Monthly Archives: February 2016

Visit to La Ventana

Our visit to La Ventana.  Ever meet people you know you’ll possibly be friends with forever?  This now seems like the case with our boater friends David and Kenyon; who now also own property in La Ventana.  La Ventana is … Continue reading

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Bashing Towards La Paz

Bashing towards La Paz or why you need a good weather window.  

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M/V Western Flyer – 1989 41′ Defever Trawler

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Paella on a Boat

While Patti shops at a mega size Wal-Mart like Mexican chain store (Chezrous?) I walk around the store and aisles.  Today I find an authentic echo en Espana (made in Spain) paella pans.  Out of the three sizes available, I … Continue reading

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Race Day – What I do all day – Lobo Rock to the La Paz Malecon Sailboat Race

Story below: S/V Scarlet Fever This past Saturday Western Flyer served as the committee boat for the Club Cruseros sponsored sailboat race.  Start point Roca Lobos, aka Sea Lion Rock.  This start point is one mile S-SW of Punta Diablo, … Continue reading

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A/C Repair project

Problem:  Seawater pump not turning on so, what will happen if I don’t shut it down is that the A/C unit that is cooled by fresh flowing sea water will in a short time overheat, causing further problems. That is … Continue reading

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Emergency Tiller Maintenance Project

Above is what the emergency tiller looks like on our 41 Defever trawler.  Should we lose steering on account of a hydraulic line failure or other debilitating part failure, we open up the lazarette, connect the steering tiller, turn a … Continue reading

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Exploring Local Beaches

This mornings road trip took me in the opposite direction from the city of La Paz.  On the way I found a desalinization plant housed in a church modeled out of one in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I also found … Continue reading

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