“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”

– Charles Caleb Colton
English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.

FINALLY !!! A PANAMA POSSE INSURANCE  PLAN !!!

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After months of searching and looking for solutions – we have a new option for   vessel insurance plan with oneglobal®   – if you are looking for insurance and are part of the Panama Posse,  please fill out a quote request (yes this takes time and may still require a survey) but at least you’ll get a competitive quote back.  

The more inquiries the better for all of us so even if you are just comparison shopping please take the time to request a quote.  PLEASE PARTICIPATE !

https://panamaposse.com/insurance-quote-request

 

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VESSELS EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR

-VESSELS EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR
SY SUR heading out
SY SUR

 

 

 

 SY YAHTZEE in hot pursuit
SY YAHTZEE in hot pursuit 
 SY YAHTZEE

 

MY HO’OKIPA entering this week’s CAPTAIN RON AWARD
CAPTAIN RON AWARD

 

Incident report: 

March 5, 2021 @ 1700 hrs – Puesta Del Sol, Nicaragua – went offshore 5 miles to empty holding tanks and make water. On the way back into the marine, the tidal flow unexpectedly pushed Ho’okipa’s stern to starboard and she clipped a channel buoy leaving a 1/4” gash in her hull starboard aft – above the water line.

After 12 hours of beating myself up, I spoke with my team (guru, mechanic and cosmetician).  We all decided it wasn’t an emergency, and not to panic.  Since the fiberglass hull was exposed, we were concerned that water would permeate into the hull and create a much bigger more costly problem. Our plan was to patch the gash until we get to Panama and pull it out of the water to do a proper repair.

On board, I have West System Epoxy Resin, including Hardener, Filler and Glass Mat sheets. Also, I have 1 gallon of Splash Zone. 

I opted for the Splash Zone for 2 reasons: a) it was a vertical patch and I felt more comfortable working with the putty of Splash Zone versus the West System which I wasn’t certain I could set up correctly on a vertical surface right above the waterline, b) I would need 3 coats of the West System epoxy and 1 coat of Glass Mat and I wasn’t sure I had epoxy material for that.

Next step was to prep the surface for the patch: grind, sand, clean and tape. Then the Splash Zone 2-part epoxy was mixed by hand with wet gloves, applied, shaped and set.

Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

Lessons I learned:

1. I will now pay closer attention to Captain Rob Murray and heed his advice to pay close attention and respect the tidal flows.  Here in Puesta Del Sol, there is an 8-10’ tidal flow with a 10-20 knot current. Plus, reefs, rocks, sandbars and whatnot.  The channel is winding and takes a hard portside 90 degree turn right after the bottleneck, and right before the channel buoy so I should have been more on guard to take that punch!!!

2. Don’t friggen panic.  It’s only a scratch. And forgive myself, as it’s only an accident.

3. Have lots of supplies and tools on the boat to do an above/below waterline repair.

Nuff said.

~Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

 Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

 

 

ORION ON PASSAGE
 ORION ON PASSAGE

 

heading east = sunset aft !

1 Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent to help in San Andres Colombia 

Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent  to help in San Andres Colombia

Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent  to help in San Andres Colombia

Contact Julian on WhatsApp +57 310 234 0781 or via email julian.jwm@gmail.com

SY ORION

 

PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

 PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

PANAMA POSSE 20-21 & PREDICT WIND WEATHER WEBINAR with NICK OLSEN 

  • California to Jamaica mayor weather areas 
  • Cabo Falso 
  • Cabo Corrientes
  • Tehuantepec
  • Papagayo Winds|
  • Cabo Malo
  • Santa Marta

Follow the link below to watch this free video
 predict wind video PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LkNUpZ68Ds

REPORT FROM MAZATLAN, MEXICO

the colors, the sky,  the whole shebang
 REPORT FROM MAZATLAN, MEXICO

 

Colorful streets Mazatlán is well known as the Only Colonial City on the Beach in México

Panama Posse Participating in Mexican wedding crashing ...

 

Panama Posse Participating in Mexican wedding crashing …

 The Cathedral Basilica

 

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception-  Mazatlán Cathedral Is the main religious building in the city of Mazatlan, in Baroque-Revival style of Sinaloa, Mexico and home of the Catholic Diocese of Mazatlan. It is located in the historical center.

 

The works of the temple began in the year of 1856, by order of the then bishop Pedro Loza and Pardavé. Later, the parish priest Miguel Lacarra takes over the works and it is for this that they are concluded in the year of 1899. 

SY Beata on passage to Mexican Mainland Mazatlan

 

SY Beata on passage to Mexican Mainland Mazatlan 

SY BEATA

 

Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica
Superyacht Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica  

A sunset picture from Marina Papagayo
MY ALAMAOS

 

 

 

The Iconic NAO Santa Maria captured by Evie

THE ICONIC SANTA MARIA

EVIE

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM A PUEBLO MAGICO 

Superyacht Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica

Seaglub in “Gobble up all of Mexico mode” before heading to the south pacific 

 

San Sebastián del Oeste

The Church of Saint Sebastian,

 

The Church of Saint Sebastian, whose original construction was in 1608, was designed in the Colonial Spanish Baroque style. It has notable architectural details, including Corinthian columns and ceiling vault frescos.

San Sebastián was founded as a mining town in 1605, during the early Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain period. Gold, silver and lead were mined in the area. More than 25 mines and a number of foundries were established by 1785. 

 most Agave species have sharp marginal teeth

 

The succulent leaves of most Agave species have sharp marginal teeth, an extremely sharp terminal spine, and are very fibrous inside.  The stout stem is usually extremely short, which may make the plant appear as though it is stemless.

Agave rosettes are mostly monocarpic. During flowering, a tall stem or “mast”  “quiote” develops which can grow 12 meters (40 feet) high

 Tara-Lee with a thing

 

Tara-Lee with a – what is that ?

 

 Music on the Plaza at night

 

 

Music on the Plaza at night

 SEAGLUB

 

MONSOON: ANCHORAGE AND CLOUDS 

MONSOON ANCHORAGE AND CLOUDS  MONSOON

 

 

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN NICARAGUA  

LUCKY CHUCKY UNDER THE VOLCANO

90 minute tour at Tabacalera Carreras cigar factory – Esteli, Nicaragua

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

AKA: LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY  

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

 

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY
LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

time to stock up !  Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat in the US 20 x  $ 173.50 

 

Ho'okipa

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS forming through pirate waters

DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

 

This season we are supporting the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We have a working safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Please inform us if you would like to participate -> email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name.

combination of incidents Caribbean Safety and Security

The area of mayor incidents as compiled from  CSSN – Caribbean Safety and Security Net

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT RACE TO NORMALCY

Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout  as of the end of February 2021 as per “our world in data

The statistics were accessed on March 13, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report this 

Belize                                    1.87
Canada                                 7.50
Cayman Islands               40.44
Colombia                             1.16
Costa Rica                           4.75
El Salvador                          0.25
Guatemala                           0.01
Honduras                             0.03
Mexico                                 3.11
Panama                                5.68
Turks & Caicos Islands   16.62
United States                     30.55

source March 13,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>
UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY

QUARANTINE UPDATES   Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>

 

 IMAGE OF A SQUALL

IMAGE OF A SQUALL   Vessels on the Hard

Vessels on the hard !

CATWEAZLE

 

Image by MY LADY K

Image y MY LADY K 

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
PANAMA POSSE PODS
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the “sub pods” with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone’s time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans

SUNSET IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

SUNSET IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

SY SHEARWATER

PANAMA POSSE <-> CREW

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP WITH AIRPORTS – CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

PANAMA POSSE - CREW

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

SV Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS
MONDAYS 
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS

LINE TIP:

Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit  

lease drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit

 

NOT PART OF THE 20·21 POSSE ?  SIGN UP NOW

193 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP  ALREADY >>   

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See the faces of the 20·20 Panama Posse, SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

See the faces of the 20·20 Panama Posse, SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER

PANAMA POSSE RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE 

ANAMA POSSE RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE

½ parts of good rum 

½ part of fresh lemon juice

¼ part passion fruit juice

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 sprig of fresh basil 

2 parts sparkling water

8 ice cubes

Preparation:

Straight into the glass, start with basil, sugar, lemon and passion fruit, gently mash with a mortar, then add the ice followed by good rum  fill with sparkling water 

¡pa’ arriba, pa’ abajo, pal centro y pa’ dentro!

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

SY AMAZON >> 

Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.  Great experience here …more >>> 

SY AMAZON Website

SY AMAZON

 

SY AMAZON

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields  

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

🇧🇿 Belize is in Good Nautical

Belize is in Good Nautical

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

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🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica

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PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE’LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

Arrow getting their burgee

 

Crew of ARROW picking up their burgee in December !

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