Island Packet 485 Delivery to Mexico

Island Packet 485 Sailboat Delivery to Mexico

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Sailboat Delivery Captain I had just received my U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters Captains License and was offered this job to completely outfit, test, commission and eventually deliver this amazingly beautiful Island Packet 485 52′ yacht.   Becoming a USCG Sailing Captain First, before I became a USCG Captain, I had to have the sea […]

HH Over Motu The Adventure Travelers

How an Island Packet and Seaward Yacht Sailboat is Built

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How an Island Packet and Seaward Yacht Sailboat is Built If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know that we sailed across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia (The Marquesas, The Tuamotu’s & the Society Islands) then Hawaii and back to San Diego, CA in our 1996, Island Packet 37 cutter rig sailboat. When […]

Update – The Adventure Continues…

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Update – The Adventure Continues…   Hey everyone! A lot has happened since we first began this blog, so let’s begin with our latest update. First, we have to apologize that we haven’t completed the sailing part of our blog.  We will continue to update that portion of our blog until we are up to […]

Blue Footed Boobie II The Adventure Travelers

Sailing – Mexico – Mainland by Sea and Land

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Sailing – Mexico – Mainland by Sea and Land Mazatlan The wind and waves began to pick up in the morning just prior to pulling into Marina Mazatlan.  If you’ve never sailed into this harbor (like us), it’s a little tricky when there are waves breaking in the small bay.  We read in our cruising […]

Harlow Hut Bow Front The Adventure Travelers

Sailing – Mexico – Baja Coast

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Sailing – Mexico – Baja Coast   Departing San Diego “What’s going on with this thing?  Why isn’t it working?” Probably not the comments you want to come from your husband 20 minutes before you depart on a 10,500 mile sailing adventure. I’m pretty excited to get out of port but in my haste, I […]

Harlow Hut New Bottom Paint December 2015

Beginning the Journey

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Our Story Begins Want to Go on a Sailing Adventure? We, (Michael and Melissa of The Adventure Travelers) planned for over ten years and finally made the leap. We sold our house and moved into a rental (three years prior to leaving our home port of San Diego, California), we sold one of our cars, […]