SeaKnots

03 Mar 2009: Panama Canal Yacht Club Bulldozed - Cruisers Told to Move Boats By April 1st.

The Cruising Compass received word on Monday that the PCYC is no longer.- Cruisers Told to Move Boats By April 1st. The Cruising Compass received word on Monday that the PCYC is no longer.

According to the Panama Connection SSB net Saturday morning, "The container yard next door to PCYC has for years been trying to acquire the property and received a court order at the end of the day Thursday condemning PCYC and granting them the rights to close PCYC. Since Friday was a holiday and the courts were not open, PCYC could not fight the order via the courts. Friday morning a bulldozer drove through the fence connecting the two properties and began destroying the clubhouse, bar, restaurant and other buildings. The dinghy dock is available only to those already on a list for access and only until April 1. The docks and boats have until April 1 to vacate."

The emailed report from s/v Winterlude also noted that "this info is strictly second hand news, but from cruisers at PCYC."

This was confirmed on Tuesday by Dee and Alan Dark, Sunflower, currently in the San Blas Islands. They wrote to the CC, ". . .we heard the same information as Winterlude. We have friends who are in Colon and are in daily telephone contact with them. The current situation seems to be that all the club buildings have now been totally demolished, and that there no longer seems to be a requirement to register to use the dinghy dock. So our understanding is that cruisers on the Flats anchorage will have access to the dinghy dock until April 1st. However there are containers blocking the road access into the club, so one has to walk through the container terminal to access taxis and the main road, so provisioning is not as easy as it used to be.

We also understand that several of the Canal agents have approached the Port Captain and immigration with a view to resolving access for boats needing to clear in and out, although we have no further news at this stage."

The Shelter Bay monopoly will not endure, as one other Atlantic side marina is under construction and others are contemplated. From: www.thepanamanews.com. Photos courtesy of www.thepanamanews.com.

Panamarina is an alternative marina which lies nearer to Portobello. MORE: http://www.panamarina.com/.

Views: 83

Comment

You need to be a member of SeaKnots to add comments!

Join SeaKnots

Comment by Gregg A Granger on March 5, 2009 at 3:19pm
I am truly sorry to hear that. We made our greatest friends of our circumnavigation at the PCYC. After the Caribbean, this bottleneck was a gathering spot to meet the people you'd be with over the next year through the Pacific.
Gregg

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Thumbnail

Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2017   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service