Marina San Carlos Office
Euphoria gets a final bath
All Fueled up
On the way to the yard
After arriving in San Carlos we got busy getting ready for the haul out. The wind was blowing 25 kts plus for the first week so we did some inside chores. We also got a tour of San Carlos from Andy and Deb of s/v Swan, they have been sailing out of this area for nine years now and know the area and lots and lots of people. We also jumped on a bus and headed into Guaymas for an afternoon to check out the bus schedules to Arizona and do a walkabout town. Another week at the dock and we were ready for the haul out. We had booked it for April 1st but had to take a late afternoon time to coincide with the rising tide. The wind was blowing 28 kts and the channel to the haul out dock is not very wide. After fueling up we waited at the fuel dock and watched for the mast of the boat being hauled before us to start moving as there is only room for one boat at a time at the dock. Our chance came so we untied and were off the dock. The wind was behind us and coming down the channel I had it in reverse to try to slow us down before we had to make the tight turn to port. To make it a little more exciting a power yacht had decided to pull out into the channel and stop right where we had to make our turn. He was having difficulty handling his boat in the wind but managed to get out of our way just in time. We got to the dock and tied up and waited for the trailer to return for us.
We spent another three days in the work yard getting Euphoria ready to spend her summer on the hard for the Hurricane Season. On the 4th of April we took a bus from Guaymas to Tucson and rented a car for our week stay in the Phoenix area before flying back to Alberta on the 11th.
Back home and it's cold and snowing. yuk. The count down has begun for our return