Fall 2018 Season Kick Off!


Start of the fall sailing season! Excitement had been building for a few weeks, as had the pile of boat parts. This year rather than the 11 hour bus ride I opted to meet my crew member Mike in San Diego, where we would use the CBX border crossing to the Tijuana airport for a flight to Hermosillo. I had…

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Yanmar 3YM30 Exhaust Elbow Replacement


During my normal engine checks I noticed rust below the starboard Yanmar exhaust elbow. This can be a huge deal because if the inner tube has a rust hole, the raw cooling water can be pushed into the cylinders and hydrolock the engine. So for a week we limited the starboard engine to anchoring until a new exhaust elbow could…

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Trials and Tribulations with our Tohatsu Outboard


We have tried our best to keep Tohatsu 9.8hp 4 stroke outboard running smoothly, when we would be gone more than a week or two we always flushed with fresh water and ran the gas out of the carburetor bowl. At the end of each season came an oil change. This gave us three years of trouble free operation but…

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Agua Verde Experience


The Multihull/Seawind rally was quickly approaching so further north we went, stopping in another favorites spot Agua Verde. With no fresh veggies since Mazatlan (San Evaristo’s tienda was pretty bare) we were hoping that the tienda in town would replenish our supplies. So off in the kayaks we went. After a tour of the town and checking out the two…

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Los Gatos, How Do I Love Thee


Shocker, but we made an early morning departure from San Evaristo. Yes, there is a theme on Strikhedonia… We had a nice trip north, and managed so sail the last few hours without the rumble of the engine. When we arrived in the anchorage we waved to our friends Nancy and Mike on Shanti, then found a good spot a…

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Sporty sailing to Isla San Francisco


Making the break from Bonanza we were able to quickly get our sails up and make some good speed (8.5 knots). Not unexpected, the valleys on Isla Espirtu and Isla Partida acted as funnels channeling and increasing the wind speed. Moving up the islands was a pattern of reefing the sails followed by shaking out the reefs as we moved…

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