Jake’s Blog July 2017

Hey Guys, Hows It Goin? Well, we have to renew our Mexico visas and to do that you have to leave the country and then come back. I have no idea why that,s the law, it doesn’t make much since but we still have to do it so we departed the great Mexican city of La Paz about two weeks ago to head north towards Puerto Panasco. That’s the closest Marina to the border where we have to leave the vessel and bus across to the states. My brother Jeremy, his wife, and his daughter are moving to Arizona soon and we hope to visit them while we’re in the US. Mostly I’m excited to see my niece Isabella since she was born shortly before we left on this journey so we only got to see her a tiny bit.

When we first left La Paz we revisited Ensenada Grande on the island and headed north from there to Los Candeleros, we did some snorkeling but there wasnt much there so we only stayed for a night to get some rest. We met Waponi Woo from La Paz at Bahia Chuenque where they delivered our freezer foot to us by water… literally, Ryan swam it to us. We all chuckled a bit as we watched him swim over with the foot in the air. From Chuenque we went to Loreto which was a medium sized city with lots of people. The fan for our fridge stopped working and that,s super important so we had to get a couple new ones to replace it and have an extra as well. I also purchased a new fishing lure at a local fishing store “Ferremar”. We stayed at Loreto for probably three or four days and took off. Our next destination was Caleta San Juanico. We read in the “Sea of Cortez” cruisers guide that there was a cruisers shrine at San Juanico where people hang there signs and creations showing they came to this bay at a certain time and we had to hang ours to. We carved in a little board our vessel, names, and the date. We all loaded into the dinghy and cruised over to the beach where Sarah lost her glasses… twice! Luckily we found them both times even if it took a trip to the boat and back to get masks. We left that bay after a few days and headed to Bahia Santa Domingo. We went to the rocky beaches and took a couple pictures but that was it there wasn’t much else to explore at that bay so we stayed for only two days before we got pretty bored. After Santa Domingo, we went to Bahia Concepcion, a very pretty bay that many different people from all over come to camp, fish, and swim at the beautiful beaches it offers, but unfortunately we didn’t stay very long. We got there late at night and left early the next morning to another popular vacation spot, Santa Rosalia. We had a wonderful time there, we met a nice man named Sal who spoke very good English and he invited us to a traditional Mexican birthday party for his uncle on Saturday, we couldn’t pass that up so we payed the Fonatur Marina for a week. The marina had WiFi connection so although it may have been a pretty bad connection, it was good enough for me to play Minecraft with some friends on an online server. When Saturday came along Saul told us he would pick us up from the parking lot to take us to the party at 3:00 so we went up there and we waited and waited for two hours just sitting there in the sun and he finally called and told us he wasn’t gonna be there to pick us up until 6:00. *Siiigghhhhh* So we headed back down to the Air Conditioned boat and waited longer. After a while we heard a knock on the boat and we knew it was him so we grabbed our stuff again and headed back up the dock and the steep ramp and hopped into his Volkswagen Beetle. It felt like a clown car as we all stuffed inside this tiny thing and drove off to his house and sat while slowly more and more of his family members drove in. They had a Pinata and really good food and the party went late into the night, it was a blast. Sadly, we had to leave the next morning so we untied the lines and pushed off. We motor sailed because there wasn’t much wind so we weren’t gonna get very far just sailing. I threw in my new lure and waited hoping to catch a fish, we haven’t caught anything for a while so I was eager to get something. Usually these passages are pretty boring, but this one wasn’t so bad because within 30 minutes we had a fish on the line. “Fiiish Ooooon”, as soon as I set the hook the fish jumped out of the water and I saw its blue and green colors. It was a Mahi Mahi, a species I hadn’t yet caught on this trip. I was so excited to get it on board and eat it for lunch, it fought very well for only being only five pounds or so which was perfect for our family, so we cleaned it and through it in the freezer to eat later. We still had room for more so I threw in the line again and only 20 minutes later there was another on the line, they liked that lure. This one was about three or four pounds more then the last one and Sarah fought this one, once she got it up close my dad and I took over, it was really heavy but we got it on board and cleaned that one as well. Now we’ve got alot of Mahi on board to eat.We arrived at Bahia De Los Angelas at night and the next day we ate some Mahi for lunch. It was delicious and I ate it with ceviche, a salsa like recipe for putting on different kinds of meat. It had been suggested to us by other fisherman and boaters several times and I can see why they suggested it. Bahia De Los Angelas is a small city and has plenty of tiendas to prevision, there’s two Pemex stations to get fuel which we had to do. The two fuel stations took quite a walk to get to so my mom and I walked there that evening with our cart to fill four jerry cans and haul back to the boat with the walker bay dinghy. It took a few hours but we got it done and came back with popsicles to suck on when we got back. Today we left Bahia De Los Angelas and we are now heading to the anchorage called Puerto Refugio to swim a bit and eat lunch. Hopefully we make it, but that’s all for now…
so until next time,
HABI HOBA:)

Sarah’s Blog July 2017

Hey everyone! After we left La Paz we headed to a bunch more anchorages up the west side of the Sea of Cortez. First we went to Los Candeleros and did a bit of snorkeling. Then we mosied on up to Bahia Chenque. There we found Waponi Woo and Ryan swam to us and gave us a freezer foot because ours broke. After that we swooped in to Loreto and we got ice cream and we tried those styrofoam chips that look like wheels. My dad got a part for the boat but I can’t remember what it was. There was a restaurant that we went to and we took a picture in front of the colorful Loreto sign. I was sneezing the whole time we were there so I think I’m allergic to Loreto. Shortly after that we set off for Caleta San Juanico and that was a fun place. We swam all the way to shore and there was a shrine tree and we put our plaque in the tree as well. Later we traveled to Bahia Conception and all we did there was catch some zzzzzs. We left the next day and made our way to Santa Rosalia which is actually a marina. The docks were really slim and the wifi was good and there was a pool and a nearby park. We stayed at Santa Rosalia for nine days and it was fun.
Once we left we went to another anchorage called Bahia De Los Angeles and got gas. We snorkeled at Puerto Refugio and that was fun. Then we left again to Bahia Wilard and just spent the night zzzz then left to go to Bahia San Felipe and that is a marina. That’s where we are right now and we haven’t done anything yet but its not a very good marina because it has bird poop everywhere and smells really bad. That’s all we’ve done so far so untill next time,
Habi Hoba
Sarah G Dayton

Preparing for our “Great Adventure”

It’s been awhile  since my last post because ‘WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!’

We are buttoning up some of the major projects as we prepare for our “Great Adventure.”

We finished the bow sprit and got the standing rigging and ground tackle in order. The roller furler is installed and with a new inner stay for a staysail with running backstays. IMG_20160621_133802_480

We decided to pull all house side DC and ran new home runs with fused substations at mid-ship and starboard side engine room. I still have to make a sub station for port side dc panel and tie in the wind generator and the inverter for all systems hot…IMG_20160604_220641_160IMG_20160626_230644_473

We got a good start on the canvas work and the rest will be done on the way.canvasnI needed a place to house the air compressor and generator and Diana didn’t want me to block off the aft cabin port windows, This was a fun build and I’m amazed at how many people throw away teak… So I gravel it up until I have enough for a project. This was a fun build and I again just started from the bottom up and removed everything that didn’t belong.

IMG_20160622_100252_755 IMG_20160701_114243_087 I’m the unruly neighbor that makes noise and dust all day, but I clean up at the end of each day so I think folks are just tolerating me, knowing we will depart soon…IMG_20160701_123548_130 IMG_20160701_174324_169 This was quite the bend… 3/32″ strips losing 1/8″ of wood for each cutIMG_20160703_160714_868 IMG_20160703_160814_382Not bad for eyeing it and all free wood, old wood so it’s scarred up, beat up with random plug holes…. and that’s the way I like it…


HabiHoba now has new decals ‘Name and Hailing Port’ we are now legal to float. 🙂IMG_20160715_182148_923 IMG_20160715_182544_470Custom sails are measured and in the making, ‘Precision Sails’ out of Canada are on-board and excited about designing and making custom sails for our very unique vessel… main tack from boom main leech specs

Time is short but we will make it… Our Departure date now rests in the hands of the sail makers . We are set and all we need is to test all systems on a shakedown in the San Juan Islands before we make the big left turn. Estimated departure is the 16th of Aug. 2016 with our first destination of San Diego Ca.

We have a couple Bon Voyage party events set up and everyone is welcome to join us.. We have a small stay-sail that we want all of our friends and family to sign so when we are on some of our longer passages and start missing everyone we can raise a sail and feel the love. I again want to thank everyone for being on-board with “HabiHoba’s Great Adventure” You have kept us motivated and we appreciate each and everyone of you… THANK YOU!

Capt’n D

HabiHoba!


 

Captains Log:

Prodding away, our project list is getting smaller by the day. Some of our latest major modifications were/are, the ‘Aries Windvane’ and ‘Bow Sprit’,  The Aries is installed and the sprit is still in the making. Once the Sprit is bolted on our departure date rests in the hands of the sailmaker.


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With some small jobs to button up we should be ready to provision and make way by the 3rd week of August.


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The kids are rocking the homeschooling and with 3rd quarter testing out of the way. they are running out of vim & vigor for scholastics and rearing to go for summer time mode.


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Three years of preparing, not knowing what we were up against, and every step of the way has been an ‘ADVENTURE’.

 

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Capt’n D.

Habi Hoba!

Captain’s Log:

We are a live a board family preparing to set sail on the South Pacific for 4 years while home schooling 2 children and blogging about our Experiences, sharing Love, Life & Adventure.

Habi Hoba!

Habi Hoba!

Capt’n D. here!   Licensed Captain, with USCG MMC, ‘Merchant Marines Credential’ for (OUPV) 6-pk. , Upgraded 100 ton Master (Inland/Near Coastal) with Towing and Aux. Sail endorsements. I am a TWIC card holder, ‘Transportation Workers Identification Credential’.  My wife Diana and I are both Deep Dive S.C.U.B.A. Certified, each with over 100 dives logged.

We will cater to your needs.
You may enjoy fishing/crabbing, Whale watching or Geo Cache, searching for (access only by boat) locations.
Perhaps relaxing or taking in the local scenery and wildlife through the lens of a camera is more to your liking.

Raise the sails & get a hands-on adventure or sit back and let the crew do the work.

Join us this season for a ‘Carefree Day’.

Capt’n D.


GoSun SPORT: For the on the go with quick, easy, portable Solar Cooking

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It's a passion

It’s a passion

Habi Hoba!

Capt’n D.