel on provisioning. However, they felt safe and everything was quiet. In fact, most of the buildings across the channel were dark at night! Anyhow, for anyone wanting to avoid a larger jump between Ixtapa/Zihua and Huatulco, it seems possible to stop in Acapulco now. We remained 30 miles offshore to give clear berth. Perhaps overkill in retrospect. Mark
16:55 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
16:56 JUBEL - Kyle New biggest fish submission. A good 20+ lb king mackerel
16:56 JUBEL - Kyle Leah's first fish!
17:00 JUBEL - Kyle Photos
17:00 JUBEL - Kyle We're gonna need a bigger table
17:16 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff If you make it to Puerto Vallarta you can get lifeline batteries at Zaragoza or buy them from Pieter at Marine Vallarta. I got my 8d’s from Pieter and his prices were better than Zaragoza. +52 322 182 7524
17:19 YO-D-YO Mary We got an AGM battery at Costco in Puerto Vallarta and use it for our starter battery. Not sure of the brand.
17:58 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Oh no!! Hope dogs ok & you can get your parts. 💜
18:18 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks everyone who reached out about batteries. We’ve got lots of options to explore!
18:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @BISOU Robin And Tad I believe you can get batteries in Barra de Navidad. Maybe, even Zihuatanejo. You see the LTH almost anywhere in MX. Pancho can also go to PV to pick up Life Line batteries
18:30 BISOU Robin And Tad We just need to figure out which LTH batteries will best replace the crap Victron ones we have at the moment. I’ll try to use my best Spanish to speak to a local dealer/service centre tomorrow!
18:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good luck. Many times they pull out translate on their phones so you can talk back and forth. Or possibly get an English speaking cab driver to come in and assist. I no think quite a few speak English down there.
Good luck
18:38 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks! Hope to catch up with you guys before too long!
18:38 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes. That will great.
19:23 Ohana Chad & Nicole Victron are considered to be some of the best batteries on the market. If they are dead you might want to figure out how they died before getting new batteries. Plus, I believe they have at least a 5 year warranty. I would look into that also.
19:34 Rob on Avant They have a website with specs. Could be this evening’s entertainment. Most battery places in Mexico get deliveries once or twice a week, and are unlikely to have AGMs in stock.

https://www.lth.com.mx/productos/baterias/lth-agm
19:38 BISOU Robin And Tad They’re not dead, they work fine when just being powered by our solar array. It’s just that they get very hot when we’re motoring. On the second day of motoring across the Tehuantepec they reached over 47C. Way too hot! We’ve had other cruisers with the same batteries have the same problem. We had an electrician on board this morning who said our alternators and regulators are fine. We don’t want to risk a meltdown or fire.
19:40 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Rob. We’ve scanned the LTH website but the weird thing is in Mexico they don’t list batteries’ amphour rating but minutes of duration! So it’s hard to compare with what we’ve got!
19:44 Rob on Avant Photos
19:44 Rob on Avant When I google translate the site it does give an AH rating.
19:45 Rob on Avant But they’re all smallish for a house bank.
20:02 DawnPatrol LaneyMark When are you headed this way?
20:37 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes we have 5x 165ah batteries at the moment so the LTH ones won’t be a permanent solution.

2023.12.29 Friday
01:15 C-YA. Glenn I vote for lifeline
05:07 🦜Maison de Sante I think your batteries maybe be OK if you’re concern is them getting to 47C. If you’re charging at a pretty high rate, AGMs can get that warm. Mine do at least. I have lifelines that will max out at about 47C when I’m charging at 100 amps+. If your alternator and/or charge controllers have a temp sensors, you can adjust to temperature/voltage slope to adjust for charging voltages at the various temperatures set by the manufacturer . As the amps decrease, mine will drop down to about 41C and then back to room temp once they’re floating.
05:10 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
05:10 🦜Maison de Sante Here’s my spec sheet for charging volts versus temp. I’m sure Victron has a similar grid for your batteries.
06:22 Captain Dietmar
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.335773,-80.147527
06:23 Captain Dietmar COG 060t 5.6kts
07:29 Ohana Chad & Nicole I am fixing to do a 3 day passage today. I will be doing some motoring with high output alternators. I also run Victron batteries. I will watch the temps and see what they look like.
07:42 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.21378363671742,-101.0823608969882
07:44 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis On my way to Isla La Roqueta, should be there by 2:30 pm.
I see you’re @Captain Dietmar underway. Have a great sail.
08:22 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis hi there! How was Papanoa? Is Tiamat still with you?
08:23 S/VFIN (Susan) Looking forward to your detailed report on Isla La Roqueta.
08:24 Voyager - Ed & Liz Safe passage - just missed you. Arrived back in Ixtapa today and heading back over to the Zihua anchorage.
08:29 Michael (Fin) Voyager! So glad to hear you are coming into Zihua. Pretty lonely here!
08:42 YO-D-YO Mary
Vista Mar Marina Kilómetro 92, San Carlos, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482789,-79.945024
08:44 YO-D-YO Mary We made it to Vista Mar. Punta Mala got me hungry for pancakes! It was a very calm motor. Thank you for the weather input all is well.
08:52 Cerca Trova-Bruce Congratulations!
08:54 BISOU Robin And Tad Ok great thanks
09:02 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
09:02 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Tiamat set sail yesterday morning. I think they’re intending to shoot straight through to Huatulco.
Gwen and I thoroughly enjoyed Papanoa. Took the day to relax, swim, fix a leaky starboard rudder packing, and have an enjoyable day before heading to La Roqueta. It was a bit rollie but not too bad. Worth it to us.
09:05 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Shoot, well hopefully, see ya a little further down. You know that I will most probably have a “pause” in Huatulco/Marina Chahue waiting on T-pecker.
09:07 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Question: doesn’t Mala mean “bad” in Spanish? Anyone know why Punta Mala is named so?
09:24 Captain Dietmar yup
09:24 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes it’s bad and can be horrible with wind against tide! But like any Punta in the world it can also be just fine!
09:53 Captain Dietmar punta chame panama
09:53 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:25 Kekada II Don & Anja After a pleasant night at Isla Iguana we have just rounded Punta Mala on a falling tide. Hoping to make Ensenda Naranja before dusk.
10:35 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We have a friend flying to PV on Wednesday. Hoping to start south at the end of next week. Probably only as far as Barra until Feb.

Hoping we catch up to you for a minute to give you hugs! 😍
13:06 LOST PEARL Onno Sail down, they can catch a bus… (lol)
13:35 Voyager - Ed & Liz Inbound now. Will be there in about 45 minutes 😎
14:02 C-YA. Glenn @Voyager - Ed & Liz well dang you did not wash my boat Ed! See you soon
14:11 Qué vendrá I can give you a contact to a LifeLine batteries distributor in PuertoVallarta. I know they deliver to Barra, you can check if they are willing to bring them further south as well.
14:13 Captain Dietmar
Taboga District, Panamá Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.775959,-79.540011
14:13 Captain Dietmar At anchor 40 feet 08 46.560 n
79 32.393W
14:15 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:19 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks very much that would be great. However so far we have not been able to find Lifeline batteries of the correct specifications that we need.
14:26 Qué vendrá I think you already got that contact - it is Pieter Karsten in PV, +52 322 182 7524. I've read your other messages - make sure that with your high output alternators you are putting the amount of current that your batteries can accept. That should be listed in your battery manual. For LifeLine AGMs, which is what we have, it is quite high, about 20% of capacity - so we can charge about 20A for every 100Ah of capacity.
14:27 Qué vendrá @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle @Leah - Sv Jubel - are you guys on Zulip? There are some questions to you in the Panama stream, but I think you are not registered there, as I cannot tag you.
14:29 JUBEL - Kyle We are not. I don't like using it
17:51 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff The welcoming committee came out to welcome us back to Marina Ixtapa.
17:51 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
18:36 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Fred is checking out the folks.
18:40 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Say “Hey” to Fred, I kinda miss him. Haha.
18:53 Captain Dietmar right said fred ...
18:59 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis good to hear. Big swell coming in here soon . Maybe we wont be able to enter Ixtapa Marina but we will see. Keep me posted as you head down. Safe passage!
19:37 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Coming down to the Acapulco area today the water was as smooth as a swimming pool. The whole way. Light winds 5 to 7 knots. It was perfect for a motoryacht. Anchored at La Roqueta. only yacht here. But plenty of tourists on the beach and snorkeling. Looking across the channel, lots of tourists at the hotels. Music is jamming. Give an update tomorrow when I’ve done a little more investigation.
20:05 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks very much! Yes we’re aware of the capacity etc. Ironicslly we have friends in the Med with the same boat and same batteries that have the same overheating issue! And we both know of others as well.
20:08 Michael (Fin) I @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Such good news! Thank you. Keep it going!!!!
20:29 S/VFIN (Susan) Contact

2023.12.30 Saturday
00:58 TIAMAT Owen @S/VFIN (Susan) We just got back into Starlink coastal range. We're past Marquelia, halfway to Puerto Escondido. Decent code zero sail on the first day, no wind at all today. Motoring along on one engine at low RPMs to conserve fuel.
08:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.82330533252249,-99.90420945774935
09:38 S/VFIN (Susan) @TIAMAT Owen great to hear ! See you soon! Maybe
09:39 BISOU Robin And Tad How are the swells?
09:51 TIAMAT Owen Very mild. We’ve had a sea breeze develop this morning with some associated wind waves, but the long range swell is tiny
09:59 BISOU Robin And Tad Interesting as that’s not what the NOAA forecast says! How far offshore are you?
10:00 TIAMAT Owen About 11nm
10:10 BISOU Robin And Tad Ok thanks
10:14 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:14 Captain Dietmar A better view of the anchorage on the SE corner of Taboga Panama - far enough to not get the city noise but close enough to see the fireworks tomorrow ?
12:05 TIAMAT Owen Is anyone currently in marina chahue?
12:13 TIAMAT Owen Being told over WhatsApp that they’re full with no space available, which seems surprising based on what I’d read previously. Would like confirmation for anyone there or who was there recently
14:56 BISOU Robin And Tad We tried to get in over the last four days. He had space for a monohull but not a catamaran. I’ve been in touch with friends in there at the moment and they said there are some large boats that are taking up space plus the electricity is not working well. We’re in Bahia Órgano at the moment. It’s pretty crazy with daytrippers but they’ll all be gone by 4pm. A good breeze blowing but not much swell.
15:04 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
15:04 BISOU Robin And Tad Come and join us!
15:07 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad place is great after day trippers in the evening and coffee in the morning before they come
15:20 TIAMAT Owen Sounds like we might be! Need to figure out how to fuel up and wait for the Tehuantepec
15:39 C-YA. Glenn Photos
15:39 C-YA. Glenn Zwat
16:01 SUNDOWNER Jeff We were there a week or so ago. They had limited space for large vessels. We obtained our slip through Francisco - whatsapp +529712060241
16:04 BISOU Robin And Tad This message from our friends in the Marina Chahue at the moment.

There is no longer a fuel dock at the marina. It was removed many years back. There is a fuel dock in Santa Cruz, but it is a little sketchy and is best at high tide. Perviously we have anchored in Organo and taken the diesel cans in the dinghy to Santa Cruz and filled them at the fuel dock. We timed it with a snorkel trip to Entrega 🤿
17:05 Ohana Chad & Nicole Been running both engines with high output alternators for a few hours and my Victron batteries are at 40C. I do know my system has the ability to regulate battery temp but don’t know how the whole programming thing works.
17:11 BISOU Robin And Tad How long is a few hours and what size are your engines and at what rpm?
17:28 TIAMAT Owen Thanks. What’s shore access like for getting into town if we’re anchored out?
17:33 🦜Maison de Sante Were your batteries discharged when you started charging off alternators?
17:34 BISOU Robin And Tad Apparently there’s a dirt track that leads to the main road that heaps of taxis go by on. It’s about 7km into town. My friend that regularly anchors here said it’s the way to go.
17:53 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff We’d like to stay in Marina Flamenco or Playita for a few weeks at the end of May and I’d love some pros and cons for each. It may net be gestalt but I would welcome personal opinions (sorry Captain Dietmar).
18:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Just went ashore and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the main road. Probably too far to carry fuel but fine for provisioning. So many pangas come and go here during the day I’m pretty sure you could pay someone to take you to get fuel in town if you didn’t want to take your dinghy!
18:40 BOUNDLESS @BISOU Robin And Tad
18:43 YO-D-YO Mary I didn't realize cruise ships came there. Maybe they will throw you chocolate!
19:12 Courage ⛵️ John There is a victron facebook group I have been following for awhile where you will find good advice and expert help for issues just like yours.

https://facebook.com/groups/victronenergyusergroup/
19:15 Courage ⛵️ John I follow similar ones for my yanmar engine and our starlink. They are all very active and helpful resources from my experience.
19:21 C-YA. Glenn @YO-D-YO Mary oh I have chocolate yes I do from Chiapas
19:51 YO-D-YO Mary Oh yes, we do too! Yummy
19:59 C-YA. Glenn @YO-D-YO Mary yes I went back as you know for seconds. Pulse Oreos I have. Lol.
20:12 CHALLENGE Olivia @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff we spent a week at playita. It's not fancy, and the office is disorganized. But it's much less busy with visitors than flamenco. Cabs to casco viejo are easy to come by and only a 15 minute ride. There is a pool at the next door hotel which we used a lot. And there was a great laundry service referred by the docks manager. Maybe not a resort like Marina but we loved the old city restaurants.
21:01 Ohana Chad & Nicole Running for about 3 hours. Running 75hp Volvo’s. Had both on at the same time with high output alternators. Running 2000 rpm’s
21:02 Ohana Chad & Nicole Batteries were at 68% when I started engines. I have (8) 300 amp hour Victron lithium batteries

2023.12.31 Sunday
10:14 🦜Maison de Sante Ah…ok. I don’t think lithiums heat up like agms do but that’s good intel.
11:41 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 16.00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
12:21 CHEMISTRY - Sean Anyone in Barra -- A few of us on the north side of Dock G are getting together on the dock tonight to have drinks and snacks starting around 7:30. Call it a very casual potluck. Bring something or not (lawn chair, booze, snacks), but please do come & say hi). We'll take advantage of the party on the lawn by using their music and light show and fireworks... for free!
12:46 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group video call started.
12:47 🦜Maison de Sante
Causeway 156474-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.914638561964267,-79.52700015916379
12:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Wish we could join but we’ll be at sea. But enjoy and say “Hey, from Summer, Kurt and Gwen” please.
13:21 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Group call ended.
13:36 DawnPatrol LaneyMark We will stop by at some point! We’re still In D 17.
13:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are having 9 for a por luck dinner on board. But, hope to see you around. The fireworks from the hotel, Barra and Melaque are beautiful. Don’t stay on the dock at midnight.
14:20 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @Qué vendrá
Hi Maciek I dm’d you.
14:40 CHALLENGE Olivia
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.509485065496536,-78.61538697343705
15:02 Captain Dietmar
Taboga District, Panamá Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.775153,-79.540026
15:02 BISOU Robin And Tad
Vía sin nombre, 70987 Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.73693086411862,-96.14459881804014
15:04 BISOU Robin And Tad Can you guys please report on the stopover outside Acapulco? We’re headed north in a few days and thinking of pulling in for a night’s rest!
15:11 BRIGADOON 3 @,☠️Delta Swizzler Just wondering why you shouldn’t stay on the dock at midnight?
15:13 BRIGADOON 3 @CHEMISTRY - Sean Hi Sean. We are having company for dinner and will try and pop over to say Hi
15:23 LOST PEARL Onno Photos
15:23 LOST PEARL Onno Ahhhh… the joys of boatwork… is it beer time yet?
15:47 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Report on anchoring at La Roqueta. We got there and were the only ones there. Anchored. Wonderful spot. Excellent snorkeling. Felt safe. But would not recommend going into town still. We did go over to get a bite to eat. Have pesos when you go if you go. Very crowded. Very little supplies. But all the lights are on at night.
Did not check in with the marina. So cannot give a report on that.
15:48 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
15:51 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Acapulco last night.
The splashes are the fish, jumping around when Gwen had a bright idea. Ha ha.
16:03 Narnia Nick Annie Hi all just wondering do I need to think about reservations in Panama for a haul out on pacific side or is that something I can wait until I arrive
16:04 Narnia Nick Annie Happy new year to everyone
16:51 BISOU Robin And Tad Great news. We’ll definitely make a stop there then!
16:53 Qué vendrá May I know what you don't like about it? I am trying to understand what makes people use one of our communication platforms vs the other.
16:53 BISOU Robin And Tad Did you eat on the island or actually in town?
16:57 Qué vendrá Happy New Year! May it bring joy, camraderie, and new adventures!
17:01 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Ate in town at one of the beach restaurants. Had a beer on the island.
19:15 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
19:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Gwen’s sunset at sea, and my last sunset…..this year.
Feliz Ano Nuevo todas.
19:17 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Gwen’s first sunset at sea.
19:36 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Beautiful. Happy New Year Friend. 😊
19:59 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you. To you and Jeff. 2024 will be awesome.
At least, we’ll see.
22:15 🦜Maison de Sante Videos
22:16 🦜Maison de Sante Happy new year from Panamá


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2024.01.01 Monday
01:12 C-YA. Glenn Videos
01:13 C-YA. Glenn From Zwat
01:13 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
01:14 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Happy New Year Posse from marina Ixtapa
01:35 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Happy new year from Barra de Navidad! 🥂
01:35 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
01:45 Remedy-Natalie Photos
02:06 JUBEL - Kyle Dm'd
02:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Videos
02:20 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
02:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Not 5 minutes after this shot we had a pod of more than 8 dolphins in front of Summer’s bow flashing bioluminescence like underwater fireworks for about 5 minutes. Truly magical. Not kidding. Incredible. The BEST New Years I’ve ever had.
02:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.04886967912335,-98.12103910465262
06:56 Captain Dietmar congratulations happy new year
did you see any Acapulco fireworks 🎆?
08:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn When we were at Organo we dinghied around the corner to Maguey and grabbed a taxi into town for M$130.
08:17 Cerca Trova-Bruce
Palm Beach, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.76100076187533,-80.04453940857063
08:17 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Carr. Zona Arqueológica " Palenque ", Sin Nombre, 29963 Palenque, Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.49691558840226,-92.01673456216692
08:18 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74702673320519,-105.3681581030151
08:28 SUNDOWNER Jeff
8424+4WG, El Zapote, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.300913,-88.892518
08:29 SUNDOWNER Jeff Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador
08:30 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You made it! How’s the swell? Easy crossing?
08:34 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Av Rueda Medina 152, Electricistas - Supmza. 003, 77407 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.23398173349894,-86.73773051499734
08:40 Perception - Jim
Blvd. Marina Mazatlan 2852, Sábalo Country, 82100 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26837521482421,-106.4650674414107
08:40 SUNDOWNER Jeff Bar crossing was very easy. WOT follow the pilot boat, keep the white side up. (moon laugh) Wasn't a big swell, so she slid right in. Can't say thank you enough to Bill, Jean , and their people. Made the whole process very easy.
08:41 SUNDOWNER Jeff IMG-20231231-WA0001.jpg
08:43 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Fantastic. See you Sunday!
08:46 YO-D-YO Mary
F3J4+JPC, San Carlos District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.481519,-79.943307
08:46 YO-D-YO Mary Happy New Year everyone from Vista Mar Marina
08:53 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis No. We left Acapulco about 1000. We were half way to Punta Escondido at midnight. We saw fireworks way off from the little towns 8 miles over but the dolphins fireworks were much brighter and closer. And much cooler.
09:33 BISOU Robin And Tad
Vía sin nombre, 70987 Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.73660970230841,-96.14453929053155
09:37 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Playa Marina Ixtapa
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.665706,-101.615791
09:44 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 45 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 1600 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
10:01 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt
Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Provincia de Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.36617,-79.950222
10:03 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Enjoying boat projects in Shelter Bay Marina. Great start to a New Year
10:03 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Coclé Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.341861,-80.16292
10:03 Captain Dietmar
Taboga District, Panamá Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.775064,-79.540086
10:19 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:31 OZ  Steve & Susan
Bucutiweg 34, Oranjestad, Aruba : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.49804729531432,-70.01728047584209
10:38 DawnPatrol LaneyMark
Vía sin nombre, 48996 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19624591244235,-104.6822635716538
10:44 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene We miss Vista Mar, so enjoy your time there, ⛵️😎🇵🇦⛵️ but our new life here in Shelter Bay is great !
10:53 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.86981781391051,-97.23282247625929
10:54 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Have a safe Canal crossing and we’ll see you on the Atlantic side ⛵️🇵🇦😎
11:18 YO-D-YO Mary Looking forward to seeing you and the posse fleet.
11:19 Michael (Fin) Group call ended.
12:57 CHALLENGE Olivia Im no good for the group call. Try again next week. But meanwhile in San Blas islands, possibly our favorite place so far. A fellow cruiser took this on our way out of an anchorage we shared. So many good people.
12:58 CHALLENGE Olivia Videos
12:58 CHALLENGE Olivia Photos
13:19 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Av. Alfonso Pérez Gasga 609B, Libertad, 71984 Puerto Escondido, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.86109887978479,-97.06135641593931
13:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Thank you @SUNDOWNER Lynn and @SUNDOWNER Jeff for the wonderful info. We’re in, moored and safe.
13:21 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Just called Jesus, be here in 2 hours.
13:24 SUNDOWNER Lynn Awesome, glad to hear it, Kurtis! Great talking to you!
13:28 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz ShelterBay Marina
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369787,-79.950848
13:41 Nanook 🐻‍❄️⛵️Krista
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Provincia de Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367718810020218,-79.95128402311353
13:47 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Perhaps the wonderful info can help others going south. Care to share? Gracias!
14:24 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Videos
14:26 FIDO-Jodi & Steve Wishing everyone a safe journey
14:56 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Photos
14:58 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Cloudy day in Shelter Bay Marina Panama. Burgies flying in the breeze
16:08 ROLLING THUNDER @SUNDOWNER Jeff I do not know if you are familiar with Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua. Here are the details I have learned.
16:10 ROLLING THUNDER Puesta del Sol buoys.pdf
16:10 ROLLING THUNDER @SUNDOWNER Lynn Entering the bay for Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua there are very few navigation buoys in place. Here is a list of way points for the entrance to the estuary. You start 5 miles off shore at the black way point. Put the additional waypoints on your chart plotter in Red and Green and they represent the missing buoys and guide you right in. Juanita is the contact for the hotel and marina, her WhatsApp number is +505 8880 0013. Send her your documentation 5 days before you arrive and she will have Migration, Aduna and the Port Authority ride out in a taxi (at your expense) to check you in. Have lots of small bills. it is less than a hundred dollars US but they do not make change. It is all very slick and it is a lovely facility.
16:15 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just because watching the families in town having a great time is a beautiful event, plus you can see the hotels show as well as all over the bay from the malacon.
16:15 ROLLING THUNDER @SUNDOWNER Lynn This detailed info is in Zulip: Juanita Garcia Uriza
https://panamaposse.com/marina-puesta-del-sol-nicaragua
Tel: (505) 8880-0013; 8880-0019; 8883-0781

Entry or Departure Immigration U$ 30.00 per yacht
Entry Tourist Card / Visa U$ 10.00 per person
Entry or Departure U$ 3.00 per person
Entry or Departure Customs U$ 0.00
Entry Maritime Authority U$ 25.00 per boat
Port Captain Departure U$ 30.00 International zarpe
Entry or Departure Officials transportation U$ 60.00

So total entry and exit fees into Nicaragua for a vessel ~ 280 $ ( CASH )
16:48 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Weebles Pete&Cheryll to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:58 SUNDOWNER Jeff Thank you for that information it is greatly appreciated. We were just perusing around zulip.
17:02 SUNDOWNER Jeff We had posted the info here a few weeks back. We dropped info for Puerto Escondido in zulip as well to make it easier to access.
18:09 Maison De Sante Photos
18:09 Maison De Sante Happy New Year from Panama City!
18:09 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Thank you. I read it this afternoon. That is what’s great about that platform. Easy to find! 😏
22:12 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We have a guest coming and want to do some cruising around Bandares Bay.

Question: What are the wind and swell thresholds that would have you say, “nope, not going there,” for Yelapa, Jaltemba, and Chacala?

And, any tips for picking up ball in Yelapa?
22:51 🦜Maison de Sante #1 tip for yelapa is insist on a stern ball to keep you pointed into the swell. At night the wind usually switches and puts the swell on the beam and it can be miserable but with it, you can be comfortable in some swell. They’ll want to charge more to use two balls but it’s worth it. I’d have to dig around to see if I still have the guys what’s app. I’ll post it if I find it.

2024.01.02 Tuesday
07:46 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Great tip! Do you rig two lines from your aft port and starboard stern cleats to the second ball?
08:16 🦜Maison de Sante I didn’t but I put a little anti chafe wrap around my line so it wouldn’t scratch the hull when we swung. It doesn’t need to be perfect, you just need it to hold the stern generally in the right direction. I never could find the what’s app but it shouldn’t be hard to find their contact or someone on the line here. If I recall, there were two guys that would offer moorings and one was affiliated with a restaurant. The first time we visited, they just met us as we were entering to ask if we want a mooring.
09:40 Weebles Pete&Cheryll Weebles Pete&Cheryll joined the group.
12:21 BISOU Robin And Tad @,☠️Delta Swizzler sent you a dm
12:33 Rob on Avant Consider Punta Mita too. If yelapa is bad, Mita is usually better. Usually lots of whale action there too.
15:46 S/VFIN (Susan) @Tidings Of Joy- Joy hi there! We are anchored out in the bay here. Can you give me your contact info? Would you like to get together for dinner in town?

15:51 Captain Dietmar
Manzana 080814 156496-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.913304,-79.526895
15:52 Rob on Avant @Captain Dietmar when is your transit?
16:35 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Videos

17:15 Voyager - Ed & Liz That was the slip I was in last week 😵‍💫
17:18 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff He was looking for you
17:43 Captain Dietmar Jan 10
19:12 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis FRED! Ain’t he cool.
He’s nice too. Was willing to give me a hand with the oil change.

Somebody’s hand.

2024.01.03 Wednesday
00:52 Rob on Avant 030531Z JAN 24
NAVAREA XII 1/24(21).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
MEXICO.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
0500Z TO 0925Z DAILY 08 THRU 14 JAN
IN AREA BOUND BY
30-33.00N 117-11.00W, 29-56.00N 116-14.00W,
29-23.00N 115-56.00W, 29-03.00N 116-38.00W,
29-21.00N 116-52.00W, 30-31.00N 117-14.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 141025Z JAN 24.//
08:12 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn For a second I thought "space debris" was debris from space!
09:19 Rob on Avant It’s actually debris from space. From rocket launches, usually.
10:03 Captain Dietmar
Manzana 080814 156496-4, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.912961,-79.527194
10:05 LOST PEARL Onno https://maps.app.goo.gl/hxAkMxpHB3kRJcYY9?g_st=ic
10:29 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Blvrd Chahue s/n, P Chahue, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.76388811302688,-96.12194100650156
12:02 BISOU Robin And Tad @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis you guys must have “pull”. We tried for 4 days to get into the marina! On our way north now! Did Tiamat get in as well?
12:32 LOST PEARL Onno @BOUNDLESS are you guys in Las Hadas?
12:40 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis
Congratulations on your Chahue arrival!
12:56 Rob on Avant 031718Z JAN 24
NAVAREA IV 10/24(26,28).
WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
NICARAGUA.
12 METER S/V CARPE DIEM, ONE PERSON ON BOARD, OVERDUE.
LAST KNOWN POSITION IN 15-34.32N 080-17.69W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT,
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE. REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
13:45 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis HELP! I have been trying since Oct to get a slip for FIn for Feb 7ish for a month stay. At first I had one, then they kept getting fired and giving me another contact. I am on the 3rd one now a Franciso Asipona who has not responded to my last 2 requests. Can you represent me? Thanks
13:45 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis HELP! I have been trying since Oct to get a slip for FIn for Feb 7ish for a month stay. At first I had one, then they kept getting fired and giving me another contact. I am on the 3rd one now a Franciso Asipona who has not responded to my last 2 requests. Can you represent me? Thanks
14:42 C-YA. Glenn @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff welcome to the neighbor hood. City side bottom tend to grow rather quickly just for your information. Ropa water is clearer and less growth but longer dingy
15:08 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Howdy. Happy to be here. Thought we’d spent some time here then go over there.
15:57 C-YA. Glenn It’s easier for traveling ashore the city side and yes over on Ropa tad busier with things but at night it’s bliss
16:00 DawnPatrol LaneyMark @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
Do you have the address to send packages to in ixtapa? Gracias.
16:02 BOUNDLESS Hi, we are also looking for Ishmael and Hilda’s contact info in Zihua to receive items

Thanks!
16:10 Ohana Chad & Nicole Who is the recommended agent for the Panama Canal?
16:10 C-YA. Glenn Photos
16:10 C-YA. Glenn They do not do WhatsApp. At one time they did use the radio. I go by when I am ashore and pre order
16:11 C-YA. Glenn Hilda says ensure you put your boat name on all orders
16:11 Ohana Chad & Nicole Where can I find the info for marinas in Carthigena? Any recommendations?
16:16 Maison De Sante Photos
17:23 JUBEL - Kyle Can second the dirty bottom by the city. I would never anchor on that side again. We still have barnacle marks on our bottom from anchoring there. Our chain was absolutely covered in growth after a week. I have never seen it that bad anywhere before or since
17:27 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis You’re talking about Marina Chahue, right?
I’ll see what I can do. I may have an in.
17:29 TIAMAT Stephanie And we’ll third that!! OMG the barnacles are intense there!!! Never have we ever gotten so much barnacle growth on our hulls, and our chain. We even picked up these clams that won’t go away no matter how much we scrape them off. Yuck!! 🤮
17:34 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz No, I’m sorry I don’t. Last week I cleared out all of my Amazon delivery addresses that I didn’t think I would use any longer last week.
17:34 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Photos
17:35 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Just change your boat name and it should be servicio instead of servicing. I used this address several times successfully
17:54 DawnPatrol LaneyMark I found this info, it explains a little more regarding package drops
17:54 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Photos
17:58 DawnPatrol LaneyMark I called Marina ixtapa and they will not accept a package unless you are there, and they are booked now. Not knowing when package will get there is problematic. Did the people using Hilda use fed ex, Dhl, or someone like Deko marine?
18:04 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/panama-canal

erick or Marcus
erick has been a longstanding goto agent for the posse
18:12 Courage ⛵️ John After two months, our AIS is back on the boat and hooked up. What a mess of a warranty process that was (la paz to tijuana to san diego to atlanta to san diego to la paz to barra de navidad)! lol

anyone in the marina or on anchor, would you please check if courage is visible again (in G4 slip near marina office). gracias!
18:15 Rob on Avant Photos
18:15 Rob on Avant Showing up on MarineTraffic.com. Looks like your strength line is loose, though. ;)
18:17 Courage ⛵️ John oh thank the gods! we didn’t like ghosting everyone for so long (hahaha)
18:22 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Can you send me your contact information. Sundowner told me of Pedro down here. I’m going to give you his information and I’m going to give your information to him. He is the man. Francisco is up at the office, and when I asked for a slip, they said they did not have one. When I talked to Pedro, the next day they were asking for my paperwork and gave me a slip. So Pedro is the one you want to work with. I actually have him listed on my phone as “the man“. Because that’s what Jeff on sundowner said. He is the man that can take care of everything you could possibly need. I will send you his information for you to contact him. If he can’t get it done, it can’t be done.
18:24 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
18:25 Rob on Avant Stern line. Damn auto-incorrect!
18:26 BISOU Robin And Tad Wish we’d had that info when we were trying to get into the marina to sort out our battery issues!
18:48 Captain Dietmar EXITING NEWS FOR OUR ANTI CORRUPTION EFFORTS AS PER WSJ
legal question - can we use this against corrupt port officers ?

U.S. Prosecutors Can Charge Foreign Officials With Bribery Under New Provision
Part of the annual defense bill allows the Justice Department to bring criminal charges against foreign officials who demand or accept a bribe from a U.S. citizen or company, or within a U.S. jurisdiction

Jan. 2, 2024 8:00 am ET
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, which prosecutes many white-collar cases.

U.S. authorities can now prosecute foreign officials who demand or accept bribes from Americans trying to secure business, new legal firepower granted in the recently signed annual defense legislation.

For the first time, a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act has made it a crime for a foreign official to ask for or take a bribe from an American person, a U.S. company or within a U.S. jurisdiction.

President Biden signed the defense bill into law on Dec. 22, after Congress earlier in the month voted to pass the sweeping annual legislation that designates top U.S. military priorities. The NDAA increases the national security budget roughly 3% to $886 billion from the previous year’s $858 billion.

The provision, known as the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, broadens the scope and reach of U.S. antibribery laws in a way policy supporters say will fight corruption, which the Biden administration has said is one of its top national security priorities.

Advocates for the law say it complements the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a longstanding U.S. antibribery law that prohibits the paying of bribes to foreign officials to win or keep business. Under FEPA, violators would be fined no more than $250,000 or three times the value of the bribe; imprisoned for no more than 15 years, or both.

The new provision comes after years of campaigning by a bipartisan coalition of anticorruption groups and government watchdogs, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“Without this, the U.S. legal arsenal for combating international corruption was incomplete,” said Tom Firestone, a partner at law firm Squire Patton Boggs who specializes in white-collar crime, noting that the FCPA only covers the supply side of paying bribes, while FEPA addresses the demand side.

“If it’s enforced effectively, it would hopefully protect U.S. companies operating abroad so they won’t be subject to these demands,” he said.

Transparency International U.S., an anticorruption advocacy group that helped craft the legislation and led the campaign for it, said FEPA could root out foreign corruption at its sources.

“This, without question, is the most consequential anti-foreign-bribery law passed in almost 50 years,” said Scott Greytak, director of advocacy for Transparency International U.S.

Supporters are optimistic enforcement won’t be a problem, as the Justice Department for years has brought charges against foreign officials outside U.S. borders over bribery, but used different laws to do so, for instance, money-laundering or wire fraud statutes.

Under the new provision, foreign officials charged with taking bribes can be arrested when they enter U.S. territory; if they live in a country with an extradition treaty with the U.S., or if they travel to a third country that has an extradition treaty with the U.S., according to Greytak.

Even if some foreign officials are beyond the reach of U.S. marshals, Firestone, a former federal prosecutor, said that isn’t likely to deter prosecution of these cases, as the Justice Department recognizes the value of identifying offenders and holding them responsible.

“The fact they can’t be brought to trial doesn’t mean the U.S. DOJ won’t charge them. That means they can still be arrested if they travel, or they become a prisoner in their own country because they are afraid to travel,” he said.
19:13 TIAMAT Owen On the topic of shipping things, does anyone know if there is an address you can send packages to at Marina Chiapas?
19:33 Rob on Avant Check with the marina, as delivery to the marina is sort of on again off again with various carriers (it’s pretty remote). Sometimes Memo gets things shipped to his house and brings them to work if the carrier isn’t simpatico with getting to the marina directly.
19:34 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
19:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Can’t beat a good sunset! Halfway between Puerto Angel and Acapulco, Mexico!
19:41 Blown Away Eileen We used Eric. He is amazing.
19:49 YO-D-YO Dave Regarding Erick, we discussed the amount he asked for. There was a discrepancy in his favor. Check your bill.
20:00 YO-D-YO Dave Regarding Erick, he has been very responsive, even over the New Year's holiday. Well worth the agent fee.
20:03 BRIGADOON 3 Thanks for letting us know. I fireworks sure were beautiful.
20:41 bāsik Teal Linh Emma We shipped things to Chiapas with no issues. Make sure Rolf gives you their address with sure instructions. 👍👍
20:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Talked to Francisco, he has your paperwork and said, “Yes, no problem.” Let them know when you’re a day out. He just doesn’t hold the spot for you. He said he can’t do that in case somebody comes in and needs a spot. I don’t think they take reservations with like a down payment or something. But he said, no problem when you get here just give me a holler and I’ll get you a space. But again, if you have any problem at all, contact Pedro. He made things happen and was standing on the dock when I came in. He called me when I was a few hours out, just to check when I would be there and was waiting when I got there.
21:12 TIAMAT Owen It looked like there were some spots open when we dinghied in today
21:56 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
22:02 S/VFIN (Susan) thank you! What is Pedro’s contact?
22:08 S/VFIN (Susan) Thanks!

2024.01.04 Thursday
08:26 Ohana Chad & Nicole Looking at the PP website and there is name of an agent to use. The persons name is Julian Watson. Does anyone have contact info for him?
08:40 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Photos
08:42 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis There it is. I put it up earlier, but I guess he didn’t see it. And I don’t know how to get you on a personal DM. But there’s Pedro’s contact.
09:19 S/VFIN (Susan) @SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis thank you.
09:35 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina de Chiapas - Ramble on Rose
Camino a Playa Linda KM 6.5
MADERO
PUERTO MADERO (SAN BENITO), CHIAPAS 30830
Mexico

In the notes add cerca del restaurante Baos

I used this address many times for Amazon packages during the fall of 2022
09:56 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Serenity is on the move again. Making the hop from Chiapas to Bahia del Sol. Conditions are calm (read: boring). 🥱 Only one long line seen on the way out of Chiapas.
09:57 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Safe travels friends
10:05 Kekada II Don & Anja Arrived Golfito, Costa Rica late yesterday. Strict quarantine rules apply. Cannot leave boat until health inspection. Forms must be submitted to Ministry of Health requesting inspection. Inspection cost $100. Banana bay marina can make the payment on your behalf. Apparently we could be waiting most of today. Once inspected and passed we can finally begin the immigration, customs, port captain routine.
10:39 SUNDOWNER Jeff Safe travels. Looking forward to seeing you again
11:25 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Long line 14 30.11N 92 20.02W extending South for about half a mile. Practically at the Mexico - Guatamala border.
13:17 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Photos
13:18 ☠️KNOT RIGHT, Walt Decided to send the picture of the burgees before I struck them.
13:26 TIAMAT Owen Are the recordings of this year's seminars from Barra going to be posted on the website?
13:26 TIAMAT Owen @Captain Dietmar
13:55 Captain Dietmar have not had time to edit
them ... yes eventually
14:06 DoTheThing-M&F I’m sorry all. I am trying to figure out where this is.. thanks to precise the anchorage. Is it in Ixtapa marina?
14:15 TIAMAT Stephanie No, not in the marina. Right in front of the city, Zihuatanejo.
14:20 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @Voyager - Ed & Liz
Sent you dm
14:20 C-YA. Glenn
La Ropa 21, Zona Hotelera, 40895 Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63349681789885,-101.5492993337521
14:21 C-YA. Glenn @DoTheThing-M&F right there in these two bays
15:28 S/VFIN (Susan) Of course there were
15:28 S/VFIN (Susan)
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, 40883 Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66622619675967,-101.6151771673855
15:29 S/VFIN (Susan) We moved onto Ixtapa Marina to wait for our daughter’s arrival tomorrow.
16:10 C-YA. Glenn @S/VFIN (Susan) I am sorry! lol. Teasing. We hunted down the owner of the paraglides for the boat and he is stopping by tomorrow with my money honey
16:20 S/VFIN (Susan) @C-YA. Glenn CONGRATULATIONS!!!
16:22 C-YA. Glenn Have fun with Fred the Croc feed him some chicken for me but keep your hand
16:32 Maison De Sante It’s a bad idea to feed the crocs… then they associate people with food which won’t end well for someone down the line 😬
17:00 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Saboga, Provincia de Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.624486285776092,-79.03480062480959
17:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We can’t get enough of Isla Contadora, Panama Las Perlas!
Hanging with @SV Whirlwind and @GALATEA - Sarah&Mark
17:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Isla Contadora ⚓️N 08’ 37.454 W 079’01.843 4.6 meters at low tide. Good protection from northerlies. Provisioning, pizza, gelato…great walks all around the island. Beautiful, clear water and nice snorkeling even off the boat on anchor.
17:12 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante yea I know that was being funny. Sorry for being me
17:28 Maison De Sante I really like humor! And I wasn’t sure if it was. My bad. It’s just hard to read it via messenger 😜
17:34 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante true dat
17:35 C-YA. Glenn Photos
17:54 BISOU Robin And Tad Favourite provisioning store(s) in Zihuatanejo? We’ll be arriving Sunday or Monday and the fridge is empty! It doesn’t look like there’s a Sam’s Club or Walmart but a big Soriana.
17:55 TIAMAT Owen The Soriana was very good. There is a Sam’s club according to google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Tod8uFimVXPLKBR86?g_st=ic
17:57 BISOU Robin And Tad Awesome thanks so much!
18:12 BOUNDLESS Boundless has arrived in Las Hadas, Manzanillo. We thought we’d try med morning in the marina for fun. (It actually wasn’t!), but after a couple (4) tries we tucked in, with not a lot of help from the dock crew. Shore power is wonky, and apparently the pump at the fuel dock is not working, so plan accordingly if you’re coming through. Being here is helping with airport and baggage transfers, but after that we’re out of here and back to the anchorages.
18:12 BOUNDLESS Photos
18:24 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad hey Robin. Still here. Local
Market is good I can walk you there. The Local Grocer store is great and they deliver to Hilda. Sam’s club is also here
18:35 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff @Voyager - Ed & Liz
@C-YA. Glenn
Hey guys can you give me contact info for the diver to do bottom cleaning here in Zihua?
19:24 Voyager - Ed & Liz Will send when I get back aboard.
19:24 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Ok thanks
19:30 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We'll definitely now include that in our itinerary. Glad last year's incidents seemed to be a one off.
19:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I laughed! (moon wink)
21:27 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn laughing is good
21:31 LOST PEARL Onno Saw you in the marina as I dinghyed in. Expensive dinghy dock, 280 pesos a day. Hope the marina was a decent rate.
22:59 BOUNDLESS Well, unfortunately no Panama posse discount here!

2024.01.05 Friday
01:27 TIAMAT Owen Leaving Huatulco for Chiapas. Tehuantepec, here we come!
06:49 Captain Dietmar if you get me the name and contact info for the mgr of las Hadas I can try
07:02 Salacia / Peter And don’t forget the Barbie’s and oysters growing in any intake and hose they can find. I was pulling 2” oyster shells out of 1” hose for weeks.
07:02 Salacia / Peter That’s barnacles, not Barbie’s
07:04 Salacia / Peter We had Mateo do it, he’s one of the guys helping with dinghies on the beach. Cheap, ok job.
07:05 Salacia / Peter
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.501872898974753,-78.79418905824423
07:05 Salacia / Peter We’re at Island Salardup in San Blas
07:58 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Thanks for sharing name. How much do you pay for what size boat?
08:05 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hola! Can I have this diver info, too?
08:58 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Safe travels
09:00 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis I second that. Keep us informed of the passage and how you’re doing. I’m using you as the scouting party. 😁
09:09 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Memo is the diver assisted by Sonja. She speaks perfect English. +52 755 128 5302
09:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’ll definitely share all of our anchorages once we have returned to land-ish. Having such a wonderful time! Buddy boating just happens naturally and we are feeling safe. It’s magical🏝️
09:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:19 SECOND WIND Laurin unsent a message.
09:29 BISOU Robin And Tad Have a safe and uneventful trip!
09:52 Michael (Fin) @YO-D-YO Mary safe travels
09:53 YO-D-YO Mary Thank you
11:53 TIAMAT Owen So far it's fine but slow. Passing Salina Cruz, and we've had a >1 knot current against us the entire way.
11:59 BISOU Robin And Tad You’re doing the shoreline trip?
12:00 Rob on Avant For that trip, boring is good.
12:00 TIAMAT Owen Yes
13:06 S/VFIN (Susan) @TIAMAT Owen You picked the right window! Enjoy! We are following you!
13:13 S/VFIN (Susan) Looking for a local individual to rent us a car in Zihua/Ixtapa
13:24 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:24 Captain Dietmar Abernathy panama
we have an official panama posse account which gives a variable discount on most parts
act 1602093030
13:29 LOST PEARL Onno That is a chandlery?
14:04 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Elsa can help you.
14:08 QUESO GRANDE Lance Fort Jefferson
Garden Key, Key West, FL 40001 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.627925,-82.873703
14:09 DawnPatrol LaneyMark Congratulations Lance and Sherri! How long was your transit?
14:10 DawnPatrol LaneyMark I was wondering about stopping there! Can you clear in so you can get off the boat?
14:31 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Photos
14:31 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We always use Jonny Cash

14:33 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz He will bring the car to
wherever you want and pick it up when you are done. The cars we have gotten from him have been very nice and fairly new. We drove one of them to Mexico City in September
14:41 BISOU Robin And Tad Arrived at Isla La Roqueta (Acapulco) at 2300hrs last night after a slow day motor sailing and then 17-19knots of wind on the nose for the last 25nm!!!
Made our way carefully into the anchorage in the dark (the city was lit up like crazy but the island was pitch black) and dropped the anchor about 350m offshore. Just as well as there are buoys and some stuff on the bottom closer to shore.
We didn’t hail the port captain on arrival (to be honest we didn’t even think about it) and were visited this morning by the port authority to ask why. We told them we’d just come in for a rest and would be leaving early tomorrow morning and he said to be sure to call on the way out.
Peaceful well protected anchorage with no visitors to the island before 10am. The banana boat started at 11am but has stayed away from us.
We’ll take the SUP ashore to the island shortly to explore.
Anchored at 16*49’.416N 099*54’.179W in 7m sand.
14:42 Captain Dietmar affirmative
14:56 YO-D-YO Mary
Manzana 080814 156496-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.913139,-79.528138
14:58 BISOU Robin And Tad @YO-D-YO Mary if you have time do visit the Biodiversity Museum down the causeway towards the city. It’s only open Friday thru Sunday and a bit expensive but very interesting and very well done. We enjoyed it!
14:59 C-YA. Glenn That place is great. When I lived there went all the time
15:04 YO-D-YO Mary Awesome we will make it happen.
15:07 BISOU Robin And Tad Just checked the website and apparently they’re now open Tuesday thru Sunday but closed Tuesday 9 January 2024.
15:39 QUESO GRANDE Lance It was 48hrs from Isla Mujeres. The first 36 was great sailing. The last 12 sucked! 20 knots on the nose against current in the Gulf Steam. Forecasts are not perfect and neither was the captain (this time) LOL..All good now. Dry Tortugas look awesome!
15:53 PRIYA Brandt Photos
15:53 PRIYA Brandt Manzanillo Bay
15:55 Captain Dietmar thank you ! @ picture
16:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim That is AMAZING!
16:07 Tidings Of Joy- Joy What?!! No way!!!
16:09 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff HOLY SHIT!
16:11 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
16:12 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Here’s the whale pics I get lol
16:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
16:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Love our dolphins visitors but hoping to see whales headed north tomorrow.
17:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
17:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Went ashore at Isla La Roqueta (Acapulco) this afternoon. Busy with lots of local visitors. There are vendors walking the beach selling quesadillas and ice cream or you can get a menu and order drinks and food from the waiters. Lots of tables and chairs with umbrellas available. It’s a very worthwhile stop and we were happy to help out these hard working people who have lost so much!
19:01 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Backyard view in Zihua.
19:01 Tidings Of Joy.Jeff Photos
19:03 Courage ⛵️ John thank you for report! we may stop there now to rest on way south. appreciate the coordinates too.
19:57 Qué vendrá +1 for them. She even sends an underwater video of before vs. after the clean.
20:22 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad Mexican holidays or Central America holidays
20:23 C-YA. Glenn @Tidings Of Joy.Jeff night time.
20:23 C-YA. Glenn Photos
20:36 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Key words: “If it is enforced effectively.”
20:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Wow! Thanks for the valuable update!!
20:56 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Lots of long lines in this area off Punta Remedios, El Salvador: 13 26.99N 89 44.64W. It’s a spider web out here. Fortunately, they have blinking lights at night. Should have resisted the temptation if get closer to shore for Starlink! 😂
20:58 Tidings Of Joy- Joy Thanks for the report. Cut that shit!!
21:00 TIAMAT Stephanie How far offshore do they go?
21:03 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I’m six miles offshore now.
23:10 TIAMAT Owen Tehuantepec near-shore crossing has proved ... less than ideal today. Reverse T-pecker came in much stronger than forecast, much earlier than forecast. We spent the afternoon in beam-on 22 knot wind from the south, making a ton very unpleasant chop that is just now dying off. Somehow we've also managed to have current against us almost the entire trip... currently seeing a 1.25 knot current
23:16 Remedy-Karl Has anyone actually used their Shark Shafts going through these lines that can report their effectiveness?
23:22 TIAMAT Owen Yes. We cut a line somewhere between Barra and Papanoa, probably at night. Shaft shark did its job, I removed the remnants from the shaft by hand

2024.01.06 Saturday
01:07 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn star link works out at sea at least for me at 90 miles. But then you are paying for it I used it to keep in contact with family since I am single handed
07:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I wonder if we have a different subscription? We have Roam with Mexican plan. Beyond 10-12 nm we get a notice saying we’re using Starlink at sea and are infringing the Ts & Cs.
07:51 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn oh. Sorry. I switched mine over to priority. Have to pay though to play. Certain amount per GB
07:52 Diomedea DavidAndrea Once you toggle to priority for offshore it appears to me that you can’t go back.
07:52 C-YA. Glenn @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn I think is was Jubel or one of the other tech dudes who explained it.
07:53 C-YA. Glenn @Diomedea DavidAndrea oh now I switch back and forth
08:03 Maison De Sante Definitely a nomination for picture of the year award! Bravo! And thank you for sharing 😍
08:52 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis Videos
08:54 SUMMERBREEZE Kurtis The falls at H