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2022.06.23 Thursday
09:20 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina, ☸️Nina Preuss/Enjoy to the group.

09:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added SV Sonho  Eddie, S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed to the group.

13:47 Sea Trial Dave Laguna Beach

1600 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.54050042998516,-117.7833080291748

13:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.590256046956668,-78.6730988012894

14:03 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Bocas del Toro, Panama

Panama Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.334982,-82.251411

14:10 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thanks for the add. Looking forward to next season!

14:18 🦜🍹Kyrie

Manzana 041202 33-5, Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.215679,-82.208992

14:28 RED ROVER-Alison Charleston City Marina

17 Lockwood Dr Charleston, SC 29401 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.779291,-79.951608

14:36 Pilialoha

45-179M Lilipuna Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.421795,-157.79362

14:37 SV Rhumbline (Terry)

Mar de las Antillas 779, 48987 Barra de Navidad, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.2080072935305,-104.6776824072003

14:39 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce unsent a message.

15:26 Tulum5- Michele/Chad

Manzana 041202 33-5, Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.216570078418647,-82.2071535140276

15:38 Sea Trial Dave Added a new note.

2022.06.24 Friday

15:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Is there anyone in Shelter Bay Marine that can rebuild a 4 stoke 20hp Yamaha outboard ?

17:26 ,☠️Delta Swizzler For any boats still in the states prepping for next season, I want to give a plug for a mechanic and shop. I have never been there or used him. But, he offered to help us out in a huge way. Eric Parson, Santa Barbara Marine service @ 117G Harbor Way. Santa Barbara 805-566-6611.

 

Apparently the word got out that I was in need of a discontinued part or I might be in need of a new 20K Northern Lights genset. No one had one in stock. They were back ordered 2-6 months.  Out of the blue he calls to say he has one on the floor. I let him know that I am in Panama and expecting a substitute part the next day. Not sure if it will fix it or not.  He again calls me two days later to check and see if my part worked as he had a local buyer for the genset.  At this point, I hadn’t installed or tested it yet. I told him, not to lose the sale. Go ahead and sell it.

 

He said I need it more than the guy in the store and tells the customer he will let him know in three days. Allowing me to test my new part..

 

End of story, the part worked. Eric was able to sell it to his local customer. But, who does that? If you need anything and are in the area, give Eric a shout. I sent him a bottle of his favorite vodka to say thanks. Enjoy my friend.

17:42 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed 👍🏻

20:01 Captain Dietmar UPDATE FROM ECUADOR

 

 

The Pandemic protocols restricting tourist vessels in Ecuador have finally been lifted. Ports are all open. The following applies to all international vessels. As of July 1, 2022 the following will apply.

Puerto Amistad is located in Bahia de Caraquez.  If you wish to attempt to self checkin this must be done in Manta or Salinas. We are a sub port of Manta. For this reason we do not have Immigration of Customs here and you must have a representative. Puerto Amistad will act as your liaison for checkin. Checkin fee is $180 or we can recommend an Agent.

Upon arrival a Pilot will guide you in. This fee is $35. You will be guided to a Quarantine anchorage. You may not leave your vessel until the Health department meets you. Upon entry to Ecuador, all travelers 3 years and older must provide either:

A COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador, or

Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test. These tests may be administered in anchorage with a 20 minute result.

Any needs prior to your health check we are happy to bring to your boat.

 

Not much more.

 

Hope all is well

 

Gene

2022.06.25 Saturday

08:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Anyone in Littion bay heading to San Blas soon, there is a posse member here with a part needed . So if you are heading this way please hit me up for details..thanks

08:46 Captain Dietmar @Tulum5- Michele/Chad

08:46 Captain Dietmar Photos

08:46 Captain Dietmar how did it go ?

16:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added QUESO GRANDE II to the group.

20:14 QUESO GRANDE II Semihamoo Marina

9540 Semiahmoo Pkwy Blaine, WA 98230 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.98883,-122.772365

2022.06.26 Sunday

13:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added 🌿☠ LadyBlue - Horst to the group.

21:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added YO-D-YO Mary, YO-D-YO Dave to the group.

2022.06.27 Monday

10:59 Mary Arlene Jeff Photos

11:00 Mary Arlene Jeff In La Paz

13:47 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added Rainbow’s End, Chris, Rainbow’s End,Vicki to the group.

2022.06.28 Tuesday

08:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We just got back from Rio Dulce and stayed at a Hotel Marina called Tijax. What a beautiful place with great amenities. They would love to have Panama Posse cruisers there. All details about amenities and pricing and WhatsApp contact info in the attached photos.

https://www.tijax.com

08:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos

2022.06.29 Wednesday

07:04 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added Brizo X Brooklyn to the group.

14:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added MV Stand Down, Stand Down to the group.

15:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added SV Jupiter² - Jamie to the group.

16:02 Captain Dietmar Costa Rica Hurricane Zoom call https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84537183534?pwd=UTk2TktUaGhaMzFVcTZxa0lva2tpdz09

16:24 Maison De Sante What time? Can you provide meeting ID?

16:51 Captain Dietmar oh sorry this was for right now - all set Marina Papagayo hurricane watch starts Friday
on  VHF 10 ( we expect internet outages )

17:01 Maison De Sante Good luck. Hopefully just heavy rains your way 🤞

17:06 Captain Dietmar @Maison De Sante 🤞

18:34 Lexcursion I Hopefully it's just light winds. We're hiding in the Gulfo de Nicoya.

21:13 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good luck. It’s going to skirt by us in San Blas. I think this is the second hurricane this year to cross from the Caribbean to the Pacific. I think that has happened only once before.

2022.06.30 Thursday

08:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos

08:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re worried here in El Salvador too!

11:23 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added SVBoundless to the group.

19:49 Maison De Sante Just curious, does anyone know if there’s ever been a storm like this? One that starts in the Atlantic, crosses Central America and then travels up the Pacific? This is wild!

19:52 Lexcursion I This article is interesting

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article261970690.html

19:53 Lexcursion I Mostly from Pacific to Atlantic but reversed has happened according to this article.

I got curious this morning and asked google



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JULY 2022

2022.07.02 Saturday

10:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added VanChang🥥🦜Jen to the group.

12:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added Sea Angel -Bo, TerrapinSandy to the group.

16:15 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added CODA to the group.

17:34 Rob Murray Reports of at least three boats struck by lightning in shelter bay (one catamaran, others unknown). Be careful out there, and take precautions. An article I wrote on lightning that may be of interest . . .

 

https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/lightning/

21:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added Rosie2 to the group.

22:01 Lexcursion I Good Day to all of you.

We are in Costa Rica on the Pacific side.

We've been here a month and a half and the red tides just won't go away.

We're wondering if any of you in Panama Pacific side could let us know if it's any better.

I'd leave for Panama sooner.

The water is literally brown most of the time here.

Looking forward to swim and snorkel sooner than later.

Thank you

2022.07.03 Sunday

09:27 Bob Ritner We are not there now but I am an avid snorkler and spent time seeking snorkeling spots on our travels down that coast and while CR water is great fishing, paddleboarding and surfing there was only one spot in CR that I was able to have good snorkeling (and I was there for 3 months) and that was Isla Cano. The anchoring is deep to avoid coral and choppy so I elected to take a panga from Uvita for the day. The best snorkeling we found in all of Pacific Central America was the off shore islands of Panama: Islas Secas, Isla Brincon, Isla Uvas, the islands of the Coiba national park and the northern Perlas Islands in the Bay of Panama (though those are seasonal and water can be thick brown due to cold water upwelling during the peak of the dry season. The coast of Costa Rica and Panama and the very near shore islands of Pacific Panama (Islands in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla Parida, Cebaco, Canales de Tierra) are close to large rivers, have extreme tides, lots of plankton, mud and some alge and the snorkeling is really no bueno.

09:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s nice but the San Blas islands on the other side of the canal are way better and with a 1 ft tides instead of a 20 ft tide. Plus on this side most of the islands are protected by reefs

09:32 Bob Ritner I agree, the San Blas on the Caribbean side are the holy grail of  Panama snorkeling. We spent two months this year in those islands!!

09:38 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are 3 weeks in and hopefully another 3-4 to go

11:10 🦜🍹Kyrie Just a little south of Isla Coiba now.  Clear water, and haven't seen any red tide here in Pacific Panama yet.

11:14 Lexcursion I Great to hear. Thank you

15:00 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @Captain Dietmar it went great, trying to find Punta Mala window then to vista mar for more work. Great recommendation, thank you-

15:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added Karuna Doug & Anna to the group.

15:05 Rob Murray 031905Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 630/22(26).

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA

SAILING VESSEL ADRIFT

IN 12-14.35N 078-42.98W AT 031600Z JUL.

VESSELS IN VICINITY

REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT,

ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.

REPORTS TO RCC MIAMI,

PHONE: 305 415 6800,

E-MAIL: RCCMIAMI@USCG.MIL.

 

2022.07.04 Monday

11:37 Rob Murray 041629Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 635/22(25).

CARIBBEAN SEA.

DISTRESS SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM VESSEL FALIA

IN 14-03.50N 074-12.40W. VESSELS IN VICINITY

REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.

REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.

11:42 Rob Murray 041637Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 636/22(26).

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.

COLOMBIA.

VESSEL VARUNA, EIGHT PERSONS ON BOARD, DISABLED

AND ADRIFT IN 12-51.79N 081-21.85W. VESSELS IN VICINITY

REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.

REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.

15:56 Rob Murray Copied from 21-22 group: “Is there anyone in this group happen to be at Marina Papagayo / Costa Rica and could check on SV Carinthia whether @Captain Dietmar is ok? He missed the time for the South Pacific Posse Line call today and is not answering direct messages or calls - as this is unheard of (I think), I hope nothing happened and it is just an oversight, but one never knows  …. “

16:25 Rob Murray 042108Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 639/22(26).

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.

  1. S/V VANETT, TWO PERSONS ON BOARD, ADRIFT

IN 12-43.80N 079-50.10W AT 041800Z JUL.

VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP

LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.

REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.

  1. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 630/22, 633/22.

16:25 Rob Murray Message cancelled, new message below.

17:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar added BISOU Robin, BISOU Robin And Tad to the group.

17:11 Rob Murray @Captain Dietmar is ok. Lost track of time at a July 4th celebration.

2022.07.05 Tuesday

10:59 BISOU Robin And Tad Hi everyone! Excited to be here and hopefully more active this year! We’re in Shelter Bay Marina, Colon Panama on a Helia 44 (2014) still working to get her ready to sail to Bocas del Toro. She was on the hard here for 18 months while we were stuck at home in Australia and needs quite a bit of TLC including probable rerigging! Looking forward to meeting fellow PP-ers

11:02 Captain Dietmar @BISOU Robin And Tad welcome back - best of luck with the recomissioning

11:12 Captain Dietmar Group settings have changed. New members to this group must now accept an invite to join.

11:45 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks captain!

12:50 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Hi Bisou, Jungle will be heading you way. Hope to get thru the Canal in the next couple of weeks.

16:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Is there a mail/ shipping company you use in Shelter Bay to get products from Miami

16:38 BISOU Robin And Tad Excellent! See you soon!

16:43 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes there is!

Your name

Yacht in transit “BOAT NAME”

3054 NW 72nd Ave.

PTY 361876

Miami, Florida 33122

Tel: 786 616 3063

 

To get everything above into an order form I usually put my full name (first and last names) in the first name line. Then I put the yacht in transit part in the last name section. That usually leaves two lines/ sections for the rest of the address. I’m told by the office to expect parcels to arrive from 7-10 days after they reach the Miami address. Still waiting for my first package with several more on the way so hoping to report success soon! Many other cruisers are reporting success so I assume it works!

16:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler So is this run by the marina and billed through them ? How do you know what the shipping cost is…ahead of time ?

16:51 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @BISOU Robin And Tad I'm curious.  What company does this address go through and is this PTY number for the Marina? Also does it avoid the import fees? That's what yacht in transit is suppose to accomplish.

16:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Typical the yacht in transit avoids the import tax

16:54 BISOU Robin And Tad It’s some sort of freight forwarder and yes, ideally avoids taxes. Juanjo (the marina manager) supposedly sourced this new company as they supposedly also only charge by weight not volume-weight which the majority of others do.

16:55 BISOU Robin And Tad We used another guy when we were stuck in Bocas del Toro for 10 months in 2020 and it was the same sort of deal. Address in Miami and then delivered to a central area in Bocas where we collected it.

16:56 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I would like to get more information about this so I can get Vista Mar Marina to offer this up also.

16:56 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Exactly we used Bocas  Express and Red & Blue in Bocas. Still trying to figure out how you know the cost ahead of time

16:57 BISOU Robin And Tad I suggest you speak to Juanjo by WhatsApp or email. If I see him I’ll ask and see if I can get the guy’s details.

16:58 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Maybe I can just ask the marina when I call them tomorrow, about a 60 pound box and a slip. Expect to be there around the 25th if I can tear myself out of San Blas

16:58 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes understanding cost in advance can be a challenge. They give you the per pound cost so you can have an idea from that.

16:58 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Perfect

16:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Any suggestions on what dock to request to be as far from the bugs as I can for a 60 ft boat ?

17:00 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thank you, that would be helpful. I'll check to see if I have his number. I'm not sure he would be forthcoming if he knew it was for a different Marina.

17:01 BISOU Robin And Tad For a 60’ boat (monohull?) you are likely to be put on B or C. Both are good but B is more for the really big guys. There are/have been a few 60+ boats on C dock. Ask to be further out so you get more breeze and less noise from the restaurant.

17:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Owe you a few beers, see you soonish

17:16 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Shelter Bay Marina.vcf

17:17 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE This is Juanho number

17:18 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks Tokotee

17:22 BISOU Robin And Tad No worries! Happy to help!

19:33 Rob Murray 052227Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 641/22(26).

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.

CANCEL NAVAREA IV 639/22 AND THIS MSG,

PERSONS RESCUED.

22:55 Rob Murray 060301Z JUL 22

NAVAREA IV 642/22(26).

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.

  1. DERELICT S/V VANETT ADRIFT IN VICINITY

12-43.80N 079-50.90W.

  1. CANCEL THIS MSG 090300Z JUL 22.//

2022.07.06 Wednesday

11:36 ,☠️Delta Swizzler The shipping address has changed I’ll have the new one later today and post it for shelter bay marina

12:51 🦜🍹Kyrie Directly from Juanjo as of 2 weeks ago:

 

Shipping Packages, Two options:

 

Straight to the Marina

Yacht In Transit “Vessel Name”

30 Butner Street

Colon Republic of Panama

 

Use either DHL, FEDEX or UPS, be aware that additional charges may be incurred to get merchandise to the marina by the companies, document fees, transportation fees, sometimes even tax liquidations fees, we will cover those once packages arrive to Panama and will bill to your account.  Storage fee of $25.00 charged if we need to hold for you until your arrival.  Packages to be delivered once the balance is settled.

 

Miami Address

Air Cargo

Person Name, Yacht In Transit Vessel Name

3054 NW 72 AVE (Street Addres )

PTY 361876 (P.O. BOX)

Miami, FL 33122 (City, State, Zip Code)

Tel: (786) 616-3063 (Phone Number)

 

Sea Cargo

Person Name, Yacht In Transit Vessel Name

6930 NW, 84TH AVE (Street Address)

VNR 361876 (P.O. BOX)

Miami, FL 33166 (City, State, Zip Code)

Tel: (786) 618-5090 (Phone Number)

 

Cost is $4.50 per pound based on actual weight or cubic weight, whichever is higher, plus a $25.00 storage fee, in some case packages weighting 15 pound end up weighing way more because of the way they are wrapped and the cubic weight can end up being 50 or 60 pounds and you will be charged based on that weight.

13:01 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Last Arrow Vincent to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

13:09 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Atlantic Pos Jacques to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

13:13 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes just concurred with the marina office now.

13:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks

17:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Sea Trial Toni to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

17:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Mar Y Sol Bob to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

17:39 Sea Trial Toni Sea Trial Toni joined the group.

2022.07.07 Thursday

11:13 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Gitana-Hugo to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

11:56 BISOU Robin And Tad Hello brains trust. There may be a file somewhere with this information but thought I would ask anyway. We are planning to use our main raymarine chart plotter at the helm station (master) and slave (IPad) inside at the navigation table.

  1. Do we need to purchase 2 sets of charts?
  2. Can these two devices ‘talk’ to each other?
  3. We plan to use the Navionics charts on the IPad as we feel that they are better so that may make the above questions redundant!

We are in Shelter Bay Marina, Panama and if any “experts” might be available to coach us we’d be very appreciative! (Beer, homemade brownies, etc.)

11:58 Rob Murray Does your iPad have gps?

11:58 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes

12:00 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Does you raymarine have wifi ?

12:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Or Bluetooth ?

12:01 Rob Murray There are Raymarine apps that let you view your Chartplotter screen on the iPad via Wi-Fi. They work, but are very battery intensive so device life is minimal. We have a similar set up and use Navionics charts on the iPad and the plotter, and only use the ‘mirroring’ when we want to see radar images in the cockpit. Navionics charts for the iPad are pretty cheap.

 

 

12:12 BISOU Robin And Tad We don’t have good WiFi (only TIGO hotspot from smart phone) and I’m not sure about Bluetooth. I guess technically they don’t really need to communicate. So you use Navionics on a Raymarine chart plotter?

12:13 Rob Murray No, it uses the wifi in the plotter (if it has it) direct to the iPad. No other network required. Depends on Raymarine model you have.

12:14 BISOU Robin And Tad E series 8 years old

12:15 Rob Murray This app should connect then. https://www.raymarine.com/mobile-apps/raycontrol/

12:16 BISOU Robin And Tad Excellent! Thanks so much! When do you come back to Avant?

12:16 Rob Murray As stated above, battery life is minimal. Not too useful for long term/full time use.

12:17 Rob Murray Quick trip this summer if I see a cheap fare. Otherwise November-ish.

12:41 BISOU Robin And Tad Hope to see you if we’re still here! We’re on D24 if you get here this summer!

17:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Freedom -David to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.07.08 Friday

11:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Lola Doug to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

11:49 Rob Murray "Hurricane Analysis and Prediction" free online webinar

3-4 PM EST, Thu. July 21st, 2022

Dr. Mike Brennan

Chief, Hurricane Specialist Unit

National Hurricane Center

Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8382870587481590542

11:49 Rob Murray "Wind and Wave Forecasting" free online webinar

3-4 PM EST, Fri. July 22nd, 2022

Dr. Chris Landsea

Chief, Tropical Analysis & Forecast Branch

National Hurricane Center

Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1252323276586830095

11:50 Rob Murray Both worth the cost of admission, highly recommended.

12:35 🦜🍹Kyrie

Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482369,-79.944022

12:49 Captain Dietmar @🦜🍹Kyrie how was trip ?

13:38 🦜🍹Kyrie Fine until we made it about 10 miles past Punta Mala.  The 50 miles to Vista Mar were very windy and very rough.

14:37 Tulum5- Michele/Chad Boa Bar

Vista mar San Carlos Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.481404,-79.94253

20:54 Lexcursion I unsent a message.

20:57 Lexcursion I Hola

Question for Panama cruisers.

On the Pacific side, is Vista mar the only haul out facility?

We need a travel lift, can't be hauled on a trailer.

Not so beammy power catamaran. A 30 ton travel lift does it for us.

21:11 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Vista Mar is strictly trailer. On pacific side you have a travel lift down by the canal at flamenco. Vacamonte (west of the canal) they have rail tracks,  but I think they are for more commercial

21:13 Lexcursion I Flamenco, thank you for your help.

Will check it out.

We need work prior to cross the canal.

21:34 Freedom -David Freedom -David joined the group.

2022.07.09 Saturday

12:06 Captain Dietmar Yacht on fire behind superyacht in costa rica

12:06 Captain Dietmar Photos

12:06 Captain Dietmar

Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.621188,-85.668242

12:07 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Do we know who it is?

12:08 Mary Arlene Jeff Looks bad with all that black smoke.

12:09 Sea Trial Dave @Lexcursion I Flamingo Marina has a 100 ton travel lift. We just hauled out Sea Trial our 65 ton Nordhavn. Give Tom Munoz (boat yard manager) a call +507 6257-7207.

12:31 Captain Dietmar small day cruiser everyone ok expect for  boat burning to the waterline

21:28 Captain Dietmar bad day in paradise - Guanacaste Csta Rica

yacht was towed out of the coral reef area by Costa Rica coats guard and then sank in 220 feet within 1 hour

reportedly an engine room fire

no lives lost

21:29 Captain Dietmar Photos

2022.07.10 Sunday

19:49 🦜🍹Kyrie Does anyone know where to refill propane tanks near Vista Mar?  I am aware of the one near Choerra, but I understand that section of the highway will be closed by protestors all day tomorrow (and I only have the rental car one more day)

2022.07.11 Monday

12:31 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @kyrie It would be best if you ask in the WhatsApp group for Vista Mar Cruisers. Also Vista Mar Marina group has vendors and contractors that maybe able to help BUT I think you are going to be unsuccessful while the strike is going on. Good luck-Walt

17:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

17:17 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle joined the group.

17:23 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Hi everyone!

 

I'm Kyle from SV Jubel. My wife Leah will join the group shortly. We're currently in Santa Rosalia, Mexico and will be here in the sea until November, then making our way south to Panama. We left Vancouver island in August 2021 and sailed as far south as Bahia chamela before heading back north. I sailed on my parents boat from 10-13 and have done the canal twice so far. We have a dog, a cat, and a brand new stowaway kitten on board that we just picked up here. We're really excited for the next chapter of our cruising, looking forward specifically to Costa Rica and the perlas Islands in panama! My idea of a good time is diving, wing foiling, beach days, boat work and cockpit beers!

 

I hope to see as many of you as possible on our way down to Panama.

17:32 Maison De Sante @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle , hello and welcome to the Posse! I follow s/v Jubel on Instagram. Hope to see you on the water sometime.

17:57 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle bienvenidos!

18:08 Rob Murray From the Canadian embassy in panama:

 

“Dear Canadians,

 

You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad service.

Demonstrations have been taking place around Panama, especially in Panama City, Panama Oeste, Azuero, Veraguas and Chiriqui. Protests often include roadblocks and have the potential to suddenly turn violent, and can lead to significant disruptions to traffic and public transportation.

 

Canadians should remain vigilant at all times, avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media.”

18:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah  to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

19:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah  JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah  joined the group.

2022.07.12 Tuesday

10:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Mira - Glenn, Mira - Pam to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

10:33 Mira - Glenn Mira - Glenn joined the group.

21:45 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ☠️ Pacific Raven to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.07.13 Wednesday

14:10 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tits Pierre Ken&Tina to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.07.14 Thursday

19:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited wonoma - chris to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

19:16 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited wonoma - chris to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.07.16 Saturday

08:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

15:53 Lexcursion I Hello 👋

Who has taken their boat up to Predegal, Panama for a check in?

If you don't mind sharing your experience it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

16:24 TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni joined the group.

16:31 TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni Hi Guys, we're a Brazilian family of four (me, my wife and two kids, G5 &B3). We’re doing a 3.5 year trip from Europe to Australia. Now we're in Grenada and will be in Colombia and Panama from October to March, when we'll cross the channel and do the south Pacific crossing in April. Our boat is a Hallberg Rassy 42F. We're very happy to join this group. 😁.

16:35 Maison De Sante Welcome @TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni Sounds like a great trip ahead of you ⛵️

17:10 Epsilon-Bill Welcome 🤗

17:25 Captain Dietmar @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt ? think did it

17:27 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Welcome to the group!

17:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce That was some time ago for Walt, but he would certainly need to chime in. We checked in at Boca Chica through Carlos with no issues. Sending him all our paperwork ahead of time really helped.

17:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I found my very long and detailed write up that was published in the Panama Posse Fleet update weekly update from 1/1/2019. We went to Pedregal on 12/28/2018. So a great deal might be changed. I would suggest trying the email contact in the write up I will post here.  I'm not going to DM to you because others might think it is helpful. BTW we did run aground in silt on the way out.

18:00 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt We entered Panama in Puerto Pedregal. We crossed the bar at high tide Friday
morning 28-Dec at Boca de San Pedro. Using the Navionics charts in my e95 Raymarine, we slowly maneuvered the winding river for almost 2 hours. Not something that I enjoyed. When we located the Port Captain, he was very helpful. But without someone who speaks more than passable Spanish, I would be here for another 5 days. First and foremost he indicated we did not notify him of our arrival 48 hours in advance, we can be fined $1,000 each. But he would not do that to us this time. He gave us his email to send that information retroactively, so he would have it in case someone else asked him for it (hmm). moises.rios@amp.gob.pa The customs office is one block away, the agent there was in the US for many years. He doesn’t have much to do there, so he was very helpful and talkative. We needed to get a Sim card, and he drove us to the Mercado. Immigration came (probably from the airport in David) and his process was extremely easy, he meet us in the Customs office. Also the Health department meet us there. It was just myself and Geri, my Spanish speaking crew member. All of this great service was because of the Port Captain making some phone calls. We showed up in the morning and wanted to leave by high tide that night. He did roll his eyes when we mentioned two dogs. The greased wheels came to a halt when we needed to get the cruising permit. It was now noon, we were told to come back at 2 because the gentlemen was not there, when we returned, there was a line waiting for him and he still wasn’t there. It was 3:30 before we were done. Total fees for Health, Immigration, customs and cruising permit for the 4 of us was $307 ($185 for the annual permit). All in all, this was better than expected for the last business day of the year. Since we did not want to traverse that river again and the bar crossing at night, we are staying overnight until the morning tide. Wish us luck. BTW, for the dogs, we had a copy of the Panamian request for home quarantine, and an email to the appropriate Panaimaian department three days earlier of the same document. We also had an international health certificate from the States, their rabies certifications, and more Vet certifications from Mexico and El Salvador. They took a copy of each and did not give us anything in return. When asked, they said, you have all of the proper documentation you need for them. ---

 

Walt & Jeariene

WaltJeariene

KNOT RIGHT

18:01 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt The bar crossing was a long run parallel to the shore, inside the bar

2022.07.17 Sunday

18:52 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni hi, we’re coming through the canal end of this week and have 2 kids, we’ll be at shelter bay for a bit.

18:54 Tulum5- Michele/Chad

Causeway 156474-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.91404321733328,-79.52639892697334

2022.07.18 Monday

19:05 TUDO BEM-Pedro Zanni @Tulum5- Michele/Chad hi Chad, thanks for your message, but we're still in Grenada, and will only be in Panama in November. Let's keep in touch to see if our path coincides. It's gonna be great to put the kids together!! And thanks for all members for the welcoming messages 😁🙏⛵️

19:48 BISOU Robin And Tad Lots of kids here at Shelter Bay at the moment! Your kids will have a ball!

19:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will be coming into Shelter Bay July 25th. But, we aren’t a kid boat. We are going through the canal on 8-25.

2022.07.20 Wednesday

16:26 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited M/V One Life to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

18:03 RED ROVER-Alison Photos

18:04 RED ROVER-Alison Photos

18:04 RED ROVER-Alison Photos

18:05 RED ROVER-Alison Cool bucket list day for Red Rover. We have come a long way since we left Loreto on the Baja in October. What a ride!

18:07 Sea Trial Dave Great job! Hopefully we will run into you next season in the Caribbean.

18:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very cool. You’ve made some tracks this season!

18:55 Captain Dietmar this is 5 hours old

I received this message from a Swiss cruising friend onboard his catamaran S/V Mintaka. He has motor and steering failure and water ingress, now sitting on a sandbar of Banco Seranilla (15°49’N 080°01.2’W). The Colombian coast guard is informed. Have no information about any action taken by them at this moment. There are children and a pregnant woman onboard.

I am too far away to render assistance. If anyone happens to be in the area and could assist, that would be great.

Maik, S/V Seefalke

19:19 Captain Dietmar UPDATE FROM.OUR Agent Julian

Yes captai good afternoon the coast guard already make contact whit the crew all of them save

And now coming to san andres

I will keep you inform

19:27 🦜🍹Kyrie Wicked storm just blew through Panama City an hour ago.  We clocked 70 knot gusts with terrible lightning and extremely heavy rain.  Lots of minor damage through the marina (mainly snapped dock lines and torn shade tarps).  Lots of missing roof tiles on buildings, and some of the videos coming from the city damage are terrible.

19:29 🦜🍹Kyrie Not sure of the veracity, but sounds like the anchorage did not fare well, with multiple boats on the rocks or sunk.

19:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 😟 Sad

19:36 Captain Dietmar are you guys ok ?

19:37 🦜🍹Kyrie We're fine, as are Soulmate and Tulum V.

19:38 Lexcursion I That is terrible! Hope no one is injured.

 

19:39 Lexcursion I That is hurricane force winds!

19:39 🦜🍹Kyrie Came out of nowhere as well.

19:40 Sea Trial Dave

We were in a squall as we were approaching Flamingo Marina on the causeway a couple months ago. Saw winds in the high 50s and had to wait outside the marina entrance completely blind from the rain. I couldn’t imagine winds in the 70s! Glad you guys are all safe.

19:42 🦜🍹Kyrie VID-20220720-WA0027.mp4

19:42 🦜🍹Kyrie VID-20220720-WA0026.mp4

19:43 🦜🍹Kyrie Not my videos, we're posted on another Panama Cruisers group I'm part of.

19:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited STELLA BLUE, Stella Blue to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

20:24 Lexcursion I Very sad

20:25 Lexcursion I Intense

Major force winds

Hopefully no one was injured.

Thank you for the update

20:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Soulmate-Stu & Robyn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

21:32 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hope - Patrick, Hope-Sandy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

21:36 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Soulmate-Stu & Robyn joined the group.

21:41 QUESO GRANDE II

Mount Waddington, BC, Canada : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=50.48481019064236,-127.6075902172223

21:41 QUESO GRANDE II Anyone sailing south from the Seattle or Vancouver area? We are currently on the west coast of Vancouver Island making our way south. We plan to leave WA Aug 28 for San Diego

21:50 Hope - Patrick Hope - Patrick joined the group.

2022.07.21 Thursday

06:23 RED ROVER-Alison So glad you guys are all ok

09:52 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/tracking

is now active for the 22•23 fleet

to be added please visit

https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking

 

it's free and you can use iridium go and Garmin in reach automatically or

submit your position report manually via email

10:23 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce If you were in the 21-22 PP do you need to be added for the 22-23 PP?

16:16 Message unsent.

16:17 Captain Dietmar sorry autocorrect

yes you get added to the new group

16:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Temptress Kim/Caroly to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

18:43 AKIA  Judy SV AKIA is sitting comfortably in Marina Mazatlan, Mx.

19:08 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Soulmate made it through the big blow yesterday at La Playita Marina in Panama City , and we came through unscathed. But that was a doosey and many others did not fair well. We transit the canal Saturday
along with Talum 5 and Kyrie.

19:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Glad you all made it through! Safe canal transit.

21:58 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will be in Shelter bay Sunday
if you stop by there

22:00 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Hey Mark - as long as the transit is one day, we plan to arrive Shelter Bay Sunday
. How long are you there?

22:00 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Sorry, we d we ours arrive Saturday
eve

22:00 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 3 weeks

22:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Are you doing a day or night crossing

22:01 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Ok, we will definitely connect, look forward to meeting finally

22:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler See you then will be on C dock

22:02 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn We’ll get confirmation tomorrow, but supposed to leave 4 am or 5:30 am

22:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Then you’ll be done by 3pm and in Shelter Bay by 5

22:31 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn That’d be great. We’ll connect and toast to the Caribbean when we get together!

2022.07.22 Friday

03:23 Mary Arlene Jeff Add me to 22,23

07:45 Captain Dietmar you are in

07:47 🦜🍹Kyrie Was the provisioning page removed from the website?  I thought it was under "Resources"

07:49 BISOU Robin And Tad Can’t wait to meet you all when you get to Shelter Bay! Sunday
evening is cruisers’ potluck BBQ. Even if you don’t want to have your meal there come along to the palapa with your favourite beverages and say hello!

07:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler What time is the Potluck at Shelter Bay?

08:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Fire gets started about 4:30. People start showing up about 5:30. Good coals between 5:30-6:00pm but people stick around until late. Bring bug spray as the mozzies and chitras can be a pest!

10:25 Captain Dietmar the menu is there once u login

10:35 🦜🍹Kyrie Thank you.  Must have gotten logged out somehow.

13:48 Mary Arlene Jeff Looking forward to the season. Do we have another zoom meeting? I missed the last one.

15:17 Captain Dietmar yes end of September

18:06 Mary Arlene Jeff Thx

2022.07.24 Sunday

05:59 🦜🍹Kyrie Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368383,-79.951435

06:05 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce @🦜🍹Kyrie excellent!

10:18 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533

10:42 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn glad you made it!

12:32 BISOU Robin And Tad Welcome to SBM Panama Posse! Don’t forget tonight’s cruisers potluck BBQ. Bring something for yourselves to cook on the grill and a side/dessert to share (no need to cater for more than 6-8 people) and your beverages, table ware and meet your fellow cruisers! Most people gather around 5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

12:33 BISOU Robin And Tad Cruisers net is at 7:30am on Monday
, Wednesday
and Friday
channel 77. Do say hello and introduce yourselves!

2022.07.25 Monday

11:02 🦜🍹Kyrie Does anyone have a definitive answer for the tourist visa stay length in Panama for US citizens?  Eric (canal agent) is saying 90 days, but reading through Panama migration sites, it appears there are two relevant resolutions affecting this.  Resolution 22068 as of Sept. 1, 2021 changed it to 90 days, but then resolution 22076 on Sept 10, 2021 revised it to 180 days for US and Canadian citizens?

11:04 BISOU Robin And Tad Not a definitive answer but when we arrived June 2nd we were told 6 months (180 days) for US and Canadian passport holders. We arrived by air and I’m not sure if that makes a difference.

11:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We were given 180 when we came in by boat, a year ago. Also 180 again when flew in April. I understand they are doing reciprocal times for different countries. If your passport is from a different country it could be less than 180.

11:09 BISOU Robin And Tad That is correct. We also hold Australian passports which only have 90 days’ stay in Panama so opted to use the USA/Canadian to avoid fines and having to leave more often.

11:09 🦜🍹Kyrie Thank you both.  Does it give the duration somewhere on your passport stamp or was it just told to you by the immigration official.  We are all US citizens.

2022.07.26 Tuesday

16:05 Tulum5- Michele/Chad Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533

2022.07.27 Wednesday

17:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler They didn’t say anything on my passport. Costa Rica did write in 90 days on their stamp. So, I would assume you are 180 also.

17:46 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar changed the group's profile picture.

18:33 RED ROVER-Alison

Newport, RI, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.496518,-71.3275

22:49 Captain Dietmar @bullseye

2022.07.28 Thursday

20:29 Captain Dietmar Photos

20:29 Captain Dietmar Regent Point Marina as the latest sponsor of the Panama Posse !

This time of the year it's adding savings for the Posse time

 

"We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse with a special 20% off our  Docking Rates"

 

 

Jim Wagner

 

https://panamaposse.com/regent-point-marina-boatyard

 

 

 



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2022.08.01 Monday

11:00 BISOU Robin And Tad Hi guys. Have some friends with engine trouble 60nm south of David. Is there somewhere near David they could get help? They may need a tow. Does anyone have a telephone number for Don Carlos at Boca Chica?

11:01 Rob Murray Carlos’ number: +507 6600 6191 (WhatsApp preferred)

11:11 BISOU Robin And Tad You’re a champ! Thank you!

2022.08.02 Tuesday

09:21 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @BISOU Robin And Tad we had repairs in boca chica and were told there are several good mechanics there as well as the small boatyard

09:48 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks so much! I haven’t heard back from them so hoping they made it to Golfito (where they were headed).

09:52 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @BISOU Robin And Tad recommend they talk to Gabriela @ banana bay marina, she can quickly help them find the right resources

17:36 BISOU Robin And Tad So my friends are still in trouble 13nm south of Isla Boca Brava in Panama and desperate for a tow. Can’t reach Carlos in Boca Chica. Any suggestions? No one is answering on VHF 16. To my knowledge there is no coast guard in Panama that can assist.

17:37 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos

17:46 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Here’s another possibility; reach out to Siska on WhatsApp. She’s a mechanic and speaks English and did some work for us in Boca Chica. She may be able to get a hold of Carlos or help in some other way. +32 486 31 4195

19:01 BISOU Robin And Tad This is where they are at present.

19:02 BISOU Robin And Tad Ok Carlos came through with a tow boat!

20:12 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks so much!

 

20:50 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn That’s so great; thankful they are safe. Carlis is an awesome guy. Carlos came through when we needed him too

21:22 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks for that! I convinced them to join the PP even though they were only going as far as Costa Rica. I’m sure they’re glad they did!

2022.08.03 Wednesday

07:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tidewalker - Alan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

20:01 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Hi. Have a question for the group. Has anyone ever gotten a TIP in Colombia? Did they leave the Country without cancelling it. And then return to Colombia. We got a 90 TIP in San Andreas. Left the Country without knowing we had to cancel it. Now back in Panama and wanting to go to Santa Marta on the mainland Colombia. Does anyone know if this is going to be a problem? Any insight would be great. Thank you.

21:59 Captain Dietmar contact Julian the agent for clarification

2022.08.04 Thursday

06:34 ☠️ Pacific Raven ☠️ Pacific Raven joined the group.

08:53 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed If only Julian replied to texts calls or emails. We’ve tried many many many times

08:54 Rob Murray Try the Santa Marta marina agent, or contact the marina.

08:57 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Rob Murray we have done that and though they responded to all our previous questions, they did not respond to this one.

Any other suggestions?

09:10 Rob Murray Ask again. And again. Be annoying. Usually works (eventually).

09:25 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Rob Murray so far we have sent 3 messages to Julian and 2 to Santa Marta Marina, but we will keep trying.

09:41 Rob Murray You can be more annoying. ;)

14:50 Captain Dietmar WhatsApp julian

+57 310 2340781

21:47 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.08.05 Friday

09:03 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph joined the group.

09:08 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Hello everyone this is Al Mason  aboard La Paz. La Paz is a lagoon 450s presently located at Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica.

09:11 Captain Dietmar welcome to the Panamá Posse

09:13 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Thank you, it's a pleasure to be apart of this group.

12:41 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn I’ve got to renew our annual boat insurance for our Hatteras Motor yacht. We’ll remain in Panama and then in Spring work our way across to Dominican Republic and down to Grenada. I’d appreciate any referrals. Thanks in advance

13:02 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph https://www.hanhaminsurance.com/

13:05 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Awesome. Thanks!

13:27 Mary Arlene Jeff Appreciate the insurance referral.

13:28 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Stickers

13:29 Sea Trial Dave @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn We just obtained new coverage for out Nordhavn 55 through Bluewater Ins in Florida. Policy with London Marine. Good coverage, good price, fewer restrictions than previous policy and included Panamá Canal. Mark Spink was the agent. mark@bluewaterins.com

561 743 3442

13:38 Mary Arlene Jeff Thank you I contacted Bluewater to see what they can do.

13:40 Sea Trial Dave Where in Panamá are you?

13:42 Mary Arlene Jeff My vessel is in La Paz.  I am in Alaska finishing the season here. Headed South in October.

13:43 Mary Arlene Jeff Thanks for the referral.

13:47 Mary Arlene Jeff Photos

13:49 Sea Trial Dave The boat who initially posted Soulmate, indicated  they were in Panamá. My question should have been directed to them. Good luck on the hunt for insurance!

13:50 Mary Arlene Jeff Thank you.

15:13 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We have insurance through Mark at blue water also

15:27 Mary Arlene Jeff Great. I will see what he says.

15:46 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn We are currently in Bocas Del Toro and planning to stay until spring. Anchored just south of starfish beach for a few days and loving life here!

16:36 Mary Arlene Jeff Nice!

2022.08.06 Saturday

18:57 wonoma - chris wonoma - chris joined the group.

19:07 Captain Dietmar where is everyone ?

19:07 Captain Dietmar

J8RW+WP2, Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.642414,-85.653383

19:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Shelter Bay going through the canal on the 15th and heading slowly to Barra

19:20 🦜🍹Kyrie Linton Bay Marina

Garrote Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.613186,-79.578762

19:29 wonoma - chris

La Paz Department, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.306179,-88.900682

19:44 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn

Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.399238564082793,-82.31246517047501

19:45 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph

5351 Constitution Rd, San Diego, CA 92117, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.843007,-117.193086

20:11 QUESO GRANDE II

333 Lagoon Ln, Friday
Harbor, WA 98250, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.60134886996265,-123.1591033899591

20:49 RED ROVER Kevin Photos

20:49 RED ROVER Kevin Boston baby...

21:00 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE

8QM3+XG4, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335071,-82.246008

21:37 Rob Murray “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”

21:43 Pilialoha

Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698485,-92.391718

21:43 Pilialoha We are at home in Hawaii (hawaii)

21:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce

Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.4835960370541,-79.94533281773329

21:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Marina Vista Mar

21:51 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker - Alan joined the group.

22:00 YO-D-YO Mary Marina de La Paz

Topete s/n (e/ Calz. M. Abasolo) 23000 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.154633,-110.325432

23:09 Make Me Laugh Neil Turtle Beach RV Resort

703 Williamson Rd Manteca, CA 95337 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.77297351945604,-121.300221271164

2022.08.07 Sunday

09:31 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Bocas del Toro, Panama

Panama Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.334982,-82.251411

11:14 Aegis, Mary/Ian Good morning. We generally follow ECMWF for weather. However there is a significant difference between ECMWF and GFS, which has us second guessing a departure. We are currently in El Salvador trying to get to Nicaragua. Based on your experience, what model have you found to be most accurate?

11:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian Add: for this region.

11:23 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle

22980 Baja California, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.943227,-113.449845

11:25 Rob Murray I like ecmwf best (set to gusts for winds speed, especially in the papagayos region).

 

There are other resources

 

The national hurricane Center does area forecasts for the region, and offers a forecasters’ discussion as well.

 

These are ‘curated’ (i.e. done by a professional looking at all the models, sat images, etc.  have a look at how they interpret the myriad data as a way to see what’s happening.

 

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFPZ8.shtml

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDEP.shtml

 

11:34 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt

Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.481869,-79.943787

11:36 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Knot Right in Vista Mar Marina, but Jeariene and Walt are in San Diego California area.

11:39 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ditto what Rob said. I’ve had a number of conversations with PredictWind when their predictions have been way off. They said to track barometric pressure, CAPE, and gust winds.

 

Remember, PredictWind models are predictions based on GRIB files and don’t reflect localized weather events like squalls. Always check NOAA and satellite imagery for current local conditions.

11:41 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thanks Rob. We have had. better luck with ECMWF w/gusts, but GFS was showing a no go scenario so we needed to double check our assumptions.

11:56 RED ROVER-Alison We always pick the worst forecast as the decision making forecast. Note that we were told that the Americans managing GFS have recently updated their computer systems. We have seen a lot of disparity between the Europeans and GFS lately until just prior to the actual time frame predicted. Not sure if that relates to their new systems.

12:27 Tulum5- Michele/Chad Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533

12:36 Sea Trial Dave City of Laguna Beach

CA 92651 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.54425617159974,-117.7839088439941

12:37 Sea Trial Dave Home in Laguna. Boat is in Marina Buenaventura, Rio Hato, Panamá

12:44 Mango

214 Avenida Montalvo, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.408269,-117.603961

12:45 Mango I am home. Mango is in her new home at Bahia potrero. Costa Rica. Will be finding myself a new boat hopefully sooner rather than later

14:15 Mary Arlene Jeff Mary Arlene in La Paz. I am home in Ninilchik, Alaska.

16:10 BISOU Robin And Tad

Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367889516254325,-79.95088120634611

16:57 Captain Dietmar whoop whoop

22:04 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker - Alan here in Sidney Vanvouver Island. I am new to the group and about to leave for the Big Left Turn down the west coast later this August. We will be running non-stop to San Diego where I will leave Tidewalker until we join the CUBAR 2022 run on Oct 31st.

22:05 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker - Alan again, from La Paz, we will be running our Panama Posse burgee and aim to cuise the Sea of Cortez and get to PV by Christmas.

22:11 QUESO GRANDE II Tidewater, we’ll be doing the same. Just completed circumnavigating Van Island.. big left turn Aug 28

22:14 Sea Trial Dave We will have a new dog when we return to our boat in Panamá in October. It appears only a U.S. health certificate is required. Has anyone imported a dog recently and can share their experience and required documentation?

22:15 Tidewalker - Alan Cool! My original plan was Aug 22nd departure, but my Captain just informed me he is running a week late on a run from Turkey to London. So we may be leaving around the same time! My plan is to run 24/7 until we reach San Diego, and the first time on a moulti-day 24/7 trip, hence the Captain to "guide the way" my first time! BTW, it's Tidewalker, not Tidewater :)

22:18 QUESO GRANDE II Gotcha! Whoops.. We “SV Queso Grande II” plan for non stop to San Fran and the will take our time to San Diego. We’ll join the Baja ha ha from there

22:22 Tidewalker - Alan Sounds "Grande"! I am hoping to go from San Diego all the way to Ft Lauderdale by the middle of April. Aiming for the Panama Canal for 3rd-4th week of March, then a pretty quick run up to Ft Lauderdale. Plan from there is to ship to northern Europe IF the war in Ukraine is done by spring...a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. Signing off for now, gotta walk my wee beastie :)

22:26 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Isla Alegre

Marina Ixtapa San Jeronimito, Guerrero Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66645724596424,-101.6192130916824

2022.08.08 Monday

07:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Qué vendrá to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

12:59 Captain Dietmar

Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.640995,-85.653768

16:27 Bob Ritner

231 Avenida Serra, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.42585,-117.61769

16:28 Bob Ritner At home In San clemente, but flying to Shelter Bay panama to do a few boat projects so we are ready for the dry season!

16:30 Bob Ritner @Mango.  Wow, we are almost neighbors!

17:13 Mango Look at that. We are haha

23:49 Qué vendrá Qué vendrá joined the group.

23:59 Qué vendrá Hello, just joined and wanted to introduce ourselves. We are Olena and Maciek on s/v Qué vendrá. We have lived and worked and raised our kids in Seattle, WA area for the last 20 years. Once the nest got empty, we decided to start a new chapter in our lives. In August 2021 we sailed down the US and Mexico Baja coast and then spent the last 7 or so months up and down Mexico and in the Sea of Cortez. Qué vendrá is now in San Carlos and we are taking a short break to visit friends and family. We will be back in Oct and start heading south.

 

More about us here: https://svquevendra.voyage

 

2022.08.09 Tuesday

07:27 Captain Dietmar @Qué vendrá welcome to the Panamá Posse

08:21 Aegis, Mary/Ian Marina Puesto del Sol

Chinandega Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.6258543554318,-87.34233709614446

10:53 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt

Mossyrock, WA 98564, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=46.415195,-122.571476

10:56 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Jungle getting painted in Shelter Bay Panama.We are home in Mossy Rock Wa

10:56 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt

Mossyrock, WA 98564, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=46.415195,-122.571476

10:56 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt

Mossyrock, WA 98564, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=46.415195,-122.571476

11:54 Mary Arlene Jeff Preparing for voyage through the Canal leaving LaPaz in October. What do I need to do ahead of time for import permits etc?

12:09 Rob Murray Nothing, really. Chiapas will want to see a licence of some sort for the captain upon checkout (like a state proficiency licence or the like, not a fancy one), and appropriate powers of attorney if the vessels is company owned).

 

Other than that, just $ for the fees (US $).

18:26 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Anyone have any input on Marina Puesto Del Sol, looking at maybe spending mid Oct-mid November there waiting for hurricane season to die out

18:48 Aegis, Mary/Ian We just tied up there this morning after an over nighter from Bahia del Sol. Juanita takes care of all the paperwork. The officials  come to the marina to check you in. The marina is well kept and if very calm and quiet. Can’t tell you much more yet.

20:28 Rob Murray We were there for 4 days coming south. Nice spot, nice pool, can get to beach walking, did tour of flor de cana rum plant (highly recommended). Juanita (manager) and Roberto (owner) are welcoming and excellent hosts. Limited restaurants and shopping nearby, pretty remote location. I would expect mosquitos to be at a seasonal high about then, so yould need to be ready for that.

20:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Ok thanks,

2022.08.10 Wednesday

20:20 Rob Murray Recommended download for your library. (If you’re unfamiliar with these publications, they are what the USA navy issues to their fleet as cruising guides. While focused on large ships requirements, they have lots of useful information for boats our size too.) free download.

 

Pub. 153, Sailing Directions (Enroute) West Coasts of Mexico and Central America (19th Edition 2021) has been updated to 30 July

2022.

 

The updated publications can now be accessed on NGA's Maritime Safety Web site

(https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmsi.nga.mil%2FPublications&data=05%7C01%7C%7C4b9941dddd6b4750dd0608da7b0668c9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637957564700478655%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=GPBUU%2BjvKyeU9SncGzLIFSJhsJ%2FV24SXM4mu%2BhtBfR4%3D&reserved=0 ).

2022.08.11 Thursday

00:52 Pilialoha Thank you very much Rob (OK)

13:02 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler We stayed there for a week about 3 months ago. Come in at high tide and watch for the sandbars coming in. Many of the channel markers were torn off their moorings and were on the shore at that time. Hopefully they have been replaced by now. Also electric is horrible. Power drops whenever a big water pump kicks on nearby which is frequent. Plan to use your generator if you can.

13:07 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler Definitely tour the Flor  de Cana rum distillery and take a tour into town. Roberto is terrific and Jaunita can help with transportation, tour guide, etc.

13:17 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler If the restaurant on site is closed (only open on weekends), there is a small surf camp with a little restaurant about 1/4 mile walk on right outside the marina gate. There is also a small resort a few miles away. Ask Juanita if they (owners son as I recall) can pick you up if you want to spend the day there. Everything is very basic but the people are great and the beer is cheap!

13:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks for the update, this to me is one of the best features of the Posse, getting current status on locations.

2022.08.12 Friday

15:34 QUESO GRANDE II Howdy, we are looking for a boat yard/haul out recommendations in Panama for our Catamaran.  We are thinking next June or July as we will be due bottom paint by then and on the Pacific side before crossing the canal. Thoughts? Is this a bad idea?

15:41 Rob Murray What size catamaran?

 

Flamen

15:44 QUESO GRANDE II 42 LOA 23ft beam. 18k displacement. It’s a Seawind 1260

15:59 Captain Dietmar flamenco

17:25 QUESO GRANDE II Thank you!

17:31 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I agree with Dietmar,  but I'm not sure if Vista Mar would turn you down.  I would at least contact them to ask. They have a cat jig that they put on their trailer

17:37 QUESO GRANDE II Ok, I will check out Vista Mar as well. Thank you!

2022.08.13 Saturday

09:35 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DaMMADCat Danny to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

09:35 DaMMADCat Danny DaMMADCat Danny joined the group.

09:38 DaMMADCat Danny Hi Posse, Danny and Andrea Mitchell here. We will be sailing our lagoon 42 from Long Beach Ca to the East Coast this fall, hope to connect with a few of you on the same track.

10:20 QUESO GRANDE II My wife Sherri and I on Queso Grande II are heading your way from the Seattle area on our Seawind 1260. We are doing the Baja Ha Ha before heading farther south and then across the canal next summer some time. Maybe we’ll see you along the way.

10:48 BISOU Robin And Tad Curious as to why you would want to haul on the Pacific side when there are great facilities at Shelter Bay Marina on the Caribbean side just after you exit the Agua Clara locks. The travel lift has hauled our 44’ catamaran multiple times with no dramas. Just a thought. Get quotes from everyone and then decide?

11:00 QUESO GRANDE II Shelter Bay was our original plan and I have heard good things  but an acquaintance that is there now getting work down is having a miserable experience. Possibly he is the problem and not the marina/yard. To your point I am starting now to shop around and see what choices we’ll have. Thanks for the feedback

11:01 Sea Trial Dave   CR @QUESO GRANDE II We recently hauled at a Flamincos in Panamá. You pay the marina separate from the yard to haul out. We were charged about $1200 for out 55 Nordhavn. Then you deal with the yard which charges a daily rate for storage plus whatever work you need done. They may offer a flat rate for bottom paint. (We didn’t have paint so not sure). Overall, I found the prices there somewhat  high compared to La Cruz in Mexico where we had last hauled out but cost is generally higher in Panamá. I did like the people there but I would check around Re price before committing. Give Thomas Munoz  at Flamincos a call for cost, etc. 507 6257-7207.

11:02 QUESO GRANDE II Good info. Thanks!!

11:05 DaMMADCat Danny @QUESO GRANDE II where are you now, we are planning on moving on the boat full time in late September

11:08 QUESO GRANDE II Blaine WA which is right on the Canadian boarder. Just got back from 41 days circumnavigating Vancouver Island. Making the big left turn down the coast on the 28th. We’ll be in San Diego the month of October it’s looking like

11:11 Sea Trial Dave @QUESO GRANDE II I will add that Flamincos Marina is in poor shape primarily local work/tour boats. It is very busy with significant surge. The marina has little to offer in the way of amenities. It is a great location close to Old Town (a $5 - $6 Uber ride away) Despite this they charged me $2600 month for a slip (no PP discount). We moved up to Buenaventure Marina (50 mi north) where we have boat for summer. Tiny marina you can only get into/out of at high tide but you have access to an amazing resort about 1 mile away. Monthly rate was around $1000! Well worth checking out.

11:20 Sea Trial Dave Emelio is marina manager at Buenaventura Marina. Speaks perfect English. They are eager for PP. No facilities for any work there. +507 6616-7531

12:59 BISOU Robin And Tad I completely understand as it can be challenging to get work done when it’s busy. Usually the squeakiest wheel gets the grease. However there is a guy called Jesus who also does work in the yard (not through the marina) and who has a team of guys that do great work and work hard for alot less money (he pays them well).  Advantages of Shelter Bay are a pool, restaurant and hotel onsite, free shuttles into Colon (25 minutes drive away) and about 1hr 20 minutes to Panama City. Disadvantages are the remoteness (but fun for jungle walks) and playing the waiting game for parts! Just my perspective! This is our fourth visit having hauled out and stored our boat twice and have spent a total of about 4 months here over the past couple of years, with two months being this time around.

13:03 Rob Murray Shelter bay does easy work well (bottom paint, etc.) harder stuff can be a problem for them, and many use other contractors (like Jesus) for those jobs. What do you want to get done?

13:08 QUESO GRANDE II This is great info. Hopefully we’ll only need bottom paint as I handle everything else regarding maintenance.

13:25 Rob Murray Might be useful, might not: here’s a couple of articles I wrote on getting south from the pnw to California.

 

https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/how-to-sail-to-mexico-from-the-pacific-northwest/

 

https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/sailing-to-mexico-from-the-pacific-northwest-hazards-and-resources/

13:27 🦜🍹Kyrie Linton Bay Marina also has a very large travel lift for big cats.  At least the moorage rates were a good deal less than Shelter Bay and still has good road access to Colon or Panama City

14:05 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Da MMAD Cat - Andrea to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

14:56 Rob Murray 131919Z AUG 22

NAVAREA IV 805/22(25).

EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.

DOMINICA.

GUADELOUPE.

MARTINIQUE.

SAINT LUCIA.

SAINT VINCENT.

  1. DERELICT VESSEL ADRIFT IN

14-34.00N 061-10.70W AT 131732Z AUG.

  1. CANCEL THIS MSG 161930Z AUG 22.

15:24 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @QUESO GRANDE II Hi, we’re not on here much, but since we literally just splashed (20 min ago) after a week in the Shelter Bay Marina yard, I think my info is relevant.  We had our bottom done, along with some very complex engine shaft work that is ongoing.  The boat yard here gave us a very professional written estimate, stuck to the timelines and had twice daily project management meetings with me as well as easily overcoming the language barrier.  Although we’re back in the water/in the slip, we’re only halfway through the project but we’ve been impressed so far.

15:26 Tulum5- Michele/Chad We’re constantly upgrading and improving our 44 year old boat and this is our 4th major project in 4years.  Just thought I would let u know I agree with Bisou- to me, seems like a good place to get work done and parts come in quickly from Miami

15:40 QUESO GRANDE II Great info! Thank you!!

17:52 Lexcursion I See my real-time location on Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/z82K9RuXCTDh9ghr6

17:54 Lexcursion I Dropped pin

https://maps.app.goo.gl/cNTExv84435mNsNX8

18:17 Lexcursion I Getting fiber glass work done on the boat. Excellent worker here in Boca Chica.

2022.08.14 Sunday

11:21 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt We are currently in Shelter bay having work done. So far satisfied. Edwin runs the yard and is a former USCG officer. Excellent english. We are have a complete paint job some fiberglass repair and some through holes replaced. Challenges is parts prices are expensive, if you can I would bring your own paint. We are doing Coppercoat, the local price was double what you can get it in the USA. Labor wise, I have been impressed with prices and work thus far. Good marina support as far as amenities. I would also look at Los Cruz Mexico, they have good rep and decent prices. Shelter Bay is about 5000 miles, was the plan we had when we left last Aug so we kept to it. Maybe worth having a two prong plan for repairs.

11:24 QUESO GRANDE II Good info. Thank you!

13:05 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/tracking

shows voluntary position reports

yiu can submit automatically or via email

to be added go to

https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking

2022.08.15 Monday

08:00 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Da MMAD Cat - Andrea joined the group.

08:04 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Hello!  Andrea Mitchell from Da MMAD Cat signing into LINE (finally) and hoping to meet others getting ready to travel from Long Beach, CA to Panamá and beyond in October! My husband Danny and I, as well as 2 pups, are excited for this next phase of our life.

08:43 Epsilon-Bill We are in Long Beach too! Alamitos Bay Marina, with the same plans. Would like to meet up with you-be back to Long Beach in two weeks! 669-255-3399.  Email: southonbill@gmail.com. Vessel: S V Epsilon, Island Packet SP Cruiser Motorsailer , 41’.  Bill Southon & Cheryl Locke and our dog Cooper.  We are on Dock 17, Slip 29.  Please email us, we would love to buddy boat to Barra De Navidad and beyond…

14:05 Maison De Sante Hi @DaMMADCat Danny and @Epsilon-Bill! My husband and I will be leaving from San Diego, CA to Mexico beginning of November (planning on being in barra for the kickoff in December). We have a dog too and on a 1974 Cal 2-46. Hope to meet you/see you along our journey south! We have done this journey before so feel to reach out 😄⛵️🐕

2022.08.16 Tuesday

14:19 wonoma - chris hello everyone.  wonoma here. we traveled last year from Florida through the canal to El salvador. we have been here for the summer and looking forward to heading south again pack to panama then eventually onto Columbia and ecuador

2022.08.17 Wednesday

10:55 Rob Murray 171529Z AUG 22

NAVAREA IV 820/22(24).

CARIBBEAN SEA.

COLOMBIA.

  1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 1200Z TO 2300Z DAILY

17 THRU 31 AUG IN AREA BOUND BY

10-18.35N 075-39.02W, 10-18.30N 075-41.50W,

10-18.30N 075-46.50W, 10-15.70N 075-46.50W,

10-15.70N 075-41.50W.

  1. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 236/22.
  2. CANCEL THIS MSG 010001Z SEP 22.

14:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos

14:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler has a very successful canal transit yesterday. Great advisor and crew.,

15:06 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍

15:07 ☠️ Pacific Raven Very good Mark and Cindy - missing you in Bocas

15:09 ☠️ Pacific Raven See you on the Pacific

18:05 Captain Dietmar welcome back to the pacific

19:05 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Congrats! Sorry we weren’t able to connect before you left Bocas!

22:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Lady Slipper John to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.08.18 Thursday

07:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sorry we missed you

07:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler May e sone day in the future

07:35 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Are you heading back that way?

07:37 BISOU Robin And Tad Glad you got through safely! Look forward to seeing you guys somewhere in Mexico next year!

07:38 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will keep an eye out for you

19:55 ☠️ Pacific Raven I am planning to go back to the pacific this season and up to Mexico

20:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler What month are you heading back?

2022.08.19 Friday

11:11 ☠️ Pacific Raven Not sure - plan to spentd December in San Blas and through the canal in Dec/Jan - it will be hard to leave Bocas

11:45 ,☠️Delta Swizzler If I had know how pretty San Blas was, I would have gone back through the canal later. Oh well. I hope you enjoy it.

16:20 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph

H822+PXH, Guanacaste Province, Coco, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.551791,-85.69759

2022.08.20 Saturday

00:46 Captain Dietmar first boat cleared into costa rica in golfito under new shema allowing for 6 month cruising permit with possible 180 day extensión

not bound to a marina and free of import duty ... up from 90 days

03:25 Mary Arlene Jeff I like that.  Anyone have insurance referrals? I am shopping.

03:28 Mary Arlene Jeff Album "8/20/2022" created.

03:32 Mary Arlene Jeff Album "8/20/2022 #1" created.

03:33 Mary Arlene Jeff Photo added to Album "8/20/2022".

10:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Any one heading north slowly out of Panamá ?

11:54 Pilialoha That is great! We are planning to be in Costa Rica around February/March.

2022.08.23 Tuesday

07:33 Lady Slipper John Lady Slipper John joined the group.

07:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Gate F14

Concourse F (at ATL Airport) Atlanta, GA 30337 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.64075136097302,-84.41990822194627

07:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce On our way back to Marina Vista Mar.

07:38 Lady Slipper John unsent a message.

07:40 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Does anyone know if there is a time frame between checking out of Panama and checking into Costa Rica? We were thinking of taking our time and boating the islands after leaving Panama.

09:49 Lexcursion I If you check out in Puerto Armuelles you're next door to Costa Rica and dont risk any troubles.

We're on the island around Boca Chica and the officials have asked to se our paperwork. They patrol by panga.

10:41 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks good to know.

13:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just heard back from the port captain I. Puerto Armuelles, he is happy to help us, can have a panga pick us up and bring us back for $20 and the check out will be less than $100…winner

14:28 Lexcursion I That's awesome. He's only allowed to check out people so this is good for you heading north. Bonus for the panga! No dinghy landing! I'm happy you found a solution.

15:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Hello all. I flew back to Mexico from the US yesterday and the immigration officer in PV ignored my FMM(tourist visa application) saying we don’t use those paper forms anymore. Is this legit? A paperwork reduction in a govt. office? I’m gobsmacked.

15:04 ,☠️Delta Swizzler It is good to get lucky once in a while

15:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I have read that somewhere that they were going to eliminate the extra paperwork. Instead, It will now be noted on your passport .

15:53 Aegis, Mary/Ian Hi Dave, correct. They are transitioning to just stamping your passport and writing on the stamp the total days you can stay. Cheers Ian

2022.08.24 Wednesday

22:59 Lexcursion I Hello group

Panama Pacific cruisers, I have a few questions.....

 

Question regarding Vista Mar marina.

What's around? Is there a cool town close by (walking distance)?

What's fun to explore close by?

Is it possible to encounter physiotherapy or chiropractic care close by?

I am finding limited information via Google and I find mixed reviews, mostly negative... unfortunately.... Those of you who are spending lots of time there, perhaps you can provide more information with your experience of the area.

Thank you kindly.

23:10 Sea Trial Dave @Lexcursion I We we’re told to check in to Panama at Boca Chica (Carlos) and not to check in at Puerto Armuelles. This was direct from the port captin but was about 3 months ago (in May). I am unsure about checking out of Panamá there. I would check with Carlos +507 6600-6191. The islands around Boca Chica are beautiful although there is not much to the town.

23:11 Sea Trial Dave Heading in from Pacific Costa Rica.

23:19 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s a change. We were told not to check in at Puerto Armuelles and to head to Boca Chica where Carlos checked us in. Not sure if checking out is any different. This was in May. Carlos is a good resource for any questions. +507 6600-6191p

2022.08.25 Thursday

06:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We have been at Marina Costa Mar for about 3 months. Very nice docks. Often a big surge. Facilities are not much to talk about. Small store on site. Small chandlery on site (almost never open and doesn’t have much). Two restaurants. Some surf the beach. Walking distance to a wholesale fish market where you can purchase fish and sometimes shrimp. Walking distance to San Carlos for small grocery store, fruit and vegetable stands, and good Chinese food. San Carlos is about a 30 minute walk. Wednesday
potlucks. Morning net. WhatsApp group that is quite active. The larger town of Coronado has 3 good size grocery stores and is a $7 taxi ride each way. Also, good music and a theater with English language movies one night a week. Coronado has a large expat community. I think that’s about it.

07:07 Lexcursion I Thank-you for the info. That's what I thought. Very valuable information. We will look in Panama city for a marina, we need city amenities for a month or two.

08:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce You are most welcome. We have not been to any marinas near Panama City, so have nothing to report there. I know there are others on this group who most certainly can give you the lowdown.

08:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ACQUA - Chris & Olga to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

08:56 ACQUA - Chris & Olga ACQUA - Chris & Olga joined the group.

2022.08.26 Friday

09:40 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Hello Posse! Please share your choice for international healthcare.  Much appreciated!

10:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce craig@tripinsuranceconsultants.com

10:34 Lexcursion I Hello panama cruisers

Panama City marinas please share your experience, Flamenco, playita, ocen reef...

Any input good or bad, we'd like to know.

Thanks

10:41 RED ROVER-Alison Hola! We spent 10 days at Flamenco and it worked for us. If I were to do it again though I would stay at Playita as there are more cruisers there. At Flamenco we were surrounded by day charter boats. They were all super friendly though! The two marinas are a 10 minute walk apart so really there isn't much of a location difference. There are more restaurants at Flamenco but they are easy to walk to. And there are additional restaurants in the Playita area. Both have surge. We loved Panama City. Enjoy! (Note we were there in April before the lightning really got rolling so I can't comment on that.)

10:50 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph We stayed eight days in Playita. Very good experience overall though there's a fair amount of surge. We originally had reservations at flamenco allegedly and as we pulled up they said they did not have a reservation and were full, hence we ended up at Playita. Lol

10:54 Sea Trial Dave @RED ROVER-Alison We spent about a month at Flaminco (2 weeks in the marina and 2 on the hard). The marina had little to offer specifically for cruisers. Lots of commercial / local boats. It was also very expensive for long term so we moved to Buenaventura (50 mi north) which was about 1/3 the cost. Folks in the marina office and yard are very nice. I did have some issues with cost and the quality of the work we had done (repair exhaust manifold gasket leak on a John Deere motor). Location is good -a $6 Uber ride to Balboa/Old City and you are right at the mouth of the canal. They did give me a 2 week credit for unused prepaid days so I will be back in October.

10:57 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Hello! We stayed at Playita for two weeks before our canal crossing and we loved it. Very nice people, conveniently located and cost friendly

11:40 SV Second Wind Can anyone tell me what is the most recent version of the panama cruisers guide and the publishing date?

11:42 BISOU Robin And Tad Are you talking about the book or the PDF file that someone has put together? Don’t know about the former but I believe the latter is being continuously updated.

11:42 Rob Murray Latest version is in the files section of the panama cruisers Facebook group. Latest seems to be 22 04

2022.

11:56 Make Me Laugh Neil If you are referring to “The Panama Cruising Guide” by Eric Bauhaus, the most current edition I could find online is the 5th edition January 1, 2014.

About $70 USD on Amazon, I found it elsewhere for $60 USD, or $117 USD at a bookstore.

11:59 Make Me Laugh Neil I found a video interview with Eric Bauhaus dated March 12, 2021. With a note “6th edition will come soon”

12:15 Make Me Laugh Neil https://youtu.be/SJKRhieqVUE

12:16 Captain Dietmar tripinsuranceconsultants.com/panamaposse

12:21 Lexcursion I Thanks, really looking forward to Panama city. None of them is replying to my emails, I will call them.

12:22 Lexcursion I Wonderful thank you kindly

12:35 Sea Trial Dave This is number for Carlos at Flamingo. +507 6130-8749 Best to send a text with WhatsApp.

12:39 Lexcursion I Oh thanks

12:40 Aegis, Mary/Ian Has anyone seen or have an idea where I can get a 30 amp, 50 ft Smartplug powercord in Nicaragua or Costa Rica?

12:40 Lexcursion I Thanks, happy to know you liked it. I've sent emails in vain so I will call them to inquire.

12:42 Lexcursion I Sweet thank you so much. I will call them, emails seems useless.

13:48 RED ROVER-Alison Whatsapp. Do you have their contact?

16:18 Lexcursion I La playita I don't, not whatsapp

22:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Flamenco is all the way at the end of the Causeway. Sometimes it is hard to get taxis or Uber to go all the way out there. There are nice. You have to go into the city for groceries.

La Playita put us on a slip right in front of the entrance to the break water. Sure was than Vista Mar. However, they are closer to town. Easy taxi and Uber access. There is a mini mart across the street along with several restaurants. It is also cheaper than Flamenco. Balboa YC is a mooring field. They are the least expensive. They have Jess boat traffic now. Their fuel tank has a hole in it. So a lot less in and out traffic. That is also closest to shopping. There is always a  taxi waiting to drive you. A couple of restaurants in the area.

22:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler is leaving Vista Mar. Starting our trek North. Back to Mexico.

2022.08.27 Saturday

13:38 Maison De Sante @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea FYI healthcare service costs in Mexico and other parts of Central America are very reasonable so it’s something to take into account as the monthly premiums for international insurance might not be worth it.

 

Last year my partner HAD to have emergency surgery in La Paz. He was unable to walk more then a few feet and could NOT get on a plane (to get to USA). Surgery costs us $2,500 USD and we have Kaiser and they reimbursed us afterwards since we were out of the country.

16:18 Aegis, Mary/Ian Does Marina Papagayo have competent trades? It looks like  I have lost an air conditioner compressor, so I will either need a new compressor installed or replace my ac unit.

16:21 Sea Trial Dave Agree that Uber is sometimes difficult to get out at Flaminco (10-15 min wait) but we found taxied were almost always available and ran about $10 to town.

16:23 Lexcursion I Good to know. Thanks

23:13 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TranquiloMike, TranquiloLori to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.08.28 Sunday

08:04 Captain Dietmar May I ask which fishing lures have worked ? We are redoing our fishing gear and are looking to upgrade to lures which actually work

08:05 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Lopaka to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

08:27 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph I don't believe Papagayo has any trade services at or near the marina. More than likely you're looking at contracting somebody out of Liberia and more than likely not marine oriented.

08:29 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank you, that’s exactly what I needed to know.

09:20 Captain Dietmar there is a highly qualified tech who has worked on our units here in Papagayo

they come in from cocos

ac contact is listed under service providers at

https://panamaposse.com/marina-papagayo

10:17 RED ROVER Kevin Hands down we've caught more fish on these than any other lure we've drug down the Pacific coast.   In the Mexican Flag coloring... https://magbaylures.com/product/ultimate-tuna-feathers/

12:09 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Thank you, we have Kaiser too and thought we needed to find something else.  Thanks all for your responses!

16:32 Captain Dietmar

Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.641052,-85.653767

16:32 Captain Dietmar Where is everyone

 

16:35 BISOU Robin And Tad

Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367954758879222,-79.95113354998577

16:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Still playing the waiting game at Shelter Bay Marina!

16:44 Bob Ritner Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368383,-79.951435

16:44 Bob Ritner At Shelter Bay doing projects to get ready for the season!

16:48 Bob Ritner Although the weather has been gorgeous the past two weeks during the "rainy season" I might have to rethink my definition of "Cruising Season" in Panama.

16:51 ☠️ Pacific Raven

Manzana 010101 39-328, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335951777528676,-82.24664514071901

16:54 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce

Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482589448635022,-79.94342936388534

16:55 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Leaving on Tuesday
, finally, for Las Perlas.

18:17 ACQUA - Chris & Olga Dropped pin

https://maps.app.goo.gl/2R3Ce3oPg4gaAksF8

18:19 ACQUA - Chris & Olga Turtle Cay Marina

Turtle Cay Marina Nombre de Dios Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.598516,-79.437129

18:30 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE

8QM3+XG4, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335431,-82.246349

18:45 Captain Dietmar @ACQUA - Chris & Olga see if you can incourage this marina to work with the Panama Posse in the future ..

19:43 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos

19:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator I’ve had good luck with a feather similar to the one RedRover recommends. Also this squid, but I think best for me has been a simple old fashioned cedar plug.

20:02 Lexcursion I Dropped pin

https://maps.app.goo.gl/mm92Jc6aAwhbVk679

20:04 Captain Dietmar @Lexcursion I you can drop a pin from within this app TAB > then + then LOCATION and wait for location to settle in - then click SHARE LOCATION

20:04 RED ROVER-Alison

Vinalhaven, ME, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=44.088809,-68.805511

20:05 Lexcursion I

Calle al puerto de los caballos, Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.220124,-82.224113

20:05 Lexcursion I Got it now thanks Captain.

20:07 Mary Arlene Jeff

65886 Garshuk Ct, Ninilchik, AK 99639, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=60.042285,-151.646301

20:08 Mary Arlene Jeff Mary Arlene is in La Paz.

20:09 Mary Arlene Jeff Photos

20:10 Mary Arlene Jeff I am in Ninilchik, Ak.

20:11 TranquiloMike TranquiloMike joined the group.

20:32 Lady Slipper John I am in Fairhaven, MA

20:34 Aegis, Mary/Ian

W2JX+GVP, C. El Martirio, Granada, Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.9310165040736,-85.95053406307281

20:36 ACQUA - Chris & Olga Sure . The owner is very keen. I will ask him to contact you.

21:00 🥥🦜🍹Navigator

Paseo de los Cocoteros 13, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69754976371356,-105.2948920230616

21:01 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos

21:17 Lady Slipper John Hey all, my name is John Dunmire.  I go by Doug.  I'm the skipper of Lady Slipper a Dufour 412 (41') Sailing Vessel I own with my wife Kathy.  We are traveling from Racine Wisconsin to Monterey California and have just completed the first part of our trip from Racine through the great lakes, up the Saint Lawrence around the Gaspe through the Maritimes and down to New England.  We are currently in Fairhaven Massachusetts (at a slip in the Fairhaven Shipyard Marina) where we will enjoy day sailing, change crew, fix some stuff, hang out till the end of October (insurance wants us to stay north of Cape Hatterras before Nov 1).  We then plan to head to the Virgin Islands where we plan to stay for the winter months before continuing on to Jamaica the Panama cannal then coastal hop up to Monterey CA next Spring.  We plan to go to the Newport boat show in September.  We're looking forward to being a part of the Panama Posse this season.

21:18 Epsilon-Bill Welcome 🤗

21:25 Lexcursion I Amazing journey, such beautiful cruising grounds. Welcome 👋

21:30 Lady Slipper John Thanks, feeling welcome.

2022.08.29 Monday

00:08 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed

Manzana 010101 39-305, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335244968725826,-82.24593952824424

09:28 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Isla Alegre

Marina Ixtapa San Jeronimito, Guerrero Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66645724596424,-101.6192130916824

10:03 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited WildhoodDirk to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

12:17 YO-D-YO Mary Our boat is in La Paz, we are in Washington visiting family.

12:27 TranquiloMike Tranquilo is back in Paradise Village / Vallarta, also heading to WA to visit family

14:46 Lady Slipper John

50 Fort St, Fairhaven, MA 02719, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.62877779923531,-70.90504313825714

14:46 Captain Dietmar @Lady Slipper John how's the weather ?

14:57 Tulum5- Michele/Chad ShelterBay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247

2022.08.30 Tuesday

10:06

Unnamed Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.23863075506073,-119.2573454976082

10:08 Make Me Laugh Neil We are at Buena Vista Aquatic center, our boat is in Puerto Vallarta.

10:09 Make Me Laugh Neil Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area

S Enos Ln (Taft Hwy) Bakersfield, CA 93311 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=35.23043592795183,-119.2619647643708

15:29 Captain Dietmar

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.936354,-118.409555

17:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce

Otoque Oriente, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.579234629877451,-79.59184784449599

19:29 SV Sonho  Eddie

Manzana 010101 39-305, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335829972515008,-82.24669001901913

2022.08.31 Wednesday

02:21 Tidewalker - Alan Photos

02:23 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker Alan is 785 nm into our 1200 nm repositioning cruise from Sidney, BC to San Diego. ETA is early Friday
morning. We join you at the end of October in San Diego!

17:32 Hope - Patrick We are in Las Brisas Panama awaiting our canal transit starting Friday
. Be very happy to see 1-4 ft tide differentials. Haul out in Shelter bay in 2-3 weeks

17:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce

Saboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.5830030549556,-79.02118843048811

17:34 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Actually Isla Chapera, but when I selected that place it took the map to another island. Go figure.

17:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Anchored out at Isle Seca as we head north out of Panamá, but wanted to give a shout out to Marina Vista Mar. We won a week there through the Posse last season and used it a few weeks ago. The local cruisers have a great community there on a WhatsApp page to keep everyone informed. A weekly potluck that was well attended and a morning net currently run by Dayton from Alamos and Dale from Adios. Both boater we knew before we arrived. If you get a chance stop by.

17:46 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Bruce Mogo Mogo island was one of the "Survivors" season. If you dinghy to the east bay be EXTREMELY CAREFUL that you don't get stuck in the mud. Chapera is very popular for day trips from the city on weekends and holidays.

17:56 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks for the info.



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2022.09.01 Thursday

11:03 Sea Trial Dave We have a new dog and will be flying into Panamá in October. This is apparently different than flying a pet into Mexico as we will require a USDA health certificate. Has anyone done this recently (we are in So Cal) and can share where they had it done/details?

11:15 ACQUA - Chris & Olga Hello, we also would like to hear if anyone experienced flying with a pet to Panama recently , as we would like to fly to Europe to and back to Panama with cat.  So far I found this information:

11:16 ACQUA - Chris & Olga panamapets.pdf

11:31 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Sea Trial Dave most vetinarians can find the form online for the country. They print it up, fill it out and hand it to you. When we left the PNW with our dog, we had a folder with all her shots and any procedures but we didn't need it in Mexico

11:33 Sea Trial Dave To answer my own question:

https://consuladodepanamalax.squarespace.com/pets

11:35 Sea Trial Dave Photos

12:07 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Cute.

14:14 RED ROVER-Alison Adorable! Congrats!

14:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited CuranderaDarryn, CuranderaSheri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

15:26 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Have fun and be safe! 🥰

21:04 Captain Dietmar The Panama Posse burgees are here - the official start of the pre-season #panamaposse

available at Shelter Bay Marina / Marina Puerto de la Navidad / via USPS mail and at all 3 events

Annapolis Boat Show October 13 – 17  2022,  ANNAPOLIS, MD

San Diego Seminars OCT  27, 2022  SAN DIEGO, CA

Barra de Navidad DEC 1-5, 2022 BARRA DE NAVIDAD, MX

 

 

21:04 Captain Dietmar Photos

21:05 Mary Arlene Jeff Can i get one mailed?

21:06 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will get ours in Barra…hope it last the whole season

21:07 Captain Dietmar yes please email registration@panamaposse.com with your name  vessel name & shipping address

21:07 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce

San Miguel, Panamá Province, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.466191550666693,-78.94735962152481

21:08 Captain Dietmar @,☠️Delta Swizzler I hope so too - these are thicker ...

21:16 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Great we are shooting to be there on the first, but we are not leaving marina pez Vela  on Nov 4th

21:17 Captain Dietmar copy that !

21:43 BISOU Robin And Tad We are at Shelter Bay. Do we just ask Juanjo for ours?

2022.09.02 Friday

08:38 Captain Dietmar yes and please take a picture!

10:53 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @Captain Dietmar will any be at Vista Mar,  I'm flying back there on the 19th of this month

12:13 BISOU Robin And Tad Apparently they’re due into Shelter Bay tomorrow! Will get a photo up as soon as I get mine!

12:23 Captain Dietmar shelter bay for now

can mail to you in US S/H with tracking $ 6.45

13:09 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Captain Dietmar can we ask Juanjo when we get there in a few days?

17:02 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Does anyone know about the town of San Miguel on Isla Del Rey? We can see it from our anchorage but can’t find any info on what’s there. Food, groceries, dinghy dock, etc. This is in the Las Perlas group of islands in Panama on the pacific side.

2022.09.03 Saturday

00:03 Captain Dietmar yes as soon he has them

pls take a picture

08:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Does anyone know how much or costs to check and out of Nicaragua ?

08:30 Aegis, Mary/Ian Check in:

All the goverment fees must be payed in cash, separatelly.

CHECK IN:

Inmmigration (2 crew members)...U$ 56.00

Maritime Authority: U$ 25.00

Port Captain U$ 0.00

Customs U$ 0.00

Taxi for officials U$ 40.00

Total U$ 121.00

08:30 Aegis, Mary/Ian CHECK OUT:

IMMIGRATION: U$ 36.00

Maritime Authority: U$ 0.00

Port Captain : U$ 30.00 international zarpe

Customs: U$ 0.00

Taxi: U$ 40.00

Total U$ 106.00

08:37 ☠️ Pacific Raven The instructions posted by ACQUA to get pets into Panama is still correct as I brought my dog into Panama in August 2022 - make sure you send an e-mail ahead of time so they have staff there at the airport when you arrive or you may wait there for up to three hours - good luck

08:38 Aegis, Mary/Ian Juanita, the manager, will help you with everything and she speaks english. Whatapp: +505 88800013

08:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks so much

08:45 Aegis, Mary/Ian We’re still at Puesta del Sol if you have any questions.

08:51 ,☠️Delta Swizzler How is the marina ? Power ? Docks ?

09:06 Aegis, Mary/Ian Marina is very nice. Docks are well kept and sturdy. Very little current at the dock, rarely a boat wake and insignificant wind waves. It seems the squalls are less intense here compared to El Salvador. Its super quiet. Electricity is marginal. The Nica grid is weak. So you get voltage drops. It does shut down on average about once a day but only briefly and jf it is longer the resort generator kicks on.  We came in at low slack. We draw 5 ft and had no problem. I think the shallowest we saw was 9 ft.

09:48 Rob Murray AND you can visit the flor de cana rum aging facility in an easy day trip from here. A Mecca of the highest sort for anyone that might enjoy the occasional drop of rum.

09:51 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce And if you mention Dietmar you get a free case of rum on him. 😳 Not really, just stirring the pot.

10:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I think we will try Dietmar’s name anyway. 😂

10:03 Captain Dietmar introductory zoom call for new members starts in one hour

10:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Is this only for new members and not returning members?

10:25 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce if you look at the email you received recently, it has the sign in code and password.

10:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Yes, I have that info, but Dietmar’s text seemed to indicate the meeting was introductory and for new members, so I was wondering if it was also for returning members as well.

10:59 Epsilon-Bill Group video call started.

10:59 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.

10:59 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Group voice call started.

11:00 Rob Murray I can’t seem to join the meeting. Dunno why.

11:00 DaMMADCat Danny We can’t join the zoom as well

11:00 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Same

11:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I joined using my login for Zoom.  Not sure why. I’m on my Mac using the app.

11:11 Rob Murray Just tried again and it worked.

11:12 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 🎉

11:14 Make Me Laugh Neil Dietmar is doing the zoom call now

11:19 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.

11:31 Epsilon-Cheryl We had trouble getting into the zoom call. We went to the line call and then we couldn't get in🙁

Any way to retrieve/ get the info?

11:32 Epsilon-Cheryl We used the sign in and pass code from the email

11:33 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Try to log in with Facebook.  That’s how we finally got in.  It’s being recorded.

11:33 Epsilon-Cheryl Good tip

11:34 Epsilon-Cheryl Still no

11:38 Epsilon-Bill Group voice call started.

11:39 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.

11:39 Epsilon-Bill Group voice call started.

11:39 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.

12:59 SV Second Wind Anyone have any idea if it is legal to bring to panama (on an airplane) a steel flare gun - without the flares?

13:15 Rob Murray Photos

13:17 Rob Murray I’ll go with a ‘no’ on that one.

13:36 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce when we were there in November, there was not a lot for provisions, isla Coronado had more to offer. But we did have a weak internet signal off of San Miguel. That was better off Isla Coronado

15:03 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZEPHYR Laura & Chris to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

16:00 Mary Arlene Jeff Group video call started.

16:04 Mary Arlene Jeff Group call ended.

16:04 Mary Arlene Jeff I missed the call.

16:07 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew

Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.344939,-82.21008

16:25 Rob Murray Did you have any questions? Fire away!

19:50 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris ZEPHYR Laura & Chris joined the group.

20:14 Make Me Laugh Neil @Rob Murray are you “the guy” who knows Open CPN? And the info about the files on the charts?

20:58 Rob Murray More or less. ;)

21:02 Make Me Laugh Neil On the download page there are “new” tiles for Mexico, in one case two files have the same name and size. Is it a duplicate?

I am not at my computer now to send a link.

21:04 Rob Murray Seems there’s a dupe then. Same name and file size is the giveaway. Pick one and you’re good. ;).

21:04 Make Me Laugh Neil Ok

21:51 Make Me Laugh Neil Photos

21:51 Make Me Laugh Neil @Rob Murray this is what I found.

21:52 Rob Murray Oops sounds like an issue. Dietmar manages the download page, please mail him at registration@panamaposse.com with the screenshot so he can have a look.

22:42 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Coolrunnings-Don to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.09.04 Sunday

08:39 Make Me Laugh Neil Ok

09:12 Tulum5- Michele/Chad Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533

13:06 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea San Diego to New England through the Panama Canal…bikes or no bikes? What say you? Considering lightweight folding bikes.

13:11 Aegis, Mary/Ian We have lightweight folding bikes on board and can’t imagine life on board without them.

13:12 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea That’s the sales pitch we needed!!  Thanks.  Please share the brand and model.

13:22 Aegis, Mary/Ian Ours are old, but still in great shape. They are Dahon MU P24. We bought a couple of storage bags off of Amazon to keep them clean and salt free.

13:22 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Great idea and thank you!

13:30 Rob Murray We had bikes aboard and found them great in towns when we where in a marina, useless (to us) otherwise. We brought them home once south of PV, and would bring them back when we see more chance to use them.

14:55 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Hi, is anyone in Grenada and heading to Bonaire, then Colombia?

15:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Heading north..west …whatever it is confusing when you leave Panama. Has anyone stayed in Punta Balsa lately ? We need to check out of Puerto Armuelles tomorrow and 💭 about stopping there or just make the run to Golfito ?

15:10 Rob Murray Punta balsa anchorage is a shelf, and not too wide. We anchored there and dragged off the shelf. The tide reverses, so even a with good set of the anchor you can expect to reset overnight. There’s nothing to drag into (other than the beach) so we just reset the anchor and went back to bed.

15:15 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Correction we go west, then south, then north no wonder it is confusing leaving this place. I know we anchored there about 18 months ago over night and did not have an issue, just didn’t know if anything had changed, thanks Rob. We will post an update after our check out. The Port Captain has been spot on so far and has arranged a panga to run us in and out of town.

15:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Next question for folks anyone leave a boat in Costa Rica for 3-4 weeks.. in Marina Pez Vela ? Wondering about someone to look after the boat and any other legal issues?.

15:21 Rob Murray There’s a on the other side of the point there’s a tidal gyre and lots of junk gets swept out this time of year (whole trees, etc.). I would recommend staying a minimum of 1.5Nm offshore heading in, and keeping a better than usual watch for stuff afloat. Our bud boat ran up in a semi submerged log there (no damage, but their hearts raced).

15:22 RED ROVER-Alison We met a great guy in Marina Pez Vela, recommended by the marina who did a boat wash for us but he does boat watch, maintenance, etc. Has been yacht crew. Can also dive the boat. Lovely guy. From the US originally, married to a Tika and has lived there for some time. Will find his contact if this is of interest!

15:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes please try to find his name, we should only be gone a short time, but I still want someone to keep an eye on it. And local knowledge is always a win.

15:26 ,☠️Delta Swizzler To me this is about the best part of the Panamá Posse…boaters helping boaters with recent local knowledge. Nothing beats that so thanks a lot Red Rover and Dietmar

15:26 ,☠️Delta Swizzler

and Rob Murray

15:26 RED ROVER-Alison Adding to this...we don't have bikes but we have electric scooters. We were a bit concerned for our safety on roads in Mexico and Central America as there is some truly amazing freestyle NASCAR driving going on. We didn't want to have a whoops moment. Where there are bike paths (like Zihua) they would be great. We are now on the east coast of the US (Maine at the moment) and bikes would be fantastic. 😁

15:30 RED ROVER-Alison Found it! Tim Brandt Quepos Yacht Care (506) 8375-1900 tim.brandt@iCloud.com Super nice guy - tell him we say hi!

15:53 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Will do thanks

2022.09.05 Monday

13:43 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Muelle La Playita

Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.913217817605524,-79.52846413283743

13:45 SV Second Wind unsent a message.

15:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited C-YA. Glenn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

19:29 Sea Trial Dave @Aegis, Mary/Ian If multiple boats you can split the taxi fee.

19:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just a shout out for the Port Captain in Puerto Armuelles. I had contacted him in advance of our arrival to check out of Panama today. He arranged for a panga to both pick me up and return me to my boat for $20.

 

The Port Captain met me at the beach and took care of everything. He escorted me to customs, immigration and through entire process. The exit cost were less then $100 and we were completely done in just over an hour.

 

So I would recommend the stop for any boats coming north or south. The Port Captain was very good communicating what was required and what he could do.

19:51 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos

20:40 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler We spent the night at Punta Balsa while heading south. It was calm and we had no problem dragging the anchor. It is however wide open and we only stopped there as we were very tired. I wouldn’t recommend it otherwise.

20:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Actually we are anchor down there now, it has been really..ok. It’s 52 miles to Golfito, we’ll lil do that tomorrow

2022.09.06 Tuesday

05:46 C-YA. Glenn C-YA. Glenn joined the group.

09:17 Rob Murray Happy birthday Dietmar! Have a great one!

10:02 🦜🍹Kyrie Linton Bay Marina

Garrote Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.613186,-79.578762

10:32 Captain Dietmar thank you

10:33 Captain Dietmar when you check in CR can you please confirm that the new permits allow for 6 months with 2 renewals ?

10:54 Sea Trial Toni Happy Birthday (Birthday)Dietmar

11:37 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ditto!

12:39 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Happy Birthday, Dietmar!  Stay cool today in that Vegas sunshine, or find a casino with good air conditioning 🎂😎🍷

14:26 Captain Dietmar thx will do

14:26 Captain Dietmar thx

14:27 Captain Dietmar thx

14:36 Hope - Patrick Happy Birthday young man.

14:50 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Happy Birthday Dietmar! 🎈🎉

16:22 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Happy Birthday Dietmar.

17:09 Captain Dietmar  thank you everyone!

17:26 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 90 days

23:16 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler I do recall being approached by a small military boat with 4-5 marines aboard. No contact other than they waived and were on their way.

23:17 Sea Trial Dave Happy Dietmar day!

23:18 Sea Trial Dave @Captain Dietmar Happy Dietmar Day!

23:25 Sea Trial Dave I am doing some rout planning. Last season there was talk of some piracy in the vicinity of Nicaragua/Honduras, as I recall 50-70 mi off shore. Can anyone confirm the location and provide any current information on this?

2022.09.07 Wednesday

05:46 C-YA. Glenn Sea trail.  I would be interested in learning I am going. South out of PV    After hurricane season

06:41 RED ROVER-Alison It is an ongoing problem. Mainly desperate fishermen who are opportunistic and have engaged in piracy. There are two routes through the reefs that extend quite a way off of Nicaragua. They can be problematic. We rounded that area about 120+ miles offshore. No problems and didn't see another boat.

06:42 RED ROVER-Alison The issue is on the Caribbean side. All good coming south from PV.

06:49 C-YA. Glenn Thanks Red River

06:49 C-YA. Glenn Rover

07:04 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We will be at Shelter Bay Marina Saturday
or Sunday
, Sept 10 or 11. We are wondering about small package shipments, like Amazon, from the US. We used FastBox while at Vista Mar with great success, and I know others used Mail Boxes Etc. There are no FastBox locations on the Caribbean side of Panama, but there is a Mail Boxes Etc in Colón. Is it difficult to get to that location from Shelter Bay, and does anyone have experience with shipping to that location?

08:13 Rob Murray Shelter bay runs their own service for packages similar to fast box or mailboxes etc. contact them for the address, I think it changed since last year.

08:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce From what I’ve read one this forum. You ship via FedEx, DHL, UPS to the marina and then pay the related customs fees. I’ve had my share of issues with this in CR, where customs wanted some very specific paperwork before they would release a package. It took weeks. MBE and FastBox seem to bypass this process. I’ve never had a package opened or been charged extra fees or had to deliver extra paperwork using FastBox. I guess I’ll ask SBM for more details.

08:24 Rob Murray You ship via whatever to the shelter bay Miami address, and they trans ship to panama. The service honours ’yacht in transit’ import tax free status, so taxes aren’t levied. There is a fee per pound like the other services.

08:29 BISOU Robin And Tad Avoid DHL, FedEx and UPS if possible. We’ve used all three in the last three months and it ends up being expensive (they don’t do “yacht in transit” and charge ridiculous ‘customs and duties’ fees) plus they hold your items much longer than necessary before releasing them so in many cases no faster than air freight.

Shelter Bay does have their own freight forwarder at $4.50 per pound. This is the address:

Your name

Yacht in transit (your boat name)

3054 NW 72nd Ave

PTY 361876

Miami Florida 33122

Tel: 786 616 3063

 

Allow 2 weeks from the time of arrival of the package to Miami although it is sometimes faster.

 

There are other options as well. Mailboxes etc. is at Millenium Plaza in Colon which the shuttle from SBM visits, but MBE requires a subscription.

 

There is a company at Margarita Plaza (this side of Colon behind Sobey supermarket) called PTYExpress which charges a bit more $5.50 a pound but no subscription and is very fast (two cruisers here I spoke to have been very happy). Check out PTYExpress.com but it’s in Spanish.

08:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ah, my mistake. Thanks for the details.

08:34 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Agreed on the common carriers being a PITA. I’ll reach out to SBM on their service. Thanks!

08:36 Rob Murray There haven’t been any recent incidents that I know of, but most cruisers are routing ~100+ miles off the Nicaragua coast.

 

The CSSN tracks reports you can review here: https://safetyandsecuritynet.org

09:26 Sea Trial Dave I am going to be on the Caribbean side. We had no issues (and I am aware of no issues) on the Pacific side.

09:27 C-YA. Glenn Appreciate the information. Thank you

11:19 Sea Trial Dave @Rob Murray We travels from PV to Panamá last season stopping multiple places in Mex, El Salvador, Nicaragua, CR and Panamá. Overall, entire trip was amazing! We had no security issues to speak of although some places are less safe than others. Feel free to PM me in the Line App or on FB Messenger. If your new to PP, we found it to be a great resource (ant to mention a lot of nice folks).

11:22 Sea Trial Dave @Rob Murray I think I was meaning to (also?) direct my comment to C-YA, Glenn.

11:23 Rob Murray Pacific coast is as safe as cruising gets. Caribbean not so much.

11:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The Shelter Bay Marina website only mentions 50A service. Do they have 30A service as well? Juan didn’t answer that question when I texted them.

11:47 Rob Murray They do (we used it). Sometimes when you come in they have to rewire as they do wire for euro connections as well. They have a full time electrician so it’s a pretty painless process.

11:53 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍🙏

12:03 Sea Trial Dave @Rob Murray Understood. My concern now is to better understand what (if anything) is going on in Nicaragua Bank Area. What is the best/safest rout from Bocas del Toro to Roatan?

12:08 BISOU Robin And Tad Some cruisers just did that route and went via San Andres. They had also thought to go via the Caymans.

12:08 BISOU Robin And Tad Haven’t heard how the trip went but I guess no news is good news?

12:20 Rob Murray There have been no recent reports of issues, but most if not all boats are keeping ~120nm off the coast.

 

The previous reports were all similar, opportunism by full time fishermen/part time pirates that saw opportunity when boats came within visual range of the banks (popular offshore fishing ground).

 

With Covid there have been fewer transits of the area and combined with extra caution by cruisers that has dropped the number of incidents to zero.

12:23 Sea Trial Dave I am considering San Andres/Providencia. Plan is Roatan then Rio Dulce before heading towards Caymans and west. Plans are still being drawn in wet sand as they say.

19:26 Captain Dietmar you can also stop over at Swan island

20:25 C-YA. Glenn All my plans are written in sand at low tide so I get it.   Swan Islands look amazing

20:53 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew When transiting the area. Keep radar on. Cargo ships run dark through the area at night.

20:54 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew No AIS and no lights.

23:57 Captain Dietmar IT'S TIME TO OUT DO YOURSELVES AGAIN ...

 

Vessel Owners, Skippers and Captains and their significant others

heading south this fall are all invited to mingle with the fleet

RSVP TO GET YOUR PARTY ACCESS WRISTBAND

https://panamaposse.com/sdrsvp

 

 

23:58 Captain Dietmar Photos

2022.09.08 Thursday

12:53 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The queen of England just died.

12:58 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Anyone planning on being in Marina Papagayo Oct-Nov timeframe? Appears we will be there early October . Fly out, returning early November then heading north to Barra

13:04 ,☠️Delta Swizzler So sad. We are watching The Crown these past few weeks. So many trials and tribulations through out her life.

13:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce True.

13:15 Rob Murray God save the King!

14:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Dressed up to visit a pirate ship “Black Magic” currently at Shelter Bay Marina!

14:09 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos

14:30 BISOU Robin And Tad Got our new burgee! Thanks Dietmar and Juanjo!

14:30 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos

14:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Cute. Is Black Magic staying for a while?

16:25 Captain Dietmar long live the king

16:30 Captain Dietmar @,☠️Delta Swizzler @,☠️Delta Swizzler well be there early nov

16:30 BISOU Robin And Tad No she’s crossing the Canal tomorrow!

16:31 BISOU Robin And Tad The Queen was never the same after Philip died. She was an amazing woman who ruled through trying times.

17:03 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We will be transiting the canal this Saturday
and will be at Shelter Bay for a bit. I am also having some dental work done and need to go back and forth from Shelter Bay to Albrook in PC possibly a couple of times. What are my options for transportation. I’d like to keep it simple but not break the bank. Thanks.

17:10 BISOU Robin And Tad There are a number of Uber and taxi drivers that people use here. A return trip to Allbrook will cost you about $120-150. You can also take the express bus from Colon for $3.50. Catch the marina shuttle to Colon bus terminal, get on a bus (they depart when full) and arrive across from Allbrook Mall 2hrs later.  Do the reverse to come back but you’ll need to be at Cuatro Altos Mall in Colon by 3pm to get a free ride in the marina shuttle or pay $15 for a taxi ($20 on weekends).

17:35 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks you!

2022.09.09 Friday

10:41 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AZIMUTH - Scott, AZIMUTH - Ash to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

12:45 BISOU Robin And Tad Coiba National Park: I know there was a conversation awhile back. Can’t seem to find it! Where does one pay and how much? Wanting to stay awhile if possible.

13:36 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina We'll be in papagayo oct 17, then plan to leave heading north beginning of November.

15:25 DancingontheEdge Mel We have done this twice. Mostly a motor due to wind angle. We stayed between 50 to 70 off Venezuela. Very little vessel traffic. With American flag we didn’t go to Los Rocques. Visited Curaçao then on to Columbia. Passage to Columbia pretty easy but we were extremely careful with weather. Entered at Santa Marta. Would consider going all the way to Cartegna instead. Easy entry process for ABC. Colombia requires an agent and takes a while. Lots of yachted in Grenada go this route so the net and local knowledge base is good there.

15:27 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE We have our burgee

18:44 Captain Dietmar @☠️🍹 TOKETEE can we get a picture ?

19:45 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Photos

20:56 Make Me Laugh Neil Has anyone gotten Starlink in Mexico? I thought I heard that “Pancho” in Barra de Navidad is a dealer. Anybody have details?

21:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Follow You to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.09.10 Saturday

05:04 Mary Arlene Jeff I am signed up and sent a deposit  but nothing so far.

05:05 Mary Arlene Jeff We need a better option.

07:17 C-YA. Glenn I tried ordering starlink here in La cruz and the web site said not available in my area.  Friend on another boat ordered in La Paz had it in four days up and running the next day and loves it.  I want to get one also

11:30 C-YA. Glenn Marine model says no but the (rv) model says yes

13:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Panama Canal Full Transit, Atlantic

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.268303799932815,-79.92381480674536

17:40 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Shelter Bay Marina

Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533

18:04 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Wow, that was fast

2022.09.11 Sunday

09:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce It was a very smooth transit. We had a bit of rain and wind in the middle, but otherwise it was pretty uneventful. We were lucky that the canal advisors were able to get us through the Gatún locks with another ship so late in the afternoon. We maintain about 6 knots the whole way.

09:42 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Hello all, I’m getting ready, finally, to depart PV southbound. Before I leave the area considering an expedition to the 3 Marias. Is this possible now? Is it worth the detour? Anybody been? Thanks.

09:55 C-YA. Glenn Try calling Mike at PV sails he may be able to help.  As I think it’s permit only via a tour.  I am over in La cruz and will depart in a month

10:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Sailing New Horizons to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

10:34 Captain Dietmar according to eco naviera no (t yet)

but the Revelagio Isl yes

please contact yolanda at eco naviera and see if this has changed

11:04 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos

11:06 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce A screenshot my son, Ian Bayne, took of the Miraflores Locks webcam. It shows No Regrets (our boat) and our buddy boat New Horizons rafted together in one of the locks.

11:07 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/eco-naviera-permits

11:08 Captain Dietmar Great Picture !

11:10 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 🙏

11:15 Captain Dietmar ranger on site ~  details from @RED ROVER-Alison in the fleet update https://panamaposse.com/fleet-update-2022-04-10

12:02 Sailing New Horizons Sailing New Horizons joined the group.

12:19 Sailing New Horizons This is Spencer and Dara on SV New Horizons. We’ve been aboard for almost three years and cruised California for about a two years. We left California about a year ago and went through the Panama Canal yesterday. We are looking forward to exploring the Caribbean for quite some time. Check out our adventure on YouTube:

 

https://youtube.com/user/inthemoment89

13:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited VANCHANG 🥥🦜Luke to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

13:41 VANCHANG 🥥🦜Luke VANCHANG 🥥🦜Luke joined the group.

14:36 Aegis, Mary/Ian

HXHF+FH2, NIC-54, Chichigalpa, Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.57920004887308,-87.0261693884309

14:42 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos

14:42 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I Photoshopped it to look more colorful.

14:45 RED ROVER-Alison Howdy! As @Captain Dietmar notes below we did go this past spring and wrote up some notes on Line last year. I have all of the fee info in that post. Gorgeous place. Incredible snorkeling. Really glad we went.

22:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Thanks Cap! I’ll check with Yolanda and let you know what I hear.

2022.09.12 Monday

08:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pasargada Noj & Rach to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

10:11 Pasargada Noj & Rach Pasargada Noj & Rach joined the group.

12:16 CuranderaDarryn CuranderaDarryn joined the group.

12:18 CuranderaDarryn Hey everyone!

Any thoughts on best route to Florida for a power boat departing Panama end of October? I have some good info from Red Rover, another Nordhavn, but wondering if anyone has stopped along the coast of Central America. I know pirates are a concern

13:06 ACQUA - Chris & Olga http://landfall-learning.org/routes.htm

13:08 ACQUA - Chris & Olga tokeywest_orig.jpg

2022.09.13 Tuesday

09:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Serenity to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

11:41 Pasargada Noj & Rach Hi everyone. This is Nojan and Rachel from sv Pasargada. We hope to transit the canal next season. Our boat is currently in San Carlos, Sonora, waiting for us to get back with a bunch of new parts for her! We sailed away from Seattle, our homeport, in August of 2021. We got to Mexico in December and we’ve sailed as far south as Manzanillo before coming back up to the sea for the summer. We are looking forward to sharing, learning, and meeting you all.

12:23 C-YA. Glenn Seattle folks.  Yayayay. San Carlos is great for self boat work.   C ya and I will be sailing single handed south along the golf coast this season. In La Cruz waiting out hurricane season

15:05 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Pasargada Noj & Rach welcome! We are from Vancouver, Washington on the Caribbean side of the canal.

15:05 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @C-YA. Glenn @C-YA. Glenn to reply, tap on the name at the top left of the message you are replying to.

16:05 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos

16:07 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Got our burgee today at Shelter Bay. They seem to be more sturdily constructed this year. Hopefully they will hold up better than last year’s.

21:55 BISOU Robin And Tad Thank you?

2022.09.14 Wednesday

06:48 C-YA. Glenn All good I grew up 20 miles North of Seattle.  Boat hails out of Sedro Woolley where my oldest is

10:10 C-YA. Glenn Group.  Has anyone been using starlink on their boat?  Just had mine delivered and curious if I should permanently mount the antenna or just set it up each time I want to use

10:12 Freedom -David I do use Starlink and did mount mine on my davit arch. Has anyone had experience with Starlink in Costa Rica and Panama…does it work yet?

10:13 Freedom -David Photos

10:13 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I haven’t, but have been following the FB StarLink on Boats group. There is a decent amount of chatter regarding people’s experience with StarLink on boats and how they have mounted their antennas.

10:14 Freedom -David Just shared mine. What is the fb group site?

10:17 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce According to starlink.com/map?source=rv Q4

2022.

10:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce facebook.com/groups/starlink onboats

10:20 Freedom -David Thanks

10:21 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce That should be facebook.com/groups/starlinkonboats

10:21 C-YA. Glenn Nice mount. Have a place for it

10:26 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Is this your preferred method for shipping to your boat? How does it compare to other options price wise?

10:28 Pasargada Noj & Rach @C-YA. Glenn we just got our starlink today too! Exciting. Not sure where we will mount it but I have read reports of possible interference with radar , something to investigate on our own boat before mounting too permanently.

10:30 C-YA. Glenn Yes @Pasargada Noj & Rach   Heard that also. Guess would have to ensure not running the radar

10:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce From what I’ve read on the FB StarLink group most users are stationary when using StarLink, so radar might not be that big of an issue.

10:40 C-YA. Glenn @Freedom -David   Do like your set up.  I message the stainless steel guy I use here in La Cruz to come over and give me a price

10:44 C-YA. Glenn @Pasargada Noj & Rach

11:46 Pasargada Noj & Rach We are just using a cheapo west marine pole holder and a 3D printed insert to make it fit. Not enough time to provide useful feedback but we like how cheap it is to setup and no custom fabrication (besides the 3D printing)

11:54 RED ROVER-Alison You can find it in the archives from last season but I realized I also detailed it on our blog within this post https://comeonrover.com/2022/06/27/panama-part-1-the-pacific/

11:58 RED ROVER-Alison We had a friend bring our Starlink to Panama City in April. It did not work there at that time. When we got to Isla Mujeres (off of Cancun) it started to work. Twelve miles out from Isla it stopped working but started again 30 miles offshore from the Keys. We use it while running and have had it working up to 50 miles offshore of Florida. It has worked consistently up and down the east coast of the US and friends in the Sea of Cortez are also reporting good results. We just have ours screwed onto a board and temporarily strapped onto our davit. We are a trawler for those of you we have not met. Not a sexy install but it works! It has been a game changer for us as we do work from the boat.

12:04 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Alison, thanks for the great report. What I’ve read on the FB group is that some have had success and some haven’t with connection while moving. I’m glad you’ve had such great success.

 

Panama and Costs Rica are supposed to have service in Q4

2022. Mexico has had service for awhile.

 

StarLink is becoming a game changer for cruisers, for sure.

12:22 C-YA. Glenn All sounds great about starlink. I think I will have custom made pole added on to my arch antenna system.   Until the meantime since I am currently in a marina (yuk) and not moving will have it sit up on the coach roof so I can try it out

15:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce My start battery has gone bad. Has anyone had any success ordering and getting Lifeline AGM delivered to Shelter Bay Marina? I need a GPL-3100T start battery.

15:32 Rob Murray Try casa de batterieas in Quattro altos. They probably won’t have it, but I think they can get it.

15:34 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Will do. Thanks, Rob!

17:25 Captain Dietmar

Stop 13-Main St. / Post Office, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.648472,-118.972124

19:20 Captain Dietmar anybody in the bay área Friday
afternoon to swap sea stories I.ll be in the area meeting w marinas

2022.09.15 Thursday

10:45 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce They can’t get Lifeline, but had a Deka battery in stock. They quoted me $338 in a written quote and then on the phone said the quote was wrong and that it would cost $500. I said no thanks.

11:48 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce  dang. I was able to get my lifelines shipped to Mexico. Via Deko Marine.   Not sure how you could get them to your spot

11:55 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I’m working on that now with the Shelter Bay Marina Manager, JuanJo.

12:36 DaMMADCat Danny   Favorite cruising book for Cental America Pacific? We have Captain Rains for Pacific Mexico.  Thanks in advance.

12:42 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Rains for Mexico, but some of the waypoints are off since it was published. Eric Brauhaus (sp) for Panama. I can't remember the husband wife combo that others have recommended.

12:53 C-YA. Glenn Shawn and heather for sea of Cortez and Mexico. Will look to see what else I have for central and Panama. Have Capt Rains but out dated

13:16 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Yes that's the couple,  thanks

14:25 C-YA. Glenn @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt  oh yes Charlie Charts

17:38 Epsilon-Bill

6530 E Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.75412554350726,-118.1117884000855

17:38 Rob Murray We used the SV Sarana guides (available on line). They worked, and we found no errors (unlike Charlie’s charts and Rains, both of which had some issues).

18:23 RED ROVER-Alison Another vote for SV Sarana guide particularly in Costa Rica and Northern Pacific Panama. They did not visit Coiba or really Las Perlas in Panama though. Eric Bauhaus guide for Panama is terrific, especially if you go to the San Blas on the Caribbean side.

18:31 C-YA. Glenn Wow great to hear about Sarana. Yea both Charlie and rains some issues

18:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Also as you are finding out, this is a great page as usually someone has just been there and can give you current data, not a ten year old book. Those are great plays to start and plan, but you fellow cruisers are your best resource

18:35 C-YA. Glenn Yes. Indeed I second that

19:47 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Photos

19:47 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Walt & I showed off our PP burgee at the Point Loma Yacht Club we belong to in San Diego

 

19:56 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍

2022.09.16 Friday

14:29 Captain Dietmar well done

2022.09.17 Saturday

10:34 Aegis, Mary/Ian We are starting to plan our trip into Costa Rica. We are going to check in at Marina Papagayo. I know their agents are expensive, but I’m not interested in the self check in process. Do we just get the agent the marina assigns or is there a “Posse” agent that I should be using?

12:50 Mary Arlene Jeff I am shopping for insurance.  Can anyone give me a referral? I have a quote from Hanham.

13:08 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Health or vessel

13:43 SV Serenity SV Serenity joined the group.

13:48 SV Serenity Hi All! Kathryn and Mark (along with pet dog Lapa) from SV Serenity are happy to join the group. We are liveaboards on an Antares 44, sailing down to Panama from Mexico before making a left turn into the Caribbean. We look forward to sharing anchorages (and drinks) with fellow Posse members in due time.

13:56 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Welcome, Kathryn & Mark! If you stop in Vista Mar Marina, our boat Knot Right is there . We’re going to stay on the Pacific side with random cruising for a while before we punch thru to the Caribbean. Welcome to the Posse ⛵️😎

14:02 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Aegis, Mary/Ian Hi. We used the PP agent. It was easy and done right at the marina. If there is more than one person checking in you split the cost. At least that was the way last year. I can have Diane get you more information in awhile.

14:03 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Aegis, Mary/Ian Diane has his name and email.

14:06 Aegis, Mary/Ian Awesome, thanks folks. Hope all is well

14:08 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Aegis, Mary/Ian Doing well. (ok)(ok)

2022.09.18 Sunday

01:29 Sea Trial Dave @Aegis, Mary/Ian we used Ernesto Conejo +506 8811-7290. paramares@hotmail.com

He was recomended through PP last season.

10:17 Aegis, Mary/Ian That’s 2 for Ernesto. Sounds like he’s the guy. Thanks Dave.

15:37 Mary Arlene Jeff Vessel insurance.

15:46 Captain Dietmar

Unnamed Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.404438,-119.690894

15:55 Epsilon-Bill Hello Serenity, we are Epsilon-41’ Island Packet Motorsailer. We will meet at the Kickoff in San Diego 10/27 and then on to Ensenada for a week. After that, our goal is to arrive Barra De Navidad Dec 1-5 and then make way to the Canal, ultimately heading for the Caribbean. Would love to share anchorages with you if it works out. 😉👍 Currently in Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach, California until 10/26.

18:11 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina We are heading back to Costa Rica after the boat show with a starlink. We'll report in at that time.

18:23 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍

2022.09.19 Monday

13:16 Rob Murray 7.5 earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Tsunami waves possible.

 

https://www.tsunami.gov/events/PHEB/2022/09/19/22262001/1/WEPA40/WEPA40.txt

14:11 C-YA. Glenn Stay safe folks

15:50 Captain Dietmar

13477 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.977189,-118.441968

15:56 RED ROVER-Alison

515 Basin Point Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.739764,-70.04089

16:18 Bob Ritner

Asoc, Av. San Martin Mz B, Paracas 11550, Peru : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-13.836244,-76.248849

22:54 Epsilon-Bill

6400 E Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.75550347133838,-118.1135968399528

23:30 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt

Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482202,-79.943728

23:30 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Back on Knot Right

2022.09.20 Tuesday

07:50 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍

10:17 ,☠️Delta Swizzler

X5H5+CJP, Puntarenas Province, Puntarenas, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.97973041423261,-84.83988144692768

11:03 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce When do the Monday
calls start again?

14:06 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed

Manzana 010101 39-306, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.335063208998312,-82.24561485296445

14:51 Captain Dietmar

1199 Anchorage Ln, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.719627,-117.228865

15:02 QUESO GRANDE II

2420 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.72124095824749,-117.2231941201169

17:16 Captain Dietmar @QUESO GRANDE II getting together w @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole and Keenan tonight maybe join?

18:47 QUESO GRANDE II Hey, thanks for the invite. It’s been a long boat project day but maybe. Where are you meeting?

21:25 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Looking at getting a new tablet for navigation. Any suggestions? Planning on cruising from MX thru the canal to Roatan in next couple of months. Anyone have experience with IPad Air?  Want it for weather and navigation.

22:03 Rob Murray We have iPads (air with cellular, the non cellular versions don’t have gps) and android tablets (Samsung). Both work, iPads a bit easier to use, Samsungs WAYYYYYY cheaper. Easier to get waterproof cases for iPads. Open cpn runs on Android, not available for iPad.

 

We got both at sale events at Costco.

22:06 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thanks. Needed to know that about Open CPN.

22:23 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I have samsung android tablet. I think I had to purchase open cpn in the play store

23:06 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sorry to miss everyone but heading back to Pathfinder tomorrow in El Salvador!

2022.09.21 Wednesday

01:34 Mary Arlene Jeff Great info.!

02:01 Qué vendrá Great to see you guys here!

11:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler @Aegis, Mary/Ian good morning, when do you plan to be in Papagayo Marina, we are heading North and should be there in 10 days. Maybe we can swap stories

11:50 Rob Murray From the NOAA’s TFB, an update on weather zones in the Caribbean.

 

Dear Blue Water Mariners,

 

 

The National Hurricane Center has recently expanded and provided more detail in its Offshore Zone forecast product, in order to provide better service for the Blue Water mariners.

 

Overview:  The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has been issuing plain text marine forecasts for a configuration of 32 offshore zones in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and much of the Atlantic Ocean south of 31N and west of 55W since 2011. At that time, the zones were designed to offer adequate forecast precision while limiting the number of zones as much as possible. Several of the zones were fairly large as a result, occasionally requiring TAFB forecasters to include additional text during active weather patterns, resulting in complex text.

 

Recently, the 32 existing zones have become 52 zones and 8 new zones have been created in the Atlantic Ocean. This brings the total of our Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean offshore zones to 60.  The new TAFB offshore zones are roughly the same size as those issued by the Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), which issues offshore marine forecasts for the U.S. East Coast, north of NHC/TAFB’s area of responsibility (note that the previous NHC/TAFB offshore zones were much larger than OPC's zones).  These new smaller zones balance precision and clarity. A hover-over version of the new Offshore Zones is now available here.

 

Basis for new configurations: The criteria for determining each zone’s configuration depends on the particular wind speed climatology of the zone, and to some extent the bathymetry to account for its impact on wave development. The zone configurations also take into account international boundaries to include United States and Mexican state borders as well as international borders. The new offshore zones also better align with coastal marine zones of local National Weather Service offices, improving forecast consistency between the offshore zones and the coastal zones. Finally, primary shipping lanes factored into the revised offshore zone locations.

 

Benefits to mariners:  Forecast quality should improve by aligning the zone configuration more closely with the local wind and wave climatology. The new smaller zones should also result in more precise wording, thus better informing mariners about adverse conditions. Given that experienced mariners also understand the local weather patterns, these new zones result in enhanced forecast accuracy and a better service to marine users.

 

For more information:  A Story Map has been developed that describes the motivation and the details for the change Offshore Zones.  For specifics about the new zone configurations, please see the Service Change Notice.

11:51 Rob Murray Hover over web page here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/offshores.php

11:55 Aegis, Mary/Ian Buenos dias! We might be there about the same time. I’m   watching the weather right now. Its been pretty nasty this week. We are hoping to leave Nica around the end of the month.

11:56 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Wow thanks Rob

11:57 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are 200 miles south enjoying the island and weather here, hope your weather improves

12:01 Aegis, Mary/Ian Lets stay in touch

12:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sounds good safe travels

20:12 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn We are looking for buddy boats (power boats) for our passage from Shelter Bay to Aruba. We’d be watching for a weather window around third week of October. We are a 63’ Hatteras. Please DM if interested or WhatsApp +1-512-633-6611.

21:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Andy Cross to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.09.22 Thursday

14:10 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph I was wondering if anybody had a link or PDF (preferably) of the Mexican Crew list?

14:35 Rob Murray There’s a pdf and a word file on this page.

 

https://www.spanishforcruisers.com/sfc-cheatsheet-crewlist.htm

14:37 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Thank you so much!

18:01 🦜🍹Kyrie Photos

18:01 🦜🍹Kyrie Excitement in Linton Bay, Panama.  Ocean Builders christened their new floating housing pod today with a big party.  Rumor is the President if Panama was here, but we never saw him.

18:01 🦜🍹Kyrie Photos

18:01 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very cool!

18:01 🦜🍹Kyrie A few hours later though....

18:02 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce What!?

18:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Opps

18:03 🦜🍹Kyrie It sunk, thankfully in shallow water.  They're trying to refloat it now.

18:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Not great advertising

18:04 No Regrets Lynette Back to the drawing board

21:19 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Can anyone co firm that the President and his family were in it when it sunk. Someone in Vista Mar mentioned that a friend confirmed that.

21:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Videos

21:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt It's a damn good thing that they built rhe locks better

2022.09.23 Friday

09:49 🦜🍹Kyrie No, pure rumor.  My son was in it when it began to sink.

10:14 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt 😆

14:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited White Wings Stuart to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

14:48 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Hello from Zephyr- Laura and Chris.  We’re in Grenada heading to Bonaire in the next week or two.  Does anyone have insight on how or if we can get a mooring ball during Sept 30- Oct 8 when the Bonaire Regatta takes place?  Anyone else here in Grenada heading that way?

15:04 SV Serenity Very helpful, thanks!

15:05 SV Serenity Any folks still in the San Diego area?

15:18 QUESO GRANDE II We are here until October 31 then heading south with the ha ha.

16:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos

16:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Hotel Bahía del Sol

Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465

17:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍Sweet!

17:18 Epsilon-Bill

1 Banning House Rd, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.44355782962732,-118.4975666274489

17:30 Maison De Sante @SV Serenity we are in San Diego

17:37 DaMMADCat Danny We will be in San Diego around 10/23-24

17:46 Epsilon-Bill Hope to see you at the Kickoff in safe harbor. We are there from 10/26-29 before heading to Ensenada

17:55 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt While you are there, say HI to Bill & Jean from Walt and Jeon Knot Right.

19:19 QUESO GRANDE II We are on a ball in ACH if anyone wants to get together for a beer in the area in the coming weeks

19:25 Make Me Laugh Neil Hi, is anyone with a boat in the Los Angeles California area?

20:54 Epsilon-Bill Long Beach

2022.09.24 Saturday

09:56 DancingontheEdge Mel Check with the Marina. Also there is a Fb group you could join. Do you know someone in Bonaire now to ask? Balls are a premium this time of year. Good luck

11:18 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Got it thx

11:36 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

11:37 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena joined the group.

11:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you for the welcome we are Gary and Ena on S/V Divergent

11:45 Captain Dietmar WELCOME AND A SPECIAL SPECIAL HELLO TO GARY AND ENA FOR BEEING PART OF THE ATLANTIC POSSE AND PANAMA POSSE

you are our FIRST

11:50 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thanks we are looking forward to being able to take part in both Posse’s.

11:52 Captain Dietmar please share your location by tapping the > + Location pin and share to let the posse know your location

11:53 Captain Dietmar

Unnamed Road, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.63938,-85.65301

11:53 Epsilon-Bill

1 Banning House Rd, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.44227814597421,-118.4984516764189

11:53 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Has anyone successfully checked in to Jamaica with a dog?

11:57 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena

Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.18305315838877,-123.069101460278

11:57 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena

Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.18305315838877,-123.069101460278

12:02 Captain Dietmar contact montego bay y c Heather for guidance

https://panamaposse.com/montego-bay

 

12:04 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Thanks so much for the Jamaican dog info!

13:23 RED ROVER-Alison

707 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA 02152, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.367605,-70.973476

17:05 Mary Arlene Jeff Photos

19:23 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hula kai k&r greenen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.09.25 Sunday

09:26 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Anyone have friends currently in Bonaire that can help us get a mooring ball or dock space?  We’re not having any luck so far.

09:51 DaMMADCat Danny We are at Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro, CA

11:36 Tidewalker - Alan @SV Serenity Tidewalker Alan here, we are in San Diego until Oct 30th, part of both the CUBAR 2022 and PP 22/23.

13:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole It’s time for us to submit our sailing itinerary to our boat insurance and we are getting push back with coverage because of Pacific coast Colombia and Ecuador. Anyone have any recent experiences in either location with suggestions on marinas/check in locations, etc? I have looked at Good Nautical and found a little info. Would love to message with someone directly about navigating in these two countries if possible. Thank you!

13:31 Captain Dietmar you can get local insurance companies to cover you

check w @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt

19:50 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE SHOP IS NOW OPEN

T-SHIRTS HATS AND V NECKS

Commemorative  21-22 SWAG and NEW HATS

https://oceanposse.com/shop/

#panamaposse

19:50 Captain Dietmar Photos

19:52 SV Serenity Hotel Coral y Marina

Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada Km.103 #3421, Zona Playitas 22860 Ensenada, Baja California Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.86524371213477,-116.6622707247734

19:53 SV Serenity Just missed you! Made it to Ensenada.

19:57 SV Serenity We wonder is there a good online resource available regarding regulations bringing our dog friends along?

20:00 SV Serenity For pet import,  we only know https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/pet-travel-info-and-guidance-document/pet-travel-guidance

20:36 Sea Trial Toni https://moa.gov.jm/content/guidelines-importation-dogs-and-cats-jamaica-animals-diseases-importation-control-amendment

20:37 Sea Trial Toni There is specific information regarding bringing a pet into Jamaica.

23:14 Captain Dietmar @Sea Trial Toni THANK YOU !

 

23:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Copepod Howard Dian to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

23:29 Copepod Howard Dian Copepod Howard Dian joined the group.

23:32 Copepod Howard Dian Turtle Cay Marina

Turtle Cay Marina Nombre de Dios Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.598516823491266,-79.4371297054442

23:36 Copepod Howard Dian We will be heading to San Blas to help the Guna restore coral reefs under threat from pollution.  On route as part of the GoesProject we are taking seawater samples and checking plankton status as well as micro plastic pollution. Www.GoesFoundation.com

2022.09.26 Monday

00:07 Captain Dietmar @Copepod Howard Dian thank you - please tell us about yourselves

04:37 C-YA. Glenn Here in Mexico you should be fine. Just watch for national parks when you anchor. They are not allowed on shore as I know

05:54 Hula kai k&r greenen Hula kai k&r greenen joined the group.

11:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Beata to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

11:08 Beata Beata joined the group.

11:09 Beata Hello All, this is S/V Beata, Billy and Ruth. We are currently in Shelter Bay Marina, Panama. It is a pleasure to join the group again.

15:13 CuranderaDarryn Hi Billy and Ruth. We are Darryn and Sheri on Curandera. Our boat is in the yard there. We return late October to head into the Caribbean!

16:33 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Good news regarding travel to Jamaica with your dog…

 

I spoke with Heather in Montego Bay, Jamaica and she confirmed that she arranges customs for check in and will arrange a vet to come on board to see the dog. The vet will review shot records and a dog can enter the country, but cannot leave the boat.

Heather Vernon

Manager

Montego Bay Yacht Club

Tony Hart Blvd, Freeport

Montego Bay

Tel: 876 9798038

Cell: 8768745335

heather@mobayyachtclub.com

 

17:32 Sea Trial Toni Great info Thanks

2022.09.27 Tuesday

14:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited S/V Wonoma to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

15:23 S/V Wonoma S/V Wonoma joined the group.

2022.09.28 Wednesday

10:54 SV Serenity Sorry, I wasn't clear in my earlier query. I meant one general resource regarding importing dogs into any country within PP territory (not just Jamaica). BTW, here's what our furry friend looks like while under sail. Humorously pathetic!

10:54 SV Serenity Photos

11:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler

Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.628707223631658,-85.2294087984141

12:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV/JO to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

12:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Impulse to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

12:50 DaMMADCat Danny

43 S Cabrillo Way, Los Angeles, CA 90731, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.71914952178084,-118.276953739611

14:56 C-YA. Glenn @Freedom -David  thanks for the information   I basically had the same mount as you made for my arch so I can remove the antenna for any reason

14:57 C-YA. Glenn Photos

17:58 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn  Now that we know we can get in to Jamaica with our dog; we are looking for a power boat buddy boat going Shelter Bay to Montego Bay Jamaica.   We are a Hatteras 63’ and cruise at about 8 knots. We’ll be watching for a weather window anytime after Nov 1st. Also looking for one experienced crew member.

2022.09.24 Saturday
11:18 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Got it thx
11:36 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:37 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena joined the group.
11:40 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you for the welcome we are Gary and Ena on S/V Divergent
11:45 Captain Dietmar WELCOME AND A SPECIAL SPECIAL HELLO TO GARY AND ENA FOR BEEING PART OF THE ATLANTIC POSSE AND PANAMA POSSE
you are our FIRST
11:50 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thanks we are looking forward to being able to take part in both Posse’s.
11:52 Captain Dietmar please share your location by tapping the > + Location pin and share to let the posse know your location
11:53 Captain Dietmar
Unnamed Road, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.63938,-85.65301
11:53 Epsilon-Bill
1 Banning House Rd, Avalon, CA 90704, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.44227814597421,-118.4984516764189
11:53 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Has anyone successfully checked in to Jamaica with a dog?
11:57 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.18305315838877,-123.069101460278
11:57 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Clallam County, WA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=48.18305315838877,-123.069101460278
12:02 Captain Dietmar contact montego bay y c Heather for guidance
https://panamaposse.com/montego-bay

12:04 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Thanks so much for the Jamaican dog info!
13:23 RED ROVER-Alison
707 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA 02152, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.367605,-70.973476
17:05 Mary Arlene Jeff Photos
19:23 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hula kai k&r greenen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.09.25 Sunday
09:26 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Anyone have friends currently in Bonaire that can help us get a mooring ball or dock space? We’re not having any luck so far.
09:51 DaMMADCat Danny We are at Cabrillo Way Marina, San Pedro, CA
11:36 Tidewalker - Alan @SV Serenity Tidewalker Alan here, we are in San Diego until Oct 30th, part of both the CUBAR 2022 and PP 22/23.
13:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole It’s time for us to submit our sailing itinerary to our boat insurance and we are getting push back with coverage because of Pacific coast Colombia and Ecuador. Anyone have any recent experiences in either location with suggestions on marinas/check in locations, etc? I have looked at Good Nautical and found a little info. Would love to message with someone directly about navigating in these two countries if possible. Thank you!
13:31 Captain Dietmar you can get local insurance companies to cover you
check w @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
19:50 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE SHOP IS NOW OPEN
T-SHIRTS HATS AND V NECKS
Commemorative 21-22 SWAG and NEW HATS
https://oceanposse.com/shop/
#panamaposse
19:50 Captain Dietmar Photos
19:52 SV Serenity Hotel Coral y Marina
Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada Km.103 #3421, Zona Playitas 22860 Ensenada, Baja California Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.86524371213477,-116.6622707247734
19:53 SV Serenity Just missed you! Made it to Ensenada.
19:57 SV Serenity We wonder is there a good online resource available regarding regulations bringing our dog friends along?
20:00 SV Serenity For pet import, we only know https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/pet-travel-info-and-guidance-document/pet-travel-guidance
20:36 Sea Trial Toni https://moa.gov.jm/content/guidelines-importation-dogs-and-cats-jamaica-animals-diseases-importation-control-amendment
20:37 Sea Trial Toni There is specific information regarding bringing a pet into Jamaica.
23:14 Captain Dietmar @Sea Trial Toni THANK YOU !

23:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Copepod Howard Dian to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
23:29 Copepod Howard Dian Copepod Howard Dian joined the group.
23:32 Copepod Howard Dian Turtle Cay Marina
Turtle Cay Marina Nombre de Dios Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.598516823491266,-79.4371297054442
23:36 Copepod Howard Dian We will be heading to San Blas to help the Guna restore coral reefs under threat from pollution. On route as part of the GoesProject we are taking seawater samples and checking plankton status as well as micro plastic pollution. Www.GoesFoundation.com

2022.09.26 Monday
00:07 Captain Dietmar @Copepod Howard Dian thank you - please tell us about yourselves
04:37 C-YA. Glenn Here in Mexico you should be fine. Just watch for national parks when you anchor. They are not allowed on shore as I know
05:54 Hula kai k&r greenen Hula kai k&r greenen joined the group.
11:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Beata to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:08 Beata Beata joined the group.
11:09 Beata Hello All, this is S/V Beata, Billy and Ruth. We are currently in Shelter Bay Marina, Panama. It is a pleasure to join the group again.
15:13 CuranderaDarryn Hi Billy and Ruth. We are Darryn and Sheri on Curandera. Our boat is in the yard there. We return late October to head into the Caribbean!
16:33 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Good news regarding travel to Jamaica with your dog…

I spoke with Heather in Montego Bay, Jamaica and she confirmed that she arranges customs for check in and will arrange a vet to come on board to see the dog. The vet will review shot records and a dog can enter the country, but cannot leave the boat.
Heather Vernon
Manager
Montego Bay Yacht Club
Tony Hart Blvd, Freeport
Montego Bay
Tel: 876 9798038
Cell: 8768745335
heather@mobayyachtclub.com

17:32 Sea Trial Toni Great info Thanks

2022.09.27 Tuesday
14:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited S/V Wonoma to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:23 S/V Wonoma S/V Wonoma joined the group.

2022.09.28 Wednesday
10:54 SV Serenity Sorry, I wasn't clear in my earlier query. I meant one general resource regarding importing dogs into any country within PP territory (not just Jamaica). BTW, here's what our furry friend looks like while under sail. Humorously pathetic!
10:54 SV Serenity Photos
11:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.628707223631658,-85.2294087984141
12:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV/JO to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Impulse to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:50 DaMMADCat Danny
43 S Cabrillo Way, Los Angeles, CA 90731, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.71914952178084,-118.276953739611
14:56 C-YA. Glenn @Freedom -David thanks for the information I basically had the same mount as you made for my arch so I can remove the antenna for any reason
14:57 C-YA. Glenn Photos
17:58 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Now that we know we can get in to Jamaica with our dog; we are looking for a power boat buddy boat going Shelter Bay to Montego Bay Jamaica. We are a Hatteras 63’ and cruise at about 8 knots. We’ll be watching for a weather window anytime after Nov 1st. Also looking for one experienced crew member.

2022.09.29 Thursday
09:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Wonoma - Jessica to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:37 SV Serenity
De La Villa, King Coronita, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.8627675158161,-116.6631793230772
17:37 Wonoma - Jessica Wonoma - Jessica joined the group.

2022.09.30 Friday
13:34 AZIMUTH - Ash AZIMUTH - Ash joined the group.



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2022.10.01 Saturday
10:54 ☠️ Pacific Raven Photos
10:54 ☠️ Pacific Raven Pacific Raven is now ready for the season
11:18 Pasargada Noj & Rach Marina San Carlos
Manlio Fabio Beltrones SN 85506 Guaymas, Sonora Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94793339698596,-111.0542249679565
12:03 SV Serenity Bev and Rolf (Instagram: sailingrochambeau) recommend we share Instagram. Great idea! We're: sailing.sv.serenity. Seldom post, though.
12:03 SV Serenity Thanks @Captain Dietmar for today's Zoom call. Very informative!
12:42 Sailing New Horizons https://instagram.com/spencerarluk?r=nametag
12:42 Sailing New Horizons Photos
20:46 White Wings Stuart White Wings Stuart joined the group.

2022.10.02 Sunday
08:12 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.93342221165831,-85.80452562450726
08:16 Hula kai k&r greenen Marina de La Paz
Topete s/n (e/ Calz. M. Abasolo) 23000 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.154633,-110.325432
08:16 Hula kai k&r greenen Hula kai richard /katheen
13:32 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AirBender Mike & Col to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:09 AirBender Mike & Col AirBender Mike & Col joined the group.
22:43 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Hello possums! Anybody in Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta? I’d love to hear that hurricane orlene has slid on by without causing any trouble.

2022.10.03 Monday
08:05 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator It passed on by here with some rain and winds maybe 25 knots. Nothing bad. We will see how the swell
Goes
08:05 C-YA. Glenn I am over in La cruz
10:02 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Thanks!
14:31 Maison De Sante Photos
14:32 Maison De Sante Splish splash 💦… back in the water!
15:47 Captain Dietmar yeah
15:50 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @C-YA. Glenn Do you have a make and model for the stainless steel mount?
17:22 C-YA. Glenn @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Home made from the stainless steel guy here I was number 8 for him. Can clip or I clip the sat into the mount or take the whole mount off if needed
17:22 C-YA. Glenn Him and I drew it up and it made it perfect
17:25 C-YA. Glenn Photos

2022.10.04 Tuesday
10:46 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Dragonfly_Ryan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:38 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Exhibitionism Hou, Exhibitionism to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:40 Dragonfly_Ryan Dragonfly_Ryan joined the group.
11:46 Dragonfly_Ryan Hey All. We are Ryan, Renee, and Addison on SV Dragonfly. We are in Grenada and we intend to run north this season through the eastern Caribbean before heading west toward the DR and then south to PANAMA.
12:02 Captain Dietmar @Dragonfly_Ryan welcome to the Panama Posse !
16:19 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DRAGONFLY_Renee to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:33 DRAGONFLY_Renee DRAGONFLY_Renee joined the group.
16:36 Aegis, Mary/Ian I suspect the answer is I’d have a better chance of winning the lottery, but I’m going to ask anyway. I need to order a part and get it delivered to Marina Papagayo. Anyone have success with a particular vendor? What was shipping/duty like? In your experience how long did it take? Cheers, Ian
17:57 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I’ve used Aeropost.com with good success in Quepos. They might do deliveries at the Papagayo Marina as they deliver to a friend of mine’s house in Cocos. Worth a try.
18:00 Captain Dietmar or I'd its small I can bring it nov 3 4th
if it's urgent fly round trip to Miami

18:05 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank Dietmar, but its a 50 ft 30 amp powercord. Too heavy and too bulky.
18:05 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thanks Bruce, I’ll check them out.
18:07 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I’m wondering if the chandlery in Cocos would have something like that in stock? Have you checked with them? I don’t remember the name of the place but I know someone could post it here for you.
18:08 Aegis, Mary/Ian Ohh, I’ll search for it. I’m going to Cocos tomorrow. Dan at the marina thinks there is none around. Its a Smartplug cord.
18:09 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ah, smartplug they almost certainly won’t have. 😟
18:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I would not use fedex they have had a package of mine in Liberia for a week and claim they have never heard of the marina lol
19:05 C-YA. Glenn Fedex is a mastermind of screw ups. Same here never heard of the marina. Went with DHL and walla the marina is there. Wish you the best smart cord would be a hard one
21:12 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Salpare to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:13 Captain Dietmar ALERT CHANGE IN PROCEDURES MEXICO
U.S. Embassy, Mexico City

 

Location: Mexico

 

Event: Mexican immigration authorities (INM) have implemented a pilot project to eliminate the Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) in select airports across Mexico. Under the new pilot program, INM stamps the visitor’s passport with the period of authorized stay instead of issuing a paper FMM.

 

As of the publication of this alert, INM has not yet updated its website to reflect this change in procedures or the pilot program. Please follow the instructions provided by immigration officials and your airline.

 

U.S. citizens are reminded to carefully review and abide by the period of admission authorized by immigration authorities upon entry. Visitors to Mexico are required to carry their original passport—not a copy—at all times. If you received a paper FMM upon arrival, you are also required to keep that with you, and should be prepared to provide it to immigration authorities when you depart. Visitors not carrying their passport or who remain in Mexico beyond the authorized period may be detained, fined, and/or deported.

 

List of Mexican Immigration Offices:

https://www.gob.mx/inm/acciones-y-programas/horario-y-oficinas-del-inm

 

For Consular Assistance:

Contact Form

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico

From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561

From the United States:  1-844-528-6611

Department of State – Consular Affairs:  +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

 

Links:

Mexico International Travel Information

U.S. Passports

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Traveler’s Checklist

Department of State on Facebook  and Twitter

U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook and Twitter
22:08 Salpare Salpare joined the group.
22:16 Mary Arlene Jeff Do not try Fedex. Screwed me.

2022.10.05 Wednesday
08:27 Rob Murray 051113Z OCT 22
NAVAREA IV 1035/22(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
COLOMBIA.
1. DERELICT S/V SUR REAL, ADRIFT IN VICINITY
11-08.16N 074-49.09W. REPORTS TO ANY
COASTAL RADIO STATION.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 081115Z OCT 22.//
14:38 VanChang🥥🦜Jen I hate to ask an annoying question (if that's what this turns out to be) but does it make sense to create country-specific or other types of topic-focused subthreads? There's so much good info here but I find it hard to keep track with so many different topics in a singular thread.
15:09 C-YA. Glenn Only stupid question is the one not asked. I think it’s a fabulous idea if they can do it
15:11 Pasargada Noj & Rach It is a lot of information in one thread, we agree here on our boat. Would the appropriate use of #hashtags help search and sort ? I’m just becoming familiar with line myself.
15:11 TranquiloMike Country specific threads is a great idea. I pushed as hard as I could for that last year but didn’t get anywhere. It would make this chat so much more useful!

2022.10.06 Thursday
09:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler After a week delay and a half dozen phone calls it got delivered to the marina
09:14 DaMMADCat Danny Life Raft for coastal cruising?
09:15 DaMMADCat Danny Or is Dinghy enough?
09:17 Epsilon-Bill We invested in a life raft, gives us great piece of mind. We were able to purchase same locally. I have info I can email if you want to know more..
09:19 Rob Murray We have both. Coast guard services in Mexico and Central America are not as plentiful as in the USA, so I think it’s more important further south. YMMV.
09:22 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good idea. Also if everyone would list the country that they are talking about in their post. When I first started with the PP. I went through everyone’s old notes. But, I had to look up the anchorage, to find the country that anchorage was in.
09:23 Epsilon-Bill bbrandano@liferaftprofessionals.com

Here in Long Beach
09:39 SV Serenity We have one, though one can argue it's less valuable for a catamaran that stays afloat. Still... happy to have it as insurance.
11:46 Lady Slipper John We're looking for marina recommendations for Jamaica. We plan to stop in Jamaica on our route from St Thomas USVI to Panamal in mid March. It would be nice to find a good place on the South Side to refuel, top off water, reprovision food and maybe enjoy a good restaurant or two. We're considering about a two day stop depending of course on weather. We're in a 41' Monohull SV 14' beam and 6' draft. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks. I'm not sure this is the right thread for this inquiry, if not please redirect as I'm new to the Posse.
12:01 Maison De Sante @Lady Slipper John welcome to the posse and this is the right place to ask. I don’t know off hand but there’s a Facebook group (Jamaica One Love Cruisers Group) that would absolutely have an answer for you. Fair winds!
12:08 Captain Dietmar line has no threads unfortunately but you can tag the messages in response to a question
12:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Coddiwomple - Bram, CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:23 Captain Dietmar PLEASE ONLY REPLY TO A MESSAGE BY TAPPING ON THE ORIGINAL POST OR USING THE
@ SYMBOL to tag and respond .

For chatting it up please use the Fb seasonal group
12:34 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Vagabundo Dos, Vagabundo Dos to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:20 Captain Dietmar for those heading down the coast of California safe harbor marina is giving us 50c off their transient slip rates !
16:21 Captain Dietmar Safe Harbor Ventura
16:23 Captain Dietmar
Ventura, CA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.246386,-119.271582
16:36 DaMMADCat Danny No room for a catamaran in Chula Vista.
16:42 Captain Dietmar no room in ventura either
too many boats in Southern California
16:45 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Have you looked at slips in Ensenada?
17:20 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph I called Cruise Port in Ensenada and they have one 56 ft slip available which will accommodate a catamaran. The rate is $106 per day or $900 for the month.
17:23 Epsilon-Bill How about Marina Coral?
17:24 Epsilon-Bill marco.estrada@hotelcoral.com
17:31 DaMMADCat Danny I have a slip at Marina Coral, will anchor in San Diego.
18:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:02 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev joined the group.
18:03 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks for adding us! We are Bev & Rolf van de Velde on SV Rochambeau (Lagoon 400 catamaran). We’re super excited to be part of the Panama Posse!
20:09 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Nakamal to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
20:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Just in case anyone needs to prepare, like us in El Salvador.
21:19 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole be safe.
21:24 Lady Slipper John @Maison De Sante Thanks, very helpful lead.
23:01 SV Serenity There's space here now. I suspect it'll be full soon with the Baja Ha Ha.
23:07 Pasargada Noj & Rach I believe the Baja Ha Ha skips Ensenada ?
23:45 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Some Ensenada Haha folks join San Diego folks as they cruise on by

2022.10.07 Friday
04:15 Dragonfly_Ryan We are planning to stop at Port Antonio, Errol Flynn marina. I stopped there last 14 years ago but it's a nice marina and an easy stop
08:37 Mar Y Sol Bob Mar Y Sol Bob joined the group.
12:39 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram joined the group.
18:53 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker Alan here. I am trying to download the Open CPN app, and my Windows 11 laptop is asking to look for an app on the Microsoft Store that will open the OpenCpN app. I am NOT computer proficient, so any advice on which app to get to install the OpenCPN on my laptop would be appreciated, thx
20:10 Mary Arlene Jeff Hello everyone. What is the best line to use for 1/2" halyard replacement. 41' Ketch.
20:12 Pasargada Noj & Rach Hi! Where are you, and I’d your halyard wire to rope or all rope ? On our boat we try to find a good combination of strength, price, and hand feel.
21:13 Coddiwomple - Bram Coddiwomple - Bram joined the group.
22:22 C-YA. Glenn @Mary Arlene Jeff go with hand feel. If one or both have to raise and lower. Single handed sailor I say go for hand feel
22:23 Mary Arlene Jeff I am in La Paz.
22:24 Mary Arlene Jeff All line on her now.
22:28 Pasargada Noj & Rach That makes life easier. You should have a good selection in La Paz. What i would do is calculate the halyard load using a formula , like in Brion Toss’s book. Then check the chandleries in La Paz, find lines within that working range and pick the one that feels the best and doesn’t cost too much. Given the “real world” you may have to make some compromises.
22:31 Mary Arlene Jeff Thank you all. I am thinking Sampson but should it be single or double braided.
23:11 Pasargada Noj & Rach Stronger. Lighter, double braid.

2022.10.08 Saturday
01:27 Bob Ritner For pc go to opencpn.org and select the downloads tab and select the latest release for windows 11. It will download an executable file that will extract and install itself once you click on it.
07:05 C-YA. Glenn @Mary Arlene Jeff double
08:03 RED ROVER-Alison Hey Alan, are you going to be in Dana Point for the Nordhavn event next weekend? If so we can bring the install and chart files / instructional videos for you to copy. We downloaded them from Dietmar in Barra at the kick-off last year.
10:25 Tidewalker - Alan Thank you, I tried that, but it prompts me to download an installer app, of which there are many to choose from. Any recommendations regarding which of the installer/unzip apps to use?
10:42 Captain Dietmar @AZIMUTH - Ash @☠️ Pacific Raven using lifting winds of TS JULIA (salute)
10:43 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/tracking
11:23 SV Serenity Hmmm... the PP website tracker places us off the East Coast of Taiwan (along with fellow Antares Pisces), though https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/23437385 begs to differ. Wonder why the discrepancy?
11:23 Bob Ritner I just direct messaged you with a possible solution

2022.10.09 Sunday
09:43 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Wild - Margie, Wild (Joe) to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Medea-Darryl to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:15 Sea Trial Dave We are flying back to Panama in a couple of weeks. We only have one way tickets. I recall that Costa Rica required we have round trip tickets to enter the country. Does anyone know if Panama has a similar requirement?
17:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We flew back to Panama 1.5 months ago and also 4 months ago. Both time the US airline in the US wouldn’t give us our boarding passes unless we had a return ticket. In both instances the Panamanian officials never asked to see a return ticket.

That all being said, most airlines give you 24 hours to get a full refund for a purchased ticket. We bought ours as we were getting to the US airport and cancelled it once we were outside the Panama airport. No big deal and no cost.
19:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
19:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Full hunter moon rising over Shelter Bay Marina, Panama, tonight.
20:51 QUESO GRANDE II Photos
20:52 QUESO GRANDE II Same moon over San Diego! Beautiful!
22:37 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍

2022.10.10 Monday
08:08 C-YA. Glenn Photos
08:08 C-YA. Glenn La cruz Marina Mexico
08:12 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
08:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
08:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Full moon in Hollandes Cays, San Blas Islands, Panama
08:35 C-YA. Glenn Stickers
08:35 C-YA. Glenn @BISOU Robin And Tad
08:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We have used Bestonwardtickets.com. We had issues finding tickets we could cancel. Also don’t buy through Expedia. They said they would reimburse us. Instead the airline only gave us a credit towards another trip.
09:54 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I flew out on Delta and used their website to purchase and refund the return to US ticket. No problem at all.
12:38 Captain Dietmar UPDATE ON ENSENADA
Just spoke with cruiseport village marina in endenada and hfy we be our New spondor and take you to check in and out of Mexico. Stay tuned for details
13:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Congrats
15:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DoTheThing-M&F to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:28 DoTheThing-M&F DoTheThing-M&F joined the group.
23:22 Captain Dietmar good news
cruise port village ensenada
stay 3 nights pay for 2 plus check into Mexico assistance for free with proper docs
https://panamaposse.com/ensenada-cruiseport-village

enough time to visit Hussongs
Papa's and Beer and eat at Muelle 3
23:58 SV Serenity Well done!!

2022.10.11 Tuesday
10:06 Wild - Margie Wild - Margie joined the group.
10:49 Captain Dietmar en route to annapolis boatshow

13:16 RED ROVER-Alison Red Rover is in Baltimore. Just next door! Have fun Dietmar!
15:04 Captain Dietmar thx
16:09 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Anyone lose a dinghy recently? We recovered a dinghy with engine about 30 miles east of Linton Bay Panama and towed it there.
16:23 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I will relay this to the Shelter Bay Marina WhatsApp group.
16:35 Tidewalker - Alan @RED ROVER-Alison Hi there. I am arriving into San Diego late Oct 20th. Still not having any luck in downloading to a 2TB drive. It wants to download to my laptop first, but I don’t have the drive space. You won’t e in San Diego after the 21st by any chance?
16:50 🦜🍹Kyrie 🦜🍹Kyrie invited Kelly carr to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:50 Kelly carr Kelly carr joined the group.
17:33 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:33 Captain Dietmar For those of you in Annapolis please come by booth VB10 as we launch THE BARREL !
You can alos pick up yoru burgees and swag !

18:15 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev What are people doing for medical insurance for anything beyond preventative care and excluding a major need for evacuation? For example, we’re happy paying out of pocket for things like an X-ray or urinalysis.

But what if you are diagnosed with something major and need cancer treatment, such as surgery + radiation + chemotherapy?

FYI - I pay $309/year for DAN annual travel insurance, which covers $250,000 in *emergency* assistance & transportation (think evacuation in a worst case scenario) and $50,000 in *emergency* medical services.
18:36 🦜🍹Kyrie Nothing for us. Once outside of the states, medical care is MUCH more affordable, including more major items. Standard preventative example - dental cleanings and full exam for family of 5 - $192 total in San Carlos, MX. Dentist spoke.fluent english and diploma was from USA.
19:35 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks. Agreed on standard preventive costs. It’s probably TMI, but I think I need to add context. I seek to understand what coverage people have (if any) for major medical since I’ve had cancer before. And, I recently got a mammogram with follow up visits indicating I “probably” don’t have breast cancer again, but won’t know until another follow up in February. In a worst case scenario, I’d like to know my options outside the US.
19:40 Pasargada Noj & Rach My wife and I are not of retirement age in the US so in understanding that a major medical situation could bankrupt us , we opted to get inside US and outside US converger through GeoBlue. It’s our signal highest expense annually but it’s peace of mind for now until we are more comfortable with health care outside the US. This is our second year cruising.
19:42 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hoptoad Margie&Sonny to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:49 DaMMADCat Danny We are sticking with our US healthcare as it allows coverage outside US. If we have a major medical issue, we fly home.
19:51 Pasargada Noj & Rach This is what we will do soon. Especially now that we have less income.
20:13 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I bought a catastrophic policy through Aetna. It was an ok policy. In December I switch to Medicare. So no need. Anymore. I did pay out of pocket for Knee & hip replacement in Guardalajara. Mark also had rotator cuff surgery there as well. It’s just so much more affordable in Mexico. I totally understand your worries though.

2022.10.13 Thursday
10:19 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
12:39 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Looking good (goodjob)
14:50 DoTheThing-M&F To all, we are looking for Genoa sail repair services in Costa Rica or Nicaragua… if you have any return on experience and reference thank you for sharing. Gracias
15:05 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Hoptoad Margie&Sonny joined the group.
18:32 🦜🍹Kyrie Is there a recommended cruising guide for the Bahamas? Like Sean and Heather's one for the Sea of Cortez?
18:43 Captain Dietmar waterway guide

18:51 Captain Dietmar MARINA CHIAPAS MEXICO
JUST GOT A Shipment of burgees please ask rolf for yours if you are there
19:28 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @🦜🍹Kyrie have you checked the cruisers lounge here at SBM for cruising guides? I have not looked to see what they have.
19:39 🦜🍹Kyrie Not yet, but it's on the to-do list!

2022.10.14 Friday
06:08 RED ROVER-Alison https://seaworthy.com/view-all-the-bahamas/ has been recommended to us by people who cruise there regularly. See you there?
09:51 Rob Murray The sail loft in PV (Mike and Kat) has been evicted. They’re seeking donations to assist in the relocation. You can help at https://www.gofundme.com/f/attention-the-fleet-all-hands-on-deck?
10:37 DancingontheEdge Mel Kyrie. Explorer charts for Bahamas.
12:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Are you guys heading to the Bahamas? If so, when?
13:03 Wonoma - Jessica Would some be able to provide me with name and whatsapp of port captain in puerto armuelles. Thank you (Thanks)
13:21 Rob Murray Port Captain – Reinaldo Omar Barrantes
cell/whatsapp: +507 6606-0647
email: robarrantes@amp.gob.pa

Last I heard, check out only, no check in.
13:23 Wonoma - Jessica Thank you very much. I.hope its changed
13:42 Sea Trial Dave About 4 months ago we were told the same. We checked in with Carlos at Boca Chica. 507 6600-6191
https://maps.google.com/?q=8.219581,-82.222839
13:44 SV Serenity Thanks for spreading the word. This is a worthy cause.
13:57 Wonoma - Jessica I was thinking with covid tests no longer needed for entry that possibly puerto armuelles will open again for entry. Im not arriving until next month so fingers crossed.
14:49 RED ROVER-Alison We are! We should be there in January at least thru March, maybe April. Will you? 😁
14:51 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Yes, more than likely. Not sure the timing though. It would be great to see you guys though!
14:53 RED ROVER-Alison Ah! It would be great to see you guys too! Keep us posted!
14:53 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Will do.
16:42 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:42 Captain Dietmar the barrel has launched
17:12 Medea Medea joined the group.

2022.10.15 Saturday
09:44 SV Serenity Tell us the story of the barrel!
13:03 🦜🍹Kyrie We tried to check in with Carlos, but he couldn't get the appropriate people to come down to do the checkin. After waiting 5 days, they just told us to go to Panama City and do our checkin. In the end, we used Eric (PP Canal agent) to do our checking. It was inexpensive and super easy with his help. All said and done we were in Panama around a month before formally checking in, and they didn't care.
13:04 Wonoma - Jessica Very very helpful thank you
18:23 Aegis, Mary/Ian Photos
18:23 Aegis, Mary/Ian Marina Papagayo post squall
18:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler How bad was the squall?
18:46 Aegis, Mary/Ian It was typical. We’ve had 2-3 the last few days. Mostly rain and lightning.
18:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks. Ok. Good to know.
18:49 DaMMADCat Danny On a side note to country check-in, is it important to have a flag for each country?
19:05 🦜🍹Kyrie Yes, it definitely is.

2022.10.16 Sunday
07:28 Captain Dietmar REMINDER FIRST LINE CALL OF THE SEASON TOMORROW AT 15:30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN
AND 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
(please mute your mikes when you enter the call and google to find your local time equivalent)
15:24 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Is there an PP weather router?

2022.10.17 Monday
06:01 Captain Dietmar there are 2
Chris Parker (Atlantic & Caribbean)
and
John Martin (Pacific)

06:03 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/chris-parker-marine-weather-center
06:16 Captain Dietmar reports that starlink is operational in Panamá
07:42 DancingontheEdge Mel Dancing on Edge used Chris Parker for years in the Caribbean. His service was terrific.
07:45 Tidewalker - Alan @Captain Dietmar I haven’t used the Line app for the group call feature. How does it work? Can you please post some instructions? thanks
09:08 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you to everyone who responded to my question about weather routers. 🙏
09:24 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368118,-79.950561
09:25 Captain Dietmar jto oin the call tab the notification which will be on the home screen and mute your mike...

09:31 Captain Dietmar weekly panama posse line call starts in 60 minutes for the caribbean and Atlantic and in 90 minutes for the Pacific
10:13 Captain Dietmar
144 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.977061,-76.486684
10:14 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.48218,-79.943696
10:15 BISOU Robin And Tad
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.332666664164478,-82.18282635041201
10:17 Paradise Village Grand Marina Villas
Paseo de los Cocoteros Sur Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69568067331041,-105.2947829306075
10:18 Dragonfly_Ryan Group voice call started.
10:18 Dragonfly_Ryan Group call ended.
10:18 🦜Maison de Sante Annapolis Harbor
124 Dock St Annapolis, MD 21401 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.976778,-76.48524
10:18 Make Me Laugh Neil Paradise Village Grand Marina Villas
Paseo de los Cocoteros Sur Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69568067331041,-105.2947829306075
10:19 🦜Maison de Sante Photos
10:20 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Group voice call started.
10:20 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Group call ended.
10:22 RED ROVER-Alison Shelter Island
Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.713626,-117.226846
10:22 Tidewalker - Alan Group voice call started.
10:25 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
10:28 🦜Maison de Sante Flights to Panama are usually cheapest with Delta
10:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
83C3+6PV, Blvd. Costa del Sol, San Luis la Herradura, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.32077053722492,-88.94556261599064
10:38 Rob Murray We’re out of Canada, so it varies. We’re aficionados of ‘cheapest air’. ;)
10:46 🦜Maison de Sante Ah...
10:58 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Yes. Hoptoad on call but just listening today on my ear buds. I'm on a bus in San Carlos MX. 🤣
11:14 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Did the call drop
11:20 YO-D-YO Mary
P.º Malecón 59, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.155927,-110.326982
11:23 SV Serenity Hotel Coral y Marina
Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada Km.103 #3421, Zona Playitas 22860 Ensenada, Baja California Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.86524371213477,-116.6622707247734
11:48 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Group call ended.
11:58 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
MX5W+GMF, Río Dulce, Guatemala : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.65894265835979,-89.0027404954013
11:58 Pasargada Noj & Rach
Salida Concha, Caracol Turístico, San Carlos, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94778636659304,-111.0559168552151
14:19 WildhoodDirk WildhoodDirk joined the group.

2022.10.18 Tuesday
00:45 Rob Murray 180438Z OCT 22
NAVAREA IV 1100/22(26,28).
WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
COLOMBIA TO NICARAGUA.
F/V RYSHEL, 15 PERSONS ON BOARD, UNREPORTED
SAN ANDRES ISLAND (12-35.00N 081-42.00W) TO
NICARAGUA. VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO
KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.//
12:50 AZIMUTH - Ash Turtle Cay Marina
Turtle Cay Marina Nombre de Dios Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.598516,-79.437129
13:52 Maison De Sante Photos

2022.10.19 Wednesday
11:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SephinaJosh to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Firefly, Firefly to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:55 SephinaJosh SephinaJosh joined the group.
11:58 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Welcome back Josh and Sheila!
12:39 SephinaJosh Good to be back aboard!!
13:28 Posse Comms Monitor !!!
17:14 YO-D-YO Mary Welcome back!
17:58 SephinaJosh Hi Dave & Mary! How are you? Where are you?

2022.10.20 Thursday
07:44 Rob Murray Earthquake 6.9 magnitude 58km south of boca chica Panama. Tsunami warning issued. Watch for strange waves, tidal surges along pacific coast.
07:50 C-YA. Glenn @Rob Murray thank you. Always great idea to watch out for other appreciate it. Here in La Cruz Mexico getting ready for a storm
To pass by this weekend. Be safe
08:24 M/V One Life M/V One Life joined the group.
09:50 YO-D-YO Mary We are in La Paz doing well.
14:06 Sail Fish-Joanna Anyone know how to get the $109/nt rate for the hotel in Barra for the Dec seminar?
15:54 Captain Dietmar email reservations@islaresort.com.mx
17:28 Rob Murray Mention you’re a close friend of Captain Dietmar, too. ;)
17:53 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Emanuel IV - Oded to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Rochambeau - Rolf to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:57 Emanuel IV - Oded Emanuel IV - Oded joined the group.
19:05 Rochambeau - Rolf Rochambeau - Rolf joined the group.
19:08 Rochambeau - Rolf Hi all, just joined the Panama Posse group. Sailing our sturdy ROCHAMBEAU, Lagoon 400, with my wife Beverly and our 3 pets.🤙
19:09 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.612938,-79.733464
19:10 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Heading for Santa Marta, Colombia
19:11 Rob Murray Fair winds!
19:11 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Thank you.
19:12 BISOU Robin And Tad Fair winds! Have a safe and great trip!
19:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Did you leave SBM already?
19:32 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce yes around 4pm when the squall came.
19:49 Mar Y Sol Bob Photos
19:50 Mar Y Sol Bob Barrels on boats…yea!
19:57 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Oh wow! Hope it went well. New Horizons is going your route when the get back from NY. I think around the 27th.
20:31 Beata Fair winds Toketee. I hope we see you in the future.
20:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ditto
22:47 Sail Fish-Joanna Will do! Thanks
23:12 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar removed Wild Spirit-Kev & Di from the group.
23:14 Captain Dietmar welcome
can you drop a location pin > + location pin share
23:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Katmandu-Terry to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.10.21 Friday
00:03 Rochambeau - Rolf
4500 Vía Marina, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.972433304387,-118.4544654563069
00:04 DaMMADCat Danny
43 S Cabrillo Way, Los Angeles, CA 90731, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.71915233324628,-118.2770307083784
04:20 C-YA. Glenn Photos
04:21 C-YA. Glenn Be prepared all in PV. Stripping C-YA and adding lines
08:00 Katmandu-Terry Katmandu-Terry joined the group.
09:08 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina If you are coming to marina papagayo, there is at least one person running an Uber, which is around $35. Less expensive than a taxi.
09:20 Captain Dietmar thx
10:23 Medea I have to pick up new crew in Golfito Costa Rica

Has anyone had experience with this and crew entering CR with a one way ticket?

I have prepared crew letters for them

Thank you
10:56 Sea Trial Toni Usually the airlines will require a return ticket. We’ve always just booked a return ticket then cancelled within 24 hours.
11:01 White Wings Stuart I have just used onwardticket.com for my one way return flight to Panama. They charge $14 per ticket and they cancel it for you after a set time.
11:03 Medea Thank you
11:05 Medea Thank you
I’ve done crew letters for several countries but it seems CR may not allow this
11:18 Captain Dietmar marina can issue a letter or buy refundable ticket ( expedia allows for 24 hour cancelation for example )
11:21 Medea Thanks Dietmar
Doing all of those things 🤔
12:29 Captain Dietmar as a skipper owner you are responsible for the repatriation of crew should things not work out
keeping that in mind when bringing on crew
12:56 Medea Thanks
13:03 Captain Dietmar c-ya and bella Sirena are in pv based on our tracker
anyone else in the area right now ?
13:06 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:41 Maison De Sante @Captain Dietmar S/v Due West and S/v joyeux in PV
14:45 Captain Dietmar pheww 4 posse boats in the path
14:58 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar cya is spiderwebbed in La cruz. Word is that it will pass us in the bay with a small surge possibility. Keeping an eye out and my boat is stripped down
15:49 Captain Dietmar copy that one boat in Florida had 23 lines
came through unscathed with 3 lines remaining
please update us as you see fit
we.ll provide moral support and rum afterwards
15:50 Captain Dietmar
2614 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.720901,-117.227347
17:27 Captain Dietmar marina puerto navidad just announced their pp special rates
0.98 x ft x day plus tax
18.87 x ft x month plus tax
but you must be registered on the roster prior to Oct 31st
18:14 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Chimera to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:28 Captain Dietmar IMPORTANT REPORT MARINA IN GUATEMALA PACIFIC COAST
TO BE AVOIDED UNLESS YOU ARE IN DISTRESS
MORE DETAILS IN NEXT FLEET UPDATE
18:31 Sea Trial Dave Photos
18:33 Sea Trial Dave Marina Buenaventura in Panamá Has a great price for fuel. $4.67. Flaminco Marina is $5.17 and Shelter Bay quotes $5.06.
19:26 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE Presentation AT DOWNWIND MARINE tonight

19:26 Captain Dietmar
1155 Scott St, San Diego, CA 92106, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.721372,-117.230108
20:30 Rob Murray Break a leg!
20:53 Salpare 3 years ago the seminar at Downwind was the first place we met you and heard of the PP!
20:54 Salpare
810 Scallop Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.40814692854646,-80.62852223892304
21:57 Sea Trial Dave Buenaventura
Río Hato Coclé Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.339936724357045,-80.17365184229101

2022.10.22 Saturday
00:09 SV Serenity Welcome Rochambeau!
10:05 M/V One Life
Cra. 1 #23-99, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242041554372,-74.21767261299617
10:24 Katmandu-Terry
Blvrd Nayarit 4, Flamingos, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69227423232624,-105.2935129031539
11:08 C-YA. Glenn unsent a message.
12:58 Katmandu-Terry Katmandu is in Paridise Marina Nuevo Vallerta Nayarit
13:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Best wishes to all of you in the area, please keep us posted.
13:52 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited BONZER to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:38 Vagabundo Dos Vagabundo Dos joined the group.
23:14 Katmandu-Terry 11:14pm light rain no wind
23:25 TranquiloMike Tranquilo also in Paradise Marina Nuevo Vallarta. Rainy but no wind and no storm surge that I can detect so far, but I am way up the estuary

2022.10.23 Sunday
05:03 C-YA. Glenn Heavy wind seen it above 40 in La cruz rain lightening and thunder boat is dancing but nothing to worry about. Started about 4 am here
05:04 Katmandu-Terry unsent a message.
10:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pacific Blue - Hans to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:25 Captain Dietmar REMINDER OPEN CPN SEMINAR STARTS IN 2 HOURS VIA ZOOM
Please join this OPENCPN Zoom meeting.

Follow this link from a computer - please *do not use a mobile phone for this seminar* on
October 23rd at 10:30 AM PST
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88227844659?pwd=cWo5a0ZueXRlSk8yU2cxdW5Eb0FCQT09

10:27 Pacific Blue - Hans Pacific Blue - Hans joined the group.
10:35 SV Serenity Even Ensenada had heavy rain last night, though I don't know if it's related to Roslyn.
10:42 Pasargada Noj & Rach A cold front and associated low is sweeping over Baja. https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/fax/PYEB11.TIF
12:18 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Anyone know if there is a water taxi service at Playa del Coco, Costa Rica?
12:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We couldn’t find one when we were there 3 weeks ago. We did see a panga running around dropping locals off to their boats. We tried to flag him down several times. He never came over.
12:20 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Stickers
12:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler There is a water taxi by Flamingo Marina. Which is opening soon. We have aphone number if you want that one.
12:22 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Thanks, but we're going to be hanging around the Papagayo area till we head north.
14:46 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW 15:30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
17:04 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki joined the group.
17:06 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Hi everyone this is Mike and Nicki from Aussie sailing vessel Zen Again
17:09 Medea Hi Mike and Nicki
Where are you now? I just transited the canal today
17:11 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Hello! We are in Spanish Water, Curacao heading for Colombia in a few weeks. Just trying to figure out how I add our location pin!(hahaha)
17:12 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki
Weg zonder naam, Willemstad, Curaçao : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.08076361567907,-68.86151259771442
17:13 Medea Hi all
Transited the canal Atlantic to Pacific over the past 2 days
Erick was a great agent as recommended by PP
The transit went smoothly
I hired one Line Handler from Erick
Very experienced, great guy, good stories. Took so much potential stress out of the transit by knowing what to do and when. Highly recommend this option
19:42 DancingontheEdge Mel Photos
20:31 C-YA. Glenn @ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki how did you add the pin? I have yet to figure it out?
20:46 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
20:46 TranquiloMike
Cda. de las Garzas 43C, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.69768248593147,-105.2945146245
20:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Click + , then screen opens with more options and click icon for location, select location and hit share button in top right corner.
20:56 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole thank you
20:56 C-YA. Glenn
Del Mar 4, La marina, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74977871670676,-105.3767282678806
21:24 Captain Dietmar it's in your 2) welcome email ítem 5
22:41 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Wild Blue-Ed to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
23:09 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Manatee Hannah to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.10.24 Monday
06:32 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris
36 Kaya J. N. E. Craane, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.15936837576453,-68.28303073745492
06:51 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar thank you. One of those east things one forgets in age
06:58 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki unsent a message.
07:00 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Gday all, a few comments following yesterday's useful OpenCPN seminar. I made a few comments in Zoom but they may be helpful here too.
1. Nautical Charts have offsets in parts of the world, including the Pacific and SE Asis. Sateliite imagery much less so. This is another advantage of satellite imagery.
2. Satellite imagery 'fades to black' when the provider thinks it's far from land - several hundred metres offshore. So reefs/obstructions close-in are shown but those further out may not be.
3. Before MBTILES there were KAP files which are made individually (vice an area with multiple zoom levels). KAP files can be created using the 'vfkaps' OpenCPN plugin (while online). Very easy to do. If anyone's interested I have a substantial library of KAP files online.
4. I downloaded all Caribbean-side Posse mbtiles files over Starlink from Curacao in about 4 hours. Starlink's coverage map is about where you can buy it more than where it works. For us it worked in Grenada, on passage to Bonaire, in Bonaire and in Curacao. The only dead spot was just after we left Grenada when we were probably considered outside its territorial waters. We have the RV plan.
08:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482168,-79.94366
08:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Still here in Vista Mar
08:10 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
08:14 Sea Trial Toni
Taboga District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.798365364790707,-79.59412101663611
08:16 RED ROVER-Alison
2449 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.278814,-76.583499
08:44 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
Cl. 14 #28, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.241412,-74.217697
09:20 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:21 Captain Dietmar
Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.642392,-85.65465
09:29 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Unnamed Road, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.64018398767168,-85.65344416915762
09:34 Medea Good morning
Any recommendations on which of the Las Perlas islands in Panama to visit (away from the crowds)
09:49 SV Second Wind Chapera is beautiful but can have too many people on weekends. I enjoyed the east side of Pedro Gonzalez. No people and beautiful beach. Some snorkeling
09:49 SV Second Wind Group voice call started.
09:49 SV Second Wind Group call ended.
09:52 Medea Thank you
09:55 Epsilon-Bill
6530 E Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.75424166764639,-118.1119781569349
09:57 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Group voice call started.
09:57 SV Second Wind https://maps.app.goo.gl/cz41x12kidMUEsNe9
09:58 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Group call ended.
10:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We really liked Isla Espiritu Santo. There are a couple of small islands on the east side that have nice snorkeling.
10:00 Epsilon-Cheryl Group voice call started.
10:08 YO-D-YO Mary Marina de La Paz
Topete s/n (e/ Calz. M. Abasolo) 23000 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.154633,-110.325432
10:12 SV Second Wind Group call ended.
10:12 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Group voice call started.
10:12 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
2971 Cammie Ln, Lodi, CA 95242, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.10733492787346,-121.3143126981757
10:16 SV Second Wind Group call ended.
10:17 SV Second Wind Group call???
10:19 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Waiting for Dietmar.
10:19 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368383,-79.951435
10:20 SV Second Wind https://maps.app.goo.gl/cz41x12kidMUEsNe9
10:20 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
Cl. 14 #28A-36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242329,-74.217715
10:21 BISOU Robin And Tad
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.196974317334183,-82.22292400449827
10:21 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:22 SV Second Wind Photos
10:23 C-YA. Glenn @SV Second Wind how do you like that marina? Pretty sure when I lived down the road that was being built at the time
10:36 AZIMUTH - Ash Cell connection not quite strong enough to hear the call today, but having a fantastic stay at Turtle Cay. $15/night for our 36' monohull, beaches, reefs, pool, restaurant, produce stand 3x/week, and free delivery of online orders from Pricemart. Stocking up and headed to Guna Yala/San Blas at the end of the week.
10:39 AZIMUTH - Ash
Punta Nicoya Proyecto Turtle Cay Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.598836,-79.43865
10:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
83C3+6PV, Blvd. Costa del Sol, San Luis la Herradura, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.3208335045593,-88.94564509391785
10:47 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Marina Papagayo
Puerto Culebra Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.642111,-85.653307
11:10 Last Arrow Vincent Last Arrow Vincent joined the group.
11:27 Medea Thank you
11:27 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Group call ended.
11:40 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
12:18 Sea Trial Dave @Medea @Medea @Medea @Medea None of islands are crowded. Isla Contadora was great. You can walk around the island in a couple hours. We were there in May and found a small “almost closed” hotel with free mooring balls (if you eat and drink their food) where we spent 2 days. I posted location on last seasons PP line chat if you can access it. Also dropped hook at Mogo Mogo. Overall, we found the Pearl Islands to be very uncrowned and well worth the trip.
12:24 Medea Thank you
12:29 Sea Trial Dave
Manzana 080814 156468, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911705664829594,-79.521625930361
13:20 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Calling all PPers with SSBs fitted! @Captain Dietmar suggested I assemble a list of boats wishing to use their SSBs during the PP. If you'd like to be listed please advise your Marine Callsign, MMSI, Amateur Callsign (if you have one), SSB type and whether it is DSC capable.
Zen Again's info is: VJN3567; 503433900, VK6HSR, Icom IC-7300, DSC receive-only (via software).
We'r'e currently in Curacao and running a net of friends currently reaching from the ABCs to San Blas.
13:57 SV Second Wind Not enough experience. I have been here three times since early May. Each time for less than a week. I left the boat on the hard over the summer and returned a week ago. It is known for a rather strong surge
14:00 QUESO GRANDE II Howdy and thanks for driving to effort. Did you just want us to drop our SSB info into the chat string?
14:14 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki If happy to do so, yes please. It stays within the PP group here.
14:15 DaMMADCat Danny
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.5756161287911,-117.9756785243752
14:16 DaMMADCat Danny Da MMAD Cat is on under way! Can’t wait to meet the San Diego Posse.
14:38 C-YA. Glenn @SV Second Wind ok cool thanks. I am heading south this season so maybe one of the places I stop
15:23 QUESO GRANDE II Queso Grande II
WDM 7518
MMSI 368234760
ICOM 801M
DSC send/receive capable
Will be in Baja to Panama this season.
17:10 QUESO GRANDE II Open CPN nubie question; I downloaded CPN and found the chart downloader tab and downloaded California as a test. So far so good… but.. I don’t see Mexico in Catalog. Do I need to purchase or find those charts elsewhere?
17:10 Rob Murray Yes, purchase or find elsewhere for Mexico and south. USA is free.
20:13 QUESO GRANDE II No pace for our cat and no Dinghy dock at marina :-( . Looks like Uber is our only option…
20:13 QUESO GRANDE II Photos
23:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina De Chiapas
Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69882759312813,-92.39305898335446
23:37 Captain Dietmar San diego trolley
bicycle
taxi
lyft
walking
hitchhiking

2022.10.25 Tuesday
00:25 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Will the San Diego party be dog friendly?
00:38 Captain Dietmar the venue is only service animal friendlycas they have carpeting
00:51 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Okay, thanks.
06:27 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki @QUESO GRANDE II Regarding your charts question - have you downloaded and installed the CM93 charts on the PP charts web page? They'll give you 2015 charts for the entire world. A good starting point to use to get to know OpenCPN and 'explore' your intended cruising grounds.
08:46 Anna B Anna B joined the group.
09:53 QUESO GRANDE II Thanks for the advice. I have not downloaded the CM93 charts. I will go in and find them.
10:46 SephinaJosh Does anyone in the fleet have any hands-on experience with the Mazu satcom system?
11:10 Aegis, Mary/Ian We have to start planning a haul out. We are thinking the Panama’s caribbean side. Currently thinking Shelter Bay but would appreciate the group’s wisdom. I think Linton Bay or Bocas are the only other options. Thanks, Ian
11:26 Medea Linton was good, parts and supplies are a bit of an issue. Contractors were expensive
Given the choice I would do it earlier in Grenada or Carriacou, easier for supplies and labour if needed
11:28 Rob Murray What’s on the work list? Anything more complex I would go SB (easier parts, contractors). Just bottom paint, any will do, price them out.
11:33 DoTheThing-M&F We went at Shelter Bay last June/July. We were there when they performed preventive maintenance of their haul out equipment, so we experienced delays to go back into the water after haul minor repairs and anti-fouling. But since now there equipment is up in running, it should be fine ! If need more details please feel free to message me in private.
11:38 Hope - Patrick We just hauled in SBM and were very pleased with the haul out and workers there. Ask for Jesus if you want responsible workers. He is independent and runs his own crew. Very good workmanship.
11:54 Aegis, Mary/Ian Just light sand and bottom paint from them, maybe a wax too. I need to drop the keel cooler, clean it and replace engine coolant, which I will do myself. Should only be 3 - 4 days max. We are currently in the Pacific. They can get in our bottom paint and preferred engine coolant.
11:55 Aegis, Mary/Ian SBM sounds positive
11:57 Captain Dietmar do you have Jesús # ?
13:11 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited CAPRICORN CAT - Sue to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Arcane - Jean & Jace to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:38 Epsilon-Bill
34451 Ensenada Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.46153044772691,-117.7033870137318
18:17 🦜🍹Kyrie Linton is a great place though. Parts aren't quite as easy as Shelter Bay, but it really isn't too bad. The travel lift operator Renta out his van there for $100/day. Split that with a couple neighbors and a trip into the city is very affordable, and you can get nearly anything there.
19:41 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s sounds like something that you can do in Boccas. I don’t know how complicated they can handle.
21:26 Aegis, Mary/Ian thanks for all the feedback everyone.

2022.10.26 Wednesday
09:17 SV Serenity Hi All, we're thinking of passing by the Tres Marias (Mexico) en route from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. We heard the islands were planning to open up. Anyone with current intel?
09:25 WildhoodDirk I was under the impression that they were open, opened last spring or so…I believe Rob Murray had a post on it.
09:58 SV Serenity This is the latest info I have. https://themazatlanpost.com/2021/11/27/mexican-navy-will-start-tourist-trips-to-the-islas-marias-biosphere-reserve/. They definitely haven't made it to good nautical or navionics.
10:01 Rob Murray Last I heard (a year ago) still not open for private boats. Check with a port captain en route for an update and share if you get one.

Last rumour was that it would have a cruising permit regime similar to the soroccos ( ~$100+ per night) when they got around to doing it.

The islands are poorly charted (this was for security reasons) so approach with caution.
10:43 C-YA. Glenn @SV Serenity pretend your bought is broken and you need fixing they allow you most the time to stay for a few days as you fix if
12:19 Sailing New Horizons Does Club de Pesca assist vessels with med mooring via dinghy (or some other means)? We have a 55’ monohull with no bow thruster and no control in reverse…
15:18 Aegis, Mary/Ian Has anyone sourced Dan Foss compressor parts in Costa Rica or Panama. I know I can get them in Florida and shipped but thought I would try a local option first. Thanks, Ian
15:32 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Does anyone have a good email address for the marina at Bahia del sol in El Salvador?
My messages to gerente@bahiadelsolelsalvador.com are being returned “the mailbox is over quota”
15:41 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You want to contact Bill and Jean directly and they will arrange details with the marina or their moorings. Here is the contact information :
E-mail: elsalvadorrally@aol.com
Website: ElSALVADORRALLY.COM
Face Book:Annual Salvador Rally
WhatsApp: 503-7487-4969 - Bill
WhatsApp: 503-7490-6894 - Jean
Bahia Cruisers Guide
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6R-E8jkSTVWcVMxVHczSFk0eFU/view?resourcekey=0-6ybIPw6VyLtzPyzju4VJ8A
16:03 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Perfect! Thank you
16:07 Medea Panama toward Costa Rica
Best to approach Punta Mala on an outgoing tide?
16:08 Rob Murray Yes. As best you can, try to round punta mala at slack. (Hard to gauge until you feel the currents though).
19:02 M/V One Life From our experience and from what I saw when we were there, no. They will assist from the dock however. I did not see a dinghy or tender assist. If they put you near the kiosko, the piling are very close together. Best to go in either really early in the morning or mid afternoon (12-2) when the tour boats aren’t making wakes.
19:10 Captain Dietmar no go yet
but contact the agent we refrenced for the Revelagios
and see if they have a way
19:38 🥥🦜🍹Navigator I finally got around to calling Yolanda at Eco Naviera the day before yesterday about Tres Marias. She says no possibility of legal entry yet. She “heard” that the govt. was going to open only to there own direct charter customers initially but nothing certain. I know, a lot of non-gestalt hearsay:)!
21:03 Epsilon-Bill
560 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.62156667997411,-117.1011211440962

2022.10.27 Thursday
07:57 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Is there a WhatsApp contact for Errol Flynn Marina in Jamaica?
08:15 SV Serenity Thanks for that useful info!
09:06 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/errol-flynn-marina-jamaica

Skype call ?
09:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank!
09:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I did go to there first before posting. 😁
10:36 Sailing New Horizons Thanks for the feedback!
11:08 Emanuel IV - Oded We are SSB fitted.
Call sign WDK7239
MMSI 368082490
It is iCom 802 DSC capable

We are in Spenish Wells, Bahamas until early February and than G-D willing going to Granada

Emanuel IV, Hani & Oded Galili
11:11 Pasargada Noj & Rach Great idea. Pasargada is WDH3666, 367609660, KD7NOJ, Icom m-802, DSC: yes
11:30 DaMMADCat Danny I can’t find the SASplanet download instructions anyone have that link?
11:32 Rob Murray http://www.gdayii.ca/Downloads/Sasplanet.zip
12:06 Rob Murray How to article https://currents.bluewatercruising.org/articles/mbtiles-for-opencpn-a-huge-step-forward-for-satellite-charting/
13:16 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki @Emanuel IV - Oded You're on the list!
13:17 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki @Pasargada Noj & Rach You're on the SSB list.
13:23 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki you make this this available. Possibly post it on pp website.

Knot Right WDJ7086 368003150 IC-802 w/ham frequencies DSC:yes but never have. N6STM Walt. KI4MLS Jeariene.

Also are you going to start a net for the group
13:23 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt This list not this this
13:36 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:38 Sea Trial Dave @Captain Dietmar Sorry we won’t be able to make it. Canal transit on Nov 1st.
13:46 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Now that's what I call provisioning
15:11 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar is that because your body does not produce alcohol? (Surprised)
15:13 Rob Murray Should add a couple of bags of limes. Scurvy is real.
17:02 RED ROVER-Alison I like it. We will be right over!
17:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited FREEDOM - Sheri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:29 FREEDOM - Sheri FREEDOM - Sheri joined the group.
17:29 FREEDOM - Sheri Hi I’m Sheri. I’m on Freedom. Can’t wait for the adventure
18:10 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Hi Walt, you're on the SSB list. I'll be sending the list to @Captain Dietmar weekly and I believe he'll update the SSB web page on the PP site. The Posse is too dispersed to run a single net. Instead the hope is that folks within range of each-other will establish local nets I'm currently running a net on Sunday
s at 1200 UTC on 8297 from Curacao.
18:27 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks Mike
20:09 Emanuel IV - Oded Thank you

2022.10.28 Friday
17:08 Wild - Margie Hi all. A question about the MX TIP. Does leaving MX effect the validity at all? If we were to enter MX again within the 10 years, would there be any issues?
17:28 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We exited Chiapas in March-ish and re-entered in Isla Mujeres in June using the same TIP with no problem.
17:45 WildhoodDirk Entry and exit with Mx TIP is fine for the same owners…it’s if you sell your boat and don’t cancel your TIP that the new owners might have issues upon re entry….
19:21 Captain Dietmar pictures from last night's event
panamaposse.com/sdrsvp
thank you all for coming and to @Jungle-Jim Ellifritt and @Sephina for the invocation of fleet

2022.10.29 Saturday
12:47 Mira - Glenn
12:56 C-YA. Glenn @Mira - Glenn are you using starlink off the coast ?
13:14 Mira - Glenn Yes some dropping but otherwise good service
13:42 C-YA. Glenn @Mira - Glenn sweet. Was told just to the border of Mexico it worked have heard rumors as far as Panama I am in La Cruz prepping to go south after 5 months of waiting here
13:58 AZIMUTH - Ash Anyone have the lowdown on propane refills in Linton Bay or Cartagena?
14:49 Maison De Sante Curious if any cruisers travel with their birth certificate in the event their passport get lost or stolen?
14:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We have our because we live on our boat.
15:47 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante I have mine as I live on my boat and also just in case
16:52 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Maison De Sante we have ours as we live on our boat as well, but we have photo copies of our passports, too.
17:06 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki @C-YA. Glenn Our Starlink worked well from Grenada to the ABCs, except for an outage after departing Grenada. Heading for Colombia soon and will report on that.
20:39 C-YA. Glenn “ @ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki nice. Thanks. Will be heading down the coast of Mexico into Central America

2022.10.30 Sunday
09:01 🦜🍹Kyrie In Linton Bay, take your tanks to the restaurant on the beach "Casa X" the owner there can refill them for you, takes around 3 days and was $30 for a 20 pound tank.
09:46 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW 15.30 UTC ATLANTIC CARIBBEAN AND 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
12:23 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki *Weekly call to all PPers with SSBs fitted!* @Captain Dietmar suggested I assemble a list of boats wishing to use their SSBs during the PP. The list will be at https://panamaposse.com/ssb. If you'd like to be listed please advise your Marine Callsign, MMSI, Amateur Callsign (if you have one), SSB type and whether it is DSC capable. Either reply to this announcement or message me individually here on Line.
Zen Again's info is: VJN3567; 503433900, VK6HSR, Icom IC-7300, DSC receive-only (via software).
We'r'e currently in Curacao and running a net of friends currently reaching from the ABCs to Shelter Bay.
12:28 CAPRICORN CAT - Sue CAPRICORN CAT - Sue joined the group.
12:52 Lady Slipper John Departing Newport, Rhode Island for Bermuda in the next couple hours
14:36 DaMMADCat Danny Leaving San Diego tomorrow around 11, headed for Coronado Islands, conditions permitting, anyone else headed south tomorrow or Tuesday
?
15:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited NAMO, Namo to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:24 Captain Dietmar safe trip well check your progress on https://panamaposse.com/tracker
15:26 Captain Dietmar safe trip south
do you have tracking ?

15:27 FREEDOM - Sheri Left Dana Point at 10:00am. First stop Ensenada.

https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV-Freedom/
15:30 Captain Dietmar copy that let us know how uiur your clearing in goes
15:42 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ICAROS Bob & Bev to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:42 ICAROS Bob & Bev ICAROS Bob & Bev joined the group.
15:53 ICAROS Bob & Bev Hi, we are currently in Aruba. Shall head to Panama late November.
15:53 ICAROS Bob & Bev
Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 1, Oranjestad, Aruba : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.50834205442986,-70.03022895155792
15:58 DaMMADCat Danny No tracking yet, need to finalize my account set up, mañana
17:11 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Don and Nina Preuss on Enjoy. WDI1333, KC3FRR, ICOM 802. We're in Costa Rica heading north.
17:14 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Gday all, we're in Curacao. Expect to depart tomorrow afternoon towards Santa Marta, Colombia. Will be running a SSB net at 1200Z/8297kHzUSB each morning. Several other boats making same passage.
19:22 Epsilon-Bill
De La Villa, King Coronita, Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.86225366781638,-116.662957957123

2022.10.31 Monday
08:21 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina
Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.641755,-85.654089
08:21 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
08:22 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Terraza 5 9-325, San Carlos, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.484993,-79.948451
08:23 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt At the pool for exercise
08:23 Sea Trial Toni Flamenco Marina
Isla Flamenco (By Armador Causeway) Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911461474525929,-79.52093622584499
08:31 RED ROVER-Alison Anchorage Marina
2501 Boston St Baltimore, MD 21224 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.280153,-76.582181
08:32 Rainbow’s End, Chris
P.º del Mar, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.426801852282903,-84.16948042809963
09:23 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL starts in 60 minutes for the atlantic and carribean and in 90 minutes for the pacific

please mute your mike when you join
09:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Group voice call started.
09:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Group call ended.
09:47 Mira - Glenn
J923+VJJ, Provincia de Guanacaste, Panamá, 50503, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.60458,-85.644555
09:48 Last Arrow Vincent Group voice call started.
09:49 Last Arrow Vincent Group call ended.
10:17 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Group voice call started.
10:30 Rob Murray Photos
10:30 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny See my real-time location on Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oFacKeiW7Pv9eBRL7
10:30 Rob Murray Arturo at marine warehouse for parts in panama.
10:33 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.301946,-110.945779
10:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
2810 E Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32803, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.54742807815147,-81.34754774086004
10:34 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Oops Hoptoad just trying to figure this out. We are new to the group. 🤣
10:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder is currently being « beached » careening in El Salvador and so we won’t make the call. Coordinates for future bottom work attached, pictures to follow !
10:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:40 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Added a new note.
11:02 Pasargada Noj & Rach Marina San Carlos
Manlio Fabio Beltrones SN 85506 Guaymas, Sonora Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94793339698596,-111.0542249679565
11:03 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
Cra. 1 #23-99, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.240826,-74.217901
11:08 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:24 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Group call ended.
11:32 Mira - Glenn Hi all. Has anyone left their boat in Bocas del Toro for hurricane season? Doing some planning for the coming year. Ultimately we are heading north from Panama so my other summering options are Columbia or Rio Dulce. Thoughts?
11:35 Rob Murray Colombia and all of panama are out of the hurricane zone, but subject to intense lightning. The Rio Dulce, Bocas and Colombia all get tropical storms and heavy rain over the summer. Delta Swizzler spent a summer in Bocas, you could check in with them.
11:44 BISOU Robin And Tad Red Frog Marina in Bocas has never had a lightning strike in the marina according to the manager. It’s a small beautifully protected marina that would be a good place to leave a boat in the water. Your only concern would be growth on the hull and mould/ mildew on the inside unless you have a dehumidifier (which you would have to buy).
11:55 AZIMUTH - Ash We spent the last six months in Bocas anchored near a friend's Airbnb property. Lots of lighting, but no issues. Second the dehumidifier suggestion. I couldn't find one locally and the boat was a mold fest when we returned after 5 weeks in the US. Bocas marina is a nice small spot with a posse discount and group of cruisers who hang arohnd the cantina run by a live aboard family. Panama has been our favorite along the route.
12:26 Mira - Glenn Thanks Rob. Assume the same concerns apply to Shelter Bay..?
12:27 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.44123375083333,-85.7814647393369
12:30 BISOU Robin And Tad More lightning strikes in Shelter Bay. Definitely still need a dehumidifier but you can rent them from the boatyard. We ended up buying a portable AC/dehumidifier unit from PriceSmart (like Costco) in Panama City although the homewares stores at Cuatro Altos in Colon also sell them. Our boat is 220V but we simply plugged the unit into shore power via an extension cord. Worked really well to keep humidity down and temperatures bearable during the endless wet days when we couldn’t have hatched open.
12:31 BISOU Robin And Tad Sorry, should have mentioned that we spent 4 months in Shelter Bay Marina from 02 June to 02 October this year.
12:31 Mira - Glenn Thanks Ash. Sounds fun. We do have a dehumidifier aboard for those damp places. Hate lightning though..
12:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We spent the summer there. We were at Boccas Marina. More affordable there. The boat in front of us was hit by lightening. But this was also December 16th. Not even in the season. At Red Frog, we had electric issues. The fan in our fridge burned out while we were gone.
Both marinas have good points.
12:47 Rob Murray Yup. Rain and lightning galore in shelter bay, no hurricanes. Shelter bay is easier to get in and out of, and has better parts availability if you might need to fix stuff. (Ha. *might*).
12:56 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We spent this last rainy season in Rio Dulce. There’s usually an afternoon/evening rain storm and lightening. The river level rose in August and after Julia, but nothing overly dramatic. We’ll see what Lisa brings this week, we just expect heavy rain as we are well up the river and inland. Having said that, we really enjoyed our time here and got a ton of work done. There are plenty of resources, rigging checked, chain plates replaced, bottom painted, cutlass bearing replaced, brightwork done and several canvas workers. It’s a nice diverse community with plenty of gatherings and outings. I would plan early and get a spot at a marina before they fill up. We got ours in June without too much trouble. There are several marinas to choose from depending on what you’re looking for.
13:36 FREEDOM - Sheri Checking into Ensenada great! Arrived at 3:00am. Health check arrived at 8:30am. Due to Cubar on same schedule, customs and immigration was done at the Marina. They will return our signed papers at 5:00pm today. Very easy process.
13:42 Medea Does anyone know what the park fees are for getting into Coiba island Panama ?
Thanks
14:40 Mira - Glenn Coiba ranger station charges $60USD per day plus $20 USD per crew aboard other than the captain. So worth it!
14:40 Medea Thank you very much
14:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🥥 🦜Tennie Ann / MJ, Tennie Ann’s Tender to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:18 M/V One Life When we checked into Coiba, El Jefe wanted over $500 USD for 4 nights. I told him I only had $200 and he took it. No receipt, total shakedown and totally negotiable. We ended up staying 7 nights, so around $30 a night. Great place.

16:24 Medea Thank you
16:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder is on the « hard » officially! El Salvador along with Bill and Jean and their team have made our summer one of the very best! We left our boat for two months with great care from Jose and his Dad. We traveled by car to neighbor countries and all over El Salvador. And now we are fixing our sail drive while careened on the beach in the estuary with Dany and his team. We highly recommend stopping at Bahía del Sol along your way. It’s a whole lot of magic and fun!
16:53 Captain Dietmar zan you pin drop the careening location?
16:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Unfortunately I am in California now because my mom had back surgery today, at the same time 😬. But here are the coordinates
N 13 18.185
W 88 53.385
If JP is bored waiting for high tide I’ll ask him😇
21:12 FREEDOM - Sheri Update on clearing in Ensenada. Great morning filling out paperwork at Coral. Docs were to be returned by 4:00pm. Now after 7:00pm and they are still waiting for port to return certain
21:15 Pasargada Noj & Rach I hope everyone in Ensenada enjoys all the amazing food and a tour of the wine country. La Sabina restaurant is world renowned for seafood.
22:46 Captain Dietmar the yanmar diesel engine maintenance presentation is now online
https://panamaposse.com/seminars#diesel
he ships to Mexico too
22:46 Captain Dietmar Photos
22:48 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev What heath check? What’s Cubar?
22:52 FREEDOM - Sheri They ask health questions, review your passport and vaccine cards. Take your temperature. You are not allowed to leave your boat until health clearance. Very easy, just need to do when Marina office is open. Once health clearance, you can go to Marina to check in
22:54 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Cool, thanks.
22:55 FREEDOM - Sheri Cubar is a power boat rally from San Diego to La Paz. Then the group spends a few months in the Sea of Cortez on their own.



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2022.11.01 Tuesday
08:52 Sea Trial Dave
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.007049188957556,-79.60274473771416
08:52 Sea Trial Dave Beautiful day transiting the Panamá Canal!
08:53 Sea Trial Dave Photos
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12:12 🦜🍹Kyrie Happy hour is at 4:30!
12:55 Aegis, Mary/Ian Photos
14:29 Sea Trial Dave
73CH+R2R, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.271745709711007,-79.9235445634275
14:29 Sea Trial Dave Photos
14:29 Sea Trial Dave Gatun Locks
14:31 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Aegis, Mary/Ian 👍
14:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce When will you be at Shelter Bay?
15:19 Sea Trial Dave Hopefully in about 90 minutes.
15:20 Sea Trial Dave Final lock
Doors are opening as we speak.
15:21 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
15:21 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
18:32 SV Serenity
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.69153329783044,-114.8762594908476
18:47 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.867075725801921,-85.51361587781689
18:47 Aegis, Mary/Ian Rolly Bahia Samara

2022.11.02 Wednesday
09:17 Aegis, Mary/Ian Poorly marked spider web of long lines in the vicinity of 09 46.1N 085 25.2W No fish on the lines.
10:41 Rob Murray US Sailing has released the report into the man overboard incident on ‘Morgan of Marietta’ in June. Sobering reading.

https://ussailing2018.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/NBR-Morgan-of-Marietta-Report-10242022-FINAL.pdf
11:07 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks Rob, very sobering. How many times has someone convinced themselves that that are safe in the cockpit. Never again will I be so cavalier.
11:45 Rob Murray And I can’t imagine Avant being handled as well as a full on watch crew managed during that incident.
12:14 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Yes, if it's just me and Jeariene, I'm a goner
12:37 Medea Photos
17:46 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Regarding Marina Chipas, arriving from the south - clearing in on the weekend, is there an extra charge if we arrive on a Sunday
? Or do we just stay on board until Monday
and clear in then?
18:15 DancingontheEdge Mel @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina the dog comes pretty much anytime. If you arrive around midnight they usually wait until 6 am. We had a bit of wait for some of the clearance until offices were open. Not a problem. Marina very helpful with process.
20:11 WildhoodDirk Pretty sure we arrived on a Sunday
…no issues. As soon as the dog comes you’re good to wander around the marina area…marina steps up and helps with the rest on the Monday
….
22:40 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We also have a question about arriving from the south to Marina Chiapas. Do they care if you have any meat on board. I wanted to stock up at Price Smart in Papagayo. But, not if they confíscate it.
23:05 WildhoodDirk I don’t recall any issues with meat on board…they didn’t check that sort of thing for us. Just drug dog and customs etc…But it has also been our experience that groceries were much cheaper in Mx than Costa…
23:51 Epsilon-Bill
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.67120137823679,-114.8980654173636
23:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kastaway Steve to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.11.03 Thursday
07:38 C-YA. Glenn Photos
08:16 C-YA. Glenn Friendly sea snake from the sea! Alive and well pushed it back in gently
09:19 Pacific Blue - Hans Any recommendations on a Yanmar mechanic in bocas del toro region?
09:29 Captain Dietmar uninvited visitor category
09:41 Pacific Blue - Hans Photos
09:41 Pacific Blue - Hans In the same category… determined to board…
10:02 BISOU Robin And Tad Omg is that a rat? Ewww!
11:09 Pacific Blue - Hans It’s a grey four eyed opossum
11:11 AZIMUTH - Ash I don't have the contact but recall seeing a flyer in the Bocas marina office.
13:54 BISOU Robin And Tad That looks challenging! Trying to get the work done in between tides!
14:00 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We had to careen the boat two days in a row to get everything accomplished. But it was a success and such a great alternative to hauling out for our purposes. 👍
15:39 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler Never inspected for food items.
17:32 DaMMADCat Danny Tracking on now, leaving Ensenada tomorrow
19:08 DancingontheEdge Mel Food and booze prices much less in Chiapas. Some choices are Walmart. Sam’s. Gorgeous new Mega Soriana. Chedauri and a beef butcher Sonora Meat. Pricy but tasty for special occasions
20:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler It looks so scrawny.
20:12 Rob Murray And Baös is good, too.
Carnitas dõna Reyes is great for take out. Carnitas Doña Reyna
+52 962 145 6968
https://maps.app.goo.gl/edrUfdioh8u2AG1z7?g_st=ic
21:20 DancingontheEdge Mel Plus 1 for the tacos
21:59 Captain Dietmar safe journey

2022.11.04 Friday
09:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Sorry if this has already been asked and answered but is it possible to order and receive parcels from the USA at any marinas in Costa Rica? I’m thinking similar to what we have here in Panama (warehouse address in Miami then air freight to Costa Rica and delivered to the marina).
09:35 BISOU Robin And Tad Approximate cost and duties payable?
09:39 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The closest I’ve come to that is Aeropost.com. They have a small office in Quepos, where I walked from the marina to pick up packages. Not sure about other areas of CR though.
10:34 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Arrived in Santa Marta, Colombia from Curacao. Starlink worked every time we fired it up enroute - 12 hourly for GRIBs. Working well here and apparently using the Colombia ground station. Also good enroute SSB nets daily with boats from the ABCs to central Panama. 8Meg good for range, 6Meg better for closer boats.
17:57 Captain Dietmar yes but customs in cr are 30 %
and will add delays and agent fees
easier in panama or fly into cr with parts in luggage or take tica bus to panama

18:22 Aegis, Mary/Ian Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel
+506 2290 4259
https://maps.app.goo.gl/taPePxEbiZG5pMD79?g_st=il
18:24 Aegis, Mary/Ian Just had an amazing meal and cocktails here. We are anchored nearby. They insisted on coming out to pick us up at our boat. The manager came back with us and really encouraged us to use his mooring buoys. They are available to guests and restaurant patrons.
18:25 Aegis, Mary/Ian Affordable based on Costa Rica standards.
18:55 🥥🦜🍹Navigator We’re getting ready to begin thinking about possibly leaving Banderas bay for points south. Any thoughts on fuel stops? I have large tanks but not enough fuel on board now to reach Chiapas. I did see a boat in the marina here, paradise village, getting fuel from a tanker truck over the fence recently. Thanks much!
19:08 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt La Cruz has fuel
19:54 DaMMADCat Danny
22755 Baja California, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.92384981725208,-116.1994776124333
20:02 Rob Murray How much do you need?
20:37 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We fueled up in Ixtapa, I would think Acapulco would work as well.
21:16 WildhoodDirk Last year the La Cruz fuel dock had a few people complaining about “dirty fuel”…it was enough that we avoided it. They also had a high surcharge when we were there…was enough for us to hit the local Pemex with jugs…
21:22 Make Me Laugh Neil I was one of those complaining about “dirty fuel”. I suspected it because my generator failed, the fuel felt “gritty” and the fuel was very dark.
The reality was, the fuel was dyed due to taxes, the generator coincidentally had a bearing failure, that allowed metal to metal contact inside the generator. I threw out about 130 gallons of fuel that was fine.
My generator has been repaired, 10 months later.

2022.11.05 Saturday
06:13 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki
Cra. 2 #22-84, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.24120250897699,-74.21483141797148
06:14 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Zen Again's new location
06:27 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator good morning navigator this is Glenn on see ya. I am in over in Lacruz. The fuel here is not bad but they do charge you 15% on top of the fuel. I went out in town and Jerry canned it.
08:02 Rob Murray Used to be San Blas didn’t charge the 15% surcharge on fuel, and many powerboats stopped there to fuel up to miss the fee. That’s why the ‘big boys’ in la Cruz get fuel truck delivery, they don’t like the 15% fee either.
08:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Thanks for the input. I’ll ask around the dock about the tanker. I may have room for 800-900 gallons so jerry cans would be a bit slow but seeking a lower price seems worthwhile.
08:40 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Since we put on a lot of fuel, usually around 800 gallons, we s add always stopped in San Blas. As if two years ago, they still didn’t charge any extra. Oppiquemar has fuel. They are by Marina Vallarta. Call and ask for their pricing
09:46 Captain Dietmar fueldocks
Barra
ixtapa
Acapulco
huatulco town
chiapas
el Salvador bahia del sol
nica puesta del sol
cr marina papagayo
cr Puntarenas?
cr marina Pez vela quepos
cr golfito
panama boca chica via locals
panama puerto mutis via locals
panama Vista mar marina
panama Flamenco marina
09:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We got fuel in Manzanillo, Mexico at the Las Hadas fuel dock too. Nice stop also to rest and enjoy.
11:09 DoTheThing-M&F Hi Robin and everyone
I am not sure for Marina services similar to SB e.g. in CR but such service is available to us. I never used it myself but it seems to work with the same principe with a delivery address in the US and then ship to CR. (3$-6$/lb). They claim to use strategies to reduce import fees via exemptions.
I will surely use it in the coming months so could share my experience with all of you.
Here’s their WhatsApp 50687500863
https://expresshippingcr.com
11:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks so much Francois! It would be great to hear your feedback as I will need to use it in February and maybe March.
12:22 DancingontheEdge Mel @🥥🦜🍹Navigator just stopped in manzillo for fuel. Pricy. ($5&change) per gallon. But easy in and out at docks. Fuel was clean. Fast pump nozzle
13:55 VanChang🥥🦜Jen Anyone just carry liability insurance for their boat? I'm also curious about the liability limits, etc. that people here carry.
14:54 Captain Dietmar we do git it locally in cr for 550 usd x quarter
14:57 VanChang🥥🦜Jen Thank you! If you don't mind my asking, how much coverage do you carry?
15:04 Captain Dietmar it's liability only 500k
contact icabezas@metropolitanos.cr
+ 506 8357 3421
16:04 Sea Trial Dave @WildhoodDirk I took on 1000 gallons and immediately began suffering a rough running motor. I ran it through a 2 micron filter and added biocide when in Chiapas which seemed to help.
17:58 Aegis, Mary/Ian Is there a location on the Posse website identifying suppliers and marinas that provide discounts and what those discounts are?
18:02 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Yes it is under marinas and sponsors on the PP website
18:04 Aegis, Mary/Ian I’ve been there many times looking but can’t find anything about the discount they provide.
18:07 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena https://panamaposse.com/sponsors#sponsors
18:14 Aegis, Mary/Ian Yes, been there. However, whenever I look at a marina, it does not provide the discount details. Looking at Pez Vela, CR now. I thought maybe it was identified somewhere else on the site.
18:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Aegis, Mary/Ian I hope that link got you what you wanted
18:25 Aegis, Mary/Ian As I look through more, I see now more are disclosed than not. I just seem to look at the wrong marinas I guess.
18:40 FREEDOM - Sheri Does anyone have a referral for a boatyard/haul out in Cabo San Lucas. Have a Through Hull that needs to be replaced.
18:41 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Aegis, Mary/Ian 👍
18:41 Aegis, Mary/Ian @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you.
18:50 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Aegis, Mary/Ian you’re welcome

2022.11.06 Sunday

2022.11.06 Sunday
06:08 RED ROVER-Alison Marine Group in San Jose del Cabo - at Marina Puerto Los Cabos does good work. Expect US prices or above. Same guys as in San Diego. The manager is an American that came down from SD.
06:55 C-YA. Glenn @FREEDOM - Sheri San Jose del Cabo Marina Group they are based out of San Diego. Further up North San Carlos or Guaymas. Across is La Cruz they have a large enough lift for you
07:44 Salpare
1 Bonita Bay Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.8830178827911,-81.30406779609336
07:50 Medea Is Diesel much more expensive in Golfito than Panama ? Thanks
12:37 CuranderaDarryn Photos
12:37 CuranderaDarryn Red Frog Marina, Panama is a beautiful spot!
12:39 Rob Murray DO NOT LICK THE FROGS. ;)
12:40 CuranderaDarryn Too late Rob!!
13:56 WildhoodDirk The warning we saw when we were there said you can lick them 8 times…but not 9, that’ll kill ya…something lost in translation I’m sure. We got a kick out of it…😂
14:46 Captain Dietmar
REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 15:30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
ROB ON AVANT WILL HOST
18:33 Epsilon-Bill
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.77157565918211,-112.2533274398574
21:01 Captain Dietmar
Car Rental Area, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.943265,-118.406567
21:05 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Marina Motril
+34 600 29 34 93
https://goo.gl/maps/w5YuLvPq9iLs37wP7
21:05 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We just got here
21:10 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Photos
21:11 Captain Dietmar @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena - yeah - please get us the discount for the Atlantic Posse !!
21:11 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena I will be talking with them later this morning
21:12 Captain Dietmar yeah !
23:03 Mary Arlene Jeff Thats 4 pm Baha for the call?

2022.11.07 Monday
05:04 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
07:27 RED ROVER-Alison Piney Narrows Yacht Haven
500 Piney Narrows Rd Chester, MD 21619 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.974207,-76.252136
07:59 Rob Murray weekly line call starts in about 90 min for atlantic, 2hrs fpr pacific
08:32 Rob Murray Weekly line call starts in about 1hr for Atlantic, 90min for pacific.
09:15 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
23- a, Cra. 1a #23-164, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.240132,-74.217022
09:19 BISOU Robin And Tad
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.332704798712436,-82.18277263243802
09:20 Rob Murray please drop your location pins in the chat. call starts in a couple of minutes Rob on Avant guset hosting this week, be kind.
09:25 Rob Murray Group voice call started.
09:26 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
14613 Heritage Way, Poway, CA 92064, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.97939994548616,-117.0640658780159
09:29 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Parque Nacional​ Isla Isabel, Isla Santa Isabel, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84289,-105.882529
09:32 AZIMUTH - Ash Azimuth headed to Guna Yala/San Blas. Holler with any must-see anchorages!

Fantastic couple weeks here at Turtle Cay Marina on north coast of Panama. Remote, but the owner and marina manager make sure you have everything you need from Panama City with 3x weekly deliveries.
09:33 AZIMUTH - Ash Photos
09:33 AZIMUTH - Ash Photos
09:34 FREEDOM - Sheri https://maps.apple.com/?ll=24.770834,-112.257542&q=My%20Location&_ext=EiYphfU1gdimOEAx33oDgm8RXMA5M10+SAXOOEBBUUNlDagIXMBQDA%3D%3D&t=h
09:35 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Paquera District, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.840287665920265,-84.88727371773513
09:35 Medea Chichime likely to see eagle rays at night
Coco Banderas same
Swimming Pool near bbq island
Limon Cays
09:35 FREEDOM - Sheri Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/vwXCRXxnJHjY4adX7?g_st=ic
09:37 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
09:39 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.74560373137415,-115.0507329489073
09:44 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
Guatemala : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.66551149154543,-88.99957207694322
09:44 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We’re taking care of the final details before leaving the river in the next week or so!
09:50 Tulum5- Michele/Chad ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
09:54 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Marina Papagayo
Puerto Culebra Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.642111,-85.653307
09:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Acceso a Isla del Encanto, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.32062535341223,-88.94570779055357
10:01 Pasargada Noj & Rach
Vía sin nombre, Baja California Sur, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.76308272408951,-111.8864268344938
10:10 🌿☠ LadyBlue - Horst
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Kolumbien : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.24192,-74.218089
10:27 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Group call ended.
10:47 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.8926650532169,-109.8921364418343
10:48 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kevin Ewing to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:07 C-YA. Glenn @Pasargada Noj & Rach great spot was weathered in for 3 weeks there once
11:08 Rob Murray Thanks all for joining the call today. Captain Dietmar will be back next week.
12:10 SV Serenity In addition to those mentioned, there are several more reasonably priced options in La Paz. Hopefully, you don't have a beamy catamaran like ours!
12:12 SV Serenity @FREEDOM - Sheri Seems you're right behind us! When are you arriving Cabo?
12:12 FREEDOM - Sheri We will stop in Mag Bay tonight. Plan to get to Cabo Wednesday
afternoon.
12:13 SV Serenity Alas, we leave for Los Frailes on Tuesday
, then jump across to PV via Isla Isabella and Chacala.
12:16 SV Serenity I'm guessing you know the BHH Rally participants are scheduled to arrive Cabo on Thursday
? My recommendation is to stay further East in the bay (we're across from the Riu Hotel) to avoid the inevitable crowding. There's also far less noise and jet skis on this end.
12:19 FREEDOM - Sheri @SV Serenity thank you. Good recommendation! BHH are all in Bahi Santa Maria this am. We had to ourselves for a day and 1/2. Now crowded. The Cubar is also on the same schedule. They will me in Mag Bay tonight. Although, most of them headed to San Jose
12:35 C-YA. Glenn @SV Serenity two great places I anchored in 35 feet at the isle and no issues with holding and rocks and coral heads. Several boats anchored in close and spend hours Unravel their chat ins. Chacala closer you can anchor to the port captian office the better. Now and stern anchor is needed. Also port captain could care less if you check in. He told me he can see me I am okay. Interested on a jungle tour by a legit guide there let me know. See before Mayan ruins
12:41 Last Arrow Vincent Group voice call started.
12:42 Last Arrow Vincent Group call ended.
12:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Usulután Department, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.24182710157307,-88.73001981804939
13:36 Mary Arlene Jeff Group voice call started.
13:38 Mary Arlene Jeff Group call ended.
13:53 Rob Murray https://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/air-canada-returns-to-panama-skies-after-two-year-hiatus-3?
13:58 Last Arrow Vincent Do we have a line call today ?
13:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler It was this morning.
13:59 Rob Murray We did! The calls are on UTC time, so they didn’t ‘fall back’ with the time change.
14:00 Last Arrow Vincent Ok thanks so missed them
14:21 SV Serenity Thanks! We've visited Isabella 3 times now and avoid the cove with spires, and instead go close to the rocks on the NW side. Good sandy spot. Chacala is a favorite! We are friends with Edgar at Lalaxtli - the best breakfast in Mexico IMHO! By jungle tour you mean the petroglyphs? Great tour!
14:25 Pasargada Noj & Rach We had short norther and now headed further south before the next one. A very relaxing spot.
14:33 C-YA. Glenn @SV Serenity ah cool so you know that’s great love both those places
14:34 C-YA. Glenn @Pasargada Noj & Rach hood to hear those northers sometimes can last and seas build up
14:39 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina De Chiapas
Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69882759312813,-92.39305898335446
16:58 Freedom -David Magdalena Island
Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.633993,-112.13902
16:58 Freedom -David Magdalena Island
Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.633993,-112.13902
16:59 Freedom -David Freedom in Mag Bay
17:15 Epsilon-Bill We were parked right next to last night Freedom-Epsilon
17:16 Epsilon-Bill Danny & Andrea are friends of ours, we were both together in Marina Coral too!
22:18 Kastaway Steve Kastaway Steve joined the group.
22:19 FREEDOM - Sheri @Epsilon-Bill hopefully we run into you again and can meet. I tried to find you this am, but you had already left
22:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Rum Truffle - M&G to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:23 Rum Truffle - M&G Rum Truffle - M&G joined the group.
22:27 Epsilon-Bill We decided to get an early start this morning. Maybe 🤔 we will see you in Cabo anchorage? We will be in Lapaz 10th-13th and then to Matzalon going south to Puerto Vallarta on the 18th for a week long rest while our crew fly home for thanksgiving. I’ll keep an eye out for you guys and Da MADD cat also 😉👍
22:27 Rum Truffle - M&G Hello, we are Mark and Gina from UK, on board Rum Truffle a Moody 49 monohull. Presently in Panama, waiting to pass through the canal to the Pacific. Plan is to head north to Mexico before crossing to FP.
22:28 Epsilon-Bill Safe travels 😉
22:30 FREEDOM - Sheri @Epsilon-Bill we are being hauled out in Cabo Wednesday
. Plan to head to La Paz after. Arrive by the 13th. Up to Loreto around 17th or18th, then Mazatlan by 12/4. We leave the boat there until Jan. Then south. If we get to La Paz early, I’ll let you know.
22:31 Epsilon-Bill 👍
22:31 Captain Dietmar
Andaz Rd, Guanacaste Province, Culebra, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.641005,-85.653822
22:32 Captain Dietmar finally back onboard
200 pounds of checked bags no inspection
yippie

2022.11.08 Tuesday
05:35 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar (Lucky)man no inspections. Dang!
10:29 Epsilon-Cheryl Does anyone have the contact info for the company that did engine presentation at the San Diego kick off party?
10:33 Rob Murray No inspection? Buy a powerball ticket. Do it now!
12:10 Captain Dietmar we did on la
no joy on that 120' cat
12:11 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Oceananigans to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:22 SephinaJosh Ahoy friends- M/V Sephina left Ft. Lauderdale this morning to make room for Nicole, heading south towards the Keys to ride out the storm. Wish us luck
12:28 C-YA. Glenn @SephinaJosh be safe.
12:29 SephinaJosh Thank you!
12:33 SV Serenity @Epsilon-Bill and @FREEDOM - Sheri , we decided to extend our stay in Cabo to allow for a sick crew member to recover from Montezuma's Revenge. We now expect to leave Thursday
11/10. Come find us here! Antares catamaran.
12:34 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.89284969696439,-109.8921153921571
12:36 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Excellent! Just a quick note, it’s 2 M’s for MMAD (Molly, Megan, Andrea, Danny…better than DAMM I suppose😂). Look forward to seeing you again!
12:38 FREEDOM - Sheri We are getting hauled out Wednesday
afternoon. Hope to be back in the water Thursday
. If we get in early tomorrow morning, we will try to look for you
13:12 Captain Dietmar safe travels
13:14 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Safe travels my friend!
13:19 SephinaJosh Thanks to all. Our bottlenose dolphin companions are keeping us safe
13:22 DoTheThing-M&F Hello, it’s a pleasure to meet. We are Marjolaine and François on DoThThing, a 42’ monohaul. We are actually in Costa Rica, but are planning to go north to Mexico/USA Pacific coast late January. Maybe we will cross our way. Keep in touch.
13:26 DoTheThing-M&F Quick question to all
We are looking for a book reference for Mexico Pacific coast/Sea of Cortez with similar valuable information as the « Panama cruising guide » from E.Bauhaus. Thank you for the recommandation
13:27 DoTheThing-M&F Photos
13:27 Epsilon-Bill Looks like we are bypassing Cabo after all and staying at Puerto Los Cabo’s, 11/8-11/10-then on to La Paz. 🤪
13:29 Epsilon-Bill Photos
13:30 DoTheThing-M&F Gracias
13:33 SV Serenity Photos
13:33 SV Serenity Photos
13:41 Pasargada Noj & Rach The Shaun and heather (pictured below) the latest editions of you can find them. Pat rains book also pictured below is super helpful. And get setup on the MBTiles in opencpn and you will be all set.
13:41 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
13:42 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
13:56 Captain Dietmar
panamaposse.com/books

13:57 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler going over the Bahia del Sol bar today. 🤞
14:34 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Keep them going way hatch closed. Make sure Bill gets a good picture of you surfing, so you can use it on the next printing of your boat cards
14:35 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Not them going but the gang way
14:37 DoTheThing-M&F Yes thanks for the link… I went through the list but I wanted to know which one the group really found valuable. Their feedback
14:39 Kastaway Steve https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwia56Pzt5_7AhVaE9QBHSD1BiQYABAMGgJvYQ&ae=2&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAASJeRobP8Y53zV97xWoRzo9FjMxTx5rJItblBCVqm_GsgOlX2UvHA&sig=AOD64_1peGJf4HslO8LmDLEhrnebfuNQwA&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwjcrprzt5_7AhUYLkQIHUdWC00Qwg8oAHoECAUQCQ&adurl=
Sea of Cortez cruising guide same author for lower pacific. I loved this guide
15:04 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s a great idea.
15:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
15:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
15:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler The docks in Bahia del Sol are being totally upgraded. They are almost done. It looks great.
15:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are finally in. But, we can’t walk on the docks to see you. Right after Mark gets done checking in, we are moving to the Paradise Fishing Lodge docks What a bummer.
16:14 Medea Golfito Marina Village & Resort
Golfito Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.637671,-83.169167
18:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole It was so good to see you, even though we couldn’t actually see you. Best wishes!
18:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler What time are you leaving tomorrow. We could drop our dinghy and stop by.
19:07 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole No worries, we will be with immigration and the capitania for awhile since we’ve been here awhile. They have to write up a bill for each month. Keep your dinghy in its place. Save your energy for possible pupusas!
19:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Ok. Safe travels. Wish we could’ve gotten together.
19:34 Epsilon-Bill
P Dock, Baja California Sur, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.06270684317219,-109.6771036934151
19:48 C-YA. Glenn @DoTheThing-M&F sea of Cortez a cruisers guide Shawn breeding and heather banana er. They al have a pacific Mexico guide book. Charlie charts are old but helpful and Captain Jan she does a good job even though she is a stink pot but he’s did sail. Her books are also good
19:50 C-YA. Glenn @DoTheThing-M&F Shawn and heathers book. But a lot of cruisers want to park right on top of the gps anchor spots even though you have two miles of beach so watch out
19:50 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Be safe!
19:51 Medea Inquiring about check in fees for Costa Rica
Noonsite says $300
Golfito Bay and Banana Bay ask over $300

PP site says Free to $70

Any personal experience on this?

I’m in Golfito now and they want $350
21:46 WildhoodDirk $350 is what we paid last February…but they still had Covid protocols in place and using an agent (the marina) was mandatory. When we cleared out in the north we were able to do it ourselves…saved a lot of money doing that. Not sure what they say about self check in these days, but it would be much cheaper….although Banana Bay has it dialed in…
21:46 Medea Thank you
21:51 Rob Murray I believe the actual government fees are $0 (zero), and what you pay is 100% agent fee. Checkout there is a fee for the zarpe, which is about $25.

It’s more convenient to check in in golf into, the offices are easier to get to than in cocos.
21:52 Medea Thank you
That’s disappointing, it’s such a high agent fee
21:55 WildhoodDirk It’s worse up north…Marina Papagayo wanted $450 for the checking out…we did it ourselves 5 miles away in Playa Coco for less than $75…took me less than half a day, very easy.
21:55 Medea Good to know
Thanks

2022.11.09 Wednesday
03:47 DoTheThing-M&F We check-in for free (2$ of photocopies). We anchored in the bay, and most restaurant allows you to use their dock for the dinghy for free if you eat there. First you will need to find a place to do photocopies of every required papers in 4 copies.

Then only one of us went to do all steps. First the immigration with all passports, then the Capitania…. Approx 5 minutes walking distance. After it’s the custom, 1-2 miles away, you can take a taxi or walk. Then back to the Capitania. All the steps took about 2 hours in total. No inspection of the boat requested. Just be aware everything is closed during weekends (but time to time, immigration and Capitania could be open)
04:04 DoTheThing-M&F Everything went smooth for us but I believe experience could vary. Speaking a decent Spanish really helped though.
05:14 Medea Thank you
05:47 SephinaJosh Thank you! Anchored off Islamorada, waiting for the storm to pass to the north...
07:59 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
07:59 FREEDOM - Sheri Good morning from Cabo
08:33 SephinaJosh Gorgeous
08:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Beautiful!
08:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.720715452542805,-79.42174951721366
08:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Heading to San Blas today.
08:41 FREEDOM - Sheri We have friends monitoring our house in Lighthouse Point, just north of Ft. Lauderdale. We have a tenant boat and our center console on our dock to manage.
10:07 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited French Kissing Life to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:10 French Kissing Life French Kissing Life joined the group.
10:12 French Kissing Life Thank you for the invite! We are John and Tess on French Kissing Life, 45’ Bavaria c45. Currently in Santa Rosalia.
10:20 SV Serenity Same view! When are you headed for haul out?
10:20 SV Serenity ... and where are you anchored?
10:52 French Kissing Life We are anchored inside the break water.
11:14 FREEDOM - Sheri @SV Serenity we are at the fuel dock in San Jose. Headed to haul out at 1
17:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder just crossed the bar with the help of Bill and Saul. Next stop Golfo de Fonseca, Isla Tigre Honduras!
17:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:15 Captain Dietmar pheww
19:58 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SongOfTheSea_Grant to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:59 SongOfTheSea_Grant SongOfTheSea_Grant joined the group.
20:48 SongOfTheSea_Grant
Brakeput abou 67, Willemstad, Curaçao : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.08052531817161,-68.86314706883287
20:50 SongOfTheSea_Grant Hello everybody,
Excited about joining this group.
My family and I live on our boat since July 2020. We have traveled throughout the Caribbean. And now planning to go to Panama and then cross to South Pacific. It’s four of us on our boat, my wife and my two youngest daughters.
Looking forward to meeting you in person.
21:38 Epsilon-Bill Welcome 🤗
22:48 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Highwind:DavidHannah to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:54 Highwind:DavidHannah Highwind:DavidHannah joined the group.
22:57 Highwind:DavidHannah Hey all. David and Hannah of Highwind here - https://www.highwind.fun/. Started out northwest cruisers, shipped the boat to the east coast and moved aboard full time right before COVID, and have spent the last few years doing The Great Loop and exploring the east coast from Key West to Maine, no longer owning a land house of any sort. Looking to take our boat back either this winter or next one to Puget Sound via Panama and making a giant adventure out of it. Currently up in the Chesapeake getting some engine work done before heading south.

2022.11.10 Thursday
05:52 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar question on this. Marinas and countries except this? I currently have full coverage yet it’s not excepted in marinas outside of the USA. My Mexican liability is due now so looking at options. Thanks
07:33 Sea Trial Dave San Blas islands
Guna Yala Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.561296,-78.83891
08:42 AZIMUTH - Ash
Carti, San Blas carti, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.562948,-78.860224
08:53 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18085575819888,-76.45304088380962
08:54 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Soulmate enjoyed a fantastic passage from Shelter Bay Panama to Port Antonio Jamaica
08:54 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Photos
09:23 Captain Dietmar bravo zulu
09:26 Captain Dietmar not countries but
some marinas and they vary in their level of scrutiny
example we purchased short term liability w 3 months renewals in cr for 575 x quarter to comply
09:29 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar gracias
09:41 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Welcome SongoftheSea! We’re Chris and Laura on Zephyr , currently in Bonaire. We met you in Clarks Court at the life raft debrief. See you soon in Bonaire?
09:55 Rob Murray That’s why you clean the bottom(s) before leaving the Bahia. Have to be photogenic for Bill!
11:48 Lexcursion I Wonderful
Good check in experience?
We are looking at Kingston but Port Antonio seems smaller and quieter.
14:08 Pathfinder NicoleJP
Administración de Aduanas, V-255, Amapala, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29558881597481,-87.65282738953829
14:08 Pathfinder NicoleJP Photos
14:09 Pathfinder NicoleJP Photos
14:10 Pathfinder NicoleJP Pathfinder is officially checked into Amapala, Honduras!
14:10 Mary Arlene Jeff Honduras looks (good)
14:18 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Congratulations.
15:01 AZIMUTH - Ash Love the Amapala bill in Amapala!!
15:07 Medea Can ask what the check in cost was and is fuel available ?
Thank you
17:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Check in and check out in Amapala, Honduras - Isla del Tigre…FREE. Sunset priceless. No fuel here but I believe there’s fuel in La Union.
17:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:03 Medea Thank you

2022.11.11 Friday
06:09 Aegis, Mary/Ian Good morning. We’re looking for advice on checking into Panama from Costa Rica. We intend to stay on the Pacific side for about 1 month and then 5 months on the Caribbean side. I checked with Armuelles. They still do not do check ins. I also read (I think here) Boca Chica is unreliable.
06:26 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Videos
06:27 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena She getting wet today.Start of the journey to join up with the posse in Caribbean and head to Panama
06:58 Captain Dietmar please stick to gestalt protocol
when you mention I have heard
it falls outside GESTALT
FIRTS WARNING
07:09 Sea Trial Dave @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn We we’re across from you in Shelter Bay. I am wondering if you have a dog and if so we’re the Jamaican officials as strict as their regulations are?
07:15 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn @SeaTrial Dave
We do have our dog on board. It was absolutely no problem checking in (for free) here in Port Antonio. Quarantine, Immigration, and Customs officials all came aboard and they did not even ask to see his records. No vet needed.
07:18 Sea Trial Dave @Aegis, Mary/Ian Call Carlos at Boca Chica on WhatsApp. +507 6600-6191. He has mooring balls and arranged for customs etc at his little marina. Look on Navionics as there is an electric wire across the channel and some rocks to avoid. He will guide you in if you ask him. Otherwise, this is a beautiful area.
07:19 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn @Sea Trial Dave they were particular that we had our quarantine flag up and that we remained on board until checked in. BTW, the dog is not permitted off the boat even after check-in.
07:22 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thanks Dave, I’ll make contact with Carlos.
07:23 Sea Trial Dave @Aegis, Mary/Ian As far as reliability, I have only heard about one boat having difficulty getting officials out there. As far as having to stay on board with the quarantine flag up (and a dog who needs to … well you know), I think that is likely to be an issue in other marinas as well. Anyhow, Carlos was very helpful and we had no check in issues.
07:27 Aegis, Mary/Ian Perfect. That’s what I needed to hear.
07:34 Sea Trial Dave Photos
07:35 Sea Trial Dave @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Not sure how anyone could have a problem with this little girl!
07:43 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt She is beautiful. Probably thinks she's a German Shepard.
07:49 Captain Dietmar https://goodnautical.com/panama/port-of-entry/boca-chica

please report any changes in procedures and fees as you encounter them
09:03 White Wings Stuart Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/5eD4eGBD9dnzeLN28?g_st=il
09:14 White Wings Stuart Stuart and Sondra White s/v White Wings shared location at Linton Bay Marina. In A few weeks heading to San Andres for a short visit then on to Roatan. I know I need an agent to check in to San Andres. Was wondering if Island recovered from the bad weather they have been getting? Preferred route from San Andres to Roatan.
09:24 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/san-andres
10:11 Captain Dietmar electrician resource in marina papagayo alejandro whatsapp +506 8822 4156 used by @carinthia and @,☠️Delta Swizzler 128 for 3 hours
$30 x hour after that
no listed under https://panamaposse.com/marina-papagayo

NOTE IF YOU HAVE A QUALIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER EXPERIENCE Inn ANY MARINAS ALONG TH ROUTE PLEASE EMAIL registration@panamaposse.com
11:51 Captain Dietmar
Next to Coconutz Brewhouse, Coco Beach, Playas del, G8X3+X62, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.54987,-85.69687
12:19 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Anyone in Chiapas Marina ? Wondering what the current rate for diesel is. Currently in El Salvador and the price is frozen by the government at $4.14 per gallon
12:53 RED ROVER Kevin As a point of reference, this past February we paid about $3.70/gallon there in El Salvador... this was just as prices started north in the early weeks of the Ukraine invasion.
13:09 Rob Murray You could try emailing Rolf at the marina. rmarichal@marinachiapas.com.mx
13:22 Pathfinder NicoleJP New simplified protocol online for your Zarpe in Amapala, Isla del Tigre, or any port of entry in Honduras. You can fill out the online form ahead of time to make your check in faster and let the Capitania know you are arriving. The link includes the other ports of entry as well.
https://www.jotform.com/app/cevamhn-dgmm/dgmm-hn
13:43 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Is this what the conditions are always like going through the bar?
14:45 SephinaJosh Yes
14:51 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Actually Bill and Jean are usually very good at keeping you safe while crossing the bar. It could be worse or even better. My inbound was very smooth, my outbound was like this.
14:52 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Photos
14:56 SV Second Wind Anyone have recommendations on an inexpensive way to ship a small package from Panama (Vista Mar) to Santa Marta, Columbia?
15:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt But it made for a great photo
15:25 Kastaway Steve Does anyone have any experience with sailing the coast of Venezuela to Bolivia? Is it safe?
15:28 Captain Dietmar Bolivia is landlocked
15:31 Kastaway Steve Oops meant Barcelona Venezuela.
15:37 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Santa Marta Marina.vcf
15:38 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @SV Second Wind I shared the number for Santa Marta Marina, you might check with them on shipping.
15:38 SV Second Wind Thanks
15:59 Epsilon-Bill
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.37999135502405,-109.4256321281517
17:01 Captain Dietmar SY Ibex last seasons panama posse and this seasons pacific posse sustain flagged stopped over at the Venezuelan islands by paying a clearing fee to argent in Colombia
check out and search the flldt updates on the posse site for venezuela

2022.11.12 Saturday
04:07 Lexcursion I Chumicos marina in Boca Chica. Carlos will make your check in experience a breeze.
05:19 Lady Slipper John
24 Cut Rd, St.George's, Bermuda : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.37950485202705,-64.6676783078021
05:27 Lady Slipper John Planning to depart Bermuda Monday
morning for Redhook on St Thomas. In Bermuda St George’s Dingy & Sports Club is a tiny marina with a concrete wall tie up. One face dock tie and five or six Med moor ties. Water and power next to the slip. Large and excellent, holding well protected Anchorage in powder hole. We anchored there the first night prior to clearing customs. The town dock has nicer facilities, but it didn’t look like they had power and water to their boat. We are really enjoying the island and it’s people.
12:45 Captain Dietmar fuel cost marina papagayo
diesel $ 1.32 x liter
12:48 Pasargada Noj & Rach 1.32??
14:46 Captain Dietmar x litre
15:45 Medea $1.40 in Golfito
16:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Update on fuel availability on the island of El Tigre Honduras, jerry cans for 120 lempira per gallon…about $6usd.
16:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Marina Puesta del Sol
Comunidad Aserradores, Km 159, NIC 12, Carretera El Viejo-El Congo, 10 Km al sureste, El Viejo : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.625693,-87.343043
16:32 Medea Thanks
18:11 Kelly carr Photos
18:12 Kelly carr Marina Papagayo!!Dietmar and his nephew Frankie. Safe travels to all.
20:15 Pacific Blue - Hans We were in los roques in may this year. No safety issues.

2022.11.13 Sunday
05:41 Captain Dietmar Carinthia en route to bahia ballena
05:41 Captain Dietmar Photos
06:43 SV Serenity
5 de Febrero 21, 63727 Punta de Mita, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7759248700804,-105.5147725320518
06:47 SV Serenity Finally made it to Bandaras Bay. Haul-out for fresh bottom paint begins on Tuesday
in Opequimar.
06:50 Vagabundo Dos NOTICE OF THEFT! Nov. 12. Playa de Cocos anchorage. Northern entrance to Costa Rica. Entrance to boat at night with crew aboard. iphone, personal clothing, a paper personal log among the taken items. Theft of this nature is not uncommon in Costa Rica in my limited experience over the years. However, I would say that this location for cruisers would be a most likely site of theft. Again: NOTICE OF THEFT at Playa de Cocos, Costa Rica.
06:58 SV Serenity Thanks for the heads-up. Personal paper log!? Of what value is that to a third party!?
07:34 Captain Dietmar arghh which vessel ?
apprx time of incident ?
08:06 CuranderaDarryn
Cayman Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29608617938039,-81.38829957693815
08:07 Aegis, Mary/Ian Quepos Costa Rica. 9.5 inches of rain in the last 24 hrs.
09:36 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 1530 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 1600 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
09:38 ,☠️Delta Swizzler And that’s why we are headed north. 😉
09:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We were there two months ago. Luckily no problem.. but, we do shut our doors.
12:24 Mira - Glenn Isla Secas
Pacific Ocean Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.983597,-82.032166
12:26 Medea @Mira - Glenn which way are you headed
12:26 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle unsent a message.
12:34 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Did they enter inside your boat or was this stuff in the cockpit?
12:37 Mira - Glenn Such a concentration of sea life here in Islas Secas. From our anchorage, we saw dolphins, mobula rays, flying fish, and humpbacks...all in one day!
13:09 Epsilon-Bill
Blvd. Marina Mazatlan 2209, La Marina, 82103 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.27130050866238,-106.4539069310822
13:31 Rob Murray Water crisis in Bocas del toro. Open link in chrome browser for a translated version. Any reports from boats in Bocas?

https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/provincias/sin-agua-en-bocas-del-toro-declaran-estado-de-emergencia-1214163
13:39 SV Second Wind I was in Bocas Town a week ago while doing a toad trip. Hotel mostly did not have water even for toilets. Most establishments were buying water from locals hauling in via pickups. Over three days we could find only one café that had coffee; others said they had no water to make coffee.
13:42 SV Second Wind I was in Bocas Town a week ago while doing a road trip. Hotel had no water most of the time - even for flushing toilets. Establishments were buying water from locals with tanks in the back of pickups. During three mornings we could find only one cafe that had coffee. Others apologized saying they had no water.
13:43 SV Second Wind Photos
13:45 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.837594,-85.592183
13:46 BISOU Robin And Tad Even Red Frog Marina which has access to aquifers is restricting water. Boat owners cannot wash their boats and water to fill your tanks is only available 8am to 1pm. Rain today though so hopefully it helps!
13:53 Vagabundo Dos Regarding the theft. We had left the companion way open at night while we were sleeping. Except for a pair of shoes, everything stolen was inside the main salon. In hindsite at a busy place like this we should have taken some security measures. It could have been a lot worse. Maby it wouldn’t have been a bad idea to have spread tacks around for them to step on in the middle of the night as a friend of mine suggests!
14:01 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt But they might not do the proper cruiser thing and remove their shoes
14:03 Medea Is there many boats around there
14:04 Medea Banana Bay
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622924,-83.152551
14:10 Mira - Glenn South to the Canal
17:04 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle That's so brazen. I'm assuming your vessel is fairly large and so didn't hear them at all. I wonder if the same thing would have happened if one had deck lights on
19:57 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.53594630424939,-113.5501212443413
20:03 AirBender Mike & Col Hola!
Mike, Colleen & Henry (our sea dog) U/W from Peñasco, moving south, looks like a good breeze for a sail to Baja LA tomorrow.

20:05 Pacific Blue - Hans Today we had some rain, not a lot though… still a lot of trucks carrying water around.
20:06 French Kissing Life @AirBender Mike & Col we’re in San Carlos. Looking to cross to Baja next week. Hope to run into some PP cruisers.

2022.11.14 Monday
05:58 C-YA. Glenn @AirBender Mike & Col great anchorages around there. Several not in the guides also
06:36 Rum Truffle - M&G Can someone advise me how to get on the 1030 - to me in Shelter Bay - call
06:52 Captain Dietmar you will see a group call notification and invite
simply
join the call and mute your microphone
06:54 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.29267594525954,-84.12080369889736
06:55 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
Cl. 14 #28A-36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242143,-74.217838
06:58 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482186,-79.943764
06:58 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Still here in Vista Mar Panama
07:22 RED ROVER-Alison Piney Narrows Yacht Haven
500 Piney Narrows Rd Chester, MD 21619 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.974207,-76.252136
07:33 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.706218,-84.897101
07:35 Medea @Captain Dietmar how have anchorages been? did you anchor in Drake Bay?
07:38 Captain Dietmar twice in the past
heading for quepos marina
07:47 Pacific Blue - Hans
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.331511454769844,-82.24688298651222
07:47 Pacific Blue - Hans Heading to providencia
07:51 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.130508,-105.274781
08:15 Epsilon-Bill https://youtube.com/watch?v=DW9Sf8CjWCU&feature=share
08:23 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina
08:24 BISOU Robin And Tad
P4RX+JCR, 36, Limón Province, Cahuita, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.741262019683505,-82.85035097050287
08:25 BISOU Robin And Tad On a visa run in Costa Rica! Bisou is in Red Frog Marina, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
08:54 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Vía sin nombre, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.3240463258818,-88.94458771691559
08:55 Rob Murray Panama posse call will begin in about 30 minutes. Please drop your location in the chat. Rob on Avant will be guest hosting again this week due to connectivity issues for Dietmar.
09:01 French Kissing Life
Bjd. del Hipocampo, Caracol Turístico, San Carlos, Son., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.94615679381362,-111.0617737479309
09:04 Captain Dietmar Apologies I can not run today's net due to an emergency
is anyone able to run the nets ghis am
scripts and weather are online
09:04 Captain Dietmar thank you rob
09:09 Epsilon-Bill Group voice call started.
09:09 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
34V5+F3X, Utila, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.09286846591924,-86.89430782103766
09:09 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We’re finally on the move after more than five months in Rio Dulce!
09:11 Bob Ritner
No. 50, Longshan St, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 330 : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.978317,121.262405
09:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Marina Puesto del Sol
Chinandega Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.6258543554318,-87.34233709614446
09:15 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn
5GJR+FR9, Boundbrook, Port Antonio, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18020621042222,-76.4562962507399
09:16 SV Sonho Eddie Starfish Beach (Playa de las Estrellas)
Bocas del Toro Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.405051044417197,-82.32802344332006
09:17 Rob Murray Panama posse call will begin in about 15 minutes. Please drop your location in the chat. Rob on Avant will be guest hosting again this week due to connectivity issues for Dietmar.
09:46 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea We just completed our passage from Santa Maria Cove to Cabo San Lucas and stopped anchored. We need a swim! Catch you on next week’s call! All the best!
10:00 Pasargada Noj & Rach
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82098810937962,-111.3109371811152
10:22 Bob Ritner Thanks for hosting Rob!
10:35 Rob Murray ***warning, non gestalt post***
10:36 Rob Murray unfettered opinion : if youre a meat eater, and you's in la paz, you want to visit J&R Ribs. https://g.page/jrribslapaz?share
10:38 FREEDOM - Sheri @Rob Murray are you in La Paz now? We are in Costa Baja Marina
10:39 Mary Arlene Jeff I am in La Paz. Marina de la paz.
10:40 FREEDOM - Sheri @Mary Arlene Jeff how long are you here? Maybe we could meet in town tomorrow? I am getting projects done today
10:43 DaMMADCat Danny Group call ended.
10:45 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.65150958840841,-90.45225162059069
10:46 Rob Murray I’m in Vancouver, headed to panama early next month. Just sharing non gestalt advice freely. :)
10:54 Rob Murray Update on emergency on Carinthia. Dietmar has bumped a reef and sustained some damage to at least one hull, and is underway to Quepos to effect repairs. He is sailing in company with Don and Nina on Enjoy. He has a small leak but pumps are keeping up. He will report to the fleet when he can on causes and remediation. He can be tracked (for the moment at least) on MarineTraffic.com.
14:24 Rob Murray TOBAGO WELCOMES BACK DIRECT BERTHING OF YACHTS.pdf
14:24 Rob Murray No longer required to sail to Trinidad before entering Tobago
15:13 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Roberto and Juanita send best wishes to you from Puesta del Sol Marina, Nicaragua. Thank you for the great sailing advice and rum tips today.
15:22 Rob Murray I hope you do get to visit the cathedral of rum in the flor de cana tour. We really enjoyed it! Roberto and Juanita define Latin hospitality in our minds, they’re such perfect hosts.

https://goo.gl/maps/MjKiNHCeZ4mDXKZv9
15:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole JPs birthday is the 26th, I think Flor de Caña is the only place we need to celebrate. Gracias !
15:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
15:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We hit a reef once… this product saved us and held for 3 seasons. JP fixed the hole underwater while anchored in Cabo.
16:19 TranquiloMike Curious the extent of your damage and how much epoxy needed for your repair?
17:21 Captain Dietmar we live to sail another day !!
haulout tomorrow
17:22 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Same
17:23 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Sorry about that! Did you mark the coordinates of the reef or rock?
17:44 Captain Dietmar yes do a fuĺl writeup
17:46 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thank you in advance. Again, sorry that it happened!
17:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Someone onboard makes balls with the product the size of tennis balls using a bucket of water. Then pass the amount as needed to the person in the water applying to the hole. We needed about two tennis balls worth to fix the hole. Luckily the hole didn’t go through to cause a water leak. When we hauled out the only way to remove the product three years later was to deep grind it off. We left most of it with the final repair. It was very, very effective. Something great to have onboard for emergencies.
19:36 Rob Murray For those awaiting DIETMAR’s report on his holing and repair, here is some light reading from yachting world magazine’s infamous ‘crash test boat’ series on various methods to patch a hole. https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/sailing-skills/crash-test-boat-holed-sinking-2-29668
19:37 Rob Murray And here’s links to the videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRhcXBtmPQs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUg3TUmnQBs
20:36 BISOU Robin And Tad Can someone please enlighten me as to how I find contact details for the various marinas etc? I’m trying to get info for Bahia del sol. Can’t find it on Good Nautical. What am I doing wrong?
20:49 Rob Murray For Bahia del Sol, contact Bill and Jean at elsalvadorrally@aol.com
Email is not effective with the hotel.
20:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Do they have a WhatsApp?
20:52 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks Rob but I’d like to be able to find all the various contact details. Surely there is a list somewhere?
21:26 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Bill’s WhatsApp is 50374874969. We crossed the bar in 2018 and his help is critical. I’m assuming his number is still the same to message him.
21:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler The number I have for Bill is +503 7490 6894
22:55 Rob Murray https://panamaposse.com/sponsors. Click on each one for details. Details vary. Sponsors only.

2022.11.15 Tuesday
06:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Here are a few more details about Bahia del Sol and Bill and Jean:
You want to contact Bill and Jean directly and they will arrange details with the marina or their moorings. Here is the contact information :
E-mail: elsalvadorrally@aol.com
Website: ElSALVADORRALLY.COM
Face Book:Annual Salvador Rally
WhatsApp: 503-7487-4969 - Bill
WhatsApp: 503-7490-6894 - Jean
Bahia Cruisers Guide
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6R-E8jkSTVWcVMxVHczSFk0eFU/view?resourcekey=0-6ybIPw6VyLtzPyzju4VJ8A
11:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt In Panama, Just did a comparison of the price of diesel in an out of Vista Mar Marina.

Marina $5.12/gal or $1.352/Lt

On highway $4.61/gal or $1.217/Lt
11:35 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Ho’okipa-Lisa to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:36 Captain Dietmar
CRFJ+XQ4, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.425012,-84.16836
12:40 Rob Murray @Captain Dietmar Good luck with the haul out!
12:42 Captain Dietmar thank on the hard need keel repair and just missing one rudder
12:45 YO-D-YO Dave Good thing those cats come with spare rudders!
12:45 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Ouch
12:58 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:58 Captain Dietmar clean brake on sb rudder
12:59 Rob Murray “One of these is not like the other.”
12:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Again ouch
13:01 RED ROVER-Alison So sorry Dietmar!
13:02 Captain Dietmar it's good for the ego
13:03 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:03 Captain Dietmar that's . and a new inverter charger Is needed
13:04 Freedom -David Wow - sorry to hear and glad everyone is ok
13:05 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Break Out Another Thousand... BOAT
13:07 Captain Dietmar everyone is great
and big big thank you for responding to our pan pan and helping us get back underwzyand to quepos
could not gave done it without their support
@☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina @☸️Nina Preuss/Enjoy
14:27 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Is anyone heading around punta mala this coming weekend? We may be getting there Saturday
/Sunday
heading south from Costa Rica. Just want to compare notes, get timing advice for this weekend's weather. It looks like there is a good sized west bound current till Thursday
, not sure what it does after that.
14:40 Rob Murray Pub. 148, Sailing Directions (Enroute) Caribbean Sea - Volume II (18th Edition 2022) has been updated to 22 October

2022.

The updated publications can now be accessed on NGA's Maritime Safety Web site
(https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmsi.nga.mil%2FPublications&data=05%7C01%7C%7C6df4d7e7a8d24bbe9bd708dac73d66c9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638041363776953792%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=qeQUtDcmqG328pElTXRE%2F1MfYphwlmgJqGEX3rQULLw%3D&reserved=0 ).
15:10 Maison De Sante Good luck @Captain Dietmar
Sorry to hear about your incident and glad you had @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina and @☸️Nina Preuss/Enjoy to help out! It’s what the posse is about 💕
15:15 Rob Murray There’s always a current at punta mala. We rounded an hour after high tide, and stayed in 40-60’ of water and saw worse waves and currents offshore of our position. Weeks of the 21st looks fairly benign, but of course check closer in to the date. Often hugging the western shore as you head North gives you lighter winds.
15:39 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Thank you, interesting, I thought it was low slack. We'll have to reevaluate our timing then. Thanks
16:01 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Fyi - if you have gotten a Costa Rica exoneration, it appears you need to clear out via the same agency that did the exoneration.
16:08 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Ok, I need help. I ordered 12 volt light bulbs for my navigation lights. They are BAY15D, which defines as bayonet with offset tabs 15mm and dual contacts. But it can't be a dual function. What came was something like tail light/brake light where the base is the ground (-) and the dual contacts are two separate circuits (+).

I need to define my search criteria for same bulb with base not part of circuit and the dual contacts are + and -.

Anyone know the nomenclature for that distinction?

Thanks for the help
16:56 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Photos
16:58 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks but not quite right. I'm still looking
16:59 fickle - Ben I had the same issue. My running light socket only contacted one of the two points on the end of the bulb. After playing with electricity for a bit 😬 I found that a gob of solder connecting one of the points to the base did the trick.
16:59 Aegis, Mary/Ian Hi folks. What is a Costa Rican exoneration in regards to checking in?
17:03 fickle - Ben Photos
17:03 fickle - Ben Photos
17:04 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt That is a work around, but while in port I'm hoping to replace it the right way. I actually bought the ones I needed in 2017 and I can't remember remember where

2022.11.16 Wednesday
06:56 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina A Costa Rica exoneration is a 2 year permit for Costa Rica, allowing you to stay more than 90 days. You need to have a slip assigned at a marina, although you can leave the marina. It's only important if you wish to stay more than 90 days. Costs around $800.
06:58 Last Arrow Vincent And if you are at a marina in CR and want to go out for say a few days and come back to your slip you will need to file a float plan through the marinas.
07:15 Aegis, Mary/Ian thank you
11:00 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Chaos🌵🦜Mark & Karen to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:19 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Ok, a little more update re exoneration. Ignore my first message, we either misunderstood or got bad info from pez vela.

If you have an exoneration, your 'home' marina needs to cancel it at some point. (A month after you leave?) You can process your own clearing out and we will test this in Golfito and report back.
11:53 SephinaJosh @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina hi you guys! Hope you're well and a belated Shana tova!
11:57 Ho’okipa-Lisa Ho’okipa-Lisa joined the group.
12:50 Ho’okipa-Lisa Anyone out there?
12:56 Rob Murray The usual suspects
12:57 Ho’okipa-Lisa Hurray. How are things? You in Shelter Bay ahora?
12:59 Rob Murray Arrive on the 5th December. Still in the frozen north.
13:02 Ho’okipa-Lisa Copy. Recently left the north country ourselves. Fall colors made it all worthwhile. We’ll be bounding for Shelter Bay soon. Thanks for chatting my friend!! Happy Thanksgiving a week early!
13:15 Ho’okipa-Lisa Opps. Guess I mean happy belated Thanksgiving my Canadian (canada) friend!
16:20 🦜🍹Kyrie Photos
16:20 🦜🍹Kyrie This is what a trip from Panama to Jamacia did to our new flag. It was a rough one.
16:21 🦜🍹Kyrie
Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.292356,-78.352071
16:47 C-YA. Glenn @🦜🍹Kyrie yes unfortunately no burgers last much these days
16:48 RED ROVER-Alison Glad you are there safe and sound!
16:49 Beata Glad to hear that you are safe and sound.
16:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler is officially back in Mexico. Will have to wait for the T-Pec winds before we can go further.
16:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
16:51 Captain Dietmar how much wind did you see ?
18:18 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce
27 Fort George St, Port Antonio, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18078878612198,-76.44879912155831
18:22 Beata @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce, so glad to hear that you two have made it to Jamaica 🇯🇲
18:32 Sea Trial Dave Looking to have a lightweight shade made for the back of our Nordhavn in Bocas del Toro. Any recommendations?
18:32 Sea Trial Dave
L @White Wings Stuart We will be heading from Bocas del Toro to San Andres and then Roatan after the new year. Presently we are in San Blas. Any info re an agent for San Andres would be appreciated. Same for Roatan.
18:35 French Kissing Life We are going to be making our way south from Mazatlan soon. What cruising guide do you all recommend for south of Chiapas to Panama?
18:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you!! After 685.7nm and 147.14th, we are finally in Jamaica. What a long and exhausting passage. Some good some bad, but we are here and ready for Red Strip and jerked chicken!! Yeah mon.
18:38 Mary Arlene Jeff Interesting to me. I am in La Paz. Headed South soon.
18:40 RED ROVER-Alison Congrats!!
18:42 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Let’s see, what broke? Our autopilot broke again, but this time it’s something different than last time. Not fun to had steer for much of the way, except when sailing we could use our hydrovane. Our file problem where the engine dies when the seas are choppy is back. That one is a real bummer as it severely limits our fuel capacity. Other than that, we did lots of sailing, cleaned the bottom in Guna Yala, and flew our spinnaker leaving Guna Yala on day/evening one.
18:43 Rob Murray Sv Sarana guides. http://www.svsarana.com/central_america_guidebook.php#N_ECA1
18:46 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce *fuel

19:20 AZIMUTH - Ash Sorry to hear the fuel problem is back. Congrats on making it, Lynnette and Bruce!
20:12 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you so much! Yep, some problems can wind up being stubborn to get rid of.
20:29 Captain Dietmar if you join the line group and like to access and search prior postings go to https://panamaposse.com/line-22-23

well update this monthly so you can fill any information or knowledge gaps
20:37 Sea Trial Dave @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Nice seeing you guys in Shelter Bay/San Blas and glad you made it safely to Jamaica! Save some of that Res Stripe for the rest of us!
20:47 BISOU Robin And Tad Glad you got there safely!

2022.11.17 Thursday
06:29 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Likewise. We enjoyed see you guys again as well. Who knows where and when we will meet up next.
06:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you!
07:10 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Another vote for SV Sarana guides
07:10 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I’ll second that!
09:41 French Kissing Life Thank you!!
16:23 Epsilon-Bill
Del Mar 4, La marina, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7506324376812,-105.3769546887521
17:19 Sea Trial Dave We will be flying home to the US (Los Angeles) from Bocas del Toro (Red Frog Marina) with our small dog. It appears we cannot fly with the dog between Bocas and Panamá City Airport leaving only ferries and busses as an option. Can anybody give us better options how to get to Panamá City Airport from Red Frog?
17:21 Last Arrow Vincent See about a private charter flight
18:03 ☠️ Pacific Raven I have a small dog and have flown between Bocas and Panama City multiple times - all flights except the last flight, I brought him into the cabin - the last flight I had to check him in a crate
18:04 ☠️ Pacific Raven The buses would not allow me to take him inside
18:06 ☠️ Pacific Raven You can always rent a car or hire someone with a car which I have done both too
18:06 ☠️ Pacific Raven Hope that helps
20:11 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina As a complete side note - if you are flying to or from bocas and have luggage. If you go next door to air panama Cargo, they charge must less for the bags. They are almost always on the same flight, so it is as if you checkrd them, and you can save hundreds of dollars compared to checking them as luggage on air panama.
20:33 Pasargada Noj & Rach Wow cool !!
22:23 Sea Trial Dave @☠️ Pacific Raven Any numbers for a private driver from Bocas to Panamá City?

2022.11.18 Friday
07:45 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Toby Services.vcf
07:46 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina We used toby during the pandemic to go from almirante to panama city. You could give them a try.
09:29 YO-D-YO Dave @Rob Murray not opinion at all! This is the best rib joint in La Paz!
09:31 YO-D-YO Dave Not opinion at all! Definately the best rib joint in La Paz!
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11:05 Sea Trial Dave @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Thanks.
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17:20 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Photos
17:20 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Hello this is Nirvana we are currently in the Sea Of Cortez and working our way down to Panama
17:22 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.81959691040972,-110.5682327502267
17:24 FREEDOM - Sheri @NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi we will be in Loreto tomorrow. Headed down to Panama next year.

2022.11.19 Saturday
06:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Kyrie - Joe to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
06:59 Kyrie - Joe Kyrie - Joe joined the group.
07:00 Kyrie - Joe
E203 Bay-Pointe Freeport, Montego Bay, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.462658,-77.940488
07:02 Kyrie - Joe Kyrie had an extremely rough passage and took damage on her trip from Panama to Jamacia. We are now in Montego Bay, Jamaica and need some fiberglass (tabbing broke loose) and machine shop work done. Anyone have any recommendations?
07:06 Kyrie - Joe Also a guy who can do mobule auto glass would be really helpful.
09:36 Medea I’m leaving Papagayo on Monday
(wind looks reasonable) for Fonseca
Any recommendations for La Union (El Salvador) or Tiger Island (Honduras) for a possible fuel stop?
Thank you
09:39 Kyrie - Joe Never used either location in Fonseca, but 12 hours further up is Bahia Del Sol. Multiple places for fuel there. Honduras would assuredly be Jerry cans. Never went up to La Union.
09:40 Medea Was planning on Bahia Del Sol until I saw the recent photos of the bar crossing🥴
09:41 Medea Will send Bill and Jean an email
09:42 Kyrie - Joe You can pull into Fonseca, and wait for a good window for the bar crossing there. It is only 10-12 hours up the coast, so easy to time from there. Claro data works good in Fonseca.
09:43 Medea Thank you
09:43 Kyrie - Joe Bar crossing is not as bad as it looks and Bill will warn you off if there is any danger.
09:43 Medea 👍
09:44 Kyrie - Joe He is right in front of you in a panga the whole time after all.
09:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Bill is very good at picking those bar crossing windows. Only 1 under powered boat with his gang way open (quoting Bill) every suffered damage in the last 8 years that I know of.
11:17 DancingontheEdge Mel You may want to join the FB group for Jamaica to see if there are any suggestions. Good luck
15:21 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We just crossed the bar Tuesday
morning, it was pretty mellow
15:43 Lexcursion I Sorry to hear that. Fortunately you are OK.
17:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole What San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua looks and feels like without Papagayo winds! We highly recommend the hotel on the hill, Casa Cha Cha Cha for road-tripping. https://www.casachachacha.com/
17:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole For horseback riding Big Sky Ranch https://www.bigskyranchnicaragua.com/

2022.11.20 Sunday
09:17 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
10:31 Medea Anyone have an AB dinghy with the repair instructions? It’s a 2 part glue and not sure of the mix ratio and dry time
Bought a new dinghy and the repair kit canister is all wet inside
Can’t read the instructions
Thanks
10:32 Medea Thank you
11:36 Medea I’m being told there is no more immigration and customs in Playa del Coco and have to go to airport
Anyone know if Papagayo has, from recent experience ?
Thanks
11:36 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We were the power boat photo. It looks worse than what is was. Our wake hit the swell making a more dramatic photo. Bill will kit cross you if it’s not safe.
11:37 Medea Thank you
11:38 Rob Murray Bill has made a career of dramatic photos of bar crossings!
11:40 Rob Murray At Papagayo, you have to hire an agent. The agent goes to the airport for you. At cocos you can go to the airport yourself and save the agent fee (but pay the taxi). Cocos clear in costs you about 1/2 a day of your time.
11:42 Medea Thanks
I’m clearing out
Was told there was an immigration office here but it had closed down
11:45 Rob Murray It moved. Around the corner from the police station now. Still downtown. The port captain can give directions. If you want fuel from Papagayo marina, make sure you get that before you clear out, they won’t gas you up after you’ve cleared.
11:46 Medea Excellent thank you
I have enough fuel to get to Bahia del Sol 👍
12:43 C-YA. Glenn Depends on the kit you have. The second party is usually added to 1 part to 25 glue. It is normally to help stabilize it and does nothing more
12:44 Medea Thank you
12:47 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Photos
12:47 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Greetings from Roatan! A little boat yoga on the way due to a hose clamp break. 😬
12:47 C-YA. Glenn Maybe just do a test area with small amount. I had to do major repairs on mine all worked out well
15:55 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.06388617804306,-111.960403073986
15:57 AirBender Mike & Col Still able to move south, little hops - wind is howling - predicted 10-15, easy 20+
16:59 C-YA. Glenn Ah your good to go. Spent four years up there some great anchorages. Take your time explore
17:12 AirBender Mike & Col True, very beautiful cruising grounds!
18:37 Sea Trial Dave @Medea If for Hypalon, I just did a repair (grab handle reattachment). The following is from memory (which isn’t saying much)! 🧐 Container had 4oz of liquid Hypalon cement and a small container of product to activate the mixture. Mix together and wait about 15 min. After sanding both sides of parts to attach with emery paper (maybe different if applying a patch) and cleaning the two surfaces with acetone apply a thin coat of mixture to both surfaces and allow to dry to tacky (about 20 min). Then apply another thin coat to both sides and immediately join both parts being sure to push out all bubbles. My experience is the parts bond almost instantly. The pot of product is good for about 4 hours. It reacts different than glue and is amazingly strong. Per instructions, the weld takes about 4 days to fully cure. I purchased the product from Weaver Marine Products if you have any questions. 1 (208) 687-3982. Good luck.
18:39 Sea Trial Dave @Medea https://www.weaverindustries.com/
18:42 Medea Thank you
18:46 Sea Trial Dave You could also call Weaver. I’m sure they have a lot more knowledge on this than I do!
18:53 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi This is a silly question I am sure but how do you get on the call?
19:27 Rob Murray When the call is running, there will be a ‘join’ button. When you see it you will know what to do!
19:29 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Make sure it’s actually Dietmar’s call and not someone else’s. Sometime people think clicking on the phone is what you do, and it starts their own call.
19:48 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Thanks and one more what time zone
19:49 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 10:30 EST

2022.11.21 Monday
06:13 Rainbow’s End, Chris
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.086355886836614,-82.8515961393714
06:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18085575819888,-76.45304088380962
06:28 C-YA. Glenn @Rainbow’s End, Chris did you anchor there? If so how it? Safe travels. Glenn
06:33 Rainbow’s End, Chris Yes, we spend the night here. Anchored in about 25’. Steep rise from about 170’. We are about 80’ from shore, rough beach to get on though.
06:39 C-YA. Glenn @Rainbow’s End, Chris Thanks for the information. Be there mid to late next year then following year do the jump
06:48 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.53300891998837,-110.3819691482786
06:58 Captain Dietmar
Marina Pez Vela LC #205, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.42518,-84.167345
06:59 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242154,-74.21812
07:07 Aegis, Mary/Ian
JRCX+MHM, Puntarenas Province, Golfito, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622755092906276,-83.15275287429934
07:10 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Ometepe Island
Moyogalpa, Rivas Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.497537,-85.656414
07:34 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.584482,-105.131006
07:45 Last Arrow Vincent What time is the call at central standard time ?
08:03 Mira - Glenn
Isla Flamenco Lobby del Centro Comercial Fuerte Amador Isla Flamenco, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911738,-79.520329
08:04 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt 1530 utc should be 930 central standard. Somebody check my math please
08:17 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.316870492034932,-82.25242464762798
08:18 ☠️ Pacific Raven
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.56243778114157,-78.86269225746287
08:19 ☠️ Pacific Raven Yes - 9:30 AM Central Time
08:19 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18085575819888,-76.45304088380962
08:21 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482108,-79.94374
08:22 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Still in Vista Mar Marina Panama
08:25 QUESO GRANDE II
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16341095046924,-110.3308010100495
08:26 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
08:28 BISOU Robin And Tad
Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.332560297213641,-82.18274850579674
08:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited DUE Sara & Mark to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
08:29 DUE Sara & Mark DUE Sara & Mark joined the group.
08:30 Tidewalker - Alan Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/LyCxGR8ki1NLfMd1A?g_st=il
08:32 DUE Sara & Mark Ahoy! We are Mark and Sara on s/v Dué, a Voyage 440 catamaran.
We are currently in Curaçao, heading soon to Aruba, then San Blas and other parts of Panama. We intend to transit the canal FEB/MAR 2023 and head for Galapagos.
08:33 Captain Dietmar welcome to the panama posse
08:34 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Hello we have a Voyage 500. We are in the sea of Cortez
08:38 Epsilon-Bill
Pera 6, Los Limones, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7008532970401,-105.2723389258864
08:38 Captain Dietmar Early warning
if you are in a country which is in tbe world cup over the next 2 weeks expect significant work outages
ECUADOR MEXICO COSTA RICA USA will all have qualifying games this week
08:42 No Regrets Lynette Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18085575819888,-76.45304088380962
09:14 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce But yes on the Pacific so wouldn’t it be 10:00?
09:17 Pacific Blue - Hans
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.37542572782022,-81.37505409078551
09:23 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:01 Pasargada Noj & Rach
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.88992314394761,-110.6567407026887
10:03 Sea Trial Dave
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368069975688265,-79.95109308667678
10:13 Kyrie - Joe
Freeport, F374+2JP, Montego Bay, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.462649,-77.943266
10:14 RED ROVER-Alison
United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.426916,-77.240221
10:28 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi I have a question we have Starlink up here in the sea of Cortez. Has anyone gone down to Panama with theirs and did it work. I have four kids in On Line school, not home school. So we are also waiting to head down tell we have confirmation it works two of your kids are in college so it’s kind important! Any info on this would be great.
10:31 Last Arrow Vincent Our buddy boat Gitana II has Starlink and for the most part it worked albeit a bit spotty until Quepos, since then it has connected. Panama I’ve heard mix intel, but the general intel was is some spots but again very limited
10:32 Last Arrow Vincent Hasn’t
10:35 DaMMADCat Danny Nirvana where are you now, we are just off Espiritu Santo heading to La Paz.
10:35 AirBender Mike & Col
Vía sin nombre, Baja California Sur, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.06399605648701,-111.9602513232075
10:35 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.35515204446796,-110.3774388414904
10:36 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi We are doing the same I am sure we were neighbors last night. We have a Cat and we anchored farther out then everyone else.
10:38 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi I am sure we were neighbors last night! Are you on AIS call us on 18 if you like.
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10:49 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We are not getting starlink in Bahia del Sol. We had service almost all the way down but not here. It is supposed to be coming soon
10:50 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
11:27 AirBender Mike & Col Group voice call started.
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12:21 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Bella Sirena to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:43 ☠️ Pacific Raven Any special ordering for STARLINK for boats? I am ready
13:44 ☠️ Pacific Raven Ideas of a marina in La Paz area?
13:46 ☠️ Pacific Raven Seem to be full in Marina de La Paz
13:46 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Mark ordered ours last week. It showed up today in Barra de Navidad. Make sure you order the RV version.
13:47 ☠️ Pacific Raven Thanks - thinking of you this thanksgiving - so fun last year
13:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s right! I think we will be underway this Thanksgiving. Might be in the a Tehuanapec.
13:53 ☠️ Pacific Raven Did you order the standard or mobile version
13:54 ☠️ Pacific Raven Std is $599 and Mobile is $2,500
13:54 ☠️ Pacific Raven Big difference
13:56 ,☠️Delta Swizzler He ordered the RV. The marine version is for Super Yachts.
13:56 Tidewalker - Alan Hi there. We anchored our in amongst the sailboats just off of Marina Cortez for 4 nights. Even though Marina Cortez had room for 20 plus boats, they claimed they were full. If you anchor out, you can use the dinghy dock at Marina de La Paz for 30 pesos a day.
13:57 RED ROVER-Alison We left the Sea a year ago but we found that in person inquiries generally get a little more love. That said, people are booking a long time in advance. Marina Puerto Escondido, a few days cruise north added another dock this year and may have space, but they too are busy. Really great cruising there and Loreto is a great town. Also though, we stayed at Marina Cortez in La Paz. Nice people and if you call to explain your need and check back in a few times perhaps they can find you something. They also have space on their breakwater without power. There is some movement in the marina with wind. It didn't bother us but everyone is different!
13:58 RED ROVER-Alison They have to get permission from long term slip holders to sublet their spaces. Probably what you saw.
14:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will see you in Zihuatanejo in March
14:34 DaMMADCat Danny We deployed the dinghy with crew and started asking in person, we found a spot for the cat at Marina Palmira
14:34 DaMMADCat Danny 3 no’s before the Manager said yes.
14:36 ☠️ Pacific Raven Thanks everyone for the great comments and help -
14:39 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce There are 4 versions of StarLink, Standard-$599, Standard RV-$599, Upgraded RV,-$2500 and Marine-$10,000. Standard (for land) and standard RV are the same unit and prices the same. Software features are different. Upgraded RV is twice the size and 2-3x more power consumption, and is approved for connection while moving. Marine is for mega yachts and commercial vessels, not recreational vessels.
14:40 ☠️ Pacific Raven Standard RV then is the one for a smaller personal boat
14:41 ☠️ Pacific Raven ??
14:41 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Correct.
14:41 ☠️ Pacific Raven Thank you
14:41 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
14:45 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi We are in Mexico and have the regular US home version it’s on roaming and works perfectly
14:51 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce From what I’ve read, the primary difference between the home version and the RV version is that you can pause the RV version. Not sure that is the correct term, but you aren’t always using your RV, so you can temporarily shut it down while you aren’t using the RV.
14:58 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Yes I have heard that also. But we take it with us. And mostly we live on the boat but when we visit we take it
15:47 C-YA. Glenn Rv (rv)model. I had a fixture made off my arch and I can remove the dish if needed. Locks in the mount. When I leave the boat I pause the service and do not pay. Here in La cruz ordered it arrived four days later plug and play 8300 pesos or 417 USA. 1520 a month or 67 USA
15:52 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I heard it everything was less expensive when purchased in Mexico.
15:52 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi The MX on is on sale right now with two months free
15:53 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi And the monthly fee is half of the US monthly free
15:53 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi The MX on is round also.
15:54 DaMMADCat Danny Contact
15:55 DaMMADCat Danny We found a marina spot so we will not be coming to the boat tonight, but we will be downtown for dinner if you are out and about.
16:03 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
16:03 FREEDOM - Sheri Anchored in Honeymoon Cove just outside Loreto.
16:05 FREEDOM - Sheri Dishy has worked amazing out entire trip!!!
16:29 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi wahoo that’s better then what I got.
16:36 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn For the RV version of Starlink, do you provide a home address in the states and use a different “ship to” address to have it sent to a marina?
16:36 ,☠️Delta Swizzler FYI. We just went with Miguel to get our propane filled. At first they said No because we have a US tank. Miguel mentioned to the attendant that we are from Marina Chiapas. The owner of Marina Chiapas also owns the propane store. The attendant finally asked if Memo has the blue truck. We said yes, then he said he does it only for Memo and would fill ours up this time. Not, sure if the rules were changed when we were out of Mexico for two years. But, it’s the first time we had a problem like this.
16:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You don’t want to give a US address. The US version of Starlink is twice the price.
17:04 C-YA. Glenn @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn no use the address where you ship it in Mexico and get the Mexico price for the RV model. Other wise you pay the USA price which is double
17:13 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Thanks for the responses, but we are in Jamaica and we’d have to ship it to Puerto Rico
18:45 Rob Murray Doesn’t matter where you go, it’s always who you know!
19:59 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Banana Bay Marina (Bahía Banano, S.A.)
Km 2, Casa Amarilla (Main Street) 192-60702 Golfito Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622924,-83.152421
20:58 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed We ordered ours today too! We’ll get it next month when we go home to the Bay Area to visit. Super stoked!
21:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Salacia / Peter to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

 

2022.11.22 Tuesday

12:17 Bella Sirena Bella Sirena joined the group.
12:18 Bella Sirena Hola Amigos Bryon here Bella Sirena lying Marina Vallarta at the moment planning planning
14:14 Beata Bruce
14:44 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Yes?
17:05 AZIMUTH - Ash Any recent zarpes from Porvenir or Obaldia in San Blas?

We hear Linton Bay port captain is no longer allowed to issue them and hope to avoid backtracking to Portobello.
18:06 🌿☠ LadyBlue - Horst 🌿☠ LadyBlue - Horst invited LINE to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited No More Games - Bob to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:53 Qué vendrá Look at ‘Starlink on Boats’ FB group, people report their connection successes there.
19:10 Epsilon-Bill On starlink for Epsilon, worked great from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta. Surprisedly, great signal across sea of Cortez. No complaints.
19:10 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi hit up kat man do. Think that’s how you spell it he came up from there and said it worked all they way. If you have FB check the starlink group out
20:50 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.36578536169549,-111.4312812751909
21:12 FREEDOM - Sheri Follow a delivery captain that went to Hawaii. They had service 700 miles off shore.

2022.11.23 Wednesday
05:52 M/V One Life We checked out at Obaldia in July, super easy….
06:49 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Another call to all PPers with SSBs fitted! @Captain Dietmar suggested I assemble a list of boats wishing to use their SSBs during the PP. The list will be at https://panamaposse.com/ssb. If you'd like to be listed please advise your Marine Callsign, MMSI, Amateur Callsign (if you have one), SSB type and whether it is DSC capable. Either reply to this announcement or message me individually here on Line.
Zen Again's info is: VJN3567; 503433900, VK6HSR, Icom IC-7300, DSC receive-only (via software).
We'r'e currently in Santa Marta, Colombia and running a net of friends currently reaching from the ABCs to Shelter Bay.
08:09 Sea Trial Dave Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort & Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.340223824090833,-82.17701686389397
08:18 C-YA. Glenn @FREEDOM - Sheri wonder if that is because of the area for the USA. Had a few friends off the pacific coast of Mexico and such South said once they where more then 20 miles off they lost it. Yet he keeps launching more so more coverage is slowly coming for sure
09:16 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.94060883072868,-109.5893855160187
09:16 DaMMADCat Danny Crossing today to Mazatlan
09:18 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Nice, have a good passage. We will be leaving for mazatlan Sunday
.
09:19 DaMMADCat Danny Sounds good, safe passage, sea you on the other side.
09:21 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Looks like a perfect passage window for you. Unfortunately we are a few days behind it doesn’t look as favorable.
09:23 FREEDOM - Sheri @C-YA. Glenn everyday service gets better. Will see what happens off the Pacific coast and south in January
09:26 Epsilon-Bill Danny & Andrea, if you need any kind of repairs, Dean Christian on Dock 6 is your man. He’s an expat, but also runs DC Electronics out of Alameda, Ca. I have his number if anyone needs it.
09:28 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks, as of now everything is working.
10:14 Captain Dietmar yes please give us his info
well add as recommended resource
what is his service area?
10:18 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Starlink Service is good all down Mexico pacific coast and almost as far as Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. Coverage dropped before arrival, but is supposed to be
“Coming soon”
10:27 AirBender Mike & Col Anyone having problems logining into Good nautical??
10:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Early happy Thanksgiving. Mark and I plan on crossing the T-peck tomorrow first thing in the morning. So we won’t have cell.
10:48 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @,☠️Delta Swizzler Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Have a safe crossing.
10:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks 😊
10:57 Rob Murray Posted on a baja Facebook page: “There is a propane shortage in baja. Be sure to fill up your tanks before heading this way! It's due to a ferry breaking down on the dock in Mazatlan a month ago.”
11:04 CAPRICORN CAT - Sue Anyone know if December is likely to be a good time to sail from Barra to PV Mexico?
11:16 Epsilon-Bill Photos
11:17 Epsilon-Bill This is the contact for Dean Christian in Mazatlan Marina. Multi talented and very reasonable.
11:33 Emanuel IV - Oded Is the SSB call everyday?
11:37 Epsilon-Bill Let us know how the T-Peck goes, my wife is thinking about meeting me in Florida instead-after the stories she read 🤪
11:46 Captain Dietmar check your welcome email item 4
11:47 AirBender Mike & Col Yes, I’ve not had trouble up until today…. And tried to reset, no email recieved
11:49 Captain Dietmar Cabo corrientes
watch for no wind / light nw
if heading north to round it early in the day
11:51 Captain Dietmar thx
11:58 Epsilon-Bill 👍
14:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Will do. Our first time going south was like glass. Hoping to time it right again.
15:33 Medea
8424+2V9, El Zapote, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29903307927616,-88.89309755363053
15:35 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Yes no propane in La Paz. I went to four different places today
16:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:10 Medea Checked out of Playa Del Coco in CR recently
Went to Port Captain office in town, who contacted Aduana at the airport
Received a ticket to take to the bank to pay $20 plus a small service fee for the bank
Went to the Police station to see immigration and have passports stamped
Back to Port Captain who waited for response from Aduana and prepared Zarpe for departure
Easy process, about 4hrs
18:25 Rob Murray Good deal. Skipping the trip to the airport is a real bonus!
18:28 Medea Yes much better than having to go to the airport
Port Captain office staff were super helpful
19:14 Pacific Blue - Hans We checked in in Obaldia abt. a month ago. Got a zarpe up to colon… while we wanted to go to bocas. As the office in Linton was closed we sailed to bocas anyway without a new zarpe. While checking out in bocas the incorrect zarpe was not an issue. Only the cruising permit seemed to be important.
19:27 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri joined the group.
19:32 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Hi all, thank you for letting us join the group. We are Hannes and Brigitta from Hamburg in Germany traveling on a catamaran lagoon 40. Right now in Santa Marta, Columbia but on the jump to the domenican republic.
20:07 Pacific Blue - Hans Anyone experience with shipping/ freight forwarding to the Cayman Islands? Need to ship some amazon packages over from the USA.
20:22 Captain Dietmar welcome to the panama posse

2022.11.24 Thursday
06:54 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri welcome to Panama Posse Line! Looking forward to hearing from you.
07:15 Captain Dietmar Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it.
And please take pictures of your bountiful tables today

07:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍🙏
09:37 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
09:37 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker-Alan here. We just crossed from Isla San Fransisco to San Evaristo and I can’t say enough about the OpenCPN and satellite charts versus C-Map and Navionics for this area. Fantastic resource IMHO! check out the differences on two of my devices
10:06 Pacific Blue - Hans Photos
10:06 Pacific Blue - Hans Eleuthera departing providencia
10:39 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Where has your entire trip been?
11:12 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18085575819888,-76.45304088380962
11:15 Sea Trial Dave Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🦃 to all of the Panamá Posse members! 😎
11:15 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Same to you
11:18 Salacia / Peter Salacia / Peter joined the group.
11:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Same to you as well.
11:20 Salacia / Peter
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.1562084108748,-110.3325096611961
11:21 Salacia / Peter Hey y’all! We were in the Posse last year, but got delayed due to a health issue, but alls well and we’re heading south this year. (Peace sign)
11:24 DaMMADCat Danny Just finished our crossing from Muertos Cove to Mazatlan
11:25 DaMMADCat Danny Marina El Cid
Av. Camaron Sabado 82110 Mazatlán, Sinaloa Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26811571876863,-106.4635650907551
11:26 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I loved el cid
11:27 Rob Murray Check out fat fish for ribs in Mazatlan. (Ok sorry, that’s not gestalt)
11:33 Sea Trial Dave @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Dodge the dredge!
11:35 Sea Trial Dave @DaMMADCat Danny Amazing restaurant there overlooking Plaza Mechado called Casa 46.
11:43 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Congrats. How were the entrance depths and dredging operations ? We will be there in a few days.
11:56 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt They are always dredging
11:59 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan My information is that it’s currently from 10pm to 10am only. Is there new information ?
12:01 FREEDOM - Sheri @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev so far CA to Cabo, up to Loreto and out to the islands. Furthest offshore 30 miles. Will be crossing to Mazatlan late next week.
12:08 DaMMADCat Danny I understand dredging is 10pm to 7am, we arrived at 8:30 and it was shut down. Depths about 12’ with 4’ tide.
12:09 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Thank you so much.
12:11 DaMMADCat Danny We lost star link coverage about 60 miles off of Muertos Cove, started working again about30-40 miles from Mazatlan
12:13 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Oh fascinating. We will see what we get. We are currently headed south in Cerralvo channel to get set in Muertos tonight.
12:13 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re finally cutting all ties and headed to Ensenada, Mexico tomorrow morning! 🇲🇽
12:17 DaMMADCat Danny Safe passage
13:44 Sea Trial Dave We were told the same so we arrived at 9am. And they started early. Call ahead if you can. 🦃
13:45 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan When was that ?
13:46 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.53289957817728,-110.3772652814101
13:46 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Happy Thanksgiving!!!
13:46 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Where are the kid boats?
13:47 Sea Trial Dave @Pasargada Noj & Rach Over a year ago but the dredging is non stop. We had to drop the hook and the marina sent someone out for us a couple hours later.
13:47 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Happy thanksgiving ! Check with s/v Sirena. I Believe a potluck is planned on the beach.
13:49 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Ahh interesting. The marinas report they have changed the staff Time form 10 am to 10 PM. And ending in the morning. When we got their in January the dredging was not operating for whatever reason. We will definitely check of course. Where did you anchor , at Venados?
13:51 DaMMADCat Danny In Mazatlan?
13:52 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Oh no. Sorry that was for Nirvana. On Espíritu Santo. We just left there this morning.
14:19 Sea Trial Dave @Pasargada Noj & Rach We had a slip in El Cid marina. If I stay there try for an inside slip as outside has a lot of debris in /out and lots of party boats which make wakes. Overall though a nice resort to hang out at for a while.
14:20 Sea Trial Dave If you
14:22 Sea Trial Dave We waited off shore at one of the little islands perhaps a 1/2 mile outside the entrance to the channel. It was easy except we were tired from the 24 hour crossing and wanted to sleep. 😵
15:29 Captain Dietmar Photos
15:29 Last Arrow Vincent Wow !
15:29 Captain Dietmar pot luck turkey extravaganza costa rica
15:35 Rob Murray Subtle.
15:36 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Captain Dietmar (ok)(Yeah)
15:43 Hula kai k&r greenen hoptoad
15:53 RED ROVER-Alison Photos
15:53 RED ROVER-Alison Happy Thanksgiving from Red Rover!
16:07 RED ROVER Kevin Photos
16:09 Kyrie - Joe
FH6X+6HM, Queenhythe Rd, Discovery Bay, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.462364,-77.402158
16:49 DaMMADCat Danny Update from El CID 10 pm to 8:30 am, El CID opens at 8:30, so just time you arrival for 8:30 or later.
16:53 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Great info. Thank you !!
16:54 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Ah yeah. We got lucky last year. No dredging. Arrival early morning. Tides were right. Easy trip in.
18:39 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Photos
18:41 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt A great meal from Lisa and Lucky Chucky in Buenaventura Marina Panama. Thanks guys for letting me share.
18:50 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Definitely a feast!
19:31 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I think it is 😋
19:33 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
19:41 Maison De Sante Photos
19:41 Maison De Sante Happy thanksgiving from our crew to yours!
19:45 C-YA. Glenn Photos
20:40 QUESO GRANDE II Photos
20:40 QUESO GRANDE II Queso Grande II in La Paz
20:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
20:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder in Nicaragua 🇳🇮
20:55 Rob Murray Photos
20:56 Rob Murray Avant crew in Canada(canada). (Picture from the REAL thanksgiving, last month. ;)
22:50 fickle - Ben Turducken?

2022.11.25 Friday
03:28 M/V One Life
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.47357798073535,-74.0632748361326
03:28 M/V One Life One Life underway to Dominican Republic!
06:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Deek'n Blews to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
06:58 Captain Dietmar safe crossing
07:07 RED ROVER Kevin You got this!
07:54 DaMMADCat Danny Update on the update, fishing fleet motored out starting at 6:30am, dredging operations just cleaning up.
08:11 Rob Murray Ham
08:24 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny @Hula kai k&r greenen Hello from Hoptoad😎
08:26 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.472337,-105.061153
10:40 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
10:40 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev We just casted off! Farewell Los Angeles, California! 🇺🇸 On to the next adventure… 🇲🇽
10:41 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
Los Angeles, CA, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.95914219074572,-118.4610556438565
10:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
10:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole When in Leon, Nicaragua a must do! Volcano Boarding!
https://www.volcanodaynicaragua.com/
12:07 SV Serenity
Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur 219, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.66047019162693,-105.2483292941023
12:18 Rochambeau - Rolf https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Rochambeau/
12:18 Rochambeau - Rolf Left Marina del Rey, CA!!! Barra here we come!!
12:20 DaMMADCat Danny Safe travels!
14:18 Deek'n Blews Deek'n Blews joined the group.
14:37 Mary Arlene Jeff I want to buy insurance. Can anyone give me a referral?
14:38 Mary Arlene Jeff 41' Ketch.
14:40 DaMMADCat Danny We use the Hilb Group, brokers
14:41 Mary Arlene Jeff Where are they?
14:44 Mary Arlene Jeff Thank you i found them.
15:31 Medea Has anyone stopped in Salina Cruz while crossing Tehuantepec?
Thanks
16:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good luck. Hope you arrive safely.
16:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler How long will it take you?
16:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We just did the crossing today. We started at 0730 yesterday. It’s been a beautiful ride. But, we are running into a 2 knit current, that slowed us down. We have now decided to continue on to Acapulco.
16:35 Epsilon-Bill
Marlin 39, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74809422673073,-105.3779182814973
16:56 YO-D-YO Mary
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.162929,-110.324553
16:58 YO-D-YO Mary We are doing the La Paz waltz anchored in the magote. We saw 23 knots this afternoon and king tides. Good fun!
16:59 QUESO GRANDE II Not a fan personally, ugh!
18:01 Epsilon-Bill Looks like our vessel will be held over a couple of days here in La Cruz-getting steering fixed. Anyone know if you can carry a small dog on the Bus to Barra de Navidad? We want to make the event, we will just get a room for the duration.
19:48 Hula kai k&r greenen Hoptoad see you in Barra, leaving La Cruz tomorrow. Hula Kai
23:09 Mary Arlene Jeff Wish i could make Barra. Not this time.

2022.11.26 Saturday
06:33 C-YA. Glenn You all have fun in Barra. Unfortunately I am waiting on a new Prop so be sitting in the anchorage in La cruz until it is received and I install it. Cheers
06:43 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
06:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder leaving Puesta del Sol Marina in Nicaragua heading to Bahia Santa Elena, Costa Rica! Happy birthday to my captain and captain of my heart, Jean-Philippe❤️⛵️
06:49 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.58954864229136,-87.37062914669981
14:22 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
De La Villa 10, Villa Cortez, 22860 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.86198756854094,-116.6615555807948
14:23 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
14:24 Epsilon-Bill What size prop are you waiting for?
14:24 C-YA. Glenn 19-12
14:24 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill 19-12
14:27 Epsilon-Bill Okay, had a spare, but it’s 21-16. Also in La Cruz waiting for completion of steering by Sea Tek for our IP. Should be fixed next Tuesday
, so we will probably hire a driver and stay at the hotel for the kickoff.
14:28 Epsilon-Bill Dock 9, 28B
14:29 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill ah okay I have an IP so you must have a larger boat then mine. My spare is an old German Prowell and no one knows how to adjust the pitch nothing anywhere
14:31 Epsilon-Bill We have the somewhat “rare” IP SP Cruiser (Motorsailer) with the pilothouse-2008.
14:31 C-YA. Glenn Yes I seen it on dock 9 looks nice
14:34 Epsilon-Bill Thanks, stop by anytime. We had thanksgiving Dinner with a fellow IP (51’) owner we just met. Dan and Melissa, “Dances on the Edge.”
14:35 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill very nice. Think my friend MP knows them
14:37 Epsilon-Bill We met MP last night, she came by our boat and wanted a tour. We’re going to check her boat out this afternoon.
14:38 C-YA. Glenn Yes lovely lady
14:38 C-YA. Glenn Been helping her
14:38 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.83913976514976,-106.3352469262726
14:38 DaMMADCat Danny On our way to La Cruz
14:43 Epsilon-Bill C. Ya Glenn, if you need anything, we are going to Ferreteria Zaragoza on Wednesday
, largest Marine Chandlery in Puerto Vallarta. Also welcome to ride with us to Barra, if it fits your schedule.
14:46 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill appreciate the offer been there and well not much for sailors and way out of my price range. Thanks for the offer for the ride will stay here on anchor and await for my prop. Find out Monday
hopefull delivery day
14:47 Epsilon-Bill No worries, let us know if you need anything. 😉👍
14:49 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan While Zaragoza will probably disappoint. Across the street is Mariscos 8 some of the best seafood you will find. Cash only lunch only.
14:52 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the tip 😉👍
14:52 C-YA. Glenn Yes been there also and it is excellent
14:59 DaMMADCat Danny @Pasargada Noj & Rach Did you cross over to Mazatlan? Dredge didn’t operate today, weekends off maybe?
15:00 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan We will leave at 4am
15:02 DaMMADCat Danny Another boat came in last night and got hung up on the shoal, low tide, lots of wind, bent his rudder post. We left at almost high tide this morning and saw 8’ at the exit, definitely plan for high tide.
15:03 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan We waited for a bit more settled sea state. Hoping we timed it well. After 10am arrival Monday
of all goes well.
15:03 DaMMADCat Danny Also large waves on exit, not breaking
15:04 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Ouch. That sucks thanks for the heads up. We will hug that north / left side and we should be within an hour or two of high tide. But it will be on the ebb. If it’s horrendous we will go to the islands or stone island.
16:25 Aegis, Mary/Ian Do we need a fishing license in Panama?
16:27 Rainbow’s End, Chris No fishing license required Ian.
16:28 Aegis, Mary/Ian Mucho gracias!
17:44 Captain Dietmar did you find a local source ?
18:28 Kyrie - Joe Never did. Likely will have to wait till arrival in the US for that.
21:32 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Photos
21:32 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Sunset from Fantasy Island, Roatan!

2022.11.27 Sunday
07:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Inagua International Airport (IGA)
Matthew Town, Inagua Islands Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.97442742833631,-73.67512911558151
07:34 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Made it to Great Inagua from Jamaica. A rather rough passage, but we are here preparing to check in at 10:30am.

Lost the main sail furler on the passage so am sitting at anchor with the main fully deployed. Seems the furling drum has become disconnected from the foil. Something to do while sitting here at anchor. Never a dull moment.
07:40 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Bruce until you fix it, should you drop the sail the old fashion way and flake tie it over the boom. Obviously only if you can get the luff out of the mast.
07:43 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The luff slot in the foil is up inside the cavity, so the only way to drop the main is make sure the clew is free and take it down onto the deck. Not really I’ll let an option to flake it like a conventional rig.
07:43 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The luff slot in the foil is up inside the cavity, so the only way to drop the main is make sure the clew is free and take it down onto the deck. Not really I’ll let an option to flake it like a conventional rig.
07:44 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce *not really an option…
07:50 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Good luck, I hope you solve it soon
07:56 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks. Me too.
08:01 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce been there done that. Used the Genoa line and climbed up and monkeyed around and was able to drop the main until I was able to fix the issue. Best to you
08:20 CuranderaDarryn Good morning! Does anyone have any tips or experience bringing a dog into Belize by boat? From Mexico.
08:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks!
08:52 DancingontheEdge Mel @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce good luck with the sail. Hope you take time to see the flamingos.
09:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks.
09:57 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 15.30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND 16.00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
10:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.02347368648388,-85.88259102708638
10:39 ☠️ Pacific Raven I brought my dog into San Padró and they did ask for the health certificate
10:41 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.04648908694931,-100.6593504176481
10:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler hoping to get back to Barra in time for the Kick off events,
10:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Entrance to Bahia Santa Elena, Costa Rica 🇨🇷
11:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’d love to stay in Bahia Santa Elena for a couple of days but saw a mighty Papagayo forecast picking up starting tomorrow and looks like it will be blowing hard for several days. Anyone else can confirm that weather report for this area? We plan to leave at 6am to go to Playa del Coco for check in, the next morning though since we will arrive in the afternoon. If you don’t hear back it’s because we only have cell service for Nicaragua.
12:03 CuranderaDarryn @☠️ Pacific Raven they DID ask? And did they require much else?
18:36 Mira - Glenn
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367506,-79.951764
21:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited ChangeUp to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.

2022.11.28 Monday
05:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Great Inagua
Bahamas Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.97399032736383,-73.67446175064346
06:54 Captain Dietmar
CRFJ+PV6, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.424119,-84.167788
06:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.95508126156575,-85.84299597408707
06:57 Captain Dietmar not quite papagayo
more like baby papagayo < 25 knots
07:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re not up for a baby or otherwise, thank you for the confirmation of the weather! We are are underway for Playa del Coco to get around the point of Cabo Santa Elena before the baby shows up. We loved the anchorage so much, sad to leave but highly recommend to everyone ! Great flat walk through the jungle right from our spot, swam to shore. 4 meters at low tide N 10 55.387 W 85 47.5
07:03 Wonoma - Jessica
David District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.112214,-82.323243
07:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
07:07 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242174,-74.218159
07:09 Pacific Blue - Hans Just arrived at grand cayman…
07:10 BISOU Robin And Tad
Bocas del Toro District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.333431425832082,-82.2469565885061
07:12 Rainbow’s End, Chris Flamenco Marina
Isla Flamenco (By Armador Causeway) Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911461474525929,-79.52093622584499
07:12 Pacific Blue - Hans
93 N Church St, George Town, Kaaimaneilanden : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29911358444351,-81.38484842250209
07:13 Epsilon-Bill
Del Mar 31, Gaviota, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7494863302298,-105.3778990090637
08:10 DaMMADCat Danny
Del Mar 31, Gaviota, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74937432012109,-105.3774641884452
08:17 AirBender Mike & Col
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82245279171886,-111.3110483762111
08:23 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi @DaMMADCat Danny you made it down fast we are in that one anchorage you told us to go to
08:25 Coddiwomple - Bram
Fantasy Island Rd, Mount Pleasant, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.35684604894502,-86.43868122249842
08:25 DaMMADCat Danny Have fun, when you crossing?
08:30 Captain Dietmar Weekly PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 minutes for the atlantic and the carribean and in 90 minutes for the Pacific
08:33 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Where can I find different info for checking into different countries.Hoping it’s some where in the Panama Passé website? And I would like some info on where to go once we get through the canal. Trying to put together a plan on what places to stop and see on our way down to the Canal from the Baja. So many questions.
08:34 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.50412730554931,-110.3871928035382
08:37 Captain Dietmar Ports of entry are in good nautical
procedural changes are announced here and then added as they become the norm
significant points of interest are under panamaposse.com/must-see
checking out of mexico if heading south is 99 % done at Marina Chiapas
09:16 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
09:19 Kyrie - Joe
09:56 Sailing New Horizons +1 (787) 646-2000
Edgar from Marina Puerto Real in Puerto Rico
10:01 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.31090708288171,-106.7311363501455
10:02 AirBender Mike & Col
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82244916562919,-111.3112600927913
10:07 M/V One Life
Dominican Republic : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.83586756221752,-71.63221363685588
10:11 M/V One Life We had a good crossing from Santa Marta , Colombia to Bahia de las Aguilas in Dominican Republic. Weather and seas were as forecasted. Seas 4-7’, with some swells approaching 10’. It was a little rough but crew and boat are all good. Relaxing in this beautiful anchorage and scraping off some salt.
10:17 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.
10:24 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi For people who can’t make it but don’t want to miss the info. Can you stream the classes?
10:26 Rob Murray Christmas winds are coming! If you’re in the western Caribbean, you get them too.

https://www.bwsailing.com/cc/2019/01/the-christmas-winds-are-blowing/
10:46 YO-D-YO Mary Sorry we missed the call this morning. We will miss you all in Barra. Hope to see some of you along the way south from La Paz.
11:28 Sea Trial Dave
C. 3a 10-118, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.337700516925421,-82.24076410763175
11:29 RED ROVER-Alison
Charleston County, SC, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.034575,-79.544024
13:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Playas del Coco
Bahía Coco 50503 Coco Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.54926654248807,-85.69615166197502
14:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder is now in Playa del Coco. Anyone have a WhatsApp number for a water taxi or panga person to take us to shore for checking in tomorrow ? We can’t text on roaming so in need of a WhatsApp contact. Thank you !
14:12 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Colombia insurance
14:13 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Does anyone have a recommendation for insurance coverage for Colombia?
15:16 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Manzana 041202 1-36, Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.21996620234981,-82.2243143484931
15:16 DancingontheEdge Mel If heading north on Caribbean side. Boats who stop at Isla Mujeras need the TIP
15:58 Rob Murray Perhaps of interest to posse members: The Ocean Prediction Center and the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch/National Hurricane Center are offering free webinars on winter weather:

“North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico: Wind and Wave Forecasts and Warnings”
2:00-3:00 PM EST, Monday
, December 5th
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4660964357436665615

“Northeast Pacific: Wind and Wave Forecasts and Warnings”

2:00-3:00 PM EST, Tuesday
, December 6th
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6160284801351099664

16:22 RED ROVER-Alison Jackline by Markel sold by the Gowrie Group out of Annapolis covers Colombia.
16:28 Kyrie - Joe
5GJW+CVQ, Port Antonio, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.180724,-76.453309
18:45 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki For those enjoying the PP's MBtiles Satellite Imagery 'charts' for OpenCPN, Zen Again has a free library of KAP Satellite Images on dropbox. I've been building the library for nearly 10 years and coverage includes the Cariibbean, South Pacific, SE Asia and more. Some of the images are higher resolution than the PP MBtile images, others are not.

The library is described at:
http://yachtzenagain.blogspot.com/2015/04/googleearth-kap-library-for-opencpn-and.html
and was last updated with additional Paname images today.

My guidelines to using Satellite Imagery are at:
http://yachtzenagain.blogspot.com/2012/10/using-googleearth-images-for-marine.html

I organise the charts in OpenCPN using Chart Groups. One for CM93 only, one for CM93+KAP, one for CM93+MBtiles, and one for Raster charts.

2022.11.29 Tuesday
11:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We couldn’t find anyone willing to pick us up there. We went into Marina Papagayo. Rented a car and did it ourselves.
The ps ga drivers that did respond only wanted to do a tour for a minimum of $70.
11:45 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.09611753976951,-104.4365916864927
11:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce landrill point villa
Landrill Point Crooked Island Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.8092098236084,-74.34014129638672
11:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce There a typo in the name. It’s supposed to be Landrail Point.
11:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:49 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Our anchorage for the next week while we wait for the NEaster to blow through.
12:27 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Flamenco Marina
Isla Flamenco (By Armador Causeway) Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911461,-79.520936
12:43 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn IMPORTANT CAUTION IF CRUISING THE SOUTHERN COAST OF THE D.R.

Soulmate is a 63’ motor yacht and we are OK.

Soulmate was having a bumpy, but good cruise from Port Antonio, Jamaica bound for Boca Chica DR. Just after we rounded Cabo Beata and turned north Sunday
afternoon, both propellers became fouled in a massive bunch of fishing lines and we were dead in the water with 6-8’ waves at 4-5 seconds.

We issued a MAYDAY call and thankfully a 350’ container ship responded and turned around from about 10 miles out and came to our rescue.

Even in daylight the rescue was tricky and dangerous in the conditions. They managed to get a line to us, but we collided during rescue and Soulmate suffered some cosmetic damage along her starboard side.

They towed us through the night in rough seas to the port of Rio Haina. Once there, a pilot boat towed us to a commercial mooring and quickly returned with a scuba diver. He removed a trash bag full of ropes and lines from the props and we got underway to Boca Chica.

If you are rounding Cabo Beata stay in deep water, which will put you off shore at least two+ miles to avoid fishing lines. We had dodged several and we’re headed to deeper water when we got entangled about 1.5 miles SE of the cape.

We have incredible appreciation for the captain and crew of the Polynesia and will be forever grateful. The Port Authority at Rio Haina offered to bring us food and water if needed and were extremely kind and helpful as well .

12:59 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Coconutz Brewhouse
Frente a Coopeguanacaste Coco Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.54978753468445,-85.69676241061781
13:00 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
13:09 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re so sorry to hear about your experience but so grateful you had such incredible help. We are sending buenas vibras to you three and always cheering you on! Please keep us posted 💙 JP and Nicole
13:09 Captain Dietmar thank you for that report and twr are greatful that you are ok

13:14 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed So glad you are safe and sound!
13:31 RED ROVER-Alison So glad to hear you are safe. What a scary experience!
13:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Such a scary experience. Glad you had help close by. Sounds like you handled everything perfectly.
15:19 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I'm trying to determine what amount of each countries currency I need to have when we check in. Is there a link in Good Nautical for each country?
16:00 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
16:00 FREEDOM - Sheri One of my more unusual moments this morning as I went to pull anchor at Aqua Verde my anchor was stuck. I assumed it was a rock or something but come to find out as the anchor lifted, I actually had about half of a Panga attached to my anchor!!! Here are the coordinates for reference.
16:02 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Wow. Should we drop it into the navionics app? Glad you got away unscathed. Thanks for sharing.
18:00 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina We've got a date! Transiting the canal on Sunday
, Dec 4!
18:15 SephinaJosh Good for you!!
19:18 Lexcursion I L'excursion I is looking at a weather window Monday
from Panamá to Jamaica 🇯🇲.
Hopefully it's not too rough.
19:20 Lexcursion I Photos
19:20 Lexcursion I L'excursion I transited the canal yesterday 😀😃
19:20 Lexcursion I The door to the Atlantic
19:36 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi How far in advance do you have to book it?
20:17 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina We cleared in to panama yesterday, had our measurement today. I think they were willing to book us for Friday
, but we wanted to wait until Sunday
, since our friends only arrive on Friday
.
21:04 Lexcursion I The measurements, do it asap.
This has delays because we're not priority. Ours was delayed two days.
After measurements, two days later we we scheduled to cross.
They are getting busy because of the fee increase in January, so I'd say don't wait too long.
Enjoy, it was an amazing experience.
21:06 Lexcursion I Within a week all was done.
We used the posse designated agent, didn't have to run around for cash, no deposit to give, just payment. I was all worth it. We used his line handlers too, an amazing crew and very knowledgeable and professional.
22:10 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph
22:16 Captain Dietmar every country except for cuba has ATM.s
22:18 Captain Dietmar phew how did you get it up ,
?
22:20 FREEDOM - Sheri Once we saw it, we dropped the anchor and we’re able to free it. The windless struggled to pull it up. It was quite damaged on one side
22:50 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Not quite the answer I was looking for

2022.11.30 Wednesday
05:44 Captain Dietmar if you write it up in the fomat you want we''d be happy tú publish it
08:19 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Sorry you had to experience that. It must’ve been scary. I’m so glad you were able to get help and only have cosmetic damage.
09:03 Qué vendrá We have the same question. If not streamed, will it be recorded and shared?. @Captain Dietmar ?
09:31 RED ROVER Kevin Walt, are you looking to procure currencies before arrival to a new country or just know how much it costs to check in? Between Pacific MX and Caribbean side MX, we stopped in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. We had enough US dollars on hand for checking in (El Salvador and Panama use the US dollars themselves conveniently). Also, we had the opportunity to get cash or exchange during the process.
09:35 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You u bump into cruisers who are leaving the country you are heading to. You can exchange currency with them. We did that while on Chiapas. But, Good Nautical usually lists the amounts needed to check into each country. Memo in Chiapas front us a little bit. We paid him back after we hit the ATM
09:51 Captain Dietmar yes will record
10:13 Captain Dietmar Group video call started.
10:14 Captain Dietmar Group call ended.
10:25 DancingontheEdge Mel What are you looking for about entry exit costs? Perhaps I can help. Priciest entries were Guatemala Belize Grenada and Bahamas. Belize and Bahamas use US dollars. All of them let you go to a bank. Let me know if you want more information
10:27 Epsilon-Bill Group voice call started.
10:27 Epsilon-Bill Group call ended.
11:46 Medea Bahias De Huatulco
Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.76255517836509,-96.13131418818082
12:32 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks everyone for the help with the country check in cost
12:49 Rob Murray 301818Z NOV 22
NAVAREA IV 1266/22(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
VENEZUELA.
1. DERELICT 40 FOOT VESSEL ADRIFT
IN 11-01.40N 067-18.21W AT 301600Z NOV.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 031818Z DEC 22.
13:25 Kyrie - Joe Hope you have a good trip up. Kyrie is in Port Antonio, Jamacia. Hope to see you soon!
16:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Playa del Coco, Costa Rica check in update: Free to check in and no agent necessary. Timing is everything and starting at the police station at 7am where immigration is currently located is a must. Especially if you’re on a schedule. Bring copies of your documents, boat registration, crew list, zarpe and have a list on hand of 5 previous ports and dates of departure (proof not necessary but you will fill out a form listing the info at immigration and the capitania). After you finish at immigration walk to capitania with stamped documents(they close at 3pm and it all must be done on the same day. So if you go to immigration late and they are out at another location you will have to try again another day. 7am is key to start). Photocopy or take a photo of your zarpe before handing it over!! Finally get to the Liberia airport to meet with Customs/Aduana (we took the bus, easy but a long walk to and from the arrivals terminal). A big lesson learned, have a picture or copy of your zarpe you just turned in to the capitania before handing it over, critical must. And they asked us for all engine serial numbers, dinghy engine too. They were kind but very thorough so we almost had to take the bus back an hour and return before 16:00 with those serial numbers. Luckily we found repair photos showing the numbers to fill in the form properly and get our QR code and stamped documents completed. Then we were officially cleared into Costa Rica for 90 days and no further stops to any other office. Pura Vida, at last!
17:09 Captain Dietmar thanks for the update
and confirmation that immigration is at the police station now
did you get a phone # of the new immigration office by any chance ?
17:21 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We didn’t get the phone number but when we go back to town we will go to the office and ask for it.
19:21 Medea Has anybody stayed In Acapulco marina recently and know the cost per foot per day?
Thanks
22:41 Captain Dietmar
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195144,-104.682069
23:41 Lexcursion I Hello Eleuthera, I read your review on the agent for San Andres/Providencia.
Valuable information thank you.
Do you have contact info for the others agents?
We're planning to head there next week if Jamaica is to rough of a passage.
23:42 Lexcursion I Hello Eleuthera, I read your review on the agent for San Andres/Providencia.
Valuable information thank you.
Do you have contact info for the others agents?
We're planning to head there next week if Jamaica is to rough of a passage.

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2022.12.01 Thursday
05:54 Sea Trial Dave @Pacific Blue - Hans We will be departing Bocas de Toro in January to Providencia. Can you give me the name/contact of the agent you used? I can’t seem to find it.
06:09 Lexcursion I I would like to know as well. We're leaving next week to San Andres.
06:22 C-YA. Glenn @Medea like to know this one also
06:47 Pacific Blue - Hans For providencia it is Bush agency
06:49 Pacific Blue - Hans Photos
06:50 Pacific Blue - Hans Cost are 80 US for the agent
06:50 Pacific Blue - Hans 35 US per person tourist tax if you enter te country
06:51 Pacific Blue - Hans If you come from Colombia or san andres make sure you have proof you paid it there, then you don’t need to pay it again
07:55 Wonoma - Jessica Has anyone had issues with getting into panama with a cat? We checked in but now they health authorities are threatening to kick us out of the country. We have All neceessary vaccines and paperwork. This is nuts!!
08:01 Captain Dietmar this has to do with endangered species smugglers
is your cat chipped
did you get a health cert from the prior country
do you have a local intl vet ?

08:10 Wonoma - Jessica Yes we have everything thats what i dont understand
08:26 Scott AnimalCracker Scott AnimalCracker left the group.
09:29 Captain Dietmar Toni from @Sea Trial Toni did the write up on panamaposse.com/pets
09:31 Captain Dietmar kick off event starts at 1000 am in barra de navidad mx
3 rd floor event center in the resort
follow the flags to Salón Antonio de Mendoza from the main lobby
09:32 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:33 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:35 SephinaJosh Can't wait to receive my new burgee, last year's went into the briny sea during Nicole
09:37 Captain Dietmar please email registration@panamaposse.com with your shipping address
09:39 Sea Trial Dave @Wonoma - Jessica Before arriving from the US, you need your vet to give/update all required vaccines listed on the Panamian website for importation of animals. The vet then submits the proper Panamian form to the USDA who stamps it. This is about $300. You then submit it to the Panamian embassy (or in our case consulate in Long Beach) with the proper fee (about $30). They return it to you and you e mail it to the vet at Panamá airport where you are arriving. Include rabies document from the vet as well. Upon arrival, a vet inspects your animal and (assuming all is properly done) you are admitted with a home quarantine approval. We had no problem with our little dog.
09:44 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Wildflower Roan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:44 Wildflower Roan Wildflower Roan joined the group.
10:10 Wonoma - Jessica We arrived by sailboat from el Salvador. At this point we have solved issue but it was lots of unnecessary drama
11:38 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Tits Pierre Ken&Tina joined the group.
11:39 Wildflower Roan Hotel Grand Isla Navidad Resort
Circuito de los Marinos s/n, Fracc. Isla Navidad. 28838 Manzanillo, Colima Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.194986,-104.68445
11:40 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina How is Starlink for those South of MX?
11:40 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry joined the group.
11:40 Sea Trial Dave @Wonoma - Jessica Glad it worked out!
11:41 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Welcome Stella Blue we have seen you around. Can’t wait to meet you!
11:43 C-YA. Glenn I have been in La Cruz no issue. Friend of mine sailed from la paz to la cruz no issue
11:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SV Stray Cat 2 to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:59 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SEEKER - john to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:13 SV Stray Cat 2 SV Stray Cat 2 joined the group.
12:35 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Has anyone with the RV starlink stayed in one country for more than 2 months? Did you then have to register it in that country?
12:37 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Just passed two months and no issues. But I suspect the rules and fees and requirements will all continue to change.
12:39 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Pasargada Noj & Rach thank you
12:40 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Welcome ! Oh actually just passed 3 months.
13:22 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Does anyone have a recommendation for a shipyard in Puerto Rico that can do fiberglass repair / paint match ? Thanks
14:25 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Photos
14:45 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
14:45 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
14:45 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
14:46 FREEDOM - Sheri Crossing to Mazatlan!
15:46 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Wildflower-Steve to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
17:10 Epsilon-Bill Have a safe sail across Freedom. El CID,Mazatlan Marina or anchorage?
17:13 FREEDOM - Sheri @Epsilon-Bill beautiful day to cross. Great winds and gorgeous sunshine. Headed to El Cid. Flying home for the holidays next Wednesday
.
17:13 C-YA. Glenn @🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE been several months in Mexico no issue
17:33 Medea I have a Volvo Penta and need to replace the seals and bearings behind the impeller (they need to be pressed in)

I’m headed north to Acapulco now

Anyone know where I can get the seals / bearings and someone to press them in

Only done earlier this year in St Maarten 🤔

18:19 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Is anyone able to confirm stable Starlink from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Ipala (around Cabo Corrientes)? How about also in Perula? Paraiso? All the way to Barra de Navidad?

We’ve been cruising 20-30 miles offshore from Ensenada and now about 27 nm offshore from Turtle Bay and Starlink is great!
18:19 Epsilon-Bill Can confirm La Cruz, no issues!
18:20 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Hoping to skip Banderas Bay and cruise straight from Cabo to Ipala.
18:21 Epsilon-Bill We crossed the sea of Cortez and never lost a signal
18:21 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Videos
18:21 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.59866791380154,-115.3860372391665
18:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
18:33 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Excellent little family run restaurant at Landrail Point, Crooked Island, Bahamas. Super friendly people.
18:35 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
18:35 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Super good key lime pie!
18:35 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
18:51 Rob Murray 012320Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1277/22(25).
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
MONTSERRAT.
1. DERELICT 21 METER VESSEL TANGO TOO, BLUE HULL,
ADRIFT IN 16-25.70N 062-35.80W AT 011400Z DEC.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1265/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 042319Z DEC 22.

19:13 Wildflower-Steve Wildflower-Steve joined the group.
20:49 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Hoptoad just cruised from PV to Barra. Starlink never missed a beat. Many beautiful anchorages. Enjoy!
21:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We don’t have starlink service at Bahia del Sol in El Salvador yet
21:27 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Thank you for all the input regarding Starlink service.
21:42 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Terry Katmandu to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:54 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Ahoy the fleet. Leaving Puerto Vallarta southbound. Insurance expires at 18 north. Potential new carrier wants out of water survey. Any ideas for getting this done between PV and 18 degrees? Thanks in advance for your counsel.
22:39 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Your best options are in PV

2022.12.02 Friday
04:45 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Great, thanks!
06:34 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator 2nd that after this maybe Puerto Chiapas as I know they do have a lift but not sure if they have a licensed surveyor
07:41 DancingontheEdge Mel SAMS surveyor Elizabeth Shanahan in PV area. Company is E2 Yacht Services. There is no surveyor in Chiapas.
08:03 Captain Dietmar quepos pez vela cr
check with Justin
they have surveyors on site at least once a month
whatsapp

[Name] Justin Seyler
[Mobile] +506 8423 6391
08:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We hauled out in Ixtapa. But, had to fly a surveyor in from La Paz.
08:52 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Justin is the best! Excellent yard and great work.
09:56 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry canceled Stella Blue's invitation to the group.
09:59 DaMMADCat Danny We were able to avoid insurance required haul out because we had recent bottom paint, the underwriters accepted a marina email stating the condition of the hull.
10:00 DaMMADCat Danny They might also accept in water survey or inspection, just ask.
11:28 Ho’okipa-Lisa Hi. We were able to get insurance this season for the Caribbean, including for Columbia, from an insurance company in Panama. You can contact our agent Prascilla McLeod & Asoc., S.A. email: pmaseg@cwpanama.net
cell phone and WhatsApp 507-6612-4699

She’s great, speaks fluent english and was super helpful, knowledgeable and diligent. Please let her know Lucky Chucky and Lisa on m/v Ho’okipa referred you.
11:31 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Pelerin-mike to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:31 Pelerin-mike Pelerin-mike joined the group.
11:33 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Triumph Lynn to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:48 Terry Katmandu Terry Katmandu joined the group.
13:49 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Welcome back Terry!
13:53 Terry Katmandu Hey guys.
13:54 Terry Katmandu I had to delete my old account and log in a new one. We are currently in Barra at the Posse gathering.....kind of a flash back
13:54 Terry Katmandu How are you guys doing?
13:54 Terry Katmandu How you liking the Bahamas?
14:02 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz That was our experience as well Elizabeth Shanahan did our survey in January
14:06 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ah, that’s right it’s Barra meetup time. Enjoy. Bahamas are great. We’re hunkered down as a NEaster blows through the area. Currently at Crooked Island.
14:14 Rob Murray 022005Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1284/22(24).
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
NAVTEX STATION CURACAO (H)
12-10.31N 068-51.82W OFF AIR.
14:51 Triumph Lynn Triumph Lynn joined the group.
14:55 FREEDOM - Sheri Beautiful crossing from Muertos to Mazatlan. Starlink never missed a beat. Worked the entire way across!!!
14:58 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Good to know we are on our way!
17:01 Lady Slipper John Foxy's
Jost Van Dyke Spanish Town British Virgin Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.44446516622596,-64.74869033056976
17:02 Lady Slipper John Live music at Foxy’s, livin the dream
17:05 DancingontheEdge Mel Maybe contact Marina Puerto Del Ray in Farado. Lots of East Coast cruisers use them. Good luck
18:27 SV Exhibitionism Hou SV Exhibitionism Hou joined the group.

2022.12.03 Saturday
07:18 SEEKER - john SEEKER - john joined the group.
07:23 STELLA BLUE - Larry In Barra Navidad and someone asked us to recommend our insurance agent and company. Who that was has slipped my mind. Post here if you still need that information. Larry and Kim
08:27 M/V One Life I wanted to share our most excellent experience checking into Dominican Republic.

After crossing the Caribbean from Santa Marta, Colombia to DR, we stopped in Bahia de las Aguilas on the west side of the country. We didn’t expect to be able to check into the country based on reviews and info we read and planned to go to Barahona with the next good weather window.

After two days in the beautiful anchorage some officials came to the boat and told us that we could indeed do a national checkin at nearby Cabo Rojo. We upped anchor and traveled the 6nm north and anchored in front of the public pier.

There, seven officials boarded and took care of customs, immigration, Navy inspection, I think sanitation and whatever else. Total cost was USD $146. Everyone was very pleasant and there were no bribes or other fees expected or given.

We worked with the Port Captain who organized everything - super nice guy. He even sent someone 6nm south with our exit despacho a couple of days later so we didn’t have to go back int he big boat.

Contact:
Navy Lieutenant Commander Torres
Captain of Port Cabo Rojo
+1 849-627-1115
He speaks good English

08:34 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri The fees for checking in the Dominican Republic republic seem to be quite different it seems. We paid $ 73,00 in Santo Domingo, Marina Bartholome colon upon arrival everybody immigration and customs were already waiting for us and it was a very easy an fast procedure.
09:19 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO is on the way from Muertos to El Cid in Mazatlan. We are sailing ⛵️ 6.5kts. Sometimes 7. Winds 13 from the beam. Nice.
09:21 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.98334525434578,-107.5592289214093
09:22 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi We are sailing to the islands of Isabella. We don’t see you on AIS?
09:25 Freedom -David Have a beautiful sail. We ran the 2A and reached into the 3A in the afternoon with breeze until near mid-night. I hope you have a beautiful crossing. Freedom is in El Cid at the end of A dock. Let us know when you get in
09:36 FREEDOM - Sheri @YO-D-YO Mary we are in El Cid as well. Arrived yesterday
09:37 YO-D-YO Mary Thanks. We will see you in El Cid.
09:45 Rob Murray Be careful in El Cid. If you don’t keep an eye on your food poolside, the iguanas will come and steal the lettuce and tomatoes from your burger.
09:45 FREEDOM - Sheri @Rob Murray and they are big iguanas!
09:50 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt And the birds in El Cid will steal the sugar packets on the tables. They have no fear
10:03 AirBender Mike & Col
Lerdo de Tejada 11, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16013326314701,-110.3184296840139
10:04 AirBender Mike & Col Some walkabout and provisioning, on to Banderas Bay in a few days
10:59 Captain Dietmar Ahoy Fleet from the kickoff event in Barra
@Wildflower-Steve took the picture
10:59 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:06 Triumph Lynn Album "Panama Posse Memories" created.
11:43 Rum Truffle - M&G We have transited the canal from the Caribbean, and are at Brisas Anchorage. We are planning to move North ending up in Mexico. We are told that we should take on stores, especially alcohol before we enter Costa Rica. We do not have discount store cards. Eg Pricemart. QUESTION: can we take on stores/alcohol easily in Vista Del Mar or somewhere else away from Panama City(Surprised)
11:46 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce You could stay at Vista Mar Marina and go into Coronado. They have 4 great supermarkets there. I’m sure there are some liquor stores there besides the supermarkets, but I’ve never visited any. $7 taxi ride to and from the marina to town. Only 15 minutes away. Very easy.

There is also the duty free area at Golfito where you would check into CR. Good for alcohol.
11:48 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photo added to Album "Panama Posse Memories".
11:49 Rob Murray 031726Z DEC 22
GULF OF MEXICO.
MEXICO.
42 FT WHITE AND BLUE SAILING VESSEL IN VICINITY
22-18.60N 087-58.20W APPROXIMATELY 40 NAUTICAL
MILES NORTH OF YUCATAN MEXICO ENROUTE TO
LAGARTOS ANCHORAGE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE
DUE TO HAVING DAMAGED SAILS AND BEING LOW ON
FUEL. VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP
LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO RCC NEW ORLEANS,
PHONE: 855 485 3727, 504 365 2209,
FAX: 504 589 2148,
E-MAIL: D8COMMANDCENTER@USCG.MIL
12:06 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt It's been awhile, but I believe in order to take advantage of the duty free zone in Golfito, you have to be there for a second day before you can purchase
12:09 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Ah, that’s a good question that I don’t have an answer for. I know we went and only purchased beer. There’s a process you have to go through to get in, but it’s not a big deal. I don’t recall if we had to be there a certain amount of time before we could go. Does anyone have current information on the Golfito free zone requirements?
13:01 Kyrie - Joe It used to be that way, but when we went there in June, it was the same day. Just bring your passport, get the paperwork for purchasing just to the left of the main entry and you're good to go. Prices are excellent, especially on booze.
13:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Awesome, I'm glad to hear that it has changed. We were in and out of Golfito in one day, so we missed out on the duty free zone
14:41 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Zen Again now in eastern Caribbean Panama. Good Starlink coverage from ABCs to Santa Marta to Puerto Obadlia. Running an SSB net on Sunday
s at 1200Z on 8297kHz. Recently had boats spanning Linton Bay in the west to St Martin & Carriacou in the east.
16:00 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:00 Captain Dietmar 69 bottles of Flor de Caña
it's Red Cup Pot luck party
#panamaposse
#flordecana
#barradenavidad
16:06 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.77771499089683,-112.2490921277448
16:12 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
16:13 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev 677 nm, 5-days and 4 nights from Ensenada, MX to Bahia Santa Maria.
17:17 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Photos
17:17 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Fantasy Island wants you to know, even if you anchor out Panama Pose members get a free drink! (That’s Coddiwomple in the background.) There’s also a Wednesday
movie night and Saturday
BBQ sailors are welcome to join in on. We’ve found it to be a really pleasant with many great amenities. The monkey and sloth hangout, just a short dinghy ride away is fun too!
17:20 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Fantasy Island, Roatan, Honduras
17:24 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very nice! The sloth picture is particularly cute.
18:13 Captain Dietmar for those in barra
here are the shanty'

https://panamaposse.com/shanty
18:14 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Thanks to all for the suggestions regarding a survey. Much appreciated!

2022.12.04 Sunday
09:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Awe, this is so precious.
09:11 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good Morning,Mark woke up with 2 Extra phones this morning!. One is John on Baja Fog. The other is Joanna Waters.. Mark isn’t sure how he ended up with the phones. But, I think after we all drank 6 bottles of rum, phones may been left behind 😂
10:03 SV Serenity Sounds like folks are having a lot of fun!
10:03 Wildflower-Steve Photos
10:04 SV Serenity Sad we missed the Barra get together. Got stuck on the hard at Opequimar boat yard purgatory for extended projects - all worth it. Hopefully some folks will linger in the area for a while. We’re due to arrive in Chamela N this evening.
10:04 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.96892274352876,-105.5397076601374
10:04 Wildflower-Steve Take one down pass it around.
11:26 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
11:52 SV Stray Cat 2 @STELLA BLUE - Larry it was Stray Cat. If you be so kind. Maybe catch us at the seminar this afternoon
12:22 QUESO GRANDE II Thanks for the great info. Regarding Playa del Coco; do you anchor out and just dinghy to the beach and then go find the police station? In looking at Good Nautical I don’t see a marina option.
12:25 Rob Murray No marina, beach landing. Watch the waves, can be sporty sometimes the ends of the beach are calmer. Lock dinghy and motor.
12:27 QUESO GRANDE II Perfect thx!
12:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Hula Kai to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:31 Hula Kai Hula Kai joined the group.
12:32 STELLA BLUE - Larry Roger that
12:52 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:53 Hula Kai 👍🏽
12:55 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We put our dinghy at the blue star, just before the reef(west), walk up the Main Street and you’ll see the capitania first on the left in the little Blue bldg and continue to first street you can turn left. Mexican restaurant on the corner… walk until you see horses on the right and gated bldg, that’s the police station. Best wishes !
12:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Triumph Joseph to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:57 Rob Murray Also, clear decks and lock boat. Cocos has been the site of numerous small thefts.
13:03 Epsilon-Bill
Del Mar 31, Gaviota, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74957578083419,-105.3782728595558
13:09 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
13:09 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Ahoy! Is this an amberjack?
13:41 STELLA BLUE - Larry No. Yellow tail
13:43 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Poop! I let it go thinking it was an amberjack.
13:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SouthernCrossEh! BC to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:55 SouthernCrossEh! BC SouthernCrossEh! BC joined the group.
13:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:56 SouthernCrossEh! BC Hola …Cam & Bet on Southern Cross Eh! here. Looking forward to meeting and sharing some adventures together with you folks.
13:57 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel joined the group.
14:01 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Hello, Rachel from Pasargada joining LINE separately from Nojan (who joined for both of us earlier). Here in Barra enjoying the kickoff and deciding to sign up to access LINE on my own.
14:15 WildhoodDirk Regarding Cocos for checking in and out, we did a beach drop off and only the captain was required for check out, so we were able to avoid worrying about the dinghy or theft on the big boat. Not sure about checking in…
14:50 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Gordon's Settlement
Gordon's Settlement, Long Island District Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.870995,-74.86363
14:52 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We are at the southern tip of Long Island, Bahamas, anchored in 10’ of water. We won’t be on the call tomorrow as we will be on the way to Thompson’s Bay, Long Island.
14:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry D2q. D"
14:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited GhillieSusan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:57 GhillieSusan GhillieSusan joined the group.
16:39 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
16:44 Triumph Joseph Triumph Joseph joined the group.
16:47 Triumph Joseph Hola, This is Joseph and Lynn from Triumph now onboard. Cheers!
16:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
16:57 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
16:58 YO-D-YO Mary Dave on YO-D-YO! He caught this on the way over from Muertos to Mazatlan!
17:46 GhillieSusan Susan here from Ghillie, the schooner with the ridiculously long bow sprit. Happy to be part of the gang !
17:47 Qué vendrá Hello guys! Nice to see you here! Where are you now?
17:51 GhillieSusan We just finished the Panama Posse with Dietmar in Barra. Looking forward to new adventures 😀
17:51 GhillieSusan Where are you?
17:52 ☠️ Pacific Raven
Gatun Locks, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.278144668769537,-79.92253297043645
17:53 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Are you going through during the night?
17:54 ☠️ Pacific Raven Yes
17:54 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We did that when we went through the first time. It’s a lot cooler
17:55 ☠️ Pacific Raven Tied up with a big Catamaran - day sailboat for Maui
17:55 ☠️ Pacific Raven I like the night
17:55 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s nice. Have a great transit. Hope to see you soon
17:55 Medea Hope you had a good transit, fair winds
18:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Did anyone find a blue metal water container last night?
18:54 Rob Murray You drink water? Who knew?!?!
18:55 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes. 😂
21:22 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Dear Possums,
Some PP boat crew, you know who you are, gifted me with a start battery in PV last year for my genny that has lost it’s will to live. Is it easy, or even possible, to get a replacement in Barra? Farther south? I’m okay with flooded lead-acid if AGM is unavailable or wildly expensive. Thanks in advance. Dave

2022.12.05 Monday
02:13 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
02:14 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Is “Anawa” in the PP?
05:51 M/V One Life You can definitely find flooded 4D and 8D equivalents in nearby Melaque. I was looking for a new start battery for N46-79 there. I ended up getting a Lifeline 8D from Zaragoza’s in PV because I was driving there anyway but saw flooded batteries in Melaque. In fact, Mark on Delta Swizzler was driving when we saw them in Melaque, maybe he can direct you. If not, ask Pancho in the marina.
07:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @M/V One Life Thanks! Good to know.
07:22 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Since the conversation is about batteries, I thought that I'd chime in with treasures of the bilge. I've changed to Lithium Iron Phosphate. So if anyone is interested in 3 4D Lifeline batteries, Hitachi 80w alternator and a Freedom 20 2000w charger/inverter. They are available in Vistamar Panama. Direct message me so we don't clutter this group. Thanks for your indulgence. Walt
08:15 Gitana-Hugo Gitana-Hugo joined the group.
08:27 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
08:50 SouthernCrossEh! BC If someone left behind their extension cord, in the Rendezvous conference room here in Barra, we have it onboard Southern Cross Eh!
08:55 Aegis, Mary/Ian We just left Bahia Honda and found cell service. If you plan on stopping there they need lots of supplies. Adult and children clothing, adult and children shoes, backpacks, headlamps, flashlights, cooking oil, laundry soap, sun screen, small hooks, fishing line. Clothing and shoes were critical. Covid shutdown severely impacted the “cruiser supply chain”. They trade art and fruit. I also got the impression from Kennedy that he would pay for clothing, shoes etc.
08:56 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Montijo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.611092115156089,-81.44163591181093
08:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19518564905135,-104.6820278500186
08:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler is heading out to grocery shop. We will miss the call today.
09:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bahía Huevos
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.6423035467174,-85.68395875377148
09:06 AirBender Mike & Col
La Paz, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16208240310144,-110.3253478596324
09:06 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84781029340574,-105.8775414924062
09:08 AirBender Mike & Col Air Bender will miss the Call today, all is well - last minute errands, crossing tomorrow to mainland MX
09:08 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Don’t miss Isabella it’s so amazing.
09:10 Captain Dietmar
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195065,-104.682447
09:11 M/V One Life
Pedernales, Dominican Republic : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.61533164015692,-71.52308653982561
09:11 Epsilon-Bill
Del Mar 4, La marina, 63732 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7507635973521,-105.3776714885716
09:11 BISOU Robin And Tad
Punta Laurel, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.185324309084507,-82.16054267396595
09:14 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242163,-74.218101
09:15 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
09:16 Medea Marina Acapulco
Costera Miguel Alemán S/n 39390 Acapulco, Guerrero Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.84521328970514,-99.9101397161789
09:16 Kyrie - Joe They are definitely in need, but not sure I'd give them to Kennedy. He took tons of donations from us promising to bring us some vegetables, and never returned. For 2 days.
09:22 RED ROVER-Alison Charleston City Marina
17 Lockwood Dr Charleston, SC 29401 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=32.779291,-79.951608
09:23 Kyrie - Joe
5GHW+CH4, Port Antonio, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.178759,-76.453452
09:23 Aegis, Mary/Ian Hmm, he was really good with us.
09:24 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea
1574 Evergreen Dr, Upland, CA 91784, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.13310703824659,-117.6797279902898
09:24 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea On our way to LAX in traffic. Can’t wait to be back on our boat in PV tonight.
09:33 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Caguama, 48869 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58429672155904,-105.1318135857582
09:37 Rob Murray Dietmar, you’re cutting in and out.
09:40 M/V One Life Same experience here….
09:42 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Manzana 080814 156463, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911284,-79.520481
09:43 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368383,-79.951435
09:43 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Getting our cruising permit. Not available until 3 days from now. Which is a holiday in Panama.
09:43 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Hello pacific raven, we saw you in your first lock, as we were leaving the canal.
09:52 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
Brooksy Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.35623440777312,-86.43900449765455
09:57 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
10:03 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58446298078592,-105.1301276150299
10:10 YO-D-YO Mary Marina El Cid
Av. Camaron Sabado 82110 Mazatlán, Sinaloa Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.268115,-106.463565
10:30 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Av 1a Perejil Nte 1020, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.969411553181553,-79.54022160137743
10:48 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Could you please provide a few details about provisions and sleeping arrangements for line handlers? Thanks!
11:04 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina From Pacific to Atlantic, we transited in one day. For Eric's folks, they will sleep anywhere. We had someone sleep in the cockpit where it was dry. We provided all meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks), bottled water, coke, etc. The line handlers we've had a very easy going, happy for everything.

We fed them and treated them as part of the family
11:06 🦜Maison de Sante Bahia Santa Maria
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.781592,-112.252672
11:08 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Amazing! That’s what I was thinking and hoping! Appreciate the quick feedback.
11:15 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Group call ended.
11:21 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
11:21 ,☠️Delta Swizzler There is an LTH battery shop in both Melaque and Cihuatlan.
12:49 Sea Trial Dave @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea It’s all in the paperwork the agent gives. We prepared a big pot of stew. Ground beef, onions, pasta, etc and made egg sandwiches for breakfast. Have a cooler of water/coke available all times along with snacks. You also feed the advisor. They can eat so don’t skimp.
12:51 Sea Trial Dave @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Also you should get through in one day so not necessary to provide sleeping arrangements unless you end up in the lake overnight. (We went through pacific to Caribbean last month).
12:52 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi I have 4 people on board that could be line handlers. Is it a difficult job?
12:53 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Do you have to have them
12:53 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan All have to be over 18.
12:54 Rob Murray We did grilled cheese sandwiches. They were well received. You do need to be ready for a two day passage in case there’s a hitch.
12:54 NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi Yes we are
12:56 Sea Trial Dave @NIRVANA_ Jacob&Jodi You absolutely want experienced handlers. If they are not experienced, they can be rejected by the advisor. I would not use teenagers without experience to save $400! Catching the Monkey fist is a challenge and keeping 125’ / 1” lines properly tight when the prop of a 800’ ship kicks in is no easy task. Striking the wall of a lock will potentially cause a lot more damage than the few $$ you save.
13:00 Medea I hired one line handler via Erick
He was great in explaining what needed to be done and took a lot of anxiety out of the transit
Hi name was Junior, older chap, great person, very experienced, good stories
13:01 Sea Trial Dave @Medea Nothing against Junior, but he dropped my swim-step staple in the lake.

14:20 Maison De Sante Photos
14:21 Maison De Sante Traded some cola, water and candy for lobster 🦞. Bahia Santa Maria 💕
15:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Photos
15:27 BISOU Robin And Tad Bisou under a Bocas rainbow!
15:28 Last Arrow Vincent unsent a message.
15:29 Last Arrow Vincent Any recommendations for a customs agent to clear parts into Panama City
15:42 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Long Island, Bahamas
Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.47377415940639,-75.21145751466975
17:24 SVBoundless El Porvenir
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.558453525560513,-78.94790763798113
17:33 Gitana-Hugo Gitana II
17:33 Gitana-Hugo
Saboga, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.58361336817258,-79.02089558018523
18:14 Kyrie - Joe Contact Eric, the posse agent for the canal. If he can't do it directly, he will know who can. Alternately, use a marina shipping service. Shelter Bay has a decent setup where you ship it to an address in Miami, and they take it from there to Shelter Bay and handle the import stuff for you.
18:16 Last Arrow Vincent Thanks I have been in contact with Eric. Parts are coming for outside of the States
18:21 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Marina Cabo San Lucas
Blvd Marina s/n (Dock 4) Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.88284670602891,-109.9094965927606
19:57 Medea +507 6672-9757
Nestor Hoyos is an agent in Panama
That’s his WhatsApp
20:00 Last Arrow Vincent Copy thanks.
21:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @,☠️Delta Swizzler thanks for that. Good to know.
21:52 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍

 

2022.12.06 Tuesday
10:00 STELLA BLUE - Larry The open cpn charts i coped with in the posse session in Barra did not include any south of Mazatlan. Can someone give me a link to get the charts further south? Thanks
10:05 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan They seemed to have gone missing off the drive. https://panamaposse.com/charts
11:03 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
11:03 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
11:03 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
12:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Question for PP ppl in Shelter Bay. Jeariene and I were thinking of driving to SB sometime next week. Spending one night at the hotel. Is there any specific day where there might be something special happening that we can join in with everyone?
12:44 ICAROS Bob & Bev In Shelter Bay, Sunday nights from about 5:30-6pm Potluck BBQ - bring your own meat & a dish to share.
Wednesday night happy hour- bring an appetizer to share and your own drinks - from about 5:30 in the BBQ area
14:50 AirBender Mike & Col Videos
14:57 AirBender Mike & Col Nice conditions LaPaz to Banderas Bay
16:01 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce
The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.50870496594996,-75.7596947719117
16:27 Terry Katmandu Steve wildflower

2022.12.07 Wednesday
10:11 Rob Murray You two come over we will have a pp party for you!
10:12 Rob Murray Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
10:12 Rob Murray Finally.
10:26 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
10:27 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.409618937107446,-108.04389730095863
10:55 Hula Kai Winner of the best dish galley goddess with her booty. 2 bottles of rum.
10:55 Hula Kai Photos
10:55 Hula Kai Photos
11:17 Hula Kai Photos
11:41 Captain Dietmar congratulations well deserved win
11:41 Captain Dietmar Photos
12:00 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt We have reservations at the hotel for Sunday night. Planning on stopping at the observation for the big locks, then onto shelter bay for potluck. Then Monday head to Gamboa.
12:10 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Just a trickle of wind & glass sea this morning after perfect wind & following seas yesterday. Here’s hoping we get some wind soon to pass Cabo Corrientes by nightfall on our way to Chamela by morning.
12:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.537881893728294,-106.93529054845571
12:11 C-YA. Glenn @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev enjoy. Be behind you in two weeks
12:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Videos
12:12 🥥🦜🍹Navigator We have a new problem on Navigator. Two actually. First an eye splice on a halyard at our masthead failed while launching the dinghy. No injuries but the boom came crashing down onto the railing and is now dented and bent. I’m wondering if there is any place to get it straightened and sleeved so we could still use the tender. We are approaching Tenacatita southbound and it is an aluminum boom.
12:12 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev See you in Barra!
12:14 DaMMADCat Danny We just passed Cabo Corrientes, great sea conditions, heading to Ipala, see you in Barra
12:15 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev We’re skipping Ipala. Come meet up with us & @SV Serenity in Chamela.
12:17 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev I would think your best bet would be to go to Barra.
12:20 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Second query. Dealing with the insurance shuffle still. Has anybody with a US documented vessel actually gotten a liability only insurance policy for the Pacific coast? If so where? My agent has no access she says. Thanks,as always, to the fleet!
12:21 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene That’s a date, Rob!
12:23 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks! we do plan on a stop at Barra. Need to pick up our burgee:)! Plus a new battery so will certainly inquire there.
12:45 Maison De Sante FYI we have a couple of extra PP burgees so if you need one and see us just ask. We are currently still making our way down pacific Baja
13:03 Salacia / Peter Salacia / Peter invited Salacia-Donna to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:04 Salacia / Peter Just invited Donna so she can be on the list too!
13:04 Salacia-Donna Salacia-Donna joined the group.
13:04 Salacia / Peter Hi sweetie!
13:21 Captain Dietmar please send pictures if you plan to Deck the boats for Xmas / Hannukha or any other festival occasion or if you find an outstanding local nativity scene ...
13:28 Captain Dietmar ooops "festive occasion"
14:00 DaMMADCat Danny We’ll be there tomorrow, how long you staying?
14:00 DaMMADCat Danny
Vía sin nombre, 48419 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.238354575403996,-105.57446962713178
14:20 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev We arrive at Chemala tomorrow late morning and will probably stay a couple days, maybe more if it’s really nice.
14:21 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:14 YO-D-YO Dave @🥥🦜🍹Navigator Bajabound.com got us a Chubb liability only for Mexico cheaper than Novamar.
15:17 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Photos
15:17 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Nativity scene near Catedral Guadalajara.
15:21 Medea I leaving Zihuatanejo for PV, is it easier to stop for fuel in Manzanillo or Barra ?
Thanks
16:42 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @YO-D-YO Dave thanks for that. I’m good on liability in Mexico. I’m wondering about liability only cover south of Mexico, to and through the canal.
16:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We're about 50 miles to your starboard also heading to Banderas!
17:08 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:08 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Back in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica and wanted everyone to know we’ve had a very good experience here. We’re using caution to lock up our boat and dinghy and so far no problems. Today we were going to eat canned tuna for dinner and JP manifested a dorado, gifted to us by the neighbor fishing boat anchored next door. What a lovely surprise and we are so grateful, especially chef JP. There are so many nice anchorages nearby too. We highly recommend Bahia Huevos N 10 38.535´ W 85 41.096’.
For those of you checking in or out here, it’s a good spot for many reasons. Ceviche in the making!
17:15 AirBender Mike & Col Nice conditions, we are enjoying the ride
18:06 Salacia / Peter Does anyone know whether the fuel dock in San Blas has fuel, and what the depth is there?
18:09 Pelerin-mike Yes it does. There are two docks but only the westerly one was working three weeks ago. Keep Center south of the channel for reasonable depths. Marina is cheap but buggy.
18:10 Salacia / Peter “Reasonable” is clear for 7.5’ draft?
18:12 Pelerin-mike Anyone been in Huatulco recently? Looking to leave our boat there for Christmas and wondering about security.
18:13 Pelerin-mike There are some sizeable boats that use the fuel dock and I don't remember being concerned getting to the fuel dock (draw 6.5). The marina is another issue..
18:15 Pelerin-mike San Blas-Antonio at the marina speaks very good english.
18:35 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
18:35 Tidewalker - Alan Live as it happens… sunset over Loreto…taken from MV Tidewalker anchored in Puerto Ballandra, Isla Carmen
18:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Not sure where in Manzanillo you would get fuel. Possibly Las Hadas marina and hotel. Barra is pretty easy too. Their surcharge is either 13 or 15%. More expensive if you are over 60 ft. Plus 2% for credit card.
18:48 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Las Hadas marina has a fuel dock, we fueled there twice over the past two seasons, and such a picturesque place to anchor for the night.
18:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Nice. Where you bombarded with the key skis. Two years ago, they were so annoying.
18:53 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:53 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Mas o menos… the view of Las Hadas turning into night with the lights was so good I don’t remember 😇
18:58 Maison De Sante Photos
18:58 Maison De Sante Full moon sunrise during sunset!
19:24 Maison De Sante Photos
19:25 Maison De Sante Companion in the companionway 💕 🐕
19:37 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Is there an easy way to add my crew to this chat group?
19:45 DaMMADCat Danny See you there, probably just afternoon.
20:11 Qué vendrá We are on our way there as well, maybe we will see you somewhere along the way, or in Chamela in the morning.
20:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Cool! We look forward to meeting you. Look for our catamaran that displays “Rochambeau” on each hull.
20:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
22:42 Sea Trial Dave @Pelerin-mike We we’re there last season. The town is one of my favorite places and there are some very interesting places and nice beaches nearby. The marina however does leave a bit to be desired. There is no security gate but they did have a person sitting in the marina as security overnight.

2022.12.08 Thursday
08:15 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Does anybody know if there is a water taxi service in Zihuatanejo?
08:20 Captain Dietmar @Pilialoha left yacht there during covid and had local help
08:20 Captain Dietmar Hilda and Ishmael yachtservices vhf 68 ?
08:21 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph 👍
08:21 Captain Dietmar only permanent crew allowed
08:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Captain Dietmar duly noted, thanks Captain.
08:46 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We also have a pretty recent WhatsApp for Ismael : +52 755 108 9161
08:55 STELLA BLUE - Larry Manzanillo

09:30 LA Paz ⚓ Al & Steph Thanks Dietmar.
10:11 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Mariato District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.322481960943915,-80.91100216967969
10:11 Aegis, Mary/Ian Bahia Arenas
11:06 Wildflower Roan Found the owner of the orange extension cord - Alec on Audrie Mae if it's still floating about
11:09 SouthernCrossEh! BC What slip is Alec on please? We still have his extension cord
11:12 SouthernCrossEh! BC It’s on our deck for him so he can pick it up if that’s easier: Southern Cross Eh! G6
11:56 Wildflower Roan A7 in A dock, Audrie Mae
11:57 SouthernCrossEh! BC Thanks
13:19 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We visited the Immigration office in Playa del Coco and have a phone number to call and confirm if the officer is available and when. +506 6303-6856
13:57 Rob Murray 1. Who’s in shelter bay?
2. Is it time for a pp party in shelter bay?
3. Anyone want an OpenCPN session in shelter bay?
13:59 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce You might want to ask r r he OpenCPN question to the Shelter Bay WhatsApp group.
14:05 Rob Murray They’re not all pp’ers. These are pp events. ;)
14:37 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.474603054136548,-106.76437061976745
14:37 AirBender Mike & Col Still fair winds
14:49 DaMMADCat Danny
Ballena, 48869 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.585910956390784,-105.12990796017007
15:01 SV Rhumbline (Terry) I need one. I’ll be in Barra on the 19th. 🙂
15:08 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.585063948651392,-105.12833887976679
15:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev After 9 days and 1,083 nm at sea, we finally made it to Perula / Chamela! And, we see @SV Serenity and @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea & @DaMMADCat Danny. Can’t wait to step back on land!
15:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:12 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Got it.
15:12 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:13 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:18 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev It’s our new look; we call it Ferrari 😆 (Name the movie)
15:24 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:27 SV Exhibitionism Hou Red Frog Marina does not answer phone or VHF. Any ideas
15:33 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev And we see @Epsilon-Bill @Epsilon-Cheryl
16:16 WildhoodDirk The dock master is usually only using a handheld vhf so won’t hear you until you are pretty much there…just pull in and grab a spot on the long dock you initially see…then they’ll sort you out.
16:27 Maison De Sante @SV Rhumbline (Terry) we should be in barra around that time.
17:27 BISOU Robin And Tad If you’re not in Bocas send an email. Santiago is pretty good at responding quickly. Office hours are 8:30am to 12 and 1pm to 4pm. Saturday 8:30 to 12 and Sunday closed. If you’re trying to go into the marina keep calling on the radio and make your way to the long dock. There are always dock hands around to take your lines. I don’t recommend going in unless you have a reservation as they are pretty full right now. You can anchor outside the marina in good protected holding.
18:08 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Richard May to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:35 Captain Dietmar Request for info
https://panamaposse.com/haulout

we are compilng a full list of service yards along the route
if you have a first hand experience please fill out the form on the bottom of the page
22:30 Sea Trial Dave @SV Exhibitionism Hou Try Katerin on WharsApp (message or phone). Our boat is there now (although we are not) and I have experienced no issues. +507 6715-6754. The monitor ch 74 as well.
22:32 Sea Trial Dave Message if they do not answer.

2022.12.09 Friday
06:16 Rob Murray Let me ask again:

1. Who’s in shelter bay?
2. Is it time for a pp party in shelter bay?
3. Anyone want an OpenCPN session in shelter bay?
07:23 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Jeariene and I are driving to Shelter Bay on Sunday and will Stay at the hotel overnight. Planning on being at the pot luck on Sunday.
07:29 Captain Dietmar we have a big party planned for Feb 3rd
07:44 Triumph Joseph Do you have an address for the LTH store in Melaque? It does not show up on Google maps. I have 3 batteries that need replaced.
08:45 Rob Murray We can have a practice session first. Maybe two. ;)
10:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Triumph Joseph Pancho in the marina is helping procuring a new battery for me from LTH if you want his contact info.
10:56 Medea Anyone have a WhatsApp for the Marina in PV?
I sent an email couple days ago but no response for a booking
10:57 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Last year we had success through email Dania Medrano
Paseo de la Marina S/N Interior 3
Colonia Marina Vallarta.
Teléfono (322) 221-02-75.
e-mail: dmedrano@marina-vallarta.com.mx
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.
10:58 Medea Thank you
10:59 STELLA BLUE - Larry Photos
11:00 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.7453251983302,-105.36700173275379
11:02 AirBender Mike & Col Pick down in LaCruz early this morning. Lost the tuna & tore spinnaker - good crossing
11:02 STELLA BLUE - Larry Ensenada Carrizal
Beautiful anchorage, no swell, snorkling is the best we have seen in mexico waters.
11:17 BISOU Robin And Tad Coordinates please!
11:48 Aegis, Mary/Ian We are just staging at Ensenada Benao to round Punta Mala. We intend to go into Panama Bay ( Buenaventura Marina). Is there anytime the current is not running against us (from north to south)? I am not clear if it is ocean current or tidal or both. Is it better to be entering the bay on a flood?
12:10 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Seems like I have a new question every day. I need to have an exchange AIS unit shipped to me somewhere. Leaving Barra southbound shortly. I’m thinking care of marina at Chiapas or Quepos. Any feedback on those or other options?
12:12 NIRVANA_ Jodi Yes where are you?
12:24 Rob Murray I thing chiapas is a good bet. Lower duty in Mexico I think. Contact memo or rolf in advance for a shipping address, they often use home addresses in tapachula to speed up delivery (couriers don’t come out to chiapas every day)
12:30 Epsilon-Bill Heading to Barra in a couple of days from Bahia Chamela, probably the 11th. We are in need of a Baldor alternator. Are there any sources available to both order one and have it installed? Comments, suggestions welcomed! We intend to hang out in Barra for several days.
12:33 FREEDOM - Sheri Freedom will be flying from Florida to Mazatlan Jan 5. Heading south from there. We may have room to bring smaller items back with us, if people need things at that point.
12:36 Epsilon-Bill Good to know!
12:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry N 19.05.813 W 104.26.262
12:53 STELLA BLUE - Larry Sorry about the tuna. I hate spinnakers. L
13:18 C-YA. Glenn @STELLA BLUE - Larry where is this can not locate on google
13:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Pancho Can get them for you. His # is +52-315-104-3289. I believe both stores in Melaque and Cehuatland are on the main highway.
13:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Possibly Pancho. He us our go to guy for everything. +52-315-104-3289
13:25 M/V One Life We timed our passage of Punta Mala for low slack at the point. We got a pretty good tail current heading north, so much so that we had to slow down so as not to get to Vista Mar before sunrise.

13:50 NIRVANA_ Jodi Yah that is not working
14:27 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank you, that’s consistent with another pp member. Good to know you picked up a tail current. Thats why I asked. Today from Arenas to Benao we were supposed to have a 1 knot current against us and it was the other way around. We arrived in Benao 2 hrs early.
14:56 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the lead on Pancho, truly appreciated! Hope to be at the Marina on Monday, or at least anchorage until we get checked in.
15:13 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Big Galliot Cay
Big Galliot Cay, Bahamas Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.923716,-76.287548
15:14 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
15:14 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Last night’s early dinner spot in Georgetown, Exuma.
15:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
15:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce The local Bahamian beer. The name is the sound of a cow bell. That’s why there are two cow bells on the label. I did not know this until we got to the Bahamas.
16:07 Aegis, Mary/Ian
CRJ6+X4V, Las Escobas del Venado, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.431686492279404,-80.1898956405412
16:41 Qué vendrá Two questions for folks in Barra:
- is there potable water at the docks?
- where to refill propane?

Thanks in advance!
16:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We filter it. Some people do drink it. Most water in MX is not very good to drink. We have a mini water maker that we hook up to the dock water. Pancho our go to guy, can get propane for you.
17:26 AirBender Mike & Col We really like the Premium variety, yum
17:28 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
18:05 WildhoodDirk There is a water delivery service in Barra for drinking water…he will deliver 5 gal jugs via panga to your boat…I remember the price being quite reasonable.
Silvain: +52 315 101 0704.
18:10 Hula Kai One can buy water at the little store for 45 pesos each but you have to get them to your boat. Or I heard you can get water delivered to the boat for 35 pesos from the restaurant in the hotel. 😁😎

2022.12.10 Saturday
08:01 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Are you in Vista Mar now? If so what dock and slip? Do you want to be added to the WhatsApp group for VM? If so, direct message me and I can add you.
08:29 M/V One Life We’re in Dominican Republic, heading towards Puerto Rico today. Thanks though.
08:31 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Landing where in PR ? How long of a run is that for you ?
08:38 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @Aegis, Mary/Ian we stopped there on our way to Vista Mar. Beautiful little bay. Then from there to Punta Mala. Arrived at low slack.
08:44 Aegis, Mary/Ian I got itchy to leave so we are slogging past Punta Mala now. Little early😎. Benao is a gorgeous spot.
08:51 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Be safe.
08:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry Here are the coordinates that should work with google earth

19°05'42"N 104°26'12"W
08:52 STELLA BLUE - Larry 19°05'42"N 104°26'12"W
11:02 M/V One Life We are anchoring at Isla Sanao tonight (SE Corner of DR). We’ll head across Mona Passage early tomorrow and anchor in Boqueron, PR tomorrow night. 14 hour run tomorrow.
13:56 Tulum5- Michele/Chad @Wonoma - Jessica @Rob Murray @Rob Murray Rob, we’re here- Tulum-5
14:02 Medea
Marlin 39, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74764698824852,-105.37936095332368
14:03 Medea Just arrived in Marina Nayarit
All marinas full, managed to get a slip for 3 days
14:08 Maison De Sante @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce kalik is great with conch fritters! Enjoy 😊
15:34 Epsilon-Bill
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195486223260456,-104.68284195140238
16:17 AirBender Mike & Col Arrived yesterday, hanging in anchorage
16:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
16:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Highborne Cay, Bahamas
Bahamas Northern Exumas, Exumas Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.710011802349264,-76.82181135487548
16:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
16:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Highborne Cay anchorage for the night.
19:25 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Nirvana_Jacob Spear to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:52 NIRVANA_ Jodi We made it to La Cruz if there are any boats here we would love to meet up.

2022.12.11 Sunday
07:35 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Is anyone in Puerto Vallarta going to Petco and ending up in Barra de Navidad?
08:07 DancingontheEdge Mel Dancing on the Edge is in La Cruz. Where are you. Anchorage or Marina?
08:19 Epsilon-Bill Epsilon finally made it to Barra de Navidad, if any Posse members remain? Always good to meet up and get local knowledge-Slip G8.
08:20 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler is here. We are C-14. The power boat near the end on the dock
08:21 Rob Murray The shiney one, right?
08:21 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I was wondering if you were the same Epsilon that is in the Posse. I n see Navigator heading out right now
08:22 Epsilon-Bill Let’s get together sometime this. We are having Poncho (your lead), pull our alternator today! Hoping for the best.
08:22 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes! Pancho and his crew removed two years of cruising yuck from our boat. Took the around 2 1/2 days 🤦‍♀️
08:23 Epsilon-Bill Sometime this week-not awake yet 🤪
08:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler No problem. We are just having breakfast. The French Baker should put around 9 ish
08:24 ,☠️Delta Swizzler There he is on the radio now.
08:25 Epsilon-Bill Don’t know about the French baker?
08:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler He is legendary. He comes through the marina on his panga. He sell croissants, baguettes, all kinds of stuff. He even has coffee in board. He announces on 22. If you call him in the radio, tell him your slip and then he will come to you.
08:28 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We will start d out on the dock when he gets close so he can see us.
08:29 Epsilon-Bill That sounds great!
08:29 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Triumph just hailed him.
08:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler He rings his bell too.
08:30 Epsilon-Bill TH what do you want yeah we like to look at the patriots against Pitt identifier surface epsilon a G8 this is sailing vessel +88 hello this is sailing vessel Absalon at she ate were interested in pastries how yummy OK no it was recording what do you mean on your phone yeah
08:31 NIRVANA_ Jodi We are in the anchorage tell Monday.
08:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Too funny, your phone just translated your order to the Line App. 😂
08:32 Epsilon-Bill I know, deleted it quick 🤪
08:32 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 😂
08:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt This is why direct messaging is best. The you only are embarrassed with one person instead of 161. LOL 😇
08:33 Epsilon-Bill 🤗
08:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler True. Sorry should have taken it off to the side
08:35 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I forget many times myself
08:35 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
08:36 Epsilon-Bill 👍😉
08:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We found a new spot to anchor in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. N 10 33.495’ W 85 41.610’
08:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
08:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Pathfinder is behind me in the picture. The coordinates are not for the hammock. Cheers! Cafe de Playa. Happy Hour 4-6!
09:01 Triumph Lynn Welcome, Epsilon. Triumph is in slip E-26. We were busy getting our pastries!
09:02 Epsilon-Bill Nice to meet you!
09:03 C-YA. Glenn @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev if I get my propellor leaving the week of Christmas. In the anchorage waiting for customs clearance for the prop
09:15 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone happen to have an extra burgee in the Puerto Vallarta area?
09:35 Captain Dietmar at the marina in barra de navidad
09:36 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
09:53 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev @C-YA. Glenn Cool. Please ping me if you go to Petco. Meanwhile, good luck getting the prop sooner rather than later!
10:04 Medea Photos
10:04 Medea Yo D Yo coming into La Cruz
10:05 Wonoma - Jessica Anyone know of a cat sitter near vista mar marina in panama. We are leaving boat for 1 month and need to put our cats with someone. All suggestions appreciated. January 7 to feb 15 aprox
10:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just a reminder any boats coming into Barra de Navidad, if you need cleaning, waxing directions or just general help look for Pancho or one of his crew, they are the best. He can be reached at +52 315 104 3289
10:19 AirBender Mike & Col Air Bender is in LaCruz anchorage

There is a after sail race and welcome HaHa party tonight at the amphitheater open to all, starts about 6 we’ll be there
10:32 Medea Thank you
Hope to see you there
11:32 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt In Shelter bay, what vhf channel do the cruisers monitor?
11:33 Rob Murray 74. AM net on 77 @ 0730
11:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks
11:34 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Jeariene and I are here in SB
11:36 Captain Dietmar how deep at low tide ?

13:53 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole 4.5 meters at anchor, but boat can swing to 3.0 meters.
14:38 Rob Murray For those who know Bill in El Salvador, tomorrow is his birthday!
14:48 YO-D-YO Mary Thanks for the picture. We just got woke up. We are in La Cruz anchorage for the night. We gave reservations for the marina on the 14th and are hoping to get in the marina early.
14:50 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO may be there too. I'll PM Air Bender and let you know for sure. Thanks.
14:52 Medea I was at the craft market and just happened to see you come in

Are you headed north or south
15:05 DaMMADCat Danny We just arrived, G24/25
15:06 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:08 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim joined the group.
15:09 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
CXV9+R8, 48894 Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.44283419445194,-105.0329454221856
15:09 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
15:13 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hello there! We are Gretchen and Tim aboard s/v Felicità - a Catalina 42. We originated in San Diego but the day we dropped our mooring line in October was our last day as Californians. Our land/home base is now Eagle River, Wisconsin, USA. We are spending this season in the Sea of Cortez and then after a boat break this summer, will head south and through the canal (we think). We’re delighted to be part of this community!
15:16 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We waved to you from the water taxi as you were driving in. We thought Epsilon was waiting for the taxi. So we went over to pick them up. They said they were waiting for you guys.
E we will all have to get together for appetizers on DS. Possibly Tuesday or Wednesday
15:17 QUESO GRANDE II Welcome Felicita!
15:21 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Hey, hey! 👋 Hope you guys are having fun with your family.
15:38 Aegis, Mary/Ian
8RVP+8G, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.34186881633078,-80.16292300075293
15:49 Aegis, Mary/Ian Heads up. The sponsorship ad for Buenaventura Marina has the wrong coordinates. The correct coordinates are 8°20.266N 80°09.804. These coordinates are to the entrance to the breakwater.
16:13 Epsilon-Bill Delta, just let us know when you want to get together, would love to see your boat. Didn’t realize we were looking at you until the taxi yelled, Hey Delta! 😉. 669-255-3399
16:17 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368624,-79.950989
16:18 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Jeariene and I did a little road trip to Shelter Bay. Going to join the potluck tonight.
16:19 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I was just told by someone at Chub Cay (a port of entry) that vessels leaving the Bahamas no longer need to clear out. Can anyone verify this?
16:28 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Jaws Beach
South West Nassau, New Providence District Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.01830909067352,-77.54305192493527
16:51 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
16:52 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Sunset at West Bay, New Providence, Bahamas.
17:55 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SJ 🥥🦜 Sarah & Crai to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:01 SJ 🥥🦜 Sarah & Crai SJ 🥥🦜 Sarah & Crai joined the group.

21:59 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photos
22:02 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina An unexpected visitor on the fly bridge. How the heck did he get up there? It was toasty warm for him. We are in slip B9/10 at Barra. My family and friends just left. Time to meet our neighbors.
22:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
22:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’ve seen them on other boats in the marina. Make sure you don’t leave any food accessible. The kudimundis (not sure of the spelling) will climb aboard and get into good.
22:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Into your food…

2022.12.12 Monday
05:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Coatimundi. Sorry we missed meting all you Barra boats. Two full days there only and all consumed by repairs. Shout out to Miguel, an excellent wrench spinner. Pancho arranged for him to work on our small Yanmar.
05:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.95844507134261,-104.2943150636247
06:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Bought diesel at Barra yesterday. If my math is right it was US$5.70 a gallon.
07:05 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator that’s not bad at all
07:14 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
07:14 Tidewalker - Alan Live as it happens, almost sunrise from San Evaristo, BCS!
07:18 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very nice!
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Dueling sunrises
07:31 Medea Photos
07:31 Medea 113cm
07:31 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Nice fish!
07:36 Medea Thank you
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator No fish but is there a prize category for close encounters like this?
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator You can tell I’m bored. I’ll stop.
07:50 Medea Not looking in the best shape
07:50 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Aegis, Mary/Ian Enjoy your stay at Buenaventura. We just left after months there. Ask Emilio for a tour of the resort area. And enjoy the pool next door. He also will arrange a free van to the 99 supermarket store to provision. There is a good pharmacy and hardware store there too.
07:52 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Nope. The word scow came to mind as we passed.
07:58 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank you! Its a nice spot.
08:06 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s a great description. 😂 where are you guys headed now?
08:07 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator old US Navy ship. Left overs as it may be
08:30 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
08:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.03766064559685,-77.57697488257257
08:32 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @,☠️Delta Swizzler Maruata today.
08:32 Epsilon-Bill
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19522097512843,-104.6820849963438
08:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce On our way to Chub Cay. Might not be on the call as we probably won’t have cell reception.
08:34 Tidewalker - Alan @Medea nicely done!!
08:50 NIRVANA_ Jodi La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Carretera Punta de Mita 63732 Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.75165270278268,-105.3807985856013
08:57 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74494153110303,-105.3672325027224
08:58 Medea
Marlin 39, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74846285914471,-105.3777954173005
09:02 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Marina Bartolome Colon
Dominikanische Republik : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.47668584859934,-69.87415116764474
09:04 Gitana-Hugo Anyone have a recommendation for an AC guy at Flamenco Marina?
09:06 Rainbow’s End, Chris Contact Gabriel +507 6679-4272
09:06 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242167,-74.218143
09:07 Captain Dietmar
CRGM+829, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.425965,-84.167065
09:08 SJ 🥥🦜 Sarah & Crai
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.687442,-114.887057
09:10 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368248,-79.951414
09:11 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Visiting Shelter Bay
09:11 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
09:16 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
09:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
Ave Solmar #1A Col Centro 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.8754652387669,-109.9034784333827
09:56 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Av. Camaron Sabalo 22201, Marina Mazatlán, 82103 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26937987586885,-106.4549590274692
09:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sorry to miss the call, on holiday with my mama in Cabo🥂
10:02 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Isleta Marina
Fajardo Puerto Rico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.33980856660547,-65.62058420881903
10:03 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sorry to miss the call we are out shopping this morning.
10:04 C-YA. Glenn La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Carretera Punta de Mita 63732 Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.75165270278268,-105.3807985856013
10:07 Wildflower-Steve Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/JhHkJouAVpi99bog6?g_st=ic
10:13 BISOU Robin And Tad Hope you have a big freezer! Where did you catch it?
10:14 BISOU Robin And Tad
Punta Laurel, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.20948881930499,-82.17563706218083
10:19 AirBender Mike & Col Group call ended.
10:22 Medea Between Costa Rica and El Salvador
Got another one a touch smaller also
It was all eaten 👍
10:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry allowed joining via link or QR code.
10:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry disabled joining via link or QR code.
10:46 Rob Murray ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
10:47 Rob Murray Sorry to miss the call, was out shopping this morning. All is well in shelter bay.
10:49 YO-D-YO Mary Marina Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.748295,-105.380226
10:49 YO-D-YO Mary Sorry we missed the call. All is well in La Cruz
10:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
10:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Sorry we keep missing the call. We’re still getting used to swapping between the time zone we’re working in versus the local time we cruise on. But, we’re happily tucked away in Careyes. Will head to Tenacatita by Wednesday.
10:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.728148,-104.027272
10:56 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
C. Nayarit, Inalámbrica, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.15265878031319,-110.3369378481331
11:59 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Sorry to miss call, we had to take my daughter to Manzanillo airport. I also endorse Pancho in Barra de Navidad. Message +52 315 104 3289. He does everything and can get anything. Great guy.
12:26 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Amiran Naval Repair Panamá City +1 (954) 274-3150. He checked pressures and recharged a couple of our A/C compressors.
12:27 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Another number for the A/C guy: +507 6980 5554
12:30 Sea Trial Dave Sorry to have missed the call. We are home for a few weeks. Back to Bocas del Toro after the 1st.
12:33 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Nautical charts from the panama posse web site, does anyone have any pointers on printing these charts out in a manageable way ?
12:35 Medea I will need to haul out in Mazatlan and need a fibreglass person to repair a crack in the swim platform
Any recommendations?
Thanks
12:44 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Correction on the A/C guy in Panamá City. We used Técnico ALIS AIRE PANAMA ( TECNICO GENERADOR air Con Tech Panama. Roger 507-6039-6834.
13:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Photos
13:08 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Sorry I got distracted with these guys and missed the call
13:08 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
13:11 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan The local guide recommends these 3 places : Fiberglass Repair:
Marine Services Mazatlan: Ph. 669-187-0991 VHF-72

Salvador Colin
Obregon Fiberglass: Ph. 982-4939; cell 669-114-5264

Mocino Painting: Grupo Naval Ph. 913-3871

Cruiser’s net is at 8 on channel 72 May have more info.

We are here for a few more days if we can help let us know.

13:31 Medea Thank you very much
13:40 Epsilon-Bill Recommended yacht transport service-contact?
13:41 Tidewalker - Alan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.82058311669442,-110.5705824494362
13:42 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker- Alan at the beautiful anchor at Isla San Fransisco!
13:48 Rob Murray Pub. 147, Sailing Directions (Enroute) Caribbean Sea - Volume I (17th Edition 2022) has been updated to 10 December 2022.

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&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cccef84a7ed92444e394f08dadc76b36f%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638064699612515553%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=PpZ7Sp5saCkQjKHSffSyg3VMUcGljQmjipKSxJI6PBk%3D&amp;reserved=0 ).
14:03 Captain Dietmar office depots mexico
14:03 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/sevenstar
14:06 Epsilon-Bill Thank you!
14:36 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.603018,-103.70112
15:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Chub Cay Marina
Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.41047804071422,-77.90493035845294
15:42 Wild Blue-Ed Wild Blue-Ed joined the group.
16:40 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @STELLA BLUE - Larry Nice to see you! (Old Marina Cortez neighbors in San Diego…)
16:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry How fun! On our way to Panama. Would be nice to have our paths cross again?
17:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @STELLA BLUE - Larry only a matter of time… fair winds! It will be fun to watch your progress!
17:04 AirBender Mike & Col To PP in LaCruz. Lets gather tomorrow at 5pm at Casa Hule for brick oven pizza (Max has some really great lasagna too).

Let me know if you are in, I’ll send directions in a group msg
17:20 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO is in
17:27 AirBender Mike & Col Got cha
17:28 AirBender Mike & Col Live acoustic artist starts at 6pm, so we’ve gotta be in when they open at 5…to get couple of tables
17:37 Wildflower-Steve We moved down the coast to Manzanillo from Barra de Navidad only to run into people from Barra at Home Depot, Tacos Don Julio and Soriana!
17:37 Wildflower-Steve Photos
18:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:01 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd joined the group.
19:02 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd We are Shelly and Rodd on SV Tasi. We left San Diego and are currently in Ensenada on our way south. We look forward to meeting other Panama Posse members.
19:06 Captain Dietmar about 30% of the fleet is tracking here
https://panamaposse.com/tracking
so you can see a few vessels position and tracks
19:06 Epsilon-Bill Welcome Shelly and Rodd, we are Epsilon. From Barra de Navidad
19:08 Wild Blue-Ed Hi SV Tasi, this is Ed on the IP 45 directly astern on you E dock Marina Coral. We’re heading out tomorrow mid-day for San Quintin. This will be our seventh trip along Baja. Happy to answer any questions you might have if this coast is new to you.
19:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz unsent a message.
19:54 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Hi Ed. Small world. We’ve been here for a few days. Were hoping to leave last Friday but I threw my back out loading water onto the boat Thurs. we may try to leave next weekend. Not sure what our next stop will be next. I will definitely hit you up for info when we know when we are leaving.
19:55 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd We’re up at the bar if you’re interested in joining us.
22:23 Wild Blue-Ed Shelly and Rodd, I think we passed on the sidewalk — I was carrying dinner back to the boat. Let’s try to talk tomorrow. I’ll be working around the boat until we leave. Plenty of time for a chat.
22:26 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd 👍

2022.12.13 Tuesday
09:50 Pelerin-mike For those headed to the Peurto Angel area--about 7nm offshore, 5-15 nm north of Peurto Angeles we have gone over at least 8 long lines. Some with flags, some without. Did not see any outside of 11nm offshore.
10:18 Wildflower-Steve Photos
10:18 Wildflower-Steve Photos
10:18 Wildflower-Steve HEADS UP - 8 miles or so south of Manzanillo Bay - long lines 3.5 miles out. 2 black flags lines run at least 1 mile to shore. Fisherman came and cut line to let us through. Would not answer questions. Would advise to give wide berth.
12:08 Terry Katmandu Yes that's the area where I ran into 3-4 lines earlier this year!
12:21 YO-D-YO Dave Seen the black flag markers in many places. Is that the start of the long line? Which direction should we expect the line to lay from the markers? Which way should we run away?
12:25 Wildflower-Steve There were two black flags. We tried to get clarification (in Spanish) as to whether we could pass between them but answers were not forth coming. In this situation, small jugs ran from the flag to toward the beach spaced about 100 feet apart and went on for at least a mile. I assume the did the same in the other direction from the second flag, but unsure. My approach next time will be to approach slowly, hook the line with grappling hook, lift to boat, and cut.
12:30 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Check out panamaposse.com/dangers #3 for a diagram by country. But the consensus is that the locals will do whatever they feel like. Also , our friends caught a long line five days ago 50 south of Mazatlán with a turtle caught in it. They freed it and confiscated the long line.
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator 44 inch
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator 5 miles out of maruata
12:48 🥥🦜🍹Navigator That fish was yesterday, approaching Maruata.
13:08 Captain Dietmar please drop position pins where you encounter longlines and let us know which direction (s)and how far out they go out we.ll compile the findings into a new page for future reference with date time etc ..
14:02 QUESO GRANDE II Does anyone have any recent experience in Topolobampo/ Los Mochis? We have booked Palmira Marina and are now looking into the El Chepe train but also reading State Department safety warnings.… thoughts on bypassing this area?
15:12 C-YA. Glenn Looking for a parts broker in and or near La Cruz Mexico. Customs in Guadalajara holding my part up saying I need a broker
15:15 Last Arrow Vincent Try Carlos from deko marine
+1 (619) 571-0700
15:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian Juan Arias.vcf
15:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian 👆Juan is a good broker operating out of Banderas Bay
15:50 Maison De Sante Nominating ourselves for a Captain Ron award for not clearing into Mexico in Ensenada and clearing in at Cabo without an agent (because they wanted $800 USD-not including other port fees etc). Took 2 days of running around, lots of waiting in lines, creating documents in word, tons of frustration and even a blood draw for health certificate. Cabo may have taken our blood but they won’t take our joy! Looking forward to seeing both old and new faces in Barra soon!
15:51 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Oh wow! That’s a drag.
15:58 C-YA. Glenn @Last Arrow Vincent nope has to be sent to him the part is here already in Mexico
15:59 C-YA. Glenn @Aegis, Mary/Ian he is a boat broker not a parts broker. Thank you
16:06 C-YA. Glenn Found one all thanks. PVR Brokerage they do parts
16:32 Aegis, Mary/Ian No Juan Arias is a parts broker. Used him many times.
16:47 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:47 Captain Dietmar transom extensions progress

16:56 C-YA. Glenn @Aegis, Mary/Ian nope I called he says he only does boats and sent me elsewhere. For a 2500 USA $ prop Mexico is charging me 25000 peso 1279. USA $
17:02 C-YA. Glenn What a racket
17:12 STELLA BLUE - Larry We stayed there for four days June 15th. The marina was simple but their staff was great. We arrived late and had no idea where we were going. Two marina employees waited for us until 10 pm. Much appreciated. We also got a great posse discount. I think you will enjoy it and it's a great launching spot for the canyon. Larry
18:47 Triumph Lynn Answered your same post on FB Sea of Cortez Sailors. Others agreed - Topolobampo and the Chepe Train are great (and safe) in my experience.
18:54 QUESO GRANDE II Thank you!
18:59 Sail Fish-Joanna @Medea what did you use to catch that monster?
19:02 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Cheaper to fly back to the us and bring it in with you lol
19:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re struggling with Kölbi cell phone service in Costa Rica. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the best cell phone plan? Please contact us privately to spare everyone the details if necessary. We are literally using up all our data daily. Thank you, really.
20:44 Kyrie - Joe We had great service from El Salvador through Panama with Claro prepaid.
21:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole So appreciated !!
21:26 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/longlines

please report and see all findings
21:33 Salacia / Peter Please share! Others are interested too!

2022.12.14 Wednesday
04:51 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle agree
05:49 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Kyrie - Joe hi! Where did you sign up or buy a sim or whatever for Claro? What country?
06:20 Kyrie - Joe Bought ours in El Salvador. Around $15/Month prepaid for 6 GB. Roamed without issue from there till Panama.
06:50 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Kyrie - Joe great! Thanks.
07:01 Medea Just a plastic squid 🦑
07:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Another live as it happens sunrise. The Posse burgee is on the flag halyard:)!
07:38 Lola Doug Lola Doug joined the group.
08:40 Epsilon-Bill Can anyone recommend a good doctor in Barra-not an emergency, just symptoms related to bad water I. E cramps, etc…
08:41 Epsilon-Bill For my wife, Cheryl
08:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
08:42 Epsilon-Bill Local remedies welcomed also
08:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good luck hope she feels better. Dra Linda is down by the bus station.
08:42 Triumph Lynn Oh dear, I’m so sorry. Don’t have a doctor recommendation, but let us know if we can help or run errands
08:45 Epsilon-Bill Thanks Lynn, it’s not severe, mostly uncomfortable. She can still get around and was talking about adjusting your foot if she can help. Let us know when.
08:46 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks, not sure she can do much for drop foot. But, you never know. I’m trying to get a map of her location.
08:46 Epsilon-Bill Our number is 669-255-3399
08:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
08:47 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the referral Cindy
08:57 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
08:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator We going to have to stop fishing:)! Filling up the freezer!
09:06 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
09:06 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev I’m not a doctor, but I did go to the doctor and got prescriptions for various things just in case. Here’s a sampling of what I might tight take depending on how severe my stomach was upset, and what I might think it came from. The one thing that isn’t on this list is if I had a parasitic infection. You can go to the pharmacy and ask them for the treatment (Vermox) for a stomach parasite, and they will give it to you over the counter.
09:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.90378244894323,-102.3744165358927
09:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Longline here.
09:08 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev @Epsilon-Bill Also, I wouldn’t take all of these things at the same time. Just giving you an idea of the various options I have for something like a stomach bug.
09:10 🥥🦜🍹Navigator No flags. Saw one floating Clorox bottle that started to move rapidly as we passed. Then a yellow line came up out of the water. Line cutter must have worked.
09:17 Wildflower-Steve Long line running about 1 mile south from the this location N 17°45.755 W 102°11.775 - black flag on each end. Off coast of Lazararo Cardenas -pacific Mexico
10:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Will you please explain what you mean by line cutter? I’m curious to know if you have something just always mounted on your boat.
10:13 Lady Slipper John Photos
10:13 Lady Slipper John Sunset in Lameshure Bay St John USVI.
10:33 Rob Murray 141503Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1348/22(25).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FIVE PERSON OVERBOARD FROM S/V STAR 1, GREY HULL, CAPSIZED
IN 18-50.00N 053-45.00W AT 141100Z DEC. VESSELS IN VICINITY
REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
INMARSAT: 422 799 024,
TELEX: 4291 2008,
PHONE: 5965 9670 9292,
FAX: 5965 9663 2450,
MAIL: ANTILLES@MRCCFR.EU.
10:34 Rob Murray It’s mounted on prop shaft. Usually work. ;). https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/gear/propeller-rope-cutter-test-30012
10:39 Lola Doug I’m in Shelter Bay in Panama. Does anyone recommend a solar panel guy and a starlink guy.
10:43 Lola Doug As shown a prop line cutter below but also a knife hooked to a poll to reach in the water to cut a lint.
10:48 Wildflower-Steve We just grabbed the line with a pole and hacked it with a machete. Worked well. Good in daylight. We also slowed way down. Also have a cutter on the prop and a couple of times that’s come in handy.
10:50 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev hi. I have spurs brand line cutter. It is two piece, one blade attached to shaft that spins and diced blade attached to shaft log. Google spurs line cutter for pics. On reflection though I suspect we rode over the line this AM as our prop is well protected by a full keel. An hour later we hooked another line while fishing and lost our line and lure. Saved the rod:)! Note to self: when in area where long lines are known to be in use it might be prudent to suspend trolling:)!!
10:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Fixed, not diced!
10:52 Rob Murray Starlink was approved here a couple of days ago and they don’t have in country operation yet, so there’s no infra to speak of. What solar panel help do you need?
10:55 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Cool, thanks!
10:56 Lola Doug I have Victron batteries lithium and a 1200 watt controller. I think 100 amp. I need good appropriate solar panels purchased,mounted and wired
10:57 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks!
11:02 Gitana-Hugo Hi. Would anybody know where to find Class T fuses in Panama City? 300 amp.
11:04 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo There are 3 or 4 chandleries around Flaminco Marina all within walking distance.
11:07 Rob Murray Check the marina yard first. I don’t think there’s a turnkey vendor for that, likely you’ll have to do some sourcing, specifying, and the like. Ben on three rivers here just did some you could check with him.

https://www.forpanamalovers.com/en/best/installation-of-solar-panels-panama
11:14 Sea Trial Dave Photos
11:14 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo If you can wait, we are heading back first week January. Also, Shelter Bay Marina has an exporter in Miami who ships parts usually within a couple weeks for a minimal price. I posted the address above.
11:17 Rob Murray You can also get panels in the duty free zone. The devil is in the details- you usually need to evolve the design of the mount based on panel sizes, and I’m not sure what’s available here.
11:35 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.82842472361233,-102.1274314052498
11:36 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Longline her of indeterminate length no flags running northeast to southwest.
11:37 Rob Murray 141719Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1349/22(24).
NORTH ATLANTIC.
1. DERELICT 51 FOOT S/V, BLUE HULL ADRIFT IN 16-31.00N 041-38.90W
AT 132045Z DEC. REPORTS TO MRCC FORT DE FRANCE
TELEX : 4291 2008,
PHONE : 5965 9670 9292,
FAX : 5965 9663 2450.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 171729Z DEC 22.
11:45 Epsilon-Bill Thank you Rolf and Bev, Cheryl saw doctor in hotel, feeling much better now. We were both quite impressed with him.
12:02 Gitana-Hugo I think we’ve been to every chandlery in Panama City. Next will be shipping them in.
12:19 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Shipping to shelter bay marina is best option as they receive from Miami weekly. We shipped refrigerator parts to the Miami exporter who shipped to SB in about 2 weeks. We arranged while we were still on Pacific side. Speak to Katerin in Shelter Bay +507 6715-6754.
12:20 Sea Trial Dave Also try Panamá Amazon
12:21 Gitana-Hugo Thanks Dave
12:53 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/sun-powered-yachts

they do remote system design ship globally and are victron and solar panel dealers
plus 10 % off for panama posse
13:38 Tidewalker - Alan We did the railway trip up to the copper canyon 15 years ago, not to be missed, we found it amazing!
13:46 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
13:47 Tidewalker - Alan Here’s a nice one! 52”… Sea of Cortez
14:09 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan OK, you win! (thumb)
16:04 Maison De Sante Photos
16:05 Maison De Sante We have 2 hitchhikers. Left Cabo this AM and headed to mainland Mexico
16:35 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Smooth sailing! We had a similar hitchhiker on the way to the mainland too. ☺️
16:50 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Brown's Marina
Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.72264229684561,-79.29910985068369
16:59 Pacific Blue - Hans Make sure you get a victron mppt controller so your setup can communicate with the BMS and use DVCC
17:00 Pacific Blue - Hans Unfortunately I do not know victron specialists
17:00 Pacific Blue - Hans in Panama
18:39 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody know if there is any kind of water taxi available near Zihuat town??
20:39 Captain Dietmar Ishmael Hilda vhf 65 or 68 ?

2022.12.15 Thursday
06:44 Rob Murray 6.0 earthquake near the coast between Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. No tsunami warning.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000j8lp/executive?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ENS&utm_campaign=realtime&fbclid=IwAR19yxJ3qu1B9qYDyqk60bzTs9PKXyls4wdlLATk6LDrPhUSoIjTCLzvYvU
07:23 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:31 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy joined the group.
09:05 Rob Murray 5.7 quake off El Salvador. No tsunami warning issued.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000j9es/executive
09:26 BISOU Robin And Tad I hope they’re not headed towards Panama next!
09:29 Rob Murray Fingers crossed!
10:22 Wonoma - Jessica Does anyone have prices on flaminco marina. Haulout and per month rates. Much appreciated.
10:29 Rob Murray There will be an OpenCPN seminar tomorrow at shelter bay marina. 1400 in cruisers lounge. See you there!
12:10 Sea Trial Toni @Rob Murray are there any past OpenCPN seminars posted anywhere?
12:30 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/seminars
12:30 Captain Dietmar 3 on open cpn
12:39 Salacia / Peter Does anyone have solid info on channel depths going into Mazatlán? We know a bit that went aground, but apparently they didn’t “stay left” when they we’re supposed to. What’s the current minimum channel depth? We draw 7.5’. Thanks!
12:39 Salacia / Peter *a boat, not a bit
12:44 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan 12 feet at a + 4 high as of this month. Dredge seems to be stopping 7 or 8 am.
12:55 Captain Dietmar do you have a resent track i/o ?
13:10 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan I do once we get back to boat tonight.
13:23 Salacia / Peter Thanks! Would love to know how close to the north jetty you needed to be.
13:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody have direct experience of Marina Cabo Marques near Acapulco? Versus La Marina Acapulco. I need to leave the boat for ten days somewhere. . .
13:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Tried good-nautical but drew a blank. Really don’t seem able to access, maybe because of using an IPad.
14:45 Sea Trial Dave @Wonoma - Jessica We hauled out a few months ago. I found the slip space was expensive although I don’t recall the rate. There is no PP discount and the marina is not in the best of shape. To haul out, you deal with the marina directly. We paid about $1250 total for our 55’ Nordhavn. Call Carlos +507 6130-8749 for pricing. You deal with the boat yard Re daily pricing while on the hard (also not inexpensive). Call Thomas Munoz +507 6257-7207 for pricing boat yard pricing.
14:48 Sea Trial Dave @Rob Murray Be sure to request that they credit you slip space days while you are out of the water should you pay for days in advance. They did this without issue but I made sure to clarify in advance.
14:54 Wonoma - Jessica That is amazing i really appreciate the help!
15:00 fickle - Ben We stayed there back in March. It’s normally a membership for several months and you can only have your boat there a certain number of nights. We managed to talk them into a shorter stay but it was 10 days minimum at $100 a day. We were able to access the banyan tree resort and pool but it’s a taxi ride and reservation is needed. No facilities at the marina but they did keep the water super clean. A guy would go around several times a day with a skimmer. At that time there was a military barracks in the parking lot and extremely bright floodlights all night for security.
15:31 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @fickle - Ben thanks so much for the first hand feedback! Really helpful.
15:32 fickle - Ben Oh and the dock gates use facial recognition 🙃
15:35 Sea Trial Dave Photos
16:33 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
9J2F+C6C, West Bay, Cayman Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.35162423349165,-81.37632465592608
16:49 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We arrived in the Cayman’s and sadly there is no flag in either bundle we bought for the West Caribbean or the East Caribbean. Go figure. 🤦‍♀️ We are going to go searching for a curtesy flag, but are unsure what color to get. The National flag is blue, but the nautical flag (as seen on a few boats) is red. Which color should we get as a curtesy flag?
18:08 STELLA BLUE - Larry Isla Ixtapa
Océano Pacífico Ixtapa, Guerrero Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.677616,-101.655377
18:57 Wildflower Roan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.635193,-101.554038
21:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.5412655778217,-101.4451554412748

21:59 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photos
22:02 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina An unexpected visitor on the fly bridge. How the heck did he get up there? It was toasty warm for him. We are in slip B9/10 at Barra. My family and friends just left. Time to meet our neighbors.
22:08 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
22:09 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I’ve seen them on other boats in the marina. Make sure you don’t leave any food accessible. The kudimundis (not sure of the spelling) will climb aboard and get into good.
22:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Into your food…

2022.12.12 Monday
05:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Coatimundi. Sorry we missed meting all you Barra boats. Two full days there only and all consumed by repairs. Shout out to Miguel, an excellent wrench spinner. Pancho arranged for him to work on our small Yanmar.
05:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.95844507134261,-104.2943150636247
06:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Bought diesel at Barra yesterday. If my math is right it was US$5.70 a gallon.
07:05 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator that’s not bad at all
07:14 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
07:14 Tidewalker - Alan Live as it happens, almost sunrise from San Evaristo, BCS!
07:18 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very nice!
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Dueling sunrises
07:31 Medea Photos
07:31 Medea 113cm
07:31 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Nice fish!
07:36 Medea Thank you
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator No fish but is there a prize category for close encounters like this?
07:46 🥥🦜🍹Navigator You can tell I’m bored. I’ll stop.
07:50 Medea Not looking in the best shape
07:50 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Aegis, Mary/Ian Enjoy your stay at Buenaventura. We just left after months there. Ask Emilio for a tour of the resort area. And enjoy the pool next door. He also will arrange a free van to the 99 supermarket store to provision. There is a good pharmacy and hardware store there too.
07:52 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Nope. The word scow came to mind as we passed.
07:58 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank you! Its a nice spot.
08:06 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s a great description. 😂 where are you guys headed now?
08:07 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜🍹Navigator old US Navy ship. Left overs as it may be
08:30 Captain Dietmar PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
08:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.03766064559685,-77.57697488257257
08:32 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @,☠️Delta Swizzler Maruata today.
08:32 Epsilon-Bill
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19522097512843,-104.6820849963438
08:32 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce On our way to Chub Cay. Might not be on the call as we probably won’t have cell reception.
08:34 Tidewalker - Alan @Medea nicely done!!
08:50 NIRVANA_ Jodi La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Carretera Punta de Mita 63732 Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.75165270278268,-105.3807985856013
08:57 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74494153110303,-105.3672325027224
08:58 Medea
Marlin 39, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74846285914471,-105.3777954173005
09:02 MARIA NOA Hannes&Bri Marina Bartolome Colon
Dominikanische Republik : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.47668584859934,-69.87415116764474
09:04 Gitana-Hugo Anyone have a recommendation for an AC guy at Flamenco Marina?
09:06 Rainbow’s End, Chris Contact Gabriel +507 6679-4272
09:06 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242167,-74.218143
09:07 Captain Dietmar
CRGM+829, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.425965,-84.167065
09:08 SJ 🥥🦜 Sarah & Crai
Mulegé Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.687442,-114.887057
09:10 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368248,-79.951414
09:11 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Visiting Shelter Bay
09:11 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
09:16 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
09:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
Ave Solmar #1A Col Centro 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.8754652387669,-109.9034784333827
09:56 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Av. Camaron Sabalo 22201, Marina Mazatlán, 82103 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26937987586885,-106.4549590274692
09:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sorry to miss the call, on holiday with my mama in Cabo🥂
10:02 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Isleta Marina
Fajardo Puerto Rico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.33980856660547,-65.62058420881903
10:03 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sorry to miss the call we are out shopping this morning.
10:04 C-YA. Glenn La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Carretera Punta de Mita 63732 Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.75165270278268,-105.3807985856013
10:07 Wildflower-Steve Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/JhHkJouAVpi99bog6?g_st=ic
10:13 BISOU Robin And Tad Hope you have a big freezer! Where did you catch it?
10:14 BISOU Robin And Tad
Punta Laurel, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.20948881930499,-82.17563706218083
10:19 AirBender Mike & Col Group call ended.
10:22 Medea Between Costa Rica and El Salvador
Got another one a touch smaller also
It was all eaten 👍
10:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry allowed joining via link or QR code.
10:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry STELLA BLUE - Larry disabled joining via link or QR code.
10:46 Rob Murray ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
10:47 Rob Murray Sorry to miss the call, was out shopping this morning. All is well in shelter bay.
10:49 YO-D-YO Mary Marina Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.748295,-105.380226
10:49 YO-D-YO Mary Sorry we missed the call. All is well in La Cruz
10:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
10:50 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Sorry we keep missing the call. We’re still getting used to swapping between the time zone we’re working in versus the local time we cruise on. But, we’re happily tucked away in Careyes. Will head to Tenacatita by Wednesday.
10:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.728148,-104.027272
10:56 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
C. Nayarit, Inalámbrica, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.15265878031319,-110.3369378481331
11:59 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Sorry to miss call, we had to take my daughter to Manzanillo airport. I also endorse Pancho in Barra de Navidad. Message +52 315 104 3289. He does everything and can get anything. Great guy.
12:26 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Amiran Naval Repair Panamá City +1 (954) 274-3150. He checked pressures and recharged a couple of our A/C compressors.
12:27 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Another number for the A/C guy: +507 6980 5554
12:30 Sea Trial Dave Sorry to have missed the call. We are home for a few weeks. Back to Bocas del Toro after the 1st.
12:33 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Nautical charts from the panama posse web site, does anyone have any pointers on printing these charts out in a manageable way ?
12:35 Medea I will need to haul out in Mazatlan and need a fibreglass person to repair a crack in the swim platform
Any recommendations?
Thanks
12:44 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Correction on the A/C guy in Panamá City. We used Técnico ALIS AIRE PANAMA ( TECNICO GENERADOR air Con Tech Panama. Roger 507-6039-6834.
13:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Photos
13:08 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Sorry I got distracted with these guys and missed the call
13:08 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
13:11 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan The local guide recommends these 3 places : Fiberglass Repair:
Marine Services Mazatlan: Ph. 669-187-0991 VHF-72

Salvador Colin
Obregon Fiberglass: Ph. 982-4939; cell 669-114-5264

Mocino Painting: Grupo Naval Ph. 913-3871

Cruiser’s net is at 8 on channel 72 May have more info.

We are here for a few more days if we can help let us know.

13:31 Medea Thank you very much
13:40 Epsilon-Bill Recommended yacht transport service-contact?
13:41 Tidewalker - Alan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.82058311669442,-110.5705824494362
13:42 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker- Alan at the beautiful anchor at Isla San Fransisco!
13:48 Rob Murray Pub. 147, Sailing Directions (Enroute) Caribbean Sea - Volume I (17th Edition 2022) has been updated to 10 December 2022.

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&amp;data=05%7C01%7C%7Cccef84a7ed92444e394f08dadc76b36f%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638064699612515553%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=PpZ7Sp5saCkQjKHSffSyg3VMUcGljQmjipKSxJI6PBk%3D&amp;reserved=0 ).
14:03 Captain Dietmar office depots mexico
14:03 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/sevenstar
14:06 Epsilon-Bill Thank you!
14:36 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.603018,-103.70112
15:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Chub Cay Marina
Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.41047804071422,-77.90493035845294
15:42 Wild Blue-Ed Wild Blue-Ed joined the group.
16:40 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @STELLA BLUE - Larry Nice to see you! (Old Marina Cortez neighbors in San Diego…)
16:51 STELLA BLUE - Larry How fun! On our way to Panama. Would be nice to have our paths cross again?
17:01 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @STELLA BLUE - Larry only a matter of time… fair winds! It will be fun to watch your progress!
17:04 AirBender Mike & Col To PP in LaCruz. Lets gather tomorrow at 5pm at Casa Hule for brick oven pizza (Max has some really great lasagna too).

Let me know if you are in, I’ll send directions in a group msg
17:20 YO-D-YO Mary YO-D-YO is in
17:27 AirBender Mike & Col Got cha
17:28 AirBender Mike & Col Live acoustic artist starts at 6pm, so we’ve gotta be in when they open at 5…to get couple of tables
17:37 Wildflower-Steve We moved down the coast to Manzanillo from Barra de Navidad only to run into people from Barra at Home Depot, Tacos Don Julio and Soriana!
17:37 Wildflower-Steve Photos
18:56 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:01 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd joined the group.
19:02 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd We are Shelly and Rodd on SV Tasi. We left San Diego and are currently in Ensenada on our way south. We look forward to meeting other Panama Posse members.
19:06 Captain Dietmar about 30% of the fleet is tracking here
https://panamaposse.com/tracking
so you can see a few vessels position and tracks
19:06 Epsilon-Bill Welcome Shelly and Rodd, we are Epsilon. From Barra de Navidad
19:08 Wild Blue-Ed Hi SV Tasi, this is Ed on the IP 45 directly astern on you E dock Marina Coral. We’re heading out tomorrow mid-day for San Quintin. This will be our seventh trip along Baja. Happy to answer any questions you might have if this coast is new to you.
19:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz unsent a message.
19:54 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Hi Ed. Small world. We’ve been here for a few days. Were hoping to leave last Friday but I threw my back out loading water onto the boat Thurs. we may try to leave next weekend. Not sure what our next stop will be next. I will definitely hit you up for info when we know when we are leaving.
19:55 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd We’re up at the bar if you’re interested in joining us.
22:23 Wild Blue-Ed Shelly and Rodd, I think we passed on the sidewalk — I was carrying dinner back to the boat. Let’s try to talk tomorrow. I’ll be working around the boat until we leave. Plenty of time for a chat.
22:26 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd 👍

2022.12.13 Tuesday
09:50 Pelerin-mike For those headed to the Peurto Angel area--about 7nm offshore, 5-15 nm north of Peurto Angeles we have gone over at least 8 long lines. Some with flags, some without. Did not see any outside of 11nm offshore.
10:18 Wildflower-Steve Photos
10:18 Wildflower-Steve Photos
10:18 Wildflower-Steve HEADS UP - 8 miles or so south of Manzanillo Bay - long lines 3.5 miles out. 2 black flags lines run at least 1 mile to shore. Fisherman came and cut line to let us through. Would not answer questions. Would advise to give wide berth.
12:08 Terry Katmandu Yes that's the area where I ran into 3-4 lines earlier this year!
12:21 YO-D-YO Dave Seen the black flag markers in many places. Is that the start of the long line? Which direction should we expect the line to lay from the markers? Which way should we run away?
12:25 Wildflower-Steve There were two black flags. We tried to get clarification (in Spanish) as to whether we could pass between them but answers were not forth coming. In this situation, small jugs ran from the flag to toward the beach spaced about 100 feet apart and went on for at least a mile. I assume the did the same in the other direction from the second flag, but unsure. My approach next time will be to approach slowly, hook the line with grappling hook, lift to boat, and cut.
12:30 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Check out panamaposse.com/dangers #3 for a diagram by country. But the consensus is that the locals will do whatever they feel like. Also , our friends caught a long line five days ago 50 south of Mazatlán with a turtle caught in it. They freed it and confiscated the long line.
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator 44 inch
12:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator 5 miles out of maruata
12:48 🥥🦜🍹Navigator That fish was yesterday, approaching Maruata.
13:08 Captain Dietmar please drop position pins where you encounter longlines and let us know which direction (s)and how far out they go out we.ll compile the findings into a new page for future reference with date time etc ..
14:02 QUESO GRANDE II Does anyone have any recent experience in Topolobampo/ Los Mochis? We have booked Palmira Marina and are now looking into the El Chepe train but also reading State Department safety warnings.… thoughts on bypassing this area?
15:12 C-YA. Glenn Looking for a parts broker in and or near La Cruz Mexico. Customs in Guadalajara holding my part up saying I need a broker
15:15 Last Arrow Vincent Try Carlos from deko marine
+1 (619) 571-0700
15:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian Juan Arias.vcf
15:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian 👆Juan is a good broker operating out of Banderas Bay
15:50 Maison De Sante Nominating ourselves for a Captain Ron award for not clearing into Mexico in Ensenada and clearing in at Cabo without an agent (because they wanted $800 USD-not including other port fees etc). Took 2 days of running around, lots of waiting in lines, creating documents in word, tons of frustration and even a blood draw for health certificate. Cabo may have taken our blood but they won’t take our joy! Looking forward to seeing both old and new faces in Barra soon!
15:51 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Oh wow! That’s a drag.
15:58 C-YA. Glenn @Last Arrow Vincent nope has to be sent to him the part is here already in Mexico
15:59 C-YA. Glenn @Aegis, Mary/Ian he is a boat broker not a parts broker. Thank you
16:06 C-YA. Glenn Found one all thanks. PVR Brokerage they do parts
16:32 Aegis, Mary/Ian No Juan Arias is a parts broker. Used him many times.
16:47 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:47 Captain Dietmar transom extensions progress

16:56 C-YA. Glenn @Aegis, Mary/Ian nope I called he says he only does boats and sent me elsewhere. For a 2500 USA $ prop Mexico is charging me 25000 peso 1279. USA $
17:02 C-YA. Glenn What a racket
17:12 STELLA BLUE - Larry We stayed there for four days June 15th. The marina was simple but their staff was great. We arrived late and had no idea where we were going. Two marina employees waited for us until 10 pm. Much appreciated. We also got a great posse discount. I think you will enjoy it and it's a great launching spot for the canyon. Larry
18:47 Triumph Lynn Answered your same post on FB Sea of Cortez Sailors. Others agreed - Topolobampo and the Chepe Train are great (and safe) in my experience.
18:54 QUESO GRANDE II Thank you!
18:59 Sail Fish-Joanna @Medea what did you use to catch that monster?
19:02 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Cheaper to fly back to the us and bring it in with you lol
19:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re struggling with Kölbi cell phone service in Costa Rica. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the best cell phone plan? Please contact us privately to spare everyone the details if necessary. We are literally using up all our data daily. Thank you, really.
20:44 Kyrie - Joe We had great service from El Salvador through Panama with Claro prepaid.
21:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole So appreciated !!
21:26 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/longlines

please report and see all findings
21:33 Salacia / Peter Please share! Others are interested too!

2022.12.14 Wednesday
04:51 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle agree
05:49 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Kyrie - Joe hi! Where did you sign up or buy a sim or whatever for Claro? What country?
06:20 Kyrie - Joe Bought ours in El Salvador. Around $15/Month prepaid for 6 GB. Roamed without issue from there till Panama.
06:50 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Kyrie - Joe great! Thanks.
07:01 Medea Just a plastic squid 🦑
07:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Another live as it happens sunrise. The Posse burgee is on the flag halyard:)!
07:38 Lola Doug Lola Doug joined the group.
08:40 Epsilon-Bill Can anyone recommend a good doctor in Barra-not an emergency, just symptoms related to bad water I. E cramps, etc…
08:41 Epsilon-Bill For my wife, Cheryl
08:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
08:42 Epsilon-Bill Local remedies welcomed also
08:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Good luck hope she feels better. Dra Linda is down by the bus station.
08:42 Triumph Lynn Oh dear, I’m so sorry. Don’t have a doctor recommendation, but let us know if we can help or run errands
08:45 Epsilon-Bill Thanks Lynn, it’s not severe, mostly uncomfortable. She can still get around and was talking about adjusting your foot if she can help. Let us know when.
08:46 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks, not sure she can do much for drop foot. But, you never know. I’m trying to get a map of her location.
08:46 Epsilon-Bill Our number is 669-255-3399
08:47 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
08:47 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the referral Cindy
08:57 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
08:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator We going to have to stop fishing:)! Filling up the freezer!
09:06 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
09:06 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev I’m not a doctor, but I did go to the doctor and got prescriptions for various things just in case. Here’s a sampling of what I might tight take depending on how severe my stomach was upset, and what I might think it came from. The one thing that isn’t on this list is if I had a parasitic infection. You can go to the pharmacy and ask them for the treatment (Vermox) for a stomach parasite, and they will give it to you over the counter.
09:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.90378244894323,-102.3744165358927
09:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Longline here.
09:08 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev @Epsilon-Bill Also, I wouldn’t take all of these things at the same time. Just giving you an idea of the various options I have for something like a stomach bug.
09:10 🥥🦜🍹Navigator No flags. Saw one floating Clorox bottle that started to move rapidly as we passed. Then a yellow line came up out of the water. Line cutter must have worked.
09:17 Wildflower-Steve Long line running about 1 mile south from the this location N 17°45.755 W 102°11.775 - black flag on each end. Off coast of Lazararo Cardenas -pacific Mexico
10:11 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Will you please explain what you mean by line cutter? I’m curious to know if you have something just always mounted on your boat.
10:13 Lady Slipper John Photos
10:13 Lady Slipper John Sunset in Lameshure Bay St John USVI.
10:33 Rob Murray 141503Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1348/22(25).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FIVE PERSON OVERBOARD FROM S/V STAR 1, GREY HULL, CAPSIZED
IN 18-50.00N 053-45.00W AT 141100Z DEC. VESSELS IN VICINITY
REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
INMARSAT: 422 799 024,
TELEX: 4291 2008,
PHONE: 5965 9670 9292,
FAX: 5965 9663 2450,
MAIL: ANTILLES@MRCCFR.EU.
10:34 Rob Murray It’s mounted on prop shaft. Usually work. ;). https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/gear/propeller-rope-cutter-test-30012
10:39 Lola Doug I’m in Shelter Bay in Panama. Does anyone recommend a solar panel guy and a starlink guy.
10:43 Lola Doug As shown a prop line cutter below but also a knife hooked to a poll to reach in the water to cut a lint.
10:48 Wildflower-Steve We just grabbed the line with a pole and hacked it with a machete. Worked well. Good in daylight. We also slowed way down. Also have a cutter on the prop and a couple of times that’s come in handy.
10:50 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev hi. I have spurs brand line cutter. It is two piece, one blade attached to shaft that spins and diced blade attached to shaft log. Google spurs line cutter for pics. On reflection though I suspect we rode over the line this AM as our prop is well protected by a full keel. An hour later we hooked another line while fishing and lost our line and lure. Saved the rod:)! Note to self: when in area where long lines are known to be in use it might be prudent to suspend trolling:)!!
10:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Fixed, not diced!
10:52 Rob Murray Starlink was approved here a couple of days ago and they don’t have in country operation yet, so there’s no infra to speak of. What solar panel help do you need?
10:55 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Cool, thanks!
10:56 Lola Doug I have Victron batteries lithium and a 1200 watt controller. I think 100 amp. I need good appropriate solar panels purchased,mounted and wired
10:57 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks!
11:02 Gitana-Hugo Hi. Would anybody know where to find Class T fuses in Panama City? 300 amp.
11:04 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo There are 3 or 4 chandleries around Flaminco Marina all within walking distance.
11:07 Rob Murray Check the marina yard first. I don’t think there’s a turnkey vendor for that, likely you’ll have to do some sourcing, specifying, and the like. Ben on three rivers here just did some you could check with him.

https://www.forpanamalovers.com/en/best/installation-of-solar-panels-panama
11:14 Sea Trial Dave Photos
11:14 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo If you can wait, we are heading back first week January. Also, Shelter Bay Marina has an exporter in Miami who ships parts usually within a couple weeks for a minimal price. I posted the address above.
11:17 Rob Murray You can also get panels in the duty free zone. The devil is in the details- you usually need to evolve the design of the mount based on panel sizes, and I’m not sure what’s available here.
11:35 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.82842472361233,-102.1274314052498
11:36 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Longline her of indeterminate length no flags running northeast to southwest.
11:37 Rob Murray 141719Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1349/22(24).
NORTH ATLANTIC.
1. DERELICT 51 FOOT S/V, BLUE HULL ADRIFT IN 16-31.00N 041-38.90W
AT 132045Z DEC. REPORTS TO MRCC FORT DE FRANCE
TELEX : 4291 2008,
PHONE : 5965 9670 9292,
FAX : 5965 9663 2450.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 171729Z DEC 22.
11:45 Epsilon-Bill Thank you Rolf and Bev, Cheryl saw doctor in hotel, feeling much better now. We were both quite impressed with him.
12:02 Gitana-Hugo I think we’ve been to every chandlery in Panama City. Next will be shipping them in.
12:19 Sea Trial Dave @Gitana-Hugo Shipping to shelter bay marina is best option as they receive from Miami weekly. We shipped refrigerator parts to the Miami exporter who shipped to SB in about 2 weeks. We arranged while we were still on Pacific side. Speak to Katerin in Shelter Bay +507 6715-6754.
12:20 Sea Trial Dave Also try Panamá Amazon
12:21 Gitana-Hugo Thanks Dave
12:53 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/sun-powered-yachts

they do remote system design ship globally and are victron and solar panel dealers
plus 10 % off for panama posse
13:38 Tidewalker - Alan We did the railway trip up to the copper canyon 15 years ago, not to be missed, we found it amazing!
13:46 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
13:47 Tidewalker - Alan Here’s a nice one! 52”… Sea of Cortez
14:09 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan OK, you win! (thumb)
16:04 Maison De Sante Photos
16:05 Maison De Sante We have 2 hitchhikers. Left Cabo this AM and headed to mainland Mexico
16:35 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Smooth sailing! We had a similar hitchhiker on the way to the mainland too. ☺️
16:50 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Brown's Marina
Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.72264229684561,-79.29910985068369
16:59 Pacific Blue - Hans Make sure you get a victron mppt controller so your setup can communicate with the BMS and use DVCC
17:00 Pacific Blue - Hans Unfortunately I do not know victron specialists
17:00 Pacific Blue - Hans in Panama
18:39 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody know if there is any kind of water taxi available near Zihuat town??
20:39 Captain Dietmar Ishmael Hilda vhf 65 or 68 ?

2022.12.15 Thursday
06:44 Rob Murray 6.0 earthquake near the coast between Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. No tsunami warning.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000j8lp/executive?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ENS&utm_campaign=realtime&fbclid=IwAR19yxJ3qu1B9qYDyqk60bzTs9PKXyls4wdlLATk6LDrPhUSoIjTCLzvYvU
07:23 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:31 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy joined the group.
09:05 Rob Murray 5.7 quake off El Salvador. No tsunami warning issued.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us6000j9es/executive
09:26 BISOU Robin And Tad I hope they’re not headed towards Panama next!
09:29 Rob Murray Fingers crossed!
10:22 Wonoma - Jessica Does anyone have prices on flaminco marina. Haulout and per month rates. Much appreciated.
10:29 Rob Murray There will be an OpenCPN seminar tomorrow at shelter bay marina. 1400 in cruisers lounge. See you there!
12:10 Sea Trial Toni @Rob Murray are there any past OpenCPN seminars posted anywhere?
12:30 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/seminars
12:30 Captain Dietmar 3 on open cpn
12:39 Salacia / Peter Does anyone have solid info on channel depths going into Mazatlán? We know a bit that went aground, but apparently they didn’t “stay left” when they we’re supposed to. What’s the current minimum channel depth? We draw 7.5’. Thanks!
12:39 Salacia / Peter *a boat, not a bit
12:44 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan 12 feet at a + 4 high as of this month. Dredge seems to be stopping 7 or 8 am.
12:55 Captain Dietmar do you have a resent track i/o ?
13:10 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan I do once we get back to boat tonight.
13:23 Salacia / Peter Thanks! Would love to know how close to the north jetty you needed to be.
13:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody have direct experience of Marina Cabo Marques near Acapulco? Versus La Marina Acapulco. I need to leave the boat for ten days somewhere. . .
13:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Tried good-nautical but drew a blank. Really don’t seem able to access, maybe because of using an IPad.
14:45 Sea Trial Dave @Wonoma - Jessica We hauled out a few months ago. I found the slip space was expensive although I don’t recall the rate. There is no PP discount and the marina is not in the best of shape. To haul out, you deal with the marina directly. We paid about $1250 total for our 55’ Nordhavn. Call Carlos +507 6130-8749 for pricing. You deal with the boat yard Re daily pricing while on the hard (also not inexpensive). Call Thomas Munoz +507 6257-7207 for pricing boat yard pricing.
14:48 Sea Trial Dave @Rob Murray Be sure to request that they credit you slip space days while you are out of the water should you pay for days in advance. They did this without issue but I made sure to clarify in advance.
14:54 Wonoma - Jessica That is amazing i really appreciate the help!
15:00 fickle - Ben We stayed there back in March. It’s normally a membership for several months and you can only have your boat there a certain number of nights. We managed to talk them into a shorter stay but it was 10 days minimum at $100 a day. We were able to access the banyan tree resort and pool but it’s a taxi ride and reservation is needed. No facilities at the marina but they did keep the water super clean. A guy would go around several times a day with a skimmer. At that time there was a military barracks in the parking lot and extremely bright floodlights all night for security.
15:31 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @fickle - Ben thanks so much for the first hand feedback! Really helpful.
15:32 fickle - Ben Oh and the dock gates use facial recognition 🙃
15:35 Sea Trial Dave Photos
16:33 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram
9J2F+C6C, West Bay, Cayman Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.35162423349165,-81.37632465592608
16:49 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram We arrived in the Cayman’s and sadly there is no flag in either bundle we bought for the West Caribbean or the East Caribbean. Go figure. 🤦‍♀️ We are going to go searching for a curtesy flag, but are unsure what color to get. The National flag is blue, but the nautical flag (as seen on a few boats) is red. Which color should we get as a curtesy flag?
18:08 STELLA BLUE - Larry Isla Ixtapa
Océano Pacífico Ixtapa, Guerrero Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.677616,-101.655377
18:57 Wildflower Roan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.635193,-101.554038
21:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.5412655778217,-101.4451554412748

2022.12.16 Friday
04:32 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @Coddiwomple - Bram I poked around on the CI government site. It seems red is for sea. Blue is for land.
04:33 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
04:35 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim So, probably red, if you can find it, but probably either would show the proper respect… 🤷🏻‍♀️
09:15 Salacia / Peter I’m seeing the same. https://www.landfallnavigation.com/courtesy-flag-cayman-islands-ensign.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt_ez87b--wIVqhTUAR0D9ABCEAQYASABEgKCgfD_BwE
09:20 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Thank you!
10:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry Z is beautiful. Were spendinguv Christmas here. Four other posse boats here also.
10:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry Zihuatanejo
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.640741,-101.555165
11:08 Wildflower-Steve Welcome! Just wait until sunset :)
11:10 Photos
11:11 Wildflower-Steve Photos
11:12 Wildflower-Steve Stella Blue and Stray Cat 2
13:47 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
13:47 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Fresh fish tonight in Papanoa
13:48 Medea Are you using steel or nylon leader?
I’ve lost a few lures already
13:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator That particular lure is on very heavy mono. Most on thin steel. So far only lost lure was hooking a longline.
13:51 Medea Thanks
14:04 Maison De Sante Any Posse boats in Chamela/ perula/ isla Cocinas Mexico?
14:24 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Otoque Oriente, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.578412715073934,-79.59299154026759
14:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole If I were there I would join you at the Jazz Cafe for breakfast
Jazz Café & Wine
315 108 5207
https://maps.app.goo.gl/qzJLauT11stE1yk96?g_st=ic
16:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Drawbridge
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.47198138794242,-80.32453782856464
16:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We made it to Florida!
16:36 Pacific Blue - Hans You can buy a courtesy flag at the national museum. Expect to pay abt. 60 us for a small flag
18:53 Captain Dietmar
REMINDER
TOMORROW SATURDAY DEC 17th
PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL

MEET THE FLEET

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00 EDT | 09:00 PDT
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88490864374?pwd=VGlIYzcwYmpnNVFtcFlBU1dVOTBWUT09

Meeting ID: 884 9086 4374

Passcode: 991632

Communications Protocol Gestalt
( share experiences not opinions )

Invitation to all new and prior participants

Introductions
Overview & Mission
Perks and Discounts
Q&A

19:13 STELLA BLUE - Larry Nice fish
19:34 Hula Kai Nice Spanish mackerel 😎

04:32 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @Coddiwomple - Bram I poked around on the CI government site. It seems red is for sea. Blue is for land.
04:33 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
04:35 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim So, probably red, if you can find it, but probably either would show the proper respect… 🤷🏻‍♀️
09:15 Salacia / Peter I’m seeing the same. https://www.landfallnavigation.com/courtesy-flag-cayman-islands-ensign.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt_ez87b--wIVqhTUAR0D9ABCEAQYASABEgKCgfD_BwE
09:20 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Thank you!
10:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry Z is beautiful. Were spendinguv Christmas here. Four other posse boats here also.
10:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry Zihuatanejo
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.640741,-101.555165
11:08 Wildflower-Steve Welcome! Just wait until sunset :)
11:10 Photos
11:11 Wildflower-Steve Photos
11:12 Wildflower-Steve Stella Blue and Stray Cat 2
13:47 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
13:47 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Fresh fish tonight in Papanoa
13:48 Medea Are you using steel or nylon leader?
I’ve lost a few lures already
13:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator That particular lure is on very heavy mono. Most on thin steel. So far only lost lure was hooking a longline.
13:51 Medea Thanks
14:04 Maison De Sante Any Posse boats in Chamela/ perula/ isla Cocinas Mexico?
14:24 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Otoque Oriente, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.578412715073934,-79.59299154026759
14:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole If I were there I would join you at the Jazz Cafe for breakfast
Jazz Café & Wine
315 108 5207
https://maps.app.goo.gl/qzJLauT11stE1yk96?g_st=ic
16:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Drawbridge
Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.47198138794242,-80.32453782856464
16:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We made it to Florida!
16:36 Pacific Blue - Hans You can buy a courtesy flag at the national museum. Expect to pay abt. 60 us for a small flag
18:53 Captain Dietmar
REMINDER
TOMORROW SATURDAY DEC 17th
PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL

MEET THE FLEET

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00 EDT | 09:00 PDT
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88490864374?pwd=VGlIYzcwYmpnNVFtcFlBU1dVOTBWUT09

Meeting ID: 884 9086 4374

Passcode: 991632

Communications Protocol Gestalt
( share experiences not opinions )

Invitation to all new and prior participants

Introductions
Overview & Mission
Perks and Discounts
Q&A

19:13 STELLA BLUE - Larry Nice fish

19:24 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev
Vía sin nombre, 48898 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.261394884924417,-104.80279872010595
19:24 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
19:25 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
19:26 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
C. Nayarit 114, Inalámbrica, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.152309526711843,-110.33719740818286
21:59 Captain Dietmar thank you
22:17 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Busy Bee - Dan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:18 Busy Bee - Dan Busy Bee - Dan joined the group.
22:20 Busy Bee - Dan Hello! Dan, Lori, and Jake(14b) here on Busy Bee on our Lagoon 400. Returning from Pacific Mexico to FL this year.

2022.12.18 Sunday
01:17 Tidewalker - Alan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.11977757794004,-109.87616281268235
01:19 Tidewalker - Alan Winds and waves have died down so we left La Paz at 1845 for the 380 nm non-stop run to Puerto Vallarta. It’s now midnight, we are 45 nm into the trip and all is well, smooth cruising!
01:20 SV Chimera SV Chimera joined the group.
07:23 DaMMADCat Danny We are a Lagoon 42 cruising from Pacific Mexico to New England, currently in Manzanillo, what’s your location?
07:27 NIRVANA_ Jodi Sorry I missed all this. We even missed the zoom call! Are you still in Chamela? We are out at the islands. And moving to the south today
07:37 NIRVANA_ Jodi I would like to make an announcement. This year Nirvana hosted the first annual Black Friday Dingy Sail the day after Thanksgiving. To celebrate not being a part of the the rat race at home. Back by popular demand we are now going to be have another one “The Day After Christmas Dingy Sail. Ours will be held in Tenacatita. Our host your own race where ever you are!
07:37 NIRVANA_ Jodi Hey guys good to see you again.
08:12 SV Serenity @🥥🦜🍹Navigator, what lure are you using to catch all those Mahi Mahi!? We've tried plastic squid of various colors, cedar plugs, all kinds of others with no luck. In Tenecatita now.
08:12 SV Serenity Next door in Tenecatita.
08:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We may have friends on board Single D. They are this way.
08:16 DaMMADCat Danny
We are having good luck with red/white cedar plugs.
08:23 Epsilon-Bill
7 S Riverwalk Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.52312341520609,-81.15436223196066
08:26 Busy Bee - Dan Puerto peñasco still, but we are going to move fast south
08:59 Busy Bee - Dan General question for pacific mexico down to Panama. How far offshore would be safe(free from) long lines? 50nm?
09:10 AirBender Mike & Col We did not see any on the 3 day LaPaz to Banderas Bay. We stayed 15 mi west of Isla Maria Madres
09:24 Sea Trial Dave @Busy Bee - Dan Hi guys! It’s been a while. (Last saw you in Chiapas as you headed north and we headed south). We hope your have had great adventures. Sea Trial is in Caribbean, Panamá (Bocas del Toro) and we are back to boat (from So Cal) in about 3 weeks. Hope to cross paths with you again!
09:25 Rob Murray We have seen them up to about ~30nm offshore, but nowhere’s safe really.
09:25 Busy Bee - Dan Likewise!
09:59 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.262413658733074,-104.80243161320686
10:36 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW @ 15:30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC & CARIBBEAN AND @ 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC - thank you @Bob Ritner will host !
11:34 SV Stray Cat 2 We are in Zihua and happy to report that Ismael is still providing his cruisers concierge service and can be reached at his booth by the port captain or at n VHF channel 65
11:37 Wildflower-Steve Yes and propane was incredibly reasonable!
12:13 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Thanks for the update, is the dingy valet service still being provided on the beach ?
12:34 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
12:35 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @SV Serenity
This squishy thing and an unpainted cedar plug, six inch I think but lost it to a longline, have been our best producers.
12:35 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Squiddy
12:58 Captain Dietmar @🥥🦜🍹Navigator Tried good-nautical but drew a blank. Really don’t seem able to access, maybe because of using an IPad.
If you use a laptop here is the link https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/marina/muelle-marina-cabo-marques
13:20 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Pier 220 Seafood & Grill
2 Max Brewer Causeway Titusville, FL 32796 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.619528,-80.80032
16:58 WildhoodDirk From Chiapas to Papagayo we saw a ton last season from 5-30 nm out…some folks say stay way in tight (but we saw more Pangas that way) or go way out past 50…that seemed too far out of the way for us so we just dealt with it…
17:09 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt They try to fish the sea bottom contours. That's where you are going to see more nets
17:14 Busy Bee - Dan We are going to make some big hops so being 50nm out isn't an issue
17:44 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Running the other way from Chiapas to Barra we only saw a few, now we ran 110 hours straight a night we may not have seen all of them
18:18 SV Serenity Thanks! We have a blue squiddy I’ll try. Any best time of day and trolling speed.
18:31 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Did you reach Barra yet? I won’t be there until Jan 1 now. If you don’t plan to stay that long, if you wouldn’t mind, can you leave the burgee for me at the office? Thanks and Fair winds.
22:34 Maison De Sante
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29768723772661,-104.8227722837952
22:35 Maison De Sante @SV Rhumbline (Terry) I’ll be in barra within a few days. I’ll leave one in the office for you if we are not here for new years

2022.12.19 Monday
05:09 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante @Maison De Sante Curious where you folks are now? I have yet to get my hands on a Burgee
05:28 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
05:30 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim In case you are looking to upsize… 😎 M5, 77 meters. Docked at Marina Costa Baja in La Paz.
06:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Titusville Marina
451 Marina Rd Titusville, FL 32796 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.61970723013798,-80.80877601254888
06:57 Captain Dietmar plenty of burgees in the marina office in barra now
07:12 C-YA. Glenn @Captain Dietmar should be there in a few weeks
07:44 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482184,-79.943521
07:44 BISOU Robin And Tad
Tierra Oscura, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.2360850354713,-82.22444992446778
08:03 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74588305907422,-105.3647067400041
08:08 Maison De Sante @C-YA. Glenn we are in Tenicatitta, Jalisco Mexico. Where are you?
08:09 NIRVANA_ Jodi How long will you be there
08:30 Captain Dietmar REMINDER PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 minutes for the atlantic and caribbean and in 90 minutes for the Pacific
08:36 YO-D-YO Mary Marina Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.748295,-105.380226
08:36 Rob Murray Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
08:38 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Manzana 080814 156496-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.91326058139274,-79.52685286222342
08:47 C-YA. Glenn @Maison De Sante in La cruz anchorage waiting on a part then head south
08:54 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.47110710510164,-110.3796259313822
09:00 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.92417320926478,-104.2176622315268
09:03 DaMMADCat Danny Came across 2 more long lines here, south out of Manzanillo, pangas seem to be shadowing us when we get close. We were able to go around one, the other we went over without any issues, marked by black flag at one end, small plastic bottles in the middle, very closely spaced.
09:04 DaMMADCat Danny We’ll share all coordinates when we get through the land mine.
09:05 SV Serenity Which anchorage are you at in Tenacatita? We're at Tamarindo and will remain here through Christmas.
09:06 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.26255912387681,-104.8023821238957
09:06 Epsilon-Bill
180 Emerald Lake Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.52289976902964,-81.15500607502827
09:07 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Tenecatita bahia
Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30787344293896,-104.8333377982
09:08 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242161,-74.217942
09:09 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482975930373758,-79.94498781859875
09:16 Gitana-Hugo Photos
09:18 Bob Ritner Group voice call started.
09:19 Coddiwomple - Bram
Sardina Cl, Cayman Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.34938996973692,-81.3738052546978
09:20 Captain Dietmar lapprox lat and long ?
09:26 DaMMADCat Danny Just watched them deploy a line behind us
09:28 DaMMADCat Danny 18 55.542
104 13.230
Exact location of north flag, lines running north to south.
09:48 🌿☠ LadyBlue - Horst
puerto lindo66832562 colon colon linto bay, Puerto Lindo, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.61637,-79.577833
09:49 NIRVANA_ Jodi
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.53338513714177,-105.0864280291827
09:54 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195627,-104.682349
09:54 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Hoptoad still in Barra💙
09:56 Pacific Blue - Hans
216 Raleigh Quay, West Bay, Kaaimaneilanden : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.35455126358057,-81.3769394159317
09:57 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786,-79.950848
10:00 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Blvd. Marina Mazatlan 12203, Marina Mazatlán, 82103 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.26948490518288,-106.4545295387506
10:00 Triumph Lynn Triumph still in Barra too. Feliz Navidad!
10:02 🦜Maison de Sante Bahia Tenacatita
La Huerta, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.284625,-104.874015
10:37 Wildflower Roan Photos
11:05 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:05 Captain Dietmar @Wildflower Roan we want to clarify the boat yoga poses award entry guidelines - here are last season's winners -
11:09 Tidewalker - Alan @Captain Dietmar those pics are waaayyy too funny!
11:10 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Looking at boat loans. Does anyone have a good contact at Essex credit, or another lender that does liveaboards?
11:11 Captain Dietmar those are the winners from last season - winning the boat yoga award is an impressive and difficult achievement
11:18 DaMMADCat Danny 2 more long line coordinates
N18*55.705’
W104*13.934

N18*53.336’
W104*11.323

Not sure how long these were couldn’t see the other end of any of them. These coordinates are very close or at the north end of what seems to be a N-S orientation or perpendicular to shore, over 600’ of water depth in all cases. Based on panga activity, I believe they have lines farther offshore as well.
11:18 Captain Dietmar @DaMMADCat Danny thank you !
11:23 DaMMADCat Danny Currently no sitings on our course further south. Appears pangas are operating out of the Cuyutlan Ship Channel 4nm south of Punta Campos.
11:30 BISOU Robin And Tad Question for Pacific Panama Posse sailors: we have a 44’ catamaran (FP Helia ) and we’re looking at storing her on the hard late next year between mid November and early February 2023-4. I understand that marina space at this time of the year is at a premium and we are keen to book well in advance. So, we are looking at marinas between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco ( we will be heading across the Pacific in 2024) that have an adequately sized travel lift (or other haulage), a clean and secure hard storage yard, decent workers who can do bottom paint, and not too far from an airport. Please only recommend if you’ve had first-hand knowledge (seen or stayed at the marina/boatyard). Thanks very much! Robin
11:46 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
11:47 Wonoma - Jessica
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.670121,-79.746484
13:05 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
13:06 DaMMADCat Danny Another day another dorado. Used this stinger for our Doarado today.
13:36 NIRVANA_ Jodi Group call ended.
14:07 C-YA. Glenn Photos
14:12 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @SV Serenity I’m no expert, not even a professional. From everything I’ve read our speed+- 7 knots is a bit on the high side and fish feed at dawn and dusk. That said our strikes seem completely random with respect to time of day. If there is a pattern it’s that we hook up at inconvenient times like when coming into port or serving a meal.
14:18 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Same timing trend for fish strikes aboard Felicità, too, @🥥🦜🍹Navigator 🤣🤣
14:48 DaMMADCat Danny Yes, middle of day, not by whales, dolphins or birds! Not what we are use too, not complaining last 4 days we caught dorado everyday.
14:49 DaMMADCat Danny Today we had purple, red and white plugs and the stinger out at the same time, and it hit the stinger.
14:50 Medea What’s a stinger ?
14:51 DaMMADCat Danny It’s a single line of 4-5 squid jigs, only the last one has a hook.
14:52 Medea Are you all using nylon leader or steel
I lost 4 with steel leader on the way north
14:52 DaMMADCat Danny I should say lures not jigs
14:52 Medea Thank you
14:52 DaMMADCat Danny No steel, only large mono leaders.
14:53 Medea Thanks I will give that a try
1 meter long?
14:55 DaMMADCat Danny More like 2 meters, it’s basically all tuna gear, much larger than needed for dorado, because you never know what your gonna hook!!😂
14:55 Medea That’s why I was using steel leader
Wahoo will go through the mono
14:57 DaMMADCat Danny Yes the only steel we have is our Marauder lures for wahoo
14:58 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
14:58 Medea 👍
14:59 DaMMADCat Danny Haven’t caught any yet😕
15:01 DaMMADCat Danny Navigator was it you that anchored in Maratha?
15:01 DaMMADCat Danny Marauta
15:16 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Hello cruisers, aside from Starlink, what internet system or SIM card works in the San Blas islands? We’re coming from Colombia.
15:35 Medea I used the Panama Tigo on 4 occasions there
$5 for 7 days unlimited data
Depends where you are re signal
It was ok at Chichime and Lemon Cays and Coco Banderos
No good at swimming pool
At Banderos I was able to watch Netflix
Buy the $5 cards and recharge each week
15:39 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited RHUMBLINE-MARK to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:43 Captain Dietmar noviable longterm storage on the hard for cats between pv and Acapulco
la cruz is a possibility but that is their busy season and space is limited. San Jose de cabo is an option
https://panamaposse.com/haulout
18:45 TranquiloMike This seems to imply that starlink does work in the San Blas islands. Is that right, it does work there?
19:04 Sea Trial Dave Lost that exact lure with steel leader last year. Still wondering what was on the other end!
19:06 Sea Trial Dave @ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Get a TIGO data only card for Wifi calls with unlimited data. Works almost everywhere. About 30.00.
19:07 Sea Trial Dave @ZEPHYR Laura & Chris But not much of any service in San Blas except Starlink.
19:52 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @DaMMADCat Danny Si, we stopped there.
19:56 🥥🦜🍹Navigator I don’t think we rolled there as much as we are right now in Puerto Angel. Of course it’s just sheer laziness that keeps the stern anchor on the boat:).
19:59 DaMMADCat Danny We are here now, no stern anchor, very nice. So far……
20:02 DaMMADCat Danny Last time we deployed the stern anchor we got it caught on the bow anchor, that’s a story for rum drinks😂
21:41 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes it does we met a Danish family in Hollandes Cays who were using theirs successfully.
22:43 C-YA. Glenn Photos
22:43 C-YA. Glenn Got me a prop finally

2022.12.20 Tuesday
01:04 RHUMBLINE-MARK RHUMBLINE-MARK joined the group.
05:24 ICAROS Bob & Bev Anyone have any experience checking in at Puntarenas, Costa Rica? Also curious about the nearby Puerto Azul Resort & Marina? Contact details, costs, etc
07:56 Captain Dietmar @SV Second Wind has insights from las season
most folks check in playa cocos or golfito
11:19 SouthernCrossEh! BC Videos
11:21 SouthernCrossEh! BC A series of 10-15 bottles coming out of Bahia Tenacatita (approximately 19.60.20N - 104.49.907W
11:21 SouthernCrossEh! BC Panga nearby
11:29 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce When we ram across a series of floats like that we never found the end so decided to coast over the line midway between two floats. On our boat we have a skeg-hung rudder and the line caught at the bottom of the skeg. I used our boat pole to push the line below the bottom of the skeg and we floated free of the line. That all works in the daylight and when there are floats to see.

We also, somewhere in Costa Rica, caught some lines and had no idea we had snagged them. When we got to Marina Papagayo, we had at least 50’ of line trailing behind us. It took two of us with knives about 2 hours to cut about 100’ of line, swivels, and hooks off the prop and shaft. What a mess.

Two extremely different examples of dealing with long lines. Luckily we saw no lines in Panama or on the Atlantic side all the way to Florida.
11:35 SouthernCrossEh! BC We did something similar … picked a spot between two bottles, put it in neutral, checked if we caught us a fish or anything 😂 … nope … we’re on a Tayana 42 Vancouver so it has a skeghung rudder as well … plus this season we had a Shaft shark installed. Fingers crossed, we continue to not entangle ourselves with anyone’s gear. Thanks, Bet & Cam
11:45 DaMMADCat Danny Happy to report no more long lines across our route down to Caleta de Campos, so far from group intel seems to be isolated just south of Manzanillo and then north of Ixtapa. We’ll continue to report as we go.
11:46 DaMMADCat Danny FYI, we run fairly close to shore 1-3 miles usually
11:48 DaMMADCat Danny We never came across any that far north., but obviously they are out there.
14:34 Captain Dietmar can you confirm lat location please
16:07 Medea Are there any anchorage in Mazatlan or only marinas ?
16:10 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
16:10 Rob Murray You can anchor inside the harbour breakwater, n of stone island or e of Isla venedos or pajaros.
16:11 Tidewalker - Alan this from page 29 of Pacific Mexico
16:15 Medea Thank you
16:27 SouthernCrossEh! BC N 19.14.020 / W 104.49.907

2022.12.21 Wednesday
06:55 C-YA. Glenn Photos
06:55 C-YA. Glenn La Cruz Anchorage
08:15 C-YA. Glenn We also had an early morning show of the humpbacks breaching near the anchorage
08:43 Captain Dietmar thank you
08:58 DaMMADCat Danny Heading from Caleta de Campos to Ixtapa , first long line of the day be reeled in
N 17.59.227’
W 102.30.122’

08:59 DaMMADCat Danny …Being reeled in…
08:59 SouthernCrossEh! BC Photos
09:00 SouthernCrossEh! BC Caustecomate sunset from Southern Cross Eh!
09:00 DaMMADCat Danny No flag only clear 1 gallon bottle on end. Panga was a few hundred yards off the end, so hard to say how long it was to began with.
09:12 Captain Dietmar thank you
09:25 AirBender Mike & Col Videos
09:25 AirBender Mike & Col Coffee with whales in LaCruz this morning

09:38 Captain Dietmar thank you
10:59 Maison De Sante Photos
11:01 Maison De Sante The barrel has landed ashore in Tenicatitta and headed to Barra de navidad today. Who is there? Let’s get some boat names, photos and more positive notes for inside.
11:02 Qué vendrá Finally got our burgee!
11:02 Qué vendrá Photos
11:17 Triumph Lynn Triumph is in Barra. Slip E26.
12:19 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thank you thank thank you !! Pirate love from Pathfinder 💙🏴‍☠️
14:40 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody else in Huatulco for Christmas?
15:21 QUESO GRANDE II
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.52223255662207,-111.0738075034698
15:25 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Woo hoo! @QUESO GRANDE II
15:55 AZIMUTH - Ash Lost Line access for a bit switching to a new phone and SIM. Azimuth is back! Moored in Cartagena until we head north in mid-March. Anyone here?
16:01 Captain Dietmar yeah !
18:19 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:20 Captain Dietmar Happy to report a new sponsorship Marina an large travellift boat yard in Belize near Belize City https://panamaposse.com/hakim-marina-boat-yard
15% discount 200 gross metric tons | 30 feet wide - basic slips available too

18:21 Captain Dietmar Photos
18:21 Aegis, Mary/Ian Long shot, but has anyone seen Marco water pumps at any chandleries in Panamá?
21:19 Rum Truffle - M&G Is there a dinghy dock at Armuelles?
21:19 Rum Truffle - M&G How is the check out of Panamá going North. Is there a dinghy dock?

If not Armuelles where is a simple check out between Vistamar and Armuelles.
21:56 Medea No Dinghy dock at Armuelles
Bring the dinghy up on the beach on the north side of the crumbling pier
Beware the swell and shore break
Port Captain office is there
He will prepare paper and then walk you to customs and immigration and coast guard
I think it was $20 at each of the offices

2022.12.22 Thursday
06:40 Rainbow’s End, Chris Ian, there are about 4 chandleries at Marina Flamenco. I will take a walk later and check around and let you know.
07:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Speaking of Armuelles, Panama…Is it possible to check in at Armuelles? Or check in is only possible with the agent Carlos in Boca Chica? Thank you !
07:59 Medea No unfortunately
I asked the port captain this question for another boat
He said it is only designated as a check out port
08:04 Medea The port captain said you can check in at Puerto Pedregal and Boca Chica
But there is no one at Boca Chica permanently to do check in and when I was there I was advised to go into David or to Armuelles
08:16 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Puerto Pedregal is 7nm up the river when accessed from the western leg. It can only be done while approaching high tide. And hence only high tide when you leave. We did it 4 years ago on the last business day of the year. After calming the port captain down (because he wanted to fine each of us $1000 for not emailing him about our arrival), we did Captain, customs, immigration, and cruising permit in one day. All within half kilometer of each other. But like I said, that was 12/28/2018. We did run aground coming out.
08:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thank you for asking on other boats’ behalf, really appreciate that!
08:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Very interesting, thank you for all those details!
08:53 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I read a story in Noonsite, about a couple that had a hell of a time checking out of there.
We found a new marina there. It used to be Sunset Marina. Now it’s Ocean Marina they are close to the ferry dock, so you don’t have to worry about the tides. The gal that runs the office is Suhalie
+506-8717-4803. They were very helpful. They do have a pool there. Behind the little hotel.
08:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We checked out of Armuelles. Mark contacted the Port Captain ahead of time. He sent a panga out to pick him up and bring him back to the boat.
Port Capt Omar Barrantes
+507-6606-0647. WhatsApp him.
09:02 WildhoodDirk We can second this…check out with Omar was extremely easy and efficient. And he also arranged the panga pick up and drop off…if you get lucky the beach swell is manageable, otherwise the panga is the way to go!
09:36 Wildflower-Steve Photos
09:37 Wildflower-Steve Vincente in Acapulco is as friendly, helpful and awesome as advertised. Willing to take laundry, garbage, bring water, fuel etc. even making dinner reservations isn’t beyond his scope! Can’t get him to turn down the bar music at night tho … I guess everyone has a limit to their powers!
10:17 Maison De Sante Photos
10:18 Maison De Sante The barrel will be in the marina office at barra for about 1 week or so. I left a sharpie for signing. For those here, please sign with your boat name and put a positive note inside. @Triumph Lynn
10:28 Rob Murray Omar is a peach!
11:34 SouthernCrossEh! BC Photos
11:35 Rob Murray Photos
11:35 Rob Murray Avant is in the water again!
11:37 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
11:59 Bob Ritner Congrats!!!!
13:41 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev No longlines leaving the SE end of Tenacatita 🙂
13:50 BISOU Robin And Tad Stickers
14:05 Captain Dietmar yeah !!! congratulations
14:19 Aegis, Mary/Ian Photos
14:20 Aegis, Mary/Ian I’m still trying to find out what happened. This freighter is in the Balboa Yacht Club.
14:21 Aegis, Mary/Ian It has made contact with moored boats.
14:26 Rob Murray That doesn’t look right in any dimension!
14:41 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Videos
14:41 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thus was posted in Vista Mar Cruisers Group on WhatsApp. I think it's valid
19:11 Salacia / Peter Leaving La Paz for Mazatlan in about an hour. Has anyone seen any long lines near Mazatlan lately?
19:14 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan We just left today. None in the immediate area. Didn’t see any on the way over from Muertos nor have any recent arrivals mentioned any.
19:17 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Fantastic, Rob!
19:21 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim @Captain Dietmar does this picture qualify for unwanted visitors?
19:53 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We’ve never encountered long lines between La Paz and Mazatlan.
21:39 Captain Dietmar depends on the cargo
22:49 ,☠️Delta Swizzler That’s crazy. Hope no people were hurt.

2022.12.23 Friday
08:37 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
08:38 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.53120362528801,-110.3780442239155
09:12 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Sunrise as we prepared to anchor at Isla Isabela.
09:13 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.84265934398569,-105.8825894539299
09:15 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Photos
09:23 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
09:24 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Morning at Titusville Marina, Florida.
09:58 Captain Dietmar any chance for a pp discount ? are they full ?
10:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Full. I got the last slip, but could ask when the manager gets back at the beginning of January.
10:36 Captain Dietmar awesome looking for more transient deals in fl
10:40 Captain Dietmar happy to announce the Placencia Yacht club in belize now sponsors the Posse with a 20 % discount off slips dogfriendly free potable water swiss family run marina 6 slips https://panamaposse.com/placencia-yacht-club
11:25 Medea How was the anchorage? Did you get ashore to see the boobies?
I’m headed up from La Cruz
11:31 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan We just dropped anchor in the south anchorage after the overnight sail from Mazatlan. It’s pretty here. Anchorage is surprisingly calm. Lots of whales nearby. Looking forward for exploring. We are currently the only boat in the south. One boat in the east and three more headed this way.
11:43 Medea Thank you
13:41 NIRVANA_ Jodi Is anyone in Tenacatita?
14:10 Rob Murray If you anchor in the south anchorage at Isabella, re-anchor every 12-24 hours. There are many large round rocks on the bottom your rode will try to wrap around, and usually it’s easy to raise the anchor when it’s only wrapped around maybe one.
15:01 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt And if a squal comes in between the spires and the island from the NE. You'll be on anchor watch all night (lessons learned)
15:30 C-YA. Glenn @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I anchored in 35 feet he no issues at all and we ended up staying for over a week

18:35 Sea Trial Dave We are applying for entry into Cuba. Likely entry point will be Santiago de Cuba from Jamaica. I am curious to know the experience of other PP manners who have visited. Also, what “authorized category of travel” is best/easiest to establish for completing the USCG form CG-3300?
20:00 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
20:01 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev We are! ☺️
20:25 Medea I went in February from Isla mujeres to Cayo Largo
Australian flagged boat
Emailed the port captain he gave approval
Check in on arrival was simple

Some other flags such as American maybe a different story
21:52 Captain Dietmar use non profit good nautical
pm me

2022.12.24 Saturday
08:14 Fickle Muranda Photos
08:16 Fickle Muranda SV Fickle is in Huatulco and they have such a great market with lottttts of lights. It’s the area across the street from the marina (not to be confused with the center of town). If anyone is around here, you should definitely check it out. It’s absolutely wonderful.
08:20 SV Serenity He hauled out our 44' Antares catamaran (21'10" beam) at Opequimar in PV, just minutes from the airport. Put Coppercoat on our bottoms, among loads of other projects. Can't say enough good things about the yard staff (ask for Coral, she'll take care of you) or contractor (Alvaro Lluck). PM me for contact info if intererested.
08:21 SV Serenity Fantastic. We have green and pink. Normally, we've had better luck with green. Out comes the pink!
09:12 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:13 Captain Dietmar Happy Holidayd from Quepos CR
09:13 Captain Dietmar HAPPY HOLIDAYS 😊
09:17 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Happy Holidays!
09:22 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
09:22 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Merry Xmas Eve!
09:43 Wildflower Roan Photos
09:43 Wildflower Roan Long liners out to set their traps
10:26 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
10:26 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Fickle Muranda yes, pretty great fair! But did you ride the bumper cars?
Or get your picture taken with the dinosaur?
10:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator And here is the crew at the scenic entrance to Marina Chahue! Huatulco is where it’s at:)!
10:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
11:47 Sea Trial Dave @ZEPHYR Laura & Chris We had poor service in San Blas. Our TIGO SIM card did work but only occasionally.
13:27 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited JOSEPHINE Blake & Di to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:32 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di JOSEPHINE Blake & Di joined the group.
18:32 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Photos
18:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Feliz Navidad from the Cruisers at Vista Mar Marina, San Carlos Panama
18:35 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:13 Fickle Muranda We won’t leave without getting this same photo 😂
19:49 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
19:50 YO-D-YO Mary Feliz Navidad from YO-D-YO
20:59 PASARGADA 🌵🦜Rachel Thanks for the advice! Today we could see our chain while snorkeling and so far it looks OK. It’s almost all sand below us. We used the coordinates someone had added in a comment on Good Nautical.

2022.12.25 Sunday
05:30 C-YA. Glenn Photos
07:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
07:18 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Happy Christmas from Huatulco!
08:29 Rainbow’s End, Chris unsent a message.
11:37 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina we have used Peoples Bank in WA twice. Jennifer was her first name. She knew were were going to live aboard Jungle, but we di have a land address.
12:02 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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
13:52 Medea
C. Zacatecas, Sin Nombre Loc. San Blas, San Blas, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=21.54251969421006,-105.2945686039564
15:27 Ho’okipa-Lisa Photos
15:30 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Captain Dietmar Ho’okipa — Lucky and Lisa getting a sneak preview at Mira Flora Locks. Feliz Navidad!
16:14 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan @Medea will be heading to Mantanchén tomorrow. Enjoy San Blas !
16:35 Medea Thank you we are up the river
Very calm
Headed to Isabella tomorrow or next day
Merry Christmas
19:11 Medea FYI the no see ums were so bad after sunset I have left for an overnight to Isla Isabella
19:14 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Yes, San Blas Mexico is extremely bad. I smelled like DDT the whole time I was there.
19:18 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Wow that’s brutal. We anchor about 3/4 mile out but I gather it’s just super bad this year.

2022.12.26 Monday
05:59 C-YA. Glenn @Medea yes seems to get worse every year. I would anchor close to shore. Then as the sunset raise and go out to the middle and be okay. Little buggers !
09:02 Captain Dietmar WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 30 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:06 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482165,-79.943717
09:07 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Still in Vista Mar Marina
09:15 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
09:20 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes please! Our beam is 24’ though. How big is the travel lift?
09:24 Rob Murray ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
09:27 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Photos
09:27 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Vista Mar Cruiser’s celebrated Christmas with a roasted pig!
09:31 Coddiwomple - Bram
9J2F+C6C, West Bay, Cayman Islands : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.35168818474476,-81.37524912163326
09:31 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Manzana 080814 156496-1, Panamá, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.9133957675391,-79.52714014425361
09:32 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Perfect Body Medical Center
Cra. 20 # 15 - 110 Santa Marta, Magdalena Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.239362,-74.191936
09:36 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy Marina Puerto Velero
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.94794967163248,-75.03644670955762
09:40 Terry Katmandu I have a 2002 lagoon 470 here on the pacific coast Mexico for 3 years and the only place I know to haul out a 24 ft beam is in La Cruz, Nayarit and Puerto Penasco. Other then that Costa Rica or Panama
10:11 ☠️ Pacific Raven
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.515235119320405,-79.39175824599093
10:12 YO-D-YO Mary
Calle Punta Iguana 159–187, 48335, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.664106,-105.249913
10:18 Maison De Sante Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
10:18 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66726834235496,-101.6163129732959
10:19 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Loreto Municipality, BCS, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.82357368730884,-111.3116843648925
10:20 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Cl. 5 de Mayo 7, Zona Comercial, 23006 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.16360354493793,-110.3157725721181
10:21 BISOU Robin And Tad Group call ended.
10:46 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di
5GHW+VJX, Port Antonio, Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.18108302633621,-76.45335149019957
10:48 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
10:50 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di Good Morning Panama Posse, we are Blake and Diana on SV Josephine, a 1983 Ericson 381, that we have been living on since 2016. Once our refit was complete we quit our jobs and left Galveston, TX November 2021 and have been cruising ever since. We’re currently in Port Antonio, Jamaica and plan on heading to Shelter Bay soon. We look forward to meeting and connecting with you all.
10:58 Epsilon-Bill
7 S Riverwalk Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32137, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.52313923728082,-81.15445357444473
12:25 Captain Dietmar welcome to the Panama Posse
big party Feb 3rd in shelter bay
hope to see you there
12:33 SV Serenity Just passed long line at the Southern part of Bahia Tenacatita starting at 19 14.833N 104.49.547W extending about 1/4 mile at 240 degrees. A panga is attending.
12:33 SV Serenity
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.24314652343594,-104.8258535676101
12:55 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev What kind of fish is this?
12:55 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
12:59 Aegis, Mary/Ian Jack Cravelle. Mexicans call them Torro
13:02 Aegis, Mary/Ian Sorry Crevalle.
13:04 Salacia / Peter
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.18240405528171,-106.4065315761663
13:05 Salacia / Peter Anyone know where we can get a new depth sounder in Mazatlan? Ours just quit.
13:08 Epsilon-Bill How long will you be there. I have an electrician friend living on his boat in Mazatlan Marina, returning from California in a short time. Want his contact?
13:10 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Bummer… at least we got some action. He was still alive so I let it go. Thanks for the speedy reply @Aegis, Mary/Ian
13:13 Salacia / Peter Happy to talk to him, but it’s a sealed unit, and after troubleshooting with the B&G dealer it’s likely going to need a new transducer. Wondering where we could purchase one. We have friends coming in a few weeks, and could have them carry from the US, just hoping to avoid being w/o depth in the meantime.
13:25 Maison De Sante @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev it’s a Jack Crevalle or “toro”. Not good to eat and pose a risk for ciguatera poisoning. They put up a good fight though!
13:36 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Thanks for confirming that! We let it go while it was still alive. Hope it survives. And yeah, it was a good fight!
15:46 STELLA BLUE - Larry
7WFV+WC, Puerto Vicente Guerrero, Guerrero, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.275591,-101.0577
16:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited AVEMARINA to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:27 AVEMARINA AVEMARINA joined the group.
16:27 AVEMARINA Hello,
16:32 AVEMARINA This Dean and gabrielle on Ave Marina a 1985 hatteras 72 MY and we are entering our second year of cruising after retiring . We look forward to learning from, conversation and meeting with members of the group.
17:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited C-YA Ashleigh to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:10 Wildflower-Steve A few puerto angel pics as requested.
19:10 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:10 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:10 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:10 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:11 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:13 BISOU Robin And Tad Thanks for the info!
21:36 ☠️ Pacific Raven If you are in Puerto Angel - Make sure you go up to Playa Zipolite too 🫣
23:36 Maison De Sante Photos
23:36 Maison De Sante Cindy on Delta Swizzler… on the local barra news???

2022.12.27 Tuesday
06:04 Captain Dietmar thank you
09:43 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Reposting this for newer members

We checked out of Armuelles. Mark contacted the Port Captain ahead of time. He sent a panga out to pick him up and bring him back to the boat.
Port Capt Omar Barrantes
+507-6606-0647. WhatsApp him.
10:14 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Back on the boat and using Good Nautical for a beautiful anchorage at Playa Guacamaya, CR. Thank you Panama Posse!
10:14 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:36 Aegis, Mary/Ian Photos
11:37 Aegis, Mary/Ian Miraflores this morning.
12:21 Rob Murray Will you be arriving shelter bay tonight?
12:27 Aegis, Mary/Ian Hoping! We are supposed to enter Gatun Lock at 2 pm.
12:29 Rob Murray Good luck! Most transits pac-atl are on time & schedule.

Sorry, no time to hire a band to welcome you, but maybe we can grab a beer at the dock restaurant. ;)
12:30 Aegis, Mary/Ian 😂
12:52 C-YA Ashleigh C-YA Ashleigh joined the group.
13:34 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Just a heads up for any Posse cruisers coming to Santa Marta marina in Colombia. Be sure to have sufficient lines and chafing gear. The winds inside the marina blow 20-30 knots g 40 on a fairly regular basis. There are often white caps inside the breakwater. Other than that, Colombia is a wonderful country and extremely inexpensive. Happy holidays!
13:35 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Congratulations. 🍾
13:42 Rum Truffle - M&G Subject: Documentation to enter Costa Rica from Panama. Has any one checked into Costa Rica from Panamá within 2 years: if yes did you need the Panama “international”or Leaving Zarpe in Costa Rica?
14:03 Captain Dietmar Costa rica requires a zarpe unless you sail direct from US as US does not issue them

14:09 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Sauvage - Ali to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
14:55 Rum Truffle - M&G Thank you
15:32 Captain Dietmar some port captains are very detailed so please confirm all the dates and numbers on the exit zarpe
year 1 a vessel had the dates written in the wrong box and this caused a bit of a problem at entry for the captain. CR runs a very strict bureaucracy
15:41 C-YA Ashleigh C-YA Ashleigh canceled 🦜🍹Kyrie's invitation to the group.
16:20 Rob Murray Welcome to the Atlantic. See you soon!
16:30 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited 🦜🍹Kyrie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
16:30 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thank you. We are bagged.
18:27 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Av Costera Miguel Alemán 3209, Costa Azul, 39850 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.843883,-99.850898
18:28 Aegis, Mary/Ian
Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368057825654008,-79.95040044555495
18:40 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Here’s a new one. Long like in Mantanchén bay near the anchorage. Black flag with flashing white light on top! Panga standing by about 1/2 mile away. 21°30.598'N 105°14.186'W
19:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Freefall T to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:16 Lola Doug Who do you know in Panama for Victron?
20:16 Lola Doug Mis read lol
22:08 Salacia / Peter We’re on our way to Matanchen now, should arrive tomorrow around mid day give or take.
22:08 Salacia / Peter
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.92825937417372,-106.2903006396192
22:11 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan @Salacia / Peter pleasant passage. Very calm here. We are the only boat so far. Port captain was very happy to check us in via radio. Maybe we will see you here ! We will go to town tomorrow.
22:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We used a company called GPS Marine +507-6085-1040.
They are in the Panama City area.
22:27 Pacific Blue - Hans Victron’s website indicate la casa de las baterias and radio holland as marine specialist resellers
22:35 Salacia / Peter We’ll be sure to say hi if you’re still around! Or feel free to drop by if you see us first. 🥸
23:40 Medea Hi Salacia I’m passing by headed to Mazatlan
Safe sail south

2022.12.28 Wednesday
01:50 Salacia / Peter Hey! I tried calling you on the VHF! Safe travels! Lots of fishing boats around!
09:50 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Welcome from DeltaSwizzler we are a 58 ft Vantare out of SF who have been south of SanDiego now for going on 8 years. Always good to see another powerboat who actually wants to cruise. Where are you and what are you plans for 2023 ?
10:30 BISOU Robin And Tad The people at La Casa de las Batterias are nice and helpful but more for retail sales than repair work. I tried to reach Radio Holland multiple times while in Shelter Bay without success!
12:12 SV Serenity Sorry for the delayed reply. I’m pretty sure 24’ beam exceeds their limit. We had about 4-5” clearance each side. It was a sphincter tightening experience.
12:42 Captain Dietmar we have a vicrron dealer with 10%off as a sponsor
he also does consulting g and drawings ships international

https://panamaposse.com/sun-powered-yachts
14:32 Rum Truffle - M&G We are headed N out of Panamá. We need some Amazon deliveries. In Panamá we use a very efficient forwarder Miami to Pan Cty “Fast Box”.
Questions:
1. Does Amazon from US ship to Maria direct; without fuss.
Q2. If not direct what is best forwarder?
15:30 Tidewalker - Alan Question on downloading the routes from Good Nautical. Now that I am about to head south to Panama from La Cruz in Banderas Bay, I thought that I would import a bunch of routes from Good Nautical to my TimeZero. I have imported GPX files before, so have a bit of a success history. However, each route that I try to import keeps coming up with a FAILED: There is an error in XML document (2.2).
I have previously downloaded a GPX downloaded software and have been using this.

Anyone have an idea on how, or if, I can import routes from Good Nautical into TimeZero?

Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!

Tidewalker - Alan
18:15 Sea Trial Dave Can someone share the name and number of the marina manager in Chiapas? I have a friend looking and for some reason I don’t see it in my contacts.
18:18 Medea Chiapos Marina
18:26 Sea Trial Dave @Medea This won’t open. Would you please resend? Thanks!!
18:26 Sea Trial Dave Of test to (949)677-6112.
18:27 Medea +52 962 111 8291
18:28 Sea Trial Dave @Medea thanks!
18:29 Medea Most welcome
18:29 Wildflower-Steve Photos
18:30 Wildflower-Steve Panama Posse Party with Wildflower and Audrey Mae at Playa Cacaluta.
19:15 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Memo Garcia.vcf
19:17 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Chiapas
21:06 Sauvage - Ali Sauvage - Ali joined the group.
21:32 Captain Dietmar @☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina may be able to shed some light
it's just a pair of coordinates you can open in excel or word pad
22:29 SV Serenity FYI, after checking in here,
the marina at Barra de Navidad no longer accepts the Panama Posse discount as of 12/31/22.
22:41 Epsilon-Bill Sorry to hear that, we’re in G-8 slip until February-Barra that is. Heading south after Cruise Week.


2022.12.29 Thursday

05:43 ☸️SV Enjoy-Don/Nina Hi Alan, can you send me a screenshot of the error? Maybe I can figure it out.
07:27 ZEN AGAIN Mike&Nicki Linton Bay Marina
Garrote Colón Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.613186,-79.578763
08:54 WildhoodDirk Seems odd, I thought they were the unofficial headquarters for the Posse…maybe Dietmar can shed some light…
09:07 Medea Are there any members here planning on the Pacific crossing in the coming months
I’m planning to leave La Cruz in March for FP
09:24 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev We’re pretty bummed because they won’t give us the PP discount in Barra either.
09:28 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev @Captain Dietmar Perhaps you can contact Dino at Barra and persuade him to charge us the PP rate.
09:43 WildhoodDirk 7.3 kg, 99 cm (16.1 lbs, 39”) Yellowtail Snapper…this count as an entry?!
09:43 WildhoodDirk Photos
09:43 WildhoodDirk Photos
09:45 Medea That is impressive
09:48 Aegis, Mary/Ian 5 @Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Barra marina did that last year too.
11:55 Captain Dietmar
high season they need to make revenue
rate usually drops in April may
11:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler B Dock is totally empty now. Plus, many are planning on leaving on the Jan 1st when the rates jump. Ours will go from $18 a foot to $30 a foot for the monthly rate. Looks like Dino is cutting his nose off to spite his face. Instead of making money, he is going to be loosing money. That’s a 53% rate hike. 🤦‍♀️😱
12:03 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Sorry almost 100% increase, looks like us and a few other boats will be off the dock
12:40 AVEMARINA Hello,
12:45 AVEMARINA Ave Marina is currently in La Cruz.We will be here until the middle to end of january. 2023 will be a lets see how it goes year for us as we are researching corssing or staying a season in el salvador or costa rica or panama or back into the sea of cortez , which we enjoyed immensley, and will be loosely trveling south until????? Definately lots of choices.
12:55 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler unfortunately Also up in the sea of Cortez the marinas are extending their reach and will not allowing you to anchor out in the bay or the come cut mooring balls. Anyways to make some pesos. Sooner or later they will end up running the so called middle class off and only the rich so to speak will be spending thousands of dollars in a slip. The way of the world. Following what the states are doing in the US running off then boaters who anchor. Causing a eye soar as they say to the million dollar water front homes.
12:56 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 😞
14:23 Epsilon-Bill Epsilon is in Barra too, while we are in Florida, won’t return until the 25th. Guess we will be departing the next day because of rates, weather permitting-sad, we wanted to participate in Cruise Week in February 😞.
14:25 Medea Is anyone In Mazatlan and know where to fill gas bottles and if European bottles can be filled here?
Thank you
14:26 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Where are you in Mazatlán?
14:29 Epsilon-Bill Dean Christian is a livaboard in Mazatlan Marina, has a lot of local knowledge, besides being a great electrician. +1 (916) 768-0954 Maybe 🤔 he can help with propane question.
14:32 NIRVANA_ Jodi Does anyone have a recommendation for a machinist in Barra? We need a new shaft for the windlass. Thanks!
14:34 Epsilon-Bill Jodi, the shipyard near the Mazatlan marina has a good reputation. I just posted a contact that might give you a lead.
14:34 NIRVANA_ Jodi Move south!!
14:34 NIRVANA_ Jodi I don’t see a contact
14:35 Medea I’m anchored in the bay behind the lighthouse by the old town
14:35 Medea Thank you
14:35 Epsilon-Bill +1 (916) 768-0954. Dean Christian, a liveaboard next to Shipyard.
14:36 Epsilon-Bill Mazatlan Marina.
14:37 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Ah yeah not sure about down there. Hail on channel 72 (the cruisers channel) there’s a guy in the old harbor that’s knows all the spots. Regular net is at 8am too.
14:37 Maison De Sante @NIRVANA_ Jodi if there is a machinist nearby barra Pancho from the marina would know. He is currently driving back from Puerta Vallarta. Let me know if you want his WhatsApp
14:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Have you checked with Pancho? He probably knows a guy. +52-315-104-3289
14:38 Medea Thanks
14:39 NIRVANA_ Jodi Yes please
14:41 NIRVANA_ Jodi Thanks guys
18:42 Busy Bee - Dan Are there any places to haul a 24 foot wide cat near Panama city? I know of shelter bay on the Atlantic side, but looking for options on the Pacific side.
19:02 NIRVANA_ Jodi Yes I am also looking for a place but ours is 27in beam.
19:31 Captain Dietmar flamenco marina travel lift
https://panamaposse.com/haulout
19:33 Busy Bee - Dan Ok. I emailed them and got now response so was hoping this group would deliver...awesome
20:22 Captain Dietmar 1) in person
2) call
3) whatsapp
4) vhf
5) email

my experience is 1 & 2 work well
@Sea Trial Dave just hauled out there for a local direct cell#

20:25 Busy Bee - Dan Excellent. Ilk ask them about their experience
21:32 Richard May Richard May joined the group.


2022.12.30 Friday

02:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone in Marina vallarta now and awake? Our vessel was just boarded and we're not there
02:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
02:27 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Hoping he was scared off by the camera but we don't have anyone that can go check on it until the morning
05:30 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Wow sorry I am in La cruz
05:30 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We have a friend from la Cruz heading over in the morning
05:37 C-YA. Glenn Ah okay @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Where you able to get a hold of the marina office and report about it?
05:37 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle No they seem to be closed with no way to get a hold of them or security till 9 am
05:38 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle It's pretty ridiculous
05:39 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle yes true have to report to police then the port captain otherwise port captain may not do anything. Somewhere there most likely knows the guy
05:39 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I can't find a way to get a hold of police even lol all I can find is dialing 911 but we're not in the country
05:40 Rob Murray Post an image of the breaking artist and a warning on any of the Mexico cruising facebook groups you can. Warn others, and perhaps he can be identified!
05:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Friend in la Cruz talked to security there and they tried to contact someone at MV but no luck. So it seems the only thing we can do is wait till opening
05:40 C-YA. Glenn Let me see if I can find something online. We have had some break ins and property stolen out in the la cruz anchorage. Be back shortly let me search online
05:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Absolutely will do this once we figure out what happened and how much/what was taken
05:45 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle http://www.discoveryvallarta.com/puerto-vallarta-emergency-important-phone-numbers.html
05:46 C-YA. Glenn Scroll down that have numbers besides 911
05:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I tried calling a couple of them earlier but didn't get an answer
05:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle And I'm not certain I really trust the police to go into our boat without anyone I know there. Ugh
05:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle We have the camera and the guy turned it away from where it was pointed and it has an audio feed so from what I can tell there's no one on the boat now at least.
05:49 C-YA. Glenn Ah figures. Dang that’s to bad about calling. They tell us here to call on 16 for security otherwise have to find someone and the marina here is pretty heavy patrolled with security sitting on the dock watch your tube. Lol
05:50 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah there's usually a guy sitting right outside the gate in MV so I'm honestly really surprised by this
05:52 C-YA. Glenn Panga I have had them come up rowing at night and took my gas can. Joke was on them though it was diesel gas and waste oil
05:53 C-YA. Glenn I don’t have face book but like Fred said post it if you do. Someone may recognize the twirp and maybe inside justice
05:54 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yeah I've posted on facebook
05:55 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle I do know the iPad on board is still there so he can't have ransacked too much
05:56 C-YA. Glenn Still sucks (sucks)
05:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Indeed it does
05:56 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Feeling helpless from here is the worst part
06:00 C-YA. Glenn I can understand. Funny they have security yet the signs and such say the marina is not responsible. Sucks all the way around. Which reminds me need to replace my wasp spray. Shoots 25 feet works well and sure stings like hell in the eyes
06:09 Captain Dietmar sobaorry . can you email the picture to registration@panamaposse.com as well ?
06:11 Rob Murray *non gestalt warning* I haven’t personally tested wasp spray as a deterrent, but the guy in this video has. Based on his research I wouldn’t rely on it.

Skip ahead to ~1:25 for the test. https://youtu.be/YWj4xuacbyY
06:24 C-YA. Glenn @Rob Murray I agree with you. It’s just a starting place. Don’t want to hurt them but if I have to I can amp it up several notches or dive over the side and work from below
07:09 Mar Y Sol Bob @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
07:10 Mar Y Sol Bob We spent two years in Puerto Vallarta Pablo is head of the marina. He’s the man to talk to. He will be the best contact through the Marina office. You will need to push him a little. He will do anything to keep the police from coming into the marina.
07:13 Mar Y Sol Bob Pablo is the main man in Marina Vallarta
07:13 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Okay thank you. I will see if I can get a hold of him
07:14 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Any chance you would have a WhatsApp contact
07:14 Mar Y Sol Bob Pablo is very proud of his security cameras. He should be able to track down who it was.
07:17 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Good to hear. I'm hopeful
07:18 Mar Y Sol Bob Only way I know to contact him is through the office. Sorry.
08:47 Busy Bee - Dan We are headed back to the US but our insurance doesn't cover US. Anyone have a recommendation for insurance that covers you in the US(I won't need outside US) for when we arrive? I can and will ship around but starting here with recommendations/ good helpful agents
08:48 Busy Bee - Dan Yacht insurance...to clarify
08:59 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We had Geico (BoatUS) for a number of years in the US. When we went south we got Jackline by Markel and have that now.
09:00 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce We thought Geico was good. It just didn’t cover us past Mexico.
09:02 Busy Bee - Dan Ok. Last I got quoted (years ago) it was pretty expensive but I'll check again
09:02 Busy Bee - Dan For Geico
09:03 Captain Dietmar +523223188082 whatsapp marina
marina is working on it as we spaek
09:09 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes I'm in contact with them now, thank you!
10:13 Captain Dietmar @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah

From Pablo

"A young man who works on the yacht on that side got into
Through an open hatch on the ship but he was already arrested by the police. Everything is now in order since he stated that nothing was stolen and in the navy cameras it does not appear that anything was stolen since he did not have anything in his hands or pockets.
Happy New Year.
(This must be treated as confidential information )"
10:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Queso Grande Sherri to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
10:25 Queso Grande Sherri Queso Grande Sherri joined the group.
10:28 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes just had a friend go through the boat. It looks like he entered through a small deck hatch that he managed to open by twisting the handles from the outside
10:28 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Nothing was stolen as the camera appears to have spooked him
10:30 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev So happy for you @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah  and @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
10:33 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Photos
11:10 Fickle Muranda Such a feeling of violation though! Im so sorry you guys went through this. I’m so happy to hear that this was a good outcome though!!
A reminder to remain vigilant on our boats. Happy New Years everyone.
11:22 Maison De Sante @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Leah  I have a few friends with boats in marina Vallarta. Sorry I just saw the thread. Glad nothing was taken. Let me know if you want me to connect them with you if you extra eyes on your boat.
11:36 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Instead of wasp spray, try bear spray. I got mine at REI while in the US and snuck it in checked baggage to Panama. Obviously, I haven't tested it, I hope that I will not have an opportunity to make that report.
11:40 Kyrie - Joe We carry bear spray as well. Just never spray it upwind!
11:41 Qué vendrá Looking for a recommendation for a hotel or Airbnb in Zihuatanejo close to the bay. This is for our friends while we will be on a boat.
11:41 Kyrie - Joe Dan, Atlantic side again, but Linton Bay has a huge travel lift as well.
11:45 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited s/v Kristina Marie to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:46 s/v Kristina Marie s/v Kristina Marie joined the group.
12:11 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Huatulco continues to impress! Last nights parade of trucks, busses and heavy equipment decked out in lights and accompanied by fireworks and this morning’s sunrise.
12:12 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
12:40 C-YA. Glenn @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I have wasp spray then mace then bear spray then spear gun then machete and swords. Well covered for all
Kinda of fish
12:41 Busy Bee - Dan Yep. Thanks. Good to have options!
12:52 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @C-YA. Glenn no spear gun yet, no sword, but machete, flare guns, sling shot and a cross bow ( didn't think I could get that through customs)

I really love this group
13:07 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
13:07 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
13:07 Tidewalker - Alan I am entering these pics into the Yoga pose of the year…. cleaning fuel tanks in La Cruz between Christmas and New Years is such fun ……😵‍💫🤪🙄
13:08 Captain Dietmar thank you
13:25 Rob Murray 301916Z DEC 22
NAVAREA IV 1409/22(26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
BAHAMAS.
1. DEBRIS ADRIFT IN VICINITY 25-45.70N 077-12.69W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 021916Z JAN 23.
13:29 RED ROVER Kevin Wow Alan! Is that you!?!
13:47 C-YA. Glenn Photos
13:47 C-YA. Glenn Entry for boat yoga
14:59 STELLA BLUE - Larry In Acapulco and need a chandlery. Does anyone know of one? Need some fuel line.
15:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Just go to the Autozone
15:12 STELLA BLUE - Larry Ill try that. Thanks
18:38 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58464160625915,-105.1272802810268
18:39 AirBender Mike & Col Pick down, just in time for sundowners!
20:07 Captain Dietmar small chandlery by the Acapulco yacht club
20:08 Captain Dietmar pictures please

2022.12.31 Saturday
14:32 Captain Dietmar 45 days on the hard are finally over back in the water
14:32 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:32 Rob Murray Yay!
14:32 Captain Dietmar
Slip D-06 - Marina Pez Vela Quepos Provincia de Puntarenas CR 60601, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.427386,-84.168188
14:35 Sea Trial Dave @C-YA. Glenn Co @Captain Dietmar Which way are you headed? Is the canal in your future this season?
14:57 Captain Dietmar eventually heading to panama 🇵🇦 then we'll see
14:58 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Congratulations! We’re you happy with the work?
15:04 C-YA. Glenn @Sea Trial Dave we will leave la cruz hopefully by the end of the week. Not sure yet about canal both retired and our plans are written in the sand at low tide
16:17 Captain Dietmar very happy with the work
16:17 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Glad to hear. That was my experience as well.
16:54 Rob Murray Canal is open 7/24/365. It’s the least seasonal leg on the posse route!
17:06 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30097267174893,-104.8337522410073
17:10 AirBender Mike & Col Pick down in Tenacatita. Quick trip from Chamela; much more serene here. Stopped over at the aquarium for a quick tour.
17:10 AirBender Mike & Col Photos

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2023.01.01 Sunday

01:18 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
01:18 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Feliz Ano Nuevo from Barra de Navidad! 🎉🎆🍾
01:19 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
01:21 Rochambeau-Rolf&Bev Photos
06:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
06:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Happy new year!
07:20 C-YA. Glenn Photos
10:44 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.50029460850723,-101.4223037616969
10:44 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
10:46 DaMMADCat Danny Flat calm, motoring to Papanoa then on to Acapulco tomorrow. Any PP members in the area?
11:07 Captain Dietmar @STELLA BLUE - Larry according to panamaposse.com/tracking
13:19 Captain Dietmar REMINDER PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL TOMORROW AT 15:30 UTC FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 16.00 FOR THE PACIFIC
16:09 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
16:10 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Another day another dorado. Actually a bad day, hooked four but only landed one. All on 6” cedar plugs.

19:33 C-YA. Glenn Photos
19:33 C-YA. Glenn La cruz anchorage sundowner
20:08 C-YA. Glenn Photos

2023.01.02 Monday
07:59 Captain Dietmar
Slip D-06 - Marina Pez Vela Quepos Provincia de Puntarenas CR 60601, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.427263,-84.168225
08:01 Rob Murray Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
08:01 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.482189126511996,-79.94376987857576
08:02 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.22295781330823,-100.972891934216
08:25 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242194,-74.218084
08:30 Bob Ritner Tryp Panamá Centro
Cl Augusto Samuel Boyd Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.985303,-79.52905
08:35 Salacia / Peter
Marlin 39, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nay., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74835645777202,-105.3781441668729
08:35 SV Rhumbline (Terry)
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio 6679, Zona Hotelera, Las Glorias, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.62676192699872,-105.230547375977
08:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.30407831243945,-85.84555360316182
08:59 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 30 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
@🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Dar will run today's call
09:15 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Group voice call started.
09:16 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena See my real-time location on Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WfrewX8nqYJxTVki8
09:23 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf LA-PALMA-MOORINGS.docx
09:52 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.25934750874142,-104.8305568278359
09:52 AirBender Mike & Col Departed Tenacatita south bound
10:02 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.74624846370034,-105.3686965629459
10:02 AVEMARINA Insurance link : D.Harris@hayesparsons.co.uk
10:15 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
10:18 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Our insurance contact is Susan Waters. She secured a Jackline policy through Markle. Her number is +507-6650-6343 in Panama, or +1(443)569-3700. Her email is susan@marineinsurance.cc
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10:22 Epsilon-Bill
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Marine & Personal Insurance Specialist
Gowrie Group | Risk Strategies
p: 410.364.7706 | f: 410.827.3758
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10:24 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Photos
10:25 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE Thank you for the birthday wishes! I will not be partying this year. (big happy smile)
10:34 FREEDOM - Sheri We are about to head back to Mexico and begin our journey south. If we wanted to spend time in the islands in Northern Panama, what is the easiest way to get checked into country? We are heading south to the canal
10:42 AVEMARINA Group call ended.
10:44 AVEMARINA thank you tokete for your time .that worked, for now
10:45 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew @AVEMARINA you are welcome. Very confusing. But we got there. Lol
10:49 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Gary Golden. Manifest Marine. +1-540-785-0398. Gary@ManifestMarine.com
10:53 Aegis, Mary/Ian Check in with Carlos in Boca Chica. If you send your info to him about a week ahead of your arrival he will have your cruising permit waiting for you.
10:54 QUESO GRANDE Lance This how we use as well. Our Policy covers us from Alaska to Main and waters in between. Expensive but comes with few restrictions
11:01 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Does anyone have insurance recommendations for being in Panama, but without lightening restrictions?
11:14 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I posted Susan’s info above . I believe there weren’t any restrictions for lightening on our policy.
11:17 WildhoodDirk Coverage for lightning is fairly straight forward to get, but generally the deductible is doubled for lightning….all of the policies we shopped were this way…
11:19 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt @Captain Dietmar is there a web page in Panama Posse for insurance. Sounds like there should be
12:30 Captain Dietmar there is
panamaposse.com/insurance
12:34 Captain Dietmar here are the official new year rates for Marina Puerto de la Navidad -https://panamaposse.com/marina-puerto-de-la-navidad

he says they are fully booked ( that does not mean that there are not empty slips ) I am asking for an official % for the PP off IF HE HAS SLIPS AVAIL ...

12:34 Captain Dietmar here are the official new year rates for Marina Puerto de la Navidad -https://panamaposse.com/marina-puerto-de-la-navidad

he says they are fully booked ( that does not mean that there are not empty slips ) I am asking for an official % for the PP off IF HE HAS SLIPS AVAIL ...
12:37 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I have seen several boats departing already this morning, 😔
Too bad the monthly discount includes golf, rather than a marina discount. Not many of us carry golf clubs or care about golfing, 🤷🏼‍♀️
12:43 Busy Bee - Dan Maybe not the most official way to do it, but you can contact Erik Gálvez(canal agent), and he can get you a cruising permit via email ahead of your arrival, then officially clear in with customs and immigration wherever. Panama city, e.g. we did exactly that from colombia to San blas. Got cruising permit while still in Colombia, went to San blas...spent 3-4 weeks moving west...then cleared in at Linton no fuss no muss. Probably could work going the opposite way on Pacific side. We are headed the same way(MX to Panama) and plan to do pretty much what I just said. Probably not 100% official and proper, but it works.
12:48 Busy Bee - Dan I just had some sailbag canvas work done in la paz by Paul on SV Bella Luna. Quick shout out to his excellent and creative work. They move around so if you run into them or want some work done I highly recommend. Svbellaluna.com , +17604878797 (Whatsapp) , svblsailandcanvas (instagram)
13:16 Captain Dietmar copy that
working on consistency and transparency ... wish me luck
13:35 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Hotel Bahía del Sol
Costa del Sol Costa del Sol La Paz El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29909532992316,-88.89298832241465
14:12 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz how did you folks like Chiapas for the summer months?
15:02 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Info for Carlos?
15:03 Aegis, Mary/Ian Carlos Boca Chica check in
+50766006191

15:03 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Thanks!
15:03 Aegis, Mary/Ian 👍
15:04 Aegis, Mary/Ian His english is good too.
15:35 C-YA. Glenn @Aegis, Mary/Ian great information thanks
15:37 C-YA. Glenn @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle just read about the outcome of the break. Great news. Great idea for cameras maybe share what your set up is as I have yet to do that
15:40 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Yes it was the best possible outcome. We have an Arlo 4 camera. Needs only wifi. We leave our starlink on all the time so it works out
16:00 Medea I have crew arriving in Mexico for the passage to French Polynesia
Crew are from USA and Canada

Will a crew engagement letter be enough for them to enter Mexico without an onward flight

Anyone with experience in this, your feedback is appreciated
16:13 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
16:13 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Sorry if this is duplicate information. I’m just passing it along:
All of us going to Panama and wanting to not rush straight to Panama city - can contact a guy named Carlos in Boca Chica a week before arrival, and he will have a cruising permit waiting for you. I do not know costs.

16:17 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Was this entering El Salvador?
16:47 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
16:47 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
17:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole That was our exciting exit 😎
17:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole It looks more dramatic than it was. We were very prepared with everything put away even pillows in the bookshelves. Bill guided us through every second. It was worth every minute of the incredible 7 months we spent in the Bahia!
17:45 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Cool, thanks for sharing your experience.
18:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Chiapas is great. They yard is secure, you can do your own work. You cannot sleep on your boat in the yard. You can have Amazon packages delivered reliably. They have great Starlink reception, cell coverage is spotty and the wifi is less than what you would want. There is a good restaurant on site. You can play tennis or pickle ball and use the pool and bbq. The airport is easy in and out. You can get a direct flight to Tijuana a couple of days a week on Volaris. You can have groceries delivered via Soriana cheap. The marina is inexpensive and includes electricity so you can run your air conditioning without worrying about it. It’s 300 pesos one way to ride into Tapachula for more restaurants and shopping. It’s a great launching place for touring Chiapas and there is a lot to see in Chiapas.
18:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
18:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sunset at Barra de Navidad
18:48 QUESO GRANDE Lance Sounds pretty nice. Guessing most people check out of Mexico there on their way South? That’s our current plan for on or about May 1st.
18:56 🥥🦜🍹Navigator We are there, Chiapas, now. It is a pleasant place to fix things on your boat:)! I will do the check out cha-cha in the morning.
19:52 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks for all that detailed information!
20:06 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Yes it’s an easy place to check out of Mexico. Memo took me around to all of the necessary stops and made sure I brought the right docs and money to pay each place.
20:08 QUESO GRANDE Lance Thanks! Safe travels
20:08 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Wow! What did you have done that takes 45 days??
20:18 Captain Dietmar a lot of below the waterline projects...

20:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn You guys are amazing! We're still trying to hook one despite using lures similar to yours!
20:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Gracias!
20:43 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks! Will reach out.
20:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thanks! Will contact.
23:18 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks @Captain Dietmar. I heard you contacted the Barra Marina and it helped. They said the 2023 PP monthly rate is $23.58 x foot (plus tax).

2023.01.03 Tuesday
05:08 C-YA. Glenn @Medea yea i have used that before. All your boat information you as the captian etc
05:11 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz thank you for the information
07:20 Captain Dietmar so at average vessel length of 47' its a monthly savings of $ 300+
07:22 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Does anyone have recent experience checking in to the Bahamas with a dog? Wondering what the requirements are. Thanks
07:43 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn That sort of savings is much appreciated!
07:45 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Have you checked out: https://panamaposse.com/pets? We're traveling with our dog Lapa.
07:46 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
07:47 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Lapa while underway, secured in her “dog burrito!”
09:12 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn So Cute!
10:44 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz have you head any cases of Chagas it’s a bug that gets under your toenails and into your blood stream. My lady gives blood all the time and is worried about it
11:54 Medea Thank you
12:01 Sea Trial Dave Photos
12:05 Sea Trial Dave For those coming into Boca Chica, be aware of a dangerous unmarked rock just below the surface just past the overhead wire. The rock is near the middle of the channel. The coordinates of the rock are provided above. It is a good idea to request that Carlos come out in his panga to lead you in to his little mooring field.
12:05 Sea Trial Dave These coordinates were provided by Carlos.
12:13 Sea Trial Dave Photos
13:13 ChangeUp ChangeUp joined the group.
13:57 AZIMUTH - Ash Posse boats Coddiwomple and Baba Buoy spotted in the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-62407514
17:01 Epsilon-Cheryl Does anyone know if an international health certificate is still required for taking your dog into and out of Panama by boat or by plane
17:18 Aegis, Mary/Ian Has anyone recently applied to Westmarine for the Posse Pro account? It has been 2 months and they don’t answer emails.
17:23 WildhoodDirk I tried a few months ago with no luck…
17:51 TranquiloMike Does anyone know how welcoming Central American countries are to dogs? I’m thinking El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia
17:54 WildhoodDirk Panama and Costa were not a problem for us at all…we had all shots and paperwork obviously. We didn’t actually go to El Salvador but planned to so did all the pre work…seemed like it would not be an issue at all. In Costa the biggest thing they wanted to see was that he was fixed!
19:33 Aegis, Mary/Ian Caribbean side of Panama diesel quality and price. We are currently at Shelter Bay and are considering fuelling up here for convenience, but we could hold off. Most important to us is clean fresh fuel then price. Any thoughts on diesel in Shelter Bay or Bocas?
19:35 Medea They will give you a fuel sample at Shelter Bay
19:36 Aegis, Mary/Ian Oh wow
19:38 Busy Bee - Dan I fueled up on the Pacific side of canal at the marina by the main anchorage..no issues. Can't recall name off top of my head.
19:39 Busy Bee - Dan Flamenco marina
19:39 Busy Bee - Dan Pretty big fuel dock
20:13 TranquiloMike Another dog related question. Does anyone have experience flying in/out of Central American with a biggish (65 lb) dog (to/from the US)?
20:21 QUESO GRANDE Lance Good info and thanks! We are in MX and heading south. Costa Rica didn’t seem too complicated but for Panama a Consulate stamp/endorsed pet cert sounds a bit intimidating. Any advice or recommendations? We are just starting to look ahead at what will be required later this spring
20:34 Wildflower-Steve They weren’t lying. Checking out in Chiapas is truly an adventure. But I must say that the staff at the marina is awesome and go out of their way to help you get through the process. You do need to set aside most of the day to get through the three or four places you’re going to have to go. This is especially true if you have several people who are checking out at the same time. The marina is a proud Panama posse supporter with Panama posse flags all over the office.
20:58 WildhoodDirk Hmmm, I don’t recall the consulate endorsement..however we did have a Food/Drug Agricultural form from Canada…they never asked for it. Initially we cleared in at Bocas, very chill. About 6 months later we cleared back in at Flamenco in PC after being in Ecuador…again, they didn’t say “boo” about the dog. For that one we did have a Panama vet cert from 2 months earlier when we left for Ecuador, but they never asked for it.
21:01 WildhoodDirk Depending on where you are going in the US (Arizona for instance) they may have no fly dates for pets due to possible weather extremes…I.e they can’t guarantee that your dog won’t sit on the tarmac for 6 hours in 100 degree heat…so they just don’t fly dogs during these time periods…this is of course for a dog that can’t fly in the cabin.
21:18 TranquiloMike Yes, when we considered flying with our dog to Puerto Vallarta we saw their cutoff is (if I remember correctly) around 85 degrees.

What do people with dogs do from far away places? Never fly? Find someone to watch the dog?

I appreciate the feedback and discussion!
21:24 Captain Dietmar email registration@panamaposse.com
if you try password reset at westmarinepro.com you.ll know if you are in the system
21:56 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Good fun out here. 7 miles south of Chiapas. We’ve already caught two nets on our paravanes. White line with closely spaced small orange floats supporting the net.
22:33 Sea Trial Dave @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Epsilon-Cheryl We are flying for the second x LA to Panamá City this coming Friday with our dog. To fly in, you will require a Panamanian form filled out by your vet and the USDA and a home quarantine form. This runs about $350. The USDA form is authenticated by the Panamanian embassy or consulate (another $30) and then e mailed to the Tocumen airport 3-4 days before you travel. The vet there checks out the pet (another $130) and assuming all is ok, your pet is admitted under quarantine. The airlines will demand you have all necessary documents before they let you board.
22:52 Sea Trial Dave Coming in by boat to Panamá with a pet is not the same as flying in. Despite the same rules, airlines (who are responsible for returning an animal which is not admitted) have require strict compliance. We found Panamá to be particularly strict. The process is not difficult but it is expensive and there are a few steps.
23:15 Qué vendrá Are there recordings of the presentations from 2022 kickoff in Barra available online? What Insee here: https://panamaposse.com/seminars, seems to be from a few years ago.
23:29 TranquiloMike Thanks! What is the quarantine process?
23:40 Sea Trial Dave The form does not say. We didn’t receive a time. https://www.bringfido.com/travel/international/panama/
23:48 Sea Trial Dave Photos

2023.01.04 Wednesday
06:06 Aegis, Mary/Ian Thanks Dietmar. The reset password worked. I was accepted they just didn’t tell me, which is a strange way to do business.
06:46 Captain Dietmar we did not record them
topics covered are quite similar as a few seasons afo sans covid
06:47 Captain Dietmar that is how they do it
it's b2b not b2c

06:52 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Never heard of Chagas or anyone we know contracting it
07:01 Captain Dietmar approx lat and long ?
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Captain Dietmar there was
07:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Captain Dietmar strike one at 14-36.450, 92-23.424. Strike two was 14-35.652, 92-22.610 and the third strike was at 14-34.083, 92-21.010. After that I pulled in the fish. May have run over more, thawed was much small boat traffic in all directions.
07:35 Triumph Lynn This is what an experienced friend told me:
“Yes, it is actually pretty easy. You have to pay a fee and get the original Bahamas permit they send you filled out by a vet a few days before your arrival. The mail is the problem. They only take cash or money orders. There is an agent that makes it much easier and doesn’t cost much more than the UPS fees you have to pay to get the money to Nassau. His name is Wellington Saunders and his email is bahamaspetpermit@gmail.com. He will take his fee and the government fee by credit card and email the permit for the vet to complete.”
07:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance Dave, thanks for the link.. more studying to do I guess. Our last country before Panama will be Costa Rica and El Salvador, Mexico before that versus the US. We’ll eat this elephant one bite at a time. :-)
08:02 Aegis, Mary/Ian Photos
08:02 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
08:02 Aegis, Mary/Ian 👆Spa week for Aegis
08:21 YO-D-YO Dave I see there is a link to panamaposse.com/pets that should cover many of these animal related questions

Is there a list of all the categories that are available under sub-links?
08:29 Tidewalker - Alan Navigator, was your boat able to glide over the nets no problems or was it just that the paravanes are so much deeper than the rest of the boat? We will be following in your wake in a months time…..with active stabilizers on Tidewalker 😵‍💫🤪
11:22 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Thank you so much!
11:37 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Indeed. She claims she's the only SAMS certified surveyor in all of Mexico. Elizabeth can be contacted at ‭+52 322 134 7397‬.
11:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19595505299452,-104.6820174996812
11:44 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Still in Barra.
13:26 Salacia / Peter Anyone check into Cost Rica with a short validity passport? We need to renew, but Mexico will take too long, hoping to do it in CR where it “only” takes four weeks, but would be checking in with 2-3 months left. Also, if anyone has tips for expediting passport renewal, would appreciate.
13:29 Salacia / Peter Also thinking maybe we can do it in Mexico if we can check in/out with port captains on a photocopy.
13:59 Busy Bee - Dan Not sure what the original message was on this but there are sams/nams certified surveyors in puerta Vallarta/la cruz, la paz, and Puerto peñasco. I didn't look any further south than la Cruz but I've personally made contact with surveyors in all 3 of those places. There are at least 2 in la paz that I know of
14:35 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Tidewalker - Alan is hosting a get together tomorrow afternoon @ 16:00 for those in the area. Marina dock B17. Hope to see fellow PP-ers!
15:30 TranquiloMike Photos
17:40 Kyrie - Joe We renewed ours at a US consulate in Hermosillo, MX at the height of COVID. From our appointment to when we received our new passports was 14 days.
17:40 Kyrie - Joe And I think most countries will have issues with letting you in if there is less than 6 months left on your passport.
17:48 Salacia / Peter Did you just walk in, or did you have to make an appointment? Was it special COVID handling, do you know?
17:55 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.87733147312647,-85.52242474107821
17:55 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
17:56 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Just arrived in Samara, Costa Rica!
18:33 Sea Trial Dave @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn /Elizabeth surveyed our Nordhavn a couple years ago for a new insurance carrier. She came to Barra from PV for us. We were very happy with her.
18:34 Freefall T Freefall T joined the group.
19:23 STELLA BLUE - Larry We arrived in Huatulco today at 10.00 am after sailing down from Acapulco. The winds were fickle but we did get some solid saling in. Buddying with Stray Cat and Ghillie. More on our marina observations and experience to.orrow...time for some sleep!
19:24 STELLA BLUE - Larry
Dársena, Marina Chahue, P Marina Chahue, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.764537,-96.122076
20:18 Captain Dietmar it's a municipal marina and FYI they enforce strickt NO LADYS OF THE NIGHT rule

22:39 Kyrie - Joe Special COVID rules for sure, but I think normal handling. Renewing at an embassy or consulate out of the country puts you in an entirely different rush status I understand. I'd call the one nearest to you and see what they can do.
23:02 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf @Tidewalker - Alan Hey neighbor!
23:04 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf
Pascual Ortiz Rubio, 28838 La Culebra, Col., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.1947464387411,-104.6816027909517

2023.01.05 Thursday
07:57 Nirvana_Jacob Spear Nirvana_Jacob Spear joined the group.
08:58 S/V Wonoma Is this a Chesapeake?
09:14 Tidewalker - Alan Good morning back!!
09:18 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker Alan here invites all Panama Posse in the Barra area - marina, lagoon - to an informal get together today, Jan 5th, on board Tidewalker from 1600-1730 hrs. Bring your drinks and a snack and meet some new friends. Tidewalker is on Bravo dock at the marina, B17
09:19 Triumph Lynn Looking forward to it!
09:23 Nirvana_Jacob Spear Nirvana is in. We will see you @(4)
09:57 SouthernCrossEh! BC Looking forward to meeting new friends, Bet & Cam on SV Southern Cross Eh!
09:59 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Wish we could be there. But, are currently in Tenacatita.
10:39 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
10:39 AirBender Mike & Col Wish we could join, moved on south. Tuna are elusive; Mahi are not.
10:54 DaMMADCat Danny Did you anchor anywhere along the way? Vicente here told us not to anchor until Puerto Escondido, because of banditos.
11:02 DaMMADCat Danny Here in Acapulco
11:04 STELLA BLUE - Larry No, we sailed straight through. Did not hear anything about bandidos. L
11:05 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks!
11:06 Epsilon-Bill On the hook or in a marina in Acapulco? We were eye balling a small marina just south of the larger bay.
11:08 DaMMADCat Danny We spent 2 nights on Vicente Herrera’s Mooring and now 2 maybe 3 nights in yacht club.
11:09 Epsilon-Bill Okay, thanks! Might holler back at you guys when we head south on the 26th-for anything of interest you want to share.
12:07 Fickle Muranda @Epsilon-Bill we stayed in that marina in Marquez bay back in April of this year. It was $100 per night with a 10 day minimum. And we realllly had to talk them into the 10 day minimum. There are zero facilities at that marina. However, you have access to the most beautiful pool at that Banyan resort up in the hills.
12:07 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the heads up 😉👍
12:08 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan hi Alan. It seemed like only our paravanes snagged the nets south of Chiapas. Last night however we managed to grab an unattended longline at 13-29.626n, 90-19.736w that is firmly attached to something under the hull. I don’t like to dive in the dark and we still have full rudder movement and no vibration or other signs it got to the prop so we continue on streaming various colors of line behind us. The sun is coming up now.
14:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:11 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We loved Marina Acapulco and got a good discount for Panama Posse… the swimming pool says it all and the Teppanyaki just across the street!
https://panamaposse.com/la-marina-de-acapulco
14:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole And a big reason we got stuck in Marina Acapulco for a month was our motor for the windlass was completely burnt out. Nacho saved our boat life by fixing it from resources accessible to him. He also rewired our refrigerator system. He’s brilliant and kind and does quality work for incredible prices.
14:52 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn We look forward to joining, thanks for hosting!
14:57 Tidewalker - Alan good luck Navigator and thanks for the heads up! I guess your sweep of the longlines will still have some waiting for us ….?🤪🙄😊
20:43 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan oh yes Alan, plenty more where those came from:).
23:19 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Does anyone have any information regarding recent cartel violence in Sinaloa, particularly Mazatlan? I see reports that airport and possibly port are closed?
23:21 Medea The airport was closed today
Streets were very quiet
With recommendation to stay at home
23:27 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Thank you.

2023.01.06 Friday
03:06 DoTheThing-M&F From our experience, the health certificate done by our Costa Rican vet needed an apostille. They needed to send the papers to San Jose, the capital, to get it so it’s a few days process.
We needed to send all the information to Panama gov via email 3 days before our enter in the country.
At the Panama border, the quarantine fees are high, it’s about 180$ US approx. They don’t actually put your dog in quarantine but asked you were you go… and say they will call you. Which they never did in our case.
03:31 DoTheThing-M&F Per the news, it seems to be concentrated in the Sinaloa area (Culiacán, Mazatlan, Los Mochis, Guasave).
03:35 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Yeah, we’re headed to Mazatlan now. Hopefully marina will be ok for a short stay.
04:05 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photos
04:06 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina I lost my password at Manzanillo and have an appointment with the US Embassy in Nuevo Vallarta on Jan. 23rd. Any advice?
So we have to hang around here for a bit. First time to go through the jungle at Tenacatita.
04:06 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photos
05:54 C-YA. Glenn @Tits Pierre Ken&Tina how did you like the jungle?
08:00 STELLA BLUE - Larry Marina Chahue
08:24 Captain Dietmar Alert: Reports of Violence in Sinaloa
By U.S. Mission to Mexico

January 5, 2023

Location: Culiacan, Los Mochis, and Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico

Event: The U.S. Consulate Hermosillo received reports of gunfire, roadblocks, and fires throughout the cities of Culiacan, Los Mochis, and Guasave. Sinaloa Governor Ruben Rocha has called for the public to shelter in place. U.S. citizens throughout Sinaloa should remain alert for potential violence throughout the state. The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that Sinaloa is classified as Level 4: Do Not Travel in the State Department’s travel advisory for Mexico.

Actions to Take:

Be aware of your surroundings.
Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile.
Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency, call 911.
Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Assistance:

Contact Form
U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
From Mexico: 55 8526 2561

Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-201-501-4444

 

 

08:25 DaMMADCat Danny Bill, left this morning from Yacht Club, we used the facilities for a Dinghy landing at Acapulco Marina for the 2 days on the mooring. The Yacht Club has very limited slip space, lots of surge, but the facilities are the nicest we’ve encountered. Showers, restaurants, pool all very clean and nice, much nicer than Acapulco Marina, but much more expensive.
08:36 Epsilon-Bill Thanks for the heads up 🤗
08:59 Captain Dietmar New Panama Guide online
at https://panamaposse.com/panama
directl link
https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/documents/panama/2023_Cruiser_Resource_Guide_for_Panama_City.pdf
09:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Nicely done
09:03 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
09:03 Tidewalker - Alan Yesterday afternoon we had an impromptu Panama Posse get together on board Tidewalker at the marina in Barra de Navidad. Thanks to folks from Rest Awhile, Avogato, Nirvana, Rochambeau, Serenity, Southern Cross, Triumph and Tidewalker for making this a great get together!
09:05 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks for hosting us!
09:06 Epsilon-Bill Nice, sorry we missed it-Epsilon, G-8 (Barra).Anyone left when we return on the 25th? Would love to meet up!
09:33 SouthernCrossEh! BC It was great to meet new folks. Thanks for creating the opportunity @Tidewalker - Alan
11:25 DaMMADCat Danny @STELLA BLUE - Larry any room for a catamaran there? We should be there tomorrow morning.
12:13 Qué vendrá Sorry we missed that! Hopefully we can catch up with you guys another time.
15:31 Hoptoad Margie&Sonny Toads also sorry to miss the PP gathering on Tidewalker. Next time😎
15:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Bluebird to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:37 Bluebird Bluebird joined the group.
15:45 Bluebird Hi all. SV Bluebird here. We are new to the group:) We are a family of 4 currently in the Florida Keys heading to Mexico then Panama for hurricane season.
15:52 Rob Murray 062120Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 25/23(25).
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
1. DERELICT TUG EG EXPRESS AND BARGE WINBUILD 1810
CAPSIZED AND ADRIFT IN 17-55.37N 063-29.99W
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 092112Z JAN 23.
16:03 Epsilon-Bill Welcome Bluebord! We’re in Mexico heading to Florida
16:03 Epsilon-Bill Bluebird 🤪
16:55 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
21:40 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Photos
21:40 Tits Pierre Ken&Tina Robert, the honorary mayor in Tenacatita, hosted a raft up. We all brought dishes to pass and share. I love the cruising community.

2023.01.07 Saturday
07:55 FREEDOM - Sheri David and Sheri are back on the boat in Mazatlan. 2 crazy days of travel to get here. US carriers were not flying again yesterday. Flew to LAX and drive to Tijuana. CBX is a great option to fly domestically in Mexico. We think we were the 2nd plane to land in Mazatlan after it reopened. Everything seems back to normal here.
08:09 SV Rhumbline (Terry) I know I saw the advice in here but there’s just too much junk to sift thru. What’s the advice on crossing the Tehuanapecs, please?
08:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Don’t rush it , wait for a good weather window, it is a long crossing
08:11 SV Rhumbline (Terry) How far do you typically go out?
08:11 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Is there a particular way to cross? I have heard several opinions.
08:12 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are on a power boat and went straight across, but we had a great window both times, the safe way is one foot on the beach which really only adds about 30 miles to the trip
08:39 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thank you.
08:47 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We are getting ready to leave Martinique and head for Curaçao, we have never been to Curaçao and would appreciate and words of advice or tips for anchorage, marina, formalities, ext. I know there are a few PP boats that are there or have been there recently. Thanks in advance
08:50 Medea Spanish Waters is a good anchorage there
Fuel dock available
Bus available into town
Customs is easy to get to in town
Immigration requires a taxi (unless they have reopened the security gate by the cruise ship terminal)
08:58 Bob Ritner A slow moving low pressure system over the southwestern US will give you a good 2 , maybe 3 day window to get across bit watch for the high on the back side of the low that may give very strong Tpeck winds. We are a sailboat and stayed within 1 to five miles of the coast, despite a good weather window, but we tend to be pretty conservative. Watch out for a large fishing fleet that operates at night from Puerto Chiapas if you are approaching Chiapas in the early morning hours.
09:00 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Medea thank you for your reply. We are planning on going to Spanish waters I’m glad to here everything is accessible from anchorage. How is approach to inlet available to enter in daylight?
09:04 Medea The approach is fairly narrow but easy to see in daylight
Once inside be careful of rocks shallow areas
They are marked on your chart
09:16 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Roger that will plan a daylight arrival. Thank you for the information
10:51 Triumph Lynn @Tidewalker - Alan thank you so much for hosting. Had a great time meeting you and others
11:13 Captain Dietmar gestalt warning JUNK is an opinion you can use the search function

13:49 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim There is a great recording about making the crossing on the P Posse website. Lots of great detail…
13:54 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Sorry. If I offended anyone. Didn’t think it was any different than others expressing the desire for a separate line conversation for social stuff. Tried the search and wasn’t too successful. Won’t let it happen again. Apologies.
14:02 Rob Murray ‘One foot on the beach’ means you’re able to anchor if the winds come a bit early. Staying in close means you’re never subject to fetch in a wind event. Forecasts are generally very good. Crossing windows are short this time of year, get longer as the season progresses.
14:38 AVEMARINA I agree with SV Rhumbline, I am unable to locate a recording regarding crossing tehuantepec on the PP site . If anyone knows the search parameters or has a link, that would be greatly appreciated.
15:24 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Beach House to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:27 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thank you. appreciate the back up.
15:45 Captain Dietmar @SV Rhumbline (Terry) @AVEMARINA gave you condidered tjping tehuantepec into the search box of the panamapusse.com website
15:45 AVEMARINA yes
15:46 Captain Dietmar and we go over the tehuantepec weather window every Monday
15:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited La Vida Gypsea Linda to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
15:53 AVEMARINA Great, I was specifically seeking the recording mentioned by felicita above. Do you have a link to that?
16:02 Captain Dietmar this was in your welcome email
https://panamaposse.com/seminars
16:02 Captain Dietmar part 1 around 14' minutes
16:03 AVEMARINA Thank you
16:07 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thanks Dietmar.
17:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda La Vida Gypsea Linda joined the group.
17:05 La Vida Gypsea Linda Hello Everyone this is Linda and Kurt aboard SV La Vida Gypsea. We are Panama Bound from Mexico.
17:08 La Vida Gypsea Linda Currently in Zihuatanejo. Departing tomorrow to Huatulco to wait for a weather window. If anyone else is in Huatulco and waiting for a weather window as well.

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17:09 Beach House Beach House joined the group.
17:17 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
17:21 ,☠️Delta Swizzler This is Eric’s reply back to the question…

17:25 YO-D-YO Mary Mary and Dave on YO-D-YO will be there Jan, 27. Would like to meet up with you.
17:27 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:28 Captain Dietmar next week starts the Rockstar pelagic tournament in quepos
17:30 Captain Dietmar oaxaca is a great side trip
plus 1000 distilleries along the ruta del mezcal nearby
olmec monte alban
and the epicenter of Mexican haute cuisine ( moles)
17:31 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker will be in Huatulco Jan 22 and 23 for a crew change. If you are still there, let’s meet up, also crossing the Tehuantepec
17:31 QUESO GRANDE Lance We’ll be in at Pez Vela for the month of June. How is the marina?
17:35 La Vida Gypsea Linda Also, any advice on where’s a good spot to anchor and wait for the window in Huatulco as we’ve heard your not allowed to anchor anywhere. We’ve checked out “good náutical” but any additional first hand experience is welcome.
17:59 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.47349708272628,-110.3816332295537
18:08 Captain Dietmar great location
lots to do
great food

18:12 Beach House
535 NE Stephens St, Roseburg, OR 97470, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.21697089838745,-123.3428819105029
18:12 Beach House Hello everyone, we are the crew of Beach House. Captain Bud, Cody, Brian, Nate, and Erick. We live in Oregon and are headed to Panama in three days to cross the Canal and head to BCS
18:20 AirBender Mike & Col
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66701877762468,-101.6167221570925
18:23 AirBender Mike & Col Ixtapa marina for 2 nights an fuel, then over to Z town for a day or 2.
No problem in the channel avg depth of 13’ tho I wouldn’t want to share it with a mega yacht - 55’ to 60’ between the narrow markers, easy entrance in all
19:24 Sea Trial Dave Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort & Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.340223824090833,-82.17701686389397
19:28 DaMMADCat Danny La Vida, we just did the passage from Acapulco and we are on the hook in Bahia San Agustin, we will be here until a crossing opportunity
19:30 DaMMADCat Danny It may be as early as Monday or perhaps Wednesday. What is your plan for arrival in Huatulco?
19:36 DaMMADCat Danny We are in the first bay of the Huatulco area, Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel are full of Pangas, not a lot of room (if any) for a safe night anchorage.
19:37 DaMMADCat Danny I should say, safe and comfortable….😂
19:52 DaMMADCat Danny
Santa María Huatulco, Oax., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.68793112997064,-96.23015463352203
21:49 La Vida Gypsea Linda We sent you a direct message 👍 to not oversaturate the group chat.
21:50 La Vida Gypsea Linda Monday, as in the day after tomorrow?

2023.01.08 Sunday
04:48 Rob Murray Photos
06:27 Captain Dietmar welcome to the panama posse
06:45 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks Rob
07:26 C-YA. Glenn @Rob Murray appreciate the forwarding Rob. Thank you
07:32 YO-D-YO Dave Anyone know (1) how to make the boat names bigger showing who posted a message, and (2) how to display the date of a post without having to scroll up to a date label buried in a potentially long list of posts? Android phone is getting hard to read as I get older.
07:57 C-YA. Glenn @YO-D-YO Dave we are never to old to sail! I am up to 1.50 for my readers now
08:44 Deek'n Blews Deek'n Blews, Ramble on Rose, and Mar y Sol cruising Bahia Fonseca. Entering and leaving Jaltepeque: 40$ in and 40$ out ( RoR got nicked for 50!). Bill and Jean are awesome. We got our zarpe for Nicaragua before departing thinking we could visit the El Salvador Islands. Not so in Meanguera where the local official told us we had to go through the whole process of checking in and out if we wanted to go to shore. Our bad. So instead we will move on to Isla del Tigre.
08:49 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole New simplified protocol online for your Zarpe in Amapala, Isla del Tigre, or any port of entry in Honduras. You can fill out the online form ahead of time to make your check in faster and let the Capitania know you are arriving. The link includes the other ports of entry as well.
https://www.jotform.com/app/cevamhn-dgmm/dgmm-hn
08:52 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole To tie your dinghy up to the pier on Isla Tigre bring extra fenders for razor sharp barnacles / some kind of seafood variation.
09:15 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
09:16 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We used Rony to tour around the island and he was great. Tuk Tuk tour with stops for lunch too and came back to pick us up. Contact by WhatsApp. Tell him Felipe and Nicole said hola! We even met his family.
09:26 La Vida Gypsea Linda Anyone got any intel on the “you need a captains license to clear out of Mexico” rule?

We have a list of ASA courses taken, but that’s about it. 🙈
09:34 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @La Vida Gypsea Linda your ASA courses or a state boaters card will work. They just want to see that you have taken some kind of safety course.
09:34 La Vida Gypsea Linda ❤️👍
09:35 NIRVANA_ Jodi Ok good we have taken a few ASA classes.
09:37 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Do you actually need the physical certificate or official ASA log book? (I can’t find my ASA logbook & they said you have to be an active member & pay a fee to replace it.)
09:37 NIRVANA_ Jodi I would think you need proof? But I dont know
09:38 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’re members and there’s no certificates. It just lists what you took and when
09:38 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’re printing that out and hoping for the best
09:39 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Please keep us posted. We’re a couple months behind you.
09:39 Epsilon-Bill There is a great online class with Mariners Learning Systems, if you have a few weeks to work on it. They proctor it on line for the test and then you can print out certificate. Just completed, well worth the money and it’s Coast Guard approved if you’re trying later for the Captain 👩‍✈️ License.

Look forward to meeting you Yo D Yo.
09:39 La Vida Gypsea Linda We will keep you all posted. The downfall of leaving early. 😂 we have no one to refer to.
09:41 La Vida Gypsea Linda Just about 2 weeks out of leaving if Tpec winds give us a good window.

So, our plan is do our state boating license online (that takes 7 days to receive electronically btw) and print the ASA course list.
09:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler When they started this two years ago, we just went on line to certificates and modified one to say boaters, printed it off and presented it. They accepted it as I recall four other boats used the certificate and all got out. They may have figured that out by now, but I doubt it.
09:42 Rob Murray When we were in Chiapas, Mexico, many cruisers needed the proof of competency. It appeared that the port captain would accept just about anything, and many did (I think free) online tests for state ‘boaters cards’. Some just made something up in photoshop and used that. Some used ASA, RYA, or other certs. It certainly does not require a captain’s licence.
09:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Agreed
09:42 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Ha! I was literally just looking that up. 🤓
09:43 DaMMADCat Danny If anyone needs help with ASA certificates let me know, we had an ASA sailing school and can get any past certifications you may need.
09:50 AirBender Mike & Col @DaMMADCat Danny thanks! We’re headed your way, about 2 weeks behind you.
10:00 Busy Bee - Dan Fyi leaving today - la paz área(los muertos) to Chiapas. 10-11 days, but possibly longer to wait on t-pecers weather window.
10:00 Busy Bee - Dan Will check in on arrival in Chiapas or where possible. Will report on long line findings 50-60nm offshore
10:16 Captain Dietmar Quepos Marina pez vela DIESEL 846 colones x liter + 40 colones x liter dockage fee
10:17 Captain Dietmar Photos
11:25 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce That’s $5.41/gal USD and $0.257/gal USD for the dockage fee. Total of $5.67/gal USD. Based on the exchange rate online.
11:28 Captain Dietmar line chats are archived online so you can use a computer to search the log file

http://panamaposse.com/line-22-23
12:16 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We’re entering Bahia Ballena, CR now. Sharing clouds with you.
12:16 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:33 Captain Dietmar just 70 nm ahead
12:33 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.205471,-83.912008
14:06 Sea Trial Dave Just set up our Starlink RV in Bocas Del Toro, Panamá. 158 mps download speed and 28 mps upload!
14:26 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Did you get it through Panama?
15:11 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
15:31 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.107254,-83.724878
15:31 Captain Dietmar @(anchor) 10 feet
15:50 La Vida Gypsea Linda Did anyone come from Mexico (Mexico starlink) and move to Panama? Curious how long mine will last 😭
16:00 Captain Dietmar REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS TOMORROW AT 15.30 FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND AT 16:00 UTC FOR THE PACIFIC
16:19 Sea Trial Dave @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt No. California where we activated it. Set it up here and it started right up. Download is even faster now.
16:19 Sea Trial Dave RV version.
16:21 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di Is there anyone with knowledge of entry/visa requirements for French Polynesia.
16:31 Medea Much of it is on Noonsite
But I confirmed some things recently with an agent there

Pre approval for arrival is NO longer required
Travel / Health insurance is required for all persons on the boat
A flight ticket onward of FP OR a posted bond equal to a flight ticket OR a bond exemption letter from an agent is required (agent letter approx $100 per person)
Health Declaration to be sent 48hrs prior to arrival (I will send this upon departure from Mexico)
The above is for non EU citizens
16:32 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di Gotcha thanks. I will also check noonsite as well
17:14 STELLA BLUE - Larry ASA
17:16 STELLA BLUE - Larry I could use some help. Can not find any of mine. Larrylaprade@gmail.com
17:22 STELLA BLUE - Larry Is anyone planning to sail to the BVIs from Panama this season? Would like to discuss plans. Larry
17:24 Salacia / Peter Can you get updated copies of the international certificate of competency ASA issues after 104?
17:26 Salacia / Peter We’re planning to sail to Grenada from Panama, although we’re picking our window, and it maybe a year out.
17:35 Captain Dietmar Photos
17:45 Triumph Joseph I have done a fair amount of research about sailing to anywhere east of Panama. There is no easy way to go directly east to the Windward or Leeward Islands. You are facing consistent trade winds in the 15-25 knots on the nose and 1-2 knot currents. The recommended route is to head north from the Canal, round Cuba to Florida the make your way back to the Caribbean. There are some variations, like go southeast to Cartegena and Santa Marta, then make the passage to Jamaica. Read Cornell’s book for all the gruesome details :<}
17:46 Epsilon-Bill Thanks Joseph, good to know. 👍
17:51 DaMMADCat Danny I will check, send me your full name, I might need your address.
17:54 DaMMADCat Danny Anyone who needs ASA info email me at danny@mmadworx.com
17:57 Medea I did similar last year although my plans were thwarted by Caymans regulations
I did Cartagena, St Andres, Roatan, Rio Dulce, Belize, Cayman. With the plan to head east from there north or south of DR pending weather. I was denied entry to Cayman after arrival as I did not have a QR code for my Vaccination Cert
ISO heading to Jamaica and onward, I chose Isla Mujeres and Tequila making for a tough 1,400nm eastward journey along the north coast of DR and PR

From St Andres you could head straight to Cayman
18:15 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf you need something on paper. You could take a state boaters safety course online and print your final results.
We knew someone who did that a couple of years ago.
18:22 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @La Vida Gypsea Linda we had our starlink set up in the States then shipped to us in Colombia. It works great!
18:27 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks!
18:27 DaMMADCat Danny Ok updates for members needing ASA certificates email me your full name and either ASA member number or email address it was listed under.
18:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.715308180003943,-85.01382445998895
18:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole ⚓️@12 feet with ribs and macaws. Southern anchorage Bahia Ballena, CR. Henry’s Pizza in Tambor. Anchorage from Good Nautical comments.
18:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:44 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:57 Captain Dietmar yeah macaw picture of the year
19:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Starlink works in bahía Del Sol as of about 2 weeks ago. We lost coverage about and hour and a half before we hit Fonseco. No service in el Tigre, don’t know about the rest yet
19:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Videos
19:12 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole From my video of the macaws… there are so many pairs flying around everywhere !
19:15 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz This link was perfect! The port captain in El Tigre wanted us to let everyone know that the preferred method for checking into Honduras is the online page shared by pathfinder 24 hours prior to arrival. He is a very nice man and was very accommodating to three of us showing up unannounced on a Sunday afternoon. But he did want us to pass along the message to the rest of the posse. El Tigre is a great stop not to be missed!
19:34 Rob Murray There’s also the southern route using hurricane induced easterly winds over the summer. That works most years, but you need a lot of patience.
21:29 Wildflower-Steve Photos
21:29 Wildflower-Steve Made it to Costa Rica!
22:09 Wildflower Roan Photos
22:10 Wildflower Roan
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.638174,-85.652045
22:12 La Vida Gypsea Linda 🎊⛵️🍾

2023.01.09 Monday
06:04 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Titusville Marina
451 Marina Rd Titusville, FL 32796 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.61970723013798,-80.80877601254888
06:35 C-YA. Glenn
Mojarra 2, 48850 Pérula, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.58742706522654,-105.1298668543612
06:36 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited REVERENCE - Mike to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
06:36 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.09924,-83.738531
06:39 Captain Dietmar Photos
06:40 Captain Dietmar long line with black flag with white floating bottles 1/2 m apart
06:51 DaMMADCat Danny
Vía sin nombre, Oaxaca, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.73658766967686,-96.14424917846918
07:04 Deek'n Blews @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole thank you so much for your information! Couldn't get all the way through the application but I am a techno dummy. Could be we weren't giving 24 hours notice. Fortunately we had an electrical "problem" so we're allowed in!
07:19 Wildflower Roan @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce that's our hometown. Hit me up if you want reccomendations. Kids live close by if you need anything.
07:37 YO-D-YO Mary
Robalo, 48869 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.585235,-105.130394
07:50 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Small world. Thanks!
08:00 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242202,-74.218053
08:02 REVERENCE - Mike REVERENCE - Mike joined the group.
08:06 NIRVANA_ Jodi Hey Mike welcome
08:42 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz
C. de la Marina, Amapala, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29644010399577,-87.65477769076823
08:45 La Vida Gypsea Linda
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.59483576660659,-99.89622389907008
09:03 Bob Ritner ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786,-79.950848
09:05 Rob Murray ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
09:06 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.57863142484022,-109.5454166829586
09:07 Kyrie - Joe Errol Flynn Marina
Port Antonio (btw harbour street & valentine street) Portland Parish of Portland Jamaica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.180855,-76.45304
09:07 Aegis, Mary/Ian
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367206727061195,-79.95076986661975
09:08 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Group voice call started.
09:08 Tasi 🥥🦜Shelly & Rodd Group call ended.
09:10 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Group voice call started.
09:11 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Group call ended.
09:15 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Group voice call started.
09:16 AirBender Mike & Col
Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa 3299, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.66667193927668,-101.616240030029
09:16 AirBender Mike & Col Departing for Zihuatanejo today
09:22 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Vista Mar Beach
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.485718294167162,-79.94876641244832
09:33 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena
Route sans nom, Le Marin 97290, Martinique : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.46925613622368,-60.86460903436919
09:47 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.715471040454803,-85.01293112815992
09:47 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Mástil 2, Marina Vallarta, 48450 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.666216,-105.250628
09:48 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Jubel is leaving Banderas tomorrow for Chamela, then tenacatita/Barra
09:48 Medea
Calz. Joel López Camarena 3, Cerro del Vigía, 82047 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.18430498519455,-106.4254181574656
10:12 BISOU Robin And Tad Red Frog Beach Rainforest Resort & Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.340223824090833,-82.17701686389397
10:13 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Group call ended.
10:13 ,☠️Delta Swizzler
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30074508120792,-104.836313277483
10:15 Terry Katmandu Bogota, Colombia
Bogota D.C. Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=4.708702,-74.068115
10:15 Rainbow’s End, Chris Flamenco Marina
Isla Flamenco (By Armador Causeway) Panama City Panamá Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.911461474525929,-79.52093622584499
10:25 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Anchor chain question… our windlass sensor keeps failing with an error message and we realized the steel corrosion from the chain builds up every time we run it through the windlass and sticks to the magnet, causing it to stop working. We believe it’s time for a new chain or galvanize it. We are in Costa Rica in Nicoya Bay and heading to Panama next. Any advice on where to get a new anchor chain or reliable source for galvanizing? Thank you!
10:26 Wildflower-Steve Marina Papagayo
Puerto Culebra Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.64211132885125,-85.65330750782286
10:30 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Sorry, the counter doesn’t work and the windlass doesn’t work from the cockpit. So we use the handheld. But yes the windlass works.
11:03 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Welcome @REVERENCE - Mike ! Get your booties down here!
11:09 Rob Murray We shopped around and found marine warehouse.net in panama seemed to be the best deal a few months ago. There’s some lag as you want this via sea freight, not air.
11:10 Rob Murray That’s marinewarehouse.net. Oops.
11:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Rob, we can always count on you for everything! Including rum and deep fried food. But the boat advice from weather to chains is outstanding help. Thank you, much appreciated.
11:24 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.700528,-83.667682
11:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Where would you recommend it to be sent by sea freight? An office in Panama or a Marina? We are staying on the Pacific side.
11:25 Captain Dietmar at (anchor)17 feet sand Drake's Bay RR
11:27 Maison De Sante If anyone has any scuba diving/or dive gear needs in mainland Mexico I HIGHLY recommend Thierry from Carlos Scuba in Zihuatenejo bay. He was able to provide me with a replacement spring for a leaking BCD and replaced a bad “O” ring on a leaking tank. This has been a family owned business for 3 generations and he speaks very good English. Can’t say enough good things!
11:30 Maison De Sante Thank you @Rob Murray and @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole for all your information provided on the line. 💕⛵️😊
11:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We would love those coordinates. Is there a way to get those through the location you shared?
11:40 Rob Murray Marine warehouse has a pickup location on the causeway. Arturo is pretty reasonable about local delivery in Panama City. I’m thinking you want a marina delivery for convenience. You can order and ask him to hold it for final delivery instructions.
11:40 Captain Dietmar yes just copy and paste within Google i use a pc to get right click capabilities )
11:43 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed
Calle Martín, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.366712002407347,-79.94968876005211
11:46 DaMMADCat Danny Update on anchoring in Huatulco National Park. The short story is Port Captain says no anchoring (I’m assuming overnight only) told us we had to stay in the Marina. Went to marina, the manager Ezekiel called the Port Captain and was told we could only anchor in Huatulco Bay east of the cruise ship dock. That area is full of moored pangas. We were able to secure a spot in the marina with no power. We have anchored in several national parks on our trip down Mexico with no issues. Not sure what the actual rules are, we will try to dig further and report back with any updates.
11:57 Captain Dietmar can you get me the name and number of port captain ?
11:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I just figured it out on my iPhone… click the three dots in lower right corner. Menu comes up to Open in Google maps or Apple Maps and it takes you to a new map with the coordinates.
12:18 DaMMADCat Danny Yes, I’ll get it from the marina manager when we head back to tie up, enjoying our time in the beautiful cove Organo while it last
12:18 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:18 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I did a search in Line and found this contact for Arturo that you shared.
12:19 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
12:33 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
12:56 🦜Maison de Sante I wonder if it has something to do with the big winds this weekend and it's just temporary.

I've reached out to someone I know down there that has been anxhoring around huatulco for the last month+. I'll share anything I find out.
12:58 🦜Maison de Sante Also, remember to enter that marina at high tide.
14:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We anchored in several of the bays around there. Along with other boats. We had no problems. This was two years ago. Also, lots of tour boats in and out of all the bays.
14:50 YO-D-YO Mary
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.300979,-104.83668
14:57 La Vida Gypsea Linda In reference to the National Park issue in Huatulco. That’s the problem we’re worried about upon arriving. We’ve read in forums and have heard from fellow cruisers that they make you park in the Marina (where the surge literally chafes and cuts your lines) or en “La Entrega” the bay next to the hustle and bustle where the swell is impossible, there’s no room to park and panga drivers have a tendency of getting aggressive if you take their imaginary spot 🙈
15:00 La Vida Gypsea Linda Which of course is stressful, because it’s literally the optimal (dare I say only) ideal spot to wait out the weather si doe to cross the T-pec.
15:00 La Vida Gypsea Linda Window*
15:01 La Vida Gypsea Linda We arrive in that area in just 2 days. So, any info on “hide-able” anchorages would be appreciated 🙏

15:01 La Vida Gypsea Linda We arrive in that area in just 2 days. So, any info on “hide-able” anchorages would be appreciated 🙏
15:09 STELLA BLUE - Larry Thank you, Joseph.
15:14 La Vida Gypsea Linda Please share when you find out 😅😉
15:14 STELLA BLUE - Larry Not sure. Call the Marina around 10 am. The marina manager speaks pretty good English and has been helpful. I am in Oaxaca until sat. Let me know if i can help with anything else.
15:47 Captain Dietmar Marina Chiapas just updated their 2023 slip rates
https://panamaposse.com/marina-chiapas

$0,80 USD x foot x day + 15% electic + 8 % tax <60'
$0.60 USD x foo x day monthly + 15% electic + 8 % tax <60

their summer rate special ( July - October is fixed monthly ) $ 300 for vessels < 60 ' and $ 350 for vessels < 100'
16:34 Beach House Fishing license question. We are cruising from Panama to BCS. I read that no fishing license is needed for Panama. I fished off Mexico two years ago and we did need one there. Does anyone know about Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala? We should arrive at Shelter Bay tomorrow night.
16:37 C-YA. Glenn
Vía sin nombre, 48897 Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.30336546620289,-104.8353984766685
16:59 Beach House I’m able to find the information easily for every county except El Salvador.
18:12 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Beach House since you found that info please share;)!
18:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @La Vida Gypsea Linda RE: Huatulco bays. We were there cruising the bays Christmas week and anchored all over. There were other boats anchored overnight in various bays also. I’m guessing the favored spots change depending on direction of swell but dec. 20 - 30 we found the best protection at playa India in Bahia Chachacual and behind Cacaluta island in Bahia Cacaluta. Behind Isla San Agustin at Bahia San Agustin wasn’t bad either but I didn’t like the development ashore. Had to clear out of playa India early as so many tour boats descended on it you couldn’t have any chain out. Truly a parking lot but had it completely to ourselves from about 1600 - 0830. Also good snorkeling.
18:40 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
18:40 AirBender Mike & Col Pick down in Z town, time for sundowners.
18:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda Fantastic 😭✅
19:32 Beach House https://www.hashtagboatlife.com/caribbean-fishing-laws/
19:38 Beach House Panama no license needed. Costa Rica not needed on shore but needed offshore. Nicaragua, yes permit needed. Honduras, no permit needed. El Salvador, I still don’t know. Guatemala, yes permit needed.
19:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bill from Bill and Jean in El Salvador said no permit needed.
19:58 Beach House Thank you for the info.
20:29 SV Rhumbline (Terry) New rule at Barra de Navidad marina- if you have something sent by Amazon or other to marina, it now costs a 5.00$ pick up and 5.00 a day thereafter until you pick up. Won’t risk gestalt comment so draw your own conclusions. Lol.
20:55 Epsilon-Bill Seems to be the way of the world, piece meal everything and charge you extra for same. 😞.
21:21 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf That’s where Rolf & I got married (Pirate’s Cove) and today’s our 19th anniversary! ❤️
22:02 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
22:04 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Hope to recreate this wedding pic this May/June in the same spot.
23:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
23:15 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce SpaceX rocket launch.

2023.01.10 Tuesday
06:32 Bluebird @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce nice! We were in Cape Canaveral. Now in Marathon heading to Key West and Mexico soon.
06:47 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thanks. Fair winds and following seas.
07:16 C-YA. Glenn For you folks going to Z town for sail fest and need any off those orange life jackets. Please reach out to me i have 4 maybe 6 to get rid of. Brand new never used. I am in Tenacatita for awhile. Cheers
07:17 NIRVANA_ Jodi When is sail fest
07:18 NIRVANA_ Jodi Has anyone went in to get a long stay visa for FP in Panama lately?
07:25 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jodi think either the second or third week of Feb this year
07:26 NIRVANA_ Jodi Thanks
07:34 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jodi have you checked Noonsite?
07:51 NIRVANA_ Jodi No
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09:49 Pelerin-mike We are heading south to Panama from Chiapas. Given the dearth of check-in ports, we were told by some cruisers that "everyone" just checks into Panama City. Any comments? Where can fuel be purchased if not checked in? Thanks in advance.
09:56 Captain Dietmar are you stopping in any other country before Panamá ?
09:59 Beach House Can anyone recommend transportation from PTY to shelter bay? Five people and lots of bags.
10:10 Pelerin-mike That is currently an open question. We are off the coast of Guatemala with a possible next stop in El Salvador. However the papaguyas look interesting if we keep going (no intention on stopping in CR). So we are considering pressing on.
10:42 FREEDOM - Sheri Ran into a long line between Mazatlan and Chácala. Near San Blas. N 21 26.800 W 105 27.880

Luckily saw flag and did not go over. Now parallel looking for an end
10:57 La Vida Gypsea Linda Cruiser Knowledge Question 🙋‍♀️:

We’ve been flying by the seat of our pants with weather since we got our boat. Because in the Mexico cruising grounds we’ve sailed, it literally never rains 😂 Now that we’re on our way to Central America, we need something that will help us find storm cells.

What are some great (and somewhat reliable) weather apps you guys know of? We use predictwind and windy for sailing conditions. But, have NOTHING on our phones to see weather updates, storm pods, etc ⛈️⚡️
10:58 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Nice plug for Lori 💕😉
11:01 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Windy app had Satellite overview. If you click on the lightening bolt, it gives you A satellite and radar option. Also if you have radar on board, it will show the rain as a big red blob.
11:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You two used her for surgery right?
11:03 La Vida Gypsea Linda The Radar thing is something g we will rely on for sure. We haven’t seen it in action yet though 🌵🏜️🇲🇽

11:03 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Photos
11:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Olmeda picked up four crew for our boat. He had a small SUV. But, he may also have a bigger van. He had WhatsApp
11:20 Rob Murray Uber usually works. (Sometimes hard to get a pickup because it’s pretty much a one way trip). Price usually $80-120
11:24 Rob Murray +1 for windy radar overlay. Note there is a delay sometimes. It’s the weather radar image from local airports.
11:34 ,☠️Delta Swizzler 👍
11:37 Rob Murray There is an app called WeatherBug that also shows pretty real time lightning. Needs a pretty good signal to work, but handy when it does work.
11:41 Captain Dietmar you can vontact Erick galvez he can help you with getting the cruising permit ahead of time unless you plan to go to boca chica ( just watch the overhead wire and rocks)
or you can just go directly to fuerte amador and do it all there

11:42 Captain Dietmar boca chica contact Carlos +507 6600-6191 whatsapp
11:46 Rob Murray Check in is possible in boca chica. You can also buy fuel in boca chica, also from carlos. If you need jerry can quantities, you can take the anchorage and dinghy it, if you need more you should go to carlos’ fuel dock and moorings.

While some cruisers ‘wing it’ amd check in in Panama City, that would contravene panama laws so you could get into trouble, although no one has the last few years. Some cruisers were hassled and threatened with large fines about 5 years ago, but they managed to dodge it after a fair amount of drama.
11:56 Salacia / Peter Can anyone recommend a trustworthy English speaking person in Zihuatenejo who we could have our renewed passports shipped to? We’re looking for someone who will reach out in case of any correspondence. Thinking of the Marina in Ixtapa, although as I understand we can’t berth there due to our 7.5’ draft. Suggestions appreciated!
12:10 Pelerin-mike We will use Erick for the canal, and I was going to ask him for a cruising permit. So I understand correctly, is Carlos an agent to just for checking into the country?
12:11 Captain Dietmar carlos will do all he can in boca chica including cruising permit but no canal transit
12:12 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We did cruising permit and canal crossing with Eric. He arranged it all for us. We took 3 weeks between Costa Rica and Checking into Panama. We had no problem. We had sent all our info in advance so he was ready for us.
12:45 Captain Dietmar as per carlos the cruising permit is the current hold up as the efficent official left on maternity leave and new person is backed up 2 weeks we will check in via boca chica next week so will have a front row seat
12:46 La Vida Gypsea Linda Yep… lived in Panama for 5 years. Pretty typical. 😂 Mañana, mañana, mañana
12:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda Loved in Bocas Del Toro, and everything no matter what it was, or severity of the situation was on island time, all the time. 🏝️
12:50 Captain Dietmar marina is an option but there are also some us consulates
12:50 Captain Dietmar Photos
13:32 Salacia / Peter Yeah, we’re considering just doing the renewal in the US. None of the consulates are very close to Zihuatenejo or Chiapas.
13:33 Salacia / Peter Once we start southbound from Banderas, it seems like it will be more difficult to deal with.
13:33 Salacia / Peter If we fly back, we might be able to get it done in a week.
16:35 DoTheThing-M&F When we were in Shelter Bay they were guys doing the taxi from Shelter Bay to Panama City. You can contact Olmedo
507-6001-5416
Hope he can help you
17:55 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Hello Possums! I’m in El Salvador heading southeast. I will need to find a secure place to park the boat for a month beginning late March. I have identified Buenaventura marina in Panama as a suitable option but will likely be farther along on our path towards the eastern US by then so looking for recommendations on the other side of the canal. Should be free of surge, convenient to an airport with decent connections and it would be nice if it was cheap. Any suggestions are most welcome. Thanks!
18:37 Kyrie - Joe Linton Bay Marina in Panama or marinas in Columbia might fit the bill.
18:40 Rob Murray Shelter bay fits. Not cheap, but works for all other categories.
19:02 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Asking for no surge is a hard one. But, Shelter Bay is a good place. An hour or so from the airport.
19:11 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Eleuthera- Barbara to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:15 Eleuthera- Barbara Eleuthera- Barbara joined the group.
19:25 Tidewalker - Alan Good evening all. We are leaving Barra in a couple days and heading direct to Zihuatanejo. Anyone have intel on a reliable panga service back and forth to the boat and various beaches in Z bay etc?

Also, i read about the market, anyone know what day of the week?

thanks
19:26 Eleuthera- Barbara Hi All, we are currently in Cozumel but leaving Thursday for Jamaica and was wondering if anyone has any current info on checking in at Kingston? Cheers Barb on Eleuthera
19:51 La Vida Gypsea Linda Markets open every day. I think Saturday is the best day for veggies according to fellow cruisers
20:04 Captain Dietmar @Kyrie - Joe
20:08 Kyrie - Joe We are in Jamaica and Happy to help.
21:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Kyrie - Joe @Rob Murray @,☠️Delta Swizzler thanks for those suggestions. I’ll check them out.
21:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Hi Guys! We sometimes refer to: https://www.lightningmaps.org/

2023.01.11 Wednesday
02:18 Rob Murray 110159Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 40/23(26).
WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
PANAMA.
1. CABLE OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS UNTIL 15 JAN BY
CABLESHIP LAYLA IN AREA BOUND BY
10-07.27N 080-00.22W, 10-25.13N 080-01.61W,
10-32.50N 079-58.94W, 10-37.18N 079-53.85W,
10-55.87N 079-03.87W, 10-47.10N 079-01.18W,
10-29.05N 079-49.22W, 10-27.62N 079-50.95W,
10-24.95N 079-52.22W, 10-07.31N 079-50.86W.
WIDE BERTH REQUESTED.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 160001Z JAN 23.
05:40 Captain Dietmar Carinthia is en route to Golfito banana bay marina from drakes bay

07:06 Rob Murray USA flights grounded due to faa system outage. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/us-faa-says-flight-personnel-alert-system-not-processing-updates-after-outage-2023-01-11/
07:14 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Yep, I’ve been at the airport since 0500. Every 15 minutes the departure time gets pushed back another 15 minutes. The mass cancellations, at least on AA and JetBlue, haven’t started yet:).
07:19 AirBender Mike & Col Hola, we just left, after an overnight. Anchored on the south side with several other cruisers 17’ water sand good holding. Dingy’d in, used the wheels; landed right side of the pier in front of port captain office. Fellow meet us on the beach and help roll the boat up above high water line, for 10 peso tip. There are gobs of fresh food venders in and all around the market. I did not try to hail panga service.

07:20 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
07:21 AirBender Mike & Col There was even a Calle de Pollo
07:29 AirBender Mike & Col Air Bender enroute Acapulco for a day or so - moving on south for the T-Pec calm / reverse window next week
07:59 Rob Murray Air traffic Update: Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the U.S. following an overnight outage to the Notice to Air Missions system that provides safety info to flight crews. The ground stop has been lifted.
09:01 La Vida Gypsea Linda Hello! Did you ever hear any from the port captain? (Surprised) Also, do you by any chance know if he’s open on Sunday? Looks like a weather window to cross Monday morning looking good. Would be great to check out Sunday, and leave early Monday 👍⛵️
09:08 DaMMADCat Danny Marina Manager told us he was open Sunday for checkout only.
10:14 La Vida Gypsea Linda Darn. Will adjust routing plans then. Thanks for taking the time to find out 👍
10:16 La Vida Gypsea Linda We want to do the check in- Checkout all in one day. May be wishful thinking. Most port captains have done it though. We’ll see.
10:24 DaMMADCat Danny We asked they said no, but I would ask again, new day, new answer…
10:29 Captain Dietmar
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.409664,-83.51812
10:34 La Vida Gypsea Linda They said no to? Same day check in and check out?
10:35 Beach House
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368109562903594,-79.95145985890154
10:35 Beach House Flew into Panama last night and we are now at the boat at shelter bay. We are a bit surprised by the condition of the boat. It’s not ready and it will be several days of work.
10:35 DaMMADCat Danny Yes
10:36 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.743846695185,-84.9888479360012
10:38 TranquiloMike Does anyone have recent knowledge about the depth of the channel into El Cid in Mazatlán?
10:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Finally crystal clear water in Costa Rica! Anchorage in Bahia Ballena near Pochote.
10:43 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan 12 feet at a + 4 high as of December, 2022. Dredge operation seems to be stopping 7 or 8 am but check with Marinas by VHF before entering. Not sure if the heavy swell event this weekend will impact entrance, something to keep in mind for coming and going.
10:48 Salacia / Peter Went in about two weeks ago. We draw 7.5’. Our depth sounder was out, but a buddy boat measured about 8’ at zero tide. When you enter, stay left, VERY close to the wall. The dredge will likely be on the wall inside a bit, stay very close to the dredge. We were only about two to three feet off the dredge. Once you’re beyond the dredge, depths open up a bit. Sister ship went aground in a slip in El Cid, so be sure to check your slip depth. Marina Mazatlan was quite deep. Watch for trash, some of it looks like buoys. Also, don’t be fooled by the buoys near the entrance, they’re marking shoals / a wreck, NOT the channel. STAY LEFT.
10:53 Salacia / Peter Photos
11:16 TranquiloMike I was in the mud at El Cid last year but not that bad. Yuck!
13:05 YO-D-YO Mary Photos
13:06 YO-D-YO Mary We are in Barra for a couple of days for a repair. We finally have our burgee!
13:10 C-YA. Glenn @YO-D-YO Mary halo. So cool are you folks coming back to Tenacatita? If so can I ask you to bring a burger for us?
13:11 Tidewalker - Alan thanks for the intel!
13:16 Tidewalker - Alan Are you in the marina or out on the hook? Drop by Tidewalker on B dock to say hi
13:22 YO-D-YO Mary Will do, we are on D10
16:01 Rob Murray 111611Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 41/23(25).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
CHART 25800.
PUNTA TORRECILLA LIGHT 18-27.90N 069-52.60W UNLIT.
16:52 Captain Dietmar
JRFX+42Q, Pueblo Civil, Puntarenas Province, Golfito, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.622959,-83.152452
18:00 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.82065757344,-110.571657016981
18:01 AirBender Mike & Col
Av Costera Miguel Alemán 495, Fracc. Las Playas, Las Playas, 39390 Acapulco de Juárez, Gro., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.83833968142685,-99.90780250809088
18:02 AirBender Mike & Col Club de Yates, a respite before jumping into the T Pec
18:23 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
18:23 La Vida Gypsea Linda Made it to Huatulco. 🙌
19:15 Epsilon-Bill Looking for crew member/s to assist in moving 41’ Island Packet SP Cruiser from Barra de Navidad Mexico to Shelter Bay Marina in Colon, Panama-via Panama Canal. Contact: followingepsilon@gmail.com
20:41 NIRVANA_ Jodi How hard would it be to get to Grenada by Hurricane season? We are currently in Barra? How hard is it to get to Grenada from Panama? If there is anyone who has done this please message me privately maybe even would love to talk
20:45 Rob Murray Really hard. But the most direct route is below the hurricane tracks and the easiest time of year to do the trip is in hurricane season.
20:54 NIRVANA_ Jodi Is this anyone’s plans?
20:55 Aegis, Mary/Ian Yes, early summer.

2023.01.12 Thursday
07:37 FREEDOM - Sheri @TranquiloMike we just left El Cid 2 days ago. About an hour after Hugh tide had 10-12’. Many of the slips haven’t been dredged, so they are limited where you can go.
07:41 Salacia / Peter This is our plan- Panama to Grenada during hurricane season.
07:43 Salacia / Peter Yeah, they weren’t happy.
08:06 Salacia / Peter @Aegis, Mary/Ian hey! Are you guys headed out of Panamato ABCs?
08:18 Tidewalker - Alan Good morning Posse. Could someone provide the name and email of the PP agent for transitting the canal? Tried search function on the website and Good Nautical but couldn’t find, though I have seen the name before 🤷🏻‍♂️
Thanks in advance!
08:24 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/panama-canal
08:24 🍹🌿Yahtzee -Jill/Andy Photos
08:25 Sea Trial Dave Another dog question. Has anyone actually taken a pet to the Cayman Islands? From Panamá? While the very lengthy forms require certain tests be administered within 14 days, this may not be possible.
08:25 Captain Dietmar he is also listed in every fleet update
08:26 Captain Dietmar Photos
09:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator unsent a message.
09:53 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I will let Fix know. He was on Dietmar’s boat two years ago and is looking to crew on a boat between here and Panama.
10:22 Epsilon-Bill Thank you Delta.
10:25 Epsilon-Bill This is the info I’m following for the canal, as provided in a PP update link:

Panama Canal Info:

24) PANAMA CANAL AGENT
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse and the Pacific Posse
Erick Gálvez
info@centenarioconsulting.com
www.centenarioconsulting.com
Cellphone +507 6676-1376
WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

10:57 AirBender Mike & Col Any posse members heading south out of Acapulco Saturday for T Pec?
10:59 Maison De Sante @AirBender Mike & Col we are planning on heading out Sunday for Huatulco. Just left Zihuatenejo
11:01 AirBender Mike & Col Nice, enjoy your sail today -
11:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
11:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Here’s a belated update. This is the mess we took off our prop from our final encounter with unattended fishing gear before arriving at Bahia del Sol, El Salvador. Night of 1/4 at 13-29.593n, 90-19.594w.
12:01 Rob Murray “Final encounter “. - you’re such a joker! ;)
13:07 🥥🦜🍹Navigator 👍
13:26 TranquiloMike Thanks!
13:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Is good nautical broken? I’m unable to access an overview page for Costa Rica. I get a blank page with a list of routes on the right side and windy window below.
13:52 DaMMADCat Danny I had the same error a couple of days ago, but this morning it worked.
14:21 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Are there any fuel/tank polishers/cleaners from Chiapas to Panama? Anyone know, please?
14:33 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @DaMMADCat Danny thanks! Did you try anything different?
15:11 GhillieSusan&John Hi everyone, Ghillie here. We'll be arriving at Coco Beach, Costa Rica late tomorrow afternoon, which is a Friday. Can anyone tell us if we can clear customs, etc outside of Mon - Friday business hours? Gracias !
15:14 Rob Murray Shelter bay has a fuel polishing rig.
15:23 Medea The Port Captains office will be closed for the weekend
15:30 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I believe Ollie in Vistamar Panama has a fuel polisher setup
16:53 GhillieSusan&John Thank you Medea. Do you know if we'll be able to go ashore before Monday morning ? 🤞
17:00 Medea It’s a pretty laid back town and I would go ashore but I can’t tell you for certain what the regulation is
17:01 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Fuel services, polishing, cleaning n any Acapulco marinas?
17:13 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf PSA: If you plan to leave the country (Mexico) and return to get back on your boat to continue south, don’t screw up like I did when you check back into Mexico and they ask you how many days you’re going to be here. I made the mistake of saying one month and so they stamped my passport for only one month when every other time they would automatically do it for 180 days.
17:24 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole @Deek'n Blews any body know what the “No. Viaje” on the online Honduras zarpe form is for? Also the form appears to be for departure from Honduras, not arrival. Am I in the right place? We expect to be arriving Amapala town around Monday.
17:43 DaMMADCat Danny Nothing different
19:29 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Nice! Did you choose the South or North anchorage in Bahia Ballena?
19:31 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Come by and say "hi"! We're in slip G29/30.
19:34 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @DaMMADCat Danny thanks for the reply!
19:35 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Epsilon-Bill , when are you back at the marina?
19:36 Epsilon-Bill Flying in on the 25th/Manzanillo Airport
19:37 La Vida Gypsea Linda Hey guys! You planning on crossing if the Monday weather window looks good too?
19:38 La Vida Gypsea Linda Looks like it’s gonna be a Regatta across the bay 😂
19:39 Tidewalker - Alan @Captain Dietmar thank you sir!!
19:40 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @NIRVANA_ Jodi , @Aegis, Mary/Ian and @Salacia / Peter : we'd love to learn more about your plans (route, stops). We also might do the same.
19:47 DaMMADCat Danny Da MMAD Cat
is hosting a T-Pecker pre-crossing party on Saturday in Marina Chahué any Posse members near or far please join us!
19:47 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea I’ll be there! Thanks! 🤣
19:49 Wildflower-Steve Photos
19:49 DaMMADCat Danny I’m glad my wife can make it!
19:49 Wildflower-Steve Panama Posse Party in Papagayo with Seas the Day II, Audrey Mae, and Wildflower! Audrey Mae is headed south mañana and the others chilling here for bit!
19:49 Tidewalker - Alan thank you!!
19:49 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
19:50 DaMMADCat Danny La Cruceita is hopping tonight!
19:55 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Fuel dock at Nica Puesta del Sol is currently not functioning
20:32 Captain Dietmar whow
20:34 Captain Dietmar what happend ?
can they get fuel via cans or drums ?
20:36 Captain Dietmar
JRPJ+WF8, Puntarenas Province, Golfito, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.636576,-83.171229
20:37 Captain Dietmar doing the check out paperwork chacha with a dog (dog) added complexities

20:38 Aegis, Mary/Ian When I was there in the summer the fuel dock was closed, but I saw Juanita arrange for a fuel truck 3x. So you can still fuel up there with some preplanning.
20:46 AirBender Mike & Col Yes we plan to cross next week, departing Acapulco on Saturday… plan to slow sail and let the wind shift and fill in. We’ll plan as we go, as to stopping along the way
20:48 Captain Dietmar we will be on passage on Monday
is anyone keen on hosting a line call on Monday at 15.30 and 16:00 utc
20:57 Wildflower-Steve A video of Wildflower making our way out of Mexico with stops in Puerto Vincente Guerrero, Acapulco, Puerto Ángel, Playa Cacaluta, Bahía Chahue, and finally Chiapas! https://youtu.be/4fjL8ijVL-M
21:27 Salacia / Peter Cool! Sending you a DM
23:37 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram That happened to us too. They gave my husband 80 days and 18 for myself. 😳 We flew back together, really weird we got different numbers!

2023.01.13 Friday
06:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Clean water in the north anchorage near Pochote! We anchored also in the south and enjoyed the restaurants and grocery store. Plus ride to Montezuma from there.
06:26 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole The form was new when we arrived so we didn’t fill it out so not sure. But the capitania gave us the link and I am pretty sure it is correct. But I actually haven’t looked at it. Just that there are multiple locations to choose from in Honduras. We did both our check in and out there in Amapala.
06:29 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole thanks!
08:52 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz The pump is broken, I will ask Juanita if they can get fuel via cans or drums
08:55 WildhoodDirk Anybody have a somewhat recent fuel price for either of the fuel docks in La Paz? Diesel…
09:03 Pilialoha Marina De Chiapas
Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698827,-92.393058
09:13 Captain Dietmar @Pilialoha where have you been ?
happy new year
09:17 Pilialoha Good morning group!
Pilialoha's Rick and María Lucía are here in Marina Chiapas. The rest of the crew is arriving and getting ready to start sailing next week to El Salvador.
09:37 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Midnight B Richard to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:53 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Fix to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:56 Midnight B Richard Midnight B Richard joined the group.
09:57 Midnight B Richard Midnight B Richard invited Midnight B Caroline to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
09:57 Midnight B Caroline Midnight B Caroline joined the group.
10:00 DaMMADCat Danny Arriving Chiapas Tuesday, from Huatulco, along with half dozen or so Posse members.
10:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda Chiapas is going to be busy this coming week. We’ve seen so many boats (not posse) passing by and anchored where we are.
10:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda And then add us Posse people waiting… hope the Marina has enough slips 😂
10:04 Midnight B Richard That will enliven the place somewhat! Not many boats here right now. We're planning to use the same weather window to go the other way.
10:05 Midnight B Richard There's plenty of space right now
10:08 La Vida Gypsea Linda Wonder what protocol would be if they were too full? Lol make you go back?
10:08 La Vida Gypsea Linda 💀
10:09 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Juanita says they can get drums delivered with fuel
10:25 Captain Dietmar copy that
10:44 DaMMADCat Danny I just called and got reservations.
11:30 Tidewalker - Alan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.76470861682136,-104.1869679093361
11:30 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker currently en route from Barra to Zihuatanejo, arriving there Saturday morning!
13:58 Midnight B Richard Starlink question (and apologies if this has already been answered earlier but I don't have access to the full chat): does it work in Costa Rica and Panama? Both are coming online officially in 2023 but I just wondered if anyone has taken their Mexico- or USA-acquired dish into either territory and retained access?
14:54 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed We got ours in US and set it up there. Working like a champ in Panama. Current location Shelter Bay Marina Colon. We have the expanded RV set up with the non motorized mount
15:14 Captain Dietmar full chat is archived monthly under https://panamaposse.com/line-22-23

16:14 Captain Dietmar full chat is archived monthly under https://panamaposse.com/line-22-23
16:59 Medea I went to the Port Captain office in Mazatlan today, near the lighthouse to do the checkout. Very helpful staff and easy process
Asked me to come back in 2 hours after the port captain has signed

Returned 2 hours later, was informed the port captain quit (while making a slicing motion across her neck) 10min prior and hasn’t signed

New port captain within the hour, Zarpe signed and off to La Paz tomorrow 🤔
17:02 Midnight B Richard Hi Lolly/Ed, good to hear from you! Thanks for confirming the Starlink operation :)
17:40 Maison De Sante Per M/V Ho’oikpa: Marina Bocas Del Toro has been testing STARLINK (mh version) for the past year with great success and are now planning to offer service to all guests. There is no date set in on stone on that offer. But the salient point is Starlink works in the Caribbean side of Panama!!! Who knew???
18:34 Sea Trial Dave @Midnight B Richard Works great in Panamá. It came fully online about a month ago. We brought our US RV system to Bocas Del Toro when we returned last week. Streamed a movie on Netflix that night.
18:39 AVEMARINA Has anyone had Starlink service on the pacific side of Central America?
18:59 QUESO GRANDE Lance Interesting… we’ll be there in a couple of weeks. Is the check-in in person as well? I guess we were spoiled in La Paz with a ch 16 check-in/out..
19:00 Medea I think if you stay in the Marina you may be able to do that
I was in the anchorage and it was required
I was changing crew so I wanted to ensure it was all done correctly
19:01 Medea I think if you stay in the Marina you may be able to do that
I was in the anchorage and it was required
I was changing crew so I wanted to ensure it was all done correctly
20:31 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed Great to see you are doing well. Reach out anytime with any questions! Give Caroline a hug! 🥰
22:45 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We had starlink coverage in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador as of about 3 weeks ago. Didn’t have it when we arrived in November but it’s there now. We have starlink in Puesta Del Sol Nicaragua. We did not have starlink on the El Salvador section of Golfo de Fonseca last week. We did not have starlink in Isla El Tigre Honduras last week.
23:13 AVEMARINA Thanks ramble on rose, that’s where my question was directed, seems things are slowly opening up in these countries, any other coverage sites appreciated
23:35 Pilialoha Happy new year to you as well.
We have been fine, doing some traveling in Europe during the summer.
We just arrived from Colombia, by plane (plane)😉 after spending the holidays with family.
Now we are looking forward to start sailing again.
Pilialoha is on the hard and goes in the water on Monday (Yay)
23:46 Pilialoha That is great. At this moment, there is plenty of room at the marina. Is there anything you or the other boats need that we may help with?
Just let us know.
We look forward to meeting you all!!

2023.01.14 Saturday
10:26 La Vida Gypsea Linda Our plan of avoiding the Huatulco “allowed” anchorage was a bust. 😂 This morning the idea was to leave our boat in Organo bay, and take the 2 mile dinghy into town to get fuel and check in/out of Huatulco. The Tpecker that is currently happening pooed that plan as the conditions are WAY too rough for a dinghy ride.
10:27 La Vida Gypsea Linda Motoring LVG to the port now to see where we can find a spot to drop anchor and suck it up we guess 😭
10:27 La Vida Gypsea Linda Least we have saved 3 nights of Marina fees (glass half full approach)
10:34 TranquiloMike Sorry if this has been covered, I’ve seen a few posts about huatulco restricting anchoring - where is anchoring allowed / disallowed?
10:35 La Vida Gypsea Linda @TranquiloMike it’s a gray area. Port captain only wants you anchored overnight in Entrega or Marina.
10:36 La Vida Gypsea Linda There are many anchorages before arriving that many boaters stop at anyway, BEFORE checking in
10:45 Kastaway Steve Is this the right time of year to travel south from Colon to Aruba?
10:46 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/colombia#pilotcharts
10:47 Rob on Avant No. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty much the worst time of the year to try that passage. Check out the climatology plug in in open cpn for seasonal winds.
10:50 Kastaway Steve Decision made. Head north! Thank you for all the information!
10:57 NIRVANA_ Jodi Yes we have decided to go to FP so I have some flags. And the “bible” for Panama if any one is interested let me know. I am sure we could get it to you
11:01 Busy Bee - Dan Arrived in Acapulco after 6 days from la paz for refuel. 0 long lines 50-60 miles offshore. Lots of big ship traffic though.
11:08 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jodi c ya next door may be interested in those items
11:10 DaMMADCat Danny See you soon.
11:24 Maison De Sante @Busy Bee - Dan we just arrived in Acapulco yesterday late afternoon and leave tomorrow. FYI we woke up to sooo much bird shit on our boat this AM from our mooring area!
11:25 Busy Bee - Dan Greeaaaat. I hope the birds avoid us, but next stop is Chiapas marina so we will have a hose as a contingency...heh
11:25 La Vida Gypsea Linda Huatulco Update:
Anchored in Entrega. Port Captain has said that if it gets too dangerous, or if the traffic is causing the swimmers to have limited space because our boat is 47 ft long 25 ft wide, I actually need to move 😂 and he recommended one of the restricted anchorages just 2 miles north. 🤷‍♀️🤔
11:26 La Vida Gypsea Linda So I guess it’s a case by case basis 😂
11:26 Busy Bee - Dan We leave tmw as well to hit the tuhuantepec tue-wed and arrive in Chiapas Thursday. Assuming weather forecast stays the same
11:28 TranquiloMike In what way are those anchorages to the N restricted, and how does one know about the restrictions?
11:28 La Vida Gypsea Linda If it’s in the National park (which most are) you are not allowed to overnight
11:28 La Vida Gypsea Linda This is per the port captain
11:28 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
11:29 La Vida Gypsea Linda I’m LITERALLY here right now
11:29 La Vida Gypsea Linda 😬
11:30 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @La Vida Gypsea Linda hi! Could you please confirm Port Captain is open on Sunday from 9-2 for check out? Greatly appreciated! See you soon??!!
11:36 La Vida Gypsea Linda 9 to 2 is confirmed
11:36 La Vida Gypsea Linda And now he’s calling the Marina seeing if they ca squeeze me in
11:36 La Vida Gypsea Linda Because he’s just changed his mind about me anchoring anywhere else
11:37 La Vida Gypsea Linda You guys are getting a play by play
11:52 AirBender Mike & Col Just waved to you guys on deck as we departs Club de Yates…
Slow sailing to T-pec. To be ready to scoot across.
11:54 La Vida Gypsea Linda Final word: Port Captain wants me to move to the Bay closest to port, in the other side of the cruise ship dock. I’m too big to be in Entrega
11:54 La Vida Gypsea Linda I’ll drop a pin once we’re there
11:57 Busy Bee - Dan Good luck! We enter tpec Tuesday. A little sporty forecast but wind behind.
12:05 NIRVANA_ Jodi Photos
12:05 NIRVANA_ Jodi If anyone wants this let me know 100$
12:07 Epsilon-Bill Just bought this book from a neighbor boater in Barra, wealth of info. We bought it for $30-used. Amazon has them for $99.00 new.
12:08 NIRVANA_ Jodi Nice deal I paid 100 here in Mexico. Actually for shipping I’m losing 15. I paid 115
12:08 NIRVANA_ Jodi It’s new
12:12 Epsilon-Bill 👍😉
12:49 C-YA. Glenn @Pilialoha question for you folks. Is there a good stainless steel person there at the marina? Want to do some changes to my arch for a new solar panel set up
12:59 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt As there are many marinas, please indicate location for questions like these
13:04 C-YA. Glenn Pilialoha is in Chiapas so was directing it to Chiapas marina
13:06 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz If you are stopping in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Bill would like someone to bring some tequila. He will PayPal the money
13:16 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Sorry, I did not remember where everyone is located. I had a SS person in Vista Mar Marina in Panama that I was going to suggest
13:43 C-YA. Glenn Thanks appreciate that. Looking at a stop over in Chiapas on the way down to upgrade solar. If not Panama was going to be the next place since we are staying in the west coast and going to allow the lady on the boat to practice her French after we jump next year.
15:23 Vessel TBD - Mr Fix Vessel TBD - Mr Fix joined the group.
16:11 Maison De Sante Vincente in Acapulco is great! He is the posse contact for moorings. Using him for mooring but also he guided us to the yacht club for fuel instead of using the regular dock which was busy, required a med-mooring and had lots of surge.
16:11 Busy Bee - Dan Vincente is the man!
16:42 No Regrets Lynette Photos
16:43 No Regrets Lynette Photos
16:44 No Regrets Lynette A rift in the sky in the Bahamas
17:03 TranquiloMike Contact info for Vicente?
17:17 Aegis, Mary/Ian Vicente Acapulco mooring buoys.vcf
17:37 C-YA. Glenn @TranquiloMike bummed you left before we could come over and say hit to you two.
17:50 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited OZ  Steve & Susan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
18:36 Maison De Sante The yacht club in Acapulco does require you check in with them at the office before fueling up. They check all documents the port captain asks for: last port, registration, TIP, insurance and passport. Was not an issue that we had not cleared into Acapulco yet as we arrived when port captain office is closed.
18:57 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @NIRVANA_ Jodi where are you and your cruising guide?
19:44 GhillieSusan&John We came straight from Chiapas to Playa del Coco, Costa Rica and had great Starlink all the way down. But once we dropped the hook last night, our Starlink stopped working. Anyone else had this experience?
20:35 Midnight B Caroline We're about to leave Chiapas Marina on Monday morning after 9 months here, heading north and then across to FP. A few boats seem to be heading this way so thought we'd just check if anyone interested in our AC unit, 110v, bought from Walmart 9 months ago for about 4,000 pesos. We mounted it in a plywood enclosure in our coach-roof hatch which you could have with it and which funnels the cold air down and keeps the warm air out. Has been worth its weight in gold (well nearly!) while we've been here both in the water and in the yard. Yours for a bargain 1,000 pesos! If anyone interested please let us know by tomorrow, Sunday - we could arrange to leave it here someplace for you if you're arriving shortly.
21:19 Midnight B Caroline We also have a Bauhaus Panama Cruising Guide. 5th edition, used but in decent condition. 400 pescos.

2023.01.15 Sunday
06:15 Rob on Avant 150445Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 60/23(26).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
PANAMA.
1. CABLE OPERATIONS 16 THRU 20 JAN BY
CABLESHIP LAYLA IN AREA BOUND BY
11-06.43N 078-36.32W, 11-19.23N 078-01.97W,
11-42.57N 077-09.60W, 11-34.07N 077-05.80W,
11-10.61N 077-58.61W, 10-57.62N 078-33.27W,
11-06.43N 078-36.32W.
WIDE BERTH REQUESTED.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 210001Z JAN 23.
07:07 C-YA. Glenn @Midnight B Caroline where is your location?
07:09 C-YA. Glenn @Midnight B Caroline do you know of a good stainless steel guy there in the marina?
08:13 Midnight B Caroline @C-YA. Glenn Currently in Chiapas Marina but departing north tomorrow. There was a guy doing a lot of work on a steel boat here who we got to do one weld for us that we needed doing and which was very nicely done but couldn't really vouch for the quality of his work on bigger projects. I'll pm you with his contact details. I'll try and get in touch with the owner of the steel boat to see if she'd recommend his work.
08:30 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @Midnight B Caroline sent you a dm. Thx.
09:08 C-YA. Glenn @Midnight B Caroline yea got the information thank you. I just need some added mounts for a new solar array set up. Appreciate your help
09:49 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Anyone have an extra burgee in tenacatita? Are there any available in Barra?
09:49 Tidewalker - Alan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=17.63491943333333,-101.5543684166667
09:50 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker Alan here, we arrived into the amazing seaside town of Zihuatanejo yesterday at 0800. If any PP-ers arrive the next few days, please reach out, we are on 22a
09:54 STELLA BLUE - Larry We are back. Lets meet up
09:59 Maison De Sante @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle extra burgees are in the barra office
09:59 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Thank you!
10:13 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
A BIG THANK YOU TO
BOB on GREEN FLASH WHO WILL HOST THE CALL
10:24 REVERENCE - Mike @Midnight B Caroline is the book stil available?
10:33 REVERENCE - Mike Hello everyone from Mike Leah and our 2 kitties, Nugs and Boo aboard Reverence. I've been on here for about a week just reading comments, but just now introducing ourselves. We are currently in the Barra De Navidad area and are slowly headed southeast. Most likely spens the summer at Bahia Del Sol and continue southeast in the early fall. That is about as far as we have planned out, I am sure we will come up with more future plans over the summer. We are buddy(bungee) boating with Stella J, Jubel and Rochambeau and we are a FUN group so look out we you see us coming!!
10:34 Photos
10:36 REVERENCE - Mike Photos
10:37 Pilialoha We will ask and get back to you by tomorrow.
10:43 Midnight B Caroline pm sent
10:45 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Woohoo! Can’t wait to see you guys!
10:56 WildhoodDirk @GhillieSusan&John How far offshore where you generally for that passage (Chiapas-Playa Cocs) and would you say the Starlink was solid enough for multiple online calls, or were you dropping frequently? TIA
11:00 GhillieSusan&John We were averaging 20 miles offshore. And we had great reception the whole way. Until we dropped anchor in Coco, that is.
11:01 WildhoodDirk Thanks for that, bummer about dropping it in CR!
11:03 Pilialoha Hello! We have been in contact with Bill and yes, we are taking some tequila for him😉 Party time, cheers!!
11:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You are doing good things for good people!! Tequila is gold!
11:56 Maison De Sante Photos
12:01 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Did you have solid cell reception in Playa del Coco?
12:15 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Yes we had solid cell reception with Claro and Kölbi. Bought the phone chips there and had them activated. But we bought our own phone plans through https://llamacostarica.com/
12:18 Rob on Avant Bill may offer to bear your children. Just ignore him, he will get over it.
12:18 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://llamacostarica.com/buy/mobile_recharge/Costa%20Rica/Claro%20Superpack%20Internet

Claro and the Superpack Internet service was the best deal and lasts a lot longer. Kölbi seemed to run through data often and we had to keep reloading money on a regular basis. Best of luck. We were struggling. We are happy now.
12:36 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
12:39 Busy Bee - Dan Acapulco -> Chiapas starting now. Should be 4 days.
13:22 REVERENCE - Mike Can anyone tell me if T-Mobile and AT&T plans from the US will continue to work in the countries south of Mexico? We do have some sort of international plan on both of these accounts.
13:24 La Vida Gypsea Linda Chiapas Posse, what the addres you have used to get packages? The address on the Panama Posse site is giving a different address when I enter the zip code on Amazon.

And the address on Google has a totally different zip code 😂
13:27 Rob on Avant Memo (Chiapas marina manager) has some addresses other than the marina’s to use for delivery. The marina is remote and doesn’t get daily deliveries. Contact rolf (assistant manager) for the current address recommended. rmarichal@marinachiapas.com.mx
13:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole My T-Mobile worked in most countries south of Mexico, but I think it didn’t work in Nicaragua. My fear is that my unlimited plan is actually limited in nonspecific terms after about 3 weeks of use outside of the US. So I never pushed it. Many cruisers I know lost their contract because of overuse outside of the US.
13:34 QUESO GRANDE Lance Our AT&T plan is supposed to cover all of MX and Latin America. So far so good in MX
13:38 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole It’s very helpful to include the restaurant name Bao in the address. The delivery driver can locate it on Google maps and most people in the area know the restaurant. It made a big difference for our deliveries. Rolf knows best too.
13:40 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I have a T-Mobile international plan. I think the data is 5gb/month. But outside of Mexico my talk is $0.25/minute (inbound or out). I don't know if there is a more inclusive plan. I have a dual simm phone and my tigo in Panama gives me unlimited talk and data. Texting is limited to local only. But I sense they throttle my data every day if I use excessive like watching a movie.
13:50 Kyrie - Joe We bought a Claro sim card (prepaid) in El Salvador and worked fine through Panama, but oddly not in Nicaragua. Super cheap monthly plans.
14:08 Pilialoha Hi, Here is the address we have used successfully with several deliveries from the USA and from within Mexico. This is as provided by the marina office. The office recommends using Fedex, apparently their routing and schedule are a better fit. We used Fedex from US and within Mexico Transportes Tres Guerras. All worked well. Note that where it says Pilialoha below you should replace with the name of your boat.

Marina Chiapas
Velero Pilialoha
Carretera a Playa Linda km 6.5
A un lado Restaurante Baos
Colonia Puerto Madero Centro
Tapachula, Puerto Madero
Chiapas,Mexico 30830

Tel oficina 962 210 4558
14:16 La Vida Gypsea Linda Thanks all!
14:17 La Vida Gypsea Linda My work computer charger is done for. So I need one asap. Not a “marine part” emergency, but a “make money for the marine part emergency” 😂
14:26 Pilialoha Depending on your particular computer part, you might find it in Tapachula, a half hour taxi ride from Marina Chiapas. There are numerous large department stores and small electronic shops. Even a Walmart and mexican equivalents. We are now lodged immediately next to a mall with Walmart and other stores. Today is a day off boat chores, if you send us what you need I can go now and see if someone has it. Rick and María Lucía of Pilialoha
14:37 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed My t mobile has worked everywhere through Mexico all the way to Panama. No problem with service anywhere
14:55 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I believe they have them in the office.
14:55 Captain Dietmar my Google fi got cut off after 3months outside us in cr
we are compiling all Giddings of data and cellphone plans here

http://panamaposse.com/communications

att has a new central America plan but it too will cut off at a certain point
we may need to mail Sims back to the US to reactivate or simply use local Sims for data with a Google voice # ( ond time fess $25)
15:05 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Laying in a hammock on Isla Gitana, Nicoya Bay Costa Rica watching Dietmar’s seminar on Costa Rica with Good Nautical open for screenshot notes. He’s really good with sharing info, take the time to watch and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful anchorages and restful sleeps knowing you’re holding in the right spots! This is my kind of Sunday! https://panamaposse.com/seminars
15:06 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Paquera District, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.888118408767777,-84.92777392435376
15:06 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
15:08 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole ⚓️@ 09 53.125 N 84 55.702 W 4-5 meters depth.
15:09 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
15:09 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Also known as Isla Muertos
15:16 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Did you have to buy a special SIM card for the Claro Superpack plan?
15:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We bought the prepago chip. Just had to make sure the person activating it did not sell us the package, you must do on your own using the website and select: https://llamacostarica.com/buy/mobile_recharge/Costa%20Rica/Claro%20Superpack%20Internet

Claro and the Superpack Internet
15:32 Aegis, Mary/Ian Yep, I second the Superpack30. Its the way to go. I am still using it in panama now too.
15:32 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks! Enjoy that hammock!
15:34 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
15:35 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf View from the Barra pool deck.
15:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I learned everything from the masters on Aegis and saved my relationship because of it. Truth.
16:30 Fickle Muranda Heyyyy 👋🏽! Ben and I just got to Zihautanejo this morning! Hopefully you and Leah are stopping here, we would love to see you guys again!
16:48 WildhoodDirk We were still rocking the Google Fi back then, and yes it worked well. We now have the ATT International Professional plan, and it is supposed to cover all of Central America now…but it can throttle you after 3 mos outside of NA….
17:20 REVERENCE - Mike Yes we will be there in February
18:40 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Resolute Nicky Peter to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
19:37 Lexcursion I We need more marinas sponsors in the Caribbean........
20:07 Pelerin-mike For those heading to Boca del Sol, El Salvador, it is a fabulous stop! The contacts are Bill and Jean, who are are wonderful people and put in extraordinary effort to help the local population--many of which are VERY poor. If heading their way, considering bringing a mid-quality soccer ball, backpacks, and or coloured pens to help local kids.
21:11 Rob on Avant 160204Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 65/23(25).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
1. DERELICT S/V ADRIFT
IN VICINITY 13-51.74N 073-03.65W
AT 152315Z JAN.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 190200Z JAN 23.
21:39 Captain Dietmar any marina you come across, which is not full, you have the power to negotiate on behalf of the posse
or email us the name of the gm or harbormaster and we'd be happy to contact them for discounts.

23:01 Epsilon-Bill Is there a contact for Bill & Jean in El Salvador 🇸🇻? I’ll find something to bring the kids. Thanks!

2023.01.16 Monday
06:52 Rainbow’s End, Chris Shelter Bay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.3683837044169,-79.95143504260533
07:05 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Epsilon-Bill +503 7487 4969 is Bill’s number for WhatsApp.
07:15 Captain Dietmar
JRPJ+WF8, Puntarenas Province, Golfito, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.637273,-83.171442
07:23 La Vida Gypsea Linda La Vida Gypsea begging our way to cross the T-pec.
07:23 La Vida Gypsea Linda We will be going offshore. Wish us luck and fair winds 🤞
07:24 La Vida Gypsea Linda
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.72823021096711,-96.13778664739442
07:24 La Vida Gypsea Linda Beginning*
07:26 Captain Dietmar save crossing !
07:29 NIRVANA_ Jodi We are in Barra but sorry I did sell it.
07:35 NIRVANA_ Jodi Does anyone know of someone who can make a fiberglass table in La Cruz.
07:36 C-YA. Glenn @NIRVANA_ Jodi probably check with Peter at the yard he has folks that do that type of fiberglass work
07:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Titusville Marina
451 Marina Rd Titusville, FL 32796 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.61970723013798,-80.80877601254888
07:53 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Jungle in the water Shelter Bay Marina
07:54 Rob on Avant Welcome to shelter bay!
07:54 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786,-79.950848
07:54 Rob on Avant
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.367409877759009,-79.95117768645287
07:55 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt Finally back in the water after 5.5 month project, paint and misc inside. Very happy with the job.
07:58 DaMMADCat Danny Ditto for us.
07:58 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
07:59 C-YA. Glenn Time to splash and dash
07:59 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Photos
08:01 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Last night’s pre-TPec Crossing party on Da MMAD Cat.
08:04 Pilialoha Save crossing!!
08:07 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina Puesto del Sol
Chinandega Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.6258543554318,-87.34233709614446
08:21 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt We will be in Marina rhru 14 Feb, still a few small projects for me too do
08:37 SV Chimera Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.595833233667038,-78.77505037076894
08:40 SV Chimera
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.595800787032411,-78.7748833986051
08:52 YO-D-YO Mary Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195816,-104.683121
08:54 Midnight B Richard
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.698156,-92.47685
08:55 Midnight B Richard Left Marina Chiapas about an hour ago, heading to Zihuatenejo
08:59 Aegis, Mary/Ian Anyone have good luck getting courtesy flags for the Caribbean countries? I am in Panama. I ordered a set from Yachtflags and unfortunately were lost by Shelter Bay Marina’s freight forwarder in Florida, so not keen on going that route again.
09:03 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.48258529581203,-79.94499854743479
09:17 OZ  Steve & Susan OZ  Steve & Susan joined the group.
09:33 OZ  Steve & Susan Good morning Posse!

Susan and I left Seattle aboard Oz, a 2019 Bali 4.1 catamaran, in late August as part of the Coho Ho Ho rally to San Francisco. We then joined the Ha Ha from San Diego to Cabo. Since then, we've been exploring the Sea of Cortez between La Paz and Loreto. This morning we are leaving for Mazatlan where we will continue to work our way over the next six months to Costa Rica/Panama.

Looking forward to meeting you (or seeing you again) along our journey.

Cheers, Steve & Susan, S/V Oz
09:33 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Jxz
09:35 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @OZ  Steve & Susan hey there! Been wondering how your travels have been going! Safe passage to Mazatlan!
09:36 Captain Dietmar Weekly panama posse line call starts in 60 minutes
09:46 Ho’okipa-Lisa @Aegis, Mary/Ian If you are in Panama City, they have courtesy flags at the chart shop called Islamorada Internacional in Balboa.
09:48 Aegis, Mary/Ian We are in Shelter Bay, but I’ll still look into it. Thanks.
09:57 TranquiloMike We just left the sea of Cortez and arrived at marina Mazatlán yesterday. We have similar plans, though may not go further than Chiapas this year. Hope to see you along the way
09:59 REVERENCE - Mike https://www.facebook.com/annual.salvadorrally
10:00 Rob on Avant Or elsalvadorrally@aol.com
10:04 REVERENCE - Mike How do I drop my location here? I see other people doing it but I'm not sure the best way.
10:06 Bob Ritner Reminder, line call starts in approximately 30 minutes for Atlantic and hour for Pacific
10:07 QUESO GRANDE Lance Estacion Del Chepe
Los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.76098714919883,-108.9672397791511
10:08 Bob Ritner
Butner Street 30, Fort Sherman, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369086,-79.951196
10:10 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt ?z when creating a message click left side the click plus sign then select location and if satisfied with the spot then select share
10:12 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19581648246717,-104.6831212407321
10:16 Bob Ritner Group voice call started.
10:18 REVERENCE - Mike
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.298433,-104.837792
10:19 REVERENCE - Mike Mucho Gracias. I had to use the app, there is no option on my laptop.
10:28 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.27653158835421,-95.18506810756665
10:29 AirBender Mike & Col Air Bender, crossing
10:31 Pilialoha
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.697875,-92.391375
10:31 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.84752907398075,-95.71053430438042
10:32 Sea Trial Dave
C. 4a 74-1, Bocas del Toro, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.33569246538259,-82.24099062763278
10:34 OZ  Steve & Susan Playa Balandra
Carretera Pichilingue KM 7 23000 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.321696,-110.324833
10:35 Qué vendrá
Cihuatlán, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19115130342852,-104.6705812588334
10:40 Rob on Avant There will be a panama posse party in shelter bay this Friday, January 20th at 1800 in the bbq area. This is a practice session for our big party February 3rd. Rsvp to Rob on Avant or Bob on Green Flash (both on E dock).
10:42 Midnight B Caroline
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.708878,-92.666558
10:50 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Check out the projects Bill and Jean are doing here: https://elsalvadorrally.com/Other_Interesting_Links.html
10:51 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.925813316159394,-84.88558266470983
11:01 🦜Maison de Sante
11:02 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
C. de la Marina, Amapala, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.29615444633451,-87.65481146370378
11:21 Bluebird
Monroe County, FL, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.566513,-81.817506
11:24 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Photos
11:24 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
11:30 STELLA BLUE - Larry Group call ended.
11:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:31 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242205,-74.21804
11:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
11:31 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Yesteday evening Falcon Heavy rocket launch at Cape Canaveral, FL.
11:34 AirBender Mike & Col Looking to source more info on visiting Guatemala .
I’ll be in Chiapas soon…. Crossing today - Looking to plan just a bit farther - before I skip it going south…. I did not get much from the planning seminar - I’m assuming some are stopping or have; are agents no longer necessary?? TIA

11:44 SV Chimera Group voice call started.
11:45 SV Chimera Group call ended.
11:45 Maison De Sante Thanks @Bob Ritner for hosting the call today 👏
11:52 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We decided to visit Guatemala from Marina Chiapas. There are flights from Tapachula to Guatemala City with incredible views because they’re hopper planes.
https://www.tag.com.gt/en/
There were issues with the marina in Guatemala and not accepting cruisers awhile ago. Please confirm with Marina Chiapas or someone here that knows the current status.
11:58 AirBender Mike & Col TY
12:01 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole And then we drove to Guatemala from El Salvador and explored the Rio Dulce area and Semuc Champey. Options galore!
12:17 Captain Dietmar juanjo SHELTER BAY MARINA xtended the 30+% PP DISCOUNT TILL FEB5 ( AFTER THE PARTY ) THEN DISCOUNT DROPS GO 15% TILL MAY 15
12:23 Bob Ritner Thank you!
12:29 Kyrie - Joe Is there anyone in the Cozumel/Isla Mujeres general area willing to answer some questions? Researching heading that way as the Windward Passage has not been playing nice.
12:33 Rum Truffle - M&G Group voice call started.
12:33 Rum Truffle - M&G Group call ended.
12:34 Rum Truffle - M&G Group voice call started.
12:34 Rum Truffle - M&G Group call ended.
12:35 Rum Truffle - M&G Group voice call started.
12:35 Rum Truffle - M&G Group call ended.
12:36 Rob on Avant It’s easiest to visit Guatemala from El Salvador. You can rent a car to cross the border (in the c4 trade zone), and the border crossing is easier than the one near chiapas.
12:53 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Would be cool if the weekly PP call either started in the late afternoon or at least alternated each week from morning to afternoon. Some of us still work day jobs and can’t make the morning calls. (Shut up @REVERENCE - Mike 😛.)
12:59 Captain Dietmar WORK ???
afternoon calls are for the spp
but maybe move calls to sunday if majority agrees 👍
13:01 Rob on Avant Work is a four letter word.
13:02 DaMMADCat Danny I have to go to church on Sundays😇
13:08 WildhoodDirk We are not there now, but we were there about 18 months ago…DM me if you want with specific questions.
13:19 C-YA. Glenn @Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf work what’s work (work)
15:07 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Any advice on canceling a Mexica TIP once back in the US?
15:13 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
15:14 AirBender Mike & Col Sure is flat out here, not quite 1/2 way….
15:15 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt In LA, the Mexican consulate offered to do that. Check with them in Florida. I though, have not attempted to do that.
15:15 Bob Ritner The Mexican consulate in Los Angeles had a once a year TIP canceling event before the pandemic. Call them to see if and when they aew doing it again. Alternatively Ely, you can drive to Ensenada and cancel it at the Banjercito by the Port captain's office. 3rd option is to mail it and all of you exit paperwork to Mexico city and cross your fingers.
15:17 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Good grief. I’m in Florida and have no logistic way to go to LA or Ensenada. I’m wondering if there is a place in Florida to do this?
15:18 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce I’ll see what I can find in Florida. Thanks
15:18 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Amapala, Honduras : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.27314196843103,-87.63726198843192
15:18 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Climbing up here, that’s work!
15:59 DaMMADCat Danny
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.69579019212694,-94.89976705992119
16:00 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
16:00 DaMMADCat Danny A little bit more wind and swell here.
16:01 DaMMADCat Danny But very nice sailing.
16:20 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim These folks are super helpful with all thing Mexican TIP - http://www.bcconnection.com.mx/
16:29 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you!
16:34 Salacia / Peter If you have the expired tip it’s much easier to do than if you do not. The “once a year” events are for those who don’t have the tip. If you have it, should be much easier.
16:35 Eleuthera- Barbara We have just come from Cozumel Joe. What would you like to know?
16:36 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce My TIP isn’t expired. I just want to cancel it. I do have my TIP.
16:37 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 😟
16:40 Salacia / Peter That makes it a lot easier. Go to any Banjercito office and request cancellation. Obviously take the tip and the documentation.
16:40 Salacia / Peter https://www.californiasportfishing.org/tip-cancellation
16:43 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce True, but there is no Banjercito office in Florida.
17:37 Medea Is there any cost in addition to fuel ?
17:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda When entering Chiapas from Mexico side, is there a protocol one must do? Call port captain or something? Or can we just go straight to the Marina?
17:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda Or will the baby gun us down? 😂
17:49 La Vida Gypsea Linda Or will the Navy gun is down lol
17:50 Rob on Avant Nope. Just call the marina on 16. Outside office hours the dock crew are on handheld radios so they don’t hear you until you’re close in.
17:51 Medea
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=24.29647025782771,-110.356984063983
17:51 La Vida Gypsea Linda Awesome.
17:52 Maison De Sante Photos
17:53 Maison De Sante My first bull dorado and biggest fish caught yet!
17:53 Medea How long is it
It looks huge
17:53 La Vida Gypsea Linda WOW!
17:53 La Vida Gypsea Linda Great catch!
17:57 Maison De Sante I didn’t measure but my guess is 40lbs -ish. My rod and reel line snapped yesterday so I caught this with a hand line
18:01 AirBender Mike & Col I emailed Memo @ Chiapas Marina today, told him to expect a number of arrivals tomorrow and the day after…
18:15 Midnight B Richard The marina guys generally report yacht movements to the port captain, but as Rob says, they won't necessarily hear you. To be on the safe side, I would call the port captain and ask permission to enter
18:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We announced that we were entering by radio inside the channel and going to Marina Chiapas with a reservation. The military responded and had a few follow up questions. We saw them shortly thereafter at our dock (we had to stay on board until they arrived) for our official check in.
18:24 Captain Dietmar
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.077401,-82.849904
18:24 Captain Dietmar 17 feet sand
18:25 Captain Dietmar Photos
19:15 Rob on Avant There will be a potluck social for members of the PANAMA POSSE RALLY Friday at 1800hrs in the cruisers bbq area at shelter bay. Bring appetizers to share. The posse will supply rum. See you there!
19:27 Captain Dietmar aheem
panamaposse.com potluck guidelines are in season and in full play
please review https;//panamaposse.com/potluck
19:27 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/pot-luck

19:28 Rob on Avant Absolutely! We’re all expecting quality here, right?
19:31 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
19:31 DaMMADCat Danny Sailing into the night.
19:51 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce there is a lawyer in California, Will McTaggert at Wenther law group, who can handle that. will@wenthurlawgroup.com. Our situation was much more difficult, 2 expired but open TIPs, and it still didn’t cost much. Alternatively, when we checked out of Chiapas we were told by the officials that we could cancel a non-expired TIP at any Mexican consulate. Don’t know if it’s true:)!
19:52 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Thank you. I’ll check with him.
19:55 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Maison De Sante OMG
23:49 SV Chimera @AirBender Mike & Col hi Joe ,this is Dennis on Chimera in San Blas now heading to Cartagena . Our plan is eventually to look for a weather window to sail to Caymans from Cartagena. Where are you?
23:51 SV Chimera Then on to Cozumel
23:58 SV Chimera @Eleuthera- Barbara adding ourselves to this this thread. Is there a marina you would advise to stay at in Cozumel/ Isla mugeres or somewhere close if heading from Caymans?

2023.01.17 Tuesday
00:02 SV Chimera @WildhoodDirk Dennis on Chimera here. Please include us with any input on Cozumel/Isla Mujeres
01:55 Eleuthera- Barbara There is very little room in the marinas as they are full of local boats. There was one slot in Abrigo marina but too narrow for us. It is really sheltered and easy to walk to town from there or catch a cab outside.
I didn’t get fuel there as high up above slanted wall with tyres at entrance.
In the marina at caleta called Fonatur Cozumel marina the Indid not ask about space but only went in for fuel. Easy to get in but narrow and best to enter about 1000 when all the commercial diving and snorkelling boats have left. VHF 6 but you may not get an answer. Both marinas only spoke Spanish but friendly and helpful.
If you need an agent Walter on +52 987 873 8792
01:59 Eleuthera- Barbara There is very little room in the marinas as they are full of local boats. There was one slot in Abrigo marina but too narrow for us. It is really sheltered and easy to walk to town from there or catch a cab outside.
I didn’t get fuel there as high up above slanted wall with tyres at entrance.
In the marina at caleta called Fonatur Cozumel marina the Indid not ask about space but only went in for fuel. Easy to get in but narrow and best to enter about 1000 when all the commercial diving and snorkelling boats have left. VHF 6 but you may not get an answer. Both marinas only spoke Spanish but friendly and helpful.
If you need an agent Walter on +52 987 873 8792
04:09 🦜Maison de Sante For crossing the Tehuantepec with these southerly winds and sailing, I would recommend preparing to reef, especially at night. I just got hit with back to back squalls. Nothing over 25 knots but came on fast. I may be at the leading edge of the weather. Fair winds!
04:09 🦜Maison de Sante
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.476428,-96.795434
04:11 DaMMADCat Danny On the other side now, 60 miles from Chiapas, winds are light and variable, calm seas.
04:14 🦜Maison de Sante I've been steady around 9-12 knots for a while and within about 30 seconds, winds jumped up to 20+. At least you can spot the rain with radar and anticipate. I have a feeling more of this to come as the weather looks to build and maintain these conditions through Wednesday. I hope you enjoy Chiapas!
04:16 DaMMADCat Danny Didn’t realize convective activity was associated with this reversal. Looks like you are just on the corner there were winds are accelerating, stay safe.
04:17 DaMMADCat Danny Lightning or just rain?
04:18 🦜Maison de Sante No lightening. Just rain and very shifty.
04:20 DaMMADCat Danny Never fun at night. I actually just rigged my second and third reef before crossing just in case, previous owner only had first reef. Are you a monohull?
04:34 🦜Maison de Sante Mono. I've got my Genoa poled out and main prevented but full sail. I can furl the Genoa from the cockpit but I have to go on deck, on my rolly coach roof, to reef the main so I'm trying to avoid that ;)
06:00 La Vida Gypsea Linda You guys are both doing way better than us.
06:00 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’ve been motoring over half of this since we left 😂
06:01 La Vida Gypsea Linda Had “good winds” for about 10 out of the almost 24 hours we’ve done.
06:01 La Vida Gypsea Linda Everything else has been on and off and we’ve been motor sailing. And we’re way off the beach. No rain either.
06:03 La Vida Gypsea Linda Trying to maintain 6 knots and higher to get there before dark tonight. If it were a “regular” sail, the 4.5- 5 knots we’ve had would be great lol
06:35 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Sitting outside the Chiapas port, waiting to go in this morning. Crossed the T-pecs. What a long journey! Does anyone have recommendations for a diesel mechanic? I’ll ask Memo of course, but looking for first hand recommendations
06:39 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Specifically, I have air bubbles periodically in my racor, that tends to stall out engine. Anyone know what may cause this and how to fix?
06:42 Rob on Avant Almost always a loose hose connection or loose filter lid/bad gasket.
06:42 C-YA. Glenn @SV Rhumbline (Terry) most likely a loose fitting or one of your supply lines have a small pin hole. From my experience that is
06:53 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Zephyr is departing Cartagena, destination San Blas islands Panama.
06:55 Captain Dietmar Photos
06:56 Captain Dietmar Good .mornings from the Gulf of Chiriqui 🇵🇦
06:57 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
06:57 DaMMADCat Danny Good morning, Southern Cross
06:57 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thank you. Will take a look at first light
06:57 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thank you. Will take a look at first light
06:58 DaMMADCat Danny 44 from Chiapas
06:59 DaMMADCat Danny 44 NM that is
07:02 DaMMADCat Danny We motor sailed until about 2am, we’ve had the current against for hours now.
07:17 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di Just heard shelter bay cancelled the PP discount
07:38 AirBender Mike & Col Air Bender also interested in the moorage/ anchorage along the North W Carib route….
07:41 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
07:43 AirBender Mike & Col 15NM from Chiapas entrance. Swell crossing, I think we’ll have a boat parade entering this morning. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces. ¡Buenos Días !
07:44 AirBender Mike & Col Photos
07:46 Bob Ritner Dietmar talked to the marina. The full 30%+ discount ends Feb 5, then drops to 15% until May 15.
08:37 Pilialoha There seems to be but one mechanic that works on boats in the area. The marina will tell you he is skilled while warning you he is terribly irresponsible about his schedule. Mario the mechanic, Will assure you about arriving at a time and show up hours later if at all. Will assure you that a part will go in a particular day, yet weeks will go by, while the part, in our case a transmission, sits in his shop. In every other way he is honest and his work seems good, yet he is unreliable even by local standards.
08:51 SV Chimera Wikus will come up from Vista Mar. Very responsible , timely and knows his stuff
08:52 Rob on Avant Importing him to chiapas?
08:53 SV Chimera Be sure to check what he will charge to come up and possibly stay here till work completed
08:54 SV Chimera Sorry I thought question was from SBM, too early for me
09:05 Salacia / Peter
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.44794172929147,-105.7428569483045
09:05 Salacia / Peter Rounding Cabo Corrientes
09:40 AirBender Mike & Col For those entering Chiapas today, there is a large dredge center Chanel between bouts 3 & 4, PC asked to pass on green / left side
09:41 AirBender Mike & Col PC answers 16 working channel 14
10:20 La Vida Gypsea Linda Thank you!
10:20 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’re hoping afternoon arrival
10:41 Qué vendrá First time seeing pattern like this. T-pec winds going in the opposite direction. What are the conditions in the bay at times like that?

10:41 Qué vendrá Photos
10:52 DaMMADCat Danny At least 2 boats are supposed to leave this morning, Stella Blue and Stray Cat 2, Maison De Sante said they hit some squalls last night. Several of us came through last night before the wind increased. Cruisers today should have good first hand reports. Our crossing was almost direct, mostly motor sailing in light wind and small seas.
10:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole ⚓️@N 9 56.405 W 84. 57.883
4 meters in sand.
Playa Naranjo O’Pacifico resort. Nice restaurant, we could leave our sorted garbage and recycling and close enough to swim to shore from the boat. Lovely spot with lots of howler monkeys to greet us. It’s also next to the ferry to Punta Arenas and pretty well sheltered.
11:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://goodnautical.com/gma/costa-rica?field_gma_value=CR
11:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
11:07 AirBender Mike & Col Flat with occasional large rolling swell left over from the gale 2 days prior

Wind did not fill in from the NW as predicted

Perhaps if we had waited another 24 hours

We motored the entire trip with exception of some motor sailing for 12 hours

Directly across
11:09 AirBender Mike & Col PC an Military w dog on an off in 20 min chk in Pwk done

Stay aboard until they show up

Col walked Henry while Mil dog ck’d the boat
11:11 La Vida Gypsea Linda Good to know. We got a fur baby on board too. :) Rigby the golden.
11:11 La Vida Gypsea Linda She’s not to keen on other dogs entering her home lol
11:13 DaMMADCat Danny Chloe things she’s human and ignores dogs. 😂
11:44 Captain Dietmar correction reduced discount not canceled to 15 % after Feb 5 - may 15
11:45 Captain Dietmar
San Lorenzo, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.160501,-82.255958
12:04 Bob Ritner I just returned from the Colon Port Captain's office thinking I was going to be picking up my cruising permit renewal I submitted a week ago. They said that it would maybe be ready in 4 more weeks! I spoke with the marina office at Shelter Bay and they said the are encountering long delays as well. They said it may be faster to process at Flamenco in Panama City but they did not know for sure and i have no direct knowledge if that is true. So if anybody has a renewal coming up best to submit very early.
12:15 Bob Ritner For reference it used to be 1 to 3 days.
12:49 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Yes, at Flamenco, I was told three days. It ended up as two weeks
13:05 Captain Dietmar was told that person issuing is on maternity leave and new person is not "performing" as well
13:06 Captain Dietmar
Boca Chica, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.21479,-82.20386
13:07 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Dietmar, Welcome back to Panama
13:08 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Does anyone know where to find Cetol in Colón? I stripped the teak without checking the amount my replacement product. Oops…I have a request in at the store in Shelter Bay, but haven’t heard back yet.
13:30 Sea Trial Dave @SV Chimera We are mid way to St Andres and then to Caymans. We are debating whether to head to Cozumel or the Jamaica and through Windward Passage. From what I am hearing, Cozumel is looking like a better option. Look us up when you arrive in a Caymans. We are taking a bit of a beating now about 130 nm from St Andres. Starlink works well though!
13:47 FREEDOM - Sheri Anyone in Barra Navidad that would like to get together for a cocktail, come by Freedom on D11 tonight around 6
14:05 Captain Dietmar glad to be back
14:22 C-YA. Glenn Chiapas folks. Is it that the navy/port captain checks all boat even if you are coming from the north? Or is it just the boats checking into the country ?
14:25 C-YA. Glenn Woops talking about the dogs coming on board
14:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler They board your boat going both ways. They also check your boat both coming and going from the marina.
14:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Delta Swizzler will stop by. Thanks for the invite,
14:30 Medea The dog didn’t want to board my boat 😁🤔
14:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Boca Chica question… JP has his son and family visiting (2 kids under 2) staying right there at Hotel Bocas del Mar. Best islands to visit nearby for beach picnics and swimming with the little ones? I will be heading to Boquete and Bocas del Toro for a solo trip for 5 nights while they family time in the boat, so any recommendations there for me as well? Thank you on behalf of all of us.
14:36 C-YA. Glenn Tight operation. Thanks
14:38 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Someone said they are long for weapons. Not sure. But, make sure you leave within a half hour of the dogs coming on board when leaving. 🤷🏼‍♀️
14:46 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler thanks. No guns onboard appreciate the insight
14:58 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I don't remember if the marines came on board with the dog while they themselves were carrying weapons. It would make it difficult for the dog to distinguish the smells. Check with Memo for the correct answer, but I believe it is drugs that our k-9 friend is trained for.
15:15 Captain Dietmar drugs
15:16 Captain Dietmar pm we are here now waiting to clear in
lots of beaches nearby via short dingy ride
15:17 La Vida Gypsea Linda Lol what?! Expand 😬
15:19 Medea They picked him up
Put him on the side rail and he wouldn’t come into the cockpit 🤔
So that was the end
15:19 La Vida Gypsea Linda They probably skipped his treat that day lol
15:19 La Vida Gypsea Linda “I ain’t doin nothin”
15:20 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole So no need to sail out to Isla Parida or other islands outside of there necessarily. Thank you!
15:48 Captain Dietmar very cute allover
yes you can sail out if you want to
15:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Copy that. “Very Cute all over”
15:59 La Vida Gypsea Linda Costa Rica info request:

Anyone NOT go into Papagayo Marina as their first stop and anchor in Bahia Del Coco instead? If so, how did you go about checking in and clearing with agent/without agent?
16:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Playa del Coco, Costa Rica check in update: Free to check in and no agent necessary. Timing is everything and starting at the police station at 7am where immigration is currently located is a must. Especially if you’re on a schedule. Bring copies of your documents, boat registration, crew list, zarpe and have a list on hand of 5 previous ports and dates of departure (proof not necessary but you will fill out a form listing the info at immigration and the capitania). After you finish at immigration walk to capitania with stamped documents(they close at 3pm and it all must be done on the same day. So if you go to immigration late and they are out at another location you will have to try again another day. 7am is key to start). Photocopy or take a photo of your zarpe before handing it over!! Finally get to the Liberia airport to meet with Customs/Aduana (we took the bus, easy but a long walk to and from the arrivals terminal). A big lesson learned, have a picture or copy of your zarpe you just turned in to the capitania before handing it over, critical must. And they asked us for all engine serial numbers, dinghy engine too. They were kind but very thorough so we almost had to take the bus back an hour and return before 16:00 with those serial numbers. Luckily we found repair photos showing the numbers to fill in the form properly and get our QR code and stamped documents completed. Then we were officially cleared into Costa Rica for 90 days and no further stops to any other office. Pura Vida, at last!
16:03 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We visited the Immigration office in Playa del Coco and have a phone number to call and confirm if the officer is available and when. +506 6303-6856
16:06 La Vida Gypsea Linda We have a dog, so everything is a tad bit more complicated with transport. So we don’t mind using an agent if it’s going to simplify things just a bit. Just trying to shave off a few $$ on Marina slip days. 😬
16:07 La Vida Gypsea Linda Wondering if the agents go to Bahia del Coco to swing by and grab you or if it’s only a “Marina Service” thing
16:07 La Vida Gypsea Linda Thanks for the info @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
16:09 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I believe because our friends did it recently, one person stayed on the boat and the Captain went ashore to do all the paperwork. Just needed all the passports of the crew still on the boat.
16:10 Rob on Avant That’s what we did when we checked in.
16:15 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt 4 years ago, we used an agent in Marina Papagayo. He brought everyone to the boat. It was easy. But it cost me $450 and I never got an itemized bill.
16:16 La Vida Gypsea Linda Pets onboard too?
16:17 La Vida Gypsea Linda I’m unsure if the dog needs to be “seen” to get cleared too. Or if they just want her paperwork. Or which department really is in charge of clearing her. Which is why I’m leaning towards the agent idea.
16:18 La Vida Gypsea Linda Like in Panama, they wanted to see her. When we flew in. Take her out of the kennel, and be cleared by the “vet” on-site.
16:24 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Are you referring to Chiapas?
16:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://panamaposse.com/pets
I’m sure someone will chime in on this topic with personal experience.
16:29 La Vida Gypsea Linda Familiar with the requirements and docs. Unfamiliar where it is or who it is they get presented to 😉
16:30 La Vida Gypsea Linda The minute you show doubt to an official, they will say “get an agent”
16:30 La Vida Gypsea Linda Lol
16:46 WildhoodDirk @La Vida Gypsea Linda Agent, at least based out of Papagayo is not cheap ($450 last year)…we were there last year with a dog, albeit going the opposite direction than you, but PM me if you want details…
17:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
17:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda For anyone wondering, this is what we got quoted for the agent in Papagayo (Paramares)

17:05 La Vida Gypsea Linda $550 is a bit too steep 🙈
17:08 SV Chimera We will be starting from Cartagena . Where did you start off from? What are your conditions ie wind, gusts waves? Be well stay safe
17:21 DaMMADCat Danny 4 Marines boarded with dog, none of them had any weapons.
17:22 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Thanks for the update
17:51 Sea Trial Dave Photos
18:11 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’re next!
18:11 La Vida Gypsea Linda That poor dogs been working all day lol
20:27 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Great meeting you guys have a fun trip, we will be here when you get back
22:07 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor I’m planning to order a new mainsail and looking for advice as to where to have it delivered to. Currently in Banderas Bay and planning to continue South towards Panama by summertime, lead time on sails is over a month. What I need to know is, 1) are there marinas or other places along the way who would accept a large package such as a sail for me, and 2) is import cheaper in any Central American countries versus Mexico (31%). TIA!
22:50 Tidewalker - Alan Added a new note.
22:50 Tidewalker - Alan I think this is the biggest I have seen, congrats!
23:36 Epsilon-Bill Congratulations Tidewater, impressive! 🤗
23:44 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Sorry we didn’t see this invite until after we worked! Thanks for hosting though.
23:56 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf I know that at least a couple others here, including me, would like to know whatever more details you can offer. 🙏🏼🐶😺😺
23:56 FREEDOM - Sheri Great meeting everyone in Barra. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

2023.01.18 Wednesday
03:52 YO-D-YO Mary Thanks for hosting. It was fun getting to meet new Posse friends.
04:40 C-YA. Glenn @VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor I used Chuck from Ullman sails to make my main sail a year ago. Not sure how he did it but he got it to me in La paz and I did not pay any extra. Not a fan but Mike up at PV Sails may be able to help. Barra Navidad does except packages but they do charge. I had my Chute made and delivered to marina la cruz besides the sail cost I paid another 6000 pesos for deliver etc etc. you also have Carlos out of San Diego. With Deko Marine who can accept your sail and get it down into Mexico. He charges last time I used him 19% plus freight. Would think others have options also. Need any contact all are online or I can send you Carlos phone number and what’s app
08:43 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor Thanks. I already have my sailmaker, South East Asia Sails. They can ship it no problem. I just am trying to figure out where to actually have them ship to, along my route. Good to know about Barra, maybe I’ll reach out to them. Thanks for the info!
08:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda There’s that shipping guy in PV that will send it to his company right next to Home Depot. (David Torres) but, he isn’t cheap.
08:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda The only Guarantee is that it will arrive safe and sound, and in a timely manner 😉
08:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda For the price
08:48 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
08:49 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Another successful SpaceX launch this morning.
08:49 La Vida Gypsea Linda In Panama, they have Hot Express. But, they will charge you 22% for customs and taxes 😭😱
08:50 La Vida Gypsea Linda All that was for @VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor 😬
08:51 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
08:51 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor Thanks! 22% is better than the 31% in Mexico! Brutal.
08:51 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Happy Hump Day from Barra de Navidad
08:53 La Vida Gypsea Linda Keep in mind they will also charge for the weight and that will calculate wether they will fly it to you on an AirPanama flight, or drive it to you in a truck.
08:55 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor Ah, do you know if there is a price difference or just time for delivery?
08:56 La Vida Gypsea Linda Could all average the same at the end of day. Good luck!

And just to throw it out there to everyone:

We lived on land for 5 years and ran (still run) business in Panama and are residents. Our primary area of living was Bocas Del Toro. So, if anyone has any questions or looking for things to do, feel free to DM us 🇵🇦
08:56 La Vida Gypsea Linda The driver will charge you, whatever he thinks 😂 but you decide that before he brings it and he only takes cash.
08:57 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You can also ship to any DHL Office. For you to pick it up. But, they only hold it for 5 days. I think most marinas accept packages for their customers. In Panama you can ship to Red N Blue for $3 a pound. Not tax or duty…
08:57 VIA 🌵🦜Mike & Taylor Haha ok thanks!
08:58 Tidewalker - Alan to clarify, this fish was caught by Maison de Sante, I was just congratulating!!
08:59 Tidewalker - Alan Epsilon-Bill, this monster was caught by Maison de Sante, I was just congratulating
09:00 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Barra’s fee for accepting mail has been lowered it’s now $3. Yo receive the package then $1 per day.
09:08 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler heard the anchorage has over 39 boats and is crowded there in Barra
09:15 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf True, but crowded is a relative term in such a big lagoon, and when people also bounce between the marina and Tenacatita.
09:17 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Here’s us leaving the Barra marina to Tenacatita this morning with a glimpse back at the lagoon anchorage.
09:17 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Videos
09:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I contacted the Liberia Airport and they said you need to speak to the Senasa office about pets entering Costa Rica. Their office is there and you can call +506-2587-1891 Ext 214. You will have to go there for customs for your boat anyway to finalize your official stay in CR. Best wishes! Hoping someone who has lived the experience will share with everyone 👌
09:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://www.senasa.go.cr/nuestras-oficinas/ubicaciones/aeropuerto-daniel-oduber
09:27 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thanks!
09:31 Captain Dietmar Digital yacht usa has just agreed to sponsor the posse with a 20% discount on products
www.digitalyachtamerica.com
great selection of wireless nmea gateways and many other devices
use your yachtname and discount code POSSE23
09:41 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍
10:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler People come and go every day. I’ve day I heard one day there was 35. The next day was 25. 🤷🏼‍♀️ it’s in constant flux.
10:31 fickle - Ben I’ve shipped several large things to Marina Chiapas. Amazon even delivers on Sundays sometimes. There’s still the Mexico import taxes though.
12:09 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole I contacted immigration in Playas del Coco, via WhatsApp +506 6303-6856, and explained the situation and here is their response:
“Buenos días, claro por acá los esperamos para hacer el respectivo control de Ingreso y con el perro si tendrían q realizar en el aeropuerto el tramite correspondiente..”
Translation: “Good morning, of course, we are waiting for you here to do the respective entry control and with the dog you would have to carry out the corresponding procedure at the airport.”
They are incredibly nice and responded immediately. You will need to visit them first so they can talk you through more details. I hope this helps a little more.
12:27 La Vida Gypsea Linda 👍
12:27 La Vida Gypsea Linda Gracias!
12:39 Captain Dietmar Can anyone with a starlink on board please email us a quick report on how it has changed your cruising lifestyle . just a few words and locations where it has really made a difference
12:39 Captain Dietmar registration@panamaposse.com
12:50 Midnight B Richard Hi all. Where might I source a ball valve between Zihuatenejo and La Paz? Midnight Breeze is a European boat and the valve would need BSP threads (not NPT).
13:12 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed I’ll send you a note
14:49 🦜Maison de Sante Zaragoza might have one on PV but I was there recently and it's going to be luck of they have the exact one you are looking for. They can be called or emailed to ask and they do not have any good English-speaking staff, in case you are not fluent.

I think your better bet is to order one and have it shipped.
15:23 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole You could check in La Cruz at the tiny but great marine shop: https://www.mexicomarine.com.mx/
Mexico Marine
329 295 6124
https://maps.app.goo.gl/itKKCTqmBQx3RpeU9?g_st=ic
15:26 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan There’s a place in Mazatlan that can get anything from west marine in 7 to 14 days too.
16:35 TranquiloMike What is that place?
16:36 C-YA. Glenn @,☠️Delta Swizzler gracias
17:38 AirBender Mike & Col PP in Chiapas- anybody interested in gathering at the pool about 5pm, today or tomorrow ? BYOB unless the bartender shows up
Today a dress rehearsal - tomorrow bring pupus !?!
Lemeno
17:45 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’re here. But working out 😂
18:00 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Yes!
18:10 Pilialoha Getting crew at the airport. Tomorrow works for us 🥳
18:21 Captain Dietmar *UPDATE ON COIBA NATIONAL PARK PANAMA *
Finally got the fees from the source and important data
Carlos in Boca Chica will aid for a resoanble fee or you can do a direct wire transfer and deal directly

https://panamaposse.com/coiba#fees

Anchorage Costs per Day

< 24′ $ 15
25 to 34 $ 30
35 to 49 $ 60
50 to 100 $180
> 100′ $ 600

Per Person $ 20 one time foreign visitor fee regardless of vessel length

If you want to do sport fishing within the limits of the park, you must also pay a permit which costs
$ 50 and is valid for up to 8 days

Carlos will do the transaction for you for $ 45 pay so you can pay via cc

CARLOS / Boca Chica
+507 6600 6191 Whatsapp

 

18:21 Captain Dietmar or you can do your own wire transfer and deal direclty
18:23 Captain Dietmar https://panamaposse.com/coiba#bank
20:42 Pelerin-mike A length of clear plastic tubing could help you track down the air leak. Just insert it at different points along the fuel system.
21:02 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Voodoo Gabby&Steve to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:02 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Voodoo Gabby&Steve joined the group.

2023.01.19 Thursday
09:04 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Wow they really don’t want boat there it seems, plenty of other islands around
09:44 C-YA. Glenn I would say no like Mexico they want you to go on a high priced gringo related tour boat
09:49 Rob on Avant Reminder: posse pot luck tomorrow night in shelter bay. 1800 at the bbq area. See posts above for menu suggestions.
10:20 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
10:20 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Sunrise over Carrizal
10:29 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
10:29 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker is 153 nm into a 360 nm run from Zihuatanejo to Huatulco. Smooth seas and light winds!
10:32 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Hello Gabby and Steve here from Voodoo. We joined the posse back when we were in Colombia and just arrived at shelter bay. I wanted to know if anyone had an recommendations for a vet ( maybe even someone who comes to the boat?) I need to get my cat to get checked before we head to French Polynesia.
10:33 Busy Bee - Dan Arrived in Chiapas. Uneventful except cathing two mahi back to back.
10:51 Rob on Avant https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi-qOen_tP8AhUNmIQIHWzmCxcQFnoECA4QAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fpanamaposse.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fdocuments%2Fpanama%2F2021_Cruiser_Resource_Guide.pdf&usg=AOvVaw343kWKw-85dbkWznP36Jm0

Could also ask on the net here. 0730 on vhf 77
10:53 Rob on Avant You could ask on the net (0730 on vhf 77), or look in the panama guide here: https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/documents/panama/2021_Cruiser_Resource_Guide.pdf
11:08 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
11:08 Tidewalker - Alan Live as it happens!
11:12 Freedom -David Congrats Alan - that’s awesome. What are you dragging to hook up?
11:13 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
11:13 Tidewalker - Alan Mexico special
11:13 Freedom -David Thanks for sharing
11:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Done! As you can tell, we're huge fans.
11:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry We are planningto sail from Chipias to Panama and will need to make one fuel stop. Two things..recommendation on a good place for an in and out to fuel along that routes, and information on whether you have to check in into the country if you are only stopping for fuel. Larry
11:44 STELLA BLUE - Larry I hate that
11:45 Captain Dietmar check the panama guide
https://panamaposse.com/panama
there is a 56 page guide to panana with resources you can check
11:47 Captain Dietmar they do want you to visit they just want you to pay
12:43 AirBender Mike & Col PP in Chiapas!

We will start the grill at the pool about 5. Bring what you would like to grill. And perhaps something to share.

Office says, no bartender today, so ok to BYO beverages.

See you all then.

12:55 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Ran engine. Still have bubbles in Racor
13:07 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Thank you.
13:10 C-YA. Glenn For folks who have good rebuild shop for alternator in the Barra de Navidad melaque area as I will be anchored in Melaque and need my Belmar. Alternator rebuilt. Any suggestions please let me know appreciate and thank you ahead of time
13:15 Epsilon-Bill We just had our Balmor alternator rebuilt in Barra recently ($70.00 for $50.00 for install. Poncho was our contact for same. I’m bringing a new spare with me on the 25th from Long Beach. Epsilon, G-8 Barra Marina
13:15 Epsilon-Bill That is, $70.00 for rewind, $50 for installation
13:19 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill thanks bill who and how do I get a hold of Pancho
13:20 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill I am still north and heading that way
13:22 Epsilon-Bill My wife has his number on her phone, she will be home soon-still in California. I’ll have it for you in a couple of hours. I’ll keep looking meanwhile.
13:24 SouthernCrossEh! BC Pancho - Barra de Navidad.vcf
13:24 C-YA. Glenn Mucho gracias to both. Thank you
13:24 SouthernCrossEh! BC He’s absolutely wonderful
13:25 Epsilon-Bill 👍
13:27 C-YA. Glenn Greasy. I assume that’s a Mexican number so +52 for our American phones?
13:29 C-YA. Glenn Woops. Great
13:32 SouthernCrossEh! BC Yes +52
13:32 AirBender Mike & Col @SV Rhumbline (Terry) @SV Rhumbline (Terry) do you have a clear hose?
13:35 C-YA. Glenn @SouthernCrossEh! BC thanks. Appreciate the help. Pulled my spare out and it’s the original but the connector plug is different so does me no good. Hunting through other spare parts just in case of have that plug
13:36 SouthernCrossEh! BC @C-YA. Glenn you’re welcome
13:38 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Not a small diameter one.
13:54 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.708753404159989,-84.6632779668271
13:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole ⚓️@ Punta Leona. Very well protected. Nice beach, nice water. Our mistake, left our paddleboard on the beach and went for a walk and came back to find it stolen. Should’ve locked it up as we usually do. Good reminder that stings.
13:57 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:20 Pelerin-mike If you have a vacuum based oil change pump, the small line may fit inside the fuel tubing then seal with TWO hose clamps to check for bubbles. Otherwise try wrapping every connection with Rigging tape to help seal.
15:53 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Zephyr is in the San Blas islands. Has anyone checked into Porvenir?
15:54 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Is it less occupied than here?
16:13 Captain Dietmar @🦜Knot Right/Jeariene @🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt what's better in panama tigo or claro?
16:19 SV Rhumbline (Terry) He’s back. Pumping out now.
16:20 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I don't have any experience with Claro. I think T-mobile defaults to Claro. But I've been using Tigo.
16:29 AirBender Mike & Col We installed a clear hose, air coming from Pickup tube
In tank
16:42 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene I’m happy with T-Mobile. I just use my same plan as the US which includes international texting for free, so I don’t have to worry about buying an additional monthly fee from Tigo like Walt does.
………,
T-Mobile: Welcome to Panama! Your plan includes coverage that gives you unlimited data On Us now at faster speeds up to 256Kbps, plus unlimited texts at no extra cost. Calls are $0.25/min. Want high-speed data and unlimited calling? Get an International Pass: t-mo.co/intl-pass1. Enjoy your stay!
16:49 C-YA. Glenn I used Claro when I lived in Panama. Atm type machines all over to charge your minutes if need be
16:56 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Oh thanks so much for the info
18:27 Rob on Avant In SB, Tigo for sure. Other places vary.
18:32 STELLA BLUE - Larry Checking into Panama
19:46 Sea Trial Dave @,☠️Delta Swizzler @ZEPHYR Laura & Chris You don’t really have to check in. We skipped Porvenir a month ago and went directly to Lamon Cays and Holandia. We were met by a older man being towed to our boat one day. He had what appeared to be official identification and requested $10 fee to cruise in San Blas. We paid and even got a receipt.
19:46 Sea Trial Dave Rowed not towed.
19:48 Sea Trial Dave San. Las was beautiful and highly recomended. The locals will approach you to sell their Molas, Lobsters (wait for the big ones) and Conch. Most want cash but will trade for sugar, rice, candy for the kids, and they all want water to fill their jugs as it is in short supply.
20:18 Maison De Sante Photos
20:18 Maison De Sante Dinner by fire… somewhere remote in 🇲🇽
20:23 Captain Dietmar Y tú mama también!
the riddle of the secret beach ... solved
20:35 Aegis, Mary/Ian Does anyone know if we can check out of Panama at Puerto Obaldia (eastern boundary of Panama)?
20:58 Pacific Blue - Hans Yes you can. Greeting to victor
21:00 Pacific Blue - Hans This is his number +507 6468 7437
21:01 Pacific Blue - Hans You can whatsapp in Spanish in case of questions
21:01 Pacific Blue - Hans He is the Panama maritime authoridad officer
21:01 Pacific Blue - Hans The immigration officer is around the
Corner
21:02 Pacific Blue - Hans Expect 10 dollar anchor fee and a you will need multiple copies of everything
21:05 Pilialoha Thank you so much for organizing a very nice get together.
We will see you all around for the next few days.
Aloha, Rick & María Lucía
21:52 Aegis, Mary/Ian Excellent. thank you
21:53 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Thank you for the responses. We appreciate it!
21:57 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
22:19 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino joined the group.
22:23 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Hi guys! We are Maja and Dino, SV Vingathor (Tayana Vacouver 42, 1988). Two crazy Europeans who decided to retire and cruise around the world. In search of best Margaritas and fair winds. Currently in Chiapas, moving to Panama. Glad to be in this group ❤️
23:07 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Welcome VingaThor!!💜🎉

2023.01.20 Friday
04:06 DoTheThing-M&F In Margaritaville, there is a veterinarian in the small stores center near the KFC. You could take the shuttle bus from the marina. They even pickup back in front the vet on its way back from Colon.
09:38 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn @Tidewalker - Alan So sorry to hear. How does one lock a paddleboard on the beach?? We leave ours all the time. Am now concerned.
09:39 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Congrats for finding the source!
09:51 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Ref pets and vets: our dear four-legged crewmember, Lapa, who loves everybody and is loved by most, was diagnosed with bladder cancer here in Barra de Navidad. The vet is fantastic. She goes to surgery on Monday. WIsh her well!

09:51 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
10:02 Captain Dietmar best wishes and a lot of ❤️
10:07 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed 💜🙏🏻💜
10:07 S/V Sonho Lolly & Ed She’s beautiful 💜
10:17 Pilialoha Our best wishes and 🙏🏻🙏🏻
10:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We use a lightweight chain and lock with key and run it through the handle or other attachment and connect our two boards together for a more difficult grab and dash. For one board chain around a tree or driftwood. The idea is to make it difficult and not worth the effort. Closer to people or restaurants are the best. Smile, say hi, buy a drink… be part of their surroundings.
10:34 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.644717317714171,-84.65696844493897
10:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Now anchored in Herradura to try and buy a new paddleboard. 4 meters at low tide. Calm now and pretty water and beach.
10:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:42 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Makes sense.
11:21 Busy Bee - Dan This is probably old news...so sorry for the repeat, but we just found out you MUST have a captains license or some type of certification(such as ASA) to be able to get an exit zarpe to leave the country. This seems ridiculous but they seem to be the rules...
11:23 Busy Bee - Dan At least in chiapas
11:23 Captain Dietmar yea you can do an online e cert from cali boating it'll so
11:23 Captain Dietmar do
11:30 Busy Bee - Dan Presumably anyone from anywhere (origin of country) can get this cert. Seems ridiculous to get an online certification..kind of laughable, but if it checks the check box then so be it
11:32 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram I used my Boaters Safety card from Oregon, circa 2005. It’s the first time I’ve ever shown that card to anyone and my name didn’t match as I’ve since gotten married. 😂
11:37 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole maybe you can find a used one at a good price that looks a lot like yours. . . 😊
12:23 Captain Dietmar
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.07673,-82.107634
12:59 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We took the boat US safety course online and printed out the certificate. I had them laminated to make them look more official. The port captain in Chiapas didn’t question it.
13:10 Rob on Avant 201652Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 84/23(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
COLOMBIA.
M/V SEA VOYAGER, NINE PERSONS ON BOARD, SANK.
FOUR PERSONS REMAIN MISSING. SEARCH AND
RESCUE OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS IN VICINITY
10-09.25N 076-22.70W. VESSELS IN VICINITY
REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF
POSSIBLE. REPORTS TO ANY COASTAL RADIO STATION.
13:16 C-YA. Glenn That’s awful. Best in the search used to be a SAR swimmer not easy finding someone in the water
13:17 C-YA. Glenn I have my official certification LOg book from ASA with all my classes Cert # and dates
13:25 Captain Dietmar 2 bars of lte cell at isla clavada Islas secas
13:25 Captain Dietmar
San Lorenzo, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.987277,-82.023075
13:27 Captain Dietmar Photos
14:23 Epsilon-Bill Planning our trip to Panama 🇵🇦 for passage to the canal. Leaving Barra on the premise of day trip through Mexico, expect for crossing the T-Pec. Recommend marina for passage thru canal? Vista Mar or Playita? Hope to visit with any members still at Barra on the 25th-our projected schedule south begins with the next weather window. Epsilon, G-8 arriving Manzanillo 1/25.
14:24 La Vida Gypsea Linda 🇨🇷Costa Rica Arriving from Mexico Regarding Playa De Coco:

Is there anywhere to land a dinghy to go do check in? I’ve got the agents REALLY pushing us to stay in Papagayo or Flamingo marina. 🙄 Saying it’s too dangerous, nowhere to leave the dink, etc.
14:25 La Vida Gypsea Linda I was gonna throw Kurt in the water and pick him up after 😂
14:31 QUESO GRANDE Lance Hola, What agent are you using or mentioning? Gracias
14:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We stayed in Coco for over week and took the dinghy to shore near the reef in a regular basis. We locked it up to a tree in front of the basketball court. No problems. Day and night.
14:34 Salacia / Peter How were your beach landings?
14:35 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
14:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole No problems…we didn’t have any wave issues. Just stay close to the reef and watch your timing if you have waves. It’s a flat zone.
14:39 La Vida Gypsea Linda Paramares
14:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We anchored in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica here N 10 33.495’ W 85 41.610’. We are a catamaran with a 1.2 meters draft.
14:40 La Vida Gypsea Linda That’s what we’ve heard and figured lol
14:40 La Vida Gypsea Linda That’s what we figured 🙄
14:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda Paramares
15:04 La Vida Gypsea Linda They said “we fear for the safety of the dinghy” 🙈 I was like “thanks…..but, your fees like $500. I fear for my wallet paying for a marina too” 😂😂😂😂
16:41 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Hello Gabby here from Voodoo. Would love to go to the BBQ tonight at shelter bay. Can someone send me details since I can not see it ( since it was prior to me joining the group). Thanks!
17:09 Rob on Avant 1800 in the bbq area. Usual potluck rules + posse rum!
17:21 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Hi Rob sorry to be a pain. What atre the usual pot luck rules? This is our first pot luck
18:11 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Bring a dish to share, meat to cook on the grill for yourself, your own plates, cutlery and beverage for yourself.
20:52 Bob Ritner Photos
20:53 Bob Ritner Panama Posse Party Shelter Bay, Panama.
20:58 Tidewalker - Alan
Manzana 5 Lote 30 Sector P Marina Chahué, 70989 Crucecita, Oaxaca, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15.7631479,-96.12180508333334
20:59 Tidewalker - Alan Safe and sound in Marina Chahue after a 43 hour, 363 nm non stop run from Zihuatanejo. Any PP’ers in the area? Next up, crossing the TPec Monday/Tuesday… Panama here we come!
21:00 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
21:00 Tidewalker - Alan oh, and the fishing was darned good too! 43” dorado and 32 pound yellowfin
21:15 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’ll be in Chiapas till next Friday. Hopefully we can say hi!

2023.01.21 Saturday
06:52 Rob on Avant Your tuna tartare demonstrated your mastery of potlucks!
07:07 SV Chimera We stayed at Coco for a week. Just mark the reef well . Easy beach landings. Locked the dinghy with a length of chain. Check in was easy and well described in PP down to minute detail. Port Captain office person who checked us in only spoke Spanish the first day. Next day after she warmed us to us spoke good English! We had two days of 50 knot winds anchored behind the reef . 300 feet of chain served us well. Wave Dancer was there too.
08:38 La Vida Gypsea Linda Where is the description in the PP? Can’t find the article on the site 😬😅
08:45 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Reposting

Playa del Coco, Costa Rica check in update: Free to check in and no agent necessary. Timing is everything and starting at the police station at 7am where immigration is currently located is a must. Especially if you’re on a schedule. Bring copies of your documents, boat registration, crew list, zarpe and have a list on hand of 5 previous ports and dates of departure (proof not necessary but you will fill out a form listing the info at immigration and the capitania). After you finish at immigration walk to capitania with stamped documents(they close at 3pm and it all must be done on the same day. So if you go to immigration late and they are out at another location you will have to try again another day. 7am is key to start). Photocopy or take a photo of your zarpe before handing it over!! Finally get to the Liberia airport to meet with Customs/Aduana (we took the bus, easy but a long walk to and from the arrivals terminal). A big lesson learned, have a picture or copy of your zarpe you just turned in to the capitania before handing it over, critical must. And they asked us for all engine serial numbers, dinghy engine too. They were kind but very thorough so we almost had to take the bus back an hour and return before 16:00 with those serial numbers. Luckily we found repair photos showing the numbers to fill in the form properly and get our QR code and stamped documents completed. Then we were officially cleared into Costa Rica for 90 days and no further stops to any other office. Pura Vida, at last!
09:03 La Vida Gypsea Linda Oh. I though there was like a “checklist” in the site. 👍 Well received previously. Thanks again 🙏
09:05 ,☠️Delta Swizzler We are heading out to Tenacatita on Monday for a week. If you are still here when we get back stop bye and we can walk you thur the whole trip.
09:16 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Cool. We will be in Tenacatita by then too.
09:59 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
09:59 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Pics are from a fantastic day in La Manzanilla ( Tenacatita )
10:05 Epsilon-Bill Thank you Delta, I’ll be around at least a week after arriving. I’ll look forward to any information you can share. With that said, I have to stay-I’ve been carrying your Jiffy Peanut butter all the way from Palm Coast Florida 🤪
10:42 DaMMADCat Danny Sailing to El Salvador Bahia Del Sol today. Winds are light and variable seas are flat here in Guatemala.
10:42 DaMMADCat Danny Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.42154212855359,-92.21439823508263
10:54 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
10:56 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Have a good sail. Missing you already!
10:59 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We had that too. He briefly glanced at the Log book and was more interested in the card. Maybe because there is a license number on the card that he can use to fill in his documents 🤷‍♀️
11:01 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Watched you guys go out this morning. Fair winds. Hope to see you soon.
11:09 DaMMADCat Danny Lots of long lines out here, all attended.
11:10 DaMMADCat Danny N 14 21.6
W 92 08.7
11:11 DaMMADCat Danny From 1-6 miles offshore at least 10 miles of coast line…..so far.
11:19 C-YA. Glenn @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz mmmm never received a card or certificate just their stamps in the ASA BOOK
11:37 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
11:38 DaMMADCat Danny Just traded a gallon of water for these grande camarones
11:39 DaMMADCat Danny By the way I think mostly nets out here. Only 1-2’ deep per the fisherman.
11:39 ,☠️Delta Swizzler You are the best
11:42 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I just created a certificate using Microsoft word documents and changed a few words to saw boating, they accepted it, and two years ago it was a standard used by a 1/2 boats. Anything works they just need a paper.
11:46 Captain Dietmar
Montijo District, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.463979,-81.323557
11:55 Rob on Avant It should say ‘world’s greatest sailor’ or anything. Keep it modest and official looking. ;).
12:07 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Are there any PP folks in Curaçao? We just got here this morning from Martinique. We will be here a few days then it’s off to Santa Marta I think there might be a posse member or two in Santa Marta? I would like to get some information about checking into Columbia at the marina in Santa Marta if anybody would like to share we would appreciate any information
12:08 Captain Dietmar @🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE is there

12:08 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/tracking
12:11 Medea You can contact Kelly Fernandez at the marina

operaciones@marinasantamarta.com.co
12:12 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Thank you for the quick reply I will reach out to Kelly after we get some rest.
12:14 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena @Captain Dietmar thank you for the information it’s good to be on this side of the world 👍
12:16 Pacific Blue - Hans Kelly left Santa Marta marina.
12:16 Pacific Blue - Hans However, once you arrive the marina office will take care of the clearance procedure
12:17 Pacific Blue - Hans Customs and immigration will pass by on the dock
12:19 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena So no agent needed?
12:22 SV Stray Cat 2 Sounds like a good trade Danny
12:23 Medea The Marina will act as your agent for a fee or pending how long you stay in the marina
The Operations email will still work for you to contact them

12:25 DaMMADCat Danny I’m sure that was the freshest shrimp I’ve ever eaten, went straight from the water to the grill. Delicious!!
12:26 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
12:31 DaMMADCat Danny No more panga fisherman south of N 14 16.00
Only shrimp boats.
13:42 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE @DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena we contacted Marina Santa Marta by email first. Info@marinasantamarta.com.co
+57 605 4363601

14:20 OZ  Steve & Susan @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz was the credetials requirement for Captain only, or the entire crew? Thanks.
14:22 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Captain only.
18:09 DaMMADCat Danny Back into long lines again
N 13 56.900
W 91 23.150
18:10 DaMMADCat Danny So far black flags on each end, all but on attended.
18:11 DaMMADCat Danny All but 1
18:57 C-YA. Glenn Safe sail
18:58 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks!
18:59 C-YA. Glenn Behind you about 6 months
21:33 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz The certificate/card was from a boat US online boater safety course for Florida.
22:22 ☠️ Pacific Raven
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.693789384219551,-83.66760204822712
22:23 ☠️ Pacific Raven Anyone traveling Costa Rica, make sure to visit Drake Bay
23:14 Salacia / Peter Photos
23:15 Salacia / Peter Caught on the way into Tenacatita

2023.01.22 Sunday
02:27 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea Sweet! What is that? Look’s different.
05:48 C-YA. Glenn @Salacia / Peter what is that ? Looks different. We left Tenacacita Saturday and had two lines out and nothing. We must being doing it wrong
06:31 C-YA. Glenn
Vía sin nombre, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.2191734817058,-104.7113232594959
06:32 C-YA. Glenn In the anchorage across the bay from Navidad marina all alone. Small swell have the flopper stopper out just because but no a ground like a few over in Barra de Navidad anchorage. Cheers be safe
08:08 Salacia / Peter Mahi!
08:09 Salacia / Peter Definitely mahi, fairly small though, and I’m guessing female.
08:12 Da MMAD Cat - Andrea @Salacia / Peter Thx! I saw the blue spots, but the angle of its head threw me off. I’ve got 2 poles in and trolling at 6.5 knots. We’ve enter El Salvador waters! Wonder if we will catch something different. Who knows??!!
08:29 C-YA. Glenn @Da MMAD Cat - Andrea best to you (Gotcha). Keep on trolling we had no luck the last two long sails
09:28 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Photos
09:30 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Sunrise at Titusville Marina this morning. We just left and are on our way to St Petersburg after a little over a month here. Good marine. Best marina Wi-Fi we’ve ever experienced.
09:43 Sea Trial Dave
Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.75334067314469,-81.65425545579055
10:14 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Photos
10:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Finally! A wee bit of competition for @Tidewalker - Alan. Barely.
10:15 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.60762358026323,-105.205708468683
10:16 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Outside Chamela heading North to PV to find a vet for Lapa.
10:19 DaMMADCat Danny
El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.3780813156397,-89.49730508467867
10:21 DaMMADCat Danny Crossing the Bar today, to get to the bar tonight. Safe passage to everyone else who is southbound.
10:22 Rob on Avant 221410Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 94/23(24).
CARIBBEAN SEA.
COLOMBIA.
1. DERELICT 15 METER S/V ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
ADRIFT IN VICINITY 10-46.87N 075-48.67W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 251410Z JAN 23.
11:33 Captain Dietmar
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.237568,-80.416076
11:33 Captain Dietmar rough seas around punta morro de los puercos
11:40 QUESO GRANDE Lance We left Topolobampo this morning after an awesome time visiting Copper Canyon via the El Chepe train. Next stop, Mazatlan. Following seas and 20 knots of wind with 192 miles to go.
11:41 QUESO GRANDE Lance Photos
11:42 Epsilon-Bill Good luck MADD Cat, maybe 🤔 I’ll catch up with you guys before the canal.
11:44 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks Bill, when you headed south?
11:46 Epsilon-Bill Arriving to Barra on 1/25 with a new crew member. Hope to depart just a few days later.
11:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited TEMIS - Yann to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
11:51 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Susan to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
12:03 OZ  Steve & Susan Love this photo! See y’all soon.
13:59 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Looking for an experienced crew member. Currently in Chiapas. Headed south. If you know anyone…
14:37 Captain Dietmar
Pedasí, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.425989,-80.188705
14:37 Captain Dietmar at anchor 17 feet sand
15:37 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Can you help to identify this fish? Caught along eastern Puerto Rico. Chub Mackerel?
15:37 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Photos
15:41 fickle - Ben Wahoo?
15:47 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Maybe, that’s our second guess
15:49 C-YA. Glenn @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn I say Sierra
15:54 Captain Dietmar reminder weekly Panama posse line call tomorrow at 15:30 utc for the atlantic and caribbean and at 16:00 for the Pacific
15:57 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Photos
15:57 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Well, seems we were both right; looks like “Sierra Mackerel” is the match. Thank you !
15:58 C-YA. Glenn @Soulmate-Stu & Robyn what type of lure (lure)
15:59 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Good old cedar plug
15:59 C-YA. Glenn Nice thank you
15:59 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Trolling from M/Y at about 8-9 knots
16:16 WildhoodDirk Definitely Mackerel, delicious!
16:27 Salpare Hi all
Can Shelter Bay Yard haul a 25’ beam cat? Other options? Thank you!
16:33 Beach House We are 33’ wide trimaran and we’re just a little to wide.
16:35 Rob on Avant Try flamenco on the pacific side. I *think* they have a bigger lift.
16:36 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Hey! Has anyone been to the sloth sanctuary in panama? And if so what's your review of it?
16:44 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368214,-79.951401
16:45 Rob on Avant ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
16:46 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Melbourne Harbor
Melbourne, FL United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28.07964495913943,-80.60078697099847
16:47 Maison De Sante Photos
16:47 Maison De Sante Wonderful mezcal and mole in Huatulco!
17:00 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt Our guide was great, but they (maybe 5) were all asleep on their purch
17:01 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt I think Linton Bay has a wider one. Maybe someone can confirm that.
17:01 Voodoo Gabby&Steve Who was your guide? Did you book ahead of time?
17:11 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt No we were at the resort in Gamboa. The guide was a young lady that was at the entrance to the butterfly and frogs and sloth exhibit that walks along with you

18:10 🍹☠️ TOKETEE Crew Shelter Bay haul's out pretty big Cat's. Check with Juanho.
19:44 AirBender Mike & Col Will miss this one, driving to Pelenque tomorrow.
20:02 Tidewalker - Alan Nicely done! The gauntlet has now officially been thrown down!
20:04 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan we have not given up!
20:08 Tidewalker - Alan Air bender, we leave Huatulco early Tuesday and arrive Chiapas Wednesday. Could you pm me and let me know what arrangements you made regarding vehicle to Palenque ? thanks! Hope to meet up in Chiapas!
20:10 AirBender Mike & Col Will do
21:33 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
21:33 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
21:33 Tidewalker - Alan Just putting this out there for ruminations and discussion.

I really like the PP tracking and use it ALL of the time. Yet, with the tracks of each boat and the position dots, it can be very difficult to find a particular boat. Nordhavn also uses Predictwind tracking, but they offer two different tracking links. One shows all of the tracks and position dots, the other is the Predictwind Tracking NOG/Simple, which just shows the current position dots. I have attached two screen shots here, one of the PP tracking and one of the Nordhavn “simple “. Much easier to find someone. I am not offering criticism, but just sharing an idea and wouldn’t it be great if we could click on either option for the Panama Posse?
21:45 SV Stray Cat 2 Photos
21:45 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan
Yes, it would! I could also use a simple way to report position to the tracker for those of us without starlink or other internet access. If it was easy enough I would like to send a daily position report. Coastal could be text message from a phone. Offshore more challenging. We have only very cumbersome email via satellite.
21:46 SV Stray Cat 2 Crews from Stray Cat, Stella Blue and La Vida Gypsea visiting Argovia coffee plantation.

21:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda ❤️
21:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
21:48 La Vida Gypsea Linda Had a great time with everyone today!
21:48 Pilialoha Thank you for the information.
We are planning on leaving Chiapas on Tuesday morning to El Salvador. .
🤞🏻 all goes well with the paperwork to obtain the zarpe tomorrow morning.
21:48 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan If you have a predict wind tracking url you can email your position to their system via SSB or anything. https://help.predictwind.com/en/articles/2884493-how-to-send-manual-gps-tracking-updates-via-email
21:53 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan thanks for that! I will give it a try:).
23:00 TEMIS - Yann TEMIS - Yann joined the group.
23:01 Captain Dietmar please write it up and let us know your thoughts and experiences
23:02 Captain Dietmar la ruta del Cafe!
23:05 Captain Dietmar @🦜Maison de Sante nicole is in the lead right now

2023.01.23 Monday
00:12 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz I have a request for any PanamaPosse members who stop at marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua. There is a local clinic that is run by Margarita, a retired Wisconsin nurse. They have a shortage of basic medical supplies and equipment. If you have extras or are willing to donate anything it would be greatly appreciated. They can especially use Silvadine, an antiseptic used to treat burns. You can leave them with Juanita at the marina office, she will see that they get into the right hands. Also if you are in the area and need medical attention they will treat anyone.
03:02 Eleuthera- Barbara On PW if you look at the list of boats and click on the boat you want it will just show that boat
06:58 Rob on Avant Here's the latest "Tropical Atlantic Marine Weather Briefing" provided by Nelsie Ramos in NHC/TAFB, valid through January 27th. https://youtu.be/9-bA6YtjPMs
07:14 Captain Dietmar plesse look at the page on a computer you have a full list of vessels and can click and go to their positions
07:18 Captain Dietmar works on mobile to
on the bottom of the tracker page is the list of vessel simply double tab the name and it jumps to their current position
07:29 SV Chimera
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.526961332623301,-78.64658927573771
08:13 🌿💰🍹 TOKETEE
calle 26a # 1b- 36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=11.242158,-74.218023
08:18 Soulmate-Stu & Robyn Culebra
Puerto Rico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.30277328200081,-65.30106371694394
08:22 YO-D-YO Mary Marina Puerto de la Navidad
La Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.195816,-104.683121
08:23 DaMMADCat Danny
8424+4WG, El Zapote, El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.3009963528818,-88.89203611761332
08:26 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene
Vía sin nombre, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.48194144048156,-79.94361161910444
08:40 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Vía sin nombre, Provincia de Puntarenas, Herradura, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.644524405374286,-84.65743558740093
08:42 Bob Ritner ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786,-79.950848
08:48 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena See my real-time location on Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cUnWtp4MCnSTbHDm8
08:52 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena Curacao Yacht Club
+599 9 767 4627
https://goo.gl/maps/94S1V8hifJvzdENt6
09:02 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Photos
09:02 🦜Knot Right/Jeariene Walt and I went to the Gamboa Rainforest Lodge and the sloth sanctuary. I enjoyed it as a part of the exhibit because I had never seen a sloth up close. You are just a couple of feet from them, but they do sleep during the day.
09:26 SouthernCrossEh! BC Photos
09:28 SouthernCrossEh! BC Loggerhead turtle release near Barra de Navidad, part of the Playa del Coco Turtle Conservation Program
09:31 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
09:31 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
09:32 Tidewalker - Alan As I have a crew change today, I took the crew that brought the boat from Barra to Huatulco out for dinner at El Sabor de Oaxaca where we enjoyed different types of moles and also tacos de chapulines (grasshoppers)!
09:34 Captain Dietmar Reminder
WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALL STARTS IN 60 MINUTES FOR THE ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN AND IN 90 MINUTES FOR THE PACIFIC
09:50 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368151,-79.951538
10:04 QUESO GRANDE Lance
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=23.73771827413944,-107.2169009095916
10:09 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt
929X+567, Butner Street, Colón, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.368151,-79.951538
10:11 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt ARC rally coming in next week to Shelter Bay Marina, 35 boats estimated. Just spoke with Yard Manager. They will have 6 bottom jobs, so sounds like a busy time for them.
10:11 Jungle-Jim Ellifritt ARC rally coming in next week to Shelter Bay Marina, 35 boats estimated. Just spoke with Yard Manager. They will have 6 bottom jobs, so sounds like a busy time for them.
10:12 BISOU Robin And Tad Yes they can! We’re 24’6” no problem. We saw them haul a 58’ Leopard but that was very tight. Other option is Linton Bay marina on Caribbean side. HUGE travelift!
10:14 Captain Dietmar Group voice call started.
10:14 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce
6045 US-1, Grant-Valkaria, FL 32949, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=27.9191565614154,-80.51625465097312
10:15 Epsilon-Bill
600 Marina Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.74479275296377,-118.1052549631778
10:37 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle
Cihuatlán, Jalisco, Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.188961,-104.671158
10:54 Sea Trial Toni Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=16.16203154438749,-81.62129838027211
11:13 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.29333279875846,-104.8119665309787
11:34 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan @Serenity-Mark&Kathrn https://m.facebook.com/100027836696401/
11:47 C-YA. Glenn @Epsilon-Bill loved seal beach when I used to live in Costa Mesa
12:13 Sea Trial Dave @C-YA. Glenn Second Street! I sure miss the Glider Inn.
12:15 Epsilon-Bill Staying at Pacific Inn now on marina dr. We berthed our vessel in Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach.
12:17 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram ShelterBay Marina
Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.369786864859186,-79.95084812354247
12:19 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Group call ended.
12:23 Mira - Glenn
8RPF+G2F, Bastimentos Island, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.336012,-82.177431
13:07 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited CONSTELLATION Cory to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
13:25 Salpare Thank you!!!
14:20 SongOfTheSea_Grant Hello everybody, I am in Shelter Bay Marina, do you have any recommendation for an electrician to install solar panels and Victron related installation? I can also do that on the other side of Panama Canal .
Thanks in advance
15:08 Pilialoha
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.6986,-92.392128
15:09 Pilialoha Sorry we missed the call, we are getting ready to leave to El Salvador 🇭🇳 tomorrow morning.
15:47 Captain Dietmar safe exit
16:05 DaMMADCat Danny Have you checked with Bill and Jean
16:28 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole If you are in need of marine supplies, prices not being an issue… Bristol Marine Supply in the Plaza Herradura outdoor shopping mall has almost everything. And same goes for provisioning, Auto Mercado has it all! In the same location. Uber works here in Herradura (and Jaco)Costa Rica and costs about $2usd one way from the store to Herradura beach. The bus is about 50 cents and leaves on the hour from the beach to get you to the shopping plaza with empty bags. Uber back full bags. Paddleboard balance has improved greatly with these runs.
Plaza Herradura
https://maps.app.goo.gl/tKVpXkxj4EMuRFju5?g_st=ic
16:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:36 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:36 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole For woodwork Andres from Amazonas Driftwood is a true craftsman in all kinds of wood. Incredibly kind, even dropped off our new wood seats for us at the beach. Cedar seats $20usd a seat.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=es&authuser=0&q=Amazonas+driftwood&ludocid=16810405160165935176&gsas=1&ibp=gwp;0,7&lsig=AB86z5UQSR2-4-E5B1fmJ4v9AeAQ&kgs=7c045533e12365f1&shndl=-1&shem=lssle&source=sh/x/kp/local/2
WhatsApp +506 8709 1198
16:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole And Herradura, CR has amazing sunsets. 🧡🌅
16:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
16:42 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole But no response from Los Sueños Marina in Herradura. So still not an option for fuel or anything. 2 Anchorages listed in Good Nautical, we’re very happy here and found new inflatable paddleboards after ours was stolen off the beach just north of here at Punta Leona. SUPHERR is a great shop and rental place for all kinds of boards and kayaks. SUPHERR Stand Up Paddle And Kayak Center
+506 8597 5000
https://maps.app.goo.gl/9P6ytjhqCEmixN4P6?g_st=ic
18:33 Pilialoha Yes, we just received the following message from Bill:
"the swell is ok for jan 26. we have a big spring tide."
19:22 DaMMADCat Danny Good, we just left his place and confirmed what you already know.
19:22 DaMMADCat Danny See you in a few days.
19:40 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Marina Puesto del Sol
Chinandega Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.6258543554318,-87.34233709614446
19:41 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Ramble on Rose, Mar y Sol, Deekin’ Blews, Do that Thing, and Gradiator are all departing Puesta del Sol in the morning
19:47 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited SIDONIA Janusz to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
20:19 Freya - Todd & Susan Freya - Todd & Susan joined the group.
22:07 SIDONIA Janusz SIDONIA Janusz joined the group.
22:09 SIDONIA Janusz Ahoy, I’m Janek, a brand new Panama Posse member. Sailing solo on SIDONIA, a 40’ Hans Christian. Presently at Chiapas, bound for Panama.
22:20 Pilialoha Welcome Janek 👌🏻
22:20 YO-D-YO Mary Safe travels
22:21 SIDONIA Janusz 👍
22:38 FREEDOM - Sheri Photos
22:38 FREEDOM - Sheri Dinner with a view in Zihuat!
22:43 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz us powerboaters get no respect. That would be Navigator:). Kind of like the sound of Gradiator though.
23:03 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Sorry about that, I guess I was in a hurry 😂
23:12 ,☠️Delta Swizzler The Victron guys are on the Panamá city side.GPS Marine I think
23:15 Epsilon-Bill Welcome Janek 😉
23:16 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Hola Janek. Hope to see you along the way to Panama

2023.01.24
2023.01.24 Tuesday
00:01 SIDONIA Janusz Thanks for the warm welcome.
Is anyone presently underway between Chiapas and Panama? How’s it going?
06:12 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/tracking
06:13 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Fair winds and following seas to all of you. Safe travels. Where’s the next stop?
08:10 Pilialoha Pilialoha just left marina Chiapas.
08:37 Captain Dietmar yeah !!
08:40 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Glad you made it, Janek!
08:41 SV Rhumbline (Terry) Be safe! Fair winds. Hope to run into you again.
08:54 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar removed RHUMBLINE-MARK from the group.
09:27 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Most of us are going to Playa del Coco. Deekin Blews is going to San Juan Del Sur first.
09:29 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce 👍 Safe travels.
10:10 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.528773673120876,-84.60447371006012
10:10 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
10:11 JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Where was this?
10:35 Pasargada 🌵🦜 Nojan Classy
10:40 Pilialoha Fishing net field encountered some 13 miles out of Chiapas at 0922hrs at 14 30.331 92 18.660. We avoided by going around seaward side.
10:41 Pilialoha South of Chiapas/puerto Madero
10:42 FREEDOM - Sheri @JUBEL 🌵🦜 Kyle Tentaciones Hotel and Restaurant. We splurged on the last night with friends. Food and service was amazing.
10:49 FREEDOM - Sheri Additional recommendations for Ixtapa. Found laundry services about 1 mile from Marina near all the markets, Italian restaurant in the Marina very good, Bogarts is a fun old school restaurant with great service, Playa Las Gatas a fun beach for the afternoon. Enjoying both Ixtapa and Zihuat! We took our dinghy, but lots of water taxis from Zihuat to Playa Las Gatas
11:14 Kyrie - Joe
The Bahamas : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=20.955655,-73.681437
11:15 Kyrie - Joe Kyrie finally made it!
11:16 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Woohoo!! Glad you made it.
11:27 Tidewalker - Alan Zihuatanejo is my favourite stop in Mexico, glad you two have made it with SV Freedom!
11:29 Tidewalker - Alan Album "PP pics" created.
11:32 Tidewalker - Alan Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.65174552124192,-94.44270070642233
11:34 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker is 4 hours 15 minutes and 34 nm into our crossing of the Tehuantepec. Straight line from Marina Chahue to Puerto Chiapas. Winds light at 5 knots from the north and seas +/- 1 metre. All is well
11:49 Captain Dietmar yeah how was the passage
12:13 JOSEPHINE Blake & Di That’s great news! We’re so happy for you!!
12:32 SIDONIA Janusz Enjoy!!
12:47 SV Stray Cat 2 @Pilialoha Thanks for the heads up!
12:59 SEEKER - john @FREEDOM - Sheri 👍
We left Zihua this morning. This was such an amazing place. Thanks for the picture of our boat.
13:50 SV Stray Cat 2 Stray Cat and Stella Blue departed Chiapas at 10am this morning headed for Bahia del Sol. Flat calm, 6 knots of wind.
14:48 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
14:48 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @SV Stray Cat 2 we loved Bahia del Sol, especially the exit, but liked Puesta del Sol even more. Sorry to be leaving.
15:16 DaMMADCat Danny Leaving Bahia del Sol this afternoon, are your winds close to forecast?
15:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Yes, pretty much spot on. Seems that the data from OCENS via their saga app is a little better at the wind angle than PredictWind. But they are both close enough. Doesn’t bode well for the future:)!
15:44 DaMMADCat Danny That’s why we’re trying to get a jump on it. We should hit the full force in Southern Nicaragua, what are your current conditions/location?
15:59 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.19100581559483,-86.99795721430573
16:02 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Winds about 110 degrees here. Varies from 15 kts gusting to maybe 22 occasionally.
17:22 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Intercoastal Waterway
West Palm Beach, FL United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.75926565094461,-80.04903633161037
17:33 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Where are you guys ? We are in Tenacatita for a week heard you were heading this way. Nice to have another power boat around.
18:11 DaMMADCat Danny On our way from Bahia Del Sol to Playa Del Coco
18:12 DaMMADCat Danny
El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.25553248593874,-88.86635731905699
18:22 Kyrie - Joe Challenging. Heavy weather (30 knots and 10-12 foot seas) at the start, but partially on our beam making them manageable. Died down in the windward passage as forecast, and boisterous running the last 60 miles from Cuba to Great Inagua. But after two months of waiting for a window we finally made it to the Bahamas.
18:38 SEEKER - john We will be in Acapulco tomorrow has anyone been there recently and had any issues with crime? Thanks
18:42 Medea I was there a month or so back
In marina Acapulco, Walmart across the street for groceries
Walked along the boardwalk where there are many families
Walked to the Cliff Diving
Had no issues with crime wasn’t out late at night though
18:44 SEEKER - john Sounds good Thanks for the update.
18:46 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Bahia Santa Elena is a wonderful anchorage to stop at for the night before going around the corner to Playas del Coco.
19:13 SV Stray Cat 2 Photos
19:13 SV Stray Cat 2 Thanks Stella Blue for the pic!
19:18 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks we are hoping the winds aren’t too bad, we will be on the beach after crossing Golfo Fonseca
19:19 DaMMADCat Danny Currently lighter than forecast only 2 knots.
19:20 DaMMADCat Danny Haven’t looked it up yet, is it protected from Papagayos?
19:27 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker is 12 hours and 97 nm in our crossing the Tehuantepec. Winds light at 5knots, seas a light swell, maybe 1/2 metre. 117 nm to go!
19:30 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Yes it is
19:31 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks!
19:32 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole https://goodnautical.com/costa-rica/anchorage/bahia-santa-elena
19:35 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
19:35 Tidewalker - Alan Live as it happens!

We are 55 nm off shore and this little swallow flew around the bridge of the boat twice and then came in and sat by the window!

He then flew out and came in and is now sitting on Sandy’s arm.

He/she must be pretty tired and tuckered out to do this. He can stay as long as he wants!
19:35 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Photos
19:36 Vingathor🥥🦜Maja&Dino Just crossed the bar, all went smooth. @Pilialoha, @STELLA BLUE - Larry, @SV Stray Cat 2 - we are waiting for you!
20:28 Maison De Sante Photos
20:29 Maison De Sante Agua termales in the Huatulco hills. Making lemonade out of lemons as we wait for a new depth sounder.
21:13 DaMMADCat Danny @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole only issue is we will be arriving late at night.
21:16 Tidewalker - Alan make the best out of everything, bet that river water is way cooler than the ocean!
21:16 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Be careful going into Playas del Coco at night. It’s a huge bay of many many boats on mooring balls. Watch going between them and not accidentally catching a line. And there’s a long reef in the middle. Best wishes!
21:18 DaMMADCat Danny @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole yes we make it a point not to set anchor at night, probably just sail straight through, thanks for the head up!

2023.01.25 Wednesday
07:23 Rob on Avant 251146Z JAN 23
NAVAREA IV 105/23(25).
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
GRENADA.
GRENADINES.
1. DERELICT 15 METER VESSEL, ADRIFT IN 12-48.00N 062-52.00W AT 242200Z JAN.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 281146Z JAN 23.
09:25 Pelerin-mike We hope to transit the canal west to East late next week . Does anyone have any comments on the marinas on the Pacific side? Provisioning close by?
09:25 DIVERGENT-Gary&Ena We just left Spanish waters Curaçao in route to Santa Marta Colombia nice rest/ stay at Curaçao yacht club.
10:07 Captain Dietmar Photos
10:07 Captain Dietmar fishing contraption outside playa venao
10:08 Captain Dietmar hazard 07 24.522 n 080 11.37 w
10:13 WildhoodDirk They are super cute…but can make a mess! Be glad it’s only one…we had 22 of them in the cockpit over night on our return passage from Ecuador to Panama…took almost a year to get some of the stains out of the cushions! We let the “mess” sit for a few hours as it was dark and we didn’t want to scare them all away…big mistake.
10:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We found an additional fishing contraption on our way from Herradura to Manuel Antonio, CR. The big one is on the charts but this is a smaller one not marked. We pinned it at N 09 24.393 W 084 17.265. It was clear south of the fishing pens, to the north lots of boats and “stuff”.
12:02 SEEKER - john Photos
12:02 SEEKER - john Bahía Papanoa
12:19 Captain Dietmar
Pedasí, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=7.457269,-79.995966
12:23 DaMMADCat Danny
Nicaragua : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=12.25197231325349,-86.9264384113373
13:29 STELLA BLUE - Larry I missed a package I had sent to Marina Acapulco and am sailing now, south of mexico on the way to the canal. Is anyone know the best way to forward it to Pamama or better yet can pick it up if you are on the way down? Larry
13:32 Tidewalker - Alan
Marina Chiapas Ln, 30830 Chis., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.69884648783708,-92.39238901324232
13:34 Tidewalker - Alan Tidewalker grabbed “the window of opportunity “ and crossed the Tehuantepec in 27 1/2 hours, 226 nm and making 8.04 knots average with calm seas and light winds, arriving Marina Chiapas at 0950 this morning. By early tomorrow, there will be 40 knot winds and 15’ seas out there!
13:41 La Vida Gypsea Linda It’s gonna be crazy out there
13:43 SIDONIA Janusz Nice job, Tidewalker!
👍
13:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
13:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator
Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=10.55179700892356,-85.72293917851806
13:44 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Tidewalker - Alan navigator likewise grabbed something. Not sure I’d call it a window:). Approaching playa coco now from Puesta del Sol but got beat up good last night and early this AM.
13:51 Tidewalker - Alan glad you are arriving safe though!!
14:05 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Me too! We lost steering in high winds while dodging fishing boats. That was exciting.
14:16 Rob on Avant Perfect. In time for lunch at Baös!
14:19 DaMMADCat Danny On our way, where were you dodging the fishing boats.
14:39 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole To save yourself from an extra trip ashore, text the Immigration office in Playa del Coco and confirm if the officer is available and when. +506 6303-6856. WhatsApp works great with immigration for communication.
14:49 DaMMADCat Danny Sorry didn’t read that right 🤪, thought you were talking about Santa Elena with all the boats.
15:02 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We didn’t have a single boat in Bahia Santa Elena… really incredible anchorage!
15:38 DaMMADCat Danny Thanks, it maybe an option for tonight if we don’t go straight through. Winds aren’t bad now 10-20, sea is not bad at all 1.5 miles of the beach.
17:08 Captain Dietmar panamaposse.com/provisioning
17:48 Rob on Avant There are two, playita and flamingo. I believe playita is slightly less. Bothe are secure, and lack amenities. Neither is close to provisioning, you would likely bus in to albrook mall and taxi or (preferred) Uber back when laden. You could also take a mooring at the balboa yacht club, or anchor in brisas or playita anchorage (brisas is busier and has a free dinghy dock, playita is smaller and you pay a dinghy dock fee to playita marina). We opted to anchor in playita. You can be measured for the transit at anchor, we were (I’m not sure if that’s true in brisas, but was in playita). For major provisioning shelter bay is convenient, and many of the same chain supermarkets are available in Colón (Rey’s and super99 for instance), but there is no riba smith or pricesmart on the Caribbean side.
19:10 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Easy go to shelter bay and catch the bus for provisioning, the bus driver,is a hoot and know exactly where everything is…and it is not there…he knows a guy
20:23 AVEMARINA Hello Delta Swizzler,
Dean & Gaby on Ave Marina
We are in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, doing boat jobs and medical check ups, probably at least a week before heading south, would love to meet up, who do know in Tenacatita?
20:36 Epsilon-Bill
Av. Veracruz 53a, Barra de Navidad, Jal., Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19.19941521801837,-104.6817564598421
20:53 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Well there are 35 boats here, I know a few, Single D, the Mayor on Harmony, another 1/2 dozen boats, when we leave here we will be between the Barraa marina and Tenacatita till the end of February
21:04 Captain Dietmar
Calle 5ta Buenaventura Marina Village #600, Rio Hato, Panama : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8.34193,-80.163002


2023.01.26 Thursday

06:41 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Pier 66 Marina
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=26.10158561586496,-80.11648746888575
07:09 Kyrie - Joe
07:11 Kyrie - Joe Waiting on better light to enter the Bight of Atkins (very shallow, need to be able to see coral heads) anchored in 11'
07:13 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Nice! Check out Longrail Point on Crooked Island. Gibson’s #2 is a great little restaurant.
07:56 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Please send map link. We’d love to visit!!
09:11 Pelerin-mike Thank you

09:11 Pelerin-mike Thank you
09:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @DaMMADCat Danny sorry if this is too late. Somewhere between Puesta del Sol and San Juan del Sur. Bigger vessels, not pangas. Well lit and strong radar returns. Half a dozen of them working about a mile from each other.
10:02 DaMMADCat Danny We found those as well as many lit pangas, fortunately we have been able to tune our radar and we pick up all of the pangas as well.
10:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole thanks for that!! Did as you suggested, so far a painless check in. Waiting on a ride to the airport now. For those who come after, when I asked immigration if all crew should present or just captain they asked for all crew. When we came one short because one was on the beach with the dinghy they didn’t care and processed all passports so a bit of a grey area.
10:04 🥥🦜🍹Navigator That’s for Costa Rica self check in at Playa de Coco:)!
10:05 Rob on Avant When we checked in we had the misfortune to be next in line behind the captain of a national geographic cruise ship, who was carrying >100 passports for crew and passengers. He did ok without them present. ;)
10:06 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Ouch! That must have taken a while
10:06 Rob on Avant Yup.
10:26 Kyrie - Joe
10:26 Kyrie - Joe Jamaica Cay. 6' of water at high tide, sand bottom.
10:26 La Vida Gypsea Linda Any pet owners recently go to Costa Rica and ACTUALLY got asked for docs?
10:27 Kyrie - Joe 1 year ago, nope.
10:27 La Vida Gypsea Linda Getting conflicting information here in Chiapas with the vets saying the dog needs a health certificate AND a “exit paperwork” , but in Costa Rica site. it’s just asking for the health certificate.
10:28 La Vida Gypsea Linda I hear a lot of people saying they were never asked for anything… which is great, but in the bad luck that WE DO 😂 I’d like to have everything in order
10:35 Captain Dietmar only when flying in for our dog
10:38 DaMMADCat Danny Linda we are checking in today or tomorrow, we’ll let you know, we did get a Mexican Health Certificate for Chloe in Huatulco.
10:46 La Vida Gypsea Linda Thanks guys
10:46 La Vida Gypsea Linda I’m on my way now to a vet
10:47 La Vida Gypsea Linda Gonna get her shots, and the health certificate. Just don’t know how to go about doing the “exit” certificate because some vets do it, some have no idea what I’m talking about 😂
10:53 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Are you able to share the coordinates or name of the trail?
10:54 Maison De Sante @Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Termales NiXandú
+52 958 589 2932
https://maps.app.goo.gl/f4qbnWxseQ2CMVCU7?g_st=ic
10:55 Maison De Sante @Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Google maps lists 2 termales nixandu. Go to the one further north. The first one doesn’t have a well marked trail and there was a dog guarding. The second one is well marked with a sign. Has a car bridge and broken suspension bridge and when we went felt very safe. Local women were doing some laundry down stream.
11:03 🦜KNOT RIGHT, SV/Walt
We left Chiapas 12/2018. We did not need an exit visa for our dogs to enter CR. But we did need a health certificate even though no one asked for it.
11:04 DaMMADCat Danny No one in Mexico asked for a pet exit when we left.
11:17 La Vida Gypsea Linda Thanks guys!!
11:18 La Vida Gypsea Linda Then shots, parasites, and health certificate is all we’re getting! See you in Costa Rica 🇨🇷🎉⛵️

We should get there next weekend
11:25 Sea Trial Dave @Kyrie - Joe Hi Joe. How was your passage through the Windward Passage? We are in Caymans and will head toward Isla Mujeres, Mexico or Jamaica and Windward Passage depending on weather.
11:41 Pilialoha We just anchored in the waiting area by Bahía del Sol, El Salvador.
We had calm seas and not much wind.
11:42 Pilialoha
El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.283768,-88.904297
11:47 Rob on Avant Say hi to bill y jean from rob and Debra on Avant!
11:48 Pilialoha Will do
11:49 La Vida Gypsea Linda She’s not thrilled to be here 😂
11:50 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
12:04 DaMMADCat Danny They never are🤣
12:08 QUESO GRANDE Lance Please share the vet’s name and location if you are happy with them.We are planning for an early May MX exist and will be doing the same thing with our pooch.
12:09 La Vida Gypsea Linda $1600 pesos:
- All her shots
- New vaccine card (lost ours)
- External parasite meds for 3 months
- Internal parasite meds
- Health Certificate
12:09 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
12:13 Deek'n Blews @🥥🦜🍹Navigator I had winds at 90 degrees. Forget happy thoughts of a beam reach. Beating is the correct word!
12:56 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Deek'n Blews yep, if that was a “window” it slammed on my fingers:).
12:58 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Deek'n Blews but you got to SJDS?
13:02 Serenity-Mark&Kathrn Please let us know. Might be like Mexico.
13:04 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz That’s a perfect description!
13:04 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Awesome, thanks!
13:12 Salacia / Peter So, Barre is refusing to honor the PP discount now, in case anyone else was expecting it.
13:13 Kyrie - Joe Not too bad. Worst was on the outset, 28 knots on our starboard bow, with 10' seas fir 12 hours. From there on out it laid down and was, while not comfortable it was passable. Highly recommend hiring Chris Parker to help choose a weather window. We waited 2 months to get that one. Nice thing is now that we're in the Bahamas it is all down or across the wind. No more beating (we hope!)
13:13 WildhoodDirk Good to know…
13:14 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz They did! They are checked in and enjoying breakfast on the beach right now
13:15 Salacia / Peter Apparently it’s only from October to Dec
14:13 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Ping Dietmar and he will call them.
14:21 Captain Dietmar are they full ?
14:23 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Between a fishing tournament this week and sail fest, they are busy…full depends who is counting? If there are 10 empty out of 180 ..pretty full.
14:29 Salacia / Peter I’ve seen a fair number of empty slips every time I’ve gone past, but no way to tell if it’s just boats out for the day, or unrented.
14:29 STELLA BLUE - Larry
El Salvador : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.283025,-88.908178
14:34 Captain Dietmar high season
completely understood

15:48 Captain Dietmar Photos
15:48 Captain Dietmar here is why
16:12 Captain Dietmar Photos
16:12 Captain Dietmar vicente towed in the trimaran into Acapulco
16:13 ,☠️Delta Swizzler I know Single D and DeltaSwizzler are out for a week in Tenacatita
16:16 Salacia / Peter For an advanced reservation in February? Anyway, we got a rate with the PV yacht club cruise in.
16:22 Pilialoha Photos
16:23 Pilialoha We just get a message from Marina Chahue. Somebody there found this cards there.
16:24 Pilialoha Pedro, who works at the marina sent the message.
16:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler He is on the boat Mason de Sante
16:25 ,☠️Delta Swizzler Might be on a current road trip
16:29 Pilialoha Ok thanks. We passed the information to Pedro.
17:57 Sea Trial Toni FYI for any boaters with pets planning on going to Cayman Islands you Must get an import certificate, along with health certificate from last country you were in and a titer test from an approved lab. See Panama Posse website for information. We did not get import certificate in time and wile they did let our Olive in the country she has to remain on the boat. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us Sea Trial Toni
18:06 Maison De Sante @Pilialoha omg we thought Keenan’s wallet was stolen! What a relief. Thank you
18:36 DaMMADCat Danny Good he made it
22:59 Tidewalker - Alan Photos
22:59 Tidewalker - Alan Tonight here in Marina Chiapas we had another impromptu PP BYOMeat barbecue event with other boats as well as PP members Airbender, Tidewalker and La Vida Gypsies. Lyra is here but owners were our touring Chiapas. Love these impromptu get together a!!

2023.01.27 Friday
00:13 Sea Trial Dave @Sea Trial Toni And Olive is pissed!
03:18 Rob on Avant From sailing la vagabond:

“We’re hoping you guys could help us.. 💔 *OUR FRIENDS BOAT IS CURRENTLY DRIFTING AT SEA*

The captain and 5 crew had to abandon their 50ft Beneteau Cyclades about 30 miles North west of Cartagena after their rudder broke (a similar thing happened to us on our Beneteau, please be careful everyone) and their backup manual rudder became stuck.

These were the coordinates when they were being towed on Friday 20th at 9pm:
10°49.401”N 75°50.981”W

The rescue team had to leave as conditions were dangerous and the boat came loose twice. There was an injury onboard as well. The plan was to come back in the morning to retrieve the boat. Currents strong North - but wind blowing from the NW.

On Saturday morning, they saw these final coordinates on the AIS:
10°47'36.1”N 75°44 39.3"W

They rented a helicopter and flew around that area, and didn't find it.

The boats name: Attitude Adjustment

The captain thinks that if it’s still drifting, it could be heading North.

If anyone has seen anything, or thinks they might be able to help, please let Yolita know via email yolitamogollon@roteqsp.com”
06:21 Captain Dietmar @🦜Maison de Sante @Maison De Sante
07:06 Rob on Avant Hi Blue Water Mariners,

Here's our latest "Tropical Atlantic Marine Weather Briefing" provided by Forecaster Amanda Reinhart in NHC/TAFB, valid through January 31st.

Sincerely,
chris
**************************************************************************

Dr. Chris Landsea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpqcQhAiJKk
09:54 Pilialoha Photos
09:56 Pilialoha Yesterday crossing the bar!! All went well for the three boats, StrayCat, Stella Blue and Pilialoha (clap)(clap)
11:15 GhillieSusan&John 👍
17:30 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Navigator has developed a problem. Lost steering in heavy weather on the way to Playa Coco and only got to tear into the issues today. I find that my hynautic hydraulic steering ram has apparently blown a seal. Anybody know of any mechanics competent in that field in the Papagayo area??
17:37 La Vida Gypsea Linda Glad you guys made it to your location. 🙏
18:29 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.389343882892415,-84.15172083558662
18:31 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
18:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We made it into Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica today and even anchored at the park. We looked a lot like these monkeys after being scolded by the park rangers for not being able to find the information on how to pay and enter properly. Details to follow.
19:04 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
19:35 Captain Dietmar suggest you contact dan at marina papagayo
or Justin at marina pez vela
19:47 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Thanks Dietmar!
21:41 La Vida Gypsea Linda We want the details 😬
22:43 Captain Dietmar we did a writeup
in the past
don't enter park on their day closed
if you enter the park pay fee ( walk out to do so )
pay Anchorage fee at bank
new complexity ( pathfinder?)
need to reserve tickets ?

2023.01.28 Saturday
07:28 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited IslandBound Bill&Mel to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
07:33 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Thanks to your write up Dietmar and seminar video we were able to enter Manuel Antonio Park, CR. But there are new details/rules to follow.

https://manuelantoniopark.com/

*The park is now CLOSED on TUESDAYS.
*Anchoring at the park requires an in person deposit at Banco Nacional (there’s one in Quepos) prior to anchoring. The park ranger did not give us the account number. He tried to purchase online with us but couldn’t, we bought two kids’ admissions ($10usd)for our $8usd anchorage instead. I don’t think they will allow that purchase again.
* IT’S “ILLEGAL” TO ENTER THE PARK BY THE BEACH WHERE YOU ANCHOR. (To quote angry park ranger) Especially before 7am, park’s first entrance time. (If you want to try to enter by the park beach, wait until people arrive to mix in with the crowds.Then walk through park to front entrance. They are watching.) Technically you must come to shore at Espadilla Beach and enter through the official entrance.
*You can’t leave anything on the official park beach or it could be confiscated and has been by other sailors (kayak, dinghy, paddleboard). So we swam to shore.
*Park tickets must be bought online and in advance (they sell out!) and an account must be created at https://serviciosenlinea.sinac.go.cr/
You need your passports for tickets and entrance.
*Admission is Adults $18.08usd Kids $5.65. Anchor fee $8.00.
Adult Tour Guide tickets $65 Kids $55.
* Open all year round except Tuesday from 7am - 4pm. Entrance is booked in 40 minute blocks ie 7:00 - 7:40am.
*No food, cigarettes, lighters, speakers,etc allowed and will be checked carefully or you need to throw away to enter. This is why you must enter through the official entrance to be checked.
*Free to anchor exactly next door at Espadilla Beach and enter without issues. Walking distance to park entrance. But waves can be an issue. We are at N 09 23.335 W 084 09. 117. 6.5 meters low tide.
07:37 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
08:53 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce
280 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=25.69814093090864,-80.17289974054837
10:15 IslandBound Bill&Mel IslandBound Bill&Mel joined the group.
11:17 AirBender Mike & Col
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.59608438819753,-92.36223873240539
11:19 AirBender Mike & Col Departure from Mexico, next El Salvador bar crossing Monday morning
11:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole We just got confirmation of the bank account information from Marina Pez Vela, there is nothing about anchoring on the park’s website:

11:58 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
12:03 DaMMADCat Danny Photos
12:04 DaMMADCat Danny Papagayo winds in Papagayo Marina, glad we are in a slip! This Marina is awesome!
12:11 IslandBound Bill&Mel Hello all. Been most of the way around the world. Currently getting ready for the Florida keys then on to Mexico and South. Anyone else have similar plans? Suggestions for cruising guides (ebooks preferred)? Who else is doing the off season in Guatemala or Columbia?
12:12 La Vida Gypsea Linda We’ll be there hopefully by next weekend!!!
12:27 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole From Pez Vela marina regarding Manuel Antonio Park, CR:
With the payment of the anchorage fee you can enter the beach with a dinghy dinghy.

You must have with you the proof of payment and the entrance fees because the park rangers will ask for them and you can only access one of the 3 beaches of the national park, we believe it is #2.

We also share with you the website where you can buy tickets to the national park. https://serviciosenlinea.sinac.go.cr/
12:45 C-YA. Glenn @🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole mucho gracias
13:37 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz We just clocked 38 across from you! It’s crazy in here today
14:07 Captain Dietmar
first entry inho highest wind recorded
14:13 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
14:14 DaMMADCat Danny The good news, no birds roosting on the mast head or spreaders.
14:14 AVEMARINA Hola PP Cruisers. Wondering if anyone can give us some reviews of the marina at Ixtapa. Good, bad, things nearby and do they have any facilities is pool, restaurant, bar. (thx)
14:14 DaMMADCat Danny Are you at Playa del Cocos?
14:17 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Si senor. But that was on our approach on Wednesday. Here now I’m only seeing occasional upper 20s. Still almost flipped the dinghy though:).
14:25 DaMMADCat Danny Does it only count if under way?
14:27 Captain Dietmar heavy winds in San blas
14:28 Captain Dietmar Videos
14:28 DaMMADCat Danny We enjoyed our week long stay. Easy access to Zihua. Lots to do in both, Ixtapa more touristy big hotels, Zihua more old town Mexico.
14:29 La Vida Gypsea Linda What happened? 😱
14:30 DaMMADCat Danny Sorry, no pool, a few good restaurants at the marina, many more a short bus or cab ride, maybe 20-30 minute walk, nice beach within walking distance with lots more restaurants.
14:32 DaMMADCat Danny Hopefully everyone’s ok, PP member?
14:40 Captain Dietmar unidentified we do not know exact yacht location or name yet
14:45 AirBender Mike & Col Recommend entering at or near slack water, e-mail response was no room. Arrived at fuel dock, only 1/2 the slips occupied. Walked up the the office, sure plenty of slips available!

Good restaurants nearby, a short bus or cab ride. Nice long bike trail from the marina into town
15:30 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Fishers restaurant by the marina is really good. They had pad Thai on the menu that was so good we went back for more a week later. Some of our friends still rave about the seafood lasagna. La Europa right behind it is a great liquor store. It’s a fantastic place to see crocs up close and a great place to receive packages. Lots of bike paths and the $15 beach massages are outstanding. The bus stop To go to Zihua is right at the marina super easy and cheap. No pool. There is a laundry less than a mile away that does a good job.
15:37 FREEDOM - Sheri @AVEMARINA we just spent 7 days in Marina Ixtapa. 2 great restaurants, showers and very friendly staff. Laundry services about a mile into town. Some great shopping and restaurants there as well. Had a great meal at Bogarts. Old school. Javi washed out boat twice. Did a great job. Can send contact if you want. Now anchoring in Zihuat, which is also nice.
16:49 SV Chimera @Kyrie - Joe there is also a very nice nature bike path that we did a number of times
17:10 La Vida Gypsea Linda
Mexico : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14.63180310326837,-92.41645854918542
17:10 La Vida Gypsea Linda LVG leaving Chiapas Marina
17:10 La Vida Gypsea Linda Next stop.. COSTA RICA 🎉🙌🇨🇷
18:44 Midnight B Richard Update: I sourced the ball valve and related items from ASAP supplies in the UK. They delivered directly to the marina in Barra de Navidad via DHL express exactly one week later. Mexican duty and customs charges were payable on delivery (because I was unable to pay online for some reason). I would certainly recommend ASAP for boat-related stuff (especially if you have a European boat). https://www.asap-supplies.com/
19:22 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.226010278839516,-83.8444422493088
19:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
19:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Anchored at Playa Dominical, what a beautiful surprise. Low tide 5.5 meters. We even walked to a little waterfall.
19:24 🥥🦜PathfinderJPNicole Photos
19:26 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
19:27 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Staying connected in the San Blas islands
19:31 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos
19:49 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @La Vida Gypsea Linda come on down!
20:31 Wildflower-Steve
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica : https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9.865843034546845,-85.51372872467614
21:27 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Wildflower-Steve how is it there? Looking at spending tomorrow night there.
21:29 Captain Dietmar Captain Dietmar invited Island Bound Melissa to the group. Wait for them to join before chatting.
21:33 Aegis, Mary/Ian We spent the night there snd rolled really badly. Its very cool and could see in the right conditions it would be great to explore. The next morning we ran into a lot of long lines marked only by bleach jugs mixed among floating logs and debris.
21:33 Aegis, Mary/Ian The long lines were just outside Samara.
21:34 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Front porch view
21:34 ZEPHYR Laura & Chris Photos

2023.01.29 Sunday
01:47 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Help! If you’re in Barra,!My dog ran away during fireworks and she is missing her collar. Her name is Sophie. If you found her, please contact me. +1-310-430-5021
01:48 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
03:33 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf HUGE THANKS to Bet & Cam on @SouthernCrossEh! BC for getting out of bed at 1am and walking half a mile around town to find my dog, Sophie, who escaped from the boat after being scared by fireworks! We had at happy ending by 2am after finding her at her favorite restaurant, The View, in good hands with the owner, Manuel. If you’re ever in Barra de Navidad, be sure to visit The View above the marina & lagoon and eat some yummy pizza & play pool at The View.
03:34 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Photos
03:35 SouthernCrossEh! BC @Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf We all love a happy ending. Glad she’s home safe and sound. Sleep well 🐾
03:48 Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf Thank you again so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️
07:09 Island Bound Melissa Island Bound Melissa joined the group.
08:31 Wildflower-Steve From some friends in the San Blas area of Mexico: Our dinghy was just stolen off our boat in Matanchen Bay near San Blas at 330 AM. The 3 thieves cut Dyneema loops that were holding the dinghy onto our davits. We confronted them and one of them stuck two of us in the head with a weapon. They were persistent even though we yelled and pushed back at them for 5 minutes, shining a bright light in their faces. We lost a Highfield dinghy and a 15 horse Yamaha outboard. We retreated back inside the boat after being attacked and they took off toward the beach. A fellow cruiser anchored nearby had their dinghy floating with a 6HP Tohatsu that would have been MUCH easier for them to steal.
Lessons learned: We probably could have repelled the thieves with our flare gun, fire extinguisher, a boat hook or anything we could have sprayed in their faces. We weren’t thinking about weapons as I went into the cockpit to check out the noises.
We’re ok, but obviously mad and greatly inconvenienced.
08:40 IslandBound Bill&Mel Okay I think I'm supposed to introduce us. This is Island Bound out of Seattle. Been most of the way around the world at a leisurely pace. Currently in Key Biscayne and generally heading toward Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala...possibly Columbia. Hit me up if you're on a similar trajectory.
08:43 GhillieSusan&John That's awful ! And frightening !
08:43 GhillieSusan&John Photos
08:44 GhillieSusan&John Navigator, we see you're on the move now. I guess you got your steering fixed?
08:44 GhillieSusan&John We're following behind you 😊
08:45 GhillieSusan&John Also leaving Playa del Coco
08:50 La Vida Gypsea Linda Photos
08:51 La Vida Gypsea Linda Had this lil guy taking a break from last nights not so fun rolly seas.
08:52 La Vida Gypsea Linda Videos
08:52 La Vida Gypsea Linda And this fool NOT using her potty mat for the right intentions 🙄
08:53 La Vida Gypsea Linda Location
: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=13.58678730180942,-91.29750403264927
08:59 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim I’m so sorry this happened. It’s so upsetting to be violated like this in your floating home. Hoping you are able to find some peace as you process and deal with solving the loss. Hang in there! 💕
09:00 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Just reread… sorry this happened to your friends! 🙃
09:41 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Seems skipjack and bonito look quite similar.
09:41 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Anybody out there know if lack of spots and or stripes on belly is definitive proof of a little tuna NOT being skipjack?
09:54 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @GhillieSusan&John I wish! “Fixed” by buying enough ATF to get us to Quepos for repairs. Hopefully! Anyhow, it’s beautiful out here now. Latest catch definitely a skippie. Oh well, makes great tacos!
09:56 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Yes. Skipjack’s have 3 black dots
10:19 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim We have had these same questions! A friend sent us this helpful info…
10:19 Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim Photos
10:24 C-YA. Glenn Question as I am looking for how to sign into west marina to order some
Parts. I know in the past it has been explained yet I can not find the thread
10:26 Rob on Avant Skipjack makes great poke, too.
10:26 Captain Dietmar did you sign up for your discount ?
https://panamaposse.com/westmarine
10:27 Captain Dietmar step 2 once ACTIVATED retrieve reset your password at westmarinepro.com
10:28 Captain Dietmar 3 shop and order
do not save your credit card and always confirm your shipping address
10:32 C-YA. Glenn Aye aye thanks Skipper
12:01 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Photos
12:02 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Bill just landed a nice yellowfin. Our first. Cedar plug with a strip of skipjack on the hook.
12:02 La Vida Gypsea Linda Do dev
?!
12:02 La Vida Gypsea Linda We just caught a feisty bonito this am 😂 threw him back
12:02 🥥🦜🍹No Regrets Bruce Very nice!
12:03 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Just after rounding Cabo Velas. Then the wind filled in from 5 to gusting 28 in a few minutes
12:06 CODDIWOMPLE-JessBram Hi Island Bound, welcome! We are not on a similar path, but stayed the off season in Rio Dulce, Guatemala and loved it! It’s developed enough to find most things you may need or want, but quaint enough to feel homey. We got a ton of work done on our boat we had planned on doing later because it was inexpensive there. We enjoyed several inland trips as well. Feel free to send a direct message if you’d like to know more.
12:07 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Felicità🌵Gretch&Tim thanks so much. So many questions answered. Who new there were two distinct species called skipjack? Any body have anything to say about the relative merits for eating of black skipjack, what we’ve been catching, versus skipjack tuna?
12:10 🥥🦜🍹Navigator Knew
12:46 Aegis, Mary/Ian That’s a Jack Crevalle not a Yellowfin Tuna.
12:47 WildhoodDirk Yup
12:54 🦜Ramble On Rose-Roz Some people will eat black skipjack. We always throw them back, don’t like the taste. Skipjack tuna is pretty tasty. Have had skipjack tuna tacos in La Paz that were delicious
12:59 🥥🦜🍹Navigator @Aegis, Mary/Ian your killing me! I just ate a whole bunch raw, am I going to die? I knew we shouldn’t have let those bananas on board:)! Nothing but trouble since.
13:02 Aegis, Mary/Ian It won’t hurt you. Just don’t taste great.
13:02 No Regrets Lynette We just left Biscayne Bight this morning after 2 nights waiting out the wind. Headed to Rodriguez Key.
13:05 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


Puerto Azul Costa Rica

For those of you who are planning to dock in Puntarenas, I'm at Puerto Azul and can help in getting you help finding service providers or general direction from a local. Feel free to reach out to me at donacuisa@gmail.com.

 

Best,

 

Alejandro

SV Rebellious


18-19 Panama Posse Kick-Off Party

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SIGN UP NOW » for the 2020 – 2021 Panama Posse !

Here are the vessel who are part of the 2020-2021 season.
They’ll meet at the Marina de La Navidad in October and November of 2020.
The seminar’s tentative start dates are Thursday Dec 3rd 2020

01 ® SEAGLUB SEA GLUB San Francisco, CA USA Hylas 46′
02 ® SHEARWATER SHEARWATER PatiSHEARWATER Eric Santa Cruz, CA USA Formosa 50′
03 SEAMANTHA Newark, DE USA Kadey Krogen 58′
04 SAMADHI V Seattle, WA USA Tayana 55′
05 ALIZANN Charlevoix, MI USA Kadey-Krogen Krogen 48′
06 ® LUNA LUNA Bob LUNA Kris Seattle, WA USA Taswell 43′
07 ® SPREZZATURA SPREZZATURA Eric Los Angeles, CA USA Nordhavn 40′
08 THE SMALL CREW Encinitas, CA USA Offshore 62′
09 ® INDEPENDENCE Key West, FL USA Nordhavn 59′
10 C’EST SI BON Scottsdale, AZ USA Beneteau 46′
11 ® EMMY KATE EMMY KATE SharonEMMY KATE Eric Sanibel, FL USA Lagoon 40′
12 L’EXCURSION Victoria, BC Canada Fountaine Pajot 37′
13 SEVERANCE Seattle, WA USA Wauquiez 40′
14 RED ROVER Seattle, WA USA Nordhavn 55′
15 ® BISOU BISOU RobinBISOU Tad Port Stephens, AUSTRALIA OZ Fountaine Pajot 44′
16 GITANA Vancouver, BC Canada Nordhavn 60′
17 SOMEDAY ISLE San Diego,CA USA Passport 37′
18 ® CARINTHIA CARINTHIA suzanneCARINTHIA Dietmar Las Vegas,NV USA Lagoon 44′
19 GRAY MATTER Pittsburgh, PA USA Nordhavn 64′
20 KYRIE Juneau, AK USA Prout 37′
21 ARIA’S SONG Channel Islands, CA USA Lagoon 40′
22 ® BIG CITY FISH BIG CITY FISH RickBIG CITY FISH Linda Seattle, WA USA Leopard 43′
23 ® © KNOT RIGHT KNOT RIGHT WALT Knot Right Jeariene Annandale, VA USA Beneteau 47′
24 ® JO JO JAYJO Kelly San Diego, CA USA Island Packet 40′
25 ® HO’OKIPA HO’OKIPA Lisa HO’OKIPA Lucky San Diego, CA USA Selene 43′
26 ® SINGULARITY SINGULARITY Bob Seattle, WA USA Slocum 45′
27 ® DELTA SWIZZLER DELTA SWIZZLER MarkDELTA SWIZZLER Cindy San Francisco, CA USA Vantare 58′
28 EASILY AMUSED Naniamo, BC Canada Hans Christian 38 ‘
29 ® MAGIC Channel Islands, CA USA Beneteau 35.4′
30 ® AVANT AVANT DebraAVANT Rob Vancouver, BC Canada Beneteau 43.5′
31 KAMIWI Vancouver, BC Canada Saga 43′
32 ® GREEN FLASH GREEN FLASH BobGREEN FLASH Joan Long Beach, CA USA Beneteau 35′
33 ® DUE WEST DUE WEST HeidiDUE WEST Kirk Seattle, WA USA Passport 40′
34 ® SECOND WIND SECOND WIND Laurin Portland, OR USA Tayana 37′
35 ® MADELEINE MADELEINE MaaikeMADELEINE Huibert Amsterdam, NL Dutch Flag Catana 42′
36 ® BAJA FOG BAJA FOG MoniqueBAJA FOG John Kailua, HI USA Lagoon 44′
37 ® JOY Dragoon, AZ USA Passport 43′
38 ® MAISON DE SANTE MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole San Diego, CA USA Cal 46′
39 ® GenM Seattle ,WA USA 45khsd 45′
40 ® CONTEXT CONTEXT JohnCONTEXT Jan San Diego, CA USA Hampton 55′
41 ® WIND SWEPT WIND SWEPT Scott Dana Point, CA USA Irwin 43′
42 ® EVIE St Andrews, NB CANADA CSY 44′
43 TENNIE ANN Austin, TX USA Grand Alaskan 64′
44 ® ENJOY ENJOY NinaENJOY Don Annapolis, MD USA Lagoon 42′
45 ® DAD’S DREAM DAD'S DREAMDADS DREAM Lake Tahoe, NV USA Catalina 42′
46 ® FLOATING STONES FLOATING STONES BryanFLOATING STONES Cheryl Seattle,WA USA Nordhavn 68′
47 GOOD RAIN GOOD RAIN Robert Nanaimo, BC Canada Pearson 36.5′
48 ® GARGOYLE GARGOYLE KevinGARGOYL Carla Vancouver, BC Canada Beneteau 50′
49 PAIRADICE Las Vegas, NV USA Selene 47′
50 MAR Y SOL Long Beach, CA USA Downeaster 38′
51 ® PILIALOHA PILIALOHA RickPILIALOHA Maria Kaneohe, HI USA Beneteau ’37
52 ® XENIA  TaraMike Honokohau, HI USA Gemini 32′
53 ® HALF MOON HALF MOON ElizabethHALF MOON Ft Lauderdale, FL USA Sea Wind 39′
54 ® ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER MikeANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER Jacquie Vancouver, BC CANADA Coast 34′
55 ® AMEKAYA AMEKAYA LindaAMEKAYA Maris Lewes, DE USA Island Packet 42′
56 ® RAIREVA RAIREVA Marek Green Cove Island, FL USA Cape Vicker 34′
57 ® REEF DANCER REEF DANCER JerryREEF DANCER Debra Laguna Niguel, CA USA Selene 53′
58 ® BLESSED LIFE BLESSED LIFE BobBLESSED LIFE Margie NV USA Catalina 42′
59 ® KIANGA KIANGA BeatKIANGA Daniela Peel, Isle of Man, UK UK Knysna Yacht Company 50′
60 ® COMPROMISE COMPROMISE KarenCOMPROMISE Ron Houston, TX USA Beneteau 41′
61 ® SONAMARA SONAMARA LouSONORMA Patrice San Francisco, CA USA Island Packet 45′
62 CHINATSU Bellingham, WA USA Nordhavn 58′
63 ® NOETA NOETA AlexaNOETA PatrickNOETA CrewNOETA Crew Boise, ID USA Nordhavn 50′
64 ® EIONE EIONEEIONE Settle, WA USA Hunter 39′
65 ® NAMAHANA NAMAHANA JillNAMAHANA Curtis Redondo Beach, CA USA Cooper 59′
66 ® ELEVEN 11 ELEVEN 11 CrewELEVEN 11 CrewELEVEN 11 CrewELEVEN 11 KimELEVEN 11 Tim Seattle, WA USA Endeavour 43′
67 ANIMAL CRACKER Queen Creek, AZ USA Hunter 46′
68 ® CHIMERA CHIMERA MargaretCHIMERA Dennis Santa Barbara, CA USA Beneteau 47′
69 ® WISHLIST San Diego, CA USA Beneteau 39′
70 ® ANTIPODES ANTIPODES IanANTIPODES Aldo Delaware, DE USA Henry Wuaquiez 47′
71 ® ANDURIL ANDURIL GregANDURIL Alice Vancouver, BC Canada Carrooll Marine 40′
72 ® VAGABUNDO DOS Fairbanks, AK USA Island Packet 38′
73 GLADAN Amsterdam, NL Dutch Flag Lagoon 44′
74 ® KARVI KARVI DanKARVI Nancy Tempe, AZ USA Island Packet 45′
75 ® ALTERÉ ALTERE Terry Tacoma, WA USA Wauquiez 35′
76 RAMBLE ON ROSE San Francisco, CA USA Caliber 40′
77 ® STAND DOWN STAND DOWN NancySTAND DOWN Richard Polson, MT USA Fleming 53′
78 BELLA BELLA JaimeBELLA Marta Miami, FL USA Tartan 43′
79 PACIFIC RAVEN PACIFIC RAVEN Scott Reno, NV USA Hunter 40.5′
80 ANTARES San Francisco, CA USA Chris Craft 57′
81® DISTANT DRUMMER Distant Drummer NeilDistant Drummer Suzy Devon, UK United Kingdom Liberty ’48

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PALENQUE

Palenque  also anciently known as Lakamha "Big Water" , was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. 799 AD.  After its decline, it was overgrown by the jungle of cedar, mahogany, and sapodilla trees, but has since been excavated and restored with an onsite museum. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas resides at 150 meters (490 ft) above sea level.

Palenque is a medium-sized site, smaller than Tikal  but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and  relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments; historians now have a long sequence of the ruling dynasty of Palenque in the 5th century and extensive knowledge of the city-state's rivalry with other states such as Calakmul and Toniná. The most famous ruler of Palenque was K'inich Janaab Pakal, or Pacal the Great, whose tomb has been found and excavated in the Temple of the Inscriptions. On the lid, as in his tomb, Pakal is positioned in an intermediary space, between the heavens—symbolized by the world tree and bird above him—and Xibalba, the Maya underworld. In addition to the remains of Pakal, precious materials such as jade, shells, pearls, and obsidians were discovered inside the sarcophagus.

It is estimated that less than 10% of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle.

The first published account of this lost city was in 1567, from a  Friar  of the Dominican Order Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada. Lorenzo came upon its stone temples, terraces, plazas and architecture, originally decorated with blue- and red-painted stucco but by then long abandoned by the Maya who built it. Lorenzo gave the grand structure the name Palenque, a Spanish word meaning "fortification."

As drought and warfare tore apart the social and political fabric of the Maya   the Spanish conquistadors began claiming Maya land for plantations and subjugating Maya people to work on them, many residents of storied stone cities such as Yaxchilan and Palenque fled to the countryside in search of a better life. Ultimately they founded a host of new Maya cultures.

Some people, known as the Lacandon Maya, established themselves in the forests around Lake Mensabak in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Their descendants still live in this region today. They are the Hach Winik, “the true people” in Yucatec Mayan.

The rulers of Palenque were called the "Holy Lord of Toktahn" or "Holy Lord of Baakal", and among the king list are several legendary leaders, including Snake Spine and Ch'a Ruler I.   The very first named ruler of Palenque is GI, the First Father, said to have been born 3122 BCE, and the Ancestral Goddess said to have been born 3121 BCE

The dynastic rulers of Palenque begin with Bahlum-Kuk or K'uk Balahm, the Quetzal Jaguar, who took the throne of Palenque in 431 AD.

Lengthy Mayan texts, which researchers have used to translate Maya script.
At this point, a brief explanation of how Maya writing works is in order. Maya   hieroglyphs comprise a complex and fully functional system of writing using a combination of logographs and syllabic symbols, similar in some aspects to modern Japanese. Words and names can be written in a seemingly endless variety of arrangements using pictures, syllables, or a combination of both. Also, the same sound can be written using different glyphs that all have the same value. Some glyphs function as words in and of themselves, and some have no meaning other than as syllabic signs. With this in mind, we see that the name Pakal, which means “shield,” can be written with a graphic depiction of a shield or with “letters” that work together to form the word phonetically. Most Mayansyllables include both a consonant and vowel sound, but the vowel is usually not pronounced when at the end of a word. Thus, Pakal is written out as pa-ka-la, but the last A is silent. This feature and another where the last consonant is spoken but not written are very similar to some ancient syllabic scripts from the eastern Mediterranean.

Scientific debt is owned to the famed Mexican archaeologist Alberto  Lhuillier, who in 1952 removed a stone inside the Temple of Inscriptions and found the burial tomb of Pakal the Great. This has since become one of the most extensively studied archaeological sites in the Americas.

500 years later this site is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico with close to 1M visitors x year. Archeological researchers have uncovered some of the most detailed information about Maya culture

Leave your vessel at Marina Chiapas on the Pacific coast ( entry and exit in Puerto Madero  South Western Mexico) and drive to this site with a shared guided tour - or if you are adventurous drive yourself though Zapatista territory. Although the EZLN is still active and maintains a few strongholds in Chiapas, things are relatively peaceful and there is no threat to tourists. Travelers are advised to respect any roadblocks they may come across in rural areas which may require payment of an unofficial road tax. Get to the site early int he day before most day tourist show up and head to the Museum at mid day to avoid the crowds and chachki vendors inside the park which amass around 11 AM.


Picture of the year

FLEET UPDATE 2022-06-07

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE 
SEASON 5
FINAL FLEET UPDATE 

June 7, 2022

Picture of the Year

SY GREEN FLASH PICTURE OF THE YEAR

Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) PANAMA POSSE SEASON 5 

 

2) AWARD WINNERS

 

3)  REGISTRATION PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6 OPENS

4)  THE ANNUAL SURVEY 

1) PANAMA POSSE SEASON FINALE  
VISTA MARINA  PANAMA
 

PANAMA POSSE SEASON 5 FINALE

over 200 pictures from the party and the 2 short speeches to celebrate 2021-2022

Congratulations to all the yachts which savely made it to their destinations for the hurricane season>
At Marina Vista Mar plenty of muscia, free Panamanian beer and free rum  courtesy of   Flor de Caña Rum and Boga Bar !

Harbornasters

Juanjo
from Shelterbay Marina Panama, Capt.. Dietmar, Luis Petti and Cesar
from Vista Mar Marina plus  Deputy Tourism Minister  of Panama
Lic. Denise Guillen Zuñiga for the Season Finale !

Dancing

Great Dancing, Karaoke and an amazing sunset paella 

Marinas

Cesar  Vista Mar Marina, Emilio  Buenaventura Marina, Juanjo Shelter Bay Marina

Flor De Cana

12 year old sustainable Flor de Caña Rum flowing freely 

Jaqueline Vista Mar Marina

Jacqueline from Vista Mar Marina welcoming the Panama Posse to Panama !

Erick

Panama Canal Agent extraordinaire Erick Galvez and his wife handing out prizes to the Panama Posse fleet 

NIcole

Boat
Yoga Poses of the year runner up Jean-Philippe SY PATHFINDER and
winners  Nicole SY MAISON DE SANTÉ accepting their awards 

2)  AWARD WINNERS

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*  

    

Busy Bee

WINNER 
BUSY BEE  🇺🇸  Dan, Lori & Crew - Lagoon 40'

BUSY BEE DanBUSY BEE LoriBUSY BEE Jake
Runner Up

RUNNER UP
DANCING ON THE EDGE 🇺🇸 Dan & Melissa - Island Packet 53'

DANCING ON THE EDGE DanDANCING ON THE EDGE Melissa

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR    

Kathleen

WINNER 
SY GREEN FLASH 🇺🇸  Bob & Joan - Beneteau 35′

GREEN FLASH JoanGREEN FLASH Bob
PICTURE OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP

RUNNER UP 
SY CALICO SKIES 🇺🇸 William & Grace - Sabre 36'

CALICO SKIES WIlliamCALICO SKIES Grace

    PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR    

Don SY ENJOY

WINNER
SY ENJOY 🇺🇸 Don - Lagoon 42′

 for his important  contribution to route sharing in Good Nautical 

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD    

Kevin
KEVIN NORTHERN PEARL
KEVIN NORTHERN PEARL

WINNER 
SY NORTHERN PEARL 🇨🇦 Kevin - Baltic 42'

For a  most extraordinary journey during the global height of the COVID restrictions 

 

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD 

WINNER 
MY DELTA SWIZZLER 🇺🇸 Mark ( and Cindy )  Vantare 58'

Nina Enjoy

RUNNER UP 
SY ENJOY 🇺🇸 Nina - Lagoon 42′

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD   

UNWELCOME VISITOR

WINNER 
SY RAMBLE ON ROSE  🇺🇸  Don & Rosalind - Caliber 40'

 RAMBLE ON ROSE Rosalind RAMBLE ON ROSE Don
UNINVITED VISITOR

RUNNER UP 
MY NAVIGATOR 🇺🇸 Dave - Nordhavn 46′

Dave

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED   

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

WINNER