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The Mast, the Poor Man’s Drone

The catamaran Beach House and two monohulls transit the Pedro Miguel Locks in Panama. 

Scott Stolnitz
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Scott Stolnitz of the Marina del Rey-based Switch 51 Beach House wanted an aerial shot when locking through the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal. Not having a drone — yet — he went up the mast to get the accompanying photo.

The boats with Beach House are, at left, Kristiane from Australia, and at right, Free Wheel from Gibraltar/Sweden.

Stolnitz would be close to completing his circumnavigation now, were it not for the fact that he’s sailing across the Pacific again to Australia. 

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