Trip Start Nov 13, 2006
68Trip End May 23, 2007
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Since 1999 Manta has been used as a military location for U.S. air forces in conjunction with Ecuador for supporting anti-narcotics military operations and for carrying out surveillance flights in a strategic warfare program against Colombian drug trafficking cartels called Plan Colombia. It also serves as a geographical look out point for the U.S. for any war craft heading north from the Middle East and Asia.
The boat being built in the pictures are made without any plans, just by the "Master Builder" plans in his head! Cost without motor $25,000.