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Mexico Boating Guide (Contains new 6-page Updates to June 2010) “The Rains Guide” covers both sides of Baja, the entire Sea of Cortez (doesn’t stop at San Carlos!) and all of mainland Pacific Mexico from Mazatlan to the Guatemala border. 272 pages, 350 color photos, 200 GPS-accurate charts, guide to 100s of remote anchorages, marinas, fuel docks, boat yards, where to provision, get repairs, history & culture, more. Blank “Crew List” forms, handy “Resource Guide” to marinas, fuel docks, haul-out yards, “GPS Waypoints List,” Full index. This is the original “cruisers’ bible” endorsed by Latitude 38 and Cruising World magazines. Read an excerpt from Mexico Boating Guide. Retails $59.95 Buy This Book

Mexico Boating Guide is the best cruisers guidebook for Pacific Mexico”

Cruising Port book coverCruising Ports: the Central American Route New 7th edition is due out in late October 2010 – Capt. Pat Rains – This 272-page long-range nautical guide covers Pacific Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Pacific Panama) plus Mexico’s Gulf Coast to Veracruz, then NW Yucatan, NW Cuba, Yucatan Channel, Belize, Rio Dulce, Honduras and the Bay Islands, the Western Caribbean islands & banks, Panama’s Caribbean cruising grounds. This book culminates in Panama Canal Transit. New edition 7th provides 125 GPS charts, 288 color photos, “Paperwork Cha Cha” with blank forms, GPS Waypoint lists, Radio Frequency Guide; expanded Resource Directory lists all marinas, fuel docks, boat yards, ship’s agents’ websites, emails, fully indexed. (Cruising Ports works as a companion to Mexico Boating Guide. Together they get thousands of yatistas safely & happily from one US coast to the other each year.) Will retail for $59.95 (Click here to be notified by email when the new Cruising Ports is available.)

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. Retail $24.95 Buy This Book

Baja Bash II – Capt. Jim Elfers – Updated classic 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! (Read an excerpt) Retail $24.95 Buy This Book

Baja California Map fold outThe 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. (See an excerpt) Retail $29.95 Buy this Map

Spanish for Cruisers (2nd edition) – boat repairs & maintenance phrase book – Author Kathy Parsons’ newest yatista 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. Many cruisers’ Spanish classes use this as their textbook. Spiral bound, expanded to 368 pages, fully indexed. See an excerpt page. Retail $31.95 Buy This Book

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Cruising Ports: the Central American Route New 6.5 edition. Capt. Pat Rains, reprinted in March 2011 with major corrections. Nautical guidebook (272 pages, full color) covers all the yachts stops in Pacific Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Fonseca, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Pacific Panama), 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, latest news. 101 GPS-accurate charts, 288 color photos. Paperwork Cha Cha with blank forms, GPS waypoint lists, WX Radio frequencies, fully indexed. Newly expanded Resource Directory lists all marinas, fuel docks, boat yards, ship’s agents, websites, emails. Expanded 6.5 edition (March 2011) in the Cruising Ports series. (This is a companion text to Mexico Boating Guide.) Read an Excerpt from Cruising Ports 6.5 Retail $59.95 Buy This Book

Cruising Ports: the Central American Route New 6.5 edition. Capt. Pat Rains, reprinted in March 2011 with major corrections. Nautical guidebook (272 pages, full color) covers all the yachts stops in Pacific Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Fonseca, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Pacific Panama), 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, latest news. 101 GPS-accurate charts, 288 color photos. Paperwork Cha Cha with blank forms, GPS waypoint lists, WX Radio frequencies, fully indexed. Newly expanded Resource Directory lists all marinas, fuel docks, boat yards, ship’s agents, websites, emails. Expanded 6.5 edition (March 2011) in the Cruising Ports series. (This is a companion text to Mexico Boating Guide.) Read an Excerpt from Cruising Ports 6.5 Retail $59.95 Buy This Book