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Ray Jason is the author of the humorous, offbeat sailing book Tales of a Sea Gypsy. He’s still out there happily wandering the wide waters in his lovely 30-footer. 

Bocas Del Toro Boat Yard, Panama

Bocas haulout slip

Many sailing aficionadas refer to Bocas del Toro, Panama, as ‘The Undiscovered Caribbean’. Recently, this little-known but greatly appreciated archipelago became even more cruiser friendly with the addition of an American owned and operated boatyard.  It is a full-service facility …

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Bocas Yacht Services aka Saint Courtney’s Boatyard!

Lead boats in the Bocas boatyard Photo by Ray Jason

The actual name of the new haul-out facility in the spectacular Bocas del Toro archipelago is: Bocas Yacht Services, but I contend that it should be called: Saint Courtney’s Boatyard. That’s because the owner Courtney Parks has shown more patience …

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David Wegman: High Seas Wanderer

David Wegman in Key West

One of the reasons that I love the cruising life is because I often cross tacks with people who are … well … you know … different. Take for example my friend David Wegman. He knew Jimmy Buffett before he …

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A New Boatyard in Bocas del Toro

A bulldozer levels the ground where the Bocas del Toro travel-lift pad will be located. Photo: Ray Jason

Bocas del Toro, Panama, which many sailors consider the Undiscovered Caribbean, is about to become even more alluring, and I’m not referring to the streamlining of their clearing-in process and their affordable, full-year cruising permit. What has many sailors so …

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