Remember the Panama Posse with your custom gear @

Panama Canal – Picture of the Week

Panama – how to get your dog out

Seasonal Weather Update – watch out

RSVP for the Panama Posse Season Finale Party

Playas de Coco, Costa Rica

Isla Tortugas, Costa Rica

Shelter Bay Marina Special Summer Panama Posse haul-out rates

No more LINE calls (LINE chatroom stays active) FB group, Good Nautical membership.

Want to Sign up for the next season ? Simply reply to this message !

Thank you from Dietmar & Suzanne

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1) Remember this season’s Panama Posse with custom gear

The online shop is open for a limited time (open till July 5th only )
To celebrate the end of the season so get your memorabilia gear

(your vessel’s name is on the back of shirts marked with “ALL VESSEL NAMES”)

All profits will be donated to Good Nautical your 501(c)3
non-profit organization focused on preserving your maritime knowledge.

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and so much more fun gear online – ready to order – ship’s worldwide

2) Panama Canal, Panama



You know the old man…

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The young lady in the burgundy top is our daughter Alison

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Seth with our other, granddaughter Sylvie.

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Don & Jan

3) Panama City, Panama

Anyone needing a ride in Panama City or to/from Shelter Bay call Carlos +507 6912 7843 he speaks good English and has a nice car and reasonable
We also had a great experience getting our dog Snickers out of the country, we used Family Member Vet in Panama City +507 387 7875 who rewrote the rabies certificate on her letterhead, did the health certificate which must be done within 10 days of travel, and went to the govt office and picked up her exit certificate , then we picked everything up at her office just before we left, all for $58

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Argan & Gloria


4) Seasonal Weather Update

Expect very heightened SW to S swell for at least the next 10 days. Those of you in or thinking of crossing the bar in Bahia del Sol, take extreme caution.

Yes, the bar here at Bahรญa del Sol is closed this week due to the swell conditions making crossings dangerous.  Bill & Jean are able to give forecasts before you depart enroute to El Salvador.  Best to use their resources or risk having to either cruise on by or anchor outside until itโ€™s safe to enter.


Tropical Weather Outlook

For the eastern North Pacific…east of 140 degrees west longitude:,,1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms are associated with a broad,area of low pressure located a couple hundred miles south of,Guatemala.  Environmental conditions could support some slow,development of this system by the middle of the week while the,disturbance moves slowly westward to the south of Mexico., ,
Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.,
Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

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Chris, Monica & Penny


5) Currently RSVP’ed for the Panama Posse Season Finale Party @ Vista Mar MArina, Panama

If you plan to attend please RSVP and get your wristbands from the Vista Mar Marina Office

Here is who’s coming thus-far

Panama Posse Season Finale

2018-2019 Panama Posse Finale Party  – please RSVP by May 22nd , 2019

6) Playas de Coco, Costa Rica Hi Everyone, Blue Oasis here in Playas de Coco Costa Rica Tuesday May 14. We completed check in (which took 2 days). We crossed the Bahia del Sol bar in El Salvador successfully last Thursday evening with Bonsai(buddy to Mariah) and 24 hours after Mobert. Thank you to Bill& Jean for being such amazing champions of El Salvador. Highly recommend a stop in ES for bith land adventures and to met Bill & Jean. I do note that the estuary water itself isnโ€™t pleasant, and a strong current runs at the marina particularly at ebb. We spent 3 weeks in the estuary at Bahia del Sol Marina, many boats also safely anchor out.
After a safe pilot lead exit we turned left again ( mostly east) motor sailed/ sailed/ motored for about 43 hours straight through to Bahia Santa Elena Costa Rica.
Amazing anchorage- not sure what it is like in Papagayos. We had a benign crossing with no papagayo winds. After 2 days messing around Iโ€™m the bay. Both Bonsai and Blue Oasis headed to cocos for checkin.
We are anchored at the sv sarana waypoint inside all the other boats close to the beach. Swell has been low, so no stern anchor. A few after squalls, that thankfully cool the air. Great swimming off the boat, tons of nearby restaurants, bars, groceries. The checkin process is a mystery of back and forth to the port captain after immigration and customs ( inside the airport) 45min $1.50 bus ride each way.
We seem to have our paperwork. We are headed to Marina Papagayo Wed May 15 for fuel, then a couple of stops,overnights to Golfito. Not much wind not here at the moment. Which is ok, as the seas are calm.

Barry & Kathy

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7) Isla Tortugas, Costa Rica We just anchored at Isla Tortugas in Costa Rica – itโ€™s beautiful! Checking weather and will head out to Papaguya tomorrow and leave Costa Rica following morning . Great Anchorage with a tourist beach drinks and food reasonable and the beach pig hilarious- he doesnโ€™t  like dogs! Neither do the chickens ! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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8) Special Summer haul out rates for the Panama Posse @ Shelter Bay Marina !

9) No more line calls / Facebook / Good Nautical membership !
Today we had our last group LINE Call of the season but the line chat room will be open ’till it fizzles out.
A special thanks to Chris on Seaglub
for an outstanding job and all the great info everyone provided !

Our FB group page will no longer be active after June 1st.
Your Good Nautical credentials will expire (but you can always re-join in the future if you re-sign up)

no more line calls

10)  Sign up for the next season – the 2019-2020 Panama Posse
Simply reply to this email stating that you want to sign up again and we’ll add you to next season’s roster

There are 27 vessels signed up for next season already !

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11) We want to official thank you for being part of this amazing 2018-2019 Panama Posse !

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia

Panama Posse BUrgee

12) If you want to opt-out from this Fleet Updates simply reply with “REMOVE
June 1st will be the last fleet update !