Pete, Thanks for your comments about Tulemar. That is the place where I spend most of my time and act as the general manager of the development company. You are more than welcome whenever you want to visit.
I have read your sailing background and is very impressive. When are you coming down?
hank you, Puerto QUepos is intresting, but Gulf of Nicoya is nicer. I try to keep my boat in Gulf of Nicoya most of the time because I missed a Marina here in QUepos. Please see my web site www.tulemar.com
Thailand was where I went to learn how to sail. I had never set foot on a sailboat or been out of north America before I went there. When I was done, I had my IYT bareboat certificate, and a little racing experience. As far as Costa Rica goes, I would like to see it for sailing and diving, sights, and I would give surfing a try since I have never done that before. I have heard great things about Costa Rica! Thailand was great of course, and I can't return fast enough!! The racing there is all filmed, very cool.
Thanks for the compliments on my page! I sadly had to sell my Hobie Cat 18 and my race quad to make the last delivery trip from Seychelles to Egypt. However, I plan to buy another one in the spring, as I expect to have some money by then. I also plan to see Costa Rica soon, and hey, if you ever need race crew somewhere, keep me in mind! I love racing! While completing my crew certificate in Thailand we raced in the Top of the Gulf Regatta in the cruising class. If nothing else come up by next spring I will go back to Thailand to race in that one, plus the Kings Cup.
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Yes, Carrico. There is a small shop in Port Puntarenas where you can get acoustic guitars and spare parts... but it will be much cheaper go to San Jose (2 hour drive) where you will find a lot more variety and lower prices. I suggest Juan Bansbach or Guitarras Mora or Guzmán. They make nice light high volume acoustics.
Hi Pete, regarding rudder failure, nothing has been found yet, Beneteau proceeded repairs immediately and boats are back enroute. As per owner told me, Beneteau never ever had such failure before, indicating an isolated case, but they reinforced OC43 and OC40 with new lamination and collar. I'm just asking if anyone have had such failure before. We should wait for news before conclusion ....
I used to be first mate on sailing and motor yachts....I got to take jobs in some pretty nice places to cruise. Working on sailboats was more of a partnership with the owner...everyone helped out. Things change big time when I moved to motor yachts...more money but the partnership was over! They were the owners....I was the paid help.
I probaly will not get into the bay in thenx couple of years. Just stay NJ and north. Wjen I went down in the past I skipped the bay and only stopped in Virginia Beach (Rudy Inlet). Who knows what will happen in 2-4 years I might do some bay sailing and cruising...
Did I spend any time in Catalunya? I grew up in Barcelona, learned to sail in Arenys de Mar and sailed out of Port Balis all my life! Not so far from Masnou, really. Funny thing is that after 9 years in the states, I am actually forgetting my Nautical Spanish/Catalan!! :-) That was really cool that you were able to write that comment in perfect Catalan... I assume you also took the time to sail to Costa Brava, including my favorite place: Cadaques. Am I right?
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