sailing at sea with winds over 35 kts is a fact not a potential, especially on pacific. heavy boats can handle it-- figure out how to handle it --i made it alive thru up to 80 kts at sea--in different places and different boats--is far easier in a heavy boat than in a performance cruiser.
north of cabo can be windy--we got 60 kts --was a good ride and we hit 8+ kts of boat speed. under jib
n jigger, both reefed , was a gas.
wont hit ye unless you invite it to do so, as far as i can see--i sailed in it for a yr and didnt die or get hit--yet.... and isnt much of that nonsense on west coast
until you get to southern waters which are warm and so is air. a lil cold air comes into mix and boom-- tstorms. free light show and tympany music
nightly. is a great relief to the heavy humidity and hot sunny days.
i do not dock
if i can help it unless i am hiding from named storms--i dont like those much--prefer to hide from em.
wine or a beer
helps to rid one of the shamefulness felt when making fool of self in public--a great sense of humor
also helps...laugh with em and have a great time.
\after all, everyone has been there and done that by the second anchorage on the trip.
have fun and smoooooooth sailing!
come join me for a taco or something if ye make it to mazatlan before i leave this fall
before named storm season ends is still safe to go as far as turtle bay as storms with names do not like cold water
. cold water
lasts until almost mag bay. watch your window for weather and have fun. if you do not wish to provision in sd, ensenada is a decent place to do that-- there is costco and walmart and all those as well as soriana and mega, two good mexican supermarkets.
if you need meds with sudafed in--buy them in usa as mexico does not have those anywhere--is illegal to sell in mexico anything with sudafed in it.
also fancy feast and some other pet foods donot make it to mexico.