Haul Out in Spanish

May 4, 2014 Posted by Deb

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Be Careful Now!

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HauloutWorkersOnce again we’re doing boat work in Spanish. The dialect in Mexico is one of the most difficult for us. They run words together more than in some countries and they speak fast. We scheduled a haul, power wash, prep, two coats of Transocean, and sail drive seals and were in and out in four days despite the interruptions of hundreds of waving bikinis going by just outside the fence. The guys working on our boat would drop what they were doing and wave and yell back. Quite a parade.

Boatyard Work Stoppage

Boatyard Work Stoppage

Meat Wagon Cats

Meat Wagon Cats

We worked on trying to bring the holding tank system back online and found a mess that included blocked plumbing, frozen Y valves, frozen thru hulls, and pumps that had long ago dried up and quit working. Oh … and the odd leak so it was good we tested with water. It was weird how after we explained what I was doing all day, no one wanted to eat around me.

Launching

Launching

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