Canuck in Mexico
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Re: Crossing the gulf and things you forgot to bring aboard
I would like to thank all who participated in this thread. Your information was very useful.
The crossing went well, Only thing we missed is...
A guy forgot to turn off the water pressure one night after a shower, didn't notice that one of the tap of the shower would spin freely and not turn off the hot water anymore, basically it remained open, but unnoticed because there's an "on/off" button on the shower head. We were on our last tank of water and it was full, we had just switched. Was fine we were only 1 day and a half from destination. During some rough weather the showerhead fell on the shower floor, murphy's law made it that it felt directly on its on/off button. The whole water tank ended up in the shower sump and bilge. Nobody heard the pump working cause of the rough weather. (We got 10 footers in the Yucatan channel). We arrived home, in a big need of a shower and a pile of unwashed dishes.
Here's a video of a family of dolphins who followed us for a while near the Cuban coast.
Couple of pics of the boat I purchased.
Guero - Enjoy the little things!
Current boat: Hunter 410 2002 (Illusion) - Current Location: Marina Paraiso, Yucalpeten, Mexico.
Sold: 1975 Aloha 34 (Serenity)
Sold: 1982 Catalina 25 (Polaris)
Last edited by Guero; 06-13-2012 at 09:51 AM.
Reason: Added a picture