Puerta Vallarta

We left at 6:30 so we could make it into port prior to sundown. I was looking forward to Puerto Vallarta as it would be a good port with lots of fun things to do. This was also the point at which Gary would return home and Matt would re-join us. We had planned 4 days here so we had time to look around a bit.




We arrived in the evening and walked the town. There was a farmers market and craft fair going on along the Malecon so we took a walk around and bought a few items. Barb bought an outfit for Mateo and Gary got a necklace for Mariana.


We enjoyed a nice dinner and headed home for a well deserved rest.


The next morning, Gary helped me install the air conditioning vents in the pilot house.




I was all prepared to make the plenum that would switch the pilot house air to the bedrooms and back but the glowforge would not work so I had to make a temporary solution to just run all four vents at the same time until I could get parts for the glowforge.


We all celebrated with a nice outdoor meal by at an Italian restaurant by the marina. It was Gary's last day and what a nice way to conclude his visit.


The next morning, we got the breakfast buffet at the local hotel and got Gary to the airport. Barb and I went to Walmart to grocery shop for provisions.


Matt arrived that afternoon and we were ready to head out on our next adventure.


Technical Data:


Matanchen, MX to Puerto Vallarta, MX

Time: 9 h 31 m ( 06:38 to 16:10 ) Distance: 71.24 nm

Fuel: 23.01 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.42 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.10 NM/G

Avg Speed: 7.72 kn Max Speed: 9.10 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 3499.10 Hours Runtime End: 3508.65 Hours Fuel: 23.01 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.42 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.51 GPH Avg RPM: 1199.14 Max RPM: 1261.25 Avg Oil Pressure: 53.26 Low Oil Pressure: 31.91 Avg Temperature: 190.60 Max Temperature: 192.20




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