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: 65

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 sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
yesterday
Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
yesterday
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
yesterday
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Thumbnail

Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
yesterday
sail abroad liked GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade
yesterday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
Sep 22
MAssimiliano replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Michael, at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring". My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36. don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-) "
Sep 22
Michael Boyle replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"
Sep 22
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2016   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service