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Old 05-05-2015, 07:55   #1
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Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

The last time we crossed the tpecker going south from Mexico, we kept one leg on the land and one in the water and had no real problem. But the wait time for permission from the port captain at Puerto Salinas Cruz was pretty long although correct.
Is there a possible route to go out further to avoid the Tpecker and Mexico?
We will be traveling to Panama in the October November 2015 time frame. We do not want to check into Mexico unless there is an emergency. We plan to sail to Costa Rica and then down to Panama. I remember talking about this in Salinas Cruz with other cruisers but we never came up with a good plan.
Is there another way?
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:08   #2
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

This is the current (Cinco de Mayo, 2015) status of the winds. Look at it and make your own mind up.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:21   #3
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

Here are a couple more at different times of the year (I am creating my own pilot charts with earth.nullschool.net):
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

Thanks Roy: This is the same kind of info we generated and is what made us stay until permission to proceed was given to leave. Bad area to get caught in.
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

Hi,

This read may be helpful-- https://books.google.com/books?id=8W...pecker&f=false

I lived down there for 15 years-T-pecker is scary at best.
Choose wisely my friend


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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

I don't know, but some people say this is helpful because you can zoom in and out and prog days in advance. It clearly shows when it's blowing.

https://www.windyty.com/?19.353,-99.141,4
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

@ixtlan22,

Eres Zapoteco? Lol
Great wind/weather site !
I can't figure out how to get forecasts.


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Along the bottom there's a slide.
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Re: Gulfo de Tehuanlepec

There is a way further out: WAY further out. If you don't want to check into Mexico at all, you'll have to get reasonably far offshore anyway, how 'bout just heading out to sea and passing 500 miles off the gulf of T.? It is a localized wind, after all, so while it has far-reaching effects, they do wear off the further out you get. By November there should be some good Northers to push you along.
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