PNW to Cabo.....

Old 06-01-2007, 12:41 PM
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Default PNW to Cabo.....

Anyone ever run their smaller boats (28-30 feet) down to Cabo? I've always wanted to give it a try, perhaps breaking the trip up and doing a week or so at a time.

Would be interested if anyone has ever done so, and what their thoughts were on the trip.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:36 PM
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I have run the other way in a 65' Chriscraft. There were a few smaller boats that made the trip at the same time. There were some pretty hairy nights out on the open Ocean. I would think if you were to really watch the weather and make sure you didn't put yourself in a bad spot you could do it.
Are you talking about a sailboat or powerboat ?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:12 AM
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I live in southern baja on the pacific side. I've done the trip a few times, the smallest boat I've done it on is 40'. I've seen lots of smaller boats do it. Not saying I would want to but it can be done. Most of them hug the coast and spend each night on the hook. Lots of safe anchorages along the way. It's a beautiful coastline that is changing fast, do it before it's too late. Carry lots of spare parts.

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Old 07-18-2007, 05:16 PM
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I know of 28's that do it fairly regularily.

You have to carry a good bit of fuel as there are not many fueling spots and the ride home is usually the hard part as its a large head sea most of ther time.

But you can turn the corner and go over to Maztlan or San Carlos on the mainland where there are trailers that will haul you back north as a lot of people do.

San Carlos Dry Storage can quote you rates.
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