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Old 12-21-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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On the beach near Tulum

Got down to beach site near Tulum. Four German couples, one South-African, one from Quebec, one from Ontario, another Gringo and ourselves. Two German couples have plans to eventually make it to Chile/Argentina and then ship rigs: one back to Germany and the other to Australia. Both figure to take two or three years to make it to Patagonia.

Most have supplemental solar of some degree. Rained for several days so did tie into line power with 1.5 kW battery chargers for 90 minutes one day but plenty of sun since then. Kids start arriving in two days and a/c may be necessary, in which may have to use line power once again.

Three things really needed for travel in Mexico:

Gorilla tape: interior window lock broke off and a few other similar things:
Found out we need to tape down/velcro cabinets

Bungy cords: attachment to bracket for electric cabling to slide broke and
has to be fixed. Gorilla tape and bungy cords for 1400 miles

Tie-down straps: Once had pull in cable for slide break in US a few years ago
Just ran two tie-down straps around the rig until we could
put in. It has a sping-mechanical "fuze". Took a few
hours to figure out how to replace: take down facia and then
about 15 minutes to replace.

On the beach for 6 weeks or so and then probably another few weeks in Yucatan, then San Cristobal de Casas and up the West Coast.

Reed and Elaine
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:16 AM   #3
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You are gonna have my kind of Christmas-Palm trees and shrimp!! Sounds like you already have had adventures and we hope all your challenges are as benign.
Enjoy the sun for us(snowing here).
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #4
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Will have to knock down a couple of coconuts from the palmtree above my hammock, maybe tomorrow. Have to drive to Cancun IAP to pick up daughter and boyfriend.

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Will post some tomorrow. Elaine takes photos. Daughter and boy friend got into Cancun IAP and we picked them up at 6:15 pm.

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The tap water here is a bit salty so we had 14 x 20 liter canisters (77 gallons total) of purified water delivered yesterday (a total of 250 pesos or about $17). Took a while to fill the fresh water tank with the internal pump pulling in at about 2.5 gallons/minute. Plan to get a 120 V DC pump in Playa later today for faster water transfer.

Retrieved daughter and boy friend from Cancun IAP at 6:15 last night. They had to leave Las Cruces, NM for El Paso air port at 3:30 am so we may not see them up and about for a few more hours. Younger son and family arrive around 6 am tomorrow but Charlie will be hiring a van so we do not have to get up at 4 am to drive to Cancun IAP. Turns out folks over 75 cannot rent a vehicle in Mexico. Well, we certainly know a few folks our age that should not be driving.

Do have a few walking sticks and a jo (6' staff) so I think I shall knock down those two coconuts that hang above my head on the hammock. Robert, one of the Germans, showed a few of us his technique for getting milk from a coconut: just put a 3/8" bit into your electric drill and drill into it. Sure beats chancing taking off your hand with a machete or kukri.

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Wow, you really are making me feel sorry for myself!! Sounds like it will be a festive occasion with your family. Yeah, get those coconuts down for safety sake and pina coladas sound good too! Hammock under the palms-you have no shame while the rest of us languish in our winter wonderland!!
Merry Christmas to you and Family, Lynn
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Older son and family fly out tomorrow. Cary and Lisa are off to New Zealand to visit her sister.

Happily, they were still here today. The 508 W Mean Well 48 V to 12 V converter died this morning. So Cary (who designed/fabricated system and is a master electrician as well). Re-routed some of the inverter output to the original 12 V converter that came with the trailer and things are working again.

We now have to have inverter on when using both AC and DC. Will be sure to have an extra 48 V to 12 V converter in the future (when we back to US in April)

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