Panama- Sail Loft at Shelter Bay Marina


Sorry its been a while since I updated the Blog. But you can see your roving reporter has made a full recovery from his ‘near death’ experience!!

The good news is that humans have taken over running the Sail Loft at Shelter Bay Marina.

Its been a very busy couple of weeks getting things organized and running smoothly.  There has been a great deal of interest and plenty of work coming through the door.

Clipper race boats

Shelter Bay Marina is the last opportunity for work to be completed on boats transiting the Panama Canal,  and heading out in the Pacific. They are often on a tight schedule and need a speedy, but quality service. If you face crossing the Pacific, you want to make sure your sails are up to the job.

The female human has been very busy meeting those deadlines and has had lots of positive feedback on price and quality.

Working away on a Spinnaker Repair.

Sail loft

Rescuing a completely ripped Genoa. Before Shot

CIMG5725 And the after shot. Fully repaired.


So it looks like we will be here awhile. You would think the female human would not want to get back into her pre-cruising business life. But Shelter Bay Marina offered a great opportunity for her to utilise her skills and years of experience to provide a great service to fellow cruisers and top up the cruising kitty. The Pacific and French Polynesia can wait…..just a little while.

Not too long now or I will loose my four ‘Sea Legs’!