A little less cheek
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Valparaiso bound
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New Lessons Relearned
After breaking the masthead in 4 gales coming down the Pacific coast of Baja, I finally made La Paz in the sea of Cortez under jury rig.
Pulling into the first marina, getting tucked in, and mentioning that I needed a rigger, the next day, the guy with the biblical name comes by and says he's a rigger and can take care of the problem. Short story, three times up the mast, grabs the piece that broke off, and away he goes. Phone calls, messages, nothing. So here I am, yard set up, crane hired to pull the mast, and no part.
So what I've learned, which I learned a long time ago, but forgotten.
1. The easy fix is usually the wrong, most costly, and time consuming way to go.
2. No matter how much you want something to happen, it won't happen on the timeline you've set up.
3. Never have someone take something from your boat unless you have a shop or home address.
So anyway, after 3 weeks, multiple phone messages, I talked to a security guard here at the marina, he's sending someone to retrieve the part. We agreed at 500 pesos for the part, 1,000 pesos for the part and a finger.
If in La Paz, only work with the reputable boat yards, don't think an easy fix can be made with "Zeke" the boat guy or whoever says they can do the job.
Just checking in.
Where ya'll keep'n the wimmin 'round here?