Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-02-2015, 05:08   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 3
crossing to mexico

I would like to get some information about crossing to Mexico ,
I looking to buy a proline 2950 WA , with 2 x 225 hp , since I Canadian my plan is to got from Florida , Cuba , and Islas de mujeres Mexico , can it be done and how dangerous is it to do that , the length from Cuba to Mexico is only 140 nm , if you could get me some help that would be really great
rvaudrin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2015, 17:46   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Indies
Boat: Burger 74' motor yacht, 65 foot 12 metre, Flicka and sailing dinghy
Posts: 634
Re: crossing to mexico

Crossing open water in a small boat with gasoline outboards has been done and if you pick good weather its possible. But risky. Outboards can be dependable but not on the level of a diesel. What if you lose one of the engines?
A 21' center console is not made to cross open water.
Fountain did Key West to Isla Mujeres in a matter of hours in a 48' diesel express cruiser. I had a 47' Fountain gasoline rocket and would not dream of trying to cross 140 miles of ocean in it.

Sent from an undisclosed location on the high seas or from the lounge chair by the pool, you decide.
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
dohenyboy is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Wanted: Pacific crossing Mexico to Tahiti and beyond Kaskazi Crew Archives 8 07-03-2015 17:42
Sailing to Baja, Mexico & Mexico's Govt.Customs Venture21 Our Community 5 06-01-2015 12:42
Crew Wanted: Gulf of Mexico Crossing Autumns Wind Crew Archives 2 30-08-2013 21:57
Crossing Gulf of Mexico Late December to January? mickinetic Atlantic & the Caribbean 10 25-08-2011 13:57
Crossing the Gulf Of Mexico from The Florida Keys linabu Atlantic & the Caribbean 1 21-02-2011 08:45

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:04.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.