I asked if he had any “issues” getting there, and he said the only problem was the final flight from the airport in San Jose to Golfito (where my boat is sitting). They refused to let him board the flight with all the spare parts. He had just flown commercial from the US with no problem, and there weren’t that many parts (various filters for the water makers, stuffing for the shaft seals, and a few other small items). Perhaps, it was simply an attempt to gain “tips.”
Fortunately, a nearby van driver offered to drive him the five hour ride for “only” $350, so he threw away his plane tickets, and took the scenic route.
The good news is that he is now on the boat, all systems appear to be operational, and on Friday, weather permitting, he’ll cast off lines.
I asked how the weather is now, and he said “extreme rain and lightning.”