Greetings from a long time Mexico
1. If you decide to have parts made in Mexico
, I'd suggest you reach La Paz Cruisers' Supply in La Paz (Tom Brown). He's located at Marina Palmira and can direct you to competent machine shops in La Paz, of which there are several. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
/ Mx tel # 612-100-5203. BTW, you can EASILY catch a high speed bus from Cabo to La Paz, about a 3 hour trip, go to La Paz, meet with Tom and whomever he directs you to, and be back on a return bus the same day. As I recall
the ticket price
is about $20 each way, and it is very comfortable. Plus you get to see the beaches along the coast you just sailed by. And also in La Paz is a very good chandlery
- Lopez Marine
- that is the equivalent of West Marine
. They could order the parts for you and you could pick them up there as another option.
2. If you decide to acquire the replacement parts from the US, it is easy to have them shipped to you in Cabo. The way to do it is to have the parts shipped to an Agent in San Diego
, who will take the parts across the border, thru Adunana (Customs), and have the parts put on BajaPak. BajaPak is the equivalent of Fedex Ground in Mexico. The parts will come to the BajaPak office there in Cabo which is affiliated with the long distance bus terminal. The Cabo Marina folks will know where to go for your parts. There are a number of Agents who do this-I have used several, including Maxxum Export, 925 Hale Place, Chula Vista, CA 91914, tel 619-216-6125. They ship a lot of big stuff to various locations in Mexico. Their charge is $35.00-$50.00 for their service
. They will calculate the Aduana (Duty) on your parts, and the BajaPak shipping
fee and charge you all of that in one Invoice. BajaPak from Tijuana to Cabo is nominally 30 hours once the package is at the terminal in TJ.
3. There is probably a competent machining capability in Cabo. I'd suggest going to the Cabo Marina office and right in the parking lot where you probably had the HaHa final party, is a good chandlery
that does lots of work of all types on power and sailboats. They would know who might be able to fabricate parts for you.
Hope this helps. I'm in El Salvador these days so can't help other than the above advice. Cheers, Bob & Sherry SV Nirvana