Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Heading to S Pacific
While in T&C, if you opt to stay at Turtle Cove Marina, be sure to use the free pilot boat to guide you in (at high tide). Else, Blue Haven is a nice alternative but very expensive and not near anything.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 2:09 PM
Cc: Capt Iris Clarke
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Heading to S Pacific
Sounds like we will be in T&C at the same time. Would like to be in Panama before the hurricane season.
Let’s stay in touch, would love to meet and have a beer/wine/rum
Kent & Iris
USA cell: 828-234-6819
Kent - when are you projecting you'll be near Panama? We are heading that way around July - August approximately. We are going to be in Turks and Caicos in about a month.
SM2k 347. Currently in eleuthera
Thanks, I’ll experiment a bit and let the group know what I figure out.
Yes we are finally starting our SPac cruise, first leg to Turks and Caicos, thru the Caribbean, Belize, Panama, and thru the Canal. Will probably go S this Summer to Ecuador and spend some time in S America, then on to the S Pac next Spring.
It seems that no matter how much prep is done, there are always delays like this jib furler problem. I’m trying not to get too frustrated and hope that finances don’t cut our journey short.
Iris is a good sport and contributes greatly to my state of mind. She’s also got a great mind for problem-solving and we are becoming a good team. I’m confident we will be in your neck of the woods in a few years as long as the finances don’t give out.
All the best,
Kent & Iris
I haven't had to use it so can't answer the tension thing, but if you consider the posts on the mainsail out-haul it would seem that more tension would help.Likewise the type of rope could be an issue. Ordinary polyester braid would be good for this application since stretch is not an issue. For tension I could imagine a few wraps on the idle winch and holding the tail in one hand while grinding on the other winch with the self tailer engaged would be the method but of course for me that is but a theory.
All the best for the new year. Are you still planning voyaging to the South Pacific?
Mangonui New Zealand