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Martin Wade
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After almost 3 years...
        After almost 3 years, the day came to put Joli Elle in the water. I had put hundreds of hours in her and thousands of dollars which basically ended up being a refit of most of the systems onboard and in the water she went...             My new crew,...
After almost 3 years...
After almost 3 years...
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Ready to splash
Well today I finished the bottom paint except for the bald spots where the chocks and stands are. New zinc, old stock 78% copper paint (the new stuff is 60%). I was in the middle of the job the last couple of days when my wife emailed me that her father had...
Ready to splash
Ready to splash
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Hawse pipe heaven and the Mexican weight lose program.
    I have been told and told...Do NOT drink anything in Mexico that does not come out of a sealed bottle. Did I remember that when I ordered a picture of Jamica (pronounced hah-MY-kah) is a Hibiscus tea searched cold. To make it, it is a steeping process f...
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In MacGyver mode today
The windvane blues Being a Toolmaker by trade has served me well in most area of my life but certain items on a boat need to be more Raggedy Ann than accurate. When I bought the Sailomat 601 from Florida...yes another Florida deal like the watermaker, It ca...
In MacGyver mode today
In MacGyver mode today
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Watermaker completion
In previous posts, you will see from 2013 onwards, acquiring a dead Spectra watermaker for $400 +shipping from Florida. To recap, had it rebuilt at Spectra for another $525. Bought two updated boosts pump and built my own modular unit that I call the "Marqu...
Watermaker completion
Watermaker completion
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Scott and Connie
With great anticipation, made it back to the boat here in Guaymas 3 days ago. But only after 28 grueling hours on the Tufesa bus from Sacramento. I have some interesting points to share regarding Tufesa. Since I booked a seat for December 28th, it seemed to...
Scott and Connie
Scott and Connie
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Back down for the cruising season
     What a shock it was when I woke up November 9th at the yard here in Guaymas and while on my way to the bathrooms was told who we had for a President for the next 4 years. Without getting too political, lets just say I continued on my way to the banos t...
Back down for the cruising season
Back down for the cruising season
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 Ahh, Mexico. A nice break from the Northern California winter.      I had the usual problem crossing into Mexico and that was getting a visa. A year and a half ago, I brought my truck down through Otay Mesa. After crossing over and having my truck inspecte...
Adventures of Joli' Elle
Adventures of  Joli' Elle
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Here we go again
 Mexico bound...again A lot has happened since my last entry. So here goes. I just officially retired. I came back from Mexico in 2014 to shake the money tree and now I can collect Social Security. When I came back I worked at a secured Aerospace facility i...
Here we go again
Here we go again
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Why me?
I had decided to take a trip down to the boat in October to take a load of great boat junk in order to finish the refit I had started last December. The batteries I was sure were in need of water and generally it would be nice to visit "Joli Elle".  My inte...
Why me?
Why me?
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