Today was an easy day for me and Jenn to figure out the boat.
After a frantic call to Frank, they previous owner, I figured out how the fancy electronic transmissions worked and we were on our way.
We left Cancun for a 50 mile run to Puerto Aventuras to get a head start on the big leg to Roatan, Honduras.
On the way in we saw a "jetty" 600 yards from the marina entrance. The "jetty" was showing up as a boat on the AIS, which confused the hell out of us.
It turns out the "jetty" was the crazy boat below. According to the people on the dock we talked to, it is a $320 million dollar yacht owned by a russian billionaire. How then ended up in the middle of nowhere, anchored out, is a mystery.
Puerto Aventuras turned out to be a pretty cool, touristy place.
The entire town is centered around a bunch of porpoise pens where you can swim with the porpoises.
Unfortunately the customs people do not work Sundays or early Monday's so we can't push off from here until Tuesday AM.
The entrance is "one boat" tight, so it should be a real treat leaving before dawn on tuesday.
Hi to Sandy, the person who originally built and outfitted this boat. The twin 100 gallon saddle tanks are worth their weight in gold for the long legs. We also learned (thanks Captain Wayne) that 100 gallons is pretty close to 372 liters.
I can't wait to get to Roatan for Captain DirtyE to take over half time so I can go back to reading books on the bridge deck and quit worrying about fuel burn and customs.
3/22/2015 11:59:33 pm
Mike,I believe the starboard saddle tank had a small leak in seam ,I had it welded and it was fine but since then I only filled them when traveling a long way,never had a issue again,so I leave empty when fishing locally on new boat also .enjoy her she is a good boat ,Sandy
3/23/2015 07:48:30 am
Well, I guess you can't meet us at the VC for a drink!
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