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Gato Loco runs aground in Puerto Penasco

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Hola to all our Baja Amigos. Lets hope we never have to report running aground for real !!

Gato Loco had an appointment with the Penasco travel lift today to put her on the hard for new bottom paint. The work is being done at Antonio Bellot’s boat yard just 100 meters from our home slip at Marina Penasco. I’ve personally never seen her out of the water even though she’s been hauled twice in San Carlos. The travel lift that hauls 200′ fishing boats gobbled up Gato Loco without much effort. That is one awesome machine.

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Like picking up a piece of stirofoam out of the water.

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I could hardly walk as slow as the lift was moving keeping Gato Loco stable in the strap slang.

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Bruce and Cynthia giving us plenty of support and taking some of these photo. Crews duties are sometimes fun. Note the little fishing boat behind them..

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Our final resting place on block and jack stands fore & aft on the hulls. Ready for pressure washing, but no, it’s lunch time.

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Some of our yard mates.

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Bill has our list together for working tomorrow. We need to work on the engines and front ladder while she’s out of the water.

One step closer to the spring cruise. Plans are beginning to firm up. Here is an update on the schedule.

 

Leg 1 April 12-19, Crew: Bill, Bruce & Cynthia Tegge, Luis Gutierrez ??

Puerto Penasco to San Carlos

Leg 2 April 19-26, Crew: Lowell, Frankie, Neely, Bill, Victor & Leselie Rangel

San Carlos to Loreto. Visit our new friends (overnight anchorage) in Bahia San Marcos

Leg 3 April 26-3, Crew:Bill, Lowell, Frankie, Neely, Seawind owner on board

Seawind Rally to Loreto Fest. Sail from Loreto heading south to meet Seawinds coming from Puerto Vallarta, maybe meet 2 days south. Pick up Kurt and ? on the 26th. Some crew could move to other Seawinds as we meet up.

Leg 4 May 3-10, Crew:Bill, Frankie ,Lowell, Neely, Maybe Murril & Alison Gash ??, Bob & Chris Sanders ??

Sail the Loreto area …. Steve and Cindy will also be in the Loreto area this week.

Leg 5 May 10-17, Crew:Bill, Lisa wendt ??, Sally Dalton ??, Marilyn Haney ?? Clyde Betts ??

Frankie, Neely and I back to San Carlos some how??

Leg 6 – May 17-24, Crew: Rick & Crew

in the Loreto area.

Leg 7 – May 24-31, Crew: Bill, Mike Clark??, Liane Guathier ?? Marilyn Haney ??

Leg 8 – May 31-7, Crew: Bill & his family

Roger’s concert in Penasco is June 6th

There’s been a discussion about a bonus Leg 9 to Bahia Gonzaga after the Peacemakers concert.seaofcortez-short

Crews with ?? have been penciled in but far from final.

Flash back

Here’s a slide show highlighting last years leg3 in the Loreto area with our friends Richard and Kerry from Australia. Photos come from the updates during the leg. Music designed to make Richard & Kerry dance around their computer 🙂

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More on the boat yard progress in the next update.

The GatoLoco Crew.

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