Off Season Maintenance 2013

It’s the rainy season in Nosara during the months of September and October, so this is the time of year when our team reloads for another great season.

Last year the FishingNosara crew obliterated every record on the books for trips run and billfish released, while the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals established a new high mark with over 500 weeks of rental guests on the books.

The boat crews are hard at work getting the fleet refit for another record-breaking campaign.

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The Explorer is the focus of this year’s boat work. With over 400 trips under her belt, the Super panga has outperformed all exceptions. However there are a few rough spots that we hope to address during the next two months.

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Captain David and Captain Carlos have already strengthened the soft spots in the floor with fresh fiberglass.

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Mate Kevin assisted Captain David in adapting our new outriggers to the existing outrigger bases…funny how new stuff never lines up perfectly with old stuff.

Lastly they rolled the whole Super panga with a fresh coat of white and grey gelcoat, plus added a sweet chair for the Captain.

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The flagship Wanderer was thoroughly rebuild last year so she is still good-to-good as the best fishing vessel in the area. However last season in our haste we ran all over our freshly painted interior and left smudges that only a sander could remove. After a complete sand-down the Wanderer‘s interior was rolled with a fresh layer of bright white gelcoat.

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This time we left it to cure for several days and the quality of the result is obvious. The exterior blue still looks good, however the local bottom paint has been shy about sticking to the fresh gelcoat from last season.

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This now-iconic image of Charlie Phillip’s Marlin release revealed this adhesion problem, and left un-

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We are currently experimenting with different sanding and paint combinations to make sure the next layer of black bottom paint adheres without incident.

First Mate Alex poured time into maintaining his ‘office’ by completely refinishing the fighting chair.

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Panga

The growth of FishingNosara has substantially increased the burden on the local panga drivers of Garza Bay, and with the increased traffic comes increased chance of delays.

To remedy this we are proud to introduce our new addition to the fleet of Garza transport vessels. The new Transporter was ordered from NBC Boatworks / FibroMaster and picked up from Nicaragua last month.

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This is the same builder of the Explorer and Adventurer, so we know that is it up to the challenge of ferrying supplies, anglers, and crew from the beach.

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Captain David is our resident expert in marine construction, so he took the lead fashioning a beautiful floor for the new panga.

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Marino helped to sand the beams to perfect level with the horizontal stringers, and David attended to the final details to make all the pieces fit smoothly.

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It goes without saying that this is the sweetest little panga boat you’ve ever seen!

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Meanwhile, we have two exciting expansions to announce at Nosara Paradise Rentals. The first is the acquisiton of our newest property, Casa Serene. This oversized studio is intended to fill the needs of the couple or small family wanting the intimacy of a studio combined with the larger property footprint of a two-bedroom house.

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The current structure sits next to Casa Caribe and beside Casa Jardin. This pushes the outer perimeter of our campus to the main access road, so this privacy wall will deliver the level of quiet and comfort that our guests expect.

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Of course the ink was barely dry on the sales agreement by the time Javier had a few guys over there starting with the renovations. Javier is a building machine!

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Casa Serene features the same authentic Tico archetecture of Casa Tranquilo and Casa Surfeando. The difference with Casa Serene is that we will open up the floorspace of two small units into one oversized studio.

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The staff is hard at work getting Casa Serene ready, and we can’t wait to see the results.

 

 

North Loop Office

We are very excited to introduce the new FishingNosara office located on the North Loop of Guiones Beach near Kaya Sol and Guilded Iguana.

This office will serve as the headquarters for our airport transfer drivers and also offer fishing trips, safari tours, and safari cart rentals. Only 1km from our main office, this substation will serve the community of surfers and vacationers who come to the North Loop and never make it over our way.
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This office used to be our off-campus house Olas Pequinos until Craig and Javier began the reconstruction back in May.

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Here’s how Craig’s magic marker works:

Front:

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Side:

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Back Wall:

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Landscape Barrier:

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We managed to transplant a few of these trees back to the main campus which adds that much more vegetation to the nature preserve.

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Front Entry:

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Once all the major reconstruction was complete the crew plowed ahead with the new parking lot and garden. Also a fresh coat of paint helps the new office really pop out of the jungle.

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We are in the process of furnishing the new office and expect to have it open for business on November 5.

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Back in the US we are burning the candle at both ends to finish up and deliver the Discoverer to the boys in Garza.