S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Optimistic that there will be more cruising on the horizon!

December 4, 2010

Boat projects continue into December

The Captain and I compared notes via Skype on the success or challenges of our respective days and the projects which we've checked off our lists - or those which are holding up progress.

The servicing of the stubborn seacocks has taken far more time than Kelly anticipated.  He ordered a replacement for one particularly uncooperative one.  It is being shipped from Maine to Nogales, Arizona which requires him to drive north across the border once it has arrived.  Once successfully installed and all the remaining tasks completed, the surveyor can be scheduled. Only then can the travel lift be booked and INTREPID II  finally 'splash', followed by testing that all systems are functioning well. Bus trips are likely in our future once the Admiral flies into Mazatlan next weekend.   We hope to spend a few days enjoying Mazatlan before heading back to Guaymas.  At least that is the plan today; it might be plan 'E' or 'F' by now!

Here at home I have visited West Marine several times for more boat items. I will need a second checked bag to ensure all these last minute items can be accommodated.  This includes Christmas decorations which were left behind last year in our rush to leave home.  Kelly reports that Guaymas has had some very strong winds; actually most of the northern Sea of Cortez has experienced them. They have delayed many cruisers from heading out, which just emphasizes that cruising plans have to be flexible.  We will be together somewhere warmer and that is definitely a plus!