Boat Type: Outer Reef 650
Owner: Alan Fishman
Favorite Cruising Destination
Sea Of Cortez- Our experience in La Paz and cruising north into the Sea of Cortez in the 6 months after CUBAR 2015, were the best times we’ve spent on the water. The unspoiled anchorages, clear water, teeming sea life, and lovely towns make this a “must experience” cruising destination.
About the Crew
Robin Mano-spouse and partner in crime
David Fishman-Son, avid surfer and snowboarder looking to transition from ski bum to beach bum.
Sam Kolber- family friend, aspiring film maker, first time crew member
What’s in a Name
Human Holiday is a reference to disconnecting from our connected communications addiction and focussing on a more analog experience. The term comes from the animated TV series Rick and Morty- Anatomy Park episode. The term became part of our family folklore as someone was always getting shamed when texting and being chided “Human Holiday”. Seemed a fitting name for our boat.
Reason to Buy This Boat
After doing CUBAR in 2015 and realizing that we liked the experience and wanted to do more we developed a long list of requirements for our next boat. We sold our last boat upon returning from Mexico in July 2016. Purchased current boat in Oct 2016.
Previous Boats Owned
31 ft Formula on Lake Tahoe
45 ft Monte Carlo 4
Interest in CUBAR
1. The destination- we are ready to go back to Mexico
2. The people- we liked having the group for the trip down and enjoyed knowing folks with their boats in Mexico for the 6 months we spent there.
We are looking forward to meeting more great people and hope to travel further North and South than we did last time.
Our current dinghy is named Unplugged. While this reflects the overall theme of the boat name, the dinghy name has a different origin. Our first experience launching the dinghy by ourselves, using the davit, was memorable as we figured out the sequence of steps on our new boat, and we concentrated hard to safely launch the dinghy without banging it into the boat. Robin and I felt particularly proud at our accomplishment and how smoothly this went. We then got into the dinghy to take a ride. I first noticed that the performance was sluggish and the boat wouldn’t plane. Then I noticed that the bilge pump was running and not stopping. Upon further trouble shooting I lifted the seat and found water almost up the the top of the battery and could see that the drain plug was not in. We were, luckily, able to make it back to the dock but the dinghy was too heavy for the davit to lift in it’s semi submerged state. I was finally able to place the drain plug in the water without taking a swim in the November San Diego Bay waters, by laying on a SUP and screwing the plug in.
1st lesson is: check the drain plug before launching dinghy.
2nd lesson : Dinghy needs to be named Unplugged.