Well, jehsail I have to admit that when I read earlier that Mandalay was headed to Panama and the Caribbean, I really had hoped the San Blas would be on her itinerary... already began discussing changing our 2012 vacation plans if it was. Now I have to go look up info on the Pearl Islands. Seems I remember that SCUBA was good around there.
Will there be any crew from the old Windjammer days? Perhaps, Captain Sly?
Thanks, I will be keeping an eye on this thread for updates.
we will be on the Star Flyer going along Northern Coast, San Blas etc. and the thru Canal and up Costa Rica coast maybe we ll see the Mandalay. ....never know. Would be great to just view it again much less sail on her.
S/V Mandalay went into dry-dock Nov 7. I received the photo on Nov 17. She is still schedule to come out of dry-dock by Nov 24 and will be moved to wet dock. On Dec 9 she will set sail to Panama. Final refit will be done in Panama like installing the new air-conditioning system. Hopefully Steve is getting his camera ready and will get us some good pictures of her all made up when she makes it to Panama.
I'm interested to know where she will go to wet dock here in Panama. There's only one, Braswell, and it just shut down. The government changed concession owners, and they re re-organizing or something. They are also well known to be very very expensive. The only other option would be up at Vacamonte, which is an hour up the coast, but it's kind of an old toilet bowl harbour up there. It could work though?
Steve, I don’t know if Mandalay will tie up in wet dock in Panama or not. I know that there will still be heavy objects to be loaded on board like a new engine for tender #2. Tender #1 engine has already been replaced. It may be that they tie up only to load and then move to anchored. Fiddi went to Panama last week to make arrangements and may still be their. If I get any more infor I will let you know.
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