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by hromero ⌂ @, Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:06 (46 days ago)

Jesus and I were enjoying our view of the bay this morning and noticed that the abandoned boat named Azteca was no longer in its usual spot. We don't know if it only just disappeared or if it had been a couple of days. Does anyone know if it sank or was moved?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, October 11, 2021, 12:06 (46 days ago) @ hromero

It was there when we paddled yesterday in the morning. Slept in today.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, October 11, 2021, 13:12 (46 days ago) @ Talley Ho

A friend took a photo of it's lack of presence at 6:58 last night.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:05 (46 days ago) @ Talley Ho

A friend took a photo of it's lack of presence at 6:58 last night.

Was it a sailboat or motor vessel? I don't know what vessel you're referring to or where it was moored or anchored.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:09 (46 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It was a motor vessel that had been anchored in the bay in front of Rossy's more or less about half way to Las Gatas. It has been there for many years (and certainly since we moved in here). I am mostly being "chismoso" but it would be interesting to know if now sits at the bottom of our bay.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, October 11, 2021, 18:20 (46 days ago) @ hromero

It was a motor vessel that had been anchored in the bay in front of Rossy's more or less about half way to Las Gatas. It has been there for many years (and certainly since we moved in here). I am mostly being "chismoso" but it would be interesting to know if now sits at the bottom of our bay.

If it were at the bottom of the bay there would be flotsam from it all over the beaches. Same as happened to the Fandango a couple of decades ago. ;-)

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, October 11, 2021, 14:09 (46 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Motor, maybe 40 to 60 feet long, anchored near Las Gatas closer to Playa la Ropa for at least the last 10 years. Abandoned, but occasionally used for sunning on. Check google earth, it's there, or even yesterdays webcam loop from Las Gatas.

We'll paddle over where it was tomorrow morning and see if any oil is coming up.

We never really got the story on it, anyone know?

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, October 11, 2021, 19:29 (46 days ago) @ hromero

In 2017 a large sailboat, “Halcyon” beached at that end of La Ropa. They did a fine job of getting rid of it within about a week.

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by NaturalPace ⌂ @, Nanaimo, Monday, October 11, 2021, 20:04 (46 days ago) @ Timmac

Funny you should ask...it is now anchored in front of our house, near the pier. And Tim noticed people on it...there must be a story! maybe someone is looking to love it..

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by hromero ⌂ @, Monday, October 11, 2021, 20:10 (46 days ago) @ NaturalPace

Oh cool! Good to know what happened and that it didn't sink to the bottom of the bay. Hopefully something good, or at least environmentally friendly, will happen to it.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, October 11, 2021, 20:11 (46 days ago) @ NaturalPace

Keep us posted!!!!, and when can we all play?

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by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 08:44 (45 days ago) @ hromero

And now it is back in its original spot....curious

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Humberto Romero
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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:18 (45 days ago) @ hromero

And now it is back in its original spot....curious

Maybe it took some cargo out to sea?

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by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:22 (45 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I doubt it since it no longer has its engine. As per the previous posts it looks like someone towed it to the area around the pier for some reason and then towed it back to its spot yesterday evening. Jesus says he saw someone towing it back to that spot last evening. Out of pure curiosity I wonder why.....

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:30 (45 days ago) @ hromero

A mystery!!!!! And still, why has it been just anchored there for so long???

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:54 (45 days ago) @ hromero

I doubt it since it no longer has its engine. As per the previous posts it looks like someone towed it to the area around the pier for some reason and then towed it back to its spot yesterday evening. Jesus says he saw someone towing it back to that spot last evening. Out of pure curiosity I wonder why.....

I was unaware it had no engine. THAT is odd in itself.

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by Paulcbk, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 05:38 (44 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Last week when we were returning from a days fishing we stopped and were dropping some fish off to a friend of the Captain on La Ropa. I asked about the boat, he said the owner had died. Cannot add any more to story.

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 14:37 (43 days ago) @ hromero

I love this strand. News must be slow in Zihuatanejo these days. Looking forward to hearing the end of the story. The Saga of the Wandering Azteca.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 14:50 (43 days ago) @ Fran

Unfortunately, it looks like it's over. The Azteca is back where it was, and nobody seems to know anything except that, as we suspected, it's stripped and likely has been for 10 to 15 years. Obviously it gets pumped out occasionally, but who knows by whom?

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by Casa Juan @, Thursday, October 14, 2021, 17:59 (43 days ago) @ Fran

not quite ready to televize geeko fights here until more advertising can be sold!