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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

– Hunter S. Thompson 

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ACRUX’S ENTRY INTO “DUAL”BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

ACRUX'S ENTRY INTO biggest fish

ACRUX

 

 

 

🇵🇦 REPORT FROM THE MAGICAL SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA 

Made a final run into town to provision for this last leg of the trip to Panama City. We have about 3 or 4 days to go and we will be there. Mixed feelings about ending this part of the journey. This leg from El Salvador through Costa Rica and now Panama has been everything I have dreamed about for so many years. This run through the islands has been magnificent and being here in Santa Catalina is icing on the cake. I will certainly return someday. What a great little island paradise this is! 

After returning from getting provisions with Delta Swizzler we decided to have a bonfire on the beach and roast hot dogs for our last night in this anchorage. A full moon, an island beach all to ourselves, bonfire, it is really an emotional overload!!

The beauty that surrounds us here seems almost surreal at times but it’s the relationships with the people we meet that really make things special. Mark and Cindy are great people. I feel that I’ve made friends for life in them. They are generous and caring and I can honestly say could become honorary Texans!! 😂I had to throw that in for Mark, he has almost as twisted a sense of humor as I do!

It will be difficult separating from them as we round Punta Mala in a few days but I know we will be in touch. 

The Chilenos are another story completely. These two I will have to write chapters about someday. These kids are a blessing to me, a true and honest blessing!! Life is good aboard the Rosa-Lee.

   REPORT FROM SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA      

These guys have been out spear fishing. Had a couple of nice ones but I didn’t see the fish until after I put the camera in the dry bag for the ride back out.

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA FISHING VESSELS IN THE ESTUARY

Our taxi awaits,,,, hmmm now where is he????

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Lots of bonfire material.

Lots of bonfire material.

CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA CHILEAN CREW SETTING UP THE BAR

Get this party started!

04 REPORT FROM SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Cindy out destroying all records of her previous life

A walk down the beach

CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA A walk down the beach

Cindy out destroying all records of her previous life!!!

 

Great evening! Our own Gilligans Island crew!!

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Making temporary party camp

Making temporary party camp

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND PANAMA Great evening Our own Gilligans Island crew

Bonfire on the beach

 

 

 

🇧🇸 PICTURE OF THE WEEK BAHAMAS 

Picture of the week bahamas      

    

 

bahamas is in good nautical

The famous swimming pigs of The Bahamas are found on Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in The Exumas.

 The famous swimming pigs of The Bahamas are found on Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in The Exumas.

Kenneth reflecting on the journey thus-far

Bahamas shades of Blue

   Bahamas shades of Blue

Kenneth reflecting on the journey thus-far 

slowdancer panama posse in jamaica

 

🇵🇦 ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA

ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA 

Anchorage Report from Delta Swizzler at Santa Catalina across from the Islas Secas and near Coiba – only anchor in calm and northerlies here as this is the section for big waves in the winter 

 ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA swell

how big are these waves with southern swells ? this break goes off !!

 

  ISLAS SECAS, PANAMA santa catalina in southern swells

 

Empty and secluded beaches nearby across the beach

Empty and secluded beaches nearby across the beach

Little Surf-town Gathering with Rosa Lee, Pacific Raven and Delta Swizzler

Little Surf-town Gathering with Rosa Lee, Pacific Raven and Delta Swizzler

 

MY DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

🇵🇦 BOCAS DEL TORO GATHERINGS

BOCAS DEL TORO GATHERINGS

Little gathering of cruisers in Bocas del Toro with Panama Posse ambassadors SY Shearwater 

SHEARWATER

 

 

 

🇵🇦 PANAMA CANAL & REST UP AT MOORINGS IN THE LAS PERLAS, PANAMA 

Orion PANAMA CANAL & REST UP AT MOORINGS IN THE LAS PERLAS, PANAMA 

Patrick and Lisa getting into a new Ocean 

Making new friends along the way 

Making new friends along the way 

 SY NOT ALL THERE at anchor 

SY “NOT ALL THERE” at anchor 

NEXT SAIL TO THE LAS PERLAS 

NEXT SAIL TO THE LAS PERLAS 
there is a 20 foot tidal range in the Las Perlas so anchoring is more challenging than in the Caribbean

 LAS PERLAS ARE IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

 

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🇲🇽  Here are our tentative dates for our seminars in early December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

 Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse 

    Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE,    

 

    Friday December 3rd, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL    

 

    Saturday December 4th, 2021

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    Sunday December 5th, 2021

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A 

 

 

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Kick off party Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse

Season 2 December 2018 Panama Posse 
 Send Off Party at Marina Puerto de la Navidad, Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURED VIDEO SY SAN’S ANCHOR CHAIN APP 

Anchor Chain Calculator App 

FEATURED VIDEO 

Anchor Chain Calculator App 

Anchor Chain Calculator App is designed to help you get this assurance. It will help you determine the minimal length of chain that you need to pay out, based on a number of weather conditions and vessel parameters. With this minimal length of chain the anchor only needs to bear the smallest possible load, which maximizes the chances that the anchor will actually hold. And if you cannot pay out that amount of chain, for one reason or another, the App will tell you how much the anchor load increases, and at which angle the chain will pull at the anchor. The larger this angle is, the less the anchor will hold, and so you will want to keep this angle small.

Anchor Chain Calculator App

An important part of your anchor gear is the snubber / bridle, which is essential to absorb swell and often is not recognized for this. I encourage you to play around with this parameter to see what huge benefits good snubbers / bridles have.

 

A sure way to create a long and heated debate is to walk into a bar full of sailors and start a discussion about how to anchor correctly. It seems no topic is discussed more controversially than anchoring! And yet, it would appear so simple – your throw out your hook, make sure the chain and/or rode is long enough, make sure the hook bites, and that’s it. Yet, everybody seems to have their own recipe how to do things correctly when it comes to anchoring.

 

And certainly, if you are alone in a large bay at anchor, you can pay out all the chain you have. Then you may think, oh well, I could not possibly have done more than that.

 

Anchor Chain Calculator App

 

 

 

It starts already here – will it be enough, what you did? Wouldn’t it be great to get a better sense of how your anchor gear will stand up to the weather foretasted for the next night? Do you have any safety margins built in? Is a scope of 5:1 really enough? Or should you go up to 7:1? Or even more? Or should you relocate the vessel to another place? What about snubbers and bridles? Do you need them? Or, perhaps you need to use as little chain as you possibly can, as you are rather close to a friendly neighbor at anchor, or a not-so-friendly corral reef. How much can you reduce the chain length and still be safe?

SY SAN

 

 

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🇵🇷 GARGOYLE IS EN ROUTE TO PUERTO RICO 

GARGOYLE IS EN ROUTE 

 

Wait  a  minute  –  the  compass  seems  off  0 the course is SW not SE ?   

GARGOYLES ROUTE

looks like they are heading to Bocas ?

Gargoyle

 

 

PANAMA POSSE GEAR   

PANAMA POSSE GEAR

W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROW
JAGUARS ROAM 
VOLCANOES BLOW
MONKEYS HOWL
WHALES SPLASH  
MACAWS SQUAWK 

COCONUTS GROW  

 Coconut tress grow near the shore 

It is one of the most useful trees in the world and is often referred to as the “tree of life”. It provides food, fuel, cosmetics, folk medicine and building materials, among many other uses. The inner flesh of the mature seed, as well as the coconut milk extracted from it, form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their inner cavity contains a quantity of clear liquid, called coconut water or coconut juice. 

 Coconut tress grow near the shore

Coconut tress grow near the shore

 Coconut tress grow near the shore    

Coconuts falling from their tree and striking individuals can cause serious injury to the back, neck, shoulders and head, and are occasionally fatal. … This legend gained momentum after the 2002 work of a noted expert on shark attacks was characterized as saying that falling coconuts kill 150 people each year worldwide. Bah humbug

 The name coconut is derived from the 16th-century

 

The name coconut is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese word coco, meaning ‘head’ or ‘skull’ after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features Coco and coconut apparently came from 1521 encounters by Portuguese and Spanish explorers with Pacific islanders, with the coconut shell reminding them of a ghost or witch in Portuguese folklore called coco  

 

Mature, ripe coconuts can be eaten or processed for oil and plant milk from the flesh

Mature, ripe coconuts can be eaten or processed for oil and plant milk from the flesh, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the fibrous husk. Dried coconut flesh is called copra, and the oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking – frying in particular – as well as in soaps and cosmetics. Sweet coconut sap can be made into drinks or fermented into palm wine or coconut vinegar. The hard shells, fibrous husks and long pinnate leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decoration. 

 Chronological dispersal of Austronesian peoples across the Indo-Pacific

Chronological dispersal of Austronesian peoples across the Indo-Pacific 

The origin of the coconut is still a hotly debated topic.  It is generally accepted that the coconut originated in India and Sri Lanka and float-distributed itself around the world by riding ocean currents. 

 origin of the coconut is still a hotly debated topic.

 

🦈 CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

 

Slow Dancer’s Mahi Mahi catch in the Bahamas 

 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

 

🇲🇽 PACIFIC SUNSETS

 PACIFIC SUNSETS 

another calm day on the Pacific Coast

 

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PROVISIONING REPORT FROM COSTA RICA

PROVISIONING REPORT FROM COSTA RICA

 

Quepos Has the most gorgeous farmers market every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

 

 

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on June 4th 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

 

 

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