Strange stories abound. I am booked today aboard the Aurora, under Capitain Pedro Uribe. I will report the conditions of the trip upon my return. I went down to Cub Nautica. There I met a German Captain who was loading his last passengers into a cab. They seemed happy. I asked him, he referred me to the local fixer. I met two american Captains, who were leaving next week and would take a bike. Then Captain Uribe invited me on board, we had some fruit drink, I looked around the boat then went back to the dock. I asked around about him, and no one had a bad thing to say. I am a little worried about the tie downs, but we will see how that works out. I did not have a sign that said "Panama" but once I asked the first guy it spread pretty quickly. Almost all the capitains are ex-pats, and seem to have their worlds in order. More info when I land in Panama. Hope the bike makes it.