Archive for November, 2011

So what the F…. is going on with Karaka those days?

Posted in Uncategorized on 13/11/2011 by ketchkaraka

Yes I guess it is all rather confusing…

so, Karaka is sitting in a boatyard in La paz, Baja California , Mexico, while Kim and Tom in an act of unprecedented betrayal, are sailing on another boat along the coast of eastern australia…

We just completed a successfull crossing of the pacific on a 40ft steel cutter called orianne, that we are about to resell.

So for now Karaka is not going anywhere, but soon, soon, she’ll be ready to roam the ocean again. Tom is about to fly back to mexico to take care of Her, there are a few months of work that are long overdue. basically an extensive refit is planned, elimination of all the rust, repainting, revarnishing, plus some conversion and modification that have been too long on the project list…

We won’t need crew as such for a while to come, and we already have a lot of people who want to sail with us through the pacific next year, but in the good ol’tradition, we’ll welcome anybody willing to give a hand to the refit, there will be work for everybody, and some of the craziest, tequila fueled, mayhem making parties you’ll ever seen… we’re going to put mexico on fire, and hopefully get karaka all shiny and beautiful as well…

Kim is going to stay a while in australia to work and make a bit more money( it is going to be expensive sailing in the pacific, and all the money we’ll have will probably be eaten by the boatyard bill) and will come back to the boat sometime in february maybe, we’re not sure.

so yep that’s it, sailing in oz for now, fixing up orianne, visiting kim’s island, then down to brisbane to sell the boat, then tom back to la paz to work on karaka for the next few months. that’s the plan…

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