Rust-Oleum Flat Black and Gloss White

These come in handy and we never see just cans
of Rust-Oleum - only Spray cans.- in Mexico.

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA

And yet more parts checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!

Hailing port change - San Diego to LA

We are going to change our hailing port on the transom of the boat
so we worked with Tom of The Graphix Group in San Diego; they did our last
hailing port change when we bought our boat from Ventura nine years ago!

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA

Tom, working his magic!

Tom is peeling off the unnecessary material. 

Almost finished
Tom has the eye for straightness!
Tom taught us how to install this the easiest way by lining up
the pencil lines he drew on the paper to insure it is straight.
Safely put away in a box for transport.
Wa La...it looks good! 
We'll do the ceremony and de-install/re-install of
the new name sometime in the near future.

And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!

New galley towels purchased

We have a three-towel system in the galley - one color for hands,
one color for counter top and one color for drying dishes. 
We try to keep them separate, hence the three different colors.  We do this in order to keep the galley as germ-free as possible. These are microfiber which allows them to dry quickly.These were purchased from Amazon.com also!

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA

Our current galley towels sorely needed replacing! 
We still need to decide which color will be for what purpose :)
We tried this different company as they were more affordable and
offered the size of microfiber towels we wanted for the galley.

And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!

More watermaker suplies and spares

We purchased these from Daily Watermakers in San Diego. This is for our Spectra Watermaker 200T Deluxe watermaker. We had just purchased some spares last month but decided we needed more.

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA


And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!


Getting ready for Mexican customs


Some of the things missing are the bicycle conversion kit - a 36 pound box with a kit to make a bicycle into a motorized bike; this is for a friend in Mazatlán. Also our 85 pound 12000 BTU HVAC unit we had repaired at the factory. Our new paddleboard cover
and a few other things.

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA

 This also does not include all our clothes\suitcases etc.
We followed the Mexican customs form.
We had four categories - Tools, Boat, Household and Sporting Goods. 
Nor does it include this SUP cover.😅

And yet more parts checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!

Propane bottle adaptors - bad tank valve

These are for the little bottles. One of two propane bottles we have had a bad valve.
So that leaves us with one bottle. About 2.6 gal of propane. They are 10lb bottles and they are composite. We made our own propane locker and so it does not fit other bottles. So for now we will use an adaptor to put a small bottle on then use the one 2.6 gallons and when that needs filling we will use the propane adapter so we can put on a small disposable bottle to make coffee etc. Where the other 2.6 gal bottle went we will use a small disposable bottle. This new system will get us by for a season until we get another propane bottle that will fit. 

 We had thought that we would need two smaller composite bottles in case we needed to take one on a bus or something. That has never been the case, at least on the Mexican Riviera..there has always been propane fill up available.

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA

Here is our propane box with the two composite bottles in it. One went bad.


And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!

Boom Hanger purchased.

This Boom Hanger was purchased from Downwind Marine in San Diego.
Just in case we want to connect the preventer to the end of the mast. It is also handy to have just for grabbing the boom.Three inches wide for our Islander Freeport 36 boat s\v Elegant'sea.

November 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in University Heights, San Diego CA


And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!