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Old 25-01-2009, 19:42   #1
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Cabo San Lucas to Miami advice?

I have a buddy who thinks he wants me to bring his 50' sport fish from Cabo to South West Florida.

Has anyone ever made this passage?

Anyone know the distances?

Any advice?


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Old 25-01-2009, 20:04   #2
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Well my first question is if you are considering the trip why not look at a chart to get an idea of the distances, ports, stopovers, etc? Maybe I misunderstand but it seems to me that if you have to ask a bunch of strangers on the internet about the most basic part of a pretty serious off shore trip then my advice is to think very carefully about your experience and capability to handle the trip.

Without getting out the dividers it is about 2500 nm Cabo to Panama City, about 1500 nm Coion to W FL and these are straight line distances. First thing I would check is fuel capacity and max range of the boat.

Unless you follow the gulf coast around (much longer trip) you will have a hop of +/- 500 nm from Isla Mujeres to FL so you need range to do that plus a significant reserve.

Never been in the Pacific (at least not in a boat) but the run north from Colon to FL can be pretty rough depending on the time of year. Don't forget hurricane season.

The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
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cost comparisons

My first suggestion would be to determine the cost of shipping the boat. Most likely the wear and tear, insurance, food, fuel, and other costs associated with delivering the boat will be higher than having it loaded on a truck and shipped. (There may be some delivery requirements to move the boat where it can be more readily shipped.)
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Reminds me of the time while sailing on Lake Michigan a small fishing boat raced up to us...they were lost and needed help because the paper placemat they'd gotten at breakfast didn't have enough detail!
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Old 26-01-2009, 16:08   #5
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Ha! That happened to me once. We were anchored out one night and a power boat pulled up with lights ablaze. They asked where they were, and held up a placemat! I told them they were two rivers north of where they wanted to be.

Did they make it? I don't know...
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