Mexico Boating Guide Capt. Pat Rains [3rd edition updated Feb 2015] This trusted cruising guide covers both coasts of the Baja Peninsula, the entire Sea of Cortez, all mainland Mexico, mile by mile, no gaps, no fluff. Written by professional mariners & active cruisers: 398 pages, 450 color photos, 300 GPS-accurate charts, concise text details the safe routes, approaches, anchorages, port clearance, marinas, fuel docks, yards, what’s ashore. Paperwork Cha Cha chapter has blank ‘Crew List‘ form, handy Resource Directory to contact all the marinas, boat yards, fuel docks in geo-order. Rains’ own GPS Waypoints List, full index. This is the original “cruisers’ bible” endorsed by Latitude 38 and Cruising World and PassageMaker magazines. $69.95 Read an excerpt from Mexico Boating Guide.
“Mexico Boating Guide is the best cruisers’ guidebook for Pacific Mexico”
Cruising Ports: the Central American Route Capt Pat Rains – [6.5 edition updated Feb 2015] Nautical guidebook (272 pages, full color) covers all the yachts stops in Pacific Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Pacific Panama), then Mexico’s Gulf Coast to Veracruz, NW Yucatan, NW Cuba, Yucatan Channel, Belize, Rio Dulce, Honduras and the Bay Islands, the Western Caribbean islands & banks, Panama’s Caribbean cruising grounds. Transiting the Panama Canal is the final chapter. Has 101 GPS-accurate charts, 288 color photos. Paperwork Cha Cha has blank forms, GPS Waypoint List to the whole route, WX Radio Frequencies, fully indexed. Newly expanded Resource Directory lists all marinas, fuel docks, boat yards, ship’s agents, websites, emails. (Works well as a companion to Mexico Boating Guide.) Cruising Ports is $59.95. Read an Excerpt from Cruising Ports 6.5
MexWX: Mexico Weather for Boaters Capt. Pat Rains – Concise guide to Pacific Mexico’s weather (WX) for recreational boaters visiting the Baja peninsula, the Sea of Cortez and mainland Mexico. Here’s the meteorological “where & when” of prevailing winds & seas, hurricane season for itinerary planning, the “how & why” of unique local weather for daily cruising. How to predict a gale in Tehuantepec and Papagallo, where to Summer Over in Pacific Mexico. How to receive critical weather reports by email, VHF, Ham, SSB, WX-fax, Internet downloads – all while underway on your boat in Mexican waters, including a handy Frequency Guide. Concise 104 pages, 7” x 10” format, perfect bound, ample photos and illustrations, fully indexed. Read an Excerpt from MexWX. $24.95
Baja Bash II – Capt. Jim Elfers – Updated classic text on how to take the pain out of bashing to windward up Baja’s rugged 800-mile Pacific coast – Cabo San Lucas to the U.S. border. Routes, tactics, anchorages, sea stories. Improved maps & cartoons, revised fact-filled text, loaded with humor & sound technical advice for cruising sailors. Jim Elfers is a seasoned yacht-delivery skipper living in Baja, dockmaster of Marina Puerto los Cabos. Remember … What goes down must come up! $24.95 (Read an excerpt)
The Baja Map –by Don Douglass, Reanne Hemingway & Co. LLC – Boaters’ very detailed map of the entire Baja California Peninsula (Pacific and Sea of Cortz sides). It folds open to 5.5-foot length, north half on one side, south half on other. They show sea routes, anchorages, GPS waypoints, plus roads, towns, distances, mountains. This doesn’t contain soundings, so technically it’s not a chart, but we use it on our chart table. $14.95 (See an excerpt)
Spanish for Cruisers (2nd edition) – Author Kathy Parsons‘ newest yatista boat repairs & maintenance phrase book, nautical dictionary and conversation guide all in one. Parsons gives English-speaking boaters the vocabulary and language tips they need to cruise in Spanish-speaking countries. Her 25 topics are geared to boaters’ specific needs: emergency communications, marine hardware, engine repairs, electrical, boat yards, canvas and sail repairs and shopping – all with pictures. Many cruisers’ Spanish classes use this as their textbook. Spiral bound, expanded to 368 pages, fully indexed. Spanish for Cruisers is $31.95. See an excerpt page.
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