Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Several months have passed since I posted to either of my blogs; BLAIR-PACIFIC PUBLISHING or ISTHMUS TRADER. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say — I was really busy. I’m still busy but I need to activate both of the platforms for a variety of reasons.
BLAIR-PACIFIC PUBLISHING was initially created to be the platform from which I promoted my writing; specifically my 13 novels and 6 screenplays. My intentions are to continue to use it for those purposes from time to time but my career as an author has waned. A decade was dedicated to this endeavor with disappointing results. I still write but it is no longer my primary focus. As a matter of fact, it has slipped to 4th place since I moved from David to Puerto Armuelles.

ISTHMUS TRADER was created to broker boats. It morphed into a classified paper and eventually went back to offering large vessels for sale in association with another marine broker. It lies dormant because the author (me) was distracted these past six months.

Both blogs will be revived but with a much different bent. BP will be a catch-all. Opinions in general, articles about my Ozone Generator business, promotions of my novels from time to time — back stories on current happenings, and a platform for whatever I choose.

IT is going to be the sales blog for whatever product or service I choose to sell or trade. Although focusing on Panama, some of the items like my Ozone Generators will be exposed to other parts of the world. On occasion I may include a friend or associates goods or services but in reality, most of what will be exposed for sale will be from yours truly.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Knives & Sharpeners


I designed this knife almost 30 years ago.  The one seen here is a Chinese knock-off. The frame-lock is made of stainless steel and the blade is made from series 400 stainless.  The entire unit is coated with a preservative similar to Duracoat. I checked the hardness and it and it appears to be 55 -56 Rc. It’s the size of a Car key when folded.  It has a good clip on one side which doubles as a money clip. This was designed to be an emergency knife; small but useful.  The Chinese version is made with a single bevel and no waverleys (serrations).  I modified this unit to provide the 3 serrations. 

“Bulldog” Only one available.  Modified with serrations.  $25.00.


Diamond sharpeners usually mean someone waved a diamond or a photo of a diamond over a whetstone and proclaimed it a diamond sharpener. I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars on these ‘false sharpeners.’ I was reluctant to ‘bite’ again.  Fortunately, I did.   These portable units are the real deal. The diamond wash is just the right consistency to move from dull to sharp – and then to remove the burrs. There’s a flat side, a round side, a hook sharpening groove.  Turn it around in the aluminum holder and you have a ‘rat tail’ for sharpening serrations.    

Diamond sharpeners-Three (3) available.

$13.00 each.


This small automatic I designed as well.  The Chinese knock-off missed the basic concept.  Small, quick, and designed to cut rapidly.  Again, they left off the serrations.  They also missed the half-click safety.  Although I was proud of this design, I’m not that keen on these Chinese version.

Automatic ‘gentlemen knife’ Two available with standard blade.  $19.00 each.

One available; modified with serrations.  $25.00.

Friday, July 12, 2013



·       4G – you can get internet from most carriers; +Movil, Movie star, Claro.

·       32GB hard wired memory. 

·       Dual SIM – GSM, quad band -- you can use one for your established number, the other for the 4G internet.

·       Dual cameras.  One in front for applications like SKYPE. The other for snapshots and video.

·       TV Tune into 6 local stations.

·       FM radio

·       SD memory slot.  Upgrade your memory to??? For photos, videos, movies…

·       Contacts: store up to 300 numbers + SIM

·       Text messaging

·       Voice mail

·       Video player

·       Music player

·       E-Book reader

·       Bluetooth

·       Games



    32 GB of internal memory.

    USB, charger…transfer cord.



    Instructions in English

    ** extra battery is $10.00


PRICE $130.00 ** WITH 2 BATTERIES $140.00

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Complete new cement plant

1 unit complete new cement plant
500.000 To clinker per year
Including ERECTION and Supervision
Year Of Build: 2013
Manufacturer: F.L. Schmidt / China licensed ISO certified
Delivery, assembly, erection and putting in operation of a complete cement production
Plant with a capacity of 0.5 Mio to clinker per year (0.6 Mio to grey cement per year).
The Plant has been projected and manufactured from one of the largest and leading Europe-Chinese cement plant manufacturers. All parts and equipment are completely new.
Design and layout of the plant is for production of Portland cement, Type 42.5
R/N. The dry process is very well known and can be inspected and controlled in many production plants erected by this manufacturer.
The complete equipment, devices and accessories can be inspected and controlled on site/location of manufacturer before loading.
Price complete as described 70,000,000 Millon EUROS

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Year Build: 2001
LOA:      286.3 Ft.
Breadth:   50   Ft.
Draught:   20   Ft.

Gross Tonnage: 4954  ITC
Net Tonnage:   1486  ITC
Air Draft:       96.5 Ft.
Cabins: 110 Beds: 220
Outside 2 Bed:    101 Cabins / 202 Beds
Inside 2 Bed:       9 Cabins /   18 Beds
Crew Cabins:
1 Bed W/Facilities  7
2 Bed W/Facilities 36 Cabins / 72 Beds


Amphibious Aircraft

Exterior: All White Exterior, Painted in 2003 – Excellent Condition
Airframe: 16,044 Hours TTS NEW
275 Hours since Extensive Rework by Victoria Aircraft Maintenance.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34 Turbo Props, 600 S.H.P. Each LH: 6,561 TTSNEW.
2,428 SMOH by Airwork, Time Since Hot Section: 275 hours by Standard Aero RH: 6,529 TTS NEW.
2,460 SMOH by Airwork, Time Since Hot Section: 275 hours by Standard Aero
August 6th 2012 price reduced $ 1,680,000.00