Fajardo for a Bottom Job

Going Back in the Water

January 2017 – We anchored just south of Fajardo in the small shelter of Isla Pineros. We spent a really rolly night waiting for our appointment with the travel lift at Puerto del Rey Marina. We were certainly ready to leave once it was time.

We headed out early to make the three short miles to the marina. There was “mucho viento” (lots of wind) and some pretty sporty waves, but we had an appointment to keep. Of course, as we turned the corner at the seawall of the marina, the waves went quiet. Alan still had a lot of wind to contend with, but he did an admirable job driving the boat into the travel lift. Once we were off the boat, we had a talk with the operator about our concerns with the travel lift, and together we decided we should be in the larger one. (Not sure why we were worried about the travel lift? Read about our dismasting here.) So, back on board, out of the lift and into the one next to it. Still blowing like crazy. Once again, no problem. Read more

Tool Bag Review: Veto Pro Pac MC

Tool Bag Review: Veto Pro Pac MC

I was talking to a friend of mine at a party about how many tools he had on board his boat.  The conversation turned to tool storage.  I was very glad to tell him all about how the Veto Pro Pac MC tool bag was the end of my long search for a perfect solution. This reminded me that I had intended to write a review and ask others about their tool storage. Read more