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Old 03-04-2014, 01:29 PM   #21
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BTW, San Diego to Cabo is pushing 900 miles with, in some instances, decent stops several hundred miles apart.
For you San Diego to Cabo is 900 miles. Lots of blue water.

I'm planning that trip right now. For me San Diego to Cabo will be... (and this is of course not finalized yet), but fuel stops are...

Ensenada
Turtle Bay
Magdelna Bay

Yes, you can cruise this offshore, or you can hop around and see the sights. Each to his own methods.

You can cruise the whole way and fill up in Cabo, Its great that you have the range. I do not, so I'll buy fuel along the way.

You will certainly pay less for fuel since you can pick and choose, but we'll still both be sipping margaritas at the same marinas in the end
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #22
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The first time from San Diego to Cabo, we did it in 2 stops: Turtle Bay and Santa Maria. The last time, we wanted to explore the coast. We stopped 9 times over a 32 day period with the longest leg from Bahia Asuncion, where we traded yellow-fin tuna for lobster and Mag May (220 miles).

Kevin: Turtle Bay and Mag Bay are both good fuel stops. Turtle Bay is a
great dusty Mexican town. Mag Bay if you hit it right, the whales are not to be believed.

For us, the stops/people are why we cruise.

BTW, San Diego to Cabo is just under 800 miles.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:32 PM   #23
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The first time from San Diego to Cabo, we did it in 2 stops: Turtle Bay and Santa Maria. The last time, we wanted to explore the coast. We stopped 9 times over a 32 day period with the longest leg from Bahia Asuncion, where we traded yellow-fin tuna for lobster and Mag May (220 miles).

Kevin: Turtle Bay and Mag Bay are both good fuel stops. Turtle Bay is a
great dusty Mexican town. Mag Bay if you hit it right, the whales are not to be believed.

For us, the stops/people are why we cruise.

BTW, San Diego to Cabo is just under 800 miles.
Thanks for the insight Larry!
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The first time from San Diego to Cabo, we did it in 2 stops: Turtle Bay and Santa Maria. The last time, we wanted to explore the coast. We stopped 9 times over a 32 day period with the longest leg from Bahia Asuncion, where we traded yellow-fin tuna for lobster and Mag May (220 miles).

Kevin: Turtle Bay and Mag Bay are both good fuel stops. Turtle Bay is a
great dusty Mexican town. Mag Bay if you hit it right, the whales are not to be believed.

For us, the stops/people are why we cruise.

BTW, San Diego to Cabo is just under 800 miles.
Spot on Larry. Turtle Bay is like a world unto itself. Glad to hear from someone who has done that route real cruiser style. I did it once way too many years ago as crew on a sail boat intent on getting to Cabo ASAP. Other than Turtle, never stopped to smell the roses, but it wasn't my decision to make by a long shot, gonna have to go back sometime.
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In the times I have done the Baja trip I had done it in One stop.. Mag Bay for one nights rest.. and last year on the Nordhavn with stops in Ensenada, Isla San Beneto, Turtle bay then on to San Jose Del Cabo to Bahia Muertes then to LaPaz.
We didnt stop for fuel after Ensenada which in my opinion is the way to go if at all possible. Fuel in the smaller towns in Baja is still suspect.. and when you see the "fuel dock" at Turtle Bay first hand anyone should question the quality of fuel just by looking at the operation.
When I take my Ocean Alexander to Mexico my plan is to fuel in Ensenada and then in one of the Cabo's... preferably San Jose.

I just spent a couple days last week while in the BVI's dealing with a bad load of fuel that was taken aboard in the Dominican Republic... luckily it was gas in the tender and not in the big boat!... still it was a mess and cost a high pressure fuel pump to the tune of $ 375.00... and I had do dispose of 10 gallons of fuel that had a boat load of water and crap in it.

It is 700 miles between Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas plus reserves to make it safe so your boat needs to be able to do a minimum of 800 miles.

I have added a pic of the passagemaker that did the above mentioned trip and of your truly doing what I do best.... spinning yarns and telling war stories in the bar at Saba Rock across from the Bitter End Yacht Club

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Larry, post #22 bottom picture, was that taken in Mexico?
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Larry, post #22 bottom picture, was that taken in Mexico?
No it's not. The first one is from Mag Bay as is this one and the 2nd one is from Turtle Bay.
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Love that 57!
Me too!.. favorite boat so far... fast easy on fuel.. great engine room.. very well built.

The Admiral finally "got it" on this last trip why I have been pushing a Nordhavn..

Planning more time aboard ASAP

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Me too!.. favorite boat so far... fast easy on fuel.. great engine room.. very well built. The Admiral finally "got it" on this last trip why I have been pushing a Nordhavn.. Planning more time aboard ASAP HOLLYWOOD
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