I agree with Rich on S/V Third Day regarding police boardings and anchor
losses. Marina prices, however, can be a bit less expensive than California
rates, depending on where you are acustomed to keeping your boat. By San Diego
standards, we found Marina de La Paz
and the Marina at El Cid in Mazatlan to be about 35 to 40% less expensive for long term stays. We'd also recommend both the anchorage and the new marina at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Each of these marinas
are secure, well maintained and offer full services with friendly and helpful staffs. We would suggest staying away from the marina in Cabo San Lucas, a wonderful facility, but way more expensive than anywhere in California
Given the ability to generate your own power without the aid of your main desiel and being able to make your own water
, there are many places where you can anchor
out and live inexpensively. Even without an onboard watermaker
, if you're not adverse to hauling your own fresh water
, living out on the hook is very doable.
Lastly, we'd like to extend an 'Hola' to Third Day and Just A Minute and were happy to hear of their adventures sailing up the Sea to avoid Jimena. We're not sure you ever received the photo
taken of Third Day under sail in November 2008 we took between Cabo and Las Frailes.
Pete & Kathie