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Cap'n
And the mast is done.  We got all the rigging replaced and the 80ft mast is finally back vertical.  We got an early start today to try to beat the heat, but even by 9am it was at least 80 and it just got worse.  There was absolutely no breeze to even help us fake being cooler than it really was. 
We spent a good 4.5 hours in the morning getting all the lines and sheets untangled and hooked back up to the mast.  Placing the collars back where they needed to be proved nearly impossible due to the repairs.  The mast is now just a little thicker in places because it is all wood again, so we employed many clamps and a sledge hammer to get everything back in place.  We took a little break for lunch and a siesta and got back to work around 5pm in order to ready everything for the crane.
Masterific
  The same crane driver came back with a new helper and got the job done in just less than 30 minutes again and charged us for 2 hours (gotta pay travel too apparently). 
Just one more day of getting the rest of the lines in place and the Belle will be ready to go.  Brad says he already has 10 people signed up for a charter on Sunday.  We will head out around 1pm and sail til 5 or 6, whenever people are ready to go back in.  I think we will have a greater appreciation for how everything works on the boat now that we have seen how she is held together.  The real test will be to see how we do under pressure with 15 knot winds blowing and half the deck submerged because we're keeled over so much.  
Scott got in contact with Martha today to talk about getting set up to do translations.
Lift 1
  He gave his email and she said she would be in contact, but nothing has come yet.  Some income would feel pretty good about now, but not stressing out too much.  We will get to do some real charters soon also which will be a little financial kick, enough to buy dinner that night at least.  Bri finished her book protestingly because it was so good she didn't want it to end.  "Water for Elefants" is the title if you are interested and/or haven't read it yet.  Now she is reading the 4th Harry Potter that Captain's wife (who is back in town from San Diego) gave her.  That ought to keep her busy for a while. 
We will probably be moving into our new "bedroom" tomorrow at the Loro de Oro (Parrot of Gold).  We need some AC all to ourselves. 
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Capn
Cap'n
Masterific
Masterific
Lift 1
Lift 1
Chofer
Chofer
earning lunch
earning lunch
almost
almost
down below
down below
Bri, hold the flashlight!!!
Bri, hold the flashlight!!!
thats it
that's it
businessmen
businessmen
unhooked
unhooked
Mazatlan
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