Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Had Gyros salads in Mansfield Ohio. Talked to a lady who was building a boat In Paraguay at a shop Sue was haunting. She was in Ohio for relatives and was very interesting to talk to. The boat was their life's dream and was under construction in Paraguay and when the builder couldn't finish they had to go down and do it themselves. Labor is less there and that is how got construction started there. She said they had to import about everything but the workers were good. It is a diesel catamaran no sails with an engine in each hull for backup. Boat is a fiberglass displacement hull with a 17 knot cruise speed. Said she imported lots of fiberglass. No wind generator but maybe some solar panels. She had just got an Iridium satellite phone and was not going to put in a HF radio setup. I was going to ask about a water maker and some other stuff but it was time to move on.