2008 Kickstarting the dream

2008 Aug – From Ensenada to Long Beach, CA

2008 Aug – From Ensenada to Long Beach, CA

TRANSMISSION ISSUES….. On our trip up the Baja to Ensenada, it seemed the transmission had failed at the moment that we docked in Ensenada.  One minute I was carefully maneuvering in a tight channel to dock the fat trimaran, and the next I was hurtling toward the dock at high speed.   As I frantically tried […]


2008 JULY – The Miracle of Finding an End-Tie

2008 JULY – The Miracle of Finding an End-Tie

Having bought the boat I set out to find an end-tie for my fat, 22ft wide, trimaran, while the boat languished in Ensenada. I hadnt realized that getting an end tie in Southern California is like finding hens teeth! I got a list of all marinas in Marina Del Rey and started calling.  Most MdR […]


2008 Feb – From La Paz to Ensenada, MX

2008 Feb – From La Paz to Ensenada, MX

GETTING TIME OFF WORK…… Feb 2008 I had just started a new contract in Pasadena when the boat deal closed, the financing went thru, the boat insurance was done – and the boat was mine!! But I had only been in my new contract for 1 week so I was sure my boss would not […]


Jan 2008 – Buying In Mexico

Jan 2008 – Buying In Mexico

The East Coast of the USA is definitely the place to be if you want to buy a multihull because the shallow draft of multihulls is perfect for the Bahamas and Caribbean islands.  But my son had precipitously returned to Los Angeles from South Africa so I schlepped across country from DC to LA to […]


Kick Starting My Dream

Kick Starting My Dream

I had been searching for my dream retirement boat for years and years – scouring the classifieds, visiting boat shows, making lists of what I wanted my dream boat to have, sailing on friends’ boats, and even hunting internationally for my dream. I wanted a multihull, I did not want a monohull.  I owned a […]