RAM Marina 3rd

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Coming back in RAM Marina – Rio Dulce – Guatemala, for the long awaited maintenance of the hull and the keel system.Antifouling: 2 coats of primer (thanks to Bulle who had some extra)! Then 1 or 2 coats of antifouling which changes color.Resealing the keel axe requires a little thought and a lot of sweat, but we did it with […]

Panama Canal, back in Atlantic

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We came back to RAM Marina on the Rio Dulce – Guatemala, for the so much awaited maintenance of the hull and the keel system. We will get Fredoya out of the water in order to paint the antifouling again but also to waterproof the keel axis and change the hydraulic hoses… Many boats are still on the Rio blocked […]

Future Crew survey

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The consequences of the Covid will force us to review our navigation plans in order to be able to find you on board. Status to date, October 2020All 2020 trips have been canceled, even for our American teammates, and 2021 is not looking better.Canada BC closed, forbidden to approach by sailboat even with quarantine completed.USA closed, in Alaska, we could […]

Viva Mexico !

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15 days 21 hrs of Navigation to cover the 1908 Nm from Prince Rupert to Ensenada.We had ALL the possible weather conditions but not too hard.2 days in Ensenada to clear and supply fresh produce, then we will try to hide in the north of the Sea of Cortez to wait for the end of the cyclone season.More than 1200 […]

No Canada

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Plans are made to be changedThe Canadian border did not open even to let us see our “little one” who had booked his flight to come and spend a few days on board.I’ll make it short: we’re leaving for Mexico and if cyclones are in sight we’ll continue towards Panama …See you in 1700 Nm +/- 20%

Journey to the South

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We leave Juneau / Auke Bay where we were able to upload the little video about halibut fishing & canning .SE Alaska really rainy but so pretty with many photos and rushes of bears (sows & cubs) in the montage for the next fresh news from British Columbia – Canada (hoping to get in).

SE Alaska

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Arrived safely in SE AlaskaRainy weather: as it should beUPS parcel blocked for customs control in Anchorage: as it shouldLet’s go on the interior route to fueling at Costco: as it should beShould cross the American – Canadian border on September 14: as it shouldTo be continued…more photos on : FcB

Summer in Alaska: end

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Departure for the SE (South East Alaska) after making a small technical detour via CordovaThe reverser shaft outlet seal started to leak again after 150Nm, as we were about to head to Juneau.By topping up the oil, stopping at night to rest the engine and the ears, we managed to reach Rob’s workshop in Cordova.We hope to reach Sitka in […]

Summer in Alaska « 1st round »

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Didn’t have opportunity to translate the full logbook in French relating our first days on Kodiak, enjoying landscape and wildlife observations. Would be cool without odd jobs on the gearbox leaking, the depth-sounders collapsing and computing stuffs… Nice meeting with people and animals You can ask google to translate Journal part1 in French LINK, but NOW in English thanks to […]

No news / Good news

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Windlass repaired by express to avoid additional port fees in Seward, we took the road again to Kodiak.We had asked for the prepaid iridium card to be started and tested with the new suitable program (additional annual subscription …) and it seemed to be working …But during the first 5 days of navigation without a terrestrial network we had to […]

Satellite phone

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Stopped in Seward to repair the windlass bearings.I take advantage of the connection to the land network to start the satellite phone with a new prepaid card and a new software (it makes the rusty meninges working). We will be sailing around Kodiak island in a few days and we will only have the iridium to receive the weather Grib […]

Back to the harbour for maintenance

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“Mayonnaise” has formed in the gearbox so we returned to the port to find the connectors that fit on the exchanger we have in stock. The exchanger is a system for cooling the oil of the forward/reverse gear lever, thanks to a system of tubes transporting sea water. When these tubes leak due to wear or corrosion, seawater and oil […]