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Will We Make the Ha-Ha?

We went to Catalina Island, Ca last weekend but didn’t make it (to land) cause our engine may have seized up.  Our engine’s currently in pieces with a team of mechanics working with us to find the exact problem- get the engine out of the boat- fix it- and put it back in the boat….all in time to hopefully make Baja Ha Ha 2019.   At this point I’m not completely optimistic we’re gonna make the Ha-Ha based on the work related estimates we’ve gotten in terms of how LONG it will take to find, fix and replace some of our aged engine parts.  We’re working with the best mechanics San Diego has to offer…so we want the engine fixed and back into the boat in time for Baja Ha-Ha.  Or we miss the Baja Ha-Ha and just say we paid a lot of money for the 2019 Ha-Ha Flag,,,,cause we’re gonna leave one way or the other.  I mean, either with the Ha-Ha or all by ourselves..we’re still going to go.  A bummer to become one of those Ha-Ha stats for folks who sign up but don’t start…but SOOO much better to figure this out near our home port. 

We’re gonna continue to work through this process as we go- Here’s a few pics of our tow home-

Morning, while the engine was still running. Catalina in the foreground.
Our capable crew prepping for tow.
Getting our Tow started, back to San Diego. We were less than 5 miles from Cat Harbor, Catalina.
Catalina Island as we’re getting towed away from it, starting a 15-hour slog home.                                                                                                                                    

Yep, we were this close!

Here’s the bottom line:  We want to go on Baha Ha-Ha but we’re resilient enough that if we miss it….we’re gonna leave when we can.  Regardless of all that, we want to continue to connect with each of you.  This might be through this website, our fledgling YouTube Site, the Patreon Account or our Pinterest site.  Please continue to follow us as we work through these challenges and prep to cast off the docklines. 

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