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 […]

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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 […]

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Sailing – Pacific Puddle Jump to Nuku Hiva

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Sailing – Pacific Puddle Jump to Nuku Hiva Pacific Puddle Jump It was eerie leaving the Port or Puerto Vallarta.  The bay water was the color of a red zinfandel wine.  It must have been an algae bloom or some other natural phenomenon and it was weird to say the least. For the first few […]