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Old 12-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #161
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Finally we exited from Luperon to Samana destination. After being robbed of nearly $ 2,000, an electrician from Luperon made a conection that my alternators not charged my batteries Service and our trip was hard, arriving at Samana with just one motor and one small GPS.
Alemao: What a shame. What happened on the robbery? We're going back to the DR next year so any info is appreciated.

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Where in FL?
Oliver: Jacksonville.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #162
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Alemao: What a shame. What happened on the robbery? We're going back to the DR next year. Oliver: Jacksonville.
Oh ok, your a long ways from here.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #163
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Larry,
I hired "15" to take care of my boat, was indicated by Marina Puerto Blanco. e rented my boat as a hotel and who stayed there stole my TV in my room, the stereo in the Fly's, wine glasses, ... and Bluechart from my Garmin GPS.
Moreover, the dirty water Luperon smeared all over my system, when I cleaned the filters had to stone and sand inside.
The dirty diesel, made ​​my starboard engine stop on the way to Samana and the bond an electrician did there, made ​​meuis alternators did not carry the drummer of service and therefore the equipment was stopping until left only a small GPS and 1 motor .
When I arrived in SAMANA, the police treated me as if coming from another country and took me all over again.
The best place we stayed was Samana where I found a mechanic named Aristiles and a boy named Chicha, which helped me a lot.
I took a good condition of tide and wind and crossed the Mona straight to Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #164
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Sorry to hear all this. On our trip through the DR we fortunately did not have any problems.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #165
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Alemao: That's to bad. We had no problems in Luperon but I have to say we had more fun in Samana.

You at the yacht club in Ponce? What's next?
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #166
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I intend to go to Ponce in Jan 18 and go down the Antilles Islands. Go to Culebra, Virgin Island, St Marteen, ... Do you like to come with us?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #167
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Alemao: Thanks for the invitation but I have state side commitments and cant's get away.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:37 AM   #168
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Arriving in Samana
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #169
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I'm cruising with 7 knots at 1,200/1,300rpm. Everyday, in the end of the day, I have to full power the engines to clean the motors for 30 or 60 seconds, a lot of smoke than they clean and we are ready to the next day.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #170
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The Luperon water is very dirty and I just saw these in Puerto Rico, cables ans a sandal in my shafts
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #171
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Nice pictures.

Nice report Alemao. Those water pictures speak for themselves. Good quality sandal too.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:27 AM   #173
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I chose the best weather to cruise the Mona and made directly Samana to Ponce, about 210 miles.
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Next week, 18, we'll continue out trip. Exciting :-)
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The Luperon water is very dirty and I just saw these in Puerto Rico, cables ans a sandal in my shafts
What kind of underwater camera are you using? Curious...

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Now I wish I was following this thread for a while-- I just read the posts from the start. With exceptions to the thefts and government bothers you have faced, what an amazing trip! My compliments on your determination. I hope you will keep posting of your adventures and photographs. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #177
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Hi Ben, Come with us, we'll still have many legs to do.
I have a Canon T5i, but underwater I used a Olympus Stillus, TOUGH 12 mb,
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In this part of the trip, I'll take a lot of pictures that I'll post soon
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Now at St Thomas in Hooters seeing the Super Bowl :-)
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I have to leave the boat for 40/50 days.
We're in St Thomas but we can go to Tortola.
Some idea where can we find a marina good but cheap?
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