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Old 07-17-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Smile Richard on Dauntless is headed north

Well - for those of us who follow his travels , an FYI for you all.

Richard is again underway & left Costa Rica & is headed north on his Great little Kadey-Krogen 42 -- " Dauntless ".

You can follow him on his web-site.


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The bash north begins anew.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:28 AM   #2
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I've been chatting with him and he sure would like someone to join him for a leg or two up to Mexico. Seems all the people who offered to go suddenly disappeared.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:30 PM   #3
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Dauntless anchored for the night tonight

Well Richard on "Dauntless" is slowly working his way north out of Southern Costa Rica at Golfito where he was at the "Bent Hook Marina".

Currently anchored a little more north in the Costa Rican Bay called -- Bahia Drake - but it is a rolley anchorage.

Then he will rest some, eat some & move to next jump spot when ready.

Unfortunately his 1 crew guy that was going with him decided to pass on the trip at the last minute, so he is on his own.

So he is traveling alone on this stretch.

Any one want a interesting boat trip. The help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:32 PM   #4
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I would do it in a heartbeat if it weren't for that whole "having to work" thing.
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Isn't hurricane season down there?
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #7
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Do you need a passport for Costa Rica or can you do it on a drivers license?

Probably not the dumbest thing I've ever done....

A C15 to Catalina in the fog might qualify....or close enough for public forums...
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:35 PM   #8
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Post Now at Bahia Dominical - Anchored

You need a US Valid Passport.

Only Canada can be done with an enhanced Drivers license that I know of.

For all the Central American countries from Mexico south, you need a passport. Also to get back into USA, you need a passport as well.

Richard is tonight anchored now in Bahia Dominical in Costa Rica.

So the trip north continues one little step at a time.

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Old 07-19-2017, 05:29 PM   #9
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Smile Dautnless continues to head north in small steps

Here is the Latest word from Richard on "Dauntless" heading up the pacific west coast going up through Costa Rica & continue making his way north.
Currently approaching the general area of " Puntarenas" in north western Costa Rica as we speak.

BTW - not hurricane season this far south - he is below the hurricane belt, just lots of rain. NO Hurricanes in this area at this time.

Plan so far is to be Headed more north a little jump to "Bahia Herradura" on the east side of the Gulf.

Then hoping to press on the next day go across neck of the gulf to "Isla Centos" & "Jessusita" which is said to be a great Anchorage.

He is trying to just stop for overnight rest for the night & then press on to the next anchorage the next morning.

With no crew & him being alone he can not do non stop for days & days of non-stop cruising as it is just to dangerous.

Still looking for crew that can fly down to join him so they can run 24 / 7 & put some sea miles under their belt.


It is really better to have at least one more crew.


I would go myself & help him out except my job is not such that I can just take off at this time.

More info to come.

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Why is he in such a hurry and wanting to run 24/7?
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:18 PM   #11
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Smile - Wants to run longer - but no crew - Hot humid weather not fun.

Why so much in a hurry.

Well he is not exactly speeding along at top speed, as his most efficient speed is about 6 knots or so & he is on a budget to keep expenses down when he can. So that is his average traveling speed - give or take a knot. But if he could go 24 hours a day he sure could cover double the distance a day or more & a lot more open sea miles that just traveling the 8 to 12 hours a day of reliable day light at sea & then turning back to the coast to find an anchorage. So he is often currently useing good part of the day just going in to anchorage & back out to sea - back & forth to various anchorages.

Richard does not like 95 % to 99% humidity & 90 to 100 + Degrees weather day in & day out in this area when they are combined at the same time. The heat & humidity is often oppressive & saps your energy.

So he is just going through this area, to get through it & come out the other side, to go to another area, one he actually wants to go to, up north.

He has already done the visiting & vacationing in Costa Rica & the tourist thing in Costa Rica previously in his past & not needing or wanting to do it again all by himself. -- So Already -- been there - done that --- !

He does need to be in New York at beginning of October. So needs to get the boat way more north before then.

It is a lot slower going by yourself, as he must stop most nights to get some sleep & prep & eat meals, do maintenance, etc.

It is not as much fun by yourself & to be all alone & such when your exploring those places.

He is actually not in this location to visit Coast Rica - he is just passing through - as he is a traveler (Not a cruiser) -- and is on his way from Northern Europe - through the Panama Canal - to go to the North Pacific & then Asia in his KK42.

So he is just passing through.

So he is a traveler.

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Update. -- 07-19/2017 @ 5:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time


"Dauntless" has successfully crossed the "Gulf of Nicoya" in Costa Rica & is now anchored behind "Isla Cedros", which is in the "Bahia Paquera" .
That in turn is across from & south of " Puntarenas".
He is within sight of the ferry landing at Paquera - maybe a mile or 2 away or so, where the ferry docks that runs back & forth from city of "Puntarenas" to town of "Paquera".
If the anchorage turns out to be a good one that we think it will be - he will Probably stay there a couple nights to rest & such.
Note - there are very strong tidal currents in this area due to tide changes & this large body of water that is north of here in this bigger bay above Puntarenas. He is near the entrance - so strongest tidal flow is there.
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You need a US Valid Passport.

Only Canada can be done with an enhanced Drivers license that I know of.
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Maybe so, but with my travel there last month, the cruise line required a passport between USA and Canada.

Get a passport!
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #13
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I understand why he's doing it but it's that round-the-clock schedule that would keep me from volunteering. (Well....that and the fact that I have no real blue water experience...)

I'd want to stop and smell the roses.
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Around the clock happens. I have done it more than originally planned. It happens. To stay on schedule (necessity for weather etc.), or sometimes lingered to long smelling the roses. 2-3 days at sea equals 2 weeks gunk holing. If anyone can help and is even considering the Caribbean past the Bahamas, this is invaluable experience. If you think you are going to do 8 hour days down the islands, you are misinformed.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:13 PM   #15
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Smile Running - Round the clock

I have done it many times. Some times you have no choice if you want to make some time & put sea miles under the keel.

it's not for everyone.

Key - you need multiple crew members to rotate shift.

I recommend three as minimum.

4 or 5 is better. However I would say 5 is the max for a KK 42 footer as no more room to sleep them all comfortably while underway.

Also, One being the cook that does the 1 single Cooks watch which is a day shift only, as they are also preparing the food for the crew which is usually 3 meals & also snacks for the graveyard shift.

So properly trained & manned it is fine on the right boat that is properly equipped & that has those capabilities.

So not to bad, even fun with right personalities.

But not for every one.

In fact, ocean passage making in general, is not for everyone.

However, I do enjoy it.

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I hope Richard gets use to the heat. It doesn't get any better till October or till he gets north of Cabo on the outside.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:57 AM   #17
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He is approaching, or has just passed, Flamingo Bay in the NW part of CR - incredible bill fishing! Several world records for marlin and sailfish from there. Had the chance to fish there several times on 'business trips'. My clients were charter members of the Nat Billfishing Assoc, and they were 'catch and release' only - quick photo, tag the fish, and back they went into the deep. But lots of fun
Maybe he can slow down and fish for a day or two.
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Looks like he is taking a lay day. Looks like a neat spot.
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:36 PM   #20
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Post update

Update. -- Saturday night - 07/22/2017 -- 8:00 pm PDT.

Richard on Dauntless did another jump today to Bahia Guacamaya.

He will probably stay there till Monday.

So another step further north.

I believe he now has a volunteer crew member coming down that will join him soon, So that will be better & safer.

Stay tuned for more info as it is available.

Thanks.

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