The latest entry to the Cruising Notes library, this book is written specifically for those who already have some offshore experience, own boats outfitted for cruising, and who are focused merely on enjoying the balmy waters and sunny shores of Mexico. Readers will find information and discussion on such topics as boat preparation, provisioning, checking into Mexico, anchoring hints for points south of the border, information about out of the way places to anchor, and specific discussion of the Pacific coast of the Baja, the Sea of Cortez, and mainland Mexico – including its famed Gold Coast. Also included are the Authors’ maps and unique time and distance logs to help guide you along your way.
- What are the good locations to head for, plus tips about small towns.
- Radio (VHF & SSB) /wi-fi & phone: Alan & Mac from s/v EFFIE have a great article on using “nets” in Mexico, we’ve posted it on our blog-site, see it here .
- Overnight passages, (you’ve gotta know when to run ‘em & when to stay at anchor instead!).
- Things that go wrong in the night: from electrical glitches to wooden plugs & “where’s help when you need it?” (information directories & fellow cruisers)
- Buying locally & finding great little anchorages
- What we wished we’d had with us, and what we shoulda/coulda left at home
Tips from cruisers who are “out there” now.
- Great sailing days (& nights & arrivals & lay-overs)
- The fun of new friends continually leaving and then re-uniting with them
- “Charts — paper or electronic”?
- Good places to go, & maybe some not-so-good spots to stay away from.