Louis J Rodriguez, Captain
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Thunderbird 1 Acapulco re-fit status

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

Thunderbird 1 (T1), awaiting her rebuilt Yanmar #2Qm20H diesel and Hurth transmission shipping from Chicago where our friends at Archer Marine Rich Stromidlo, kindly provided "at cost" rebuild services and our friend Carlos Ibarra of RLM Forwarding,Laredo,Tex. (and Member of Acapulco Yacht Club) also provided "at cost" shipping of our marine drive train to and from Chicago to Acapulco.

Also, thanks to our friends at RAL Mechanical, Owner Ing. Ernesto cadavid &Genl. Mgr. Ismael Cuellar… Continue

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At 11:22am on January 18, 2017, Louis J Rodriguez, Captain said…
Proudly serving with IRG, having established our present mooring at Puerto Marques, Playa Majahua.
Going thru a refit of all mechanicals and top-side gear, following damaged sustained from Hurricanes Ingrid & Carlos of 2014 ( and my personal medical re-fit of triple heart by-pass surgery same year!
I have since sailed with and served aboard our Founder's (Capt. Ray Thackeray) 97' Ketch Thunderbird 5 now operating in the Caribbean having provide humanitarian relief to the Islands of Dominica and most recently Haiti following Hurricane Mathew's wrath to that ravaged island country.
I'll be posting updates leading up to present with pictures and hopefully more re-fit updates finalizing T1s return to active sea and coastal city duties as our original scout vessel: come join me!


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